• Art/Performance/Literary

    Film Club

    Advisor: Mr. Kurland

    Meeting Time: Wednesdays, Post Session

    Meeting Location: Room 125 (video lab)

    The Film Club produces broadcasts for VCTV, the high school’s in-house television station. The club also provides a forum for all VC students who are interested in learning the basics of video production and who want support and feedback for their creative projects.   If a Wednesday meeting is preempted by a holiday, early dismissal, etc. meetings are typically re-scheduled for the next day.


    Musical

    Advisor: Mr. DeVoe

    Meeting Time: see below

    Meeting Location: see below

    Auditions are held in November for the show that is selected by the director.  Cast posting is prior to Thanksgiving break and full rehearsals begin in January through production, which is generally the weekend before spring break. Students who are chosen for the cast are required to fund raise, provide costumes and attend rehearsals weekly in order to ensure the show’s success.  Set building begins in January and occurs each Saturday from 8am – noon until the production date.  Any student who would like to help with set building is invited to attend.  Audition information is generally posted by November 1st - all students are welcome to audition.  


    Photo Club

    Advisor: Mrs. Machuca

    Meeting Time: Alternating Thursdays, Post Session

    Meeting Location: Room 97

    Photo Club is an extra-curricular group at Valley Central High School where the students work together to capture the memories and special moments of the school year. They strive to participate and attend various school events in order to take photographs in order to commemorate the special occasions. Their goal is to be able to make a mural of photographs to put on display for the entire school to enjoy.  Yearly, they have joined forces with the PTA and the annual craft fair to take photographs of children, family and friends along with Santa Claus. They also try to participate and volunteer for some type of community service activities to give back to the community. Last year, they worked along with the Hudson Valley Honor Flight and photographed the veterans of honor.


    Revelation

    Advisors: Ms. Bonacic & Ms. Teig-Morris

    Meeting Time: Wednesdays, Post session, by morning announcement

    Meeting Location: Room 98 

    Revelation is a literary and arts magazine that is proudly put together by a staff of Valley Central High School students.  The magazine is a compilation of high school students' original work that includes poetry, short stories, artwork and photography. The students have been putting out this annual magazine since the 1970s with much success.  Meetings are generally on Wednesdays during post-session in Room 98; however, during the first and second quarters, we only meet occasionally.  Students should listen to morning announcements for meeting dates.  Starting in February, we will begin meeting every Wednesday. Once again, students are advised to listen to morning announcements as to when the Revelation staff will be meeting. 


     Set Design

    Advisor: Mrs. Langlitz

    The Set Design club will consist of mostly students who are interested in art or design. The club will help drama courses and the musical create props and sets for their productions. This club is open to interested students who have completed at least one art or drama class.


    Shakespeare Club

    Advisor: Mr. Miller

    Meeting Time: Thursdays 2-230, Fridays 230-530
    Meeting Location: Room 133

    The Shakespeare Club meets year-round to select, rehearse, and produce the plays of William Shakespeare, with a culminating performance in the VCHS courtyard. Following the performance, students plan the production for the following season. Students are trained in acting, stage combat, producing(with or without a budget), fund raising, costuming, set design, and Shakespearean dramaturgy--regardless of prior experience in drama or Shakespeare classes. Students of all grades and levels of experience are welcome. A signed time commitment is required to participate as an actor in a production, but the time commitment for production staff is flexible. Future ambitions include: a fall production in the auditorium, middle and elementary school visits, and the productions of other non-musical plays such as those written by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Walter Dean Myers, Lorraine Hansberry, and student writers.


    Show Choir

    Advisor: Mrs. Carver

    Meeting Time: Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00pm

    Meeting Location: Chorus Room

    (A new name for this choir is in the works) – is an a cappella (no accompaniment) choir that performs popular songs with minimal choreography.  This choir is similar to the choirs that are seen in the Pitch Perfect movies.  Auditions are held in September each year.  Rehearsals are in the chorus room on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:00.  Students volunteer to arrange and teach our yearly repertoire.  Students who participate in this choir must commit to two concerts and may choose to attend our annual competition trip in the spring.


    Viking Voice

    Advisor: Mrs. Morrison

    The Viking Voice is our school newspaper that is produced in the Spring. To become a staff writer or editor of the Viking Voice, talk to your guidance counselor and sign up for Journalism, an English elective.


    Yearbook

    Advisor: Mrs. Kelleher

    Meeting Time: Everyday, 9th Period

    Meeting Location: Room 125 (video lab)

    The yearbook is run by a group of students managed by student editors. Students meet every to collaborate as a group on the Viking Log.  They are also required to work independently.  

    To the Yearbook Site