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Coronavirus causes concerns for clubs

The Junior State of America (JSA), which held the mock Democratic primary debate shown here, is one of the clubs not able to officially continue this school year.

Ella Lukowiak

October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on society, leaving people trying to find a way to assert a new normal in a world that is anything but that. With the start of September, CHS and schools all around the world have been trying to discern what will be best for their students and staff this school year. Through...

Clubs and class councils deal with fundraising issues

Senior Ryan Swanson of Manasquan performs at Battle of the Bands
2019. Due to the school closure and government restrictions, this event
will not happen this year.

Kristen Gallagher and Zaina Saif

May 8, 2020

MCVSD students were notified that schools would be closed through Mar. 27 due to the novel coronavirus. Then, they got the news that it would be extended through April 10. They did not know when schools would re-open in this time of uncertainty. Students have still not returned. School closure has...

Advisers showcase their outside interests through clubs

Students perform in Drama Club's 2017 production of

Tess Rempel

November 15, 2019

Math doesn’t have anything to do with religion, and debate doesn’t have anything to do with physics, but to CHS’s club advisers, that doesn’t matter.  While many advisers teach material very different from the clubs they advise, some teachers find it very easy to draw similarities. “It...

CHS Students and Staff Advocate for Change

According to USA Today, the United States currently ranks third in the world in waste per capita, producing 230 million tons of waste per year with less than a quarter being recycled.

Aidan Cole

November 15, 2019

With the effects of global warming growing more potent, the world has been scrambling for solutions. Communications High School has a few of their own.  Teachers have found ways to help protect the environment, including radio teacher Bill Bengle. “We used to print the news for the morning n...

Students attend annual Club Fair

Students sign up for clubs that had stands in the cafeteria on Friday the 13th.

Emma Barofsky

September 21, 2019

At the annual Club Fair on Friday, Sept. 13, students were given the opportunity to sign up for the clubs offered at CHS in the cafeteria during lunch. Every year, this event allows individuals to choose to get involved in the organizations that interest them. There was a widespread of clubs exhibited...

CHS classes, activities evolve throughout the years

CHS alumnus Bobby Picardo poses with Clevenger and principal James Gleason, respectively, in 2003.

Khushi Kadakia

March 15, 2019

Only 82 students and eight faculty members walked the halls of CHS in 2000, according to history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe, who has been a teacher at CHS since its opening in 2000. 19 years later, the school currently has 311 students and 28 faculty members. But, this change in student and faculty size is ...

PSFA helps students, clubs succeed

JSA club members attend Fall State 2017 with the help of PSFA funding.

Madison Beekman

January 25, 2019

Last year, Junior States of America (JSA) struggled to keep convention opportunities open to all members due to budget cuts. This year, hoping to get back on its feet, junior and JSA council member Dane Tedder of Ocean attended a Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA) meeting and received a full gra...

Clubs raise money at Mingle & Jingle

Seniors and NHS members, from left, Emma Farkas of Colts Neck, treasurer Allie Beekman of Neptune, president Jules Andersen of Howell, secretary Tali Petto of Marlboro and Liam Marshall of Sea Girt represented the National Honor Society (NHS) at Mingle & Jingle. NHS sold t-shirts and played Christmas music at the event.

Tess Rempel

December 16, 2018

Clubs played holiday music, sold shirts and sang carols at the annual Mingle & Jingle event on Friday, Dec. 7. Hosted by the Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA), the event provides clubs with a fundraising opportunity while getting students and their families into the holiday spirit. Clu...

NHS elects new council

Jules Andersen of Howell was elected president on Tuesday, May 22.

Meredith Prud'homme

May 24, 2018

National Honor Society (NHS) elections for the 2018-2019 council took place in Room 142 on Tuesday, May 22. Junior NHS members showed their qualifications for the council positions through speeches they presented to fellow classmates. The elected members of this year’s council are President Jules...

Meet the Presidents of CHS

Meet the Presidents of CHS

Brigid Garrett and Jack Mannion

September 29, 2016

The Presidents of CHS's official clubs and class councils discuss their club, role as president and themselves as a person.  

Photo Club fought for funding; administration listened

Senior Caitlyn Siminerio takes a photo during a Photo Club sponsored trip to Grounds for Sculpture in the 2015-16 school year.

Julia Pardee and Sarah Lynch

September 16, 2016

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Photo Club was a newly unofficial and Advanced Yearbook was no longer a course. But after pushback from Photo Club council, Principal James Gleason found a solution: adding an Advanced Yearbook class second semester fourth period. Photo Club was initially...

SkillsUSA plans for Halloween dance

Ebenezer Shim

September 14, 2016

SkillsUSA held an unofficial meeting to briefly discuss roles for the Halloween Dance scheduled for Oct. 28. A theme idea was selected and committee heads for the event were picked from club members, with a council member to assist each committee head. Finishing touches were also discussed for the Clu...

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