|Webb believes that the quality of life outside the classroom is very important in shaping the overall educational experience of each student. With this in mind, Webb offers a broad range of clubs and activities. Student and faculty interests typically dictate these offerings. Most activity groups remain a constant in the upper school program, while some come and go depending on the interest level of the participants. The scheduled Club and Activity Fair at the end of August allows our students to gather information about current offerings; as well as set the wheels in motion for creating new interest groups. As a matter of protocol, the Student Government Association must approve all official clubs and activities. |
As students take advantage of the broad co-curricular program, they learn about the time commitment necessary to participate in a club or advocacy group. With the help of their advisors and teachers, students can hopefully make responsible and productive choices in pursuing their own learning outside the classroom. Through their involvement outside the classroom, students become connected to the life of Webb. These connections enhance the quality of their lives and often contribute to their success inside the classroom.
Included below is a list of the most current clubs with a brief description. Meeting reminders are often made through the daily announcements that are offered in chapel each day. Students are encouraged to visit with a faculty sponsor if they are in search of further information about a particular club or activity.
If you have any general questions regarding the clubs and activity program, please contact Rob Costante, Assistant Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Sponsor: Jit Koh
The purpose of the Asian Club is to promote knowledge and integration of other cultures.
Meets at least once a quarter during lunch in Room 27. Dates and times announced in chapel.
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Childers
To encourage the game of chess; to teach sound chess strategies; to prepare students for competition in various chess tournaments.
Meets Monday & Friday - 1st & 2nd AP, Rm 123 Science Bldg
Faculty Sponsors: Debbie Bryant
, John Schmid
The climbing team is for students who want to learn how to rock climb and compete against other schools in the east Tennessee area in the first high school climbing league in the country.
Meets at the Climbing Center, inside River Sports (2918 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919-4536)
Faculty Sponsor: John Schmid
/ Jit Koh
The club is currently planning and will implement a composting program for the Upper School. The gardening component will be degigning and planting an organic garden for spring.
Meeting place: No regularly scheduled meeting set yet. Usually in one of the science labs.
Faculty Sponsor: Kristan Lafon
Students interested in cooking meet to plan and cook a meal in the International Center kitchen.
Meets in the evenings in the International Center kitchen. Dates and times announced in chapel.
Faculty Sponsors: Amanda Rowcliffe
, Warren Heiser
Students learn the art of debate, practice debate skills, and take part in debates both within the club and in public. Students hone their public speaking skills, learn to formulate an argument, to counter an argument, and persuade the audience to their side. Debate Club helps student develop leadership skills as well self confidence and an awareness of current events.
Meets on announced days during lunch in Room 9.
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes|
Main Objective: To provide opportunities for student-athletes to understand the power of spirituality through Christ in their life. It is a non-denominational ministry. You do not have to be an athlete to participate.
Student-athletes coming together to sing, play games and hear testimonies from outside speakers as well as some of students and faculty at Webb. They are typically athletes, coaches and FCA leaders in the area, but not limited to that group only. Also, the FCA group tries to offer a post-game activity connected with at least one fall, winter and spring athletic game.
The NASCAR club is a group of students who have an appreciation for or want to develop an interet in the sport of NASCAR. Club members will choose favorite drivers and discuss the driving styles of those drivers. The members will also learn about the science and mechanics behind NASCAR; areas including engine construction and drafting. Club members will also research the history of the sport and the legendary drivers of the sport. In anticipation of specific events, the club members will review the NASCAR schedule and discuss the unique features of each track. Activities may also include reviewing some of the greatest races from NASCAR’s history.
Faculty Sponsor: Julieanne Pope
|Ultimate Frisbee Club|
Ultimate is a club that meets once a week from 4 to 5 p.m. in the fall and is open to any Upper School student of any skill level. A non-contact, fast-moving team sport played on one of our soccer fields, Ultimate players referee their own games. Club members are not required to show up for every game—teams are created according to who is there on any given week. It’s a blast.