Manchester High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Don’t underestimate the importance of having fun participating in school activities. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club or participating in an after school activity. Clubs and activities are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students, but they also allow the students to more easily make friends because the groups are small and they get to be themselves! Clubs and activities provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. It helps students to become active in their school and to feel a connection the school and to others. It provides a sense of pride and school spirit and it is a positive influence on our youth today. There is something for everyone! Get involved!

National BETA Club

Overview

An national honors community service club that promotes character, leadership, and community service

Highlights

Involved in several volunteer activities including food donations & collections, Christmas Angel, and Strike Cancer Below the Belt.

Time Commitment

We meet once a month during our AEP time slot. Meetings are required. 8 hours each semester of volunteer activities and monthly meetings as well as special events.

Membership Requirements

We invite all 10th graders with a overall GPA of 3.0 to apply with an application, 3 teacher recommendations and essay on character. Upper class men may apply as well. Once accepted, members must attend our monthly meeting during AEP.

Sponsors

marguerite_underwood@ccpsnet.net, katherine_robinson@ccpsnet.net

National English Honor Society (NEHS)

Overview

The National English Honor Society’s purpose is to promote a love and appreciation of the English language within the school and surrounding community.

Highlights

Every year we sponsor the Biggest Turkey fundraiser which raises money and food for our Manchester Angels program. We also participate in annual book drives, field trips, and other service projects within the school community.

Time Commitment

We meet twice per month (on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month). Beyond meetings, students must participate in at least one service project per semester. Service projects vary in time commitment, but overall, most students will spend 2-3 hours per month on NEHS related items.

Membership Requirements

In order to join NEHS, you must have an overall GPA of at least a 3.5 (cumulative and weighted) and a cumulative B-average in all English courses taken during high school. Members can be from 10th-12th grade and will receive invitations during the fall each year if they meet the basic grade requirements. Those who decide to apply must complete an application and essay which are then reviewed by the NEHS advisers. New members will be notified after review of the materials.

Sponsors

Jocelyn_Wyman@ccpsnet.net
Kelley_Perrotte@ccpsnet.net
Jacob_Tucker@ccpsnet.net
Brittney_Ingarra@ccpsnet.net

Debate and Forensics

Overview

Forensics (speech) and debate provides students an opportunity to develop skills in research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion and communication. Students must learn to speak on varying topics therefore developing self confidence at the same time.

Highlights

Please provide a brief overview about the club or activity and its successes. A few examples of our clubs community projects are as follows: every November we collect non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army. Every December we adopt a family through the Christmas Mother organization and provide a wonderful Christmas including Christmas dinner and gifts for everyone!

Time Commitment

We meet 1 time a week for practices. All meet and tournaments are held on Saturdays. There may be some out of town travel for tournaments.

Membership Requirements

Students must be passing 5 of 7 classes, able to meet on a regular basis, and attend Saturday tournaments

Sponsors

Linda Webb Linda_Webb@ccpsnet.net
Kelie Negron Kelie_Negron@ccpsnet.net

FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Overview

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Highlights

We participate in Operation Christmas Child every Year. Our group distributes, packages and loads 18 wheeler trailers with hundreds of shoeboxes filled with toys for children around the world in at risk environments.

Time Commitment

We meet every Wednesday morning virtually at 8:00 a.m. on Google Meet.
The join code is manchesterfca.

Membership Requirements

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sponsor

Petie Jackson: margaret_jackson@ccpsnet.net

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Overview

This club recognizes those students who have excelled in social studies classes.

Highlights

When permissible, visit local historic sites, attend virtual conferences depending on the interests’ of the members.

Time Commitment

Meetings are once a month and optional excursions to local historic places or events.

Sponsors

marguerite_underwood@ccpsnet.net
ahmad_adams@ccpsnet.net
nicole_stonestreet@ccpsnet.net

The National Honor Society

Overview

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Highlights

The G.H. Reid chapter of the National Honor Society was established in 1955 at Manchester High School. The G.H. Reid chapter follows the guidelines of the NHS National Constitution and the G.H. Reid chapter bylaws. The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Manchester High School.

In recent years, NHS members have participated in the Manchester High School Christmas Angel Project and they have provided peer tutoring during Lancer Time throughout the school year. Community outreach has included participation in the first induction ceremony of the National Elementary Honor Society at Alberta Smith Elementary School and in a student tutoring and mentoring program at Spring Run Elementary. Our members often seek out opportunities to serve within the community at schools, camps, churches, and within their own neighborhoods.

Time Commitment

NHS meets on the third Wednesday of each month after school. NHS members are required to attend meetings and complete 30 hours of community service during the school year, which includes mandatory participation in our peer tutoring program. The induction ceremony is held in February and all members are expected to attend.

Membership Requirements

The Selection Process: Eligible students are invited to join by the faculty after their sophomore or junior years. To be eligible for consideration for membership, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.60 or better, must have been in attendance at Manchester High School for at least one semester prior to eligibility, and must be a member of the junior or senior class. Students invited to join complete a Candidate Information Packet and obtain three teacher recommendations to be used by the Faculty Council to support their candidacy for membership. The Faculty Council consists of five voting faculty members at Manchester High School. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council. Once selected, active members must maintain a cumulative GPA of no lower than 3.50, and must continue to uphold the organization’s high standards for leadership, character, and service.

Sponsor

Chad Long: chad_long@ccpsnet.net
Donna Carey: donna_carey@ccpsnet.net

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Overview

The D&D Club offers students a place to organize and play tabletop board games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Our club gives students an opportunity to meet new people and make friends with fellow fans of gaming, geek culture, and collaborative storytelling.

Highlights

Every month, our club will host special events with pizza, video games, movies, or other fun stuff. Any and all are welcome!

Time Commitment

Club meetings typically occur on every Monday and Friday, though attendance of which is usually determined by your respective Game Master and group. Most meetings run 2 hours after school.

Membership Requirements

Club members must sign in at every meeting and agree to the rules of conduct. There are no dues or fees to be paid, and the most necessary components of play are provided by the sponsor. Club activities are currently being conducted online until further notice.

Sponsor

Tessa Solee: tessa_solee@ccpsnet.net

MHS American Sign Language Club

Overview

Awareness and learning sign language.

Highlights

Every week club meeting and learning the basic of sign language. Fun with signs.

Time Commitment

Our meeting is every Thursday during Flex time/AEP.

Membership Requirements

Written personal statement why you are interested to join the club.

Sponsor

Mr. Nicanor Ylarde – nicanor_ylarde@ccpsnet.net

Lancer Ladies

Overview

The Lancer Ladies Club is designed to promote leadership, academic achievement and self-love among female students in grades nine through twelve.

Highlights

Each year, we assist Mrs. Murray with wrapping gifts for Manchester Angels. Also, each club member is asked to complete a minimum of five community service hours each year. The highlight of the year is our end of the year Lancer Ladies banquet. At the banquet, we take the time to reflect on the year, acknowledge our new members and seniors.

Time Commitment

Each member is asked to participate in two meetings each month, complete the required community service hours, and attend the end of the year banquet.

Membership Requirements

Members are recommended by faculty and staff members.

Sponsor

Jasmine Parker: Email Address: jasmine_parker@ccpsnet.net