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Clubs, Activities, Advisors

  CHS Students, it it extremely important to become involved here at CHS!!! We offer many, wide-ranging and unique clubs and activities for you to choose from. Please hover over the club grid, there's bound to be an activity that best suits you!

Academic Decathelon Academic Decathelon
The Academic Decathlon Club is comprised of a team of students at a variety of academic levels who study an advanced, in-depth curriculum focused on a different theme each year. The Decathlon group engages in academic competition against other NJ schools on the regional, state and national tournament levels. This club affords academically competitive students the opportunity of enriching their studies in preparation for competition against students from many different schools. During these competitions, students have the ability to win medals and scholarships while having fun throughout the process. Meetings are held on Mondays. Room: N-307
Advisor: Mr. Stuart
Asian Club Asian Club
The Asian Club’s philosophy is to increase Asian cultural awareness and harmony in the CHS community. The club has approximately 50 members of all backgrounds. The club membership fee is $5.00. The club organizes three (3) major events during the school year. The GARBA is the traditional Indian Dance which is held in October, and, a Bollywood Movie Night is held in January. In April, a Talent Show is held showcasing Arabic belly dancing, Chinese dragon dance, and Philippine bamboo dancing. Activities such as henna designs painted on the palms of the hands, and exotic food displays take place during some of the above described events. Please come and join us! Meetings are held once a month. A detailed schedule will be provided by your advisor. Room: K-6
Advisor: Mr. Ghandi
Athletic Trainers Club Athletic Trainers Club
The Athletic Training Club is open to all CHS students interested in a future in the field of Sports Medicine, particularly Athletic Training. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the field through lecture, reading, daily observation, direct interaction with the coaches and athletes, testing, and hands-on experience. The club holds 1 or 2 formal monthly meetings at night after practices and games. However, members are able to meet each day to attend practices, games, and learn all aspects of athletic training.
Room: Athletic Training Room Advisor: Mr. Cutalo
The Cooperative Business Education and Future Business Leaders of America organizations bring students together who are interested in a career in, or desire to have a better understanding of business. The goals of the CBE/FBLA are as follows: •Develop competent, aggressive business leadership •Strengthen the confidence in students in themselves and the ability to foster confidence in others •Create more interest in the concept of the American business enterprise •Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business and the community •Facilitate the transition from school to the business world. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00AM. Room: N-214
Advisor: Ms. Rossi
Chorus/Concert Choir Chorus/Concert Choir
Chorus is the non-auditioned ensemble open to 9th and 10th graders at CHS comprising approximately 50 members. Students learn basic note reading, solfege hand-sign skills, rhythm identification, vowel production technique, music theory elements, and foreign language pronunciation skills. Chorus performs at the Winter and Spring concerts. Practice for Chorus is every day during 3rd period.

Concert Choir is the non-auditioned ensemble open to 10th and 11th grade students at CHS. Concert Choir has approximately 60 members. Members of concert choir learn advanced note reading, solfege hand sign skills, rhythm identification, vowel production technique, advanced music theory elements and foreign language pronunciation skills. Concert Choir performs at the winter & spring concerts during the academic year. Dress rehearsals are held the day before the concert(s) in the evening on stage. Room: A-28
Advisor: Mr. Pinto
Clifton Student Union Coalition (CSUC) Clifton Student Union (CSUC)
The scope and purpose of the Clifton Student Union Coalition - CSUC is to have a consistent and respectful representation at the regular Clifton Board of Education meetings, to have written reports and/or presentations regarding issues of significant concern and a variety of district-wide event to increase public awareness of educational issues and public pride in Clifton Public Schools and its students. The goals of this organization are as follows, but not limited to: •Keep students informed of current news on standardized tests within the district and state,• Increase awareness and the amount of AP programs offered at CHS,• Increase student involvement and pride in the Clifton Public Schools, and, • Increase pride and belief in the Clifton education system. Meetings are held on Tuesdays Room: S-217
Advisor: Mr. Henry
Conservation Club Conservation Club
The Conservation club allows interested students to learn how to identify, transplant, and care for plants in the Peace Garden and Eco Center. Conservation club students have the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors and taking pride in CHS. Students participate in community service during the fall and spring seasons in the annual Morris Canal Clean-up. A fall snack fundraiser is held yearly and the proceeds allow for a pizza lunch after the clean-up event. Meetings are held on the first and 3rd Wednesday of each mont. 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Rooms: Media Center, Peace Garden, Eco Center
Advisor: Mr. Rando / Ms. Ploch
Cultural Diversity Club Cultural Diversity Club
A primary goal of the CHS Diversity Club is focused on bringing together students of different backgrounds to challenge racism and prejudice while creating a welcoming, inclusive school climate. In the Diversity Club, students focus on helping others to become more accepting and less threatened by difference. Members develop the leadership skills to guide other students to become more empathetic and analytical, and to overcome stereotypes that they might have when interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds. Club activities include but are not limited to: • Canvassing the school community to interview students in order to obtain information on current diversity issues, • By identifying these issues, members will research and create diversity engagement activities and/or create a plan to develop awareness that will be facilitated among the student body, • Obtain feedback from teaching and support staff about diversity concerns and how to foster a more productive school climate, • Educate the school community to address and attempt to solve problems related to issues of diversity, • Participate in student council meetings concerning diversity awareness and what can be done to improve the school climate, • Make issues of diversity accessible, meaningful, fun and sincere. Meetings are held 2nd and last Wednesday of the month Room: E-206
Advisor: Ms. Sarmiento
Dance Honor Society Club Dance Recital Club
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA)is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance. Students must apply and have taken Dance 3 at least once in order to be eligible to join. Meetings are held on every other Thursday 2:15 -3:00 Room: A-4
Advisor: Ms. Barrows
Dance Recital Club Dance Ensemble Club
The Dance Recital takes places in the spring of each school year. Participants in the dance recital demonstrate broad examples of dance genre. This includes jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre dance, and contemporary dance. Students who take dance performance as a course during the school year along with students in the Dance Club perform in the Dance Recital each spring. Rehearsals are held throughout the week Mon-Fri 2:15-3:15 or 3:15-4:15 Room: A-4
Advisor: Ms. Barrows
Drama Club Drama Club
Drama Club students explore many aspects of acting and theatre. Club members are able to participate in improvisation, scene studies, and study dialogues and monologues from motion pictures and plays. In the past, Drama Club members had the opportunity of attending Broadway shows and the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre Festival. Drama Club students are encouraged to participate in the theatrical offerings at CHS- Fall Drama/Comedy and the Spring Musical. Club members are encouraged to audition for these performances and are also encouraged to explore the technical aspects of theatre by involving themselves in the fall or spring theatre productions. The Drama Club also welcomes students who have an interest in theatre but with a less hands-on and a more academic focus. Meetings: A detailed schedule will be provided by your advisor. Fall/Spring Advisor: Mr. Arts/Ms. Poggi Room: Provided by Advisor
The ERASE Club stands for End Racism and Sexism Everywhere. The club is composed of concerned and involved students who work towards heightening awareness about bullying, discrimination, and lessening bullying and discrimination at CHS. Members extend themselves beyond school working to help others. The club has held fundraisers which support organizations such as The Society for Suicide Prevention and the Passaic County Women’s Shelter. Members of ERASE Club have attended seminars concerning the focus of the club. All students are welcomed as the ERASE Club is a warm and caring group accepting newcomers with open arms. Meetings are held on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 2:30-3:20
Advisor: Mr. Rando; Room E-308
Fall Play-Comedy/Drama Spring Musical Fall Play-Comedy/Drama Spring Musical
Among the highlights of the school year are the Fall Play and Spring Musical. Past presentations adorning the CHS John F. Kennedy auditorium stage offered a wide variety of staged genre covering the gambit from: serious drama, melodrama, horror, suspense, and comedy. Along with performing parts are many technical theatre positions that help to get a theatre production from an empty stage to a full production with sets and an audience. Student stage-assistant technicians (stage-techs) work under a stage crew instructor and help to build and paint theatre flats, construct functional structures for the actors to use; help with lighting design and sound design. Actors, dancers, and vocalists are needed! Whatever your interest is in a theatre production or level of proficiency, please join!! Interested students, whether first-time or experienced theatre performers, as well as, students presently taking a CHS drama class or have previously taken the course are among the participants who try-out for parts in the fall and spring theatrical events. You will make new friends and will find working on the CHS theatre production an unforgettable experience. Contact any of the following advisors: Fall Play Director: Mr. Arts Fall Play Technical Director: Ms. Chrobak Spring Musical Director: Ms. Poggi Spring Play Musical Director: Mr. Pinto Spring Musical Technical Director: Ms. Chrobak Spring Musical Pit Band Director: Mr. Stepneski
Financial Management Club Financial Management Club
The Financial Management Club provides highly useful information about financial management. Through a combination of presentations, mentoring, and research, students develop a better understanding of the field of financial management and the strategies to be used toward their future. These strategies include developing a plan for post-secondary study, careers to be analyzed, and planning for financial stability. The club meets bi-monthly to discuss a broad range of topics and to plan future topics for presentations. The lecturers are comprised of CHS alumni and financial/business leaders in the Clifton community. This club serves to assist students with their Financial Literacy course and life goals. As the advisor, I will help each member write a resume, a letter of recommendation, and arrange for guest speakers based on their career interests. I strive to get former CHS alumni to be the guest speakers if possible. Meetings are held on Wednesdayat 2:15-3:15pm. Room: C-116
Advisor: Ms. McClelland
Forensic Science Club Forensic Science Club
Students with scientific interest in the criminal justice field find the forensic club fascinating. The purpose of the Forensic Science Club is to engage students with the intriguing and broad reaching area of forensic science. Students interested in a career in forensics, criminology, or who just want to expand their knowledge of the subject area, learn through hands-on activities problem-solving mock crimes. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Room: S-111
Advisor: Ms. Graziano
Freshman Class Committee - Grade 9 Freshman Class Committee - Grade 9
The Freshman Class Committee is comprised of CHS ninth grade student leaders at CHS who work cohesively together to promote esprit de corps within the freshman class community. The members of the committee collaborate on creative fundraising to help aid the class of 2018 in off-setting graduation expenses. In addition to graduation focused involvement, a special emphasis is made to help freshman students to develop skills and adapt to the high school. Highlighted freshman activities include student participation in the annual talent show which is held near the end of the school year. Committee meetings are held on A detailed schedule will be provided by your advisor. Advisors: Ms. Beecham Room: Will be provided by your advisor
Future Teachers Club Future Teachers Club
The major goal of the Future Teacher Club is to assist high school students in exploring teaching as a career choice. The Club will provide an authentic understanding of teaching and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession. Students will have an opportunity to participate in an educational experience that will enable them to explore teaching and which will help develop the strong leadership traits found in high-quality educators. Meetings are held on Mondays date (when not an SC day) from 2:15 until 3:15 Room: Media Center
Advisor: Mrs. Shanley
Gallery Club Gallery Club
The Gallery Club is comprised of students who wish to gain a special insight into the world of art commerce and promotions. Gallery Club students intern at the Clifton Art Center and help to organize and install the annual student art exhibit. This is an amazing opportunity for members to consider a career as a curator. Gallery Club students learn the technical and aesthetic aspects of displaying artwork as developing public relations and fundraising skills. Community outreach include volunteering as the Boys and Girls Club, and mural painting on the CHS hallway and interior walls, while learning a variety of life skills through teamwork, creativity and the value of attaining the goal through hard work. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month and every Thursday during the months of March and April. Room: L-7
Advisor: Ms. Sauchelli
Games Club Games Club
Recent studies at the University of Arizona (Deeb) have demonstrated that involvement with games improves thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills. Involvement in the CHS Games Club is a constructive way to spend time with old friends and to meet new ones. A The Games Club, students with a shared interest in games meet on a regular basis to develop and test strategic skills, critical thinking processes or just to have fun with friends through games. The Games Club is always looking for new members of all grade levels and the introduction of new and challenging games. Meetings are held every Friday at 2:35 pm.
Advisor: Mr. Carissimo Room: C-308
Gay/Straight Alliance Club Gay/Straight Alliance Club
The CHS GSA is a youth leadership organization that is dedicated to creating a safe school environment for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) students free of bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination. The CHS GSA provides peer support through educating the school community about issues faced by LGBT students. It encourages all CHS students to form alliances to improve the climate of our school through mutual respect and support. Meetings will be held on Mondays at 2:35 p.m. Room: S-306
Advisor: Mr. Figueroa-Rivera
"GLI" Girls Learn International GLI
The mission of the Girls Learn International is to educate, energize and support U.S. students in the global movement for girls’ access to education globally. GLI pairs Chapters across the US with partner schools in countries where girls still lag behind boys in access to education resulting in girls staying in school past primary grades. The GLI program is based on the belief that the key to breaking down these cycles is through education. Members are committed to this goal and through a GLI developed curriculum, they learn about human rights and the challenges faced by young women regarding their education and advocacy for universal girls’ rights to an education in their community. Members also engage in projects to raise awareness about the crisis in girls’ education, communicate with and fundraise for Partner Schools and chapters abroad. Meetings are held on Fridays after school. Room: C-108
Advisor: Ms. Springer – contact info: jspringer@cliftonschools.net
History Club - CHSHC History Club
The Clifton High School History Club (CHSHC) is committed in engaging students in promoting history. CHSHC members are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the political, social, cultural, and economic history at various levels, ie, local, state and national. Through exhibitions, publications, and programming, we examine who and what we are, where we came from, and how we got to where we are today. We strive and inspire to further promote the students of Clifton High School and community programs. Remember, “History is all around you. You just have to open up your eyes.” Meetings are held Twice a month on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.; Room N-114
Advisor: Mr. Lesler
"Hub" School Newspaper "Hub" School Newspaper
The CHS Hub Newspaper members have the responsibility of creating a periodical four (4) times during the academic school year. Students interested in writing and desktop publishing will gain a broader knowledge of how a newspaper is constructed and ready for print. During the meetings, the HUB members work on the periodical page by page, reviewing and editing the articles then finalizing it with the layout of the articles and clipart/art work. This is an excellent experience for students who are planning to work in journalism and or a future writing for a college periodical. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month. Room: N-115
Advisor: Ms. Miller-Hamilton
Interact Club Interact Club
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. It gives young people, mainly high school students, an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects. ... Interact Club is self-supporting and self-governing, thus encouraging the development of leadership skills. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:15. Room: G-21
Advisor: Ms. Trivedi
Interscholastic Sports Interscholastic Sports
Listed below are school sports by season:

FALL: •Cross Country: Boys/Girls • Football: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman •Gymnastics: Girls • Soccer: Boys/Girls – Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Tennis: Girls – Varsity, Junior Varsity • Volleyball: Girls – Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman

WINTER: • Basketball: Boys/Girls, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Bowling: Boys/Girls • Ice Hockey: Varsity • Indoor Track: Boys/Girls • Swimming: Boys/Girls • Wrestling: Varsity, Junior Varsity

SPRING: • Baseball: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Golf: Boys/Girls • Softball: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Tennis: Boys – Varsity, Junior Varsity • Track/Field – Boys/Girls • Volleyball: Boys – Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Lacrosse: Boys – Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman • Lacrosse: Girls – Varsity, Junior Varsity
Italian Club Italian Club
Students taking all levels of Italian enjoy the CHS Italian Club. This Club provides a forum for students interested in exploring and sharing the language and culture of Italy. Activities that have been organized in past years have included: pasta and pizza days, and Italian holiday parties. Field trips have included The Metropolitan Opera House, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Culinary Center in New York City. Meetings are held every other Wednesdat at 2:15. Room: E-204
Advisor: Ms. Altherr
Junior Class Committee - Grade 11 Junior Class Committee - Grade 11
The Junior Class Committee consists of five (5) student officers. The student committee members, guided by their advisors, plan the semi-formal junior dance and activities that inspire and encourage 11th grade spirit and fundraising. Among other activities The Junior Class Committee members annually run a ‘spirit-wear sale’ and a carnation sale on Valentine’s Day. Committee members also participate in student council events. The 2014 Tricky-tray event was an outstanding success. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, however, other meetings will be added as needed. Advisors: Ms. Anderson/Mrs. Farrell Room: S-306
Key Club Key Club
The Key Club is an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to offer service, build character, and develop leadership. Over the years, the CHS Key Club has grown to over 250 members and represents the genuine compassion and devotion of our city’s youth and makes it a priority to serve our community and help those who truly need it. The Key Club supports numerous projects which focus on the elimination of neonatal and maternal tetanus around the world. Yearly, the club collects donations for the annual Trick-or-Treat drive for the UNICEF project, the local animal shelter and the sunshine collection, etc. There is a $16.00 membership fee. Being a member of the Key Club allows the student to have a great learning experience within the school and the community. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Room: K-6
Advisor: Mrs. Turk / Mr. O'Reilly
Knights of Pythagoras Knights of Pythagoras
The Knights of Pythagoras is a club that discusses interesting math topics and advanced mathematics related puzzle problems. Student created presentations also take place during the meetings. An important function of this club is to provide tutoring services by members to struggling students during their lunch period(s) and after school. The receiver of services does not have to be a member - this service is available to any CHS student needing additional help in Math. Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 2:15. Room: N-308
Advisors: Mr. Feeley / Mr. Klenetsky
Madrigals Madrigals
The Madrigals are an ‘auditioned’ honors ensemble comprised of approximately 15-30 student members. CHS Madrigals will learn challenging traditional and contemporary choral compositions spanning all compositional time periods. Madrigals are also involved with: advance notation comprehension, advanced solfege hand sign commands, rhythmic identification, advanced music theory elements, and foreign language pronunciation skills. The Madrigals are afforded the opportunity to perform at many events including: The Clifton Tree Lighting each December; caroling at the elementary, middle schools, and high school; Scholarship Night at CHS, and other events throughout the school and community. Members are expected to devote extra rehearsal and daily outside practice time to support the ensemble’s artistic success. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15-3:15. Madrigals is open to students by audition only. Room: A-29 and A-2
Advisors: Mr.Pinto
Makerspace 3D Printing Club Makerspace 3D Printing Club
CHS students interested in joining a non-competitive club that is geared to the exploration of ‘making’ things creatively and collaboratively will enjoy participating in this new club. The purpose of the club is for students to successfully construct a project by creatively integrating science, math, technology and communication skills while incorporating new technologies. MakerSpace club members will work with a common theme of exploration chosen at the beginning of the school year will utilize a MakerBot 3D printer and a set of high and low tech tools to create their project. It gives the students lots of practice to realize the best designs comes after many unsuccessful trials. Later in the year, there will be a mini MakerFaire for the students to display their project to their families and community. It will expand to other technologies based on student choice and fundraising. Meetings will be held on Wednesday 2:15 to 2:45 pm; however, drop in most days for independent activity Room: N-315
Advisor: Ms. Taylor
Marching Band Marching Band
The Mustang Marching Band is recognized as one of the finest marching units in the State of New Jersey, as well as, maintaining a national and international reputation of excellence. The Band performs at all CHS football games, many Clifton civic parades and events, as well as, local band festivals and exhibitions. The Mustang Band also consists of several concert bands and a variety of smaller ensembles including a jazz ensemble known as the “Pony Express”, saxophone quintet, flute consortium, clarinet choir, percussion ensemble, and, of course, the Brass Band. Open to all CHS instrumentalists by audition, the Mustang Band is a co-curricular activity which meets after regular school hours. It should not be confused with band classes although there is a cross over. See directors for a detailed rehearsal schedules. Room: A-29 - Band Room
Advisors: Band Director: Mr. Stepneski | Assistant Director: Mr. Wes Krygsman
Math League Math League
Students who are intrigued by engaging in challenging mathematics problems are drawn to the Math League. The Math League is composed of math students who want to compete in math contests on topics designed to challenge their abilities; covering a range of mathematical knowledge. The Math League meetings are held on: see advisor for a detailed meeting schedule. Room: C-314
Advisor: Ms. Dolinsky
MCJROTC Drill and Civics Club MCJROTC Drill and Civics Club
Students, with qualifying grades currently enrolled in CHS MCJROTC, can attend The MCJROTC Drill and Civics Club. In this club a variety of drill forms will be studied and performed such as: Unarmed Drill, Armed Drill, Formation Maneuvers, and the Presentation of the Colors. Students participating in this club will study and prepare military drills for competition with other JROTC units from adjacent school districts and within the Upper East Coast Region. In addition to practicing for competition, students in the club will engage in volunteerism within the community. Students will work with other clubs and activities by performing supportive tasks, such as working as guides for freshman orientation and Open House and providing assistance for the Robotics Club Conference. Students will march in the Memorial Day Parade, Veteran’s Day parade, and provide support for local government and veterans groups. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30AM. Room: L-4
Advisor: Sgt. Major Bragg
Mock Trial Club Mock Trial Club
TThe philosophy and purpose of the Mock Trial Club is to provide students with hands-on experiences to better understand the American legal system. The club analyzes and develops arguments for a fictitious case that is created and published by the NJ State Bar Foundation and is distributed to all schools, both public and private. The final goal of the club is to participate in the NJSBF competition held at the county level. The winner of the county level competition will then compete at the regional competition and the winner then advances to the state finals. Meetings are held on Monday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. and Saturday morning from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. Room: C-311 (Mondays) / Media Center (Saturdays)
Advisors: Mr. Van Der Hey / Mr. Gonzales
Montclair Society of Engineers-Student Chapter Montclair Society of Engineers
The Montclair Society of Engineers–Student Chapter (formerly Super Science Sidekicks Club) is a cross-age peer tutoring club where CHS students have the opportunity to travel to the local Clifton elementary schools and teach Science on Wednesday afternoons once a month for 45 minutes. The purpose of this club is for the members to interact with the 3rd graders with a hands-on science lesson. The club is open to any student – 9th through 12th grades and qualifies for community services hours. This coming May, the club will host an Open House at the elementary school where the students will present their projects during a family fun Science night. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at 2:15p.m.
Advisor: Ms. Dituri Room: C-108
Mural Club Mural Club
The CHS Mural Club promotes the arts and enhances the school hallways fostering a positive school climate and Esprit de Corps. The Mural Club students collaborate with other CHS students and faculty to create murals addressing a variety of interests and/or memorializing activities which occur at CHS. Some murals include pastoral and space landscapes, underwater scenes, and memor-ialized activities that take place at different locations throughout CHS. Meetings are held on Thursdays. Room: L-8
Advisors: Ms. Bethon
National Honor Society National Honor Society
Since 1921, The CHS chapter of the National Honor Society is for recognized honor junior and senior level students who excel in the four pillars of NHS: character, service, leadership and scholarship. The process of eligibility for selection into the NHS is based upon the students unweighted GPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) which is 90 with a high status in Citizenship. Once a student has been determined to be academically eligible, an in-depth review process begins and concludes upon notification of selected members. An annual award ceremony is held in May. Meetings will be scheduled by advisor Room: TBD
Advisor: Ms. Springer
National Art Honor Society National Art Honor Society
National Art Honor Society National Art Honor Society The National Art Honor Society is an exclusive club for students who have serious ambitions in an art related career and /or involvement in a visual arts discipline in college. Eligibility into the National Art Honor Society is based upon: one full year of high school art maintaining an “A” average in all Art classes, and teacher referral for the National Art Honor Society while enrolled in Art classes. As a member, students must participate in workshops and fundraising events, attend all meetings (missing no more than 3) and maintain a positive attitude and outstanding citizenship. The National Art Honor Society focuses on professional development and community outreach. Bi-monthly meetings consist of career seminars, special art lessons, lectures, trips to museums, and beautifying the school with art murals. Students who excel in leadership positions receive special honors with more responsibilities. Each year, a ceremony is held for Art Honor Society members to commemorate their efforts, hard work and growth. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Room: L3 Advisor: Ms. Maak  Room: L7
Advisor: Ms. Sauchelli
National Science Honor Society National Science Honor Society
The Science National Honors Society is a club for those students who excel in their science classes and want to go above and beyond what they have learned in class. In this era of rapidly changing technologies and scientific advancement, it is time to encourage and recognize high school students in the Sciences. The SNHS will be the prominent scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America. Although induction into the SNHS is exclusive and requires teacher approval based on grades and classroom demeanor, all are welcome to attend the meetings and obtain tutoring in any science class. Members will be required to be available for tutoring Clifton science students in a class of their choosing in addition to teacher approval. SNHS meetings will consist of student presentations based on topics of their interest, followed by a student led discussion We will also work on preparing students for a college career with a science major. Guest speakers from various science disciplines and Clifton alumni will present and discuss science college and job opportunities to club members. Meetings will be held twice a month on Tuesdays; Room: E-307
Advisor: Mr. Meck
Orchestra Club Orchestra Club
The Orchestra Club is comprised of the members of the advanced strings class and band classes. There are 3 performances which club members participate in: a) the Holiday Concert, b) the All-City Band, and c) the Spring Concert. Meetings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Room: A-28/A-29
Advisor: Ms. Babiak
Phoenix Art Literary Magazine Phoenix Art Literary Magazine
The Phoenix Art Literary Magazine is an activity open to all CHS students who have a desire to submit their writing (including poetry or short stories) or art work for publication in the magazine. Members of the Phoenix Art Literacy Magazine also have the opportunity of being involved in the process of putting a periodical together. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Room: L-8
Advisor: Ms. Fox– Art/Mr. Notari– Literature
Physics and Electricity Club Physics and Electricity Club
The Physics: Electricity and Magnetism club is focused on bringing together like-minded students interested in engaging the subject of how Electricity and Magnetism works in our world. Students interested in getting a head start in the field of STEM in college will receive an exposure to the basics of electricity and magnetism branch of physics. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Electricity and Magnetism by doing labs, demonstrations, and some readings/discussions. Meetings are held on: A detailed schedule will be provided by your advisor. Room: N-315
Advisor: Mr. Burns
Portfolio Club Portfolio Club
The Portfolio Club was created for art students requiring assistance assembling a professional art portfolio. This portfolio can be designed for the purpose of college admissions, job placement, or for personal use. The Art Computer Lab is accessible to club members for their assemblage of their portfolio with the assistance of the advisor. The advisor will assist club students to research art schools, colleges and universities that require specific artistic creations in order to be accepted into their programs. Meetings are held on an individual basis, after school and individually on assigned day(s) by the advisor. Room: L-7
Advisor: Ms. Sauchelli
Robotics Club Robotics Club
The CHS Robotics Club, otherwise known as “The Mechanical Mustangs” is a competition team requiring dedication and a spirit of cooperation. In prior years, the Mechanical Mustangs have won various awards including regional finalists and winners. The team hosts the Middle School Robotics Tournament, mentor elementary and middle school teams, and hold fundraisers for the competition season. The team meets 2x a week to train new members and build new projects at The Warehouse. From mid-year forward, the team meets 4x a week, and weekends to build the new season robot. This involves designing, fabricating and programming the robot. The team is divided into groups: mechanical, electrical, scouting (strategy), programming, vision targeting (pit design), business plan, and safety. In the spring, the team competes at local high schools, or universities with the intention of qualifying for the World Championship. Successful robotics teams have been awarded scholarships to many colleges and universities. The time commitment as a member of the club/team parallels the traditional commitment to a sports team. If members wish to participate in the travelling robotic team, it is recommended that they do not engage in a winter or spring sport due to time constraints. Meetings are held on Wednesday, 2:15-3:30pm Room: C-108
Advisor: Ms. Diruti
School Climate Club School Climate Club
It is the overall purpose of the CHS Climate Club to highlight and report positive events which take place within our school community. It is also our mission to reduce student discipline throughout the building, by encouraging student participation in after school activities. Climate Club tasks include but are not limited to: showcasing Student and Faculty Members of the Month, the maintaining of club bulletin boards throughout CHS (sports, college, community, clubs and activity reporting), supporting other clubs and activities, as well as participating in community, teacher and administrative events. Open to all students. Meetings will be held: non- S/C Mondays. Room: Media Center
Advisor: Mrs. Peattie
Science League Science League
The NJ Science League (NJSL) is part of a state-wide organization devoted to intellectual competition among high schools in New Jersey through test taking in the fields of science. Students join this club to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of science through friendly competition. Academic coaches in Biology, Chemistry, Physics etc. work with respective club members who are engaged in these particular subjects. The coaches prepare a four person team to engage in tests during January, February, March and April as scheduled by the state level. The tests take place at CHS on specified dates and times (to be posted). Student scores are competitively compared to scores from other local high schools then ultimately within the entire state. The highest ranking students and teams are recognized with plaques and awards. These students will also benefit from engaging the types of questions that will be utilized on standardized tests at the state, national and international levels. Meetings are held on Thursday from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Room: C-216
Advisor: Mr. Meck
Senior Class Committee - Grade 12 Senior Class Committee - Grade 12
The Senior Class elects a committee of 5 officers from their grade level to represent their class. These officers are: President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer. The Senior Class Committee is responsible for assisting in senior activities including fundraising, the Senior Prom and Graduation. The frequency of meetings varies and increases as the end of the academic school year approaches. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7 a.m. Advisors: Mrs. Rogers/Ms. Gaccione Room: S-314
Sophomore Class Committee - Grade 12 Sophomore Class Committee - Grade 12
The Sophomore Class Committee elects five (5) officers and/or representatives from their grade level; consisting of a President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer. The roles of these elected representatives include planning student centered activities and events, fundraising activities, and supporting the student government at Clifton High School. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Advisors: Mr. Orr Room: N-314
Spanish Club Spanish Club
The Spanish Club provides Clifton High School students the opportunity to explore and learn more about the Spanish traditions, culture, and language. Members are provided the opportunity to practice the target language outside the classroom. Spanish Club members participate in fundraising, field trips, and various activities during the school year. Students of all grade levels and levels of proficiency are encouraged to join. Meetings are held every Thursday at 2:15 p.m. Room: S-309
Advisor: Ms. Angomas
The STEM Club (formerly Botany Club) is composed of students who enjoy being outdoors, gardening, and caring for the environment. Their responsibility in the fall and spring is to take care of the wildflower gardens on the high school campus and in the winter months they work on indoor projects and fundraise for the end-of-year trip. Past field trips have been to the Museum of Natural History and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Meetings are held on Tuesdays once a month or more as needed. Room: C-108
Advisor: Ms. Dituri
Strings Ensemble Strings Ensemble
The Strings Ensemble consists of dedicated advanced Strings students who eagerly seek the knowledge, skill and artistic sensitivity in performing music. The repertoire chosen is sophisticated and challenging. The Strings Ensemble performs at various functions including: Clifton High School concerts, Clifton Arts Center events, CHS Scholarship Night and in the community. Meetings are held on Wednesday at 2:15pm. Room: A-28
Advisor: Ms. Babiak
Student Council Student Council
Represented by students from all grade levels, the CHS Student Council consists of five (5) students from each grade and five (5) Student Council officers. All of the members are elected by the school body. This group plan school spirited events such as: Spirit Week, student/faculty games, the Powder-Puff Game, Lip-Sync Competition, Mr. CHS and many others. Meetings are held on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month. Council members will be notified of any/all meeting changes.
Room C-108 Advisor: Mrs. Rogers
Tri-M Music Honor Society Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international Music Honor Society for middle/junior high school and high school students. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education. Tri-M is designed to recognize students for their academic, leadership and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. The Clifton High School chapter of Tri-M has approximately 50 student members. This society supports community activities such as toys 4 Tots drive, Relay 4 Life, and food drives. The chapter is additionally involved with music inspired activities such as: the Clifton Tree Lighting ceremony, Clifton Arts Center performances, and Senior Recital to name a few. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month for an officers meeting, and, on the 1st Wednesday of each month for a general meeting. Room: A-28
Advisor: Ms. Babiak
  Yearbook Club Yearbook Club
The Yearbook Club is an activity open to all Clifton High School students who want to be involved in the creation of the “Rotunda”, the school yearbook. The club provides students with a great opportunity of becoming trained in designing, editing, budgeting and every aspect of a yearbook publication. Meetings are held on Mondays. Room: L-3
Advisors: Ms. Maak / Ms. Slanina

Class Advisors

Mrs. Beecham
Mr. Orr
Ms. Anderson
Mrs. Farrell

Mrs. Carofine
Ms. Gaccione