Clubs & Enrichments
CHICKABOOM PIANO TIME
This interactive piano and music exploration class is filled with giggles and wonder as your child learns to play familiar piano songs and engages in musical activities from the KiddyKeys Piano Curriculum – the leader in piano-based preschool programming. Classes are infused with sensory-rich activities that provide a strong foundation for your child’s academic, social, and music education. This class is taught by a teacher from Lanti Studios on Monday mornings at 10:30 am.
Dance classes are offered to our children once a week for thirty minutes. This class helps the children to develop basic skills such as coordination, rhythm, and balance. Dance is taught by Crystal Coleman on Monday mornings at 9:20am.
Jump start your child’s future and expand their mind through language! Your child will learn conversational Spanish and build basic language skills through literature, special projects, music, creative manipulatives, and games. Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the Spanish language and culture in a relaxed and caring environment. The evidence of early language development is extensive – get on track today! This class is taught by a teacher from Lanti Studios on Monday mornings at 10:00am.
JUMPN' MONKEYS MUSIC TIME
Your child will love going on musical adventures – a trip to the beach, a walk through the jungle, a visit with dinosaurs, and many more! From twirling and marching to playing instruments and singing, this class is filled with new discoveries and age-appropriate music and theatre activities that focus on healthy child development. This class is taught by a teacher from Lanti Studios on Monday mornings at 10:30 am.
"LITTLE DRAGONS" KARATE
The “Little Dragons” karate class is offered to children once a week for thirty minutes. This class helps children to develop basic skills such as coordination, rhythm, and balance. As well, the children are taught respect, self-control, eye contact, posture, and to be courteous. This class is taught by Master Rich Aughtry on Monday mornings at 8:45am.
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB
Want to have more access to explore art materials? Maybe just more time to be creative and enjoy the process of making a work of art? Students will be able to use a variety of different art materials to be as creative as they would like to be. No projects, lessons, or set plans, just lots of fun and a variety of materials to create on such as paper, canvas, and bird houses.
Under the direction of Master Rich Aughtry, students will learn the martial arts training by first mastering the art and then adding self-defense techniques.
Our drum sticks are always banging in this creative and high-energy class! Bucket Drums at MCA is an exciting and unconventional opportunity for students to learn to read rhythm notation while using a variety of objects including bucket drums, tin cans, garbage bins, and more! Participants will have multiple opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Praise Dance at MCA offers excellence in dance training in the areas of Ballet, Tap and Jazz/Hip-Hop. Professional dance instruction partnered with modest movements and Christian music, provides an encouraging atmosphere. High energy classes ranging from beginners to experienced offer students an opportunity to develop their God given talents in dance while receiving exercise on a weekly basis.
Gymnastics at MCA will provide your child with an opportunity to learn basic intermediate tumbling skills. Students will learn proper stretches that will enhance their flexibility and balance. Your child will learn cartwheels, round-offs, walkovers and basic tumbling passes.
Our acting class is an exciting opportunity for your child to unleash their creative talent. Using improvisation, theatre games, skits, pantomimes, and monologues this class aims to build ongoing confidence, self-esteem, and skill in verbal communication! Students will perform during special showcases throughout the school year and at our annual spring recital.
DYNAMIC SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Dynamic Sports Performance is making exercise fun again! Whether you’re looking to increase your speed and agility or to just stay active, DSP is the place for you! Each meeting is crafted by a Certified Youth Sports Performance Specialist and includes teaching on speed and agility, strength, conditioning, overall coordination, and injury prevention. DSP cares about the whole athlete, so lessons extend to leadership and character development as well. DSP’s Head Trainer’s favorite quote is “Anyone can make you tired…not everyone can make you better,” and at DSP we guarantee to make you better!
GIRLS OUTDOORS CLUB
Explore and hike while having fun with the Girls Outdoors club. Girls in grades 3-5 meet after school twice a month on Thursdays to explore the woods on and off campus with adventure-loving teammates. Students will have opportunities to build fires, tie knots, explore the creek, and hunt for treasure all in the name of adventure!
Your child will love taking group guitar in a supportive and exciting group environment with friends – motivation at its finest! Group guitar students meet once per week and will practice playing as a soloist and as an ensemble while learning chords, technique, music theory, and ear training. All students will have an opportunity to perform throughout the school year.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
Adventure is calling! Will you answer? Outdoor Adventure Club is for boys in grades 3-5 and will meet after school twice a month on Thursdays to go geocaching, start a fire, tie knots, make your own hiking stick, and get muddy all in the name of adventure!
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
Private, one-on-one music lessons meet weekly and are a wonderful way for your child to have a completely customized music learning experience with a professional and passionate music teacher. We are committed to challenging and inspiring your child by offering a safe atmosphere full of creativity, support and encouragement. Students can register for piano, guitar, violin, and voice.
RUN FOR JOY
Inspired by Hebrews 12:1-2, this club will give girls the opportunity to increase their running stamina as well as challenging them spiritually. Club meetings will include Bible study, discussion, prayer, games, and of course, running. The club will conclude with a 5K. *Offered in the spring semester.
Have you ever wanted to knit or crochet your own afghan or scarf or maybe for a loved one? If so, Sassy Sampler will teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You will have the opportunity to make your own homemade Christmas gift and learn about gifts that can be passed down from generation to generation.
The Bible Study Club will be student-led and its purpose is to encourage students to grow in their faith through Bible Study, service projects, and other club events. Meetings will be held during lunch on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month in Mrs. Robinson’s room (Modular B, Room B4). There is no fee required for this club.
Sponsors: Mr. Leopard and Mrs. Robinson
Students will enjoy a community-building experience by meeting with other students to choose, read and discuss books together. This club will meet the second Thursday of the month in Mrs. Irvin’s room (Modular B, Room B5) during lunch. The discussions will be student-led. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books.
Sponsors: Mrs. Irvin and Mrs. Stickley
We will explore different genres of theatre such as improv, short skits, prop making and script writing. Come join us! Everyone in 6th and 7th grade is welcome! The club fee is $25. Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month after school from 3:00-4:00pm in Mrs. Hubbard's room (Modular A, Room A5).
Sponsors: Mrs. Hubbard and Mrs. Ingrassia
If your idea of fun is hanging out with other creative people in a space conducive to improving your drawing skills through doodling, cartooning, and simply sketching, then this club is for you. All middle school students are invited to meet in Mrs. Plyler’s Art room, modular E, the second Monday of every month, after school until 4pm.
There is no fee required and no supplies are needed. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you desire. The format will be structured for independent drawing and interaction with peers, with Mrs. Plyler on hand to guide, assist and give artistic advice as wanted. This is a great way to share your creations, as well as give and receive feedback from others who share your passion.
Sponsors: Mrs. Plyler
Math Counts is an organization that engages middle schoolers in challenging math problems in a fun and encouraging environment. This club provides experiences which build confidence in a student's mathematical abilities and promote a positive attitude toward math. The club meets on the third Monday of every month during lunch in Mrs. Sadler’s room (Modular A, Room A3). The club fee is $20.
Sponsors: Mrs. Sadler and Mrs. Watts
M&Ms (MIDDLES & MENTORS)
High school girls are partnered in small group with middle school girls through Godly mentorship and fellowship. Goals include forging friendships, encouragement, support, and strengthening of wise choices and good behavior. Possible activities may include monthly meetings (devotions, group time, crafts, games, etc.), fellowship parties, and a mini-sleepover. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm. The club fee is $15.
Sponsors: Ms. Langley, Mrs. Sankowski, Mrs. Auvil, Mrs. Hubbard, and Mrs. Seward
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
This is an academic honor society for those students who have been invited to participate. Grade levels eligible are 7th-9th for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The Metrolina Christian Academy Calloway Chapter of the NJHS requires a numeric average of 95 or higher in order to be invited to apply. Students must also have attended MCA for a full year to be eligible. Transfer NJHS students from another school can apply. Membership into NJHS will also be based upon careful consideration of scholarship, leadership, service, and Christian character by our faculty sponsors. Invitations to apply are sent to eligible students after the end of 2nd quarter each year. The annual NJHS Induction takes place in February. The club will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month during lunch in Mrs. Seward’s classroom (Modular B, Room B3). The club fee is $25.
Sponsors: Mrs. Seward and Mrs. Watts
PRAISE & WORSHIP TEAM
This is a group of students who lead Praise and Worship for our Chapel Services. Auditions are held at the beginning of the school year for vocalists and instrumentalists.
Sponsor: Mr. Steve Strickland
Robotics and Coding is the new team sport for future tech leaders and innovators. During the fall/winter, we will participate in Wonder League’s Robotics Competition. There are multiple reasons for choosing this particular competition. 1- There are no additional fees related to it, 2- there is no traveling involved, and 3- Metrolina is totally at the helm of our groups participation in the competition. This year, teams will participate in three rounds of missions over the five-month period to become eligible for the Invitational Round of Finals. Our teams will design solutions for real-world science and technology challenges by programming the robots. They will develop problem-solving and creativity skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers, demonstrate their scientific thinking and of course, have fun. The club will meet in the Technology lab on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm during the first semester.
Sponsors: Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Hacker, Mrs. Bond, and Mrs. Auvil
SPEECH & DEBATE
Speech involves a presentation by one, two, or sometimes a group of students in a public speaking setting. Students will learn strategies used in the different categories of public speaking. Students in debate come to thoroughly understand both sides of the resolution, having researched each extensively, and learn to think critically about every argument that could be made on each side. This club will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm in Mrs. Irvin's classroom (Modular B, Room B5). The club fee is $15.
Sponsors: Mrs. Irvin and Mrs. Moen
The MCA Middle School Student Government will be comprised of an elected representative from each homeroom. The student government meets regularly to discuss school issues and they coordinate numerous middle school service projects throughout the year. The club will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month during lunch in Mrs. Robinson's room (Modular B, Room B4). The club fee is $35.
Sponsors: Mrs. Flowe, Mrs. Fox, and Mrs. Robinson
Middle school students will have the opportunity to participate in a Level Up Village program called Global Water Crisis. Level Up Village (LUV) provides Global STEAM enrichment activities that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between students at more than 300 schools in the U.S. and over 40 Global Partner organizations in 20+ countries. We will be looking at the need for clean water worldwide. Access to clean water is a significant global health issue. Students will learn about the water cycle, aquifers, water-borne illnesses and water filtration to better understand how water systems can be polluted and purified. Level Up Village delivers global partnerships and project-based learning to students around the world via an easy-to-use global communication platform which facilitates asynchronous learning as well as project collaboration. For eight weeks we will work with students from not only another school, but another country, creatively solving the clean water crisis around the world. You can find more details here. The club will meet in the Technology lab on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm during the second semester. You can sign up for TEAM STEAM here.
Sponsors: Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Hacker, Mrs. Bond, and Mrs. Auvil
This club is for students enrolled in the academic services program with the goal of motivating young people to tackle problems and opportunities using practical knowledge and understanding. Our method is to explore using hand tools to make things and fix things. This club will work with hand tools to learn how to use tools safely, what tools are used for what tasks, the difference between the wrong tool and the right tool, taking pride in making a thing, having confidence in themselves, and learning to think critically about problems. There is a fee of $15 to join. Meetings will take place in Mrs. Rosser's room (A301).
Sponsor: Mrs. Rosser
The Astronomy Club exists to encourage and enhance students’ knowledge and passion of and for Astronomy. Students will become "backyard astronomers” by taking a hands-on approach to learning the art of stargazing. The Astronomy Club’s goal is to show students that God is the creator and sustainer of a dynamic, vast and amazing yet accessible universe. Students will explore various topics such as deep sky objects (galaxies, star clusters and nebulas) and solar system objects (planets, moons, comets, etc.). They will also begin building astronomy skills including reading star charts and working with stargazing equipment. Finally, students will have the monthly opportunity to stargaze using an 8' or 24' Dobsonian telescope. These monthly outings really put the stars in stellar perspective! Meetings will take place in Mr. Summey's room (A102).
Sponsors: Mr. Summey and Mr. Morgan
This club exists to glorify Christ at MCA and outside of school in order to be more united as the body of Christ. CU/YCI is open to all students grades 6th through 12th for worship and discipleship on Monday mornings at 7:30am in the student center.
Sponsors: Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Dulin
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society for those students with talent in the performing arts both onstage and backstage. ITS provides opportunities to showcase student successes through induction ceremonies, honor rank advancement, awards, and scholarships. Elected officers provide student leadership opportunities under the guidance of the troupe director. See Mrs. Verna Clark for eligibility and pertinent information. Meetings will take place in Mrs. Clark's room (A302).
Sponsors: Mrs. Clark and Ms. Howard
The literary club is intended to be a place to discuss films and literature (geared toward the interests of students), encourage creative writing, develop a literary arts magazine, and work with lower school students to develop a love of the arts. All of this will be done in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. This is the place to enjoy English without being graded! Meetings will take place in Mrs. Laughridge's room (G103).
Sponsors: Mrs. Laughridge and Mrs. Laurents
M&Ms (MIDDLES & MENTORS)
This is a club where high school girls are partnered in small group with middle school girls through Godly mentorship and fellowship. Goals include forging friendships, encouragement, support, and strengthening of wise choices and good behavior. Leaders meet monthly to plan and the mentors will meet with their “mentees” on a regular basis. Possible activities may include monthly meetings (devotions, group time, crafts, games, etc.), fellowship parties, and a mini-sleepover. Sixth through eighth grade girls can join, ninth grade girls can join as junior mentors, and tenth through twelfth grade girls can join as mentors. Meetings will take place in Mrs. Sankowski's room (D102).
Sponsors: Ms. Langley, Mrs. Sankowski, Mrs. Auvil, Mrs. Hubbard, and Mrs. Seward
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
This is an academic honor society for students in grades 10 - 12 who have attended MCA for at least one full year, are enrolled in two or more honors courses and meet academic criteria listed below. The Metrolina Christian Academy Calloway Chapter of the National Honor Society requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 and a numeric average of 95 or higher in order to be invited to apply. Students must also have attended MCA for a full year to be eligible. Membership into NHS will also be based upon careful consideration of scholarship, leadership, service, and Christian character by our Faculty Council. Invitations to apply are sent to eligible students after the end of 1st semester each year. The annual NHS Induction takes place in February.
Sponsors: Mr. Risley and Mrs. Aceta
PRAISE AND WORSHIP TEAM
This team is a group of students who lead Praise and Worship for our Chapel Services. Auditions are held at the beginning of the school year for vocalists and instrumentalists.
Sponsor: Mr. Strickland
Student Government is designed to encourage students to participate in leadership roles among their peers. They take part in and support school spirit by sponsoring ball games. They plan and organize activities that promote school spirit and involvement. Student government representatives are chosen through an application process in the spring of every school year. Meetings will take place in Mr. Ashlock's room (G101).
Sponsors: Mr. Ashlock, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Ferguson
WARRIOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP
The Warrior Servant Leadership Program is more than an opportunity for students to develop and learn characteristics of leadership. The WSL Program is open to all high school students. Any student interested in the program must sign the WSL Program statement of commitment, complete and submit the application, as well as participate in service and leadership opportunities that meet the required hours. Students who complete the WSL Program will receive recognition at graduation as well as qualify for the WSL Scholarship. Meetings will take place in the Student Center.
Sponsors: Mrs. Manzo, Mr. Burnette, and Mrs. Edenfield