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    After-School and Activity Bus Information 

     
    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.


     

     

    2023-2024 HUES CLUBS  

     

    ART CLUB                     
    Advisor: Ms. Barrett & Ms. Sultan (6th Grade only) - (Schedule) 
     
    Description: Hammarskjold Upper Elementary's Art Club is designed to promote an awareness of visual arts and encourage the growth of creativity and technical skill. This year we will focus on fiber arts and printmaking. Membership is chosen based upon application and attendance of interest meeting. For 2023-2024, this club meets on  Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 1106. Interest meeting on September 26th 3:40-4:20PM.  

    Max - 24 Students

    ACADEMIC CHALLENGERS  (6th Grade Only)

    Advisors: Ms. Dery  
     
    Description: Provides academic competition in math, science, government, sports, art, history and English.  Students compete against students from other schools. For 2023-24, this club meets on Thursdays in room HM1307. Interest meeting on September 28th 3:40-4:40PM  Max. 24 students - Test will be on October 5th 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 optional and attendance will earn students extra credit for their band grade. Exact dates will be communicated with students and families as needed. Concert Band participates two concerts per year - the HUES Band Winter Concert and the HUES Band Spring Concert. For 2023-24, this club will meet on select Wednesdays in room 1524 or the JMPAC, 3:40-4:20PM. First PM rehearsal will be communicated to band students during class. Additional extra help for small groups will be offered before school from 8:15-8:55AM 

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

      

    BAND - 5th Grade                                                
    Advisor: Mrs. Vanzini 

    Description: After-school Band rehearsals extend classroom activities and learning experiences.  After-school rehearsals are optional and attendance will earn students extra credit points for their band grade. Exact dates will be communicated with students and families as needed. Concert Band participates in two concerts per year - the HUES Band Winter Concert and the HUES Band  Spring Concert. For 2023-24 this club will meet on select Wednesdays in room 1524 or the JMPAC, 3:40-4:20. Schedule of exact dates will be made available to band students. Additional extra help for small groups may be offered before school from 8:15-8:55AM. 

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

     

    BUDDY SPORTS 
    Advisor: Mr. Chup 
     
    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 2023-24, this club meets on Tuesdays in Gym 2, 3:40-4:20PM. An interest meeting will be held on November 21st after school in GYM 2. The club will then begin on Tuesday, November 28th. Advisor approval required. Max of 25 students.

     

    C.A.R.E. (Caring Adults Reinforcing Education) 
    Advisors: Ms. Rupp and Ms. Pinello (5th Grade)

                                                         
    Description: This club provides a select group of students with additional support in completing homework assignments and preparing for quizzes/tests after school. Members of our EBHS Honor Society volunteer to work after school with students in need of assistance. For 2023-24, this club meets on  Wednesdays.  

    The first meeting is Wednesday, October 4th in room  HM1301 .

    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.  

     

    C.A.R.E (Caring Adults Reinforcing Education)

    Advisors: Mrs. Santos and Mrs. Traverzo (6th Grade)

    Description: This club provides a select group of students additional support in completing homework assignments and preparing for quizzes/tests after school. The club will be overseen by 2 teachers. Members of our EBHS Honor Society volunteer to work after school with students in need of assistance. For 2023-2024 this club will meet on Wednesdays in room HM1301


    CHEERFUL CREATIONS
     

    Advisor: Ms. Pinello

    Description:  Provides academic, community-based instruction, work study and job sampling to assist in preparing students for adult life. For 2023-2024, this club meets in room HM1405 Interest Meeting on 9/27/23Registration opens 9/28/23

    Requirements:  Open to all students in good academic/behavioral standing. Max 25 Students

     

    CODING CLUB (Schedule)

    Advisor: Mrs. Richards & Mr. Scala (5th and 6th Grade)

    Description:  The Coding Club provides an opportunity for students to showcase their coding skills in a collaborative, open-ended, student-led environment. Members will learn the fundamentals of coding and how it can be used to create solutions that solve everyday problems students can encounter. Interest meeting on Wednesday, September 27th, 3:40-4:20PM. Club meetings will be held on Thursday mornings 8:10-8:55AM in room HM1205 & HM1206  - Registration opens 9/28/23
    -Max - 25 Students.

     

    DRAMA CLUB (Calendar)
    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 2023-24, 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. Interest meeting on September 27th until 4:30pm.
     

    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: Mrs. Wells 

    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 2023-24, this club meets on Thursdays in GYM 2, 3:40-4:20 .  Interest meeting will December 21st, 3:40-4:20. Must submit audition video to attend in person auditions, date for in person audtions January 4th. Open to all eligible students.

    HONORS CHORUS (Schedule)
    Advisor: Mr. Delbar & Ms. Mann
    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 2023-24, this club meets on Tuesdays in room HM1203 & HM1805 or the JMPAC.  All students enrolled in Chorus, Piano, Orchestra and Band as their elective may participate. First meeting September 26, 3:40-4:20PM

     

    JAZZ ENSEMBLE (Schedule)

    Advisor: Ms. Nichols (5th & 6th Grade)

    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 2023-24, this club meets on Thursdays in room HM1524, 3:40-4:20PM. Schedule of exact dates will be made available to band students. Interest meeting on Thursday, September 28th, 3:40-4:20PM. - Registration opens on 9/29/23
     

    Requirements: In order to attend after-school Jazz Ensemble, students must be enrolled in the Band elective or Percussion class. Regular rehearsal attendance is required for students who join Jazz Band. If a students absencess from rehearsal is excessive, they may not be allowed to participate in the annual Night of Jazz performance.

     

    ORCHESTRA—5th 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 5th 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 2023-24, this club meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in either the JMPAC or 1514, 3:40-4:20PM. Meeting days will vary as needed and will be communicated via Orchestra Google Classroom.
     

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

     

    ORCHESTRA—6thGrade  (Schedule)
    Advisor: Mr. Nelson 
    No Fee

    Description: After-school Orchestra rehearsals are an extension of the 6th Grade Orchestra elective. During the after-school rehearsals, 6th Grade Orchestra classes 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 2023-24, this club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the JMPAC or in room 1514. Meeting days will vary as needed and will be communicated via the Orchestra Google Classroom.

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

     

    STUDENT COUNCIL    (Schedule)                                            
    Advisors: Mr. Dudek and Mrs. Conway

    Thursday, April 25th and Thursday, May 1st will be make up dates for cancelled meetings!! 

    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 6th grade students and a representative from both 5th and 6th grades. 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 2023-24, this club meets on Wednesdays in room HM2708.  3:45-4:20PM  Max – 35 students (eligibility based on completion of registration paperwork). Interest meeting will be on September 27th.  Registration will be open on 10/4/23 for approved students. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11th. 
     

    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.

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      VIDEO NEWSMAKERS 

    Advisor: Mr. Delbar (5th & 6th)
      

    Description: Video Newsmakers provides students with an opportunity to produce, direct, write, and perform video broadcasts on our "News at HUES" morning announcements. For 2023-24, this club meets 8:30AM as scheduled by advisor.  This club meets every morning in room 1203, however, a student will be scheduled to attend only once a week. Max – 20 students. Students must be approved to register. - Registration opens on 9/20/23
     

    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 (Calendar)

    LAST MEETING APRIL 16TH  

    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. Each student will be assigned a 'section' of the yearbook to create designs and layouts. Max students - 40.Meetings will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00AM in room HM2308

    Interest Meeting is on September 27th 8am - Registration opens on 9/28/23