Art Honor Society (NART)
Advisors: Ms. Langlitz & Mrs. Machuca
Meeting Time: Fridays, Post Session, by morning announcement
Meeting Location: Room 98
The National Art Honor Society, otherwise known as NART, is an organization consisting of the best and brightest artists of Valley Central High School. The top students of each teacher are nominated at the end of each school and inducted at the Festival of the Arts in May. Throughout the school year these students hold fundraisers to raise money for scholarships, contribute to the community through storefront paintings and murals, go on a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on a Saturday in May and run workshops where they teach one another art skills they are interested in.
Business and Marketing Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Tannazzo
Meeting Time: Post-session, by morning announcement
Meeting Location: Room 103
The primary purpose of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State (BHS) is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in business education at the secondary level. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one business education (fall and/or spring) course. Seniors must complete 3 units in Business Education by the end of the current school year. Sophomores and Juniors must complete 2 units in Business Education by the end of the current school year and should be planning to enroll in at least one additional unit prior to graduation. Students must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (80 percent/B), and a minimum GPA of 3.5 (88 percent/B+) in Business Education courses. Students should also demonstrate exemplary Character, Leadership, and Service in the classroom as well as in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
English Honor Society
Advisors: Ms. McKenney, Ms. Menendez
The National English Honor Society was founded several years ago by Sigma Tau Delta at Northern Illinois University. It is the only national organization exclusively for high school students who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments.
In order to be selected- the members must have achieved at least a “90” overall average in all subjects, as well as a “90” average in English for 9th and 10th grade. Students become first eligible to join in the fall of their junior year.
This group will pledge the National English Honor Society motto which is “Duty goes with Honor.” Service to peers, school and community are part and parcel of this mission. At Valley Central, National English Honor Society members perform their school service and duty through their active membership and in participating in at least one of the following activities relating to language and literature: The Newspaper- the Viking Voice, The Literary Magazine -Revelation, The school Yearbook- the Viking Log, or through tutoring, working or participating at the poetry slam, helping at the book fairs or through various outreach opportunities that we have available in our community and middle school.
French Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. Vasquez
Meeting Time: Monthly, by morning announcement
Meeting Location: Room 203
You may be asked to join this Honor Society after completing French B1 and maintaining an 85 overall average and a 90 French average. We try to put a little French culture into the school, i.e. movie night, bowling, French signs; and increase enrollments for the French classes. We do some fundraising for scholarships for our graduating members. If you are a member of good standing throughout your membership you can purchase a cord for graduation.
Advisors: Dr. Fritz & Mrs. Giorgianni
Meeting Time: First Friday/month, Post Session
Meeting Location: North Cafeteria
Gradus Honoris is our local branch of the National Honor Society. It is a service organization based upon the four pillars of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. Students in Gradus Honoris work throughout the year within the school and our local community to help through tutoring programs and volunteering.
Students who have an overall average of 92 or better by the second semester of their junior year are invited to apply for acceptance into Gradus Honoris. Applicants will be expected to be active members in their community and school and be able to demonstrate a willingness to help and be of service throughout the year.
History Honor Society
Advisors: Mr. LaVallie & Mrs. Rose
Valley Central has a chapter of Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society. Students must have a minimum overall average of 90 AND an average of 90 in Social Studies courses to qualify for membership. Members complete at least 10 hours yearly of service and/or scholarship. We raise money to fund activities and donate money and time to local organizations such as the Hudson Valley Honor Flight.
Math Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Knapp
Students must meet specific requirements to qualify to apply for membership. They must have completed 3 years of High School level math with an overall final average of 90 or better. Three faculty recommendations must be submitted. They must be taking math to maintain membership. Each member is required to tutor at least twice a month.
Science Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. LaBarbera
Meeting Time: Thursdays, Post Session, Every 2 weeks
Meeting Location: Room 207
The first statewide science honor society in the United States is the STANYS-supported New York State Science Honor Society. Established in 1991, it is also endorsed by the New York State Science Supervisors Association and the New York State Assembly. Its purpose is to encourage an interest and understanding of science and science-related careers, as well as to recognize the academic achievement in science of high school students. Students who are members are enthused about research, participate in science related activities, have demonstrated achievement in science learning, are service-minded, and present excellent personal character.
The Valley Central High School’s SNHS club works on community service projects. We established a science outreach program at our local elementary schools, encouraging children to be interested in science. We go to elementary schools after post sessions and put on interesting demonstrations of all science subjects for kids.
Outside our school district, we take part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We also participate in Lap 4 Life foundation events. This organization is a non-profit organization created to raise money and awareness for Desmoid Tumors and Organ Transplant Research.
Spanish Honor Society
Advisors: Ms. Geiger & Ms. Hernandez
The Spanish Honor Society is an academic honor society that incorporates learning a new language as well as a new way of life. Acknowledging other cultures opens your eyes to the world around you. Members of the honor society are dedicated to promoting foreign language learning. Included in SHS activities are tutoring in addition to the popular Sweetheart Serenades. Members of the honor society recognize the Foreign Language Department for guiding them through their high school foreign language journey. Please visit the SHS website for requirements for membership.
Tri-M Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. Carver
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday/month, Post Session
Meeting Location: Chorus Room
This is an organization that is affiliated with the National chapter. Students must submit an application in October and meet strict guidelines to acquire membership. Once inducted into this honor society they become lifelong members. As high school members students must fulfill a minimum of 8 volunteer/service hours back to the community in the form of music involvement. For example, students sing in their church choirs, volunteer to help with district wide concerts as ushers and some tutor younger performers to help with individual instrumental skills and or music theory skills. Tri-M meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the chorus room. Members are required to attend the yearly Cabaret held in May as this is the organizations only fundraiser.
Community/ Social Awareness
Cultural Diversity Club
For the Animals
We Inspire Strength and Enpowerment (WISE)
American Sign Language
Comic Book Club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Youth in Government
Student Government Association