“Environmental Club is a fun way to make friends and help the Earth.”
Honors Choir is a club full of selected music lovers who learn advanced songs to perform in the chorus concerts. These singers are very committed to making sure their music sounds as good as it can possibly be and they work very hard. They meet every Wednesday and are led by the chorus teacher Mrs. Hazlett.
Mr. Hazlett directs Northley’s Jazz Band. This select group of instrumentalists perform many popular styles of music including Rock, Latin, Swing and Blues. They enjoy performing at pep rallies and with Sun Valley’s Jazz Band in a spring concert.
Mrs. Zimmerman sponsors the NJHS. This group of students work hard to help the school and community, have excellent grades, and participate in athletics and clubs. NJHS students enjoy developing their leadership skills.
The PBS Student Committee is a group of students who work to promote a positive and enthusiastic environment at Northley. The students are interactive in demonstrating positive behavior and implementing programs for PBS. Mrs. Miller, Ms. Girardi, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Mertens sponsor the PBS Student Committee.
Reading Olympics is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Teams meet by grade level during lunches with their coaches to discuss the books and prepare for the competition. Students in this club should love to read a variety of genres. Reading lots of books from the list prepares students for the competition, which takes place in late April or early May each year.
The Northley Steelpan Ensemble is a musical group that meets once a week. The students have an opportunity to play an instrument that is not typically seen in American schools. The steel pans were created on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad in the 1930s created out of old oil drums; each drum is cut to a different length to create a variety of styles. In addition to our pans, we have a drum set and a group of percussionists accompanying our steel pan players.
In the fall we play a variety of pop tunes and some Christmas songs. In the winter and spring we play traditional music from Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Stetson directs the Steelpan Ensemble.
Science Olympiad is a national competition. Northley competes at Regionals at Neumann University every year. Science Olympiad is very competitive and we placed in the Top Ten in five events for the region last year. Teachers and parents coach our team and prepare supplies for student to compete in 23 events. Competitions are 10 hour days. Science Olympiad starts at the beginning of October and runs through the beginning of March. If you have a love for the sciences, check our website! Ms. Di Pietro and Ms. Sculley are the advisors for Science Olympiad.
Northley Skate Club’s advisor, Mr. Siegel, says the club has a trip planned every month of the year. We go to Chichester Skate Park, Ice Works, and are planning a trip to a new roller skating venue this year. Any student in 6th, 7th or 8th grade can attend the trips. All you have to do is get a permission slip signed by a parent and enclose the necessary payment (usually only $5 per trip), and return it to Mr. Siegel. Then, show up after school on the day of the trip and enjoy! At Chichester Skate Park, students can scooter or skateboard. Listen to the announcements for when the trips are, and we hope to see you in Skate Club!
Student Council is a group of students looking to improve the school and community. The whole school votes on the student council officers. This year’s President and Vice President will lead weekly meetings and are assisted by the Treasurer and Secretary. In these meetings, fun projects such as selling Candygrams and a Food Drive competition are organized. The club also assists in running certain events for the school.
The Yearbook Club is for students in grades 6-8 who would enjoy helping to create the Northley yearbook. In this club, we learn how to use the yearbook software to add pictures and text to the pages. Students also have opportunities to take pictures of events and athletics after school. Students in Yearbook Club also select the cover for the yearbook and create posters to help advertise the yearbook. This is a busy, hard-working club! Mrs. Coffman and Mrs. Zimmerman are the advisors for Yearbook Club.
The Partnership Program brings together students of all abilities at NMS to create a more inclusive environment. Students work together to learn about each other through activities that build social skills, friendship, and communication skills. The program is run by the counselors, Ms. Girardi, Mrs. Scharrer, and Ms. Flanagan.