Student Life Organizations
Below is information about the clubs and organizations that CATA has to offer. Information about the club, the faculty sponsor(s) and the meeting times will be posted as the information is received. Please contact the faculty sponsor(s) for more information about any club or organization that you're interested in.
Student Life Organizations Faculty Sponsor(s) Meeting Days/Times Club Videos & Online Platforms Logo
Battle of the Books
Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.
Interest form for 2021-2022: https://bit.ly/HBOB2122
To be determined
Beta Club (Sophomores to Seniors) is an honor society with a focus on service in the community. Whether tutoring other students or lending a helping hand in the community, you're sure to benefit as much as those you're helping. Look for your Beta Club application in your email.
Mrs. Morse and Mrs. Watts
Before and after school
Canine Club brings CATA students together over our mutual love of all things Canine! We do service projects to benefit local shelters, rescues, and canine law enforcement, we have guest speakers to learn about fostering, working with emotional support animals, and we do fellowship activities like baking dog treats or making dog toys to take home to our Canine friends. Join us on Instagram (if you are allowed on Social Media) by following @catacanineclub!Ms. Hibberd
Leadership Team Meeting
Room 609Cosynage Chapter National English Honor Society (NEHS)Cosynage is CATA's brand new chapter of the National English Honor Society. Membership is offered to all students who have maintained an above-average overall GPA, an excellent GPA in all of his or her English classes, and has taken or is on-track to take six semesters of the English classes. Members engage in the promotion of literature and writing as well as serving the community in these areas.
Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Atwood First Wednesday of the Month at 3:45 in room 209Cougars for ChristThis is an organization that will allow for support and accountability within the CATA Christian community. Mrs. Turner
Every other Friday 8:15-8:45 am beginning 9/10
Room 600 lab areaCreative Writing
The Creative Writing Club exists to create positive, productive, and enjoyable places for writers of all genres and skills to meet. It is a place for writers to refine their craft, learn new skills, and to connect with their peers. Our goal is to create an environment that challenges writers and stimulates creativity.
Environmental ClubWe are advocates for the environment and we believe in taking care of our planet for our welfare and for the future generations to come. The goal of our club is to inform people on environmental issues, how to take better care of our planet, and be more responsible stewards of our Earth.
Ms. Kopchick 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month after school in room 620. First meeting is 9/14.Esports:CATA Esports is a club designed to allow students to use their gaming skills in a positive way by competing in a national league for scholarships, prizes, and college recruitment. Gamers will choose a time to meet weekly to practice and hone their skills. We will all meet once a month on Friday from 2:00 until 3:00 to discuss news, events, and strategies. Membership costs $90 and covers the Fall and Spring Major as well as the Winter and Summer Open. If this sounds like an exciting endeavor we welcome you to join CATA Esports! Link to Interest Form and Registration Mr. Bryan
The first meeting will be Friday, September 17 at 4:00 pm.
Room 217Fashion ClubThis club is for students interested in pursuing their Design & Fashion dreams. Our affiliation with FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) helps students obtain scholarships and grants to fulfill their college & career goals.
If you love Fashion, Interior Design, or Art, this club is for you!
Ms. Casey Interest meeting on September 13th @ 4pm in room 616
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
We seek to make disciples engaging, equipping, and empowering athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same through FELLOWSHIP and FUN
Every other Friday at 8:15 am beginning 10/15
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
To promote tolerance and acceptance throughout the school community and to provide a safe, non-judgmental space as a support network for those in the LGBTQIA+ community and straight allies who share a common vision of social equality.
To be added to the Teams, please email Mrs. Atwood (Ms. Foreman) at Jaclyn.Foreman@ucps.k12.nc.us or DM us!
Hands Helping Others
Do you like helping others? Are you interested in giving back to the community? Would you like to be a Special Olympics Buddy? If so, please join the "Hands Helping Others Club" today! We are the best club at CATA!
1st Thursday of the month at 3:45 pm
HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to empower its members “to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.”
International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. We promote professional opportunities for growth in all areas of the theatre arts including performing, design, tech, and more.
Knitting for Good
Learn to knit while doing good things for your community! Knitting for Good is a safe space to learn a new skill, chat with friends, and create items that can be used by people in need. Grab a cup of tea and some cookies and get ready to enjoy some fun with yarn and needles!
Every other Monday at 3:45 in room 601
Do you enjoy hands-on building and designing? In the Maker Club, we dream up whatever machine, mechanism, circuit, assembly, or any combination thereof, that we think might be fun, design it, make the parts, and then build it. We conceptualize, design, fabricate, try, cut, mill, solder, turn, melt, print, weld, learn how, mess up, succeed, and then do it all again. We make stuff - all kinds of stuff - just for the fun of it. We are the Maker Club.
Every Friday at 4:00 pm
Minority Student Union
Open to all students, the Minority Student Union seeks to create a group of educated leaders who use their voices to create change within the school. Participants will have the opportunity to educate their peers about social issues that affect minority communities around the world. Members will take part in roundtable discussions and learn about the history of other cultures. Our club seeks to create a unified and empowered student-led community at CATA.
Ms. Christensen and Ms. Brown
1st and 3rd Fridays at 8:30 am in The Den
The first meeting is 10/1
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a national organization that celebrates scholarship, leadership, service, and character of students. NHS requires multiple service projects in the community or school. Membership is restricted to juniors and seniors. The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students’ and schools’ academics, leadership, and community engagement. Enhance your leadership qualities by servicing the community.
Ms. Thompson and Ms. Tesar
1st Tuesdays at 8:30 am and 4:00 pm in The Den
NHS VideoNational Honor Society of Dance ArtsNHSDA VisionWe envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.NHSDA Secondary Program Goals1. To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.
2. To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
National Spanish Honor Society
Mr. Tiller and Ms. Townsend
The mission and purposes of this organization:
- to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students.
- to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
- to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies
Last Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am in room 604
The world of VEX Robotic Competition!!! The robotics club is accepting students who want to participate in the exciting world of designing, building, programming, and finally, competing in the challenging world of VEX Robotic Competitions. All competitions have a set of rules that must be adhered to, but the focus is still, just on having fun. YouTube has quite a few videos showing the different levels of Vex competitions. If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays at 3:45 in room 617
Robotics Club Video
"Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology."
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics.
Mr. Pressley, Mr. Aldridge, and Mr. Page This is a part of the in-class curriculumSociety of Women EngineersThe SWE mission is to encourage women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. Mr. Humphries and Mr. Hidalgo
Every other Monday at 3:45 pm
Speech and Debate Club
Let your voice be heard through Speech & Debate. Learn to present your arguments effectively, understand the opposing side of an argument, and organize your thoughts and research...all while having fun and participating in an extracurricular that colleges love.
Every Thursday at 3:45 pm in room 601
Speech and Debate Video
Student Council is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. We govern the activities of the Student Body while trying to sustain and increase the school spirit. Student Council represents the student body of CATA. We strive to build strong leaders in our school and community. We organize fundraisers, attend leadership conferences, and plan school-wide activities such as the Homecoming pep rally and dance, Spirit Weeks, the Powder Puff football game, and Prom.
Travel Club travels to another country each spring break. There will not be a trip in 2021 but the 2022 spring break trip is currently scheduled to go to Italy. It is a wonderful way to experience life outside North Carolina. If you're interested in information about this trip contact Mrs. Pentecost or stop by her room 102.
Ms. Pentecost and Mrs. WattsTri-M Music Honor Society Mr. RetzlaffWorld Language Club
Students come together to learn about foreign countries. We will explore several countries and the diverse culture, politics, foods, geography of these distant and not so distant lands. Join us for the ultimate virtual adventure!
First Mondays at 8:15 am
Room 521Yearbook ClubThe yearbook is a historical record of your year. It requires lots of staff members to create an amazing book. We are looking for photographers, writers, people good with technology, and people who are good at interviewing. Yearbook looks amazing on your school transcript and gives you lots of real-world skills to prepare you for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to record this year's historical events.
Ms. Pentecost Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm in Room 102