Clubs, Athletics and Extracurricular Organizations

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The purpose of clubs, athletics, and extra-curricular organizations at STEM School Chattanooga is to promote student participation in STEM as well as provide leadership/collaborative opportunities. Below is a listing of different opportunities for students. These activities are subject to change and expand from year to year. Students interested in any of the options below and do not have information on how to get connected to the club should see the school counselor.

Students and parents should also follow the Canvas Classroom - STEM General. The school counselor consistently posts opportunities for students to be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to: career spotlights, meeting with professionals in fields of interest to students and informal group activities that are short term.

 

CLUB/ORGANIZATION OPPORTUNITIES AT STEM:

Art Club - The art club at STEM School Chattanooga is a student run organization that aims to provide an avenue for the students to exchange creative ideas, create imaginative artworks, and collaborate with other students and community members to promote and support the arts. Additional enrichment opportunities such as technique workshops and opportunities to display artwork will be provided. The students will develop character, intellectual skills and work ethic by participating in creative fund raising events as part of our community service projects. Interested students should see Ms. Price-Gray. Meets every Thursday, 4:30pm-6:30pm in the art room.

Basketball Club:   This is a club for any students interested in playing/practicing basketball recreationally.  Meeting outside the school building, weekly on Wednesdays, 4:45-5:54pm.  Interested members should contact the staff representative, Ms. Kane.


Chattanooga State Clubs and Organizations - Some activities will be open to the STEM School students, regardless if they've registered for a college class...as part of the partnership between CSCC and the STEM school. If a student registers for a CSCC class (whether Early College or 'traditional' college, he/she has access to all the clubs on campus). There is no age limit. However, if it involves some danger (like rock climbing), they would need parent permission. The clubs are run through student life, which can be found: https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/student-support/student-life/clubs-organizations

Climbing Team: This is a club for students who enjoy competitive or recreational climbing. Practice will be each Tuesday and Thursday after school at one of the Highpoint locations.  $52 gym membership.  Interested students can contact the faculty representative, Mr. Christopher for more information.  

D&D Club: This is a club for students who would like to play Dungeons and Dragons and other similar table-top games. Club meets in the Commons every other Friday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The faculty sponsor is Mrs. Condra.

Dig Fab Badging: Open to all students interested in exploring new technical skills and earning micro-credentials.  Location: GCDI.  Meeting times TBD based on the number of students who sign up. Club sponsor is Ms. Burrus.

 

Electric Car Team: This team builds and races an electric car. Here is a video that provides an opportunity to see a race day in action - https://youtu.be/-3Qign64Tm0. Interested students should see Dr. Williamson for more information.

Gig City Girls: This is a coding club for girls in a safe and inviting environment to develop their understanding, skills and confidence using technology to solve problems.  Club will meet at the GCDI when time is determined based on who signs up.  The faculty representative is Mrs. Burrus.


GSA: This is a student-run organization that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.  Meet weekly during lunch (day TBD).  The faculty representative is Mr. Kubisak.

 

House Committee - The House Committee is made up of head boys and head girls for each of the four STEM houses – Staupers (guardians), Tesla (rationalists), Einstein (idealists), and Mirzakhani (artisans). Head boys and girls apply for house leads in their junior and senior years. Underclassmen may request to participate as representatives. The House Committee designs and coordinates activities throughout the year including house competitions, social opportunities and other student initiated activities. The faculty lead representative is Ms. Brockelbank.

Kickball Club: Anyone interested can participate. Club is designed to play kickball and have fun. Club meets every other Thursday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm. Students interested can come and see Mr. McCoy, club sponsor.

 

National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is an elite society composed of the top leaders, academic achievers and pillars of service at STEM School Chattanooga. NHS members strive to improve our school climate, our community and themselves through teamwork, innovation and perseverance. Mrs. Millard is the faculty contact and NHS members are invited to be a member based on academic achievement.

 

Robotics - The Robotics Team will participate and compete in VEX Robotics (https://www.vexrobotics.com/). Signups will take place in the spring semester. Students will compete in a local Hamilton County League and other local competitions against dozens of other schools during the fall semester and early spring semester. Interested students should see Mr. Vanzant.

STEM Pep Band - This club is for students interested in playing songs with instruments (no electric instruments). Students can bring any instrument or even their voice and energy. Interested students can see Mr. DiLorenzo for more details.

 

STEM Student Ministry - a student initiated and led club with the purpose of creating an environment where students can come and develop their walk with Christ alongside others. Interested students should contact the faculty representative Mrs. Pearson.

STEMbassadors - The STEMbassadors are student tour guides for the school. These students provide tours throughout the year to guests which include educators, higher education faculty and staff, business leaders, national and international guests and prospective students and parents. Interested students should see Dr. Donen.

 

Student Support Senate - The Student Support Senate is comprised of one student representative from each House advisee. The role of the senate is to develop and edit school rules and positively impact school culture. The faculty representative is Dr. Donen. Meetings are held monthly.

Sustainable Future Club - The goal of the Sustainable Future Club is to create a more environmentally-friendly school through recycling, reducing waste and planting trees.  Interested students should see the club sponsor Mr. DiLorenzo. 

 

TSA – The Technology Student Association (TSA) provides student members the opportunity to explore a wide variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and career-interest areas. Participation in TSA competitions allows TSA members to apply technology and engineering skills in challenging and innovative ways. Club sponsor is Ms. Burrus.

Volleyball Club - This club meets after school weekly on Wednesdays and every other Monday to play volleyball.  No volleyball experience is necessary; just a willingness to have fun.  Interested students should see Ms. Kane or Mrs. Stanley.


Women Empowerment Club - This club meets to talk about mental and physical health, how to appreciate and respect other women (including yourself), educate women about career fields, and talk about women idols. Interested students should see Ms. Price-Gray.  Meetings TBA.

Yearbook Club - This committee is in charge of designing and creating a yearbook for the school while providing a lasting memory for the graduating senior class. The faculty representative is Ms. Bolus and meets throughout the year.

 

ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR STEM PARTNER CSAS:

 

Baseball (boys) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Basketball (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation. (For casual play, see "Only The Hoopers" club below)

Cross Country (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Golf (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Soccer (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Softball (girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Tennis (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Track and Field (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Volleyball (girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences). Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.



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