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FCHS CLUBS
2013-2014
Acoustic Guitar Club
Club Information:
• It is a club that meets to enjoy guitar music. You don't have to
even play, although we have players that range from beginners to
advanced. Students share their talents. We periodically watch
videos of acoustic guitar performances of all genre types.
• There are loaner guitars available for use during club time, but it
is suggested to bring your own guitar to the club meetings.
• No Fees
Contact Information:
• Mr. Al Pickett
Location/Dates:
• Thursdays from 3-4pm in room D221.
Asian Culture Club
Club Information:
• For 20 minutes, students learn Chinese with some
of the Chinese students in the school and for the
other 20 minutes, each week, students explore a
different Asian country through music, art, food,
writing, and so on.
• No Fees
Contact Information:
• Geoff Dean
Location/Dates:
• Meets once a week after school for 40 minutes in
room E135
Book Clubs
Club Information:
• Activities include the following:
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Select a book
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Start a group
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Select a leader – Mrs. Matthews will
assist groups as needed
o
Create a meeting format
o
Locate guides online
o
Assign roles for discussion
Contact Information:
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Mrs. Jane Matthews
Location/Dates:
• Pick a day after school in the Library Media
Center
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Club Information:
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Business Professionals of America is a club at FCHS that offers students the
opportunity to show off their skills in business management, office administration,
information technology and other related career fields. Students compete in events with
other students around the state to advance from district to state and then move on to
nationals.
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There are no prior requirements for the club except for time commitment.
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The fee to join the club is $20 which accounts for District, State, and National dues.
BPA is a fun organization at FCHS that is continually growing. BPA also looks great on
college applications.
Contact Information:
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Stephanie Andrew and Diana Hughes
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Stephanie Andrew: [email protected]
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Diana Hughes: [email protected]
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Or club leaders:
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Margo Parish- [email protected]
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Jackson Hughes- [email protected]
Location/Dates:
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Club meetings are usually once a week and they are located in Mrs. Andrew’s room
D209.
Dance Marathon
Club Information:
• Dance marathon is a fundraising committee and event to
raise money and awareness for Riley Children's Hospital. In
the three years since it began DM has raised over $50,000!
Incoming freshmen will be able to apply to be on a DM
committee in September.
• Application to be a member
• No Fees
Contact Information:
• Becky Hart and Nicci Sargent
Location/Dates:
• Meetings as needed; Meetings with Exec one morning a week
August-March
• Meetings in E228
The Digital Arts & Gaming Club
Club Information:
• For any student that loves gaming and might want
to learn a little about graphic design. We host
National Gaming Day every year in November,
sponsoring tournament and bringing in local gaming
vendors. Whether you want to just play (board
games, card games, RPG's, video games) or learn
some trick on Adobe Photoshop and Flash, come
check out the "DA".
Contact Information:
• Taura Vanaken
Location/Dates:
• Mondays after school in room C117
Drama Club
Club Information:
• Everything related to theatre! We put on the
fall play (auditions in August). We see plays,
attend regional and state competitions, play
theatre games, hold acting workshops, etc.
Contact Information:
• Mr. Stevens
Location/Dates:
• Meetings: E234 on Tuesdays
Family, Career and Community Leaders
of America (FCCLA)
Club Information:
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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a student organization
that helps young men and women expand their planning, goal setting, problem
solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication skills. Any student
who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences or a related course
may join FCCLA.
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We participate in community service locally and nationally, and are active in
state and district meetings. Students have the opportunity to attend the
Indiana FCCLA State Leadership Conference in the spring and compete in
events offered at that level.
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Spring 2013 was super exciting!! Seven students attended the state
conference this year and brought home seven gold medals, two silver
medals, and one bronze medal! We also had a national qualifier in a STAR
Event this year! We LOVE going to conference!!!
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The $15 dues include national, state, and local dues.
Contact Information:
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Advisor: Mrs. Barb Torrey
Location/Dates:
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Meetings are held at least twice a month after school in room F115.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Club Information:
• Open to any student, not just athletes, who
is interested in sharing their faith with
other Christians. Filled with lessons, games,
fellowship, food, and prayer.
Contact Information:
• Mrs. Ferris
Location/Dates:
• Meets every other Friday morning at 7:15
AM in room D207.
FFA
Open
to any student interested. You DO NOT need an
Agriculture/farm background.
This
club is based on leadership and we have multiple
community service opportunities.
There
are opportunities to compete in events in
countries like Scotland or England.
Food
is always provided at meetings!
Contact information:
Mr. McIntire (F120), Ms. Dougherty (F122),
Makayla Plummer, Casey Campbell or
Dylan Smith.
Franklin Academic Competition Teams (FACT)
Club Information:
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1) Spell Bowl
Contact Information:
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Coached by Mrs. Koontz;
Location/Dates:
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Meets in the fall semester; practices once or twice per week. Statewide competition
Club Information:
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2) Franklin College Math Day
Contact Information:
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Sponsored by Mr. Kasper
Location/Dates:
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One day event (Saturday) every November
Club Information:
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3) Academic Superbowl teams
Contact Information:
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Social Studies: Mrs. Koontz
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Math: Ms. Poparad
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Science: Mrs. Tennell
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Fine Arts: Mrs. VanAken
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English: Mrs. Pychinka
Location/Dates:
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Meets in the spring semester (teams are formed before Winter break). Practices once
or twice per week.
Gay-Straight Alliance Club (GSA)
Club Information:
• Student led organization that works to:
• 1. create safe environments in schools for
students
• 2. educate the school community
• 3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence
in schools
Contact Information:
• Kacee Murphy and Jane Matthews
Location/Dates
• 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month in Room
B140
HONART (FCHS Art Club)
Club Information:
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Honart is our FCHS Art Club, committed to art oriented service.
Students who have passed at least one high school art class or
are currently enrolled in art at FCHS are eligible.
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Dues are currently $4 per year.
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The club has done various projects such as backdrops for dances,
logo designs, banners, etc., but our current major project is a
large mural in the commons area of our own building.
Contact Information:
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Kelli Park
Location/Dates:
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Wednesdays after school and on select Saturday mornings
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Room C113
Interact Service Club
Club Information:
• Interact Club, a service club of
Rotary International.
Location/Dates:
• Meetings are held Wednesday
mornings @ 8 am in the guidance
office conference room.
International Club
Club Information:
• Open to Grades 9-12
• The purpose of International Club is to support
foreign homestay students, both socially and
financially. The club hosts parties and other social
activities with the foreign students and raises funds
to provide them with a full high school experience.
• Dues are $5.
Contact Information:
• Mrs. Craig
Location/Dates:
• Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Key Club
Club Information:
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Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school
students. It is a student-led organization which provides its members with
opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club
assists Kiwanis, its sponsor, in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the
world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their
communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives.
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Annual dues are $20. The funds go directly to the Key Club organization for local and
international dues.
Contact Information:
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Mrs. Nancy Bailey
Location/Dates:
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Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:20 in room E118.
Scheduled service projects take place throughout the year.
Projects:
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Johnson County
Thanksgiving Banquet Set Up
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Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Banquet
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Canned Food Drive
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Leaf raking for the elderly
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R.E.M.C. Breakfast
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Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Knitting Club
Club Information:
• This club is for students interested in the wonderful craft
of knitting. Students, both beginners and advanced, are
welcome to join to assist one another in becoming a skilled
knitter. Students must supply their own yarn and needles.
Students can also decide what they want to make.
Contact Information:
• Ms. Deborah Eads
Location/Dates:
• Meetings are one day a week after school for about 45
minutes in room C220. (Day to be determined.)
Men’s Volleyball
Club Information:
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Founded in 2002 by freshman Ryan Waggoner, the FCHS men's volleyball team has
had tremendous success and representation at both the STATE tournament and
several selections to the All Star Junior and All Star Senior Showcases the past 11
years. Franklin has produced a number of college scholarship winners for men's
volleyball, including our current assistant coach. Our players earn varsity letters from
the athletic department if the mandatory minimum requirements are met.
Spring Athletic Season (March-June)
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JV (20 matches) and Varsity (30 matches) teams
Contact Information:
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Head Coach: Kat Sarles (FCHS) Room F228
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Assistant Coach: Travis Gabehart (FCMS)
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JV Coach: Sarah Records (Creekside)
Dates:
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Preseason training begins is Nov-Feb (twice a week) Times TBD
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Tryouts are 1st full week of March
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State Tournament is Memorial weekend
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All-Star Showcase (selected Jrs/Srs from the state) is the weekend after STATE
tourney
Ping Pong Club
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Club Information: FCHS will be starting a Ping Pong
Club. Fees will be minimal and will be used to cover
broken equipment.
Contact Information: Mr. Bailey & Mr. McClure
Location/Dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month;
3:15-5:00 in the field house
Prom Committee
Club Information:
• Any current Junior student interested in
planning and implementing the FCHS
Junior/Senior prom. Consistent attendance is
a preference.
Location/Dates:
• Meeting times will be determined at the
beginning of each school year. Meets in
either room D207 or D209.
Contact Information:
• Mrs. Andrew & Mrs. Ferris
Student Council
Club Information:
• Student council is based on developing students into leaders and
school representatives. Students have the opportunity to plan
and execute service projects as well as school-spirit activities.
Applications and memberships are renewed every spring and
winter. 2013-2014 applications have already been submitted
for fall membership, but interested students can apply in
November to become a second-semester member.
• $10 t-shirt fee
• Application to be a member
Contact Information:
• Matt Eskew and Lesleigh Groce
Location/Dates:
• Two Thursday mornings a month at 7:20am, LGI room
Teen Link
Club Information:
• Meet with students from all the county schools
who wish to find solutions to problems common to
all of us. Buzz Bay brings pizza and specialists in
our fields of interest.
• No money is required
Contact Information:
• Darla Saladin
Location/Dates:
• Meets the second Wednesday of each
month, from 3:30-5:00

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