CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

American Heart Association of LC Bird

Overview

We work together to advocate for healthy lifestyles and bringing awareness to heart disease and illness. Our club seeks to serve the community and advocate for healthy heart screenings in athletes.

Highlights

AHA of LC Bird hosts food drives and information campaigns of those heart related movements in our community.

Time Commitment

We will meet once school returns to in person learning once a month to plan our awareness campaigns.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Please complete the membership form. There is no fee!

Sponsor

Susannah Oates: susannah_oates@ccpsnet.net

Bird Theatre

Overview

Empowering Young People Through Theatre Mission Statement LC Bird Theatre strives to provide a creative, safe, and diverse environment for new and experienced talent. Our program empowers students to express themselves by entertaining and connecting with audiences through our productions and class performances.

Highlights

Auditions:
Auditions are usually announced 1-2 weeks prior to the date. Requirements are included with the audition form.

Auditions for the fall play usually take place mid-September on a Wednesday/Thursday with the cast announced on Friday. Musicals usually audition in late-February on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with the cast announced on Friday. Auditions can run as late as 5:30pm.

Rehearsals begin the following Monday.

Rehearsals:
Performers requires 6-8 weeks of after school and occasional weekend rehearsals. Tech/Dress rehearsals during the week of the performance will extend into early evening hours with dinner arrangements made on a show-by-show basis.

Crew requires 1-2 weeks of after school and early evening rehearsals. Tech/Dress rehearsals during the week of the performance will extend into early evening hours with dinner arrangements made on a show-by-show basis.

Draft rehearsal schedules are included with every application form. Students are expected to be at all rehearsals for which they are called. We do try to be as flexible as possible with pre-approved conflicts (see handbook for specifics).

Performances:
Performances are usually Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings beginning at 7pm.
Strike is usually the following Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm.

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Membership Requirements

LC Bird Theatre is open to all interested students on a show-by-show basis.

Students interested in performing must complete an application form and participate in the audition process. An audition or callback does not guarantee a role. Roles will be cast based on the needs of the show. Students not cast are welcome to apply for a position on crew.

Students interested in being on crew must submit a completed application form. Positions will be assigned based on the needs of the show.

Work done on a show may earn points toward membership in the International Thespian Society, the honors society that recognizes excellence in theatre.

Other Information

Is transportation an issue? In recent years, LC Bird Theatre parents have been successful in organizing a carpool rotation! Indicate your needs on the audition form and we will put you in touch with each other!

Are you good with a sewing machine, paint brush, or power tools? Do you have any other special skill that might help? Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged!

Social Media

Instagram & Twitter: @lcbtheatre

Sponsor

Robin Harris: robin_harris@ccpsnet.net

Cyber Patriot

Overview

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Highlights

In two of the four year since school year 2016, L.C. Bird had teams competing in the National Semifinals.

Time Commitment

The team hosts an informational and interest meeting the second week of school. Throughout the competition season, there are weekly open lab meetings from 3:00 – 4:30. Competitions are monthly 6 hour long events that usually take place from 3pm-9pm on Friday afternoon/evenings.

Membership Requirements

To join, you must have a signed Cyber Patriot Permission Slip, and paid club dues. More technology related items may be required such as a USB2 or USB3. Exact details will be finalized and provided at the first meeting. Cyber Patriot teams consist of 6 students. L.C. Bird usually secures two teams, however, we have returning members each year so space is limited. Your spot is only secured when you have submitted all are required documentation and monies.

Sponsor

Natasha Martin natasha_martin@ccpsnet.net

DECA

Overview

DECA is a co-curricular student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe by providing real world activities within the classroom setting and across the state through competitions.

Highlights

DECA competitions will be virtual this year beginning in January with our County Wide event. Students will participate in Community Service projects and real world on the job scenarios in various business fields.

Time Commitment

Our club holds informal meetings once a month or per the discretion of the members in preparation for competition and event planning. We love to work with our active students whether they are employed, busy with other clubs, or even student athletes. DECA will never make you choose between all of your passions.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Please complete the membership application provided by Mrs. Oates, Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Fagan and the yearly cost is $15. This fee is available to pay online or mailing a check to LC Bird.

Sponsor’s

Susannah Oates: susannah_oates@ccpsnet.net
Evelyn Robinson: evelyn_robinson@ccpsnet.net

FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America)

Overview

To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.

Highlights

Turkey Feathers Thanksgiving Fundraiser, Culinary Arts Competitions, Yearly Toiletry Drives

Time Commitment

Meets monthly, occasionally twice a month; 3 large projects a year

Start Date/Membership Requirements

$15 dues, current or former FACS student

Sponsors

Tisa Fagan / Adrian Taylor

Fishing Club

Overview

The fishing club’s purpose is to encourage students to get outdoors and enjoy fishing activities. This club promotes outdoor education, safe practices, teaches fishing skills and supports student interest related to fishing. Fishing and learning about nature is a great way to expand your life skills and experiences.

Highlights

This club is very diverse in it’s members and levels of interest in fishing, from the beginner that wants to learn how to fish, to accomplished members that fish in the State High School Anglers Bass Tournament each Spring. You don’t have to know how to fish to join the club, you just need to want to learn the skills. The club has some equipment available if you don’t have your own. We hold monthly meetings, and plan our fishing outings. We meet at local lakes and rivers to fish, outside of school hours. We vary our techniques and have caught many different types of fish, on our outings. If you are already into the sport of fishing, you have an option to also join our L. C. Bird Fishing Team, and practice with local pros. You can join The Bass Federation/FLW for High School Anglers, and be a card holding member through our club for $25. This will give you access to many resources and fishing tournaments for free, including competing in the State Tournament for possible scholarships and awards.

We placed 4th in the High School State Tournament in 2019! You will meet new people, boys and girls, that have the same interest as you do, in the great outdoors.

Time Commitment

The Fishing Club will meet the first Wednesday of every month for 1 hour after school, to plan our trips and participate in learning activities. Fishing club outings to local destinations vary from 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on the weather and time of year.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

The fishing club requires that you hold a fishing license, if you are under the age of 16. Members must exhibit respect for club members and the environment and follow all guidelines. More information will be provided at our first meeting.

Sponsor’s Names and Contact Information

Crystal Barker, crystal_barker@ccpsnet.net

French Club

Overview

Students meet after school monthly to explore Francophone culture and the French language.

Club or Activity Highlights

Students work together to share meaningful learning experiences to deepen their cultural knowledge.

Time Commitment

We generally meet after school once a month.

Membership Requirements

Our club requires students pay dues of $5.

Sponsor

Shannon Carr Shannon_Carr@ccpsnet.net

French Honor Society

Overview

Through excellent academic performance, students may be inducted into the French Honor Society.

Highlights

We have our induction ceremony in the spring along with the other world language honor societies. Students assist other French students by arranging tutoring opportunities.

Time Commitment

We have one or two meetings a year in addition to inductions and providing tutoring opportunities. Each student can select times when they are willing to help tutor.

Membership Requirements

Students must have an A average for the preceding three semesters in French and must have a B average overall.

Sponsor

Shannon Carr Shannon_Carr@ccpnset.net

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team – The Birds of Prey

Overview

The Birds of Prey are LCB’s FTC team. The team meets after school at least two days as week in the fall and competes with teams from across the region and state between November and February. For more information about the FTC program, please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

Highlights

The Birds of Prey typically as about 12 – 16 students on the team and has been up and running since 2016-2017. The team can be frequently found after school working in the MakerSpace and Engineering Lab. In addition to building a robot to meet FIRST FTC Challenge, the team participates in STEM outreach activities, promoting robotics to middle and elementary school students.

Time Commitment

The Birds of Prey will being with an informational meeting in September and typically meets two afternoons a week for 2 – 3 hours. Competitions are held on Saturdays during the fall and winter and the team typically participates in two regional competitions and strives to qualify for the state and national competitions.

Membership Requirements

Any LCB student in good academic standing can join The Birds of Prey. Team registration information will be shared at the first team meeting, typically held in September. Listen for school announcements and informational posters/flyers posted around the school.

Sponsor

Dr. Bruce Davies, bruce_davies@ccpsnet.net

Future Business Leaders of America

Overview

  • FBLA is your co-curricular, professional student organization. Participation in FBLA is highly recommended…
  • Please pay your $10 dues as soon as you can
  • As part of your membership you will participate in (virtual, for now) meetings, community service, competition training, leadership training (if applicable) and competitions.
  • Additional competition costs and event dates will be shared in the near future.
  • If you have any questions please contact Evelyn Robinson

Highlights

FBLA members will participate in community service projects – Project Ask for kids with cancer, the Chesterfield Food Bank, and competitions to be eligible to go to Nationals which this year is in Anaheim CA.

Time Commitment

Our meetings will be held on Wednesdays in the afternoon. Time will be chosen closer to meeting time.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

You are eligible to join if you are taking a Business or Marketing class, HAVE taken a Business or Marketing class or WANTED to take a Business or Marketing class, but couldn’t fit it into your schedule.
Our first meeting will be held on November 18th, time to be determined.

Sponsors

Evelyn Robinson
Evelyn_Robinson@ccpsnet.net

Susannah Oates
Susannah_Oates@ccpsnet.net

Interact Club

Overview

Interact Club’s purpose is to support the community through community service.

Highlights

A few examples of our clubs community projects are as follows: building ramps for people in the community, helping other clubs in the building with their community service activities, assisting the Rotary club with some of their community service activities, among others.

Time Commitment

Our club will meet twice a month after school. Additional time commitments will be necessary for community service projects.

Sponsor

Nicole Justice: nicole_justice@ccpsnet.net

International Thespian Society

Overview

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts.

Club or Activity Highlights

International Thespian Society Troupe 1438 is the honors component of LC Bird Theatre. It is a student-led organization and serves as a leadership entity of the same. Through troupe officers and committees we provide support to the productions as well as participate in community-based service projects.

Committees include: Track or Treat, Canned Food Drive, Marketing/Fundraising, Feeder School Outreach, and Capital Improvement

Time Commitment

ITS meets once a month after school for 1-2 hours on a day determined by Thespians at the beginning of the school year. Service projects vary in time commitment; however, meetings may include committee break out sessions.

Membership Requirements

By participating in LC Bird Theatre productions, you earn points towards membership in ITS. Inductees must earn 10 points, five of which should be for work done at the school where they will be inducted. ​Points are awarded as suggested by the point system of the International Thespian Society.

Inductions are usually held in May.

Sponsor

Robin Harris: robin_harris@ccpsnet.net

Junior Class

Overview

The Junior Class consists of five elected officers and an Advisory Council who meet weekly to plan traditional events and provide service to our school community.

Highlights

The Junior Class officers and Advisory Council members organize three major events each year: Junior Ring Ceremony, Bird Angel Tree, and the Junior-Senior Prom. The sponsors also help with the Junior Marshals at graduation. The Junior Ring Ceremony happens in the evening in the auditorium with a reception following usually in mid-October. Each November, the Junior Class receives information from four families in need and collects unwrapped gifts from the school community. We then come together with volunteer to wrap the gifts and organize them so the counselors can have the families come pick them up. Our biggest event is the Junior-Senior Prom. The officers and council members choose the theme, prepare the announcement and tickets, decide on the decorations, and help set up the day before Prom which happens in April or May each year.

Time Commitment

The Junior Class meets once a week on the day the students choose (usually a Tuesday or Wednesday) for one hour after school. We have additional meetings on or near the big events for preparation, set-up and clean-up. The Angel Tree event requires students to help during their lunch break to hand out gift tags with family requests written on them.

Membership Requirements

Officers must request and complete a packet to run for office. If the packet is complete, they may campaign for one week and are elected by their classmates. Any Junior may also request to be on the Junior Advisory Council and must compete an agreement signed by themselves, their parent or guardian, and their administrator.All officers and council members are allowed only 3 absences from our weekly meetings. Major event attendance is required by all.

Sponsor’s Names and Contact Information

Elizabeth O’Shea – Elizabeh_Oshea@ccpsnet.net
Pamela Hooper – Pamela_Hooper@ccpsnet.net

Other Information

We, the sponsors, realize Junior year is challenging for students and advise them when they apply to run for office or be on the council that this responsibility requires their full participation. If they feel they cannot give us that commitment, then they should not run for office.

Junior Class

Overview

The purpose of Junior Class officers and Junior Advisory Council members is to create leadership opportunities by creating and implementing a Junior Ring Ceremony, the Bird Angel Tree or other service project, and Prom as a group.

Highlights

  • Junior Class Ring Ceremony – decorate the auditorium, participate in the ceremony, and cleaning up after the ceremony.
  • Participate in a service project to benefit the Bird community; for the past two years, we have taken charge of the Bird Angel tree. We have the counseling department contact families in need who will need holiday gift help; gather a list of items the families want; and collect the donations from teachers and students. We then have a wrapping party to wrap all the gifts and organize each family’s gifts that are picked up from counseling.
  • Prom – we select a theme, send out invitations, prepare and set up the prom venue, and teachers help distribute/sell tickets the week before Prom. This is our biggest event.

Time Commitment

Our club meets once a week every week until 4 pm in Room 132 unless notified otherwise by the sponsors. After the officers are elected, they will select the day of the week we will meet based on their other activities. During virtual learning days, we will meet during the Bird Block time on the same designated day.

Officers and Advisory Council members are expected to be at all meetings especially for our three main events. Officers and Advisory Council members can miss a meeting a maximum of 3 times before being removed from their duties. Candidates for either position must have a written excuse and/or notify the sponsors of their absence by 8:30 am the day of the meeting or be counted unexcused.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Students must be elected by their peers for officer positions or invited by an officer and approved by the sponsors to be on the Advisory Council.

Sponsor’s

Elizabeth O’Shea – Elizabeth_Oshea@ccpsnet.net
Pamela Hooper – Pamela_Hooper@ccpsnet.net

Key Club

Overview

Key Club is a student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership within our school and community.

Club or Activity Highlights

Key Club highlights include: two blood drives per year, four core value breakfasts per year, and many communities based volunteer opportunities!

Time Commitment

We meet every other week for 30-60 minutes after school. Students need to earn 20 service hours per school year.

Membership Requirements

A membership form and $12 dues are required to join.

Sponsor

Kristina Currie kristina_currie@ccpsnet.net
Kelsey O’Hern kelsey_ohern@ccpsnet.net

Kindness Club

Overview

The Kindness Club was created in December of 2018 to bring students together in an effort to continually promote a positive and affirming environment in our school. We welcome all grade levels and work to share our kindness actions both within our school and within the community around us!

Club or Activity Highlights

During the course of this past school year, we grew our numbers in our club to almost 50 members. We meet during Bird Block so that anyone may participate. This is what we accomplished from October 2019 to March 2020:

  • Designed a couple different Kindness Club t-shirts
  • Made breast cancer awareness ribbons and distributed them along with pink starburst candies to students and staff.
  • Raised $702 to sponsor a teacher to attend the Alex Lebenstein Teachers’ Institute at the Virginia Holocaust Museum (We discussed this endeavor and raised awareness of atrocities still occurring throughout our world and how important it was to educate others about this and to help with things that have a huge ripple effect with just one small and kind action like this sponsorship!)
  • We collected two large 13 gallon sized bags of new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks for the Mercy Mall to give out to clients this past winter. The Mercy Mall operates out of a small building near the Chesterfield County airport – right in our own backyard and provides so many things to families in our area. They live off of donations and prayers!
  • We handed out free candy canes to students at the bus drop off one morning before Winter break and we held a FREE contest for students to guess the number of m&m’s in a jar and sent one student home with this jar of candy the day before Winter break.
  • We painted rocks with pictures and positive words in January and hid them around the school for students to find. The first 15 students to find rocks were awarded with large candy items to share with a friend!
  • We sold roses the week before Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day to have our first ever fundraiser! We sold out of flowers on the third day and hope to sell more next year!
  • We made a bulletin board in the main hallway which was left up for four months( by request of Mrs. Blanton, our principal) so that we were constantly reminded that we are all the “I” in K- _ – N – D!

We had several other activities planned such a surprise staff luncheon, “pass it on kindness buttons” for students, etc. We completed the year with a special gift bag and card for our seniors that were delivered with our graduation yard signs.

Time Commitment

The Kindness Clubs routinely meets several times every month during Bird Block beginning in October through the end of April. The number of times we meet each month is determine by the amount of time each project requires. Please know that school work, extra help, making up assignments, etc. ALWAYS take precedence over our meeting. We want our members to excel in school and join us at a meeting when available!

Membership Requirements

All are welcome! Students are requested to sign up in the main office with Mrs. Cole if they would like to join our club.

We would love to continue to grow this club each and every year! If you love to spread kindness and support and love to help others, this is the perfect space for you! Please contact Mrs. Cole for more information or to join the Kindness Club! Thank you! We hope to see you this coming year!!!

Sponsor

Mrs. Cole
Co-Sponsor: monica_cole@ccpsnet.net
Miss Garcia
Co-Sponsor: jennifer_garcia@ccpsnet.net

Latin and Hispanic Heritage Club

Overview

L. C. Bird High School Latin and Hispanic Heritage Club is to educationally and culturally promote the culture from the Latin culture and its invaluable contributions in The United States of America. Here at. L. Bird, we preserve this objective through enriching as well as recreational activities that our club sponsors.

Club or Activity Highlights

The Hispanic Heritage Month which takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year. This is a great opportunity to recognize and to celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community in the USA. We also participate in School Pep-Rallies and any other activity that exemplifies the Hispanic Culture.

Time Commitment

Our LCB L&HHC activities begin with an informational meeting the second week of September in which the students elect the officials and establish the logo and theme for the T-Shirt that will be worn in all activities. They also plan the schedule when we will meet after school for 2 hours, which is normally on either Tuesday or Thursday.

Membership Requirements

Our LCB L&HHC require that each member in order to participate in all activities, he or she must be actively engaged in all rehearsal and to be in good standing with the school policies.

Sponsor

Mr. Nieto-Mejia (cristobal_nietomejia@ccpsnet.net)

National Technical Honor Society

Overview

NTHS believes in CTE students, the heartbeat of today’s workforce! NTHS celebrates the accomplishments of today’s career and technical education students, empowering them to know the value and impact of their career paths and trades. Since 1984, NTHS has been honoring outstanding student achievement, providing scholarships and career development opportunities. NTHS is the Honor Society for your CTE students!

Highlights

NTHS will be participating in Community Service projects this year

Time Commitment

We will be meeting on Wednesdays in the afternoon.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Membership requirements are a 3.0 GPA and teacher recommendation. We will be holding a information meeting in January and hope to have inductions in February.

Sponsor

Evelyn_Robinson@ccpsnet.net

Skyhawk Marching Band

Overview

The Skyhawk Marching Band is a co-curricular activity that involves performing at competitions, football games, and other community events.

Time Commitment

The Skyhawk Marching Band has a 3 week summer committment (starting around the second week of August) and runs until football season is over. When school is in session, the Skyhawk Marching Band Rehearses Mondays and Thursdays for 2 hours after school. Weeks with a football game will have a Friday 1 hour rehearsal followed by a break before the game. Weeks with no football game will have an additional Wednesday 2 hour rehearsal.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Skyhawk Marching Band members must be enrolled in a band class. Exceptions to this are for Colorguard Members, who are not required to be in a band class.

Sponsor

Emily Oyan: emily_oyan@ccpsnet.net

The Wild Ones – Step team

Overview

The Wild One Step Team purpose is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, build character, leadership as well as give leadership opportunity and service among secondary school students. It is hope that this team will give way to other examples of collegiate activities and give other examples of life on a college campus.

Highlights

Although we have not been able to begin our community projects, we are strong believers in being a strong individual and working together as a team. We have worked to make the entertainment of pep rallies and ‘Make a Point’ for our study body, more enjoyable and to enforce the belief in being a team. If possible we will compete against other high school and visit colleges for other team activities.

Time Commitment

Our club begins with an informational meeting the third week of September and we meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school for 2 hours. The service projects vary in time commitment; generally we perform one project a month.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

More information will be provided at our first meeting.

Sponsor

Otis Gallion

Ultimate Frisbee

Overview

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and this club gives students to opportunity to learn the game and compete with other high schools. Additionally, the club teaches students the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship and even gives students skills in conflict resolution because of the nature of this player-officiated sport. Students form a strong bond with their teammates while developing athletic skills such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching.

Highlights

The highlight of being a part of ultimate Frisbee is the opportunity to attend 2 to 3 weekend tournaments each school year. In the past few years, ultimate frisbee has competed in tournaments in Hanover, Henrico, Arlington, and even at the state tournament. Our current level of competition is developmental, but depending on team interest and motivation, we could be competing at an elite level in Virginia in just a few years!

Time Commitment

Our club practices twice a week after in school in the Fall and Spring (no practice December or January). Practices typically run Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00. Tournaments happen on 2 or 3 weekends each year and usually run all day Saturday or all day Saturday and Sunday of that weekend.

Membership Requirements

Anyone (male or female) can join as long as they are in good academic standing (like any sport) and have a sports physical on file at the school.

Sponsor

Leanne Eason – leanne_eason@ccpsnet.net
Lukis Kauffman – lukis_kauffman@ccpsnet.net

Twitter: @MrsEasonLCB