Finley Student Activities
Huntington offers a comprehensive program of student activities, including nearly 60 clubs for grades 4-12. Students can explore areas of interest ranging from the school newspaper to drama club productions, as well as engaging in community service related opportunities. These activities support the educational mission of the school district and can foster success in later life. Research has demonstrated that students who participate in after school activities are more likely to have higher grades, better attendance and fewer discipline referrals than those who do not participate. All students are welcome to join as many clubs as their schedule permits. The extracurricular program also allows for possible career exploration and many participants have pursued their interests on the college level and even professionally. A list of clubs for each level is provided on this website. Students are encouraged to meet with a club advisor for more information about a specific program.
Art Club An activity for any students who want additional experiences and instruction in art. The club members will be provided individual attention to help further develop their skills. It will also expose them to a variety of materials.
AV Students are needed to inventory, deliver and maintain AV equipment every morning 7:55-8:10am.
Banana Splits Everyone needs someone to talk to especially if your family is involved with separation of divorce. A support group for those affected.
Community Club This club performs community service for the local community and the world.
Drama Club Open to all students. This club meets twice a week beginning in Oct. Transportation must be arranged. Interested students are needed in all areas of theater including staging, lighting, and costuming. Auditions for our spring musical productions are held in Dec. Performing students are not able to participate in winter sports.
Honor Society By selection only. Scheduled meetings will be monthly either Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Intramurals Open to all students. Fall – Weight Training, Late Winter/ Early Spring – Basketball. The current intramural sport will be announced in all gym classes along with meeting days and times. See Coach Smith for details.
Jazz Ensemble Jazz Band with Mr. Scarnato
Literary Magazine Quarterly magazine, “Tabula Rasa” is written, edited and published by students. It contains original poems, short stories, essays and artwork submitted by students. Club members will select, edit and organize pieces for publication.
Math Counts This mathematics team will learn advanced math and problem solving methods. The team is limited to six students. If you wish to become a member, you must be recommended by your mathematics teacher and then take a special math test.
Mathletes 7 Mathletes is open to all 7th grade students interested in solving mathematics problems. Teams will be formed and will compete against other teams on Long Island.
Mathletes 8 Mathletes is open to all 8th grade students interested in solving mathematics problems. Teams will be formed and will compete against other teams on Long Island.
Photography Students will learn how to use a 35mm camera, compose images and discuss concepts relating to film, lighting and subject. Students may contribute original work to the school newspaper and participate in the Finley Photo Exhibit. Students must bring their own 35mm camera.
School Store Help with sales, stock, and inventory of school store supplies.
Show Choir Audition only. Select choir with singing and dancing. Anyone can audition. You do not need to be in chorus.
Stage Crew This club creates sets for drama productions. They also assist during productions in moving and setting up props and materials.
Student Government Makes decisions concerning activities of the student body and the school.
Tri-M Music Honor Society by Selection only. Scheduled meetings will be on monthly. See your music teacher.
Wind Ensemble An auditioned group that plays music that is more difficult than 7th and 8th grade bands. Auditions will be held in late October and the concert will be in early April.
Yearbook Students will design a book that reflects the year’s activities. Students plan layout pages, take pictures and design artwork, etc. Meetings will vary during the year.
8th Grade Leaders Club Selection based on athletic participation, cooperation, behavior, sportsmanship and academic standing.
Dance Team Meets daily after school. Students perform at Pep Rally and home sporting events.