MCST Student Clubs and Organizations
Art and Photography Club, Advisor: Mr. Ruben Rosado
In Art & Photography Club students explore, create, and share art in a variety of media. Through photography, painting, drawing (and everything between!), students have the opportunity to pursue and develop their artistic styles, while learning from peers. No experience or equipment needed—just passion!
Chorus, Advisor: Mr. Mike LeRose
The Chorus club offers students varied opportunities in the study and performance of choral music of many styles. The choir is very active both in school and in competition. Members enjoy unique musical and social experiences that include two performances each year with the Jazz Band and Poetry Club as well as performing the National Anthem at school events.
Class Officer/Student Government
Student government is a group of student leaders who coordinate and organize class activities and fundraisers, work for school improvement, and are the student body’s voice in the school. Some of the activities sponsored by student government are spirit week, school dances, and various school community events.
Class of 2019
Ms. Christine Hietanen
Class of 2020
Ms. Adrienne Mackenzie
Class of 2021
Ms. Megan Petrucelli
Class of 2022
Ms. Cathy Mohrle
DECA, Advisor: Ms. Kim Delesky
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
Drama & International Thespian Society, Advisor: Ms. Irene Fitzpatrick
Drama Club is open to any student interested in the performing arts. Members may audition to perform on stage in our high school musicals and plays, and/or work as behind the scenes stage technicians. Participants learn all about theatre craft and work through scene study, improvisation and movement exercises to improve performance skills. The Club presents a spring production ranging from small musicals to drama and comedy.
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Students earn an invitation to be inducted into the Thespian Society becoming a member based on their achievements in the school’s theatre program.
Environmental Action Club, Advisor: Ms. Lauren Martin
The purpose of this club, first and foremost, is to spread awareness. Awareness is the first step to change, and change is what this Earth desperately needs, now more than ever. It is important that students become aware of the positive and negative issues involving the environment, the benefits a healthy environment provides, and the logistics of our planet’s natural functions so that educated opinions can be formed and an appreciation and awe of nature can be developed. By providing a platform, such as an environmental club, through which students can discuss and learn about environmental issues and topics, there is a greater likelihood of these same students becoming motivated to go out and enact change in their communities.
Fitness Club, Advisor: Ms. Kristen Maday
Fitness Club provides students with an open opportunity to develop and engage in physical activities that will promote lifelong personal, mental, social and emotional health. Fitness club provides a safe and judgement free environment to all students who are developing and exploring various forms of physical activity. Students learn the basics of proper nutrition and explore a wide variety of workout styles ranging from Tabata, Circuit, Body Weight, HIIT, Insanity, etc. Students are provided a weekly/monthly fitness challenge that they can pursue at their own pace. Signed parent/student waivers are available in the fitness center and MUST be signed at home PRIOR to the students first day in Fitness Club. Waivers are openly accepted from September-June
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Advisors: Ms. Ashley Gaunt & Ms. Katie Whitehead
The Gay Straight Alliance promotes tolerance and equality among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities by helping to create a school environment free of homophobic and all other types of harassment through educational efforts and awareness-building. Meetings will include time for students to socialize, discuss issues, and plan events.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Advisors: Ms. Gayle Adler & Ms. Cathy Bienkowski
HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. Its mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students enrolled in HSE programs.
Jazz Band, Advisor: Mr. Mike LeRose
The Jazz Band is designed to introduce many different genres of jazz music and basic improvisational techniques. This performing group will meet for rehearsals, and will perform at two concerts as well as events throughout the year. The band explores a wide variety of jazz literature and is open to all students.
Key Club, Advisor: Ms. Helene Leonard
Sponsored by Kiwanis International, the Key Club is a community service organization. The club teaches leadership through serving others by being involved in both community and school related service projects. Students will learn the importance of volunteerism to the individual, family, school, agencies and society. Activity projects are coordinated with the local Kiwanis group.
Literary Club, Advisor: Ms. Christine Heitanen
Literary Club explores a variety of styles of literature while encouraging students to further their own writing. Students critique their original works using a peer review process. The club emphasizes spoken word poetry through participation in the Poetry Out Loud Program and a Coffee Café Poetry Slam produced in cooperation with the jazz band. Creative work is exhibited in an annual journal.
Multicultural Club, Advisor: Ms. Rocio Felix
The Multi-Cultural Club is a fun, safe haven for deepening the understanding of one’s own personal values and traditions while exploring and gaining understanding of the customs and traditions of others. The mission is both educational and social with monthly meetings and activities student-designed and led.
National Honor Society, Advisors: Mr. Adam Wirjosemito & Mr. Justin Jacobs
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921. Morris County School of Technology’ chapter of the National Honor Society identifies students in the class of 2019 or later who have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.85% or better. Any full time student in his or her junior, or senior year that meets the academic requirements may be invited to complete a membership packet within the first two months of a given school year. Selection for membership is by a faculty council vote, and based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and community service.
National Technical Honor Society, Advisors: Ms. Dena Argo
The National Technical Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship in their academic and career/technical area, character, leadership, and community service. Selection to the National Technical Honor Society represents the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a student. Any full time student in his or her junior or senior year that meets the academic requirements may be invited to apply for membership within the first two months of a given school year. Students in the classes of 2019 or later must have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5%, with a requirement of a minimum average of 90% in the area of vocational concentration. Selection for membership is by a faculty council, and based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service
National Dance Honor Society, Advisor: Ms. Lisa Peluso
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts promotes and honors outstanding dance achievement in high school students and encourages well-rounded dance artists to become leaders in their communities after graduation. The MCST chapter supports dancers, expands opportunities for dance-related workplace learning, and enhances program visibility and recruitment. Further information regarding eligibility and activities may be obtained from the advisor.
Peer Leadership, Advisors: Ms. Colleen Pascale & Ms. Briana Spann
The Peer Leadership program is open to MCST juniors and seniors who apply, are accepted into the program and participate in the mandatory summer training. The primary responsibility of peer leaders is helping new 9th grade students acclimate to the high school through special programs and monthly meetings. Peer Leaders serve as role models to all students in the school and are also responsible for assisting in Open House, Back to School Night, Curriculum Night and Freshman Orientation. Peer Leaders also serve as tour guides when outside organizations.
Red Cross Club, Advisor: Ms. Jackie Graulich
American Red Cross school clubs are school-based service groups that help the Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission. Working closely with the local Red Cross unit, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world. Student members will discover many new opportunities for self-development and be encouraged to choose activities that will most effectively fulfill the community’s greatest needs. Red Cross school clubs are a team effort, where Red Cross units, schools and students all work together to make their communities and the world a better place and where young people develop leadership skills.
Robotics Club, Advisors: Mr. Pete Bedell & Mr. Steve Hendricks
Robotics is open to any student interested in building and programming robots for SkillsUSA and the North Jersey Robotics Competition. Students who participate in this club will gain experience in designing robots for specific competition events, building a robot using the Legos Mindstorm system, and programming robots using the Robot C language.
Skills USA, Advisors: Mr. Kevin Conover & Ms. Kim Delesky
Skills USA offers all students the opportunity to sharpen their career and technical skills, as well as develop leadership abilities by participating in many of the competitions sponsored by Skills USA throughout the year. MCST students have consistently demonstrated their expertise by winning state competitions. Each year many of the medal winners participate in the national competition held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tech Club, Advisor: Mr. Peter Brillon
The Tech Club is a group of students who are interested in learning about technology applications across all career clusters. Students come together to learn to code, interact with guest speakers, explore technology career opportunities and bring new and innovative events such as hackathons to the MCST community.