Activities & Clubs
Corvallis High School offers an array of clubs that serve our diverse student body. Many clubs meet during lunchtime and participate in activities after the school day. All students are encouraged to become involved in CHS co-curricular activities.
Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, including student clubs. Student groups may not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. All student groups must have a statement of purpose for the group, description of qualifications for membership if any, and approval by the school administrator.
Student groups must apply to the school for recognition and are subject to school district policy IGDA-AR. All school-sponsored student groups have a staff advisor that takes an active role in planning and activities of the group. Non-school sponsored groups are not sponsored, supported financially, or endorsed by the district and will not be supervised by district staff. All such groups will have a staff monitor at all activities on school property during school hours. Student clubs meet during the lunch break or outside the regular school day.
|Alpine Ski Team||CHS Alpine Ski Team||Community-sponsored club sports are defined as those sports not recognized by the Oregon Schools Activities Association. They are independent of and receive no funding, services, or supervision from the Corvallis School District.|
|Art Club||Stephanie Villarreal||We gather to create, appreciate, and discuss art.||Even Mondays at lunch||T21|
|ASB||Christa Schmeder||Student government||First Tuesday of the month||T- North Computer Lab|
|Bake Sale Club||Eric Dazey||Raise money for different organizations through bake sales.||Wednesdays at lunch||H3|
|Chamber Music Club||Jens Lovtang||A group of friends and skilled, passionate musicians that enjoy playing music together and sharing the language of music with the community.||Odd days at lunch||Choir Room|
|Chess Club||Robert Bowman||We play chess to promote chess appreciation and knowledge.||Mondays at lunch||119|
|Coding Club||Randy MacDonald||Promote and provide opportunities for students to learn new computer coding skills and express themselves using those skills.||Wednesdays at lunch||105|
|Cycling Club||Nelson Goranson||Build community while getting exercise.||Tuesdays at lunch||113|
|DND Club||Nelson Goranson||To have fun and play Dungeons and Dragons.||Mondays 3:00-5:00||206|
|Fashion Club||Christa Schmeder||To discuss fashion and clothing, and to wear and critique fashionable outfits.||Thursdays at lunch||T40|
|Green Club||Charlyn Ellis||Promote Earth Day awareness, recycling, and other environmental issues.||Fridays at lunch||Spartan Garden|
|Key Club||Nelson Goranson||Provide service opportunities in the school and the community; affiliated with Key Club International.||Tuesdays at lunch||Upper Gym|
|Knitting & Crochet Club||Charlyn Ellis||Knit and crochet for charity.||Mondays at lunch||H3|
|Investment Club||Ross Duerfeldt||To learn about and experiment with the stock market.||Thursdays at lunch||111|
|Lacrosse Team||Community-sponsored club sports are defined as those sports not recognized by the Oregon Schools Activities Association. They are independent of and receive no funding, services, or supervision from the Corvallis School District.|
|Magic the Gathering Club||Matt King||To teach beginners how to play Magic the Gathering.||Tuesdays at lunch||227|
|MECHA||Carlos Valdes-Casillas||Share and spread Hispanic/Latin-X culture.||Fridays at lunch||223|
|National Honor Society||Sarah Theurer||NHS recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, and character.||1st Wednesday of the month at lunch (except May)||Upper Gym|
|Robotics||Denise Cardinali CHS Robotics||Students design and build robots for competition against other high schools in the Pacific Northwest.||Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-8:00 PM||Commons|
|SAGA (formerly QSA)||Christa Schmeder||Promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion of all.||Thursdays at lunch||H2|
|Science Club||David Milner||Promote knowledge and interest in science.||Fridays at lunch||108|
|Surf Club||Josh Miller||To further surfing education and share the joys of this sport.||Every other Thursday at lunch||225|
|Ultimate Frisbee Team||Spartan Force Ultimate Frisbee||Community-sponsored club sports are defined as those sports not recognized by the Oregon Schools Activities Association. They are independent of and receive no funding, services, or supervision from the Corvallis School District.|
|UNICEF Club||Leslie Griffin||Educate the CHS community about, advocate for, and fundraise for children in underdeveloped countries.||Wednsdays at lunch||H Building Picnic Table|
|YDSA (Young Democratic Socialists of America)||David Milner||Improve the lives of citizens through Democratic Socialism.||Wednesdays at lunch||108|
|Youth in Government Club||Nelson Goranson||Club participants will be taught how to write a bill and will present their bill at the Oregon State Capitol.||Fridays at lunch||206|
|Z Club||Jane Kiekel||Provide leadership opportunities through service to women and children in our community.||Tuesdays at lunch||222|
ASB- Student Leadership
Corvallis High School believes that every student should have a voice. Student leaders represent the entire CHS student body. Leadership students are responsible for coordinating dances and spirit week, school events, and assemblies. The student leaders for the next school year are elected in the last few months of school. For more information on student leadership, contact advisor Christa Schmeder.
The annual Mr/Ms Spartan fundraising program is a tradition at CHS. Student participants join together to coordinate fundraising activities and events for local nonprofits in and around Corvallis. Activities are held throughout the year, culminating with a talent show and pageant in April. Students have raised considerable funds for charities such as the Mario Pastega House, the ABC House, the Starker Arts Garden for Education, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. For more information about this program, contact advisor Amy Knoke.
Dances are school-sponsored events, and students are expected to dress and behave in accordance with the following school guidelines/expectations:
- Only age-appropriate and edited music that is free of objectionable language and does not promote or blatantly glorify sex, drugs, alcohol, or violence will be allowed.
- Students are expected to dance in a manner that is acceptable and appropriate for a school activity.
- Inappropriate attire or dancing (such as moshing, lifting students overhead, grinding, etc.) are not allowed.
- Lewd and unruly behavior and profane language toward authority will not be tolerated.
Any student who violates school or district policy while at a school dance will be subject to disciplinary action and will not be permitted to attend future dances until cleared by an administrator or designee. Admittance to dances may be denied by administration due to attendance, academic progress, and/or behavior.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some dances for 2021-22 have been canceled. We will communicate via email about upcoming events.