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Clubs
(Alphabetical Listing of Clubs)

ACADEMIC TEAM

Advisor: Neisha Williams

Mission

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!

Activities
We will compete with teams from other school along with assist with the Trunk or Treat and other activities around the school community. 
Meetings
 

 

AHS MATH HONOR
SOCIETY

Advisor: TBA

Mission

We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics

Activities
We will be chartering this year.  The two main activities will be peer tutoring at school for struggling math students and NSTEPs Study Buddy program, an online tutoring program for underprivileged students.
Meetings
 


BETA CLUB

Advisor: Lori Maffe

Mission

To recognize students with academic achievement who commit to community service.  “Lead by serving others.”

Activities
Volunteer projects planned for this year include cleanup at Kennesaw Mountain, serving breakfast at the Ronald Mcdonald House, running a food drive for MUST Ministries, and other community service
Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 19, Thursday, Oct. 17, Thursday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Dec. 12, Thursday, Jan. 16, Thursday, Feb. 20, Thursday, March 20 & Thursday, April 17

 

CLASS SPONSOR -
FRESHMAN

Advisor: Kim Gerisi and Tina Stanton

Mission

Support Student body government

Activities
Homecoming, Dances, Student Activities
Meetings
 Meetings are in 2317


CLASS SPONSOR -
SOPHOMORE

Advisor: Bridget Ody and Ann Dau

Mission

Support Student body government

Activities
Homecoming, Dances, Student Activities
Meetings
 


CLASS SPONSOR -
JUNIOR

Advisor: Stephanie Gutting and Veronique Morel

Mission

Support Student body government

Activities
Homecoming, Dances, Student Activities
Meetings
 2nd Thursday of every month in Mrs. Gutting’s room

 

CLASS SPONSOR -
SENIOR

Advisor: Christy Wells

Mission

Support Student body government

Activities
Homecoming, Dances, Student Activities
Meetings
 

 

DRAMA CLUB

Advisor: Traci Woody-Kemp

Mission

To encourage and support all theatrical activities while learning about the art of acting

Activities
Cheesecake Fundraiser, Sold t-shirts, Valentines Fundraiser, Candle Fundraiser, Talent Show, THE ODD COUPLE (play), and Miss Atlantis Pageant.  Planned events/activities - Cheesecake fundraiser, director's chair fundraiser, trip to New York City, 3 shows (One-Act, Musical), One Act play competition in November, Karaoke nights, talent show, Miss Atlantis, Valentines Day fundraiser, Halloween Fundraiser
Meetings
 

 

FBLA

Advisor: Mike Dennison

Mission

To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs.

Activities
Conferences, competitive events, community service, and networking.  FBLA is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business and the largest student business organization in the world with a quarter of a million members. FBLA prepares students for "real-world" professional experiences. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career success.
Meetings
 2nd and 4th Friday every month at 7:45 in room 1114

 

FCCLA

Advisor: Lacy Faulkner

Mission

To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Activities
Trunk or Treat, Clickin’ for Chicken, Community Service Projects benefiting Share our Strength and March of Dimes, Leadership Opportunities, Competitive Events
Meetings
 Every other Tuesday at 7:30 AM

 

FRENCH CLUB

Advisors: Andrea Gwynn

Mission

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! 

Activities

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!

Meetings
TBA

 

FRIEND'S CLUB

Advisors: Kelly Bramblett, Andrea Whitley, Colleen Cahal and Veronica Randolph

Mission

The Friend’s Club is designed to bring students with disabilities into the mainstream. General education students and students with disabilities will join together to establish and foster social relationships. Students with disabilities will have the opportunity to practice social interaction and develop meaningful relationships with their peers. They will develop self esteem, social skills, and recreational skills. General education students will have a chance to earn community service hours as well as obtain an increased awareness of diversity.

Activities

Tailgating/Football Game, Movies, Holiday Party, Dance, Field Day, and more.

Meetings
 Thursdays as needed at 7:45 a.m. in room 2305

 

THE HELM: AHS STUDENT
GOVERNMENT
ORGANIZATION

Advisors: Joe Soley and Wynn Shoemaker

Mission

We the people of the Student Leadership of Allatoona High School shall act to execute and serve the students of Allatoona High School.  We shall serve as a firm supporter for student organizations, activities, and information as well as represent the student body in our decision making.  We pledge to promote the success, interests and well-being of our school as leaders who will communicate, listen and work with the students of Allatoona High School to create a more perfect union.  We hereby establish the constitution of the Student Leadership of Allatoona High School. – The Helm

Activities
Homecoming, Shop with a Buccaneer, Hoopcoming, Relay for Life, Honors Night, Buccaneer Bash, Summer Retreat, Student Recognition Programs.
Meetings
 

Juniors in Helm meet in Mrs. Kinkella's Room 1214 1st Thursday of every month 7:30

Executive meetings every Tuesday in Room 1406 at 7:30

 

HOTSHOTZ DANCE TEAM

Faculty Sponsor: April Taylor
Coach/Choreographer: Kelly Mattingly

Mission

 

Activities

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

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Meetings
Tryouts are held in the Spring

 

HISTORY CLUB

Advisor: Sherry Berman

Mission

The History Club exists to extend the study of history to the application of its principles and lessons.

Activities

Horizon Softball program, Oral History documentary project (in conjunction with The Heritage Assisted Living Facility, Acworth, GA) Students, are recording interviews with residents (one lady served as a WAVE during WW II!!) to produce a documentary focusing on major events in the individual's lifetime. The History Club is planning to write a history of Allatoona High School and a time capsule ceremony in the spring.

Meetings
 Every Other Wednesday Room 2308

 

INTERACT CLUB

Advisors: Christy Jackson and Sujata Grover

Mission

Learning Leadership, helpfulness and advancing goodwill through service activities

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.
Meetings
 Every other Friday Room 1113

 

JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE / LATIN CLUB

Advisor: Jennifer Jerger

Mission

To encourage fellowship between students that enjoy the Latin language and the Classics

Activities

Toga bowling, feast and movie nights, the Saturnalia, LARPing with the History Club, and GJCL State Convention at Rock Eagle

Meetings
 Every other Thursday afternoon in Magistra Jerger’s room 2406

 

KEY CLUB

School Sponsor: Tina Stanton, Community Sponsor:  Kiwanis of Kenworth Park

Mission

"Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service build character and develop leadership."

Activities
Shop with a Buccaneer, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF                                                    Special Olympics, Community Outreach
Meetings
 

 

LUCKY BUCS

Advisors: Julie Speeney, Sharon Post & Lynne Spurlock

Mission

To help find homes for homeless pets.  To educate the student body about animal issues.  To   Help and Support the SEGA and care for other animals in shelters.

Activities

Volunteer with SEGA the last Monday of every month.  Assist in finding pets homes.  Help pay
medical bills for pets whose owners have given them up.
Work with Road Trip Home to transport homeless animals up north to be adopted

Meetings
 Meets every other Monday 7:50am or 3:40pm in room 2222.

 

MATH TEAM

Advisor: Veronique Morel

Mission

The aim of this organization is to provide the opportunity for students to develop deeper mathematical knowledge by participating in math competitions. It is also meant to stimulate their thinking process and to build friendships while participating in math-related activities and playing math-related games.

Activities
Meets once a week to practice skills. Participation in Cobb County math competitions (3-4 per year) and other nearby competitions.
Meetings
 Monday's 3:30 in room 1210

 

MODEL UN

Advisor: Kimberly Giresi

Mission

To enhance the student's understanding of the world in which we live from a multi-cultural, pluralistic point of view.

Activities
GA State (Fall) and KSU (Spring).
Meetings
Thursday's after school in Room 2317

 

NATIONAL HONOR
SOCIETY

Advisor: Charles Ellwood
Co-Advisor: Victoria Watkins

Mission

 

Information

Membership in National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Minimum GPA requirement: 3.9; applications available to 11th & 12th grade only.

Meetings
 

 

PEER MEDIATORS

Advisor: Dawn Neely and Victoria Watkins

Mission

To be student leaders in the school and to help students resolve conflicts between friends, classmates, and other students at school.

Activities
This year peer mediators have participated in training sessions, conducted mediations between students, and helped create a county-wide training video for other peer mediators.  In the future, mediators will continue these activities and will also be a part of the Freshman Kickoff day and will help welcome new students to the school throughout the year.
Meetings
 TBD

 

Skills USA

Advisor: Craig Gaskins

Mission

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

Activities
SkillsUSA University, Champions Rally, Region Championships, STORM, Atlanta Falcons Day, Fall State Leadership Conference and Competition, Day at the Capitol, Atlanta Hawks Day, Local Fundraising, and Local Community projects.
Meetings
 Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:45 in the construction building RM 1501

 

SPIRIT CLUB

Advisor: Shelly Edwards

Mission

The mission of the A.H.S. Spirit Club is to build school spirit and bring encouragement to the school’s athletic teams.  Members hope to set an example for the school in spirit and support of all school activities. To support, promote and maintain a high standard of integrity and good sportsmanship in all athletic and school sponsored activities of the high school. To foster and promote good will and fraternal spirit among the members, the student body and the community. To promote and encourage better attendance to all sports activities by the parents, the students, the faculty of the high school and the community businesses and leaders. To promote and encourage more young men and women to get involved in school activities and athletic programs.

Dues
20 Membership dues will be used to purchase t-shirts, paint supplies and materials needed to promote the club
Meetings
 Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:15

 

SPORTS MEDICINE
PROGRAM

Advisor: Kimberly Estes, M.Ed, ATC/L

Mission

The mission of the Allatoona Sports Medicine Program is to provide the students with an opportunity to explore the option of being apart of a high school, college, professional, or clinical Sports Medicine Program.  The Sports Medicine staff will strive to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive, highest quality individual sports medicine health care available in a professional, efficient, compassionate and service-oriented manner.

Duties

Provide medical coverage for all 22 Varsity Sports (Boys and Girls) including practices and games

  • Educate proper hydration and nutrition tactics to all student-athletes
  • Provide treatment and rehabilitation services to all student-athletes
  • Perform standard injury evaluations to determine the severity of the injury
Meetings
 

 

Societe Honoraire de
Francais (SHF)

Advisor: Andrea Gwynn

Mission

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.

Eligibility
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 be enrolled in the fourth 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. 
Meetings
 First Wednesday every month 3:30 in 2410

 

Sociedad Honoraria
Hispanica (Spanish Honor
Society)

Advisor: Marisa Chada and Stephanie Gutting

Mission

The purpose of the Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. The Society is classified as a national and international academic honor society in the study of high school Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Inc. (AATSP)

Eligibility
To be eligible for the Society, students must meet all of the following criteria:  must be actively enrolled in a Spanish class, must be enrolled in the 3rd level of Spanish or higher, transfer students must have spent one full semester in the program before eligibility, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in all Spanish courses and an overall GPA of 3.0. Academic integrity requires adherence to the academic Honor Code. Students in the Society will tutor Spanish to the lower level students.
Meetings
First Firday of Every Month

 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Advisor: Thomas Chafin

Mission

Recognition of Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students who excel musically, academically, and in the area of community service.  (Note:  Students must participate in the music program at Allatoona, and meet academic requirements in order to be offered membership in the Honor Society.)

Activities
Members will provide service to the Fine Arts Department, to Allatoona High School, and to the surrounding communities through music.
Meetings
 

 

YEARBOOK

Advisor: Darby Williams

Mission

To produce a quality yearbook for the students of Allatoona High School

Activities
Before, during and after school sessions. We will be at all events during the school year to make sure the yearbook is comprehensive of all activities that occur at Allatoona High School.
Meetings
 

 

Young Alderman Program

Advisor: TBD

Mission

The Acworth Young Alderman Program is a collection of high school students serving as a youth
Advisory board to the Mayor of Acworth and his Board of Alderman. 

Activities

The group provides insight on youth related matters and discuss ways the city and youth can
work together in Acworth.  The students meet two to three times a month and learn how local
government operates. 

Meetings
 1st Wed each month at Acworth City Hall 4:30