- PVHS Clubs and Organizations
- PVJH Clubs and Organizations
Academic Bowl is an organization that allows students a chance to demonstrate knowledge of materials across the curriculum in Jeopardy like format. Students are arranged in teams of 4 or 5 and they must “buzz in” to answer toss up questions to solve in 30 seconds. Competitions involve competing with various schools in both Iowa and Illinois, and participation in subject-specific competitions, such as Thinkers Throw-down and Science Bowl to name a few.
This club is for any students who are interested in contributing to the community and school using their artistic talents. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate. The club meets weekly in the Art room.
This club will strive to educate students about the universe beyond the standard physics curriculum. Students will visit local planetariums & observatories, perform their own observations, and explore celestial bodies and astronomical events. With these activities, students are introduced to astronomy as a hobby and as an opportunity for future study. This club will meet every Thursday after school.
Dedicated to students who either have a continuing interest in badminton, or would like to unwind after school by trying a new sport. We hope the student body will gain a deeper appreciation of this sport and enjoy socializing in a fun, active environment.
This club holds activities to promote peace and positive change. The goal is to make the world a better place.
This club focused on preparing for the USABO exams. We will discuss several aspects of biology in a fun, exciting way. We will also discuss modern news that relates to biology.
The Book Club is open to all staff and students. We read,we talk, we laugh, we might cry, and we mostly just have fun with books, ideas, and people. After the initial meeting, the Book Club meets about once a quarter, though this may change based on the group’s needs. There is also an online component for those who can’t meet in person.
In Ceramics Club, we experiment with large-scale building projects and unique construction design. Every year, we hold our annual Pottery and Ice Cream Sale, in which we sell ice cream in our handmade ceramic bowls. Students in this club will get a deeper look into various clay operations and will acquire a better understanding of teamwork in commercial sculpting and pottery. This club is open to all students, 9-12, whether they are enrolled in art classes or not. Ceramics Club meets every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm in room 285.
This group supplies information about all things theatrical; whether you are a performer, technician, or audience member. This club helps organize and perform drama related activities such as: the fall musical, the Children’s Show, the Variety Show, Spartan Showcase, Winter Production, Large Group Speech activities, Battle of the Bands, and the spring play. The Drama Club meets every Thursday in the theater after school.
This club would get students together to help improve the environment within the area. We will plan different projects and activities to help achieve this goal.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to any athlete grades 912. The mission of FCA is to present coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of accepting Jesus Christ into their life. FCA meets one morning a week for bible study, devotion, and fellowship.
A weekly club that emphasizes fun exercise in a relaxed setting. Our goal is to provide a lighthearted accepting and positive experience to a wide diversity of the student body. We will start with short morning meetings focused on four square, but will expand to other familiar games if interest is expressed. Through these recess games we hope to bring fun appropriate for all ages to our school.
This club is geared towards students who have an interest or love of French culture, language, food, film and music. Meetings include practicing the language, games from the Frenchspeaking world, films, listening to and commenting on French music, conversational French practice and cultural discussions. Occasional local trips to museums, restaurants and pertinent venues may take place. This club is open to all students, not just those in French class.
Our goal is to make high school students aware of the multitude of healthcare professions, and to better prepare in the pursuit toward the medical field, as well as creating a supportive student community with students of similar aspirations. We plan to meet on a weekly basis to host mini lectures about our passions toward certain scientific fields, experiences with college programs in relation to the medical field, and to invite speakers from the healthcare profession. Another goal is to participate in healthcare related community events and fundraisers.
The Gentlemen’s Club is a coed organization open to all students devoted to promoting gentlemanly living through good deeds, fine dressing, and a positive image that diffuses through the entire student body. Members of the Pleasant Valley High School’s Gentlemen’s Club exemplify intelligent, appreciative, respectful and proper living through the education of gentlemanly principles. Members also enjoy engaging in other gentlemanly activities such as boche ball, chess and croquet.
GLI educates US students in the global movement for girl’s access to education and is a part of the Feminist Majority Foundation. It is a charitable foundation dedicated to raising money for schools in developing counties.
A non-profit housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in the Quad Cities by building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in need. Our goal, through volunteering and fundraising, is to help build and sponsor homes. We are looking for students who want to make a difference by taking action. No building experience required!
An organization that allows students a chance to demonstrate knowledge of History in “Jeopardy” like format. Students are arranged in teams of 4 or 5, they must “buzz in” to answer toss up questions to solve in 30 seconds. Competitions involve competing with various schools in both Iowa and Illinois.
Students willing to assist new students during their initial, first week of school. Responsibilities include: showing new students to classes, eating lunch with them and introducing new students to other students. HOSTS are also used throughout the school year as new students enroll.
Students will meet every few weeks to go ice skating at River’s Edge, fostering enjoyment of ice skating and building an exciting foundation!
Meet regularly to discuss concepts in mathematics and prepare for math competitions at high school and elementary levels.
In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem. Participants are given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process and current legal issues. The goal is not to win for the sake of winning, but to learn and understand the meaning of good citizenship in our democracy. In this sense, all students who participate will be winners.
Engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations process by learning about the UN and its associated country members, examining real world issues with the policies and perspective of those counties, learning the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. Have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events, while enjoy learning and participating with team members and engaging other MUN schools, individually or in a larger conference setting.
This association will allow for students of all cultures to interact with students of other cultures. This student led association will allow for any student in the school to be a part of it. The major event this group will work toward is the cultural fair, in which you we will display each culture through music, dance, food and/or dress.
Come to learn the do’s & don’ts of sketch writing, comedy and dramatic. Learn how to construct an interesting story line, define and refine characters, create original dialogue, format your work for actors, and bring your ideas to the stage/film.
PV Pals is a student organization focused on creating social activities for students with special needs. PV Pals accepts anyone and everyone and promotes an environment of inclusion, awareness, and acceptance. Our membership includes students in grades 912 who are committed to making the Pleasant Valley community a better place.
Our goal is to utilize both greenhouses in the school and to grow any edibles where possible to initiate a greener school, inside and outside of the building.
The purpose of RSVP is to involve and empower students to identify issues and concerns in their school. It also provides students the opportunity to take action to address and resolve the issues they’ve identified. Members of this organization serve as student leaders and are assigned to lead their grade level homeroom through the process of identifying these issues and concerns.
An organization that allows students a chance to demonstrate knowledge of Science in “Jeopardy” like format. Students are arranged in teams of 4 or 5, they must “buzz in” to answer toss up questions to solve in 30 seconds. Competitions involve competing with various schools in both Iowa and Illinois.
This is an inclusive dance squad that practices dance and performs at football and basketball games.
Dr. Lynne Lundberg
Students get together to plan and decorate for Homecoming and Turnabout dances. This group decides dance themes, order and assembles decorations, design and sell tickets, create ad posters, arrange for a DJ, and coordinate with the PTA. They meet as needed around dance time in the sponsor’s classroom after school.
Anyone with a passing grade and interested in have a fun, social get together can join in playing video, board and card games, which are appropriate for school, on Wednesdays after school.
This group of students nominated by their peers helps coordinate and plan Homecoming activities, the Hunger Drive, the Blood Drive, and other schoolrelated activities. They also discuss school issues as needed, functioning as the student body’s government. The group meets twice weekly at 7:30 AM in the room 148.
A club focused on exploring a variety of philosophy, art, and culture centered topics. It is an inclusive intellectual community dedicated to providing a fun forum to develop critical and creative thinking skills through engaging discussion.
This group is for students who are interested in either/both Large Group (one act play, group musical theatre, and more) and Individual Speech Events (solo musical theatre, original oratory, storytelling, and more). The contest season runs from January to April with practices beginning in November. Contact Mr. Myatt if you are interested.
A nonpartisan, statewide group of young people interested in state and federal politics. The purpose of the group is to encourage legistrators to take action on youth issues, foster political discussion among interested students, and educate the student body as a whole about their responsibilities in a democratic society.
The International Thespian Society honors students for outstanding work in theatre. Students that receive at least ten points (approximately 100 hours) in the high school drama department, become a Thespian due to hard work throughout the year in drama.
This team is a program organized and supported through the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) through which gun clubs, shooting facilities and other organizations provide youth with opportunities to participate in organized, adultsupervised, trap shooting activities leading to the Olympic styles of Bunker Trap and International Skeet. The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to represent their school in the lifelong sport of shooting that is based on safety and responsibility.
This club will meet weekly for 12 hours. The club will offer students an opportunity to learn and play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
Club to celebrate diversity. Students who believe in universal respect for all races, nationalities, religions, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical handicap, appearance and financial status are welcome to join.
Students will get together during meetings and on weekends, to volunteer around the community in a friendly environment and discuss future volunteering opportunities.
Learn about the influences artists have had on the world and how their messages help spread vibes of love & peace throughout our lives. We will investigate art, literature, and philosophy, to further our understanding of the messages artists send and how they impact us.
World Language Club is open to all students who are interested in world languages and the cultures of the many countries in our world. Students do not need to be enrolled in a World Language class to participate. Activities include understanding a variety of cultures through movies, food, field trips, arts & crafts, etc... This group meets once a month during 8th hour.
This club will provide a space for young women to learn about women’s issues: health, history, self-defense, workplace, stress, and more; to discuss any accomplishments or problems; an overall place where they feel uninhibited. Guest speakers will be invited to provide outside opinion’s or input.
Create projects and watch videos about Japanese movie and television animation.
Expand your knowledge of different art techniques and artists while creating your own 2-D and 3-D works of art.
Chess club is a place where students can enjoy each other's company while playing competition that is at their level. This is a club for people of all abilities and for people that want to learn more about the game of chess.
Discover the basics of live theater while developing monologues with friends and doing improv. Learn to perform and think on your feet.
Create sewing projects and bake delicious treats for your family to enjoy.
Get dirty after school and learn landscaping techniques while beautifying our school grounds.
Collaborate with peers to solve challenging math problems and have a chance to compete in the MATHCOUNTS competition.
Present and argue a court case after months of preparation and practice.
Read and discuss interesting books in a fun and unique way! Meet new people and start new friendships.
participate in a student-friendly atmosphere while developing strength and endurance at your own comfort level.
Help our school go green by taking care of the recycling needs in the building.
Join fellow PVJH book aficionados to discuss a variety of engaging literature. Spartan Book Club members will select novels together and meet to share thoughts and connections to the novels.
Participate in the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee and potentially advance to the regional, state, and national bee.
Work on fundamental tennis skills and gain knowledge about a lifelong sport.
(Registration packets available at PVJH)
Inspire others with your words! Join a community of writers to hone your craft.
Create the junior high yearbook by taking pictures and editing and arranging pages to highlight memories of the school year.