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Clubs & Organizations

Harvey High School offers students access to many student groups that are authorized by the school. It is the District's policy that authorized groups are only those approved by the Board of Education and sponsored by a staff member.

All students are permitted to participate in the activities of their choosing, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

The following groups or organizations are available for student participation. Scroll over the club title to link to pages with additional information.

Academic Challenge
Faculty Advisor: Larry Menosky
Academic Challenge is sponsored by WEWS-TV 5 in Cleveland. Each school in the Greater Cleveland/Greater Akron area is encouraged to choose a team to compete against two other schools on a televised academic "Quiz Bowl." Students also participate in additional "Quiz Bowl" competitions in the Greater Cleveland area.


Channel 96
Faculty Advisor: Jeremy Patty
The Channel 96 Video Club was established to develop a well trained staff of video technicians, talent and writers to assist with school district and Painesville City programming during the school day as well as after school hours. Students meet on a regular basis each week to discuss and schedule various district and city activities which will be taped and edited to be aired on the school district's educational cable access channel.

Faculty Advisors: Tora Jones
Tryouts are held in the spring for students in grades 9-12 interested in becoming a cheerleader for football or basketball. Selection is based on tryout performance, appearance, voice and coordination All cheerleaders are bound to academic eligibility requirements of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the PCLS District. Responsibilities include promoting spirit, leading cheers at games, assisting with pep rallies, decorating and fundraising. Attendance at all practices, games, summer camps and fundraisers is required.

Community Service
Faculty Advisor: Dionna Walling and Stacey Gladding-Coon
Community service is a group of students who participate in volunteer activities in the community. We work in conjunction with the Recreation Department, Senior Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Toys for Tots and national charities. Students may participate in group activities or individual events. HS students may join at any time.
Faculty Advisor: Nell Rapport
ECITY (Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring and Teaching Youth) focuses on entrepreneurial, business, and life skills. The eCity program helps students see the connection between academics and “real life,” . Lake County business executives serve as volunteers for E CITY and work one-on-one with students to refine the students’ business plans. During the program, students learn the basics of operating a business, create an original business plan and connect with professionals who offer insight from their business experiences. At the end of the program, students present their plans to a panel of judges, competing for cash prizes that are used to reinvest in their business.


Faculty Advisor: Nell Rapport
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) provides opportunities for students to develop business and career objectives and to promote civic and personal responsibility. FBLA’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business related areas. Members compete each year in Columbus in the Ohio-FBLA State Leadership Conference. Top state winners are then eligible for the National Leadership Conference each summer. The Harvey chapter of FBLA has earned many awards at the state level including many 1st place winners and national qualifiers. Students interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills are welcome - or those simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state and national levels.

Gaming Club
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Green
This is an opportunity for students interested in playing strategy, role-playing, war, board, and/or video games. Club members can play just for fun or participate in competitive tournaments. The club meets weekly.

Mock Trial
Faculty Advisor:
The Mock Trial Team is comprised of students interested in competing in a mock trial environment for regional state and national recognition and honors. Students practice and learn trial strategies, opening statements, rules of evidence, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, objections, closing arguments and trial psychology in preparation for the March Regional competition. Interested students will participate in all aspects of a trial and learn how a trial is conducted.
National Honor Society
Faculty Advisor: Michael Wright
The National Honor Society recognizes academic achievement, citizenship and service. Student eligibility includes a 3.3 GPA, application of interest, and references. Candidates are evaluated by a faculty committee who review applicants academic standing, character traits, service to school and community and leadership potential. Inductions are held in the fall of each year.

Peer Listening
A program which trains caring individuals in communication skills necessary to assist fellow peers with personal problems. Students develop active listening skills as well as attend conferences and in -service to build a knowledge base on a variety of issues. Peer Listeners also have the opportunity to become involved with conflict mediation and community volunteer opportunities.

Red Raider Pride

Red Raider Pride is a positive incentive group that rewards students for achievement, improvement and acts of peace and courage.

S.A.D.D (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Faculty Advisor: Stacy Lyles
S. A. D. D. stand for Students Against Destructive Decisions. Students participate in drug prevention training and activates with both peers and younger student in our schools and community.

Science Olympiad
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Dunagan
Science Olympiad offers students opportunities to learn scientific method, research and practice. The competitive academic teams provide students unique opportunities to learn more about science while competing in academic knowledge, building, skill based and problem solving events.

Ski Club
Faculty Advisor: Ben Armbruster
Ski Club provides lessons and practice time, at a reasonable cost, for students interested in skiing and snowboarding.

Student Council
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Debra Sarosy
The student Council is the legislative branch of the school. It assists the principal in making rules and decisions concerning the governing of the school when it is in the best interests of the school. The council also assists in all student elections and sponsors many worthwhile projects. Members of the council are elected at the end of each school year, to serve the following year.

Harvey High School Student Council promotes good citizenship, understanding between faculty and students, worthwhile student activities, and in general stimulates a healthy school spirit. It provides an opportunity for students to participate in a democratic school government.


2016-2017 Student Council & Class Officers:


Student Council    

Advisor: Debra Sarosy

  Category Position

Lila Kalina Student Council President

Cristian Moreno Student Council Vice President

Ayla Sheffey Student Council Treasurer

Joselyn Serrano Student Council Secretary

  Student Council Rep Gr 9

Micky Maltbie Student Council Rep Gr 10

Providence Jimenez Student Council Rep Gr 11

Ayla Sheffey Student Council Rep Gr 12


Class of 2017 Advisor: Stacy Lyles (Graduation)

Grade 12 Gr. 12

Everett Walker President Gr. 12

Bonita Williams Vice President Gr. 12

Rory Britton Treasurer Gr. 12

Hunter Roberts Secretary Gr. 12


Class of 2018 Advisor: Jennifer Kenney (Prom)

Grade 11 Gr. 11

McKenzie Chappel President Gr. 11

Nathan Webster Vice President Gr. 11

Malik Montgomery Treasurer Gr. 11

Bowler, Amaree Secretary Gr. 11


Class of 2019 Advisor: Debra Sarosy (Homecoming)

Grade 10 Gr. 10

Olivia Dickinson President Gr. 10

Micky Maltbie Vice President Gr. 10

Grice, Martell Treasurer Gr. 10

Henderson, Lauryn Secretary Gr. 10


Class of 2020 Advisor: (Fundraising)

Grade 9 Gr. 9

  President Gr.9

  Vice President Gr. 9

  Treasurer Gr. 9

  Secretary Gr. 9

The Student Council/Class Officers will meet collectively at scheduled times throughout the school year. Options for meetings include: Before/after school and Pride meetings during lunch periods. All scheduled/unscheduled meetings will be held in the library and announced on the website, afternoon announcements and Channel 26. It is your responsibility to check the high school website for meeting times and activities. Attendance is mandatory, absences will jeopardize your position.

2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

Student Council/Class Officers      PRIDE- 1st Monday (Bring a lunch to the library)
Wed., August 25th                         Mon., Oct. 3rd
Wed., Sept. 7th                              Mon., Dec. 5th
Tues., Sept. 13th                            Mon., Feb. 6th
Wed., Sept. 21st                             Mon. Apr. 3rd
Tues., Sept. 27th
Wed., Nov. 2nd
Tues., Jan. 10th
Wed., Mar. 6th
Tues., May 1st




The Red Raider Review (Newspaper)
Faculty Advisor: Ben Armbruster
Students who work on the Red Raider Review have an interest in journalism. They meet to research stories, share ideas and edit the paper.

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Debra Sarosy
The yearbook committee is made up of students, who assist in photography of Harvey events and planning and editing the yearbook. Members of the council are elected at the end of each school year, to serve the following year.

Fine Arts Organizations/Clubs

Band - Marching and Concert Band - Designated class for Fine Arts credit.
Faculty Advisor: Amir Jones
Band class requires student participation in both Marching and Concert Band. Students that participate in football, however, are exempt from the Marching Band part of this class. In this course, emphasis is placed upon building the fundamentals for playing general band literature. A primary objective is that each member of the band acquires an appreciation of music through actual performance. Emphasis is also placed upon advance musicianship and public performance in concert, solo and ensemble work. Marching band practices in the fall during the day and after school. Summer practices are held in the evening and at Band Camp in August. Participation in all public performances is required for continued membership in this class. Honors credit is available for students who attend at least nine private lessons in semester and who perform a jury at the end of each semester.

Concert Choir - Designated class for Fine Arts credit.
Faculty Advisor: Kim Hildack
Open to all students interested in music and have some experience in choir. An audition in required. Participation in all public performances as well as district solo and ensemble contest is required. Honors credit is available for students who attend at least nine private lessons in semester and who perform a jury at the end of each semester.

Drama Club
Faculty Advisors:
Spring Musical Advisors: Kim Hildack and Carly Hosler
Fall Play Advisors: Kim Hildack and Carly Hosler
Designed for students who are interested in the field of drama and includes all students involved in the production of plays, including acting, directing, stage crew and makeup. Members meet at specific times throughout the year to prepare plays, skits and/or musicals for presentation to the school or school community. Students are required to audition and attend regular practices to participate in plays or musicals. Membership in the Drama Club is open to all students.
Jazz Band - Designated class for Fine Arts credit.
Faculty Advisor: Amir Jones
Jazz Band is a course where emphasis is placed on building a repertoire of jazz music from each era of jazz history. A primary objective is that each member acquires a knowledge of playing in the swing or jazz style of music and have a basic knowledge of improvisation, Participation in Jazz Camp and all public performances is required. Students are selected through auditions. Rehearsals are held after school.


Pep Band
Faculty Advisor: Amir Jones
Pep band represents a group of selected musicians that performs at all home basketball games and other school and community functions.

Prep Choir
Faculty Advisor: Kim Hildack
Open to any person interested in singing. Membership is composed of students in all grades. Participation in all public performances in required.