Academic Olympics - Karyn Strauss
Book Club -
NPHS Book Club is a forum for book lovers to come together and discuss books in a friendly environment. Past books have included: Dracula, Dangerously Alice, Eragon, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and If I Stay. Book club meets the last Thursday of the month in the Media Center from 2:30 - 3:30.
Culinary Arts Club – Chef Bielak and Becky Halbert
Caution!!! This fun and exhilarating hands-on club may be extremely addicting and educational. This club is for all food enthusiasts not just our culinary arts students. The club caters food to most of our school related events, and provides food services throughout the community. Our students learn real-world cooking techniques, customer service, and people skills. These students rely on team work to accomplish common goals, but will also enhance self-confidence when cooking for each other. So you have been warned; some members don’t want to go home, while others have claimed to gain weight during our meetings.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Tony Miller
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a group of students who meet to share friendship and faith every
Interact - Andrea Davis Interact is a service club sponsored by local Rotary clubs for students. Interact club chooses and carries out service projects of their choice. The Interact club gives young people a chance to participate in meaningful and fun service projects and develop leadership skills. Interact members work together completing service projects that benefit schools and communities and expanding international understanding as well as standing by the Interact motto, Service Above Self.
Key Club - Jacqui NaklenKey Club is a coed society that does service projects to help our home, school, and community. Some of our projects include Suncoast Blood Drive, Aktion Club fun day, Relay for Life, Thanksgiving canned food drive, Fundraising, Car washes, Unicef, and much more. Key Club has many rewarding opportunities. It is a place to form friendships, gain leadership qualities and skills, and has scholarship opportunities.
Link Crew - Lee Thomas
Link Crew is a leadership program offered to high schools in the United States and Canada. The program allows the school to choose upper-classmen to be linked with freshmen throughout the year. The program starts with a freshman only orientation a few days before the first day of school. Juniors and Seniors lead the freshman through Ice-breakers and other bonding activities with their assigned freshmen. These students also help to bridge the gap between freshmen and the rest of the school, when the younger students may feel like they don't belong. These Link Leaders begin before the school year with two days of extensive training. Each freshman student is assigned to a group of 10-12 other freshmen and one or two Link Leaders. Link Leaders have activities during their freshman orientation to make the freshmen feel at home.National Honor Society - Victoria Jones When the National Honor Society was founded in 1921, the hope of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) was to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1921.
Mu Alpha Theta- Sheilah Thomas
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members by June each school year in more than 1,800 schools. The North Port High School Golden Paw Chapter is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
The 43rd National Mu Alpha Theta Convention will be held from July 21-26 in San Diego, CA
Full Membership: High school students in grades 9 through 12, at the school where their permanent record resides, who have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college preparatory mathematics and in addition have completed or are enrolled in a still more advanced course, are eligible for full membership providing their mathematical work was done with distinction. On the 4-point grading scale, this shall mean at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Associate Membership: High school students in grades 9 through 12, at the school where their permanent record resides, who have completed two semesters of algebra or the equivalent with distinction and are enrolled in, or have completed, a semester of geometry or of second year algebra, are eligible for associate membership. Associate members do not pay the initiation fee, but should be registered with the national office so that they may attend the National Convention or compete in National competitions. They are not entitled to vote on national policy, however. They are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings and presumably are likely candidates for full membership.
Competitions we will participate in this year...
1. 2012 - 2013 National Log 1 Contest
2. FGCU Math Invitational
3. FGCU STEM Competition
4. The American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
NJROTC - Commander BartekThe NPHS NJROTC is a unit of about 150 cadets. These cadets are hard workers that spend afternoons working for their community. There is also a competitive side of the NPHS NJROTC, the competition teams include an Armed Drill Team, an Unarmed Drill Team, the Color Guard, an Academics Team, and an Athletics Team.
NPHS Marching Band - Owen Bradley and Lorianne Keeney Drum & Bugle and Marching band on Facebook
Students Working Against Tobacco - Denise Brislin
Teens 4 Change - Marilyn Caruso Teens 4 Change is a group of teens from North Port High School who want to make a difference in their world and focus on bringing teens together. Teens 4 Change creates awareness and promotes the value of diversity, and the benefits of inclusion. Teens 4 Change actively rejects hatred and prejudice in schools, which can cause teens to feel alienated and alone. Please join us on Wednesday's at 2:25 in Mrs. Caruso's room 7-106
Thespian Troupe 6328 - Dena Henderson and Ryan Oliver
Founded in 1929, the International Thespian Society is an honorary society for students in the theatre arts. It embraces and rewards good work by students in acting and technical theatre production. Students who want to join Thespians must complete certain requirements before being issued an invitation to induction. Students must participate in 2 full length shows or 1 full length and 2 one acts and they must earn 10 points. Points are awarded for participating in productions based on a points system and additional points can be earned through other theatre work at the 1 point for every 10 hours of work. As students continue in Thespian membership, they can also earn additional honors including their letter, honor bar, national honors medal, and international honors medal. We also attend the Florida Thespian District 6 Festival and the Florida State Thespian Festival. At these events students can potentially perform and be evaluated by judges, participate in professional theatre workshops, attend plays and musicals, and participate in college and scholarship auditions.
True Colors - Jennifer Wood
True Colors is North Port High School's student-led Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). We meet the first Friday and third Wednesday of each month after school in room 4-216. All students and staff are welcome to attend, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The purposes of our club include: providing a safe place for students where they can feel accepted for who they are, raising awareness of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues, providing support for members dealing with issues of bullying, coming out, etc., and bringing together LGBT students and straight supporters of LGBT equal rights. We participate in No Name-Calling Week, the Day of Silence, Ally Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and other events.