Academic Clubs

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
Advisor: Ms. Cathleen Collins

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) provides opportunities for students to develop skills in the areas of vocational understanding, leadership development, civic consciousness, and social intelligence. DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. DECA provides leadership, career development and competitive event conferences, as well as scholarship opportunities. Always developing future leaders in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Visit the following site for additional information njdeca.org


Essex County Math League
Advisor: Ms. Ayers 

The Essex County Mathematics League provides a challenging and stimulating opportunity for all high school mathematics students. The League is composed of teams of students from each level of mathematics starting with algebra up through and including calculus and statistics. The students compete against other Essex County schools to solve problems that are critical thinking in nature.

The meet is hosted by Caldwell College.


Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Advisor: Mr. David Semaya/Dean Ratajczak

The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nationally recognized organization comprising of a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals. It is open to students in the senior high school that are interested in Business as a career choice. The club will meet monthly and participate in competitions at the Regional, State, and National levels.


Latin Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Moleen


National History Bowl
Advisor: Ms. Caroline Blanchard

The History Bowl is a national competition of academic teams. Students compete in regional and state competitions from October through March and answer questions ranging from the ancient history of India to world religions, geography and modern pop culture. Students compete in teams and meet monthly, answering practice questions in a simulated quiz environment. Membership is open to students in A.P. Us History and European History.


Robotics Club
Advisors: Mr. Tim Shea & Ms. Clare Sweeney

The club consists of students from grade levels 9-12 who design projects and participate in a variety of local and national robotic competitions .These competitions include The Panasonic Design Challenge, First Tetrix's, Vex First Robotics, North Jersey Robotics Competition, Rocket America and Zero Robotics MIT. Students interested in engineering and architecture find this club challenging.


Science Olympics-Physics
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Fink and Ms. Taciana Barros

The Science Olympiad Team consists of West Essex students who will compete against schools from around the state in a tournament held at NJIT or Princeton University. The tournament is a rigorous academic competition that consists of a series of individual and team events that students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, applications, problem solving, and project design.

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Spanish Club
Advisor: Ms. Caroline O'Donovan


WE-READS Book Club
Advisors: Mrs. Rosemary Rich

The purpose of the club is to promote a love of literature and the arts. Students meet once a month to discuss a book of their choice. The books are contemporary and consist of all genres of literature. Students discuss characters, themes, plots, motifs, and relevance to society and their personal lives. We also try to link the readings to subject matters we are discussing in classes. Typically we have a yearly trip to see a film that is based off one of the books we have read. We periodically have bake sales to raise funds for field trips and/or philanthropic endeavors.


Pre Med Club
Advisor: Dr. Denise D'Meo


Computer Science Club
Advisor: Mr. Vincent Carchietta


Debate Club
Advisor: Ms. Kaitlyn Molene


WE Investor's Club
Advisor: Mr. Alan Woodworth


Model UN
Advisor: Mr. Jason Freda


STEM Club
Advisor: Andrea Berthelot