Cool clubs abound at Scott High's new Club Day
What kind of clubs does your school have? Students at Scott High School are finding out the answer to that question with the school's new Club Day.
Club Day happens once a month and lasts for 45 minutes. Students chose which club to participate in from a list of 40 different clubs. Every student had to sign up for something.
Some of the clubs are normal, run-of-the-mill clubs such as book, history, math and pep clubs. Others like aerobics, statistics and Yahtzee are not as normal. A few of the more interesting clubs are classic movies, comedy, Bible and board games clubs.
Some classes have clubs, like the math/science, geography, science, Math Field Day and Spanish clubs. Study hall counts as a club for those students who want extra time for schoolwork.
There are clubs for people who want to be outside, such as the nature club and outdoor activities club. There are also plenty of clubs for sports, including soccer, baseball, volleyball and weight lifting. There is even a fantasy sports club.
Students who like to be creative have a lot of choices, too. They can be in clubs for activities such as newspaper, scrapbooking, drama, dance, jazz band and creative writing.
Scott also has chapters of some larger clubs like RAZE, SADD and 4-H. The school's pre-existing Partners Club, which helps kids in special education classes socialize around school, has been carried over into the Club Day fun as well.
Besides Partners Club, there are two other clubs all about helping others. Change Club focuses on volunteering, and the Humane Society Club is about working with animals.
The student council and Young Democrats are two offerings for civic-minded students. There are two career-related clubs, too: career exploration and the military club.
Club Day is new and a bit of an experiment for Scott. Some students are very excited about the opportunity for Club Day, but not all students are crazy about the idea.
"We shouldn't be forced into clubs; we should have the opportunity for clubs after school," said junior Sydney Birely. "Not everyone wants to be in a club. Students should be responsible for being in a club if they want their college applications to look good."
"If they are going to make us participate, they should do it more often, so we feel more comfortable with it," said sophomore Alyssa Canterbury.