Allies for All
A safe place to promote diversity and equality among
all students and in the school, as a whole. Topics that will be
discussed, but are not limited to:
anti-bullying, diversity, acceptance of self and others, self-esteem,
LGBTO, current events and the importance of school unity and community.
Learn about constellations and mythology, our solar
system and the universe. Activities will include using computerized
planetarium software to model the night sky, reading star charts, making
sun dials, solar cookers and telescope use. There will be an outside
observing night approx. once each quarter. Telescopes and binoculars
will be available for the night for students and parents to use.
Students will be encouraged to bring their own if they have one. These
gatherings will take place behind Scotchtown Elementary School at the
Mount Olympus Field. Open to 7th and 8th graders.
CJH Student Library Advisory Board
This Advisory Board is for library and book
enthusiasts. It allows members to be involved in the library,
join book discussions, create reading displays, write book
reviews, help select new books and go “behind the scenes” at the
Explore what’s in a computer and what comes out of a
computer. Learn about PCs and mobile devices and troubleshooting. Bring
your enthusiasm and your curiosity about how things work.
Advisor: Mrs. Bailey
Meeting Times: Fridays
The purpose of the Culinary Club will be to instruct
students in the preparation and selection of fresh food. The students
will be planning and preparing a selection of foods. Students will
participate in group cooking activities, while focusing on safety,
measuring, and cooking techniques.
This club will encourage
participants to exercise and learn Latin/hip-hop choreographies while
boosting confidence and self-esteem.
This club brings together students
who are interested in raising awareness in our
community about the beauty of diversity in its many forms.
Advisor: Mrs. Marquez
Meeting times: Tuesdays
CJH Players Drama Club
was established to provide an opportunity for students interested
in theater to participate in several aspects of play production.
Students interested in performance, direction, backstage crafters, and
publicity are encouraged to join. The club holds one major musical
production in the spring. The auditions for this production are open to
all students in grades 6-8. Rehearsals are scheduled 1-2 times a week
(TBA). As it gets closer to the performance dates, rehearsals will be
scheduled more frequently (TBA).
This club is designed to provide
students with a platform for identifying and achieving C. J. Hooker's
environmental goals. The club also helps to facilitate environmental
awareness of both local and worldwide issues. Students are provided with
the opportunity to contribute positively to the school community by
assisting with the school's recycling program as well as developing
service projects based on student interest.
Open to all young women who would like to develop
strong leadership skills, receive mentoring and participate in
team-building and leadership activities. We participate in career
shadowing, community-service and fund-raising programs, listening to
women as guest speakers who have leadership roles in the community and
related field trips.
(P.A.S.S. - Positive
Actions for Student Success) Based upon teacher recommendation, students
are selected to participate in afterschool homework activities.
Strategies and skills are provided to students that will assist them in
becoming more responsible and independent with their assignments.
Meeting Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
The members of this club (specially selected by the
band director) will meet once a week for a minimum of 60 minutes in the
evening throughout the year. During this time, students will practice
and learn jazz techniques, including but not limited to: phrasing,
improvisation, style, and articulation. Students will then be involved
in at least 3 performance opportunities.
Keeping up with the Courtyards
Learn how to maintain our school's
creative landscaped areas through mulching, pulling and identifying
weeds, trimming shrubs/trees, planting flowering bulbs in the fall, and
perennials in the spring. Special projects might include making your own
bird house from wood and designing a bird bath from recycled materials.
Le Cercle Français
Students will partake in cultural activities aimed at
discovering the cultures and customs of the French-speaking countries
and in learning some conversational French! Students will learn about
diverse regions of the Francophone world, celebrate festivals, cook some
recipes, sing some folklore songs, watch French movies, study painting,
and much more! Open to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
The Leo Club provides young people with an
opportunity for development and contribution, individually and
collectively, as responsible members of our community. Leos will create
and implement various events to help give back to our community. For an
application, please see Mrs. Blake in Guidance.
Let's Get Organized
Students will learn skills to stay organized in
school. Each week we will clean out and organize folders, binders and
even lockers. This will be coordinated with students’ teachers.
Students participating in this activity will be
expected to attend 10 to 15 practice sessions, complete practice
problems on their own and participate in 5 interschool meets. Practices
are typically 45 to 60 minutes long. Math knowledge is an extension and
enhancement of typical middle school math classes. Events in a
competition include “speed and accuracy,” “calculator,” “percentages,”
“geometry,” “wild card,” and either a relay or cooperative group
Students will produce a school newspaper reflecting
activities within school. Articles will cover current trends for middle
school students in fashion, music, movies, etc. Students will have
opportunities to express opinions and share humor through original
writings, photography, and artwork.
The School Store is open all days of the week and
offers an opportunity for students
in grades 6-8 grade to work at their
convenience in a friendly work environment. Students are in charge of
ordering, displaying, and managing various school and holiday
merchandises. In addition, students are responsible for accounting the
money and maintaining the balance sheets of the school store.
Students participating in this activity will be
working in a combination of events drawn from a total of 25 events to be
competed at the regional, state, and national level. Events cover the
full spectrum of science subjects including physics, chemistry, earth
science, biology, technology, and problem solving. Team work is an
important quality that students learn. Knowledge goes well beyond
typical classroom curricula. Practices start on a limited basis in
October and begin daily (including Saturdays) in November. The season
ends following the state and/or national tournaments in April and May.
The state and national teams may continue until the end of May. For information about Science
Sixth Grade Fitness & Activities
This club gives sixth grade students an opportunity
to participate in organized sports in the middle school. The club’s
focus is on recreation, sportsmanship social interaction, and having
Advisors: Mrs. Storms and Mr. Dornfest
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 2:30–3 p.m. (excluding
faculty meeting dates)
Sixth Grade Walk and Talk Club
This club is designed for sixth graders to walk
outside, when weather permits and inside CJH when the weather is
inclement. Students will walk, talk and make new friends while staying
The Ski Club is open to students
in grades 6-8 who want to ski or snowboard. All levels from
beginner to advanced are welcome. The Ski Club takes
five trips (when possible, based on ski
and weather conditions) to Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. Students are
able to purchase season lift tickets or 5-day
lift tickets through the ski club at a discounted group rate or can
purchase them independently directly through Mountain Creek. There is
also a fee to pay for busing. There is one mandatory safety meeting
prior to the trips and students are required to take at least one
lesson, no matter their skill level, on the first day they attend the
trips. Lessons are available for free with the lift tickets and students
can take as many as they want. These trips are a lot of fun and a great
way for students to begin skiing and/or snowboarding or to continue to
improve their skiing/snowboarding skills. ALL
STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE SAFETY MEETING IN NOVEMBER.
View the Ski Club web page
Advisors: Ms. Haskel
and Mr. Lamonica
Meeting Times: Five Fridays (weather permitting),
3-9 p.m., Jan.–March
This club promotes the
study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through various
hands-on enrichment activities.
Students will work together to build school spirit &
camaraderie within the school community. Students will create “Spirit
Days”, special events, and a variety of other social activities to
enhance their experience at the middle school.
Open to students in grades
7 & 8. Focus on skill development and game play in a variety of sports
Members will actively participate in identifying,
researching, analyzing and resolving issues and concerns in the school
community and beyond. Important cooperation and leadership skills will
Video Yearbook Club
Open to eighth graders. Club members will identify clubs and activities that
they would like to videotape, using cameras to record and computers to
edit videos. The end product will be a DVD yearbook for eighth graders.
Students will learn to photograph
and edit pictures that will be used to create a book of memories for all
students. Expert computer skills and knowledge of print layout is
Advisors: Mrs. Caruso & Mrs. Adams
Meeting times: Mondays, 2:30–3
p.m. thru December; one Monday per month January thru March; meet in
Computer Lab 147