Extracurricular Clubs and Activities

Art Club

 

Mrs. Biederman

Bible Club

 

Mrs. Woodring

Chamber Choir

 

Mrs. Dalfonso

Dance Step Team

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Mrs. Davis

Drama Club

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Ms. Buckingham

Drama Production

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Ms. Buckingham

El Club Latino

 

Mrs. Pearson

Envirothon     

 

Mr. Doan III

Future Business Leaders of America

 

Mr. Springer

French Club

 

Mrs. Cope

Helping Hands Club

 

Mrs. Lasher

MTHS Interact Club

 

Mrs. Quintana

Junior American Red Cross

 

 Mrs. Nagle

Key Club

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Mrs. Hogg

Men’s Vocal Ensemble

 

Mrs. Dalfonso

Mock Trial

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Mrs. Taylor/Ms. Moore

Musical Theatre

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Mrs. Dalfonso

National Honor Society

 

Mrs. Lasher

School Store

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Mr. Leahy

Spirit Band

 

Mr. Weatherby

Student Council

 

Mrs. Giulian

Technical Theater Club

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Mr. Morey

Tri-M Music Honor Society

 

Mrs. Dalfonso

United Young Generation

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Mrs. Davis

Womens Choir

 

Mrs. Dalfonso

Yearbook

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Mrs. Brault


Bible Club

The Bible Club is one of the most active and largest clubs at Middle Township High School. This non-denominational groups main goal is to encourage the students to commit to living a Christian life at the high school. Every Wednesday morning, the club meets in the gym for a short devotional Bible study. Once a month the club also meets in the evening during which time a speaker will share how God has changed their life and encourage the students to let Him changer theirs also. All students are welcome to attend any of these meetings.

One of the activities that the club participates in every year is Matt’s stocking Christmas charity. The gifts that the students bring in are distributed to need children in the area. The students have also helped by bringing in food and blankets for the homeless and sorting food at a food center. They have donated money raised to local, as well as international charities. The club also participates in “See you at the Pole” and Fellowship of Christian Athlete events.

Chamber Choir

A new ensemble at MTHS, comprised of its very best singers. The ensemble presents chamber music. The repertoire consists of vocal jazz, early music and 20th century choral works with intricate harmonies and voicing. Performances are largely a cappella.

Dance Step Team

The Middle Township Dance Step Team offers an opportunity for members to learn a variety of dance and step routines. We offer instruction techniques in the areas of Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical and Worship dancing. In addition, we also teach rhythm and step movements. The team meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 – 7 pm at the Middle School. We travel and perform at area high schools with United Young Generation during Black History Month as well as perform as special guests at the Friday Night Live Talent Show in January. Our main event of the year is producing and performing a dance recital for family and friends at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center in April. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are no auditions or try-outs. We encourage you to come out and be part of the fun.

Drama Production

Produced in the fall each year. Students are asked to devote themselves to the production and produce plays that ask students to rise as actors. Auditions are held in September.

FBLA

The Future Business Leaders of America is an organization dedicated to helping students that are interested in a career in Business or Education. The goals of the FBLA are:

  1. Develop aggressive business leadership
  2. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
  3. Create more interest and understanding of the American business enterprise.
  4. Encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the home, business, and community.
  5. Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism.
  6. Encourage and practice efficient money management.
  7. Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
  8. Assists students in the establishment of occupational goals.
  9. Facilitate the transition from school to work.

We hold an annual pancake breakfast and other events to raise money for the March of Dimes, have guest lecturers that are local and national business leaders, and attend the annual New Jersey FBLA Conference at Great Adventure

Helping Hands Club

The purpose of the Helping Hands Club is for students to provide a service to the high school by volunteering study hall time to work in the media center. Members assist in keeping the media center organized and running efficiently, while acquiring specialized skills and knowledge related to various media center procedures. The duties of club members include:

  • Work at the circulation desk checking books in and out
  • Shelve books according to the Dewey Decimal System
  • Update and file magazines
  • Help students locate materials
  • Create themed book displays
  • Assist with special projects such as rearranging book shelves
  • Create posters and signs

Junior American Red Cross

Works in the community volunteering for the American Red Cross. All members are certified in first aid and our goal is get each member certified in CPR.

Key Club

A national organization of high school students; associated with Kiwanis International, dedicated to community service, volunteer work, and charity for the community, especially the children. Key Club is involved with fundraisers, community service projects, and other service oriented projects. The goal of the Key Club is to help the community and to develop a feeling of caring and character among its members.

Math Team

Is composed of 35 students nominated by their respective honors Mathematics teachers. The members are from Advanced Algebra 2 (Gr. 9), Advanced Geometry (Gr. 10), PreCalculus (Gr. 11-12), and AP Calculus (Gr. 12). The team competes in six mathematic contests sponsored by the New Jersey Math League. The contests, consisting of 6 problems from various math topics, are given throughout the year during MODS 1-2 in the cafeteria. At the end of the year, individual schools are recognized for their achievement within their county and the highest scoring students are recognized in the school at the Academic Awards ceremony. The MTHS Math Team has been awarded a Regional Championship during the past 2 years. This was a major accomplishment for the team since it was the first time in the history of the school’s participation in the New Jersey Math League.

Men’s Vocal Ensemble

A singing and dancing ensemble that performs annually at Middle’s spring choral concert. The ensemble of approximately fifteen men was formed to increase involvement in the music program. The group works for several months in the spring to rehearse their performance, which typically consists of a popular medley of songs with accompanying choreography. The group rehearses regularly at their convenience and has become an audience favorite at the concert. Eventually, this group hopes to be expanded to include more a capella repertoire, such as barbershop and doowop.

Mock Trial

The purpose of the team is to stimulate and encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American legal system. This purpose is accomplished by giving students the opportunity to participate actively in the learning process. This activity helps students to improve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and reasoning skills, and it promotes effective communication and cooperation between schools and the legal community. Mock Trial brings law to life for students through active participation in a courtroom setting. Students prepare and act out a case competitively in their county first and then proceed to regional competition, if they win the county championship. The season begins in late October and county competition ends in late January.

Musical Theater

The musical is a highly anticipated annual event at MTHS. Auditions are held in early November and rehearsals begin shortly thereafter. The musical is held in late February or early March. Students who participate in the musical can expect to rehearse music, staging, and choreography throughout the winter months, culminating in a first class stage performance with elaborate scenic design, costumes, and a full pit orchestra. Middle Township’s musical has developed a reputation for being one of the finest in the area and its students have been awarded Broadway performance opportunities, as well as college scholarships to study musical theatre. Each year, nearly 60 students participate in this program and call it one of their greatest high school experiences.

National Honor Society

Consists of a group of students who are selected by a committee and inducted as members. The group volunteers at various activities throughout the school year at the high school and in the community. Each year, the NHS sponsors a Talent Show in the PAC for MTHS students.

Political Awareness

A non-partisan club and its goal is to encourage students to become aware of political processes and events. The club sponsors to speak to students about the political campaigns and the importance of citizen involvedment in the governing process.

Project TEAM

Project TEAM (Teachers Enhancing Achievement through Motivation) was initially created as a teacher-student mentoring program designed to promote success for at risk students by fostering a structured relationship between a student and a concerned faculty member. However, in the past few years, it has evolved to include all students who would like to be part of a social, service-based club. Any student who would benefit from mentoring is recommended for membership by faculty, administrators, and counselors. Teachers who participate do so as volunteers. Various activities are held throughout the year for all teachers and students involved. Research shows that students who are successful in school can generally look back and identify a “significant adult” (teacher, counselor, coach, etc.) who made their school life tolerable if not meaningful. Project TEAM aims to provide such a structure. Project TEAM is funded in part by a grant from the Middle Township Municipal Alliance, which has generously contributed since 2003.

Newspaper

The staff of The Prowler meets all year to produce four 8-page editions of the school newspaper. Students are responsible for the entire publication of the paper: securing advertisers, selecting topics for articles, writing and revising articles, taking and editing photographs, and creating attractive layouts. We extensively utilize technology in the creation of the publication. Because Journalistic Technology is both a course and an activity, students in the course do the majority of the work for the school newspaper, but other students interested in contributing to The Prowler are certainly encouraged to see Mrs. Tice.

School Store

Operates during lunch mods and at all major school events. The school store helps students prepare for jobs in retail, small business management, customer service, distribution and the tourism industry.


Spanish CLub

The purpose of El Club Latino is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture. El Club Latino meets after school twice a month to listen to music by Hispanic artists, learn Latin dances, fundraise for different events, eat Spanish food, take educational trips, and spend time with other members interested in the Hispanic culture.

Stage Band

An extra-curricular activity that rehearses from November through June. Their repertoire includes music from the Big Band era (1940’s) through the evolution of Jazz Rock and Horn Rock, including current trends in instrumental popular music.

Student Council

A student government based group that serves as a liason to the principal and administration. Student Council officers represent the whole student body and take strategies, ideas, complaints and concerns to the administration. Not only does Student Council represent the student body, they also lead the school in several events and programs throughout the school year. Student Council sponsors and promotes all homecoming activities including our annual dance, pep rally, and homecoming parade. In addition, Student Council sets up and runs Freshman Orientation. We offer a brief explanation of who we are, provide tours for the students and parents, and provide refreshments for the evening.

Finally, Student Council is a service organization. We annuallly donate $1,000 (or more) to the Student Councils’s state charity. In many of those years, including last year, we donated $3,000. Our other annual event is the American Red Cross Blood Drive–where we continue to increase the number of pints we collect and lives we save! As you can see, if there is a need in the school or the community, Student Council will be there, with funds and manpower. We are a constantly evolving group open to all members of the student body.

Surf Club

The Surf Club is open to boys and girls of all ability levels who are active surfers. The club meets regularly to watch surf videos, hear guest speakers on various surf-related topics, and to plan fundraising events. The competitive season is in the fall and all competing members travel around New Jersey surfing against students from other schools and surfing new breaks. By having this outlet, surfers hone their skills as a surfer, maintain great physical fitness, and develop into well-rounded students.

TOB Marching Band

Performs each fall and competes at various locations throughout South Jersey. Also, it conducts its own competition called ocTOBerfest. The TOB also travels to Scranton each year to compete in the Atlantic Coast championships. This past year, the TOB performed in a parade in Disney World!

United Young Generation

Made up of approximately forty high school students who enjoy involvement with cultural awareness activities. Members are encouraged to maintain good grades as well as to present themselves as good role models to others. Activities during the year include participation in the Homecoming parade, Friday Night Live, Black History Month activities, and the end of the year trip.

Women’s Choir

A select, audition only ensemble that features Middle Township High School’s finest treble voices. The group meets before school, after school, or in the evening to rehearse their advanced repertoire, which is primarily in three and four parts. Women’s Choir performs at both the winter and spring concerts, and is often featured in special events for the high school and community. This ensemble provides a perfect opportunity for those students who are unable to schedule choir into their school day, as well as those students who are interested in more advanced repertoire and additional singing opportunities. Auditions are held both in the fall and spring to accommodate members’ busy schedules.

Yearbook

An important publication at Middle Township High School. It is a collection of pictures and articles arranged, so that every student has a record of the year. It requires planning, writing, photography, page designing, and proofreading. Many hours of dedication and commitment are put into the yearbook. Yearbook is hard work. It is a valuable learning experience dealing with group dynamics, sales, computers, publishing, and running a small business. It is not for everyone; but those willing to commit the time and energy, it’s fun. At MTHS, we take great pride in our award-winning yearbook. The activity is open to all students; however, the editors and staff are selected in May. Freshman will be added in September.