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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 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.

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

D&D Club: This is a club for students who would like to play D&D and other similar table-top games. The sponsor of this club is Mrs. Condra.

Dig Fab Badging – 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.

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 meets a few times throughout the year.  Watch Canvas for announcements on submitting your application to join. The committee staff sponsors are Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Parris.

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.

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.

Invention Challenge – Club Sponsor is Ms. Burrus.

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 https://sites.google.com/hcde.org/stemrobotics/home?authuser=0 for more information. Interested students should see Mr. Vanzant or Mrs. Lowry.

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 alongside others. Interested students should contact fellow student Joshua Wilson. Meeting time will be every Thursday morning at 9:00am in the Riverview Conference Room.  Watch Canvas announcements for more information. Non-participatory faculty representative is Mrs. Pearson.

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 – Club sponsor is Ms. Burrus.

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.

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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