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Clubs & Organizations

Activities Director: Chris Brown

Office: (804) 527-4615

Email: clbrown@henrico.k12.va.us

 

Class Representatives
Senior Class (2019) Mr. Engel, Mr. Togna, Mrs. Geary
Junior Class (2020) Dr. Rodriguez, Ms. VerLander, Ms.Pilong
Sophomore class (2021)  Mr. Schulhoff, Ms. Ashby, Mrs. Andrews
Freshman Class (2022)  Mrs. Phipps, Ms. Cuccherini, Ms. Mistler

 

Clubs and Organizations 
African Student Association Keilondi Johnson
 Art Club Roane & Slinkman Serves our school and community and to have fun as we do it. Open to all students but must attend at least 6 meetings per year. No application. Join in the fall.
Band Frank Marching Band & Orchestra

– http://www.jrtuckerband.org/

Baking Roane
Beta Club VerLander, Poto Nationally recognized honor society made up of 11th and 12th graders with a cumulative 3.7 GPA. Characteristics to be considered for Beta include good character, honesty, and integrity.
Book Club  Morrison, Marchioli Encouraging and supporting the love of reading. Everyone is welcome.
Chinese Club  Gao Open to all students interested in the Chinese culture. Mission is to serve as a gateway for students to get involved in the Chinese community and culture, and to provide assistance and service to students through annual cultural and social events.
Chess Club Cheney To promote, teach, and enjoy playing chess as an activity that strengthens mental processing and teaches many skills applicable to daily living.
Chorus Miller Chorus, Sounds, Novettes, Show Choir
Circle of Friends Adamczyk, Andrews Promotes a broader sense of community among students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.
Color Guard Frank
Culture and Arts Magazine – The Appeal Valerio The Appeal is a culture and arts magazine about the Tucker community and its surrounding area, containing mini-profiles, reviews, and opinion pieces. Apply by emailing the.tucker.appeal@gmail.com
Dance Team Rainer Dances at Varsity home basketball games and pep rallies.
Debate Team Strusky Open to all students interested in competitive and friendly debate. Promotes development in public speaking and creative thinking through academic deliberation on a variety of pressing topics, either individually or in partners.
DECA Behne, Buck DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high school and colleges around the globe. Open to students enrolled in Marketing courses.
Detective Club Valerio
Drama Club Dyer Promotes an interest and understanding of theatre through being involved in all aspects of performance, production, fundraising and publicity. Open to all JR Tucker students interested in drama, performing, producing or directing theatre. (meets first Wed of each month)
EACC (East Asian Culture Club) Lee Open to all students interested in the East Asian culture. Mission is to serve as a gateway for students to get involved in community and culture of Korea and other East Asian countries, and to provide assistance and service to students through annual cultural and social events.
Ecology Club Tzavellas Purpose is to promote interest and understanding of the environment and science. Open to all students at JR Tucker interested in science, ecology, and service projects.
Educators Rising Keilondi Johnson Provides high school students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option. Helps students gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher.
Ethics Club Maynard Student led club where students discuss, debate, and run games on ethical issues, concepts and concerns.
 FBLA  Young, Behne Future Business Leaders of America develops leadership skills and promotes teamwork and understanding of the business world within a co-curricular environment. Must be enrolled in a business or information technology class. (2nd Thurs of each month)
FCCLA Agee, K. Johnson Family, Career & Community Leaders of America– addresses important personal, work and social issues through family and consumer sciences education.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Mills An interdenominational club for all students with an emphasis on Biblical learning, worship, fellowship and service.
Forensics Strusky A more accurate term would be “Speech Team” – we don’t investigate crime scenes but we do compete in various forms of public speaking. Forensics Team is NOT a club – it is a team of students who perform against other schools in various types of public speaking. There will be several competitions available, leading up to the Regional and State Tournaments. Most team meetings will be held on Thursdays during AE; competitions are typically held on Friday and Saturdays.
French Club Melson Mission is to spread the awareness and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures. Open to all students with an interest in the French language and Francophone cultures. (You do not have to speak French or be in a French class to join.) (meets 3rd Wed of each month)
Gay Straight Alliance  Finch Encourages acceptance and tolerance within the diverse population of our school and creates a safe environment for all students of JR Tucker High School.
Girls Empowerment Club J. Cuccherini
Henrico County Student Congress (HCSC) Selden Promote dialogue between representatives of all Henrico County high students and the school board.
International Thespian Society Dyer Honor society admitting only the most dedicated theatre students. Mission is to promote an interest and understanding of theatre within the school and out in the community, while incorporating all knowledge of theater to create drama. Must be involved in drama outside of class and have minimum of 100+ hours to be considered.
Interact Club  VandeRiet, Geary Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club that gives high school students the opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and making new friends. Anyone who is interested in service hours and meeting new people is welcome to join Interact so long as you complete the required number of community service hours each semester.
JROTC Lt. Col. Brent Reiffer   & SgtMaj. Cauley This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student, community, and nation.
JROTC Color Guard SgtMaj. Cauley The J.R. Tucker MCJROTC Color Guard adds a measure of dignity and respect on those occasions when the national colors are saluted. For example, before each home football game the National Anthem is played and the color guard provides the national ensign for the ceremony. In addition to providing a color guard during football games, the color guard presents the colors at events in and around the greater Richmond area. The color guard has presented the colors at the request of the governor of Virginia and at major sporting events in the area. Additionally, the color guard competes in competitions within the state. A great deal of maturity, respect, and dedication are required to be a part of the J.R. Tucker High School Marine Corps JROTC color guard.
JRTCS Lee Open to all students interested in coding. Bi-weekly meetings during AE to learn coding. Activities include organizing CTF event, field trips to local business to learn about CS-related career, guest speakers who currently work in CS, and collaboration with codeva.org.
Key Club J. Brown, Morgan Co-ed service club for all high school students. Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Must apply by October 28th.
Keyettes Condon Service Organization for 10th – 12th grade girls. The club members are very active within the community participating in over 30 service projects during the school year. Students receive community service requirements for graduation by participating in these activities. Students must complete an application with teacher recommendations. Apply in the spring.
Latin Club  Compton Promotes the interest and study of the Latin Language and Roman culture. Students must currently be taking Latin.
Literary Magazine – The Hearing  Stooks The Hearing is a magazine composed of Tucker art and literature. The mission is to publish original art, photography, and literature in a magazine format. Each piece of work goes through an extensive critique process in order to display the best works possible. All staff members produce a layout and take part in the entire publishing and design process. Open to everyone.
Math Contest: Virginia Math League  Melson
Model U. N. Club Snow
Modern Dance Club  Valerio, Gao
National Art Honor Society Rogish A 4.0 in art is required along with an application and formal acceptance due to teacher evaluations, etc.  A 3.0 GPA is required overall. – 15 hours of art related community service required.
National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français)  McDermid Promotes the French language and culture throughout the school and community while acting as exemplary honor students. Students must be enrolled in French III or above, be at least a sophomore, have an “A” average in French classes, and overall GPA of 3.0 or better. (meets 2nd Wed of each month)
National Honor Society  VerLander Honor society for students with GPA of 3.5 or above, member of 5 different school activities, sports, or clubs, and are a model student. Student will receive an invitation to apply within their junior and senior year. The mission is to promote recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishment in areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. (meets every other Thurs) http://jrtuckernhs.com/ 
National Math Honor Society – Mu Alpha Theta Pilong, K. Brown Our students are dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply if they have a 3.7 cumulative average in their math courses and are enrolled in a post-Algebra 2 honors math course. Applications are due in November. (meets 2nd Wed of each month)
National Science Honor Society Krystal Johnson Our students have a love of the scientific process, are in good academic and disciplinary standing, have an overall weighted GPA of 3.5 and a weighted Science GPA of 3.8 for all Science courses taken in High School. Limited to current Juniors and Seniors.
National Spanish Honor Society Alumni Ian Gill,  Valerio The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Sophomores and higher grade levels may apply if they are enrolled in Spanish 3 or above, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have an “A” average in their high school study of Spanish.
Newspaper – The Gavel  Kurth The Gavel is the school newspaper. Its purpose is to inform and entertain the school community and promote responsible journalism among the Gavel staff. Members must apply and have teacher recommendations.
Outdoor Adventure Club Krystal Johnson  Our mission is to encourage the enjoyment of nature and the world as a whole while becoming more aware and involved in our environment.
PTSA Barnett Mission is to advocate for students. As a student board member, you will provide the PTSA with a student’s perspective, communicate between students and the PTSA, attend PTSA board meetings, and help with activities and projects. This is a great leadership opportunity. Open to all students.
Quill and Scroll TBA Honorary society to give special recognition to students who have served with distinction on a publication (yearbook, literary magazine, or newspaper) for two or more years. Students must be in the top third of their class and must produce exemplary work for publications. Students are inducted in the spring.
Ritmo Latin Dance Club P. Claytor Ritmo Latino: Tucker’s Latin dance club.  Bachata, Merengue, Duranguense, Quebradita, etc.  Come dance with us!
 Robotics  Clarke  Mission is to promote a fun and stimulating problem-solving experience for every team member. We are dedicated to designing and implementing an innovative approach to the overall FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) challenge. Open to all students. Join before December.
SCA Selden Promote and advance the best interest of the student body. Responsible for promoting student participation in clubs and organizations and for promoting unity, communication and understanding between students, faculty and administration. All students are members.
Scholastic Bowl Hall
Science Olympiad Iuga, Morrison Students participate in school and regional level STEM oriented competitions,
SODA (Student Organization for Developing Attitudes) Knapp, Wesson Teach middle school students to care about themselves. Help students to make right decisions and develop good, strong values. Open to Juniors and Seniors who travel to middle schools and talk about mature issues such as drugs and alcohol. Must apply in spring for following year. Members selected through teacher recommendations and votes. (meets last Tues of each month)
Spanish Club TBA Open to all students interested in the Spanish culture. Mission is to provide a cross-cultural interaction between the students and the Spanish community and culture.
Step Team  Valerio, Duncan To work as a team and learn new Step routines in order to win competitions and raise money for our team charities
Strings  Frank
Ted Ed. Cuccherini
Tech Club Dyer Students work sound and lights for events on the JRT campus.  MUST be trained and approved by Mrs. Dyer and work with librarians to work events.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Miller, Frank  Music service organization open to all juniors and seniors in band, orchestra and chorus.  Music GPA and overall GPA requirement applies along with active audition and participation in local, district and state-level honor ensembles.
Tucker Big Cats  Reaves, Smith
 Y-Street Club  Keilondi Johnson Y Street is the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning volunteer initiative for high school students.  Y-Street is making a real, lasting impact through policy change in schools & communities, being a partner  and a fun opportunity that offers:  Leadership/Volunteer Experience , College Applications, Points & Rewards.
Yearbook McKeegan Compile and produce a yearbook with pictures and stories about events, academics, athletics, clubs etc.

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