OI High School Clubs Descriptions
OIAIS High School CLUB DESCRIPTIONS
OI Theatre Program (An Auditioned Group) Ms. Caraway; Ms. Wiens
We will be offering three productions for our 2017-2018 Theater Season and two additional special performances. See Ms. Caraway or Ms. Wiens for details.
First Tech Challenge Mr. Kolberg:
FIRST® Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for high school students based on a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete as alliances against other teams. Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.For more information about our club, please go to the following web sites:
4-H Ms. Haggard:
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.
First Tuesday of each month @ 6pm Lecture Hall A
Odyssey Big Shots (Skeet Shooting) Mr. Bartee:
The Odyssey Big Shots is a shotgun shooting club. We shoot all three shotgun disciplines with all of our emphasis on teaching gun safety by NRA certified coaches and competing in events around AZ. We are nationally recognized by the Scholastic Clay Target Program and supported by the Arizona Game and Fish Dept. For more information about our club or to learn how to sign up, please go to our website: http://odysseybigshots.wix.com/home. Sign ups will be posted sometime September 7th on a first come basis. There are only 16 spaces available for new athletes. If you would like more information, contact Kenny Bartee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in our club.
NHS (Ms. Cardoza):
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS) is an elite group of students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. We will spend a lot of time on volunteering for projects that help our school and out in our community. Scholars are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout the year, complete 10 hours of volunteer work each semester, as well as completing a community project. This is a great academic program that develops friendships, as well as an understanding of our role in the community. It is very rigorous and requires dedication and a time commitment.
Meetings will be on bi-weekly Thursdays at lunch starting this Thursday.
Fencing Ms. Ewa Medynska:
The fencing staff Odyssey Preparatory Academy, Inc will include a world-class instructor. Ewa Medynska who has been coaching internationally and locally for the 25 years. She was an assistant coach for the Junior National Polish Team. She was coaching locally at Arizona State University, Currently, she is teaching at Kat’s Artist Tree in Goodyear and runs a fencing program for the Dysart Unified School District in Surprise. Fencing is a fantastic mental and physical sport that teaches competition, respect, and self- discipline in a safe and fun environment.
Classes Thursday in the OI Dance Room 4:00 – 5:00 for Beginners and Intermediate Fencers
Fashion Club (High School) Ms. Byfield:
The OI Fashion Club’s motto is “Combining Fashion Sense With Sense Of Community”. We connect scholars to all things Fashion. From apparel and runway to business and marketing. OI Fashion Club partners with industry professionals, such as Phoenix Fashion Week, to provide workshops, host guest speakers, and work together to help meet the needs of the community. OI Fashion Club is chartered by FIDM (Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising). They provide us with support, guidance, and college scholarship opportunities.
Meet Tuesdays, after school at 4:00. We also have field trip opportunities throughout the year.
Student Council (High School) Ms. A. Miller and Mr. Arnoldy:
Student Council members will conduct themselves as responsible and moral leaders of the school while promoting school spirit, participating in fundraisers for local and global causes, organizing school assemblies and other school events, and uniting all members of the school community. There will be a selection process (i.e., interviews, elections, recommendations, and grade checks) in order to join and remain in the organization, as there are limited positions for 9th and 10th-grade scholars.
Meetings will be held in Mrs. Miller’s room A105 and will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
E-Sports Club (Mr.Lin):
Esports club is a teacher guided, student driven club to play, improve, and compete in a variety of competitive online games. Including but not limited to: Hearthstone, Pokemon, Street Fighter 5, League of Legends. See Mr. Lin for details.
Water is life / I Will Go ( Ms. Crawford and Ms. Olson):
Want to make an impact abroad? Water is life at TOPA works to bring clean water solutions, sanitation, and hygiene programs to our partner village in Ghana, Africa. Through our organization, we have been able to raise thousands of dollars, making a real impact there. Join us in our efforts as we continue to raise awareness in our community and help our partner village continue to reach their goals in providing clean and accessible water for their people. We will meet every two weeks on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm to discuss goals, brainstorm ideas and plan events.
Meets: Wednesdays: 3:45-4:45
Chess Club (Mr. Rubinstein):
Grades 6-12: No MEETINGS first Semester – Second Semester Hopefully – Chess Club is where you will learn new skills and strengthen your existing chess skills. You will compete in a variety of games and learn different openings and closings to help you command the board. We hope to compete against other clubs or teams. Before we can do this we must practice and refine our own strategies. If you enjoy the game of chess or are interested about the game this is the club for you.
Debate Club (Ms. Robinson):
Join us for Odyssey’s first competitive Speech & Debate team! Whether you want to be part of the practice squad here after school, or take your show on the road, OI Speech & Debate wants you! Scholars can try a variety of events, from dramatic and humorous interpretations, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, to policy or Lincoln-Douglas debate, to find those that they enjoy most. Email: OIAISDebate@topamail.com for more information.
Meets: Wednesdays: 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Lecture Hall A
Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (Ms. Carscallen and Ms. Pratt):
The Odyssey Institute Gender-Sexuality Alliance is a fun, inclusive environment for LGBTQI etc., allies and supporters. We provide a safe, supportive and confidential space where we accept,
understand and support one another. We engage in activities and community service by giving donations and providing resources to the community and our school.
Meets Thursday at 4:00 in B-103.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) (Ms. Schaffner):
Future Business Leaders of America is a club dedicated to educating scholars about all things business. From resumes to creating your own business or just learning what makes one tick, this club will help all scholars gain knowledge and wisdom regarding these subjects as well as gain valuable leadership skills to help them throughout their lives. This club is great for anyone interested in becoming an entrepreneur, those interested in business, and even those who would like to explore different career avenues.
Now meeting on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. in room A113.
Iron Minotaurs (Mr Bott):
To teach people about Radio Control (R/C) vehicles. Scholars will learn how to control them, how to care for them, rules that you must follow in order to use them. In addition, the club will cover mathematical formulas, coding, and scientific techniques to explore radio controlled vehicles at a deeper level of understanding. Scholars will eventually participate in team competitions. See Mr. Bott for details.