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

    Archery Club

    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 ln-archery@kalamazoopublicschools.net.

    When & Where: TBD

    Advisors: Corey O'Bryan

    A/V Club

    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

    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

    Chess Club

    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

    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

    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 pankoptl@kalamazoopublicschools.net. 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

    Latinx Association

    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 

    Young Democrats

    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