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Monday Math Support Clinic - Bellon Room #136 2:15 - 3:30
Tuesday Gaming Club - Badovinac/Plowman Room #127 2:15 - 3:15 Math Support Clinic - Bellon Room #136 2:15 - 3:30 Sports and Fitness Club - Davis PE Area 2:15 - 3:15
Wednesday Academic Olympics - Hickman Room #118 Seminar Art with a Heart - Abreu Senior Quad 2:20 - 3:30 GSA (LGBTQ+) - Davis/Plowman Room #202 2:15 - 3:15 Math Support Clinic - Bellon Room #136 2:15 - 3:30 P7 (Christian Club) - Calderon Room #209 2:20 - 3:30 Relay for Life - LaPorte Room #228 Seminar Student Council - McNellis Room #118 Every 2nd Wednesday 10:45am TSA - Kuhns Room #217 2:30 - 3:30
Thursday Anime Club - Badovinac/Plowman Room #127 2:15 - 3:15 Heritage & Cultural Appreciation - Calderon Room #209 2:20 - 3:20 Math Support Clinic - Bellon Room #136 2:15 - 3:30 Sports and Fitness Club - Davis PE Area 2:15 - 3:15 Yearbook - Fulgieri Room #225 2:30 - 3:30 Friday Prom - Kahler/Lowery Room #121 2:15 - 3:15 *More Spotlights about the different clubs will be updated.
Club Spotlights!!! Art with a Heart by Sabrina Golich
Art with a Heart is a club that aims to give back to our community through group projects while inspiring teens to express themselves. Mrs. Abreu has been the adviser of this club for two years now, with Devin McAbee as the president, Damian Villegas as the Vice President, and Candice Moore as the Secretary and Treasurer. Art with a Heart currently has ten members, but is always encouraging more to come to their meetings that are held on Mondays in the Senior Quad from 2:20pm-3:30pm. The group is currently working on a cross stitching project, where members cross-stitch designs on bibs to donate at the end of the year. At the end of each school year the club members donate their projects to Head Start, an organization devoted to helping children in the Sarasota area. Students also earn community service hours when they come to meetings. Art with a Heart aims to help our community while also helping students express their creative side.
Gardening Club by Bella Ocasio Gardening is not the most common hobby these days, but to some it is a joy of a pastime and important part of life. Mrs. Davis, the HOPE teacher of SPHS, oversees the Gardening Club every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:30. Mrs. Davis strongly encourages organic foods, learning about what you eat and where it comes from; it makes sense she’d supervise this club. Unfortunately, the Gardening Club has very few members. However, upon inquiring president Michael Johnson, it appears he still remains passionate about the wide variety of plants grown in the club. He even mentioned that two farmers occasionally come by to check on and help with gardening. Even with the lack of people, the garden was beautiful and not a single plant seemed to be wilting. That is truly beautiful determination for a tiny group! There is a large variation of plants being grown, such as melons, peppers, and carrots and other veggies. They even planted beans recently, planning to use the nearby fence as a trellis. Nearby the beans, flower seeds have been planted such as sunflowers and violets. There is also an area of “random” plants whose seeds are unknown, so it’ll be a surprise once they start growing more. One goal of the club is to take fresh food home to enjoy. It must feel very rewarding to dedicate time to your own food.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) by Sabrina Golich
The Gay Straight Alliance club, GSA for short, is a club for LGTBQ+ students and people who wish to support these students. GSA works on tackling problems about the way LGTBQ+ youth are treated in society, and encourages people to learn more about how to solve these problems within the school and our community. GSA provides students with an opportunity to learn, be involved, meet new people, and share their thoughts and ideas about how we can create an inclusive space on our campus. They are planning to host events that members can attend like an upcoming bowling social scheduled for January. There are close to 15 members in GSA, but they're always welcoming more students to come by and attend a meeting. The meetings take place on Thursdays from 2:15pm to 3:15pm. While in the past, other sponsors have lead the group, this year the club is almost completely student organized with Ms. Plowman as the club adviser. Will Spoonmoore, a senior, is the club president and has been part of GSA since freshman year. Josh Anatra is the secretary and Lance Kelly is the photographer and reporter. The Gay Straight Alliance club is currently working on an art piece for the Embracing our Differences event, which is held in Sarasota. The group plans to have a large mural that centers around LGTBQ+ youth. GSA hopes to involve students both Gay and Straight alike to come together and help make our campus, our community, and our world a better place.
Gaming Club by Sierra Smith
At SPHS there are clubs to cater to almost everyone and if you like to game, then we have a club for you. The Gaming Club's mission is to expose gamers to different types of games and gaming: they have Bring Your Own Game days, Your Choice gaming days, and team gaming days. Gaming club hasn’t been around for long, only starting last year, and has already attracted a lot of attention. It has a total count of 25 members; some of those members including Jordon Thompson – President, Nolan Buscemi - Vice-President, Blaze Hendrickson – treasurer, and John Hackmer— reporter. The Gaming Club is advised by Amy Badovinac and Jessica Plowman. Gaming Club has a range of games going from board games to computer games, so whatever type of gamer you are, you should try this club. Gaming club meets every Tuesday in Room #127 from 2:15pm to 3:15pm. The VP of the gaming club, Nolan Buscemi says, “I wanted to form the club, but Jordon (the president) beat me to it and I was offered a spot as VP and I am happy to meet people and see them grow.” While the gaming club does not have any upcoming events, they hope to start fundraising. It is not mandatory to show up to every meeting, the club has new people showing up all the time and members coming back for more. If you like gaming, this is the club for you.
Sports Club by Bella Ocasio
Ahh yes, HOPE – the gym class that upperclassmen lovingly look back upon, wishing of another class it was easy to have fun with and play around in. In SPHS, new freshmen take the class of Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE), or a very fancy name for “gym class.” That is the only year they take Physical Education – after that, it’s all soul-sucking academics. That is exactly why the Sports and Fitness Club exists. It’s for upperclassmen to remember the joy of playing sports and staying fit with Mrs. Davis, the HOPE teacher; the joy of having over an hour to play fun, athletic games with your classmates; the joy of moving in the outside world rather than sitting in a sit listening to lectures. Despite its original purpose, Sports Club is welcome to high school students of all grades. In fact, Mrs. Davis gladly welcomes more members. The club is every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:30 with president Mancini Johnson and vice president Damian Villegas. A typical club meeting consists of either basketball or football, and sometimes other activities like frisbee.