Activities/Clubs

Academic Quiz Team: The Nation Ford Academic Quiz Team competes at a district, state and national level.  We participate in 6-8 meets during the school year against area high schools, most of them held during the second semester on Wednesdays from January – March.  We also compete in the regional science and history bowls as well as other regional and national bowls.  We practice during Flex on Tuesdays year-round. During practices, we break into smaller teams and compete against ourselves on the competition topics of Math, English/Literature, Social Studies, Science, Arts, sports trivia and current events. javons@fortmillschools.org    reynoldsa@fortmillschools.org  tateb@fortmillschools.org 

African American Club: The goal of this club is to provide students with an opportunity to engage in activities and discussions designed to help foster a better understanding of experiences and issues that impact African-American students. AASA at Nation Ford is open to all students regardless of racial and/or cultural differences. AASA welcomes diversity as it provides a table for rich discussion, understanding and acceptance. AASA is student governed with supervision provided by Dr. Ben Seisay. seisayb@fortmillschools.org

Anime Club:  The Nation Ford Anime club is a chill club to hang out with people who have similar interests to watch and discuss Anime together.  We meet in Room D110 on Wednesday during FLEX.  fortea@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 resources accessible to all. We meet the 2nd Weds and 4th Weds of each month.  mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org   millerb@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 on the second Wednesday every month during flex in E202. colblera@fortmillschools.org   

Beta Club: Beta Club is a student-led service organization. "We lead by serving others."  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 virtually in Google Classroom each month. cooperj@fortmillschools.org

Booth Crew: Members of “Booth Crew” learn to run sound specifically for the NFHS auditorium, but the skills learned in that club can be used in many different venues and may lead to exciting careers supporting a variety of arts performances, sporting events, presentations and business meetings. Booth Crew meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month during FLEX in E208.  For more information contact Dr. Michael Ramsey at ramseym@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.  Meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of the month during FLEX in the JROTC Building.  Mulcahys@fortmillschools.org 

Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ is a national 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! Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is a seven-month curriculum, taught once per month. The program engages students with a monthly “Leader Lab” focusing on important leadership skills. Throughout the program, students also plan an “impact project,” which is the culmination of the program. The impact project is student-planned and student-led. Chick-fil-A Leader Academy focuses on the following leadership insights: vision and values, servant leadership, teamwork, communication, innovation, and impact. When:  during FLEX on scheduled dates as announced Where:  D-502  Sponsor email: mcmanuss@fortmillschools.org

Club Unify: Club Unify is part of Project Unify, a Special Olympics education and sports-based program that promotes respect through sports and social interaction. 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. It meets daily during FLEX unless otherwise notified.  Follow us on Remind at @unify21-22  clenshawm@fortmillschools.org      elliottm@fortmillschools.org munozstormers@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. Drama Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  addisonc@fortmillschools.org 

Engineering Club: Engineering students will learn to use current manufacturing equipment/technology to design and create projects of their choice. Students must have had Introduction to Engineering as a pre-requisite in order to participate in this club. Meeting times: TBD    Limited to 10 students to maintain shop safety.  lawhunm@fortmillschools.org  

Fashion Club:  Fashion Club encourages you to use creativity to design outfits, clothing items, and your personal aesthetic. You will learn how to build your social media profile and learn how to sell your clothes. Fashion Club will help give insight to those who are thinking about pursuing fashion and provide a safe and creative environment for those in the club. mountaine@fortmillschools.org

Family Careers and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA): FCCLA is the leadership organization of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS). FCCLA gives you the opportunity to plan and complete service projects, gain leadership experience through planning and executing a school-wide awareness campaign, and complete college styled presentations through competing in STAR Events categories such as Advocacy, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition and Wellness, Interior Design, Child Development, Fashion Design, Sustainability Practices, and so much more. Kruftk@fortmillschools.org     Conteha@fortmillschools.org

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Connects students to the workplace, provides opportunities for scholarships, networking, community service, professional development, and improving skills. FBLA has competitive events in over 50 different areas. Membership is restricted to students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors taking a Digital Art & Design level 2-4 class or an advanced Business course during the school year.  Students must maintain a 3.25 weighted GPA as well. Every other Thursday is set aside for meetings/event prep. Where we meet depends on who is needed.  marshl@fortmillschools.org delenam@fortmillschools.org mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org millertb@fortmillschools.org

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes): Mission Statement: FCA is a Christian organization that inspires students to develop their Christian faith and come together in worship, fellowship, service, and study. Our sponsors are Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Byrd, Ms. Adamson, Mr. Forte and Ms. Jensen. We meet every Friday during FLEX. You can sign up by using our Remind text:  @f6hde6 for upcoming events. hamiltonj@fortmillschools.org,byrda@fortmillschools.org, adamsonm@fortmillschools.org, fortea@fortmillschools.org, jensenm@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 

French Club:  This group meets to explore and celebrate French culture and language.  All are welcome.  Meetings and events are designed to promote the French program here at NaFo and to create a greater awareness of French influence in the U.S. and in the world.  We enjoy sharing French food, videos, and fun facts and stories about French-speaking cultures.  Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month in A521 during FLEX.  hachenj@fortmillschools.org   burrissj@fortmillschools.org

Happy Birthday Teacher Club: Students have the opportunity to give back to their teachers.  The club meets during Flex on the day of a teacher’s birthday.  We make a balloon and a little bag of candy to give to the teacher along with a sweet happy birthday song.  ratcliffj@fortmillschools.org

HOSA-Future Health Professionals: A student led organization designed for students interested in the healthcare field. HOSA-FHP provides opportunities for students to sharpen their occupational awareness and skills while developing valuable leadership qualities. Members learn to appreciate their ability to help people who need health care or a better understanding of health-related issues. HOSA-FHP promotes the development of good decision-making skills that can help members reach full career potential. It promotes fellowship through social and recreational activities. It provides members with 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.  jacksonl@fortmillschools.org    kuhli@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. Students do NOT need to be from a foreign country to join; all are welcome.  Meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month during Flex in Ms. Sims' room, C508.  Members must join the Remind by texting @deaeef to 81010.  Sponsors are Mrs. Sims simst@fortmillschools.org, Ms. Lucci luccim@fortmillschools.org, and Ms. Lopez lopeztorresm@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).  International Thespian Club meeting as needed. addisonc@fortmillschools.org

Literature Club: A club for students interested in classic, modern, and diverse books, and also poetry from both past and living poets. We meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in D505 to talk about books and other written works, read poems, and write poems and stories. grossoehmej@fortmillschools.org

Model UN (Model United Nations): Model UN is an organization in which students can role-play delegates of the United Nations as well as simulate United Nation committees. Skills gained by participating in this club include research, writing, public speaking and cooperation with students from other schools. Students have the opportunity to participate in a training conference or formal competition in the fall and the annual Winthrop University Model UN Conference in March. We will meet every Thursday during FLEX in room N502. bartsh@fortmillschools.org liskd@fortmillschools.org         

Mu Alpha Theta:  Mu Alpha Theta 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.  First Thursday of the month. Except Jan. 2nd Thursday 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 1/13,2/3,3/3,4/7,5/5 C110 during FLEX hicka@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. Meetings will be the first and third Wednesday every month during flex in E202. coblera@fortmillschools.org

Photography Club: Are you interested in photography? Do you use your digital camera or the camera on your phone and LOVE to share your pictures? Then come and share in Photography Club! You do not need to own a fancy camera or even a camera at all! You can use the camera on your cell phone.  Each month there will be a unique theme for photos, and each person will share up to three photos that center around the chosen theme. Meeting Location: Room C516 Meeting Time: First Tuesday of the month during FLEX hedrickr@fortmillschools.org

Prom Club: Students help plan, organize, setup and cleanup to make the night enjoyable for the faculty and students. reynoldsc@fortmillschools.org kershawb@fortmillschools.org    samj@fortmillschools.org

Quill & Scroll International Honorary Society: Quill & Scroll International 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, and/or creative writing). Students must also be recommended for membership by the publication advisers. swanne@fortmillschools.org soltr@fortmillschools.org

RC Car Club: Meetings Tuesday and Thursdays during flex, behind the auto tech building. Students must have their own car to participate. Students can race their cars and compete against fellow students. All skill levels, students and cars welcome. adamsm@fortmillschools.org

Robotics Club: The Nation Ford Robotics club is an integrated STEM education program. This year we will participate in SeaPerch. SeaPerch guides participants through a real-world Engineering and design project centered around building an underwater ROV wilsons@fortmillschools.org   kophazid@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 attend our informational meetings to see what we are all about. We meet the Second and Fourth Fridays of the month during FLEX in C111.  For text reminders, text “@NFSafeZone” to 81010 to sign up for our Remind messages.  For more information, contact Mr. Whittemore in room C111 or via email whittemorej@fortmillschools.org

Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad offers interscholastic academic competition in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving, and technology. The state and national tournaments consist of a series of individual and team events, and there is a balance between events requiring knowledge of scientific facts, concepts, processes, skills, and science applications.  Each meeting we will cover STEM themes and have the option of competing in a monthly showdown. We meet twice a month and more frequently as the state competition nears. Meetings occur every other Friday in N511. dulal@fortmillschools.org, tateb@fortmillschools.org  

Spirit Club: Spirit Club helps to bring all students together and give support and appreciation for the athletes at school all while promoting school spirit. Spirit Club plans/facilitates pep rallies, game night themes, Senior nights, helps ABC with the homecoming dance, Adopt an Athlete and helps get the audience involved at athletic events. Spirit Club is one of the driving forces behind school-wide projects and events. Meetings announced via Remind (text @nafospirit to 81010 to receive info.) Advisor: Holly Bentley bentleyh@fortmillschools.org

Sustainability Club: Our Mission is to spread awareness of local environmental issues and sustainable practices. We will encourage students to become leaders in the community and stewards of our local environment. Anyone who cares about the environment and wants to help make our school more sustainable is welcome to join! For the fall semester, we will meet once a month during FLEX on the following dates: 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/20. Bree Bingham  binghamb@fortmillschools.org, Carson Yukob yukobc@fortmillschools.org and Ben Ruddy ruddyb@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    quinlat@fortmillschools.org

Students in Action: Students in Action is a club dedicated to helping the lower-income neighborhoods in our area by raising money/supplies to support them. We are planning on connecting our club throughout all three schools in our district, (NFHS, CRHS, and FMHS) being the first ones to do so. The proceeds from all three high schools will be combined by the end of the year to go to these low-income neighborhoods. With Students in Action, students are presented with an opportunity to not only be more connected in their community, but also connected with the district schools. Advisors: pihanichk@fortmillschools.org  biggsn@fortmillschools.org

Ultimate Frisbee Club: Ultimate Frisbee Club is for all students that love to stay active. We meet every other Friday to play ultimate frisbee during FLEX in C107 and every Friday after school. Join the Remind class using the code @nafoul to stay up to date on playing times and locations. rauppiusn@fortmillschools.org teachoutj@fortmillschools.org

Voices for Diversity: Voices for Diversity is a club that works to create an inclusive school environment in which all voices are heard and all feel like they are safe and belong. We meet twice a month during Flex, and once a month after school. Through various projects, collaboration with other clubs, and student activism, we strive to promote positive change at Nation Ford. nashb@fortmillschools.org   biggsn@fortmillschools.org

Walking Club: We meet on Mondays during FLEX in room N114 and then head out to the track. The only rule is you must move! You must sign up because membership is capped at 50. Remind Code: @bb3gk2b to 81010. kruftk@fortmillschools.org     eliaj@fortmillschools.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 wells with the money we fundraised. They also make the well dedicated to Nation Ford High School. Meetings will be via zoon. samsj@fortmillschools.org lampleyj@fortmillschools.org             

Workout Club: Workout club meets most Fridays starting in room D115. Workouts may include:  Walking, Stair climbing, Bleacher climbing, Plyometric exercises, Body weight exercises such as push-ups, crunches, lunges, Stretching, Yoga, Pilates, Playing catch  kershawk@fortmillschools.org    

Writer's Club: Nation Ford’s new Writers’ Club aims to nurture creativity and provide students with the resources they need to improve their writing skills. A community of writers, the club will be focused on writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays. The club offers inspiration and encouragement with seminars taught by various speakers who are professional writers, and with writing games and tips. Students will read short published pieces and discuss their effectiveness, learn how to improve their own writing techniques, understand the publishing process, and workshop their writing to provide and receive feedback. Student manuscripts may be considered for inclusion in Voices literary magazine. swannb@fortmillschools.org

Yearbook Club: The Yearbook Club was created for those students who would like to participate in the production of our school’s annual yearbook. Some students want a taste of what the class does when we meet, while others want to contribute though they cannot make room for the class in their schedules. You may help us get photos at sporting events or other school events. You may help us with layout or other design aspects. You may enjoy talking to people and help us get interviews and even write stories and captions. We will meet during FLEX the first Monday of each month in room N110. For more information, you can contact Mrs. Murphy.  murphya@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. No experience necessary and mats are provided. Yoga Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month in the dance studio (C105). byarsv@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 will be every Wednesday during FLEX in room D112. Contact Mrs. K or Ms. Ahl for more details. kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org  ahla@fortmillschools.org

Youth for Abolition: This is a club that wants to educate about modern day slavery and use activism to help stop human trafficking. Meeting time will be every other Wednesday during FLEX in room D117.  Please contact Mrs. K or Ms. Ahl if interested.  kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org  ahla@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    morrisr@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 morrisr@fortmillschools.org

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