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Clubs and Activities

Each student at Keene High School is encouraged to participate in activities/clubs. Being an active participant in school organizations helps students become acquainted with other students and faculty with similar interests. There are a number of sports teams and over thirty clubs and activities for student participation. Most clubs are open to any KHS student regardless of age or year in school. Club meetings are outlined in the Daily Announcements and posted around the school.
Please contact advisors directly using the staff directory page if you are interested in joining a club. 
Contact Shannon Topa in Athletics for more information (x3880).

American Sign Language

Advisor – Sarah Downing



Advisor - Joe Conti

Book Club

Advisors - June Martin & Jackie-Neath Foster

Chess Club

Advisors - TBD


Advisor – Matthew Leese

Class Council

A class council group exists for each class. Students have to be elected into their class council, but any member of their class is welcome to attend meetings. Generally these students help organize the activities for each class and fundraisers, especially events like homecoming, the prom and any other activities that are specific to that class.

Class of 2024

Advisor – Mary Armstrong, Bill Hope

Class of 2025

Advisor – Jiana Turni, TBD

Class of 2026

Advisor - Jiana Turni, TBD

Class of 2027

Advisor - TBD

Collision (Student A Cappella)

Advisor – Matthew Leese

Club 2:11

Advisor - Erica Caffrey

Drama Club

Advisor - Matt Ohlson (director), Matthew Leese (music)

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)

These students are enrolled in marketing education or advertisement and recreation management
Advisor - John Luopa (CCC)

Drama Club

The Drama Club is one of the school's largest clubs, which is primarily involved in two productions each year at KHS - a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. The club is active all year.
Drama Club Advisor/Director - Matthew Ohlson (director), Matthew Leese (music)

Dungeons & Dragons

Advisor - TBD

E-Sports Gaming Club

Advisor - TBD

Educators Rising (CCC)

Advisor - Jennifer Antosiewiez

Envirothon Team

Envirothon is an academic contest where several students work collaboratively as a team taking written and practical tests dealing with environmental issues.
Advisor - Monica Foley

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

This club is open to any students enrolled in any Business Education or computer science class.
Advisor - TBD

Educators Rising

These students work to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Students in Early Childhood Education participate in FCCLA.
Advisor - (CCC)

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

This is an association of agriculture students interested in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. At the Cheshire Center, students enrolled in Horticulture participate in FFA.
Advisor – (CCC)

First Robotics

Keene High First Robotics is a year-long club that introduces students to science, technology, engineering, and teamwork. They work with local companies to design and build a robot to solve a problem. In the fall, they work to refine our team and to fundraise for travel to regional and national events. Club members use local events as a showcase to display our robot to the community. The club then works on team building until the kickoff of the next problem in January. The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in a series of competitions.
Advisor - Dean Joyal

French Club

Advisor - Marie-Lise Reilly

Future Leaders of NH

Advisor - TBD

Hiking Club

Advisor – Chris Barry, Kaitlyn Taft

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

The goal of this group is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the quality of healthcare to all people. Students in Health Science  Technology classes participate in HOSA.
Advisor - (CCC)


Interact is sponsored by the Keene Rotary. Students work on community service projects and raise funds to support local, regional, and international humanitarian projects. Selection for membership is by nomination.
Advisor – Renae O’Neill

Key Club

This club is affiliated with the local chapter of the Keene Kiwanis. Members of this club volunteer time for community-based charities and young children’s organizations.
Advisor - Holly Rice


Advisor – Matthew Leese, Joselyn Sullivan

Math Team

The Math Team is a group of students who meet on a regular basis the entire school year. The club is designed to challenge students mathematically in competition at the regional and state level. Students are actively engaged in problem solving exercises in the following areas: Arithmetic (puzzle problems), Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Advanced Math.
Advisor - Rob Tiebout, Kaitlyn Taft

Model UN

At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
Advisor – Kathleen O’Leary

Multicultural Club

Activities to empower, educate all students, and inform them about the diverse cultures within our school community.
Advisor – Jackie-Neath Foster

National Art Honor Society

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is for students interested in the fine and performing arts. Students have opportunities to: serve as an officer to NAHS members, participate in school and community artistic activities as members, raise money for an art scholarship, participate in various artistic workshops and endeavors spurred on by the membership. Some examples include face painting, The Empty Bowls project, and working with clay, basket making, painting, card making, and book making. To be eligible, a student needs to take one art class per calendar year and maintain a "B" average in that class.
Advisor - Shannon Perry

National Honor Society

Advisor – Hayden Patterson
Meeting Time/Location - One Wednesday a Month at 2:20, Room 103
Newspaper Club (INK)
Advisor - June Martin
Random Acts of Kindness Club
Advisor - Jennifer Whitehead

Science Club

Advisor - Monica Foley, Susan Romano

Sierra Club

The purpose of this club is to heighten environmental awareness of students at Keene High School. They do a number of volunteer projects such as cleaning up parks and wilderness areas, and taking part in various research being done in the area of environmental science. The club also sponsors Earth Day at the high school in April.
Advisor – Monica Foley, Chelsea Agee

Skills USA

This is an organization serving students enrolled in programs of study in high tech and service occupations. Cheshire Center students enrolled in Electronics, Industrial Communications, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, and Drafting may participate in the club.
Advisor - (CCC)

Spanish Club

Advisor - Erica Caffery

Strings Club

Advisor - Amanda Paul

Student Council

Student Council members are elected representatives from each class and who assist in the governance of the school. The student council is involved all year in virtually all aspects of the school.
Advisor - Chelsea Bond, Shannon Topa

Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC)

This group promotes athletic leadership in the school.
Advisor - Michael Atkins/Kristian Smith
Meeting Time/Location - Every Friday at 8:10 am, LGIA

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Advisor - Jackie Neath-Foster
Meeting Time/Location - Every Tuesday at 3:45, Library

TV & Film Club

Advisor - Matthew Ohlson (CCC)

Unified Music Ensemble

Advisor - Matthew Leese


This is a student dance troupe.
Advisor – TBD


Advisor - Matthew Leese

Yearbook Club

Advisor - TBD

How to Start a Club

There is a formal process to follow in order to begin a recognized club at KHS. Please contact Athletics for official forms and other information if you wish to form a new club.