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Clubs/Organizations

Alpha Beta Club

This club is designed to give students an opportunity to promote and develop leadership skills along with serving in their community. Sophomores and spring- semester freshmen who have achieved a cumulative 3.6 GPA may apply. Each semester, students are responsible for attending a once-a-month meeting, completing 6 group hours and 4 individual hours of community service, as well as maintaining a minimum 3.6 GPA. Meetings are the 1st Monday of every month during A lunch in Room 1112. 

S. Watson
swatson5@wcpss.net

 

 Ambassadors

Students are nominated by faculty/staff at the end of each school year to be an Ambassador. Nominations are based upon students' leadership, dependability, friendliness, trust, and integrity. This club is currently not available for freshmen because it is a teacher-nominated club. This gives teachers a year with freshmen to see if they can successfully represent the school to new parents and students. Ambassadors welcome new students to Cary High School, give tours, and also assist during major school events such as Freshman Camp, Open House, etc.
C. Strader and D. Whitley cstrader@wcpss.net, dwhitley@wcpss.net 
Tuesdays (monthly) during A lunch in Career Center or 2134


 

Anime

We meet to watch anime movies and short clips. Members take part in selective school activities such as the Homecoming parade float and Spring King and Queen. Open membership, come when you want, stay as long as you want.
T. Riley
triley@wcpss.net
Fridays, except early release
2:30- 4:30 2120

 

Book Thieves

Love to read! Come join us at the Book Thieves book club. Students choose, read and discuss books of different genres. Twice a year the club reads a book and watches the movie based on the book with food and drinks and fun!
S. Powell spowell@wcpss.net 1st an 3rd Monday Media Center

 

Broadcasting Club

This club is open to all grade levels and experience levels to allow students the opportunity to work on the Video Announcements that air Friday mornings at 9am. We meet in 2134, which is the TV studio for taping and Mac Lab for editing. We need students who are interested in learning, no prior experience is required but previous experience is valuable to us. Students will be creating, taping, editing different segments so we need students who don’t mind being on the air plus, behind the scenes camera people, editors, writers and more.
D. Whitley
dwhitley@wcpss.net
Mon.- Thurs.
10:30-11:30 Rm2134

 

Club Unify

Club Unify is a social club for the special needs students to allow them time to interact with
the regular population of the school. It is every Wednesday during all lunches. The students bring their lunch to the room and eat with the special needs students. They play games, draw, cook, have cornhole contests, and also practice for special olympics. In the spring those students that have come to the majority of the “club” meeting will be invited to help with spring track and field events at Cary Academy. The club allows not only the special needs students to practice their social skills with their peers, but it also allows students who may not be able to stay after school the chance to join a club and meet new people.
jbass@wcpss.net
Every day A/B Lunch Rm2103

 

Culinary Club

No details available K. Smith ksmith4@wcpss.net 3rd Monday
A Lunch Rm2112

 

DECA

DECA is a co-curricular club for students who
are taking, or have taken, at least one marketing class. Students practice presentation skills and compete in areas that require knowledge gained in their marketing classes. This club offers excellent preparation for careers in marketing and business. Opportunities are offered for local leadership and district, state and international competitions. L.Williams, K. Keller
lwwilliams@wcpss.net
Thursdays
A Lunch Rm303

 

Drama Club

Come one, come all! If you are interested in acting, improv, or tech theater, Drama Club is for you!
Please come to the first Drama Club meeting at the beginning of the school year (usually in late August)
in the Drama Room. The Drama Club is a group of people performing, experiencing, and living theatre. With this club, we will provide opportunities for the student to learn about theatre through participating in productions and viewing community work. This club also provides the opportunities to participate
in Tech Crew, International Thespian Society, and IMProv team. Membership dues are $10 (this includes a t-shirt) and is open to all students. We’d love to show and tell you what Drama Club is all about! We have lots of energy, great people, and tons of fun! No experience necessary – everyone is welcome.
K. McCormick kmccormick@wcpss.net Tuesdays, every 4-6 weeks 2:30-4:30 Rm3101

 

E3

(Exploration of Electronic Entertainment) members meet to discuss, develop, and debate video games and consoles. We also organize tournaments.
P. Stone
pstone@wcpss.net Thursdays 2:30-4pm Rm2318

 

Ellipsis Literary Magazine

Want to see your work published? Ellipsis, Cary
High School’s literary magazine, publishes students’ poetry, black and white artwork, and fiction (up to 2,000 words). Ellipsis is usually published in the Fall and Spring semesters. The mission of the magazine is to showcase the best of the creativity that Cary High School’s student body has to offer. The views expressed by individual authors do not necessarily represent those of the staff, the magazine, or the school as a whole. To apply for a staff position or submit your work electronically, contact Mr. Nantz at jnantz@wcpss.net.
J. Nantz,
Thursdays 2:30 Rm1016/2326

 

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club provides an opportunity
for students to learn and participate in activities
that promote environmental awareness on campus and the surrounding community. Activities include supporting the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, stream clean up on the Higgins Green Way Trail in Cary, planting trees & shrubs on campus to support wildlife and to modify micro climates by providing shade, as well as cleanup of campus grounds and retention ponds. The club does an annual fund raiser known as FebruHairy to raise money to support these activities and to provide a scholarship of several hundred dollars to a senior chosen by the faculty for their environmental stewardship.
S. Turley, D. Thomas, T. Myer djthomas@wcpss.net 2nd/4th Wednesdays @ 2:30 Rm1108

 

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an education association, preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields. $13 annual membership fee covers National, State and Local dues.
Why should students join?
• Career preparation
• Scholarships
• Challenging competitions
• Trophies and cash awards
• Travel opportunities
• Friendship and fun
• Networking
• Exclusive publications
C. York
cyork@wcpss.net
Monthly, TBD by the membership
A Lunch 2210

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Do you have an interest in the Bible or listening to athletes speak about their faith? Do you have an interest in gathering with other students to pray, serve, and have fun? Then FCA, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is for you!  

FCA Sponsors are Jennifer Jewell and Wendy Beeler
FCA meetings are every other Monday!  Nov 16, 30, Dec 14, Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16 - Lunch Provided!
Also FCA Small Group meetings are every Thursday! Bring lunch!
Both Meetings are in room 1008
W. Beeler, J. Jewell
wbeeler@wcpss.net, jjewell@wcpss.net
Every other Monday during SMART in lunch Room 1008

 

Film Club

Do you like watching movies? So do we! And we make them! Join Film Club on Thursdays to watch and make movies. It’s an offer you can’t refuse!
K. Dukes kdukes@wcpss.net
Thursdays 2:30 Rm2313

 

French Club

To celebrate Francophone culture while learning about different holidays and foods from a variety of French speaking cultures
C. Atkinson, C. Deppong
catkinson2@wcpss.net, cdeppong@wcpss.net
1 Thursday a month 4:00-4:30 Rm2309

 

Harry Potter Club

This club is open to any student that has any level
of interest in the world of Harry Potter. Previously, students have engaged in Potions Class, Wand Making, Harry Potter Trivia, debates about characters in the novel, and for the first time this year, we practiced Quidditch. Next year, we hope to alternate meetings between Harry Potter Club (the events described above) and playing Quidditch. This would allow us to eventually have a Club Team for Quidditch. K. Nantz, J. Nantz
knantz@wcpss.net, jnantz@wcpss.net Every Other Monday
2:15-3:15 Rm1016

 

Hispanic Club

No details available S. Zarate szarate@wcpss.net 1st Thursdays 2:30-3:30
National History Club
We study history and participate in Quiz Bowls, etc. We go on field trips to museums, exhibits, historic sites, etc.
K. Nantz, L. Hayes knantz@wcpss.net,lhayes@wcpss.net
Tues./Thurs Twice a month 2:30-3:30 Rm403

 

Junior Bank Board

The mission of The Cary High Junior Bank Board is to develop partnerships with high schoolers and financial institutions. They continue their mission by meeting with local business and banks around Cary. Often discussed is their role in the community and how they maintain their business. While mainly known for their Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser for scholarships, the Board also participates in a service project every year. The board of 15 members consists of eleventh and twelfth graders and is run by Vantage South Bank. How to Join: Students must apply to be on the Junior Bank Board. This application process is held at the end of Sophomore year or the beginning of Junior Year. For the 2014/2015 school year, applications will be accepted from Juniors at the beginning of the school year. Listen for announcements and watch the TV for information at the beginning of the year. Applications may be picked up and turned in to Mr. Emory.
J. Emory emory@wcpss.net 4thThursday @ 3:00 Vantage South Bank

 

Junior Marshalls

Junior Marshalls are a small group of Juniors, usually about 20 who are given the honor of serving at the major Senior Activities in May and June. They are the students with the top GPAs at the time of the group selection.
A. Zappia azappia@wcpss.net TBD (Spring only)
2:30 Rm2229

 

Key Club

Key Club is a service organization that offers all students an opportunity to help others in the community.
Club Sponsor: Mary Carreno (mcarreno@wcpss.net)
Meeting day/time: First/Third Fridays of each month, A lunch, auditorium

 

Latin Club

No details available
D. Thurmond dthurmond@wcpss.net Thursdays
A/B Lunch 2303

 

Latino Achievers

The club is for Hispanic students, even though anyone can join, at any grade level. We do volunteer activities throughout the year. We also have a dance where we raise funds to give to low-income families. We do other activities too like going to the movies or bowling. The cost is $5. Students should join if they want to help others in need.
S. Zarate szarate@wcpss.net Thursdays @ 2:30 Rm202

 

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

Mission: To honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities. Vision: To be the international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.
NTHS Is Committed To Our Global Community By... •Offering scholarship opportunities for its members. •Sustaining growth, innovation and continuous improvement.
•Maintaining financial responsibility to meet our membership needs
•Providing the highest recognition for top students in career and technical education.
•Supplying excellent services to our diverse, multi- cultural membership and member schools.
•Building strong relationships between the educational community and business and industry. •Responding to the ever-changing world and leading edge of technology as a flexible organization. NTHS participates in multiple services projects, such as Read a Book/Get A Book with Kingswood Elementary and working in the school greenhouse with the OCS students growing food. We keep members informed on various technical fields for possible careers.
We are represented by purple and white cords at graduation. All current members and prospective members need to attend the first meeting.
K. Smith ksmith4@wcpss.net
2nd Monday
A Lunch Rm2112

 

National Honor Society (NHS)

National Honor Society is an honor organization
for Juniors and Seniors. Students must have a
3.6 (weighted) GPA to be eligible to apply for membership. Students are identified at the beginning of the school year and are invited to an application meeting. Once students apply, an anonymous faculty council scores the application and new members are tapped for membership in the beginning of October. Once tapped, students participate in a wide variety of service activities both within the school and in the larger community as well. There are monthly meetings and students need to complete a specified number of service hours to maintain membership in the organization.
A. Zappia, azappia@wcpss.net 1st Tuesday @ 2:30 Auditorium

 

Photography Club

Any student can join Photography Club who is interested in taking pictures, and wanting to learn how to take better pictures. We have guests from Cary Photographic Artists come to some of our meetings to do presentations on how to take better photos. We also share photos, do photo critiques, and photo shoots around campus! The Photography Club is free to join.
L. Drummond ldrummond@wcpss.net 1st & last Thursdays 2:30-3:30 Rm403
 

Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA)

This club is open to all LGBTQIA students and straight allies. We use the general term “Queer” as a catch- all word for all groups of the long acronym. We like to emphasize that the A stands for Ally. The QSA seeks participation from both queer-identified and straight students because promoting a safe and accepting environment within the school is important for all of us. Weekly meetings are student-led and usually involve a presentation by a student or guest speaker followed by discussion. Many club members participate in events outside of school sponsored by the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Students of any grade level can join. There are no dues or special requirements.
G. Clayton, J. Ellerson
vclayton@wcpss.net, jellerson@wcpss.net 206

 

Robotics Club

No details available J. Crooks jcrooks@wcpss.net Thursdays Rm2218
 

Role Play Club

Student led, fun, engaging activity where students particpate in RPG (role play game) acting out the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, through a process of structured decision- making or character development. Actions taken with many games succeceed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines.
S. Powell spowell@wcpss.net Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 Media Center

 

Speech and Debate

The team is open to students in grades 9-12 and requires no try-outs, only regular attendance.
Team members prepare for speech and debate competitions held on weekends throughout the school year, each costing between $10 and $25 dollars. Our team participates in a wide variety of events: debate—partner debate (also known as public forum), one-on-one debate (also known as Lincoln-Douglas), and student Congress (federal legislative debate); theater—dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo interpretation, and oral interpretation; and speech -- original oratory and impromptu speaking.
P. Jessee, Mr. Ashburn, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. McCormick, and Mrs. Richards
pjessee@wcpss.net, srichards@wcpss.net
Every Monday, Lincoln-Douglas debate; Every Tuesday, Congressional Debate; Every Thursday, Public Forum Debate; Every Friday, Speech and Interpretation Events 2:30-3:45
*An interest meeting will be held on Friday, September 2nd from 2:30-3:45 in room 1013. Students who cannot attend the meeting but would still like to join the team should email Mr. Jessee at pjesse@wcpss. net or try to see him in room 1013 before or after school.
 

 

Step Team

Step Team is a student run performing arts club that produces complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. There are two student team captains that run the practices and develop new routines.The captains, along with the group members, decide the costume/ uniform to be worn for performances. In the past, each team member purchased military type boots. The uniform and boots are an expense to each step member.The Step Team performs at some home basketball games, as well as school wide talent shows. It is open to male and female participants.
Students must be passing all classes to participate on the team. Try outs are held in early fall. The veteran members teach routines to interested students for try-outs.
Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:00-4:00 in Gym Lobby

 

Students for South Sudan (S4SS)

Students raise awareness about the current state of South Sudan and raise money to support Ebenezer School in Kajo Keji, South Sudan. This year, we
raised $12,000 to purchase student desks for all 120 students at the school who site on dirt floors. This a service based club of students who want to amake an immediate dififference for others.
K. Nantz-knantz@wcpss.net,  F. Chaney-fchaney@wcpss.net
Wednesdays, once a month during A Lunch  

 

Ultimate Frisbee Club

We are a fun group of people who play ultimate frisbee every Monday afternoon right after school. This club is extremely welcoming to anyone interested in fun, friendly competition and lovers of frisbee.
K. Fitzpatrick
kfitzpatrick2@wcpss.net, catkinson2@wcpss.net Mondays
2:45-3:45
500 Graveyard
Youth & Government
No details available
J. Emory, S. Ashburn
jemory@wcpss.net, sashburn@wcpss.net 2nd/4th Thursday 2:30 Rm411

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT GROUPS

Student Council
Support and plan schoolwide service and spirit events. There is an application process and students go through a campaign and election process.
M. Anderson, C. Atkinson, S. May manderson1@wcpss.net,catkinson2@wcpss.net 2nd Tuesday
2:30-3:30 Rm2321

 

Freshman Class Council

A. Howe, K. Fitzpatrick 2nd Tuesday 2:30-3:30 Rm2315

 

Sophomore Class Council

D. McCullough, J. Ellerson dmccullough3@wcpss.net, jellerson@wcpss.net See Teacher
6:55am Rm1022

 

Junior Class Council

A. Young, M. Loughridge
ayoung4@wcpss.net, mloughridge@wcpss.net Tuesdays
2:30-3:30 Rm1015

 

Senior Class Council

J. Cooper, J. Duncan, K. Nimmons jcooper@wcpss.net,smay2@wcpss.net, knimmons@wcpss.net
As needed
2:30 Rm304

 

PARENT, TEACHER AND STUDENT CLUBS

PTSA(Parent, Teachers and Students Association)
”The”” Cary High PTSA is a volunteer based organization that welcomes parents, teachers and students. The CHS PTSA supports programs such
as Senior Activities, College Scholarships, Academic Awards, Staff Appreciation, and Teacher Mini Grants. By joining the PTSA, you help support these activities
and you will begin receiving the weekly CHS PTSA Newsletter. Grade specific or event emails are also sent periodically.
There will be volunteer opportunities throughout the year. However, there is no time commitment required when you join the PTSA! For more information on the PTSA, please visit our website at caryhspta.com.

 

IMP Booster Club

The Imp Booster Club is a volunteer organization committed to providing the student-athletes of Cary High School with the best facilities, equipment, protection and opportunities. In order to provide these opportunities, the Athletic Boosters raise approximately 2/3 of the annual athletic budget at Cary High School. In addition to funding a majority of the annual operating budget, the Athletic Boosters have raised funds for facility maintenance, activity buses, field renovation, coaching clinics, weight room additions, exterior storage building, equipment, and uniforms

 

NJROTC Booster’s Club

The CHS NJROTC Booster’s Club consists of parents that are dedicated to supporting the unit’s activities by organizing and working many fundraisers, and supporting our cadets as chaperones and cheering sections throughout the year. Although the Navy provides for uniforms, textbooks, and training aids for the program, the majority of funding for our unit is achieved through our Booster Club fundraising. Your volunteerism and support are vital to the success of your student and the unit. We look forward to your participation and support of the unit this year.
Neil Peek boosterclub@chsnjrotc.org 2nd Tuesday of the month 7:00pm
CHS NJROTC classroom

 

Performing Arts Booster Club (PABC)

The Cary High PABC is an organization of parents and teachers. Our goal is to support the wonderful CHS staff and students in Drama, Chorus and Orchestra. We staff the box office and concessions at each performance, provide advertising and programs, conduct fundraisers to help with the many expenses of performances, and volunteer to help with everything from snacks to costume needs for performances. PABC is a 501(c)3 organization.
All donations to PABC are tax-deductible All parents of performing arts students are members of PABC. Parents may contribute to PABC by purchasing a paid membership, the benefits of which include pre-paid admission to performances. We do not hold general meetings of the PABC during the year. Our main means of communication is the PABC website, http://caryhsperformingarts.com/.
Ms. McCormick kmccormick@wcpss.net Ed Yasick eyasick@wcpss.net
The PABC Board consists of the PABC officers and the chorus and drama teachers. The Board and officers coordinate all of the activities of the PABC

 

Cary High Band Boosters

Parents of all the band students make up the membership of this organization and manage
the logistic problems of transporting equipment, instruments, and students to competitions. Volunteer parents also sew all the Band’s flags, capes, and sashes as well as design and make the necessary props each year. They make and serve dinner to the entire Band and staff during Band Camp, and provide sports drinks, water, snacks, and meals during home performances or away competitions. In their spare time, they line the practice fields, issue and inspect all uniforms, shoes, and ditty bags, pack the trailer, load the uniforms, chaperone the buses, supply medical assistance, transport the pit equipment on the field
at competitions, and much, much more. In addition, they contribute countless hours of fund raising to help the Band meet expenses.
The Cary Band Boosters Club is a legally incorporated non-profit organization, organized to support the Cary High School Band and its Directors in musical education and enjoyment.
The purposes of this Club are to:
1. Promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to the study and culture of instrumental music and the enjoyment and wholesome utilization thereof,
2. Solicit, collect, and otherwise handle and dispose of funds in the promotion of the activities of the Cary High School Band (with advice and counsel from the Band Director and School Principal),
3. Assist the public within the Cary area in promoting and developing an outstanding music education
program, and
4. Seek the cooperation of other organizations and groups in the Cary area in promoting Cary Band Day. President: Duane Cappo
president@caryband.org
2nd Monday of the month
Band Room
More info: http://www.caryband.org/
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