Clubs & Enrichments
The lower school, middle school, and high school offer unique opportunities for students to participate in a variety of clubs. Clubs are sponsored by faculty and provide students an opportunity to build relationships while exploring and developing their passions.
*Club information is subject to change.
Bucket drums is open to students in 3rd-5th grade. Bucket drums, or street drumming, is a style of music where rhythmic patterns are developed by using items such as five-gallon plastic buckets, pots, and/or pans to create music. Bucket drums will teach students about rhythm, teamwork, and allow students an opportunity to express their creativity. We will also learn about how to glorify God using this unique and special form of musical ability. Space is limited to 15 spots. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Allie Ferro
Girls Outdoors Club
Explore and hike while having fun with adventure-loving teammates. We will meet after school every week to explore the trails and woods on campus while learning and experiencing a wide variety of outdoor skills. Activities include geocaching, creek day, campfire construction and safety, shelter building, disc golf, building atlatls, camping skills, and slacklining...all in the name of adventure! Space is limited to 12 spots. This club is for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Kevin Pimentel
Gospel Show Choir
The Gospel Show Choir is open to students in 4th & 5th grade. Students will come together to learn a multitude of singing techniques and how we can worship the Lord through song. Psalm 96:1-3 says, “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all the peoples.” Our choir will be rooted in the Word and declaring the Name of Jesus in our community. Space is limited to 25 spots. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Allie Ferro
Children are natural engineers and are always asking questions and thinking of new ideas. Lego Club will encourage and enhance this natural inventiveness by providing students with weekly challenges for which they must use innovative thinking to find and build a solution. In this club students will build on creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and cooperation using Legos to build solutions to various engineering design challenges. This club is open to 2nd and 3rd grade students. Space is limited to 10 students. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Marsha Anzaldi
Student Leader: Noah Whitecotton
Outdoor Adventure Club
Explore and hike while having fun with adventure-loving teammates. We will meet after school every week to explore the trails and woods on campus while learning and experiencing a wide variety of outdoor skills. Activities include geocaching, creek day, campfire construction and safety, shelter building, disc golf, building atlatls, camping skills, and slacklining...all in the name of adventure! Space is limited to 12 spots. This club is for boys in 3rd-5th grade. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Kevin Pimentel
Tailors ‘n' Chefs In Training
Tailors 'N' Chefs in Training is open to students in 3rd-5th grade. In this club, students will learn life skills that center around the home- cooking and sewing. Students will be introduced to the basics of cooking (measuring, mixing, preparing, using a microwave or a crockpot, what and why do we put food in a refrigerator, etc.) and basics of hand sewing (hemming, buttons, patching, making a pillow, etc.). Space is limited to 10 spots. Registration is now closed for this club.
Sponsor: Leigh Harris
Do you love reading? Come and connect with others who share a passion for books. We will meet twice a month and discuss a variety of books during our time together. Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, during lunch. Fee: Students will purchase their own books for the club.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gilbert & Krystil Irvin
Students will have the opportunity to learn Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python while creating their own games, animations, and websites. Code Club believes in learning through making, and the coding projects offer students the opportunity to be creative and share their creations with each other. Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00pm. Fee: $20. Register here.
Sponsors: Pam Sadler & Tabby Langley
HOME ECONOMICS – NEEDLE ART
Students will learn to crochet, knit, or cross stitch. Each club member will begin the same project to learn the basic skills ofcrochet or cross stitch. Once the project is completed, students can choose any project, purchase the supplies, and receivehelp at meetings as needed. Initial materials are included in the club fee, but additional supplies are up to the individual and guidance will be provided as needed. Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 3:00-4:00pm; Fee: $20. Register here.
Sponsors: Colleen Hacker & Jaymi Maul
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. Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00pm. Fee: No charge
Sponsor: Pam Sadler
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
This is an academic honor society for those students who have been invited to participate in grades 7-9. The Metrolina Christian Academy Calloway Chapter of the NJHS requires a numeric average of 95 or higher to be invited to apply. Students must also have attended MCA for a full year to be eligible (new students may transfer from an NJHS chapter of another school). 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 the 2nd quarter each year. The annual NJHS induction ceremony takes place in February. Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, during lunch. Fee: $25
Sponsors: Lori Dulin & Susan Seward
SOCIAL MEDIA LOGIC
Surf for truth amidst the wave of constant social media clips that drown you all day, every day. Students will bring pre-screened social media clips to club, and then look together for logic and fallacies within the clips. Students will learn about fallacies and logical statements and then use them to find truth or lies within the clips. All clips will be generic in nature – there will not be a specific focus on divisive issues. Students will also watch examples of quality rhetoric from Speech and Debate tournaments, Ted Talks, sermons, etc. Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 3:00-4:00pm; Fee: No charge
Sponsor: Samantha Niday
The MCA Middle School Student Government will be comprised of elected representatives from each grade. The student government meets regularly to discuss school issues and coordinate numerous middle school service projects throughout the year. Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, during lunch. Fee: $20
Sponsors: Rachel Cook & Charlotte Hensley
Our Walk-a-Mile club is an easy way to get students moving during the day. Our goal is to increase the amount of theirphysical activity to promote a healthy lifestyle and improved fitness. Students will have the opportunity to join their teachers and friends during study hall for a brisk walk before diving into their studies. Fee: no charge
Sponsors: Rachel Cook, Lori Dulin, Charlotte Hensley
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! Outings will be announced weather and moon allowing. Fee: $30. Register here.
Sponsors: Mr. Summey and Mr. Morgan
High School Girls Bible Study
During this study, we will read and discuss the book “Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free” written by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh. This book begins by identifying who the Great Deceiver is, how his lies destroy our lives, and how we can discover and pursue truth in God’s word. This group is open to ALL high school girls in grades 9-12. We will meet every Friday in room D-103 during lunch beginning December 2. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book from Amazon for $10.99.
Sponsor: Mrs. Linger
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. ITS meets the third Thursday of each month in A-102 at 7:30am.
Sponsors: Mrs. Clark and Mr. Ellison
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! Literary club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:45am.
Sponsors: Mrs. Laurents and Mrs. Girard
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 core 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. NHS meets at 7:45 a.m. in D107 every first Thursday of the month. Fee: $35
Sponsors: Mr. Risley and Mrs. Aceta
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
This is an academic honor society for those students who have been invited to participate in grades 7-9. The Metrolina Christian Academy Calloway Chapter of the NJHS requires a numeric average of 95 or higher 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 ceremony takes place in February. Meeting information TBA.
Sponsors: Mr. Girard and Mrs. Charity
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. Student government meets the first Friday of every month at 7:45am in A104.
Sponsors: Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Miller
Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an NAfME program that recognizes outstanding music students in secondary level school. Tri-M activities increase students’ school and community involvement with music. Tri-M members are selected based on their academic and musical achievement as well as on their strength of character. Chapters invite qualified students from any organized music ensemble or class in their school to join this international music honor society. Chapter members regularly get involved with community-service activities and music-enrichment events, nurturing a more cohesive, broad, and unified music program. Meetings are on the second Friday of each month in A102 at 7:30am.
Sponsors: Mrs. Clark and Mr. Owens
WARRIOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP/Interact
The Warrior Servant Leadership Program is more than an opportunity for high school students to serve, but an attitude and commitment for the community of administrative staff, teachers, support staff, and students of Metrolina to follow the commands of the scripture and the model of Christ seen in Matthew 20:26-28. The WSL Program is a school wide pledge to create more opportunities for service and leadership in an effort to cultivate a lifestyle of service. 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 are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:40am in A106.
Sponsors: Mrs. Edenfield and Mrs. Manzo