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Virtual Nerd for help with 6th grade math through Algebra 2
Middle and high school students study and test their knowledge on a determined topic as it relates to math, science, social studies, English, and fine arts.
Middle School Coaches: (TBD)/math, (TBD)/science, Mr. Wisniewski/social studies, and Mrs. Herlitz/English
High School Coaches: Mr. Wood/math, Mrs. Rock/science, Mr. Wisniewski/social studies, Ms. Calvert/fine arts, and Mrs. Angeles/English
Drama Club is an organization dedicated to the arts. Two performances are put on each year. Its mission is to share the love of theatre and performance and cultivate it within the youth. This program strives to foster self-confidence, teamwork, communication, and responsibility.
Skills: acting, memorization
East Porter County School Corporation Honor Society
EPCS Honors Society is a selected group of individuals dedicated to the community. Led by student actions, this organization participates in charity works such as food and blood drives. This program strives to foster communication, teamwork, responsibility, and fellowship.
Middle School Leaders: Mrs. Coller
High School Leader: Mrs. Hunsley
FCCLA (Family, Community & Career Leaders of America)
We conduct this club in class mostly. We learn about careers in the human services and education field, complete projects related to childcare and nutrition, and sometimes create and host awareness campaigns and fundraisers, such as The Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk and the fundraiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.
Leader: Ms. Perkins
Middle School Mentor Program
The middle school mentor program allows 8th grade students to mentor 6th grade students. Each 6th grade student is assigned a mentor at the end of 5th grade, and that mentor checks in on them throughout 6th grade, making sure they are keeping up in class, helping them with organization and any other adjustments they need for middle school. 7th grade students are invited to apply to be a mentor after Thanksgiving, and then are interviewed by a selection committee. They then spend their spring semester of 7th grade training and attending "lunch bunch" with the 5th graders to develop connections with the students before they are given specific students to mentor.
Leader: Mrs. VanKley
Poms Dance Team
The purpose of the Kouts High School Poms Dance Team is to perform at major athletic events and parades in the area, to help promote school spirit wherever needed in the school and community, and also to develop self-discipline in young adults so that they may become more responsible.
Head Coach: Mrs. Dick, Asst. Coach: Mrs. King
Are you a high school student with random knowledge that would amaze your teachers? Do you want to show it off in a fast-paced, game show style academic competition? Mr. Wisniewksi is looking for you! Quiz Bowl is a buzzer based game, where you can show off your knowledge of pop culture, sports, math, science, history, music, and anything else you can think of!
Coach: Mr. Wisniewski
Science Club is a club dedicated to the exploration of science. This organization explores the ins and outs of various sciences through hands-on experiences. This program strives to foster creativity, communication, hard work, teamwork, and responsibility among high school students.
Leader: Mrs. Clinkenbeard
Skills: sciencey stuff
Spanish Club is for high school students interested in delving deeper into Spanish culture and language. This year's Spanish Club theme is "el arte y la arquitectura".
Leader: Mrs. Angeles
Spell Bowl is an organization dedicated to enhancing vocabulary and spelling in competition. Their mission is to widen the range of vocabulary for high school students and encourage competitive spirit within a controlled environment. This program strives to foster communication, leadership, self confidence, and responsibility.
High School Coach: position currently open
Middle School Coach: (TBD)
Skills: spelling, memorization
Middle School Leaders: Miss Nelson
High School Leader: Ms. Mikovetz