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.
Location: Room 1554 (South Campus Art Room)
Frequency: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM
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
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.
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
CHS Players (Theatre)
Caledonia students put on two major theatrical events per year. The fall drama and the winter/spring musical. Actors as well as stage hands and ushers are needed for both. Actors also perform monologues, scenes, and other theatrical pieces on Fine Arts Night in April.
Advisor: Kate Lane
Location: Fine Arts Center
Frequency: After school for tryouts & rehearsals and occasional Saturdays. Check schedules on the board by the FAC for more information.
WEBSITE: CHS Players
Throughout the year we work together on our business and marketing skills. Members must be enrolled or have taken a marketing or accounting class and be 10th grade status or above. Some DECA alumni have earned college scholarships as a result of their work in our chapter.
Location: Room 1420 or 1417
Frequency: Varies (contact Mr. Keron or Mrs Kenyon and listen to announcements)
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.
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.
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
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)
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
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 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 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
A class designed for some of the best students in our school to become the best they can be. How can you get in? The leadership class advisor, along with a committee will review the applications and select students for this class. You can apply for student council in January and February near tallying time.
Advisor: Mr. Durkee
Location: Room 1605
WEBSITE: CHS Student Council
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.
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
Students for Life
The motto of Caledonia Students for Life is “Preparing Students for the Culture of Life”. The mission of Caledonia Students for Life is to raise awareness for, educate about, and take action for the pro life movement.
Location: Room 1710 (South)
Frequency: 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 2:45 PM
WEBSITE: Caledonia Students for Life
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