Clubs and Activities

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 25 years 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 or 908-879-5212 x 3950.

A Capella Groups- The Loreleis, The Noteworthys 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 weekly and perform both in and out of school for community events.

Each group has auditions during the week of September 25th . The Loreleis are an all-female group, The Noteworthys 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 capella groups directly, or to Mr. Stingle at or 908 879-5212 x 3745.

Anti-Bullying Club (Project Peace)
A club whose mission it is to create a school culture of respect, tolerance, compassion and diversity. This club is for anyone who enjoys helping others, wants to promote school spirit, enjoys sharing ideas or wants to be leader/mentor! We use our talents, kindness and creativity to build a legacy of respect. Past activities include: Flash Mob, Leadership trainings, Week of Kindness and Week of Respect. Project Peace meets monthly in A107- dates and times TBD If interested text @projectpe to 908-741-4143. The advisor is Ms. Cartier.

Archery Club
Archery Club is advised by Mr. Kling and Mr. Ehasz. They can be reached at or dehasz@wmrhsd.orgWEBSITE LINK

Art/Photography Club
Art club is open to all students 9-12 who are interested in learning about the world of arts and crafts 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 early October.

Miss Dougher is an art teacher at West Morris Central. This is her fourth full year teaching and third full year as an advisor for the club. Please feel free to reach her by email at 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 field trips to experience activities such as author talks and theater productions.

Mrs. Kipp-Newbold and Ms. Johnson are both teachers in the English Department. Mrs. Kipp has taught for twelve years and has enjoyed advising the Book Club for five years. Ms. Johnson has taught and advised Book Club for two years. Please sign up on the Book Club Remind 101 account; text @wmcbook to 81010 for updates. Feel free to contact Mrs. Kipp at or Ms. Johnson at

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. 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 December 1- February 2 as long as no cancellations due to snow. You can contact Ms. Cartier at or Mrs. Shaffer at with any questions.

Chess Club
Chess Club meets every Thursday during lunch in the library conference room. From January to March we host inter school tournaments. We also hold intra school tournaments. 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. It will also be our endeavor to plan at least two away tournaments. The advisor is Poonam Gahlawat she can be reached at

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

Tuesday Ensembles 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 6-8pm.
The Women's Ensemble will perform SSAA music with the chance for all treble voices to sing in 4-part harmony with repertoire ranging from modern choral music to Renaissance pieces. This group will meet from 6-7pm. Auditions will take place in mid-September and the group will perform at the Winter Concert.

The Concert Choir will be an SATB ensemble (men and women) that performs both a Capella and accompanied music from a wide variety of genre. This group will meet from 7-8pm with auditions taking place mid-September. The Choir will also perform at the Winter Concert.
The group will be run by Mr. Mark Stingle, a Music teacher and conductor for the past 16 years. He has taught and performed everywhere from Thailand to China and has conducted groups ranging from 8 to 200 singers. Look for audition dates in the Choir Room (B110). Mr. Stingle can be reached at or 908 879-5212 x 3745 with any questions.

The debate advisors are Mr. Joe Geddes and Mr. David Crews. They can be reached at and

Drama: Central Theatre
Central Theatre is a club which produces two shows each year, a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. 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 or sound and lighting team.
The advisor of Central Theatre is Mr. Hogan. If you have any questions about this club, please contact him at

Fall Cheerleading 
West Morris Central Fall Cheerleading is open to all grades 9-12. This year the team is comprised of 33 hardworking young women. Our goal is to promote school spirit and support the fall athletic teams. The cheerleaders will be cheering at all Varsity football games. We cannot wait to get the fans and student body on their feet cheering for the Wolfpack!
Ms. Tanya LaBell is taking over as head coach of the fall cheerleading team. She was a competitive cheerleader and gymnast in elementary school through high school. If you have any questions please contact Ms. LaBell at or 908-879-5212 ext. 3675.

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, Jenkinson's Marketing Tour at Point Pleasant, FBLA Regional Competitive Events and FBLA State Competitive Events and Leadership Conference. We also have three to four guest speakers per year come in 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 D119. Mrs. Fabin is a business teacher at WMC who has advised FBLA for the past 9 years. Annual membership dues are $20 to cover local, state and national registration fee.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
A student-led group that meets once a week on Tuesdays during lunch in F137.  Students meet to encourage one another in their shared faith and discuss the connection between faith and athletics.  O
ccasionally, we will have guest speakers and special events. FCA is open to all students at WMC, regardless of whether you play a sport. You can join the club at any point during the school year. Mrs. Geiger is the advisor for FCA. Please contact her with any questions about the club at

Film Club
The West Morris Central Film Club provides students with an opportunity to view quality films with their peers in an after-school classroom setting. 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 an after-school venue for enjoyable film viewing. Please contact the Film Club advisors - Mr. Joseph Geddes ( and/or Ms. Gaelan Johnson ( - with any concerns.
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 both suburban and urban communities, 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 helps students explore how and why to teach. This club is run by student presidents Nicole Arro and Sierra Castaneda and it's advisor is Miss Victoria Raab.

Gay Straight Alliance
Gay Straight Alliance is a group that offers a safe place for students to come and chat about issues related to acceptance and diversity. Some of the past campaigns that we have participated include: Day of Silence, No-Name Calling Week, Ally Week and Week of Respect. The goal of this group is to offer a safe space for ALL while working on creating a compassionate and respectful school community. We meet weekly on Thursdays at 11am in A107. If interested text @ wmcgsa to 908-741-4143. The co- advisors are Cathy Cartier and Vicki Raab.

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, Granny Mani's, campus cleanup, wreath making and hanging , Relay for Life, Blood drive, clothing drive, virtually any other community service activity you can think of!

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.

International/Cultural Arts Club
The advisor is Mrs. Isabel Amaral.  She can be reached at

Instrumental: 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 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 advisor is Margret Schaefer Band Director x 3715.

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.

Ms. Tanya LaBell is a Health and Physical Education teacher, and this is her first year taking over the program. She has been involved with sports all her life and was a Sports Performance Coach at Parisi Speed School for four years. Any questions Ms. LaBell's contact information or 908-879-5212 ext. 3675.

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 during lunch in A137. 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-two years, and this is her fifth year advising Lit Mag. She can be reached at, though most of the communication and meeting updates are handled by student leaders.

Marching Band: WMC Highlanders
The Marching Band is an extracurricular, varsity level musical organization consisting of the band and the color guard. We play music in the stands and perform a show at all varsity football games. We do not compete and there is no audition; Marching Band is not about trophies and awards, it is about expressing yourself through music, striving for musical and personal excellence, and having a great time with close friends.

The Marching Band learns the show during band camp; one week of intense but amazingly fun rehearsals at WMC at the end of August. This year's show is titled Latin Jazz. Every year we select a new theme. Past shows have included Journey, James Bond, and Blues Brothers. We rehearse Wednesday nights in September, October, and November. Scheduling is flexible enough to accommodate work, sports, or other activities.
Everyone who plays an instrument or wants to be in color guard is welcome to participate regardless of playing ability, previous experience, or skill level. The staff is Margret Schaefer, Director x 3715, Melissa Heike, Color Guard x 3048, Rob Lias Assistant Director, Jason Gomez, Percussion.

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 F - 132 or send an email to

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!

Ms. Mongey and Mr. Miller are co-advisors of the club. Please sign up on Remind 101. Text @histclub to 81010 or email Ms. Mongey or Mr. Miller at our school email addresses.

National Honor Society
The West Morris Central Chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Eligible students, those who have maintained at least a 3.6 un-weighted cumulative GPA or a 4.3 weighted cumulative GPA, are invited to apply for membership in NHS at the conclusion of their junior year. Our organization runs a peer tutoring program through which students in need of academic assistance can request support from NHS members. We also participate in several service projects throughout the school year.

Mrs. Hallett and Ms. Johnson are the NHS advisors. Please direct any questions to one of them at our school email addresses.

The Paw is West Morris Central's official school newspaper. The Paw is printed and handed out once each marking period, and the online version is updated on a daily basis. The Paw also produces a summative news show four times a year. 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 follow us on Twitter @WMC Paw for the latest WMC news! All students are encouraged to join The Paw staff and write, or talk, about what is important to them!

Dr. Amelia Wright is an English teacher who has advised The Paw and taught journalism for the last 5 years. Under her guidance, The Paw has grown from solely a print document to an online presence as well. Dr. Wright can be reached at and teaches in Rooms A107 and D119. To join The Paw, please email or see Dr. Wright, or follow us on Remind to get information about our next meeting! (Text 81010 and in the message box write @wright-paw)

Orchestra (Baroque)
Baroque Orchestra is open to students of grades 9 - 12 who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass, and are looking for an additional orchestral performing opportunity. This ensemble performs the vibrant string music of the Baroque Era, for example works composed by Bach, Handel, Corelli, & Vivaldi. The ensemble will perform at Orchestra Concerts and community functions. There is no audition to participate, however thorough practice and preparation of the music is expected. Communication will be through Haiku once students sign up. Rehearsals are every Thursday, 2:45 - 4:00 pm. Regular attendance is required.

Ms. Jennifer Meckler is the director of this ensemble and can be reached at or (908) 879-5212 ext. 3746.

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 will be giving out reach applications at the beginning of October and have our first at the end of October beginning of November.
Janice Higgins is a guidance counselor who has advised Reach for the last 15 years. Please sign up on Ms. Higgins Remind 101 account. Please texts 81010 and in the message box put in @reach20 so you can be updated on changes. Any questions Ms. Higgins contact information is or 908-879-5212 x 3460
Senior Reach is a peer leadership program where Senior leaders facilitate and lead group activities for 9th and 10th grade that will 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. Although not mandatory it is encouraged that leaders join Project Peace in 9th and 10th grade to prepare for leadership trainings/activities. 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. If interested text @ seniorreac to 908-741-4143.

Relay for Life
Debbie Gonzalez and Victoria Winters are the Relay for Life advisors. Ms. Gonzalez has been an advisor for 10 years and Ms. Winters for 3, prior to which she was involved in her college Relay at U. of Delaware. 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 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. Sophomores and Freshman can participate as members of committees and also on teams for the actual event. We just celebrated raising 1 million dollars in our 11 years of West Morris Relay. We run events throughout the year that range from coffee houses to the all night Relay for Life event itself.

Science League
The advisor is Mr. George Schroefer he can be reached at

The 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. Maria Zdroik. We have been advisors for this club for approximately 18 years. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the beginning of lunch in room F120. Mrs. Quabeck is located in room F124 and my email is Mrs. Zdroik is located in the Child Study Team office and her email is

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. Mr. Hogan is the advisor and can be reached at

Ski Club
Ski Club sign-ups are held at the activities fair in September. 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. The advisors are Mr. David Ehasz and Mrs. Dana Donlon. They can be reached at and Please see Mr. Ehasz in F124 or Mrs. Donlon in F108 if you need any information regarding the club.

Stage Craft
Stage Craft is open to all students 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.

Ms. Merves is an art teacher at West Morris Central. This is her sixth full year teaching and fifth full year as an advisor for the club. Please feel free to reach her by email at with any questions.

Student Council
The objective of Student Council is to act as a liaison between the student body and the administration, and to serve as the 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 school community.

Ms. Loux and Ms. Patella are the Student Council Advisors for the 2017-2018 school year. Any questions may be directed to or Please sign up on the Remind account. Text 81010 and in the message box put @msloux so that you can receive information and updates.

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 TSA (Technology Student Association) competitions that consist of over 30 different topics. Some of the topics covered are engineering, coding, graphic design, fashion, video, photography, debating, and video game design. For the competition we take a field trip to The College of New Jersey in April. In addition to the TSA competition 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 on Thursday every week after school.

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.
Beth Grasso will lead the group. She has over 18 years experience coaching high school volleyball. She can be reached at

Winter Cheerleading

World Language Honor Society
The World Language Society (Socit Honoraire de Franais and Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Chinese Honor Society) membership is by invitation only based on overall scholastic achievement (3.4) and weighted GPA (4.2) in French or Spanish. Students of French must complete at least 2 years of language study and be currently enrolled in a French 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 7 years. Her contact is

Mrs. Cherry Jiang is a teacher of Chinese at West Morris Central. Her contact is

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 as well as inducted into the Walsworth Publishing Gallery of Excellence seven out of the past eight years. Students interested in participating in yearbook club should see Mrs. Fabin in room D119 who has advised the last eight yearbooks and looking forward to putting out a ninth this year!

Class Councils:
Senior Class Council Class of 2018
Senior class council is a group of individuals elected by their peers. With the help of the advisors, they are responsible for planning and implementing events such as Mr. Central, Battle of the Bands, and Junior/Senior Prom. The following is the list of this year's senior class officers: Clayton Zdroik as President, Sarah Guida as Vice President, Artemis Nikolopoulos as Secretary, and Leland Domaratzky as Treasurer.

The senior class advisors are Ms. Loux and Ms. Patella. Please email Ms. Loux at and Ms. Patella at if you have any questions.

Junior Class Council Class of 2019
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, the talent show, and junior/senior prom. The current officers are as follows: Nick Consstantino (president), Justin Sagam (vice president), Sara Cavallone (secretary), and Sam Konop (treasurer).

The advisors are Dr. Kayal and Ms. White. Please email them both at and if you have any questions.

Sophomore Class Council Class of 2020
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, dances, magnet sales, Spirit Week, and sporting events, as well as surveying their peers for ideas about activities that they would be interested in hosting. The Sophomore Class Officers are:President- Blanca Naglestad,

President-Cate Lawrence, Vice President-Hannah Sagam, Secretary-Pam Mandala, Treasurer-Alexander Markiewicz.  The Sophomore Class Advisors are Ms. Loux,, and Ms. Patella, Please contact them with any ideas, questions, concerns, etc.

Freshman Class Council Class of 2021
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 2021 are Mrs. Carlson and Ms. Harrington.