Block Award for Community Service (see below Guidelines and Form)
Engineering/Physics Club: In Engineering Club the students work on the Tech Museum Challenge competition. Every year the Tech Museum releases a new Engineering problem to solve. Students work together in teams to come up with a solution for building a device which solves this problem. At the end of the year, the students travel to the Tech Museum in San Jose in order to compete in the Engineering competition with other High School students in the bay area for a day. They will have the possibility of winning up to $20,000 if they win first place in solving the problem. Additionally, they are exposed to real Engineers evaluating and discussing their project with them along with seeing what other teams came up with. All of this helps to build character, team building skills and allows students to see they can be great in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)!
High School ASB: The High School Associated Student Body class is the student government and activities group on campus. Made up of student officers, the ASB class sets budgets for activities, fund raises to cover the costs, and then organizes and promotes the events. Some of these activities include Homecoming Week, Prom, rallies, spirit weeks, and so forth. The class also teaches and promotes leadership and organizational skills through skills based workshops and classroom simulations.
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at Calistoga Junior/Senior High School works to defeat homophobia in our school and community by empowering students to play an active role in building a positive school climate that respects all members of the community.
Interact Club: Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. Calistoga High School’s club is student run and self-supporting with the guidance of a local Rotarian member and a school faculty adviser. Calistoga High School students work together each year to examine various community and international service needs. Club members design and implement two service projects every year to address identified local and global needs. Interact provides a great way for students to be involved, gain leadership skills, and explore real world needs while having fun.
“S” Club: “S” Club is sponsored by Soroptimist of Calistoga, offering mentors and positive female role models for young women, promoting volunteerism on a local and international level. The “S” Club is sponsored by the Calistoga Soroptimist club, their goals are to inspire students to improve their own lives, and to improve the lives of women & girls in schools and in the local community by working on meaningful service projects. The “S” club experience inspires students to take on leadership roles which will help prepare them for future roles in the business and professional world.
Bilingual Interpreters Club: The mission of the Bilingual Interpreters Club is to support and help our community with any bilingual needs and to have equal access to communication and language. Through the Interpreters Club, students showcase, and strengthen, their second language skills.