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A.F.S. (American Field Service)
Joe Deible -

A.F.S. promotes understanding, knowledge and friendship among students and works closely with foreign exchange students.

Jenna Long - 

A.S.L. (American Sign Language)
Barbara Drennan -

A.S.L provides the opportunity to practice sign language by attending events with deaf people.

Astronomy Club
Karen Grumski - 

Astronomy Club allows students the chance to explore astronomy and entering competitions.

Band, Majorettes & Flagline
Len Lavelle -

Marching Band presents an opportunity for musicians to participate in a group that is known throughout the country for its precision marching and quality musicianship. Majorettes perform dance and baton twirling routines as an auxiliary group of the marching band. Flagline performs dance and flag routines as an auxiliary group of the marching band.

The Buddy Program
Bonnie Ziff -

CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting & Design)
Jim Cassandro -

CADD Club explores architecture and engineering as possible careers and provides information about employment opportunities.

Ali Abbott & Katlyn Graf -

Cheerleading promotes school spirit and supports North Hills athletic teams.

Chess Club
Alice Kilroy - 

Shaun Cloonan -

North Hills offers Symphonic Choir and Women’s Choir as school-day academic classes that perform at school and invitational concerts. Extra-curricular ensembles include North Hills Singers, Madrigal Choir, Dreamcatchers Women's Ensemble, and Arrow Men's Ensemble.  These ensembles perform at special District events, for the community, as well as for the annual Choral Parents Association Madrigal Dinner and Cabaret Night fundraisers. The choirs travel annually with the music department for competitive performance.

Hilltop Heroes
Dave Barkovich -

Diversity Council
Deb Davis -

Diversity Club represents a group of students committed to the principles of acceptance, inclusion and respect for all. These students work to help break down stereotypes and ensure that all students feel accepted and empowered. This group seeks to continually improve the climate for the entire North Hills School Community.

Drama Club
Kevin Richey and Glen Richey - 

North Hills High School produces and performs a fall play and a spring musical each year. Drama Club members also participate in the annual Shakespeare Monologue contest. Opportunities are available for stage performers, tech crew, and pit orchestra members.

The Debate Club
Dawn Zahorchak & Stephanie Celender - 

French Club
Missi Marangoni -

French Club heightens awareness of ethnic diversity and increases knowledge of France and French customs.

Future Business Leaders of America
Kellee Kanith -

FBLA members expand skills and knowledge of the business world, explores business careers, encourages and promotes scholarship, service, and competent, aggressive business leadership.

Future Teachers of America
Joe Deible -

FTA helps students gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher by coordinating information about teaching as a profession, employment opportunities and educational issues.

German Club
Joe Deible -

German Club offers activities revolving around the German culture and traditions and provides opportunities to foster leadership and school spirit.

Graphics Club
Joe Bosley & James Meininger -

Graphics Club provides students the opportunity to learn basic and advanced screen printing techniques.

Hands for Service
Amy Patsilevas -

Hands for Service Club fosters the value of community service and cultivates school spirit through involvement with organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics and many others.

History Club
Jamie DeWeese - 

Japanese Club
Karen Grumski -

Len Lavelle -

The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band are known throughout the country for their excellence. These groups offer students the opportunity to learn and study music through the finest band repertoire available. In addition to regular concert performances, the bands sponsor annual events such as Jazz Night and Mardi Gras. They have been invited to perform at conferences around the country and each present a world premier as part of the longest running commission series in the United States.

Latin Club
Kurt Zebley  -

Latin Club involves activities such as field trips, which highlight the application of Latin.

Brian Bellissimo -

Multimedia Club teaches members how to make movies and videos and produces programming for the North Hills School District such as sports events, a magazine format entertainment series and the high school video yearbook.

Literary Leaves
Jen Ortiz -

National Honor Society
Lisa Palmieri -

The National Honor Society recognizes students for scholarship (3.85 QPA), leadership, service and character.

Norhian (Yearbook)
Katie Baumgartel -


Len Lavelle -

Orchestra welcomes any high school string player, regardless of ability. Wind, brass and percussion players are also members but their participation depends on an audition. Additionally, a small group from the orchestra meets outside of school to play electronic stringed instruments. The Rock Orchestra has performed at Arts Alive and for the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s annual conference.

Photo Club
Regina Moorby -

Photo Club stimulates interest in the field of photography and gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience in photography.

Poetry Club
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Pottery Club
Jason Hillegas -

Pottery Club offers the opportunity for students with an interest in pottery to gain more experience and make pieces for Arts Alive.

Michelle Medic -

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) educates students on the dangers of drunk driving and other drug-related issues by attending conferences and sponsoring presentations such as the mock disaster each spring.

Science Club
Jen Ortiz -

Science Club demonstrates science activities North Hills middle and elementary school students.

Spanish Club
Barb Foster -

Spanish Club activities educate students about Spanish culture and traditions.

Student Council
Jen DiPasquale -

Student Council establishes a democratic forum in which the students can address school-related issues affecting their education.

Varsity Club
Amy Scheunemun - 
The Varsity club is to include students in the development and success of the NH Athletic program. 

High School Class Sponsors
John Kane and Stephanie Lucas -

North Hills Ice Hockey Club
Trista Rodriguez –

Inline Roller Hockey
Mike Wiseman –

Ron Simpson -

Slow Pitch Softball
Ed Vesely -

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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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