ACADEMIC EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
DESCRIPTION OF CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): The purpose of the FCA is to meet other students, whether an athlete or not, enjoy fellowship together, participate in games and activities, and study the bible. The FCA meets every Monday from 5:00 - 6:30 PM, when school is in session. There is no cost to join this club just a willingness to have fun with fellow students. Community service hours can be granted through numerous service projects.
Key Club: Key Club is a service-driven activity. Members help at school and community functions. Key Club members are affiliated with the Kiwanis Club of Geneva. Activities include helping at SPIRE, Geneva Community Days, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, and the Polar Bear Plunge. The club meets one time a week and there is a $9.50 fee for national dues.
National Honor Society (NHS): National Honor Society promotes good citizenship within our school and community, exemplifying the four cornerstone characteristics of their organization: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS meets Wednesday morning before school. To become a member of NHS, you must have at least a junior class status, a 3.5+ GPA, have 40 documented hours of community service, write an essay, and be recommended by teachers.
Philanthropy Club: The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. It is the goal of this student group to spread kindness and assistance to the ends of their community at the means of their dedication to the task. By the giving of time, talent and money, the Youth Philanthropy Club is able to spread these values not only to their peers but to the community at hand while instilling imperative ideals for the future of their generation.
Project Love: Project Love is designed to create a kinder high school atmosphere for all students. Students are trained to deal with peer pressure and situations that arise in school. Project Love works hard to make the environment, both school, and community, better for everyone. Project Love does many activities during the school year that can be counted as community service hours, there is no cost to join, just a positive attitude.
Steering Committee for Grades 9, 10, 11, 12: The purpose of the class steering committees is to guide each class through the numerous planned activities for each grade. Class steering committees are also responsible for planning their class involvement in Spirit Week. Each class has activities that are grade-specific, such as Junior-Senior Prom, and Bloodmobile. They are responsible for Homecoming activities. HALO for the community of Geneva and Build-a-Bear for Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Members visit local nursing homes with hand made cards for residents. Officers for each grade are elected by the student body at the beginning of each year. You do not have to be an officer to be on the steering committee. There is also not a cost involved. You will be involved in numerous fundraising activities throughout the year.
Thespians-Theatre Program: In the GHS Theatre Program students are able to become active participants in the theatre as a collaborative art. With a fall play, spring musical, and at least three one-act plays, the GHS Theatre Program provides students with many opportunities to actively learn the on stage and off stage demands of the theatre production. The program offers extensive training in acting, lighting, costumes, make-up, sound, props, publicity, house, and set design and construction. Our rigorous and exciting program affords students the chance to master theatre technique and craft, making them competitive for college.
Interact: Interact is Rotary International's service club for you people ages 12 to 18. The Interact Club will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Geneva. This club is open to students in grades 9 - 12. Members will work to enhance leadership skills, serve their community, and expand international understanding. Each year, the Interact Club will complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity.
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others.
- Understanding the value of individual responsibilities and hard work.
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill.
Marching Band: Requirements: Attendance at summer rehearsals, pre-band camp, band camp, after school rehearsals, and performances. This course emphasizes the study and performance of the literature and street and field maneuvers for a marching band. Marching Geneva performs at all varsity football games and many other performances throughout the state. A-Tech students may participate with the prior permission of the band director.
Jazz Band: Requirements: Enrollment in Marching Band or Concert Band and audition. This course is open to students desiring experience in popular music performance. In addition to contemporary styles, traditional styles are learned and performed. Special emphasis is placed on public performance at school and within the community and county areas.
Geneva's Image: Prerequisite: Students must have at least one year's experience in a high school level musical group. Requirements: Enrollment in a major music ensemble and audition. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required, including summer rehearsals. The Geneva's Image show choir is a select performing vocal ensemble concentrating on popular music with staging and choreography. The musicians in the show choir are expected to conduct themselves as respectable members of Geneva High School. Geneva's Image is a co-curricular group that requires a significant commitment of time and energy during the school day, after school, and during the summer. Students will perform throughout Northeast Ohio.
Yearbook: Prerequisite "B" average - students wishing to take the course must complete an application and skills test at the time of scheduling from the instructor. This course is designed to develop research, writing, and text production skills related to a variety of composition and text publications. These include the use of applicable technology; applying the writing processes, writing conventions,, and writing applications; utilizing applicable research; developing interpersonal communication; the application of informational; persuasive and technical tests; and multimedia production. These skills are applied to creating text productions such as a yearbook. Instruction is centered on the reading, writing and research benchmarks of the Ohio Language Arts Standards.