Haddon Heights High School

by Meghan Shott | Aug 18, 2014
Haddon Heights High School Haddon Heights High School, home of the Garnets, serves over 800 students of Haddon Heights, Barrington and Lawnside, NJ and is part of a NJ High Performing School District. According to the school’s website, they offer many learning opportunities for students, including advanced placement courses, a vigorous honors program, a broad technology program and many sports and extracurricular activities.

Academic Departments at the school include Business, English/Foreign Language, Math, Science, Special Education, Social Studies, Technology/Consumer Science, Fine and Performing Arts, and Physical Education/Health.

In addition to five guidance counselors, Haddon Heights High School also offers a Student Assistance Counselor (SAC). The Student Services Department provides Scholarship Bulletins and assists all students in making their post-graduate decisions. Each year between 85 and 95 percent of graduates pursue post secondary education.

Students in Haddon Heights’ Legal Environments class will be able to pay a small fee to receive college credits from Camden County College, provided they pass the course.

Extracurriculars at the school include Academic Challenge, Art Club, Bowling Club, Concert Choir, French Club, Jazz Band, Multi-Cultural Student Union, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Spanish Club, Student Council, Volleyball Club and many others.

The award-winning Haddon Heights High School Marching Band is gearing up for their 2014 season which kicks off with a competition at Williamstown High School on September 20. They will also compete at Burlington City and Robbinsville High Schools as well as in the USBands New Jersey State Championship and USBands Open Class National Championships. The band’s colors are maroon and gold and their director is Rob Renninger.

The YEA! Cadets Winter Color Guard will be holding auditions for their group at Haddon Heights High School on September 7 and 14 from 10am-4pm both days. To learn more visit the Cadets’ website or email Steve Shuey at steve@yea.org.

Haddon Heights High School also offers many athletic choices for students, including football, field hockey, soccer, cross country, tennis, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, swimming, softball, baseball, track & field, and golf. Based on enrollment numbers for the 2014-2015 school year, HHHS is moving down to Group 1 of the Colonial Conference to the smaller school Patriot Division.

Recent graduate Lauren Simmons was highlighted in a Courier-Post article last month about her successful softball season after knee surgery. Lauren is working on choosing between Rutgers Camden and Rowan College at Gloucester County right now. The HHHS softball team finished the 2014 season with a record of 17-8 and had three other seniors, Chelsea Thomas, Mariah Hans and Ali Bastien, aside from Lauren. Additional players included Sammy Baker, Marissa Beebe, Keri Carmack, Alyssa Dinoia, Natalie Hales, Kacie Pisani, Ashley Reynolds, Casey Rybeck, Justina Snyder, Vicky Ulrich and Breanna Veit.

Other athletes at Haddon Heights include DJ Alexander, Parker Arend, Connor Beckas, Steve Bradley, Ron Breining, Tom Daley, Frank Delaney, Chris DeMartinis, Dom Giandonato, Jim Givens, Skyler Glover, Spencer Goodman, Pat Haas, Matt Kennedy, Adam Laskey, Ian Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Brian Panara, Matt Powell, Nick Smith, Alec Stein, Josh Stein, Jesse Weick, Eric Wood, Claudia Bowman, Shannon Hannah, Jane Stanton, and Ayanna Wright.

Are you a Haddon Heights High School alum? Check out their website: http://www.haddonheightsalumni.com/ and catch up with your former classmates.

Save the date if you have a child at HHHS! Back to school night will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 7pm.

Haddon Heights Junior/Senior High School is located at 301 Second Avenue in Haddon Heights. For more information about the school, call 856-547-1920 or visit hhsd.k12.nj.us/hhhs.

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