“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Providence School teachers offer a variety of great opportunities for you to get involved in extra-curricular activities through clubs whether you are in Upper School, Middle School, or Lower School.
Our Lower School offers fun clubs that you can join with students who have similar interests, or that may broaden your interests by exploring new fields. Our teachers are passionate about leading their clubs of young students who may already love that particular subject, or not be familiar with the club activities at all.
In Upper School and Middle School, our clubs offer you a chance to explore fields that you enjoy while exemplifying the leadership qualities that colleges are looking for in a well-rounded student. We encourage you to serve in your areas of interest, and we also would like to introduce you to possible college programs of study.
Take some initiative and try to find meaningful opportunities to serve. Are you interested in pursing a career in medicine? Get involved with volunteer opportunities at one of the many area hospitals. Do you have a creative talent and aren’t sure where this could lead? Volunteer to support youth camps or programs for the elderly to engage those who would enjoy your skills. Providence students are required to complete 25 hours of community service each year. Hours earned during the summer will count towards the following school year.
Community Service Log – The forms are also available in the Upper School Office. All completed forms must be submitted to our registrar, Mrs. Wilkes, through the Upper School Office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School & Upper School Clubs
Anchor Club is an all-girls service organization with a focus on children, the environment, patriotism, and people suffering with brain related disorders or injuries. The students participate in an annual convention where they meet people from clubs throughout the Florida District of Anchors, exchange ideas and receive awards for their projects. Anchor Club is all about friendship through service and community outreach.
Meetings: Monthly; during activity periods
Qualifications: Girls between grades 9-12 Enrollment Deadline: October 15th, Dues required by November 1st
Leadership Opportunities: Officer positions: President, President Elect, Chaplain, Secretary, etc. Opportunities available to run for district office and participate in regional and national conventions.
Contact: Mrs. Dill, email@example.com
Best Buddies fosters one-to-one friendships between Providence students and students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the community.
Meetings: Two Fridays a month
Qualifications: 9th-12th grade
Leadership Opportunities: Officer positions: President, Vice- President, and Treasurer selected annually
Led by Providence Thespians, Broadway Beginnings is designed to help prepare and inspire middle school students for theatre in high school. Members participate in activities that include improvisational games, reading plays, learning songs, discussing acting and audition techniques, analyzing musical theatre and more.
Contact: Mrs. Supan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chess Club creates a welcoming environment where both newbies and chess veterans can learn, play, and have fun together. Members compete quarterly and participate in the annual “Human Game of Chess. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join.
Sponsor: Mr. Phillips, email@example.com
Debate Club members will discuss controversial topics by stating their opinion and backing it up with facts. All members will be allowed to suggest topics of debate and there will not be a designated “winner”. Instead, Debate Club seeks to engage in enlightening conversations, build friendships, and be a place where students feel comfortable sharing their views.
Debate Club is open to 9th-12th grade studentes.
Sponsor: Mr. Buffmire, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Club is dedicated to making the world a better place! Students participate in discussions, projects, and community service initiatives that promote healthy living, conservation, and appreciation for all of creation. The Environmental Club also partners with North Florida School of Special Education throughout the year, helping students with developmental disabilities realize their full potential.
Contact: Mrs. Gettemy, email@example.com
Fantasy Sports Club
The Fantasy Sports Club provides a competitive and friendly atmosphere for various fantasy sport league discussions. Students will review weekly player statistics and strategize to improve their teams.
The Fantasy Sports Club is open to Grades 11 and 12.
Sponsor: Mrs. McGill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Upper School Chapter)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization of athletes interested in growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ and reaching their teammates for the glory of God. We will meet for inspirational talks and bible studies, attend camps, and volunteer in our school and local community while growing in and sharing our faith. Middle School and Upper School huddles will meet bimonthly.
Sponsor: Mr. Murphy, email@example.com
Fellowship of the Ink
This club provides a fun outlet for students to be able to express their selves creatively and allow their imagination to run free. All levels of high school writers are welcome to attend. Students will meet monthly to bond, discuss ideas, and share their writing in a safe, encouraging environment.
French National Honor Society
The French National Honor Society or SociÃ©tÃ© Honoraire de FranÃ§ais is an organization which recognizes the achievements of outstanding French students FHS students participate in tutoring, promoting French language and culture, and community service in the Jacksonville area.
Qualifications: Student members must be currently enrolled in French. Students must maintain an A- average or higher in French coursework and a B- average in non-French coursework
Leadership Opportunities: Officer positions; President and Executive Secretary Contact: Mrs. Bedell
Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA seeks to encourage the youth of today to become involved in the business world. Oriented to address personal, ethical, and career fundamentals, the Business Club seeks to provide both an opportunity and a platform to launch future and successful legacies.
* Finance (economics)
Qualifications: 9-12th grade students
Enrollment Deadline: Ongoing
Leadership Opportunities: Officer positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Information/tech, marketing/ambassador; President; Vice-President
Sponsor: Mr. Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by teaching basic computer programming skills to young women. This club is available for girls in Grades 8-12. Meetings are on Mondays at 3:20 p.m. in Room A206 beginning on September 25th.
Sponsor: Mr. Davey
The GreyHat Club will primarily focus on developing its attendees programming and internet security skills. This club is not leader based; anyone who believes that he knows something that other attendees are interested in can propose to teach this topic. If a vote is held in his favor, he will be able to do so.
The GreyHat Club is open to 8th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mr. Neiberger, email@example.com
Helping Paws is dedicated to serving animals who have been abandoned and rescued. Members assist the Jacksonville Humane Society by collecting toys, food, and other care items. Members also participate in volunteer efforts that assist in finding many animals their forever home.
The Illustration Club
The Illustration Club is a gathering of students who have a passion for drawing. Students will share techniques and learn how to improve as an artist.
The Illustration Club is open to 9th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mr. Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Thespian Society
Led by Drama Director Jennifer Hudson, the International Thespian Society consists of a select group of high school students who are genuinely invested in Theatre, Music and the Arts. Troupe members are inducted by a special ceremony and then are allowed to participate in troupe activities, including the District and Florida State Thespian Competition, as well as several Broadway Cabarets. Skills learned include improvisational comedy, play reading, music coaching, audition techniques and more.
Meetings: Once per month after school
Qualifications: Any high school student with 100 hours invested in Providence theatre or community theatre. See Mrs. Hudson for specifics.
Leadership Opportunities: Five officers are chosen who seek to provide performance and professional opportunities to the troupe.
Contact: Mrs. Hudson
Jay Fund Club
This club is dedicated to promoting the mission of Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund Foundation. Members will come alongside local families by providing support and encouragement to children with cancer and their siblings. Students will participate in a teddy bear drive and other charitable events throughout the year.
The Jay Fund is open to 9th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mrs. Pringle, email@example.com
The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation has been established in memory of McKenzie Wilson who passed away in 2010. The Foundation is dedicated to helping young people find their purpose in an increasingly complex and challenging world. Members promote community service, “Random Acts of Kindness,” and hold cupcake and bracelet sales to fund the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation.
The McKenzie Club is open to 9th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mrs. Rausch, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middle School Book Club
The Middle School Book Club is to encourage reading while providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a respectful manner. All books have been chosen by the Media Specialist with final approval from the Principal. During the meetings, the Media Specialist provides initial questions and directs and guides the novel discussion as needed. It is expected, however, that discussions are primarily student led. So let the fun begin and start reading!
Meetings: One novel study per month
Qualifications: Open to interested and serious readers grades 6-8
Leadership Opportunities: None
Contact: Ms. Decastro
The self-proclaimed “Nerd Herd” will be hosting monthly meeting to discuss various novels and how they connect to mythology. This year, students will be reading and discussing The Red Pyramid, The Lightening Thief, The Son of Neptune, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. All Middle School students are welcome.
Sponsor: Mrs. Peck, email@example.com
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society of Providence School was established in 1998 to recognize juniors and seniors who excel in academics, character, leadership, and service. Members of Providence NHS are held to a very high standard and lead a variety of service projects on campus, as well as in the greater Jacksonville community. Meetings: Monthly and as needed Qualifications: students must have a 3.5 (weighted) GPA Students who are eligible scholastically are further reviewed by the Faculty Council regarding discipline records and academic initiative. Academic standing alone does not guarantee member selection.
Leadership Opportunities: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chaplain are officer positions
Contact: Mrs. DeCastro.
Photography Club is an outlet for photography amateurs, enthusiasts, and intermediates alike that have an interest in learning more about the art of digital photography. Students collaborate on creative projects and participate in unique solo challenges that typically focus on a single component like lighting, location, and basic principles of photography. A large portion of the Photography Club is conducted via a dedicated Facebook Page where students can upload, review and critique each other’s work as well as communicate about upcoming challenges, projects and ideas.
Meetings: No meetings. Online presence (Facebook Page). Members are prompted on new assignments and challenges and upload their work for the rest of the club to view.
Qualifications: A digital camera and a passion for photographs
Enrollment Deadline: Ongoing
Leadership Opportunities: Officer Positions
This club is a group of Senior Men developing a team like relationship to enhance the last year of high school. Members will mentor younger male students as well as participate in community service projects.
Sponsor: Mr. Stauffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of Senior Women’s Club is to develop a strong, positive relationship among Providence Senior Women. In order to develop these strong and positive relationships, the Senior Women will participate in school and community activities. We will encourage strong character, faith, community service, and school spirit. They will participate in activities and discussions that will help them gain valuable knowledge for their future. Senior Women also participate in a mentoring and friendship program with The Junior Ladies.
Qualifications: 12th grade Senior Girl
Leadership Opportunities: Officers are elected by the club at the first meeting.
Contact: Mrs. Hughes
Social Club is designed for students in grades 9-12 to meet and have fun in a positive setting while practicing social skills. Guest speakers will teach interview and interpersonal skills. Members will also participate in team building activities.
Sponsor: Mr. Theiss, email@example.com
“Standing Strong Amendment 19” or SS19, is committed to helping students see the beauty of true feminism, and feel empowered as daughters of God. Student’s will discuss equal rights issues that reflect Christian values and participate in different events throughout the year.
SS19 is open to female students in 9th-12th grade.
Sponsor: Mrs. Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org
Star Wars Club
The Star Wars Club is a place where Providence Middle School students can gather to watch, read, recite, and discuss topics from the well-known science fiction universe that exploded onto movie screens some 40 years ago. Club members will also collaborate to create and execute service projects with a Star Wars theme. In addition, students will discuss the big ideas in life – like what it means to be a hero, destiny, good and evil — and make connections between the lessons learned in the Star Wars trilogies and the timeless truths presented in the Bible.
The Star Wars Club is open to 6th-8th grade students.
Sponsor: Mr. Pacacha, email@example.com
Student Government (Middle School Chapter)
Middle School Student Government is an organization of student leaders interested in serving Jesus Christ, their school and their classmates in order to bring unity and community awareness for not only the middle school as a whole, but each grade specifically. We will have bi-weekly meetings to discuss scheduled events, work out the details and assign tasks. Additionally we will brainstorm about future service projects or middle school activities (Round-ups, Pep Rally, etc.) Meetings: Bi-Weekly Qualifications: Open to interested and serious students grades 6-8. Elections are held in the Spring for the upcoming year for overall MS SGA officers, 8th grade officers and 7th grade officers. 6th grade elections and any vacant positions are filled in the fall. Enrollment Deadline: Open Beginning April 2015 Leadership Opportunities: Officers are approved by the teachers through an application process and then elected by classmates.
Student Government Association (High School)
High School Student Government is an organization of student leaders interested in serving Jesus Christ, their school and their classmates in order to bring unity and community awareness for not only the high school as a whole, but each grade specifically. Our meetings will discuss scheduled events, work out the details, and assign tasks. Additionally we will brainstorm about future service projects or high school activities.
Meetings: At least monthly, more in concentrated periods of student activity.
Qualifications: Open to interested and serious students grades 9-12. Elections are held in the Spring for the upcoming year for overall HS SGA officers. Any vacant positions are filled in the Fall.
Leadership Opportunities: Officers are approved by the teachers through an application process and then elected by classmates.
Contact: Mr. Stauffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Theatre Club
Technical Theatre Club is dedicated to introducing the purpose and responsibilities involved in being part of Crew. Members go behind the scenes and learn what happens backstage to make all of the many Providence performances come to life. Members will gain hands on experience in assisting with performances such as the school’s annual musical, Talent Showcase and Grandparent’s Day. Middle School and Upper School students are invited to join.
Tim Tebow Foundation Service Club
The Tim Tebow Foundation Service Club will partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation to bring faith, love, and hope to children in need around the world. One of our main goals will be to raise money to sponsor a child with a life-threatening illness to participate in the W15H program. We will also give support to related outreach programs, such as the annual Night to Shine.
The Tim Tebow Service Club is open to 9th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mr. Crowley, email@example.com
True North Leadership Club
True North is dedicated to helping students develop an authentic servant leadership style consistent with Christian values while broadening each individual’s sense of purpose. Students will get to hear from and meet local community leaders and engage in discussions regarding various leadership topics during monthly meetings.
True North is open to 9th-12th grade students.
Sponsor: Mr. Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Upper School Book Club
Providence’s upper school book club focuses on classic novels of timeless stories to ensure they are still read in the decades following their publication. This club caters to those who read to enhance their vocabulary and those who enjoy more challenging, thought-provoking novels to enhance their worldview. The majority of the books are either under or a little over 300 pages. Authors range from Voltaire to Orwell, but we do read some current books as well. The club meets the first Thursday of every month in Mrs. Sylvia’s room right after school.
The Watchmen is a gathering of students that recognize the power they are given through prayer. We understand that this campus needs to be covered in prayer, not just by the faculty, but by the student body as well. Our goal as a club is to make Providence High School a house of prayer. We want to make this club a place where students can come pray with their peers, but also receive prayer themselves.
We want to give students the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Christ, and to equip them to be the “watchmen on the wall” (Isaiah 21:6-8)
James 5:16 “pray for each other”
Isaiah 21:6-8 “watchmen on the wall”
Ephesians 6:13-14 “stand firm”
Luke 10:19 “take authority in Christ”
Open to: Grades 8th-12th grade
Meetings: Once per month during Activity Period
Sponsor: Pastor Nathan Zink
The Upper School Book Club
The Upper School Book Club is to encourage reading while providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a respectful manner. All books have been chosen by the Media Specialist with final approval from the Principal. During the meetings, the Media Specialist provides initial questions and directs and guides the novel discussion as needed. It is expected, however, that discussions are primarily student led. So let the fun begin and start reading!
Meetings: One novel study per month
Qualifications: Open to interested and serious readers grades 9-12
Leadership Opportunities: None
Contact: Mrs. Decastro
Young Life consists of weekly meetings and parties that offer a fun way to share Jesus with teenagers and help them grow in their faith. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome.
Sponsor: Mr. Crowley, email@example.com
Lower School Clubs
Beach Volleyball Club
Faith Runners Club
Kids Garden Club
Manners Matter and Character Counts
Come join Mrs. Green and Mrs. Koenig as we sing songs, play games, and role-play as we learn why manners matter and character counts. We will teach the importance of living by “the Golden Rule, having an “attitude of gratitude, honoring your parents and teachers by obeying “right away without delay, and wearing your “happy eyes. We will also learn other practical tips on ways of showing respect. Students will also explore telephone manners, table manners, and conversation skills. Our desire is to mold your children into little ladies and gentlemen. This course is designed to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.
More details: Manners Matter Character Counts Flyer
Join us to take on challenges within the Minecraft world!
Mini Stallion Cheerleading
Mini Stallions is a year-long cheerleading class that teaches character development and leadership. Girls in grades K-5 will learn cheerleading motions, jumps, dances, cheers, and chants. The girls will cheer at various middle school football and basketball games. The cheerleaders will help in leading one lower school chapel service. The squad will perform for their grandparents on Grandparents Day and also showcase their year-long program for their parents at the end of the year parent performance. Our program begins in August and goes through May. It is $55 per month plus a required uniform cost in order to participate. There is also a $25 registration fee. Our class meets on Friday’s from 3:10-4:10 PM. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in learning how to fold paper into all kinds of shapes, animals, and toys? If so, 2nd – 5th grade students are welcome to join Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Sanders to learn the Japanese art of origami.
The ProviDance after school dance program is offered to K-5th grade students. K-2nd grade students have the opportunity to take Ballet and Jazz dance and 3rd-5th grade students have the opportunity to take Ballet, Jazz and Tap. All students in this program will participate in the Annual Dance Performance in the spring. Each class takes place after school one day a week Monday-Thursday. For further information contact email@example.com.
Tennis with Coach Max
This is a NEW after school, introductory tennis program directed by Max Akhundjanov and his staff who will utilize the Quickstart method of learning with modified nets/courts, compression balls, and appropriately sized racquets. This method of tennis development has proven to be successful because it allows kids to have earlier success and more FUN!
Tennis with Coach Max Flyer
Come join Mrs. Green and Mrs. Koenig and become part of the extraordinary TOP CHEF team! The Top Chef Club is a 5 week class exploring the exciting world of cooking. We will learn about kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, following recipes, and various cooking/baking techniques. Chefs will design their own apron, chef hat, and recipe book. Each week specific skills and techniques will be taught while following delicious recipes.
Crazy 8's Math Club
3rd – 5th grade students come join the exciting Crazy 8’s Math Club and get fired up about math! Each week Crazy 8’s will learn math skills while running, jumping, music making, and mess making…..all while bonding with new friends over math! Some of the fun activities will incorporate bouncy dice explosion, glow in the dark geometry, and toilet paper Olympics. The Club is limited to 16 students so register early!