Are you looking for something to become involved with next year at the NGC? Becoming a member of a club or athletic team is a great way to meet new friends and ease the transition to high school.
Battle of the Books
Students interested in this group must read 8 books from a list that changes yearly. Once students read all 8 of these books, then the team competes in April against other high school teams in Indianapolis. The competition involves a written test over the content of the books. Then, the top 3 scoring teams will compete in a jeopardy like round to determine the winner.
Sponsored by: Mrs. Diane Rogers
Bowling is a competitive club sport that is during the late fall and early winter. Bowlers will compete against other schools from the west side of Indianapolis at three different bowling centers: Western Bowl, Sunset Bowl, & Brownsburg Bowl. These competitions run between November and January with state playoffs beginning at the end of January. If you are a current bowler or are interested in trying out for the bowling team, please contact Coach Rinehart via email or phone (988-7562)
Sponsored by: Mr. Brad Rinehart
ENL Girls Group
The ENL Girl's Group is a support group for girls who speak more than one language. The group addresses cultural differences, female-specific issues, and school-related topics. The group meets during academy period every other week, and over half of our female ENL students participate!
Sponsored by: Ms. Lisa Ayala
Do you like to play board or card games? Then this is the club for you. The focus is on fantasy games, like Dungeons and Dragons and Magic but all gamers are welcome. This is however, a low tech gaming club. So break out the board games and bring in your cards. Get a few friends together to have fun after school without having to power up the XBox or PlayStation.
Sponsored by: Mr. John Wentland
The Ben Davis High School German Club is made up of 9th through 12th grade students who wish to further explore the German language, culture and customs outside the classroom. Activities in the past have included movie nights, bonfires, eating at a German restaurant, German Christmas party, bowling, attending Staatskongress at Ball State University and more!
In order to become a member, a student must currently be enrolled in German I, II, III or IV class and pay $3.00 membership dues.
Sponsored by: Mr. Wes Ziliak
The purpose of Giant Kings is to facilitate the identity, academic, social, and career development of African-American males, growing them into a critical mass of positive role models and influential leaders who ameliorate the culture of the entire school system.
Sponsored by: Mr. Al Coleman, Mr. Orlando Mason, Mr. Jose Juarez
Key club is a service learning club for students on Key Academy. The club is for driven students who want to lead and make a difference here at school and the surrounding community by giving their time to volunteer. Some service projects have included tornado relief, helping with food banks, and planning events that make a positive difference at the 9th grade center
Sponsored by: Mr. Josh Ahlgrim, and Mrs. Cory Carpenter
Legacy of Leadership (LOL)
Legacy of Leadership is an organization for students that want to do a variety of projects and activities for Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. They apply in the spring of their 8th grade year and are selected on the basis of their leadership qualities, grades, and teacher recommendations. They are very involved with different activities every month, such as: planning the school dances, collecting toys during the holiday, supporting the penny war, planning Earth Day activities, planning the faculty vs. student basketball game and recycling throughout the building.
Sponsored by: Ms. Jan Kempf and Ms. Carrie Long
Page Turners is a group of students who love to read. We get together after-school on Wednesday to discuss books that students are reading.
Principal Leadership Team (PLT)
PLT is a group of students that are chosen by their teachers during the first month of school. PLT meets monthly to share ideas for continually improving student achievement, school spirit, and school safety at the NGC. PLT will also be involved in at least one service project during each semester.
Sponsored by: Mrs. Becky Daugherty and Ms. Carrie Long
Relay For Life
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you enjoy helping others? Well then the Relay for Life Student Team is for you! Our goal is to raise money to donate to the American Cancer Society. We meet after school once a month during the second semester to plan school fund-raisers and activities. Some past activities have included a hat day, a car wash, and a T-shirt design contest. Then in May we participate in the Wayne Township Community Relay for Life event.
Sponsored by: Mrs. Megan Pugh and Mrs. Simone Morton
Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.)
SAVE is a student driven organization. Students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. As they participate in SAVE activities, students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.
Sponsored by: Mrs. Amy Karas