Clubs and Organizations
The Geneva School’s community of faith and learning transcends the curriculum in numerous ways. One important way is found in the variety of extra-curricular clubs and organizations. These venues offer a deepening opportunity for growth in academics, the arts, and so much more. Relationships with peers and mentors in these groups enrich the daily disciplines of classes and school life. Students are encouraged to develop gifts and interests in a whole new way through these various opportunities.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization established to recognize students for their scholarship, leadership, character, and service. In our Post Tenebras Lux chapter of NHS, service is emphasized most highly. As a student-run organization, our chapter provides members with opportunities for the kind of servant leadership modeled by Christ. We partner with local and national charities to volunteer our time and organize school-wide fundraising events. We also serve the school community with a student mentorship program. Students in tenth–twelfth grade are eligible for induction into NHS.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society for high school students. Students may be inducted after they have successfully completed two and a half years of high school mathematics with an exemplary record. Every Mu Alpha Theta chapter has different activities and distinctives. The Geneva School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta holds quarterly meetings during which the students discuss a topic in the history, philosophy, or the applications of mathematics.
National Art Honor Society
The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art, as well as to foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art. Students are encouraged to use their abilities and interest in art to serve others and introduce people to new art forms and artists. The NAHS has been involved in sidewalk chalk events, the Winter Park Art Festival, and painting theater sets and murals.
Eligibility for membership in the NAHS includes a minimum of sophomore year standing, the completion of at least one semester of rhetoric art, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school students located at more than 4,200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. Students who desire to become Thespians must complete at least one semester of Drama I class, earn a minimum of ten points, and pay a fee. Points are earned through acting in school plays, participating in theater festivals or competitions, and through service such as being on the stage crew or directing a grammar school production. Usually one point is equal to ten hours of excellent work.
Thespian members who earn a minimum of 60 points through their work in theatre and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 are inducted into the Thespian Honor Society.
Merely Players (Drama Troupe)
Merely Players is Geneva’s theatre troupe and open to students in grades 7 – 12. The group performs one show each semester and rehearsals are typically scheduled from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, four to five days a week. Because theatre is a communal art, students are expected to attend all rehearsals regardless of the size of the role. Students may also apply to be a part of the Unseen Forces, the stage crew for each of the shows. The crew works to help the actors create a show by doing everything but the acting and is a vital part of each performance.
G-Force (Pep Club)
G-Force is a student-lead organization that supports athletic, arts, drama, and other school events to encourage their fellow Geneva students.
MathCounts is a national math enrichment, coaching, and competition program for sixth through eighth graders. Its mission is to increase enthusiasm for math and to challenge students. Each year thousands of middle school students participate in Chapter, State, and National Competitions. The problems we tackle during our meetings improve mathematical reasoning, and creative problem-solving. We teach students to approach problems using a variety of methods and identifying the most efficient method. Our students enjoy sharpening their problem solving skills as they compete against other schools during the Chapter competition which takes place in February every year.
Florida Junior Classical League
The purpose of the National Junior Classical League 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. At The Geneva School, our chapter of the League competes at both the regional and state level. Students compete in academic contests focused on Latin and Greek language and history and in contests demanding artistic and dramatic creativity.
“Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.” (Moreover to not know the things that have happened before you were born is to be always a child.) ~Cicero, from his Orator 120.12-13
At The Geneva School we believe that part of being human is being musical. We may not all be called to be soloists, but we can certainly all sing. We may not all be capable of playing concertos, but we can all be in the orchestra. So it is not uncommon to see students and faculty gathering together for the pleasant task of making music.
We refer to our musical activities as “The Geneva Consortium.” This name reflects our need for one another, musically and otherwise. Our musical ensembles are small communities where we encourage one another and grow together. Some of our ensembles are even open to musicians from outside The Geneva School.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides
creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to reinterpreting literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from around the United States and about twenty-five other countries participate.
Geneva’s Odyssey of the Mind club is open to students in fourth through sixth grade. They meet once a week after school.
Sixth grade teacher Mrs. Kelli Brodrecht offers weekly typing classes every quarter.
The classes are open to all students in fourth–eighth grade. They meet once a week from 3:30–4:30 pm, usually for eight sessions. Class are held in Mrs. Brodrecht’s class room and students make their way to her classroom after carpool has ended. Cost = $80 (8 sessions)
For more information, please contact Kelli Brodrecht.
To register for the next class, please submit the online registration form.