Friday, September 2, 2016

Clubs Are Back!

By: Ashtun Welling

  Have you ever wanted to start your own club? Do you no idea what clubs are available at Ripley High? Well look no further this could have all the answers you’re searching for. Clubs have come back in the schedule so kids can have a chance to socialize for a class period instead of meeting up after school. Thanks to the Student Council.   Many of us may not have reliable transportation excluding bus riders.
  “Our goal for clubs this year is that we hope people will participate and that we may have a chance to give back to the community in positive ways,” said Bev Shatto, assistant principal.  
  Clubs will meet every other week. Clubs will rotate through different periods so teachers do not have to give up the same class each time.  Students will stay in the classroom where their club is being held until the class period ends.  
  If you don’t want to join any clubs that are existing you have the option of creating your own club; all you need is a description on what your club is about and a staff member to sponsor you. The best part is you don’t require a certain number of peers to start up your club.
  “I’m very glad the club schedule is back because it was very difficult to schedule club meetings outside of school,” said Kalista Skeens.
  Students should take advantage of the club schedule because it gets you out of class for a period every other week.  It also gives us a chance to be more involved with school and to be more social with people that have the same interests as you. In case you don’t know the clubs that are available at Ripley High there is a chart down below with the meeting schedule for the first semester as well.
“The clubs were very eventful, also it was nice to have a chance to socialize with people that have the same interests as I do.”- Sam Bryant  
Ripley High School Clubs 2016-17
Club Name Sponsor(s) Location
Art Club Mr. Morris Room 308
Athletic Training Club Mr. Lough Room 116
Benford's Board Games Mrs. Benford Library
Collegiate Athletic Club Mr. DeFrank Room 201
C-Teens Mrs. Riffe Room 305
FBLA Mrs. Ball/Litton Room 109 Future Business Leaders of America
FCA Mr. Bright Room 312 Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCCLA Mrs. Daugherty Room 115 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
FFA All Ag teachers Ag. Building Future Farmers of America
Hi-Y/YLA DeWees/Summers Room 200
History Club Mr. Sayre Room 401
Hogwarts Miss Atkinson Room 203
Lifting Club Mr. Smolder Chancey Walker
Main Street Teens Mrs. Craddock/Greene Cafeteria
Mu Alpha Theta Mrs. Lough/Cossin Room 405 Math honorary that requires prior membership
RHS Handicrafts Mrs. Adcock Room 208
Rho Kappa Mrs. Phillips Room 411
Science Fiction Club Mr. Rana Room 204
Sewing Club Mrs. Woods/McKown Room 105
Sixth Man Club Mr. Kennedy Gym
Solo & Ensemble Mrs. Poole/Ms. Hancock Music Building
Thespians Club Mrs. Iman Room 101
Viking Buddies Mrs. Steele-Staats Gym
Walking Club Mr. Mullins Track/C-W Gym
Woodworking Club Mr. Moore Tech Ed Building only 20
Writing Club Mrs. Sheets Room 207
Yearbook Club Mrs. Sayre Room 114 only 20 An extension of the Yearbook class)
Young Republicans Club Mr. Holley Room 310

2016-17 Club Meeting Schedule for the 1st semester
August 24th
1st period
August 31st
5th period
September 14th
2nd period
September 21st
6th period
October 5th
3rd period
October 19th
7th period
November 30th
4th period
December 19th
8th period

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