Clubs and Activities for Freshman Academy
Clubs and activities at the Freshman Academy are designed to provide students with a variety of opportunities to be actively involved on campus. Our goal is for clubs and activities to be student lead in order to facilitate and instill leadership, goal-setting, problem-solving, group thinking, and teamwork skills, as well as to give students a sense of ownership and to create a positive student experience.
Joining and Creating Clubs
Joining a club is easy! Students can participate in “Club Rush” during the first two weeks of school, or talk with the club sponsor to join.
If students wish to be part of a club that does not currently exist, they may create a club. To create a new club, students should contact Mr. Chambers for more information. (Room 142 – Art).
Club Meeting Times
Clubs and activities rotate meeting times once each month during the Advisory period, and additionally before or after school to provide for the club/activity’s schedule and/or needs. If you have questions about meeting times, please check the Club calendar on Canvas, contact the sponsor of the club/activity or contact Mr. Chambers, Club/Activities Director.
Sponsors: Mr. Seng
The Academic Team is a competitive organization that participates in Eastern Oklahoma Academic Conferences matches, OSSAA State Tournament matches, two Knowledge Master Open National Computer Tournaments, and other invitational tournaments as may occur. Team members need to have a broad knowledge base in many subject areas, plus additional specialization in a least one of these topic area: Math, Science, Fine Arts, or Social Studies. Previous academic team experience is a major plus, but not a requirement. While game formats vary with tournaments, the game show Jeopardy is a reasonable good picture of what a competitive match is like, except we play team versus team instead of person versus person.
Drama Club (BAFA Theatre)
Sponsor: Mr. Shores
The Drama Club offers students a forum, for sharing theatre expertise, recognizing creative outlets, and expanding the education of the publics’ awareness of theatre arts. Drama Club is open to all Freshman Academy students who share an interest in drama, whether or not they are enrolled in Drama class.
International Foreign Language Club
Sponsor: Ms. Collier
The Foreign Language Club is an all-inclusive international club that promotes appreciation for foreign languages, traveling abroad and cultures through food, films, music, games, outings and participation in local international cultural events, as well as help students on campus to become more culturally aware and appreciative of other languages and countries.
Sponsor: Ms. Meservy
Key Club is an International student-led service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership skills by working together and helping others in our community and beyond.
Sponsor: Ms. Maxwell
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Sponsor: Ms. Loyd
NJHS is a service-oriented organization used to promote teamwork, leadership and good character. The five main purposes that guide the organization are: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.
The member requirements are good citizenship skills and high grade-point averages as well as being involved in extracurricular activities, as well as being inducted into the organization during their 8th grade year.
Student Council promotes and strives for, high standards of scholarship, leadership, cooperation, and understanding among the students, faculty, community, and state. Members propose policy changes as they apply to the student body and strive to meet the needs of Freshman Academy students through various projects. Projects include assemblies, service programs, spirit and unity activities, and conventions. Each class will have an elected representative, but general membership is open to any student enrolled at the Freshman Academy.
Sponsors: Mr. Mowery
The VEX Robotics Club offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science technology, and the chance to compete against students across the country in engineering a robot. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of matches. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
Questions regarding student clubs and activities? Please contact Avery Chambers, Student Activities Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-259-4330.