Vilonia offers great opportunities for students to excel and grow in their academic and personal endeavors. Our clubs are sponsored by a dedicated collection of adults who look out for the whole student—mentally, physically, and emotionally. The following clubs and organizations are present at VHS:
New in 2011, the Chess Club is for anyone who would like to play. It is offered to students in grades 10-12. Cheryl Sloan is the sponsor. Geared up, the club meets on Mondays after school.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high
schools and colleges around the globe.
SPONSORS: Mrs. Mauldin and Mrs. Kirby
The 2015-16 Student Council includes:
Caleb Baker, Sarah Brantley, Logan Bridges, Zac Cole, Shelby Corder, Madison Daves, Ethan Janski, Morgan Gray, Drew List, Macy McKissack, Hunter Otts, Mary Ramsey, and Casey Williams.
At Vilonia High School, BETA club members reflect their motto motto "Let Us Lead By Serving Others."
The club’s purpose is the promotion of character, honesty, service and leadership.
VHS Beta had over 100 members last year. To be in Beta a student must have all A's and B's for two semesters. They also cannot have any serious disciplinary infractions.
Students are initiated once a year in the fall. The club attends State Convention every year in Hot Springs.
Students participate in academic competitions in all subject areas. The club participates in Adopt-A-Family at Christmas. We adopt three local families and buy Christmas presents for those in need. In the spring we have a Walk-A-Thon for MDA. Students are required to have 30 hours of service by their 12th grade year.
BETA Club Sponsors are: Cara Cromwell, Whitney Dixon, Kenny Waites
FBLA takes care of business
Future Business Leaders of America is a national organization for all students enrolled in business programs in high school. The activities of FBLA
provide an opportunity for business students to prepare for business and office occupations. Some of the purposes of FBLA are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, strengthen the confidence of young men and women themselves and their work, develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism.
SPONSORS: Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Kirby
The organization was founded in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, but in 1988 the name was changed and is now referred to as simply FFA, to recognize that the organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production agriculture. Today, FFA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States,
Mu Alpha Theta
The Vilonia High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta seeks to be more than just an honor society, more than just a footnote in the yearbook, and more than just a sticker on a diploma. We are here to reward excellence in mathematical studies, yes, but we also desire to foster a burning interest and desire to learn more, discover more, and do more. We want not only to challenge our students, but to create in them a need to be challenged, to push themselves beyond the ordinary into the extraordinary. From the foreword in the national Mu Alpha Theta Handbook for Sponsors:
So often it has been written, that learning without understanding is meaningless. This is the biggest challenge for Mu Alpha Theta chapters...to take mathematics beyond a bunch of memorizing of formulas and to allow young people to establish ideas that can mold them into future problem solvers and to actually see the beauty of mathematics.
In short, mathematics often offers the best approach to solving all sorts of problems in the world around us. Our goal is to develop our students' mathematical potential to make them better problem solvers.
Toni Nolan and Lisa Sloan are the sponsors for the 2012-13 school year.
Student Reporters in Vilonia High School are selected to cover events in their schools. Each student reporter has a particular role. For instance, a student will be assigned to cover one particular sport, club or organization throughout the school year. Each student assignment will include a short story and a photo. Opinion pieces will not be accepted.
The student’s work, after being edited, will be posted on the schools’ homepage. The student’s work may carry a byline. Students are assigned deadlines and they must meet them.
During the year, monthly meetings are held with all student reporters in attendance. The program allows students to gain hands-on writing and reporting training, access to professional journalists and other prominent people, and networking opportunities among peers.
This is not busy work, but rather a series of challenging assignments that have a beginning, middle and end — and a tangible, authentic work product at the end, something that others can and will read, listen to or see.
Our expectations are high, and students must rise to meet them. In return, student reporters will earn respect for their work. Students must get a parent’s permission to participate.
Freedom, respect, trust and high expectations are the ingredients of this thriving learning program.
The Vilonia High School chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and inspiring athletes to be the best they can be, on and off the field, as followers of Jesus Christ. Our chapter shares the vision, mission, and values of the FCA international organization.
To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.
To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence.
The Vilonia FCA will meet at least twice per month in a campus Huddle, a student-led gathering held for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship, outreach, and fellowship. Student members of FCA will be required to participate in at least one service project to be chosen by chapter members each semester.
As a chapter, and as individual members, we will strive to be living examples who love and serve others in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sponsors, John Allison, Brad Wallace and Kenny Waites.
FCCLA is Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. It is the only student led organization with the main focus of family.
VHS FCCLA Advisers: Maynette Stroud and Stephanie Ramsey
Requirements to join at VHS:
Pay $12 dues to Mrs. Stroud or Mrs. Ramsey due date (TBA)
Currently enrolled or previously enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences class
Turn in signed Drug Testing form
Official website: www.fcclainc.org
Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA)
The mission of HOSA, in the Vilonia School District, is to encourage students going into the healthcare field and to provide them with knowledge, skill and leadership as well as development of all health science technology, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
The Vilonia Drama Club is open to all students who support the fine arts of theatre, art, music, band and choir. Our purpose is to focus on the benefits of fine arts in our communication, expression and enjoyment.
From the desk of teacher Susan DeVorak:
We have 46 Drama Club members this year. We recently elected officers incuding Brice Ray, president, Kaitlyn Crossen, vice president and Megan Nichols, secretary.
The Drama Club has formed support teams headed by students to support all Vilonia students and clubs. You may see signs supporting golf, tennis, volleyball and cross country on lockers and around the school.
Team Captains are Brice Ray: Golf
Casey Williams, Faith Burroughs, Rose McKay, Yesica Morales, Erica Patterson and Maria Morales
Lauren Rappold: Volleyball
Bailey Madison, Courtney Winn, Sarah Gwatney, Heather Chandler and Halie Brown
Megan Nichols: Cross Country
Ashten Bedwell, Samantha Bittgen, Stormy Ritter, David Andrews, Valerie Stephanishen, Jansyn Parker, Alexa Edmonds, Abbey Ramsey, and Gene Sax.