• Extra Curricular Activities 

    Students will be charged a non-refundable fee for participation in extra-curricular activities. The non-refundable fee for joining each club is $15. In addition, any costs associated with the club will be paid for directly by students or through fundraising.

    Fees and registration are paid through the COMMUNITY PASS Portal.  If you do not have your Community Pass information, please contact Financial Services at (732) 613-6674.  Leave a message and someone will return your call.

     


    If your child is participating in ANY after-school activity or staying with a teacher for after-school help, please discuss the ACTIVITY BUSES and STOPS with them, even if you plan on picking them up.  Please note that the stops are different than their regular bus stops.


     

     

    2022-2023 HUES CLUBS  

     

    ART CLUB                       
    Advisor: Ms. Barrett 
     
    Description: Hammarskjold Upper Elementary's Art Club is open to anyone on a first come first serve basis until the club is filled. The club is designed to promote an awareness of the visual arts, encourage the growth of creativity and technical skills. Past projects include: murals within our school, participation in the Memory Project, and working on after-school art projects in 2-D and 3-D. For 2022-23, this club meets on Wednesdays and possibly some Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 1106.  First meeting will be on October 6th.
     

    ACADEMIC CHALLENGERS 

    Advisors: Ms. Dery  
     
    Description: Provides academic competition in math, science, government, sports, art, history and English.  Students compete against students from other schools. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays in room 2712. Max. 24 students - Interest meeting will be held on October 4th and a test will be on October 11th for 6th graders ONLY.

    Pre-Requisite: Student selection is based on results from an assessment given.

     

    BAND - 6th Grade 
    Advisor: Ms. Nichols 

    Description: After-school Band rehearsals extend classroom activities and learning experiences.  After-school rehearsals are only scheduled before performances. We do two concerts per year - the Hammarskjold Band Winter Concert and the District Wide Band Concert. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in room 1524 or the JMPAC. Max- 130 students. 

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Band, students must be enrolled in the elective class 6th Grade Band.

      

    BAND - 5th Grade                                                
    Advisor: Mr. Becker 

    Description: After-school Band rehearsals extend classroom activities and learning experiences.  After-school rehearsals are only scheduled before performances. We do two concerts per year - the Hammarskjold Band Winter Concert and the District Wide Band Concert. For 2022-23 this club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in room 1200F or the JMPAC.  

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Band, students must be enrolled in the elective class 5th Grade Band.  

     

    BUDDY SPORTS 
    Advisor: Mr. Swayze 
     
    Description: Provide general education and special needs students with a variety of physical activities to increase skills such as developing friendships, gross-motor abilities, following directions and how to appropriately handle competitive situations. Students will also develop teamwork and exercise habits. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays with the occasional Thursdays in Gym 2. Students will receive a schedule once they have been admitted into the club. Max- 25 students, advisor-approval required.  Meetings will run from December - June.

     

    C.A.R.E. (Caring Adults Reinforcing Education) 
    Advisor: Mr. Kristjansen (5th & 6th Grade)

                                                         
    Description: This club provides a select group of students with additional support in completing homework assignments and preparing for quizzes/tests after school.  A number of senior citizens and members of our EBHS Honor Society volunteer to work after school with students in need of assistance. For 2022-23, this club meets on  Wednesdays. Max - 20 students. 

    The first meeting is Wednesday, October 12th in room 1314.

     

    Requirements: Students need to be recommended to participate in this program, and, if selected, make a commitment to attend regularly.  Students must be willing to bring all materials necessary with them to C.A.R.E. CLUB and have a positive attitude and desire to improve their academic standing.  Students must have a signed permission slip.  


    CHEERFUL CREATIONS
     

    Advisor: Mrs. Tirso 

    Description:  Provides academic, community-based instruction, work study and job sampling to assist in preparing students for adult life. For 2022-23, this club meets on Wednesdays in room 1110. Interest meeting will be on October 19th.

    Requirements:  Open to all students in good academic/behavioral standing. Max 20 Students

     

    CODING CLUB

    Advisor: Mrs. Richards

    Description:  The Coding Club will connect the skills of coding with real life problem solving. Students will work together to brainstorm offerings that would be helpful to their school community. They will be exposed to the process of application development from the design phase to user testing. The club will be student-led in order to provide members with autonomy throughout the content creation process. Club will meet on Tuesdays. 
    -Max - 20 Students.

     

    DRAMA CLUB 
    Advisors: Ms. Borowski & Ms. Brown 

    Description: Students engage in the rehearsal process of a kids musical version that has both an in-school student performance and a night performance for guests on the stage at the JMPAC at Hammarskjold. For 2022-23, this club meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays in room 1010, but specific cast requirements for each day will be announced on the Drama Club Website.
     

    Requirements: Students must audition and be selected to participate in the Drama Club. Attendance at rehearsals is required; absences may result in a student not being permitted to continue in the program. Some rehearsals will require students to provide their own transportation home as they will conclude after the activity bus time.  Students may be asked to provide materials for costumes, props and/or set production the week of a show.

     

    HUES GOT TALENT 

    Advisor: Mr. Swayze 

    Description: The purpose of this club will be to prepare students for the annual HUES talent show. Students will learn skills related to stage performance along with practicing their prepared act for the annual show. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays in room 1401. First meeting will be 2/7/23 and is open to anyone interested. The club will run from Feb-June.

     

    HONORS CHORUS 
    Advisor: Mr. Delbar 
    No Fee.  

    Description: Provides opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge achieved in music classes by performing in choral groups, presenting concerts for community events, PTA programs, etc. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays in room 1203 or the JMPAC.  All students enrolled in Chorus, Piano, Orchestra and Band as their elective may participate.

     

    JAZZ ENSEMBLE 

    Advisor: Mr. Becker 

    Description: Provides an opportunity for students to practice skills learned in music classes as they perform jazz music.  Students audition and may participate in several student performances. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the JMPAC or 1524. 
     

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Jazz Ensemble, students must be enrolled in the Band elective class.

     

    ORCHESTRA—6th Grade 
    Advisor: Mr. Finnegan 

    No Fee  

    Description: After school Orchestra rehearsals are an extension of the 6th Grade Orchestra elective. During the after-school rehearsals, the 6th Grade Orchestras are combined. After-school rehearsals are only scheduled throughout the year as needed by the Orchestra Director. There are two concerts per year - the Hammarskjold Orchestra Winter Concert and the Spring Concert. Attendance in after-school rehearsals is optional, but extra credit will be given to students who attend. Attendance and participation at the Winter and Spring Concerts is mandatory for all 6th Grade Orchestra students. For 2022-23, this club meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in either the JMPAC or 1514. 
     

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Orchestra, students must be enrolled in the 6th Grade Orchestra elective.

     

    ORCHESTRA—5thGrade 
    Advisor: Mr. Nelson 
    No Fee

    Description: After-school Orchestra rehearsals are an extension of the 5th Grade Orchestra elective. During the after-school rehearsals, the period 4, 5 and 7 Orchestras are combined. After-school rehearsals are only scheduled before performances. There are two concerts per year - the Hammarskjold Orchestra Winter Concert and the District Wide Orchestra Concert. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the JMPAC or in room 1514. 

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Orchestra, students must be enrolled in the 5th Grade Orchestra elective.

     

    SCIENCE OLYMPIAD                                               
    Advisor: TBD

    ON HOLD DUE TO ADVISORSHIP BEING UNFILLED - MORE INFO TO FOLLOW IF/WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE 

    Description: Extends knowledge learned in science and prepares the students for hands-on experiences and knowledge-based activities to be used in a statewide competition. For 2022-23 this club meets on TBD. 

     Pre-Requisite: Test & teacher recommendation 

     

    SPORTS CLUB/INTRAMURAL FITNESS ACTIVITIES 

    Advisor: TBD

    ON HOLD DUE TO ADVISORSHIP BEING UNFILLED - MORE INFO TO FOLLOW IF/WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

    Description:  This club provides an opportunity for students to have fun, be involved and stay active.  Students in the club will be introduced to a variety of sports-based games, which will build techniques and skills that they have learned in the physical education classes.  Sign-ups will be based on a first-come basis until all spots are filled. For 2022-23 this club meets on TBD. Max – 24 students. 

    Requirements:  The Sports Club is open to all Hammarskjold 5th & 6th graders regardless of their past experience or athletic level.  

     

    STUDENT COUNCIL                                                
    Advisors: Mr. Nemeth & Mr. Swayze 
      

    Description: The goal of the Hammarskjold Student Council is to promote school spirit and community service through a variety of school-related activities. The Student Council is made up of a governing body of four students and a representative from each study. All members of the Student Council are elected by the student body after being recommended by teachers. Some specific activities that the Student Council is involved in include, election of officers and study representatives, fund raising, food drives, holiday drive, school wide student of the month recognition program, school spirit week, end of the year talent show. Meetings are normally held twice a month after school. During particularly busy times, the club may meet more often.  For 2022-23, this club meets on Wednesdays in room 1401.  Max – 30 students (eligibility based on completion of registration paperwork). Registration will open on 10/3/22 for approved students.
     

    Requirements: The most important quality that a member of the Student Council must have is dedication and commitment to the club. The success of any Student Council activity is completely dependent upon the support and hard work of Student Council members. Therefore, regular attendance at meetings is mandatory. We encourage members to bring their ideas to meetings. As a group, our goal is to work toward turning those ideas into projects and activities that the entire school can enjoy.  

     

    VIDEO NEWSMAKERS 
    Advisor: Mr. Swayze & Mr. Deluca
      

    Description: Video Newsmakers provides students with an opportunity to produce, direct, write, and perform video broadcasts on our "Hammarskjold News" channel. For 2022-23, this club meets on Tuesdays as needed in room 1401.  Max – 30 students. Students must be approved to register. Registration opens 9/28/22 for approved students.
     

    Requirements:  Students must be able to leave their first period classes on assigned days.  Students must have a signed permission slip to participate.  

     

    YEARBOOK 
    Advisor: Ms. Moloughney and Ms. Barratta
       

    Description: Provides students with an opportunity to use skills learned in English and Art classes in order to produce a school yearbook.  Students meet in sections to design, draw and layout sections of the yearbook as assigned. Students help with activity pictures, writing copy, captions and taking candid pictures. Each section will be responsible for all aspects of completing their assignment within the scope of their deadline. It is imperative that students be committed to the production of this yearbook and cannot be involved in another club that will meet at the same time as the section deadline the student is assigned. Sections will be assigned in September.