Sports & Clubs

Coach: Chris Rosas

Coach: Butch Schaffer

Coach: James Speake

Faculty Advisors: Ms. Moira Baylog, Mr. Chris Mathews
Meetings: Monthly
Active Minds is a national organization that “empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-­‐seeking.” Active Minds at Glenelg High School seeks to open up the conversation about mental health as well as bullying. Students organize and run events in order to educate and promote self-­‐ advocacy and positive mental health.

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Haines
Meetings: Thursdays, 2:15pm in Room 115
Anime fans watch Anime films and series, and discuss related

Faculty Advisors: Philip Johnson
Meetings: Flex Time
Organization used to increase minority students’ awareness of themselves and their history. This group also aims to increase awareness in the community. One of the main purposes of the Alpha Achievers is to highlight the academic successes of its members.

Faculty Advisor: Caren Hoffman
Meetings: TBD
AP Scholars is an organization dedicated to supporting students who are achieving a challenging path of coursework through high school by completing a minimum of 6 AP courses and 6 AP exams. Officer opportunities include council members, historian, treasurer, communications, vice president, and president.

Coaches: Varsity- Butch Schaffer JV- Tom Thrasher

Faculty Advisor: Pat Thorne
Meetings: Flex Time
The Black Student Union (BSU) follows the 6 P’s of Excellence from the Black Student Achievement Program: Proud, Prompt, Persistent, Productive, Polite, Prepared The Black Student Union Club is a group of multicultural students gathering together to learn more about their history, culture, heritage, and we promote diversity. Some of the activities include Homecoming Parade, Black History Fair, BSU Parent Pot Luck, Fundraisers. Activities: Homecoming Parade, Black History Fair, BSU Parent Pot Luck, Fundraisers.

Varsity Coach – J. McMillan

Coaches: Varsity-Chris Beil JV- Scott Dingman

Coaches: Varsity-Barb Greulich JV- Elissa Maisel

Faculty Advisor: Holly Eckard, Computer Science Teacher
Meeting: The Computer Club meets in Room 173 one afternoon from 2:15 p.m. until 3:15p.m. The day of the week for the meeting will be determined in the fall.
The Computer Club prepares its members for several programming and computer competitions, such as the University of Maryland High School Programming Contest and the American Computer Science League (ACSL) contests. The computer club members practice solving problems from previous competitions. In addition, the members explore data structures and algorithms beyond the scope of the computer science courses offered at Glenelg High School to prepare to achieve at the highest levels in the computing competitions. These activities also enable the students to better prepare themselves for college-­‐level computer science courses. Leadership opportunities include the clubs president, vice-­‐president, secretary, and treasurer.

Faculty Advisor: Ross Rawlings
Meetings: Class time
Concert Choir is an enrolled course open to all students regardless of previous vocal experience. This is a large group of students, both male and female. Students perform music of all musical styles throughout various times in the year and travel in the spring for competitions. This multi award winning ensemble provides a solid musical outlet as well as giving the students involved a large network of friends and colleagues of all ages. Those interested should see Mr. Rawlings for more info.

Coaches: Roger Volrath, Phil Johnson and Austin Clark

Advisor: Bob Sharp, James McVicker
Meetings: TBD
Members have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership to become contributing members of society.

Faculty Advisor: Julie Bortz, Philip Johnson
Meeting: Monday after school and during Flex Time, Room 239
FCA is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a club at Glenelg. The Glenelg Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an organization that promotes community service, fellowship, and physical activity. Community service is one of the main goals of our FCA organization because that is a way we can help others in God’s name. In addition to community service projects we look for opportunities to foster fellowship within the group members and reach out to other students in the Glenelg student body. We don’t currently have any official “officers” but generally have 1 or 2 students that tend to take the lead and work in conjunction with teacher sponsors, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Bortz, to coordinate activities. All are welcome, come check us out!!!

Active Minds


Faculty Advisors: Ms. Moira Baylog, Mr. Chris Mathews
Meetings: Monthly
Active Minds is a national organization that “empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-­‐seeking.” Active Minds at Glenelg High School seeks to open up the conversation about mental health as well as bullying. Students organize and run events in order to educate and promote self-­‐ advocacy and positive mental health.

Allied Bowling


Coach: Butch Schaffer
Glenelg Webpage

Allied Soccer


Coach: Chris Rosas
Glenelg Webpage

Allied Softball


Coach: James Speake
Glenelg Webpage

Alpha Achievers


Faculty Advisors: Philip Johnson
Meetings: Flex Time
Organization used to increase minority students’ awareness of themselves and their history. This group also aims to increase awareness in the community. One of the main purposes of the Alpha Achievers is to highlight the academic successes of its members.

Anime Club


Faculty Advisor: Ms. Haines
Meetings: Thursdays, 2:15pm in Room 115
Anime fans watch Anime films and series, and discuss related topics.

AP Scholars & AP Experience


Faculty Advisor: Caren Hoffman
Meetings: TBD
AP Scholars is an organization dedicated to supporting students who are achieving a challenging path of coursework through high school by completing a minimum of 6 AP courses and 6 AP exams. Officer opportunities include council members, historian, treasurer, communications, vice president, and president. 

AP Experience


AP Experience is an organization designed to encourage and support students to accomplish an impressive series of AP classes during their high school career, accomplishing at least 2-­‐5 AP courses and exams. Students who achieve more than 5 are encouraged to enroll in the AP Scholars program. Officer opportunities include council members, communications, vice president, and president.

Baseball


Baseball
Coaches: Varsity- Butch Schaffer JV- Tom Thrasher
Glenelg Webpage

Basketball-Boys


Basketball-Boys
Coaches: Varsity-Jay McMillan JV- Joe Osborne
Glenelg Webpage

Basketball-Girls


Basketball-Girls
Coaches: Varsity-Chris Beil JV- Scott Dingman
Glenelg Webpage

Black Student Union


Faculty Advisor: Pat Thorne
Meetings: Flex Time
The Black Student Union (BSU) follows the 6 P’s of Excellence from the Black Student Achievement Program: Proud, Prompt, Persistent, Productive, Polite, Prepared The Black Student Union Club is a group of multicultural students gathering together to learn more about their history, culture, heritage, and we promote diversity. Some of the activities include Homecoming Parade, Black History Fair, BSU Parent Pot Luck, Fundraisers. Activities: Homecoming Parade, Black History Fair, BSU Parent Pot Luck, Fundraisers.

Cheerleading


Cheerleading
Coaches: Varsity-Barb Greulich JV- Elissa Maisel
Glenelg Webpage

Computer Club


Faculty Advisor: Holly Eckard, Computer Science Teacher
Meeting: The Computer Club meets in Room 173 one afternoon from 2:15 p.m. until 3:15p.m. The day of the week for the meeting will be determined in the fall.
The Computer Club prepares its members for several programming and computer competitions, such as the University of Maryland High School Programming Contest and the American Computer Science League (ACSL) contests. The computer club members practice solving problems from previous competitions. In addition, the members explore data structures and algorithms beyond the scope of the computer science courses offered at Glenelg High School to prepare to achieve at the highest levels in the computing competitions. These activities also enable the students to better prepare themselves for college-­‐level computer science courses. Leadership opportunities include the clubs president, vice-­‐president, secretary, and treasurer. 

Concert Choir


Faculty Advisor: Ross Rawlings
Meetings: Class time
Concert Choir is an enrolled course open to all students regardless of previous vocal experience. This is a large group of students, both male and female. Students perform music of all musical styles throughout various times in the year and travel in the spring for competitions. This multi award winning ensemble provides a solid musical outlet as well as giving the students involved a large network of friends and colleagues of all ages. Those interested should see Mr. Rawlings for more info. 

Cross Country


CrossCountry
Coaches: Roger Volrath, Phil Johnson and Austin Clark
Glenelg Webpage

DECA/FBLA


Advisor: Bob Sharp, James McVicker
Meetings: TBD
Members have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership to become contributing members of society. 

Drill Team and Silks


Faculty Advisor: Terri Newsome
Meetings: After school

FCA


Faculty Advisor: Julie Bortz, Philip Johnson
Meeting: Monday after school and during Flex Time, Room 239
FCA is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a club at Glenelg. The Glenelg Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an organization that promotes community service, fellowship, and physical activity. Community service is one of the main goals of our FCA organization because that is a way we can help others in God’s name. In addition to community service projects we look for opportunities to foster fellowship within the group members and reach out to other students in the Glenelg student body. We don’t currently have any official “officers” but generally have 1 or 2 students that tend to take the lead and work in conjunction with teacher sponsors, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Bortz, to coordinate activities. All are welcome, come check us out!!!

FEA: Future Educators Association


Faculty Advisor: Michelle Oland
Meetings: Monthly during Flex Time
The purpose of the club is to learn more about teaching and other related professions in the education field. Members participate in monthly meetings. Members will also help with various community events and fundraisers, including the Battle of the Books. Members will also be provided the opportunity to attend conferences to learn more about the education profession.

Field Hockey


FieldHockey
Coaches: Varsity- Ginger Kincaid JV- Joanne Reid and Carly Robinson
Glenelg Webpage

Football


Football
Coaches: Butch Schaffer, Tom Thrasher, Josh Hatmaker, Joe Derwent and Tim Cullen
Glenelg Webpage


Forever Friends


Faculty Advisors: Ms. Robinson and Ms. Speake
Meetings: Monthly after school
Forever Friends is a club that if full of exciting experiences and it excellent for just having a good time. This club pairs students with and without disabilities to build friendships. Next year we hope to build some great friendships and do some really fun activities. Anyone is welcome! 

French Club


Faculty Advisor: Mlle Torbert
Meetings: Once a month
The objective of the French Club of Glenelg High School is to offer exposure to the French-­‐speaking world and its cultures. Its purpose is to be educational and fun for its members. It helps students look beyond the doors of our own school and be open to diversity coming into our lives. The possible leadership positions available through French Club are President, Vice-­‐President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

French Honor Society


Faculty Advisor: Mlle Torbert
Meetings: Once a month
The French Honor Society of Glenelg High School aims to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-­‐ speaking world. The possible leadership positions available through French Club are President and Vice-­‐President. 

The Geo Club


Faculty Advisor: Matt Kinloch
Meetings: Twice a week
The Geo club (Glenelg Earth Organization) works in tandem with the custodians to take care of the school’s recycling. Geo members collect recycling twice a week. We also meet to discuss ideas dealing with green initiatives and ways to improve Glenelg’s carbon footprint. We have had guess speakers come in to talk about energy usage and recycling from the “cradle to the grave”. We also have an adopt-­‐a-­‐high way campaign and have adopted part of Burntwoods Road in front of the high school. 

German National Honor Society


Faculty Advisor: Ashley Leonard
Meetings: Flex Time
Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ) is a National Honor Society for High School Students of German. It recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German. Our goal is to promote the study of German language and awareness of German culture. We are open to all students who take German (must be in German 2 to apply). We have leadership opportunities through our executive board. There are four positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

GHS Student Book Club


Faculty Advisor: Dawn Currie‐Scott
Meetings: Last Friday of the month, 2:15pm, Media Center
The purpose of the GHS Student Book Club is to promote a wide reading of books and for members to share their reactions and other reading recommendations within a community of readers. Ms. Currie-­‐Scott selects several of the Black Eyed Susan nominees to begin the year, and then students present works they have read or heard about to the group to consider. Selections are chosen by majority vote. Meetings are usually the last Friday of the month at 2:15 in the library, and Ms. Currie-­‐Scott always serves lots of snacks! Members contribute to an online wiki, talk about the book just read, and present their recommendations at the meetings. Ms. Currie-­‐Scott gathers the books from several libraries and distributes these to students. At the end of the year, the Howard County Public Library gives a special presentation on books exclusively to our book club, in order to give members lots of titles to preview for their summer reading. At the end of 2013, we have 19 members who actively participated and read with us, even though some cannot come to many of the meetings due to schedule conflicts. We have readers from every grade, and we are always looking for others to join our group and to share with us!

Gladiators on the Horizon


Faculty Advisor: Mindy Hirsch
Meetings: 10/24, 12/3 and 2/11
A mentor program in which ALL new students to Glenelg are matched with an Upper Classmen in order to ease their transition to GHS. Mentors and mentees meet approximately 4 times a year as well as communicate as needed and requested. All mentors meet during their lunch shifts on the following dates: September 24th, December 3, and February 11th. 

GSA


Faculty Advisor: Trish Feinstein, Casey Hereth
Meetings: Monday in room (217)
The GSA (Gay-­‐Straight Alliance) is a club that provides a safe meeting place for students who are gay, lesbian, transgendered, and straight. We discuss issues that affect gay, lesbian, and transgendered students in and out of the school environment. Since we do not have officers, members run the meetings and decide what activities they would like to do or be involved in. Meetings will be Sept. 16, 23, & 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 11, 18, 25, Dec. 9 & 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & 24, Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 28, May 12 & 19, and Jun. 9. 

Interact Club


Faculty Advisor: Sadida Ahmed
Meetings: Flex Time or after school
Rotory Club Clarksville is the co sponsor. Scholarships are available for college to those who apply in Jr. year. We join activities sponsored by Rotory Club and other Interact clubs around Howard County. 

It’s Academic


Faculty Advisor: Kendall Morton
Meeting: Thursdays, at 2:15 p.m., Room 222
It’s Academic is a club that competes in trivia competitions, similar to the Jeopardy game show. Every year we compete on the TV game show called “It’s Academic” which airs on channel 13 WJZ on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We also have other tournaments in which we compete 5-­‐6 times a year. Students with quick buzzer fingers and interested in any kind of trivia will enjoy this club. We are always looking for more good leaders. 

Japanese Cultural Club


Faculty Advisor: Sadida Ahmed
Meetings: Tuesday after school
Members meet after school on Tuesdays and learn Japanese language and culture. We Cooked Japanese food, made origami, and practiced Japanese calligraphy. We also went to the Japanese Street Festival in DC. 

Journalism/Newspaper


Faculty Advisor: Leila Chawkat
Meetings: TBD
If you like to write, enjoy graphic design, or love using sophisticated software, a position on the staff of The Shield, Glenelg’s student newspaper, might be right for you. Journalism II students hold Editor positions such as Op/Ed, Entertainment, News, Features, and Sports. Journalism III and IV Editors can apply for Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief or Assistant Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief. These students manage and publish the paper, overseeing all content and layout. Journalism offers exciting opportunities for many different leadership roles. 

Junior Dance Company & Dance Company


Faculty Advisor: Jen Seye
Meetings: Class time
These are auditioned GT classes taken during the school day. We learn a variety of dance styles like ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap, etc. The emphasis is performance, thus we travel to many colleges and festivals throughout the year to perform and take master dance classes. We also study how to create our own choreography and produce our own work that we fully pro-­‐ duce with costumes, make-­‐up, lights, and sound on the main stage. 

Key Club


Faculty Advisor: Carol Doermann
Meetings: Tuesday after school
Key Club is an internationally recognized service organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis. Leadership opportunities exist not only as club leaders, president, vice-­‐president, etc, but each fundraising and service project has its own organizer that leads the project. We also encourage members to organize outside activities and invite fellow members to participate. 

Lacrosse- Boys


Lacrosse-Boys
Coaches: Varsity- Josh Hatmaker JV- Jeff Shear
Glenelg Webpage

Lacrosse- Girls


Lacrosse-Girls
Coaches: Varsity-Ginger Kincaid JV- Chris Bei
Glenelg Webpage

Math Team!


Faculty Advisors: Candace Nunemaker
Meetings: Wednesdays 2:15 -­‐ 3:00 in Room 212
Participating on the Math Team allows students to engage in friendly interaction with other students from Glenelg High School, as well as the other high schools in Howard County. The students become engaged in higher-­‐level critical thinking and problem solving skills, while at the same time helping Glenelg High School in competition against neighboring schools in the county. All students are welcome to join, as there is no mathematical prerequisite for membership. Mathematical topics covered will range from Algebra 1/Data Analysis through Trigonometry (contrary to popular belief, Calculus is not required!). The team meets every Wednesday for practices. During practices, students complete problems from past mathematics competitions and refine their problem solving skills. About one Wednesday per month through March, the students are bused to a neighboring high school where they compete against students from across the county. Meet questions consist of individual and team rounds. Note: Only the top 5 scorers count towards the school’s final score. Practices tend to last until 3:00, while we return from the meets around 5:30.

Mock Trial


Advisor: Gail Jacobsen, Steve Musselman
Meetings: Meetings begin in September and are held once a week after school on either Mondays or Tuesdays. Once the case is assigned in November, meeting frequency increases. Typically, there are 7 competitions and the competition season lasts from January through March.
GHS Mock Trial Program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about the legal system. Students work in teams to experience firsthand the process of preparing a case for trial and then trying the case against other high school teams. Le-­‐ gal coaches guide students in playing attorney and witness roles. Students learn oral and written advocacy skills, and are introduced to legal principles, strategy, and courtroom procedure. Each season, two to three students serve as team captains, assisting with meetings and coaching of teammates. All trial competitions are held in Howard County courts before judges. 

National Spanish Honor Society


Faculty Advisor: Aracelis Virella
Meetings: TBD
The purpose of the Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. The society is classified as a national and international academic honor in the study of high school Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Inc. (AATSP). The Executive Board consists of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. Article II. Qualifications of Membership Section 1. To be eligible for the Society, students must meet all of the following criteria. a. Student must be actively enrolled in a Spanish class. b. Students must be enrolled in their 3rd year of Spanish. c. Student must have A /4.00 average in all High School Spanish classes. d. Student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their High School academic classes. e. Student must have never failed a class due to attendance. 

National Honor Society for Dance Arts


Faculty Advisor: Jen Seye
Meetings: Class time
Those students who earn enough points through participation in dance classes and performances both at GHS and else where are inducted into the society. Students are then awarded recognition from the state and national affiliates operating the society. Students are able to graduate with honors wearing blue and white cords. It is also a highly prestigious honor that is recommended to be placed on college and scholarship applications. 

Philosophy Club


Faculty Advisor: Bill Reigel
Meetings: TBD
The intent of the club is to meet and discuss issues of Philosophy associated but not limited to The Philosopher’s Way. Stu-­‐ dents develop critical thinking skills and cross-­‐cultural proficiency in an open, discussion based forum. 

Quill & Scroll


Faculty Advisor: Leila Chawkat
Meetings: TBD
Quill & Scroll is the honor society for yearbook, journalism, and television students. The television, journalism, and yearbook teachers set their own requirements to accomplish, but generally to be considered for membership, students must contribute significantly to the organization and maintain at least a “B” average. Officers are selected from the editorial staff of the three organizations. There is no formal meeting for this club. 

Soccer- Boys


Soccer-Boys
Coaches: Varsity-Andy Shearer JV- Joe Osborne
Glenelg Webpage

Soccer- Girls


Soccer-Girls
Coaches: Varsity-Julie Bortz, Steve Willingham and Stephanie Willingham JV- Rick Rollyson
Glenelg Webpage

Softball

softball
Coaches: Varsity-Raymond Gerstner and Candice Gerstner JV- Michelle Oland and Andrew Shearer
Glenelg Webpage

Spanish Club


Faculty Advisor: Denise Frank
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 2:15pm, Room 163
Are you interested in exploring Spanish and Hispanic culture and cuisine? Then join the Spanish Club. Members celebrate His-­‐ panic holidays, make crafts, watch movies and participate in community service activities. Students simultaneously have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and promote Spanish and Hispanic cultures. 

Student Government Association – Executive Board


Faculty Advisor: John Male, Elissa Maisel
Meetings: TBD
The Glenelg High School Student Government Association is a fun way to get involved in events at Glenelg as well as the com-­‐ munity. The Executive Board meets weekly to discuss and plan activities. We participate in an SGA conference in Ocean City, MD which provides great leadership and networking opportunities. The highlight however, is the planning and executing the Glenelg HS Homecoming theme, parade and dance. 

Speakers Guild


Faculty Advisor: John Bagileo
Meetings: Tuesday 2:15 (weekly)
Speakers Guild is a club that prepares its members to compete in tournaments hosted by the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League (BCFL) against students from schools throughout and near Howard County. Speakers Guild offers students the opportunity to develop and practice their public speaking skills. In our weekly meetings, we prepare for and discuss upcoming tournaments. Depending upon your interests you could compete in one of the many competition categories that the BCFL offers, including three types of debate: Lincoln Douglas, Policy, or Public Forum. Eight different speaking events: Extemporaneous speaking, Oratorical Declamation, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Drama, Duo Interpretation of Literature, or Children’s Literature and/or a category in Student Congress. If you would like to learn more about these topics or our club, stop by one of our Tuesday meeting. New members always welcome.

Tech Club


Faculty Advisor: Jen Seye
Meetings: TBD
We are the working members of the theater. We set-­‐up/build the sets for the plays, musicals, dance concerts, and music concerts. We learn how to operate, program, and set-­‐up lights and sound for all events including the main shows and assemblies through out the year. We also, if available, work as the backstage crew during the main concert events. 

Teenage Republicans


Faculty Advisor: Chris Gaylor
Meetings: TBD
We discuss current events, candidates and service projects. Students ask questions on issues and try to investigate conservative and liberal viewpoints using the Internet, online and print media sources. All students are welcome. 

Tennis

Coach: Brett Schwarztbart
Glenelg Webpage


Track and Field

Coaches: Lindsey Metzler, Phil Johnson and Tim Cullen
Glenelg Webpage


Volleyball


Volleyball

Coaches: Varsity- Jason Monjes and Briana Allen JV- Ed Quinn
Glenelg Webpage


Wrestling


Wrestling

Coaches: Varsity- Matt Bichner JV- Dan Bichner and Rob Bowman
Glenelg Webpage


Writer's Circle


Faculty Advisor: Ashley Haines
Meetings: Fridays, 2:15pm, Room 155
A community of creative writers who have fun, write, and workshop their original-­‐work. We strive to grow as writers, both in skill and appreciation of others’ talents. 

Yoga Club


Faculty Advisor: Leah Woodbury
Meetings: Weekly (day is TBD)
The yoga club’s main focus is to practice yoga, which includes breathing techniques, poses, and meditation for clearing the mind. The practice of yoga is known to have many health benefits including increased levels of fitness and flexibility and decreased levels of stress. Local yoga teachers will be invited to come as guest teachers. 

Young Democrats


Faculty Advisor: Leah Woodbury
Meetings: Tuesdays after school in room 219
The Young Democrats is a student-­‐run club that explores and evaluates the principles of the Democratic Party. Members meet weekly to discuss current events and work to become involved in the political process. Students participate in lively discussions, listen to guest speakers, interview political candidates, and participate in informal debates. We will be working on affiliating with the state and national organizations this year. Young Democrats of Maryland: http://www.ydmaryland.org/ 

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