• August 21Yearbooks are on sale for $65! Order at jostensyearbooks.com or see Ms. Brannon.



WHO:   Any NHS student

WHAT:  Students compete against other schools in a team-based Jeopardy style competition.  Students compete in the GWOC as well as in tournaments locally and around the state/nation.

WHEN:  Any interested student should see Mr. David Jones in room 3108 (Social Studies).

WHERE:  Room 3108, Tuesday and Friday from 3:00-5:00.

CONTACT: Mr. David Jones, Social Studies, 832-6583  [email protected]



WHO: All Art Classes

WHAT: Photography 1 & 2, Drawing 1,2,&3, Painting 1,2,& 3, Ceramics 1,2,&3, Arts and Crafts, Comic Design

WHEN: Semester Long Classes

WHERE: In the Art Wing starting with Room 4105

CONTACT: Abby Daniels, Chrissy Hall, Bethany Allen, Robin Dakin in the Art wing, 4th wing, first floor, left side.  You can also see your guidance counselor.



WHO: Any NHS student who likes to sing and perform Top 40 charts without the use of instruments. A Cappella performs songs in the same style as Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off, and Pentatonix.

WHAT: Student-led groups at the HS and MS that learn vocal pieces and performs them at concerts and for the community.

WHEN: Auditions are held at the end of the year for the following school year.

WHERE: Catalyst practices on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6-9pm, Impulse practices on Wednesday’s from 6-9pm

CONTACT:  Mr. Chatterton – (orchestra) [email protected]

Mrs. King (vocal music)  [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student can inquire to a coach about being a manager of a sports team.

WHAT:  As a Student Manager, you are to aid the coach in managing the operations of the team.  This may include getting water for the team, taking stats, getting ice for injuries etc…  Other duties as requested. You must be at all practices and events with your team and attend all games just as a player would.  All injuries must be reported to Mr. Eric Newman (Health Teacher and Athletic Trainer for the High School) or Erin Murphy (Athletic Trainer from Good Sam North).

WHEN: Different times during the year depending on the sport.

WHERE:  Dependent upon the sport.

CONTACT:  The coach for the sport you are interested in.  This information is available in the Athletic Office next to the Thunderdome.



WHO:  Everyone is welcome!

WHAT:  A club where everyone is welcome to explore and expand their love of Art!

WHEN: Every Tuesday during the school year from 3:00-4:00.

WHERE:  Mr. Dakin’s room Rm 4113

CONTACT: Mr. Dakin, [email protected]



WHO: Any Northmont Student who is accepted to be on the team.

WHAT: A team of students who looks at the My Voice student survey results and suggests changes to the administration to improve school climate.

WHEN: See Mrs. Coffman at the start of the school year for an application.  Returning members from the prior year are always invited back.  Those students on the team join “Remind” for updates.

WHERE: Meetings are held during school hours 2 times a month.  Members are invited by pass.

CONTACT: Mrs. Coffman (Student Assistance Counselor), 832-6065, rm 1107 www.northmontstudentassistance.weebly.com    @Mrs_Coffman



WHO: Any NHS student interested in performing with one of the three concert bands that meet during school hours.

WHAT:  Class that teaches how to play musical instruments and reading music.  Concert Band , Symphonic Band (auditions only), Wind Ensemble (Honors Credit, 12th grade, audition only)

WHEN:  Students are welcome to join band any year by signing up with their counselor. Auditions for Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble are in May for the class meeting the following school year. Marching band is optional.

WHERE:  Band room during the school year.  Room 4134

REMIND:  text @northmo to 81010 to be on the automated text reminder list.

CONTACT:  Mr. Wissman (Band Director) bwissman@northmontschools.net    www.northmontband.org



WHO: Anyone interested in marching band or color guard.  No previous experience needed for Color Guard.

WHAT:  Marching Band is a competitive, after-school activity.  We complete on a local and national band circuit as well as at Northmont Varsity Football games.

WHEN:  Summer Band Camp starts in August.  Once school begins in the fall practices are weekdays with performances / competitions on most weekends until November.

WHERE:  Band room and practice fields.

CONTACT:  Mr. Wissman (Band Director)  [email protected]   www.northmontband.org



WHO: Any NHS student can apply for the program if they meet eligibility for grades, attendance and discipline.

WHAT: Recognition/Reward program for students who show consistent performance in attendance, behavior and academic achievement.  Perks include homework passes, free athletic pass, free fries at McDonalds, community and school discounts and exam exemptions.  (Plus More!)  AND a FREE BOB T-Shirt!!!!!!!

WHEN:  Students apply for Best of the Bolts at the end of quarter and the beginning of the next when report cards are handed out. Applications are available in the Principal’s Office from Mrs. Harris.

WHERE:  There are no  “meetings”.  Rewards and awards are handed out during lunch in the commons and in quarterly assemblies.  If you are in the Best of the Bolts program you are able to attend the assemblies.

CONTACT:  Mr. Behrens (Ast. Principal)  Mrs. Harris (Principal’s Office Secretary)




WHO: Any Northmont Student can be on the committee.  17 & 18 year old students can donate blood… 16 and younger need advance parental permission.

WHAT:  The Blood Bank comes to NHS once per year to collect blood donations from students and staff.  You can sign up to donate blood in advance.  If you are under 17 you must have a permission slip signed.

WHEN:  The committee begins meeting in October through the beginning of February.  If you just want to donate, the blood drive day is the first Friday in February.

WHERE:  The Blood Drive committee meets in Mrs. Abels room 3205.

CONTACT: Ms. Abels 



WHO:  Any Northmont Student in grades 9-12

WHAT: Play as part of the Northmont High School Bowling Team

WHEN:  Open Bowling is  Sept. 8th thru Oct. 27th every Wed. & Fri. – Tryouts are Nov. 3rd

WHERE:  Thunderbowl Lanes 805 S. Main St. Englewood

CONTACT: Coaching Staff:

                   Brian Beighley      937-474-6659  [email protected]

                   Stuart Hunter        937-371-5418

                   Bill Rayle                937-478-1977  [email protected]

                   Justin Schiewetz  937-718-3693  [email protected]



WHO:  Any Northmont Student

WHAT: All the business classes are ones that allow students to have fun and be creative.  Students also learn important business and marketing concepts that will help them in the future.  Classes include Personal Finance, Business Foundations, Entrepreneurship, & International Marketing.

WHEN:  Next school year

WHERE:  Room 4103 , Ms. Butler’s room.

CONTACT:  Ms. Butler   [email protected]

          Or your guidance counselor



WHO:  Any Northmont Student​

WHAT:  Join the Thunderbolt Network Television crew by applying for the broadcast journalism class. This group of students produces the morning news show and learns the fundamentals of live video production as well as news reporting.

WHEN:  First period, yearlong

WHERE:  Room 3218​

CONTACT: [email protected]. This class is application only; please fill out a Media Arts application to join



WHO:  Anyone interested in performing with dance, flags & rifles.

WHAT:  Color Guard performs with the marching band at football games, competitions, and parades.  Winter guard performs without the band in competition with other schools.

WHEN:  Auditions for Color Guard are in April for the summer/fall season.  Auditions for Winter Guard are in November of the same year for the winter season.

REMIND:  Text @nmontwg15 to 81010 to get text reminders.

CONTACT:   Mr. Wissman (band director)  [email protected]



WHO: Any NHS student who enjoys singing and preforming with one of the three choirs that meet during school hours.

WHAT: This is a class to develop specific music including: reading music, developing a mature vocal tone, and building confident, independent students. Some higher level choirs require auditions.

WHEN: Students are welcome to join choir any year by signing up with their counselor. Auditions are held toward the end of the year for the next school year.

WHERE: Choir/Orchestra Room (4117)

CONTACT: Mrs. King  [email protected]



WHO:  DECA is open to any current NHS student for the following year.

WHAT:  An organization (class) of marketing students.  Throughout the year students in class are offered the opportunity to participate in many conferences.

WHEN:  Applications are available in the Counseling Center for consideration to be admitted to the class for the following year.  Teacher recommendations and interview are required.

WHERE:  Room 4101 – one period each school day all year.

CONTACT:  Mr. Wagner   [email protected]



WHO:  Drama Club is open to everyone!  Anyone can audition or join one of the tech crews.  

WHAT:  The Drama Club is an organization of over 100 students that produces and performs at least 3 theatrical productions a year, including a play, a musical, and something unique in the spring.  Members also get opportunities to attend conferences, write their own scripts, and learn valuable skills.

WHEN:  Our season begins in the fall and continues throughout the school year.  The main focuses are the big shows in our season.  Be sure to check the Info board in the L.A. Hallway or listen to announcements for when our meetings or auditions are.

WHERE:  Meetings and rehearsals will be held in the choir room.

CONTACT:  Mr. Ranger Puterbaugh (Performing Arts Teacher)         [email protected]    




WHO:  Any NHS student who is concerned about the environment.

WHAT: It is a group of people who brainstorm ideas NHS could implement to make Northmont a more environmentally responsible place.


WHERE:   Room 4207,  Mr. Shaltry’s room

CONTACT:  Mr. Shaltry   [email protected]



WHO:  Students who want to explore careers, relationships, money management, child development &/or cooking skills

WHAT:  Transitions & Careers, Career & College Readiness, Personal            Wellness & Development, Principles of Food.

WHEN:  Classes are held during the school day.

WHERE:   Mrs. Knight, Room 4108

CONTACT:  Mrs. Knight  [email protected]  

*or see your guidance counselor



WHO:  Any NHS student.

WHAT:  A Christian Bible study / fellowship group that aims to be a light to the school.  We want to make a difference in the school by showing God’s love through how we act, think, and interact with others.  We want to know God, be his people, value others, and change our world through Him.

WHEN: Every Thursday from 3:00-3:45 we will meet together throughout the school year to read scripture and discuss how to apply the teachings to our lives.  Each week we will share praises reports and prayer requests at the end of each meeting.

WHERE:  Ms. Marshall’s Room,  3:00 – 3:45

REMIND:  text @776b8 to 81010 for meeting reminders.

CONTACT:  Grace Borders  937-529-6746  [email protected]

   Hannah Mitchell  937-681-2435  [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student.

WHAT:  A group of students to gets together after school to play various games of interest.  The formation of this club will depend on the amount of interest.

WHEN:  The second Monday and the 4th Thursday of each month.

WHERE:  room 4112

REMIND:  text @nhsgami to 81010 for meeting reminders

Contact:  Mr. Montanaro, room 4112  [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student is welcome!

WHAT:  A club that celebrates diversity and inclusion.  The focus is on the perception of those who are gay, bi-sexual and transgenered.

WHEN:  Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month through the school year.

WHERE:  4103, Ms. Butlers room.

CONTACT:  Ms. Butler     [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student.

WHAT:  A group of people who meet a few times a month to perform a service of some sort to the community.  We serve food to the poor, bag groceries, wash cars, bake cookies, collect donations with proceeds going to cancer research (Relay for Life), Smile Train, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Special Wish Foundation and House of Bread.

WHEN:  Activities are in different locations.

WHERE:  Sign up for posted activities in the Main Office.

CONTACT:  Mr. Hartenstein  (Attendance Officer), Principal’s Office   [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student who can read music and can play one of the following instruments:  Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar.

WHAT:  Jazz Band meets daily as a class.  Students do NOT need prior jazz experience, but must already know how to read music and play their chosen instrument.  (This is not a beginning level class.)

WHEN:  We meet during the school day and perform  3-4 concerts a year including public performances .  See your guidance counselor about scheduling this class.

WHERE:  Band Room

CONTACT: Mr. Wissman, Band Director, [email protected]  www.northmontband.org



WHO:  Current 11th graders who will be in 12th grade the next school year.

WHAT:  This class is for seniors only.  We help transition from high school to “after high school”.  Includes employability, leadership skills, and community service.

WHEN:  Applications are available in the Counseling Center during 3rd quarter for the following year.

WHERE:   3202

CONTACT:  Mark Mays, Jobs For Grads Teacher,  [email protected]



WHO: Any NHS student

WHAT: Print Journalism writes and videos tapes articles that range from school news to the world.

WHEN: This is a yearlong class that meets second period everyday.

WHERE: The class is located in Ms. Brannon’s room, 3218.

CONTACT: Ms. Brannon,  [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student.

WHAT:  Leo Club is a high school version of the Lions Club.  It involves community service to others in our community that are in need of help.

WHEN:  Meetings are held after school 1-2 times per month  A calendar is given out at the beginning of the school year.

WHERE:  Meeting location is yet to be determined for next year.

CONTACT:  The school nurse, Vickie Moody.  832-6060 or [email protected] or stop by the Clinic.



WHO:  Current 10th and 11th graders can apply for the following year.

WHAT:  A group of students who welcome incoming 9th graders to the high school

WHEN:  CLUB – about 100 Link Crew members attend training before school year begins to learn how to run the orientation program.

CLASS – in addition to the club role above, students who are in the Link Crew class meet as a class during one period of the day and continue to do team building activities with the freshman throughout the year.

All Link Crew candidates complete an application and teacher recommendations and then an interview.  Applications are available in the counseling center in February for the following year.

WHERE:  3102, Mr. Kincaid’s room

CONTACT:  Mr. Kincaid  [email protected]

        Mrs. Henry   [email protected]

        Mr. Sommer  [email protected]



WHO: Any NHS student interested in law, government, or history who wants to experience the judicial system.

WHAT:  Students will receive a case, will be assigned the role of a lawyer, witness or other court personnel, and will compete against other schools at regional, state and national competitions.

WHEN:  Any interested student should shee Mr. Jones in room 3108.

WHERE: Room 3108, Mondays 3-5 (during 1st semester)

CONTACT:  Interested students can see Mr. Jones in room 3108 for more information.

832-6583   [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student that has an interest in the performing arts.

WHAT:  This club offers exposure to the theater that most student would not otherwise have.  Students attend in-school performances throughout the school year during school, are offered discounted tickets to shows in Dayton and can participate in the Muse Musical.

WHEN:  Applications are available by seeing Mrs. Knight (Home Economics, room 4108).

WHERE:  Room 4108

CONTACT: Applications are available by seeing Mrs. Knight, Room 4108.



WHO:  Any NHS student can participate in this program leading up to the winter holidays.

WHAT:  Collection of holiday gifts for families who are experiencing financial strain.  Families are identified through the Northmont FISH Program (Friends in Service to Humanity).

WHEN: Begins in early November of each school year.

WHERE: Typically the opportunity to help in the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is run through clubs, sports teams and classes at NHS.  Generally a teacher or club will adopt a family and purchase items on the family’s wish list.  Gifts are wrapped by the class, team, club or individual and dropped off about a week prior to winter break at the family’s home.

CONTACT: Julie Marshall (Math Teacher) heads up the program through the Northmont Student Government.  [email protected]



WHO:   Any NHS student, 9-12th grades.

WHAT:  A Military Officer Training Course geared toward high school students who want to contribute to the high school, community and Unit.  Students must attend class regularly, adhere to uniform guidelines on uniform days, participate in physical fitness and curriculum standards.  Students may participate in demonstration teams and regional / national competitions.

WHEN:  ROTC meets one period during the school day through both semesters (all year long).

WHERE: Room 2010, ROTC Classroom

CONTACT:  Lt. Col. Knotts or SCPO Griffin, room 2010.  832-6010 or www.northmontnjrotc.com



WHO:  Any NHS student who has completed 8th grade Orchestra.  Those students who were not in 8th grade orchestra can still work to join but MUST TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS TO CATCH UP.

WHAT:  Orchestra is a performance-based class.  Student will learn how to perform multiple styles of music through their chosen instrument.

WHEN:  This is a class that meets during the school day for the entire school year.

WHERE:  Orchestra Music Room

CONTACT: Mr. Chatterton, Orchestra Director, [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades.  All must apply and interview for consideration to be a part of the class for the following year.

WHAT:  A class that teaches students to help others by listening, supporting and being good role models.  We perform community service, educate younger students in the district on the dangers of tobacco & coping with bullying.  We mentor and tutor elementary students on an as needed basis.

WHEN:  The class meets during 5th period through the entire school year.  Students earn one social studies credit toward graduation requirements.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center in Feb/March for the following year.

WHERE:  room 3101(Mr. Maiken, Social Studies)

CONTACT:  Mr. Maiken, Social Studies, room 3101.  [email protected]

Mrs. Coffman, room 1107.  832-6065 [email protected]  www.northmontstudentassistance.weebly.com  Mrs. Kessler, Guidance Counselor



WHO: Any NHS student can request a mediation.

WHAT:  Sometimes students have a misunderstanding or need to “clear the air” with another student, but want the conversation to happen in a controlled environment with peers present instead of adults.  Peer Mediators are trained through the Peer Facilitation Class and are available on an as needed basis to do mediations with students.

WHEN:  Any student can request a mediation between him/herself and another student by going to the counseling center and filling out a request form.  Requests are handled the same day they are received when possible.

WHERE:  Mediations occur in the Counseling Center or other private area.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Kessler, Guidance Counselor.  If she is not available you can see anyone in the Counseling Center for a form.



WHO:  Student entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades.

WHAT:  Peer Tutors are students who help other students in various classrooms in the school.  Must have the heart of a teacher, helper and be a good role model.  Tutors demonstrate appropriate teenage social skills.  Peer Tutors also become good friends to students and offer support in and out of the classroom.  You will earn a grade and a SS credit hour.

WHEN:  Apply this year to be considered for the next school year.  Applications are available in the counseling center in February.

WHERE:  Peer Tutors are assigned to a teacher requesting a peer tutor.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Espy, room 3103,  [email protected]   832-6066



WHO:  Any NHS student.

WHAT:  A group of kids that meet to talk about some of the challenges teens face in their lives.  The group learns how to cope with life and offers support to each other.

WHEN:  Groups begin in October.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Counseling Center at the start of the school year.  Interested students can also request to join by telling their Guidance Counselor or talking with Mrs. Coffman (Student Assistance Counselor, rm 1107) Meets once a week during school hours.  We do not meet on delay days or state testing days.

WHERE:  You will be given a pass with the meeting location.

CONTACT:  The group is led by Mrs. Louanne Wilson.  If you are interested in hearing more about how to be in Reality Club, see Mrs. Coffman, room 1107.

832-6065 [email protected]     www.northmontstudentassistance.weebly.com



 (Modeling and Simulation)

WHO: Any student who enjoys video games and wants to understand the technology used to make them.  Any student who wish to pursue careers in computer science, engineering and/or game development.  Students who like to collaborate with their peers and make discoveries on their own without a teacher explaining everything to them.

WHAT:  In Modeling Simulation 1 & 2 students learn how to solve real world problems using gaming software and technology.  Students will explore data collection, 3D modeling and animation, computer programming (python, java, C++) and simulations using video game graphics engines (Unity 3D, Unreal 4)

This class is set up so that students make the discoveries at their own pace.  Little to no notes/lectures.  Lots of small group work.

WHEN: STEM 1 – 1st semester          STEM 2 – 2nd semester

WHERE:   Room 4110

CONTACT:  Mr. Brumbaugh  832-6571 (voicemail)      [email protected]




WHO: Any NHS Student

WHAT:  A group of students who work to encourage good decision making among the student body.  We meet once a month and have a different theme of focus.  Examples include suicide awareness, dnt txt n drv, cyber awareness, abstinence from alcohol and drugs, healthy relationships, impaired driving, guardian angel, grim reaper, prom promise, chain of life….etc….

WHEN:  We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except January) from 3:00-3:40.

REMIND:  text @scoffman to 81010 and you will get text meeting reminders throughout the year.

WHERE:  Room 3101, behind the Thunderbolt Cafe

CONTACT: Mrs. Coffman, room 1107.  832-6065 [email protected]




WHO:  Any 9th-12th grade student with a passion for science.

WHAT:  Science Olympiad is a competitive science club.  Students concentrate on 2 or more science events (either study or build events) and then compete against other schools at tournaments.

WHEN:  Meetings are currently Mondays from 3:15 to 5:15 and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  We also meet on some Saturdays. (TBA)  We meet all school year with tournaments between December and April.

WHERE:  We meet in room 4218

CONTACT: Mrs. McInnes   [email protected]

              Mr. Hartt          [email protected]



WHO:  Any NHS student who has previously to is currently taking a Spanish class.

WHAT:  Any student who is interested in all things FOREIGN!  We eat, do community service, watch movie, play games, and … did I mention we eat?  (We love to eat.)

WHEN:  We have monthly meetings throughout the school year in Ms. Gosser’s room.  There is a 1 time fee of $15, but that includes an awesome t shirt.

REMIND: text @bkhG9 to 81010 to get text updates.

WHERE:  In Senora Gossers Room 1115

CONTACT:  Mrs. Gosser (Spanish) [email protected]



WHO:  Any student in 9-12 grade

WHAT:  Planning class and school-wide activities such as blood drive, spirit week and teacher appreciation.

WHEN: Elections are held in May for the next year.

WHERE:  Meetings are held in school and after school as needed.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Abels, room 3205 or Mrs. Marshall, room 1204.



WHO: Any 10th, 11th or 12th grade student who is a good role model for 9th grade students.  

WHAT:  A Team Building day to contribute to a positive, accepting school climate.   Selected students serve as mentors for a freshman group and participate in all the Unity Day activities.

WHEN:  Held in the fall for all freshmen divided into 4 days.  15 mentors are needed for each day with a total of 60 mentors.  Preference is given to 11th and 12th grade students. Each student mentor attends one day.

WHERE:  BOLTS gym during the school day.

CONTACT:  We will accept applications in August.

Mrs. Coffman, room 1107.  832-6065 [email protected]


**also on the planning team:  Ms. Booth, Mrs. Hall, Ms. McMonigel, Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Daniels.



WHO:  any student in 9th – 12 grades

WHAT:  Classes that teach students how to speak and understand German and Spanish.

WHEN:  Classes are offered at various times through the day for credit toward graduation requirements.

WHERE: Wing 1, first floor.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Ehninger, room 1125, [email protected] or see your guidance counselor.



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