Clubs and Organizations
The school’s yearbook is published annually by a student staff. The student staff works with the photography studio and yearbook company, providing content and meeting publication deadlines. It aims to capture the memories of a school year through photographs, interviews, and stories. Through their participation on the yearbook staff, students can familiarize themselves with school functions, fellow classmates, and faculty while enhancing their creative, writing, organizational, and leadership skills.
The Bulldog’s Bark is Metuchen High School’s student newspaper. Published four times a year, it reflects the efforts and interests of MHS students who commit to the demands of writing for a school publication. Students who can consistently produce articles and meet specific deadlines are encouraged to consult with other student staff members and compose journalistic pieces such as news and sports stories, entertainment reviews, editorials, and human interest stories. Student art work, illustrations, and photography are also enthusiastically supported.
Participation in the student newspaper involves attending weekly meetings held on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in Room 139. Should a student have a zero period, assignments and deadlines can be quickly arranged with an editor. The staff is always happy to provide newcomers with the opportunity to explore and refine their writing capabilities.
The squad cheers at pep rallies, all football games, and home basketball games. In addition, they practice very hard each week The squad is also preparing and planning for competition during the school year.
This club meets Thursday evenings during the school year. The advisor provides the group with appropriate music to rehearse in preparation for the Winter Concert and the Spring Concert. The group performs alone and with other vocal ensembles. This activity allows all interested students and community members to sing in an ensemble. It is especially helpful for students who are unable to schedule Concert Choir. A student is able, with regular attendance, to receive 1 credit per 2 marking cycles.
This club promotes understanding of the customs and traditions of the diverse student body of the High School. Membership is open to all students. Activities involve direct experiences with international music, art, dance, poetry, drama, movies, games, and food. Students have the opportunity to participate in projects and field trips related to various intercultural themes. The culminating activity is an intercultural presentation for the students at Campbell School.
Marching Band and Color Guard
Marching Band and Color Guard are open to students in grades 9-12. Both groups perform together at football games, band/band front competitions, and parades. There is also a Band Camp each year in August.
The Math Team participates in the monthly contests of the Central Jersey Math League. Top-scoring students are eligible to attend the “Math Nationals,” held each year at Penn State just after Memorial Day. Visit the club’s website. http://uzza.us/mhs/mathteam/MathTeam.html
Mock Trial Club
The Mock Trial Club is open to all students interested in the legal system. Members prepare for the New Jersey Mock Trial competition in the spring.
Model Congress is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in law and government. Students prepare for the spring conference at Harvard University.
Students involved in Peer Leadership meet before school to plan and organize activities and information sessions for the ninth graders. Regular weekly meetings are held throughout the first half of the school year.
The club forms the MHS Science Teams in the monthly competitions of the New Jersey Science League. The number of competing teams varies each year based on student interest.
Student Council activities include meetings, annual elections (council and class), fund-raisers, and special events such as the Country Fair, the Homecoming game and dance, the Snow Ball, theme dances, and Battle of the Classes.
Student Outreach strives to increase the sense of community at MHS through activities such as holiday dinners, MHS sports events and theater productions, and trips. Student Outreach is an opportunity for students to discover new and long lasting friendships that they may not have found otherwise.
The Orchestra combines string players with the best wind and percussion players in the school. The Orchestra plays music from classical through modern and “pops” periods. Emphasis is on such great composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Hadyn and Gershwin. The Orchestra has won numerous awards and recognition on the county and state level.
French, German and Spanish Honor Societies
The French, German and Spanish Honor Societies each recognize high academic achievement in the chosen language. Juniors and Seniors who have completed at least the fourth level of the language are eligible for membership.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society provides a tutorial program for any student in need of academic help.
To be eligible for selection in NHS, candidates shall have spent at least one semester at the school and shall be members of the junior or senior class. Junior and senior candidates must have a scholastic average of 3.6. All students meeting these standards will be eligible to apply for membership. An emblem and certificate are awarded to all those who are elected to the society.
A student may be removed from the society if his/her scholastic average is not maintained or if he/she does not live up to the three main requirements of the society: character, leadership and service.
National Thespian Society
The National Thespian Society is the dramatic honorary organization open to students who have acquired a certain number of ‘points,’ obtained in all aspects of theatre work. The Thespians take plays to festivals, perform for hospitals and participate in a variety of other service activities related to the theatre.