Comprehensive club list for the 2021-22 school year


What kind of clubs are available at Manual for 2021-22? Photo courtesy of Isabella Bonilla

Isabella Bonilla

Manual has a wide variety of clubs, most of which are open to any and everyone. Clubs never discriminate based on magnet, sex, gender, race or orientation. Any limitations that are set come from a try-out (Science Olympiad, Quick Recall, Problem-Solvers, etc.) or having to be a certain grade level (Steering Committee). The diverse array of clubs available make for a unique experience and can provide ample social or self discovery opportunities. After school activities help connect students with common interests, provide leadership roles and can make for a character building addition to any resume. 

Club Name
Sponsor(s) Email
Academic World Quest Starling, Michael [email protected]
Artificial Intelligence Club Lowber, Chris [email protected]
Artists of Color Jones, Jane B. [email protected] Remind code: @aoc2020
Google Classroom: 7muczws
Artists of Color welcomes all students interested in learning about and supporting artists of color. In meetings, we learn about professional artists, each other as artists, and get to know each other through activities and games.
Asian Student Community Kuo, Dennis W. [email protected] [email protected]
Best Buddies DeWeese, Abigail [email protected] Best Buddies is a student run friendship club that helps to create an inclusive school climate for students and a community culture of acceptance between students of all abilities.
Beta Club Tackett, Andrea M. [email protected] Beta Club Google Classroom Code
Biology Olympiad Newhouse, Jessie [email protected] every other Monday from 2:30-3:30. Starting 9/12. Room 210
Black Student Union Palmer, Jon C [email protected]
Book Club Rich, Alexis K
Ritchie, Amy
[email protected]
[email protected]
2nd Friday of the Month The Manual Book Club usually meets after school on the second Friday of the month. Membership is free and is open to faculty, staff and students of all magnets. We read books, talk about books, play games and eat snacks. If you're looking for an extracurricular for the sole purpose of college applications, this one is NOT for you.
Business & Entrepreneurship Club Zwanzig, Glenn [email protected] To assist students in accessing opportunities related to business and entrepreneurship.
Campus Life Morris, Aaron [email protected] Campus Life meets Thursdays from
2:30 to 4:00 pm in room 339
Campus life combines healthy relationship with creative programming to encourage students to make right choices, build a strong foundation for life and positively impact their school.
Chess Team Crain, Michael M [email protected] Google Classroom Join Code: flksfyx Practice [email protected] 2:30-3:45 in room 351A
Thursdays JCPS matches (TBA in October)
Class of 2023 Finley, Nicole C
Bruszewski, Thayne
[email protected]
[email protected]
Class of 2024 Weeks, Nicole
Roy, Dawn
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom with code "mci2agp" to find meeting times
Class of 2025 Martin, Torri
Richards, David
[email protected]
[email protected]
Class of 2026 Evans, Ben
Evans, Julie
Richards, Becky
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Creative Writing Club Ritchie, Amy B
Abplanalp, Kristapher
[email protected] Every other Friday / Room 111 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm The duPont Manual Creative Writing club provides a setting where writers can encourage each other, peer-review their work, discuss the challenges of writing, read and analyze contemporary literature, and refine their creative, literary, narrative, and poetic sensibilities. Join our club if you are a creative individual who enjoys collaborating with others!
Crimson Cords Ritchie, Amy [email protected]
Culture Club Newhouse, Jessie [email protected] Thursdays monthly
2:20 – 3:30 pm
Room 210
It is our goal to create an inclusive and diverse student lead club to learn about the art, architecture, language and other aspects of a variety of cultures. The content of the meetings will be cross disciplinary, covering art, language, science, history and math. The club support the diversity and equity mission of the school by increasing cultural awareness. Students will chose an area to focus on and create content to present to the group- with the support and approval of the sponsor if necessary.
Drama Club Finley, Nicole C [email protected]
duPont Manual Philosophy Club Slagle, Becky [email protected] Fridays from 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Room 133
We want to raise awareness in our community and across the world for the discipline of philosophy and encourage people to think deeply about the world around them.

Joining this club will help accomplish this goal in a few ways.

First, we encourage all members to write papers and attempt to get them published. Support and resources will be provided to help with this.

Second, interested members can compete in the International Philosophy Olympiad, which is an international writing competition that is conducted annually. The Olympiad poses a question, and has competitors write a short paper exploring the philosophical implications of the prompt.

Finally, even if you aren’t interested in either of these things, joining is a great way to learn more about history, language, science, and the world around you.

E-Sports Jury, Jacob R. [email protected]
Engineering Club We work on engineering projects, concepts, and participate in engineering-related competitons and events.
Environmental Club Angela Page [email protected] Join the group "Environmental Club" on GroupMe. ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB GROUPME "This club is an opportunity for students to participate in real-world environmental advocacy activities, propose and implement strategies to enhance sustainability in both our school and our community,
and discuss environmental issues of importance with like-minded peers. We organize initiatives such as the student-assisted school recycling program, local food fairs, the EarthWeek advocacy
event, gardening plots, and other forms of community outreach. We hold weekly meetings where anyone is welcome to join and contribute to make Manual a more sustainable and environmentally-
conscious place."
Executive Council Spiegelhalter, Laura B
Morris, Aaron
[email protected]
[email protected]
Executive Council meets Wednesday
from 2:30 to 4:00
Executive Council is Manual’s student council and pep club, organizing and implementing spirit activities, dances, and events throughout the school year.
FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Raley, Rebecca L.
Spiegelhalter, Laura B
[email protected]
[email protected]
Meets Thursdays after school in rooms 323/325 FCCLA focuses on strengthening families and our communities through leadership and service. Information meetings are through google classroom and in-person meetings are reserved for cooking once a month, sewing once a month, working on Crimsons against cancer event, and competitive events.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Weeks, Nicole [email protected] Google Classroom with code "qqlv4sk" Tuesdays
7:00 am
Room 337
Students need to see Mrs. Weeks in advance for hall pass to attend meetings.
Finance, Investments, & Applied Economics Club (FIAE) Richards, David [email protected] remind – @manualfiae
Members of this club are and should be motivated, hard-working, willing to learn, and a good communicator. Students are interested in this club because they will have to chance to learn personal
financial skills and participate in various challenges. We will have bi-weekly meetings to discuss topics on personal finance and economics.
French Club / French National Honor Society Villon, Audrey E
Johnson, Aude
[email protected]
[email protected]
• Google Classroom joining code: himw46w Meetings held once a month on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in room 227
French Scrabble Villon, Audrey E
Johnson, Aude
[email protected]
[email protected]
Once per month in Room 328
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Future Problem Solving Lauroesch, Jill B [email protected] @DMHS1920
Game Club Applegate, Christopher [email protected] Remind: @applegames Wednesdays
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Room 320
Come join a diverse group of students playing and enjoying the world of modern board games. Or come and join a riveting DnD adventure in an inclusive environment. All welcome, no experience required!
Girl Up Bickel, Jill J [email protected] Link to remind: Girl Up meets on Fridays, usually once a month as announced, in room 206 "Girl Up is a UN sponsored campaign for gender equality. We focus on access to education, preventing gender violence, addressing poverty, and discussing women’s issues.
We are currently ranked top 20 out 4,000 GirlUp clubs globally."
GSTA Hinds, Brian [email protected] Mondays / Room 253 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Helping Vegans Cross the Street (HVCTS) Conti, Valerie [email protected] Tuesdays (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Room 320 or Courtyard
To provide a safe area for people to ask about love, whether it be platonic, family related, or romantic, but also give people something calming that they can bring into their future lives, which is gardening. The gardening in particular is supposed to be a metaphor to how relationships are delicate, but with the right care and time, they can healthily grow and perhaps fruit or blossom. We plan to create public newsletters that people can read, answering questions that are asked anonymously.
HOSA Obrien, Aileen
Fries, Kathy
[email protected]
[email protected]
"HOSA is a medical club in which members will delve into events related to the healthcare industry. These events will be part of the HOSA State Conference in March and members will compete
against other students from across the state to display their work in the medical field. Members will be required to do some service and will need to attend the meetings as we host guest speakers
who have careers in medicine. "
Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Program O'Brien, Aileen [email protected] Fridays / Room 311 Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Program, or I. R.A.P, is an academic club at DuPont Manual High School that is focused upon providing assistance to refugees within the Louisville area through donation and volunteerism.
Indian Student Association Upadhyay, Harsh [email protected]
International Thespian Society Weible, Katherine B [email protected]
Journalism Club Mattingly, Margaret A [email protected] Wednesdays
Yearbook (3:00 – 6:00 pm / Room 251)
Newsmagazine (3:00 – 5:00 pm / Room 253)
Journalism Quiz Bowl Hutchison, Vanessa [email protected]
Juggling Club Evans, Ben [email protected] Mondays
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 204 or Courtyard
Juggling Club invites all students of all skill-levels to learn, practice, explore, and master the wonderful art of juggling in a welcoming, social atmosphere. In addition to being tons of fun and a great way to socialize, juggling offers amazing benefits backed by science: it makes you smarter by promoting brain growth, relieves stress & anxiety, improves hand-eye coordination & and bi-manual dexterity, enhances balance, re-aligns the mind & body connection, cultivates focused concentration, strengthens your core, and boosts self-confidence. Juggling also teaches the skills of goal-setting, problem-solving, cooperation, and delayed gratification. It's a truly free and portable workout for body AND mind (beneficial for all age groups & body types)…that doesn't feel like "working out." Learn it in a day…and explore it for a lifetime.
Justice Now Upadhyay, Harsh
Palmer, Liz
[email protected]
[email protected]
Twice per month
Room 122 or Room 253
Justice Now will empower students to “be the change” as we make Louisville our Classroom and Justice our Curriculum.
Key Club Moss, Erin M [email protected] Please join the Key Club Remind by texting @dmhskey21 to 81010; Also follow @dupontmanualkeyclub on Instagram if available. We will be sending out our application (google form) on Remind! THANKS MS P Thursdays after school, typically in the Senior Cafeteria
Knitting Club Sales, Emily [email protected] Every other Wednesdays / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 229
To provide a welcoming place for students to get together to knit, crochet, and trade stories
Ladies in Leadership Finley, Nicole C [email protected]
Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization Castro, Ana A [email protected]
Latin Club Shiroma, Cynthia L [email protected] @d3b9f2 on Remind, talk to Shiroma meets one Friday/month (which Friday depends on what is going on that month). Information for Latin Club may be found on the Google Classroom for the Club. Students must be in Latin in order to join both Latin Club and Latin Honor Society, so they are invited to join in class.

We hold monthly meetings for Latin students where we do various fun activities, like costume contests and raffles. We also prepare for the KJCL state convention in March.

Latin Honor Society Shiroma, Cynthia L [email protected] meets during Crimson Hour Students must be in Latin in order to join Latin Honor Society, so they are invited to join in class.
Louisville Rocketry Applegate, Christopher [email protected] Wednesdays @ 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Room 320
Compete in the American Rocketry Challenge, and do Outreach outside of manual to increase awareness and interest in rocketry science.
Marching / Pep Band Gregory, Jason [email protected]
Math Team
Men of Quality Palmer, Jon C [email protected]
Mental Awareness Advocacy Group Benson, Jessika [email protected] 1st Thursday of each month / 2:30 – 3:30 pm To aid the student body in mental wellness and representation in our school through the destigmatization of mental health/wellness issues and overall advocacy for students.
Mock Trial Team Hutchison, Vanessa [email protected] Mondays & Thursdays
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 252
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor) Salkeld, Tim M [email protected] Remind: @mathparty2 "Mu Alpha Theta (MAO) is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members dedicated to developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the
enjoyment of math. At Manual, membership is open to all students. We participate in a variety of math competitions throughout the year, including the national Log1 Contest and the international
Rocket City Math League Competition. Members also complete math-related service throughout the year. In all, we're a tight-knit community of students who love to help others and are excited
about math!"
Music Lovers Club Redies, Rob [email protected] Mondays Bi-Weekly
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 305
The club is going to operate in the same vein as a book club, where members meet bi-weekly and select a record to analyze and discuss. We will be able to critically examine artistic, political, and historical contexts through our discussion of the record. Selections will be student driven, but approved by the club sponsor.
Muslim Student Association Conti, Valerie [email protected] Room 320
Meet every other week TBD
National Art Honors Society Clinkingbeard, Julie E. [email protected] Google Classroom: t6uq445 Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in Room 354 Open to any students interested in art. We do collaborative art projects, art contests, and share artwork and new techniques.
National English Honor Society Sales, Emiy [email protected] not same week as NHS
National Honor Society (NHS) Slagle, Becky A
Mattingly, Margaret A
[email protected]
[email protected]
First Friday of the Month
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Senior Cafeteria
NHS meets the first Friday of every month and participates in virtual and in person service to the community.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts Ruttan, Lora B [email protected] will meet once a month on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm
National Technical Honor Society Moore, Laura M [email protected] 1 x Month room 134 NTHS helps members to:
Seek postsecondary education by awarding over $300,000 in scholarships annually.
• Position themselves ahead of competition in today’s highly competitive workforce.
• Earn recognition for superior achievement in career and technical fields.
• Build career portfolios with professional letters of recommendation.
• Connect to global career and technical education networks.
• Discover opportunities with leading business and industry.
• Serve in leadership roles in communities and industries.
On the Record Palmer, Liz A [email protected] Wednesdays
One Blue Wall Abplanalp, Kristafer [email protected] Thursdays / Room 253 / 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Outdoor Adventure Club Bickel, Jill [email protected] Biweekly in Room 206 (or local park) Our club will participate in activities to enjoy, respect, and preserve nature.
Photography Club Curtis, Wes [email protected] Tues or Wed every other week
Room 24
To promote photography and learn basic functions, work on projects, review work, and discuss all things photgraphic
Pokemon Go Club Morris, Aaron [email protected] Fridays from 2:30 – 3:00 pm Pokemon Go is internationally played game that encourages players to explore their surroundings, work collaboratively, and exercise. Pokemon Go Club at Manual will allow students to meet other players, build social and physical health, and work collaboratively towards common goals, all while outside in a safe, socially distanced environment.
Quick Recall Shiroma, Cynthia L
Rich, Alexis K
[email protected]
[email protected]
varsity meets on Mondays and Wednesdays Rich-JV, Shiroma -Varsity

Try-outs for QR are in the fall.

RAMdom Acts of Kindness
Red Cross Club
Roots by Definition
Science Bowl Starling, Michael
Kuo, Dennis W.
[email protected]
[email protected]
Remind code: @67eeg2 "Science Bowl is a highly competitive academic event among teams of high school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum similar to Quick Recall with questions based entirely on
branches of science and math."
Science National Honor Society (SNHS) Moss, Erin M [email protected]
Science Olympiad Applegate, Chris
Redies, Robert
[email protected]
[email protected]
Science Olympiad allows members to explore various science disciplines and compete in these disciplines with partners. It's an amazing opportunity to learn science, collaboration, and responsibility!
Spanish Club / Scrabble Buckner, Brittany
Norton, Matthew
[email protected]
[email protected]
Spanish Honors Society Lenihan, Kathryn K [email protected] Google Classroom Link
Speech & Debate Team Ritchie, Amy [email protected] "Speech and Debate is a highly competitive academic event among high schoolers in competitive public speaking and debate. Manual Speech and Debate offers a wide variety of events and our
members have demonstrated high levels of success at the local, state, national, and international level. All grades, magnets, and levels of prior experience are welcome. Our interest meeting is
September 2nd at 3 PM. If you are interested in going, the zoom link is"
Spikeball Club Purvis, Eric
Lowber, Chris
[email protected]
[email protected]
Fun, non-competitive, physical fitness and social learning club
Step Team (Manual Dreamers) Palmer, Jon
Student Senate English, Joshua [email protected]
TEDxManual Williams, Alesia [email protected] Thursday mornings @ 7:00 am
Room 352
To showcase independently organized TED events by/for Manual students and the school community.
Tri-M Taylor-Schroeder, Ascher [email protected]
TSA/Robotics/Engineering Moore, Laura M
TSA Advisor

Eltzroth, Noah
Robotics advisor

McCall, Heather
Engineering advisor

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Remind @21tsa22
Senior Cafeteria Every other Friday Imagine an activity so captivating that students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting regional, state and the annual National Conference. Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals, plaques or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA conference
Ultimate Frisbee Elliott, Jordan
Kuo, Dennis W.
Starling, Michael
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom
Every Friday 2:30-4:00 on the practice field (weather permitting)
UNICEF UNICEF stands for the United Nations Children's Fund. And its motto is, For every child. And that is what our mission statement is: Helping every child in any way possible. It doesn't matter where or how much we have to put forth to do this. All that matters is that we try. Try to help every child who needs our help with no selfish intentions and with never giving up.
Unified Sports Wallace, David [email protected] Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program for Special Olympics athletes and partner athletes for training and competition.
Winter Guard Alvey, Megan [email protected] Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm-8:30pm

St. Stephens United Church

The mission of organization is to provide a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.
Women in Science and Engineering Club Lete, Vicki [email protected] We learn more about different STEM careers while also empowering young girls to pursue a career in the STEM field.
Written Assessment Team Starling, Michael [email protected] 3-4 times before a competition
Y-Club Causey, Christina C [email protected] Remind–@yclub2022
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30
Freshman Cafe
"Y-Club is a youth and government (Y&G) club that allows thousands of high school students to become changemakers within their communities through community service and young political
leadership. As a club, we participate in the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA), a mock state government conference, and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA), a mock UN conference.
Kentucky possesses the largest Y&G conferences in the nation with a total of over seven thousand attendees to KYA and KUNA. In addition, we provide members with service opportunities to
make differences within their community"
Yearbook Mattingly, Margaret A [email protected] Wednesday Yearbook meets every Wednesday after school.
Yoga Club Purvis, Eric S [email protected]
Young Democrats Spiegelhatler, Laura [email protected] "Young Democrats is a club where politically-involved students come together to discuss politics and current events. We meet every Tuesday and are a community of friendly, open-minded, and
passionate people from all across the political spectrum, from moderates to radicals! We sometimes have guest speakers or volunteer during meetings to help campaign for certain candidates
as well—for example, this past year we made phone calls for Gov. Andy Beshear during the gubernatorial race. We welcome anyone who wants to get involved in politics or talk about things
that are happening in the world!"
Young Earth Activists English, Joshua [email protected] "As a club, we support and advocate for a Green New Deal, strive for environmental justice, empower young people of all ages and identities, and hope to make a difference to reduce our effects
on this beautiful planet we call home"

This information has been filled out and updated to the best of knowledge. Not all clubs meet every week and schedule changes may occur. Students may benefit from contacting a sponsor, following the Remind code or checking before going to a meeting for the first time.

If a student has further information, updates or questions they should contact the editor of this article.

It’s also noted that students may propose their own club, but need a teacher/admin sponsor and confirmation of so many students guaranteed to join. New club proposals must be approved via the New Club Process. Contact Mr. Zuberer at [email protected] for further details about new club proposals, or ask your potential sponsor.