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CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

School sponsored clubs (excluding competitive interscholastic activities or events) are those under the sponsorship, direction and control of the school that organize and meet for common goals, objectives, and purposes. State law requires that parents have the right to withhold permission for their students to participate in any school sponsored club or organization designated by them. The following school sponsored clubs will be in operation during this school year, for which information is provided regarding the name of each club, its purpose, faculty sponsor and a description of past or planned activities. You, as the parent/guardian, have the right to withhold in writing your permission for your student’s participation in any club or organization. If a club is added during the school year, you will be provided information on the club and your written permission will be required prior to your student’s participation.

GRADES 6 – 8

*All clubs may not be active during this school term.


JUNIOR BETA CLUB

Sandy Goodroe 

Mission and/or Purpose:

The National Beta Club is a service club for grades six through eight that promotes achievement, character, and leadership. Students must maintain at least an A average; meet minimum requirements on a state required test; and have no discipline referrals.

Marion County Junior Beta Information


GRADES 9 – 12

ACADEMIC DECATHLON 

Mission and/or Purpose:

Academic Decathlon focuses on the importance of developing well-rounded individuals and provides an antidote to intellectual apathy and underachievement. This program provides incentive for average students, underachieving students, above-average students, as well as academically talented students, to become interested in intellectual activities.

Past/Planned Activities:

Academic Bowls and Contests

FBLA 

Sandy Wells

Mission and/or Purpose:

The purpose of FBLA is the provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for secondary students in business and/or business related fields to develop vocational and career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities. FBLA integrates teamwork, organizational activities, field trips and competition with classroom instruction to provide students with leadership skills that will benefit them throughout life.

Past/Planned Activities:

Local monthly leadership meetings, region, state, & national leadership conferences, local/state officer training workshops, skills training activities for competitive events, region, state, & national competitive events, various community service projects (as needed), career development and exploration activities such as career trips to colleges.

FCA

Luke Jernigan

Mission and/or Purpose:

The vision of FCA is to see the world impacted through Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Students’ relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence.

Past/Planned Activities:

Samaritan’s Purse (Christmas Child Donations), Monthly meetings, provide speakers for school-wide assemblies, breakfast and devotion time (Friday mornings)

FCCLA

Megan Scott

Mission and/or Purpose:

FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life. These skills (planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication) are necessary in both the home and the workplace.

Past/Planned Activities:

Local monthly leadership meetings, region, state, & national leadership conferences, local/state officer training workshops, skills training activities for competitive events, region, state, & national competitive events, various community service projects (as needed), career development and exploration activities such as career trips to colleges.

FFA

John Hagin

Mission and/or Purpose:

Students in FFA develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education

Past/Planned Activities:

Local monthly leadership meetings, region, state, & national leadership conferences, local/state officer training workshops, skills training activities for competitive events, region, state, & national competitive events, various community service projects (as needed), career development and exploration activities such as career trips to colleges.

PROM COMMITTEE

Megan Scott, Traci Reeves, Jami Welch

Mission and/or Purpose:

The Prom Committee makes all necessary arrangements for the Junior/Senior Prom.

Past/Planned Activities:

Meet and discuss prom decorations, invitations, souvenirs, etc. for the prom.

SENIOR BETA

Dolly Hooks

Mission and/or Purpose:

The Senior Beta is a service club for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that promotes achievement, character, and leadership. Students must have an overall average of 90 or above and must be on the college preparatory curriculum.

Past/Planned Activities:

Christmas cards to “shut-ins” in Georgia, Spring induction ceremony for new members, supplies (socks) donated to nursing home, volunteer for Regional Special Olympics Competition

STUDENT COUNCIL 

Tracey McCorkle

Mission and/or Purpose:

Members, elected during the previous year, are representatives for the entire student body.

Past/Planned Activities:

Homecoming, Veterans’ Day Luncheon, Leadership Seminar, 8th grade Orientation, Sponsor “Get Involved Day”, Hospitality Room (Basketball Tournament), Driver’s Safety Awareness.