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Clubs & Organizations

Activities Director: Chris Brown

Office: (804) 527-4615

Email: clbrown@henrico.k12.va.us

 

Class Representatives
Senior Class (2018) Mrs. Phipps, Ms. Silvestri, Ms. Williams
Junior Class (2019)  Mr. Engel, Mr. Togna, Ms. Kinsella
Sophomore class (2020)  Dr. Rodriguez, Ms. VerLander, Ms.Pilong
Freshman Class (2021)  Mr. Schulhoff, Ms. Ashby, Mrs. Andrews

 

 Clubs and Organizations 
African Student Association Williams
American Cancer Society C. Cuccherini
AP Euro Maynard
Art Club Marr, Roane 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 Sampson Marching Band & Orchestra – http://www.jrtuckerband.org/
 Baking  Melson
Beta Club Weese 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.
Car Enthusiast Dow
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, Walden 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 Sampson
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 Mason, Behne 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)
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.
Ethics Council Knapp
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, T. Claytor An interdenominational club for all students with an emphasis on Biblical learning, worship, fellowship and service.
French Club Melson, Abbott 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)
Future Educators of America Agee 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.
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.
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. O’Dwyer & 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.
Key Club Brown, Morgan Co-ed service club for sophomores, juniors and seniors. 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 Schoonover 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.
Mariachi Band
Model U. N. Club Gauthier, Knapp
Modern Dance Club Valerio, Gao
Muslim Student Association
National Art Honor Society Marr, Roane Serves our school and community and helps to make the world a beautiful place. Student must be enrolled in Art III or higher, have an A- average or higher, display good behavior and have 15 hours of community service.
National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français) Abbott 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  Weese 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 Melson 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 K. Johnson  (meets 1st Wed. of each month)
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 Reshef 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 K. Johnson
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.
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 Sampson
Team Diversity Blackman Focused on addressing issues of cultural differences.
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, Sampson
Tucker Big Cats Reaves, Smith
UNICEF Club VandeRiet  The UNICEF Club (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is an international organization that works with the United Nations, advocating and fundraising for specific causes such as women’s rights, child hunger, and human trafficking. An application will be given out through a tinyurl in the Fall of 2016 for those who would like to be members. If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, then please email us at jrtunicef@gmail.com.
Video Club Mills The video club promotes and supports video making.
Yearbook McKeegan Compile and produce a yearbook with pictures and stories about events, academics, athletics, clubs etc.

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