2014-15 Allatoona Clubs

Club Name Club Sponsor Mission Statement Activities Meeting Dates
Academic Team Neisha Williams Students will develop academic, professional skills and knowledge beyond the classroom. They practice team building and cooperative planning, build friendships and camaraderie with classmates, and interact with motivated and positive students from other schools. Academic team provides opportunities for new experiences and fun activities! We will compete with teams from other school along with assist with extracurricular activities such as Trunk or Treat within the school community.  Email Mrs. Williams for Meeting Dates and information
AHS Earthwise Tina Stanton

We aim to promote environmental stewardship by reaching out to our community and educating our student body and staff on how reducing, reusing, recycling and refusing helps to reduce our carbon footprint.

 

We meet every first Monday mornings at 7:45AM in Coach Gwynn's classroom.

Beta Club Joseph Maselli To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among students. All types of service in our community including:
Trunk or Treat
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Pickett's Mill Spring Fling
Heritage Retirement Home

We meet on the following Mondays for the Fall semester:
September 22
October 20
November 17
December 15

Diamond Dolls Amanda Cataldi and Lindsay Kovalsky Diamond Dolls is a spirit and support organization for the Allatoona High School Varsity Baseball team.  It generates its own revenues through a club fee.  The goal of the Diamond Dolls is to represent the Allatoona High School baseball program in a positive way, help promote the AHS baseball team, and be leaders at Allatoona and the surrounding community. All members of the Diamond Doll Organization are responsible for attending at least 3 home and 2 away regular season games (attend additional post season playoff games if necessary), attend regular and post-season meetings, create and distribute goodie bags, create and hang signs/flyers, encourage the student body to attend games, and assist the coaches, booster club, administrators, etc. with any additional tasks that they assign to you before, during, or after the game. An informational meeting will be held in December/January – Date TBD
FCCLA Lacey Faulkner and Linday Stephens FCCLA is a national student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students. Members attend state and nationally held conferences and competitions.  We participate community service and other outreach opportunities.  FCCLA offers scholarships, networking, and recognition to students.  Locally, we host the annual Allatoona Trunk or Treat every October as well as participate in competitive events every February and March. Every other Wednesday morning at 7:45 AM in room 1201
French Club Andrea Gwynn French Club welcomes anyone with an interest in the French language, culture, and people.  It will allow students of French (as well as students not in a French class) to dig deeper into the language and culture and allow for opportunities to experience French culture outside the walls of the school.  The French Club members will borrow some of the French traditions and bring them to Allatoona! Some activities will include food tasting and cooking demonstrations, listening to French music and singing karaoke, watching French movies, and celebrating French holidays.  Some other activities may include organizing trips to museums, restaurants, concerts, soccer or hockey games, as well as participating in an immersion camp 2nd Wed of every month beginning in September
Friend's Club Kelly Bramblett, Andrea Whitley and Colleen Cahal Developing real and meaningful relationships between students with disabilities and their general education peers Various social activities: tailgating, parties, dances, field days Meetings are monthly on an as need basis Thursday mornings at 7:50 in room 2305 – first meeting 9.4.14
Future Busines Leaders of America (FBLA) Mike Dennison Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.           FBLA is the world’s largest and oldest student business organization and provides the opportunity to compete in competitive events ranging from Business Math to Digital Video Production to Parliamentary Procedure.  Whatever your skillset is in, there is an event for YOU!  Email Mr. Dennison for meeting dates and additional information
Gamers Club Candace Jones To play games and socialize with friends (there is a different experience playing next to someone verses through the internet) Play video games and participate in various fundraiser events Every Wednesday after school till 4:30 PM
HELM Wynne Shoemaker The mission of Helm is to create a positive, spirited and community oriented student body experience. Through community service opportunities, student leadership experiences and various school-wide social events, the Helm is focused on creating future leaders and productive citizens. Pencil Project, Academic Recognition, Homecoming, Thanks for Giving, Shop With a Buc, Hoopcoming, Mini-Miracle, Red-Out, Teen Shoebox Party The Helm Executive Board meets on Tuesdays at 7:30am in room 2303. All appointed and elected Board Members are required to attend. To get involved, students should go to their class meetings (dates and times announced in advance). Elections are typically held in March. Visit the ahshelm.com website for more information.
HOSA Kimberly Estes To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community. Trunk or Treat, Community Service Projects, Leadership Opportunities, Competitive Events 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 7:45am in Room 1403
Hotshotz Dance Team Faculty Sponsor: April Taylor
Coach/Choreographer: Kelly Mattingly
  The Allatoona Hotshotz Dance Team performs at the following events:
Pregame for all varsity home football games, Halftime for all varsity girls and boys home basketball games
School events such as pep rallies and Shop With a Buc
Tryouts are held in the Spring, for more information, email Mrs. Taylor
Interact Club Christy Jackson Learning Leadership, helpfulness and advancing goodwill through service activities The Interact Club is a student led club in conjunction with the North Cobb Rotary Club.  We meet twice a month along with a member from the Rotary Club to develop community service projects and ideas.  We participate in campus clean up days, Cobb Christmas, Shop with a Buccaneer, and various other activities throughout the year. Every other Friday in Room 2221
Key Club Tina Stanton Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership

International Service:  Trick or Treat for UNICEF  State Service:  Georgia Sheriff Homes for Boys  Local Service:  Shop with a BUC and Support Horizon Baseball League and Safe Driving Week. Develop initiative and leadership and prepare for useful citizenship.

Tuesdays every month in Room 2317 with Mrs. Stanton
Latin Club Magistra HwangBo

To celebrate the ancient Roman culture and language outside of the required classroom curriculum.
To explore it’s more entertaining practices and customs.

Toga bowling, gladius matches, West Cobb Latin Club Mixers, Roman dinner (Saturnalia), Ides of March celebration, Fall Forum, State Convention (details TBA) 2nd Wednesday of each Month from 3:45 – 4:30 in room 2406
Lucky Bucs Julie Speeny The Lucky Bucs Club is a homeless pets club that works to rescue animals from the shelters and find them forever homes. They also fundraise to spay and neuter the rescued pets and to send some to facilities up north where they can be more easily adopted. Lucky Bucs rescues animals from shelters, pays to have them spay and neutered, supports SEGA (greyhound foundation), and helps with Road Trip Home transports. RTH meets bimonthly to load up the animals for transport to Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. 7:40am Room 2222. 8/18, 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/12, 2/2, 3/2, 4/20. SEGA Run (10/4)
Mu Alpha Theta - Math Club Monica Doriney Mu Alpha Theta is an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school education.  Mu Alpha Theta is a National Mathematics Honor Society encompassing over 65,000 students in more than 1,400 schools. It is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school students. Math competitions and participation in school and community activities 1st Wednesday of each month
National Honor Society Charles Ellwood and Victorial Watkins To uphold the high standards of scholarship, leadership, character and service. Types of activities your Club participates in: Pink Out, Service to School/Community/Others, Fundraising. Meeting Dates and Times  Alternating Wednesday’s for members & officers  7:39 a.m
National Latin Honor Society Magistra HwangBo

To recognize and promote academic excellence in the Classics (Latin).
To support all levels of the AHS Latin program.

Honor Society Induction, Service hours to AHS Latin program, Fall Forum, State Convention (Details TBA). 3rd  Wednesday of each Month from 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. OR 3:45-4:00 in room 2406
Societe Honoraire de
Francais (SHF)
Andrea Gwynn The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-speaking world. Membership shall be based on scholarship in general and scholarship in French in particular, leadership in French activities and interest, either in a group or as an individual. Membership shall be restricted to those students actively engaged in the study of French in a secondary school during the year of initiation. Candidates must have completed French II Honors level of French or higher. Transfer students must have spent at least one full semester in the high school before becoming eligible. Sponsors may revoke a student’s membership for reasons of failure to maintain a high scholastic average, or behavior inappropriate to an honor society, irregular participation in SHF activities, insufficient service hours, or failure to attend the initiation ceremony or pay annual dues. Students must have maintained an A average in French and have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.75 in all French courses. For consideration in the society, students must have a 3.0 in all course work at the time of initiation and be considered a student of academic integrity. Academic integrity requires adherence to the academic Honor Code. 1st Wed of October, December, February, and April with community service opportunities and 2 induction ceremonies: 1 in the fall and 1 possible ceremony in the spring.
Sources of Strength Dawn Neely, Victoria Watkins, Allyson Rich and Kimberly Giresi

Sources of Strength is a peer lead suicide awareness and prevention program that encourages students to seek out a trusted adult if they or one of their friends is struggling with depression, anger and/or anxiety.

Classroom Lessons, Sources of Strength Week, Community Service 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month AND other dates as announced. Meetings are held in the Career Center located in the Counseling Office.
Speech and Debate Tyler Gwynn For More information, go to Mr. Gwynn's Blog