2019-2020 Clubs and Sponsors

19-20 Clubs and Sponsors

Students have the opportunity to join one of several clubs at Eastside High School. Parents do have the right to have their child opt out of clubs by filling out the notice provided in the handbook. Clubs are as follows:

Art Club. Art Club promotes visual arts in the school and local community.  The club provides a creative outlet for students to collaborate with their peers as they imagine and create original works of art.  Activities include regular open studio sessions, involvement in the annual art show, and participation in local fundraising events.

Beta Club. Beta Club helps young people develop character traits such as Honesty, Cooperation, Responsibility, Service, and Leadership. Participation in community service projects and/or raising funds for charities is encouraged to remain an active member.  An application must be submitted for this club and certain criteria met before membership can be approved.

Dance Team. The EHS Exclusive Dance Team is an organization designed for girls to express themselves through dance. Members of the dance team come from a variety of backgrounds. Each individual on the team is recognized for her unique talents, abilities, leadership and strengths. The primary purpose of the dancer is to be a member of the team, which keep the crowd’s attention to entertain, and to ultimately create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement at sporting and school events.

DECA. Eastside DECA is the Marketing Club of Eastside High School focusing in four areas of activity. We believe in Professional Growth, Personal Development, and Fun. 
1. Professional Training and Development - We practice the best way to write a resume, conduct an interview, and teach students how to handle themselves in business situations.
2.  Local, State and International Competition - We compete at the region, state and international levels with other students from other schools in the areas of creative problem solving, concept presentation, and public speaking.
3.  School and Community Socials - We have fun with our students, and with other DECA students from around the county hosting football tailgate parties, student movie nights, student adventure outings, and social gatherings with the DECA clubs from other county schools. 
4.  Eastside DECA is also the operator of the One Stop Eagle Shop, which is the School Store at Eastside High School.

Drama Club. The Drama Club strives to promote an interest in theatre and provide a creative outlet for students through the production of plays and other performances.  Planned activities include fall and spring musicals, class productions, Georgia Theatre conference, Thespian conference, field trips to professional shows, guest speakers and workshops, candy sales, middle school drama workshops, and regular club meetings.

Eagle Life. Eagle Life is a student-led organization that provides students with opportunities to serve their community and develop a deeper faith and understanding of God.  Activities include Thursday morning devotions, Toys for Tots, spirit games, Fuzz Run, and Relay for Life.

Eagle Robotics Team. The EHS Eagle Robotics team is comprised of students who are interested in robotics, mechanics, and programming.  We use VEX robots and compete in several different tournaments throughout the school year.  Students are able to gain hands-on experience with building a robot from scratch using motors, gears, and wheels while also putting their programming skills to the test, teaching the robot to complete certain tasks autonomously and by using a remote control.

Eagle Vision. Eagle Vision is the school video/media club in which we film the morning announcements, acadex shows, and other events in and outside of school. Students are involved with filming, being on camera, and editing clips. We work a lot during and after school and have tight deadlines to meet. 

Eagle's Nest Comedy Club. EHS Comedy Club offers students an opportunity to explore the different type and techniques of comedy. Members will learn about Stand Up, Irony & Improv comedy and have an opportunity to implement them into their comedy routine. They are encouraged to see the humor in their everyday situations. 

Eastside Anglers. The Eastside Anglers are a Chapter of the Georgia Junior Bass Fishing Association.  In order to be a part of the Anglers you must pay your dues directly to the Georgia Junior Bass Fishing Association.  Members that fish are on a two person team and must have a boat captain over the age of 21 that has their Boating Certification. Members fish around the state of Georgia, must provide their own boat and parents must provide all transportation to tournaments.

Eastside Literary Team. Any student may try out for the Eastside Literary Team. The team competes in a region meet, and students who place first proceed to the state competition. There are choral events: solo, trio, and quartet. There are also several miscellaneous events focusing on written and oral language: essay, dramatic interpretation, and extemporaneous speaking. 

Eco Eagles Organization. The Eco Eagles Organization was founded in 2017 by a group of students dedicated to protecting the Earth.  The mission of Eco Eagles is to increase awareness about environmental issues affecting our school and community.  The club participates in and sponsors activities such as the Eastside’s recycling program, Rivers Alive, and Adopt-A-Highway.  Eco Eagles have also recognized teachers and students for their efforts to be “eco-friendly.”  Future plans include the development of a memorial garden to attract wildlife and commemorate the lives of past EHS teachers.  

Family, Career, and Communities Leaders of America (FCCLA). Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). This is an interdenominational sports student-led faith-based club that provides students with opportunities to serve their community and develop a deeper faith and understanding of God.  

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA): The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovation leadership and career development programs. Planned activities include conferences, at the regional, state and national levels, fundraising for chapter and March of Dimes and community service projects. 

Future Farmers of America (FFA). FFA-The National FFA Organization develops the potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.  Agricultural Education is comprised of three components: Classroom/Lab, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and the FFA.  The Eastside FFA Chapter participates in numerous activities including community service projects, Career Development Events, conventions, conferences, and other various leadership activities.  FFA is open to any student in an agricultural education class or students that have an interest in agriculture.

Future Georgia Educators (FGE). The goal of FGE is to help identify, recruit, prepare and retain the next generation of Georgia's teachers.  Members will learn all about careers in education, including different grade levels/subjects, specific areas of need, majors/programs available at various colleges, requirements of Georgia educators, shadowing experiences, and much more.  Students will receive a club t-shirt and have the opportunity to attend FGE Day with other members from across the state.  Junior and Senior members have the opportunity to participate in shadowing opportunities at various schools, subjects, and grade levels.

French Club. The French Club offers all students the opportunity to explore the culture, music, food, history, art, and language of France and Francophone countries regardless of the student's French language proficiency level. Students in the French Club will have meetings and events to immerse themselves in French culture and prepare for any French competitions they choose to participate in.  

Gentlemen in the Making (G.I.T.M.) GITM is dedicated to developing leaders. This mission starts with young men, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders.  Members of Gentlemen In The Making strives to enhance themselves socially and academically. 

History Club. This club is open to all students, especially those students who are self-proclaimed history buffs.  We participate in such activities as: history movie & a date night, historic preservation projects, and other activities that promote expanding historical knowledge.  Most importantly- it is all the fun of history... without the lectures!

Interact Club. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club that gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills. It's open to students in grades 10-12. This club offers students a chance to become involved in the community and it promotes leadership possibilities and good will towards others. To join the Interact Club, one must be in at least the tenth grade, have two teacher recommendations, have a respectable discipline record, and be in good academic standing. Members participate in the local Rotary Club pack Christmas gifts for families in need. They also send Christmas cards to soldiers serving overseas and assist with Newton County Special Olympics. There are no dues for this club. Meetings are once a month.

Junior Classical League. The Junior Classical League is an organization whose purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. Eastside's JCL participates in several activities and competitions throughout the year including riding our chariot in the Covington Christmas Parade, hosting a Latin competition for other schools, attending the State JCL Fall Forum and attending State Convention in the spring. 

Key Club. The Key Club is a service organization that is part of the Kiwanis family.  Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world, empowers its members to lead and serve by cultivating leadership skills, developing friendships, and performing community service. Key Club members have a passion for helping others and gain leadership skills they will remain with them for a lifetime.

Ladies Leaving a Legacy. Ladies Leaving a Legacy support young ladies  in strengthening their academics, sharpening their  leadership skills as well as   improving their self-worth and confidence. Girls will identify needs in the school and the community, propose solutions and become agents of change through service of other.  Girls will also focus on setting college and career readiness goals, participate in college tours, ACT/SAT  prep, and job shadowing/mentoring.   

Math Team. We learn how to use high school math to do problems you didn’t realize could be done with high school math. Specifically, we have fun working together on math competition problems, which are typically not only beautiful, but useless for honing the skills required in your everyday math classes. We get pizza at least once a month too.

Mock Trial. A competitive team of ninth through twelfth grade students that are coached to learn about actual trial procedures.  The team will prepare to compete against teams from other schools in a simulated trial setting.  Mock trial provides a unique opportunity to develop a first hand understanding of the legal system, while fostering creativity and analytical thinking.

National Honors Society. The National Honor Society is an academic service organization that serves to recognize outstanding high school students.  NHS is open to all students in grades 10-12 who meet the chapter's standards for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  The goals of the club are "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

No Place for Hate. No Place for Hate is a club that works with students to develop, improve, and maintain a positive and inclusive school climate so all students can thrive.

Reading Eagles Book Club. The Book Club is open to any students in grades 9-12 that enjoy reading.  Participation in the club provides students with the opportunity to have discussions of books they have read independently or as group. 

Spanish Club. The Spanish Club offers all students an opportunity to explore the Spanish language and culture.  Students have fiestas and gatherings to taste foods from different Spanish-speaking countries.

Sources of Strength. Aims to create a positive environment for students by assisting them in dealing with their social and emotional challenges, reduce stress, increase compassion and connection within the student body, as well as giving a helping hand to students in need.

Spanish Club. Spanish Club promotes the Spanish language by creating opportunities for students to learning about the language, culture, diversity  of Spanish-speaking countries and people.  

Sports Medicine Trainers. The Sports Medicine Club provides students the opportunity to be introduced to the expanding field of sports medicine and athletic training. Members have the chance to be student athletic training aides to the many athletic teams at Eastside. In the Sports Medicine Club, students learn about athletic injuries, injury evaluation, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, human anatomy, athletic training history, and more. 

Student Athlete Council. We would promote positive involvement with our school and student athletes in the community to continue to cement our place as not only the best school in the area but the best students. These categories would include service projects, promotion nights at games, spirit events for peripheral sports, and encompassing the entire student body in a way that encompasses our philosophy as a school for the entire community to see. 

Technology Student Association. The mission of EHS Technology Student Association is to prepare its members to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program; which include communication, leadership, and competitive skill development in the classroom/laboratory environment. 

TEDEd. The mission of the EHS TED-Ed club program is to support students in discovering, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

Ultimate Frisbee Club. Ultimate Frisbee, as defined by the USA Ultimate Board of Directors, is a sport that combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the passing skills of football. It is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone.

Yearbook. Yearbook Club members operate as a supplement to the Talon Yearbook staff. Participants will learn journalistic writing, photography, video graphing and desktop publishing layout techniques, marketing strategies, and take part in fundraisers.
4H. The mission of 4-H is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.  4-Hers participate in hands-on activities and community events.  Meetings are held monthly at the County 4-H Office.

Students have other opportunities to participate in school activities through the following teams and organizations that require students to meet certain criteria for involvement:
Academic Team 
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team 
Prom Committee 
Student Government