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.

 

Anime Club ……………………………………………………...Mrs. Minter and Mrs. Moyer Students view various forms of Anime, and read the accompanying Manga.  Students will discuss the variations between the two forms and the culture that impacts both

Contact Info: aminter@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and hmoyer@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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

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 Books will meet during lunch.  

Contact Info: aminter@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and hmoyer@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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. 

Contact info: jsblack@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and tlivelsberger@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

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.  Contact Info: bbenedict@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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. 

Contact Info: krice@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

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 through 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. 

Contact Info: tkelly@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and jlwilliams2@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Debate Team …………………………………………………….Ms. Taylor 

Debate is a VHSL sponsored activity that allows students to participate in an argument with rules.  Students are able to sharpen skills in public speaking, critical thinking, research, and teamwork. Students will read about current events and controversial issues in order to prepare a good argument on the pro or cons of such issues.

Contact Info: rmtaylor@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Drama Club …………………………………………………...Alyssa Talley-Gentry

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.

Contact info: atalleygentry@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Gamers Club ……………………………………………….…. Mr. Webb 

Gamers Club offers an opportunity for students at Spotsy to get together and compete in a friendly Smash Bros. competition.  Our after school competitions occur quarterly with additional tournaments for those that maintain a certain academic status in all of their classes.

Contact info: jwebb@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Girls Go Cyber………………………………………Mrs. Rice 

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science/Programming to change the world.  

Contact Info: krice@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) …Ms. Robinson  

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 schools 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. Contact info: lrobinson@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Forensics ……………………………………………………………. Ms. Coffman 

Forensics is a VHSL sponsored activity that invites students to participate in various performance categories. Students can compete in original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu, prose and poetry reading, and dramatic and humorous interpretations. Some categories can be performed with a partner.  Contact info: mcoffman@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

French Club …………………………………………………………. Madame Jurewicz’s 

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  and Mr. Payne

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

Contact Info: krice@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and tpayne@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

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

The purpose of the German Club is to unite students who are interested in German through cultural trips and experiences. Contact info: mkendall@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

James Farmer Scholars ……………………………………………... Ms. Robinson 

The mission of James Farmer Scholars is to increase the number of African-American youth who are academically prepared to attempt and succeed in college.  At the high school level this is done through tutoring, assisting in course selection, exposure to cultural activities, college life, exposure to successful standardized test methods, and assistance in the college admissions process.  Contact info: lrobinson@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Korean Club ……………………………………………………………..Ms. LaRocco

The Korean Club is for any student interested in learning more about Korean culture, including language, music, food, etc.  The club meets once a month during Focus. Students must sign up with Ms. LaRocco to attend a meeting. Contact info: clarocco@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

 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. 

Contact info: samos@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

 Literary Magazine, Periphery ………………………………………… Ms. Livelsberger 

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

Contact info: tlivelsberger@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

Modern Music Masters  (Tri M) ……………………………………….. Ms. Buchanan

The TriM Music club is for highly motivated music students currently enrolled in a musical performing group. They are required to meet a certain level of proficiency as well as auditions and extracurricular performing opportunities. Students focus meetings on how to support younger developing musicians and service using their musical talents. 

Contact Info: kbuchanan@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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

The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to recognize students 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 component of Mu Alpha Theta is our service component of peer tutoring students in math. 

Contact info: skiple@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and tnewton@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) ~ Art Club  ………… Ms. Laserna and Ms. Hicks

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 student must be in an art class and have a 3.0 average or higher in Art for NAHS Membership.

 Contact info: alaserna@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and rhicks@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

National FFA Organization (FFA).................... Ms. Webb, Mrs. Cerritelli and Ms. Chambers 

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. 

Contact info: vwebb@spotsylvania.k12.va.us achambers@spotsylvania.k12.va.us kmjohnson@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

National Honor Society ………………………………………………….Mrs. Cerrillo

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 our community and school. NHS meets once a month during Focus. Contact info. dcerrillo@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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. Contact info: 

Contact info: samos@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

 National Spanish Honor Society ………………………….........Mr. Spieker and Ms. Granado

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.

 Contact info: bspieker@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and egranadoavila@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Rocketry Club ………………………………………………...…Mr. Webb 

The Rocketry Club will be competing in this year's TARC(Team America Rocketry Challenge).  This is an opportunity to learn about model rocketry, build rockets, launch them and try to qualify for the national competition held here in Virginia. 

Contact Info: jwebb@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

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

The Knight Times is the school newspaper.  Anyone interested in writing, editing, and publishing the school newspaper should contact Mrs. Payne . 

Contact info: cepayne@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

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. 

Contact info: dfloyd@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and hlabelle@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Shades  of Love…………………………………………………………… Ms. McCray 

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. Contact info: cmccray@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

Spanish Club ……………………………………………….... Mr. Spieker and Ms. Granado

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.  

Contact info: bspieker@spotsylvania.k12.va.us and egranadoavila@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

 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.

Contact Info: bbenedict@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

 

Technology Student Association (TSA) …………………………..Mr. Webb and Ms. McCray

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

 Contact info: cmccray@spotsylvania.k12.va.us  and jwebb@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

VEX Robotics …………………………………………………...… Mr. Webb 

For those interested in robotics we have a club that competes in the VEX robotics league.  We need innovators, designers, builders, leaders, managers, programmers, drivers, pit crew and scouts, just to name a few.  If you are at all interested in robotics, we have a job for you

Contact info:  jwebb@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

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

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

Contact info: bfiefhaus@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

24 Math Club………………………………………………………..Mrs. Gick 

Given 4 numbers and using the 4 basic operations, can you come up with 24

Contact info: cgick@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

 

 

Class Sponsors: 

 

Freshmen 

Mrs. Kelly tkelly@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

Mrs. Kubiak bkubiak@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

Sophomore 

Ms. Treate gtreate@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

Junior 

Ms. Coffman mcoffman@spotsylvania.k12.va.us 

Senior 

Mr. Navarrete fnavarrete@spotsylvania.k12.va.us