Activities & Clubs
O.H. Platt High School is committed to bringing you information and news about our clubs here at the school.
Any clubs that wish to have their information updated, please contact Mrs. DiPace.
- Advisor Bryan Sorak
- Mondays & Tuesdays after school in Room 192
- Come to watch popular anime and talk about Japanese culture, customs, and traditions. Occasionally enjoy snacks straight from Japan.
Membership: See Kevin Cook
Meetings: Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 63
The Platt Athletic Department is on Twitter! Follow:
- Boys Basketball - @PlattBoys_BBall
- Football - @PlattPantherFB
- Wrestling - @PlattWrestling
- Swimming & Diving - @MeridenSwimDive
The Record Journal Sports Department and Bryant Carpenter do a tremendous job covering our teams and our student-athletes. You can follow them @sportsRJ. Also, Justin Weekes (freelance photographer) takes incredible pictures. He put together our Banner on the Platt Athletic Twitter Account - follow him @JustinWeekes.
Band – Platt High School Marching Band
Band Director: Mr. Valentin
Visit the Platt High School Band Website
- Class of 2021: Nicole Foster, Peter Sirois, Lynda Flynn, Trish Wodatch
- Class of 2022: Joseph Laskowski, Angela Fragoso, Bryan McCarty
- Class of 2023: Drew Blythe
- Class of 2024: Samantha Wolfer
Comic Book & Manga Club
Advisor Bryan Sorak
Wednesdays after school in Room 192
If you like to draw comics, manga, or anime; this is the club for you. Come join us to draw, or look through our Manga Library with over 600 comics.
History: The Platt Diversity Club was formed in the 2000 - 2001 school year. Designed to attract a broad range of the student body, Diversity Club welcomes students of different race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental and physical disabilities, and any other difference that sets them apart from the norm. Any student can join Diversity Club. Students interested in joining are always welcome to attend the meetings.
Club Objectives: To unite minority groups or groups that are perceived to be different such as: races, religions, sexual orientations, students facing physical or mental challenges, and others. Diversity Club promotes tolerance and understanding of these different groups in effort to better educate the community of such differences.
Membership: See Mr. Boada
Faculty & Staff Fund
See Denise Melendez in the main office or Gary Maratea in room 300.
GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance)
Advisors Bryan Sorak, Peggy Borelli, Michelle Dwyer
Meetings Fridays After-School (virtual during COVID)
Google Meet Code "MERIDENGSA"
This club is a safe space for LGBTQ+ students at Platt as well as Allies. Come to learn history, talk with other students about LGBTQ+ issues, or socialize with friends. Or you can look at our Rainbow Library of over 100 LGBTQ+ themed books in room 192.
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. It gives young people, mainly high school students, an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects. Interact clubs perform at least two projects a year, with one servicing the community and the other furthering international understanding. Interact Club is self-supporting and self-governing, thus encouraging the development of leadership skills.
Today, more than 200,000 young adults belong to one of the 6,500 clubs located in 100 different countries, making Interact a truly international phenomenon.
Activities: Through Interact service activities, members learn the importance of:
- Leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill
Awards: The Interact Club has been recognized by the state of Connecticut as an outstanding service organization. Interact Club has also been awarded "Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award" last year.
Mission Statement: The Platt High School Interact Club is a service organization for high school students who desire to volunteer their time and aid school and community. Interact is an international organization sponsored by the Rotary Club of Meriden and Rotary International. The word Interact stands for international action. The international objectives are to develop leadership skills and personal integrity, to demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, to understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work and to advance international understand and goodwill.
Meetings: See Monika Moore in Room 175
Key Club Pledge: I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International, to build my home school and community, to serve my nation and God, and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
Responsibilities of the Key Club Member:
- To develop initiative and leadership.
- To provide experience in living and working together.
- To serve the school and community.
- To cooperate with the school principal.
- To prepare for useful citizenship.
Convention: Every year the Platt Key Club participates in the New England Key Club Convention in Springfield, Mass.
Membership: We meet on Wednesdays in Room 175. See Maureen DiPace or Monika Moore.
National Honor Society
Club Advisor: Mr. Mang
Objectives: The main objectives of the National Honor Society are to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character.
Membership: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better are notified that they have reached eligibility. They are then reviewed by faculty for excellence in character, leadership, and service. Chosen applicants are then notified of their acceptance. Induction is held once a year, in the spring.
National Honor Society Announces New Members: The Platt High School Faculty Council wishes to congratulate the following students who have been selected for membership in the Anna T. Doyle Chapter of National Honor Society. To be selected for membership in NHS, a student must demonstrate excellence in four areas: academics, character, service, and leadership.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
The Panther Press staffers work together to produce one school paper every other month. They put a lot of work into researching, interviewing, and editing to make sure the students at Platt High School receive only the best.
Membership: See Mrs. Hanson for more information.
Sandy Hook Promise SAVE/Promise Club
Hello, Panthers! At the start of this school year, our Student Voice & Action Club officially became our Sandy Hook Promise SAVE/Promise Club! This club will be hosting our Sandy Hook Promise Call-to-Action Weeks that Platt has participated in the past. Last Tuesday, our Student Ambassadors, teachers, and admin met to plan a great week and we hope you, too, will join us in the first Call-to-Action Week of the year: Start with "Hello" Week!
Throughout the week, we'll be asking students and teachers to participate in simple actions to help build our school community and encourage kindness and positivity. Our goal is to end social isolation, bullying, and violence in our school by starting with a simple "Hello!"
We hope you'll challenge students to participate in our Twitter competitions, outlined in the attachment, and to submit entries into the Sandy Hook Promise Student Voices competition where students can win cash prizes using a variety of artistic outlets including essays, videos, paintings, etc. More information will be shared about each day in the daily announcements!
Membership: We're always looking to build our club, and we hope you'll join us at our next meeting! Please feel free to reach out if you'd like to participate! See Ms. Volo or Mr. Blythe.
The Platt Student Senate is your voice. If you have any problems or issues to discuss please feel free to attend any Student Senate meeting.
Objectives: The Student Senate serves to develop attitudes of citizenship and the practice of good school citizenship, to promote school spirit, to provide a forum for the exchange of student ideas, to charter clubs and other school activities, and to promote the general welfare of the school.
Activities: The Student Senate sponsors a variety of different activities such as the Spirit Breakfast, the Mock Election, the Voter Registration Drive, Homecoming Elections and Dance, National Teachers' Day, and many more. It also has two members that sit on the Meriden Board of Education as non-voting members.
Membership: See Mrs. Volo and Mr. Blythe. Members must have a "C" average or higher to join.
Webpage / Computer Club
Membership: See Maureen DiPace.
Meetings: After school every Monday.
Interested in being the Platt HS Webmaster? We are seeking a reliable and flexible individual to maintain the website. See Maureen DiPace in room 217C for details.
Advisor: Mrs. Mucik
Meetings: After school every Wednesday in Room 186.
Attention Seniors: Platt Yearbook Uploads
All seniors need to upload their activities and interests for the yearbook. You can also upload photos that you would like in the yearbook. This can be done online at http://plattyearbook.weebly.com/. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Mucik.
Youth & Government
Membership: See Zach Corey or your Social Studies Teacher.