Clubs and Activities

Art Club

What is Art Club?

The purpose of Art Club is to give people an opportunity to make art outside of a classroom setting. People can experiment, create and problem solve freely using many types of media in an environment which supports their exploration.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Art Club?

Ms. Moore

Meeting Times?

Art Club usually meets every Thursday afternoon, right after school in GH5 from 3:30-4:45.

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Astronomy Club

What is Astronomy Club?

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Astronomy Club?

Mr. Bova or Ms. Posey

Meeting Times?

Every other Wednesday at 3:29....Yes 3:29 to 4:30. :) in Room 604

Updated 9/11/19

Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

The purpose of Battle of the Books is to give people who love to read a chance to talk about books and participate in a competition against other Central Ohio schools.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Battle of the Books?

Mrs. Wise

Meeting Times?

There are no regularly scheduled meetings, but we will meet several times throughout the year based on the availability of the team members.

Board Games and Beyond Club

What is Board Games and Beyond Club?

Board Games and Beyond club is an after school club where we will be playing different board and tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Settlers of Catan, Magic, Boss Monster, Risk, Chess, Clue, and many more. A great place to play your favorite games or learn some new ones. Join us for some friendly competition, play one of our games or bring your own.

Are there Dues?

No dues. Students and advisors can bring their own games.

Who do you see about Board Games and Beyond Club?

Mr. Juengel and Ms. Quinn

Meeting Times?

Every Friday after school from 3:30 PM to 5 PM.

Computer Programming Club

What is Computer Programming Club?

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Computer Programming Club?

Mr. Freeman

Meeting Times?

We meet on Thursdays after school. I normally collect pizza money and get pizzas for our club meetings.

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Dawgs for Christ

What is Dawgs for Christ?

Dawgs For Christ is the same as Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A club that requires you to be involved in at least 3 community service opportunities. We eat breakfast together at 7:15 am and then listen to volunteers present a motivational message.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Dawgs for Christ?

Mrs. Conti

Meeting Times?

Thursday morning at 7:15 am in the auditorium.

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Drama Club

What is Drama Club?

Drama Club offers an opportunity for students, no matter their experience level, to learn and explore theatrical arts in a safe, educational environment. Students can be onstage or behind the scenes to help us create two productions a year for our community.

Are there Dues?

There is no fee to participate in Drama Club. There are fees associated with being in a production.

Who do you see about Drama Club?

Mrs. McConnell

Meeting Times?

Typically, our meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:30-4:15pm. I am attaching this year's meeting calendar for reference.


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19-20 Drama Club Mtg Calendar.pdf

Environmental Club

What is Environmental Club?

We are a club that is concerned about the current condition of the environment and are attempting to raise awareness about environmental issues by educating the students at GCHS. We are interested in researching current environmental issues and exploring methods to remediate damage that has occurred and lessen future negative impacts on the environment.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Environmental Club?

Mrs. Nicol

Meeting Times?

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month in 402 from 3:30-4:30pm.


French Club

What is French Club?

We explore the French language and Culture!

Are there Dues?

Yes, $10. They help pay for food and activities for each meeting.

Who do you see about French Club?

Mrs. Loar

Meeting Times?

Once a month (day TBD monthly) 3:30-4:30

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German Club and German Exchange

What is German Club?

We promote the German language and culture through fun activities, food, music, and games.

What is German Exchange?

The longest running German exchange in the USA, Grove City High School and Max-Planck Gymnasium have hosted visiting students for 35 years. Every year in the spring we host students from Heidenheim, Germany for 3 weeks, and over the summer, Grove City students travel to Germany to stay with their host families for 3 weeks. This great experience creates friendships that last a lifetime and memories that will never be forgotten.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about German Club and German Exchange?

Mr. Bartholomew and Mr. Reeves

Do I need to take German to come to German Club?

Everyone is welcome in German Club! Whether you are enrolled in a German course here at GCHS, curious about German culture or just looking for something fun to do after school, stop on by!

Meeting Times?

Officer meetings once a month. Regular meetings 1-2 times a month. We meet after school in room 902. Meeting day will change based on member extra-curricular activities.

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Harry Potter Club

What is Harry Potter Club?

It is a club to discuss all things Harry Potter and to participate in activities similar to the things the characters in the books do (Quidditch, duels, etc.).

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Harry Potter Club?

Mrs. Schafer

Meeting Times?

We meet most Tuesdays at 3:30 in room 504.

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In the Know

What is In the Know?

The purpose of In the Know is to gain and demonstrate general knowledge trivia.

Are there Dues?

yes

The dues are $10 and are used to pay for the league entrance fee/questions for the year.

Who do you see about In the Know?

Mrs. O'Hanlon

Meeting Times?

Wednesday, 3:30 in room 702

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Key Club

What is Key Club?

We are a student-led club that provides service learning to our school and community. We also build leadership and fellowship among our members.

Are there Dues?

Yes. It is $15 of which $10 goes to our parent organization, Key Club International, and the remaining $5.00 goes into our account to fund our program.

Who do you see about Key Club?

Ms. Thomas

Meeting Times?

We meet every Wednesday after school in the ERC.

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Mock Trial

What is Mock Trial?

Students will learn about the legal process and will use acting and public speaking skills. Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete with other area high school teams. We are given a case to work with and have the expertise of a cooperating attorney. Competitions are in late January and February. Students will have to wear business attire while in court.

Are there dues?

$10

Who is the advisor?

Mrs. Loar

When are the meetings?

Every Friday after school from the end of September through February. Meetings usually run from 3:30-4:30. Students are also encouraged to work in small groups on their own time.

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Morning Mindfulness

What is Morning Mindfulness?

Morning Mindfulness is an opportunity to gain strategies to help with stress management and relaxation! Each session incorporates a little movement, breathing, and relaxation.

Are there dues?

No

Who is the advisor?

Dr. Zeanah, Ms. Beebe, Mr. Bova & Mr. Garriga

When are the meetings?

We will meet starting 9/3 each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30 in the weight room by the gym. Students can enter through the locker rooms or the back of the building!

National Honor Society (NHS)


Membership Requirements

Outstanding academic achievement allows you to be considered for induction into the National Honor Society. Selection for membership is a privilege granted to those who stand above their peers in scholarship, leadership, character and service to the school and community. NHS is considered to be an active club and each member must be involved in a personal community project as well as the club activities of a community and school service project, fundraising and monthly meetings. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class and have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.

Students wishing to be considered for membership into the Grove City High School National Honor Society will need to demonstrate outstanding performance in ALL four criteria of NHS – scholarship, leadership, service (school and community) and character.

Scholarship: based on academic average of 3.75 (weighted – no rounding) or higher.

Leadership: may include elected positions but also can include classroom, athletic, and community recognition as well.

Service: actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation. Consistent community service to an organization is preferred but a variety of experiences with a substantial time commitment would also be considered. Students need to show a connection to the school by being a fully functioning member in a variety (non-related) GCHS school activities over their high school careers. More emphasis is given to the year of application.

Character: use of a multifaceted definition of character known as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship will be reviewed through faculty/sponsor recommendation forms and no school discipline issues.

The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council.


Who are the advisors?

Lori Fullen and Kris Jacob

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ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences)

What is ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences)?

Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) is a national non-profit leader in programming, research and education focused on girls. The vision of ROX is to create generations of confident girls who can control their own relationships, experiences and decisions. Visit rulingourexperiences.com or see one of the advisors for more information!

Who is the advisor?

Mrs. Williams, Ms. Beebe, Miss Blaney & Miss O'Hara

Updated 9/11/19

Sign Language Club

What is Sign Language Club?

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Sign Language Club?

Mrs. BouRizk

Meeting Times?

We will meet every other Tuesday, starting Sept. 24, from 3:30 - 4:30 in room 707.

Updated 9/11/19

Ski Club

What is Ski Club?

The Grove City High School Ski & Snowboard Club goes on a variety of in-state and out of state trips in the winter to Mad River Mountain, Park City, and Holiday Valley. You can do as much or as little as you like. Information about all of these trips will be provided at the pre-season meeting.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Ski Club?

Mr. Freeman, Mr. Fleischman or Dr. Nelson

Meeting Times?

Our annual meeting date and time is TBD, and will be announced over the school announcements in advance.

SLAM

What is the purpose of SLAM (Literary Magazine)?

SLAM (Student Literary Arts Magazine) We meet to improve our craft as writers and work to publish the school literary magazine in the fall. To produce a literary magazine annually that contains writings, art, and photography by GCHS students.

Dues?

NO

Who do you see?

Mrs. Parker

When are SLAM meetings?

Typically every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30 Consult Mrs. Parker or see the bulletin board in the ERC-D for updated information!

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Spanish Club

What is Spanish Club ?

The purpose of Spanish club is to learn more about the Hispanic culture and to appreciate different communities, languages and cultural practices.

Are there student Dues?

Yes - $10

Who is the Adviser?

Ms. Harmeyer

Meeting Times?

Here is a link to the Spanish Club meeting times.

Updated 9/11/19

Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA) Club

What is SAGA Club?

Welcome to Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA). We are a student organization that is open to all LGBTQ+ identified individuals and allies. New members are welcome to attend at any point in the semester and offer feedback as to what types of LGBTQIA+ events they would like to see on campus!

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about SAGA Club?

Mrs. Huygen

Meeting Times?

Every other Friday, 3:20-4:30 in room 707.

Sept. 6 & 20; Oct. 4 & 25; Nov. 8 & 22; Dec. 6 & 20; Jan. 10 & 24; Feb. 7 & 21; Mar. 6 & 20; Apr. 3 & 17; May 1 & 15

Student Council

What is Student Council?

Student Council is an educational instrument designed to provide actual learning experiences in leadership and opportunities for practice in the qualities of good citizenship necessary for the effective membership in a democratic society.

Are there dues?

Yes. $10

Who are the Advisers?

Ms. O'Hara and Mr. Crabtree

Meeting Times/ Day:

Student Council typically meets every other Wednesday during the school day.

Video Game Club

What is Video Game Club?

The purpose is to get people together who are interested in video games to network and have fun.

Are there Dues?

No

Who do you see about Video Game Club?

Mrs. O'Hanlon

Meeting Times?

Every other Monday

Youth in Government

What is the purpose of Youth In Government?

Our purpose with the cooperation of the YMCA is to expose students of all ages to the workings of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial processes of the State of Ohio. Our research and Bill writing will culminate with a 3 day simulation at the State House in April. There are plenty of other opportunities for students to participate in around the state and nationally.

Are there student dues?

No- but students will need to raise funds for a conference in April.

Who do you see about Youth in Government?

Mr. McDowell and Mr. Howard

When does Youth In Government have meetings?

We are hoping to meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:15PM

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