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DACULA HIGH SCHOOL CLUB/ACTIVITY GUIDE
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Club/ActivityDescriptionStaff SponsorEmailRoom #Website
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African Caribbean Student AssociationProvides all students with a unique opportunity to learn and to promote qualities of effective leadership that can be applied to everyday life. The (ACSA) is open to all students at DHS.Ms. Kelsey JohnsonKelsey_Johnson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.338
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Animation ClubTo learn about animation and also create them. We will be making inspirational animations for everyone of all ages.Dr. Heather KrisselHeather_Krissel@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.319
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AP ClubPromote and support the advanced placement programMr. Michael Peterson & Ms. Courtney O'BrienMichael_Peterson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Courtney_K_O'Brien@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.326 & 5.314
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BandDacula High School offers classes for Concert and Symphonic Band and Percussion. Members of these classes combine along with the color guard to create DHS Marching band which practices after school and performs at football games, and marching competitions. In addition to these bands we also have a jazz band that meets after school and a basketball pep band which performs at the girls and boys varsity home gamesMr. Chris JohnsChristopher_A_Johns@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.151
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Best Buddies ClubEach buddy will be matched with a student(s) in our self-contained department. They will spend time with them occasionally at school when possible, and the club will plan parties/events after school for all of the students to attend periodically.Ms. Shannon PurvisShannon_Purvis@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.253
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BETA dicMr. Stephen Orr & Ms. Erin PayneStephen_A_Orr@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Erin_Payne @gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.239
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ChorusThe DHS Choral Department has a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. Classes are available for all students who love to sing. A simple audition is required to make sure each student can match pitch and has a vocal range wide enough to sing a part.Mr. James WilliamsJames_Williams@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.101
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Color GuardThe Color Guard is the skill of spinning flags, choreographed movement and dance to music. The color guard performs with the marching band at football games, marching exhibitions, parades and other events. Tryouts are held in the spring.Mr. Chris Johns & Ms. StarkeyChristopher_A_Johns@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.151
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Dance Club“Breaking Boundaries” is the goal for the students and to meet new people, and create friendships while having fun breaking stereotypes. “We are one.”Ms. Samaris AndrewsSamaris_Andrews@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.412
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Dacula Diversity ClubThe DDC is an organization of cultural diversity and inclusiveness among all of our cultures that make up Dacula High School. The purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of cultural backgrounds and nationalities that attend DHS.Ms. Ali ReidAli_Reid@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.315
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Dacula Leadership TeamIn DLT, students learn leadership skills which they are expected to use to impact their clubs and sports. DLT meets 4 times each semester and completes 2 service projects per year. Students must apply and be accepted to participate in Dacula Leadership Team.Ms. Betsy KellyBetsy_Kelly@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.169
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Drama/ImprovActors can showcase their talent and passion for acting through after school discussions and Improvisation.Mr. Phillip CatePhillip_Cate@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.153
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Environmental ClubTo better our school and community using eco-friendly activities and help our environment.Ms. Knetha WileyKnetha_Wiley@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.288
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Fandom LeagueFandom Club members would participate in activities such as watching movies or reading parts of the fandoms, writing fan-fiction, making fan-art, playing games, role- playing, LARPing, and talking about anything and everything fandom-related.TBA
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FBLAFBLA is an educational association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. More information about National FBLA can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.orgDr. Heather Krissel & Mr. Chris AutreyHeather_Krissel@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Chris_Autrey@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.319 & 1.331
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FCAFCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.Ms. Jessica PuccianoJessica_Pucciano@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.356
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FCCLAFCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. (www.gafccls.com)Ms. Tabitha MillerTabitha_Miller@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.144
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FEAFuture Educators Association is an organization for students who have thought about pursuing a career in the field of education.Dr. Shirleen DeGrenier & Ms. Caroline McLeanShirleen_DeGrenier@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Caroline_McLean@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.219 & 5.239
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First GenerationTo create a setting that supports the questions and concerns of first generation students regarding academic and career issues.Ms. Lori BattagliaLori_Battaglia@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.163
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French ClubThe French Club is open to all students who are enrolled in a French class. Activities are cultural in nature, such as visits to museums for French exhibits, French restaurants, and French films.Ms. Christy BelbeyChristy_Belbey@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.355
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French Honor SocietyFrench Honor Society is by invitation only to students in French II or above. Students must have an A average in French and a B average overall the three semesters preceding induction.Ms. Christy BelbeyChristy_Belbey@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.355
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Georgia Academic DecathlonThe Academic Decathlon is a ten-event national scholastic competition. The events include prepared and impromptu speeches, an essay, Super Quiz oral relay and a series of written tests on subjects ranging from science to art. The Decathlon team consists of nine team members and several alternates. Beginning August, students interested in participation meet weekly to study topics focused on the main theme of the year.Mr. Matt LudewigMatthew_Ludewig@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.426
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German ClubMs. Andrea MarcheseAndrea_Marchese@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.374
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German Honor SocietyMs. Andrea MarcheseAndrea_Marchese@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.374
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Girls Who CodeThe purpose of Girls Who Code is to teach young girls about computer science in an effort to bridge the gender gap in technology. Throughout the year we will learn the four core concepts of computer science which students will use when developing apps, websites, and programming robots. In addition to learning code, we will also learn about the importance of teamwork, sisterhood, and confidence.TBD
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H.O.P.EThis organization will be promoting leadership and education for Hispanic/Latino students. HOPE Leadership Chapters are tailored to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and make a change in the community.Ms. Waleska GrajalesWaleska_Grajales@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.366
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Junior Classical League (Latin Club)The JCL is the official state organization whose purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. The JCL is open to any student currently enrolled in Latin.Ms. Maddie PannellMadison_Pannell@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.363
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Key ClubThe Key Club is affiliated with Kiwanis Club International, and is our community service organization here at Dacula High School. We undertake projects focused in the school and within the community in general, to assist others in need.Ms. Brandi Poore & Ms. Jan ZellerBrandi_Poore@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Jan_Zeller@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.221 & 1.234
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Latin Honor SocietyLatin Honor Society is by invitation only to students in Latin II or above. Students must have an A average in Latin the three semesters preceding induction and a B average overall.Ms. Maddie PannellMadison_Pannell@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.363
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Majorette Dance TeamThe purpose of majorette dancing is to put on a show, connect with others on your team, and try out new things. Majorette dancing lets you experience performing in front of your peers and to just have fun!Ms. April WestApril_West@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.141
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Math TeamThe math team will compete in five county competitions after school at high schools in Gwinnett County. Bus transportation will be provided for these competitions. Additionally, the top 8 students will compete outside the county on several Saturdays during the year.Ms. Cherie McAdamsCherie_McAdams@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.435
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Mock TrialMock Trial is a competitive organization that simulates a real-life trial in front of a Judge and jury. The organization is designed to help students develop problem solving abilities, advocacy skills and public speaking. Students can serve as both attorneys and witnesses. The Mock Trial team competes against other Gwinnett County high schools in mock trial competitions for a chance to compete at the State and National Championships.Ms. Kelsey JohnsonKelsey_Johnson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.338
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Model UNModel United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student “delegates” make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure-all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.Ms. Carrie ColeCarrie_Cole@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.333
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Mu Alpha ThetaMu Alpha Theta is a National Mathematics Honor Society. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.TBD
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Nat'l Art Honor SocietyA service organization that emphasizes outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community through the development of artistic endeavors together with a strong mental character.Ms. Lori Battaglia & Ms. Carol ArringtonLori_Battaglia@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Carol_Arrington@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.163 & 5.161
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Nat’l English Honor SocietyThe National English Honor Society, and extension of Sigma Kappa Delta, will exist to: Recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language and literature; Provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on campuses and in the communities they serve; Foster English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing; Promote good professional interaction among members; and exhibit high standards of academic achievement.Ms. Dimitra HillDimitra_Hill@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.217
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Nat'l Honor SocietyNHS is a service honor society in which membership is based upon cumulative grade average, service involvement, leadership roles, and character. Membership is voted upon by a faculty council. See Mrs. Lackey for more details or check out the link on the school website.Ms. Alison StannAlison_Stann@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.293
NHS Application
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NewspaperA journalism class that students can take as an elective creates monthly editions of the school newspaper. Students write articles, take pictures, sell ads, and design the layout of each issue.Ms. Lyle CruseLyle_Cruse@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.224
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No Place for HateTo provide a safer place for everyone in a club.
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OrchestraThe Dacula High School Orchestra is made up of students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass. It is recommended that students have three years of experience playing a string instrument. The Orchestra performs several times throughout the year. There are also opportunities to perform in smaller chamber groups as well as take field trips. The DHSO is growing quickly and maintains a high standard of excellence.Mr. Andrew DavidsonAndrew_Davidson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.161
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P.E.A.R.L.S.To Promote Excellence and Raise Leadership Skills within ALL young ladies with that desire. WE hope to decrease some of the discipline for our young ladies while promoting proper ways to handle and approach various situations.Ms.Tammy ClayTammy_Clay@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.134
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Peer LeadersPeer Leadership is a two semester course wherein students participate in meaningful activities that affect society in positive ways (civic participation), learn a framework for understanding the problem solving process by utilizing conflict resolution skills, learn effective communication skills, adhere to ethical codes of practice, learn and promote qualities of effective leadership, and exercise tolerance and advocacy of others’ rights. Students must apply to be in this classMs. Alyssa HouseAlyssa_House@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
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Peer MentorsMs. Kelsey Johnson & Ms. Courtney O'BrienKelsey_Johnson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Courtney_K_O'Brien@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.338 & 5.314
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President’s CouncilThe purpose of the council is to promote club memberships, promote community service, and school events. The council will strive to improve school life and form strong bonds between clubs and better inner club connectivity.Ms. Kelsey Johnson & Ms. Courtney O'BrienBryan_K_Long@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.127
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Readers RallyThis club is for students who enjoy reading and discussing books from the Georgia Peach Nominees List. Club members may qualify to be on the Readers Rally team. Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for students in grades 4-12. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send one team of up to 10 players to the Readers Rally.Dr. Vicki Couch & Ms. Terasa MartinVicki_Couch@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Terasa_Martin@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.242 & 1.297
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Relay for LifeRelay for Life is a club geared to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Students organize fundraisers and work toward a school goal. The culmination of participating in the club is attending the two-day Gwinnett County Relay for Life event in the spring.Ms. Shannon Purvis & Ms. Kristin CroteauShannon_Purvis@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Kristin_Croteau@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.253 & 5.191
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Quiz BowlQuiz Bowl (Scholars Bowl, Scholastic Bowl, Academic Team, etc..) is a “sport of the mind” that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. The game is typically played with a lockout buzzer system between two teams, usually consisting of four or five players each. Players are read questions and try to score points for their team by buzzing first and responding with the correct answer. In short, Quiz Bowl allows academically talented students to take the knowledge that they have gained in their classes and apply it in a competitive format, thereby promoting such ideals as camaraderie and a passion for learning.Ms. Erin PayneErin_Payne@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.362
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SAFE ZoneThe purpose of SAFE Zone is to foster a safe and affirming climate for all students. In doing so, SAFE seeks to improve academic achievement and engender positive social growth among Dacula High School StudentsTBD
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SALTThis council will be composed of one athlete from each athletic team. This council will meet with the Athletic Director to discuss issues and promote the athletic programs.Mr. Jason Berube & Ms. Caroline McLean5.317 & 5.239
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Science National Honor SocietyTo encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought within the student body and to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science. We will encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.Dr. William Starkel & Ms. Lindsay GiglioWilliam_Starkel@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Lindsay_Giglio@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.331 & 1.342
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Science OlympiadThe purpose of the Science Olympiad is to enter into national competitions to win awards and scholarships. There are teams of 15 students that compete at regional, state, and national levels.Mr. Justin Harvey & Mr. Alan CummingsJustin_Harvey@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Alan_Cummings@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.335 & 5.329
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Sci-Fi ClubThe Gaming & Strategy Club is a club designed to meet the needs of students interested in any type of game. The club provides a variety of video, board and card games for students to play. Several tournaments and competitions are hosted by the club throughout the school year. The club meets once per week and we focus on playing games in which students are interested.Mr. Michael Peterson, Mr. Andrew Davidson, & Mr. Jason BerubeMichael_Peterson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Andrew_Davidson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Jason_Berube@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.326, 1.161, & 5.317
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Spanish ClubStudents in Spanish Club participate in cultural activities like eating at authentic Spanish and Mexican restaurants and Latin dance lessons, and perform community service projects.Ms. Waleska GrajalesWaleska_Grajales@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.366
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Spanish Honor SocietyStudents who have maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish for a minimum of three semesters and are in the 10th grade or higher are invited to join. Students maintain a 90 average throughout Spanish classes and complete 30 hours of Spanish related activities.Ms. Jessica PuccianoJessica_Pucciano@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.356
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Step TeamStudents are given the opportunity to express themselves in ways other sports cannot. The Step Team allows a chance to show your athletic ability through a form of Art.Ms. Amy WilliamsonAmy_Williamson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.437
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Student CouncilThe Student Government Association of DHS. Our mission is to build passionate, well-rounded leaders and involved, committed citizens through community outreach, school involvement, and personal development.Ms. Amy Benson & Ms. Kelly CooperAmy_Benson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Kelly_Cooper@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.415 & 5.194
Student Council
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Thespian SocietyThespian Society is an honor society for actors who have met specified requirements through involvement in the theatre. Membership is acquired through a point system based on involvement.Mr. Phillip CatePhillip_Cate@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.153
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UNITEUNITE is a club whose whole purpose is to Increase race relations, empower youth, and allow students to feel needed and accepted.TBD
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Writer’s ClubTo support future writers at DHS. We will beta read and peer edit each other’s writing. Together we will explore different aspects of the publishing industry.Dr. Vicki Couch & Ms. Terasa MartinVicki_Couch@gwinnett.k12.ga.us & Terasa_Martin@gwinnett.k12.ga.us1.242 & 1.297
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YearbookYearbook is a class that focuses on the production of a full color publication that covers the students and the activities of the students at Dacula High School. Students must apply and be accepted in order to be in the yearbook class.Ms. Sonia YoderSonia_Yoder@gwinnett.k12.ga.us5.226
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