Extra Curricular

Academic Decathlon

Latin Club

Art Club

National Honor Society

Business Club

Photography Club

Dance Team

Science Club

Drama Club

Science Fair

Exchange Programs

Spanish Club

Explore Historical Boston Club

Sports Management Club

French Club

Step Club

Foreign Language NHS

SADD

International Club

Yearbook Committee

International Festival

Yoga Club

Key Club

 

 

Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools.

Unlike trivia-based competitions, Acadec requires students to prepare in seven academic areas using source materials provided by the national organization. Participants are also expected to do their own research in those same areas: Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Science. Academic Decathlon provides students of all learning levels the opportunity to excel academically through team competition.
 

 

Art Club

Art Club

The Matignon Art Club operates with two goals in mind.

The first is to make the art room available to all students. With our present schedule the students are enrolled in art classes for one semester sophomore year. After that, there are elective art classes during Senior year. Those who wish to do artwork on a regular basis, no matter what grade they are in, are encouraged to participate in the Art Club.

The second goal is to give students a chance to explore their own art interests. The artwork done in class is usually an assigned project but the Art Club affords students the time to do artwork of their own choice.

The Art Club meets for one half hour after school every other week from October to May (approximately 15 meetings). Students can use this time to explore their own creative interests and any work produced in these sessions can be submitted for the school art fair at the end of the semester.
 

 

Business Club

Matignon's Business Club

Matignon's Business Club offers students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the financial industry.

Students research and discuss anything and everything business-related. We will also begin planning your personal financial futures! The Business Club is open to all Matignon students, and meets twice per month in Room 14. Students may join at any time.

Please contact Ms. Lemos if you are interested.
 

 

Dance Team

Dance Team

Join and be part of the Matignon Dance Team.

Students look forward to welcoming new members. The group performs at the Magic of Matignon every year and also considers entering local dance competitions (depending on scheduling).This is an activity that takes place in the morning that way students still have time for sports and other after school commitments.

The club encourages anyone with or without dance experience to come and try it out!
 

 

Drama Club

Drama Club

Matignon has an ever-growing Drama Club and membership is open to all students.

Drama builds confidence and provides a wonderful experience in a specialized art form. In addition to those who wish to perform on stage, the Drama Club needs students who are interested in set, costume and sound design, as well as those who want to work on props, publicity, tickets, and stage management.

Whatever your talent and interests, we invite you to consider the Drama Club
as an extra-curricular activity.
 

 

Educational Student Travel Programs


During the month of March, Matignon High School offers exchange programs for students of French and Spanish.

French students spend an immersion week with host families in Meaux, France, just outside of Paris.

Spanish students enjoy the immersion experience in Cadiz, on the Atlantic coast of Spain.

Participants in this exciting adventure have the opportunity to broaden their horizons, hone their language skills, and absorb first-hand the culture of the target language country. They are accompanied by Matignon teachers and administrators to ensure the careful supervision of all activities. Matignon families can reciprocate by hosting French and Spanish students during their week-long visit to Boston. Friendships are forged that may lead to future travel and educational possibilities for our students and theirs. The exchange programs offer maximum enrichment opportunities at a minimal cost.
 

 

Explore Historical Boston Club

 
EHBC

The Explore Historical Boston Club seeks to participate in the rich history (Revolutionary War and otherwise) in and around Boston.

The club sponsors extra-curricular field trips and excursions to local historical sites, homes, museums, etc. to broaden students' study of history in educational experiences outside of the classroom. In doing so, the hope is that they not only grow in historical knowledge and understanding, but also in appreciation for all Boston has to offer.

The Explore Historical Boston Club meets periodically to plan events and is open to all Matignon High School students.
 

 

French Club

French Club

The French Club offers an opportunity for French students to hone their language skills  by engaging in fun, after-school activities.

Students watch films, play games, and sample French culinary specialties. They may choose to visit a restaurant or a museum as well. The club is not restricted to French scholars but, instead, is open to all Matignon students who wish to pursue their interest in all things Francophile. Meeting times are at the discretion of the members. French students are invited to run for office each year.

Those interested in joining should contact Madame Gaffey in room 202.
 

 

Foreign Language National Honor Societies

Foreign Language National Honor Societies

The MHS Foreign Language Department supports three national honor societies to recognize achievement, proficiency and commitment in the study of the French, Spanish and Latin languages.

Qualified students are inducted into the chapters during a significant candlelight ceremony and receive certificates of membership. In addition to the recognition of their academic achievement, membership also qualifies the students to participate in national award competitions and activities.
 

 

International Club

International Club

Matignon High School is a diverse community with students coming from a variety of town, cities and countries.

The mission of the school’s International Club is to increase cultural awareness and foster intercultural friendships throughout the school community. Members learn about new cultures while sharing traditions of their own. Club meetings include participating in cultural activities, tasting ethnic foods and celebrating holidays. The environment allows students to learn something new while exploring the rich diversity at Matignon High School.

All students are welcome!
 

 

International Festival

International Festival

The International Fair is an annual event that takes place during National Foreign Language Week.

Students from all grades can participate by representing a country’s traditions, cultures, food, song and clothing. Matignon High School students and faculty get the opportunity to learn and experience different countries cultures while also interacting with one another as they visit each country display.

Attendees get to vote for their favorites in a variety of categories.
 

 

Key Club

Key Club

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.

The goal of Key Club is to make a difference in the community by organizing service projects and fundraisers such as food drives and raising money for UNICEF. Members are expected to participate in service projects and attend meetings.

Meetings are held every other Thursday in room 18 after school.
New members are always welcome!
 

 

Latin Club

Membership to the Latin Club is open to all levels of Latin students and anyone interested in Ancient Greco-Roman culture. 

The club meets twice a month or as often as the school schedule allows. The aim of the club is to engage the students in activities not only centered on the Latin language, but other aspects of the Greco-Roman culture like food and customs. The survey of history and culture covered in class is supplemented by depictions in art and especially film. Other activities include acting out famous dialogues from plays in Greek or Latin, playing certamina (trivia contests), sharing students' own versions of myths, discussing ancient philosophy and reflecting on how Greco-Roman culture can be seen everyday life.

Advisor: Ms. Christina Streletz (Latin Teacher)
 

 

National Honor Society

NHS

Membership in the National Honor Society of Matignon High School is by invitation only.

A faculty council of five teachers selects students for membership on the basis of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Freshmen are not eligible for membership in the National Honor Society.

In order to be considered for membership a student must qualify scholastically with a 3.7* GPA cumulative grade point average. Next, candidates must demonstrate character, leadership and service within the school and outside community. Required also is evidence of active membership in a minimum of three extracurricular activities per year.

One activity can be outside employment during the school year. Students must submit a Student Activity Information Form as documentation of their leadership, service and character.

As a National Honor Society member, a student must maintain the criteria by which he/she was selected. Failure to maintain these criteria will result in a written warning to the student; subsequent violations may cause the student to be dismissed from the society.

All candidates receive copies of the chapter By-Laws indicating expectations. These By-laws are available from the advisor for student or parent reference.

*The GPA requirement of 3.7 is effective for the incoming class of 2015, and for every succeeding class. Students in the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 will need to have the present GPA requirement of 3.5 in order to qualify scholastically and maintain membership in the National Honor Society.
 

 

Photography Club

Photography Club

The Photography Club meets one day a week after school for about one hour.

The goal and purpose of the club is to involve students who have an interest in digital photography and show an appreciation for what photography can say. All students are welcome to join - experience in photography is NOT a requirement - just a desire to learn with a hands-on approach. Club members will be learning from each other and will be photographing various school activities. In addition, guest lecturer(s) will be invited to speak at club meetings and display some of their work. Students can express themselves through the lens of a camera.
 

 

Science Club

Science Club

Guideline for Science Club

Matignon Science ClubAttendance: YOU must attend every meeting.
If absent due to illness or sporting event, you must see the advisor the following day for the minutes
of the meeting.

Location: Room 212

Time: Meetings customarily run from 2:30 - 3:00

Date: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month

Requirements: Members are required to attend every meeting, projects, fieldtrips, and etc.

 

 

Science Fair

Science Fair

The Science Fair is an annual event run by the Science department.

Freshmen and sophomores participate in the event by displaying a variety of scientific experiments. Each student will conduct an experiment prior to the fair and exhibit that experiment along with the results to other students and Matignon High School faculty. The experiments displayed at the fair are all different and showcase a wide variety of science learning. Attendees are encouraged to interact with the students to learn more about the experiments in order to assist them in casting their votes for winners in different award categories.
 

 

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is a great opportunity for students to practice the language and learn about Hispanic culture in a social environment.

The club meets twice a month and is open to all Matignon students. Members participate in various activities such as crafts, dancing, cooking, foreign films, field trips and more. Volunteers from the Spanish Club are also available to tutor Spanish scholars who may be having difficulty in class. This is a great way for students with a passion for language to strengthen their skills while meeting other students with similar interests.
 

 

Sports Management Club

The Sports Management Club is geared for students who may want a career in athletic management.

Students will work at various sporting events and assist in activities that reach out to the athletic community.  This club will give students a good understanding of what working in athletic administration entails and enable students to ask questions about this career field.
 

 

Step Club

Step is a form of rhythmic beats made by your hands and feet.

It is a form of dance with precise hand movements and gestures. The act of step dancing is called stepping. When hands and feet are in a certain sequence or pattern, beats are made. There are many different beats and stepping that can be done with a group or individually.
 

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Our SADD chapter is open to all students at Matignon.

A student can join at any time and must follow the guidelines for academics as in all extracurricular activities at Matignon.
 

 

Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook Committee is open to any senior who is interested in designing the annual yearbook.

The students are taught how to design a page, lay it out, crop pictures and type copy. Students who are interested in participating in this committee should be willing to work at least two to three hours a week. The production of the yearbook is both time-consuming and rewarding. It takes diligence and patience, but most of all it takes time.
 

 

Yoga Club

The Yoga Club was created to offer students a chance to learn and practice yoga together.

It is a chance to slow down and learn the basic yoga poses, which help reduce stress and increase flexibility and strength. Yoga Club meets weekly for group yoga practice.
 

 

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