The Charles Street Times

Lindy Clubs to Join

Adam Filipkowski, Freelance Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Summer has gone by quickly and new freshmen have arrived at the high school with hopes of new opportunities and beginnings for the school year. Some freshmen may feel isolated and skeptical about going to a new school. LHS welcomes them with social events such as clubs, sports, and after school activities. This is opportunity to socialize and make new friends. It’s also a way to get out of your comfort zone and be open to meet new people. There are so many after school clubs that you can consider taking. Clubs are a way you can express yourself as a person and there are dozen of clubs at LHS that you can join.  For example, Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council,  Chess Club, L’Atelier, Computer Club, and even Charles Street Times, our school newspaper. Listening to the school announcements is also very important if you want to know when and where the club is going to meet.  Here are some recommendations for some of the clubs you can join.

L’Atelier

Are you interested in art or just in general making beautiful magazines? Then, join the L’ Atelier club that meets Mondays after school in Lab 3A. The club advisor is Mrs. Mackiewicz and she is actually a Design and Draw for Production teacher. All students are welcome and that includes Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Even if you are not a great artist you can join. No experience is necessary. This club has been going on since the 1960’s. The word L’Atelier is just French for saying “Group of artists working together.”  However, this is not the Italian or French Club. The club asks the creative writing class, taught by Mrs. Heyer, to create short stories or poems for them and they create a magazine out of it. This year’s title of the magazine is “Blackout” and this is open to  interpretation. Writers may wish to write about an abstract idea (horror, good vs. evil, death etc.) or a literal one (nighttime, darkness, no electricity/technology, etc.) If you’re not confident in drawing something Mrs. Mack can help you draw it. “It’s more of a laid back club where you can express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions while being creative,” says Mrs. Mackiewicz. Remember, you don’t have to be a great artist. I’ve also heard that the club has munchkins or donuts every meeting. So if you’re interested in writing poems or just drawing in general anything you like, then join the L’ Atelier Club.

Chess Club

Have you ever wondered about the mysteries of battle and strategy on a board? Join the Chess Club and learn about one of the greatest board games invented by man. That’s right.  Chess is a two game that involves critical thinking and decision making on a board of constant warfare. Who knows maybe you might be the next Chess World Champion or Grand master!  Chess can be played for competition and even just for fun. Even if you don’t know how to play chess you can learn. This club is a great way of socializing and making new friends. It meets Wednesdays after school in room 216B. The club advisor is Mr.De Venuto who is a Life and Finance teacher who also teaches law. All students are welcome. Chess Club is a place where experienced and inexperienced players can clash on a board with chess piece. Students can come and learn new skills that you have never uncovered in chess or just have a nice and friendly game of chess. There are also many tournaments that you can compete in throughout the entire year, and you could possible win your very own chess set with a golden blitz clock. Mr. De Venuto hopes to have our team compete with other high schools and perhaps arrange a chess tournament at the end of the year for students and staff.   So if your interested in just playing an awesome board game or if your just looking to try something new in life, then join the Chess Club.

The Charles Street Times

Have ever wondered what it takes to be a successful journalist? Join the school newspaper club, The Charles Street Times, if want to become possibly a news reporter or journalist. The CST meets every Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in room 134, and freelance writers are always welcome. The club advisor is Mrs. Kelly who is a 10th and 11th grade English teacher. What Mrs. Kelly enjoys the most about advising for the school newspaper is that, “I get to work with motivated writers both during the day and after school. Most of the student who write for me are leaders in LHS,” according to Mrs. Kelly.  The CST updates the school on the important news. There are chief editors, editors, and freelance writers. The Charles Street Times has a online website and you can find that at lindynews.org. Mrs. Kelly claims herself that it is a more efficient way of running the school newspaper. As a freelance writer you can work on it at home or come by Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, the website has many  current stories, so feel free to explore the website. Some of the main topics that are on the website are “School News,” “Sports,” “General,” “Opinion,” “Trending,” “Humans of Lindy,” and “Entertainment. 

Adam Filipkowski, Freelance Writer

Adam Filipkowski is a 14 year old freshman at Lindenhurst High School. This is his first year in taking part in the Charles Street Times. Adam is a FreeLance...

1 Comment

One Response to “Lindy Clubs to Join”

  1. Kimberly Boccanfuso on November 2nd, 2018 7:30 am

    One of the most valuable resources that LHS students have is the clubs we offer. This article does a wonderful job showcasing the variety of clubs students are afforded. Great job!

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Eyes Wide Open

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Homecoming 2018

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Trick or Treat on Charles Street 2018

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    2018 Lindenhurst Environmental Field Trips (L.E.F.T)

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    LHS Club Fair ~ A Back to School Tradition!

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Key Club: Your Key to Community Service

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Whipped Cream and Socks to Whip Cancer

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Empowering the Youth

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Global Goals: Norway

  • Lindy Clubs to Join

    School News

    Introducing Interact Club!

Navigate Right
Leadership Honor Scholarship
Lindy Clubs to Join