Clubs & Activities
Our students are often thirsty for more. Just because the final bell rings doesn’t mean we are finished. Extracurricular programming provides exciting opportunities for our students to try new activities or delve deeper into areas of passion.
Get involved. Have fun!
Students participate in, lead, and even create school clubs based on their unique interests and talents. Our ever-changing list of dozens of clubs and activities across campus offers students abundant opportunities to explore their passions and discover new ones, and to connect and have fun with peers and faculty who share similar interests.
The National BETA Club was founded in 1934, and has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.
Our Junior BETA Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop strong interpersonal skills.
This organization is open to 7th and 8th grade students by invitation only who meet all requirements.
The standards established for membership in the Junior Beta Club are in compliance with guidelines required by the National Beta Club organization and the Catawba County School district. The basic qualifications for membership are “worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement, and commendable attitude.”
Prerequisites for Membership:
- Membership is by invitation only.
- Membership is limited to students in grades seven and eight who are functioning at or above grade level as determined by End of Grade tests from the previous year. End-of-Grade testing score must be a Level 3, 4, or 5.
- A 90.0 in all core academic courses and electives: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and electives
- Students must receive an (S) satisfactory or (I) improving conduct grade from each classroom teacher. A student may not receive an (N) needs to improve or (U) unsatisfactory.
- No more than one office referral and no Out of School Suspension.
Standards for Maintaining Membership:
A 90.0 in core academic classes and elective classes
The standard of conduct for membership must be maintained.
Students who do not maintain the identified grade or identified standard of conduct are subject to one of the following disciplinary actions. These actions may be involved at the end of any nine week academic period.
Probation—The club sponsor issues a warning that membership criteria are not being met. A nine week grading period is given to correct the deficiencies. All club privileges are maintained. If after a nine week period, the academic deficiency and/or misconduct are not corrected, and/or if the academic deficiency and misconduct occurs again, the student will be expelled and be ineligible to return during the 7th and 8th grade school terms.
Expulsion—Removal of the student’s name from the Junior Beta Club roll. Any infraction resulting in an out-of-school suspension will result in automatic expulsion and ineligibility to return during the 7th and 8th grade school terms.
When students are placed on probation or expelled from the Beta Club, parents and students shall be notified in writing.
Greetings Arndt students and parents!
We are excited to restart the Arndt Robotics Club. This year we hope to attend two competitions. To prepare for competitions we will meet after school twice each week on Monday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Our first meeting will be Thursday, October 21st. Students should bring charged Chromebooks to every meeting. During the second school semester, we may meet only once a week if students are already prepared for competitions and do not need the extra day to prepare.
To join the robotics club, please complete this application, and return the application to Ms. Tiffany Brown or Mrs. Kris Johnson by Friday, October 15. No prior experience with robotics is necessary.
Robotics Club Application to apply!
Student Council Advisor
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.
In 2018, more than 980 K-12 teams representing over 18,000 students and 85 counties in North Carolina participated in NCSO activities. NCSO is indebted to the thousands of volunteers that donate their time each year to making our activities a success.
The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.
Science Olympiad Application due October 29
The Arndt Stem Club was established to provide students an opportunity to explore science and technology while creating new inventions and solving problems. We will be working on many fun exciting STEM challenges created to get you thinking. From building towers to designing a catapult, each design challenge was created to get you thinking like an engineer. Students will be selected on an application basis. We will meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Media Center, from 2:30-3:30. Rides need to be here to pick up students by 3:30 dismissal. Students are not required to attend each meeting date, but must notify an advisor one day prior if not attending. Failure to notify of absence could result in dismissal from the club.
Stem Club will meet the following dates:
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021
January 12, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022