Loy Norrix Clubs and Organizations

  • Loy Norrix Clubs and Organizations


    Accolade Yearbook

    Adviser: Brianna English (englishbm@kalamazoopublicschools.net), (269) 337-0220, ext.2289

    Visit the Loy Norrix yearbook ordering site, number 1261. For questions regarding senior photos, ads, and quotes, email the yearbook staff

    Board Game Club
    Advisers: Rachel Larner (larnerrl@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and Trevor Stefanick (stefanicktj@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    All students are welcome at Loy Norrix Board Game Club. Each meeting we play games provided by club leaders and games that other club members have brought. Meetings are held in Mr. Stefanick's room, A-14.  

    Adviser: Atiba Ward (ward@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes. Partnerships with businesses at local levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.

    Educators Rising
    Adviser: Cynthia Goss (gosscj@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The objective of Educators Rising is to cultivate highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to become accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college, and into the profession. Students must be a junior or senior and enrolled in the Education for Employment (EFE) Teacher Academy. By participating in Educators Rising, students gain skills in leadership, organization, communication, team work, time management, and confidence. Students do community service projects involving children and have internships in classrooms as part of the EFE program. Contact Mrs. Goss cor ask your counselor about EFE Teacher Academy.

    Adviser: Paige O'Shea (osheape@kalamazoopublicschools.net

    We are a public speaking/performance team. We actively engage with literature and present our work on a regional and state level. Anyone who is interested in theatre, public speaking, poetry, broadcasting, etc. is welcome to join!

    Gender and Sexuality Alliance
    Sarah Leineke (leinekesa@kalamazoopublicschools.net) and John Larson (larsonjl@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The purpose of GSA is to provide support for people who are exploring their gender identities, sexual orientation, or romantic orientation, as well as allies who want to show more support for the LGBTQ community. For the most part this is an "information and support" group.  We are looking to start fundraising to help transgender students here at Loy Norrix have clothing as well as chest binders (for transgender boys) or stuffed bras (for transgender girls). This is a work in progress, we have not actually gotten underway yet. Once a month we have "groupathy" where people just come and share any issues or concerns they have had regarding their families and classmates. We do also share good things during this time. Everyone should join!

    Meeting Days: Fridays

    Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Location: Usually B-23 (Mr. Larson's Room) but occasionally B-21 (Mrs. Leineke's room)

    Green School Club
    Jason Wagner (WagnerJJ@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The purpose of the Green School Club is to create awareness about our environment and educate our school and community on how to develop sustainable habits within our daily life. The club is open to all students at Loy Norrix. The club will meet regularly and plan projects that follow our mission. All meetings start at 2:30 p.m. in room B-15. During the meetings, we will complete bottle recycling, bulletin board maintenance, courtyard work (weather permitting) and any other club business that needs to be addressed. I will also be giving updates through the Remind text message system (See Mr. Wagner for #). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wagner.

    Improv Team
     Paige O'Shea (osheape@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The Improv Team members think on their feet with humor and whimsicality. We play games similar to what is seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" but with our unique Loy Norrix twist. If you enjoy stand-up comedy and being goofy, please audition in the spring. Practices are Wednesdays 2:30-4 p.m. in Room M12E.

    Martial Arts Club
    Jim Bellware (Bellwareja@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The Knights' Martial Arts Club is a club where students can learn and improve skills in a variety of martial arts. Mr. Bellware teaches traditional Korean karate (Tang Soo Do), as well as boxing, ju-jistsu, and self-defense. Anyone may join by signing the club contract and by having a parent sign a liability waiver. The club is free and currently meets on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in M10 or the auxiliary gym. Students do not need a uniform, just loose-fitting clothes. 

    National Art Honor Society
    Adviser: Cindy Vanlieu (vanlieuca@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The NAHS is the student society sponsored by the National Art Education Association. Students are admitted based on their portfolio of visual art works as well as academic standing. The group meets quarterly and is responsible for committing to executing one community service art project each school year. Students are recognized at graduation with special cords and tassels. Students are also eligible for scholarships through this program.

    National English Honor Society
    Brianna English (englishbm@kalamazoopublicschools.net), Jameeka Johnson (johnsonjs@kalamazoopublicschools.net), and Lauren Kinnamon (kinnamonle@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The National English Honor Society (NEHS) is an honor society for students who are interested in English, writing, and reading. Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 English GPA to be eligible for induction into the society. NEHS is a student-run organization with student officers. The club organizes two main projects each year: a poetry slam and a literary magazine. In addition, we run various fundraisers. Students who join the organization receive cords for graduation. NEHS meets once a month on Tuesdays in K3.

    Sveri Stromsta-May (mayss@kalamazoopublicschools.net), Lauren Kinnamon (kinnamonle@kalamazoopublicschools.net), and Lisa Jensen (jensenlm@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    This is a chapter of an international organization that is devoted to making our world a better place, doing community service work, and meeting Nobel Peace laureates.  The Loy Norrix chapter completes almost four dozen service projects each year.

    Travel Club (Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central)
    Adviser: Cindy Vanlieu (vanlieuca@kalamazoopublicschools.net)

    The travel club is a group of students and adults who travel internationally every year. Anyone may join and participate. After a destination is determined, the group meets bi-monthly to prepare for the journey. Students can earn academic credit through an online course. 


    U-Knight's purpose is to provide positive social opportunities and friendship building for high school teens who might not otherwise have such opportunities. The goals of the club are to provide positive role models, build self-esteem and self-confidence, and allow teens to experience being a leader while being part of a larger community. U-Knight is open to ALL students. Our on-campus meetings include a snack, games, crafts, and tutoring is also available! We try to plan an off-campus outing monthly - Kalamazoo Museum, Bowling, Sky Zone (to name a few). There is also community service that we provide in the fall and spring. U-Knight meets Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in D11.