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.
- 2023: Mr. Fishell (Rm. 158) & Ms. Papineau (Rm. 172)
- 2024: Mrs. Heaton (Rm. 105) and Mrs. Simonds (Rm. 200)
- 2025: Mrs. Foley (Athletic Office)
- 2026: Ms. Hoorman (Gym)
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 on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 at CHS.
Advisor: Mr. Lock (Rm. 170)
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 perform all throughout the community and at District and State Vocal Festivals. Students must be enrolled in a music class during the day to audition for this advanced vocal group.
Advisor: Dr. Simmons (Rm. 218)
Cultural Appreciation Club
The purpose of this club is to explore ideas and cultures that we are familiar with and to learn about those we are not. We hope to promote a better understanding of all cultures and create a collective appreciation of them. We hope to be able to do this in the surrounding community through programs, special events and collaborations with other organizations. The club will organize and carry out educational, social, and recreational cultural events at CHS and serve as a resource for diversity. Club meetings will be announced and posted.
Advisor: Ms. Spolyar (Rm. 120)
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 Rm. 121. If there is an interest in a chess-specific group, Mr. Hostetler can help coordinate those players.
Advisor: Mr. Hostetler (Rm. 174)
Interact is a service club sponsored by the Rotary Club with the goal 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 Ms. Davis in May to sign up for the next school year. Interact meets every other Thursday at 7:15 AM in the art room.
Advisor: Ms. Davis (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: New Advisor Needed
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)
The Quiz Bowl club for CHS meets after school in Rm. 158. Students should listen to announcement reminders of the meeting dates and all students are invited to attend and participate during any meeting.
Advisor: Mr. Fishell (Rm. 158)
Safe Space helps to foster an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, and their allies here at CHS. The club will help develop and support inclusive understanding of gender and sexuality, as well as foster a community that is open, safe, and supportive. Safe Space will also provide educational opportunities, advocacy, and programming for students, faculty, and staff. Meetings will be posted in the announcements.
Advisor: Mrs. Wulliman (CHS Library)
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".
Advisors: Ms. Sellers (Rm. 134) and Charlene Rucker
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)
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: Mrs. VanWagner (Clinic)
Youth In Government
YIG is designed to promote civic understanding, public speaking, and leadership skills. Students stage simulations of the Michigan 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. Stevens (Rm. 148)
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 (Varsity)
- Wrestling (Varsity & JV)
- Gymnastics (Varsity)
- Bowling (Boys & Girls, Varsity & JV)
- Boys Swimming & Diving (Varsity)
- Baseball (Varsity & JV)
- Softball (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Soccer (Varsity & JV)
- Track & Field (Co-Ed Varsity & JV)
- Boys Golf (Varsity & JV)
- Girls Tennis (Varsity & JV)