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Matoaca High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Clubs & Organizations

Best Buds Forever

Overview

Our Mission is to serve MAHS students by forming 1:1 connections and long term friendships between students both with and without special needs. Events, programs, and activities will provide opportunities for all students to feel included and vital in their school without social stigmas or contrived barriers.

Highlights

Our club does themed monthly activities planned and organized by our general education students. Last December our general education students initiated a “secret santa” activity for our special education students. We had a t-shirt design contest, then had shirts printed with the winning design for members to purchase. We are also working on organizing an Autism walk

Time Commitment

Our club holds 1-2 planning meetings a month with the general education students then the activity meeting is held on the last Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently being held on Wednesday during asynchronous time.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

We begin with an informational meeting in September and meet on the last Wednesday of each month for 30-45 minutes for collaborative activities between the general education and special education students.

Sponsors

Tammy Langford : Tammy_langford@ccpsnet.net
Christi Wright : Christi_wright@ccpsnet.net
Shelby Harper : Shelby_harper@ccpsnet.net

DECA

Overview

What is DECA?
DECA is a co-curricular, student-centered organization designed as an integral part of the classroom instructional program of marketing education to provide activities that will motivate students to learn marketing competencies that will prepare students to become skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing.

Highlights

What does Matoaca DECA do?

  • Socials
  • Leadership conferences
  • Field trips
  • Fund Raising
  • Community Service

http://www.vadeca.org/

DECA Inc.

Yearly Club Activities

  • Yearly DECA Kick-Off meeting with Bryant and Stratton College to include a job workshop (based on availability.
  • Observance of DECA week and Virginia DECA Day
  • Guest Speakers
  • Fall service project
  • Holiday Social
  • New York Trip
  • Sports and Fashion Trips
  • District Leadership Conference (competition) – student choice
  • State Leadership Conference (competition) – student choice
  • International Career Development Conference (competition) – student choice
  • Spring Service Project
  • End-of-year Ice Cream Social

Time Commitment

We have quarterly group meetings. Various miscellaneous meetings as deemed necessary.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Students have the opportunity to attend an in-class meeting, and participate in as many DECA activities that their schedule allows.

Sponsor

Heather_Viar@ccpsnet.net
Kristen_Hangey@ccpsnet.net
Cassein_Carter@ccpsnet.net
Shannon_Allison@ccpsnet.net

Drama Club

Overview

To give students a space to explore their passion within Theatre with other students within the school and support our after school productions.

Highlights

We produce a Play, Musical, and Talent Show each year.

Time Commitment

Drama Club meets every Thursday during AEP. Productions are based on auditions and signups.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

We start within the first two weeks of school and meet every week for 20 min.

Sponsor

Lily Oakes


Elected Executive Board 2020-2021

Emily Wilson – President
Maya Ivey – Vice President
Mackenzie Diaz – Secretary
Ella Johnson – Treasurer
Emily Ward – Press Secretary

Environmental Club

Overview

Our Mission is to raise environmental awareness in our school and community, improve sustainability in our building, participate in local projects and events, explore the outdoors, and learn more about the world and the human impact.

Highlights

We promote and aide in school wide clean-up and participate in local community tree planting events.

Time Commitment

Each month we will have an officers meeting and a general meeting and then there are different events throughout the month that we are involved with.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Our club will began the first of the year. The club is student led and is open to all who are interested in making our school environmentally friendly.

Sponsors

William Fleming – william_fleming@ccpsnet.net
Nina Johnson – nina_johnson@ccpsnet.net

International Thespian Society

Overview

Nationally accredited Theatre Arts Honor Society that rewards students for their time working in the theatre

Highlights

Inductions will happen yearly and are rewarded to individuals who have worked 100 hours within 2 different aspect of theatre arts and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale.

Time Commitment

At least 100 hrs/ 2 full length plays.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

ITS will be a lifelong membership in this prestigious community of passionate artists. After induction the student will graduate with honors to show the amount of time they have spent in the theatre.

Sponsor

Lily Oakes


Elections for 2020-2021 school year will be held after our induction this December

Quill and Scroll

Overview

Quill and Scroll is an international high school journalism honor society that recognizes and encourages both individual and group achievements in scholastic journalism.

Highlights

Our club celebrates the achievements of editors in the yearbook program. In addition, we participate in a campus clean-up each February.

Start Date/Membership Requirements

To be eligible for induction into Quill and Scroll, students must meet the following five requirements:

  • They must be of junior or senior classification. Second semester sophomores may be initiated during the last grading period of their sophomore year. Their membership will become effective at the beginning of their junior year.
  • They must be in the upper third of their class in general scholastic standing, either for the year of their election or for the cumulative total of all high school work.
  • They must have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school publications work. They may be staffers of a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, news bureau or radio/television station.
  • They must be recommended by the supervisor or by the committee governing publications.
  • They must be approved by the Society’s Executive Director.

Sponsor

Nicole Eshelman nicole_eshelman@ccpsnet.net

Technology Student Association – Matoaca Chapter

Overview

The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs

Highlights

Fundraise to keep costs of spirit wear and competition fees low and provide community service support to area needs

Time Commitment

Various times starting low and increasing for competition preparation in the Spring

Start Date/Membership Requirements

Club meetings start in September, Fundraising in late fall/early winter, Competitions in Spring

Sponsor

Troy Guerra, troy_guerra@ccpsnet.net