• 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 last Thursday of each month during A lunch in Room 1112. 

    S. Watson
    swatson5@wcpss.net
     

     

    Ambassadors - Darcus Whitley and Cindy Strader
     
    Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors only. Teacher recommends student to advisors for membership.  Student goes through application process. Membership dues, service hours required for privilege to wear green, white and black honor cords at graduation.  Students are chosen on their integrity, friendliness and dependability. Primary duty is to give new students tours of the school and to make them feel at ease in a new environment. Monthly meetings during SMART lunch. 
    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 
    Monthly Meetings during SMART Lunch

     


     

    Anime

    A club that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a group setting.

    K.Duncan - Sponsor - Meeting in 2330 Friday's after school


     
     
    American Sign Language Club  (ASL)
     
    Come to this club to learn sign language with us.  The content is taught by resident student experts right here at Cary High.  All you need are your hands!
    Room 310, Thursdays during A Lunch
     
    Steven Boyer
    sboyer@wcpss.net

    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

     
    Chess Club 
     
    Mondays 2:30-3:30
     
    J. Lafontiane - Sponsor
     

    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.

    D. Thomas, djthomas@wcpss.net

     

    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

     
    FCCLA Club
     
     
    Sponsors - Angela Brantley and Cathy Kimberly - abrantley@wcpss.net
     
    FCCLA meets once a month. We meet the first Weds. of every month in room 2112 during 2nd lunch.
    FCCLA stands for "Family, career, community leaders of America
    FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that aims to help youth with family bonds , careers and participation in the community.

     

    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

    French Club celebrates Francophone culture with meetings at school such as crepe making, cheese tasting, and Mardi Gras.  Once a year we tour La Farm bakery. Meets in room 2309 once a month after school usually on Thursdays.
    C. Atkinson, C. Deppong
    catkinson2@wcpss.net, cdeppong@wcpss.net

    1 Thursday a month 4:00-4:30 Rm2309

     

     

    Girls Who Code

    National club designed to create a network of coders. Members will create a program to inspire, solve or improve something in their community. Meetings are Mondays from 2:30-3:30 in 2134.  No experience required.

    D.Whitley and C. Rudd


    Graphic Design Club

    Students who want to learn more about graphic design with the option of competing in SkillsUSA competitions should join Graphics Design Club. Some artistic knowledge of design is helpful. Students will be using design software to complete projects.

    D. Whitley - Sponsor



    GSA  (Gender & Sexuality Alliance)

    We invite all LGBTQIA+ identified students and allies to come learn about and discuss topics affecting the community. We plan periodic service and social events outside of school.

    Meets Tuesdays after school in Room 206
    G.Clayton - sponsor - vclayton@wcpss.net

     

    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

     
    History Club
     
    We study all aspects of history including playing games and participating in quiz bowls.
     
    P. Tarasco, ptarasco@wcpss.net, room 402, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
     
    History Movie Club
     
    The club meets to watch movies related to history.  Topics vary from war movies, ancient civilizations, historical fiction, and specific retelling of events.  A one time permission slip is required.  All students are welcome.  Meets in Room 410 during Thursday Lunch.
     
    J.Mann - Sponsor - jmann3@wcpss.net
     

    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 International was founded in 1925, and is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Often referred to as simply Key Club, it is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.

    Club Sponsor: Mary Carreno (mcarreno@wcpss.net)
    Meeting day/time: Auditorium during A lunch the first Thursday every month.

     
    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

     
    SkillsUSA
     
    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. Any student with the desire to learn more about Digital Media and is interested in competing at the state and national level should join SkillsUSA. State and national membership dues, service hours to earn the privilege of wearing honor cords at graduation. 
     
    SkillsUSA - Darcus Whitley CoAdvisor for Digital Media

    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. 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

    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.
    Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30-3:45 in room 1013

     

    Step Team

    Step Team & Multicutural Dance Team 
    Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays
    2:30pm-4:15pm

    Performs at home games.

    K.Farmer - Sponsor


     

    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  

     

    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

    K. Fitzpatrick 2nd Tuesday 2:30-3:30 Rm2315

     

    Sophomore Class Council

    Room 2330 Wednesday, B lunch... help support CHS student activities and fundraisers. The Sophomore class decorates a homecoming float, oversees the Sadie Hawkins dance (raising funds and food items for a local food bank), participates in spirit week and decorating a spirit hall

    K. Duncan, S. Dewolfe - Sponsors


     

    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,  jcooper@wcpss.net,smay2@wcpss.net

    2:30 Rm304

     
    Video Production Club
     
    Meets during SMART lunch to produce the weekly news show. Members use the time to edit footage they have shot for various videos to be viewed on the news show. No experience required, just a willingness to learn.
     
    D. Whitley - Sponsor
     
    Young Republicans
     
    Purpose - Political debate and social contact with like-minded and differing political viewpoints.
    Meets in Room 406, 1st / 3rd Wed of each month
     
     
    R. Page - Sponsor
     

    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/