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Activities and Clubs

Club

Advisor(s)

Description

A Cappella

Mr. Arnold
The PTHS a cappella ensemble (the “Nocktaves”) is an audition-only, extra-curricular activity in which a group of students perform without instrumental accompaniment. The group performs in competitions, as well as concerts, school and community events. Auditions take place in early June for the following school year. Students entering grade 9-12 are eligible to audition. Rehearsals are every Monday night.

Biology

Mrs. Legregni &
Mr. Rescigno
Biology League is a club which explores the principles of Biology at a deeper level of understanding. Students will investigate and review biology-related content in preparation for completing four exams issued by the New Jersey Science League. Students compete with students from 100-plus other districts and their students around the state on both an individual and team level. Students can earn both personal and team awards for their perfomance on the exams. It is important to note that the results of these exams do not impact their actual grades in the Biology courses they are enrolled in at PTHS. The club holds weekly meetings after school in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. All students are encouraged to join. The league is a great way for students to learn more about the biology course they are currently enrolled in and serves at a strong reinforcement of the content they learn about in the classroom.

Chemistry League

Ms. Sapjeta
Students take 4 chemistry exams, one per month from Jan.-Apr. Students compete both individually at PTHS, and also as a team with other schools throughout NJ.

Chess Club

Mr. Brady & Mr. Honig
A monthly club for intermediate and advanced chess players to meet, play, and interact with

Environmental Club

Mr. Rescigno
The Environmental Club is ideal for any student who is Earth-friendly and mindful of the human actions stressing the planet's natural state. The club has a focus on recycling efforts, energy conservation, planting, tending, and the harvesting of organic fruits and vegetables in our school garden, and similar issues. These efforts are centered around our school district and communty however we branch out beyond whenever opportunities present themselves. Weekly mmetings are held to organize fundraisiers, events, and participation in a variety of fucntions including the annaul Pequannock Hoedown and health and wellness fairs. Fall and Spring hikes are also a great way to explore nature and enjoy the beautiful local flora and fauna along the trails of northern New Jersey.

Environmental Science League

Mr. Dunn
 

FBLA

Mr. Honig &
Mr. Wehrhahn
 

French Club

Mrs. Rinish
French Club is open to all students, regardless of which language they take. Students learn about Francophone cultures and participate in cultural activities and celebrations from throughout the French-speaking world.

GSA

Mrs. Brensinger &
Mrs. Schreck
The Gay/Straight Alliance seeks to foster inclusion and wellness in the PTHS Community. We welcome all students to join us as we educate to break through stigmas and to accept all humans as they are. The GSA fundraises for the Trevor Project; A group that works to prevent suicide in the LGBTQ+ youth community. We participate in school and community events, such as Four Years and Beyond, The PTHS Club Fair, The PTHS Cabaret Night and the Pequannock Howdown.

Habitat for Humanity

Mr. Bermudez
This club puts an emphasis on community service. Our mission is to help beutifiy the world in which we life, serve the families that build our community, and learn how to help through the construction of homes. We also love to be involved in community events and collaborate to make the school climate strong.

HOPE

Ms. Ondrof
The Peer Leaders' goal is to blend education and relationship building to help the students of PTHS overcome obstacles. Peer Leaders are trained as active and confidential listeners. Their role in the school varies including hosting and attending school and community events, welcoming new students, acting as role models, and providing peer to peer assistance and tutoring.

HOSA

Mrs. Valverde
 

Interact Club

Mrs. Davis

Interact Club members have fun while carrying out service projects. The club strives to: recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity, encourage and practice thoughtfulness of and helpfulness to others, build & show respect for others, emphasize acceptance of individual responsibility in order to achieve personal success, community improvement, and group achievement, develop time management skills, provide opportunities for gaining increased knowledge and understanding of community, national, and world affairs, and open avenues of personal and group action leading to the advancement of understanding and goodwill toward all peoples. The Interact Club receives guidance and support from the local Rotary Club.

J-TAC/Robotics

Mr. Lockatell
 

Lunch Choir

 
Students can participate in choir even if they are not able to take the class! Rehearsals are held every day during unit lunch. Students can bring their lunch to the choir room, eat, and then work on learning the music for concerts. Participating in Lunch Choir also makes you eligible for the Spring Trip!

Math League

Mr. Khalil
Students take 6 monthly math exams starting in October. They compete both individually at PTHS, and also as a team with other schools throughout NJ.

Mock Trial

Mr. Gennarelli &
Mrs. Neumann
Students spend the fall and winter preparing a civil or criminal case to go to trial against other schools' teams. The only Civics based club here at PTHS, it is ideal for any students interested in future careers in law, criminal justice, and public service; however, is also fun for any students looking to practice impromptu acting in an outside setting. This is a competitive club with scrimmages with studetns at the county, state, and national level. County competition occurs the second or third week of January. No experience is necessary when students join.

National Honor Society

Mrs. Marshall
During the spring of their junior or senior year, students who qualify with a 93 cumulative GPA and community service experience will be invited to apply for membership with the Pequannock Township High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. If selected, the students will be inducted into the NHS in the late spring. Members of the PTHS NHS are required to volunteer their time tutoring other students and participate in the AP Care Package fundraiser in May.

Newspaper

Mr. Chorazy
Panther Press, the newspaper of Pequanock Township High School, reports on issues, news, and current events related to the PTHS community.

Operation Smile

Mrs. LaCognata &
Mrs. Cartelli
Operation Smile is a non profit organization where students raise money to help fund operations for children in third world countries with cleft palate and facial deformities.

Panther Pals

Mr. Lefebvre
 

Photography Club

Mr. Leonard
 

Physics League

Mr. Khalil
Students take 4 monthly physics exams starting in January. They compete both individually at PTHS, and also as a team with other schools throughout NJ.

Spring Play

 
Auditions are held in early March. Rehearsals are 3 days per week and run until the performances in early May. The Spring Play has no singing in it so it is a great opportunity for students who want to act but are not comfortable singing or dancing on stage.

Student Council

Mr. Florek &
Mr. McBride
 

Winter Musical

 
Auditions are held in early November. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and run until the performance in early March. Students attend vocal, reading, and choreography auditions to try out for various roles in the musical. Callbacks are held if necessary for addtional vocials, reading and/or choreography, depending on the production. Everyone who auditions is cast. Students who would like to participate but do not wish to perform on stage can be part of the crew for the musical to assist with stage managing, lighting, set painting, prop gathering, and set crew for performances.

World Language Honor Society

Mrs. Crefeld &
Mrs. Rinish
 

Yearbook Club

Mrs. Lipari,
Mrs. Rosano &
Ms. Zerener
The Yearbook Club encourages great photographers, designers, journalists and social media influencers to join our team to create the PTHS Yearbook. You will learn design software, develop excellent project management skills and have lots of fun.