Student Activities

Participation in extracurricular clubs and student government can be a rewarding and meaningful educational experience that enhances a child’s secondary education. It is important that students realize the time demands, responsibility, dedication and sacrifices required when making this kind of commitment. The following information defines the extra-curricular policies and procedures for all students participating in our High School activities. Please refer to the Student Activities Handbook for a better understanding of our philosophy, goals, and policies, or when a question about your child’s extra-curricular experience arises.


FFA is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Ms. Menesale [email protected]
Ms. Plante [email protected]

Career Development Event (CDE)  Advisor Email Address
Agricultural Sales Ms. Menesale [email protected]
Creed Ms. Menesale [email protected]
Dairy Judging Ms. Corson [email protected]
Demonstration T.B.D. [email protected]
Environmental Science & Natural Resources  Ms. Crofts [email protected]
Floriculture Ms. Verrington [email protected]
Forestry   Mr. Crofts [email protected]
Horse Judging  Ms. Corson [email protected]
Job Interview  Ms. Corson [email protected]
Livestock Judging  Ms. Corson [email protected]
Nursery/Landscape Ms. Plante [email protected]
Marketing Plan  Ms. Menesale [email protected]
Prepared Public Speaking Ms. Kimani [email protected]
Science Fair Ms. Dalphin [email protected]
Quiz Bowl 1 & 2 Ms. Plante [email protected]
Veterinary Science  Ms. Smith [email protected]


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We provide educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.   Read More….

Ms. Garguilo [email protected]

Art Club: 

Come to this club to explore your creative talents and enjoy some DIY projects, art appreciation and have fun!

Mr. Wood [email protected]

Community Service-Key Club

Key Club is a service leadership organization for high school students, who love to help in their communities and get involved.

Ms. Grace [email protected]
Ms. Ballas [email protected]

Environmental Action Club

Activities include recycling, trail maintenance, setting up bat or bird boxes, compost, outdoor recreation, beach cleanup and volunteer work with other organizations.

Ms. Rasmus [email protected]

Equestrian Club Drill Team

An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music.

Ms. Scofield        [email protected]

Goat Club:

Learn more about goats! Activities include completing an agility course, maintain their coats and nails, and provide environmental enrichment.

Ms. Smith [email protected]

GSA Gay Straight Alliance

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), also known as Essex Tech Awareness Group (ETAG), is a forum of support for every sort of diversity, including but not limited to gender and sexual orientation issues, religious issues, and racial issues. GSA is a group of thoughtful and caring Essex Tech Citizens who are excited to belong to a school where diversity is not only accepted but encouraged. GSA sponsors social activities as well as forums for the education of the school community about the importance of tolerance and diversity.

Ms. Kline [email protected]
Ms. Kimani [email protected]

Livestock Showing-Cattle Club

This club is for students who want to learn to show cattle in fitting and showmanship competitions. Students will choose a school cow to work with and train to show in local cattle shows, such as the Topsfield Fair.

Ms. Corson [email protected]

Literary Magazine  (Quill and Hawk)

If for students who want to contribute or contribute and publish creative works by students at ETHS. The purpose for the “Magazine” is to provide the experience of writing, evaluating, and publishing creative works–paintings, line art, photography graphic art, stories, poetry and personal narratives–by students. All students are welcome to participate–contributions will be accepted throughout the year, focused on two publications–Winter and Spring, depending on interest and contribution.

Ms. Dashcund [email protected]


Drama Club

Drama Club promotes creativity, community, and an opportunity for students to be involved in all aspects of production – from acting to stagecraft. The proposed 2017 – 2018 season will include a fall play (November), a winter entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s High School Festival (February), and a spring musical. Auditions will be advertised in the morning announcements, and rehearsals will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school until 4:00 or 5:45.

Ms. Gibbs          [email protected]
Ms. Harding     [email protected]


Chorus and Advanced Chorus offer students an opportunity to sing acapella and contemporary choral pieces. Chorus meets on Thursdays until 4:00, and Advanced Chorus meets Thursday until 5:45. The Chorus season runs from September – December. Singers will work towards a December concert. All levels of singers welcome!

Ms. Harding     [email protected]

Music Club

Music club invites any student who has a passion for music to bring and play instruments, sing or just appreciate the bands and music they love with like-minded peers. This will be an informal gathering for music lovers; voluntary performances are a possibility if students are interested, but no musical ability is required to attend.

Mr. Bilton [email protected]

National Honor Society & National Technical Honor Society

Celebrating outstanding educational achievement and advancement in career and technical education. Open to juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5, who demonstrate leadership, service, and good character. This is an application process through invitation.


Political Action Club

ETPAC (Essex Tech Political Action Club) is a forum for allowing students to explore politics and have civil discourse on issues relating to federal, state, and local government.


Science Team

The Essex Tech Science Team participates in the North Shore Science League. In the North Shore Science League, schools compete against each other in events involving building, invention, engineering, lab techniques, and application of knowledge. All areas of science are included in events during the year. Students travel to 7 meets over the course of the year. The science team meets in D208 on Tuesday to prepare for meets. The team travels to meets on the second Tuesday of each month, October through April.

Ms. Dalphin [email protected]

Sign Language Club

Join and learn the visual language of sign.


Student Mentors

The Student Mentors are a select group of students who are charged with helping our freshmen transition to Essex Tech. These students help at orientation and make connections with freshmen throughout the year.

Mr. Connors [email protected]

Weightlifting Club

Physical fitness plays an essential role in longevity, health and character building. The education that can be attained in this club will not only help students stay fit and healthy, but they will also learn the significance and fundamentals of dedication, loyalty, and setting goals.

Mr. Roumeliotis [email protected]
Mr. Juan  [email protected]


Come and make some lasting memories while creating and organizing the School Yearbook. Yearbook is open to all students to work on a student-designed yearbook that covers the whole school and school year. If you are creative, like to take photos and create some cool pages – we’d love to have you. Yearbook meets on Mondays in EE05, with Ms. Plante.

Ms. Plante [email protected]

Class Advisors

Class of 2018

Mr. Strob  [email protected]
Mrs. Grace  [email protected]

Class of 2019

Mr. Roumeliotis  [email protected]
Mr. Juan  [email protected]

Class of 2020

Ms. Welter  [email protected]
Ms. Dawes  [email protected]

Class of 2021