Club List 2018-2019
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Sponsor NameClub DescriptionNumber of Student ParticipantsMeeting DayMeeting TimeMeeting LocationPhotoPhotoPhoto
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDOn student's scheduleOn student's scheduleOn student's schedule
Amnesty InternationalJenn Horne Voted the Best East Coast High School Amnesty group, our club stays active. Not only are the students involved in weekly letter writing per current Amnesty actions, they are also excellent initiators of awareness raising events here in Charlottesville.15 - 30Friday After SchoolB234
Anime' Society/ Video Game ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDCome hang out and play video games after school!8-15MondaysAfter SchoolHT-6
Athletic TrainingJoella MathenyAfter school anyday or everyday of the week. Work with all the sports at CHS while learning hands on skills of athletic training. M-FAfter SchoolAthletic Training Room
BACONMatt Shields &
Karl Helmstetter
Science competitions, projects, and trips... and explosions. www.chsbacon.com50-100Every ThursdayAfter SchoolSigma LabPic 2Pic 3Pic 4
BiotechnologyNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
Black History Month CommitteePam BrownThroughout the month of February, this committee will host Black History Month, an annual tradition that celebrates the African American experience. There will be educational, social, and cultural programs.
Black Student UnionAnne ErnstThe Black Student Union’s main goal is to empower and educate the Black Student Body at Charlottesville High school, and to raise awareness on current events, discuss issues and what we can do to change them. This organization is a safe space for African- American students to have dialogue, build friendships, socialize, and plan and participate in community projects and events. 20ThursdayAfter SchoolLibrary
CAD ClubElizabeth Tison &
Cynthia Walters
Encourage student to use the Sigma Lab for 3d modelling of jewelry design, industrial design, sculpture, etc
Chess ClubTravis WhiteChess Club aims to create a community of students and staff that unite together under their shared love of shess in order to challenge each other to be the best chess player and student/staff member they can be.ThursdayAfter school until 4:40pmA235
Chinese ClubZiran YongWeekly activites for CHS students interested in learning more about modern Chinese language, culture, and society. 8-15TuesdayAfter SchoolD154
CHS Girls RunSarah Sweet & Nicole Carter**Participants MUST have an up-to-date physical** CHS Girls Run encourages ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. The club's mission is based on both the Black Girls RUN! and the Girls On The Run international organizations.Any female at CHS, especially African-American females.TBA (1-2x/week)After SchoolTBA
Cloud-WatchingKaren NelsonThe CHS Cloud-Watching club aims to produce a welcoming place for all CHS students to come together to appreciate and reflect on nature's beauty while relaxing and meeting new people.Wednesday4:00- 4:30pmGrassy area next to garden behind the school.
Culture2CultureTina VasquezA peer-tutoring program that matches students interested in tutoring with English Language Learners. Students meet one-on-one weekly at lunch throughout the year, building friendships as well as academic progress.60-80Varies2 initial meetings after school. One full-day field trip. Then weekly during BKT or lunch.A221
DebateSusan MahlburgPrepares students for competitive debate, which develops skills such as research, writing, public speaking, listening, thinking under pressure, and sportsmanship. The meetings themselves have opportunities for expressing differences of opinion in a civil manner.20M4:00C221
DECA (Marketing, Management, and Finance)Meagan Maynard,
Yumeca Webb-Jordan, & Deb Tewksbury
Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management35Quarterly TBATBAD248
Dessert TheatreDavid BeckerSpring Variety Show
Documentary Film ClubAndrew Josselyn & Katherine ShrumTo make documentary videos in order to show and teach people how to help each other.Tuesdays 4:00-4:40A239 or HT6
Dungeons and DragonsAndrew EvertonEmphasis is on strategy gaming whether board gaming, miniatures, or RPGs.12Fridays4:00-4:40D224
Family Career & Community Leaders of AmericaNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDCo-Curricular club through Intro. to Culinary Art. Club will work on events in the community 21During ClassPd. 1 & 2
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Amy PritchardAs Christians we are called to "not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and aceptable and perfect." (Romans 12:2) We hope that coming together to study the Bible will help us build community at CHS and spread love and positivity in our school.Tuesdays After schoolD130
Fencing ClubSarah Sweet & Dorothy Carney (of Buford Middle School)Students from CHS and Buford learn to fence at Carver Rec Center. There is a $25 semester fee for equipment upkeep, but scholarships are available. Students need transportation home from Carver.Mondays4:30-6:00pmCarver Rec. Center
Fitness and Weight Training ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
Food For HopeGwendolyn PageInactive
ForensicsNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDCompetitive speech & debate categories for any student who wishes to participate.
French ClubAmy PritchardVive la langue et la culture française! We celebrate French and French-speaking cultures.10-20 membersTBA (typically 1 Monday a month)after schoolD130
Future Business Leaders of AmericaNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
Garden CrewPeter DavisLearning how to grow food, working in the garden, and helping raise awareness around food justice issuesTuesdaysAfter SchoolCHS Garden (D159 in bad weather)
German ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDOur goal is to have fun with the German language, food and culture. TBDafter schoolTBD
Graffiti (literary magazine)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDMeets weekly to write creatively, maintains an online literary magazine, and also publishes an annual collection of student writing and artwork.TBDafter schoolA201
Grandparents ClubAmy GawtryTo help students better undertake in self care. Possible activities: sewing, knitting, tea-drinking, crafting, self-help seminars, baking, mindful activities. Monday4-5pmD154
Green KnightsNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDEcological club to make CHS more "green" and a healthy environment.
Habitat for HumanityKaren Nelson Habitat for Humanity at Charlottesville High School, affiliated with the Habitat for Humanity organization of the Greater Charlottesville Area, focuses on promoting affordable housing within the area, and strives to inspire action in the community.The organization aims to connect our community beyond age, race and class--the club serving as an embodiment of this vision. As a club, students are assembled as volunteers to attend a variety of service events, ranging from annual events such as the Lego Build to the need based construction of houses. While meetings are not on a weekly basis, opportunities to support the organization are always made available to members.
15-25First TuesdayTBDTBD
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
Human Equality And Rights
Jenn HorneTo collaborate on overlapping interests and support the goals of the participating human rights clubs. To educate one another on local and international human rights issues.1 Friday per Month (contact Ms. Horne for specifics)After SchoolA-commons
Hip Hop ClubJenn HorneStudents come together weekly to work on both freestyle and written raps. This year we will be looking toward performance and production opportunities. 10 - 20ThursdaysAfter School B234
Improv Club David BeckerCompetes at state level. Participate in fun competitions with neighboring high schools 50Friday After SchoolGT5
International ClubTina VasquezBrings together students from all different countries, including the US, for social activities and sharing of culture and traditions. The I Club also sponsors "Celebrate Diversity Week" and other diversity awareness activities.50-60ThursdaysAfter SchoolA221
International Futsal ClubKara MenfiFutsal is a skilled, small-sided soccer game recognized by FIFA and played around the world.25-35 membersFridays4:00-5:30Fall=Tennis Courts; Spring=Small Gym
International Games ClubDeb TewksburyOur mission is to have fun and learn more about the diverse cultures of other CHS students. We will play games from other countries and learn about other languages, foods, and festivals.2nd & 4th Mondays of each month4:00-4:45pm
International Thespian SocietyDavid BeckerHonors Society for theatre students who wish to be recognized for outstanding achievements in dramatic arts. This organization is able to promote theatre activities in the CHS community and dedicates time and energy to maintaining a positive social environment for all.
Key ClubSherry HodgesCommunity service and volunteer opportunities. Serves not only the school community but the local and global community. 25-40Tuesdays4:00 PMC222
Knight Time Review (KTR newspaper)Andy JosselynCHS student newspaper published monthly. Documenting school related events in print. 20Mondays & Fridays6th PeriodHT-6
Knowledge MastersSuzan Hiller &
Allen Robinson
Compete online with schools around the nation on questions related to everything from math and science to literature and current events. Three-time national champions!20-35Tuesdays (Fall and Spring)4:00 PMC201
Kombucha and Vegetarian Education Club (K-VEG)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDTo promote awareness of healthy, plant-based eating
Late Knight Show (TV Broadcasting & Media)Will CookeTo unite the CHS community through media - a TV segment every month displaying school news & events.TBDAfter schoolGreen Screen Room/Media Center
Latin ClubAmy GawtryWe celebrate all that is Greek and Roman!15+TBDTBDD154
Latino Student AssociationTina VasquezFor all students who self identify as Latinos, as well as allies. This group provides supportive space to discuss issues and plan awareness activities. The mission is to show latino pride at CHS.TuesdayAfter SchoolA221
La Union LatinxEric IrizarryOur mission is to provide a safe place for Latinx Students as well as being awware of the culture and students themselves. We also want to build in the community and form a strong identity.Every other Tuesday4:00 PMA-Commons
Link Crew LeadersSarah Elaine Hart, Nicole Carter, Jess Brantley, David WilkersonLink Crew Leaders are selected via application & interview process in the spring. Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Link Crew Leaders receive training to coordinate freshmen orientation and to effectively lead small group sessions throughout the school year. Every freshman is assigned to a Link Crew.75During BKT as scheduled
Media & TV Broadcast Club (Late Knight Show)Will CookeTo bring students together through social media, focusing on building community, and improving skills in the media world.MondayAfter SchoolChorus Room
Medical Sciences ClubSuzan HillerA collaboration between high school students and Medical students and UVA. Students are provided with opportunities to explore careers in the medical sciences.15Thursdays TBDC201
Medium ~ Art ClubJennifer Mildonian
Mindfulness ClubKaren NelsonMeet to relax, build resilience, relationships, and develop good health as a benefit of the practice. Mindfulness helps you bring an awareness to the present and will change the way you react, think, and feel. You will be a better you.Wednesdays4:30Mr. Cooke's Room
Model Rocket ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
Model United NationsAllen RobinsonAt our regular meetings, we discuss international events, plan for service projects and fund raisers, and prepare for our conferences, where we represent nations from around the world. Come join us for trivia, global news, and good snacks. We travel to Italy this year for spring break -- and head to Morocco for a service project this summer!30-50Most Mondays4:00 PMC227
Mountain Biking ClubCarole JonesMoutain Bikers will learn technical skills and endurance strategies for trail riding. Bikers have the option of participating in NICA and VAHS sponsored mountain bike races during the fall and spring seasons. Participation in both mountain biking seasons is not mandatory to join this club.
Mu Alpha ThetaElizabeth TisonTo increase awareness of the career opportunities in fields of mathematics, and to assist in math tutoring. Members are selected based on requirements set by the national charter.
Multicultural CommitteeTina VasquezPlan and present awareness activities celebrating all the cultures represented at CHS.ThursdayAfter SchoolA221
Mural ClubMildonian, Sweet, Van YahresThe CHS Mural Club will work toward beautifying the school with student designed murals that promote, diversity, positivity, and inclusivity.Thursday8:00 AMHT-2
NASANEW SPONSOR NEEDEDIncrease awareness and conduct investigations as they relate to NASA
National French Honor SocietyAmy PritchardStudents in French 4-H or above who have maintained an A average in all French classes5 membersTBA (quarterly?)after schoolD130
National German Honor SocietyNEW SPONSOR NEEDED(in process of being set up through National org)
National Honor SocietyZachary BullockTo recognize students who demonstrate excellence in leadship, service, character, and academics and to serve the wider school and Charlottesville community. Juniors with a 3.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply during the first semester.36Monday (Quarterly)4:00 PMD143
National Latin Honor SocietyNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDTo recognize students who demonstrate excellence in academics. Students in grades 10-12 are eligible.6NANANA
National Society of Black EngineersNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDTo encourage minority students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, works closely with the UVA chapter of NSBE
National Spanish Honor SocietyKaren NelsonStudents in Spanish IV H who have maintained an A average for all years of study and will continue to study Spanish. GPA 3.3
Peer Health EducatorsMary FeamsterStudents promote healthy behaviors in and around CHS through messaging campaigns and events. Leadership and community service are at the heart of this organization.10-15TBA4:00pm-4:45pmA 205
Photography - F/16Rachel Wilson?This club is designed to encourage, promote, and cultivate photography in our CHS community.
Physics ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDFridayAfter SchoolGT51
Pop Quiz TeamSuzan Hiller &
Allen Robinson
Trivia competition! Try your hand at our buzzers... Memebrs of the Pop Quiz Club often participate in CHS' VHSL Scholastic Bowl Team 15-20Tuesdays After SchoolC201
PRISMKatie HollarTo connect, build friendships, get involved, relax, learn, grow. For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning students and their Peers and Allies, and anyone that likes to explore topics on community, identity, and culture. prismclubchs@gmail.com15-20ThursdaysAfter SchoolD156
Project DiscoveryTaniea DowellProject Discovery is a state-wide college access preparatory program that promotes academic achievement. The program provides assistance with college applications, locating financial aid, career planning, and academic preparation. Students also participate in campus visits and are exposed to cultural activities and experiences outside of their usual environment.15-25Tuesdays After SchoolA-commons
Red Cross ClubNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDHigh School outreach to local community and international community. 6-10every other FridayAfter SchoolD-135
Resonant FrequenciesSusan MahlburgResonant Frequencies provides an alternative form of serenades. Group leaders reconize the student enjoyment of serenades and the group aims to contribute to school spirit by offering a wider variety of serenades. Valentines Day serenades fundraising. Proceeds will be donated to charity.Thursdays After SchoolC221
ReThreadsSarah SweetTo take old clothes and paint/cut/sew to make wearable again. To promote environmental health and reuse of clothes.Wednesdays8:00 AMGT28
Run ClubAmy PritchardFor distance runners who want to maintain their training in the off season
Science National Honors SocietyNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDTo increase awareness of the career opportunities in fields of science, and to assist in science tutoring.Members are selected based on requirements set by the national charter.
Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics Enhancement Program (SECME)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDInactive
SirensAmanda Williams & Ryan StevensAll female a cappella groupContact Amanda Williams & Ryan Stevens for meeting times & locations
Sister City ClubAmy PritchardFrench student exchange
Sisterly LoveSarah Elaine HartSisterly Love, is a UVA after school mentoring program for African-American high school girls. The Sisterly Love programs addresses topics such as stress management, resume writing, anger management, etiquette, the college application process, completing job applications, and provides some tutoring assistance and opportunities for community service.
Spanish ClubKaren Nelson & Judy DysonSpanish Club allows for students within and beyond the Spanish department to enjoy a unique and valuable experience to learn about hispanic culture and language. Through games, crafts, and multimedia projects, members immerse themselves in Spanish life. Students within the Spanish department are given the opportunity to go beyond the basic classroom experience to expand upon technical aspects mastered in class to include cultural and social involvement. The Spanish club also has many members who are not enrolled in a Spanish course, but participate in the club to further their understanding of the Spanish culture and way of life. This year the Spanish Club started a pen pal initiative with a Spanish speaking school in Guatemala. Through Spanish Club, members are able to put their developing skills into action and become more acquainted with countries and societies outside of Charlottesville and the United States, providing invaluable skills to learn about the lives, cultures and customs of people around the world. Spanish Club gives students an opportunity to engage their minds and bodies in an extracurricular that extends into their abilities to empathize and learn from diversity to strengthen global citizenship. 15+2nd Tuesday of the month after schoolD146
Step TeamBrandi UnderwoodStep is a way for students to release their problems by stumping and having fun. Step creates and opportunity for students to be theirselves and not be judged. Step also creates a friendly environment.Thursday4:00-4:45pmC-Commons
STEPupNEW SPONSOR NEEDED20Every Thursdayafter schoolA201
Student Council Association (SCA)Katie HollarTo promote community at CHS through student leadership20Every Mondayafter schoolD226
Student Investment Group (SIG)Josh O'GradyTo teach students about: markets and investing, fundraising, and how to give back to the community.15Mondayafter schoolD219
T-TonesRyan Stevens & Amanda WilliamsAll male acappella groupContact Amanda Williams & Ryan Stevens for meeting times & locations
Tech Tuesdays!David BeckerTech Theatre Tuesdays students will work collaboratively in designing and building theatre sets for upcoming productions
Technology Student AssociationNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDThe Technology club meets during instructional time to satisfy the CTE requirements for a club. We take field trips, listen to guest speakers, and hold contests based on student project work.TBDTBDTBDTBD
The Chain (yearbook)NEW SPONSOR NEEDEDStudent photojournalists take pictures, write copy, and design CHS' yearbook, The Chain. Documenting school related events in print. 20Mondays & Fridays1st PeriodHT-6
The Knitting and Crafting ClubKayti Burke Sharing hobbies, friendship, and sometimes snacks the knitting and crafting society is a faculty and student club for all. Knitting and craft circle several times a week and monthly craft workshop to learn new things make this club a community of crafty friends. @knightswhoknit on Twitter.
TV Quiz BowlSuzan Hiller &
Allen Robinson
Compete on television in the It's Academic! competition (DC) as well as in Battle of the Brains (central Virginia). We win scholarships for our students!5Tuesdays (Fall and Spring)4:00 PMC201
Ultimate Frisbee ClubMatt RosselloTo serve the Ultimate community at CHS, representing the interests of the sport and players. To promote growth and the development of the sport of Ultimate.
United Dance ClubKayti Burke &
Tina Vasquez
Any student who loves to dance can come learn dances of various different cultures.
Upward BoundNEW SPONSOR NEEDEDSupport for disenfranchised students pursuing college.
VHSL Film ClubDavid BeckerSpring film contests that compete at the state level against other VA high school students with self-produced works.
CHS Volleyball Club
(only meets during spring semester)
Calie GarrettThe CHS Volleyball Club aims to provide a space for students interested in volleyball to learn, practice, improve, and build a cmmunity together.Mondays & Thursdays4:15-6:15 pmGym