This is an area for all student council and club information.
Student Group Mission Statements:
Student Council: We, the members of the Student Council make it our goal to include all members of the student body to work toward the betterment of our school and community. We strive for students to pursue their leadership roles and skills throughout life to enhance and impact today’s society. Our motto is “ Home of the Champions”.
An efficient student government is as essential to a school as classes are. Each student of Cromwell High should understand the council, since the council represents the student body. In today’s world a vital student council is needed to help guide our young people.
The CHS Student Council consists of the class executive members, class representatives, and non-voting club member representatives.
The Executive Board is composed of seven members from within the council, who are the core of the council and met bimonthly in the morning. The officers are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Senior and Junior Board of Education Representatives.
Each class elects a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and eight class representatives at the end of each year. Freshmen elections take place at the end of their 8th grade year at Cromwell High School. Three class representatives at large are chosen by application and interview process after elections have taken place. All are voting members of Student Council. Open to all students.
National Art Honor Society and Members in Training: The NAHS is to recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art; to foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art; to further creative abilities and talents of the society’s members, as well as the school’s entire student art enrollment; to aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in the art area; to bring attention of art to the community and school; increase awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum; to further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program. In order to be eligible for NAHS – 3 fine arts class with an 88% or better and other criteria. Members in Training are open to all students.
Unity Club: The purpose of the Unity Club is to promote awareness and acceptance of diversity as to occur in our school, community, and world. This club is also to promote a school climate that facilitates positive inter group relations and discourages prejudice and discrimination. Open to all students.
Jazz Ensemble: This group of musicians is comprised of students who audition for the ensemble in the Fall. Students must be members of the concert band. They meet once a week for two hours and perform jazz and jazz/rock music at various concerts throughout the year. Students must be enrolled in band.
Color Guard: The Color Guard is composed of students from the band and chorus to accompany the band when it does parades. Students must be enrolled in band and chorus.
Literary Magazine: The mission of Cromwell High School's Literary Magazine is to be a positive environment where any student can improve their writing skills. As a team we will produce works for the entire school to enjoy (Literary Magazine and Newspapers), we well as be a place for students to review and critique the works of their peers.
National Honor Society: The NHS is open to only Junior and Seniors who throughout their academics have earned a B average and the criteria of leadership, service, and character are selected for this group by the faculty. The NHS throughout the year does community service in and out of the school. Juniors and Seniors only are selected who have a B average and rest of the criteria above.
World Language Club: To promote an understanding and appreciation of the Spanish/French cultures. Activities have been trips to museums, Spanish/French restaurants, teaching Spanish/French dances, trips to Canada, scavenger hunts, and attending plays. Open to all students.
All School Production: An All School Production is to give opportunities to students on the stage and behind the stage. The productions have been in late winter. In the past, Cromwell High has presented numerous shows, such as Anything Goes, Grease, Chicago, and 9 to 5. All acting students must audition for parts in a play. However, all are welcome to work behind the scenes. There is plenty to do! Open to all students.
Yearbook: The Magna Panthera, the school yearbook, starts work in the summer and continues throughout the school year. It is a collection of pictures, summary of events, and advertisements. The editor is a Senior who looks for the help of many others to do a variety of duties. Open to all students.
DECA: Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Eco Club: The object of this club shall be to promote environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices within the Cromwell High School community.
Select Choirs: Select Choirs include Men’s Choir (a combination of Tenors and Basses), Women’s Choir (a combination of Sopranos and Altos), and Select choir (Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses). We are all vocalists who perform a diverse repertoire of music at a Holiday Concert, a Benefit Concert and a Vocal Jazz and Pops Cabaret.
History Club: The purpose of the Cromwell High School History Club is to further the knowledge and appreciation for history. In the History Club we will study both US history and World history by watching historic movies, discussing current events, and working collaboratively with the Cromwell Historical Society. All students are welcome to join.
CAYAC: CAYAC shall be a group comprised of a faculty adviser and Cromwell High School students, to increase school and community awareness of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Through collaborative efforts of school and community representatives, CAYAC will provide resources and programs that lead to the prevention of substance abuse in Cromwell.
Ski Club: The object of this club shall be to ski and ride on New England Mountains. This group is open to all students and staff.
Debate Team: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide training and a competitive venue for students who wish to learn formal debate techniques. The Debate Team shall debate issues on a weekly basis as an after-school activity, and shall compete with other public and private high schools in Connecticut debates.
Ultimate Club: The purpose of this organization shall be to learn the sport of Ultimate and to play it within the guidelines of The Spirit of the Game. this is open to anyone who wishes to play.
World Language Club: The organization exists as an extra-curricular educational activity to promote the study of world language at Cromwell High School and to provide students the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge of and appreciation for other cultures. Various fund-raisers earn monies which enable students to travel, and therefore experience foreign cultures first-hand.
Future Problem Solvers: The Future Problem Solving Program seeks to unite members and develop the ability of these young people to design and promote positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking. Open to all students, each year teams or individuals have the opportunity to go to the state championship and compete to be selected to fly to the international conference against high school students from global Future Problem Solving Programs.
"So much more goes on behind the scenes at the High School with the Student Council members, volunteers and advisors... The educational benefits of being involved in this program prepares our youth to be better adults."
Congratulations to the following for being elected as
CLASS ADVISORS (2017 – 2018)
Grade 9 (2021) – Ms. Stillman & Mr. Chapin
Grade 10 (2020) – Mrs. Neumon & Mrs. Baldino
Grade 11 (2019) – Ms. Maher & Ms. Pulino
Grade 12 (2018) – Ms. Eleiott & Mrs. O’Conner
STUDENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD (2017 – 2018)
President – Hannah Perry
Vice President – Allie Fabian
Secretary – Alexis Marselli
Treasurer – Jack Shauck
Historian – Ashley Donlon
Webmaster – Matthew Zaino
Senior Board of Ed Rep – Meghan Savinelli
Junior Board of Ed Rep – Marina Fletcher
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS & ADVISORS (2017 – 2018)
All School Production – Mr. Sinclair
C.A.Y.A.C. – Dr. Speno
Chess Club – Dr. Speno
Connections – Mrs. Petrosky
Debate Club – Mr. Tomasino
DECA – Mr. Graham
ECO Club – Mr. Harder
Future Problem Solvers – Mr. Alletzhauser
GSA – Ms. Smolka
History Club – Mr. Anderson
Jazz Ensemble – Mr. Sinclair
Literary Magazine – Mrs. Baldino & Ms. Holcombe
National Art Honor Society – Mr. Fiske
National Honor Society – Mrs. Marchinkowski
Pep Band – Mr. Sinclair
School to Career – Mr. Graham
Senior Activity – Ms. Valente
Ski Club – Mrs. Turner
Student Council – Ms. Sarnacki
Tri-M Music Honor Society – Mr. Sinclair
Ultimate Frisbee Club – Mr. LaMay
Unified Sports – Mr. Tolles
Unity Club – Ms. Eleiott
Women’s/Men’s Choir – Ms. DeAngelo
World Language Club – Mrs. Williams
Yearbook Club – Ms. Eleiott
If you are performing on-stage at an event such as Mr. Cromwell or the Talent Show and your act requires someone that is not a Cromwell High School student, please download this form to be filled out for the event: Student Council Events Guest Permission Form