School Life

Student Activities & Clubs

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  • American Sign Language

    Moderator:  Ms. Weiland

    "Power in Silence"

    Members of this club begin to learn the art of communicating in American Sign Language. We also work to raise awareness about the deaf community and culture.


  • Animee Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Ashmen

    View various Animee movies and lead a group discussion.
  • Asian American and International Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Ashmen

    Like Asian food? Breakdancing? Origami? Karaoke? Want to learn karate? We've got it covered. We also have other things such as pen pals from Japan. Asian Club is also a place where you can learn more about Asia and its' languages.  

    Asian Club meets every first and last Monday of every month in C108, Mrs. Ashmen's room. The AAC is open to everyone! So come to join and learn about yourself and the world around you! Talk to other people from other countries! You don't need to bring anything but your appetite! (oh! and any Asian food you bring is always appreciated) 
  • Broadcasting Club

    Moderator: Mr. Schafer

    This club is designed to find the inner "Joe Buck" in each person.  Join up and learn to broadcast the sport of Basketball, all levels, freshmen, J.V. Varsity of both boys and girls are covered.  Join and learn to broadcast the play by play action. Jim Pirolli '15 earned many internships on the radio, you could be next.
  • Campus Ministry

    Moderators: Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Maley

    Campus Ministry is a student organization that centers on the awareness of religion and spirituality at Notre Dame. This group consists of several dedicated Juniors and Seniors who lead morning prayer, prepare and organize liturgies, serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, and facilitate retreats among many other responsibilities. Each year, students volunteer to be a part of Campus Ministry at Note Dame by attending a summer retreat where the training takes place.
  • Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC)

    Moderator:  Coach McKenna, Coach Treacy

    This is a faith based group who meets every two weeks.  The meetings range from reading from the Bible, guest speakers, group discussions and work on service projects.  Two "codes" to work under:1.  It's not about me, It's not about you, It's about others.  2.  Strong Mind, Body, and Faith = Stronge Life
  • Celebrate Life Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Hart

    This club is to raise awareness and celebrate the value of all life - at all ages and all stagess.  The club hopes to educate the members of the club on the many aspects of life and how we can they can share the information with the ND Community.

  • Cyber Patriot

    Moderator: Dr. Bridgewater

    Cyber Patriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the USAF to inspire highschool students toward careers ibn Cybersecurity or other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) Disciplines, critial to our Nation' Future.  D205 Fridays after school.
  • Debate Team

    Moderator: Mr. Gibilisco

    The Debate Team is comprised of an Affirmative Team and a Negative Team.  Each year a national topic is selected for use in high school debates.  The team competes in the CVC Conference.

  • Environmental Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Bauch

    The club is responsible for assisting in ND's recycling efforts, maintaining ND's Energy Star Rating, helping to create a more enviornmentally sustainable and responsible ND Family.  The club serves the ND community thru a variety of service projects and activities.  K205 Tuesday Act. Per. Mtg. - Thursdays-Recycling Act. Per.
  • ETC...(Literary Magazine)

    Moderators: Mr. Lobis and Mrs. Brydges

    ETC... is Notre Dame's art and literary magazine. We meet weekly on Wednesday's to read, discuss, and vote on poetry and prose submitted by students. To submit a piece of poetry, prose, or any other type of written or visual art, please contact Mr. Lobis.  We love new members, so please join!
  • Fashion Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Blemings

    Notre Dame’s Fashion Club is full of opportunities for students with an eye for fashion, art, journalism, photography, and videography.  We provide an opportunity to explore fashion interests through various service opportunities and school events.  We donate business/formal attire to women and men who are returning to the workforce and need help.
  • Feminism Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Ellsworth

    The feminism club is open to all genders in Notre Dame High School.  Here we explore the issues facing women in high school and beyond.
  • Fencing Club

    Moderator:  Mr. Friedberg, Mrs. MacIsaac

    2019 welcomed the newest addition to our clubs - Fencing!   Our club has partnered with the Fencing Club of Mercer County to provide exposure to and experience in the art of Fencing.  Weekly our club travels to Robbinsville for instruction in all 3 weapons - Foil, Epee and Saber.  Together, the club hopes to lay a foundation for a future team at Notre Dame High School.
  • Film Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Savarese-Ahearn

    The film club spends time exploring genres, critiquing films and creates an environment for film discussion.  Throughout the year, we sponsor several film nights.
  • French Club

    Moderators: Mrs. Sues

    This club is for any student who is a francophile. The club meets 2 Tuesdays per month during Activity Period. Please reference the Club Webpage for the schedule of activities and membership.
  • Future Educators of America

    Moderator:  Mrs. Stevenson

    The Future Educators of America Club welcomes students who are considering a teaching career.  We hope to explore the role of educators, participate in service programs and grow with the exciting ideas of our new members.  We will provide opportunities to attend conferences where students will meet with educators and explore specific interest through seminars and exchange ideas with high school students across NJ.

  • German Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Koebele-Demaree

    The Club meets every first and last Tuesday of the month.  We watch films, shows, or documentaries which give you a feel for German culture or history.  If you are into film, you will find that there are many interesting ones to choose from, some of which boasting prestigious awards.  Once a month, we have a roundtable discussion on current events in Europe. Our foods are awesomely German, ranging from waffles to popcorn or baked goods.  All club members are supportive, making you feel like you belong. We also collaborate with the ND Film and Latin Clubs on some school activities.
  • ND Business Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Moceri

    The club is involved in servicing faculty and staff in various ways. among the business-related services that club member perform are typing handouts, collating, stuffing envelopes, preparing mailings and updating forms.  

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  • History Club

    Moderator: Mr. Jason Patton

    This club provides an avenue for students with a passion for history to convene and share their interest with each other as well as the ND community. The club will meet twice per month, hosting historical movie showings, book discussions and plan trips to historic sites in the area. The club will also plan a service project.
  • Intramural Club

    Moderators: Mr. Schafer 

    Intramural Club designs and implements activities for the entire student body. The activities will take place during Activity Period in the gym and on the playing fields. Champions will be crowned and receive tee shirts. Individuals in the club will enhance their leadership skills throughout the school year, thus enhancing their college resume. Meeting in Balcony C and the gym.
  • Irish American Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Ellsworth

    The Irish people are very social, so the Irish American Club spends time enjoying each other's company.  We organize parties, play games, and watch Irish Television programs.  The club learns a wee bit of the Irish language and complete service projects.  Students do not have to be Irish to join the Irish American Club, all are welcome. D208 Mondays during Act. Per.   
  • Italian Club

    ModeratorMrs. Savarese-Ahearn

    The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month, D107, during Activity Period.  The club participates in service to the local community, i.e. Italian American Festival, Italian Flag raising, and a Christmas Tombola Charity.  Participants also enjoy Italian food when they break bread together.
  • Justice Club

    ModeratorMrs. Marx

    This club's goal is to bring awareness to the School community regarding the poor and the needy.  Then to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy; to feed the hungry; to give drink to the thirsty; to clothe the naked and to educate the uneducated.  Justice club does various projects throughout the year to live out these Corporal Works of Mercy.  The club meets every Friday.
  • Latin Club

    Moderator: Regina Koebele-Demaree

    The Latin Club meets every Thursday.   Our most popular event is the school-wide Philo Soccer Game Monty Python style, where all language club members dress up as philosophers of their country.  We also hold an annual Chariot race competition.
    Our Service consists of teaching Latin with fun to disadvantaged middle school kids in our immediate community in order to improve literacy.  Participating students earn service and valuable experience. Sewing for Service is another commitment of our members.  In collaboration with our Computer Programming teacher, we will develop a Latin App for ND’s Latin classes.
    As the Latin language lives on in many languages, we naturally seek to involve students of all language backgrounds.  Even though the Romans are not, Latin is very much alive in our club - Join the fun!
  • Math League

    ModeratorsMr. Bauch, Mrs. Delworth, Mrs. Kapatsyna

    Students compete in a  National Competition and are prepared with practice problems prior to the test.
  • Mock Trial

    Moderator: Mrs.Palazza

    Students are given a legal case to defend and prosecute.  Students are attorneys, prosecutors, and witnesses.  The Mock Trial Team scrimmages other schools, prior to the trial at the State Capitol.
  • Model UN/Model Congress

    Moderators: Mrs. Wroblewski, Mrs. Bannon, Ms. Ashe

    Students simulate delegates to the UN, representing various counties and committees, at 2 conferences each year.  Students debate current issues on the organization's agenda, from the perspective of their assigned country.
  • National Honor Society

    Moderators: Mrs. Moceri, Mrs. Walter

    This is an organization that recognizes and honors students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service.  Standards for induction can be found in the Notre Dame Student Handbook.
  • Niceties Club - now the Visionaries Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Palazza

    This club provides gently used formal wear for girls in distressed areas of New Jersey.  The girls are provided with shoes and all the other accessories needed to have a beautiful prom or social.  Most items are donated.

  • Operation Smile Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Ward

    Raise funds to "buy" life-changing facial reconstruction surgery for children in underdeveloped countries born with facial deformities.
  • Patriots Club

    Moderator: Coach John McKenna

    This club honors and serves our heroes, Military, Fire, Police and all First Responders.
  • Peer Leaders

    Moderators:  Ms. Brauer and Mr. Goyer

    Freshman students apply to the Peer Leader Program which consists of a scheduled class in their Sophomore Year.  Peer Leaders attend a summer camp/workshop and assist the incoming freshmen class with the transition to high school.
  • Photography

    Moderator: Mrs. Brydges

    The mission of the Notre Dame Photography Club is to provide a supportive environment for interested photography students to share their creativity, knowledge, and passion for photography. The club will hold regular meetings and discussions and organize events such as photo-walks around campus, possible field trips, and host guest speakers. Members will also explore the possible opportunities for photography during school events and athletic games. We will organize peer to peer photography reviews and hope to exhibit member work on the annual Spring Art Show.
  • Ping Pong Club

    Moderator:  Mrs. Koebele-Demaree

    Ping Pong Club meets 2 times monthly to explore the art and skill of ping pong.  Competitive to just for fun players will find a match to suit their abilities!

Student Club Manual

The Club Manual offers additional information about how to start a club and what is expected of the club and its members.

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  • Robotics Club

    Moderator: Mr. O'Byrne

    This club offers students the opportunity to learn about technology and its' application. You can explore mechanical design ideas with Tetrix and Lego hardware, learn to code using RobotC and NXT controllers, learn to create interactive electronic objects use Arduino Uno with its open-source electronic prototyping platform, or learn to program using JAVA. In addition, the club has a 3D printer so students can even design and print their own desktop robot using our MakerBot Replicator TM2 desktop 3D printer.
  • Science Bowl

    Moderator: Mrs. Bauch

    Study and prepare for science competition against other schools.  Meetings are on Wednesdays during Activity Period.
  • Service Leadership Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Wrobeleski

    The club meets on alternate Fridays. Students learn leadership skills while organizing and facilitating service projects.

    Moderator: Mrs. Marx, Mrs. Berko, Mrs. Stevenson

    This club meets every other Wednesday, but often every Wednesday. The club plans service projects, discuss prominent African Americans and invites guest speakers.
  • Spanish Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Ward

    The Spanish Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month during activity period. Our objective is to introduce Notre Dame students to Spanish culture and cuisine. This is done through a variety of activities and events. We also participate in projects and activities that serve the local Hispanic community. All are welcome to join us!
  • Spectrum

    Moderator: Mrs. Sewning

    Groups of students who have experienced a loss, meet with trained teachers to discuss their struggles or concerns.
  • Student Government

    Moderators: Ms. Brauer (Freshman), Mr. Clancy (Sophomore), Mrs. Maley (Junior), Mrs. Coppola (Senior), Mrs. MacIsaac

    Students campaign on grade level for class representation.  The upperclassmen are elected in the Spring and the Freshmen in September.  The Student Government sponsors school-wide social events as well as grade-level specific activities.
  • Take 2 Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Magro

    Club members will assist in the smooth transition of transfer students, introducing all Notre Dame has to offer.
  • The Voice

    Moderator:  Mrs. Bannon

    Our school newspaper may be read online.  Give consideration to the Journalism class, in your schedule.
  • Yearbook

    ModeratorMrs. Hubert

    Be a part of history and join the Yearbook Staff. Editors, photographers, proofreaders and good writers are all welcome.   

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