Clubs and Activities
Mountain View High School offers a variety of activities to help enrich the educational experience at our school. Below you will find a description and contact person for each of our organizations. We encourage all of our students to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Billy Jones - Room 1.502
Academic Team: Here at Mountain View we practice weekly to prepare students to compete on all levels of difficulty from novice to Junior Varsity to Varsity. Competitions extend throughout the year and include local, county, district and state interactions. Students are encouraged to join our practices and improve their skills of knowledge, analysis, and deduction.
Jane Boyett - Room 1.303All Students are welcome to join Art Club at Mountain View. Membership provides students with the opportunity to work on a variety of both community based and individual projects. Through these projects students will explore a range of new art based processes and materials resulting in a professional finish. Art Club members are invited to take part in school events and fund raisers. Art Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in room 1.300 from 2:15 - 3:30
Tracey Fisher - Room 1.091The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Mountain View students with a 3.5 overall grade point average (GPA) or higher. are invited to participate in the Mountain View High School Beta Club chapter at the start of each school year. Beta Club is an exciting way to get involved at Mountain View High School. You'll meet new people, make new friends and contribute your time, energy, and enthusiasm to benefit your community. Beta Club awards students national recognition for their high academic achievement while also equipping them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Mountain View Beta Club members participate in exciting and personally rewarding, community service and school-related activities.
Color Guard - Winter Guard
William Owens - Band Room (1.252)Color Guard and Winter Guard are activities that involves dance choreography with flag, rifle and saber choreography. The Color Guard performs with the MVHS marching band during half time of the varsity football games and also at fall marching band competitions. Auditions for fall color guard are usually held in April. Rehearsals begin in July and go through November. When offered, the winter guard is an indoor competitive group. Winter guard competitions are held at host high school gyms across the state. Auditions for winter guard are usually in October. Rehearsals begin in November and go through April.
Kris Kimmel and Lucy Mason - Room 1.565
The Mountain View Dance Team is a spirit organization performing at Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball home games as well as, school pep rallies, various community events, and local competitions throughout the year. The Mountain View Dance Team performs hip-hop, pom, and jazz style routines. Dance experience is preferred but not required.
Andrea Barrett - Room 1.306 WebsiteDECA is a co-curricular student organization designed to enhance the education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students to develop skills and competence for marketing careers, to build self–esteem, to experience leadership and to practice community service. Students have the opportunity to compete with DECA and earn scholarship money.
Kristen Wilson- Room 1.538 Website
The Mountain View Equestrian Team is a club for students who have an interest in horses and the equestrian sport. The club consists of a competitive riding team as well as members who just want to learn more about horses. The team is coached by Marien Bickers at Cornerstone Equestrian and involves both English riding disciplines. The competitive team has the opportunity to ride in both informal shows and invitational meets sanctioned by the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). Students ride and compete against teams from local schools. All teams and individual riders involved have the opportunity to qualify and compete at state and national competitions. The goal is for the students to be recognized as athletes and teams just as other teams in their schools are.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Kristina Hesson- Room 1.368
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization open for any Mountain View student to join. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Mountain View FCCLA has monthly meetings, participates in numerous community service opportunities, fund raisers, social events, and leadership conferences. Join FCCLA today through MyPaymentsPlus.
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Haley McDonald- Room 1.004
Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides an opportunity for students, athletes and teachers to get together for fellowship and worship. There will be Bible studies and social gatherings throughout the year.
FBLA -Future Business Leaders of America
Torrey Thomas - Room 1.386
John Maxwell said, "A leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way." The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a premier business organization of young people preparing for success as leaderrs in business, government, and communities. Students involved in FBLA will have the opportunity to participate in leadership development, academic competition in all areas of business against other schools, and community service. I almost forgot to mention that students get to travel on top of everything else. It does not matter what grade you are in, whether you have experience or not, there is a spot for you in FBLA. Take a chance! Who knows, you might be the next Future Business Leader of America.
TBA- Room 1.474
Purpose: To further the student's understanding and appreciation of the French language and culture through activities outside of the classroom. As a member of the French Club, we will have activities such as French movie days, trips to French restaurants, French game days, French music karaoke parties, parties at the end of each semester and more! Eligibility: Anyone who is currently enrolled in a French class. dues are $15 which includes a t-shirt.
Ana Pino - Room 1.478 Website
Hispanic Organization for the Promotion of Education. This organization is nation wide with chapters in several states, also here in GCPS, where several high schools participate to help solve academic and social problems many Hispanic students face everyday. The mission of HOPE is to increase the graduation rate among Hispanic high school students through leadership, education, and community service.
International Thespian Society
Micki Ankiel- Room 1.238
The International Thespian Society exists to promote excellence in high school theatre. The organization sponsors conferences, contest and awards for students who participate in their high school theatre programs. In order to join ITS a student must have earned 10 points from being involved in theatre and have experience being in one or two plays. The MVHS Drama Club is a feeder program for those interested in joining ITS, as well as a fun after school activity for anyone interested in acting and drama.
Junior Cabinet - Prom
Jaime Claymore - Room 1.474 Website
The Junior Cabinet is responsible for planning prom and coordinating all Junior Class activities. Check the Junior Class Sponsor webpage often for updates concerning prom, junior activities, and class rings. Should you have any questions contact Jaime_Claymore@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
Junior Classical League - Latin Club
Jaime Claymore - Room 1.474 Website
The Mountain View Junior Classical League is part of the Georgia and National JCL's, organizations under the umbrella of the American Classical League. It is the largest classical organization in the wold today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of that culture to the modern world. The MVJCL is an active school group of around 100 students annually, participating in major school events, activities, fundraisers as well as community events.
Joey Nunn & Heather Brindle
Mission Statement: Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.
Vision: We are caring and competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide.
Core Values: the core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.
Majesty Step Team
The purpose of the Mountain View "Majesty" Step Team is to foster an active interest in the historical African-American art of stepping, promoting diversity and encouraging and inspiring members towards fortitude and accomplishment. Majesty will engage in fundraisering, group outings, performances, community service, and other activities. With practice, perserverence, and team work, all members of the team will be encouraged to increase their skill level in stepping, with camaraderie, enjoyment.
Billy Jones - Room 1.554
Math team is open to any student with an interest in mathematics. It provides students with an opportunity to improve their math skills, participate in competitions with students from other schools, and gain leadership experience. Practices also include preparation for SAT, ACT, state math exam, and National Math exam.
Jake Head - Room 1.420
The Mock Trial competition team is made of up of 14 members who are want to work with volunteer teachers and attorneys to learn to present a case in court. They prepare presentations from case materials provided by the High School Mock Trial Committee from the Young Lawyers Association from the State Bar.
Jake Head - Room 1.420
Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student “delegates” make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure- all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. This year's competition will be at Georgia Tech and will involve representing Gabon. See Mr. Head or Mr. Jones for more details.
Mu Alpha Theta
Veronica Cross - Room 1.554
Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society for students in grades 9-12. Students must have a 3.0 GPA in their math courses to join. We will have competitions and provide peer tutoring. Meets in room 1.554 every other Monday after school from 2:15-2:50pm.
National Art Honor Society
Jane Boyett - Room 1.303
The National Art Honor Society is designed to recognize students who excel in the Visual Arts. Through group critiques, students will engage in open discussions about each other’s work. These discussions will lead to creative insights, and could result in collaborative works. They will be given feedback about their progress, and will utilize their time to improve specific areas of their portfolio. In addition to exploring new techniques, club members will participate in art-based community service. The projects will vary, based on student interest. Implementing artistic skills in assisting others is the overall mission of National Art Honor Society. To maintain national membership, students are required to participate in at least 10 hours of community service throughout the year. Students are given opportunities to complete these hours with NAHS. Students who do not earn 10 hours of service will not receive an Honor cord for graduation. The National Art Honor Society meets on the first Monday of every month, in room 1.303. Meetings last for an hour.
National French Honor Society
Purpose: To recognoze and honor achievement and outstanding performance of upper level French and to participate in community service projects such as tutoring French students, promoting the French alnguage and culture and service to a variety of Haiti projects.
Eligibility: You must be in your 5th semester of high school French to qualify and have an A average (90 or higher) in French and a B overall average (80 or higher). You must complete 10 hours of community service approved by the sponsor in order to qualify for the honor cord you will proudly wear at graduation. Dues are $18 which includes the honor cord.
NHS - National Honor Society
Terry Nicholson - Room 1.578
The National Honor Society (NHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding sophomore, junior, and senior high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Mountain View not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
NHSDA - National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Kris Kimmel - Room 1.006
National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a club brought to Mountain View to promote and honor outstanding dance achievements. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month. NHSDA hopes to encourage well-rounded dance artists to become leaders in their communities after high school graduation. Student membership is awarded on the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance that meet the honor society's general guidelines. Each student must earn at least 30 points. NHSDA is in conjunction with Dance Club.
Relay for Life
Erin Rattigan - Room
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. At the big Relay for Life Gwinnett County event, our team will camp overnight at the Gwinnett County Fair Grounds and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness in an effort to help the American Cancer Society in the world's largest fight for more birthdays. The actual relay event is a celebration of survivors and in honor of those who have passed away because of Cancer. Our team meets 1-2 times per month to plan out various fundraising events to take place throughout the year and ending with the big night of Relay.
Billy Jones - Room 1.502
Science Team/Science Olympiad: For those students with a keen interest in science, a career in medicine or engineering, or a desire to learn more about all areas of science, this club can meet all your needs. We prepare for competitions in the science area only (with mathematical support, of course). Competitions include buzzer use, group endeavors, and building events. Each competition focuses on one or more of these areas and students and faculty work together to make sure the practices and competitions are learning experiences as well as fun. Preparation will include Science Olympiad, National Chemistry Exam, and other science related activities throughout the year.
Spanish National Honor Society
Casey Emmanuel - Website
An academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education. The goals of society include the promotion of the teaching and learning of Spanish at MVHS and in our community as well as recognition of achievement in Spanish studies. Society activities include a student tutoring program, Pulsera Project, National Spanish Exam, FLAG Spoken Language Contest, Hispanic Heritage Month, International Night and events to promote cultural awareness.
Laura Droms & Casey Emmanuel Room 1.465 Website
Student Council is an organization of student leaders whose primary focus is to represent their peers and act as a liaison between the students of Mountain View High School and the faculty and administration. This group of student leaders is responsible for planning student and community service activities throughout the year. In addition to planning activities, students participate in leadership lessons and attend conferences at the local school, state, regional, and national levels.
TSA - Technology Student Association
Darryl Colley - Room 1.360
The mission of Georgia TSA is to prepare its membership to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program; which include communication, leadership, and competitive skill development in the classroom/laboratory environment.
Tri-M Music National Honor Society
William Owens- band Room 1.252
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.
Tri-M shares and supports the objectives of every dedicated music educator—to increase student and school involvement with music and to make a stronger and more unified school music program. Tri-M offers a complete system of rewards that helps inspire students and recognizes excellence in individuals and chapters. With this system, the society builds self-esteem and provides a channel of personal fulfillment. Students are invited to attend and must have an A in their current music course (Band, Chorus or Orchestra) and an overall B average in their other courses.