CHS Student Life

A More Beautiful You (AMBY)

A mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with outstanding high school role models in a 1:1 relationship. Our students help with navigating changing friendships, independence, personal health and beauty, changing bodies, online safety, career exploration and more.

Advisor: Mrs. Whitlock (HS)

Location: Duncan Lake/Kraft Meadows Middle School

Frequency: Every other Tuesday after school starting in October 29

Art Club (aka NAHS)

Open to all art students for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown a strong interest and/or outstanding ability in art. Art Club strives to help members grow as artists and helps you to connect with other students who love art. We work together to use art as a positive and transformational force for change in our community.

Advisors: Mr. Reeder and Mr. Chamberlin    

Location: Room 1554 (South Campus Art Room)

Frequency: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM

Bass Club

Caledonia High School Bass Club exists to help educate, equip, and empower teens to become better at bass fishing and offer a platform into High School Competitive Bass Fishing Tournaments. This happens through monthly club meetings throughout the school year and a spring and summer tournament season. We are part of the Michigan Bass National (MBN) as well as the BASS at the National level. During our monthly club meetings we have local pros and tournament anglers come in and share knowledge, techniques, and life lessons to our anglers.

Advisors: Mr. Miedema & Mr. Derek Schultz    

Location: Upper Forum Room

Frequency: Monday nights (predetermined dates) from 7-8:30 PM

Book Club

CHS book club is a place for book lovers to gather and enjoy reading and discussing books together. We meet in a casual setting where we can share what we thought about the book and the ideas it brings to the reader, as well as enjoy food and fellowship.  All are welcomed.

Advisors: Mrs. Yonker & Mrs. Schuster

Location: Room 2254 or 1708

Frequency: Once a month

Caledonia Pipes and Drums

The Caledonia Pipes and Drums is a school and community partnership that provides Bagpiping instruction to the students of Caledonia High School and the community.  The group performs regularly for our schools and events throughout West Michigan including Art Prize, Frederik Meijer Gardens, WoodTV 8, Muskegon Irish Festival, and much more.

Advisor: Mr. Wellfare

Location: High School Band Room 1505

Frequency: Tuesdays from 3-4:00 PM

WEBSITE: Caledonia Pipes and Drums

Economics

CHS Economics Students are conducting surveys to help them in their course.

Please consider taking the following surveys:

Google DocBlankets and Fans Survey

Google DocSmoothie Survey

Equal Alliance

A student-led club that works to promote equality, fight intolerance, and provide a safe environment for people to be themselves.

Advisors: Mrs. Hall & Mrs. Quintana

Location: Room 1217

Frequency: Every other Thursday at 2:45

Environmental Club

Our goal is to have a direct impact on the local environment and raise awareness of the issues regarding the environment in the school and the community.

Advisors: Mr. Cornell Student Contacts: Emmet Schmehling

Location: Room 2267

Frequency: Every Thursday at 7:10 AM

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriscience education. All students enrolled in agriscience courses are eligible to join.

Advisors: Mr. Schut & Mr. Scholten

Location: Room 1603

Frequency: Daily if enrolled in FFA Leadership course.  Students can still participate in activities if they are not enrolled in an agriscience course.

WEBSITE: http://caledoniaffa.theaet.com

Human Rights Club

The mission of Human Rights Caledonia is to promote and protect the rights of every person, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation at Caledonia High School and outside of CHS. We value volunteer work and activism to promote positive change in our school and community.

Advisor: Mrs. Allen 

Location: Room 1414

Frequency: Once a month on Tuesdays

International Club

A club open to all students for the purpose of learning about and experiencing cultures and customs of countries all around the world.

Advisors: Mrs. Whitlock & Mrs. McLaughlin

Location: Room 1202 (unless activity dictates otherwise)

Frequency: Once a month - sign up in advance outside Room 1202

Key Club

We are a student led service organization in the Kiwanis family (Builders Club is the middle school equivalent). We are an organization designed to develop initiative and leadership as well as providing experiences in working together to serve Caledonia High School and the Caledonia community. All are welcome to join, as we do a variety of weekly service projects.

Advisor: Mrs. Ruthven

Location: Room 2753

Frequency: General Membership - 1st & 3rd Wednesday after school, Executive Board - 2nd & 4th Wednesday after school

Lean on Me

A student-led organization created to end bullying, promote positivity and good decision-making. We encourage students to join and be an example to the student body and the community.

Advisor: Mrs. Nawrocki

Location: Room 1705

Frequency: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:15 AM (listen to announcements)

LINKS (Course)

The goal of the LINKS program is to promote, cultivate and nurture independence, appropriate social behavior, and life skills for life in and beyond high school. The LINK course assists students in their consideration of a career in the Human Services Career Pathway. Teachers, Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and many more occupations will increasingly work professionally with individuals identified as having a variety of special needs. LINKS is a course that enables the student to make a difference in another person’s life.

The goal of the LINKS program is to promote, cultivate and nurture independence, appropriate social behavior, and life skills for life in and beyond high school. The LINK course assists students in their consideration of a career in the Human Services Career Pathway. Teachers, Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and many more occupations will increasingly work professionally with individuals identified as having a variety of special needs. LINKS is a course that enables the student to make a difference in another person’s life. In addition to the academic content of the course, there is ample time to apply what you are learning as you become involved in the life of another student.

Instructor: Mrs. VanDokkumburg

Location: Media Center, 1306

WEBSITE: LINKS website

National Honor Society (NHS)

NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Junior & Senior Students with a GPA of 3.5 or above that have completed the application process.  

Advisors: Mrs. Dorband

Location: Upper Forum Room

Frequency: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, after school

WEBSITE: CHS National Honor Society Homepage

Robotics

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join a Caledonia HS Robotics team. Teams begin meeting in the late summer, and work over the course of 6 months constructing and programming a VEX robot that they’ll compete with against other teams in League and Tournament play.

Advisor: Chris Van Meter

Location: Room 2375

Frequency: August-February; meeting times determined by teams

WEBSITE: Caledonia VEX Robotics

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a competitive science club.  Students concentrate on 2 or more science events (either study or build events) and then compete against other schools at tournaments.

Advisor: Mr. David Niemann

Location: Room 2372

Frequency: Tuesdays after school, starting in October

Strike Percussion

Strike consists of a chamber group that performs classical and contemporary percussion pieces ranging from three to forty percussionists. Additionally, Strike plays steel band and jazz music as well as some Stomp-like selections. Strike also has the new addition of many Japanese drums and performs some traditional Japanese pieces as well.

Advisor: Mr. Raaymakers

Location: DLMS Band Room

Frequency: Monday evenings

WEBSITE: Strike Percussion Ensemble

Student Government

Elected members of the Student Government serve the entire student body by sponsoring and organizing activities that range from service projects to semi-formal dances. Members work closely with other student clubs in support of a number of school spirit activities and resources.

List of Current Officers

Students for a Democratic Society

CSDS is an open-minded club open to new ideas and looking to share our own. Caledonia Students for a Democratic Society wants to take a stand for the unheard voice. If you have any ideas you want to share or would just like to listen in on some of our conversations you are welcome. 

Advisor: Yolanda Swartz

Student Advisors: Justus Young, Morgan Winkler, or Olivia Durkee 

Location: Mrs.Swartz's room or the North Cafeteria

Frequency: Every Wednesday from 2:55-3:45

Trial Techniques (Mock Trial)

Caledonia students will receive information pertaining to a crime. Students will work together as a prosecution team to develop their case with the information provided. They will prepare their case and compete against other schools.

Advisors: Mrs. Jonkman and Mrs. Yard (attorney/coach)

Frequency: 2nd Trimester Class, Competition in March