AFS (American Field Service)
The AFS is an organization which sponsors an international and national exchange of high school students. Its purpose is to promote understanding among nations. Any student may become a member.
Each year the Chilton High School Student Chapter welcomes at least one new student from another county. At least one of our own students also spends a summer or a year abroad. Through various activities of the club, the students learn to work together to develop a lasting friendship. Any student may become a member of AFS. A student wanting membership on the AFS executive board must apply during the preceding year. The acting board chooses fifteen members for the new board.
The Art Club is open to all high school students. The aim of the club is to promote art in the school and community. The club will sponsor at least two art shows during the school year.
To qualify for membership in the color guard students must be in grades 9-12 at Chilton High School. The unit practices primarily at night so students can participate in other extra-curricular activities including sports. Students need not be in the band program to join. The cost of the program includes the purchase of one pair of black shoes. All uniforms, equipment, and instructions are provided free of charge. There is a possibility of other appearances for the color guard during the winter, if suitable events are available, and school schedule permits participation.
Along with the indoor color guard shows, the color guard unit will appear with the high school band in several summer parade appearances, including: The Chilton Memorial Day Parade, the Chilton-Fest Parade, and special appearances as approved by our school district.
The dance team brings excitement to pep assemblies and half-time periods during the athletic seasons. They spend literally hundreds of hours organizing and practicing their drills and various routines which are presented periodically to the public. All students are eligible to try out for the dance team.
The primary purpose of the Drama Club is the promotion of and appreciation for dramatics. Out-of-town trips to important plays highlight the group’s activities.
FBLA (Future Business Leasers of America)
FBLA is an association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The purpose of FBLA is to provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional integrated learning opportunities for students to develop career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities.
The goals of the FBLA organization are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership; strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; create more interest in and understanding of the American Business Enterprise; encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business and community; develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism; encourage and practice efficient money management; encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; and facilitate the transition from school to work.
FBLA members participate in local chapter activities throughout the year as well as participating in competitive events at the regional, state and national level.
Any high school student possessing interest and initiative to improve his/her ability in speaking before the public may participate in forensics. Forensics activities include four minute speech, original oratory, serious and humorous declamation, interpretive reading of prose and poetry, play acting extemporaneous speaking and public address. In any of these divisions, the student gains poise and develops his/her abilities by participating in contests.
The FFA is one of the greatest organizations in America for students interested in agriculture. To belong, one must be enrolled in vocational agriculture in high school or college. The prime function of FFA is to train young men and women in leadership, character and citizenship and to foster patriotism. The club trains boys and girls in how to properly conduct a meeting and the use of parliamentary procedure. Many awards, degrees and recognition await students who put forth the effort and strive for achievement.
In this process, there is great opportunity for students to participate in the many state and national judging teams and field trips.
The activities finally culminate in a trip for qualified seniors. It is an organization that incorporates knowledge with recreation and fosters a high idealism.
Student librarians become members of the library club as part of their library work. This club is open to students who desire to learn the skills in the performance of library duties and to assist the librarian. The Library Club has an annual spring dinner or picnic. Awards are given for service to the school.
The Math Team competes as a member school of the Fox Valley Math League. Students on the Math Team compete academically against many of the top math students in the greater Fox Valley area. Monthly competitions are held throughout the school year and consist of solving problems from a wide range of topics including basic math, algebra, geometry, probability, advanced algebra, and pre-calculus. The Math Team welcomes students from all grades who wish to challenge themselves in this unique way. For a list of member schools, meet procedures, and current league standings, check out the Fox Valley Math League home page at www.fvml.org.
The Menagerie is an all-conference publication to showcase some of the best and most creative writing and art work by students attending the EWC conference schools. Menagerie was chosen as the title of this yearly publication because many of the schools had animal mascots. Traditionally, each school gets six pages to fill with student work, which can include: poems, short fiction, creative nonfiction - essay, memoir, journal, and/or artwork that accompanies student writing.
NHS (National Honor Society)
NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and many U.S. Territories and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service.
The NHS chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
PROWLER (CHS School Newspaper)
The Prowler is a publication by a student staff.
Any student taking Spanish is eligible for membership. Activities include field trips, preparing typical Spanish type foods and social events.
Acting as an intermediary with the school administration, the council selects assembly programs, establishes a code of student conduct and sponsors the annual homecoming festivities and involves itself in school situations which are of concern to students. The student council provides the opportunity for student leadership and responsibility. It also develops a better student-faculty relationship.
The main purpose of the yearbook staff is to compile a record of the past year’s events through pictures and copy. The Tiger is an annual publication designed to give students such a record. The staff consists of an editor-in-chief, business manager and anyone who desires to work on the yearbook. The editor is chosen by the advisor on recommendation of the past editor. All interested students are eligible for the staff.