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Alumni Communication Committee
Sponsor: Ms. Shepherd
Assistant: Ms. Cowart
Sponsor: Ms. Woodruff
Sponsor: Mrs. Smith
Assistant: Mrs. Tickerhoof
This year, FCHS will be sponsoring for the first time a Junior Beta Club which will involve any freshmen who meets the requirements to join. The Junior and Senior Beta Clubs will be holding an induction ceremony in November, as soon as the first report cards are released. Like the NHS, the Beta Club is a service oriented club. The 2010/11 FCHS Beta Clubs will be dedicated to serving FCHS and its communities with local projects such as: cleaning the school, hosting a baby shower for a local shelter, and hosting a “SUPER BOWL” party for collecting foods for a local food bank. FCHS is proud to be organizing and creating this new avenue for its honor roll students.
Sponsor: Mr. Schneider & Coaching Staff
Assistant: Mrs. Schneider & Mrs. Smith
This class is taught during homeroom time every Wednesday.
Sponsor: Mr. Bell
The Fox Creek High School Competitive Chess Team will begin tryouts on Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00pm in the school commons area. Matches and tournament play will be every Wednesday at 5:00pm. Students interested in trying out for the team need only to show up Wednesday at 5:00pm.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Sponsor: Mr. Warnken
The purpose of FCA is to provide a time and place for athletes and non-athletes to join in Christian fellowship This year’s Leadership Team’s mission is to evangelize and disciple. The club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:26 AM in Room 136 for student and guest led messages. Upcoming activities include an FCA sponsored Volleyball Tournament at BSCBC on October 11 at 7 PM, Powder Puff with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Activities on November 22 at 6:30PM, a March Shoot the Hoops at the school in March, and a Homeroom Derby in May. The Powder Puff and Homeroom Derby are fund raisers. Students to Garden City for Retreat March 25—27
Future Farmers of Edgefield (FFE)
Sponsor: Mr. Champion
Assistant: Mr. Naas
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: Mr. Naas
Assistant: Ms. Alan
The FCHS Future Business Leaders of America Chapter strive so influence their members in achieving good business sense and character. The organization promotes the idea that good moral character goes hand-in-hand with profitable business. When you create opportunities for other, opportunities will be created for you.
Future Educators Association (FEA)
Sponsor: Ms. Cowart
Assistant: Ms. Jeffers
Future Educators Association is a club for students who think they might be interested in education as a career. This club does not have a regular meeting time. The concentration this year is to get the students in a classroom and to be able to shadow other educators.
Sponsor: Ms. Shepherd
Assistant: Ms. Smith, Ms. Cowart, and Ms. Lepard
The Homecoming Committee establishes the rules, procedures, and events for Homecoming Week. Homecoming week includes dress-up days, a bon-fire pep rally, a dance, and a parade before the Homecoming Football game. The Homecoming Court is chosen by the senior class and voted on by the entire student body.
It will be on October 8th this year.
Sponsor: Mrs. Tickerhoof
Activities Interact participates in included handing out dictionaries at the elementary school in conjunction with the NA Rotary Club, coat drive (for the Goodwill), and Operation Christmas Child.
Sponsor: Ms. Cowart
Assistant: English Dept.
This journalistic opportunity was birthed in the Edgefield/Aiken area by Fox Creek High School in 2004. Students write about the school, the students, the activities and submit these to the school editor (an English teacher) who edits and emails to the STAR, the CITIZEN NEWS, and the ADVERTISER on a weekly basis. The columns are Predators Prints, Fox Creek Speaks, and Fox Tracks, respectively.
Sponsor: Ms. Smith
Assistant: Mr. Bell & Ms. Tickerhoof
The FCHS Math Team is a competition team that attends local area college competitions. The team will begin practice in October to prepare to compete in the spring. Competitions include written and oral math computations and intense ciphering. Last year, the students did well at ASU’s competition in March, and hope to do even better this year. Wish them luck!
Sponsor: Ms. Stallings
Helping students struggling academically through mentoring, utilizing volunteers from our community who will provide academic tutoring and school-to-career counseling.
Sponsor: Mr. Martinez
Chorus- The Chorus is a group of Freshman, Sophomores, and Upperclassmen. They sing a variety of styles, but focus on concert literature, and perform several times througout the year. Members also are encouraged to participate in All-Region, All-State, and solo and ensemble.
Band- Band is a group comprised of Freshman, Sophomores, and Upperclassmen. The Concert Band is comprised of the younger musicians in the band program and is designed for the development of basic fundamentals, technique, and musicianship skills. Placement within the ensemble is based on audition and director recommendation. Performances include concerts in the Fall and Spring, football games, and concert festivals. Members are encouraged to participate in All-Region, All-State, solo and ensemble, and band clinics.
National Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Smith
Assistant: Mr. Warnken & Ms. Macias
Sponsor: PTCA & Mrs. Leopard
Poetry Out LoudPoetry in Action
Sponsor: English Dept.
Poetry Out Loud: POL is a national recitation competition that begins in the classroom. The FC English classes include the recitation as part of the curriculum in order to choose classroom winners. The classroom winners will compete in a school-wide competition on November 23 in front of a student-body audience at a time TBA. The school winner will go to Sumter for a Regional competition in January; the next level is state winner who will be chosen in Columbia in March. The final competition is in Washington DC. Fox Creek during its four years of competing has had one Region winner: Nick Jenkins.
Poetry in Action: In 2005 the English department won a grant to hire an artist in residence who came to Fox Creek to work with the students on dramatic readings/recitations of poetry. After several weeks of work, students performed before students and parents; this program continues each year with a different theme, and alternating presenting poems by well-known authors and student –written poems. This year’s program is scheduled for February 24, 2011 AT 7:00 pm, location TBA.
The purpose of Junior Advisory is to sponsor events related to the Junior Class, including the Ring Ceremony and the Junior-Senior Prom. The club will also assist in choosing their senior trip destination and help with fundraising for these activities. Junior Advisory will meet on a monthly basis to help promote these events.
The 2012 Ring Ceremony will be October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Commons.The 2012-2013 Junior Senior Prom will be May 3, 2013 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
SAT 1000 Club
Click to see the members of the SAT 1000 Club. Congratulations to all of the students that have scored 1000 or better on their SAT.
Sponsor: Mr. Dewitt
Assistant: Ms. Gonzalez
Senior Class Sponsor
Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)
SADD is designed to facilitate communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, and behavior. The issues facing young people today are often too difficult for them to address alone. SADD believes that effective parent-child communication is critically important in helping young adults to make healthy decisions.
National Organization for Students Against Destructive Decisions, retrieved 9 September 2010. http://www.sadd.org/
Student Improvement Council (SIC)
Sponsor: Mr. Naas
Sponsor: Mr. Rivera-Thompson
Sponsor: Ian Bramhall
Assistant: Mr. Greenway
Sponsor: Ms. Harris
Assistant: Ms. Woodruff
Did you do something exciting this summer? Yearbook staff wants to know about it! Students and parents may submit pictures to Mrs. Leopard at any time. Just tell us what you did, who took the picture and where you were. You might be featured in the summer news section of the yearbook!
The yearbook staff is selling sweet tea for $1 Fridays during both lunches.
Parents can now buy yearbooks using a credit card. Visit www.YearbooksOnSale.com for more information.