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Eastside Clubs

CLUBS
Students have the opportunity to join one of several clubs at Eastside High School. A book will be held in the front office describing each club including its sponsors, activities, etc. Parents do have the right to have their child opt out of clubs by filling out the notice provided in the handbook. Clubs are as follows:

Art Club
Art Club is an extracurricular activity that students can be involved in to improve their artistic skills, creative thinking, as well as help the school and community. In Art Club students are expected to attend the weekly meetings, museum trips, and assist in our events. Our yearly events include a fall and spring art show, open studio workshops, and murals throughout the school and community. Art Club is a great opportunity to meet other students interested in art, build art skills, as well as learn to use artistic skills in a positive way.

Beta Club

The mission of Beta Club is to promote the ideals Honesty, Cooperation, Responsibility, Service, and Leadership. Past activities include sponsoring a community food drive, prom promise, charity fundraisers, and reading to elementary students in their classes. Participation in community service projects, such as volunteering for Special Olympics, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis, etc., are encouraged by members. An application must be submitted for this club and certain criteria met before membership can be approved.

Black History Month Club
The Black History Month Club works towards the planning and preparation of Black History Month activities. Students will assist with the theming and presentation of the Black History Month program.

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a student-led club that promotes social acceptance of others and one’s self. This club focuses on instilling morals and encouraging tolerance among its members through discussions on topics ranging from bullying to cultural differences.

Dance Team
EHS Exclusive Dance Team is an organization designed for girls to express themselves through dance. Members of the dance team come from a variety of backgrounds. Each individual on the team is recognized for her unique talents, abilities, leadership and strengths. The primary purpose of the dancer is to be a member of the team, which keep the crowd’s attention to entertain, and to ultimately create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement at sporting and school events.

DECA
DECA is the professional organization of marketing students. Its goal is to improve educational and career opportunities in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship for students. The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students in these areas. DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership, and practice community service.

Drama Club

Drama Club strives to promote an interest in theatre and provide a creative outlet for students through the production of plays and other performances. Planned activities include fall and spring musicals, class productions, Georgia Theatre conference, Thespian conference, field trips to professional shows, guest speakers and workshops, candy sales, middle school drama workshops, and regular club meetings.

Eagle Life
Eagle Life is a student-led organization that provides students with opportunities to serve their community and develop a deeper faith and understanding of God. Activities include Thursday morning devotions, Toys for Tots, spirit games, Fuzz Run, and Relay for Life.

Eagle Robotics Team
The EHS Eagle Robotics team is comprised of students who are interested in robotics, mechanics, and programming. We use VEX robots and compete in several different tournaments throughout the school year. Students are able to gain hands-on experience with building a robot from scratch using motors, gears, and wheels while also putting their programming skills to the test, teaching the robot to complete certain tasks autonomously and by using a remote control.

Eagle Vision
The EHS morning show "Eagle Vision" is an opportunity for students to be in front of and behind a video camera. Students are involved in learning video equipment and editing software to produce a daily announcement show for the school population. Students in this club are also involved with video technology competitions through the EHS Technology Student Association. Any interested student must apply in the spring to become a part of this exclusive team for the upcoming school year.

Eastside Ambassadors
These students serve as a “Hospitality Committee” for new students, including 9th graders, and visitors to Eastside. They are responsible for introducing new students to other students and teachers, showing them around the campus, and inviting them to attend afterschool activities like drama productions and sporting events. They strive to help new students find ways to get involved in a way that suits their specific interests.

Eastside Anglers

The official Bass Fishing Team of Eastside High School who compete in fishing tournaments all around the state on two person teams.

Family, Career, and Communities Leaders of America (FCCLA)
The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. The club helps students become community leaders and teaches skills for life through character development.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA is an interdenominational sports student-led faith-based club that provides students with opportunities to serve their community and develop a deeper faith and understanding of God.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Planned activities include conferences at state and national levels, fundraising for chapter and March of Dimes, and community service projects.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

The Eastside High School FFA chapter is an active student organization dedicated to agriculture, leadership and promoting citizenship through chapter activities, classroom instruction, and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE Projects). The chapter participates in a variety of community and state activities including fairs, livestock shows, agricultural competitions and leadership events. The Eastside High School FFA chapter is open for any agriculture student or those interested in Agriculture.

Jogging Club
Students explore different draft strategies for all of the major fantasy sports (baseball, football, and basketball). Students also discuss players that should be targeted each year for each sport. Students have mock drafts during club time to discuss the positive and negative aspects of their draft choices, identify the best draft strategy and how to maximize the value of a draft pick etc.

French Club
The French Club offers all students the opportunity to explore the culture, music, food, history, art, and language of France and Francophone countries regardless of the student's French language proficiency level. Students in the French Club will have meetings to immerse themselves in French culture and prepare for any French competitions they choose to participate in.

GFWC/GaFWC/Jr. Service Guild

The GFWC Georgia Junior Service Guild is a service-oriented club for girls 9th - 12th grade to provide opportunities for members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community, school and world. All projects are service-oriented and the club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the largest female service organization in the world. Members attend district meetings and state conventions and compete for awards.

History Club
This club is open to all students, especially those students who are self-proclaimed history buffs. We participate in such activities as: history movie & a date night, historic preservation projects, and other activities that promote expanding historical knowledge. Most importantly- it is all the fun of history... without the lectures!

G.L.A.M.O.U.R. Club
The objective of the club is to help prepare young ladies to succeed, personally, spiritually, mentally, and academically. The Image club is designed to help lead them into their own destiny by exposing the young ladies to positive attitudes, images, and situations introducing them to the community as young ladies who are on a mission to be successful in life.

Interact Club
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club that gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills. It's open to students in grades 10-12. This club offers students a chance to become involved in the community and it promotes leadership possibilities and good will towards others. To join the Interact Club, one must be in at least the tenth grade, have two teacher recommendations, have a respectable discipline record, and be in good academic standing. Members participate in the local Rotary Club pack Christmas gifts for families in need. They also send Christmas cards to soldiers serving overseas and assist with Newton County Special Olympics. There are no dues for this club. Meetings are once a month.

Junior Classical League
The Junior Classical League is an organization whose purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. Eastside's JCL participates in several activities and competitions throughout the year including riding our chariot in the Covington Christmas Parade, hosting a Latin competition for other schools, attending the State JCL Fall Forum and attending State Convention in the spring.

Key Club
The Key Club is a service organization that is part of the Kiwanis family. Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world, empowers its members to lead and serve by cultivating leadership skills, developing friendships, and performing community service. Key Club members have a passion for helping others and gain leadership skills they will remain with them for a lifetime.

Literary Magazine Club
The Literary Magazine Club compiles annual publication of students’ creative writing, including essays, poetry, and short stories. The club consists of a staff and editorial board that selects pieces submitted by the student body and designs the magazine. The Literary Magazine Club serves as an authentic audience for Eastside High School student’s creative writing pieces.

Math Club

Competitive Math Club helps to foster a love for mathematics and problem solving. At meetings, students are given problems from competitions to solve and discuss. This prepares students for the competitions through the year and teaches new problem solving techniques and helps students gain mathematical insight. Math competitions are held at high schools, colleges, and universities around the state, including at Kennesaw State, University of Georgia, and Mercer University.

National Honors Society
The National Honor Society is an academic service organization that serves to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS is open to all students in grades 10-12 who meet the chapter's standards for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The goals of the club are "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary school s."

Naturalist Club
The Naturalist Club is a service club that works very closely with Keep Covington and Newton County Clean and Beautiful. Members volunteer with the fall plant recycling drive, the Rivers Alive clean-up, the Great American Clean Up and the electronics recycling drive. The Naturalist Club has also planted trees with the Georgia Forestry commission. Field trips include a trip to Cumberland Island, Turner Lake water trails, the recycling center and the landfill.

Reading Eagles Book Club

The Book Club is open to any students in grades 9-12 that enjoy reading. Participation in the club provides students with the opportunity to have discussions of books they have read independently or as group.

Spanish Club
The Spanish Club offers all students an opportunity to explore the Spanish language and culture. Students have fiestas and gatherings to taste foods from different Spanish-speaking countries.

Strategy Club

Is a club that discusses, learns, and plays tabletop strategy games. We will also introduce Game Theory, which is a branch of mathematics that has to deal with decision making. If you are into Chess, Catan, Risk, or any tabletop game that uses large amounts of strategy then this is your club!

Wingspan
Wingspan is the school newspaper that produces monthly editions. Students create, edit, and publish all the content in the newspaper. Most content involves topics that are relevant to EHS students and their interests. The Wingspan staff also involves local businesses and communities for content and advertisements.

Yearbook

Yearbook Club members operate as a supplement to the Talon Yearbook staff. Participants will learn journalistic writing, photography, video graphing and desktop publishing layout techniques, marketing strategies, and take part in fundraisers.

Young Men Building a Dynasty

Young Men Building a Dynasty is dedicated to developing leaders. This mission starts with young men, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders. Members of Young Men Building a Dynasty strives to enhance themselves socially and academically.

Youth Leadership of Newton County
Youth Leadership is program that develops youth community leaders through hands-on activities and field trips. This program was developed by the Newton County adult leadership program in conjunction with the University of Georgia Extension. Sophomores and juniors in Newton County are eligible to apply for the program with the nomination of a teacher, counselor, or principal. The selection process for the program includes: completing an application, interview for 30 finalists, and finally a countywide selection committee will select a final class of 21 students from all three high schools.

4H
The mission of 4-H is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. 4-Hers participate in hands-on activities and community events. Meetings are held monthly at the County 4-H Office.

Sports Medicine Club
The Sports Medicine Club provides students the opportunity to be introduced to the expanding field of sports medicine and athletic training. Members have the chance to be student athletic training aides to the many athletic teams at Eastside. In the Sports Medicine Club, students learn about athletic injuries, injury evaluation, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, human anatomy, athletic training history, and more.

Technology Student Association

The mission of EHS Technology Student Association is to prepare its members to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program; which include communication, leadership, and competitive skill development in the classroom/laboratory environment.

Students have other opportunities to participate in school activities through the following teams and organizations that require students to meet certain criteria for involvement:
Academic Team
Broadcast Team
Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
Literary Team
Mock Trial Team
Prom Committee
Student Government
Tech Team