Students will meet twice a month to practice various competition formats from jeopardy to toss up/bonus buzzer meets. If you enjoy game shows, are knowledgeable in many subject areas, and can think quickly, come take a qualifying test. Most competitions are on Saturdays, some are after school, and a few during school hours. Club meets every other Friday during unit lunch or block 5 in room 907.
Bookworms meet weekly to discuss member selected books. This year the club members hope to write book reviews, have a literature/text movie screening and fundraiser, and engage younger writers in the joys of reading. Club meets every Tuesday during block 5 in the IMC conference room.
Bridges is a club for students who want to “bridge the gap between generations.” Students meet every other week to plan monthly trips to Independence Manor, a senior care facility in Flemington. Students socialize with the residents and plan activities as well as caroling, crafts and music. Club meets twice a month on Tuesdays during block 5 in Room 801
Cabaret is a talent show opened to all students at Hunterdon Central. The Students work on their own and prepare individual acts to audition. Between 20 and 30 acts are selected, ranging from vocal and instrumental acts, comedy routines, magic and dance acts. All types of variety entertainment will be considered. Seniors also have the opportunity to audition for the roles of emcees. Auditions will take place in March and the performance will be in early May
Kids choose between several Chemistry-related events and then prepare for a few months. Each group competes in their event (against groups from other NJ high schools) at a Chemistry Olympics competition at NJIT, Newark NJ in mid May. Club meets on Wednesdays during block 5 in Room 924 during January through May
Rehearse and perform a play for a children at the elementary schools in the district. Actors are also expected to make their own costumes and help with props and scenery. Open to all grades. Listen to morning announcements and look for audition signs near the theatre rooms. This play is less competitive in terms of roles than the main stage plays (9/10; 11/12; Musical) and numerous people are needed because it is double cast. A good opportunity to get experience and for crew people looking to get their acting requirement to become a member of the Thespian Society. Auditions in March after the musical. Tours end of April/beginning of May
Chinese Honor Society
The National Chinese Honor Society is open to students in level Chinese III or higher with a 90% and above in Chinese for the past two semesters and an overall average of no lower than 85% in their grades. The Chinese Honor Society sponsors celebrations of Chinese holidays and participates in service learning projects concerned with learning about China and Asia. We also promote the Chinese language and culture throughout the school year. The club will meet during block 5 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in Room 152
The Chinglish Club is open to students in 9 – 12. The purpose of the club is to encourage and promote interest in Chinese language and Chinese culture learning, and community services. All students who would like to practice speaking Chinese language and learning Chinese cultural activities may participate in Clinglish Club. Meetings are held in room 152 on the third Thursday of every month.
Chorale is an auditioned choir that performs music of a difficult nature. In order to audition a student must be enrolled in a 5 credit Choir, Band or Orchestra class. Auditions are held in September. Chorale is an auditioned choir that performs acappella music. In order to audition a student must be enrolled in a 5 credit Choir, Band or Orchestra class. Auditions are held in September. This group meets on Monday during block 5 in Room 519.
Class Council is a grade level division of student government with separate elected officers. It is responsible for fundraising, decisions about class activities, consensus building, organizing dances, and providing the class with opportunities for social involvement. See advisor for details.
Class Council: Freshman (Class of 2016)
The freshman class council is a student government organization that fundraises and coordinates events for the class, promotes student involvement and school spirit. While the freshman class council will run most events independently, there will be some collaboration with other grade-level class councils. The class will be sponsoring a trip to Dorney Park in October and hosting the last band standing concert in February. The council will also be selling class of 2016 t-shirts and magnets. This club will meet on Wednesdays during block 5 in the auditorium.
Class Council: Sophomore (Class of 2015)
Sophomore class council is made up of students from the class of 2015 who want to be involved in activities that their class supports. The club organizes fundraisers to support their prom as well as area charities. They try to get their fellow classmates involved in school activities that show school spirit. This club meets on Wednesdays during block 5 in Room 808.
Class Council: Junior (Class of 2014)
Work cooperatively with school community, co-advisor and administration in guiding the students to promote the following: School spirit, communication among peers, leadership, guidance or peers, fundraising and cooperation. This club will meet on Tuesdays during block 5 in Room 620.
Class Council: Junior (Class of 2013)
Students involved in the Senior Class Council will participate in many fundraisers, activities and community service activities. This year, we will be planning the Senior Prom and an Autism Walk/Fun Run. We will also be collecting bottle caps and can tabs to help families or children with cancer. We will have four Dippin” Dots sales, two bake sales, and some surprises for the Senior Class. This class will meet every other Wednesdays during block 5 in the Little Theater.
Members of connect will mentor students in social activities. This will include accompanying them to block 5 clubs, school functions, Unit Lunch, and sporting events. Members of the club will work with the child study team to develop social strategies and skills to share with their mentees. The club will meet every Friday during Unit Lunch in room 648.
The Dance Team promotes school spirit through multiple performances at school events and activities. The team trains and performs in various styles of dance such as jazz, pom, and hip-hop. The season runs from August through May, as the team prepares to compete in regional and national dance team competitions. Auditions are held in May for incoming freshman as well as current 9th through 11th grade students. If there are still additional openings available, there is a second audition held in September. The practice schedule varies throughout the season, but averages about three days per week, including some weekends (for performances, competitions, and fundraising events). The season runs from August to May, meeting two times per week, Mondays and Fridays during block 5 in the auxiliary gym
Doctors of Tomorrow
The Doctors of Tomorrow will explore the medical field and provide speakers from the medical field, offer hands-on tutorials in the hospital, and volunteer work. Students may also partake in debates and discussions regarding the medical field. Please contact the advisor for exact date, time, and location of meetings.
Dramatics 9/10 Play
Rehearse and perform a full length play for a paying audience. Auditions are open to 9th and 10th grade students only. This year we are doing Arseninc and Old Lace. A hysterical classic comedy. Please listen to morning announcements or look for posters near the theatre rooms and around campus for more information.
Dramatics 11/12 Play
Rehearse and perform a full length play for a paying audience. Auditions are open to 11th and 12th grade students only. Listen to morning announcements for more information.
Dramatics/International Thespian Society
An honorary society providing recognition for exemplary participation in high school theatre program. Students must be invited to join through involvement in theatrical activities at school. The troupe engages in community service and supports theatrical productions at HCRHS. To become a member you must earn enough points through work on at least two full length plays. You must also work at least once in 2 of the 3 areas: A. performance; B. set construction/running crew; C. business management/publicity. Though it is theoretically possible to be admitted as a Freshman, most are admitted as Sophomores or Juniors. For the best chance, start working on plays right away in your Freshman year. Meetings are once a month in room 216.
Activities include organizing staff for assigned sections, creating unique layouts, taking pictures, editing, participating in school-wide yearbook distribution in June and writing articles to produce a 450-page yearbook. This is a year-long activity and meeting frequency depends on an individual's assignment within the club. Meetings are every Friday during Block 5 in the IMC. Meeting time will be longer on those Fridays prior to a scheduled submission date
Elan is Hunterdon Central's literary arts magazine. Club members serve as judges and editors of submissions from the student body. Students also collaborate on producing the magazine for publication at the end of the year. Meetings are held every Tuesday in room 206.
Environmental Society Formerly known as the Student Environment Alliance (SEA)
Students work to educate and inform both Hunterdon Central's community and the local community about environmental awareness. SEA also pursues environmental causes for fundraising purposes. The primary focus this year is to promote Hunterdon Central's "green initiative". Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in room 906.
French Honor Society
The French Honor Society is affiliated with a national organization sponsored by the AATF. Its purpose is to foster and encourage the continued study of the French language and culture and provide a social setting to meet friends of similar interests. To be eligible, students must have completed 2 semesters of the language (through Level III) with an average of 93 or above in all French courses completed. Students must also have an overall average of 85 or higher in all other subjects. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday in room 606 during block 5.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Future Business Leaders of America is the largest business student organization in the world! A quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. Meetings are held every other Tuesday block 5 in room 700.
FEA (Future Educators Association)
FEA is an international organization preparing young adults for career pathways in the field of Education. Participation in the club offers opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in community action type activities, and practice these skills at meetings on every other Thursday in the IMC conference room during block 5. Members of the local organization are also part of the larger organization which generates college scholarship information as well as college literature, as well as a magazine called "Go Teach" which informs those interested in this career path how to follow their dreams by showing other teens who are already doing it, among other very interesting articles about national and international opportunities in the field of Education.
Gamers' League is for students to get together to discuss and compete in various card games, board games, and video games. On Mondays and Wednesdays the lights go off and students are able to bring in consoles and use the projector (usually for Super Smash Brothers), as well as play their handheld systems. For students who want to play board games and card games (such as Magic: the Gathering), Tuesdays and Thursdays are your days. Fridays are for all games, and a great way to try something new! Students do not need to play to join us, but can sit, watch, and interact with fellow students who have a love of games. Everyone is welcome! Meetings will be held every day during unit lunch in room 911 as well as block 5 on Fridays (rides must pick up by 4:30PM).
GAPP (German American Partnership Program)
The next Gapp Exchange will take place in the Summer of 2013. An informational will take place in April 2012. During the 2012-2013 school year the students will meet with their advisor twice a month in preparation for the exchange. Students will create a power point presentation for the school in Germany. They will determine activities as well as create a welcome packet for the German students upon their arrival to the US. The German students attend school at HCRHS for 3 weeks in April/May. The exchange also includes trips to major cities such as Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Trier and Cochem Germany. The club will meet 1st and 3rd of each month during block 5 in room 128.
German Club seeks to provide students with a variety of opportunities to immerse themselves in German culture. Each year, we participate in Haunted High School, make gingerbread houses in the winter, work with kids at the 4th and 5th grade Parents' Night, play soccer games with other language clubs/honor societies, and eat a traditional German meal at Pheasant's Landing in Hillsborough. We also occasionally watch German movies, listen to German music, and play German board games. During GAPP Exchange years, we take part in activities that directly involve the German exchange students, such as picnics, Adopt-a-German, volleyball games, and field trips off-campus. For those who would like to enhance their German-speaking skills, we also host monthly Koffee Klatche during which no English is spoken. German Club is open to anyone--even those who have never studied the language before. We are always happy to see new members! Meetings will be held every Tuesday during block 5 in room 130.
German Honor Society
The German Honors Society meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month in room 128 during block 5 to organize several activities during the year. Activities include tutoring underclassmen; organize the Induction Ceremony for new members; Thanksgiving baskets for families in the community; Pumpkin painting, gingerbread houses and a spring planting project for the assisted living facility. At the end of the Year there is an Award dinner at Pheasant's Landing. The Honor Society is also involved with activities during the GAPP Exchange.
Interact is sponsored by the Rotary club of Flemington and is geared toward local community service. Interact will sponsor its own fundraising events, partake in join Rotary projects, and look for new ways for improving Hunterdon County. Meetings are held every other Tuesday during block 5 in room 140.
Intramural club is open to all students interested in having fun and competing against their peers on a weekly basis during block 5 in the old wooden gym. Activities in the club will begin with Ping Pong, Basketball, Volleyball and Frisbee. The club will meet every Wednesday during block 5 in the wooden gym.
Invisible Children educates the public, raises funds, and supports the building of schools in Uganda to help displaced children and families that have been affected by the civil wars. Invisible Children also advocates for the protection of the Ugandan children who are being abducted from their families and forced to become "child soldiers." HC's Invisible Children group sponsors a specific school in Uganda; our efforts directly support this school on immediate terms giving students a sense of immediate gratification knowing they truly are making a difference in people's lives. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in room 823.
The Indoor Percussion (MRDi) is a competitive performing ensemble that rehearses and performs from January through April at schools around the NJ/PA area. Students will perform on percussion instruments and learn challenging musical arrangements. To be eligible to participate students do not need to be a percussionist, but must have some musical experience and may have to pass an audition. Please contact the advisor for more information.
Jazz Band/Instrumental Music
The jazz band is a select performing ensemble that rehearses from January - June. Students are selected to participate in this band by audition. Auditions are held in December; see Mr. Kenny in the music building in November for audition materials. Students are required to enroll in 5 credits of curricular bands to be eligible to participate in Jazz Band. Meetings are held Tuesday and Wednesday during block 5 room 501.
Joshua Generation is a Christian fellowship organized and run by student leaders. Club meeting provide a time for students to come together to read Scripture, pray and discuss their faith. Activities vary according to members' interest, but usually students engage in a service or an outreach project. The advisor serves as a liaison between the students and the school administration. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month during block 5 in room 128.
Key Club is a youth service-leadership organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club volunteers at local events, fundraisers and at schools within the district to help foster a better community. It is student-led at every level: Key Club International, districts, and individual clubs are all run by students. Key Club’s core values are: Caring, character building, inclusiveness, and leadership. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in room 203.
Latin Club / Latin Honor Society
We encourage not only Latin students but all students interested in European culture and the culture of the Mediterranean to become involved in the Latin Club. Students participate in extra-curricular social activities centered around various aspects of Latin: e.g., Banquets and Battles, National Junior Classical League Certamen, Montclair Classics Day, and celebrations such as the Winter Saturnalia, and Spring Latin Day (Floralia). The Latin Honor Society has its induction early in the academic year with both current and new inductees creating a short performance, usually a skit, for induction night. Members of the Honor Society, students in the 3rd year of Latin with a consistent A average, are always available to help other students. Members of the Latin Club and Latin Honor Society are by default also members of the Nation Junior Classical League. Every year is different and students are encouraged to develop activities, whether the making of togas or the preparation of a Roman feast, which interest them. Meetings are held every Thursday during block 5 in room 602.
Livestrong is a club that promotes healthy living and cancer awareness. We will also discuss issues related to cancer survivorship, caretaking and education on the disease. We participate in several fundraisers to provide donations to local cancer centers and pediatric cancer centers. Meetings are held every Tuesday during block 5 in room 804.
Madrigals is a select, auditioned choral group, made up of girls who have been in Chorale for at least one year. We perform a variety of challenging, a capella four-part women's music. The size of the group ranges from 10 to 14 members. Meetings are held Wednesdays during tutorial and Fridays during unit lunch in room 519.
Marching Band (or the Hunterdon Central Marching Red Devils), is a co-curricular activity that takes place mostly in the fall during football season. Students perform either a woodwind, brass, percussion instrument, or participate in the color guard (flags and weapons). Students learn a halftime show that is performed at all varsity home football games, as well as at several band competitions. We also perform in community events, and travel every other year during spring break to Europe or Walt Disney World. Color Guard and Percussion spots are limited and may require an audition, however all students can participate in the wind section. Rehearsals begin in the summer and include a MANDATORY two week band camp in August. The competitive season runs from September until the beginning of November. Please contact the adviser for more information.
Math League/ Mu Alpha Theta
Students will take tests designed by the nj math league, nj math teachers, and the continental calculus league. Mr. Wasserman will handle all correspondence with the various associations, announce test dates, proctor and score tests, and report scores to the various associations, and announce award winners at end of year homeroom telecast. Meetings are held on various Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 907. Contact the adviser directly for more information.
The Mock Trial Team tries a case prepared by the NJ State Bar Foundation every February in real court rooms before real judges. Schools throughout the state and across the country participate in this competition. The purpose of the Mock Trial Club is to help students gain an understanding of our legal system. Club members will develop and hone their analytical and communication skills over the course of the season. Each year's team consists of 10 members. Membership in the club is competitive and determined by tryouts.. Regional and State competitions are held in February contact the adviser for more information
Model Legislative League
As part of the 'Youth and Government' program, this club researches issues facing the State of New Jersey in the categories of Education, Environment, Human Services, Government, Law, Health, Economics, or Transportation. Students then write legislation in the form of Bills in order to remedy these problems through governmental means. The students learn parliamentary procedure and then debate their Bills in a mock-Senate and Assembly at the State House in Trenton during a weekend-long State-wide session in the Spring. Students have the opportunity to run for student leadership roles and receive recognition for their skills in debate. Meetings are held every Thursday during block 5 in room 642.
The Model United Nations Club is a interactive club that simulates the United Nations. Students meet weekly to prepare to participate in Model UN conferences. To prepare students must enjoy researching, analyzing and debating global issues. Student will be assigned a country to role play and must debate specified global issues. Parliamentary procedure is used during all debates. These MUN conferences are made up of students from all over the world and are held over a 3 day period. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 in room 621 or the IMC computer lab.
All school musical cast by auditions. Please contact adviser for more information.
The Pit Orchestra is the ensemble that accompanies the musical in March. Students participating in Pit Orchestra must be enrolled in a 5 credit instrumental music ensemble class and must pass a playing test audition. Please contact adviser for more information.
Mythology Club is a club for students who would like to learn and share knowledge about mythology. We also discuss mythological allusions and references in modern day movies, literature, games, etc. Part of the club involves taking part in an optional Mythology Exam Contest for scholarship prizes and acclaim! Meetings are held every other Thursday during block 5 in room 805.
National Art Honor Society
This chapter will insure and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art, foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, and further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members. The organization’s mission is to bring art awareness to the school and community furthering aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program with participation of scholarship, service and character. Meetings are every Thursday during block 5 in room 155.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a scholastic and service activity. Members become eligible by meeting the academic criteria of a 3.75 or higher weighted GPA. Students may apply in their junior year and are offered admission into the society if they are found to meet further high standards of sustained service, leadership and character as determined by a selection committee. Accepted members are inducted in a formal ceremony in the spring of their junior year. Meetings are held monthly during block 5. Please contact the adviser for more information.
Peer Leadership is a service club providing volunteers for different school and community activities. Members provide friendship and leadership to other students in the school. Members offer a positive and fun atmosphere for all and provide charitable donations for community agencies. The Peer Leadership Club sponsors fundraisers such as: you’ve been Picked Pumpkin Pretzel Grams, Give-A-Gift-Teens Helping Teens, Holiday Cards to Soldiers, Mardi Gras Madness, and much more. Over the past several years, the Peer Leadership club has donated over $2500 to various charities, and tries to increase their donations every year. At the end of the year, the active club members participate in a fun end of the year “get together” to celebrate all of their accomplishments. Meetings are every Wednesday during block 5 in room 822.
Photography club is a student lead group that meets weekly. In photography club students will be able to share, discuss and critique their own photographs as well as share new techniques and discuss cameras. Occasionally a guest speaker may come to talk to the group. Photography club also takes part in many photography opportunities around campus such as running the Annual Student and Staff Photography Contest, photographing clubs and groups for yearbook and also photographing Halloween events. Members are occasionally requested to help photograph other events such as school plays and sporting events. We hope to also work with the school newspaper, the Lamp, this year so that members may have their photographs published! Meetings are every Tuesday during block 5 in room 130.
Come to the Programming Club if you are interested in how computers work and would like to try your hand at learning ways to tell it what to do. Come join us if you have an interest in programming, want to learn a new language, or even just want to see what other students are doing. Meetings are held every Thursday in room 918 during block 5
A joint parent-school run organization to raise funds for a substance free post graduation night of fun and games at Dave and Busters. This organization is for parents only. Contact advisors for meeting information.