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Are you interested in behind the scenes chemistry? Would you like to make slime? How about making you own compostable bioplastic? ChemClub is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. The ACS ChemClub provides fun, authentic, and hands-on opportunities for high school students to experience chemistry beyond the classroom, get involved in community building, and learn about careers in chemistry. Chem Club meets once a quarter. You can join anytime and the dues are $2.00.
Sheboygan Falls High School Chess Club (that's our official name with the United States Chess Federation!) promotes the game of chess and encourages members to play with the purpose of improving their playing skills. Students may join the Chess Club during the first month of each semester; the first session costs students nothing, but they are expected to pay five dollars in dues when they attend a second meeting. Dues pay for the club's membership in the United States Chess Federation as well as for purchasing new equipment for the club. We invite all students--novices, beginners, experienced players; girls and boys--to "check" out the club and to always bring their best game!
CLOSE UP is a club run by the social studies department to give students an opportunity to learn more about the government and current issues. It enables
students to participate in trips to Madison and Washington D.C. It is a club that includes fun activities but also requires work in order to achieve success and knowledge. As a member you will: become actively involved in government and community, strengthen knowledge of how the political process works, increase awareness of domestic and international issues, discuss issues with state legislators, members of Congress and staff, Washington Press Corp, and other experts, participate in a trip to Madison to visit the Capitol building, Veteran’s Museum, Executive Residence, participate in Washington D.C. study visits to historical site and cultural neighborhoods, build self-confidence and build lasting friendships. There are many activities and fundraisers such as: monthly club meetings during resource period, lead daily Pledge of Allegiance, candy Bar Sale – November and December, Political Party Work – before November elections, Salvation Army Bell Ringing - November and December, Bowl-a-Thon in February and various other fundraisers (car wash, brat fry, bake sale) in April We also take a Madison trip in March/April. And of course the highlight of Close Up...The Washington D.C. trip in April/May. Unlike many field trips, Close Up Washington is more than just visits to monuments and museums. Instead, students participate in workshops and meet with members of Congress or their staff, representatives of cabinet departments and members of the media.
The Volunteer Community Service Club is designed to teach students how to be productive through helping others. It serves as a learning experience through which our students can shape their lives and become part of caring and connected community. Students will learn the importance of volunteerism to the individual, family, school, agencies and society. Last day to join is November 1. The dues are $2.00.
A club dedicated to conservation and the enjoyment of the outdoors. A culminating experience to Canada is one of the highlights of the fun and energetic club. The dues are $10.00 and are due at the beginning of the school year.
FBLA is a nationally-affiliated student organization which focuses on leadership development through a variety of academic, community service, and social
opportunities. Students do not need to be enrolled in business classes or have definite plans to enter the business field after graduation to join. FBLA plans community service, social, and fundraising events throughout the year. We also attend conferences throughout the state and country where students can compete in academic competitions during the year. Some of the other activities throughout the year include the following: a blood drive, Bucks Night, and the SFHS Badminton Tournament. To join this student organization, you must fill out a short form and pay dues of $11. Due dates for membership are not available yet for the upcoming school year.
What is FFA? FFA is no longer just a production agriculture (farming) based program. In 1988 the name was changed from Future Farmers of America to the current National FFA Organization. This was done to establish the diversity of agriculture in our nation. The National FFA Organization is committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success. The organization is expanding the nation’s view of “traditional” agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into today’s classroom.
What do we do? *National FFA Convention (Oct in Indianapolis), *State Convention (June in Madison), *Judging Teams, *Falls Fest, *Fruit Sales, *Speaking Contests, *Volleyball, *Roadside Clean-up, and much, much more. It costs $11.00 annually to participate. These dues go to pay the National and State FFA dues and you will receive the New Horizons Magazine.
The goal of the International Club is to encourage knowledge and understanding of the world and other cultures. The club was formed to support the exchange students. This club provides an opportunity for the students of SFHS to know these students from other countries outside of class. Activities have included attending music and play performances, films, an International Pen Pal exchange and dining experiences at area restaurants with international cuisine. There are no deadlines for joining. Dues are $5.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership through community and school related service projects. Many activity projects are coordinated with the local Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis club. Dues are $12. These dues pay the National and State Key Club dues.
To be eligible for National Art Honor Society, students must be in grades 10-12 and have taken at least 2 art courses with a minimum of a "B" average. There
are national & local dues. Opportunities include showing your county, state & nationwide. There will also be field trip opportunities to art museums and galleries. This is a national club with the purpose of promoting art in your school and community.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Students with a qualifying GPA will be notified in the Fall of the application process. Once accepted students will participate in monthly activities that embody the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Through completion of these activities students will be inducted into the society in the spring.
The purpose of our club is for students to experience the wilderness, learn outdoor skills and become familiar with Local, Regional and National, opportunities in a safe, yet challenging way. Exercise, Ecomindedness, and Enthusiasm are the clubs core values. Our activities have included .Rock Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Camping, Skiing-Cross Country and Downhill, Sailing, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, and Survival Skills. A group trip to explore some of our Countries National Parks and Vast Wilderness will take place in the summer. Requirements: All grade levels are invited to join us. $2 fee. Students will be responsible for payment of all trips. We have run fund raisers in the past to help reduce costs. Participation on any trip is voluntary and numbers may be limited depending on the type of trip and availability of adult help. Students must have an updated medical card filled out and turned in to the club advisers. We will meet throughout the year as needed to plan our activities. Meetings are mandatory for participation in any trip and parents may be required to attend especially for the summer trip.
The SFHS Physics Club offers an opportunity for students and faculty to come together and explore the exciting world of Physics. During club meeting students are encouraged to explore such topics as: 1-d and 2-d motion, forces, power and energy, light and sound, states of matter, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism. Students can explore independently or work cooperatively with other students and faculty. Students will have the opportunity to get involved with the Annual SFHS Rocket Launch Competition. The SFHS Physics Club offers students the opportunity of cooperative test preparation with teacher availability during pre-test afternoon study sessions. Optional outside activities and field trips may be organized throughout the year. Physics Club is open to all interested students.
The Sheboygan Falls Ski and Snowboard Club meets every other week at school during the Thursday Enhancement period. It's open to any student in high school who has an interest in skiing or snowboarding, although students don't have to know how to do either to join the club. The purpose of this club is to get together with a group of students who enjoy skiing and snowboarding. We do a variety of things in our bimonthly meetings. We watch videos of skiing and snowboarding, discuss informal trips to ski hills close to us, as well as plan an overnight trip to the hill of choosing for that year. The club does not require a fee unless a student is planning to go on the overnight trip.
The Sheboygan Falls Youth Sno-Riders is a non-school organization that meets once a month at school during the Wednesday Activity Period. It is open to any student of high school who is interested in snowmobiling. Must have taken the snowmobile safety class or be willing to take it in order to attend any group rides. The purpose of the club is to get together with your peers to discuss snowmobile issues, learn the current laws, hear speakers on various topics concerning snowmobiling, and plan group activities. Some of the functions have been brat frys, float building for the holiday parade, fund raisers through Woodlake Market, attending and being presenters at the AWSC State Convention and the AWSC Fall Workshop. The main activity for the club is usually a week-end trip to northern Wisconsin. Currently the SF Youth Sno-Riders is the only youth organization in the State of Wisconsin and their goal has been to inform youth and adults through the state on the advantages of organizing a youth club in their area. Dues are $10.00 and are due by the October meeting.
The Sound & Lighting Club provides technical assistance to activities that take place in the High School Auditorium. Responsibilities of a Sound & Lighting Club member are to set lights for concerts and programs, work with microphones and other audio equipment, and control the lighting and audio boards for programs held in the auditorium. If you are interested in technology and enjoy working with a wide variety of people, this is the club for you.
The Spanish National Honor Society is designed to recognize students who have excelled in the Spanish Language. Members are chosen by their World Language teacher based on specific criteria set forth by the national organization. There is an Induction Ceremony is held in the Spring of each year.
Four students from each class represent the student body. These representatives plan homecoming activities, winter Snow Ball activities and other school activities throughout the school year. Elections take place in May.
The Talon is our school newspaper. We are always looking for students who are interested in writing articles, taking pictures, creating graphic art or assisting in the layout of the publication. We need students who love to talk about the facts... whether the focus is sports, academics, school events, entertainment, or opinions. We’ve won some regional awards for our small paper, which is quite an accomplishment. Come join us—this is a great thing to put on a resume. The Talon publishes six issues a year and attends a fieldtrip to the NEWSPA conference in April.
The purpose of writing club is to develop skills in creative writing, working both independently and collaboratively. We do several projects throughout the year including monthly writing prompts, National Novel Writing Month, video interviews with authors, and various contests. We also attend the Great Lakes Writer's Festival in the fall.
Workbound is an extra-curricular activity for sophomores and juniors that provides students with career and interest exploration. In addition, students receive mentorship from a person in a field of their interest and other adults. Students who participate in Workbound receive training and skills to assist them in their future plans.
The yearbook staff works to produce the school yearbook over the course of the entire school year. Students should be willing to learn new skills related to writing, marketing, graphic design and photography, which can all be learned through experienced mentors at club meetings and activities.
Senior pictures are due Friday, December 20