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New Clubs Expand Options for Cubs

Between last year and this year, a total of 28 new - and renewed - clubs have been added to Visitation's already large roster of options. This week, students attended our annual Club Fair, selecting from the 66 current clubs (in addition to our affinity clubs, like chorus, Wicket, Masqueraders, and BEDA!).

Some of the new offerings this year include:

  • Aerospace Engineering Club - This year, the club plans to enter a satellite contest; the Virginia Space ThinSat program gives young high school students an opportunity to construct and possibly launch a “picosatellite"!

  • Cooking Club (VIRTUAL) - Students can learn about cooking and baking from the comforts of home or just join in to learn some good tips.

  • Conscious Commentary - This club's focus is on current events in the nation and the world and awareness of what popular media chooses to promote compared to other important issues.

  • Climbing Club* - Girls can learn the ropes for climbing with moderator Barbie Dunnan.

  • Save Our Seas - Students in this club will advocate for aquatic animals, fundraise, adopt a shark, and meet with marine biologists.

  • Debate Club - Those interested in rhetoric and verbal sparring will be thrilled that this club is back.

  • Water Is Life (WIL) - Students in this club will support The Thirst Project to fight against the global water crisis and develop awareness for the need for freshwater wells in developing communities.

  • Womanist Club - This club offers Cubs the opportunity to learn more about the experiences of women of color and marginalized women, as well as about leadership within the minority community and what allies can do to help. Club members will also learn about gender division within our current society.

  • Alzheimer's Association - Members will support the youth movement against Alzheimer's.

  • Amazon Alliance - During meetings, students will discuss and educate people about the problems the Amazon rainforest is experiencing today. As the most biodiverse region on the planet, the Amazon is vital to plants, animals, indigenous people, and the earth! Amazon education will include sharing what companies to avoid (companies that profit on harming the Amazon rainforest), encouraging meatless Monday, creating petitions/writing letters to Congress, and reaching out to larger Amazon organizations for guidance/help with Amazon activism.

  • Beautifully Defined - Students in the club will share tips and tricks with one another as well as their experience regarding their natural hair. In addition, students will share protective hairstyles. The club hopes to welcome small Black hair businesses to talk about their products. The goal of this club is to create a safe haven for Black girls at Visi to feel good and be proud about their natural hair.

  • Body Positivity Club - This club will explore topics like body image, eating disorders, the beauty standard, etc. through open discussions.

  • Book Talk - Members talk about books, authors, genres, characters, books made into movies -- and more! Participants will vote on the next meeting's topics and can volunteer to facilitate the discussions. This is a great club for girls who love talking about books!

  • Chess Club - Aspiring or accomplished chess players can learn about the game, play chess puzzles, and participate in a mini tournament at the end of the year.

  • Cubs for Fitness - This club will support causes through walks / runs, making posters for them, and discussing upcoming events.

  • Cubs Who Inform - Girls will reach out to the government to try and change human trafficking laws and will work to inform more people in the community about this issue.

  • Digital Story and Animation Club - Members will work on character and story development; explore digital animation apps for iPad; view and analyze online animation techniques; create original animated stories; achieve a greater skill level. Later in the year, members will develop more advanced animation for student events or non-profits.

  • Girl Up - Girl Up is the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign that encourages girls to empower other girls and change the world. During the club, students will focus on having impactful conversations, present information about the global situation, and hopefully inspire Visi girls to take action.

  • Girls Who Start - Budding entrepreneurs will participate in workshops about female entrepreneurship and brainstorming for presentations.

  • Gospel Choir  - A beloved Visitation Arts ensemble returns! Members will learn about the art of gospel music and perform together.

  • Journaling Club - Students will journal and discuss important topics dealing with mental health and self-improvement.

  • One Love - Members will learn about healthy relationships and work to promote healthy relationships in our community.

  • Pad Project Ambassador Club - The Pad Project gets feminine products and resources to those in need, organizing events and discussing stigma and how to break it.

  • Soccer Club - High-energy Cubs will enjoy pick-up soccer games during lunch at school; the club offers a great opportunity to unwind, let out some stress and energy, and play an enjoyable game. 

  • Special Olympics Club - Members will raise awareness for Special Olympics and do fun activities.

  • Trivia Club - Jeopardy-loving Cubs will feel right at home in the Trivia Club, which will enjoy all forms of trivia - "pub" trivia, board games, Jeopardy, and Kahoots to name a few.

  • Visi For Reform - This club will advocate for criminal justice reform through learning, spreading awareness on the issues in our justice system and communicating with local officials and congressional representatives.

  • World Villages Club - Students will support World Villages for Children, bringing awareness to help children break free from a life of poverty.

These new clubs join Visitation's robust roster of clubs that includes:

  • Always Our Children

  • American Sign Language Club

  • Art Club*

  • Asian Interests Club

  • Astronomy Club

  • Best Buddies

  • Booster Club

  • BWS

  • Christ Child Society

  • Christian Action Service Team

  • Constitution Club

  • Cubs Who Code

  • Fabretto

  • FOCUS

  • French Club

  • Golf Club*

  • Great Books Club

  • Iconic Films Club 

  • Irish Dance Club

  • Japanese Culture and Anime Club

  • Kaleidoscope

  • Lawn Games Club!

  • Mathletes 

  • Model United Nations

  • Personal Finance Club

  • Photography Club

  • Psychology Club

  • Saturday School Club

  • Science Fair

  • Ski Club*

  • Spanish Club 

  • Support Our Troops

  • Think Pink

  • UNICEF Club

  • Vamos Tutoring

  • Visi4Life

  • Visitation Historical Society

  • Visi Minds Matter

With all these great options, it was hard for Cubs to whittle their choices to just a few. As Mrs. Singleton reminds students, "You know my mantra: balance." 

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