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Student Life

Club & Organization List

Providence High School offers a number of opportunities where students can explore their interests in our clubs and various organizations. All students are encouraged to participate in these organizations that take place outside of the academic classroom. Some of our clubs are service oriented while others foster either an academic or intrinsic interest or our student body.

Moderator: Mrs.Beckenham & Mr. Lopez 

The 3D Printing Club is for individuals who wish to design and print out their very own objects using our state-of-the-art 3D printers.

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Ms. Laforce

The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams ranging in all academic levels of high school students. The theme for the 2018–2019 Academic Decathlon is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade. The mission of Academic Decathlon is to promote learning and academic excellence among students of varying achievement levels by developing and providing multidisciplinary academic competitions using Academic Decathlon® curricula.

Learn more about Academic Decathalon at usad.org.

Moderator: Mr. Castro

Moderator: Ms. Boucher

Moderator: Mrs. Abruzzo & Ms. Fenstermaker

Moderator: Mr. Senna

The Associated Student Body (ASB) plays an integral part in the students’ high school experience. Providing an opportunity to develop the student’s social abilities through school-centered activities, ASB advances school spirit and identity, not only in extracurricular events but also within the Burbank Community.

Learn more on our ASB page under Student Life.

Moderator: Dr. Harjani

As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.

Moderator: Dr. Harjani

The Los Angeles-Irvine Brain Bee is a local competition where high school students from the LA area can come and showcase their neuroscience knowledge. The competition includes a series of written and practical tests to determine a semi-finalists from a larger pool of participants. The finalists then go on to compete in a Jeopardy style Q/A game to determine the winner. This student goes on to represent LA/I in the National Brain Bee. Each LA/I Brain Bee features a special neuroscience lecture from a prominent faculty member, open to students, teachers and parents. The BRI has co-sponsored this event for the last several years and hosts the event on campus every few years. Interaxon (at UCLA and USC) is heavily involved in the Brain Bee and assists coordination of the day’s activities such as proctoring and grading tests, and taking the students and parents to tour labs around campus. 

Moderator: Mr. Lopez

 Students in the Technology Focus Program have the opportunity to compete in a national robotics competition called BotBall. You and your team build your very own autonomous robot and compete with other high schools. The best part is, Providence hosts the competition!

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

While all other Tech Club sub-divisions are open to non-Tech Focus Program students, Botball Team is not as it is integrated into the 10th grade Tech Focus curriculum. 

Learn more about Botball at kipr.org.

Moderator: Mrs. Hickey

The Campus Ministry CORE (student leadership) Team is led by the two students who are on the ASB Council. In addition to leading prayer for all community events, these ASB Religious Commissioners assist the Director of Campus Ministry in planning and facilitating events as well as serve as liaisons for communicating Campus Ministry events to the ASB. The CORE Team helps create, plan, and execute Campus Ministry events. They serve the younger grades as peer leaders on retreats. They help facilitate discussions, give talks and generally mentor the younger students.

Learn more on our Campus Ministry Leadership page under Campus Ministry.

Moderator: Dr. Harjani

CERT comprises a group of students from upper grade-levels in Med Focus, committed and willing to provide assistance with all emergency related procedures on campus, including drills. The Mission of CERT is to assist the PHS community to be well trained and prepared for handling major emergency situations. Additionally CERT:

  • Provides leadership opportunities for students
  • Helps to ensure the safety of the entire PHS community
  • Collaborates with city organizations and emergency personnel in case of an emergency
  • Shares learning among students
  • Provides mentorship opportunities to new members of the community
  • Helps to learn with the planning and anticipation as part of natural events

Moderator: Mr. Siy

 To foster character development and reinforce the Values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity.

Moderator: Mr. Pacheco

The Chess Club is a student association that allows students to collectively enjoy an intellectual game that challenges individuals to think critically and analyze. In addition, the club has been extended to include a number of card and board games. If you do not know how to play chess, our team is here to teach you. Everyone is welcome!

Moderator: Mr. Gamez

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society whose members have achieved excellence in both academics and in citizenship. Its motto, "Scholarship for Service," indicates the awareness and concern members have for their communities. In general, members rank in the top 10% of senior high school students in California. A "D" or "F" grade disqualifies a student from membership.

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderator: Mr. Lopez

CyberPatriots is a team-based competition where you and your friends compete nationwide on solving cybersecurity attacks, hackers, and patching vulnerabilities in a demo computer system. No experience required! 

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Learn more about CyberPatriots at usacyberpatriot.org

Moderator: Mrs. Beckenham

Do you wanna play a game where you can increase your character skills while smashing skeletons, monsters, and dragons? Great! Then you’re in the right place, welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons Club!

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The Société Honoraire de Français (The French National Honor Society) is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school students in the United States who have maintained excellent grades in at least three semesters of French language courses. The purpose of the society is to foster and encourage the study of the French language and culture.

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderator: Ms. Mullaly

Moderator: Ms. Mullaly

All students are welcomed to join our Friends Against Drugs organization.  This is an anti-drug organization for students who want to help themselves and their friends make the right choices, especially in avoiding the use of illegal drugs.  Positive peer support is the primary purpose and strength of this organization.  F.A.D members make a pledge to remain drug free.  They agree to random drug testing as a backup measure. Because they never know if/when their name will be drawn for testing, members have a way out by saying with conviction: “I CAN’T, I GET TESTED!”

Documents & Forms
F.A.D. Contract

Moderator: Mr. Lopez

The Gamification Club invites anyone and everyone to come and play along with their pals in their favorite games whether virtual or physical. Compete in friendly tournaments, or lounge with your best friends, there’s no wrong way to play in the Gamification Club!

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Mrs. Pelaez

Helping hands is an organization created to bring breast care awareness to Providence High school.  Students are able to raise money for research through enjoyable events such as Dig Pink, Rose Run and other events.

Moderator: Mr. Catrambone & Mr. Jackson

Moderator: Mrs. Schaefer

Moderator: Mrs. Arzaga

Key Club is a student-led, high school organization. Key Club is part of the Kiwanis International. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as leaders and as individuals by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

Key Club is a growing organization with global reach. With 1000s of clubs in more than 38 countries, the impact of Key Club members can be felt all over the world.

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. Membership in the NJCL shows that a student values high academic achievement and has maintained proper citizenship. The Latin Honor Society membership is earned annually based on student performance

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderator: Mrs. Talley

Club Motto: "Leadership, Experience, Opportunity"

Leadership: Leo members acquire skills as project organizers and motivators of their peers.

Experience: They discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring about change in their community and the world. Opportunity to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world, to promote the principles of good government and good citizenship, to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

Moderator: Mr. McCenahen

Literary Lovers is where book loving students come together to meet, discuss, and analyze various books. Book choices range from mysteries, to non-fiction, and everything in between. Our passion for reading blossoms with the help of this club.

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The National Chinese Honor Society is dedicated to the advancement of Chinese language study in secondary schools and is sponsored by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools.

Its objective is to acknowledge the high academic achievement of students studying Chinese as a second language. Like other honor societies, The National Chinese Honor Society recognizes not only high scholastic achievement, but also leadership, character, and community service.

In addition, its aim is to perpetuate the advancement of international friendship and create enthusiasm for Chinese language learning as well as the understanding of the cultural differences.

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderator: Mr. Bullock

Model United Nations is a coeducational, extracurricular after school activity (with significant co-curricular features) designed to allow students to study, and participate in, the world of foreign relations through mock sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. The school’s team registers for one or various different Model UN Conferences—costs vary. Each conference has a specific set of foci upon which all preparation and general activities are based. Participating students are assigned at random nation-states which they will represent at the conference, and they must agitate for the genuine interests of their nation-state during the conference. Representatives work collaboratively to achieve negotiated general agreements on the issues taken-on by the Assembly. These activities can be day-long or even take place over the course of two or three days. Expenses vary dependent upon the number of conferences attended.

Moderator: Mr. Bullock

The Providence High School Mock Trial Program is a coeducational, extracurricular after school activity (with significant co-curricular features) designed to allow students the opportunity to perform as attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and court clerks in competition against teams from other schools. In the process, they learn aspects of constitutional law, basic civics, courtroom procedure & criminal law—while honing their public speaking and competitive skills. The competition occurs at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles each November. Over 100 teams compete from various schools across the county. Each team is guaranteed two rounds of competition; the winner of the entire competition goes on to compete against other county champions for the state championship. The State Champions compete in a national final in the spring. 

Please note: There is a $75 fee to participate, covering registration, transportation, and other competition expenses.

Moderator: Mrs. Beckenham

The Ames club is dedicated to designing a functional space station to enter in the NASA Ames competition, an international space habitat design contest. We use our knowledge of physics, biology, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, and technology to ensure that our space habitat is scientifically possible and would function if it were actually built by NASA.

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

For more information about NASA Ames, please visit nasa.gov.

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The purpose of the society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote leadership, to stimulate a desire to render civic service, and to encourage the development of character in all students. Membership is open to students in grades 10-12, and requires completion of an application form verifying the required grades, and demonstrated leadership through involvement in community service.

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderator: Mr. Stroh

PHS Band is a club for all aspiring young musicians. We meet to collaborate and perform music together. The band will also rehearse music for various campus events.

Moderator: Ms. Katz-Curtis

The Providence Gratitude Club is a group of caring Pioneers dedicated to supporting the mission of Operation Gratitude. The club holds monthly letter writing events to write letters to US Soldiers and First Responders to show our gratitude for their service.  In addition, the club participates in assembly days at Operation Gratitude where they help prepare packages to be shipped to US Soldiers and First Responders all over the world.  The clubs goal is to encourage all Pioneers to join in this important service work.

Moderator: Mr. Lopez

The Raspberry Pi Club builds robots, rovers, and an assortment of other smart objects that fulfill a variety of purposes around school. From our very own digital assistants to cameras that detect and categorize objects, the Raspberry Pi Club uses the Raspberry Pi computer, a small but powerful device to create our projects.

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Mr. Lopez

The Robotics Club is a place for you and your friends to design the most optimal 1lb battle robots using 3D printed parts, tiny electronics, and motors.

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Ms. Mullaly

  • Spread awareness about student safety specifically regarding cyber-safety, and anti-bullying
  • Spread positivity on campus through genuine works of kindness
  • Spread awareness of mental health on campus

Moderator: Mrs. Beckenham & Mr. Lopez

Students in the Solar Boat team joins Burbank High School’s Media City Engineering team to work together in building the most efficient, fastest, and functional motor solar boat. You compete with other high schools at Lake Skinner. No experience required! 

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

To learn more about the annual Solar Cup, please visit mwdh2o.com

Moderator: Ms. Kuklish

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953, the name was changed in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters.

The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.

Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.

Moderators: Mr. Castro, Mr. Borja, and Ms. Ty

Moderator: Mr. Bird

Moderator: Mrs. Fernandes & Mr. Ngamsanga

Moderator: Mrs. Beckenham & Mr. Lopez

Students are encouraged and welcome to join the Tech Club. As the name suggests, the students explore technologies that go beyond the classroom environment. This club is subdivided into specialties, allowing students to participate freely on topics they’re interested in. The club lets students learn at their own pace while collaborating with their peers on projects they’re passionate about.

To view all Tech Club sub-divisions, please refer to the list on the right.

List of Tech Club Divisions

  • BotBall Team
  • CyberPatriots Team
  • Drone Club (Inactive)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club
  • Gamification Club
  • NASA Ames Club
  • Raspberry Pi Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Solar Boat Team
  • Transportation Club
Please note: While all other Tech Club sub-divisions are open to non-Tech Focus Program students, Botball Team is not as it is integrated into the 10th grade Tech Focus curriculum.

Moderator: Mr. Godinez

Moderator: Ms. Boucher

Moderator: Mrs. Beckenham & Mr. Lopez

The Transportation Club’s goal is to re-purpose broken golf carts into functioning solar golf carts, in order to learn how small vehicles work.

Please note: This club is a sub-division of the Tech Club. 

Moderator: Mr. Siy

Students supporting students in their co-curricular and extra-curricular endeavors.