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:


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 (Students must login using TigerWeb to see Chatt State Clubs)

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. Barnes or Ms. Kane 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 or Mrs. Femal.

 

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 -Interested students should see Mr. Islam for more information.



Esports High School League: Playing competitive and collaborative video games can allow students to boost their strategic thinking, teamwork, communication, leadership, performance skills, and confidence building. The cost of the club will depend on the club's selected game: Season individual student Battle Passes range from $0 to $45 per semester. Interested students should see Mr. David 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 or Ms. Ellis.

 


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. Jones.



Media Club: Our Club is the group that streams and records many of the events that happen at the STEM school. Final presentations, Inventanooga, and the Teacher vs. Student basketball game are just a few of the events that we broadcast. All grades and experience levels are welcome, along with new ideas for creating new and interesting content. If you have ever had an interest in streaming, podcasting or video production, contact Mr. McCoy. There is no cost to be involved and meetings will start on Thursdays during lunch (12:15-12:45) At the beginning of the 2nd quarter.



 

Murder Mystery Club: We meet every other Friday watching PG-13 approved movies and eating pizza in Mrs. Stanley’s room. Interested students should connect with Mrs. Stanley, faculty sponsor.



Multicultural Club: Our club celebrates the vast array of cultures we have at the STEM School Chattanooga. This club is for any students who are interested in helping grow awareness of and/or learning about the influence culture has on the school community. Meeting times are 12:00-1:00 once a month in Mr. Carrasco’s classroom. Interested members should contact the staff representative, Mr. Carrasco.


 


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 Mrs. Wineland or Mrs. Femal.



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 Mathletes:This is a club for students who are interested in learning more about interesting math topics not usually covered in class. We’ll also be practicing for and participating in local and national math competitions throughout the year. All students are welcome, regardless of your math abilities. Meetings will be weekly in Mrs. Jaynes’ room. Time of meetings are Thursday at 8:30 AM. Club sponsors are Mrs. Jaynes and Dr. Williamson



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


 

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.


 

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 sponsors are Mrs. Burrus and Ms. Ellis. 


 

 


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. Phifer.  Meetings are every other Tuesday during lunch.



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 Mrs. 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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