• 2018-2019 Clubs & Activities

    The Student Life Program at Millennium provides a variety of clubs that support leadership development, creative expression, social responsibility, physical development, healthy lifestyles, civic engagement, and cultural awareness.  All extracurricular activities are created based on student interest.  If there is a club you would like to start that is not listed here, please see Ms. Benfield in room 1322 in the main office.

    If you have questions about a club, please email the faculty contact. 

    Art Loft
    Mondays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1201 
    Faculty Contact: Jess White (jesswhitemhs@gmail.com)
    No prior art experience needed.  Art Loft is a non-academic, safe space to explore a student's creative side, thoughts, feelings, and individuality.  Art work is not judged for technique or skill; rather, students are encouraged to become immersed in the creative process, express themselves visually, and potentially de-stress.  Paint, clay, sculpture, drawing materials, crafts, collage, and more will be provided.  Students may come as often as they want, weekly attendance is not mandatory.  
     
    Astrophysics
    Thursdays at 3:20 p.m. in room 1127
    Faculty Contact:  Mr. Handel (jhandel@millenniumhs.org)
     
    Best Buddies
    Mondays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1318
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Walton (jwalton@schools.nyc.gov)
      
    Chess Team
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1309
    Faculty Contact:  Lucca Castrucci (castrucci.lucca@gmail.com)
    The Millennium Chess Team is open to players of all chess playing levels from beginners to the experienced.  The repeated practice is designed to create a competitive team that will compete throughout New York City and yearly at the High School National Championships. The Chess Team meets on Mondays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1310.
     
    Chinese Culture Club
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1335
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Chau (achau@millenniumhs.org)
    Our mission is to go into depth about Chinese culture and the fascinating intricacies of China that Mandarin class at Millennium does not discuss. We aim to instruct Millennium students who plan to take the AP Mandarin test.
     
    Coding Club
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1125
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Kong (jkong@millenniumhs.org)
    Coding Club provides an opportunity for students to learn about computer programming. Depending on student interest, possible coding languages we will learn are: html, css, javascript, C++, or ruby. Students will also be able to gain experience with coding and develop skills related to careers in computer science.
     
    Debate Club
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1210
    Faculty Contact:  Mr. Tan (jtan@millenniumhs.org)  
     
    Dance Team
    Fridays at 3:15 p.m. in the Gym
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Finkelstein (jfinkelstein@millenniumhs.org) 
    The Phoenix Dance Team is an after school group dedicated to practice and performance.  Their performances which integrate multiple forms of dance and music are choreographed by team members. You can see the dance team perform at the annual showcase events (twice a year) and possibly at community events. All level of dancers are encouraged to join and participate. 
     
    Drama Club 
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1307
    Faculty Contact: Mr. Garfinkel (ngarfinkel@millenniumhs.org) 
        
    Foreign Exchange
    Fridays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1309
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Chau (achau@millenniumhs.org)
    Each trip combines community service learning, language learning and cultural exchange.  Our groups will work with communities and local teens.  Together they will participate in a wide range of activities from hiking to cooking workshops to dance classes.   Upon return, groups will present their experiences to their peers in a series of town hall meetings.  Students must apply to the program and participate in a group interview.  Students meet regularly to prepare for the trip through fundraising, team building, language and cultural activities. 
     
    Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1201
    Faculty Contact:  Mr. Tan (jtan@millenniumhs.org)
    The Gay Straight Alliance is a social awareness group that acts as a forum for students to discuss sexuality and gender identity issues.  It is also a venue for students to plan fundraisers and other events to raise awareness of the LGBT community.
      
    Girl Rising
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1105
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Mazo Infante (rmazoinfante@millenniumhs.org)
    Girl Rising is a global non-profit organization that works on improving girls’ education in areas that do not provide education for girls. Girl Rising aims to spread awareness of this issue by making films about girls who struggle to get an education.
     
    Girls Who Code
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1102
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Chiu (ms.chiu@gmail.com)
     
    Green Team (Environmental Club)
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1332
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Kong (jkong@millenniumhs.org) 
    The Green Team is a student-led group that aims to help Millennium "Go Green" by educating students and staff about sustainable habits. Our activities in the past have included: starting a worm condo and compost project and fundraising through a Spring Plant Sale, Used-Book Drive.  One of our most successful projects is our community farm, which we started with The Battery Conservancy in November 2010. We also work closely with the SGE Facilities Committee to maintain our school recycling program. We plan to continue these efforts this year and we welcome any other ideas you may have! 
     
    Japanese Culture Club
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1125
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Kong (jkong@millenniumhs.org)
    When people think of Japan, most people would think of anime and sushi. But there are so many other interesting and unique aspect of Japanese culture. Our language is complex but it’s really fun when you start to learn it and we also have many different kinds of Japanese dishes. Some of our dishes are infused with other countries so that’s also interesting. In this club, we make traditional Japanese food and eat them, watch and talk about anime (or read manga), learn to speak, read and write Japanese and other things that members suggest.
     
    Key Club
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1201
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Finkelstein (jfinkelstein@millenniumhs.org)
    Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
     
    Korean Culture Club
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Fitness Center
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Lee (plee@millenniumhs.org)
     
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1111
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Stasavage (mstasavage@millenniumhs.org)
    The first seeds of FLUX Magazine were planted by a group of excited juniors with a passion for writing, drawing, and creating. Our vision was a magazine where we could create a platform for students to channel their creative forces, to celebrate their hard work, and to inspire others. Check out our latest issue of Flux!
     
    Marine Ecology
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1125
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Kong (jkong@millenniumhs.org)
    Marine Ecology Club provides students with knowledge about the history and current state of New York’s marine environment. Through fun activities and documentaries, we will make our school community more aware of how we impact New York’s marine ecosystem.
     
    Math & Puzzle Club
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1101
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Sossin (bsossin@millenniumhs.org)
    Many students think that mathematics is a boring and useless subject that they are forced to learn. Our club aims to break this stereotype about math and to make math a fun and familiar subject. We will encourage students who are not confident in math by practicing and working in groups while allowing confident mathematicians to develop their leadership and cooperation skills.
     
    Model UN
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1332
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Wilson (lwilson@millenniumhs.org)
    Represent various countries in the United Nations. Debate real world issues and try to resolve these issues among nations. 
     
    Newspaper - Millennium Phoenix 
    Mondays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1113
    Faculty Contact: Holly Barton (holbarton@yahoo.com)
    This is a student led organization dedicated to publishing a newspaper that will inform the MHS community of the news that affects it. We are always looking for writers, photographers, editors, and anyone else who is willing to lend a hand. Read the latest issue of the Millennium Phoenix!
     
    No Kid Hungry
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1340
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Ingenhutt (aingenhutt@millenniumhs.org)
    Through No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength funds the most effective anti-hunger organizations across the country, connects needy children and their families with nutritious food, teaches families how to cook healthy on a budget, and provides leadership that brings together public and private decision-makers to end childhood hunger, stat by state. Our chapter at MHS hosts fundraisers throughout the year through bake sales to support this cause.
     
    Photography Club
    Fridays at 2:45 p.m. in room 1210
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Difilippo (ldifilippo@schools.nyc.gov)
    The purpose of Photography club is to give MHS students an outlet to explore their creative interests and skills in photography. The members of the club will agree upon themes such as architecture, fashion, portraits, etc., and take trips to different areas taking pictures.
     
    Email the coaches of the teams you are interested in as early as possible to inquire about tryouts and other information.
      
    School of Rock
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in rooms 1132 and 1340
    Faculty Contacts:  Mr. Garfinkel (ngarfinkel@millenniumhs.org)
    School of Rock is an after-school music program that provides an opportunity for students to learn the music they'd like to play (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, etc.) and then join bands with other MHS students. 
     
    Spanish Media
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1105
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. Mazo Infante (rmazoinfante@millenniumhs.org)
    The purpose of Spanish Media Club is to deepen the conversational skills of Spanish students while learning about the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Planned activities include viewings of Spanish-language TV shows and movies along with group conversations and club lunches. We aim to help students attain a semi-fluency in the language while ensuring they enjoy themselves in a stress-free environment outside the classroom.
     
    Spirit Club
    Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1335
    Faculty Contact:  Ms. WanReid (udothemath@gmail.com)
     
    Social Justice Club
    Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1132
    Faculty Contact: Mr. Stone (nstone@millenniumhs.org)
    Our mission is to explore provocative issues through the analysis of media & film and develop methods to acknowledge the relevance and significance throughout the Millennium community.
     
    Wednesdays during 4th & 5th periods
    Faculty Contact:  Colin McEvoy (cmcevoy3@schools.nyc.gov)
    The Student Government and Ethics Council is responsible for student representation in school governance and policy. SGE is a really unique and evolving organization that’s quite different from traditional high school student governments. SGE has 25-30 members (representing all grades). All members are tenured for a two year cycle at Millennium. There’s no hierarchical system – no President, VP, etc. Students serve on standing committees that include Student Life, (Building) Environment, School Store Board, and Student Trustees. Members also serve as student representatives on school committees such as Hiring, Exhibition, Advisory, and the School Leadership Team. New initiatives are being developed all the time.
      
    Ultimate Frisbee 
    Tuesdays at Prospect Park - Meet in MHS lobby at 3:15 p.m. 
    Captain: Andy Chen (phoenixultimatefrisbee@gmail.com)
    Ultimate Frisbee is a combination between soccer and football, with a medley of other sports mixed in. The Millennium High School coed Ultimate Frisbee team is a part of the New York City high school league and competes against a variety of public and private schools, including Stuyvesant and Beacon. At practice, the team teaches the sport to any players who have decided to try ultimate, builds physical fitness, conditions, and prepares for upcoming games. Members of the team have grown so much since they started that they compete next to adults in tournaments and other leagues.
     
    Video Game Club
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1111
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Lee (plee@millenniumhs.org)
    Our mission is to promote teamwork, competition, and fun through video games. Video games bring together animation, computer programming, storytelling, character development, and music. Do you love to play? Then this club is for you!
     
    Workout
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Fitness Center
    Faculty Contact (Tues):  Mr. Tan (jtan@millenniumhs.org)
    Faculty Contact (Weds): Ms. Finkelstein (jfinkelstein@millenniumhs.org)
    Open workout in the Fitness Center.
     
    Yearbook
    Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m. in room 1307
    Faculty Contact: Ms. Tyldesley (rtyldesley@millenniumhs.org)