|Academic Decathlon - Knowledge Master Open|
Club Advisor: Bill Michalski
If you are a whiz at Trivial Pursuit; are an expert in some field such as sports, geography, or the performing arts; or if you like to pretend to compete with the contestants on “Jeopardy”, you may be a good candidate for the Academic Decathlon Team. This group practices many sample questions, and trial games determine the members of a team. The team then competes in several tournaments on the state level.
|Admission Office Ambassadors|
Club Advisor: Gerard R. Gonnella '89
Members of the Student Ambassador Club work throughout the year to support the Admission Office. Student Ambassadors go through a formal training program each fall during which they learn about giving tours, hosting prospective students, and speaking at Open House events.
Club Advisors: Dawn Francavilla and Dina Congregane
Club Interact is an organization that allows students to participate in community service and awareness activities. The members conduct food drives, clothing drives, holiday gift collections, and blood drives. Members are also encouraged to volunteer time outside of school at hospitals, nursing homes and soup kitchens. The students also serve the school community by increasing awareness of and taking action on current issues. In the recent past, these have included environmental issues such as recycling, health issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, and providing for disaster relief.
|Cum Laude Society|
Club Advisor: Rhona Eserner
The secondary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, the Cum Laude Society encourages and recognizes exceptional scholarship. Students are selected in either the junior or senior year, with no more than 10 percent eligible in the junior year and a maximum of 20 percent of the senior class. The society’s motto, Areté, Diké, and Timé, reflects the qualities of Excellence, Justice and Honor.
|Digital Photography Club|
Club Advisor: Hector Lopez
Students will learn various photo shoot techniques and Photoshop skills.
Club Advisor: Greg Wyatt
The Drama Club brings all those interested in drama together. The club puts on productions, encourages student involvement, and helps students become better actors by learning about different aspects of theatre through practice, productions and workshops.
|Environmental (Green) Club|
Club Advisor: Roland Marionni
The purpose of the club is to learn about and discuss environmental issues and make the school and community more environmentally friendly while learning how the individual citizen/student can make a difference.
|Extreme Sports Club|
Club Advisor: Mike Romeo
Students will discuss, demonstrate and participate in various activities including skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding.
Club Advisor: Jo O'Connell
The Investment Club offers a wide variety of investing programs from investing through Yahoo finance to the stock market game. Members of the club will also receive a brief overview of trading definitions such as P/E ratio and more. Throughout the course of the year, we will be tracking stocks to hopefully be able to invest in some of them by the end of the year. We will be raising capital by having bake sales and taking the profits to invest in the previously tracked stocks. The Investment Club is for everyone from beginners to the stock market to experts who already trade stocks.
Club Advisor: Mark Donaghy
The Wardlaw-Hartridge Math League is an organization that participates in mathematical competitions against other New Jersey high schools. The teams enter four contests through the New Jersey High School Math League. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage interest in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems.
|Model United Nations|
Club Advisor: Allyson Schieve
The Model United Nations is a great way for students of all ages to learn about international relations and to gain a better sense of the varied and fascinating world in which we live. They are also a perfect “hands-on” way to gain experience with basic skills, such as communication, negotiation tactics, and conflict prevention, that we all need in our day-to-day lives.
Club Advisors: Bob Gould and Tanda Tucker
The Peer Leadership Program is designed to help ninth grade students adjust to school and social situations by providing senior student support and leadership in an informal small group setting. Twelfth grade students, having been carefully selected and trained in group dynamics and leadership techniques, meet with their ninth grade peer group on a regular basis. Possible topics for discussion include peer pressure, academic concerns, drugs and alcohol use and abuse, relationships and sexuality. Students may apply to be a Peer Leader in the spring of their junior year for participation the following year. Two faculty members train the seniors and monitor their work with the ninth graders.
|Student Council |
Club Advisor: Dawn Francavilla
The Student Council is the student government organization of the school. Meetings are held at least once per month, and committees work on such varied projects as dances, Fall Fair, Spirit Week, etc. All council meetings are open to the entire school community. The 15-member Student Council is comprised of a three-member executive board, including a President (from the senior class), a Vice-President (from the junior class), and a Secretary/Treasurer (from the sophomore class), and the president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer from each class.
Club Advisor: Kelley Shim-Choi
Club members will explore the entertainment and performance aspect of taekwondo through choreographed routines. The club will be advised and instructed by Kelley Shim-Choi, who is a professional instructor in taekwondo with extensive experience in performance taekwondo. Any student with or without experience is invited to join the club.
|Tempora et Mores|
Advisor: Debbie Clifford
Students are invited to help create The Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s annual yearbook, which is released in June. Good communication and organizational skills are needed to update each publication through the introduction of new sections that reflect current Wardlaw-Hartridge life. Creativity and a sense of humor are needed to adapt new ideas from outside resources to create a yearbook that is innovative while maintaining tradition. Staff members act as brain-stormers, journalists, and contribute original photographs.
Club Advisor: Rudy Brandl '83
Produced by the students, The Beacon offers entertaining and provocative features, and useful information for the students. Beacon reporters gain valuable experience in learning the craft of journalism. The appointed editors are given wide latitude to exercise leadership roles in determining the content and layout of the newspaper.
|The Junior State of America|
Club Advisor: Allyson Schieve
JSA - Junior State of America Chapters serve as the center of political awareness and activity on high school campuses around the nation. Students come to weekly meetings to discuss current events, debate controversial issues, educate and involve themselves and their peers in politics and government. The Junior State of America engages high school students in the political awareness activities at school and attending overnight conventions like the Congressional Convention.
|The Science and Math Society|
Club Advisor: Bob Gould
The Science and Math Society is an organization committed to heightening students' knowledge of, and spreading interest in, the subjects of science and mathematics. The society is committed to:
- Creating interest within students in science and mathematics and also in the field of medicine.
- Giving its members a deeper understanding of science and math as well as their applications in everyday life.
- Exploring career options and interesting views of topics in the news and in the professional spotlight
- Growing an extensive contact list of top researchers, developers, teachers, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other professionals that will be made available to all members.
|The World Language Cultural Club|
Club Advisor: Yolanda Reyes
This club explores other cultures, activities, films, songs, cooking, dance and languages with a collaborative educational experience for the students.
Club Advisors: Dawn Francavilla and Rhona Eserner
Founded in 2005, WHTV has the goal of broadcasting and transmitting news on school-related events, activities and other items that are of interest to members of The Wardlaw-Hartridge community. WHTV is committed to:
· Teaching students about the newest technology and filming techniques;
· Promoting student involvement, leadership and initiative;
· Gaining support for the station and its members;
· Sponsoring seminars and other events to achieve our mission.