A variety of activities including sports, clubs, student council, and yearbook are offered to students after school. Some activities are offered all year long, while others are offered seasonally. We also offer extracurricular opportunities in the arts including vocal and instrument ensembles. Information about these activities and meeting times are made daily on the morning announcements during homeroom.

Art Club

Art club is designed for students in grades 9-12 who enjoy honing their artistic talents outside of the classroom. Activities include designing and completing classroom murals, hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery as well as independently selected projects. 

Faculty Advisor
Lory Farrow

Audio/Visual Club

The Audio/Visual club is designed for students in grades 9-12 interested in learning how to work with audio/visual equipment. Students will assist with stage preparation including sound, lights, and special effects for and during performances throughout the school year including elementary drama and high school musical performances. 

Meeting dates and times vary month-by-month in accordance with the District Activity and Calendar Schedule. 

Faculty Advisor
Jeffrey Smith

Foreign Language Club

The Foreign Language Club invites students to learn about cultures other than their own and those studied in their foreign language classes. The Foreign Language Club may be taking field trips, snacking, doing arts and crafts, learning from guest speakers, and participating in community outreach projects.

Faculty Advisor
Cynthia Cromer

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes students for academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. Students in grades 10-12 with an NGA of 87.5% or higher are invited to complete a personal information form. To be considered for acceptance, students must have at least 25 hours of community service in the 12 months prior to application, proof of leadership, and have upstanding character (determined by teacher evaluations and personal references). Candidates are evaluated by a 5 member faculty council. 

NHS is nationally recognized as the most prestigious honor a student can achieve during their high school career. NHS strives to create a passion for scholarship, an eagerness to serve the community, to promote leadership, and develop an upstanding character in the students of Northgate High School.

2019-20 NHS Officers 
President: Olivia Wanat
Vice President: Hailey McClain
Treasurer: Gave Watson
Secretary: Grace Amick
Public Relations: Bradley Dietz

Faculty Advisor
Jeffrey Smith

Newspaper Staff

The Northgate News is a monthly publication that proudly covers the student happenings in both our Middle School and Sigh School. Students cover stories related to pop culture, sports, the arts, teachers, and students. The newspaper also prints student works of art. 

Faculty Advisor
Dorothy Schwemmer

Science Club

The Science Club is the place for students who are interested in science to learn about all scopes of science from medicine to chemistry to physics to the environment. We discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications in the real world.

Faculty Advisor
Josephine Kantenwein

Spring Musical

The Spring Musical is a multi-disciplinary, extra-curricular activity with a focus on instruction and growth of students through their participation in the various facets of preparing and performing a musical theatre production for the community. Preliminary activities begin in late October and include sessions to help students prepare for the audition process. Open auditions are held in late November or early December for students in grades 9-12. Rehearsals are usually help on weeknights beginning in mid-December.

Crews support the performers by providing set construction and scenics arts, technical aspects of lighting and sound, as well as stage crew, props, costumes, hair, and make-up. Student instrumentalists are invited to play alongside professional musicians in the pit orchestra. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to serve as members of the crew or as part of the orchestra.

The Musical presents a preview at Arts Odyssey, participates in various community events, and performs five complete productions over two weekends, usually in April. This program is led by faculty and contracted staff, and is supported by community, parent, and alumni volunteers.

Faculty Advisor
Karen Klicker


Students Against Destructive Decisions

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is an organization whose aim is to prevent accidents from students taking potentially destructive decisions. SADD's approach involves young people presenting education and prevention messages to their peers through school and community activities. Projects include peer-led classes and forums, teen workshops, conferences and rallies, prevention education and leadership training, awareness-raising activities and legislative work.

Faculty Advisor
Josephine Kantenwein

Student Council

Our High School Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share students' ideas, interests and concerns with the school-wide community. 

The function of the student council is based upon parliamentary procedures.  Ideas are presented, voted upon and confirmed by the student body president. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school is welcome to become involved.  

Faculty Advisor
Stacy Gallagher

Weight Lifting Club

The Northgate Weight Lifting Club gives students the opportunity to train and strengthen their bodies on a daily basis. After school, students meet in the weight lifting room, and they use various types of equipment to improve flexibility, build their muscles, and prevent sports related injuries. 

Faculty Advisors
Fall Season
Brandon Hogle

Spring Season
Ed Marcellus


Yearbook Staff

The ultimate limited-edition book, yearbooks are one-of-a-kind keepsakes that our students and their families will refer to year after year. Students who are on the yearbook staff are in charge of taking and collecting photos throughout the year, writing captions and deciding on the book theme and design. 

Faculty Advisor
Lory Farrow