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Clubs & Organizations

Douglas Byrd High School Clubs & Organizations
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Anime Club
Sponsor: Ms. Emily Carver
Meeting Days: Thursdays @3:40 – 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: Mr. Jeff May
Meeting Days: Vary (To Be Announced) @3:45 p.m.
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Creative Writing Club
Sponsor: Mr. Michael Nelmark
Meeting Days: Every Wednesday @3:45 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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Douglas Byrd Marching Band
Sponsor: Mr. Thomas Stovall
Meeting Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.  / Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Eagle Regiment

Nov. 5             South View Competition
Dec. 10           Fayetteville Christmas Parade
Jan. 14           Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Concert Band

Nov. 17         All-County Auditions at South View High School @5:00 p.m.
Dec. 6           All-County Clinic at Methodist University
Dec. 12         Winter Band Concert at Douglas Byrd High School @7:00 p.m.
Jan. 7            All-District Auditions at Sampson Middle School @9:00 a.m.
Jan. 27-28   All-District Clinic at UNC-Pembroke
Mar. 4           All-State Auditions at Central Davidson High School
Mar. 7-10     Music Performance Adjudication at West Johnston High School
May 5-7       All-State Honors Band Clinic at UNC-Greensboro
May              Douglas Byrd Spring Band Concert – (To Be Announced)
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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Sponsor: Keeoctae Matthews
Meeting Days: Every Wednesday @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 2016          Thanksgiving Pie Sale

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Peer Group Connection-High School (PGC-HS)
Advisors: Melissa Matthews 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: Family Night, December 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

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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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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Speech & Debate Team
Sponsors: Ms. LeighAnn Does & Ms. Cassie Anderson
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:

  • Nov. 19 @ 71st High School
  • Dec. 3   @ Massey Hill Classical HS
  • Feb. 4   @ Gray’s Creek HS
  • Feb. 11  @ Cumberland International Early College High School

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Student Government Association (SGA)
Sponsor: Mr. Robert Bass
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The Douglas Byrd Student Government Association will be hosting the North Carolina Association of Student Councils Central District Convention on Saturday, October 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  We are expecting over 300 students from across North Carolina to attend this event.

Published by Glenda Farmer on November 26, 2016
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