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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


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)


Blue & Grey
Advisor(s): Ms. Corcoran and Ms. Mystrena
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students that are in good standing
Description: Blue and Grey Night is an annual school wide competition held in March. The entire school is divided into two teams: the Blue Team are those whose last names begin with the letters A-K and the Grey Team is compromised of those whose last names begin with the letters L-Z. Both students and staff are assigned to a team. Prior to Blue and Grey Night, there are two weeks of in-class and after school competitions. Both students and staff compete on the last night of competitions, Blue and Grey Night.
Special Events: Blue and Grey Night
Meetings: TBD


Chess Club
Advisor(s): Mr. Ramamurthy
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn and play chess
Special Events: TBD
Meetings: Every Tuesday


Class of 2018 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. VanArsdale and Ms. McWilliams
Grades open to: Class of 2018
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2018
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 2019 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Duff & Ms. Lejnar
Grades open to: Class of 2019
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2019
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Prom
Meetings: As needed


Class of 2020 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Lakhia
Grades open to: Class of 2020
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2020
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Semi-formal
Meetings: As needed


Class of 2021 Council
Advisor(s): Ms. Farley
Grades open to: Class of 2021
Membership: Officers are elected; anyone from the class can attend meetings
Description: Community building and fundraising for the Class of 2021
Special Events: Homecoming, Fundraisers, Semi-formal
Meetings: As needed


Debate Team
Advisor(s): Mr. Coleman
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: Mostly Tuesday & Wednesdays (mid October-mid March); other days as needed


Deborah Heart Challenge Team (Pilot)
Advisor(s): Ms. Repasy
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students compete for one of five spots on the Heart Challenge team
Description: The Deborah Heart Challenge is a game show style academic challenge held at Pemberton High School and hosted by the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in February. Students compete in teams of five against other schools answering questions about the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as heart health, blood, and nutrition. Cash prizes are awarded.
Special Events: Deborah Heart Challenge & Art Competition- held the last Sunday in February
Meetings: The team will meet once or twice a month initially, and then weekly as the challenge date gets closer


DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) 
Advisor(s): Ms. Nadolny
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in marketing classes; students may choose to be a paid state and national member
Description: Participate in civic conscious projects, earn funds to support sending representative to regional, state, and international conferences
Special Events: Talent Show, DECA Activity Night
Meetings: During class


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: Wednesday afternoons


NJ Drama & Forensics League (NJDFL)
Advisor(s): Mr. Knighten (Certified Sub) and Mr. Wylie (Volunteer)
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student interested in performing & competing
Description: Perform and participate in theatrical and forensic (speaking) events/competitions.
Special Events: Several competitions throughout the year
Meetings: At least three days a week (September—March)


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


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Advisor(s): Ms. Retzbach
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in business classes; official FBLA membership requires dues
Description: Students are educated for and about business through innovative leadership and career development programs
Special Events: Community service, Regional & State Conferences & Competitions
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month


FFA (Future Farmers of America)
Advisor(s): Mr. Dannucci, Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Hayes & Mr. Bouchelle
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students enrolled in an agriculture class and anyone who pays dues
Description: Promotes leadership, personal growth, and career success; scholar programs in agriculture
Special Events: FFA Week, Chapter Banquet, FFA National Convention, Eastern States Exposition, FFA Career Development Events, State FFA Convention and Chapter Officer Leadership Camp
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month—Officer Meeting, 3rd Wednesday of the month—Chapter Meeting


Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) 
Advisor(s): Ms. Mystrena
Grades open to: AllMembership: Open to all students at any time
Description: The Gay-Straight Alliance strives to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere in which students may meet, socialize, and support one another. Our alliance promotes tolerance, understanding, and acceptance. We desire to end the discrimination, bullying, and prejudice associated with gender and sexual orientation.
Special Events: Matthew Sheppard commemoration in October, GSA Pride week, LGBT History month celebrations throughout October, recognition of World AIDS Day in December, Ally Week in January, Day of Silence in April.
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 Thursdays 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 work force 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 Wednesdays 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: Twice monthly


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: Announced Thursdays (October - 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): Mr. Newman
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 (Throughout the year)


Mock Trial
Advisor(s): Ms. Lask
Grades open to: All
Membership: Any student who can commit the time to prepare for the 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.


National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
Advisor(s): Ms. McGee
Grades open to: Grades 10, 11,12
Membership: Pre-requisite 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: Homecoming carnival, bake sale, Fall Coffee House, Pep rally face painting event, Valentine's Day Coffee House, NAHS Induction, 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
Membership: A minimum of a 91% GPA and 93% or above for Class of 2018 and recommendations from teachers and counselors; students are voted into NHS
Description: Service, scholarship, and leadership activities
Special Events: Blood Drive, community service projects, academic scholarships, and tutoring/mentoring program for students
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month; others as needed


Newspaper - Blueprint
Advisor(s): Ms. Bush and Ms. Sampson
Grades open to: All
Membership: Students have to complete a written article 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 Thursday of the month; as needed


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. McCaughey & Mr. Newman
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
Special Events: Carnation Sale, Silent Auction, 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. Chilkotowsky & 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.
Special Events: Competitions on Saturdays or Sundays from 7am-5pm
Meetings: Wednesday until 5:30


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(s): Ms. Kirchner
Grades open to: All
Membership: Open to all students at any time
Description: Increasing recycling awareness throughout the school and creating an overall awareness of individual impact on the Earth
Special Events: Earth Day Carnival and ink cartridge recycling
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month


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
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. Pirolli
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. VanArsdale
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): Ms. Kirchner & Ms. DelRusso
Grades open to: All
Membership: Anyone can attend afternoon meetings
Description: Community service, school spirit
Special Events: Homecoming, Matchmaker, Toy Drive, Homecoming Carnival, and various other events
Meetings: General meetings on 3rd Wednesday of the month


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, Induction and Awards ceremony/performance
Meetings: As needed (according to the event)


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 20 events at the State and National competitions; students may participate in either individually or in small groups.
Special Events : The state competition is held in late March every year.
Meetings : Meetings are every Tuesday in room 106 until 3:30 PM


Video Club 
Advisor(s): Mr. Pona & Mr. Dowd
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. Benoit
Grades open to: Al
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 competition
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