Co-Curricular Clubs

Middle School

Shoe Club

Contact Advisor Mr. Hamilton at matthamilton@ejps.org for more information.

About Us

The purpose of the Shoe Club is to inspire and motivate students to invest in themselves and others.  The Shoe Club will provide opportunities through projects and activities to gain essential life skills including confidence, leadership and a positive attitude.

The Shoe Club is a club for students who want the best for themselves and others.  It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in and what you think is right.  The concept of shoes is simple, we all need to remember to "walk in each other's shoes" and not be so quick to judge.  This isn't a club for someone who never makes a mistake.  It is for people who accept responsibility for their actions and are moving forward in a postive direction.  Students who want to be a part of this club must meet certain requirements which show that they are serious and committed to being a positive role model.  As a member of the Shoe Club, your shoe will hang in Mr. Hamilton's classroom for years to come as a reminder to others that everyone has a story.  Students who want to be a part of this club must meet certain requirements which show that they are serious and committed to being a positive role model.  We all have the power to have a positive impact on the world.

How to Join & Membership

Seventh Graders

  1. You must read Value Up by Mike Donahue.  After reading, you must share your thoughts and opinions on the book.  What did you learn?  How did it affect you?  How did it change your thinking?  How will you act differently based on what you learned?  You may do this by writing a poem or paper, making a video, meeting with Mr. Hamilton or a different agreed upon method. 
  2. Type a half page paper sharing your Dreams / Goals.  You should have at least 10 goals.  (Start each one with "I Will").  Make sure you make a copy for Mr. Hamilton and yourself.

Eighth Graders
You will have the opportunity to be in the Dream Team.  The Dream Team is in charge of organizing events for the club, school and community.  You will "think, believe and do" to make this world a better place.  You will learn organizational skills as well as leadership tools to help you value yourself and others.

You must complete one of the following:

  1. Make a Dream board to hang in your house OR create and type a Personal Mission Statement for your life.  Directions for both of these activities are available from Mr. Hamilton.  If you would like, feel free to create both.
  2. You must complete 12 hours of community service to join.  You cannot volunteer for any family members.  You must bring in a sheet signed by an adult with an explanation of your volunteer service.  Think about your church, local parks, charity events, etc.

Meetings

Students will meet during designated lunch hours or after school.

Activities

Attend a Leadership Conference
Host Middle School Dance
Hold a Pancake Breakfast

High School

BPA - Business Professionals of America

Contact Advisor Mrs. Roberts Dunlop at sroberts@ejps.org for more information.

About Us

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is an organization that competes at the Regional, State and National level in a wide variety of business related events.  These events include those such as Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems (PC), Digitial Communication and Design, and Management, Marketing and Communication. 

Students complete either pre-submitted events or on-site tests in order to earn a chance to compete at the State and National levels.  The Regional contest takes place at Central Michigan Unviersity in Mt. Pleasant, the State Competition in Grand Rapids, and the National competition at varying cities across the country.  BPA offers students a chance to experience business opportunities and events before entering the workforce.  Several East Jordan students have traveled to the national competition.

How to Join & Membership

Membership is $25 per school year.

Meetings

Meetings are held during lunch.

2018-19 Activities

Regional Leadership Conference at CMU - January 12, 2018
State Leadership Conference at The Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids - March 14-17, 2019
National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California - May 1-5, 2019

National Honor Society

Contact Advisor Mrs. Cardwell at mcardwell@ejps.org for more information.

About Us

The 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 recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character.  These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities.  NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many US 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 community service.

How to Join & Membership

Students must be invited to apply during their sophmore, junior or senior year.  Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and be free of office interactions to be considered.

Students who have been selected will attend an induction ceremony in the spring to become an official member.

Students must maintain the required GPA and accumulate 15 volunteer hours each semester to remain a member in good standing of the NHS.

  • Scholarship - Students must have a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Service - This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership - Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors.  Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character - The student of good character is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.

When We Meet

The group meets at least once a month at designated lunch times in Mrs. Cardwell's classroom.

Activities

Charlevoix Area Humane Society - volunteer at the shelter.
NHS Cribs - Homeless Awareness and non-perishable food drive.
Parent Teacher Conferences - read to elementary children and/or work at the book fair.
Sub Squad - greet guest teachers with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Tutoring Tuesdays - help other students with their classwork.

 

Student Council

Contact Advisor Mrs. Bender at gbender@ejps.org for more information.

About Us

Student Council is an extracurricular activity to teach high school students about democracy and leadership.  The council is comprised of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and non-board members.  One senior Student Council member receives a $300 college scholarship each year.

How to Join & Membership

Student Council is open to all students in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.  Just show up to a meeting to join.

Meetings

Meetings take place during lunch on set days.

Activities

The council plans and volunteers at homecoming, snowblast dance, and organizes a blood drive that is held at school as well as other fun events that occur during the school year.

Quiz Bowl

Contact Coach Danielle Poindexter at poindexter.dani@gmail.com for more information.

About Us

Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture.

The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a "buzzer system" that lets a player interrupt the reading of the question when they know the answer.  That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to what is primarily a game about knowing facts.  Those "toss up" questions are answered individually, but doing so earns one's team a chance at a multipart "bonus" question.  Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration, but are generally more difficult.

Quiz Bowl tournaments are interscholastic meets.  There are monthly competitions against other high school teams at North Centerl Michigan College in Petoskey and Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

How to Join & Membership

Come to an organizational meeting in the fall.

Academic and textbook scholarships are awarded by CMU and The CMU Bookstore to qualified quiz bowl members.

Meetings

The club meets one evening a week during the competition season.

Red Devil Robotics Team 5247

Contact Coach James Cetnarowski at 231-675-1820.

About Us

Red Devil Robotics provides a safe, fun and enriching environment where young men and women can gain an advanced, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education under the supervision of caring adults.

Robotics is the leading non-profit STEM engagement program for teens.  International competition is made possible by the creator of the Segway and the multiple drinks machine at fast food restaurants, Dean Kamen.

Local sponsorship levels are Platinum $1000, Gold $500, Silver $300, Bronze $100, and Sustaining $50.

Our parent organization USFIRST (firstinspires.org) is celebrated by more than 3,000 communities in 24 countries and impacts tens of thousands of students worldwide and is supported by more than 200 Fortune 500 companies, educational and professional institutions.  Nearly 60 million dollars in scholarship opportunities await students who participate in FIRST robotics.  USFIRST popularity has grown significantly in the past few years with visits from Governor Snyder and televised broadcasts of competitions on RoboZone TV Fox Sports Detroit (RoboZonetv.com).

How to Join & Membership

Come to an organizational meeting in the fall.

Meetings

The after school program practices in a classroom at the Mill Street Campus, the former middle school, located at 951 Mill Street in East Jordan.  

Pre-season meetings are held prior to the start of competition in January.

Activities

Fundraisers - Pancake breakfast, pop can drives
Teams compete at the district, state and national levels.