DHS Clubs and Organizations
All DHS clubs and organizations must follow the policies and guidelines established by the Dalton Public Schools Board of Education. Please talk with an administrator if you have questions about DHS clubs and organizations. All participants must consent to random drug testing and must turn in completed form per board policy.
Drama Club: mission – to promote theatrical arts at DHS; activities include theatrical productions and promotion of Fall and Spring Coffee Houses.
Dalton Catabots FRC 6687- The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game, along with the required set of tasks, changes annually. No skill or experience with building/coding robots is required to join the Robotics team.
Environmental Club: mission - to encourage recycling.
FCCLA: mission – national student organization that develops leaders through family and consumer sciences education; activities include monthly meetings. Open only to students taking either Early Childhood Education or Culinary Arts classes.
FCA: mission – interdenominational, school based, Christian sports organization; purpose – to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge of integrating Christian principles into their personal lives; activities include weekly meetings, guest speakers, and live music.
French Club: to promote interest in the French language and to promote service learning through service projects; activities include meetings, annual breakfast for DHS operations and maintenance staff, annual carnation sale and T shirt design contest.
German Club: mission – to encourage and promote German language and culture; activities include field trips, Mardi Gras party and Welcome Party for German visitors.
Interact Club: mission – Rotary-sponsored organization dedicated to service and international understanding. Activities include Make a Difference Day, Rotary Track Meet, and Blood Assurance Drive.
International Club: designed for students who are interested in learning about the culture, foods, and traditions of other countries. The club works to provide support for the foundation Latin American Community Development as well as collecting needed supplies to send overseas.
JROTC Color Guard & Drill Team: mission – to perform in school, local, and state activities and competitions; activities include drill meets and school and local activities and ceremonies.
JROTC Raiders: mission – to learn military skills and to accomplish physical challenges outdoors; activities include camping, hiking, first aid training, learning navigation with map and compass, and team building activities.
Key Club: mission – community service; activities include food drives, coat drives, Heart Walk, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, collect money for Muscular Dystrophy and Valentine’s Day cards to hospital patients.
Latin Club: mission – to promote interest and the study of the Classics; activities include Latin Club dinner, bake sale, National Latin Week, field trips and plays.
Mock Trial Team: mission – to participate in competitions to promote student achievement, academic excellence and to compete for scholarships; activities include region and state competitions.
National Art Honor Society: mission – to recognize students who show ability in art. For students in grades 10-12 who have completed one year of art and a B average; activities include field trips to art exhibits and community service projects.
National Beta Club: mission – to promote character, to develop leadership skills, to encourage service involvement and to recognize achievement. For grades 9 – 12. Requires a GPA of 3.0 in core classes.
National Honor Society: mission – to recognize scholarship, to encourage service, to promote leadership and to develop character; activities – community service and tutoring.
Pep Club: mission – to promote school spirit; activities include decorating lockers, school hallways and competition areas and providing treats and goodie bags to athletic teams.
Philosophy Club: mission – to promote the independent study of philosophy; activities include after school meetings.
Psychology Club: mission - to raise student awareness about mental health problems and to explore psychological topics such as personality, dreams, emotion, and stress.
Skills USA: mission – to promote leadership, community service, and job skills; activities include service projects, industry related field trips, seminars and regional/state/national competitions.
Student Council: mission - to provide a voice of students’ opinion through elected representatives, to promote the exchange of ideas at DHS and to act as a liaison with the administration; activities include organizing school activities and elections.