AHS Clubs and Organizations

Academic Challenge

Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge team is comprised of a group of students who attend several after-school practices. These students compete against other schools in the area.

Advisor: Todd Sayers

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Art Club

Art Club

The Art Club is an opportunity for 9-12 grade students at AHS to further their interests in the visual arts. We will expose members to art related topics above and beyond the classroom through specific art workshops. We will instill within members an active knowledge of professionalism in the field of visual art. We will provide a setting for the fellowship and visual growth of students of the visual arts. We will develop and promote an appreciation for visual arts in the community.

Advisors: Karen Busch and Ava Schnell

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Book Club

Book Club

The Avon High School Book Club welcomes all students who like to read and talk about books. Our group’s diversity allows for dynamic discussion. The club meets once a month and discusses a variety of popular fiction and non-fiction texts. Book selections are based on member feedback. Discussions are casual and take place in small and large-group settings.

Advisor: Kelly Getz

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Bowling

Bowling

Intramural bowling is open to all students. The non-competitive league usually runs from December through February and is held at a local bowling alley. Students are instructed in the basics of bowling technique and scoring procedures. The league is designed to give students exposure to a sports-related activity which can be used beyond the high school experience. Students who have been involved in bowling say it is a fun way to relieve stress and meet with friends. In addition, there will be a pay to participate fee.

Advisor: Sean Sindelar

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Class Officers

Class Officers

Functions of the Class Officers may vary from year to year depending on their goals. These are elected positions. Students can run as a Class Officer.

Culture Club

Culture Club

Food, speakers, field trips and more! The Culture Club is open to all high school students interested in discovering other cultures. Each year, students will be able to learn and experience cultures in ways that are not conducive in the classroom. Culture Club meets every other month beginning in October. A spectacular dinner at a local restaurant is a certainty as well as field trips to Cleveland area attractions. Fees, which cover foods, activities and supplies for Culture Club, will be needed as we experience the globe locally.

Advisor: Janice Ventresco

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Dance Team

Dance Team

The Avon High School Eaglet Dance Team performs at half-time of all home Varsity Boys’ Basketball games. Individuals desiring to try-out do not need to have a background in dance, but the try-outs do require skill and training in both jazz and hip hop. The season runs from the end of October through the end of February. Students will be required to try out and purchase uniforms. The Eaglet Dance Team may also participate in competitions, showcases, and other community events. All team members are required to participate in fundraising for uniforms, supplies, banquets, competitions, etc. In addition, there will be a pay to participate fee.

Advisors: Becky Speicher and Lauryn Beckett

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Drama Club

Drama Club

Avon High School's Drama Club affords students the opportunity to learn about and perform in theatrical productions supervised by staff members with professional experience in the field. Students can choose to audition for one or several plays produced each year. If cast, they will attend regularly scheduled rehearsals after school in preparation for a minimum of three performances. Students who are interested in the technical aspects of theatre will also have many chances to become involved. Set and lighting design, light board operation, set painting, program design, house management, makeup, costuming, and pit band provide students with many behind-the-scenes opportunities. This type of production work often requires weekend participation for students in all grades, 9-12. The flexibility of the club is one of its most appealing aspects. Students who complete exemplary work and log at least 100 hours of participation in two productions are eligible for induction in the International Thespian Society, an organization that recognizes the accomplishments of students in educational theatre. The Drama Club and Thespian Troupe may attend regional and state conferences. There will be a pay to participate fee for the Fall Play and the Spring Musical.

Advisor: Meghan Cvetic

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Eagle's Nest (Newspaper)

Eagle's Nest (Newspaper)

The members of the newspaper club are in charge of brainstorming ideas and writing stories for the Eagle’s Nest newspaper. Students should meet with Mrs. Frederick in room 223 to express their interest in joining this staff. From there, students will meet regularly to bring about the completion of their articles. Great concentration will be placed on revision work as students are not in the classroom for direct instruction on proper newspaper writing style. The actual newspaper class meets during lunch periods, therefore, club members can visit the newsroom anytime during these periods. Not only are writers needed as club members, but photographers and artists are also encouraged to join.

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Advisor: Michele Frederick

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Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Avon High School's Gay-Straight Alliance follows the national charter premise of supporting and fostering awareness of GSA topics and a safe education environment for students regardless of sexuality or gender. The alliance works to promote positive and welcoming school-wide experiences for the AHS community as a whole.

Advisor: Susan Hutner

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Junior Statesmen of America

Junior Statesmen of America

JSA is a national organization which allows for an exchange of ideas through student debates, thought talks, problem solving, and a variety of simulations. By participating in these activities, each member gains a more intelligent and informed understanding of the democratic process. Each year the Avon JSA travels throughout Ohio and to Washington DC to engage other regional and national JSA chapters in vigorous discussion and debate. JSA is a great organization for all students interested in the political process and social change.

Advisor: Megan Baeder

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Key Club

Key Club

Key Club is a service organization affiliated with Kiwanis International. The mission of this organization is to develop and promote leadership and community service. Events include Trick or Treat for UNICEF and a variety of other fundraising activities designed to aid charitable organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

Advisor: Catherine McDaniel

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Leo Club

Leo Club

Leo Club emphasizes Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. The mission of the Leo Club is to develop and promote leadership and community service. This youth service organization is affiliated with Lions Clubs International. Its purpose is to encourage youth to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service opportunities to better the school and the community.

Advisor: Sarah Blatnik

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Literary Club

Literary Club

The members of the literary club will meet bi-monthly to generate ideas that may be expressed artistically or by written means. These topics will be student generated and, by process of elimination, students will choose the topic of most interest to them as a group. Discussion will follow as to the direction each participant might take with the selection. Ultimately, students will join together again at the next meeting where they will share their creative expressions with the rest of the group. Feedback is a great part of the process.

Advisor: Michele Frederick

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National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The members of the National Honor Society are selected from the junior and senior classes using criteria established in the constitution of the national organization and the local chapter. The candidates have to exhibit high standards of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.50 at the beginning of the junior year is required in order to be eligible. Those students are invited to complete an application packet after which the school staff rates them according to qualities of character, leadership, and service. A faculty council then scrutinizes the student application packets and the staff rating sheets to make the final determination. The NHS inductees are announced and honored at an induction ceremony. Once selected and inducted into NHS, members are required by the national organization to maintain the same standards by which they were inducted and are required to take an active part in the activities of the local chapter. Dedicated to these high standards, the members strive to continue to serve the school and their community through a number of community and school service projects.

Advisor: Brittany Coughlin and Amy Heller

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Robotics Team

Robotics Team

The Avon Robotics Team is open to all students who are willing to work together as a group to design and build a robot. During an intense six week period from January through March, the team will work extensively with adult mentors from a range of engineering fields. The team then competes in a FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition for Science & Technology) robotics competition against teams from other schools in the region. As a program, FIRST creates a unique opportunity for students to excel in hands-on technology and engineering. Our students develop STEM skills and leadership skills while having fun and building friendships.

Advisors: Blaine Bryson

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Student Council

Student Council

The Student Council is the student governing body of the school providing a forum for student expression and serving as a link between the students, administration, and community. Major goals are to develop leadership qualities within the students and to help reinforce a sense of pride and respect in themselves, their peers, and their school. Student Council directs over ten (10) activities throughout the year including Homecoming, Class Clash week, and the annual Talent Show. Elections for the Executive Board are held in the spring for the following year. Students campaign for election and are expected to be conscientious, diligent, and have a good work ethic.

Advisors: Lea Murphy and Melissa Wilhelm

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SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

SADD is a student organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. The members of SADD encourage and support good and healthy lifestyle choices through positive role modeling and campaigns that raise awareness about the consequences of destructive decisions. Students in SADD are positive role models by making the pledge to abstain from tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. Members will have opportunities to attend organization meetings, participate in school-wide activities, attend training for various projects, and go on field trips. In organizing campaigns throughout the year, students in SADD will also develop leadership skills and make positive connections within the school and the community.

Advisor: Natalie Sokolowski

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SAVE (Students of Avon who Value the Environment)

SAVE (Students of Avon who Value the Environment)

The SAVE organization stands for Students of Avon who Value the Environment. It is an environmental student organization open to all Avon students in grades 9 through 12. SAVE focuses on matters of the environment through service and education. SAVE members are expected to help with the school recycling program and to be involved in service-oriented activities scheduled throughout the year. Members are also encouraged to come up with ideas on ways that SAVE can make Avon schools a greener place. SAVE meets approximately once a month.

Advisor: Emily Vucovich

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Tech Club

Tech Club

Members of the Tech Club meet to learn and discuss all forms of technology, from mobile and desktop applications to enterprise architectures, with a focus on current technology trends. Members will gain exposure to skills in demand by today’s IT organizations and acquire methods to develop these skills. In addition, the tech club also provides hands-on opportunities where members apply their knowledge and experience to assist with projects and address technology challenges in school. Any student interested in hardware, software, web design, graphics, or multimedia is welcome to participate.

Advisor: Nathan Mol

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Teen Street Team

Teen Street Team

Teen Street Team (TST) is a group of AHS students working together to prevent teen dating violence through awareness, education, and support for those individuals who have experienced dating violence and /or domestic violence. Through a variety of activities, TST works to help teens feel more connected to their community, reduce the rate of youth victimization by teaching them violence prevention strategies, promoting healthy dating skills, and building relationships between youth and adults. Members may receive training from Genesis House, Lorain County’s shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Advisors: Kelly Gonzalez and Sherry Pietch

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Winter Sports Club

Winter Sports Club

The Avon High School Winter Sports Club is for any student in grades 9-12. Meetings are held before ski season for information, organization and registration. Members of the Winter Sports Club will ski or snowboard at Boston Mills Resort in January and February. There will be a cost for this activity. An additional transportation fee is assessed based upon the number of participants. These fees include rental equipment, if applicable, lessons, and transportation. All ability levels are welcome, from first timer to expert.

Advisor: James Mulgrew

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