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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS 

Athletic Director - Mr. Uszaki

FallWinterSpring
FootballBasketball (Boys)Baseball
Soccer (Boys)Basketball (Girls)Softball
Soccer (Girls)WrestlingTrack (Boys/Girls)
Field HockeyTrack (Boys/Girls)Tennis (Boys)
Cross Country (Boys/Girls)Bowling (Boys/Girls)Golf
Tennis (Girls)Swimming (Boys/Girls)Lacrosse (Boys/Girls)
Volleyball (Girls JV & V)Student Athletic TrainerStudent Athletic Trainer
Student Athletic TrainerSpecial Olympics Bowling(Do Not Need to NJSIAARequirements)

ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENT AIDES

Students learn basic care of athletic injuries. They will work with Fall, Winter, and Spring sports teams. Advisor - Ms. Cearfoss

Other Activities not included in the pamphlet

Activity Director - Mr. Cataline


AFJROTC Color Guard
Advisor(s) SMSgt Irvin
Grades open to: All
Membership: Must be enrolled in Air Force JROTC
Description:This specialized team presents the flag at school sports events and other ceremonies
Special Events: Community Service Events, School Events and Special Ceremonies
Meetings: Tuesday and Wednesday


AFJROTC Drill Team
Advisor(s) SMSgt Irvin
Grades open to: All
Membership: Must be enrolled in Air Force JROTC
Description: Drill teaches precision, discipline, and leadership to the cadets involved
Meetings: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday


AFJROTC Raider Team
Advisor(s) SMSgt Bender
Grades open to: All
Membership: Must be enrolled in Air Force JROTC
Description: This team promotes high levels of physical fitness within the cadet corps and fosters Esprit De Corps
Meetings: Tuesday and Wednesday


All State Chorus
Advisor(s): Mr. Taylor
Grades open to: All
Membership: Student choir members may audition
Description: Choral students compete at a high level of individual competitions against the best of South Jersey
Special Events: Monthly competitions
Meetings: One Saturday a month (November-January)


Chess Club
Advisor(s): Dr. Ramamurthy
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time. Beginners and advanced players welcome.
Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn and play chess.
Special Events: Blue/Grey competitions, In-club tournaments
Meetings: Every Tuesday in room 406 until 3:30


Class of 2020 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Lakhia & Ms. McWilliams
Grades open to: Class of 2020
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings and participate in class activities.
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2020
Special Events: Spirit Week, Homecoming, fundraisers, Semi-Formal, Senior Trip, Mr. Northern
Meetings: Almost every day after school in weeks before major events; other days as needed


Class of 2021 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Farley & Ms. Duff
Grades open to: Class of 2021
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings and participate in class activities.
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2021
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Prom
Meetings: Almost every day after school in weeks before major events; other days as needed.


Class of 2022 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Ballinger & Ms. Jarvis
Grades open to: Class of 2022
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings and participate in class activities.
Description: Class Council for the Class of 2022 works to participate in community building and fundraising activities for our class and for our school. We decorate for homecoming, raise funds, and plan for activities such as prom and senior trip.
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Semi-formal
Meetings: As needed, many in September and October before Homecoming


Class of 2023 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Dorado-Austin
Grades open to: Class of 2023
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings and participate in class activities.
Description: Class Council fosters personal growth and leadership within students. We are dedicated to serving the Northern community by building strong interpersonal ties, improving the school environment through positive activities, and raising the necessary funds for our class.
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Semi-formal
Meetings: As needed


Debate Team
Advisor(s): Ms. Psaroudis & Ms. Tomasetti
Grades open to: All
Membership: All students can attend and compete
Description: Develop academic skills and use them competitively
Special Events: Compete in the South Jersey Debate League
Meetings: Tues & Wed (mid Oct - mid March); other days as needed


DECA
Advisor(s): Ms. Nadolny
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in marketing and business classes.
Description: The mission for DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is a very active club and has something for every business/marketing student. Students participate in community service projects, earn funds to support sending representatives to regional, state, and international conferences and participate in many chapter activities.
Special Events: State Community Service Project, Relay for Life, School Store, and so much more!
Meetings: After School and during Marketing Classes


Design & Computer Club
Advisor(s): Mr. Potts
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time

Description: An Introduction to computer applications, graphics programs, and lab equipment. These include screen printing equipment, vinyl cutters, laser engraver, button maker, etc. Students can work on their own special projects of getting involved with several of the production jobs that pass through the lab.

Special Events: T-Shirt design and printing; Trophy and award production.
Meetings: Wednesdays afternoons


Fall Play
Advisor(s): Ms. Gargus
Grades open to: All
Membership: Auditions held on first Monday or Tuesday of school (Get audition packets from the office on the first day of school, or from Ms. Gargus during Freshman Orientation.)
Description: To be a part of a non-musical production
Special Events: Fall play
Meetings: Everyday (September—first week in December) Performances are the first Friday and Saturday in December.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Advisor(s): Ms. Urso (Semester 1) & Mrs. Retzbach (Semester 2)
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in business classes; official FBLA membership requires dues\
Description: Inspires and prepares students for success as leaders in business, government and communities through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. FBLA is involved in numerous activities and events throughout the year - holding fun activities for members, involving businesses from our communities and guest speakers! Students will participate in national, state and chapter activities as well as competitions and conferences.
Special Events: Community service, Team building, Fundraising, Achievement Awards, Regional & State Conferences & Competitions
Meetings: Every other Thursday; Officer meetings as needed


FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Volunteer Supervisor(s): Mr. Hirschfeld & Mr. Doppler
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students anytime
Description: The purpose of this club is for students to meet with other Christians and encourage one another in their chosen faith. While athlete is in the title, the group is not restricted to athletes.
Meetings: Wednesday after school from 2:30 to 3:20


FFA (National FFA Organization)
Advisor(s): Mr. Dannucci, Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Hayes & Ms. Stant
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students taking any agricultural class are automatically enrolled as FFA members.
Description: FFA is a national agricultural student organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through their enrollment in the various agricultural classes offered at Northern Burlington. Members learn about agriculture and explore career and technical skills within various agricultural pathways. Members compete in FFA competitions, plan local chapter activities and go on agricultural related field trips. FFA is an integral part of every agricultural class.
Special Events: FFA Week, Chapter Banquet, FFA National Convention, Eastern States Exposition (Big E) , FFA Career Development Events, State FFA Convention and Chapter Officer Leadership Training, FFA competitions and other agricultural related field trips.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month—Officer Meeting, 3rd Wednesday of the month—Chapter Meeting


Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Advisor: Ms. Mystrena
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: The GSA is an intersectional club which provides a safe and friendly atmosphere in which LGBTQ+ students and their allies may meet, socialize, and support one another. We promote equality and acceptance, and work toward eliminating the the discrimination, bullying, and prejudice associated with gender and sexual identity.
Special Events: National Coming Out Day, LGBT History month, NJ GSA Forum, World AIDS Day, Ally Week, Transgender Day of Visibility, National Day of Silence
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month


Greenhouse Club
Advisor(s): Mr. Dannucci
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any students at any time during the year
Description: Students explore their interests in plants, while developing growing techniques and produce items for sale to generate funds for activities and charity
Special Events: Produce plants for interest, gifts, and fundraisers; proceeds fund trips to Longwood Gardens and are donated to community service charities
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month


Habitat for Humanity
Advisor (s): Mr. Hischak
Grades open to : 11-12 (need to be 16+ in age)
Membership: Anyone and everyone can attend meetings and participate in our local Day Builds. Sign ups will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Description: Northern is partnering with the local Burlington County Habitat for Humanity Chapter that works on building homes throughout the Burlington County community. Our role is to provide a volunteer workforce where students gain invaluable real life experiences in basic construction skills as well as camaraderie.
Special Events: Local day builds with the Burlington County Habitat for Humanity chapter will be scheduled throughout the year.
Meetings: Second Wednesday of every month; other days as needed

Interact


Advisor(s): Ms. Watterson
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student who attends meetings regularly
Description: Interact is a service organization that works in conjunction with Rotary International to organize community and international service projects.
Special Events: Ten Thousand Villages Sale, Relay for Life, Care Bags for Kids, nursing home party
Meetings: The second and fourth Wednesday of each month


Jazz Band
Advisor(s): Mr. Lindner
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in band class or band program; audition required
Description: Opportunity to cover unique styles of music such as swing, blues, latin, rock, and funk
Special Events: HS/MS Jazz Band Concert in mid-March
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays (end of November—mid March)


Jazz Ensemble
Advisor(s): Mr. Lindner
Grades open to: Any student enrolled in band or choir class
Membership: Audition required
Description: Opportunity to perform and experience the jazz genre
Special Events: Jazz Festivals, Concert, Arts Day, Senior Awards Banquet
Meetings: Mondays & Wednesdays (November—April)


Literary Magazine - Kaleidoscope
Advisor(s): Ms. Sampson
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student can participate; staff/editorial positions are by election
Description: Compile preview, edit submissions, layout and design, publication of Kaleidoscope (NBC’s literary magazine)
Special Events: Publication of Kaleidoscope
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month as needed (December - May)


Marching Band
Advisor(s): Mr. Lindner
Grades open to: Students enrolled in music, band, or choir; grades 8 - 12 for the Color Guard
Membership: Audition required
Description: Focuses on teamwork, goal setting, and mental & physical preparation for performances at every football game and at USSBA competitions
Special Events: Football games, USSBA Circuit competitions, North Hanover Memorial Day Parade, Mansfield Twp. Field Day Parade, trips
Meetings: Everyday (August—November)


Math Team
Advisor(s): Ms. Kim
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to anyone
Description: Competitions and practice/tutoring sessions are meant to make math a more enjoyable experience for any students interested in trying
Special Events: Compete against other Burlington County Schools
Meetings: Tuesdays or Thursdays (throughout the year)


Mock Trial
Advisor(s): Ms. Psaroudis & Ms. Tomasetti
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student who can commit the time to prepare for competition
Description: Using a mock criminal or civil case supplied by the NJ Bar Association, students acting as lawyers, witnesses, and jurors prepare both a defense and a prosecution case and compete against other high school teams in New Jersey. Competition season begins in January and ends in February.
Meetings: The case is released in late September; initially, meetings are once a week until 3:30. Beginning November, meetings increase as we cast roles and work with our lawyer-adviser and meeting times expand to 5:30.


MSA (Muslim Student Association)
Volunteer Supervisor(s): Ms. Mystrena
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students anytime
Description: A place where students can freely talk about their religion and discuss common problems as well as clear stereotypical misconceptions. MSA aims to educate all people regardless of their beliefs, race, gender, etc about Islam.
Special Events: World Hijab Day, Ramadan Dinner, Interfaith Circles, Muslim Interscholastic Tournament
Meetings: Every other Tuesday


National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
Advisor(s): Ms. McGee
Grades open to: Grades 10,11,12
Membership: Prerequisite includes completion of an art course and being at the top of the art class. Students should be willing to participate in all chapter activities; each art teacher nominates inductees who satisfy the criteria
Description: Advocacy for the visual arts; students also plan and carry out service projects
Special Events: Paint nights, Movie night, Craft night, Bakes sales, Raffles, Homecoming Carnival, Pep rally face painting & henna, Valentines Day Coffee House, Arts Day, AP Art Show
Meetings: One Thursday a month; others as needed


National Honor Society (NHS)
Advisor(s): Mr. Newman
Grades open to: Juniors and Seniors by invitation
Membership: Aminimum of a 93% GPA or above in core content classes, active in school and/or community as well as recommendations from teachers and counselors; students are voted into the NHS by an honor council
Description: Service, scholarship, and leadership activities
Special Events: Blood Drives, community service projects, academic scholarships, and tutoring/mentoring program for students
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month; others as needed


NJ Drama & Forensics League (NJDFL)
Advisor(s): TBD
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student interested in performing & competing
Description: Perform and participate in theatrical and forensic (speaking) events/competitions. Perfect for students who are interested in improving their acting and public speaking skills or for students who are new to acting or public speaking.
Special Events: Competitions throughout the year (Dec.-Feb.), Backwards Broadway, Zumbathon
Meetings: 1 mandatory practice per week, open rehearsals as needed (September—February)


Newspaper - Blueprint
Advisor(s): Ms. Bush and Ms. Sampson
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students have to write or edit articles, or format the newspaper to be included in the club
Description: Opportunity to write creatively and journalistically and publish the school newspaper to inform student body of relevant information.
Special Events: Publication of Blueprint (the school newspaper)
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month; as needed


Odyssey of the Mind
Advisor(s): Mr. Hischak
Grades open to: All
Membership: Limited to 7 students per team with a maximum of 35 students for all 5 teams
Description: An international problem-solving competition. Join us to show off your creativity! We’ll work together to solve problems of production and design in science, technology, and the arts and present our solutions at competitions. All ideas and items are created by our members! Long-term problems can be found at odysseyofthemind.com
Special Events: Regional Competition in March, State Competition in April
Meetings: September - April; at least 2 meetings/month. Schedule based on student availability.


Photography
Advisor(s): Mr. Potts
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students
Description: Students work in a darkroom and use Photoshop software,
and students see the photographic process and how composition is vital to
visual presentation; students also work on graphic design
Special Events: Photogram, SLR cameras, work in a darkroom facility, graphic design
Meetings: Open lab 4 to 5 days a week throughout the year


Renaissance
Advisor(s): Ms. Ballinger &Ms. McCaughey
Grades open to: All
Membership: Anyone can join
Description: Renaissance activities reward and recognize as many of the staff and students at NBC as possible throughout the year. Celebrates what is great about Northern
Special Events: Carnation Sale, Smart Cookie, Renaissance Cards, Scrip Gift Card, Birthday Brigade, Greyhound Choice Awards, Staff breakfast and End-of-the-year barbeque
Meetings: One Tuesday a month; others as needed


Robotics Club
Advisor(s): Mr. Schreiner & Mr. Johnson
Grades open to: All
Membership: All students at any time
Description: Robotics Club is a team of mechanics, programmers, and organizers working together to compete in the First Tech Challenge, a fast-paced sporting event involving robots constructed to perform a certain task. Members learn about structural and mechanical engineering, data collection with sensors and electronics, and programming robotic control as they design, build, and operate a robot to complete a challenge. First Tech Challenge is a national competition that takes place each year and has regional and state level events. Currently over 6000 teams from across the USA compete. The competition season starts in September and runs through April, and Robotics club spends the remainder of the year passing on knowledge and prepping for the next season. No experience necessary!
Special Events: Competitions on Saturdays or Sundays from 7am-5pm
Meetings: Wednesdays until 5:30


School Store
Advisor(s): Ms. Nadolny
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in marketing and business classes.
Description: Students enrolled in marketing and business classes can be involved with all aspects of the school store. Some students are involved through coursework and others work during a study hall or before or after school. This is an excellent “hands-on” experience.
Special Events: Community service, fundraisers, accounting, marketing/sales, and business positions.
Meetings: During school.


Science League
Advisor(s): Ms. Watterson
Grades open to: All
Membership: All students at any time
Description: Enhance the student’s involvement in science
Special Events: Science Competitions
Meetings: Various times throughout the year with competitions in January, February, March & April.


SFERE (Students For Earth Recovery Everywhere)
Advisor: Mr. Warren
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: SFERE is a student-centered organization, whose mission is to protect, conserve, and improve the environment by increasing awareness of the relationships between human actions and our environment. SFERE also focuses on educating the school community of steps that can be taken to improve our environment, and to encourage responsible environmental behaviors.
Special Events: Earth Day Carnival, Sustainable Green Team, Great Backyard Bird Count
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the Month, more will be scheduled if needed


Social Club
Advisor(s): Ms. Murphy
Grades open to: All
Membership: All students at any time
Description: A casual after school club that provides opportunities for students who would not interact in the course of the school day to meet, play games, watch movies, and relax.
Special Events: Trivia games, trips to movies, sports
Meetings: Monthly


Special Olympics
Advisor(s): Ms. Barbadoro
Grades open to: All Middle and High School students
Membership: Students who meet criteria for eligible disabilities (as determined by the Special Olympics NJ) can compete
Description: Bowling , track & field practices and competitions; Special Olympics NJ competitions
Special Events: Bowling, Track & Field competitions in January through May
Meetings: Bowling practices are on Mondays (October to mid-January); Track & Field practices on Monday & Wednesdays (Mid-March to May); competitions are on Saturdays


Spring Musical
Advisor(s): Ms. Huckleberry, Ms. Hughes, Ms. Pirolli, Ms. Yesner
Grades open to: All
Membership: All students must audition
Description: Musical play production
Special Events: Spring Musical
Meetings: One week of auditions in January; daily rehearsals from January until the Spring show


Stage Crew for Spring Musical
Advisor(s): Mr. Hirschfeld & Mr. Johnson
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students as accepted by the advisor
Description: Building scenery for Spring Musical
Special Events: Spring Musical
Meetings: As needed to build the scenery for the musical


Stage Crew for Fall Play
Advisor(s): Mr. Hirschfeld
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students as accepted by the advisor
Description: Building scenery for Fall Play
Special Events: Fall play
Meetings: As needed to build the scenery for the play


STOP (Students Together Opposing Prejudice)
Advisor(s): Ms. Whitehead
Grades open to: All
Membership: Anyone may join by attending a meeting. Attendance at the summer program and meetings determines involvement in trips and other activities; homeroom students are chosen based on dedication to the club
Description: Students create awareness of issues of diversity; focus on sexism, racism, heterosexism, bullying, and other related issues
Special Events: Multicultural Day, Movie Night, Fall-Unitown Program, Many Town, and student driven Action Plan chosen yearly
Meetings: 2nd Thursdays of the month and others as needed


Student Council
Advisor(s): Mr. Del Russo & Ms. Del Russo
Grades open to: All
Membership: Elected officers and anyone who attends afternoon meetings regularly.
Description: Student Council works to promote school spirit and teach students the value of serving their communities.
Special Events: Homecoming Carnival and Dance, Thanksgivings Food Drive, Holiday Toy Drive, and various other events.
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month and others as needed.


Summer Band
Advisor(s): Mr.Lindner
Grades open to: Grades 5 to 12
Membership: Any band student
Description: Students learn techniques on their instrument; students in our sending districts can acclimate to the NBC music program
Special Events: N/A Meetings: Monday – Thursday for 4 weeks in the summer (end of June—end of July)


Thespian Society
Advisor(s): Ms. Gargus
Grades open to: All
Membership: Induction per the requirements of the International Thespian Society
Description: This organization is designed to reward students for their work on theatrical productions including school plays and musicals. Through activities they can increase skills in acting, directing, theatre business and production; for more information visit njthespians.org
Special Events: Children’s Theatre Day, Treat or Treat food drive, Comedy Improv Night, State Thespian Festival, field trips to plays, Induction and Awards ceremony/performance
Meetings: As needed (according to the event)


Tri-M Music Honors Society (Pilot)
Advisor(s): Mr. Lindner
Grades open to: Juniors and Seniors by invitation
Membership: Prerequisite includes acceptance into either Wind Ensemble or Chorale. Students should be willing to participate in all chapter activities; each music teacher nominates inductees who satisfy the criteria
Description: Advocacy for the performing arts; students also plan and carry out service projects
Special Events: Winter and Spring Recitals, Kiss the Cast Fundraisers, Middle School Music Lessons, Arts Day, Homecoming Carnival, Bake Sales
Meetings: One Wednesday of the month; others as needed


TSA (Technology Student Association)
Advisor (s) : Mr. Parker
Grades open to : All grades
Membership : Open to all students
Description : Technology Student Association is a club that explores all technology areas from Robotics and transportation to graphic design and fashion design. Through club activities we prepare for more than 30 events for the State and National competitions. Students may participate either individually or in small groups. No experience necessary.
Special Events : The state competition is held in late March every year.
Meetings : Meetings are every Tuesday in room 106 until 3:30pm


Video Club
Advisor(s): Mr. Dowd & Mr. Pona
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: Create “Northern TV” programs for the community
Special Events: Creation of “Northern News” TV show
Meetings: Thursdays (throughout the year from 2:30- 3:15)


Winter Guard
Advisor(s): Ms. Ingling & Ms. Mills
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students attend an interest meeting/first practice and three optional practices before committing to the ensemble
Description: Students learn flag, weapon, dance basics and craft them into a four-minute show, which is refined for competitions
Special Events: Competitions throughout NJ and PA
Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm (Dec– April)


Yearbook – Northern Light
Advisor(s): Mr. Foley & Ms. Cole
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: Discuss, plan, and create the school yearbook.
Special Events: Creation of Northern Lights Yearbook
Meetings:
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month; others as needed