HSN 2020-2021 Clubs & Contact Information
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Academic Decathlonhsnacdec@gmail.comHaley MangieriAcademic Decathlon is a series of interscholastic competitions for high school teams nationwide. The Decathlon tests knowledge and academic skills. The regional and state competitions are comprised of 10 categories: Speech, Interview, Essay, Math, Science, Fine Arts, Economics, Social Studies, Literature, and Super Quiz.
Acapella/Out of the Bluekenneth.carter@ww-p.orgKen CarterAcappella consists of a few singing groups. Out of the Blue is North's top a cappella group consisting of men and women singing music from Jazz to Pop, classical to Rock and a little bit of everything else. The group has a full and active performance schedule in in the community, school district and on tour. OOTB continues to perform at North's graduation each year and brags of a faithful alumni association. The group is selected by audition at the close of each school year.
Animal Protection and Ethics Society (APES)
animalethicssociety@gmail.comStudent Led
Art Clubhsnartclub@gmail.comStudent Led
Book Clubbookclub.north@gmail.comStudent LedThe Book Club meets to encourage literacy and interest in reading and literature throughout the school, as well as improve the critical reading skills of members by reading and discussing different books. The Book Club also participates in the Plainsboro Library Goodreads Review Program, thus spreading interest in books to the community.
Business Leaguebusinessclub.hsn@gmail.com
Student Led/Morty Levine
Chamber Music ClubCollin.Oettle@ww-p.orgCollin OettleThe Chamber Music Club is for musicians who have a desire to pursue the art of chamber music. Rehearsals occur on the initiative and schedule of the members of the chamber group. Each group also meets with Mr. Enz at least once every two weeks and at the beginning they are coached on a weekly basis for instruction and support. There is a recital in March and June.
Chess Clubhsnchess@gmail.comStudent LedThe chess club is where we come together to study, learn, and play the game of chess. The goals are to build skills in playing the game of chess, to learn different moves and strategies, and to have club members develop a competitive team.
Chinese Culture Clubhsnchineseclub@gmail.comStudent Led/Ms. Shen & Ms. YuIn the Chinese Culture Club, students learn about Asian culture through playing games (such as go and Chinese chess), learning food, learning origami, and other cultural activities. In coordination with South's Chinese Club, we host the annual China Night event, a Chinese New Year's celebration. We also host events, such as a Go tournament and a Super Smash Ultimate tournament
Class Council - 2021aleksandra.odzakovic@ww-p.orgSasha Odzakovic and Chelsea Julius2021 Class Council is an organization which trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground. This is an elected position, It falls under the realm of Student Council, interacting closely with the student governing body as well as conduct their own order and raise funds for future events like prom and senior trip for the class of 2021. Certain class officers also participate in the graduation ceremony to address their class, help present diplomas by calling student names, and end the ceremony.
Class Council - 2022Lisa.Savas@ww-p.orgLisa Savas and Kathy McDowell2022 Class Council is an organization which trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground. This is an elected position, It falls under the realm of Student Council, interacting closely with the student governing body as well as conduct their own order and raise funds for future events like prom and senior trip for the class of 2022.
Class Council - 2023Haley.Mangieri@ww-p.org Haley Mangieri & Katie Foley2023 Class Council is an organization which trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground. This is an elected position, It falls under the realm of Student Council, interacting closely with the student governing body as well as conduct their own order and raise funds for future events like prom and senior trip for the class of 2023.
Class Council - 2024tracy.zarodnanksy@ww-p.orgJessica Castro-Verrault & Tracy Zarodnansky2024 Class Council is an organization which trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground. This is an elected position, It falls under the realm of Student Council, interacting closely with the student governing body as well as conduct their own order and raise funds for future events like prom and senior trip for the class of 2024.
Color GuardColor guard is a section within the marching band that adds to the visual element of the marching band performance through coordinated dance and flag work. Color Guard always performs with the marching band and attends competitions as well as football games. Students do not need to be in the music program. Dance experience is helpful but not required.
Computer Science Clubtom.connolly@ww-p.orgTom ConnollyThe Computer Science Club teaches students more about computer science outside the scope of regular classes offered at North. The NorthCS Club also participates at several national high school computer science competitions and hosts one itself.
Debate Clubnorthdebate@gmail.comRyan LagomarsinoDebate League consists of three main seasons, during which members have the chance to participate in interscholastic debate competitions. Competitions range from policy debates to values debates to constitutional law. Preparation for the competition dominates most of the meetings and entails improving oratorical skills and analytical stills, discussing research and holding practice debates. The goal of the club is to help every member improve, regardless of the level of debating experience.
Environmental clubhsnenviro@gmail.com; enviroclub.northhigh@gmail.comStudent LedThe Environmental Club educates the community on the importance of cleaning up the environment through various public awareness initiatives at North. Members can also compete in Envirothon, which enhances students environmental knowledge by teaching them more about the environment and our natural resources.
Fall Dramadeborah.goodkin@ww-p.orgDeb GoodkinPresented in mid-November, the Fall Drama is the North Campus' first school-wide theatrical production of each year. The quick production schedule leads to close working relationships and a strong sense of individual accomplishment. Auditions take place over several days in early September, after which the cast (or sometimes multiple casts!) rehearses daily after school until 5:00 pm. Some rehearsals are scheduled for weekends or evenings , to accommodate the needs of both the cast and the show. In addition to actors, the Fall Drama needs behind-the scenes helpers in stage management, costuming, makeup, and business.
Fed Challenge/Euro Challengehsnfedchallenge@gmail.comStudent led/Morton LevineThe Fed Challenge is a competition hosted by the Federal Reserve of the United States to teach students more about general macroeconomics and the issues facing the US economy today. The HSN Fed Challenge team competes by presenting a detailed analysis of the current issues and some potential solutions. Members can also participate in the Euro Challenge, a similar competition hosted by the Delegation of the European Union based around the Euro Area.
Fellowship of Christian Athletesashley.warren@ww-p.orgStudent LedThe Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a forum for members to meet and develop community.
Film Clubwwpfilmclub@gmail.comStudent LedThe HSN Film Club is an opportunity for interested students to act, direct, design, write and edit a film. Members will work on current projects and start new ones by splitting into groups. The Film Club also attends the Princeton Film Festival.
French Honor Societyeric.lovland@ww-p.orgEric LovelandThe Societe Honoraire de Francais provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French language through selection for membership, and provides a vehicle for focusing activities around French language and also for encouraging member participation in the annual writing contest as well as application for the annual travel grants. In addition, there is opportunity for students to experience leadership in serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, and/or leading other chapter events.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Student Led/Morty LevineFBLA is a national organization that tests students as individuals in areas such as accounting and other business areas. There is a local competition in the fall at Mercer County Community College, as well as state and national competitions each year. Club members will also learn about financial literacy, international business, microeconomics, and entrepreneurship.
Future Problem Solvers (FPS)fpshsn@gmail.comKatie FoleyFuture Problem Solving is a creative writing competition where members dissect a futuristic story for potential problems and then create relevant solutions to those problems. Members can participate in both teams and as individuals and will be taught the 6-step problem solving process. Teams will represent HSN at both state and international competitions.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)tracy.zarodnansky@ww-p.orgTracy ZarodnanskyThis organization heightens student and teacher awareness, and teaches tolerance and acceptance of differences. This is done through guest speakers and films, as well as meeting with health educators, teachers, and other students. The club is open to all students.
Hands Across the Water Northhandsacrossthewaternorth@gmail.comStudent Led
Improv Clubdebbie.goodkin@ww-p.orgDeb GoodkinMembers of this troupe meet weekly to play improv games and hone their skills for the twice-yearly Improve Shows. Proceeds of these evening performances benefit charities the club's choice. Improv also performs at selected school functions and at venues in the community as well. Tryouts are held once or twice a year.
Interacttara.mccarthy@ww-p.orgTara McCarthyInteract Club is the high school version of the Rotary Club. Members volunteer time in the community and plan fundraisers for service projects at the local, state, national, and international levels. Members are required to donate a minimum of six service hours per year.
International Thespian Societydeborah.goodkin@ww-p.orgDeb GoodkinThe Thespian Society at North is an opportunity for members to expand their experience with theater from performance to management to technology. Workshops will be offered to improve acting skills and other opportunities to perform outside of North will be available.
JAM Clubwwphsnjamclub@gmail.comStudent led
Jazz Band/Stage Bandmark.bencivengo@ww-p.orgMark BencivengoThe Jazz Band is an ensemble with standard "Big Band" instrumentation that plays music from the dawn of the swing era to modern times (swing, funk, Latin, etc.). A strong emphasis is placed on stylistic integrity and improvisational skills are further developed. The group plays in the community and at local jazz festivals.
Jewish Cultural Youth Club (JCYC)hsnjcyc@gmail.comStudent Led
Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)jsa.north@gmail.com or north.jsa@gmail.comAshley WarrenThe mission of JSA is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. JSA allows students to experience first-hand the drama and power of politics as well as the challenges and responsibilities of leadership. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools and JSA conventions bring thousands of students together to share their opinions and learn from each other. At these conventions, students participate in debates, thought talks, and special activities about current politics, and are educated by guest keynote speakers who aid them in becoming more politically aware and active. Meets Tuesdays in the Upper Dining Hall.
K-Popkpop.hsn@gmail.comStudent Led
Key ClubStudent led
Kids for Kidskidsforkidsnorth@gmail.comStudent ledKids for Kids is a charity club at HSN that works to help underprivileged children in the local area. The club provides tutoring, educational supplies, and holiday events for these children.
Knights for Homefront (formerly Cherry Tree)
Student LedServing homeless and at risk children in Mercer county. Members try to help and organize events for Homefront. Last year included helping take part in a WWP food drive with donated items delivered to the organization.
LARKabilityKelly.Lee@ww-p.org and Roxanne.lackey@ww-p.orgKelly Lee, Roxanne LackeyThe Larkability Club is a weekly social meeting that is run by the HSN LARKS students. Each week, the students organize activities such as movies, arts, and crafts, games, and listening to music. The Larkability club provides an after school opportunity for students of all backgrounds to socialize. All students are welcomed to join.
Leo Clubleoclubwwp@gmail.comStudent ledThe Leo Club is an opportunity for students at HSN to volunteer and benefit their community. Members work to raise money for the nonprofit animal shelter SAVE and to support nurses in the WWP district.
Lighting Boothchrista.hannon@ww-p.orgChrista HannonStudents learn how to control the stage lighting and assist during Fall and Spring Musical performances.
Literary Magazinetheliterarymagazine@gmail.comAdrienne StanleyThe North Literary Magazine features the art, photography, music, and writing of students in grades 9 -12 as well as faculty and staff. Students in the club develop ways to encourage submissions, as well as determine which works to accept, and design the magazine layout. The Literary Magazine also has a website which members help maintain
Marching Bandjason.verblaauw@ww-p.orgJason VerblaauwMarching Band is a club for students in the music program who wish to use the skills they have developed during the school day in a competitive, drum corps style marching band. The band rehearses music and marching after school several times a week and performs at all football games. They also compete against other marching bands in the region and participate in local parades.
Math Leaguenorthmathclub@gmail.comSamhitha SreenivasanThe main objective of this organization is to provide students interested in mathematics and problem solving with an opportunity to solve unique problems and compete with others from schools in New Jersey and across the United States. Math League consists of in-school and traveling competitions.
Med Forum/Future Doctors of Americahsnmedforum@gmail.comStudent ledMed Forum gives prospective HSN medical students insights into how their future professions will be by having doctor visits, providing volunteering opportunities in health care settings, and fundraising for charities that raise awareness and research cures for illnesses such as the Arthritis Foundation.
Model Congressnorthmc@gmail.com
Chelsea Julius, Michelle Costanza
Model Congress is a simulation of the U.S. government. Students tackle the most pressing issues facing the nation as they assume the roles of the three branches of American government. The program is hosted by major universities across the country. The members train each other and compete for positions at 3-4 conferences each year.
Model United Nations (MUN)northmun@gmail.comChrista Hannon,Alyson LukacherMUN is a forum for honing speaking skills, developing skills of compromise and negotiation, and understanding a myriad of global issues and dilemmas that exist today. A comprehensive training program is provided in September for new members. Three conferences are attended during the year at the nation's leading universities.
National History Daywwpnationalhistoryday@gmail.comChris Bond, Ryan LagomarsinoStudents will participate in the New Jersey National History Day (NJNHD) and National History Day (NHD) competitions. By doing so, students will develop critical analysis skills through historical research, gaining an appreciation for the past and a new perspective for the future.
National Honor Society (NHS)wwpnorthnhs@gmail.comAshley WarrenNHS is a merit-based organization comprised of some of the school's leaders in academic and extracurriculars. Students in the eleventh and twelfth grades with a unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply for selection into NHS. A faculty council reviews the applicants' leadership, community service, and overall character to make the final selections. Once admitted, members of NHS serve the community by tutoring fellow students, raising money for charity, and performing other community service projects.
Newspaper:The Knightly Newstheknightlynews@gmail.comCarolyn HoytThe Knightly News is an extracurricular activity which complements the Journalism electives offered to students through the Language Arts Department. Students interested in becoming a writer or editor for the paper are required to enroll in Journalism courses. Opportunities for students not enrolled in Journalism courses include: guest columnists and reviewers, cartoonists, photographers, and web managers.
NuYu nuyuteam@gmail.comDr. Rebecca McLelland CrawleyThe NuYu Club is an opportunity for students to learn coping strategies to deal with stress by practicing mindfulness. Some mindfulness strategies include mindful coloring, yoga, meditation, DIY mindfulness (glitter jars, zen gardens, stress balls, and origami), journaling, mindful drumming, and therapy dogs. In addition, students will help organize events that promote stress-relieving activities in the educational community and can be selected to speak at various conferences regarding student stress and the benefits of mindfulness. This experience can help students develop their ability to deal with the negative effects of stress, improve their oratory, organizational, fundraising and leadership skills.
Opening Knightsdeborah.goodkin@ww-p.orgDeb GoodkinOpening Knights is HSN's traveling performance troupe. There are several casts, each of which perform a different play. "Bang Bang You're Dead" is a play highlighting the dangers of gun violence and the importance of friendship and tolerance. Auditions are held in September and May. Other plays are performed for health classes at Community Middle School. These plays audition in September. Topics of these plays include eating disorders, bullying, tolerance, and peer pressure. All plays are followed by interactive discussion of the topic with audience members.
Peer LeadersHsnpeerleaders@gmail.comMaria Pyle, Christine Cabarle, & Chelsea GodowskiThrough the Peer Leadership program, students perform many vital services to the school and community; these include peer mediation, 8th grade transition groups, freshmen peer groups, building tours, event ushering, community service projects, and other tasks as requested by administration or the guidance department. Peer Leaders are also involved with a number of other activities acting as role models for the middle school students. The members are frequently asked to become involved in other aspects of the high school when their skills and insights can be integral to helping their peers. Peer Leaders are selected through an application process during sophomore year.
Percussionmark.bencivengo@ww-p.orgMark BencivengoThis ensemble is intended for serious percussionists and adventurous non-percussionists wishing to expand their musical abilities and play advanced literature written specifically for percussion instruments. Students are placed in groups based on their ability and experience. The ensemble plays a concert and performs at local festivals.
Photographywwpnorthphoto@gmail.comStudent Led
Pit Orchestramark.bencivengo@ww-p.orgMark BencivengoThe Pit Orchestra plays for the annual musical production in the spring. It is intended for advanced music students. The instrumentation varies from year to year based on the musical being performed. The rehearsal schedule varies in intensity depending on the proximity to the performance.
Project PrideProjectPrideHSN@gmail.comStudent led
Quiz Bowlnorthquizbowl@gmail.comStudent ledQuiz Bowl teaches students to compete in the National Quiz Bowl, featuring knowledge from topics including but not limited to: art, literature, science, mythology, history, and geography.
Radio Clubwwph1079fm@aol.comGlenn Allison107.9—FM is a non-commercial radio station run by the students of both North and South Campuses. The station broadcasts live to West Windsor and Plainsboro on most school days from 7:00 am until 5:00pm. Additionally, there are live night and weekend broadcasts for sports and special events. Broadcasts can be heard on the radio and on the internet, and listeners can also hear a show “on demand” by downloading podcasts at iTunes or at the radio station website: wwph1079fm.com. Any student may participate in the club on or off the air. Positions include news, sports, publicity, production, promotions, etc. Additionally, students who take the Broadcast Writing course earn a license that allows them to host their own shows. Students may choose to participate in one or more seasons (fall, winter, spring).
Red Crosscarl.romero@ww-p.orgCarl RomeroThe Red Cross Club provides students with a variety of meaningful service opportunities throughout the year. Club members have access to many Red Cross programs and have received extensive training in areas such as disaster response and First Aid/CPR. Members do everything from teaching children courses in water safety and disaster preparedness, visiting nursing homes on a monthly basis, to organizing food and blood drives. Each member must participate in a minimum of 5 hours of service with the club annually to be recognized as a contributing member.
Relay for Lifenorthrelay2016@gmail.comStudent Led/Mary Beth KitsonRelay for Life is a charitable organization of the American Cancer Society. Members at HSN will work in small teams to independently raise money for the American Cancer Society with various events and fundraisers.
RoboticsLibby.Kamen@wwprsd.orgLibby KamenFIRST Robotics Competition Team 1923, The MidKnight Inventors designs, builds & programs a 150-lb competition robot each year. We also support two FIRST Tech Challenge teams, The MidKnight Magic & The MidKnight Nova, for 7th and 8th graders, in addition to FIRST LEGO League mentoring programs for elementary schoolers. Our team helps promote STEM to the local area by competing throughout the year, hosting demos, summer camps, and community events. In addition to building and programming, our team maintains a media subteam, business committee, and community outreach committee - no matter what you're interested in, there is a space for you to pursue it on our team!
SAASAnorthsaasa16@gmail.comCarolyn Hoyt
SAVE clubWWPHSNSAVEClub@gmail.comStudent led
Science Bowlhsnsciencebowl@gmail.comKerry ProssScience Bowl is a quiz like competition testing the students’ knowledge of various subjects in science. Meetings will teach students more about science outside of their classes and broaden their knowledge. Students will compete representing HSN in Science Bowl and the Merck Science Competition.
Science Clubwwpscienceclub@gmail.comKerry Pross
Science Club is for students to explore and expand upon STEM concepts.
Science Olympiadwwpnorth.so@gmail.comRegina CelinScience Olympiad is a National Competition that includes regional, state, and national competitions in 25 different events in engineering, chemistry, biology, earth science, and problem solving. Many events require the construction and testing of a vehicle, bridge, robot, or other device. Team members who are selected at the beginning of the year work as a team to compete in tournaments at the state and national level.
SHADESwwpnorthshades@gmail.comRosalyn WashingtonSHADES, the Black Student Union, at HSN is a student club formed to give a diverse group of students a voice to advocate for students of color and bring awareness to the controversial issues that center around racial disparities. This club aims to inspire, educate, and encourage while promoting cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence within our community.
Silver Lining/Episodekenneth.carter@ww-p.orgKen CarterSilver Lining is an all female ensemble and Episode is a male ensemble designed only for students interested in signing cool music in harmony. No audition required, just a good sense of humor, commitment and a desire to make music. Rehearsal are September through June with performances in December, May and June.
Spanish Honor SocietyKarina.regal@ww-p.orgKarina Regal
Special Needs Student AllianceStudent Led
Spring Musicalrobert.corriveau@ww-p.orgBob CorriveauThe spring musical is open to all students who are interested in the on and off stage aspects of musical theatre. To perform on stage students must audition. Auditions consist of three components: singing, dancing and acting. A workshop is held each year before auditions so students can familiarize themselves with that year’s musical. Rehearsals take place after school, during the evenings, as well as on Saturdays. If being on stage is not for you, there are many opportunities to get involved backstage in opportunities such as building and painting sets, lighting and sound.
Stagecraft Club (Stage Crew)Robert.corriveau@ww-p.orgBob CorriveauStage Crew works to construct the sets for the HSN fall drama and musical, as well as working during the actual performances.
Steel Bandmark.bencivengo@ww-p.orgMark BencivengoThe Steel Band is a Caribbean style percussion ensemble made up of steel drums and other percussion instruments. It is intended for advanced music students who are capable of playing syncopated rhythms associated with calypso and soca music. The students play at least two concerts.
String Quartet/Chamber Musiccolin.oettle@ww-p.orgColin OettleThe Tutoring Society is a student-based organization that offers free tutoring to the school community. Tutors meet at the Plainsboro Public Library and High School Library for community service hours. Those students needing additional support in a particular class are encouraged to stop by the North Media Center after school to receive free tutoring.
Student Councilmatthew.gore@ww-p.orgMatt Gore, Nick TaberneroStudent Council is an organization which trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground. These are elected positions. Class Council for each grade falls under the realm of Student Council, interacting closely with this student governing body; however, many activities are conducted on their own in order to raise funds for their individual classes to go toward future events such as proms or senior class trip.
Technology Student Association (TSA)Matthew.Iannelli@ww-p.orgMatt Iannelli
TED-Ed Club
Student LedBased off TED Talks to inspire public speaking and idea development in students. The point is to encourage students to get involved in today’s world by spreading ideas and opinions about their passions, beliefs, and journeys. In the club we will work on developing passions, speaking publicly about them, and will get involved in the community to enrich student voice.
Tutoring Societytutoringsociety@gmail.comRobert CorriveauThe Tutoring Society is a student-based organization that offers free tutoring to the school community. Tutors meet at the Plainsboro Public Library and High School Library for community service hours. Those students needing additional support in a particular class are encouraged to stop by the North Media Center after school to receive free tutoring.
Ultimate Frisbee (Boys)hsnultimate@gmail.comUltimate Frisbee is a club for students who wish to play Ultimate Frisbee. Members will train, practice, and compete at several high school Ultimate Frisbee tournaments throughout the year.
Ultimate Frisbee (Girls)wwpgirlsultimate@gmail.comUltimate Frisbee is a club for students who wish to play Ultimate Frisbee. Members will train, practice, and compete at several high school Ultimate Frisbee tournaments throughout the year.
UNICEFnorthunicefclub@gmail.comStudent ledUNICEF is a United Nations program that provides aid and assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. The UNICEF club works to raise awareness of these issues and to fundraise for the UNICEF program to assist impoverished children in 190 countries around the world.
Waksmen Clubkarel.marshall@ww-p.orgKarel Marshall
We for She (formally Girls Learn International)
northgliclub@gmail.comStudent Led
Lorraine Sieben, Adrienne Stanley
The yearbook is created for students to look back on their year of high school. It is created and designed by the students for the students with guidance from faculty advisors. An integral part of the yearbook experience is dealing with weekly plans and deadlines to complete an entire high school yearbook by June. Members format pictures, enter information into computers and promote Excaliber, HSN’s official yearbook.
Young Entrepreneur Club (formerly MIT Launch)northmitlaunchx@gmail.com Student Led