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Clubs/Organizations/Academic Competitions

SWA CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

 

SWA Club Mission Statement

  • To create opportunities for ALL students to be able to explore and pursue activities and new interests that they may not have had an opportunity to partake in elsewhere. To offer programs that provide the opportunity to create a voluntary and positive connection with our school.  To create and promote club programs that teach universal lessons, build confidence, relationships and character in a safe, monitored environment.
 

SWA Club Vision Statement

  • For Southern Wake Academy to offer a wide variety of clubs that foster and nurture our student body interests while promoting achievement, student engagement, and the attitude and habits that lead to a work/college aspirations and success.  We will continuously assess our activities to fit the wants and needs of a growing student population and an ever-changing global society.
 
 

Benefits of School Clubs

  • Clubs help students build supportive relationships among peers and adult staff, a key component in classroom engagement and college aspiration.

  • Structured activity programs create peer groups with higher aspirations and more commitment to academic success.

  • School club programs help promote healthy physical, psychological, emotional and social health.

  • Clubs BUILD:

    • Confidence

    • Relationships

    • Character

  • Clubs TEACH:

    • The value of practice

    • How to apply themselves to a task

    • The satisfaction that comes from achievement

  • Clubs IMPROVE:

    • School attendance

    • Grades

    • College opportunities



2019 - 2020 Clubs, Organizations & Academic Competitions List

Beta Club

Open to: Membership by Invitation only: 10th - 12th grade
 
Meeting Day: Tuesday in Bldg #4 Multipurpose Room
 
About: Southern Wake Academy’s Beta Club is a member of The National Beta Club, which is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills, and encouraging service to others. The SWA Beta Club is dedicated to these same goals, and SWA’s honor roll students are invited to join. The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in the United States.This club meets on Tuesdays and lives up to the national organization’s motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others. SWA Beta Club activities have included exploring college admissions and providing community service, such as food, clothing, and book drives.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Whitney, sarah.whitney@swake.org
 

Boys Leadership Club

Open to: Middle School Boys

Meeting day: Thursday

About: Coming soon...

Advisor: Mr. Bass, alex.bass@swake.org


Chess/Gaming Unplugged Club
 
Open to: All Grades
 
Meeting day: Thursday in Bldg#1 Room #4
 
Mission – To foster increased interest, participation, and enjoyment of the game of Chess at Southern Wake Academy.
 
Goals –– To provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere where club members can share their interest in a variety of board and card games including: Chess, Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons.– To encourage casual, friendly competition so club members can practice and improve their skills in a recreational setting.– To offer occasional organized tournaments for competitive-minded club members.– To promote increased knowledge and understanding of the games through instructional sessions.

Advisor: Mr./Mrs. Neumann jennifer.neumann@swake.org and zane217@gmail.com

Drama Club
 
Open to: All Grades

Meeting Day: Thursday in Bldg #4 Room #4301

About: Students will learn and develop their techniques and appreciation for the theater.

Advisor: Mrs. Kidd, arlie.kidd@swake.org  

 

FCCLA 
 
Open to HS Students who are taking or have taken the following courses:
  • Parenting and Child Development
  • Principles of Family and Human Services
Meeting day: Wednesday in Bldg #4 Room #4303
 
About: Mission - To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.    
 
Motto - Toward New Horizons 
 
Purpose - 
  • To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
  • To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unity of society
  • To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community
  • To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony
  • To promote greater understanding between youth and adults
  • To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities
  • To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society
  • To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations
 
Program Emphasis - FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.

 

Advisor: Ms. Jenkins, Britanny.jenkins@swake.org

Fearless

Open to: All Grades
 
Meeting: Thursday in Bldg #4 Room # 4111
 
Mission: To establish relationships and community between the female students of Southern Wake Academy.  The club will have a bible lesson every meeting, share stories about their week and just be there for encouragement and support.
 
Advisor: Ms. Rice, stacy.rice@swake.org

 

Girls Leadership Club

Open to: Middle School Girls

Meeting Day: Thursday

About: Coming soon.....

Advisor: Ms. Greaves, bonnie.greaves@swake.org

 

Jr. BETA

Open to: Membership by Invitation only: 7th - 8th Grade
 
Meeting Day: 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Multipurpose Room in Bldg #4
 
About: The National Junior Beta Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop strong interpersonal skills.

Advisor: Mrs. Morgan & Mrs. Baker, amy.morgan@swake.org and michelle.baker@swake.org

 

Mathletes

Open to: Middle School Students
 
Meeting Day: Tuesday in Bldg #2 Room #
 
Mission Statement: We are a competitive academic club which is available to Middle School students grades 6 through 8. Our philosophy is to be hard working, motivated, and to academically challenge ourselves.  Our goal throughout the school year is to challenge ourselves and push the limits of our understanding of essential math questions contained at the school, chapter, state, and national level competitions. We will achieve our goals with hard work on a weekly basis. This hard work is not only accomplished in school when we meet but also individually outside of the club. Community service, fundraising, and active participation are key components of being a member.
 
Vision Statement: To be academically competitive at MathCounts competitions at the Chapter, State, and National level. MathCounts is part of the NCASA - North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities organization that SWA is a member of.
 
Advisor: Mr. Kralovich, steve.kralovich@swake.org
 

Music Club

Open to: All grades

Meeting Day: Friday (once a month) in Bldg #4 Room #4301

About: Coming soon....

Advisor: Mrs. Kidd, arlie.kidd@swake.org

 

National Honors Society

Open to: Membership by Invitation only: Grades 10th - 12th

Meeting Day: TBD

About: Coming soon...

Advisor: Mrs. Jutton, elizabeth.jutton@swake.org

P7

Open to: All Grades

Meeting Day: Tuesday in Bldg #4 Room #4108

Project 7 (P7) Club “is a student-led and student-driven opportunity for students to participate in a spiritually-inspired, relationship-oriented, community-serving project”.

The P7 Mission Statement is Unlock Faith, Unleash Truth, Elevate Christ, and Serve Others.

Advisor: Mrs. Walker, jennifer.walker@swake.org

 

Paws and Claws

Open to: Middle School Students 
Meeting Day: Wednesday in Bldg #4 Room #4312
 
About: We organize fundraisers and events to help raise funds and goods for animal shelters in the area.
 
Advisor: Ms. Holloway, brandi.holloway@swake.org

 

 

Poetry Out Loud

Open to: High School Students

 

Meeting Day: Varies

 

Poetry Out Loud is a competitive poetry club and is part of the NCASA - North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities organization that SWA is a member of.

 

Advisor: Mr. Sadler, matthew.sadler@swake.org

 

 

The Quill

Open to: High School Students

 

Meeting Day: Varies

 

The Quill is a competitive writing club and is part of the NCASA - North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities organization that SWA is a member of.

 

Advisor: Mr. Sadler, matthew.sadler@swake.org

  

ROAR (MS Cheer Club)
 
Open to: 6th - 8th Grade
 
Meeting day: Wednesday & Friday in Bldg #1 Room #10
 
About: As a member of ROAR we focus on: Teamwork – As a member of a team, you are not in it alone.  You have to work with the others to ensure that we are a success.  The team comes first.   Every member is an important part of the team as a whole.   We are one team; one family. Dedication – As a member of my team, you signed up for it all.  The team cannot be a team without its members. Practice – You have to practice in order to get better. Respect and Encouragement – Everyone on the team is a vital member.  We should respect each other and encourage each other to achieve their goals and dreams. Believe and Give it Your Best – You have to believe that you can accomplish anything. We support and cheer at home games with our Mascot Thunder for our MS/HS Volleyball teams, MS Girls Basketball team and MS Boys Basketball team. We also participate in school Pep Rallies, Academic Competition Send offs, Special Olympics Send offs and much more.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Neumann & Mrs. Narlock, jennifer.neumann@swake.org and michelle.narlock@swake.org
 
 

Robotics 

Open to: 6th - 8th grade

Meeting Day: Wednesday in Bldg #2 Room #

Students will be building and programming “BOTS”. This club will be instructed by a professional programmer from ISSA (Information Systems Security Professionals Association, Raleigh Chapter).

 

Advisor: Mrs. Neumann, jennifer.neumann@swake.org

 

 

Science Olympiad

Open to: All Grades
 
Meeting Day: Wednesday/Friday in Bldg# 4 Room #4108
 
Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 8000 teams in all 50 states and is part of the NCASA - North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities organization that SWA is a member of.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Walker, jennifer.walker@swake.org

 

Student Council

Open to: Middle school students

 

Meeting Day: Tuesday in Bldg#2 Room #

 

About: One of the best leadership learning opportunities at SWA is its Student Council. Three representatives per middle school grade are elected annually by the entire middle school body. Student Council officers include a President and Vice President. One of the Council’s main responsibilities is to organize school-wide events.

 

Advisor: Mr. Nelson/Mrs. Keesee, spencer.nelson@swake.org & cynthia.keesee@swake.org

 

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

Open to: High school students

 

Meeting Day: Wednesday in Bldg #4 Room #

 

About: The goal of Student Government Association (SGA) is to act as a group of representatives for the student body of SWA. SGA members will hear concerns made by students and mediate these concerns to the faculty and the administration in an amicable, respectful, and tactful manner. Also, the students of SGA will lead various projects and service work aimed at the betterment of SWA and the surrounding community.

 

SGA members will promote all SWA events and functions, are primarily in charge of funding and promoting prom, and will promote the selling of yearbooks. Students who are members of SGA are a part of an organization that promotes a positive image of SWA to new students, returning students, and the community.

 

Advisor: Mrs. Clifton, scharmin.clifton@swake.org

 

 

SWAK Club

Open to: All grades (EC Students)

 

Meeting Day: We hold events once a month, dates and activities are TBD

 

About: The mission of SWAK is to enrich the lives of our SWA EC students by providing social opportunities that promote friendship and inclusion. Our is for students to feel connected socially to each other and their school.

 

Advisor: Mrs. Stowell & Mrs. Neumann, janice.stowell@swake.org & jennifer.neumann@swake.org

 

 

YARN Club

 
Open to: All grades
 
Meeting Day: Wednesday in Bldg #4 Room #4201
 
About: Learn how to knit and crochet.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Emore, karolyn.emore@swake.org

 

 

If you have any general questions pertaining to the above club, organizations and/or academic competitions please contact Mrs. Neumann at jennifer.neumann@swake.org

 

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