Clubs and Activities

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Clubs and Activities

Academy of Science
The Academy of Science is a club where students enjoy science and also participate in fun science labs. The students also participate in the annual regional and (hopefully) the state level New Jersey Science Olympiad. In the spring we also try to celebrate some science holidays (i.e. Earth Day and DNA day) with appropriate activities.

Mrs. Liggett has been advising the Academy of Science for 30years and has been taking a team to the Science Olympiad since they have started in the state. Please sign up for the Academy of Science at the WMC Activities Fair so you can be added to the club PowerSchool Learning page and receive club updates and e-mails. Mrs. Liggett can be reached at jliggett "at"wmrhsd.org or H103.


A Capella Groups- The Loreleis, The Noteworthies and The Howlers

West Morris Central has a long tradition of outstanding a capella groups, so come out to audition for one of the three groups in the school. These are student-led groups that meet regularly and perform both in and out of school for community events.


Each group has auditions during the beginning to middle of September. The Loreleis are an all-female group, The Noteworthies are an all-male group and the Howlers are the co-ed group. Please find information in the Choir Room (B110). Questions can be addressed to the leaders of the a cappella groups directly, or to Mr. Stingle at mstingle  “at” wmrhsd.org or 908 879-5212 x 3745.


Archery Club

The Archery Club is advised by Mr. Ehasz and Mrs. Spaziano. They can be reached at lspaziano "at"wmrhsd.org or dehasz "at"wmrhsd.org.  We shoot recreationally in the fall to learn basic archery form and technique. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in two tournaments in February and March. West Morris Invitational and The New Jersey State NASP virtual tournament which allows students to compete against other high schools throughout the state with the opportunity to qualify for national competition.   WEBSITE LINK  


Art/Photography

Art club is open to all students 9-12 who are interested in learning about the world of art and photography outside of the fine arts classroom. This club explores and encourages freedom of creativity through different individual and group based projects. Projects can consist of school/public installations, collaborative pieces, independent artworks and more. Members are encouraged to contribute suggestions and ideas for projects that the club might enjoy. Art Club will begin meeting in October.


Mrs. Lorraine Najjar is an art teacher at West Morris Central. This is her eleventh full year teaching and third full year as an advisor for the club. Please feel free to reach her by email at lnajjar “at” wmrhsd.org with any questions.


Astronomy Club

We don't have an astronomy class in school, and, subsequently, and very little attention is paid to astronomy in science classes. Often, people who love the stars have to pursue that interest alone. Astronomy Club is a brand-new ~space~ for students to explore and develop any interest they might have in astronomy with a group of people who hold that same interest. Although members will have to be flexible due to social distancing limitations, examples of things we might do include watching space documentaries and/or movies, hearing mini-lessons from Ms. Hedden, engaging in space-related activities & demonstrations, and generally creating a space for discussion of the cosmos! Contact Holly Branco with any questions :)


Book Club

Book Club is open to all students that are interested in reading and discussing books in a social setting. The goals of this club are to connect students who read for enjoyment with each other and broaden the type of reading done by students. In addition to reading popular works, Book Club enjoys exciting discussions of the various titles we are reading.


Ms. Gaelan Johnson and Ms. Rebecca Loux are the advisors. 


Bowling Club

Bowling Club is open to all students grades 9-12. During the winter months, we make a weekly trip to Circle Lanes right after school and play two games. We have a total of 8 trips.  This is a great club to relax, have fun with your friends and enjoy some friendly competition. Bowling trips will take place after school on Tuesdays starting in December and run through till February, as long as no cancellations due to snow. Mr. O’Toole at motoole "at" wmrhsd.org with any questions.  Dates may vary due to weather.  


Chess Club

The big news is that Chess has been declared a “ VARSITY SPORTS” at West Morris and as a result anyone who meets a certain criterion is awarded a Varsity Plaque. Chess Club meets every Thursday during lunch in the back of the main library . All are welcome to attend. We hold an intra school tournament at the beginning of the school year to select the official West Morris Chess team which represents West Morris against other schools. From January to March we are part of inter school tournaments where we host and travel to other schools. This year we would like to form a novice group. We will pay extra attention to this group. Time will be spent on this group to demonstrate the strategies and rules of playing chess. Every year we also attend a state level tournament.The advisor is Poonam Gahlawat and she can be reached at pgahlawat"at"wmrhsd.org. You can also contact our two Vice Captains Sven Grabar and Brett Schaffer. During the activities fair Mrs. Gahlawat and the two vice captains will be available on the google meet with the nickname: chessclub


Chinese Club

The Chinese Club introduces students to the culture, music, art, literature and history of China. Students will explore Chinese culture and history through means of various fun activities such as games, movies, calligraphy, cooking and holiday celebration! It is open to anyone who is curious to learn more about China and have fun! The club meets every Friday in school. The advisor is Mrs. Cherry Jiang. She can be reached at cjiang "at" wmrhsd.org.


Choral 

Tuesday Night Groups will include two audition-based choirs, the Women's Ensemble and the Concert Choir. The singers will perform higher-level repertoire in a chamber setting every Tuesday evening between 5:30 - 7:30pm.  The Women's Ensemble will perform SSAA music with the chance for all treble voices to sing in 4-part harmony repertoire ranging from modern choral music to Renaissance pieces. This group will meet from 5:30-6:30pm. Auditions will usually take place in mid-September and the group performs at various times during the year.


The Concert Choir will be an SATB ensemble (men and women) that performs both a Capella and accompanied music from a wide variety of genres. This group will meet from 6:30-7:30pm with auditions usually taking place mid-September. The Concert Choir will also perform at various times during the year.  


The group will be run by Mr. Mark Stingle.  Look for audition dates in the Choir Room (B110). Mr. Stingle can be reached at mstingle "at" wmrhsd.org or 908 879-5212 x 3745 with any questions.


Color Guard (Band Front)

The WMC Highlander Color Guard is under the direction of Mrs. Erica Boos (eboos “at” wmrhsd.org).  This group visually interprets the Marching Band halftime show music with a choreographed routine involving the use of flags, rifles, sabres, airblades, and other props.  No experience is necessary to join, and all equipment is provided. 


The Color Guard operates in sync with the WMC Highlander Marching Band.  Registration opens in the spring and closes on the first day of Band Camp.  The two week long Band Camp is typically held in early August, just before the start of the school year.  Practices continue during the fall, and the Color Guard performs at all football halftime shows.  (Please see the information for the Marching Band written below).  


Any student wishing to be in a leadership position can try out to be the Color Guard Captain.  A varsity letter in Color Guard is earned after successfully completing two years.


Anyone wishing to learn more about the Color Guard, or see past shows, can visit the following website:  https://wmcmarchingband.wixsite.com/wmcmb 


Debate

The WMC Debate Team is advised by Mr. Jacobsen and competes in the Northwest New Jersey Debate league.  This year's topic is on the Criminal Justice Reform.  We are looking for new members to join us either as debators or researchers on this interesting topic!  We have a Google Classroom page that you can join and if interested, please email ejacobsen "at" wmrhsd.org.


Drama: Central Theatre

Central Theatre is a club which produces a minimum of two shows each year. The mainstage productions include a play (non-musical) performed in November and a musical performed in March. On-stage participation is selected based on auditions. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to audition! If you are not cast in one particular show, you are still encouraged to come out for the next one, as each production has different needs. Students may also apply to be a part of the stage crew, production team, and/or sound and lighting team. Mr. Hogan is the advisor of Central Theatre. For the musical, Mr. Stingle is the musical director, Mr. Gibbons is the pit conductor, and Ms. Harrington is the choreographer. If you have any questions about this club, please contact him at wmctheatre "at" gmail.com or visit the Central Theatre PSL page.


Information for 2020-2021: Performance dates are 11/12-14 for the play and 3/18-20 for the musical. Please support these productions! Ticket information will be shared as it gets closer. If you are interested in auditioning for the musical, there is a dance workshop scheduled for 11/24, and auditions are 11/30 through 12/4. 


Diversity Club

Diversity Club was created so that students can meet in a safe place to discuss issues related to all aspects of diversity.  Learning to understand differences is a helpful tool for students to create cultures of empathy, understanding and safety.  The goal is to create open respectful dialogue about differences so that we are creating inclusive, safe and respectful environments.  Activities include discussions, hosting speakers and participating in educational campaigns.  Meetings are held virtually- 1-2x per month.  Days/Topics TBD! First meeting 10/6/20!  The advisors are Mrs. Ade and Ms. Cartier.  To sign up text "at"divcl2021 to the number 81010.


Fall Cheerleading 

For the Fall 2020 season, West Morris Central Fall Cheerleading is open to all grades 9-12. Our goal is to promote school spirit and support our football program by cheering at Varsity football games. This season, all cheerleaders will be cheering for home games, and seniors will be cheering at away games. We cannot wait to get the fans and student body on their feet cheering for the Wolfpack! For more information, see the Cheerleading website on the athletics page. Head Coach: Ms. Crann (mcrann “at” wmrhsd.org), Assistant Coach: Ms. Donnelly (sdonnelly “at” wmrhsd.org)


Fashion Design Club

Fashion Design Club is for students grades 9-12 with an interest and/or passion for fashion. In this club you can learn or improve sewing skills, create pieces of clothing, design accessories, design graphics for t-shirts, etc. Some fabric and materials will be provided but also do not hesitate to bring in your own as well. Students of all skill levels are welcomed. The goal is to have a fashion show or exhibition at the end of the year. This club will meet once a week in Room C140 (the art room) from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM unless notified otherwise. We will vote on a day of the week as a club. 


Ms. Noone is the advisor for Fashion Design Club and can be reached at dnoone "at" wmrhsd.org. Ms. Noone is an art teacher/photography teacher at Central. We look forward to seeing you!


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Future Business Leaders of America is a part of the National FBLA Organization which is the largest business career student organization in the world. With over 150 members each year, our Chapter at WMC is one of the largest student groups in our school. This club is ideal for any student with an interest in business who may want to pursue either a career in the business sector or obtain a business degree in college. Throughout the school year, FBLA takes several field trips - Macy's Marketing Tour in Herald Square, NYC, FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference, FBLA Regional Competitive Events and FBLA State Competitive Events and Leadership Conference. We also have three to four guest speakers per year visit our chapter during lunch to share with us their business experience, strategies, and suggestions for success. Other meetings include resume builders and how to properly dress for interviews as well as on the job. Students who wish to participate in FBLA should see Mrs. Fabin in C106. Annual membership dues are $20 to cover local, state and national registration fee.


Film Club

The West Morris Central Film Club provides students with an opportunity to view quality films with their peers. The films are considered with input from club members and are ultimately selected for their recognized quality. The goal of Film Club is to expose students to important films, to encourage students to develop standards of intelligent criticism, and to provide a venue to discuss films passionately. Please contact the Film Club advisor - Ms. Gaelan Johnson (gjohnson"at"wmrhsd.org) - with any concerns.

Finance Club 

What we learn:

  • Learn about trading and investing 

  • Learn about the world's markets 

  • Learn about the different ways to make money in the stock market

  • Learn to develop better financial habits for the future


What we do:

During our time in the club, we will spend time learning about the different ways and strategies to make money in the market. We will then discuss the Trades, Companies, and Ideas we are interested in in order to develop a tight-knit community of traders and investors with the same passion for investing. This also serves to help each other make better decisions and catch moves in the markets.  This club is run by Mr. Schartner (mschartner"at"wmrhsd.org).  This club will be every 3 day during lunch from 11-11:40 in F126.

 

Future Educators

Future Educators Club is dedicated to learning about and fostering the desire to one day enter the field of education. This club goes on field trips to schools in the community, establishes a mentor program between a student and teacher of this school to help learn more about the nuances of the profession, and other activities which help students explore how and why the teaching profession is so rewarding. This club is run by Mrs. Ade (vade"at"wmrhsd.org) and Ms. Matkowski (kmatkowski"at"wmrhsd.org).  The club meets once a month during lunch.


Highlanders for Humanity Club

The Highlanders for Humanity Club is the largest community service club at West Morris Central High School. We believe service to the community is an essential part of every student's education. While community service is not required, all students are invited to participate in service projects through the various community service opportunities we offer.  Activities include the following, food drive, sort and shelve food at the food pantry, Pay It Forward, campus/community cleanup, wreath making and hanging, Food Drive, Holiday Toys & Clothing drive, virtually any other community service activity you can think of!  We also work with the Sarah’s Fight for Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing support to families impacted by childhood cancer. 


This club meets virtually once per month and service opportunities are also offered at least once per month.  For the 2020-2021 school year, dues are $10.00 for new members only to cover the cost of t-shirts and supplies.  Please see the Highlanders for Humanity PSL page or contact the advisors, Mrs. Zegar (fzegar"at"wmrhsd.org) or Mrs. Donlon (ddonlon"at"wmrhsd.org) for more information.


WMC Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is an extracurricular, audition only musical ensemble. We perform a mix of jazz, rock, and funk at two concerts every year, using the standard Big Band instrumentation including all saxophones, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Our rehearsals occur on Wednesday nights from 6pm-8pm after an audition in November. All audition materials will be provided.


In weekly rehearsals we emphasize developing individual and group style, we explore improvisation, and we expand our jazz education by learning about famous artists and listening to jazz standards. The Jazz Band director is Mr. Mick Gibbons (mgibbons "at" wmrhsd.org x 3746).


Intramurals

West Morris Central Intramural program is aimed to provide a rewarding experience and opportunity for athletic excellence for all its participants. Its goal is to promote character development in students, including cooperation, teamwork, leadership, and loyalty. Students will experience legitimate means of displaying good sportsmanship and the will to win, thereby contributing to the development of institutional morale, loyalty, and school spirit. This club is run by Miss Patella. 


Jam Club

Advised by Mr. Ehasz, Mrs. Daly, Mr. Geary & Mr. Coiro, Jam Club is a time to share musical creativity.  The club is open to all instruments and all ability levels!  Once a month, we will meet to create a band Jam with mutually agreed upon number of songs to have a jam session on in a socially distanced environment.  The only requirement is that you bring an acoustic instrument and a willingness to learn a few songs.  At each jam session we will present the theory behind the music to find out what makes these songs so great so you can build your own musical abilities.


Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine, commonly referred to as "Lit Mag," is a club that allows students to share their original writing with their peers in a supportive environment. The club meets twice a month or more. Run by students, meetings focus on constructive criticism in a positive manner. Students can bring all types of writing including poetry, narrative, and shorter pieces of larger works. In early spring, students are highly encouraged to submit at least one piece to Echoes, the school's literary magazine.

Advisor Mrs. Michele Pastore has taught English and Creative Writing at WMC for twenty-seven years, and this is her twelfth year advising Lit Mag. She can be reached at mpastore "at" wmrhsd.org, though most of the communication and meeting updates are handled by student leaders.


The WMC Marching Band

Marching Band is a co-curricular, varsity level musical organization consisting of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and color guard. This program is one of pride, friendship, learning, positivity, diligence, and fun! We are one of the most visible aspects of the music department and enthusiastically support the athletic programs at WMCHS! Through the Marching Band, you will create memorable experiences that will last you a lifetime! We perform an energetic field show at all varsity football games and play upbeat popular music in the stands. 


Registration opens in the spring, and closes on the first day of Band Camp.


A two-week long Band Camp takes place 2 weeks before the first day of school where we learn marching fundamentals, our show music, and bond through team building activities! Rehearsals during the school-year take place every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm-9pm and on select Fridays from September through November. See our website for more information: https://wmcmarchingband.wixsite.com/wmcmb


Anyone who plays an instrument or wants to be in color guard is welcome to participate regardless of ability, previous experience, or skill level. There is no audition or experience required!  Opportunities for student leadership include Section Leader, Color Guard Captain, and Drum Major.  A varsity letter in Marching Band can be earned after successfully completing two years in the group.  The staff consists of Director Mr. Mick Gibbons (mgibbons "at" wmrhsd.org x 3746), Assistant Director Ms. Erin English (eenglish “at” wmrhsd.org), Color Guard Instructor Mrs. Erica Boos, and Percussion Instructor Ms. Katherine Fortunato.


Math League

Math League is open to all students who are interested in math and would like to challenge their skills in a state-wide competition. There are six New Jersey Math League Competitions held throughout the year; October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, and March 15 (dates are subject to change). Each competition is comprised of six questions that range in both complexity and mathematical focus. Our school's score is the sum of the five highest scores. The names of the top five finishers for each contest are submitted to the New Jersey Mathematics League Organization. The state-wide scores are published in a monthly newsletter. The two top overall West Morris Central finishers are acknowledged at an awards assembly at the end of the school year.


The Math League's advisor is Mrs. White. Please sign up for contest reminders and additional updates by texting @e2718 to 81010. If you have any further questions or would like more information, please stop by and see Mrs. White in room F132 or send an email to twhite "at" wmrhsd.org.


National History Club

History Club is open to all interested students grades 9-12 who have an affinity for history and would like to further their knowledge and experience with local, state, and national history. The club's activities include field trips, holding voter registration drives, honoring veterans, attending lectures by prominent historians, and volunteering opportunities. The History Club can be whatever you want to make it, so come and get involved!


National Honor Society

The West Morris Central Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Eligible students, those who have maintained at least a 3.6 unweighted cumulative GPA or a 4.3 weighted cumulative GPA, are invited to apply for membership in NHS after the conclusion of their junior year, usually by the end of July. Students are expected to participate in several service projects, attend monthly meetings, and maintain their commitment to the four pillars of the organization to maintain membership.


Mr. Cinotti and Mrs. Donlon are the NHS advisors for the 2020-2021 school year. Please direct any questions to one of them at their school email addresses.


Newspaper

The Paw is West Morris Central's official school newspaper. The Paw is printed and handed out each marking period, and the online version is updated regularly. The job of The Paw staff is to report on everything that goes on both in and around WMC, from hard news stories to sports features and more! Visit us online at and look out for print copies on designated stands around the school.  All students are encouraged to join The Paw staff to talk and write about what is important to them!


Mrs. Kisatsky is an English teacher who is advising The Paw for the second time this year.  She is working closely with past journalism teachers and Mendham’s journalism teacher to help make The Paw the best it can be.  Mrs. Kisatsky can be reached at skisatsky "at" wmrhsd.org.  Her office hours are on Thursdays from 2:45 to 3:45 in A107. 


WMR Symphony

The West Morris Regional Symphony ensemble is open to students in grades 9 - 12 of both Central and Mendham HS. It is open to students who play flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. It rehearses weekly on Thursdays, from 7 - 8:30 PM. Semester 1 rehearsals and concerts are at Central HS, and Semester 2 rehearsals and concerts are at Mendham HS. This is an auditionined ensemble. 

Ms. Jennifer Meckler is the director of this ensemble and can be reached at jmeckler"at"wmrhsd.org.


Project Peace

Project Peace is a club designed to work on school climate related topics.  The club is open to all grades and works on a variety of activities, campaigns and discussions that are geared to foster respect, compassion and kindness.  Some of the past activities include- Week of Respect, Laugh More Stress Less, Mental Health Awareness and Leadership Trainings.  This club meets 1-2x per month virtually.  Dates TBD. 

First meeting is 10/13/20!  

Ms. Cartier and Ms. Donnelly are the advisors and if you would like to sign up text @prpeace to the number 81010.


Reach

Junior Reach is open to all juniors who are interested in helping to acclimate the incoming freshman to the high school. This peer leadership model makes several trips to the Long Valley Middle School to meet 8th graders to cover various issues associated with acclimating the freshman to West Morris. We also help the administration with tours of the building during freshman parent orientation. We are currently revamping the Reach Peer Leader program so applications for Juniors will be available in December and DUE in January.


Senior Reach is a peer leadership program where the senior leaders continue to turnkey the values of determination, integrity, compassion and resilience. The peer leaders will assist in creating a positive school culture by inspiring their peers to rise above issues and learn to create a culture based on respect and positivity. Past activities include: Week of Respect, Freshman Orientation, Previews Program, Back to School Night and assisting in Freshman Health Classes.  Reach meets a few times a month but dates and times TBD. 

Advisors: Mrs. Cartier and Mr. Gangemi- If interested contact Ms. Cartier via her email which is ccartier “at” wmrhsd.org.  Stay tuned for announcements for the applications this winter!  


Relay for Life

Ms. Debbie Gonzalez and Mr. Dan Coiro are the Relay for Life advisors. Ms. Gonzalez has been an advisor for 10 years and Mr. Coiro for 3, prior to which he was involved in the Penn State Thon. Relay is an activity formed to raise both money and awareness in the fight against cancer. This group is student run and directed. Students take on Chair positions as Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. In Mendham High School all of these positions are mirrored and students from both WMC and WMM work together in the only district wide club. Freshman can participate as members of committees and also on teams for the actual event as can any of the student body. We just celebrated our first fully virtual Relay. We run events throughout the year that range from coffee houses to the all night Relay for Life event itself.


Science League

Science League is a state-wide academic competition that consists of four exams on the second Thursday of the month beginning in January.  The subject areas include: Biology (I & II), Chemistry (I & II), Physics (I, II, & 'C'), and an Environmental Science segment.  The exams are in a timed (50 minutes) multiple choice format & are designed to challenge!   The exams are taken after school from approx 3- 4, followed by pizza & soft drinks while the scores are compiled.  WMC has traditionally had a very strong representation in this competition, particularly over the last six years, with multiple individual and team plaques awarded (top 10% in the state).  If interested speak to your science teacher or see Mr Schroepfer in C138 any afternoon, or reach out at gschroepfer "at" wmrhsd.org.


Self-Defense Club

The Self-Defense Club was founded by Kimaya Bajpai in 2018.  Kimaya is a current senior and second-degree black belt.  The club’s mission is to help students build confidence, strengthen balance and self-discipline, improve physical conditioning and street awareness, understand self-defense law, and defend themselves in various situations.  Kimaya teaches crisis-based thinking, defense, and moves.  She also invites guest speakers, such as police officers and Martial Arts trainers, to interact with the students and prepare them to defend themselves in the real world.


The club meets every Wednesday after school from 3:00-4:30.  The advisor is Ms. Seitz.  For more information, students can email Kimaya at 21_kbajpai “at” s.wmrhsd.org or Ms. Seitz at sseitz “at” wmrhsd.org.


Service Learning Club

The Service Learning Club provides students with the opportunity to participate in community service programs throughout Morris County. This club is open to all students in every grade. Students do not have to participate in every activity to be in this club. Some of the activities that we do are visits to local retirement centers to provide interaction with clients, serve food to needy families at the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown NJ, assist with local senior resource facilities, walkathons and more. We are also able to assist students who are looking for individual volunteer work in the community to fulfill a requirement or just to enhance their high school learning experience. Most of the club trips happen during the school day. There are some activities on weekends that students can participate in as well. Individual service opportunities are typically after school hours.


The advisors for this club are Mrs. Jill Quabeck and Mrs. Amanda Veneroso.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the beginning of lunch in room F127. Mrs. Quabeck is located in room F127 and her email is jquabeck "at" wmrhsd.org. Mrs. Veneroso is in C115 and her email is aveneroso "at" wmrhsd.org.


Ski Club

Ski Club sign-ups are typically held after school in October. Most years, we are limited to 50 openings (1 coach bus) and take five trips to Camelback Mountain on Thursday nights starting the first week of January weather permitting. Ski Club has not YET been approved for the 2020-2021 school year.  Information about Ski Club sign-ups will be announced if and when it is approved. The advisors are Mr. David Ehasz and Mrs. Dana Donlon. They can be reached at dehasz"at"wmrhsd.org and ddonlon"at"wmrhsd.org. Please see Mr. Ehasz in F127 or Mrs. Donlon in F139 if you need any information regarding the club.


Sound/Lighting

Sound & Lighting is a club for students interested in the production and behind-the-scenes elements of events. Students learn how to program the auditorium lights and sound system and work on tech crew for events such as Central Theatre, music concerts, Mr. Central, Battle of the Bands, etc. Paid gigs are also available for club members who gain experience by first volunteering for other school functions. Mr. Hogan is the advisor and can be reached at jhogan "at" wmrhsd.org.


Spikeball 

Spikeball is open to all students 9-12, who are interested in this fast-paced activity. Students can participate in games of 2 v 2 or 1 v 1 games. This game helps develop quickness, hand-eye coordination, teamwork and strategizing. It is a fun and fast-paced activity. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Maczko at his school email.  We opened this activity last Fall and met 1-2 times per month depending on the interest and player availability


Stage Craft

Stage Craft is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are interested in learning about prop construction and stage design for the fall drama and spring musical. This club works with the members of the drama and musical to create pieces and props used on stage by performers. Projects can consist of light woodworking to large scale painting to paper/fabric sculpture and more. Stage Craft will begin meeting shortly after the rehearsals begin for the fall drama and the spring musical. There is also a Stage Craft/Tech Theatre class available that students can take during the day to earn credit for their participation! Please email Mr. Hogan at jhogan “at” wmrhsd.org with any questions! (No experience necessary!)


Student Council

The objective of Student Council is to act as a liaison between the student body and the administration, and to serve as a forum for, and representative of, the students in student related administrative decision making. Further, it shall act to develop student leadership, encourage cooperation and spirit among students, faculty, and the administration, and promote the general welfare and unbounded success of the greater West Morris Central community.


Ms. Loux and Mr. Geary are the Student Council Advisors for the 2020-2021 school year. The Student Council officers are as follows:


President - Evangeline Veletto

Vice-President - Joseph Rotundo

Secretary - Hunter Babinec

Treasurer - Paul Dizon

Publicity Manager - Andy Pruss

Student Representative to the Board of Education - Logan Hart


STEM (Technology) Club

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) club goes beyond the classroom and gives students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. We participate in VEX Robotics Competitions in teams of students who have built and programmed the robots. We also work on independent projects and competitions involving coding. The STEM club is open to all students of all abilities and meetings will be held 1-2 times a week after school.


Unified Sports Club

Unified is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.


In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. 


We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  We participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field.  If you want to join or have any questions please contact Mr. O'Toole, motoole “at” wmrhsd.org.


Volleyball Club

The Volleyball Club will meet once a week in the evenings from 6-8pm. There will be an emphasis on skills training as well as simply playing games. The students will be taught the basic skills of passing, setting, attacking and serving as well as moving later to defensive strategies, serve-receive and various formations. 

Ms. Vanessa Hall will lead the group. She can be reached at vhall “at” wmrhsd.org.


World Language Honor Society

The World Language Society (Société Honoraire de Français, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, 中文荣誉学会Chinese Honor Society) membership is by invitation only based on overall scholastic achievement (3.4) and weighted GPA (4.2) in French, Chinese or Spanish. Students of French or Chinese must complete at least 2 years of language study and be currently enrolled in a French or Chinese class. For consideration for Spanish Honor Society, students must study Spanish all 4 years. The only exception is, in lieu of the 4th year, students must score a 6 or a 7 on the Spanish IB exam in the junior year.  Student-elected officers conduct the monthly meetings in the target language. The WLHS members provide peer tutoring, promote in-school activities, and support local and/or global community service organizations.


Mrs. Isabel Amaral is a teacher of French, Spanish, and ESL and has advised the French Honor Society for the last 12 years. Her contact is iamaral "at" wmrhsd.org.


Mrs. Cherry Jiang is a teacher of Chinese at West Morris Central and advisor of the Chinese Honor Society. Her contact is cjiang "at" wmrhsd.org.


Ms. Sarah Seitz is a teacher of Spanish at West Morris Central and advisor of the Spanish Honor Society. 

Her contact is sseitz "at" wmrhsd.org.


Yearbook

Our school yearbook club supports the yearbook class in the development of the yearbook club by capturing candids, attending events, creating page spreads and fact checking information. Creating our school yearbook is a true learning experience like no other in the school. You are dealing with real businesses, real deadlines, and real work to put out a real product at the end of the year. After determining a theme, the yearbook staff gets to work turning blank pages into a phenomenal memory book for students to enjoy now and in the future. Our yearbook has been the recipient of many awards on both the state and national level. Students interested in participating in yearbook club should see Miss Patella in A142.


Class Councils:

Senior Class Council Class of 2021

Senior class council is a group of individuals elected by their peers. With the help of their advisors, they are responsible for planning and implementing events such as Mr. Central, Battle of the Bands, junior/senior prom, spirit week, and other fundraisers and activities. The current officers are Chelsey Cochrane as President, Justin Lee as Vice President, Kiley Murphy as Secretary, and Samantha Olsen as Treasurer. The advisors are Ms. Harrington and Sr. Cukar.


Junior Class Council Class of 2022

Junior Class Council is a group of individuals elected by their peers. With the help of their advisors, they are responsible for planning and implementing events such as homecoming, class fundraisers, spirit week festivities, and junior/senior prom. The current officers are as follows: Greg Suhr (president), Trevor Henneberry (vice president), Colin McLoughlin (secretary), and Matt Mandala (treasurer).


The advisors are Ms. Loux and Ms. Patella. Please email them if you have any questions.


Sophomore Class Council Class of 2023

The Sophomore Class officers work collaboratively with the Student Council and other Class Councils throughout the year to promote various activities and events. These activities and events provide fun and entertainment, as well as fundraising opportunities, for any and all WMC students.


Events and activities include: the Activities Fair, Spirit Week, various fundraisers, as well as surveying their peers for ideas about activities that they would be interested in hosting. The Sophomore Class Officers are: President-Sofia Chan, Vice President-Julia Esposito, Secretary-Quintin Veletto, Treasurer-Baylor Tumminelli.  The Sophomore Class Advisors are Dr. Kayal and Ms. White. 


Freshman Class Council Class of 2024

Freshman Class Council is a group of individuals elected by their peers. With the help of their advisors, their main responsibility is to promote class spirit and to take part in various class activities. In the past, the freshman class has been responsible for the Valentine's Day flower sale. The advisors for the Class of 2024 are Mr. Landshof and Ms. Seitz