Back to School: Don’t forget the extracurricular activities

Many returning students kept their minds and bodies active during the summer months with extracurricular activities.  Learning about Chesterfield County’s history was an exercise for several Girl Scouts last Saturday through a program offered by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  

The same weekend, Boy Scouts were either attending or had the opportunity to visit the Boy Scout Jamboree.  Baseball players were completing their seasons with championship games and swim teams had their final relays.  

The business community, as well as your local school community, offers a plethora of extracurricular activities for school children of all ages.  Many will choose school sports and music programs, while some will go with dancing, drama or karate; if money is tight, encourage your student to consider curriculum-based, school-sponsored and student interest activities and clubs.

It is good to be prepared for your students’ interest before school starts.  Clubs and certain activities meet early and reach capacity quickly.  During the first couple of days at the beginning of the year, the student can ask their homeroom teacher about certain clubs and how to find out more information about their interests. Back to school nights also offer an opportunity to learn more about what each school has to offer.  It will also be a night to receive more information on the Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs.
Below is a list of extracurricular activities and clubs offered at the local middle and high schools.

Extracurricular activities

MIDDLE SCHOOL
CARVER
Curriculum Based
Drama (Stage Crew)
Family and Consumer Science
French
German
Reading
Spanish
Video Production

School Sponsored
Art
Basketball
Board Game
Broadcast
Career
Chess
Color Guard
Cooking
Crime Solvers
Cross-Stitch
Deployed
Film Fanatics
Flag Football
Girls’ Walk and Talk
Good Manners 101
Jazz Band
Lacrosse
Photography
Physical Fitness for Boys
Physical Fitness for Girls
Running
Science Fiction
ScrabbleRisk
Scrapbooking
Service
Shakespeare
Sign-Language
Skateboarding
Sports
Step Team
Stock Market
Video Gaming
Walking
Yearbook
Yoga

ELIZABETH DAVIS
Curriculum Based
Battle of the Books
Raven Readers
Spanish Club
Student Newspaper
Student/Parent Book Club

School Sponsored
Art-NJHS
Gaming Club
NJHS
SCA
Student Interest
Flying for Christ

FALLING CREEK

Curriculum Based
NJHS
SCA
Yearbook

Student Interest
Boyz II Positive Men
FLO-For Ladies Only

MATOACA

Curriculum Based
Art-NJHS
Science Olympia
World Languages
School Sponsored
Drama
Yearbook

Student Interest
Creative Writing
Crime Solvers
FCA

SALEM

Curriculum Based
Aria
Chess
DDR
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Nature Club
Reading Buddies Club
Robotics
Science
Sports Pack
Strategy Games
The Company
World Language Club

School Sponsored
Art
Best Buddies
Bike Club
Book Club
Claymation
Comic Book
Drama Troop
Fun Friday
Knitting
Macrame
Photo Story/Movie Maker
School Store
Serious Readers
SGA
Sign Language
String Art & Origami
Typing
Yearbook
Yoga

Student Interest
Beads and Bracelets Club
Black History Club
Guitar
Rock Bank Group
Scrapbooking
World Culture

HIGH SCHOOL
BIRD
Curriculum Based
Academic
Art NHS
DECA
FBLA
FCCLA
French
French NHS
German
German NHS
International Thespian Society
Latin
Latin NHS
Mu Alpha Theta
Newspaper
Skyhawk Actors’ Guild
Spanish
Spanish NHS
Student Literary Magazine
Yearbook

School Sponsored
Chess
Crime Solvers
Debate
Drama
Junior Engineering Technical Society
Freshmen Class
Hawkettes
Junior Class
Junior Honor Society
Key
NHS
SCA
Senior Class
Sophomore Class

Student Interest
American Sign Language
Anime Club
Ecology Club
Faith Unleashed in Everyday Living
FCA
Gentlemen Society
Girls In Real Life Situations
Interact
JETS
PTSA
Robotics
Steppers
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Ultimate Frisbee
YoYo

MATOACA
Curriculum Based
Academic Challenge Team
Art
Art NHS
DECA
Drama
Envirothon
FBLA
French
French NHS
German
Japanese
Latin
Marching Warriors
Model UN
Science TSA
Spanish

School Sponsored
Freshman Class
Junior Class
Key
NHS
SCA
Senior Class
Sophomore Class
Students Against Destructive Decisions
YADAPP
Student Interest
American Red Cross
Anime
Book
Chess
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
GIRLS
Hip Hop Dance
Outdoor Club
Poet’s Corner
Robotic

MEADOWBROOK

Curriculum Based
COE
DECA
Drama
FBLA
FCCLA
French
Japanese
Latin
Math Club
Media
Model UN
NHS
Spanish
Strings Leadership
W.E.B. Dubois Honor Society

School Sponsored
Crime Solvers
DSA
Environmental Club

Freshmen Class
HI-Y (Law & Government)
IH Society
Interact
MBK Voice – Newspaper
SCA

Senior Class
SODA

Sophomore Class
Step Team
Tri-M (Honors music)
YADAPP

Student Interest
Chess Club
Club Latino
Gay Straight Alliance
Hip Hop Dance Team
IB Connect
MBK Gospel Choir
Men Building Knowledge
Monarch Starletts
Red Cross
The Sisterhood
Teens Reaching Up To Heaven
World Culture

THOMAS DALE

Curriculum Based
DECA
Ecology/Envirothon
FBLA
French
German
International Thespian Society
Japanese Club
Knightly News
Latin
Photography Club
Quill & Scroll
Spanish
Spanish Honor Society
Squire Literary Magazine

School Sponsored
Beta
Book
Dance Drama
Interact
Junior Clas
Key/Keyettes
NHS
SCA
Science Club
Senior Class
Tri-M Honor Music Society
Yearbook (Reflector)

Student Interest
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Habitat for Humanity
Person Health & Body Betterment

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