Student Involvement Opportunities

(information submitted by sponsors)

 

Academic Team

Academic Team is an organization created for students who wish to participate competitively in the Quiz Bowl team format

Sponsor: Robyn Murphy  Email to join.

Black Achievers

The YMCA Black Achievers Program provides educational development and career exploration for students through a program of engaging academic instruction, experienced-based career exploration, and enriched cultural exposure.

Sponsor: Kim White

How to join: https://www.ymcacky.org/achievers-program-registration

Registration code: CCPS

Cards for Paws

Cards for Paws will discuss pet care and and other pet-related issues. We will plan fundraisers and collection drives to help the animal shelters and organizations around us. We want to plan fun events and make the club a fun way to help the animal community.

Sponsors: Paige Adams & Bri Barnett

Chess Team (competitive)

Since 2004 GRC has had a competitive chess team. We compete in tournaments in the winter and then annually each year in the State High School Chess Tournament. The team is a regular at the State Chess Tournament Sweet 16. Chess teaches long term planning skills and according to studies makes students smarter.

The Team practices one to two days a week during January and February typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays after School until 5:30. This year's practice times are TBA.

Team Coach: Dodd Dixon

Computer Programming Club

The Computer Programming Club allows students to develop or refine their programming skills. Everyone is welcome including those with no experience. We aim to provide every student with one of the world’s most valuable skills. 

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 4:30 PM on Zoom. 

Languages Used/Learning: Java/Python

Sponsor: Steven Parks

To join or for more information, please contact Chandler Rosas or Mr. Parks.

Diversity Committee

Creating changes around the school to ensure that ALL students feel they belong.

Name of teacher/staff in charge: Ashley Childers & Jamie Phipps

How to join: Google Classroom code: 4uxhtmh

Meeting information: Virtual Meetings listed on Google Classroom

Other necessary information: Anyone can join this group. Bring your ideas and be ready to implement change.

FCA

Our mission is to be a place where students of all different backgrounds can come together to worship, pray, and encourage each other in their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to see GRC transformed by the love of God through the influence of students using their unique gifts.

Sponsors: Mrs. Medina and Mr. Heinss

Come as you are! No membership fees.

When school starts, we will meet right after school on Mondays and Fridays in room 221. While distance learning, we will meet on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. via Google Classroom on our Meet link.

Remind: @grcfca20

Google Classroom: 3esnd7w

Instagram: @grc_fca

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA is a national Organization for young men and women in FCS education. FCCLA is about making a difference in families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through FCS education.

Sponsor: Olivia Moon

Contact Ms. Moon to join! *Must have taken an FCS class in the past. (Any class taught by Ms. Moon, Mrs. Powell (Cassandra), Mr. Foster, or Mrs. Stoneking)

Meetings are currently at 2:45 while we are virtual. On Google Meets or in person if allowed by the school.

FFA

Student-run organization that focuses on promoting agriculture students growth in premiere leadership, personal growth and career success.

Sponsors: Terra Pigg, Shane Wiseman, Derek KnightKyle Porter

French Club

This year, French Club will focus on cooking! Our Meets will be cooking French foods! I will post a recipe a couple of weeks in advance and we will meet to cook!

Sponsor: Lydia Kohler

How to join (if membership available): Google Classroom Code: nvgwt2o

Next meeting will be November 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Other necessary information: You don't need to take French to participate!

Green Club

Green Club is for those who are interested in nature, environmental issues (global warming/climate change), and recycling.

Email Mr. Foudray and explain who you are, what grade you're in, and why you want to join the club.  

In the past, we've met during Club Day and before and after school.  We try to stick to meeting during the school day, so those who ride the bus can attend.

 

GSA

Our organization seeks to provide a safe, supportive, fun community for people who fall anywhere on the gender and sexuality spectrum -- gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, nonbinary, trans, questioning, etc. We aim to forward the basic truth that all people are equal and deserve respect and dignity; to dispel ignorance that feeds fear and hate; and to advocate for those who suffer as a result of that ignorance. 

Sponsor: Eloise Lynch

Join our Google Classroom (join code: ppuxquk) or email Grace Kelley or Eloise Lynch

Meetings are announced via Google Classroom, but meetings tend to occur on weekdays starting at 8:15.

 

HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America

Shanda--HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) are sponsored by Heather Abner and Teresa Cowan.Our organization is open to any student in the Health Sciences/Allied Health or Biomedical Pathways.

Sponsor: Mrs. Abner and Mrs. Cowan

We have a Google Classroom set up that includes membership information, and bios for our officers.  Dues are $18. 

Our President Rachel Ball, Mrs. Abner or Mrs. Cowan may be contacted for the Google class code.

For the time being our meetings will be virtual using google meet.  

International Thespian Society (ITS)

ITS is an international theatre honors organization for high school students.

Sponsor: Katherine Lowther

JROTC

A citizenship program that focuses on leadership development and community service.

Sponsor: Master Sergeant Lee

How to join: Talk with Master Sergeant Lee.

Mock Trial Team

Mock Trial is a competitive organization in which schools are given a complete court case with witness statements and evidence. As a team, you prepare direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments to compete against other schools in an actual trial (most of the time in an actual courtroom)!

Sponsors: Kayla Clevenger, Logan Murphy

Tryouts are held every September. Information about this year TBA.

National Art Honors Society (NAHS)

A high school honor society that inspires and recognizes students with outstanding ability and a keen interest in the visual arts.

Sponsor: Ms. Fuller  (This is a student-led chapter, the teacher is merely the facilitator) 

Who is eligible?

  • To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must be a high school student enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 at George Rogers Clark High School.

  • You must have completed one semester of art here at George Rogers Clark and passed with a C or higher.

  • To be eligible for membership you must have (and maintain) a minimum scholarship average of a C.

How to join:

  • If you are eligible for NAHS and would like to become a member, please sign up to join our Google Classroom using the code: pmw6bhx.

  • Eligibility will be checked as students enter the Google Classroom.

  • A yearly NAHS membership fee of $8 per student is required to be a NAHS member.

  • Details on paying dues can be found on our Google Classroom page. 

  • Please do not let money keep you from wanting to become a member of NAHS, when the time comes, please discuss your concerns with me regarding the membership dues and we will work together to figure out a solution.

Meetings:

  • We will meet 1 - 2 times a month typically on Tuesday mornings and club days when in-person (last Friday of every month) 

  • Emergency meetings may take place and will be announced in Google Classroom and through Remind (code to join Remind is on the Google Classroom stream page)

National Beta Club 

National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders. To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

Sponsor: Amanda Mills

How to join: Each member is invited based on their GPA. You must have a GPA of 3.5 to join the club. 

Meetings are held via Google Meet once you've appled and been accepted.

Email Mrs. Mills to join.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Sponsor: Mr. Barnett

Requirements- Junior or Senior , Minimum GPA 3.5 & no office referrals.

Meetings will take place every other Wednesday starting Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. (on Google Meet). 

Dues are $20. Google Classroom Code- uel2c5x. Remind Code - @b3hf4c  


Not Just "Chess" Club

Play Games, Make Friends, Challenge Your Intellect, Be Competitive, No Experience Needed

Sponsors: Mr. Vogler / Mr. Robinson

How to join: Send Mr. Vogler an email or Google Classroom Code: 6ia4olg

Meetings held before or possibly after school on Thursdays, during Advisory and on club days

(meeting days and times pending changing covid schedule policies, and procedures) 

We are not meeting currently, but hope to resume soon.

Pep Club
Pep Club is responsible for promoting school spirit and providing service to the school community.
Sponsor: Ms. Hynes

 

SkillsUSA

We are the leaders and competitive representatives of the Clark County Area Technology Center.

As a previously established group, both advisers and returning members welcome you with open arms. We are preparing you for leadership in the world of work.

Sponsor: Mr. Addison
How to join: Must have an ATC class to join.

 

Speech & Debate Team

The Club has existed since 1920 and is in its 100th season. We compete in speech tournaments on select Saturdays in December, January and February. Tournaments will be virtual this year. Learn how to communicate more effectively. Many of our judges, lawyers, ministers, teachers and elected officials in Clark County received their start in the Speech Team.

Sponsors: Dodd Dixon, Bill McCann

In the past, meetings were held after school in the Computer Lab 5:30 to 6:30 Tuesday and Thursdays.

Pandemic Meeting dates and times TBA.

STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program)

In STLP, students conceptualize and complete projects focused on technology, leadership, and service and then present these projects at the regional and state STLP competitions.

Sponsor: Mara Farmer

How to join (if membership available): Contact Mrs. Farmer and/or join the STLP Google Classroom with class code: zsy54sc

Meeting information coming soon.

Y-Chapter/Student Y

The mission of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association is to develop engaged citizens and servant leaders, inspired to affect change in their school, community, Commonwealth, nation, and world. Through experiential learning, service, and community activism, the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association fosters critical thinking, leadership, and social responsibility in teens.

Sponsor: Amanda Crowell 

Remind Code is @grcyclub and our Google Classroom code is hqknm3q

Meetings are Wednesday at 3 p.m. through Google Meet

Young Republicans Club

To unite Republican students, encourage students to understand issues, use our resources to help the community, and share our vision as young students for the future of this country.

President: Jackson Feeback