2017 Club Booklet

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Academic Team
This club focuses on trivia. We do Sporcle and “Are You Smarter Than a...” online trivia competitions as a group. Anyone is welcome. We also participate in the TV show It’s Academic. If you love trivia, competition, and getting together with other students to test your knowledge, this is the team for you!
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Alliance is a student-led organization that is intended to provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQ and straight student allies. The goal of Alliance at CHS is to make their school community safe, facilitate activism, and create a welcoming environment for all students. Calvert High School Alliance seeks to build a network of support for LGBTQ students, as well as raising awareness against stereotypes while promoting positive relationships among all students.
Book Club
Black Eyed Susan Book Club
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Braver, Kinder Calvert
Braver, Kinder Calvert (BKC) is a student-led organization that focuses on making Calvert High a better place. BKC’s members are students who have a positive attitude and who look to positively change the climate at CHS through school-wide activities addressing respect, anti-bullying, and kindness. BKC meets weekly to plan for events and discuss current issues at CHS. Any student is invited to attend.
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Broadcast Club
Broadcast club is a class where students work on the morning broadcast show and the school newspaper, The Courier.
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Calvert Buddies
Calvert Buddies offers opportunities for students with special needs to create friendships with their peers. We provide a safe and relaxing environment for students to enjoy games and conversation. Each month we offer a social event, which can include: parties, dances and field trips.
Chesapeake College Plan
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Chesapeake College Plan is a non-profit organization that works to increase the number of local students who attend college. Mrs. Kidwell, CHS’s pre-college advisor, follows a curriculum designed to guide students through the entire college selection and college application process. Topics covered include resume writing, college searches, interviewing, financial aid, and scholarship searches. Interested students should see guidance for more information.
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Chi Sigma Mu
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Chi Sigma Mu is an honor society for minority students. Students who identify as a minority student who have an 80% grade point average are invited to attend. Counselors, guest speakers, and student members discuss different topics including the college application process, college and career selection, college essay writing, scholarships and college funding, leadership skills, interview skills, cultural awareness, and confidence building.
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Destined for Success
Destined for Success (D4S) is a group of ninth through eleventh graders. Twelfth graders will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The group’s curriculum will focus on social/emotional well-being, leadership, scholarship, service, talents, culture, and motivation. The membership will be limited to 20 students and will meet two times per month during school hours. On occasion, there will be evening or weekend field trips/activities. Sponsored by CHS Alumni and Retired Teachers.
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Educators Rising
Educators Rising is a club for students who are interested in a career in education (teaching, counseling, administration, etc). This club is a requirement for students who are completing the Teacher Academy of Maryland. However, all students can join even if they are not in the TAM program. Students can join by coming to a meeting or talking to Ms. Garner or Mrs. Cwalina.
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Envirothon is a fun and exciting way for high school students to learn about the natural world around us. Envirothon teams are made up of 4-6 students who work together to study Maryland's natural resources over the course of the school year. Topics include aquatics, forestry, soils, and wildlife. All topics are very hands-on and include practical skills and the trainings are taught by experts in each field.
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets on Wednesdays A lunch in Mrs. Clancy's room. It is a Christian affiliated meeting open to all athletes and non-athletes. During this time the students lead in devotions, prayer and worship.
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Females Forward
This club is focused on educating and mentoring females on careers in engineering and how to be successful in the Project Lead the Way Pathway. We will have Female Engineers provide guidance through Skype in the Classroom and in person. Possible projects will also be available moving forward.
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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA seeks to develop competent business leaders and to strengthen students’ self-confidence. It assists in setting occupational goals and teaches efficient money management. FBLA offers opportunities to travel and to make new friends. It also promotes civic pride and responsibility. FBLA offers students opportunities to:
  • Practice business and leadership skills by taking part in chapter projects and holding local, state and national offices;
  • Win local, state and national awards in individual and chapter events by testing your applications, from job interviewing to decision making — just about any skill you choose;
  • Expand your knowledge through hands-on business experience, workshops, conferences and management seminars;
  • Enjoy preparing for your career by being part of numerous local and national events and activities.
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Future Farmers of America (FFA)
The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of America, and these letters are a part of our history and heritage that will never change. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers, FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. Today we are the Future Farmers of America, but we are also the biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs of America's future.
Green School
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Key Club
Key Club is a student lead volunteer organization which provides its members with opportunities to help others, build character, and develop leadership skills. Student members raise money for charity and volunteer in the community for non-profit organizations.
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Lit Club (Creative Writing Group)
Students write poetry, short stories, and even novels, and share them with the group. We also do group creative writing games like accordion writing.
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MAC Scholars
A mentorship organization for 9-12 grade African American male students that hold each other accountable for their academics as well as mentor elementary and middle school males.
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Do you like to build robots? Design bridges? Program computers? Build prosthetic limbs? If so, this is the place for you. MESA is a club where students work in groups on solving engineering and design challenges. The groups use their completed projects to compete in regional competitions. The past three years Calvert High’s MESA team has advanced on to compete in state level competitions. MESA helps students develop technical skills, the ability to work with others, and encourages creative problem solving.
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Mock Trial Club
This club is perfect for any student interested in getting involved in Criminal Justice after high school. Enrollment in Criminal Justice classes is not a requirement to join the club. The team competes against other schools throughout the Southern Maryland region as well as the state! Competitions are based on a trial case assigned from the state of Maryland for which the team will have to study and create opposing arguments (i.e. we may be the "prosecutors" in one competition and "defense lawyers" in the next!).
Prince Frederick Flyers
This club is geared at exploring the engineering aspect of flight. Light airplane projects are assembled. In addition, a competitive Drone Team will construct and compete in a local and possibly National Drone competition. A focus is placed on student directed learning.
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National Art Honor Society
NAHS is the Art Honor Society that recognizes the art students who demonstrate a high level of artistic skill and creativity. Students must meet set criteria and go through an application process to be accepted. They also promote art in their lives, the school, and the community.
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National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a group of students, led by students, who care about people. Students must meet set criteria and go through an application process to be accepted. Members take part in serving their community by hosting American Red Cross blood drives, cleaning up the stadium after home football games and tutoring other students. Invitations to join are sent out in the middle of the second marking period and inductions are usually held at the end of January.
  • Academic Team – Competes NJROTC curriculum knowledge and SAT/ACT based questions using various formats such as paper exams, jeopardy format head-to-head competitions, and computer-based group competitions.
  • Air Rifle Team – Three-position (Prone, Standing, and Kneeling) 30 or 60-shot team and individual competitions against other JROTC units, school-based teams, and club teams using shoulder-to-shoulder or postal formats.
  • Drill Team – Competes in team drill and uniform personnel inspections using the following formats; Unarmed Basic Drill, Armed Basic Drill, Unarmed Exhibition Drill, Armed Exhibition Drill, and Color Guard.
  • Orienteering Team – Competes in the international sport of Orienteering (land navigation/map reading) in various terrain, distance, and group sizes to include individual based on time.
  • Athletic Team – Competes in team and individual physical fitness activities to include push-ups, curl-ups, and running events. The athletic team also competes in common sports to include softball, kickball, volleyball, soccer.
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Student Government Association
SGA is a group that fosters leadership. The biggest event of the year for SGA is Homecoming and the Pep Rally. We plan everything that goes into these two school events: theme, decorations, activities, spirit week and more! After that, SGA participates in both county and state level activities. There are three full general assemblies for the county, and in the spring, some students attend the state conference. In addition to these events, SGA plans other fun events for the school that could include student teacher dodgeball tournaments, teacher appreciation week, and other projects. Any student is welcome to attend the meeting and be a part of a group that tries to build leadership skills.
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CHS theatre students produce main stage shows throughout the year. Students involved can act on stage, design and build sets, or assist with lights, sound, props, makeup, and hair. Auditions are usually required for performers. No previous experience is needed.  Theatre Website
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VEX Robotics
The CHS VEX Robotics team builds and programs robots and participates in many robotics competitions. All students are invited to participate. No experience is necessary.
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World Languages Honorarium
This organization recognizes students in levels III or above in a foreign language class and ESOL students at proficiency level III or above who excel in the language class and in their other classes as well. We do not have regular meetings; however, students who are inducted into the honorarium are expected to attend the induction ceremony each year. Students are recommended for acceptance based on their grades in their foreign language or ESOL class.
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