2019-2020 Student Activities/Clubs

Academic Challenge:  The Academic Challenge team gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and have FUN while competing in quiz bowl tournaments. We are a TEAM based game of questions and answers on topics such as history, literature, science, math, the arts, and popular culture. Our main competitive season runs from January-March with competitions on Wednesday afternoons.  We practice during FLEX on Tuesdays and Thursdays  in Room C113. Practice will consist of the team breaking up into separate groups and simulating actual games based on the next tournament we will play. We plan to begin practicing August 27. Pre-season tournaments will take place on several Saturdays this fall. tateb@fortmillschools.org  javons@fortmillschools.org 

AIGA: the Professional Association for Design:  At AIGA Charlotte, we want to build a more dynamic and creative community where area designers can participate, network and grow. To make that happen, we’re dedicated to providing education and inspiration to the creative arts community by offering a diverse schedule of programs, events and initiatives. Founded in 2000, we’re an affiliate of AIGA, the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Nationally, AIGA now represents 25,000 designers through 69 national affiliates and 240 student groups.  Our Mission:  AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org      Art Club:  Art club provides members with opportunities to express individuality through artwork. The work being displayed in unique ways for the schools, community and members themselves.  Art Club meets the first and third Wednesdays after school. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday after school in E202 . coblera@fortmillschools.org     Beta Club:  Beta Club is an academic, leadership, and service organization.  NFHS Beta Club members consist of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To remain a member of the Nation Ford National Beta Club you must maintain a GPA of 3.8 (on the SC scale), participate in service activities, attend meetings, and remain in good moral standing, no suspensions. The club meets the third Friday of every month.   cooperj@fortmillschools.org  tolberte@fortmillschools.org   tranl@fortmillschools.org   wheelerr@fortmillschools.org     Book Club: To expand members’ personal literary experience by reading and discussing works chosen by students in a friendly and open atmosphere.  Meet during FLEX once a month in the Library. hooperj@fortmillschools.org 

Campus Connect Club:  Campus Connect is a student-led, Christ-centered community that strives to connect people to Jesus and people to people. We meet every Thursday during FLEX in either D507 or D509. There is usually a message from the Bible, small group discussions, or a time to connect with your peers. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  caponigrol@fortmillschools.org  pihanichk@fortmillschools.org 

Character Club:  Mission Statement: Improving the character of all students and adults aboard the Nation Ford High School campus.  Purpose: To promote a climate of moral and ethical attitudes and behavior on campus. Tuesday during FLEX in the JROTC Building.   mulcahys@fortmilschools.org 

Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy:  A high school leadership program focused on IMPACT THROUGH ACTION.  The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer.  In partnership with Chick-fil-A, we will bring a fresh approach to leadership and empower young people to make a difference.   Meet during FLEX. wilsonkl@fortmillschools.org   murphya@fortmillschools.org   

Clean the Faculty Break Room Club:  Once weekly, sponsoring faculty and students will clean teacher break rooms, upstairs and down. This will include dishes, countertops, tables and refrigerator.  altr@fortmillschools.org  neidermeierv@fortmillschools.org   opream@fortmillschools.org 

Club Unify: Club Unify is part of Project Unify, a Special Olympics education and sports-based program that promotes respect through sports. Project Unify strives to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities, as well as empowering them to be leaders and agents for change.  clenshawm@fortmillschools.org   ostranderm@fortmillschools.org  tracymchenrya@fortmillschools.org 

College Admissions and Essay Workshop – This workshop is geared towards seniors who are ready to apply to college. Later in the school year, the focus will transition from the college admission essay to the scholarship essay.  The College Application Essay is a daunting task for many. You may not be sure of what topic or prompt to choose or how to approach the essay. If you would like help with brainstorming for this essay or having a second set of eyes to read the essay to ensure that you have achieved the desired tone, then please join us for this Essay Workshop.  When: During Flex on Tuesdays and Thursdays Where: D 517 hillr@fortmillschools.org   

Drama Club: The purpose of the Drama Club is to encourage thinking outside of the box, pushing individual boundaries, and becoming more confident actors. Members will develop people skills and learn about leadership that will stay with them through the high school and college careers.  addisonc@fortmillschools.org  

Engineering Club/Drone Club: The Drone Club is meant for students who are interested in flying drones for taking pictures, video or just as a hobby. We will also be getting into racing drones. You may bring any drone you have or just come hang out and learn about drones. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.  lawhunm@fortmillschools.org       

Environmental Club:  Environmental Club brings together students with a wide range of interests -- ecology, nature, wildlife, recycling, habitat creation and maintenance, science, community service, etc. -- to do hands-on projects related to these subjects. Some of our goals are to expand the recycling program, start a composting practice, beautify one or more areas of the campus, and work with the community to spread awareness about environmental issues.    hachenj@fortmillschools.org  burrissj@fortmillschools.org dulal@fortmillschools.org      

EMPOWER: Empower is a club geared toward female students to help them feel comfortable in their own skin and uplift each other. The goals are as follows: recognize that beauty is not always as portrayed in magazines, on television, in advertisements, etc.; understand the root of bullying and commit to not bullying in any manner; learning to find the strengths of young women and focusing on those instead of negative aspects; and having a safe space to talk with other women about issues that they may be going through. There will be some guest speakers from within and outside of the Nation Ford High School community to share their experiences with students.  C509 - Fridays during FLEX. edwardsm@fortmillschools.org 

Falcons Give Back:  Falcons Give Back is a service club that helps the school and community. We meet Thursdays during FLEX in Room  B113. We do monthly service projects for different organizations including the Fort Mill Care Center, Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, and the 4K Lab School.  We also enter and donate Coke codes for NFHS and host several teacher appreciation events during the school year. Join Remind to get updated information by texting @4ec82c to 81010.  blushs@fortmillschools.org  mejiac@fortmillschools.org  adamsonm@fortmillschools.org 

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Connects students to the workplace, provides opportunities for scholarships, networking, community service, and improving their skill set.  FBLA also have competitive events in over 50 different areas.  Meetings every Tuesday during FLEX.    marshl@fortmillschools.org   mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org   fulmorem@fortmillschools.org  fergusonrichmondc@fortmillschools.org  delenam@fortmillschools.org  

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America):  The mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education. The multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader are the focus for character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.  mccreadyj@fortmillschools.org  conteha@fortmillschools.org 

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes):  Mission Statement:  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is a Christian organization that inspires students to develop their Christian faith and come together in worship, fellowship, service and study.   We meet every Friday, during FLEX,  in the Practice Gym. hamiltonj@fortmillschools.org    byrda@fortmillschools.org    

Feminism Club:  Feminism Club seeks to advocate, support, and educate others about the importance of feminism.  The club will provide a forum to discuss feminism and gender issues, promote a better understanding overall, promote body positivity, and intersectional feminism.  tranl@fortmillschools.org 

Fishing Club: The fishing club will be for those who enjoy fishing in fresh and saltwater. This club will meet once a month (1st Tuesday) in D514 (Hayes) to discuss past fishing trips, catches, and tips. Members of this club (with the guidance/approval of Coach Callahan and Mrs. Hayes) will also organize a local fishing excursion during the 2018-2019 school year. Students will learn different rigs for different fish/situations. South Carolina state rules/ethics and regulations will also be taught as well as boat safety. All members will be required to have a fishing license or they will not participate in the fishing trip their peers have planned.  callahanj@fortmillschools.org   hayesb@fortmillschools.org 

FFA (Future Farmers of America):  FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.   But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more.  Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm on the first Monday of each month.  FFA is a national organization with local chapters in all 50 states.  FFA chapter members participate in educational travel, competitions, community service, & leadership activities. petitgoutl@fortmillschools.org 

Gospel Choir:  The Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers that specializes in a single genre of music and performs at least once per semester. The group meets every Tuesday during  FLEX in E112. Singers develop skills within the framework of a strong aural tradition and explore techniques of improvisation as well. The class sings in tra­di­tional voice set­tings (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and is usu­ally accom­pa­nied by a piano. If you would like to meet students that share the same interests and enjoy singing, please join us!  mckenziem@fortmillschools.org   edwardsm@fortmillschools.org 

Happy Birthday Club:  Happy Birthday Club was started by students and run by students to give a little something back to their teachers. The sole purpose of the club is to promote happiness and spread joy to each teacher on his/her birthday.    ratcliffj@fortmillschools.org  reynoldsc@fortmillschools.org 

HOSA (Future Health Professionals):  A student led organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development in areas of healthcare.  Through programs of motivation, awareness and recognition students can choose from over 50 events to participate during the State Leadership Conference in the spring of every year. Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month during FLEX in room B515 & B517.   jacksonl@fortmillschools.org  kuhli@fortmillschools.org  cutlerm@fortmillschools.org 

International Club:  The International Club strives to teach all students the value of cultural awareness through education and dialogue with people of other countries in order to promote positive community and global relations. Each club meeting focuses on the cultural practices, products, and perspectives of a certain county.  Students who are from that country will present some facts about it, but the main purpose is to explain or debunk common stereotypes and teach others about their native culture. simst@fortmillschools.org  bells@fortmillschools.org  opream@fortmillschools.org   okraskic@fortmillschools.org   International Thespian Society:  The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre students located at more than 4,200  affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). addisonc@fortmillschools.org 

Junior Civitan: Junior Civitan is a community service organization for students.  Members choose local projects to improve their community. We try to have fun while working to make our community a better place.  We meet after school and during FLEX ,the last Wednesday of the month in C507. figueroj@fortmillschools.org  sainc@fortmillschools.org Mock Trial:  For students passionate about the law, public speaking, or problem solving, Mock Trial can be an extremely fulfilling extracurricular activity to pursue. Each year, students prepare legal cases that they then present, as a team, in front of a judge. This process lends itself to the development of many crucial skills, from teamwork, to critical analysis, to writing, and beyond.    shambles@fortmillschools.org   edwardsm@fortmillschools.org 

Model UN (Model United Nations): Model UN is an organization in which students have the opportunity to role-play delegates of the United Nations as well as simulate United Nation committees. At the end of the year, students in this club will compete in a Model UN competition at Winthrop University.  Meet during FLEX. bartsh@fortmillschools.org  liskd@fortmillschools.org
Mu Alpha Theta:  We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.  Students will participate in monthly meetings, and will complete service hours through peer tutoring.   hicksa@fortmillschools.org  

National Art Honor Society:  National Art Honor Society is an academic club for academic achieving art students. These students work to create art for the school and community.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday during FLEX and the fourth Wednesday after school in Room E202. coblera@fortmillschools.org   

P7:  Project 7 (P7) is a free resource for students to utilize for the purpose of starting Bible Clubs on their High School and Middle School campuses. P7 Clubs are student-led and -driven opportunities for students to participate in a spiritually inspired, relationship-oriented, community-serving project in their school. wilsonkl@fortmillschools.org 

Photography Club: Photography Club provides an opportunity for students interested in photography to come together, share, acquire and develop photographic skills in a supportive friendly environment. Students will be able to explore the potential of all aspects of photography.  We will meet every other Wednesday during FLEX starting Wednesday, August 28th. craigd@fortmillschools.org  Prom Club:  Students help plan, organize, setup and cleanup to make the night enjoyable for the faculty and students.   kershawb@fortmillschools.org  reynoldsc@fortmillschools.org 

Quill & Scroll Honorary Society: Quill & Scroll Honorary Society seeks to encourage, support and recognize individual student excellence, initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism.  Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and must have taken at least 2 semesters of a course in the journalism program (Intro to Journalism, newspaper, yearbook, broadcast, or creative writing). Students must also be recommended for membership by the publications adviser.  swanne@fortmillschools.org  soltr@fortmillschools.org  

Robotics Club:  Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communication, and more.  Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.  Meeting in Room A111- Time: 3:50 - 5:00 Date: Tuesday kophazid@fortmillschools.orgwilsons@fortmillschools.org 

Safe Zone: Safe Zone is a safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,  questioning, and straight allies to support each other and learn more about the LGBTQ community.   We’d love for you to come to the informational meetings to see what we are all about. Meeting on the First and Third Fridays of each month during FLEX in C111.  whittemorej@fortmillschools.org   

Sew NaFo: Sew NaFO is a sewing club for Nation Ford High School students who either want to learn to sew or already know how, but would like to create with a group. The goal is to get better together while exploring different interest in sewing such as fashion or home textiles. The club meets every other Wednesday. Sewing machines are provided. To sign up for Remind updates, text @9c4f43g to 81010.   mountaine@fortmillschools.org    

Spirit Club: Spirit Club helps to bring all the students together and give support and appreciation for the athletes at school all while  promoting school spirit. Spirit Club plans/facilitates pep assemblies, game night themes, Senior nights, helps ABC with the homecoming dance, and helps get the audience involved at athletic events. Spirit Club is one of the driving forces behind school-wide projects and events.   Meet Wednesday E204 . bentleyh@fortmillschools.org   Student’s First: This organization is designed to help give the students at Nation Ford High School an outlet to share their thoughts and concerns with the administration on school policies that directly concern them.   Meeting Time – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month  addisonc@fortmillschools.org

Student Council:  NFHS Student Council is an organization that is led by students and supervised by adult sponsors.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and implementing school activities and service projects.  Events are planned to promote school spirit and community involvement. Senators from each grade level are elected by the student body and class representatives are invited by the sponsors in the fall of each school year. seasteadk@fortmillschools.org  quinlant@fortmillschools.org 

Tabletop Games Club: Tabletop Games Club gives students the opportunity to play board and card games.  Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to join us the first Wednesday of the month during FLEX to meet new people, develop friendships, destress, and disconnect from their devices for a bit.  batsonj@fortmillschools.org   helmsl@fortmillschools.org  bartelln@fortmillschools.org bernardd@fortmillschools.org 

Tech Racing:   Tech Racing is a club for car enthusiasts. It gives students an opportunity to meet other students that share the same passion. We will meet every Tuesday during flex. Upcoming races and car show/events will be discussed. Just come to the auto tech building during flex on Tuesdays.  adamsm@fortmillschools.org   

Ultimate Frisbee Club:  There are currently no meetings.  The club meets every Friday after school at Sugar Creek Elementary to play games.  The games end between 5-5:15 PM each Friday. craigd@fortmillschools.org  

Union of Student Artist:  Student led organization that connects NFHS art students with real world art opportunities through the planning,execution, and promotion of art events, artist visits, and artist demos.  Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month. mountaina@fortmilschools.org 

Walk for Water: The purpose of this club is to raise money to build wells in third world countries like Africa to supply clean drinking water for kids at school.  We are aligned with the non-profit organization “Drop in the Bucket”. This organization will build and maintain our well with the money we fundraised. They also make the well dedicated to Nation Ford High School. Meetings will be the first Tuesday of the month during FLEX as well as the day before any major fundraisers. Room N105     samsj@fortmillschools.or  borlande@fortmillschools.org  lampleyj@fortmillschools.org bobrowskil@fortmillschools.org   

Walking/Workout Club:  We will meet outside the gym on Fridays at FLEX - wear running shoes! kruftk@fortmillschools.org kellerm@fortmillschools.org sidwellb@fortmillschools.org  filsingere@fortmillschools.org powersc@fortmillschools.org  kershawb@fortmillschools.org 

YCI: Youth Commission International Clubs are student-led gatherings on High School campuses to pray and study God's Word with the goal of shining the light of Jesus and showing authentic love to every student.  Meeting time- FLEX every Wednesday. kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org 

Yoga Club: The Nation Ford Yoga Club is a club dedicated to improving student wellness by helping students manage the stress of classes and extracurricular commitments through yoga and deep relaxation exercises. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month during FLEX in B511. byarsv@fortmillschools.org 

Youth for Abolition: This is a club that wants to educate about modern day slavery and use activism to help stop sex trafficking.  Meets every first Thursday of every month. kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org 

Young Democrats: Young Democrats of Nation Ford High School is a student club that seeks to educate students about political views, political issues, and the function of the American Political system from the perspective of all political parties, with an emphasis on liberalism.  We will learn to discuss and debate issues in a mature way within our own group and also in discussions with the Young Republicans.   bernsd@fortmillschools.org  

Young Republicans: Young Republicans of Nation Ford High School is a student club that seeks to educate students about political views, political issues, and the function of the American Political system from the perspective of all political parties, with an emphasis on conservatism. We will learn to discuss and debate issues in a mature way within our own group and also in discussions with the Young Democrats.  berns@fortmillschools.org 





 




 

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