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Clubs and Organizations

Douglas Byrd High School Clubs & Organizations

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Academy of Scholars (Invitation Only)
Meeting Dates: Monthly
Advisor: Temple Walls

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Alpha Omega Rho Honor & Service Sorority  (Invitation Only)
Meeting Dates: Second & Fourth Wednesdays
Sponsors: Jelessha McNair & Naadiya Hopkins

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Anime Club
Sponsor: Emily (Carver) Hall
Meeting Days: Every Thursday @3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Anime Club is a new club to Douglas Byrd High School. During our meetings, we discuss various forms of anime (TV shows, movies, fanfictions, books, etc) and sometimes watch clips together, which is followed by a group discussion. This is an interest group designed to expand knowledge of anime.

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Boys 2 Men & Ladies of Distinction
Sponsor: Jeff May
Meeting Days: Vary (To Be Announced) @3:45 p.m.
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Creative Writing Club
Sponsor: Laura Strater
Meeting Days: Every Thursday @3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Writing Club is to meet with peers and workshop creative pieces. There are weekly workshops submitted by the students. One to two students will submit a story (or portion of a story) once a week. During the week the other members will read and critique the submission, and on Wednesday we workshop the piece. The goal is to not only strengthen the students editing and writing skills but also to enhance their storytelling skill set.

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Dance Team
Choreographer:  Nicole Moore
Meeting Days: Every Wednesday/Thursday @3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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Douglas Byrd Marching Band
Sponsor: Thomas Stovall
Meeting Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.  / Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Eagle Regiment

Sept 15             Away Game @ Pine Forest HS
Sept 22             Home Game vs E.E. Smith HS
Sept 29             Away Game @ Cape Fear HS
Oct 6                 Home Game vs Terry Sanford HS (Homecoming)
Oct 7                 Band Competition @ Overhills HS
Oct 13               Away Game @ Overhills HS
Oct 14               Band Competition @ South View HS
Oct 20               Home Game vs Gray’s Creek HS (Senior Night)
Oct 28               Band Competition @ Gray’s Creek HS
Nov 3                Away Game @ Westover HS
Nov 4                Veteran’s Day Parade – Downtown Fayetteville
Dec 9                Fayetteville Christmas Parade

Concert Band

Nov 16           All County Band Auditions @ Hope Mills Middle School 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Dec 7             Winter Band Concert @ Douglas Byrd HS Auditorium
Dec 11 & 12   All County Band Clinic @ Methodist University
Dec 12           All County Band Concert @ Methodist University 7:00 pm
Jan 6
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Drama Club
Sponsor: Robert Baker
Meeting Days: During production of school plays.

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Sponsor: Keeoctae Matthews
Meeting Days: Every Other Thursday @3:45 p.m.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Upcoming Fundraiser
November 2017         Thanksgiving Pie Sale

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French Club
Sponsor: Cynthia Shelton
Meeting Days: Every other Thursday @3:40 p.m.

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: Sharon Bilbrey
Meeting Days: Every Fourth Monday @3:35 – 4:30 p.m.

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Gospel Choir
Sponsors: Cedric McLeod and Tracy Hill
Meeting Days: Thursdays  3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The mission of the Douglas Byrd High School Gospel Chorus seeks to develop and enhance the vocal abilities and social skills of students who are pursuing music and choral art as a vocation or individual interest.  This choral program is dynamic in that it is energetic and supported from a wide perspective. While in pursuit of the choral art experience students make choices that allow them to independently connect while encouraging vocal techniques that are conducive to the art and is a good learning experience for all participants.

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JROTC (Army)
Raider Team—————————————LTC Tony Memminger
Drill Team—————————————–1SG Robert Freeman
Academic Team———————————–LTC Tony Memminger
Color Guard (Ceremonial & Competition) —1SG Robert Freeman
Leadership Team———————————-LTC Tony Memminger

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Key Club
Sponsor: Latara Ray and Mechel Brown
Meeting Days and Times: Every Fourth Thursday @ 8:00-8:30 a.m.

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Ladies of Distinction & Boys 2 Men
Sponsors: Jeff May, Jamahl Harvey, Naadiya Hopkins
Meeting Days and Times: Monthly

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National Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Trisha Topping
Meeting Days:  Seniors in NHS—First Thursday of the Month
Juniors in NHS—Third Thursday of the Month

The National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated organization established in 1921 for outstanding and distinguished high school students.  Each chapter within the organization, as recognized by the National Council, establishes its rules for membership based on a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  These four components are the foundation for the organization.

NHS members are student role models.  Members strive in every way by word and deed, to make their ideals, the ideals of the school and those whom they influence on a daily basis.  Our students pledge to endeavor intelligently and courageously, in order to advocate lifelong learning and leadership principles within their communities.  National Honor Society members aim high for scholastic aptitude with a desire for mastery of skill and achievement.  They are the leaders and trailblazers of Douglas Byrd High School.

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Peer Group Connection-High School (PGC-HS)
Sponsors: Melissa Mathews and David Watson
Meeting Days and Times: Mentors meet Monday-Friday during First Period
Outreach sessions with Freshmen are Thursday during first-period Health/Physical Education Class

Upcoming Events:

Program Information: PGC-HS trains juniors/seniors to become peer leaders who provide ongoing support to freshmen as they make the transition from middle to high school. Peer leaders work in pairs as group discussion leaders and positive role models for their younger peers. During weekly outreach sessions, peer leaders lead discussions and activities with small groups of freshmen about important challenges that freshmen face as they begin high school, including academic achievement, internet safety, time management, goal setting, decision-making, problem-solving, and communication skills. Ninth grade students who participate in the weekly small group sessions will participate in discussions and activities designed to support their transition from middle to high school, stay in regular contact with their peer leaders through text messages or some other way of communication, and become more connected to their school and invested in their education through special events and completion of a service-learning project.

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S2S Student to Student
Sponsor: Jennifer Ramirez & Stefanie Shook
Meeting Days and Times: Every First & Third Wednesday @As Needed

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Spanish Club
Sponsor: Beatriz Perez
Meeting Days and Times: Every Fourth Thursday @ 8:00-8:30 a.m.

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Speech & Debate Team
Sponsors: LeighAnn Does and Leann Cram
Meeting Days: Wednesdays & Thursdays   3:45-4:45 p.m.

The Speech & Debate team competes against other schools in the county in debate and a variety of speech categories, including humorous performance, dramatic performance, duo performance, and informational speaking. We attend tournaments at other schools in Cumberland County one Saturday each month from fall to early spring. We welcome new members at any time!  Our upcoming tournaments include:

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Student Government Association (SGA)
Sponsor: Ms. Naadiya Hopkins
Meeting Days: Monday-Friday 7:45 – 8:20 a.m.

 

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Published by Glenda Farmer on November 6, 2017
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