Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
PVCSD Clubs and Organizations
Pleasant Valley School District offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Below you can find more information outlining the Pleasant Valley School District's clubs and organizations, and/or by visiting a club or organization's official website. If you have additional questions please feel free to e-mail the corresponding contact(s) or school.
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High School Clubs and Organizations
Academic Bowl

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.

Contact(s):

Jamie Homb
hombjamie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Art Club

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.

Contact(s):

Aimee Peters
petersaimee@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Astronomy Club

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.

Contact(s):

Ian Spangenberg
spangenbergian@pleasval.k12.ia.us

PV Badminton Club

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.

Contact(s):

Randy Brockhage
brockhager@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Be The Change

This club holds activities to promote peace and positive change. The goal is to make the world a better place.

Contact(s):

Dr. Lynne Lundberg
lundberglynne@pleasval.k12.ia.us

BIOLOGY CLUB

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.

Contact(s):

Brent Clausen
clausenbrent@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Book Club

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.

Contact(s):

Cari McDonald
mcdonaldcarissa@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Ceramics Club

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.

Contact(s):

Devin Hanson
hansondevin@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Cricket Club

Students will meet with experienced players, to learn how to play the game known as the 2nd most popular sport in the world. Learn to play and have a great time.

Contact(s):

Grant Housman
housmangrant@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Drama Club

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.

Contact(s):

Mr. William Myatt
myattw@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Environmental Club

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.

Contact(s):

Dr. Lynne Lundberg
lundberglynne@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

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.

Four Square Club

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.

Contact(s):

Ian Spangenberg
spangenbergian@pleasval.k12.ia.us

French Club

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.

Contact(s):

Lori Brodersen
brodersenlori@pleasval.k12.ia.us

FUTURE PHYSICIANS OF AMERICA

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.

Contact(s):

Susan Kvach
kvachsusan@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Gentleman's Club

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.

Contact(s):

Don Fry
frydon@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Girls Learn International (GLI)

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.

Contact(s):

Jenni Levora
levoraj@pleasval.k12.ia.us

HABITATE FOR HUMANITY

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!

Contact(s):

Tara Daurer
daurertara@pleasval.k12.ia.us

History Bowl

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.

Contact(s):

Jamie Homb
hombjamie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

HOSTS (Helping Other Students Transition Successfully)

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.

Contact(s):

Guidance Office
kaiserk@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Ice Skating Club

Students will meet every few weeks to go ice skating at River’s Edge, fostering enjoyment of ice skating and building an exciting foundation!

Contact(s):

Dr. Lynne Lundberg
lundberglynne@pleasval.k12.ia.us

MATH CLUB

Meet regularly to discuss concepts in mathematics and prepare for math competitions at high school and elementary levels.

Contact(s):

Julie Spelhaug
spelhaugjulie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Mock Trial

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.

Contact(s):

Craig Barnes
barnescraig@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Model United Nations Club

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.

Contact(s):

Philip George
georgephilip@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Multi-Cultural Student Association

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.

Contact(s):

Stephanie Risius
risiusstephanie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

PV SKETCH WRITING CLUB

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.

Contact(s):

Francis Dunbar
dunbarfrancis@pleasval.k12.ia.us

John Hoty
hotyjohn@pleasval.k12.ia.us

PV Pals

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.

Contact(s):

Andrew Ward
wardandrewj@pleasval.k12.ia.us

PV Plant Club

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.

Contact(s):

Janel Worlein
worleinjanel@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP)

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.

Contact(s):

Sara Russell
russellsara@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Science Bowl

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.

Contact(s):

Jamie Homb
hombjamie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Shining Stars

This is an inclusive dance squad that practices dance and performs at football and basketball games.

Contact(s):

Dr. Lynne Lundberg
lundberglynne@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Gina Meadows
meadowsgina@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Social Committee

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.

Contact(s):

Katie Buchter
buchterkathryn@pleasval.k12.ia.us

SOCIAL GAMING CLUB

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.

Contact(s):

Andrew Lister
listerandrew@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Spartan Assembly

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.

Contact(s):

Tracy Lux
luxtracy@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Spartan Salon

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.

Contact(s):

John Hoty
hotyjohn@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Speech Club

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.

Contact(s):

Mr. William Myatt
myattw@pleasval.k12.ia.us

STUDENTS FOR POLITICAL ACTION

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.

Contact(s):

Sara Russell
russellsara@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Thespians

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.

Contact(s):

Mr. William Myatt
myattw@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Trap Shooting

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.

Contact(s):

Deputy Weipert
weipertchad@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Ultimate Frisbee Club

This club will meet weekly for 12 hours. The club will offer students an opportunity to learn and play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

Contact(s):

Julie Spelhaug
spelhaugjulie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Unite Club

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.

Contact(s):

Melissa Lechtenberg
lechtenbergmelissa@pleasval.k12.ia.us

122 VOLUNTEER CLUB

Students will get together during meetings and on weekends, to volunteer around the community in a friendly environment and discuss future volunteering opportunities.

Contact(s):

Emily Jepsen
jepsenemily@pleasval.k12.ia.us

WORLD EDUCATION OF LOVE & PEACE

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.

Contact(s):

Dr. Lynne Lundberg
lundberglynne@pleasval.k12.ia.us

World Language Club

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.

Contact(s):

Stephanie Risius
risiusstephanie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YOUNG WOMEN’S CLUB

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.

Junior High Clubs and Organizations
Anime Club

Create projects and watch videos about Japanese movie and television animation.

Contact(s):

Ann Martin
martinann@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Art Club

Expand your knowledge of different art techniques and artists while creating your own 2-D and 3-D works of art.

Contact(s):

Sandy Clark
clarksan@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Book Club With Mrs. White

Read and discuss interesting books in a fun and unique way! Meet new people and start new friendships.

Contact(s):

Hope White
whitehope@student.pleasval.k12.ia.us

Chess Club

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.

Contact(s):

Marcus Cavanagh
cavanaghmarcus@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Coding

Contact(s):

Emily Backus
backusemily@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Lindsey Roath
roathlindsey@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Drama Club

Discover the basics of live theater while developing monologues with friends and doing improv. Learn to perform and think on your feet.

Contact(s):

Lyra VanLanduyt
vanlanduytlyra@pleasval.k12.ia.us

FACS Club

Create sewing projects and bake delicious treats for your family to enjoy.

Contact(s):

Brenda Pardoe
pardoebrenda@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Horticulture/Landscaping

Get dirty after school and learn landscaping techniques while beautifying our school grounds.

Contact(s):

Debbie Hartman
hartmandebbie@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Math Counts

Collaborate with peers to solve challenging math problems and have a chance to compete in the MATHCOUNTS competition.

Contact(s):

Marci Hill
hillmarci@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Mock Trial

Present and argue a court case after months of preparation and practice.

Contact(s):

Danelle Jordan
jordandanelle@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Newspaper

Contact(s):

Tanise Colvin
colvintanise@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Partners With A Purpose

Contact(s):

Emily Backus
backusemily@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Polar Bear Running Club

participate in a student-friendly atmosphere while developing strength and endurance at your own comfort level.

Contact(s):

Jenny Lauritsen
lauritsenjenny@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Recycling Club

Help our school go green by taking care of the recycling needs in the building.

Scripps Spelling Bee

Participate in the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee and potentially advance to the regional, state, and national bee.

Contact(s):

Katharine Mulfinger
mulfingerkatharine@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Spartan Book Club

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.

Contact(s):

Kathy Cline
clinek@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Kelly Dircks
dirckskelly@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Tennis Club

Work on fundamental tennis skills and gain knowledge about a lifelong sport.

Contact(s):

Jennifer Goetz
goetzjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Trap Shooting Club

Contact(s):

Damien Dassie
(Registration packets available at PVJH)

Writing Club

Inspire others with your words! Join a community of writers to hone your craft.

Contact(s):

Heather Jeffers
jeffersheather@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Yearbook

Create the junior high yearbook by taking pictures and editing and arranging pages to highlight memories of the school year.

Contact(s):

Caitlin Schaeffer
schaeffercaitlin@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Emily Backus
backusemily@pleasval.k12.ia.us


Equal Educational Opportunity
The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, creed, socioeconomic status (for programs), age (for employment), gender, or sexual orientation. Students are educated in programs which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society. Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action Coordinator. The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Brian Strusz who can be reached at Pleasant Valley Administration Center, 525 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA. 52722; telephone (563) 332-5550. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department Education 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367, (816) 891-8156, or the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146 (515) 281-5294.


Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Pleasant Valley Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of age (for employment), color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status or familial status in the educational program or activities which it operates. Inquiries concerning the application of federal and state nondiscrimination statutes and the implementing regulations to the district may be referred to Brian Strusz, who has been designated by the district as Educational Equity Coordinator, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of HEW, Washington, D.C. Brian Strusz can be reached at Pleasant Valley Administration Center, 525 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA. 52722 - telephone (563) 332-5550.

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