Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Book Clubs
Debate Team
Fifth Street Tigers
Gamers Club
Garden Club
Pride Club
JCOWA
Mu Alpha Theta - Math Honor Society
Math Olympics/Math Club
Muse Machine Club
National Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society
NU2U (New to You)
Ten Tigers Society
Tri-M Honor Society


Book clubs

Dayton Metro Library sponsors a book club every other Tuesday for all three lunch periods.  Advisor is Mrs. Bronner.  Meets in the Library.

A student-led book club meets in the morning, before school starts.  More details to come.

Debate Team

The Debate Team has traditionally been for seniors.  Seniors compete by taking a stand on an issue and providing evidence for their argument (like a 5 C's essay).

Fifth Street Tigers

advisor:  Ms. Spangler, 542-7435 or cgspangl@dps.k12.oh.us

Fifth Street Tigers work with St. Anne's Hill Historic District to improve our neighborhood.  This includes planting and taking care of the Stivers flower beds and volunteering for activities and projects in our community.  Most of our work is done after school or on the weekend in the fall and spring.  Work counts as community service hours.

Contact Ms. Spanger for more information.

Gamers Club

advisor:  Mr. Kaufman, 542-7443 or nkaufman@dps.k12.oh.us

The Gamers Club meets in Mr. Kaufman's room after school to play games and make friends.  

Garden club

advisor:  Ms. Short, 542-7460 or jkshort@dps.k12.oh.us

Garden Club students learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables.  help us get our new greenhouse up and running!

JCOWA (Junior Council On World Affairs)

advisor: Ms. Federspiel, 542-7441 or bfedersp@dps.k12.oh.us

Junior Council On World Affairs is the student program of the Dayton Council on World Affairs, a non-profit organization that has served the Dayton region for over 60 years.  JCOWA engages high school students in global topics through a variety of programs.  International events impact the future of students.  JCOWA helps students develop an international perspective, understand complex issues and apply global thinking to their decisions. 

Membership cost is only $10.00 a year!  Student benefits throughout JCOWA membership:

  • Students meet students from other JCOWA chapters (14)  in the Dayton area to discuss current issues and compete in an international quiz bowl.  
  • Students enrich their knowledge regarding major universities and their campuses in the Dayton area (University of Dayton, Wright State University) along with learning about the role of Dayton in the international peace process and Dayton’s Sister Cities connection.
  • JCOWA is part of a national organization and looks great on a college application!  JCOWA is part of the World Affairs Council of America. (WACA)
  • JCOWA has formed a partnership with Sister Cities and will have opportunities for students to travel to Dayton's Sister Cities in Germany, Israel and Japan along with conferences.  
  • And finally there is the scholarship available only to DPS students.  The Pfeife Smith World Affairs Scholarship Fund is awarded to a graduating DPS student who has a strong interest in political science and/or international studies and who plans to attend the UD, WSU or Sinclair Community College.  The scholarship is for $2500 to $5000 for the freshman year only.  

Mu alpha theta - math Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta is a anational math honor society.  Last year they met the first Thursday of the month after school, in the library.  The meetings are really "in house" math contests, Ms. Daniels provides pizza, and students form groups of no more than 4 students each.  Each team receives math questions and about one minute to answer each one.  The team that wins receives $5 gift cards to Panera, Cold Stone, Chipotle, etc.  All students in Algebra or above may attend/participate and do not have to be members of Mu Alpha Theta.

advisor: Ms. Daniels, 542-7422 or aldaniel@dps.k12.oh.us

Math Olympics/Math Science Club

advisor: Ms. Abourezk, 542-7423 or jeaboure@dps.k12.oh.us

Middle School Math Club is for seventh and eighth grade students who want to extend their math thinking, further exploring some of the math activities we don't have time for in class.  The Stivers Math-O-Lympics Team is selected from this group of students, to compete in the district competition.  Middle School Math Club is an after-school activity.

Muse Machine Club

advisors:
Ms. Federspiel - (937) 542-7441 or bfedersp@dps.k12.oh.us
Ms. Riley - (937) 543-7445 or seriley@dps.k12.oh.us

Muse Machine is a program that encourages students to make the performing and visual arts a vital part of their lives and develop their ongoing commitment to attending and supporting the arts.  Activities may include three free in-school performances, reduced prices for ouot of school performances, workshops/trips, and Muse Machine productions. 

National Honor Society

advisor: Mr. Kaufman, 542-7443 or nkaufman@dps.k12.oh.us

NHS members are sophomores, juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 average and who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarhip, service, leadership, and character.  (Remember, your GPA begins your freshmen year).

National Junior Honor Society

advisor: Ms. Abourezk, 542-7423 or jeaboure@dps.k12.oh.us

The Stivers School For the Arts National Junior Honor Society is a student organization whose purpose is to promote academics, leadership, service and character. Selected students are inducted in October of their eighth grade year and participate as eighth graders. Throughout the year students are involved in community and school wide service projects.

The National Junior Honor Society(NJHS) was Co-founded in 1929 by Merke Prunty and L.W. Brooks. The NJHS is an organization that recognizes and encourages academic achievement among middle level students while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of Scholarship, Character, Service, Citizenship, and Leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1929.

Pride Club

advisor:  Ms. Spangler, 542-7435 or cgspangl@dps.k12.oh.us

The Pride Club is a student run club that brings together LGBTQIA and straight students in a safe place to support each other and work to improve the school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Ten Tigers Society

Ten Tigers Society members are nominated by the staff to be inducted.  Students are chosen because they exemplify the qualities of leadership, compassion, persevereance, and optimism.  Members of the Ten Tigers are ambassadors for our school.  More details to come.

NU2U (New to You)

NU2U has new and gently worn clothing, accessories, and supplies that are available free of charge.  NU2U is located by the marble stairs (Fifth Street side of the building) on the landing between the third and fourth floors.  If you are interested in shopping for yourself or members of your family, see Ms. Daniels in room 3220 to schedule a time.  NU2U is open before and after school three days a week (days to be announced later).

Tri-M Honor Society

advisor: Lois Ramey, 542-7426 or lcramey@dps.k12.oh.us

The Tri-M Honor Society is an international program dedicated to the recognition of exceptional music students in grades 10-12 that meets the high music, academic, leadership, and character criteria.  Tri-M is a program of MENC (the National Association for Music Education) which is the largest arts education association in the world.

The purpose of Tri- M is to recognize the musical achievements of our school's musicians, strengthen our school's music program, provide music programs to the community while maintaining high academic standards.  Students must be invited to join the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

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