2018-19 Charter Arts Clubs
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Aevidum Contact: MaryJo Rosania mrosania@charterarts.orgTBATBATBAA: Selection for final ambassadors based on essayThe idea for Aevidum was born at Cocalico High School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 2003 after a student died by suicide. After his death, students, teachers, and administrators refused to remain silent and began an important conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. The word Aevidum, which was created by students and comes from Latin roots, means “I’ve got your back.” Since its inception, Aevidum has grown to over 150 clubs in elementary, middle, and high schools and colleges throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. This message has been shared widely and tens of thousands of individuals have pledged Aevidum. We hope you will join the movement and help us spread the word. We’ve got your back! Please see Mrs Harman for details on how you too can become an Aevidum Ambassador! www.aevidum.com r528wj
Anime ClubStephen Krock
Tuesday 2 x per month3:00-4:00pmRoom 303ODiscuss, watch, and promote anime and other influential animated works and also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding.kr1ptwuMembers will have conact info for the Bethlehem-Tondabayashi Sister City Commission.
Art AllianceLorie Reinhard lreinhard@charterarts.org Roger Brinker rbrinker@charterarts.orgTBATBATBAOpen to Visual Art students with an A/B average Art Alliance is an honorary art organization of visual art students who work together on exhibits, events, fundraising, and outreach projects on behalf of the department. Art Alliance members are invited to run for elected office as a part of the department's student leadership committee. Longstanding members with outstanding service are nominated for induction into the National Art Honor Society.Visual art students/must maintain an A/B average
Chess ClubAnthony Babiaz ababiaz@charterarts.orgTuesdays3:00-4:00pmRoom 210AChess Club is open to all skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Whether you are interested in learning how to play, improving your skills, or satisfying your competitive hunger, this is the place for you. Education, games, and tournaments can be found in-person during our club meetings or online at chess.com. Our club also uses a google classroom so that you can follow our tournament schedule if you cannot attend a meeting in person.qtz6au
Civil Liberties Club
Class of 2019 Neil Chaban nchaban@charterarts.org TBDTBDTBDOStudent members of the class of 2018.
Environmental clubJames Huber jhuber@charterarts.orgTuesday 2 x per month3:00-4:00pm317OThe purpose of the Environmental Club is to promote awareness of the current state of our environment and the effects that humans have on the environment. The Environmental Club is a club open to all students who have a common interest focused on creating a healthier community and living a more eco-friendly existence. The goals of the Environmental Club are to help in the design/planting of the Charter Arts Rooftop Garden, participate in community environmental initiatives, collect used school supplies at the end of the year to re-use the following year and continue to educate our school community about conservation and healthy living.NAkjigmrMembers will participate in cleanups, educate students and staff on environmental issues, build and maintain planters in the roof garden
Figure Skating ClubTom Mullins tmullins@charterarts.orgOnlineonline via Google ClassroomOpen to figure skating majorsOpen to skating majors for the purpose of fundraising, to offset either field trip, ticket costs or to defray the cost of team gear.N/A
French Club Virginie Gournet vgournet@charterart.orgTBDTBDRoom 221OThe French club is open to all students in the French department. The French club is a place where to have fun while speaking and learning about French culture. The students will be watching French movies, learning about French recipes, reading French articles, playing games, discuss a variety of topics and more. The students will be encouraged to speak French when they attend.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)Thom Mullins tmullins@charterarts.org Paul Walsh pwalsh@charterarts.orgTBDTBDTBDTBDGSA is a club that is very supportive of the LGBTQ+ Community, social issues, and history of the LGBTQ+ cause. This year we would like to expand our GSA club to other LGBTQ+ communities, such as Lehigh Valley Pride Center, as well as foundations such as the Trevor Project. Along with this outreach, we ourselves would like to generate funding to these causes with projects such as a "GSA Drag Show", which was and idea given to us late last year. We hope that we gain plenty of members that love to focus on showing their LGBTQ+ pride, along with having fun with our other opportunities and outreaches.TBDTBD
Harry Potter ClubRichard Janowski
TBDTBDRoom 321OA group of student who participate in Triwizard Tournament, Friendly House Competitions, Harry Potter Trivia Games, Harry Potter DebatesTBATBA
Instrumental ClubTom Maher tmaher@charterarts.org1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month3:00-4:00pmRoom 18Instrumental Club brings together instrumental majors to form a strong peer support group which caters to the musical needs of the members while fostering outreach and service opportunities. Students gain enrichment through fundraising activities and participation in off campus music events.Monthly Food Sales, Concert Trips, Charity EventsStudents must be Instrumental Majors. Students must be committed to assisting with club fundraisers and events as well as attending/participating in regular club activities
Mythology ClubChris Kieszek ckieszek@charterarts.orgEvery other Tuesday3:00-4:00pm212OLearn different kinds of mythology which include but are not limited to Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Creatures, etcTeacher Appreciation Week
National Honor SocietyMary Musselman mmusselman@charterarts.orgMost business is conducted through a NHS Google Classroom. Meetings are as needed and are conducted after school. NHS requires a time commitment to participate in service projects that often include time outside of school.Depends on the business being conducted, but generally, if a meeting is held it goes no longer than 1 hour.Room 213A: must meet qualifications to be invited, and pass application process to be inducted (see student handbook for more information) The National Honor Society chapter of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs.NHS-sponsored school dance (Oct.), Induction ceremony (Nov.), at least one community-based and one school-based project. Helping Hands school volunteers.4qvyj3Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 plus proven leadership, character, and service. Students must participate in Society-run projects and activities.
National Honor Society for Dance ArtsRebecca Moyer rmoyer@charterarts.orgEvery 3rd Wednesday2:00-3:00pmRoom 201A: must meet qualifications to be invited, please see Mrs. Moyer for more information. National Honor Society for the Dance Arts’ mission is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in students studying dance.
Newspaper ClubJodi Fowler jfowler@charterarts.orgThursday3:00-3:45pmRoom 308OOver the years, The Performer has worn many faces. What began as a print publication in 2006, has morphed and changed to keep up with the ever-growing demand for digital news. In an effort to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements and current media trends, The Performer was moved to blog format in 2012. The Newspaper Club is run by Mrs. Fowler and an executive board of writers and editors. Newspaper Club will meet every Thursday from 3:00 to 3:30 pm in room 308. Please come and join us in an attempt to spread news and entertainment to Charter Arts and the world at large.N/Awtpf37jAll members must be willing to contribute newspaper articles on a weekly basis. Roles will be assigned for Editor in Chief and assistant editor.
Prom ClubNate Zamerowski nzameroski@charterarts.org Every other Thursday3:00-4:00pmRoom 21125 students onlyStudents in this club will help plan and execute the Prom. We will pick a theme, color scheme, design tickets, Collect and organize money, and create an amazing dance atmosphere. All of this can be yours if you are a Junior or Senior of Prom Club.Prom8uhkjmClub memership should not exceed 25 students. First come first serve. 11th and 12th only
Scientia SymposiumBrigham Madden-Cox bcox@charterarts.orgDay Varies3:00-4:00pmRoom 306OScientia​ ​Symposium​ ​is ​a​ ​student​ ​run​ ​philosophical​ ​discussion​ ​group.​ ​Named “Scientia”​ ​after​ ​the​ ​Latin​ ​word​ ​for​ ​Knowledge,​ ​and​ ​“Symposium”​ ​after ​philosophical discussion​ ​groups​ ​of​ ​old.​ ​The​ ​clubs​ ​goal​ is ​to​ ​encourage​ ​enjoyable​ ​learning,​ ​and​ ​teach through​ ​experience​ ​how​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​material​ ​with​ ​others.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​note​ ​that​ ​this​ ​is ​not be​ ​a​ ​debate​ ​club.​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​not​ ​assigned​ ​viewpoints,​ ​and​ ​there​ are ​not​ ​teams.
Each​ ​meeting​ ​there is a​​ ​discussion​ ​around​ ​a​ ​given​ ​topic.​ ​Topics​ ​could​ ​be centered​ ​around​ ​any​ ​subject,​ ​but​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be​ ​discussed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​philosophical​ ​manner. ​Students​ ​may​ ​propose​ ​a​ ​topic,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​club​ ​will ​vote​ ​on​ ​whether​ ​it should​ ​be​ ​discussed.​ ​Between​ ​each​ ​meeting​ ​students​ ​will​ ​research​ ​proposed​ ​topics.
Currently N/A740bckMembership will vary, but may be restricted based off of room available--to participate after school, students must have done the research required for the next discussion
Second StagePeter Wrenn-Meleck pwrennmeleck@charterarts.orgTBDTBDTBDTBD
Spanish ClubMagna Bardales mbardales@charterarts.org2nd and 4th thursday of the month3:00-4:00pmRoom 213OThe purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide the opportunity to our students to expand their knowledge on our Spanish Culture and bring something extra of the Spanish-speaking world into our classes. Indeed, it will bring a completely new aspect of the Hispanic culture and traditions to student's lives through activities at school, cultural trips (dances), and celebrating Spanish traditions. wsnqie
Student AmbassadorsDebra Storm dstorm@charterarts.orgTBDTBDCommons CafeOpen until JanuaryThe Student Ambassadors are the "face" of the school at Open House events and as volunteers in the community. This group trains to give prospective students tours of the facility and also helps at school events throughout the school year. Multiple service hours are available through the activities of this club.All Open House eventsCurrently N/AMembers will need to commit to training for Open House events
Student CouncilCyndi Evans cevans@charterarts.org Amy Nesfeder anesfeder@charterarts.orgEvery other Tuesday for General meetings.Executive Board meetings are to be determined.3:00-4:00pmRoom 211 or Room 304OCharter Arts provides a place in which students can address school issues by maintaining communication among students, faculty, and Administration. Student Council, with the approval of the Administration, conducts fundraising, service and school bonding activities as well as social functions. Student Council provides the students with the opportunity to learn about and practice leadership skills within the school and the surrounding community.d62kful
Students Against Destructive DecisionsDoug Boyer dboyer@charterarts.orgEvery other Thursday3:00-4:00pm303OThe purpose of S.A.D.D. is to raise awareness around some of the dangerous decisions that must be navigated in high school, create a supportive environment for students who want to make a positive change, and hold events that raise of the school community.
Tri - M Honors Music Societytmaher@charterarts.org2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month3:00-4:00pmRoom 18A: must meet requirementsTri-M Honors Music Society brings together a close-knit group of hard working, high achieving music students. Through outreach, fundraising and collaboration, students work to better our school and local community and enrich their musical experienceMust qualify and be inducted. For music students only. 3.6 minimum cumulative GPA
Writing ClubPaul Walsh pwalsh@charterarts.orgEvery other Monday3:00-4:00pmRoom 314OWriting Club is a place where students hone their writing skills and learn the value of performing original written works. In Writing Club, students engage with a variety of activities that strengthen their writing. The club also plans two school-wide poetry readings that occur on s Southside First Friday in the late fall and again on a Southside First Friday in the spring.
Youth For ChristCheryl Schurz cschurz@charterarts.orgEvery Wednesday after school1:45-3:00pmCommons CafeOPray, Bible Study, Service Projects for Christian MinistriesCabaret for Haiti Relief Trust - Date TBD, Support Operation Christmas Child November 2017
Scholastic ScrimmageTim Jones tjones@charterarts.orgTuesdays 3PM 3:00-4:00PM311OScholastic Scrimmage is a high school quiz bowl game show currently airing on PBS 39. Two teams of four contestants from high schools in Pennsylvania answer questions on a wide range of of academic subjects and score points with correct answers. The winners of each game advance in a competitive, season-long tournament.

In addition to the Scholastic Scrimmage TV appearances, the team will also focus on competing in local academic quiz bowl tournaments at neighboring high schools - most of which are NAQT sponsored.

Tentatively, practice meetings will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays after school. During meetings, students will form teams of four and compete against one another by trying to click the buzzer as soon as possible after the question is asked, as a means to simulate a real quiz bowl match.
PBS 39 TV tapings, quiz bowls, fund raisers.Possible schedule conflicts due to quiz bowls during school day.
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