MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES AERONAUTICS CLUB Advisor: Anthony Mark, B133 The club explores the artistry and dynamics of flight by building, and flying all sorts of aircraft - rockets (some with video cameras built in), radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, etc. Prior to flying airplanes, members practice how to use a flight transmitter (controls) using flight simulator software on computers. ART CLUB Advisor: Jared Jaffe, F108 Explores areas of interests in depth, participation in group art projects and provides service to the school. BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS CLUB Advisor: Shawn Daly, A105 Big Brothers Big Sisters 9th/12th match is a school based Mentoring Program at Moorestown High School. It is run in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. In this program, a freshman is “matched” with an upperclassman volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister. Bigs will meet as a group once a month in the IT to discuss experiences, issues, or concerns. All high school Bigs and Littles matches will meet once a month for a group activity. In addition, Bigs and Littles will meet independently throughout the school year. BOOK CLUB Anne Poole, Library The purpose of the MHS Book Club is to provide a place for students to get together and discuss books. Members vote and select a book for the group to read, and meet to share conversations, insights, opinions, and snacks. The Book Club also sponsors a Book Drive to collect gently used books to donate to Camden County Family Services. All are welcome to join. CHESS CLUB Advisor: Kevin Stevens, B109 The goal of the Chess Club is to create a social environment where students can come together and share their love for chess. Club members organize both a “Welcome Back” and an “End of the Year” chess tournament during the school year. Students challenge one another to weekly games and set up one on one chess tutors if a new student arrives expressing the interest to learn how to play. COOKING CLUB Advisor: Barbara Amon, E106/G107 The Cooking Club offers an opportunity for freshman and upper classmen to take the Family and Consumer Sciences cooking classes due to limited space or schedule constraints. In the cooking club the students have an opportunity to prepare a variety of seasonal foods, ranging from muffins, cookies, snack foods and beverages. (Students are required to supply the food they have chosen for their recipe.) The club participates in the Moorestown Historical Society Gingerbread Contest and we taken a food related field trip to a local restaurant each year. DANCE SQUAD (activity/not club) Advisor: Kim Ludlow, UES Performs choreographed routines at football games, pep rallies and competitions. Their purpose is to build school spirit, while imparting esteem-affirming social and leadership skills on its members. DEBATE TEAM Advisor: Daniel Belton, A258 There are both Varsity and J.V. levels of the Debate team at Moorestown High School. Each level prepares cases and arguments for competition in the South Jersey Debate League which holds weekly competitions at Cherokee High School. This team competes during the Winter Sports Season and students may participate in an additional Winter Sport. ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB Advisor: Richard Wilczewski, A229 Allows students interested in environmental issues to explore various problems locally and globally. Trips to wildlife preserves, etc. are often sponsored. Active involvement in solving ecological problems is fostered. FILM CLUB Advisor: Dr. Fred Bjornstad, A207 The Film Club meets to screen and analyze famous, foreign, and obscure films. The members also collaborate to develop screenplays and shoot their own films. FRENCH CLUB (LE CERCLE FRANCAIS) Advisor: Susan Shourds, A150 Provides opportunities for the French student to use the language and to have related cultural experiences. FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA/PHI BETA LAMDA Advisor: Rosalind Chadwick, A126 Enables students interested in business and/or business related fields to develop career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities. FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA Advisor: Debra Nelson, A140 The purpose of the Future Teachers of America (FTA) club is to help students explore teaching as a career option, provide a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourage seriously thought about the teaching profession. The FTA strives to provide members with experiences to develop the qualities and aptitudes basic to successful teaching. The FTA meets on Wednesday afternoons in A-140. HONOR AND SERVICE SOCIETY Advisor: Dana Church Williams, B107 Stimulate intellectual pursuits beyond the curriculum, provide for intense intellectual discourse, and involve the high achieving students in voluntary service opportunities within school and community. Students must meet the following requirements for membership: 1. Must be a junior or senior 2. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or a weighted GPA of 4.3 3. Must have documentation of significant service contributions made to the school and community HORTICULTURE CLUB Advisor: Donna Harvey, A123 If you enjoy gardening and landscaping and would like to learn more about nature and the environment, join the Horticulture Club and raise your awareness and appreciation of nature. Native New Jersey plants, wildflowers, floral designs, butterfly gardens, creating backyard wildlife habitats, and environmental responsibility are some the topics we will cover. INTERACT CLUB Advisors: Lewis Lazarow, A246 and Julie Colby, D103, Eileen Fitzpatrick D105; Timothy Knight, A141 Provides opportunities for students interested in working to help others who are in need. The Interact organization works in cooperation with the Moorestown Rotary Club. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS CLUB Advisor: Dr. Fred Bjornstad, A207 Focused on broadening students’ knowledge of international community. The main focus is Model United Nations, a simulation of the real United Nations in which students represent different countries and discuss controversial international issues. Model UN gives students a chance to hone their skills in diplomacy, negotiation, and cooperation, as well as widening their perspective beyond the immediate area in which they live. The club participates in several Model United Nations conferences at local high schools throughout the year and periodically attends larger, overnight conferences at universities such as Rutgers and Johns Hopkins. The IAC also hosts its own conference, Moorestown Model United Nations, each January. In addition to Model UN, the IAC coordinates discussion groups and guest speakers on international issues. ITALIAN CLUB Advisor: Cynthia Allen, A142 The Italian Club students learn Italian, both spoken and written, and learn about Italian culture (food, places, geography, etc.). LATIN CLUB Advisor: Cynthia Allen, A142 Exposes students to the Roman civilization and provides social contacts with others interested in Latin. Participants must have successfully completed Latin 1.\ LIVE LONG CLUB Advisor: Albert Borris, Kathleen Lipinski, Dorie Kozuck Supports local crisis intervention programs with publicity and fundraising. Recruits teens to work for Contact Teenline and holds education and awareness events for teens. MATH CLUB Advisor: Teo Paoletti The Math Club competes in two different competitions annually. Burlington County Math League competitions are held 5 times per school year, from October - March, and travels around to various high schools in Burlington County. There are 13 schools that participate and the location rotates among the participating schools. We also participate in New Jersey Math League competitions which are held at MHS six times per school year. The students have 30 minutes to answer six questions and our team school is compared to participating schools in Burlington County and the entire state of New Jersey. Top schools and highest scorers are recognized in each competition MOCK TRIAL Advisor: Daniel Belton, A258 Mock-Trial is a Debate oriented club that participates annually in the Vincent Aprrussezze New Jersey Mock- Trial Competition. Students will assume to rolls of lawyers, witnesses and jurors and prepare and argue the given case in the Burlington County Mock Trial and N.J. State Mock-Trial Competition. MODEL CONGRESS Advisor: Daniel Belton Model Congress is a student-funded club lead through the High School’s Debate program. Students choose to participate in four annual Model Congresses at Yale University, Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania and in Washington D.C. Students write legislation and compete for Speaking-Awards against students from all over the country. MULTICULTURAL CLUB Advisor: Melanie Lomas, A205 Fosters an understanding of the African-American history as well as other cultural groups while providing students with an opportunity for social interaction and contribution to both school and community. NUTSHELL YEARBOOK Advisor: Jodie Bakely, 260 Responsible for all phases of the publication of the annual yearbook NUTSHELL LITERARY Advisor: Paige Morgan, A250 Creates a student magazine of literary and art compositions. PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY Advisor: Dr. Fred Bjornstad, A207 The Philosophy Club is a student-run organization whose members informally discuss and debate ideas and beliefs. It is not only concerned with various branches of philosophy, such as ethics or epistemology, but also the history of ideas. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Advisor: Robert Waas, E110 Provides opportunities for students to gain skills in using photographic equipment. The club takes pictures for the yearbook, school organizations and other functions throughout the school and community. QUIZ BOWL TEAM Advisor: John Barton, A252 Competing teams of students who respond to questions on subjects such as biology, math, literature, art, chemistry, pop culture, etc. Tournaments are held throughout the year, and practice involves competitions between Moorestown students. ROBITICS CLUB Advisor: Edward Wright, G114 Offers a fun variety of math, engineering and science technology. Students have opportunities to enter Robotics competitions. SCIENCE FAIR CLUB Advisor: Sean Watson, B116 The Science Fair Club is dedicated to furthering students’ knowledge of science and experimentation. Students may work in teams or on their own on scientific projects which will be showcased at the Coriell Science Fair in March. Students will learn the importance of the scientific method in a fun, hands-on way. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CLUB Advisor: Kathie Alpert Our mission is to provide an inspiring learning environment that fosters growth and appreciation of Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere for mentoring and learning opportunities that are not available in the regular classroom. We promote new science research ideas, and engineering ideas with help from mentors. We also arrange seminars and speakers for students in various areas of Science and Engineering SPANISH CLUB Advisor: Lisa Trapani, A215 Affords a variety of opportunities for conversational Spanish and introduces students to the way of life of the Spanish speaking people. STOCK MARKET CLUB Advisor: Timothy O’Reilly The Stock Market Club participates in The NJCEE Stock Market Challenge annually. In addition to this simulation, the club discusses various pros and cons of investing strategies and keeps abreast of investing current events. STUDENT ASSOCIATION Advisor: Linda Dickason, A210 Coordinates co-curricular activities with the administration. Officers in individual classes may not serve as an officer in Student Association, but may participate as a member. STUDENT ATHLETIC ADVISORY CLUB Advisor: George Snedden, A254 The Student Athlete Advisory Council is made up of student athletes assembled to provide insight into the student athlete experience at Moorestown High School. The MHS SAAC is comprised of both female and male student athletes charged with the responsibility of assisting the Director of Athletics and the Board of Education to better understand the complexities and pressures which the MHS athlete experiences. Student Athlete Advisory Council members are chosen by their respective coaches to represent their sport on the council. Members of the council represent the voice of the student-athletes in the MHS governance structure. STUDENTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Advisor: Perri Geller Clark, A228 The Students for Human Rights club is devoted to raising the consciousness of the school community to human rights abuses and violations in the world. This includes women's rights, gay rights, and general human rights. The club has focused on the genocide in Darfur for the past couple of years. We try to educate the school through films, presentations, and discussions as well as to raise money for relief efforts. STUDENT LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL Advisor: Anne Poole, Library Student Library Advisory Council is a group of students from all grades and backgrounds who share a love of reading. The group is dedicated to building student interest in library programs by helping to select new titles and designing programs such as "Teen Reading Week". Anyone who wants to get involved in making the library a more welcoming place is encouraged to join. STUDENTS UNITED FOR DRIVING SOBER (S.U.D.S) Advisor: Rosalyn Ericson, B113 Dedicated to fostering alternative activities to drug and alcohol abuse and focuses upon “not driving under the influence.” URBAN CHALLENGE CLUB Advisor: Julie Colby, D103, Kathleen Walker, A227 The Urban Challenge Club is a community service organization that focuses on Camden. We initiate food and clothing drives periodically throughout the year. We also sponsor trips to various soup kitchens and shelters in Camden where our Moorestown students get a chance to interact with members of the Camden community. VOICE (THE) Advisor: Perri Geller-Clark, A228 Engages in all phases of the publication of the school newspaper. Students interested in creative reporting of school news are encourages to be involved in “The Voice.” WEB TEAM Advisor: Susan Bennett, G118 Students volunteer to maintain and expand the MHS web site, WEIGHT LIFTING CLUB Advisor: Russell Horton Students interested in all aspects of weightlifting meet after school.
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