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Clubs, Athletics and Extracurricular Organizations

students working on a projectThe 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. Since STEM School Chattanooga is only in its 5th year, these activities are subject to change and expand. 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 Google Classroom - STEM Guidance. The school counselors consistently post 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, field trips, and informal group activities that are short term.

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 once weekly with dates and times still TBD.

Aviation Club - Students will be introduced to drones and other flying inventions. Students will be 3D printing drone parts, flying drones, and building their own. Interested students should see Mr. McCoy.

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)

Board Game Club - Students in this club participate in playing strategic board games. The club meets on Monday and Friday during lunch. Mr. DiLorenzo is the sponsor teacher.

Career Fair Committee - This committee works with the school counselor in designing and implementing the Spring Career Fair. The Career Fair allows students to interact with business and STEM professionals from throughout the region. Interested students should see Mrs. Millard.

Chatt State Communicators - Students in this club write articles that are published monthly in the Chattanooga State Community College newspaper. Interested students should see Ms. Stanley who is our STEM school liaison for this club.

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 - The Climbing Team practices every Wednesday and Friday from 5-7pm at High Point Climbing & Fitness - Riverside, 1007 Appling Street, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Interested students should see Mr. Christopher, all ability levels are welcome. Click on the attached link for competition dates and other info: http://www.outdoorchattanooga.com/programs/interscholastic-climbing-league

The Cosplay & Model Building Club - In this club, student build models and cosplay. For students who want to do, be creative, try not to do what the box says, be different, stand out, and last of all go Plus Ultra! Interested students should see Mr. Dean.

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.

D&D Club - This club is for students interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons. The club sponsor is Mrs. Lowry.

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.

Gaming Club - Students in this club participate in playing games including PS4, Xbox, card games and others. The club meets after school every other Friday in the Commons. Mrs. Lowry is the sponsor teacher.

Gay Straight Alliance - GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQI and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and learn about the issues surrounding gender identity and LGBTQ. The club sponsor is Mr. Kubisak.

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.

Graduation Advisory Committee - This committee is appointed by faculty and made up of 11th and 12th grade students who will work on all things having to do with the graduation ceremony. The committee staff sponsors are Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Kelle. The committee meets a few times throughout the year.

Hack Club  - This is a club where students become a part of a coding community, hanging out and having fun working on self-directed coding projects. This club meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:45pm to 6:15pm. Interested students should connect with the faculty sponsor, Mr. McCoy.

Horticulture Club – This club is dedicated to teaching about and creating environment-based art displays or habitats, such as glass/plexi terrariums and aquariums. It is also open to all plant and animal lovers curious about the subject. The club meets on Friday during lunch in the sponsor’s (Ms. Jaynes) room.

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.

Movie Night Club – A group of students who meet on Fridays from 4:40pm to 6:30pm in the Chemistry Lab to watch a movie of choice. The sponsor is Mr. Dean. All students are welcome to attend each time there is a movie.

Multicultural Club - The multicultural club brings together students from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds, neighborhoods, schools, ethnicities, religious affiliations, etc. and celebrates the differences and similarities inherent in each. Ms. Brockelbank is the 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 FIRST Robotics: http://www.usfirst.org. Signups will take place in the fall. Students will compete this spring in Huntsville, AL in a regional competition. See the robotics team website at http://stemschoolchattanooga.net/robotics for more information. Interested students should see Mr. Vanzant.

Rubik's Cube Club - In this club we teach people how to solve the Rubik's cube and host Rubik's cube competitions. The club meets Thursdays at lunch in the commons with the sponsor, Ms. Rollins.

Smash Bros Club - Students in this club participate in Super Smash Bros games with each other. Players will participate in tournaments and play twice a week together during lunch. Ms. Price-Gray is the sponsor teacher.

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.

STEM FGC Club - The STEM FGC Club is a club where students can play online fighting games in tournaments, practice with partners, and have ongoing ranked matches. All games are rated as Teen or lower. The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Thinkspace. Mr. McCoy is the club sponsor.

STEM Gala - Our STEM Gala will be a spring event to recognize our graduating seniors, followed by our Junior/Senior dance. This committee will be faculty selected by application. These students will be responsible for implementing all the plans and designs for location, menus, speakers, etc. Interested students should fill out the attached application and return to Ms. Stanley: STEM Gala Application Meetings will be held at least once a week with increasing meeting times as the event gets closer.

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.

STEM Student Ministry - a student led club with the purpose of creating an environment where students can come and develop their walk with Christ along side others. Interested students should contact fellow students Eric Chen and Gabe Nelson. Meeting time will be Wednesdays during lunch; watch Google classroom for announcements. Non-participatory faculty representative is Mrs. Pearson.

Student Support Senate - The Student Support Senate is appointed by faculty and comprised of one student representative from each advisee group. The role of the SSS is to develop and edit school rules and positively impact school culture. The faculty representative is Dr. Donen. Meetings will be held once a month.

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.

Women Empowerment Club - This club meets weekly during lunch 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.

Women Who Code - This club focuses on learning, leading and using digital fabrication and computational skills. Interested students should connect with Mrs. Jaynes.

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.

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