CHS Clubs give each student an opportunity to grow in areas of individual interests.They also offer each student places to participate, belong and make a difference at CHS.The following are clubs available to the CHS Student Body.Meetings of the clubs vary with meeting dates and times being announced on the morning announcements and on flyers in the school breezeways.
Art Club is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are currently in Art classes or who have previously been enrolled in them.The purpose of the Art Club is to further understanding of art and its place in our society.Art activities include trips to art museums, painting faces during Homecoming Week, and doing community projects.� Mrs. Kristi Baker is sponsor.
�������� BUFFS, Building Up Family and Friends, is an organization that helps students with special needs participate in a variety of activities.� BUFFS wash cars and bake cookies to sell to earn money to purchase school yearbooks and to supplement their activities.� Students learn valuable lessons while participating.� Mrs. Susan Benton is sponsor.
����� CatPaws is an organization that was created to further good character and choices. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to be a part of this club. Members learn lessons in community service, school service, and the importance of the Thirteen Guiding Principles in everyday living.� Members of the Character Education Steering Committee, Jean Cherry, Dana Brown, Lou Smith, Chad Hovis, and Ralph Morrow, sponsor this group.���
��� The Chess Club is open to all students in grades 7-12.� Club members learn the rules and how to play the game.� The club meets on Friday afternoons.� An annual chess tournament is held in the spring.� Last year over 60 students participated.� Mr. Jonnie Kirkland is sponsor.
Corning Trap Team
��������� The Corning Trap Team is open to all 6-12 graders who have Hunter's Education certification, have met the safety requirements and passed the safety courses set forth by Arkansas Game and Fish. The primary focus of this group is to teach safety and responsible firearm handling and ownership. All Trap Team activities occur away from the actual CHS campus.� The new Trap field was constructed on private donated land using private funds and donated time and labor from MANY community members, parents, and trap team members. School sponsors are Ralph Morrow, Heather Clifton, and Sarah Crossno.� There are also 8 Arkansas Game and Fish certified shooting coaches from the community.
������ There are three Electric Vehicle teams, two senior high and one junior high.� Students who are selected for inclusion on a team meet the following criteria:� being recommended by teachers, beneficial aspects for the student, grades, and behavior. Besides racing the vehicles, members compete in troubleshooting, skits, and quiz bowl competitions.� Sponsors are Mr. Charles Arnold and Mrs. Wanda Patterson.
������ Fire Marshalls are responsible for the safety of the student body in the event of a fire.� They coordinate monthly fire drills in an effort to teach students the proper procedures of fire safety.�
Marshalls are chosen by the sponsor and principal.� Mr. Travis James is sponsor.
������� FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is open to secondary students in grades 10 through 12.� Its purpose is to provide an integral part of the instructional program, offer additional opportunities in business and/or business-related fields, develop vocational and career supportive competencies, promote civic and personal responsibilities, develop an awareness of the image one�s appearance projects, develop leadership, communication, and team skills, and help students with the transition into the business world.� Members are elected to the offices of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian, parliamentarian, or reporter for the school year.� The president should have prior experience in FBLA and be a senior or junior.� Activities include attending the fall leadership conference in Jonesboro, collecting items for military personnel or local food bank, visiting the local nursing home and head start, job shadowing, fundraising for Arkansas Children�s Hospital or the March of Dimes, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, competing in District II competitive events, and touring ASU and a business.�� Mrs. Karen Razer, Mrs. Dana Brown, and Mrs. Pam Brown are sponsors.
����� The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to minister to athletes and coaches both on and off the field of competition and to further the study of God's Word among our student body and teachers. The grades that are eligible to join the club are grades 7 - 12. The criteria for selection: We allow anyone who has a pair of tennis shoes and wishes to study God's word in connection to everyday student athlete life to join our organization, but our officers must be in grades 10 - 12 and willing to live by the higher standard of not doing as the world does. Our officers sign a purity vow before they take office (a statement that says they will attempt to be sexually pure and drug and alcohol free during their time in office). There is a Bible study every other Wednesday morning at 7:40 in the auditorium. FCA participates in all ASU hosted activities for high school students, such as football game day, basketball game day, and baseball game day. The local FCA tries to have one additional special event every quarter of the school year.� Mrs. Wanda Patterson is sponsor.
��� FFA, Future Farmers of America, states the following as its purpose and mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.� Anyone in grades 8-12 who is enrolled in an agriculture class, anyone previously enrolled during the last year, or anyone who will be enrolled within the next year is eligible for membership. Dues are $15/year.� FFA takes part in the following activities:� leadership conferences; state and national convention; career development events; leadership competitions; livestock judging; livestock shows; and cookouts.� Mrs. Sarah Crossno is the sponsor.
�������� HEAT (Helping Educate All Teens) is open to all students in grades 8-12 who must sign a drug free pledge. The purpose of HEAT is to provide drug free activities for teenagers, give them leadership opportunities and provide mentors for elementary students. HEAT began six years ago from a TONE conference.� During that time numerous awards for the program have been won, including a first place trophy in 2005. Some projects in the past include, Sixth Grade Summit, Ghost Out, Adopt a Class, Spring Fling, Paint the School Red, and Red Ribbon Week.�Mrs. Pam Elders is sponsor.
������ Library Club is open to students in grades 7 through 12.� Membership is selected by the librarian.� Criteria for selection include having a good work ethic and a congenial attitude.� Library aides perform a variety of tasks during their work hours.� Mrs. Jean Cherry is sponsor.
NHS is National Honor Society. Members of NHS must have and maintain a 90% cumulative average. In addition to recognizing good scholarship, the purpose of NHS is to promote scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected through the Faculty Council which is a committee of five teachers. Students provide information in each of the areas of selection: Co-curricular activities; Leadership Positions; Community Activity; Work Experience; Recognition and Awards. The information given by the student is used by the Faculty Council to support the student's candidacy for membership. The selection procedures are guided by the National Honor Society as set forth in the NHS Handbook. Mrs. Jean Cherry and Mrs. Christy Varvil are sponsors.
����� NJHS, National Junior Honor Society, is an honor society for students in grades eight and nine.� Membership in this organization is both an honor and a responsibility.�Potential members in must have a cumulative GPA of 90% (excluding athletics and band).� Students are selected through the Faculty Council which is a committee of five teachers.� Guidelines used for selection include leadership, service, citizenship, character and scholarship.� Students provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their candidacy for membership.� The selection procedures are guided by the National Junior Honor Society Constitution as set forth in the NJHS Handbook.� Mrs. Melissa Woolard, Mrs. Heather Clifton, and Mrs. Shelly Smith are sponsors.
Pep Club is also known as Paw Pride. Our job in Paw Pride is to display school spirit all year long. We make posters and provide noisemakers at pep rallies and we make sure to always cheer for our Bobcats at all sporting events. Paw Pride is sponsored by Anna Bowser
������ Junior Quiz Bowl is made up of a maximum of 8 students from grades 7�9.� Senior Quiz Bowl has members from grades 10-12,� Any student wishing to participate must take a Quiz Bowl test.� Performance on that test will be the deciding factor on members for the year.� Both Junior and Senior Quiz Bowl members practice throughout the year and compete at the district level.� Mrs. Marilyn Woolard is the Junior Quiz Bowl sponsor.� Mrs. Jennifer Woolard sponsors Senior Quiz Bowl.�
����� Spanish Club is open to students in grades 9-12.� The club�s purpose is to further understanding of the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish people.� Activities of the club include celebrating Cinco de Mayo, making sugar skulls for The Day of the Dead, Fiesta, and a Christmas party. The Spanish Club is sponsored by Mrs. Valerie Keene.
����������� Student Council is the student governing body of CHS.� Student Council is made up of the class officers of each class and school-wide elected Student Council officers.� Student Council sponsors a variety of activities both service and school oriented.� Students in grades 7-12 with a 75% grade average and signed teacher approval forms are eligible to run for election.� Mr. Gary Phelan and Mrs. Lea Landreth are sponsors.
������ International Thespian Society. The purpose of the club is to encourage the love of theater in our school and community. Grades 9-12 are eligible. The Thespian Society bases admission on a point system. The performer must earn ten points, which is equivalent to one hundred hours of work before they are able to join. We perform two plays per year.
������ The Drama Club has the same purpose and officers. Those eligible to join are grades 9 - 12. Anyone who enjoys Theater can pay five dollars and join. Essentially, the Drama Club is an offshoot of the Thespians.� Mrs. Wanda Patterson is the sponsor of both clubs.
Participation (p�r-tĭs'ə-pā'shən)� The act of taking part or sharing in something
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