The Jonesboro High School Academic Bowl team is comprised of students who exhibit an excitement for knowledge in current events and all school disciplines. Students who join the team are exposed in practices to a wide variety of questions that require a thorough knowledge of core subjects and current events. Students compete in competitions throughout the year at tournaments located in Georgia and other southeastern states. Most competitions are set up where students answer the questions from a moderator with a buzzer system and the rounds could also include a written component. Students are exposed to a great amount of material and also are allowed to represent Jonesboro High School in a rigorous academic setting. Students also met students from other teams which allow them to make friends or even potential adversaries. Students who participate will enjoy a positive experience and gain new knowledge.
Sponsor: Mr. Smith
The African-American Books Club meets monthly. We read African-American literature by African-American authors.
Sponsor: Mrs. Shakhan
The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) is to “build better citizens for America." AFJROTC is opent to all Jonesboro High School students, 9th-12th grade, who want to learn teamwork, self discipline, personal responsibility, and leadership in a challenging, but fun environment. AFJROTC is not actually a "club" but is really a course for academic credit that counts toward graduation.
AFJROTC special teams (Honor Guard, Saber Team and Survival Team) participate in activities such as community service, parades, ceremonies, regional competitions and field trips to various Air Force Bases and museums.
Other activities include model rocketry, model aircraft-making, paper aircraft contests, individual drill competitions, athletic competitions and summer camps.
Instructors: Colonel Michael Barrett and Master Sergeant Donna Whitehead.
Come visit us in room 113, or, to sign up for this course, see your counselor.
The Yearbook Staff plans, produces, prepares, and distributes the "Echo", the yearbook of Jonesboro High School.
Sponsor: Danielle King/Larry Thomas
Annuals are scheduled to arrive in late April or early May.
The Art Club is open to all students who show an interest in art. Its members sponsor art shows and exhibits throughout the year, and visit museums. The club meets every Wednesday afternoon.
Sponsor: Denise Baldwin
Alvin Gaston: Director
The Beta Club acts as both the school's Honor Society and also as an organization that does work in the community. A 3.0 Grade Point Average plus faculty recommendation and good character are necessary to be invited to join.
Sponsor: Sandra Blue
The Beta Club participates in activities such as State of GA Convention, Operation Christmas, Selling Shamrocks for MDA, Habitat for Humanity, Visiting Nursing Homes, and the Special Olympics.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the Media Center, at 7:45am
The Cardinal Newspaper is an elective class taught by Jeff Cox. Students are chosen by teacher recommendation, application, and writing sample.
Sponsor: Jeff Cox
The Jonesboro High School Chess Club is a volunteer organization of students who enjoy playing and learning about the strategies of good Chess playing. Each week, participants have opportunities to learn from experienced coaches, play other students and even teachers. Experienced players are encouraged to represent JHS in tournament-level high school competitions throughout the academic year. Scientifically validated research has demonstrated a solid link between the study of Chess and academic gains in math reasoning and reading comprehension.
Sponsor: Mr. McPherson
The Color Guard supports the football team and marches with the JHS Marching Band. It involves flags, rifles, and sabers. Students are selected by audition in the spring.
Sponsor: Willie Swain
JHS Dance Team is a group of students selected by spring audition, who support JHS at basketball games and represent JHS at summer camp and regional competitions.
DECA (Distributive Educational Clubs of America) is an association of marketing students. DECA helps it's members develop leadership skills through community projects, competitive skill events, and conventions.
Sponsor: Ms. Calcutt
The Jonesboro High School Deaf Academic Quiz Bowl team is comprised of students who exhibit an excitement for knowledge in current events and all school disciplines. Deaf and Hard of Hearning students who join the team are exposed in practices to a wide variety of questions that require a thorough knowledge of core subjects and current events. Students compete in competitions throughout the year at tournaments located in Georgia and other southeastern states. There are competitions where the students have an opportunity to go to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC if they are the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners.
Sponsor: Ms. Livsey
The Drama Club at JHS is open to all students. The purpose of the drama club is to promote the theatrical arts.
The drama club meets after-school on an announced basis when plays and theater related activities are scheduled and performed.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is a group that develops business-like leadership skills. FBLA also participates in fundraisers for service organizations and participates in competitive events.
Sponsor: Vikki Harmon & Satera Couch
FBLA attends the Region 8 Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference every year.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to all students who have an interest in the core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Excellence. FCAs participate in weekly meetings, fun activities and community projects which develop positive relationships among students, teachers, players and coaches. FCA meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in room 212. Come join us for Food, Fellowship, and Fun!
Sponsor: Ms. Henry
FFA is open to students who are members of the Horticulture class. Activities include community projects, competitive events, and participation in conventions.
Sponsor: Ms. Coleman
FCCLA is open to students who have taken at least one year of Home Economics or be presently enrolled in the class. Activities include local, district and state competitions. FHA meets once a month.
Sponsor: Debbra Wiggins
The French Club sponsors cultural activities related to French. Students must have one year of French or be presently enrolled in the course. Field trip, activities and meeting times vary.
Sponsor: Leslie Bonner
The Future GA Educators meet twice a month before school. The club offers information about careers in education, provides services to the school and staff and encourages a positive community opinion of the education profession. Membership is strongly suggested for anyone wishing to be in the Teacher Cadet class during his or her junior or senior year.
Sponsors: Debbra Wiggins
The Georgia Junior Academy of Science is affiliated with The Georgia Academy of Science. This pre-professional Society began in 1943. Presently there are over 3,000 students who hold memberships. Although the majority of students are Science...Engineering..and Mathematics....focused with plans to major in such, there are many Fine Arts majors. The Gamma Chi Epsilon Honorary Society is for seniors only who are currently enrolled in their 04th Science and maintain an overall "88" in the Sciences. Students participate in 03 service projects with a focus on humanitarianism throughout the year. Projects include "The Aids Walk" and "Walk America. Our motto is "service through Science."
Sponsors: Jim Bryan
HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Sponsor: Ms. Mobley
The Interact Club membership is limited to all JHS club presidents. The club is sponsored by the Clayton County Rotary Club and is responsible for nominating Rotary Student of the Month from club membership.
The International Cultural Club will sponsor cultural activities that reflect the diversity of our world and of our student body. There will be no course requirements; however, we will collect dues.
The Gospel Choir sings gospel-inspired music, predominantly performing during African-American History Month.
Sponsor: Mrs. Shakhan
The J.H.S. Key Club is a community service organization dedicated to serving local shelters, nursing homes, and daycares. Weekly volunteer opportunities are made available to all members. Volunteer opportunities include The Soup Kitchen at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Carestone Assisted Living, Helping in His Name Food Pantry, and Crestwood Academy.
The Mathematics Club is an organization that advances the skills and enjoyment of math to interested students. Students must maintain a B average in Mathematics. The Math Club competes in the Clayton County mathematics competition and the National Math League contests.
Model U.N. is an organization in which students research and prepare to represent a country in a United Nations Simulation at Georgia State University. Participation includes weekly meetings through the fall, independent research, and participation in the 2-day simulation in December.
Open to all grade levels.
Sponsor: Ms. Hammonds
The National Honors Society is for nominated students who have a minimum cumulative numeric average of 90% of a 100% weighted average. This average is based on final grades. The scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission. Meetings are held once a month and extra-curricular service activities are required.
Sponsor: Ms. Smith
The National Technical Honor Society is limited to students who have a minimum of 30 hours in vocational courses, no less than an 80 cumulative average, and no less than a 90 average in his/her vocational courses. It is open to juniors and seniors who have been nominated by a vocational teacher and approved by the sponsor.
Sponsor: Ms. Walcott
The Sign Language Club exposes students of JHS to deaf culture and American sign language and promotes interaction between hearing and deaf students.
Sponsor: Kristina Sylvester
Activities for the Sign Language Club include performing at the Alliance Theatre, and the JHS Christmas assembly. The club also has a silent party at the end of the year.
Meetings are every Thursday from 3:20 PM until 4:00 PM in room 6.1 of the vocational building.
The Spanish Club sponsors cultural activities related to Spanish. Students must have one year of Spanish or be presently enrolled in the course. Field trip, activities and meeting times vary.
The Social Issues Club promotes the concepts and principles of Social Studies beyond the classroom and carries out these principles through community action. Membership is open to any student interested in Social Studies. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings of each month.
The Student Council is an organization responsible for responding to the needs of the students. The council heads up all Homecoming activities as well as school dances and service activities. Officers are elected by grade level and representatives are elected by homeroom.
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Sponsor: Mecoya Maloy
VICA is open to all students in T&I courses. Activities include monthly meetings, fundraisers, conventions, and competitive events designed to develop leadership and occupational skills suitable for a student's future career.
Sponsor: Nina Pierce
VOCA is open to members of CVAE class. Activities include monthly meetings, competition in region and state contests.
Work-Based Learning is a program that students may enter during their Junior and Senior years wherein they receive credit for their work experience outside of the school environment. The students are also given opportunities to research jobs, have speakers who come explain different aspects of their jobs, and create portfolios
Sponsor: Ms. Walcott