Clubs & Organizations
Students will meet twice a month to practice various competition formats from jeopardy to toss up/bonus buzzer meets. If you enjoy game shows, are knowledgeable in many subject areas, and can think quickly, come take a qualifying test. Most competitions are on Saturdays, some are after school, and a few during school hours. Club meets every other Friday during unit lunch or block 5 in room 907, on "A" days.
Bookworms meet weekly to discuss member selected books. This year the club members hope to write book reviews, read pre-publication copies of new Young Adult books, have a literature/text movie screening and fundraiser, and engage younger writers in the joys of reading. Club meets every Monday during block 5 in the IMC conference room.
Bridges is a club for students who want to bridge the gap between generations. Students meet every other week to plan monthly trips to Independence Manor, a senior care facility in Flemington. Students socialize with the residents and plan activities as well as caroling, crafts and music. Club meets twice a month on Mondays during block 5, in the 600"s cafeteria area.
Cabaret is a talent show opened to all students at Hunterdon Central. The Students work on their own and prepare individual acts to audition. Between 20 and 30 acts are selected, ranging from vocal and instrumental acts, comedy routines, magic and dance acts. All types of variety entertainment will be considered. Seniors also have the opportunity to audition for the roles of emcees. Emcee auditions will take place in March. Individual act auditions will take place in April, and the performance will be in early May.
Kids form into groups and choose between several Chemistry-related projects in February. After preparing for a few months, the groups compete against other NJ high schools at the Chemistry Olympics competition, at NJIT in mid-May. The club meets Wednesdays during block 5, in room 924. Arrangements can be made with an adivsor for alternate meetings days.
Rehearse and perform a play for children at the elementary schools in the district. Actors are also expected to make their own costumes and help with props and scenery. Open to all grades. Listen to morning announcements and look for audition signs near the theatre rooms. This play is less competitive in terms of roles than the main stage plays (9/10; 11/12; Musical) and numerous people are needed because it is double cast. A good opportunity to get experience and for crew people looking to get their acting requirement to become a member of the Thespian Society. Auditions in the Spring after the musical. Listen to morning announcements for information.
Chinese Honor Society
The National Chinese Honor Society is open to students in level Chinese III or higher with a 90% and above in Chinese for the past two year's and an overall average of no lower than 85% in their grades. The Chinese Honor Society sponsors celebrations of Chinese holidays and participates in service learning projects concerned with learning about China and Asia. We also promote the Chinese language and culture throughout the school year and raise funds for educational charities in China. The club will meet during block 5 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in Room 152
The Chinglish Club is open to students in all grades. The purpose of the club is to encourage and promote interest in Chinese language and Chinese culture learning, and community services. All students who would like to practice speaking Chinese language and learning Chinese cultural activities may participate in Clinglish Club. Meetings are held in room 152 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Chorale is an auditioned choir that performs acappella music of a difficult nature. Auditions are held in September. This group meets on Monday evenings in Room 519.
Class Council is a grade level division of student government with separate elected officers. It is responsible for fundraising, decisions about class activities, consensus building, organizing dances, and providing the class with opportunities for social involvement. See advisor for details.
Class Council: Class of 2021
Students involved in Class Council will participate in many fundraisers, activities and community service activities. This year, we will be helping with Homecoming and working to raise money for our charity "Autism Speaks." We will also be collecting can tabs to help families or children with cancer. We will have four Dippin Dots sales and two bake sales. This class will meet every other Wednesdays during block 5, in the Auditorium.
Class Council: Class of 2020
Class Council is a student government organization that fundraises and coordinates events for the class, and promotes student involvement and school spirit. While the Class Council will run most events independently, there will be some collaboration with other grade-level class councils. The class will be sponsoring a trip to an amusement park in October and hosting the last band standing concert in January. The council will also be selling t-shirts and magnets. This club will meet on Wednesdays during block 5, in room 804 (A days) or room 131 (B days).
Class Council: Class of 2019
Class Council is made up of students from the class of 2019 who want to be involved in activities that their class supports. The club organizes fundraisers to support their prom as well as area charities. This club meets select Mondays in room 808. Please listen to announcements for dates.
Class Council: Class of 2018
Work cooperatively with school community, co-advisor and administration in guiding the students to promote the following: School spirit, communication among peers, leadership, guidance or peers, fundraising and cooperation. This club meets every other Wednesday, in Room 620.
Members of Connect will mentor students in social activities. This will include accompanying them to block 5 clubs, school functions, Unit Lunch, and sporting events. Members of the club will work with the child study team to develop social strategies and skills to share with their mentees. The club will meet every Friday during Unit Lunch in room 648.
The Dance Team promotes school spirit through multiple performances at school events and activities. The team trains and performs in various styles of dance such as jazz, pom, and hip-hop. The season runs from August through May, as the team prepares to compete in regional and national dance team competitions. Auditions are held in May for incoming freshman as well as current 9th through 11th grade students. If there are still additional openings available, there is a second audition held in September. The practice schedule varies throughout the season, but averages about three days per week, including some weekends (for performances, competitions, and fundraising events).
Dramatics 11/12 Play
A full length, professional quality play, cast by audition, Featuring 11th and 12th grade actors. Rehearsals are every day after school, and the performances are in November, for a paying audience. Please see Ms. Enterline for more information and for non-acting opportunities.
Dramatics 9/10 Play
Rehearse and perform a full length play for a paying audience. Auditions are open to 9th and 10th grade students only. Listen to morning announcements for more information.
Dramatics/International Thespian Society
An honorary society providing recognition for exemplary participation in high school theatre program. Students must be invited to join through involvement in theatrical activities at school. The troupe engages in community service and supports theatrical productions at HCRHS. To become a member you must earn enough points through work on at least two full length plays. You must also work at least once in 2 of the 3 areas: A. performance; B. set construction/running crew; C. business management/publicity. Though it is theoretically possible to be admitted as a Freshman, most are admitted as Sophomores or Juniors. For the best chance, start working on plays right away in your Freshman year. Meetings are once a month in room 216.
Activities include organizing staff for assigned sections, creating unique layouts, taking pictures, editing, participating in school-wide yearbook distribution in June and writing articles to produce a 450-page yearbook. This is a year-long activity and meeting frequency depends on an individual's assignment within the club. Meetings are every Friday during Block 5 in the IMC and Room 102. Meeting time will be longer on Fridays prior to a scheduled submission date
Student Environmental Alliance
Students work to educate and inform both Hunterdon Central's community and the local community about environmental awareness. The Environmental Society also pursues environmental causes for fundraising purposes. The primary focus this year is to promote Hunterdon Central's "green initiative". Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in room 906.
French Honor Society
The French Honor Society is affiliated with a national organization sponsored by the AATF. Its purpose is to foster and encourage the continued study of the French language and culture and provide a social setting to meet friends of similar interests. To be eligible, students must have completed 2 semesters of the language (through Level III) with an average of 90 or above in all French courses completed. Students must also have an overall average of 85 or higher in all other subjects. Meetings will be held every other Monday in room 134 during block 5.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Future Business Leaders of America is a nationally known business-oriented club for students. FBLA's goals include increasing interest and understanding of the American business enterprise, the development of competent business leadership, the strengthening of student self-confidence, and the development of personal character. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities, including workshops and competitions. Meetings are held every other Monday block 5 in room 704A.
FEA (Future Educators Association)
FEA is an international organization preparing young adults for career pathways in the field of Education. Participation in the club offers opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in community action type activities, and practice these skills at meetings. Members of the local organization are also part of the larger organization which generates college scholarship information as well as college literature, as well as a magazine called "Go Teach" which informs those interested in this career path how to follow their dreams by showing other teens who are already doing it, among other very interesting articles about national and international opportunities in the field of Education. Please email the advisor for meeting dates and times.
Franglais Club is open to all students who are interested in learning more about French language and culture. The purpose of the club is to promote community interest and awareness about the French language and cultural traditions. Students interested in practicing their spoken French are also encouraged to attend. The group will meet every other Wednesday to talk bout French vocabulary, culture and history. We will also celebrate French holidays such as Mardi Gras, Poisson d'Avril and Souffle Day. Students do not need to speak or be enrolled French to join--they just need an interest in life a la francaise. We meet in room 134 during Block 5.
GAPP (German American Partnership Program)
The next Gapp Exchange will take place in the Summer of 2015. An informational will take place in April 2014. During the 2014-2015 school year the students will meet with their advisor twice a month in preparation for the exchange. Students will create a power point presentation for the school in Germany. They will determine activities as well as create a welcome packet for the German students upon their arrival to the US. The German students attend school at HCRHS for 3 weeks in April/May. The exchange also includes trips to major cities such as Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Trier and Cochem Germany. The club will meet 1st and 3rd of each month during block 5 in room 610.
German Club seeks to provide students with a variety of opportunities to immerse themselves in German culture. Each year, we participate in Haunted High School, make gingerbread houses in the winter, work with kids at the 4th and 5th grade Parents' Night, play soccer games with other language clubs/honor societies, and eat a traditional German meal at Pheasant's Landing in Hillsborough. We also occasionally watch German movies, listen to German music, and play German board games. During GAPP Exchange years, we take part in activities that directly involve the German exchange students, such as picnics, Adopt-a-German, volleyball games, and field trips off-campus. For those who would like to enhance their German-speaking skills, we also host monthly Kaffee Klatsch during which no English is spoken. German Club is open to anyone--even those who have never studied the language before. We are always happy to see new members! Meetings will be held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, during block 5 in room 610.
German Honor Society
The German Honor Society provides students with German language immersion, as well as opportunities for community service. The Honor Society meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, in room 610, during block 5. Activities include induction of new members, tutoring, as well as a variety of activities for the assisted living facility. The Honor Society is involved with activities during the GAPP exchange. At the end of the year, students participate in the End of Year Cultural Dinner, as well as the Language Soccer Game.
Global Outreach is for students who enjoy keeping up to date on national and international issues. Throughout the year, we select two to three international charities and design activities to raise funds for these worthy causes. So far our most successful activities have been the International Food Fest, Book Drive, and Feed the Need. We occasionally collaborate with other clubs to reach out to the community and raise awareness about charitable causes. Meetings are held every Monday during block 5 in room 700.
Habitat for Humanity
HCRHS Habitat for Humanity meets throughout the school year Block 5, in the Little Theater the last Monday of each month. Club officers may be required to meet more often. HCRHS works with Morris County and Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity to assist in building affordable housing for hard-working, low income families in Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. As a club, Habitat for Humanity provides students with a rewarding opportunity to get involved in our local community by contributing their time and energy towards a collective effort on two fronts: Fundraising and Building. We usually have the opportunity to join in four "Build Days" a year. Students that attend "Build Days" will proactively participate in the construction of a Habitat home. Through their participation in fundraising and home building, our students are given the opportunity to perform community service, learn a skill, and have fun at the same time!
The purpose of the Improv Comedy Club is to instruct students in the art of improvisational comedy. Improv comedy is the practice of acting, talking,singing (sometimes) and reacting in the moment. This type of comedy, and it participants, use immediate responses to a motivation, in an effort to produce humorous sketches, songs, scenes or games, all in a matter of seconds. Students will learn to live in the moment of the scene/game/ they are a part of, use listening skills, use teamwork and their wit in an effort to entertain an audience. The group will meet during Unit Lunch on "A" days in room 642 and on "B" days in room 208.
Interact is sponsored by the Rotary club of Flemington and is geared toward local community service. Interact will sponsor its own fundraising events, partake in join Rotary projects, and look for new ways for improving Hunterdon County. Meetings are held montly on Mondays during block 5 in the Auditorium.
Intramural club is open to all students interested in having fun and competing against their peers on a weekly basis during block 5 in the old wooden gym. Activities in the club will begin with Ping Pong, Basketball, Volleyball and Frisbee. The club will meet every Monday and Wednesday during block 5 in the wooden gym.
The Jazz Band is a select performing ensemble that rehearses from January - June. The Jazz Band traditionally performs at the HC Devils Cabaret, the HC Spring Jazz Concert and at music festivals. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend auditions, which are held in December each year. See Mr. Kenny the first week of November, in the Music Building, for audition materials.
Key Club is a youth service-leadership organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club volunteers at local events, fundraisers and at schools within the district to help foster a better community. It is student-led at every level: Key Club International, districts, and individual clubs are all run by students. Key Club's core values are: Caring, character building, inclusiveness, and leadership. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in the Little Theater.
Latin Club / Latin Honor Society
We encourage not only Latin students but all students interested in European culture and the culture of the Mediterranean to become involved in the Latin Club. Students participate in extra-curricular social activities centered around various aspects of Latin: e.g., Banquets and Battles, National Junior Classical League Certamen, Montclair Classics Day, and celebrations such as the Winter Saturnalia, and Spring Latin Day (Floralia). The Latin Honor Society has its induction early in the academic year with both current and new inductees creating a short performance, usually a skit, for induction night. Members of the Honor Society, students in the 3rd year of Latin with a consistent A average, are always available to help other students. Members of the Latin Club and Latin Honor Society are by default also members of the Nation Junior Classical League. Every year is different and students are encouraged to develop activities, whether the making of togas or the preparation of a Roman feast, which interest them. Meetings are held on Thursday during block 5 in room 602.
Madrigals is a select, auditioned choral group, made up of girls who have been in Chorale for at least one year. We perform a variety of challenging, a capella four-part women's music. The size of the group ranges from 10 to 14 members. Meetings are held Wednesdays during tutorial and Fridays during unit lunch in room 519. Extra rehearsals will be scheduled as needed. The group performs at four choral concerts and various school and community events.
Marching Band (or the Hunterdon Central Marching Red Devils), is a co-curricular activity that takes place mostly in the fall during football season. Students perform either a woodwind, brass, percussion instrument, or participate in the color guard (flags and weapons). Students learn a halftime show that is performed at all varsity home football games, as well as at several band competitions. We also perform in community events, and travel every other year during spring break to Europe or Walt Disney World. Color Guard and Percussion spots are limited and may require an audition, however all students can participate in the wind section. Rehearsals begin in the summer and include a MANDATORY two week band camp in August. The competitive season runs from September until the beginning of November. Please contact the adviser for more information.
Math League/ Mu Alpha Theta
Members of Mu Alpha Thea, the Math Honor Society, will take tests designed especially for their math level. All Mu Alpha Theta students will be required to tutor students needing help in their math classes. Mr. Wasserman, or an officer, will handle all correspondence with the various associations, announce test dates, proctor and score tests, and report scores to the various associations. Meetings are held during Unit Lunch in the Little Theater. Contact the advisor directly for more information.
The Mock Trial Team tries a case prepared by the NJ State Bar Foundation every February in real court rooms before real judges. Schools throughout the state and across the country participate in this competition. The purpose of the Mock Trial Club is to help students gain an understanding of our legal system. Club members will develop and hone their analytical and communication skills over the course of the season. Each year's team consists of 10 members. Membership in the club is competitive and determined by tryouts.. Regional and State competitions are held in February contact the adviser for more information
The Model United Nations Club is an interactive club that simulates the United Nations. Students meet weekly to prepare to participate in Model UN conferences. To prepare students must enjoy researching, analyzing and debating global issues from their country's perspective. Student will be assigned a country to role play and must debate specified global issues. Parliamentary procedure is used during all debates. These MUN conferences are made up of students from all over the world and are held over a 3 day period. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in the IMC computer lab.
The Spring Musical is open to all Central students, and cast by audition. Please look for flyers and announcements for exact dates and times. Contact Mrs. Enterline with any questions.
The Pit Orchestra is the ensemble that accompanies the musical in March. Students in Pit Orchestra are selected based on their performance assessment scores in their ensemble music class, or by a separate audition. Please contact Mr. Magalio for more information.
Mythology Club is a club for students who would like to learn and share knowledge about mythology. We also discuss mythological allusions and references in modern day movies, literature, games, etc. Part of the club involves taking part in an optional Mythology Exam Contest for scholarship prizes and acclaim! Meetings are held every other Wednesday during block 5 in room 806 ( "B" days) or room 302 ("A" days).
National Art Honor Society
This chapter will ensure and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art, foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, and further creative abilities and talents of the Society's members. The organization's mission is to bring art awareness to the school and community furthering aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school's total program with participation of scholarship, service and character. Meetings are every other Wednesday during block 5 in room 109.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a scholastic and service activity. Members become eligible to apply by meeting the academic criteria of a 3.75 or higher weighted GPA at the end of the fall semester of junior year . Students meeting eligibility requirements will be invited to apply in the spring of their junior year and are offered admission into the society, if they are found to meet further high standards of sustained service, leadership and character as determined by a selection committee. Accepted members are inducted in a formal ceremony in May of their junior year. Meetings are held monthly , on Fridays, during block 5. Please contact the advisor for more information.
Peer Leadership is a service club providing volunteers for different school and community activities. Members provide friendship and leadership to other students in the school. Members offer a positive and fun atmosphere for all and provide charitable donations for community agencies. The Peer Leadership Club sponsors fundraisers such as: you've been Picked Pumpkin Pretzel Grams, Give-A-Gift,Teens Helping Teens, Holiday Cards to Soldiers, Mardi Gras Madness, and much more. Over the past several years, the Peer Leadership club has donated over $3000 to various charities, and tries to increase their donations every year. At the end of the year, the active club members participate in a fun end of the year get together to celebrate all of their accomplishments. Meetings are every Wednesday during block 5 in room 822.
An organization to raise funds for a substance free post graduation night of fun and games at Dave and Busters. This organization is run by two advisors and does not involve students or parents directly. Fundraisers are conducted through mailings home, business donations or by contacting the
advisors. Senior sign up for Project Graduation take place in May. A letter will be sent home and announcements will be made.
P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone)
P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone) is a club where everyone is welcome - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight students, as well as those who don't have or need a label for their sexual orientations or gender identities. We play a vital role in making Hunterdon Central safer for our LGBTQ students by providing supportive and accepting spaces, as well as doing broader organizing work against homophobia and transphobia in our school and community. Some of our activities include: Ally Week, LGBTQ History Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, World AIDS day and the Day of Silence. Please join us to show your support for diversity, acceptance and equality for all human beings. We meet weekly on Wednesdays during block 5 in room 635.
Red Cross Club
The Red Cross Club participates in service projects in the community, region, nation and around the world. Our club works closely with the America Red Cross of Central New Jersey. We participate in service projects to raise relief for current issues, as well as saving for services that may be needed in the future. Current projects we organize are our annual clothing drive, blood drives, as well as donations collected throughout the year. Meetings are held once a week,during bock 5 in room 135. Please contact adviser for meeting information.
Revolution 4 Children
Revolution 4 Children is a club that is dedicated to helping all children, around the globe, who are in need. Our goal is to focus on children in areas who are in need of immediate assistance (e.g., after the Tsunami, the Haiti victims, etc.) We work with several different charities including: Charity: Water, Free the Children, Futures for Children (Native Americans), and Invisible Children. We like to focus on using crafts and music to fund raise and create awareness of issues going on around the globe that affect children daily. Revolution 4 Children is an excellent global out reach program that also deals with domestic issues--both things that colleges are looking for in a well-rounded and informed student. Meetings are held every Wednesday during Unit Lunch in the IMC Conference Room.
Students in the Red Devil Robotics Club will participate in the planning, designing, and building of functional robotic devices to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org). FIRST is an exciting, highly-regarded, national robotics competition. Students who have an interest to learn or skills to promote in the designing and construction of a 120 pound robot are invited to join. There are many opportunities for the students to hone leadership skills. Students who have any interest in business management, fundraising, web design, photography, public relations, or other skills to help run successful organization are also encouraged to join. Meetings will be held once a week during block 5 in room 902. From January to April, students will be building the robot at night, multiple days a week. Please contact advisers for more information.
Science National Honor Society
Kids with appropriate science-grade credentials involved in science tutoring and grade-school outreach. Meetings are held Mondays during block 5, the Little Theater.
Central Mural Arts
Sketch Club is a student run organization that provides art as a service around our community. Possible projects include painting murals around the school, the Memory Project, and lending our talents to school activities such as Halloween high School. Projects vary by time of year and the students attending. Meetings are held Mondays during block 5 in room 710
Ski and Snowboard Club
The HC Ski and Snowboard Club is geared towards all skill levels of skiers and riders. We travel to a variety of mountains in the tri-state area on a weekly basis beginning in January. All trips are scheduled for Saturdays, with the exception of one Friday night trip. We are planning 6-8 trips this year and students have the option to sign up in advance for trip(s) of their choice. The schedule will be distributed at the first meeting. Students who participate in winter sports should take their commitment to those sports into account in order to determine availability for ski trips. We also hope to offer an overnight weekend trip to VT for Senior club members. Preference will be given to those club members who have participated in the club for 4 years and who have attended a higher amount of trips. Please contact the adviser for meeting dates and location.
Spanish Honor Society
The Spanish Honor Society is a national organization run by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese (AATSP) that meets monthly. After an application and grade verification process, qualified students will participate in events that will make the school community more aware of the various Hispanic cultures and the subtle differences between them. Activities in the past have included correspondences with less fortunate young people in Spanish speaking countries, and Hispanic Culture Day where the students became the teachers for an afternoon at Robert Hunter School. Meetings will be held on Thursdays, during block 5, in Room 130
Speech and Debate
The Speech and Debate Team provides students with the opportunity to engage in serious discussion and debate with other students on the team as well as individuals from other schools that attend the competitions hosted by the New Jersey Forensic League. Students can compete in two debate categories, Public Forum and Lincoln/Douglas, and a number of speech categories, including Declamation, Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Prose Reading, Poetry Reading, Impromptu Speaking, Improvisational Acting, and Original Oratory. The team travels to several competitions held throughout the state beginning in November and culminating with the state tournament held in March. Meeting time during block 5 is used to demonstrate speaking and debating techniques, review feedback from judges, and allow members to practice their performances and hone their skills as a speaker and/or debater. Meetings are held every Monday during block 5 in room 303.
Strides Against Stigma
The Student Council is a student-run organization and is open to the entire student body. The Student Council is responsible for encouraging and promoting school spirit. The Student Council organizes many activities throughout the school year, such as Homecoming/Spirit Week, March Madness, Mr. Central, and the running of the Snack Shack during home football games. The goals of the Student Council are to promote unity among Hunterdon Central students, give all students opportunities to utilize their leadership skills, and donate money to statewide and Hunterdon County charities. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in the 600's dining area or the IMC..
Student Soldier Support Club
The Student Soldier Support Club will be holding letter writing campaigns, collections, and donations for our troops all over the world, as well as helping the Wounded Warrior Project. We meet monthly to plan and advertise. Meetings are held on Wednesdays during block 5, in room 606.
The Lamp (School Paper)
The Lamp is Hunterdon Central's student newspaper. It is published every other week and seeks to bring students news, views, entertainment and photos connected to the school community. We invite students to become involved at any time of the year. Meetings are held every Wednesday and every other Tuesday during block 5 in room 642.
Club open to all Central students interested in women's rights locally, nationally, and internationally. Third Wave will work with local and international organizations to volunteer and spread awareness about concerns relating to gender equality. Additionally, the club engages in discussion of current events and topics relating to gender studies. Meetings are held every Monday during unit lunch or block 5 in room 610.