New Clubs and Descriptions by Chloe Smithley
DECA Club is run by Mr. Norfleet. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. It is a great place to make friends and explore different subjects while growing in communication, leadership, presentation, and business skills in a competitive setting. There is a maximum of 20 people allowed in this club.
Snider Biomedical Charity Council
The Snider Biomedical Charity Council is run by Mrs. Ehle-Fails and Mr. Matson. All students involved have gathered into smaller teams for “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” They have currently raised $1,758. They also are working on collecting canned food for Christmas families. After Christmas Break, they will focus on volunteering in soup kitchens. If charity work sounds interesting to students, they should consider joining the Snider Biomedical Charity Council. A maximum of 45 students are allowed to join this club.
Marine Sciences Club is run by Ms. Walker. In this club, students will observe, discuss and learn about the marine environment. Students will determine specific ocean topics of interest they would like to learn about and will spend the club time on those topics. Interactive items from the ocean will also be used in the club. There is a maximum of 26 students allowed in this club.
In Astronomy Club, members talk about fun things going on in the Astronomy field and things related to Astronomy, such as space and celestial objects. They also watch movies and discuss concepts that are not addressed in Earth Space classes at Snider. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed in this club.
Science Fair Club
The Snider Science Fair is run by Mr. Emenhiser. This club works on science projects of all kinds. The Science Fair Club recently had a guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Perkins Coppola, who gave a presentation about the types of scholarships students can apply for and the types of science fairs and events they can enter in. The club members are currently continuing work on science fair experiments to present in March. There is a maximum of 10 students allowed in this club.
AP Science Study Club
AP Science Study Club is run by Mr. Wilhelm. Students who take AP classes in chemistry, biology or physics can join the club and do homework or get help from Mr. Wilhelm. Sometimes, when there are days no one has any work to do, members play board games with each other. If students are taking any of the listed AP classes and need time to take a break or work on homework, AP Science Study Club is an excellent choice. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed to join this club.
AP Study Time
In AP Study Time, as the intense two weeks of AP testing at the beginning of May approaches, this club will be an opportunity to get in some extra study time and strategize approaches to make the testing experience more successful. Students will also take time to look at the benefits of successful AP test scores at individual colleges. Any student taking one or more AP classes is welcome to join. There is no maximum cap of students that can join.
AP US/Lang Study Hall
Students who take AP classes in history or English can join this club to do homework or get help from teachers. On days when there is nothing to study, students can socialize with friends and play games. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed to join this club.
Classic Books Club
Classic Books Club is run by Ms. O’Reilly. In Classic Books Club, students choose a classic book, such as The Book Thief, to read during club time. While reading the books, students also discuss with other members the books they are currently reading. There is a maximum of 35 students allowed in this club.
Creative Writing/Poetry Club
Creative Writing/Poetry Club is run by Mrs. Miller. Students use club time to work independently on their own writing, both prose and poetry. At the beginning of each club day, if someone would like to share their writing, students go to the front of the class to present their piece to everyone. No discouragement is shown. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed in this club.
Makerspace is run by Mrs. Fish, where she said, members are “doing a bit of everything.”
From building an electronic car to controlling one, circuitry, 3D printing, and using 3D pens to create artwork, Makerspace has an electronic artistic base. Members can also create origami, build Legos, or simply draw. If students are interested in electronic creativity, they should consider joining Makerspace. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed in this club.
Collaborative Sculpture Club
Collaborative Sculpture Club is dedicated to building large scale sculptures out of simple materials in a group. Everyone works together on these sculptures. The sculptures will be displayed around the school. No experience is necessary to join this club, anyone is welcome. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in this club.
Coloring Club is run by Mrs. Hire and Mrs. Buttermore. There are several coloring templates and pictures that anyone can color for fun.
Club member Elizabeth Fields said, “Coloring Club is the best club,” and, “It’s the easiest club to do and is really fun.”
Mrs. Buttermore said, “It’s like recess for high school kids.”
If students are looking for a stress reliever or a way to enjoy socializing with friends, coloring club is an excellent choice. There is a maximum of 60 students allowed in this club.
Fisher DIY Crafting Club
Fisher DIY Crafting Club is run by Mrs. Fisher. Club members create seasonal crafts such as Christmas ornaments, decorated pumpkins and Thanksgiving boxes. Students can also create jewelry, paintings or drawings. If students enjoy making things with their hands and unwinding with crafts, Fisher DIY Crafting Club is the perfect choice. There is a maximum of 24 students allowed in this club.
Friendship Bracelets Club
In Friendship Bracelets Club, members learn and research how to braid an ideal friendship bracelet. They can weave colorful friendship bracelets for themselves, friends or family members. There is a maximum of 28 students allowed in this club.
Fiber Crafts Club
In this club, students learn how to make art from fabric, yarn and thread. Students also learn embroidery, knitting and crochet. There is a maximum of 18 students allowed in this club.
Movie/Paper Crafts Club
In Movie/Paper Crafts Club members spend time doing paper crafts, such as origami, cutting snowflakes and other assorted crafts involving paper. While members are creating different paper crafts, they watch movies. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed to join this club.
Bubble Cartoon Drawing Club
In Bubble Cartoon Drawing Club, members can learn how to create their own Bubble Cartoon character(s). In addition to learning how to create their own character, members can also create comic strips with their character(s) in it. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed to join Bubble Cartoon Drawing Club.
In Cartoons Club, students watch cartoons from the last millennium from the early 30’s and 40’s, all the way to 1999. Some of these cartoons include Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones and many more. Cartoons Club is a good time to relax and enjoy watching cartoons. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed in this club.
TV Shows (“The Office”) Club
Students in TV Shows Club watch episodes of “The Office” and discuss the episodes. It’s an enjoyable experience and students have fun watching the show. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed to join this club.
Musical Movie Club
In Musical Movie Club, students watch different kinds of musicals that have been turned into movies. Some examples include “The Greatest Showman,” “Mama Mia,” “Pitch Perfect” and “High School Musical.” If students love watching musicals, they should join Musical Movie Club. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed to join this club.
70s, 80s, and 90s Movie Club
In 70s, 80s, and 90s Movie Club, students watch movies from those time periods. One example is The Fifth Element, a movie about a 23rd century cabbie who finds himself involved with an alien who holds the key to saving the world, as they try to stay a step ahead of a demented villain named Zorg. Members can choose which movies to watch during club time and afterward, discuss what the movie is about. There is a maximum of 39 students allowed in this club.
Indie Movies Club
Indie Movies Club is based on watching independent films and discussing them. Some independent films the club has watched include “Pulp Fiction,” “Rocky” and “The Clovehitch Killer.” There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in this club.
Star Wars Movie Club
Star Wars Movie Club is run by Mr. Webster. In this club, you watch through the entire Star Wars franchise, in order of the movies. The members try to have a light discussion at the start of each club about the movie before watching it. This club can also be a great stress reliever if students need a break from doing homework. Club members refer to it as another “study hall” with more entertainment of watching movies they love. There is a maximum of 28 students allowed in this club.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Club
Marvel Cinematic Universe Club is run by Mr. Hermance. In this club, students watch various Marvel Movies such as Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers, and many more Marvel Movies. Students also spend time discussing the Marvel Movies watched during club time. This is also a great stress reliever from school work to focus on Marvel movie favorites. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed in this club.
Disney Movie Club
The sole purpose of Disney Movie Club is to watch Disney movies. These movies include “Cinderella,” “Mulan,” “Frozen,” “Wreck it Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “The Lion King” and many more. There is a maximum of 36 students allowed to join this club.
Disney Karaoke Club
In Disney Karaoke Club students choose and request songs to watch and listen to. They can also sing along to different Disney songs. Solo or small group performances may be requested to perform a song when members sing along to it. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed to join this club.
Singer-Songwriter Club is run by Mr. Herndon. In this club, students explore writing song lyrics and putting these lyrics to music, as well as doing performances in front of the class. Students are given a platform to perform their original music or music by their favorite artist. There is no maximum cap of students allowed in this club.
Jazz Club is run by Mr. Kevin Klee. In this club, members listen to jazz music. Students also research jazz musicians from the past and present. Once students have concluded research on their musician, they present their research to the class, so everyone can learn about the artist. Videos of the artist’s music are played at the conclusion of students’ presentations. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in this club.
Percussion Club is a club for students to share their percussion ideas and songs. The goal is to be able to compose and play music together as a group. If students enjoy playing percussion instruments and writing music, they should join the Percussion Club. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed to join.
Snider Guitar Ensemble
In Snider Guitar Ensemble, the focus is on acoustic guitar performances in front of a large group. The guitar ensemble will focus on solo play, duets and group playing. Members who want to learn how to read music and music theory can make appointments outside of the designated club time with the instructor. Students are expected to maintain excellent academic and behavioral achievement. The ensemble requires that students have their own acoustic guitar and have some experience. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed to join this club.
International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society is run by Mrs. Ankney. This is a national honor society club for theatre students. They work on productions, read plays out loud in class, such as The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, and plan and execute service projects. Joining this club and becoming a part of the national honor society allow you to apply for several different scholarships for theatre and become involved in more theatre projects. There is no maximum cap of students that can join.
Costumes for Theater and Sewing
Students in this club spend time helping to sew costumes for theater. With the musical coming up, there is plenty of time to work on costumes for it. Students who are less experienced in sewing learn how to sew basic stitches. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed to join this club.
African American History Club
African American History Club is run by Mrs. Hayes. The African American History Club is an intimate exploration of the historical advancements, cuisine, modern-day status, and future of the people. Coupled with movies, television shows, hands-on activities and the planning of Black History Month, students will experience the journey of strength and beauty of African American culture. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed to join this club.
History of Sports Club
The History of Sports Club examines the development of sports in America, from the colonial period to present day. Students explore how impromptu athletic activities were transformed into spectator sports at the collegiate and professional level and the ways in which sports reflected issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity and international politics. There is a maximum of 20 people allowed in this club.
Badminton Club is run by Mr. Ecclestone. In this club, students learn the rules of badminton. Students also play several different badminton matches against other club members. This club mostly plays doubles matches. Mr. Ecclestone draws up a tournament bracket that everyone follows to play against each other. There is a maximum of 45 students allowed in this club.
Volkerball is the German version of dodgeball. Students who join this club will experience the German version of dodgeball using the medium of rubber spherical and matted platforms. If students would like to learn a new twist on the game of dodgeball, Volkerball Club is a good choice. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed in this club.
Tennis Club is run by Mr. Beaty. The tennis club is centered around playing tennis and doing tennis drills if there is warm enough weather. If the weather is bad, students stay inside to watch parts of great tennis matches and videos on various strokes and tennis drills. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed to join this club.
Baseball Club is run by Mr. Hale. Some club days are spent in Mr. Hale’s room discussing different plays and strategies. Other club days are spent in the North Deck, where students pair up and practice throwing a ball and batting. There is a maximum of 36 students allowed to join this club.
Football Club is normally divided into two different groups: one group of players who play for the football team, the other group for students who do not play for the football team or have never played before. Those with no experience learn how the game is played. These groups go outside and practice playing football. When they are inside, they watch videos of the football team’s games and discuss what players can do better. There is no maximum cap of students allowed in this club.
Lacrosse Club is run by Mr. McVey. The club consists of lacrosse team members who discuss different positions on the team. Even if students are beginners, the club is a great place to learn how to play lacrosse. Sometimes students go outside to practice plays and matches. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed in this club.
USA Wrestling Club
USA Wrestling Club is run by Mr. Cochran. Club days are sometimes spent in Mr. Cochran’s room, discussing several wrestling strategies, learning about folk style, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling or watching a movie based on wrestling. The time not spent in the classroom are spent in the wrestling room practicing live matches. In order to be in USA wrestling club, students must have a physical on file to be able to participate in the live matches. There is no maximum cap of students that can join.
Table Games and Soccer Club
The Table Games aspect of this club is playing table and card games, such as Euchre, BS or any other games played inside while the weather is cold. When the weather is warm, members go outside and play soccer. There is a maximum of 28 students allowed in this club.
Non-electronic Lifetime Games Club
Non-electronic Lifetime Games Club is run by Mr. Guitard. This club mostly focuses on outdoor games such as cornhole, hillbilly golf and other games people can play for the rest of their lives. On colder days, members play games inside, such as Jenga, Apples to Apples, Skip Bo and several more. Students can choose which games they play. It is a closely-knit club, making it great for spending time with friends. If students enjoy playing board games or outdoor games, this club is best suited for them. There is a maximum of 20 students allowed in this club.
Coffee and Cards Club
In Coffee and Cards Club, one of the things students do is learn how to make specialty coffee and drink it after making it. The second acativity in this club includes playing card and board games while drinking the coffee they made. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in this club.
Card Games Club
Card Games Club is all about learning how to play a new, classic or modern card game every time the club meets. These card games can vary from BS to Euchre to Rummy. There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in this club.
UNO Club is run by several teachers including Mrs. Barger, Mr. Plasterer, Mr. Kellenberger and others. Because 267 students originally signed up, UNO club is divided into different classrooms, organized in alphabetical order. Each classroom has multiple sets of UNO cards for 30 kids, allowing multiple games at the same time. This club provides a chance to make new friends and relax. There is a maximum of 75 students allowed in this club.
Euchre Club is run by Mr. Joe Klee. Euchre is known as “Indiana’s Game” and is normally played in groups of 4, but can be played with a slightly larger group. Students are paired up with a partner in their group of 4 and proceed to play the game, trying to win as many hands as possible. Players of any skill level from beginner to advanced are welcomed to join the club. There is a maximum of 28 students allowed to join this club.
In Chess Club, students learn how to play the game of chess and play matches against other students. It is available to players of all skill levels, whether they have never played before or have played for several years. This is a great club to socialize while playing chess. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed in this club.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Dungeons and Dragons Club is run by Mrs. Whitesell. It is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. D&D allows each player to create his or her own character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting with a Dungeon Master serving as the game’s referee. Each game starts with people in different groups, with at least 1 or 2 experienced players in each, and eventually combine into one campaign. There is a maximum of 26 students allowed to join Dungeons and Dragons Club.
Competitive Gaming Club
Competitive Gaming Club is run by Mr. Warrix. In this club, members explore and discuss different aspects of competitive gaming. Some aspects include professional play, history, current news and future direction. On their final club day before Christmas break, the members had a call set up with a professional gamer who answered everyone’s questions about what it is like to be a professional gamer. There is a maximum of 50 students allowed in this club.
Kahoot! Club is based on the online game Kahoot! Popular categories are music and movies. There are contests for students who wish to play against each other. It is a competitive but fun environment for everyone to enjoy trivia. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed in this club.
Movie Trivia Club
Movie Trivia Club is run by Ms. Diaz. Movie Trivia Club is a fun way for members to challenge their knowledge of several movies, whatever the genre may be. Genres can range from action to horror to comedies. If students love watching all kinds of movies and enjoy trivia, they should join Movie Trivia Club. There is a maximum of 30 students allowed in this club.
The Lighthouse and Minds Matter Club
The Lighthouse and Minds Matter Club is run by Ms. Kaiser and Mr. Sullivan. The Our Mind Matters part of the club allows students who are interested in the psychology field to learn about psychology issues and for some students to learn more about themselves. The Lighthouse combination allows students to come together and have a safe space to talk about their personal feelings. There is a maximum of 15 students allowed to join The Lighthouse and Minds Matter Club.
Random Acts of Kindness Club
Random Acts of Kindness Club is run by Mr. Grotemat. This group looks for opportunities to do kind acts for others in the school and community. Members have sent texts to friends and family about how much they love them, delivered donuts to classes, stuck notes on students’ lockers, thanked Vietnam soldiers, worked someone else’s shift at work and many other kind actions. If students love making anyone’s day feel better, Random Acts of Kindness Club is the right club for them. There is a maximum of 35 students allowed in this club.
In Leadership Club, current juniors and seniors can learn about effective leaders and practices that can help them become better leaders of both themselves and others. The club will provide the opportunity for members to be in a leadership role through visiting elementary schools and other organizations in need. There is no maximum cap of students allowed in this club.
Chocolate Connoisseur Club
Chocolate Connoisseur Club is a club in which students taste and discuss various types of chocolate. Each club meeting will have 2 to 3 different kinds of chocolate. Students discuss what type of chocolate they think it is and discuss the taste of it. There is a maximum of 24 students allowed to join this club.
Snider Bass Fishing Club
Snider Bass Fishing Club is run by Mr. Tudor and Mr. Congdon. This club is for any student who is interested in learning the basics of fishing. Club members will learn how to tie various knots, different casting techniques and what type of bait or lure to use. Club members also have the option of fishing in Indiana BASS Nation High School Fishing Tournaments. There is a maximum of 40 students allowed in this club.
Drones and What They Can Do Club
Drones and What They Can Do Club focuses on observing different types of drones, how they are used and how they can be used. A maximum of 20 students are allowed in this club.