Jr./Sr. High School Clubs

The goal of extracurricular clubs and programs is to transform the school experience into a more meaningful and rewarding one for students. These opportunities can help students increase their confidence, learn how to be part of a team or witness how things they learn in the classroom are applied in the real world.

FCCLA

Advisor: Mrs. White

Members of the Herkimer Family, Career and Community Leaders of America work to improve themselves, their community and their school through fun activities and cooking.

FCCLA meets on the last Friday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Students who wish to join are invited to attend a meeting or contact Mrs. White. Follow FCCLA on Twitter

Friends of Rachel

Advisors: Dana McGraw and Kerry Reppel

Friends of Rachel aims to positively influence the atmosphere of middle school, and to address bullying. The club meets on Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., with new members welcome to attend at any time. For more information, contact Mrs. Reppel.

Garden Club

Advisor: Suemarie Simpson

Language Club

Advisors: Jessica Norton and Caitlin Hernandez

The mission of Language Club is to experience world cultures and promote language learning. Language Club meets during lunch on alternating Wednesdays. Students who are interested in joining Language Club can come to a meeting to get involved, or contact an advisor for more information.

Lego League

Advisors: Ryan Nicklaw and Sylvia Lowell

Model United Nations Club

Advisor: Mr. Sheldon

The Model United Nations Club creates a research team of students with the goal of replicating a United Nations diplomatic mission that attends annual Model United Nations events.  The team will participate as a specific nation (the nation will vary from conference to conference) and attempt to faithfully reconstruct the policies and strategies that reflect the actual national aims of the particular country.  The overall goal is to gain a greater understanding of the United Nations and its role in the global community.

The club meets regularly during seventh-period lunch every other week, in coordination with the Language Club. Interested students should contact Mr. Sheldon in Room 101 to get further information.

National Honor Society

Advisor: Caroline Lampert

2017-18 officers

  • President: Alexis Lyga
  • Vice President: Nicole Gallagher
  • Treasurer: Ally Kirkpatrick
  • Secretary: Amanda Johnson

The Herkimer National Honor society works to fulfill the NHS’s qualities of character, leadership, scholarship and service by initiating service projects in our community.

Students need to achieve a 90 percent cumulative average, and show evidence of leadership and service, as well as positive faculty ratings, to become a member of NHS.

The Honor Society meets every other Monday during period 5L.

National Junior Honor Society

Advisor: Sarah Hein

NJHS recognizes those students who show exceptional character, scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship in their school and community.  Students are expected to complete community service throughout the year; on their own and/or as a group project.  NJHS holds a fundraiser every year, selling Smart Shoppers coupon books. Last year our Valentine’s Day bake sale was an enormous success!  Every year, NJHS also helps organize and distribute refreshments to parents, guardians and other family members during Open House.

To become a member of NJHS, students need to acquire a 90 or above average in seventh, eighth and ninth grade (for sophomore inductees). A council of teachers is also chosen to collaborate and review the criteria of character, scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship.

NJHS meets every other Tuesday, after school. Contact Ms. Hein for more information.

Outdoors Club

Advisor: Michael Whitton

The Outdoors Club promotes outdoor activities such as hiking, white water rafting, cave exploring, rock climbing and so on. The club holds fundraisers throughout the year to help pay for its field trips, and co-sponsors Red Cross blood drives with the National Honor Society.

The club meets during fifth and sixth period lunches on Fridays that are A and C days. Those who are interested in joining can attend any club meeting. Club members who do not have lunch during those periods can see Mr. Whitton in Room 120 to find out what was discussed.

Pep Club

Advisor: Mrs. McGraw

2017-18 Officers

  • President: Abigail Stapf
  • Vice President: Sarah Eastwood
  • Treasurer: Kurstin Gay
  • Secretary: Casey Buckley

The Pep Club strives to create a positive atmosphere at HHS, encouraging school spirit and pride. The club meets daily leading up to the pep assembly. New members are welcome.

STEM Club

Advisors: Shannon Potaczala and Ryan Nicklaw

Student Council

Advisor: Laura Scalise and Brooke Jones

2017-18 Officers

  • President: Jenna Vincent
  • Vice President: Zachary Polus
  • Treasurer: Brett Bala
  • Secretary: Nicole Gallagher

The mission of Student Council is to provide students with activities, a voice in the school community, and school spirit.

StuCo meets Tuesdays during 11th/12th Grade lunch, and 9th/10th grade lunch, in the meeting room (142) across the hall from the auditorium. Students must attend three lunch meetings and one event to become a voting member.

Yearbook

Advisor: Carolyn LaSalle