Club/Activity

Mission Statement

Sponsor(s)

Anime/Animation Club

To provide a place for students to interact with a shared interest, and explore technology related to animation.

Ashley Wright

Art Club

To provide students with the opportunity to experiment with a variety of art media.

Ashley Getz

Beta Club

A service organization and honors society serving our community by participating in projects and activities.

Christina Skelly

Chess Club

To learn, develop, and practice the sport of chess. To instill the virtues of organization, planning, strategizing, critical thought and sportsmanship in a relaxed, constructive, and social atmosphere.

Richard Armistead

Cyberpatriots

To inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future

Philip Peavy and Becky May

Dance Club

To give students with little to no advanced dancing skills a chance to express themselves musically through expression.

Laura Smith

DECA

To provide Marketing Education students learning opportunities and preparing these emerging leaders through goal-oriented chapter activities in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Lauren O'Connor

Drone Racing Team

To give students an opportunity in which they build, operate and fly drones through various obstacles.

Stephen Cochran and Lee Conger

Engineering Honor Society

Promote critical thinking, encourage students academically, organize engineering events and provide support for fellow students.

Stephen Cochran

Film/Cinema Club

Dedicated to providing film enthusiasts, filmmakers and curious minds the opportunity to explore the world of film.

Brooke Skelton

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Georgia FBLA offers educational programs and competitive events that enrich the business education experience. Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today’s students for success in business leadership.

Sharon McGee

French Club

To promote an understanding and appreciation of French culture and language outside of the classroom setting.

Francesca Chilton and Lauren Ashley Whaley

Future Problem Solvers

Future Problem Solvers gives students a creative avenue for problem solving. Competes in FPS competition.

Andrew Wright

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team and PDS Student Leadership Team

To develop student leaders who enhance the function of leadership throughout their local schools by shaping culture and performance.

Tamara Brooks, Bob Chase, and Emily Russell

Intramurals

Intramurals run in both the fall and spring. We typically offer basketball, volleyball, and soccer, but these are always subject to change. Check back soon for information about intramurals! We'll also run announcements when signups get closer.

Judas Kinchen and Katie Amerson

Jazz Band

A performing arts class designed for students with experience on wind and percussion instruments.

Gary Garvin

Math Team

For students who excel in Math will have the opportunity to compete against other Math Teams.

Kathleen Keller

Mock Trial

A competitive organization that simulates a real-life trial in front of a judge and jury which is designed to help students develop problem-solving abilities, advocacy skills and public speaking.

Sarah Wade and Durwood Dry

Model UN

Model United Nations (MUN) is a student simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations. Students, referred to as Delegates, are assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They research the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepare notes on possible solutions to the problems faced.

Meghan Melo

Mu Alpha Theta

To inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.

Kathleen Keller

National Art Honor Society

To recognize outstanding art students who excel in the Visual Arts and give them opportunities to explore new art techniques, participate in art-based community service, and develop their personal portfolio.

Ashley Getz

National English Honor Society

To confer distinction upon secondary school students for high achievement in English language and literature; provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation in secondary school environments; encourage interest in English language arts; promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; serve society by fostering literacy.

Elizabeth Whittington and Matt Gorgans

National French Honor Society

The establishment of a chapter of the French Honor Society offers several potential benefits to a secondary French program.

Francesca Chilton and Lauren Ashley Whaley

National Honor Society

Paul Duke STEM is a prestigious society which recognizes students who excel in Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character, and challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Crista McGowan and Taylor Estes

National Spanish Honor Society

To recognize outstanding students who have excelled academically in Spanish.

Ms. Plummer

No Place for Hate

Helps students take the lead on improving and maintaining school climate so all students can thrive.

Halie Waddell

Orchestra Club

Provides the opportunity for the student to analyze, perform and create music on violin, viola, cello or string bass in an orchestra setting.

Laura Wood

Readers Rally

To prepare students who have a passion for reading, competition, and teamwork, to compete in the Gwinnett Co. Reader's Rally; for students who have read the Georgia Peach Award books.

Christine Pulliam

Green Team - Recycling Club

To promote positive environmental behavior at PDS and in our community.

Ariel Thompson and Kim Korth

Relay for Life

A service-oriented group supporting the American Cancer Society and its mission, and participating in the Gwinnett County Relay for Life event in the spring.

Ashley Wright and Francesca Chilton

Robotics (FTC and FRC)

To provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills in leadership and organization as well as understanding the various aspects of designing and building a robot for competition.

Robert Cowan and Tammy Reeves

Rock Climbing Club

To increase the popularity of rock climbing and its practice by providing a fun experience in an outdoors setting where our clients will be able to exercise, socialize and gain or improve their health, fitness and rock climbing skills.

Esther Kim

Running Club

Through training, group running experiences, and participation in running events, we encourage and support our members to attain their running goals, foster a spirit of camaraderie, and give back to the local running community.

Shawna Desrosiers and John Mobley

Science Fair

Encouraging students to enhance science projects and compete with other students.

Kim Korth and Sarah Eales

Spanish Club

To provide the opportunity for members to speak Spanish and increase their knowledge and awareness of the Spanish-speaking world and its culture.

Ms. Plummer

Student Council

An organization whose member's primary focus is to represent their peers, to be a liaison to the faculty and staff, to plan and lead events, and which encourages all students to actively participate in school events and activities.

Matt Gorgans and Samantha Clark

TSA - Technology Student Association

To prepare its members to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program.

Philip Peavy and Becky May

Yearbook

A class that focuses on the production of a professional, creative publication that covers the students and activities at Paul Duke STEM High School, and to take on responsibilities in an authentic business situation.

Lauren O'Connor