• 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  
     
    Ms. Rodgers
    srodgers5@wcpss.net  Rm301
     
    Ms. Watson
    swatson5@wcpss.net  Rm1112

     

     

    Ambassadors
     

    Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors only. Teachers recommends students to advisors for membership.  Students go through application process. Service hours are required for the privilege to wear green, white and black honor cords at graduation.  Students are chosen based 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. They also assist with school-wide events like Freshman Camp, Open House, and College Planning Night.

    Sponsors: C. Strader and D. Whitley cstrader@wcpss.net, dwhitley@wcpss.net 

    Meeting Date/Time: 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



    Asian American Alliance
     
    Asian American Alliance is for all students interested in sharing, discussing, or learning more about the various countries and cultures in Asia.
    Their first meeting will be Tuesday, October 22. We will meet in Rm 2325
     
    Sponser: Ms. Goldberg
    sgoldberg@wcpss.net

     

    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 for students without disabilities who like to plan and implement activities for students with disabilities.  The club meets  in 2105 during lunch Wednesdays, but our members are welcome to come play every day. The advisors are Ms. Garinger (rgaringer@wcpss.net)  and Ms. Carreno (mcarreno@wcpss.net).


      
    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 Duriong A Lunch Rm3101

     

    E3

    The Exploration of Electronic Entertainment (E3) club meets to discuss, develop, and debate video games & upcoming releases. Members are free to play different games and explore legacy console systems. We also organize tournaments on multiple systems: PC, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Xbox, Cube, Dreamcast, N64, Sega Genesis, Switch, and Wii...

    Mentor: Mr. Walatkiewicz  

    E-mail: jwalatkiewicz@wcpss.net

     

    Meetings: Tuesday 2:30pm-4pm in Room# 2318 on the 3rd floor of the 2000 building


     

    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. 

    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 and coaches 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! Come on out, even if you are not an athlete! Everyone is welcome.

    FCA Sponsors are Jennifer Jewell and Coach Ro.
     
    Meeting dates will be announced soon and will take place in 2206 during lunch.
     
    J. Jewell, M. Rosenberg
    jjewell@wcpss.net, mrosenberg@wcpss.net

     
    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.

     

     
    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


    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


    ¡Gradúate! Program 

    This is an in-school and after-school program for Hispanic students, offered by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) thanks to a service agreement with Wake County Public School System. The ¡Gradúate! Program is focused on increasing students’ attendance and academic achievement, ultimately leading to high school graduation.   

    We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4:30 in the library. Mondays is dedicated to homework and studying and on Wednesdays we offer a life skills lesson. We also provide guidance to parents by offering a monthly Family Academy workshop in Spanish! If you're interested in ¡Gradúate! or have any questions, please contact ¡Gradúate! Coach Sonja Escamilla at sescamilla@wcpss.net or (919) 624-8800. For more information about the program, please visit www.thencshp.org/programs/graduate

    Este es un programa durante y después de la escuela para estudiantes hispanos, ofrecido por la Sociedad de Profesionales Hispanos de Carolina del Norte (NCSHP) gracias a un convenio por servicios con el Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Wake. El programa ¡Gradúate! está enfocado en incrementar la asistencia y rendimiento académico de los estudiantes, a fin de que se gradúen de la preparatoria. Nos reunimos los lunes y miércoles de 2:45 a 4:30 de la tarde en la biblioteca. Los lunes son dedicados a hacer tareas y estudiar y los miércoles ofrecemos una lección sobre habilidades de vida. ¡También proporcionamos guía a los padres ofreciendo cada mes un taller de la "Academia Familiar" en español! Si está(s) interesado(a) o tiene(s) alguna pregunta, por favor de contactar a la Entrenadora ¡Gradúate! Sonja Escamilla a sescamilla@wcpss.net o (919) 624-8800. Para más información sobre el programa, favor de visitar www.thencshp.org/programs/graduate 
     
     
     


    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


    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

    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
     
    IDEA Club
     
    IDEA Club is dedicated to making politics and government more accessible to students by teaching them how to advocate for their beliefs as a youth. We aim to accomplish this goal in multiple ways, including holding informative discussions and educational meetings, attending rallies and marches, and performing monthly service projects.

    Expectations for the semester:

    • Meetings every other Thursday during A & B lunch in the career center.
    • Service projects once a month: 9/11 service day, mental health awareness, voter registration drive, schoolwide donation drive.

    Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Stevens, Room 2328: gstevens@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: First Monday of every month in the BOP

     
    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.
    C. York,  cyork@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 and maintain a 3.6-weighted GPA to be eligible and must attend an informational meeting on the second Tuesday of the school year in order to apply.

    Once students apply, an anonymous faculty council scores the application and new members are tapped for membership in the middle 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 mandatory monthly meetings and students need to complete a specified number of service hours to maintain membership in the organization.

    S. Rodgers (srodgers5@wcpss.net)
    M. Rosenberg (mrosenberg@wcpss.net)

     

    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
     

     

    Skills USA

     
    SUSA
     

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms and help each student exel.

    Club meetings take place monthly in Mr. Kimberley’s room. Room 2111.

    Skill areas involved in SkillsUSA here at Cary High School are:

    -Carpentry

    -Computer Engineering

    -Computer Programming

    -Digital Media

    -Early Childhood Education

    -Robotics

     

    Advisor:

    Kevin Kimberley – Carpentry

    Co-Advisors:

    Joann Crooks – Robotics

    Cathy Kimberley – Early Childhood Education

    Patrick Stone – Computer Engineering

    Tony Weirick – Computer Programming

    Darcus Whitley – Digital Media

    Martin Whitley – Drafting

     
     

    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 $15 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.
    Mr. Jessee, Ms. Davies, Mr. Decker, and Mrs. McCormick
    Mr. Jessee's email:  pjessee@wcpss.net

    Please see the webpage for the practice schedule. 

    Webpage: www.chspeechanddebate.weebly.com 


     

    Step Team

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

    Performs at home games.

    K.Farmer - Sponsor


     
    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.
    Meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each Month

    K.Fitzpatrick Rm2322 and S.Watson Rm1112

     

    Freshman Class Council

    S. Rodgers  Rm 301,  srodgers5@wcpss.net  
    S.Jones Rm2230, sjones12@wcpss.net  

     

    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  Rm1015, ayoung4@wcpss.net

    M. Loughridge Rm2207, mloughridge@wcpss.net

    2:30-3:30 Rm1015

     

    Senior Class Council

    J. Cooper  Rm1012,  jcooper@wcpss.net  

    J.Duncan Rm2225, jduncan@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.

    Visit our website at: http://www.chsnjrotc.org/

    or email us at:  boosterclub@chsnjrotc.org 

    Meetings are held:

    2nd Tuesday of the month 7:00pm in the CHS NJROTC classroom Room 3003


     

    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: Greg Krous
    president@caryband.org
    2nd Monday of the month
    Band Room
    More info: http://www.caryband.org/