Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities

DCHS Extracurricular Activities Slide Show


ASPIRE (Amazing Students Participating in Reaching Excellence) is a program that helps Freshmen adapt to high school and prepares them to be successful. Meetings are held several times a year where students complete activities and receive information to improve study skills and test taking skills in a relaxed environment. Social and emotional topics are also routinely discussed. 

ASPIRE is sponsored by Ms. Ayesha Hughes (Guidance Office)

Art Club / Art Honor Society

The Art Club and the National Art Honor Society is dedicated to the beautification of the school and demonstrating our Hornet Pride in an artistic way. Art Club has created the painted ceiling tiles on display in the media center. We continue to paint the “sidewalk” hornets surrounding the building. We are also planning on completing a mural for the hallway near the cafeteria this year as well as the addition of some “spirit hornets” for each department.   The Art Club and National Art Honor Society is sponsored by Ms. Sarah Weston (Room #203).

Bible Club

Encourages positive spiritual discussion in our school about Christianity. The Bible Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month after school. Refreshments and transportation are provided.

The Bible Club is sponsored by Dr. Karen Jewette (Room #511).

Book Club

United Students and Faculty to discuss the works they are reading in an open conversation of ideas and opinions.

The Book Club is sponsored by Ms. Nikki Keegan (Library).

Buzz Crew

Celebrates and creates positive school spirit. The Buzz Crew attends sporting events and makes signs to raise school spirit and enthusiasm.

The Buzz Crew is sponsored by Ms. Maggie Lamay (Room #720).


Teaches student to properly prepare food in a sanitary environment for social events.

Catering is sponsored by Ms. Dedra Blount (Room #701).


The choral department is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive music education that encompasses all aspects of the academic discipline of music. Emphasis is placed on high standards of rehearsal and performance. Students become acquainted with the rich heritage of choral literature and are given the opportunity to develop a high standard of musicianship. An audition is required.

The Chorus is sponsored by Mr. Mark Rutherford (Room #085).


Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME) was established at Deep Creek High School in 1990. Its mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and females entering engineering, mathematics, science and related technical fields. While CHROME targets females and underrepresented minorities, CHROME is not exclusionary.

Debate Team

Introduces students to the world of organized and mental combat.  Members learn to use data, logic, research, reason to outwit an opponent and persuade audience to a point of view.

Sponsor:  TBA

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)*

Promotes community service projects and participates in district, state, and national level competitions. Students must be in marketing, fashion, travel and tourism, internet marketing, and EFE courses to join.

The Distributive Education Club is sponsored by Mr. Don Gresham (Room #508) and Dr. Karen Jewette (Room #511).

Drama Club

Delivers and interactive theater experience.  Students learn howto act both on stage and off.  Auditions and rehearsals for productions will vary throughout the year and are open to all students.

The drama club is sponsored by Ms. Mary Beith (Room #414).

Educators Rising

Formally known as Future Educators of America, Educators Rising introduces students to the world of teaching with the hopes that the students will consider a career in teaching.

Future Educators of America is sponsored by Dr. Karen Jewette (Room #511).

Environmental Club

Encourages recycling through various projects.

The Environmental Club is sponsored by Ms. Kellie Gower (Room #612).

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)*

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

The Empower theme focuses on how students must make the right choices and recognize that they hold the key to doing great things as individuals, FCCLA members, students, leaders and members of their families and communities.

The FCCLA is sponsored by Ms. Kellie Wheeler (Room #084).


Emphasizes creativity, fun, and interaction between students, while competing in speech, debate, and improvisational activities. Meetings are held on Thursdays, September through March. 

French Club / French Honor Society

Where student Francophiles explore al things that are French.  From food, to art, to music, students have the opportunity to compare French culture to their own and experience the amazing diversity that is the French-speaking world. 

To apply for the French Honor Society, the student must have had French II, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.5 GPA in all French classes.

The French Club and the French Honor Society are sponsored by Ms. Rebecca Nash (Room #617). 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)*

The FBLA is a career and technical organization for students in Business Education courses. The purpose of the FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

The FBLA National Awards Program, also known as competitive events, recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference each summer.

FBLA is sponsored by Ms. Joan Harmon (Room #504) and Ms. Gwen Pretlow (Room #509).

German Club

The German club is sponsored by Ms. Lynne Hendrick (Room #619).

Guitar and Music Club

The Guitar and Music Club is sponsored by Mr. Casey Smith (Room #308) and Mr. John Barbarise (Room #502).

Key Club

The Key Club promotes volunteering. If you like to help people, the Key Club is for you!

The Key Club is sponsored by Ms. Teresa Johnston (Room #403) and Mr. Robert Mealy (Room #711). 

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

Empowers HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

HOSA is sponsored by Ms. Erica Cottrell (Room #724).

Ladies of Distinction

Ladies of Distinction is to encourage, empower, and equip girls to be holistically healthy and strong:  educationally, emotionally, socially and physically.  The Ladies of Distinction is a comprehensive program for females that encourages healthy self-esteem, healthy decision-making skills and healthy lifestyles.

Ladies of Distinction is sponsored by Dr. Karen Jewette (Room #511).

Latin Club

The Latin Club develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication and enriches our total growth. 

The Latin Club is sponsored by Mr. Tynan Graniez (Room #613 & #615).

Literary Arts Club / Creative Writing

Each Spring, the Literary Arts Club produces “The Spectrum,” Deep Creek High’s very own literary magazine.  “The Spectrum” features creative works – such as art, poetry and short stories – from DCHS students and staff!

The Literary Arts Club is sponsored by Ms. Mary Beith (Room #414).

Marching Band

Provides an opportunity for young musicians who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments to perform for school and community events

The marching band is sponsored by Ms. Debbie Beck (Room #086).

Men of Excellence

A leadership program that provides male students with the skills necessary to be successful inside and outside the classroom.

Men of Excellence is sponsored by Ms. Ayesha Hughes (Guidance Office).

Miss Deep Creek

The Miss Deep Creek Pageant promotes talent, poise and interview skills. Miss Deep Creek is open is 9th – 12th grade ladies who aspire to be a role model to their peers. Participants must be students in good standing and must meet the eligibility requirements of the citywide 2.0 GPA policy.

Applications are due in October. Auditions are a requirement for participation.

Miss Deep Creek is sponsored by Ms. Nikki Keegan (Library).

Model U.N.

The Model UN is a debates, researches and compromises. The club tries predict what’s going to happen in the in the future with current evens and mimics the real United Nations. Students practice negotiations and diplomacy.

Model U.N. is sponsored by Ms. Teresa Johnson (Room #403) and Mr. Robert Mealy (Room #711).

National Honor Society (NHS)

Honors a prestigious group of students who value scholarship, leadership, service and character. Must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA and be invited to participate your Junior and Senior year. By Invitation.

The National Honor Society is sponsored by Ms. Erica Cottrell (Room #724) and Ms. Maggie Lamay (Room #719).

Operation Smile Club of DCHS

The Operation Smile Club of DCHS is sponsored by Ms. Carolyn LaRoche (Room #720).


Performs for school and community events. Orchestra is designed for musicians that play violin, viola, cello, or bass.

Orchestra is sponsored by Ms. Sue Davidson (Room #840 – portable outside of band hall).

Photography Club

Provides a supportive enviromnent for interested students to share their creativity, knowledge and passwon for photography while attending Deep Creek High.

The Photography Club is sponsored by Mr. Cam Pollock (Room #081).

Physics Club

Designed for students with an interest in Physics.

The Physics Club is sponsored by Mr. Brennan Barnhart (Room #106) and Mr. Steve Sutherlin (Room #102).   

ROTC (Junior Air Force)*

Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) teaches the foundations of Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, Physical Fitness and Drill. Numerous extracurricular drill teams are available for participation that are led by cadets to orient students in leadership development. AFJROTC’s mission is to “Build Better Citizens for America.”

After school practice is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Room 101.

The ROTC is sponsored by Major Darrell Pearman (Room #101) and Chief Rolando Pabon (Room #101).

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club

The Deep Creek chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) s an inclusive organization, welcoming all youths who seek support for health and safety development.

SADD is sponsored by Mr. Scott Reppert (Guidance Office).

Scholastic Bowl (Academic Challenge Team)

Scholastic Bowl is a VHSL competition team. The team competes with other schools in our district emphasizing knowledge of English, mathematics, science, social studies and miscellany (which includes fine arts, current events, entertainment/sports and religion/mythology/philosophy.)  At competitions, team members “buzz in” when they know the answer to a question. The team plays all the schools in our district as well as the schools in our conference.

The Deep Creek team invites all students who maintain a 2.0 grade average and are passing 5 of 6 classes to join. The season extends from the fall semester through February. A conference tournament is held in March and the top two teams advance to the 4A South tournament where Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Norfolk teams challenge each other.  Weekly matches are played between Chesapeake teams.  Team members answer questions on English, math, history, and science in five rounds of match play.

The Scholastic Bowl Team is sponsored by Ms. Robin Moore (Room #409) and Mr. Casey Smith (Room #308).

Spanish Club

Designed to expose students to the Spanish culture and community.   Friendships are made through the exploration of Spanish food, arts, music and other fun activities.

The Spanish Club is sponsored by Ms. Ana Williams (Room #501).

Stage Crew

Assists the Drama Department by setting up the stage and moving equipment before, during and after performances.

The Stage Crew is sponsored by Ms. Mary Beith (Room #414).

Student Council Association (SCA)

The SCA of Deep Creek provides student activities, serves as a training experience for both leaders and followers, promotes the interests of the students, gives students a share in the management of the school, develops personal ideals of conduct, seeks to interest students in school affairs, and helps solve problems that may arise. Students are encouraged to become involved in student government. SCA and class elections are conducted each Spring, with the exception of Freshman Class, which is held in the Fall. Officers are elected by a majority vote of the student body.

The Student Council Association is sponsored by Ms. Nikki Keegan (Library).

Step Team

A “Step” style dance group that participates in school-based as well as community events. This includes pep rallies, basketball games, and other school sponsored activities. We are I.S.I.S. (Intelligent Sisters In Step).

The step team is sponsored by Ms. Vivian Stevenson (Room #103).

Technology Students Association (TSA)*

The TSA is a club open to any student who has ever taken a technology course. The club fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering.  Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular actives, competitive events, and related programs.  It inspires its members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture.

The Technology Students Association is sponsored by Mr. Gerry Hoover (Room #081)

Yearbook Staff / Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Staff records the history of the school and puts together a magnificent book of memories.

Staff members are selected from those who wish to apply. Applications are available from Ms. Helms in Room #307 during the month of February. Interviews are conducted during the first week of March and twelve students are invited to join each year.

The Yearbook Staff and Yearbook Club is sponsored by ">Ms. Andrea Helms (Room #307).

Young Life

Introduces students to Jesus Christ and helps them grow their faith.

Young Life is sponsored by Dr. Karen Jewette (Room #511).