OI High School Clubs Descriptions
OIAIS High School CLUB DESCRIPTIONS
CLUBS BEGIN THE WEEK OF 8/27
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 6pm.
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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
email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in our club.
NHS (Ms. Harrington): 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 friendship, as well as an understand of our role in the community. It is very rigorous and requires dedication and a time commitment.
Meetings will be on biweekly Thursdays at lunch starting this Thursday
Fencing Ms. Ewa Medynska: The fencing staff Odyssey Preparatory Academy, Inc will include a worldclass instructor.Ewa Medynska who has been coaching internationally and locally for the 25 years. She was 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.
Classes Thursday in the OI Dance Room 4:00 – 5:00 for Beginners and Intermediate Fencers
Fencing is a fantastic mental and physical sport that teaches competition, respect, and self- discipline in a safe and fun environment.!
Student Council (High School) Ms. A. Miller & 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 >>>> Mrs. Miller’s room A105 and will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Hearthstone Club (Mr.Lin): Gaming 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. Meets Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00 after school.
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 Wednesday>>>> to discuss goals, brainstorm ideas and plan events.
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. Wednesdays 4-5pm in Lecture Hall A. OIAISDebate@topamail.com for more information.
Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (Ms. Carscallen and Ms. Pratt): Meets Thursday at 4:00 in B-103: 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.
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 at7:00 a.m. in room A113.
Computer Club (Mr. Bates): Learn the basic anatomy of a computer and the internet, and how to set up a computer to suit the needs of the user. The computer club will also experiment computer science tools, like virtual machines and different operating systems. The Linux command terminal will be frequently used.
Mountain Biking – Contact Ms. Sabo: Club has group rides and participates in competitions.