Clubs, Athletics, and Extracurricular Organizations

The purpose of clubs, athletics, and extra-curricular organizations at STEM School Chattanooga is to promote student participation in STEM as well as provide leadership/collaborative opportunities. Below is a listing of different opportunities for students in 2016-2017.  Since STEM School Chattanooga is only in its 5th year, these activities are subject to change and expand in 2017-2018. Students interested in any of the options below and do not have information on how to get connected to the club should see the school counselor.

Students and parents should also follow the Google Classroom - STEM Guidance. The school counselors consistently post opportunities for students to be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to: career spotlights, meeting with professionals in fields of interest to students, field trips, and informal group activities that are short term.

ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering):  This extra-curricular activity runs all year from September through April.  Students will have the opportunity to work with professionals every other week from 4:30pm-6:30pm each Wednesday.  The initial meeting will take place the first week of September.  Detailed information on ACE can be found at www.acementor.org

Art Club: The art club at STEM School Chattanooga is a student run organization that aims to provide an avenue for the students to exchange creative ideas, create imaginative artworks, and collaborate with other students and community members to promote and support the arts. Additional enrichment opportunities such as technique workshops and opportunities to display artwork will be provided. The students will develop character, intellectual skills and work ethic by participating in creative fund raising events as part of our community service projects. Interested students should see Ms. Price-Gray.  Meets once weekly with dates and times still TBD.

Aviation Club - Students will be introduced to drones and other flying inventions. Students will be 3D printing drone parts, flying drones, and building their own. Interested students should see Mr. Wilson.

Baseball (boys) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2014-2015. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (14-15) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Basketball (boys and girls) - STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2106-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Call of Cthulhu -  a 1920's horror roll playing game, wherein, investigators solve supernatural mysteries while avoiding death and insanity. Interested students should see Mr. Otero 

Card Game Club:  The card game club is a club where students can meet up to play a wide arrangement of card games.  This promotes students to think strategically and lets them bond together.  Interested students should see Ms. Robinson for more information.

Career Fair Committee - This committee works with the school counselor in designing and implementing the Spring Career Fair.  The Career Fair allows students to interact with business and STEM professionals from throughout the region.  Interested students should see Mrs. Millard. 

Chatt State Communicators: Students in this club write articles that are published monthly in the Chattanooga State Community College newspaper. Interested students should see Ms. Stanley who is our STEM school liaison for this club.

Chattanooga State Clubs and Organizations: Some activities will be open to the STEM School students, regardless if they've registered for a college class...as part of the partnership between CSCC and the STEM school. If a student registers for a CSCC class (whether Early College or 'traditional' college, he/she has access to all the clubs on campus). There is no age limit. However, if it involves some danger (like rock climbing), they would need parent permission. The clubs are run through student life, which can be found: https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/student-support/student-life/clubs-organizations

Climbing Team:  The Climbing Team practices every Wednesday and Friday from 5-7pm at High Point Climbing & Fitness - Riverside, 1007 Appling Street, Chattanooga, TN 37406.  Interested students should see Mr. Christopher, all ability levels are welcome. Click on the attached link for competition dates and other info:  http://www.outdoorchattanooga.com/programs/interscholastic-climbing-league 

Computer Repair Club: Students in the Computer Hardware Club tinker with and repair computers and computer accessories donated to us. Interested students should see Mr. Otero. 

Cross Country (boys and girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

D&D Club: This club is for students interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons.  The club sponsor is Mr. Otero.

Drama Club: A place where people can meet together to express themselves with others through the theater arts. A place for people to learn how to break out of their shell. The club sponsor is Mr. Kubisak. 

Gay Straight Alliance: GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQI and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and learn about the issues surrounding gender identity and LGBTQ.  The club sponsor is Mr. Kubisak.

Golf (boys and girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Graduation Advisory Committee: This committee is appointed by faculty and made up of 11th and 12th grade students who will work on all things having to do with the graduation ceremony.  The committee staff sponsors are Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Kelle.  The committee meets a few times throughout the year. 

Makers and Designers (MaD Team) -  This club is made up of students who want to be experts in FabLab opportunities. FabLab expertise can include 3D Printers, CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, Poster Maker, and other items.  Students interested in the MaD Team should see Mr. Kranz.  Meeting times TBD.

Multicultural Club: The multicultural club brings together students from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds, neighborhoods, schools, ethnicities, religious affiliations, etc. and celebrates the differences and similarities inherent in each. Ms. Brockelbank is the club sponsor.  

Music Club:  Students who have a love for music will love meeting together to discuss genres and play their instruments.  Interested students should see Mr. Vanzant.  

National Honor Society: The National Honor Society is an elite society composed of the top leaders, academic achievers and pillars of service at STEM School Chattanooga. NHS members strive to improve our school climate, our community and themselves through teamwork, innovation and perseverance. Mrs. Millard is the faculty contact and NHS members are invited to be a member based on academic achievement. 

Peer Mediation: The Peer Mediation Group are students who are interested in actively learning how to manage conflict and help mediate other students when conflicts arise.  Students interested must sign up in the fall and complete training to participate. Interested students should see Mrs. Millard.  Meeting dates and times are posted via Google Classroom.

Recycling Club:  This student led club focuses on building a recycling program for the school.  This club meets throughout the year. Interested students should see Ms. Price-Gray.  Meeting times and dates posted via Google Classroom.

Robotics: The Robotics Team will participate and compete in FIRST Robotics: http://www.usfirst.org. Signups will take place in the fall.  Students will compete this spring in Huntsville, AL in a regional competition. See the robotics team website at http://stemschoolchattanooga.net/robotics for more information. Interested students should see Mr. Kranz.

Rubik's Cube Club:   In this club we teach people how to solve the Rubik's cube and host Rubik's cube competitions. The club meets Thursdays at lunch in the commons with the sponsor, Ms. Rollins. 

Soccer (boys and girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Softball (girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

STEM FGC Club: The STEM FGC Club is a club where students can play online fighting games in tournaments, practice with partners, and have ongoing ranked matches. All games are rated as Teen or lower. The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Thinkspace. Mr. McCoy is the club sponsor.

STEM Gala:  Our STEM Gala will be a spring event to recognize our graduating seniors, followed by our Junior/Senior dance.  This committee will be faculty selected by application.  These students will be responsible for implementing all the plans and designs for location, menus, speakers, etc.  Interested students should fill out the attached application and return to Ms. Stanley:  STEM Gala Application  Meetings will be held at least once a week with increasing meeting times as the event gets closer. 

STEMbassadors: The STEMbassadors are student tour guides for the school.  These students provide tours throughout the year to guests which include educators, higher education faculty and staff, business leaders, national and international guests and prospective students and parents.

STEM Student Ministry: a student led club with the purpose of creating an environment where students can come and develop their walk with Christ along side others.  Interested students should contact fellow student Jonathan Fogo. Meeting time is Wednesdays during lunch.  Non-participatory faculty representative is Mrs. Pearson.  

Student Council: The Student Council is made up of one student from each advisee group. Elections for students will take place in advisee groups in the fall.  Student Council team members represent the voice of the student body and plan, design, and coordinate activities throughout the year.  The faculty representative is Dr. Williamson. 

Student Support Senate: The Student Support Senate is appointed by faculty and comprised of one student representative from each advisee group.  The role of the SSS is to develop and edit school rules and positively impact school culture.  The faculty representative is Dr. Donen.  Meetings will be held once a month.

Tennis (boys and girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

ThinkSpace Club:  ThinkSpace is a coding club.  All students interested in working on programming and coding are welcome.  The faculty representatives are Dr. Donen and Mr. McCoy. 

Track and Field (boys and girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Volleyball (girls): STEM students will have the opportunity to participate at CSAS (Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences) in 2016-2017. Interested students should provide their name to the STEM School counselor. Students must have a current year (16-17) physical on file with the CSAS athletic department prior to participation.

Volunteer Club: The Volunteer Club is for students interested in volunteering time to community service projects. Projects include simple items that take place at school to other more involved opportunities throughout the community. Interested students can join throughout the year. Interested students should see Mrs. Millard.  Meeting dates and times are posted via Google Classroom.

Women Empowerment Club: This club meets weekly during lunch to talk about mental and physical health, how to appreciate and respect other women (including yourself), educate women about career fields, and talk about women idols. Interested students should see Ms. Price-Gray. 

Yearbook Club:  This committee is in charge of designing and creating a yearbook for the school while providing a lasting memory for the graduating senior class.  The faculty representative is Ms. Bolus and meets throughout the year.