Clubs and Activities
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Anime and Manga
This is a club for students to come together to watch anime, read manga series, and discuss the Japanese culture. Students can share manga, create their own manga anime drawings, discuss cultural differences, and embrace the Japanese language and culture.
The Bowling Club meets Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Hamilton Lanes and costs $7 per week.
The Senior and Junior class officers oversee the planning of activities such as the proms, Class Night, the Senior /Junior Social, Homecoming and Graduation.
The Concert Band performs in two seasonal concerts throughout the year: one in the winter and the other in the spring.
The Dance Team is a club with the skill and enthusiasm of a varsity team. These talented individuals meet up to four times a week to work out, learn challenging routines, and showcase their talent and skill at basketball games.
Debate Team (Public Speaking and Debate)
Members of the Debate Team meet periodically over the course of the school year to practice public speaking, oratory skills, and plan written policy presentations. Students can choose to participate in the CVC Debate League, which holds regular debates at CVC schools.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
The purpose of the Future Business Leaders of America Club is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into a business-related occupation, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in the business and technology curriculum.
Distributive Education Clubs of America (D.E.C.A.)
D.E.C.A. is a student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students who are enrolled in Marketing, Management and International Business, and Economics programs.
The German Club meets to learn about and celebrate German traditions, especially those associated with Oktoberfest, Christmas, and Karneval. They also do a community service project each year.
The Italian Club was formed to give the students a greater appreciation of the language, culture, customs, history, and foods of Italy. Each year the club travels to New York City and participates in Italian American studies. Members are offered the opportunity to travel to Italy and sponsors fund-raisers through the sale of Baci chocolates and cannoli pastries with proceeds earmarked toward the construction of a Bocce Court.
The Jazz Band meets in the evening and is composed of students interested in the wide range of American Jazz. To qualify for the band a student must audition and be accepted.
Knits and Knots (The Knitting and Crochet Club)
This is a club for students to learn how to knit and/or crochet. Students will learn basic stitches, types of yarn, and how to choose the right needles/hook. We will make items such as cell phone cozies, scarves, hats, and more!
Literary Magazine: Caelestis
Caelestis is Nottingham's literary magazine. It encourages students' creative efforts by publishing original prose, poetry, and artwork. Student editors review work submitted, make selections, prepare copy for the printer, and plan the final layout of the magazine.
The Marching Unit entertains the crowd during halftime at football games, marches in parades, plays at pep rallies and participates in competitions. Every two years the unit travels to Disney World where they march in the parade down Main Street.
The Math Club competes in math contests throughout the state. The club competes for CVC titles by achieving an average score of 3-4 at each meet. The math club allows participants to meet new people and enhance their math skills through friendly competition.
Medical Careers Club
The Medical Careers Club gives students who are interested in a career in a medical field an opportunity to learn about medical topics, visit colleges and museums with a medical connection, and to listen to guest speakers about various medical careers. All are welcome.
Mock Trial is a club designed to increase participants’ knowledge of the practice of law. Students try out for various parts in a "mock" court case on either the defense or prosecuting sides of a case. After practicing they go to the Court House to compete with various schools. Cases are judged on professionalism, practice of law, and how well the team sticks to the rules.
The Morning Announcers use the public address system to inform the student body of upcoming events, meetings, sports scores, and other important information.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is committed to academic and personal excellence. Juniors and seniors must first qualify with a scholastic average of 3.75 and then submit form to the advisor by the assigned deadline with an official student activity form. Induction into the National Honor Society is held in the spring of each year. Throughout the year, members work together to support the school and community.
National Art Honor Society
The National Art Honor Society program recognizes students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
National Science Honor Society
The Science National Honor Society is committed to scientific and personal excellence. Juniors and seniors must first qualify with a science scholastic average of 3.75 and then submit a formal application to the society advisor by the assigned deadline. The science faculty reviews the applications and other information to evaluate science scholarship, leadership, and character. Throughout the year, members work together to support the school and community.
New Jersey Future Educators Association
The NJFEA is a unique opportunity for Northstars pursuing a career in education. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to actively participate in this statewide organization. If you are looking for an organization that provides leadership events, volunteer hours, and active internships, then the NJFEA is for you.
Newspaper: Star Status
The Newspaper Club produces Star Status, Nottingham High School's official school newspaper. The club meets to write articles and work on the layout and design of the paper, which can be found online. The Newspaper Club needs writers, photographers, researchers, and layout designers. The Star Status staff also accepts articles, cartoons, editorials, photographs, and puzzles from students.
Northstars unite academically, athletically and socially to support a culture of inclusiveness among students with diverse ability levels. They participate in unified activities and promote social well-being, teamwork, and the goal of character education beyond the classroom. Activities may include lunch clubs, athletics, social gatherings, as well as partnering with Special Olympics Play Unified sponsored events.
All of the members of the Nottingham Orchestra participate in the High School District Orchestra, which presents several concerts each year. The Orchestra takes annual field trips to string workshops, the Teen Arts Festival, and New York City. The Orchestra also performs at the Trenton Symphony's concert series.
Outreach for the Stars
The purpose of Outreach for the Stars is to help students, staff, and members of our Nottingham community who are in need. Members provide community service and also help to raise funds for those in need.
Peer Leaders assist incoming freshmen with the perils of adjusting to high school. They are caring, understanding, upperclassmen who are willing to help the new freshmen in anyway they can. In conjunction with the Peer Leadership program, our students are constantly reminded of the importance of character building.
The Robotics Team offers students in all subject areas the opportunity to build a robot and participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team has been able to maintain a respectable and high level learning through its hard work and determination.
Senior Video (Video Yearbook/DVD)
The Senior Video Yearbook staff produces the annual Senior Video DVD. Students videotape, edit, and design the various segments of the Senior Video such as senior montages, senior events, senior sports, Senior Prom, etc. Producers, videographers, and photographers are all invited to join as well as students who want to learn phtography and video editing.
The Spanish Club helps students improve Spanish communication skills and expand cultural knowledge. Come attend incredible celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, Dessert Fest, International Week, and lots more! Enjoy awesome Hispanic foods and beverages, learn how to Salsa, celebrate rich cultures (language, music, art, history, etc.) and watch Hispanic movies with your friends.
Safe Driving Club: "U Got Brains"
This club focuses on student-directed ideas, programs, and planning to help remind our student driving population to drive safely, avoid distraction while driving, and drive defensively.
The annual Spring Musical produces a musical show involving many students. The production allows students to express their talents in areas of drama, vocal music, instrumental music, and dance, as well as stagecraft, lighting, sound, costumes, publicity, and properties. Participation in the activity is through audition.
The purpose of the Nottingham Step Team is to perform at basketball games. They help to promote enthusiasm and participation at school events, and to provide enjoyment and activity for the members.
Student Government represents all of the students in the school. It helps to build school spirit, develop leadership skills, and allows student to become involved in school operations. Among the projects sponsored by the Student Government are pep rallies, social activities, school elections, and community service.
Technology Student Association (T.S.A.)
beyond the classroom and gives students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, members work on competitive events and attend conferences on a state and national level.
Video Gamers Club
Video Gamers Club was established for students of any grade level to come together to discuss and play video games.
The purpose of the Yearbook Club is to put together a book containing a personalized record of the students' school year. Members discuss and plan the organization and layout of the book. In order to become a member of the staff, a student must demonstrate dedication, hard work, creativity, and responsibility for the yearbook initiative.