Students can choose to participate in activities and/or clubs either during Advisory periods or after school. We are pleased to offer these 2016 Fall Clubs & Activities, interested students should complete the form and return it to the office with activity payment (if applicable). All activities begin on September 19, 2016, unless otherwise noted, at 2:30pm and run until 3:30-4:00pm (varies by activity).
PLEASE NOTE: There is no after school bus transportation, students must be picked up on-time, so please make sure you can arrange for transportation before committing to an activity.
Creative? Thoughtful? Experimental?
This is the time to try something new!
Students from the school submit their best personal work or work from classes to a board of reviewers who critique and edit the submissions. The Review Board (members of the club) determine which submissions are published in the journal to be sent out to all students and staff. This club will offer experience in the peer review process as well as research/writing experience. Serving on the Review Board or having published work in the journal will provide an academic experience to list on college applications.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international program that promotes creative problem solving for students from kindergarten through college. Under the guidance of a coach, teams of five to seven students learn creative thinking and problem solving skills while finding innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance problems. For more information, visit: OotM
Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to more than 7,300 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience. For more information, visit: soinc.org
The bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” (or, more formally, a “lockout device”) that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to what is primarily a game about knowing facts. "Tossup” questions are answered individually, but doing so earns the team a chance at a multipart “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration, but are generally more difficult.
Hip Hop Dance
This program will introduce students to the art of hip-hop dancing through high-energy techniques and rhythmic combinations. Students will learn to coordinate their body into choreographed movements, as well as encourage individual expression and personal style. The group will build a foundation of trust and camaraderie working up to performing in front of each other and possibly the school community. The ultimate goal is to have fun, learn new moves, build musical coordination and overall confidence in each student. Students should wear comfortable clothing (leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, etc.) and sneakers - no open toe shoes or jeans please.
NCF-Envirothon is an annual environmentally themed academic competition for high school aged students organized by the NCF-Envirothon, a program of the National Conservation Foundation. The competition is held by the United States and Canada on a regional, state, and bi-national level. Envirothon combines in-class and hands-on environmental education in a competition setting which involves a problem-solving presentation as well as written field tests. The competition tests students on five core subjects- aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife – along with a fifth, annually-changing subtopic which focuses on relevant environmental issues. For more information, visit: envirothon.org
mathleague.org’s philosophy includes a belief that math contests should be a learning experience; and to that end students should be exposed to brand new problems at every contest, should be allowed to keep their test questions and completed answer sheets, and should be given solutions to all problems at the conclusion of the contest. Want to know more? mathleague.org
Promoting an understanding and appreciation of the American judicial system through academic competitions and other endeavors for students. For more information, visit: nationalmocktrial.org
National History Day
A competition that can be an performance, documentary, board/display, paper or website. Students choose their own topic from history, research it, and then build a project with guidance from the Advisor. The competition prepares students for college-level work, and possibly allows them to compete nationally.
Technology Student Association (TSA) – participants must be a Computer or Engineering major
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is an international student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as business education. TSA aims to develop leadership, academic, and technological skills in the workplace among students and leaders within the community. Click the link for more information on the TSA 2016 high school competitition, or visit: tsaweb.org
Business Professionals Association (BPA) – participants must be a Digital Business major
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. For more information, visit: bpa.org
Future Farmers of America (FFA) – participants must be a Biotechnology major
The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. For 2016, the FFA club will be looking to focus on agricultural biotech, which will include renewable energy by looking into biofuels and GMOs specifically in corn, wheat, and meat (poultry and fish predominately). For more information, visit: ffa.org
Yearbook | Rock Band | Guitar | Drama/Theater | Art Club | Music Production | Newspaper | Concert Band | STEM | Brain Bee | Anime/Manga/Comic | Science Fair | MOSAIC | Chess & Board Game | Philosophy
Have an interest in something? Students are encouraged to find an Advisor and start a new club!
The Student Government is elected each year by the students of MOT Charter High School. The Student Government serves the school community by being a voice for the students, making recommendations to the Administration on how to improve the student experience at MOT Charter.
The Spirit Committee is a group of volunteer students who organize events for the student body such as Homecoming, Holiday celebrations and community volunteering.