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Posted on 09/10/2018
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Advisory Period

All students will be enrolled in an advisory period that meets daily. This class will not take the place of their pre-selected scheduled classes. The purpose of this class is to help provide a means for students to participate in various school activities and resources within the school day. The student's advisory teacher will help guide and advise their students throughout the course of the school year. Activities that will take place during the advisory time:

Club and organizational meetings - PHS has 22 clubs/organizations for students to get involved in. Clubs will meet twice a week during this time.

Tutoring sessions - The advisory period will allow students who need additional support and instruction an opportunity to get tutoring from their teachers within the school day.

Small group student/counselor meetings - Our counselors will utilize this time to meet with the students monthly, in a small group setting, and provide on-going guidance on things that will help the students in their planning process as they progress through the school year. (ACT information, enrollment information, character education, scholarship information, etc.)

Study hall - Students may choose to use part of the advisory period each week to complete homework and/or study for their classes.

Career Exploration Partnership This program will allow our students the opportunity to observe and learn first-hand from professionals in the workforce.

Club Meetings will begin next week. Please encourage your child to get involved and try out a variety of clubs. The following is a list of clubs that are offered at the high school.

Clubs and Organizations

Piedmont Leadership Club - In Piedmont Leadership Club students are empowered to create new programs, voice ideas, interact with other student leaders, and engage the community. Together we will look at ways to strengthen current traditions and create new ones. Think outside the box, bring your best ideas and get ready to build a legacy!

Chess Club - Chess is a skill and activity that can be enjoyed throughout a person's lifetime. Learning and playing chess improves thinking and problem-solving skills, builds self-confidence, exercises both sides of the brain, helps prevents Alzheimer's, and is just a lot of fun.

Academic Team - The Academic Team expands the academic experience of its team member through self-discipline, teamwork, and scholastic quiz bowl competition.

Drama Club - The Drama Club is dedicated to bringing the joy and power of the Performance Arts to students by providing an opportunity for students to develop poise, social skills, public speaking, confidence and the ability to work as a team.

French Club - The purpose of our club is to offer students interested in the French language and cultures an opportunity to practice French and learn about Francophone cultures. Discussions and activities are held in both English and French, depending on the level of language ability of participating members. Annual activities include the French Christmas play for the Primary, participating in Duck Week, and an end of the year celebration.

Key Club - This is an opportunity for members to provide service, build character, and develop leadership skills.

National Honor Society - (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement based on GPA), leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires service to the community, school, or other organizations. Time spent working on these projects contributes towards monthly service hour requirements.

Newspaper - The newspaper club is responsible for producing a digital publication featuring Piedmont High School’s organizations, classes, and events. If you are a talented writer, a creative photographer, or a great interviewer and are interested in joining the newspaper club, please visit with Mrs. Ruiz in Room 310 or Mrs. Crawford in Room 300 by September 15. All staff members from last year are encouraged to participate again, and new staff will be added by invitation only.

Science Club - The purpose of the Science Club is (1) To promote an interest in the sciences, (2) To experience the sciences above and beyond the classroom setting, (3) To provide career information, and (4) To enhance the involvement of science students within Piedmont High School.

Spanish Club - This club is for Hispanic students, students taking a Spanish class, or anyone who would like to enhance their cultural awareness, meet new people, make friends and learn a little Spanish too! The only requirement to join is to come to the meetings on a regular basis and become involved in our activities. Students are required to pay $20 for a Spanish Club t-shirt.

StuCo - Student Council is a national organization. At Piedmont High School Student Council representatives are voted into office near the end of each school year. A varied number of representatives are taken for each class. Elections are based on teacher references, student vote and sponsor decisions. Student Council takes on the lead responsibility for many high school and a few district activities throughout the school year.

Youth and Government - Youth and Government program is a national program that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and practice democracy. Students will discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of our state through proposed legislation, participation in mock trials, or journalistic reporting.

American Sign Language - The purpose of our club is to offer students interested in American Sign Language an opportunity to practice sign language and learn about deaf culture. Discussions and activities are held in both English and American Sign Language, depending on the level of language ability of participating members.

Business Professionals of America - Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students enrolled or formerly enrolled in business, career technical, and career education programs. BPA members participate in activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health. BPA's showcase program, Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP), facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in more than 90 competitive events. BPA dues of $30 covers the cost of local, state, and national dues as well as an organization t-shirt and snacks at meetings.

Technology Club - The goal of this club is to increase student understanding of modern technology through discussion groups, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences.

National Hispanic Honor Society - Spanish National Honor Society is an academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanish studies. Its motto is "¡Todos a una!". The group is only for students currently taking any Spanish class. Student induction fee: $5 per student that covers local, state and national membership, and $20 for a t-shirt.

Native American Club - The club provides resources, support, and opportunities for high school students to engage in cultural and educational experiences linked to their heritage.

FCCLA - The purposes of FCCLA includes building leadership skills, community service projects, and an increased knowledge about FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences). Our projects, meetings, and competitions revolve around these purposes. A student must be taking a FACS class or have taken a FACS class in the past, either in high school or middle school to become a member. Membership is $35.00, and includes local, state and national membership, as well as a t-shirt and snacks at meetings.

Book Club - The Book Club is focused on creating a place for students who enjoy reading to develop communication and reading skills and to simply enjoy being part of a “tribe” that values written communication, being open-minded and finding connections with others.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Our purpose is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.  

Campus/Connect - The purpose is to bring fellow Christians together during the school day to fellowship, build one another up in Christ and invite others to be a part. Youth pastors and speakers from the area will join with the students and give 15 -20 minutes of Christian insight at each meeting.

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