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Loy Norrix Clubs & Organizations

Loy Norrix Clubs and Organizations

Board Game Club
Advisers: Rachel Larner (LarnerRL@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and Trevor Stefanick (StefanickTJ@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
All students are welcome at Loy Norrix Board Game Club. Each meeting we play games provided by club leaders and games that other club members have brought. Meetings are held in Mr. Stefanick's room, A-14.  

Class of 2016 Executive Board
Adviser: Cindy Vanlieu (VanlieuCA@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and Greg Stevens (StevensGE@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
Senior Class executive board meets quarterly to address issues of interest for events for the senior year of high school. Topics range from teams for homecoming events to prom preparation, graduation speeches, etc. Joining executive board is voluntary . 

Class of 2017 Executive Board
Adviser: Sveri Stromsta May (MaySS@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The Class of 2017 Executive Board meets each 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to organize and coordinate class of 2017 events. We meet in C-14.
Class of 2018 Executive Board
Advisers: Sarah Leineke (leinekesa@kalamazoopublicschools.netand Jameeka Johnson (johnsonjs@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The Class of 2018 Executive Board organizes social events. We put on a successful Homecoming Dance in October of 2015. We also do various fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for future social gatherings. We are currently working on designing and selling spirit wear. Members of the Class of 2018 should join.

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays 
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: A-10 (Ms. Jameeka Johnson's Room)

Class of 2019 Executive Board
Advisers: Kelly Stetten (StettenKN@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and Lauren Kinnamon (KinnamonLE@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The executive board meets at least once a month and organizes important events which help to raise money for the class of 2019.

DECA
Adviser: Atiba Ward (Ward@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.Partnerships with businesses at local levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful relevant learning.

Educators Rising
Adviser: Cindy Goss (cgoss@kresa.net)
The objective of Educators Rising is to cultivate highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to become accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. Students must be a junior or senior and enrolled in the Education for Employment (EFE) Teacher Academy Program. By participating in Ed Rising, students gain skills in leadership, organization, communication, team work, time management and confidence.  Students do community service projects involving children and have internships in classrooms as part of the EFE program. Contact Mrs. Goss cgoss@kresa.net  or ask your counselor about EFE Teacher Academy program.

Forensics
Adviser: Paige O'Shea (OsheaPE@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
We are a public speaking/performance team! We actively engage with literature and present our work on a regional and state level. Anyone who is interested in theatre, public speaking, poetry, broadcasting, etc. is welcome to join! 

Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Advisers: Sarah Leineke (leinekesa@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and John Larson ( larsonjl@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

The purpose of GSA is to provide support for people who are exploring their gender identities, sexual orientation, or romantic orientation, as well as allies who want to show more support for the LGBT community. For the most part this is an "information and support" group.  We are looking to start fundraising to help transgender students here at Loy Norrix have clothing as well as chest binders (for transgender boys) or stuffed bras (for transgender girls).  This is a work in progress, we have not actually gotten underway yet. Once a month we have "groupathy" where people just come and share any issues or concerns they have had regarding their families and classmates.  We do also share good things during this time. We will also be preparing for the National Day of Silence on April 15, 2016 to raise awareness on the effect of harassment and bullying of members in the LGBT community. Everyone should join!

Meeting Days: Fridays
Time: 2:30-3:30
Location: Usually B-23 (Mr. Larson's Room) but occasionally B-21 (Mrs. Leineke's room)

Green School Club
Adviser: Jason Wagner (WagnerJJ@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

The purpose of the Green School Club is to create awareness about our environment and educate our school and community on how to develop sustainable habits within our daily life. The club is open to all students at Loy Norrix. The club will meet regularly and plan projects that follow our mission. 

All meetings start at 2:30 in room B-15. During the meetings we will complete bottle recycling, bulletin board maintenance, courtyard work (weather permitting) and any other club business that needs to be addressed. I will also be giving updates through the Remind text message system(See Mr. Wagner for #) If you have any questions please let Mr. Wagner know. Meeting dates: 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12. 5/26, 6/9

Improv Team
Adviser: Paige O'Shea (OsheaPE@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The Improv team is built to think on their feet with humor and whimsicality. We play games similar to what is seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway", but with our unique Loy Norrix twist. If you enjoy stand up comedy, being goofy please audition in the Spring! Practices are Wednesdays at 2:30-4:00 in Room M12E.

Martial Arts Club
Adviser: Jim Bellware (BellwareJA@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

The Knights' Martial Arts Club is a club where students can learn and improve skills in a variety of martial arts.  Mr. Bellware teaches traditional Korean karate (Tang Soo Do), but also boxing, ju-jistsu, and self-defense.  Anyone may join by signing the club contract and by having a parent sign a liability waiver.  

The club is free and currently meets on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in M10 or the auxiliary gym.  Students do not need a uniform, just loose fitting clothes.  

National Art Honor Society
Adviser: Cindy Vanlieu (VanlieuCA@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The NAHS is the student society sponsored by the National Art Education Association. Students are admitted on their portfolio of visual art works as well as academic standing.  The group meets quarterly and is responsible for committing to executing one community service art project each school year. Students are recognized at graduation with special cords and tassels. Students are also eligible for scholarships through this program.

National English Honor Society
Advisers: Brianna English (EnglishBM@kalamazoopublicschools.net), Jameeka Johnson (JohnsonJS@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and Lauren Kinnamon (KinnamonLE@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) is an honor society for students who are interested in English, writing, and reading. Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 English GPA to be eligible for induction into the society. NEHS is a student-run organization with student officers. The club organizes two main projects each year: a poetry slam and a literary magazine. In addition, we run various fundraisers. Students who join the organization receive cords for graduation. NEHS meets once a month on Tuesdays in K3.

Peacejam
Advisers: Sveri Stromsta May (MaySS@kalamazoopublicschools.net), Melanie Claudio (ClaudioMM@kalamazoopublicschools.net),  Lauren Kinnamon (KinnamonLE@kalamazoopublicschools.net), and Lisa Jensen (JensenLM@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

This is a chapter of an international organization that devotes its efforts to make our world a better place, do community service work and to meet and know a Nobel Peace Laureate. Loy Norrix currently does 47 service projects each year.

Travel Club (Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central)
Adviser: Cindy Vanlieu (VanlieuCA@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
The travel club is a group of students and adults who travel internationally every year. Anyone may join and participate. After a destination is determined, the group meets bi-monthly to prepare for the journey. Students can earn academic credit through an online course. 

U-Knight
Adviser: Pam Salak (SalakPM@kalamazoopublicschools.net)
U-Knight's purpose is to provide positive social opportunities and friendship building for high school teens who might not otherwise have such opportunities. The goals of the club are to provide positive role models, build self-esteem and self-confidence, and allow teens to experience being a leader while being part of a larger community. U-Knight is open to ALL students. Our on-campus meetings include a snack, games, crafts, and tutoring is also available! We try to plan an off-campus outing monthly - Kalamazoo Museum, Bowling, Sky Zone (to name a few). There is also community service that we provide in the fall and spring.

U-Knight meets Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 in D11.