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STUDENT COUNCIL AND CLUBS
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. Meetings are held biweekly with all but two meetings held before school. Two meetings are held at night: one each semester. A minimum of fourteen hours, seven each semester, must be met by every member along with abiding by the student discipline code as stated in the handbook and the attendance policy for Student Council.
The Executive Board, composed of eight members from within the council, are the core of the council and meets bimonthly in the morning. The officers are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Senior and Junior Board of Education Representatives, and Webmaster.
Each class elects a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and nine class representatives at the end of each year. Freshmen elections take place at the end of their 8th grade year. Four class representatives at large are chosen through an application and interview process after elections have taken place in early September. All representatives are voting members of Student Council. Student Council is open to all students.
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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.
CAYAC: Cromwell Awareness Youth Action Council shall be a group comprised of a faculty adviser and Cromwell High School students, to promote school and community awareness and dangers of substance abuse.
Chess Club: Chess Club promotes the game of chess by including all students that would like to learn the game or to further their skills and strategies.
Dance Club: It is the purpose of the Cromwell High School's Dance team to promote school spirit, provide entertainment through the art of dance and rhythm at athletic events and to represent and uphold the school and community values at the highest caliber.
Debate Team: Currently, there is no advisor for the 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.
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.
Future Teachers Club:
Gay-Straight Alliance: The members of the Gay-Straight Alliance strive to create a safer and more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students and their allies at Cromwell High School. We help to educate the CHS community on acceptance and tolerance in hopes to end homophobia and harassement against gender non-conforming students.
History Club: Currently, there is no advisor for the 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.
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.
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 ), as well as be a place for students to review and critique the works of their peers.
Music Festival: Students who want to further their choral and band experiences into the state level have opportunities to participate in Shoreline competitions or audition for Northern Regionals and All-State. The festivals take place in different Connecticut locations each year with students from other CT high schools. Students learn from guest conductors from around the country in their choral or band ensembles.
National Art Honor Society: 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.
National French Honor Society:
National Spanish Honor Society:
National Honor Society: To become a member of National Honor Society, students in their junior or senior year must have a minimum 3.6 GPA (weighted cumulative), have no behavioral infractions and have a minimum of 40 service hours. Students must be invited to complete the application to receive approval by the teacher board. Click here to access the directions and application.
Newspaper Club: Members learn to become better writers and journalists. There are group discussions on how to run a paper. Members write articles to be published in our online newspaper.
School to Career Club: Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Scoreboard Graphics Club: The Club's mission is to facilitate student commitment to graphics that highlight student achievement in sports and to strengthen school spirit at CHS. Members work as a team to help each other better their potential in design and graphics.
Ski /Snowboard Club: Currently, there is no advisor for the Ski/Snowboard 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.
Tri-M Honor Society:
Ultimate Frisbee Club: The purpose of this organization shall be to learn the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and to play it within the guidelines of The Spirit of the Game. This team is open to anyone who wishes to play.
Unity Club: A club that promotes awareness and acceptance of diversity that occurs in our school, community, and world. We also promote a school climate that facilitates positive inter group relations and discourages prejudice and discrimination. Open to all students.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the following for being elected as
CLASS ADVISORS (2021 – 2022)
Grade 9 (2025) – Ms. Whitehill & Ms. Polizonis
Grade 10 (2024) – Ms. Lessack
Grade 11 (2023) – Mr. Knight & Mr. Harder
Grade 12 (2022) – Ms. Dooley & Ms. O'Connor
STUDENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD (2020 – 2021)
President – Caroline Graf
Vice President –Ryan Grover
Secretary – Victoria Chu
Treasurer – Gina Cordone
Historian – Lillian Stermer
Webmaster – Colin McCarroll
Senior Board of Ed Rep –Hunter Vooys
Junior Board of Ed Rep – Devon Riggio
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS & ADVISORS (2020 – 2021)
All School Production – Mr. Sinclair/Ms. Nelson
Carbon Club - Mr. Tomasino
C.A.Y.A.C. – Dr. Speno
Chess Club – Dr. Speno
Connections – Ms. Marchinkoski
Dance Team - Ms. D'Orvilliers/Claire Stermer
Debate Club – VACANT
Future Problem Solvers – Mr. Alletzhauser
Future Teachers Club - Ms. Morello
LGBTQ – Ms. Whitehill / Mr. Scionti
History Club – VACANT
Jazz Ensemble – Mr. Sinclair
Literary Magazine – Ms. Holcombe
Music Festival - Ms. Nelson / Mr. Sinclair
National Art Honor Society – Mr. Fiske
National Honor Society – Ms. Foohey
Newspaper Club - Ms. Emanuele
Pep Band – Mr. Sinclair
Robotics Club - Mr. Borgia
School to Career – Mr. Graham
Scoreboard Graphics Club - VACANT
Senior Activity – Ms. Turner
Sk/Snowboard Club – VACANT
Spanish National Honor Society - Ms. Williams
Student Council – Ms. Sarnacki
Tri-M Music Honor Society – Mr. Sinclair
Ultimate Frisbee Club – Mr. LaMay
Unified Sports – Ms. Gagnon
Unity Club – Ms. Eleiott
Women’s/Men’s Choir – Ms. Nelson
World Language Club – Mrs. Williams
Yearbook Club – Ms. Eleiott / Ms. Foohey
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