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Needham High School Student Club Guidelines

NHS Extracurricular Activities Purpose Statement: Extracurricular activities at Needham High School are an integral component of the comprehensive educational environment and provide students with opportunities to develop social and emotional competencies, teamwork, leadership, creativity, and service to the community. Student clubs and activities enable students to be self-aware, to have social relationship skills, to self manage, and to make responsible decisions. New clubs must align with this purpose statement.


Starting a New Club

Before you submit a request for a new NHS club:

1. Determine if a similar club already exists

Please look at the Directory of existing clubs to see if there is a current club that aligns with your interest.  Sometimes joining an existing club can have a bigger impact than starting up a brand new club.

2. Find out if others would like to join you

Determine if there are other students who share your interest or hobby and would like to be in the club. Ask your friends if they would like to join and help you get the word out. Consider having a meet-up after school to see if others would like to join. You will be asked for a list of students who are interested in the club on the New Club Request Form (below).

3. Plan Your Club

Once you have decided that you would like to request a new club, take some time to plan out the details of the club. How does the club align with the overall Extracurricular Activity Purpose Statement above? Who will be the club advisor? When will the club meet? These are all questions that must be answered thoroughly in the New Club Request Form (below).

4. Complete the New Club Request Form

The request must be submitted online using the link provided.

5. Make an Appointment

After you submit the form, please set up a meeting with Mr. Ford in the Grade Level Office. The new club request will be reviewed during the meeting and you will get further instruction at that time. 

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