Loy Norrix Clubs and Organizations
Animal Farm Indoor Track
Animal Farm Indoor Track trains for and competes in indoor track meets, and just to stay in shape.
When & Where: November through February, 2:45 - 4:15 in Four Corners.
Adviser(s): Brad Schmidt and Ted Duckett
The "Loy Norrix Archery Club" is a space for new and experienced archers to learn, practice, train, and eventually compete. This club is still in the process of being set up and many more details will follow as we get closer to an official launch date. For more information, join the Google Classroom using the code: xx22efb or email email@example.com.
When & Where: TBD
Advisors: Corey O'Bryan
This club produces the senior video and other selected filming of events based on student choice. For more information, join the Google Classroom.
When & Where: K6 on selected Wednesdays.
Adviser(s): Tisha Pankop
Book Club is a partnership with the Kalamazoo Public Library. Students in Book Club will receive a copy of the book of the month. Once per month, students meet to discuss the book, do a craft or activity, eat snacks, and enjoy each other's company. For more information, follow @LNLibrary on Instagram.
When & Where: Once a month, 2:30 - 3:30 in the library. Students choose the date each month.
Adviser(s): John Kreider & Zoey Blake-Mark
We play chess.
When & Where: Selected Wednesdays in D10 .
Adviser(s): Jim Bellware
This club focuses on Cybersecurity awareness and participates in two competitions. CyberPatriot in the fall and National Cyber League in the spring.
When & Where: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in M1.
Adviser(s): Rostam Ahmad Daud
The Loy Norrix Esports Club is a place for students who want to experience competitive online gaming, or who just want to hang out and enjoy playing games. We participate in structured seasons against other schools in the state, playing games like Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Overwatch, Fortnite, and Valorant. We also try to engage with the rest of the student body by running tournaments in Super Smash Brothers, Pokemon Showdown, Chess, Mario Kart, basically any game where we think that there is broader student interest, but they don’t want to participate on a more regular basis. For more information, contact Mr. Wood for an invite to the Discord.
When & Where: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in C19 if meeting in person. Check the Discord for more information.
Adviser(s): Brandon Wood
GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance)
GSA is an affirming space for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies to connect. Anyone willing to help protect the safe space for LGBTQIA+ students is welcome to attend. For more information, follow @loy_norrix_gsa and @LNLibrary on Instagram. Attend a meeting or contact Kreider for Google Classroom and Discord invites.
When & Where: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in the library.
Adviser(s): John Kreider
Green School Club is a collection of students that have unified under a common set of environmental goals. Student led and driven, this club aims to raise school awareness of environmental issues, make a direct impact in the community, and influence political decision-making for the betterment of the planet. Students in this club actively engage in a variety of activities from community gardens, garbage cleanup, lobbying, renewable energy, recycling, and habitat construction. For more information, follow @loy_norrix_green_school on Instagram and join the Google Classroom with code: 2utouk7.
When & Where: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in B14.
Adviser(s): Eric David
Key Club International
International club based on service and leadership.
When & Where: Second Tuesday of each month in D13.
Adviser(s): Alison Nelson
Knight Life is a student-produced publication that has been reporting the news since 1960. Through 2019, Knight Life was published in print and now finds its home on the web. Being school-sponsored, this publication is subject to prior review by Kalamazoo Public Schools, according to Board of Education policy. If you’re interested in advertising, then fill out the advertising contract and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get involved in Knight Life, take the prerequisite Journalism class, then enroll in the Advanced Journalism class. Advanced Journalism can be a Senior English, fine arts, or elective credit. For more information, visit KnightLifeNews.com.
When & Where: K6 during 3rd hour.
Adviser(s): Tisha Pankop
The Latinx Association works to promote Latinx culture and well-being through schoolwide activities and weekly meetings. For more information, follow @latinxhispanicassociation on Instagram.
When & Where: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in A15
Adviser(s): Chris Holmes Stegman
Rock Climbing Club
Experience the thrill and challenge of scaling 35 ft. high walls which will challenge your physical and mental strength. Also, you will learn the importance of team work when working with a climbing partner. For more information, join the Google Classroom using the code: egu75wj.
When & Where: Climb Kalamazoo (TBD)
Adviser(s): Rich Labadie
Sword & Board
Sword and Board Club is a place to come and play any and all tabletop-styled games. From Uno to Monopoly, all students are encouraged to bring their favorite games and friends to club days. Right now, our largest groups are Magic and D&D. For more information, join the Google Calssroom using the code: nx4rnew
When & Where: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in C16. (If there is a staff meeting Wednesday, we will meet Thursday in C16).
Adviser(s): Corey O'Bryan
Women Empowerment Club
Student-led organization focused on intersectional feminism, lifting up women of color at Norrix, and helping students who will be coming to Norrix (students at Milwood MS) prepare for high school. For more information, join the Google Classroom using the code: ok65xxa
When & Where: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 in B21 (every other Thursday at Milwood MS for Big Sister / Little Sister program).
Adviser(s): Rosie Sidewell
YES Club (Future Teachers)
YES Club is for students that want to get involved with improvement projects around our school and work with teachers in the building.
When & Where: 2:30 - 3:30 in D4 on the dates listed here.
Adviser(s): April Rocco
The Young Democrats of America mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process to elect Democrats, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders. For more information, follow @loynorrixyoungdemocrats on Instagram.
When & Where: Tuesdays, 2:30 in C13.
Adviser(s): Kyle Shack