Organizations and Clubs at Spotsylvania High School

ACTIVITIES, CLUBS AND SPONSORS

It is hoped and encouraged that Spotsylvania High School students will participate in and take complete advantage of the extra-curricular activities that are available to all students.  All activities are under the direction of a faculty sponsor.  Membership and participation in the activity is contingent upon the student’s conduct, performance, and contribution to the group.

 

Battle of the Books Team………………………………….………...Mrs. Minter

Open to all students.  Students read 10 carefully selected novels throughout the year.  Students will then compete against other SCPS teams  in a district wide event

 

 Battle of the Brain Academic Team …………………………….…Mr. Black & Ms. Livelsberger

The Battle of the Brain Academic Team completes against other private and VHSL schools in district matches and televised events (“Challenge 23” on WCVE). Team members reflect knowledge from the sciences, history, geography, math, pop culture, literature, art, music, and current events.

 

Computer Science Honors Society………………………………….…..Ms. Benedict

The purpose of the Computer Science Honors Society is to promote and recognize academic excellence and service among Computer Science students in secondary schools.  Students will have opportunities to participate in workshops, field trips, and service projects.  Candidates must have successfully completed AP Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science A.

 

Cyber Knights…………………………………………………………..Mrs. Rice

The main purpose of Cyber Knights is to provide students who are interested in cybersecurity with the technical resources needed to advance their computer security knowledge. The club achieves this mission by organizing monthly meetings to discuss and practice hands-on cybersecurity concepts including, but not limited to, network security, digital forensics, penetration testing, secure coding, cryptography, and reverse engineering.  The club will enter competitions with other cyber clubs in CTF’s (Capture the Flag) or Hackathons.

 

DECA ………………………………………………………….….……Ms.Kelly and Mr. Williams

DECA is the organization that represents marketing students.  Marketing prepares students for careers in business, marketing, and fashion-related industries. This preparation is done though on-the-job experiences, classroom activities, field trips, and competitions on the district, state, and national levels.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. .

 

Drama Club ……………………………………………………………..Mr. O’Quinn

The Drama Club serves as the production agency for all theater performances and membership is open to all students with an interest in theater arts.

 

Family Career and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) …….Ms. Ritzco  

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.  Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

 

French Club ………………………………………………………….. Madame Jurewicz

Calling all francophiles!  The French club will be held about once a month in Madame Jurewicz's classroom.  Come to discuss French culture, French topics, and especially French FOOD.  Please email kjurewicz@spotsylvania.k12.va.us for more information or stop by room 135.

 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)……………………….. Mrs. Rice

Students enrolled in business classes are eligible to join the Future Business Leaders of America, which deals with business and career planning.

 

German Club ……………………………………………………….... Mr. Kendall

The purpose of the German Club is to unite students who are interested in German through cultural trips and experiences.

 

James Farmer Scholars ……………………………………………...

The mission of James Farmer Scholars is to increase the number of African-American youth who are academically prepared to attempt and to succeed in college.  At the high school level this is done through tutoring, assisting in curse selection, exposure to cultural activities, college life, exposure to successful standardized test methods, and assistance in the college admissions process.

 

 Latin Club ………………………………………………………………Mr. Amos

Any student who is currently enrolled in Latin may join the Latin Club.  This club is part of the Virginia Junior Classical League and actively participates in community service as well as club events and competitions throughout the course of the year.

 

Literary Magazine, Periphery ………………………………………… Mr. Sellers

Periphery, Spotsylvania High School’s arts magazine, publishes poetry, short stories, plays, artwork, photography, and musical compositions.

 

Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society ………………............ Ms. Kiple and Mrs. Newton.

The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to recognize student who have shown outstanding ability in math and encourage them to expand their knowledge and expertise in fun ways.  Students can participate in after-school activities, field trips, and special events. A major components of Mu Alpha Theta is our service component of peer tutoring students in math.

 

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) ~ Art Club  ……………………Mr. Carr

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art.  Students can participate in after-school workshops, field trips, and special projects. Club Requirements include a students must be in an art class and have a 3.0 average or higher in Art for NAHS Membership.

 

National FFA Organization (FFA)....................................................... Ms. ChurchMr. Orrock and  Mrs. Webb

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Any student enrolled in an agriculture class that pays their dues is a member and will be provided information regarding meetings during class and via the Spotsylvania FFA Facebook page.

 

National Honor Society ………………………………………………….Mrs. Navarrete

The Spotsylvania High School chapter of the NHS is for those students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.  The NHS is a service organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in ur community and school.  NHS meets on the first Friday of each month during the second half of FLEX.

 

National Latin Honor Society ………………………………………….Mr. Amos

The purpose of this organization is to recognize and promote scholarship, character, leadership, and service in the students of secondary school

 

National Spanish Honor Society ………………………………..............

The purpose of this organization is to recognize and promote scholarship, character, leadership, and service in the students of secondary school.  Students and parents may contact the NSHS sponsor to obtain further information.

 

Newspaper, The Knight Times …………………………………………..Mrs. Cerrillo

The Knight Times is the school newspaper.  Anyone interested in writing, editing, and publishing the school newspaper should enroll in the journalism classes.

 

Science Club ……………………………………………………….….. Mrs. Floyd and Ms. Labelle

Students enrolled in various science subjects are eligible to join the Science Club. We are active in the community and seek to increase the student’s experiences with our local environment, including field trips and service projects.

 

Shades  of Love…………………………………………………………...Ms. Ritzco

Shades of Love is open to ALL students.  The mission of Shades of Love is to provide a safe, supportive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexsual, Transgrender, Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ), and Straight youth to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender issues, to work to create a school environment free of hate, discrimination, harassment, intolerance, and to end homophobia and transphobia.

 

 Spanish Club ………………………………………………………….....

The Spanish Club is open to all students enrolled in Spanish classes or who are interested in Spanish.  The purpose of the club is to create more awareness of and appreciation for Spanish culture and language.

 

Student Council Association (SCA) ………………………………..…..Ms. Benedict

The SCA is the student governing body of Spotsylvania High School.  This organization seeks to promote leadership, student involvement, and good citizenship by arranging assemblies, community service projects, fund-raising activities, and social events such as school dances.

 

Technology Student Association (TSA) ………………………………..Mr. Webb

"Leadership and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply STEM concepts through intracurricular programs".

 

Virginia Readers Choice Book Club……………………………………..Mrs. Minter

A book club open to all students in which we will read and discuss variety of award-winning literature.

 

Yearbook, The Trail ……………………………………………………..Mrs. Fiefhaus

Students interested in the creation of a yearbook should enroll in the yearbook production class.