These are all of the current clubs and organizations in which students can be involved at Walker Valley High School:
CLUBS AT WALKER VALLEY- GET INVOLVED
Anchor- An all girl organization that requires 2 service hours per month. The girls are involved in several different service projects like visiting the nursing home, reading to elementary school children, “Caroling for Cans,” etc. The Christmas Party is a fun event that is hosted for the club and you get a T-shirt that is included in the fee. Anchor club hosts prom every spring for juniors and seniors. See Ms. Keck or Ms. Cretton for more information.
Art- The Art Club is a place for artistic people to be creative. It allows students with busy schedules, who cannot take Art classes during the school day, to stay after and participate in different projects. See Ms. Russell for more information.
Bass- Members in the Bass Club compete in bass fishing tournaments all year long. There are twelve tournaments a year including one state tournament. Members are required to earn eight service hours, and to pay the $40 entrance fee and pay for the jersey. Students must also provide their own fishing gear and it is recommended to have your own boat captain. Students choose teammates and stay with them throughout their career in the Bass Club. There are opportunities for students to participate in fundraisers to supplement the fees. If you are interested contact Ms. Miles or Mr. Bryson.
Beta- Interested students need a 3.0 GPA and teacher recommendation. The first year fee is $25 and every year after the fee is $10. Beta club is a national organization. In the fall semester, students travel to Nashville to compete against other schools in the TN Beta Club Convention. The opportunity for service hours include: Concessions for OMS & WV (all sports), Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, Ronald McDonald House, Jeans for Teens, and many more. Students need 15 service hours per year. Students are recognized at graduation and receive a medallion to wear with their regalia. Contact Ms. Fox for more information.
Cover to Cover-If you are a bookworm, this student-lead book club is for you. Students receive a pin for graduation and meetings are held in the Media Center once a month to discuss readings. Please see Ms. Keck if interested.
DECA-DECA is a career technical student organization geared towards helping students develop marketing skills. Through exciting events, students learn networking skills and how to function in competitive work environments. To join DECA students have to take Marketing 1. See Ms. Brady or Mr. Frazier for more information.
Diamond Darlings-A spirit pep club for girls, formed to support Walker Valley Mustang Baseball during the spring season. Members make signs, attend baseball games and give good luck gifts to the players. Participants need to be enthusiastic and have fun cheering on the Stangs. The only fee is for apparel. Contact Ms. Keck for more information.
Drama-Drama Club is a club for people who love theatre and want to learn about putting on a play. 15 Drama Club related service hours are required. The club does one fall play, one spring dessert-theatre play, and one performance for a nursing home. They take one field trip per year to a performance. To be in this club students must have a love for theatre. For more information contact the club sponsor, Ms. Wright.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)-FBLA is a career technical student organization that helps students learn basic skills in all 16 career clusters, with a focus on skills that help students in business, marketing, management, and finance. FBLA also provides community service projects like Santa's Elves and Angel Tree. To join FBLA, students must take 1 business course and pay annual dues. See Ms. Brady or Mr. Bryan for more information.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)- FCA is a Christ-centered, athlete-driven group that meets twice a month for worship. It is not required for students to be athletes but most of the members are. FCA engages athletes, students, and coaches to grow in their faith in Christ and in sports. Interested students should contact Mr. Smith or Mr. Jackson.
FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America)- FCCLA does different types of community service in Cleveland by visiting nursing homes and making blankets for victims of domestic violence. Students must take one consumer science class to join the club. There are no requirements to maintain membership. Participants may use FCCLA service hours for other clubs. FCCLA also participates in competitions to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom. See Ms. Isbill for more information.
FFA (Future Farmers of America)-FFA is an agriculture related club that teaches future generations the importance of the agricultural industry and develops future leaders. In FFA students take part in career development contests such as horse judging, cattle judging, etc. Students attend state and national conventions where they learn more about employment opportunities in agriculture. Graduating members of FFA earn pins or medallions. A state degree is also available. Students must take one agricultural science class per year to join the club and club dues. See Mr. Harner or Mr. Kincaid.
GAPP (German American Partnership Program)-GAPP is the largest bilateral student exchange program between the United States and Germany. It is a short term exchange that allows Cleveland and Walker Valley students to trade places with students from German high schools. The exchange is not necessarily an educational exchange, but more of a relationship building trip and to learn more about German culture. Interested students should contact Ms. Eulo.
Hiking- If you like being in nature, the hiking club is meant for you. The club goes on several day trips each year. Hikes vary in difficulty and length. Hiking members also go on camping trips. If interested see Ms. Shrestha.
HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)-The Health Occupation Students of America is an organization for future health care providers. HOSA participates in The Blood Drive, Relay for Life, national and state competitions, health screens, and visits to nursing homes. The officers and competitors receive a cord at graduation. See Ms. Harris for more information.
Humanities Leadership- Humanities Leadership is a team formed by different Humanities teachers and students. The teachers pick students from the Humanities Academy that show leadership qualities to form a council to make the Humanities Academy better. See Ms. Kier for more information.
Junior Civitan- Junior Civitan is a service club that focuses on the community. The members of Junior Civitan pick what types of community service they want to do depending on what they are passionate about and they earn points for their hours of service. Members must earn 12 service points every year to stay in Junior Civitan. Seniors organize their own service project (worth 8 points). Junior Civitan is an international service club specifically geared toward special needs. Ms. Hammer keeps the school website updated with club information. Seniors receive a personalized medallion to wear at graduation. Ms. Hammer is the main sponsor but Ms. Patterson also has club information in the guidance office.
Key Club-Key Club is a student-led program whose mission is to encourage leadership through helping others. Key Club offers many service opportunities for its members including leadership development, study-abroad opportunities, and vocational guidance. For more information about Key Club contact Mr. Hood.
MBA Leadership-The MBA Leadership team focuses on branding the academy, community service, and MBA publicity. Students must be recommended by a teacher. The club takes an active role in marketing the academy and planning special events for MBA students . For more information, contact Ms. McChesney.
Mu Alpha Theta- Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society. It has chapters at high schools and junior colleges around the country. It participates in math competitions, tutoring at Walker Valley, campus cleanup, and teacher appreciation activities. Participating students receive a cord at graduation. Interested students are required to have a 3.0 in their math class and be enrolled in a 3rd level math class to join. Contact Ms. Scarborough for more information.
Mustang Mentors-The hosts of the school, Mustang Mentors attend formal and informal events. They welcome guests at orientation, open house, graduation, and give tours of the school. They continue to give lessons to the freshmen and tips about high school. Requirements for being a mentor include an application and a teacher recommendation. This opportunity is only for Walker Valley juniors and seniors. See Ms. Pickens for more information.
NEHS (National English Honor Society)-National English Honor Society is a nationally recognized club for students who have a passion for English and writing. This club tutors, reads with elementary students and the elderly, does a writing workshop, donates books, and writes a literary magazine. 10 service hours are required to stay in this club, 5 hours in-club and 5 hours out of club. Requirements to stay in this club are an A average in English classes and $25 dues for new members and annual $10 dues each year after. For graduation students receive a cord and a medal. For more information contact Ms. Wielfaert.
NHS (National Honor Society)-Students need a 3.5 GPA and teacher recommendation to participate. After induction, students must earn 5 service hours inside the club and 5 service hours outside the club. Past service projects include: Southern Heritage food drive, Caring Place, Angel Tree, Veterans Home in Knoxville, etc. Members receive a stole and diploma sticker at graduation. Contact Ms. Everett for more information.
NTHS (National Technical Honor Society)-NTHS is a nationally recognized honor society that focuses on technology and engineering. Students have the opportunity to earn scholarships in the field. Students are required to earn 20 service hours including 8 hours inside the club. The club is open, by invitation, to any student taking a technology specific class. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, obtain a teacher recommendation, and pay the $40 entrance fee. For graduation students receive an NTHS cord. Students who are interested in joining should contact Ms. Miles or Ms. Walker.
Oceanography-Participation in theOceanography club is perfect for any student who wants to learn more about ocean life. Oceanography members take several field trips to various aquariums around the area plus a trip to Florida where students learn to scuba dive. There is a $20 entrance fee which includes a t-shirt. Students are required to turn in three teacher recommendations. Membership in this club is open to all grades. Contact Ms. Nikki Swafford for more information.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)-SADD is a national campaign for making good decisions such as not being distracted while driving and making wise choices to be safe in general. No service hours are needed. Students create signs and skits about real life situations to present to the student body and the community. Contact Ms. Richards if interested.
SNHS (Science National Honor Society)- SNHS is a club that honors students who excel in their science classes. SNHS provides opportunities for students to get involved in their community with service projects like the Salvation Army's hat, glove, and sock project. To join SNHS, students have to be a sophomore with at least 2 science courses, or a junior/senior with a science course that exceeds the state requirements. The extra science course can also be replaced by a career technical course. Students must also: earn 10 service hours, 5 of which have to be earned through club activities, attend 1 science related activity each semester, have 2 teacher recommendations, pay $5 dues, and keep their grades in good standing. See Ms. Borden for more information.
SGA (Student Government Association)-Student Government is a fun club that serves the school, students, faculty, and staff. Student Body President, Class Presidents, Vice Presidents, Representatives, Secretary, Parliamentarian, Historian, Class Ambassadors, and Treasurer are available positions for students who are interested in Student Government. To be involved in Student Government students need a 3.0 GPA, teacher recommendations, and pay $20 dues. For more information contact Ms. Ball.
Skills USA- Skills USA promotes competition in various areas taught in school. Students compete in regional and state competitions in various areas such as criminal justice, information technology, and engineering. In order to join, a student must be a sophomore and obtain a recommendation from their elective-focus teacher in the area they wish to compete. Students are required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and pay a $18 dollar fee. Scholarship opportunities are available for students who complete and win at state competitions. If interested in joining Skills USA contact Ms. Miles, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Morris, Ms. Curvin, or Mr. Bivens
Speech and Debate-Walker Valley is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association. Speech and debate is an opportunity to learn how to confidently speak to a crowd as well as present in different arenas whether it is theatrical, debate, or extemporaneous. The team provides students an opportunity to become comfortable presenting in front of any audience. Members attend approximately one competition each month and practice two times a week. There are no annual fees but students must pay entry fees for each tournament. For more information see Ms. Manning or Ms. Spain.
Spirit Stangs-Spirit Stangs is a club for students who have lots of school spirit and love Walker Valley. Spirit Stangs make and hang signs and attend games for all athletics. 10 hours are required to stay in this club. For more information see Ms. Wielfaert.
STEM Leadership- In STEM Leadership students organize, plan, orchestrate various events such as STEM Wars, STEM Heroes, Community Open House, Boat Regatta, STEMassiance, Parent-Teacher Conference Displays, Elementary Tutoring Projects, design and sell STEM T-shirts. Members must have a teacher recommendation and attend STEM events . Contact Ms. Gober for more information.
World Language-Members are required to take a minimum of one world language class. The club takes part in field trips that focus on cultures from around the world. These students plan and host Culture Week at WVHS every spring. Members must complete 10 service hours each year. Outside hours are accepted, or students may work with the club at the Unity Center. Contact Ms. Freeman for more information.
Yearbook “The Mustang”- Yearbook is a one semester class that sells ads, takes pictures, documents school events, designs templates, writes articles, and runs picture days. Students interested in photography often enjoy this club/class. For an application or more information contact Ms. Gober.