The BSU club is dedicated to encouraging cultural diversity at Longleaf particularly in the interest of students of African descent. BSU explores black culture in America and throughout the world. One of BSU's biggest projects for the year centers around Black history month in February.
When: Every other Tuesday after school
Where: Barrier's room
Student leaders: Cayla Smith and Kaudia Williams
Club Advisors: Mr. Barrier and Ms. Guerrier (Asst. Mr. Boddie)
The club will read and reflect on classic and contemporary literary books from various cultures and get together once a month to share and discuss in mutual respect and friendship.
When: One Friday per month 3:35 - 4:35pm
Where: Room 201
Student leaders: Isabella Jensen and Sofia Stambler
Club Advisor: Ms. Chidwick
Google Classroom Code: p6sjqi4
The Environmental Club seeks to engage students in learning about the environment and ways in which we can help local ecosystems. Members of the club coordinate the school's recycling program in cooperation with Wake County's Feed the Bin initiative. This past spring, the club planted a garden on school property to support pollinators such as bees and butterflies and continues to maintain that garden throughout the year.
When: Advisory Every 2nd Week (day TBD)
Once a week after school to collect recycling
Where: Mr. Ricci's room
Student leaders: Ridley Clayton, Alex Glass
Club Advisor: Mr. Ricci
What GSA is all about: The Genders and Sexualities Alliance will promote inclusive education and create a safe space for those that identify inside and outside of the LGBT+ community.
When: Every other Tuesday 3:45 - 4:30pm
Where: Mr. Barrier’s room (122/123)
Club Advisor: Mr. Barrier
The International Thespian Society is an honor society for high school theatre students. It is a division of the Educational Theatre Association. Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts.
Thespian troupes serve students in grades 9-12. Induction eligibility is determined by a point system. Points are earned through the successful completion of a required number of hours of work within the theatre community (within the school program, classes, community theatre, Jr ITS membership in middle school, etc). Please see Ms Smith with specific questions regarding the earning and tracking of eligibility hours.
ITS Members have the opportunity to participate in workshops, competitions and tech portfolio review events at the Regional and State level each year. These workshops and reviews are chaired by Theatre Professionals and College Professors, in order to provide authentic and actionable feedback for participants.
Inducted Member Meetings
Club Advisor: Ms Virginia Smith
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Key Club, also known as Key Club International, is an international organization for high school students who are interested in leadership and serving their community.
When: Every other Monday after school
Club Advisor: Ms. Winters
The Literary Art Magazine is a club that collects art and writing from current students to make a magazine that represents our school's art and writing talents. Members will advertise, select artwork, and work to build the book that will be sold to the student body.
When: Tuesdays during Advisory (Starting after the winter break)
Once a month after school (day TBA)
Where: Room 202 1st Advisory
Room 109 2nd Advisory
Student leaders: Nina (Ridley) Clayton
Club Advisor: Ms. Franklin, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Fincannon
A chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) magnifies the innovation, skills, and scholarship that the art program brings to your school and community. Opportunities for national recognition, scholarships, and connectivity to 58,000+ outstanding art students are available to students as members of an NAHS chapter. (This club is only open to Juniors and Seniors.)
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month during Advisory
Where: Ms. Scherer or Ms. Franklins Room
Student leaders: Candace Dupree, Laura Fusco and Finn McLaughlin
Club Advisor: Ms. Scherer and Ms. Franklin
What Photography Club is all about: Creating a fun environment to learn about the history of photography and how to take great photos!
Place: Mr. Fincannon’s room (108)
Club Advisor: Mr. Fincannon
Google Classroom: nv2got4
What is SGA?
Student Government Association is an organization where students can take the lead in event planning and school improvement. Positions within SGA include student body president, student body vice president, secretary, treasurer, class chairs, and class representatives. Members meet every other Wednesday.
SGA's responsibilities each year include planning major and minor events and working on projects around the school. Each grade has a major event they are in charge of planning, and other events are planned by SGA as a whole. Members can also join committees within SGA that focus on specific goals.
This year's schedule of main events:
- Lock Out: Oct. 23rd
- Winter Dance: Jan. 28th
- Candy Grams: Feb. 14th
- Prom: Apr. 23rd
**Note: Dates are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions and site availabilities. Check the school calendar for final dates.
Freshmen plan Candy Grams
Sophomores plan the Winter Dance
Juniors plan Prom.
Additional events can be proposed and discussed in bi-weekly meetings.
Committees in previous years:
- Mural Committee
- Garden Committee
- Bathroom Improvement Committee
Committees are created during meetings as the need arises. Members can supply ideas based on their observation and discussion with students outside of SGA.
The Application Process
SGA is open to students of all grades. Students looking to apply to SGA will need to fill out the application sheet. They will need to answer questions and/or write a short essay. Prospective members will also need a recommendation from a former teacher, mentor, or leader of an activity outside of school. This person must be an adult. (More information will be provided closer to the application period.)
Opportunities in SGA
SGA offers leadership experience, fun, and a way to help out the school and make the year enjoyable for students. We have lots of great ideas this year especially. If you are interested in leadership and having a hand in making the school a better and brighter place, please consider applying for SGA!
Where: Mr. Mercado's room
Club Advisor: Mr. Mercado (main advisor)
This year Longleaf is starting a Student Wellness Committee. This group of dedicated students will work together with the counselors to help plan and promote wellness campaigns as well as quarterly events that will be offered to the LSA community. Awareness topics that will be included but not limited to are Mental Health, Autism Spectrum, LGBTQ+ and Race. Applications will be sent out to those who are interested within the next few weeks!
When: Every other Wednesday during Advisory
Where: Student Services
Student Leaders: TBD
Club Advisors: Mrs. Tripp, Mrs. Winters, and Ms. Stephenson
A Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter opens up a world of opportunities for students who have already shown themselves to be academically capable and musically gifted. Through performance and community service, they’ll develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.
When: Advisory (Monthly)
Where: Band Room (Room 102)
Student leaders: Andrew Bowen
Club Advisor: Mr. Rose and Dr. Hooper
Membership is application based. More information coming soon.