Available Extra-Curricular Activities at CHS
Class Council and Advisors
The Class Councils are responsible for organizing and running all class activities throughout the school year.
- 2021: Mrs. Warner (Rm. 124)
- 2022: Mrs. DeMeester (Rm. 103) and Ms. Youssef (Guidance Office)
- 2023: Ms. Papineau and Mr. Fishell
- 2024: Mrs. Heaton and Mrs. Simonds
- 2025: Mrs. Foley and Ms. Hoorman
Astra is sponsored by the local Altrusa Club of Branch County as part of their program of community service. ASTRA's motto is "Growing in Service". Astra's goals are to provide opportunities for personal development, career planning and preparation, leadership training, and citizenship development. Programs to assist the community held during the school year: Gowns for Gals and Ties for Guys - providing gently used gowns, suits/tuxedos and ties for Snowball and Prom; Happy Feet-assisting the ALTRUSA club with providing new shoes and boots for the children of Branch County; International Exchange Reception - hosting a reception for the Exchange Students attending CHS. This club meets Wednesdays at 7:30 AM at CHS.
Advisor: Mrs. Krzyzanski (Guidance Office)
Students audition in the spring of the preceding school year to belong to this elite vocal group that meets once a week in the evening. Balladiers meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Advisor: Mrs. Doubblestein (Rm. 218)
Students in all grades, and levels of skill are welcome to play various board and card games as selected by those in the group. We will meet on Thursdays after school in Room 121. If there is an interest in a chess specific group, Mrs. Wendorf can help coordinate those players.
Advisor: Mrs. Wendorf (Rm. 121)
Drama Club is open to all students who enjoy acting and have the desire to perform. All drama club members will have the opportunity to showcase their acting abilities in a variety of performances within the school, the community and in competitions.
Advisor: Mrs. Schwind (Rm. 132)
Interact is a service club sponsored by the Coldwater Rotary Club. Since 1991, their goal has been to promote the idea of service to our local community and to open young people’s minds to the world in which we live. Interact is open to students in grades 10-12. See Mr. Scheetz in May to sign up for the next school year. Interact meets every other Thursday at 7:15 AM in the auxiliary gym.
Advisor: Mr. Scheetz (Rm. 154) and Mrs. Langer (Rm. 202)
This group "LINKS" a student with an IEP to a student mentor. As a result, the students develop more social awareness, are encouraged to attend school regularly, and get an opportunity to experience a greater connection to the school.
Advisor: Mr. Prater (Rm. 117)
National Honor Society
Membership in the NHS is by invitation only. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better are invited to apply. Applicants are then evaluated based upon the staff's rating of their scholarship, character, leadership and service.
Advisor: Mr. Stevens (Rm. 148)
Robotics Club - FIRST Robotics Team
Team members will build and program a robot and then compete in an arena by performing the tasks unique to each year's challenge. The FIRST Robotics Competition is a worldwide contest of engineering and design, also known as "the sport for the mind". The competition season begins in January and meetings will be M-F 3 to 5 and Saturdays 8 to 4. Pre and post season events happen all year round, like fundraising, volunteer work, and camps. All grade levels can participate.
Advisor: Mr. Burns (Rm. 224)
Students audition in the fall of the preceding school year for a role in the spring CHS musical. All students are invited to help "behind the scenes".
Advisor: Charlene Rucker
In the Spanish Club students learn cultural information; they participate in traditional events and activities.
Advisor: Mrs. Langer (Rm. 202)
Student Council is the "Student Government Body" of CHS, a.k.a. "The Voice of the Students". This group organizes a variety of events throughout the school year. It is a 28-member group consisting of four elected Student Council officers and six elected Student Council Representatives from each grade. The meetings are held Tuesdays before school in Ms. Kiss's room.
Advisor: Ms. Kiss (Rm. 142)
Team Green is designed by the students to bring environmental issues to CHS. The students hope to educate students and begin programs here that will help the environment. Enrollment is simple: attend the Thursday after-school meetings.
Advisor: Mr. Kelly (Rm. 168)
CHS Workout Club
This club is available to all grade levels and ability levels. It is a combination of circuit training, cardio, weight training, etc. The club meets Monday through Friday at 3:15 PM in the weight room.
Advisor: Mr. Scheetz (Weight Room)
This newly formed club will give students, who love to write, the opportunity to meet together to share their writings, for the purpose of support, critique, and stimulation of creativity. This club meets on Friday mornings at 7 AM in Rm. 114.
Advisor: Mrs. Lewis (Rm. 116)
Students meet to discuss political activities that affect them. They march in parades, help with campaigning, and take turns attending the Branch County Democratic Party monthly meeting. They also have guest speakers 2-3 times a year and visit the Capitol every other year. Students meet once per week in Ms. Kiss's room.
Advisor: Ms. Kiss (Rm. 142)
Students meet to discuss political activities that affect them. They march in parades, help with campaigning, and take turns attending the Branch County Republican monthly meeting. They also have guest speakers 2-3 times a year and visit the Capitol every other summer. Students meet once per month.
Advisor: Mrs. JeuDevine (Rm. 140)
Youth Engaged in Prevention (YEP)
YEP is sponsored by ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital Cardinal Connect Clinic and Pines Behavioral Health. These students meet to help coordinate school-wide awareness programs and events that help promote healthy choices. They coordinate Red Ribbon Week, Safe Driving Awareness, Hoops for Hope to support suicide prevention, Teens Against Tobacco, and multiple other events in the school and community. This was formerly the SADD club at CHS.
Advisors: Rochelle Agar and Mackenzie Bildner (Clinic)
Youth In Government
YIG is designed to promote civic understanding, public speaking, and leadership skills. Students stage simulations of the MI state government and compete in Mock Trials. Students may also campaign for elected offices and follow bills until they become a law during the three day spring conference. All students are welcome, no previous experience necessary.
Advisor: Mr. Hall (Rm. 172)
POSSIBLE NEW ADDITION - CHS Quiz Bowl Team
This newly forming team will be working toward competing with other surrounding schools in group and one-on-one situations. Students will help in the creation of the team and determining meeting dates and times with Ms. Pung.
Advisor: Ms. Pung
The following sports/clubs are available during the school year:
- Football (Varsity & JV)
- Sideline Cheer (Varsity & JV)
- Volleyball (Varsity, JV, & Freshman)
- Boys Soccer (Varsity & JV)
- Cross Country (Co-Ed Varsity)
- Boys Tennis (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Golf (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Swimming & Diving (Varsity)
- Equestrian (Club)
- Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, & Freshman)
- Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV, & Freshman)
- Competitive Cheer/Spirit Team (Varsity)
- Wrestling (Varsity & JV)
- Gymnastics (Varsity)
- Bowling (Boys & Girls, Varsity & JV)
- Boys Swimming & Diving (Varsity)
- Baseball (Varsity, JV, & Freshman)
- Softball (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Soccer (Varsity & JV)
- Track & Field (Co-Ed Varsity)
- Boys Golf (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Tennis (Varsity & JV)