• 2019 –2020 REGISTERED CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    Cass Technical High School Lisa Phillips, Principal

    CLUB/ORGANIZATION

    DESCRIPTION

    SPONSOR AND CONTACT INFORMATION

    MEETING TIME/DAYS

    ROOM

    Academic Games

    ACADEMC. In Academic Games team players win by out-thinking each other in mathematics, language arts, and social studies. Students participate in a series of Academic Games competitions at local and state levels resulting in a national championship tournament in late April each year.

    M. Trivedi mosum.trivedi@detroitk12.org

    D. Schrauben dana.schrauben@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    T, TH

    506

    Anti-Bullying

    MENTORING. To empower students to recognize their full potential, understand the importance of self- respect, respect for others, treating others and themselves with dignity, and to understand the consequences of bullying.

    R. Nelson raynard.nelson@detroitk12.org

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    Art Club/Open Studio

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and enhance their interest and skill in variety of art media and techniques

    N. Barmore natalie.barmore@detroitk12.org

    3:30-5:00

    M, TH

    603

    Big Brother Big Sister

    ACADEMIC/MENTORING. The purpose of this club is to provide academic, social and mentoring support to the freshmen students by seniors. Seniors act as mentors, tutors, academic guides, and friends to assist freshmen students transition successfully at Cass Tech.

    G. Evans gregory.evans@detroitk12.org

    S. Hedgespeth sheries.hedgespeth@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    Varies

    613

    Business Professionals of America (BPA)

    ACADEMIC. BPA is a national business organization for students pursuing careers in business which contributes to the preparation of a world class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

    G. Holmes gia.holmes@detroitk12.org

    R. Reese ranesa.reese@detroitk12.org

    Varies

    301 and

    302

    Chess Team

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. Students will learn and improve their chess playing, problem-solving, and social skills via competitions at the school, local, and state levels, culminating in participation in the annual National Tournament.

    B. Wilson shunzhu22@gmail.com

    R. Barksdale rita.barksdale@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30p

    W, F

    401

     

    Chinese Language and Culture Club

    ACADEMIC. The mission of the Chinese Culture Club is to stimulate knowledge, promote awareness, and encourage the involvement of the CTHS community in issues and concerns of the Chinese society both in Wayne County and China.

    T. Chu tenfeng.chu@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    M

    417

    City Wide Poets

    ACADEMIC. Citywide Poets is InsideOut’s award- winning afterschool program, providing teens with a literary community to collaboratively explore their lives through the written and spoken word. By participating in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities, Citywide Poets cultivates a youth-driven narrative for the future of Detroit, rooted in their creativity and artistry.

    B. Rogers brittany.rogers@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH

    408

    Class of 2021 Sponsors

    SOCIAL. Class officers and representatives will lead the class in fundraising and class events.

    T. Lewis tatanisha.lewis@detroitk12.org

    M. Burch martha.burch@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    T, TH

    315

    Class of 2022

    SOCIAL. To promote social wellbeing and awareness, class unity, encourage school spirit, and social responsibility,

    U. Finley ucal.finley@detroitk12.org

    A. Crouch anita.crouch@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    3rd Monday of every month

    402

    Contoured Cuties

    SOCIAL. To promote health, wellness, and develop positive relationships via sharing skin care and make-up tips.

    T. Lewis tatanisha.lewis@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH, biweekly

    315

    Class of 2020 Executive Board

    SOCIAL. Planning and implementation of Senior activities and events.

    V. Borum venise.borum@detroitk12.org

    3:30-4:30

    F

    519

    CT Book Club

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. The Cass Tech Book Club aims to develop the love of reading using a variety of genres and engaging activities that encourage students to read. The Book Club connects sociable readers to other sociable readers. The Book Club Mission Statement is to expand members' personal literary experience by reading and discussing works chosen by the students in a friendly and open atmosphere. The club provides a safe and welcoming environment for teens to develop a lifelong interest in and appreciation for reading and learning.

    B. Rogers brittany.rogers@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    M

    408

     

    CT Chess Club

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. The competitive CT Chess Club affords students the ability to attain intellectual capital, cognitive ability, and transferable skills such as focus, discipline, spatial awareness, concentration, strategic thinking-- fundamental building blocks for personal growth.

    R. Barksdale rita.barksdale@detroitk12.org

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    CT Choral Ensembles

    ACADEMIC/METORING/SOCIAL.  The CT Choral

    Ensembles are the combined class ensembles from 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th hours. Our mission is to prepare and perform choral music at the highest level. To achieve this mission, sectionals and rehearsals are designed to be efficient and effective to ensure quality and excellence in choral performance.

    M. Draughn maurice.draughn@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:00

    T, TH

    331

    CT CyberPatriots Club

    ACADEMIC. Students learn about cyber security and train for competition in the CyberPatriot Cyber Security national competitions.

    K. Balke karl.balke@etroitk12.org

    G. Spahlinger greg.spalinger@detoitk12.org

    A. Hussein amira.hussein@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    M – F

    115

    CT Marching Band

    ACADEMIC. To demonstrate attention to technical aspects of music performance in the marching ensemble and to provide support and entertainment for a variety of events.

    M. Moore markita.moore@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 6:00

    M, T, F

    Band Room Parking Lot Practice Field

    CT Robotics Club

    ACADEMIC. Students use the Engineering Design Process, create timelines, and employ decision matrices to collaboratively construct a robot to meet the design stipulations to successfully compete in the FIRST Robotics competitions.

    K. Balke karl.balke@detroitk12.org

    G. Spahlinger greg.spahlinger@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    M – TH

    115

    MEZ

    Culture Awareness Alliance

    SOCIAL. This organization’s goal is to understand, interact, and appreciate diversity and identity by promoting ethnic and cultural awareness of the various cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions at CTHS.

    K. Wiley kelsey.wiley@detroitk12.org

    V. Green vicki.green@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    W

    41

    Curl Talk

    SOCIAL/SERVICE. Our mission is to educate our peers on the importance of embracing their natural hair and skin while building friendships and serving our community.

    T. Lewis tatanisha.lewis@detroitk12.org

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    Debate Team

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. Our mission is to connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.

    T. Lewis tatinisha.lewis@detroitk12.org

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    DECA

    ACADEMIC. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management and to be leaders in college and careers. DECA members participate in leadership conferences and competitive activities that are tailored to the specific career interest of students and include technical skills, basic scholastic and communication skills, human relations, and employability skills, and a strong emphasis on economics and free enterprise.

    Y. Gordon Yolanda.gordon@detroitk12.org

    T. Shelby tonia.shelby@detroitk12.org

    Varies

    310, 301

    Doctors of Tomorrow

    ACADEMIC. To enrich the experiences of students who are interested in careers in the medical field, by exposing them to professional and clinical skills used by physicians.

    F. Chillis flonia.chillis@detroitk12.org

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    Doctors of Tomorrow Rising

    ACADEMIC. To expose students to the health car profession, help students prepare to apply for college, and engage in community service.

    D. Ross Dillon.ross@detroitk12.org

    O. Akinfenwa Olutoyin.akinfenwa@detroitk12.org

    Varies

    523

    D-RISE

    ACADEMIC. D-RISE provides summer internships to high school students through a Cass Tech/U-M partnership. During the internships, students perform full-time research for seven weeks in a chemistry laboratory. The goal is to increase underrepresented minority participation in the sciences by motivating the participating students to attend college and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

    V. Snow velma.snow@detroitk12.org

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    Environmental Club

    ACADEMIC. This club seeks to encourage students to become informed about environmental issues and actively engage in projects that deepen their understanding. Students will explore solutions to current problems that impact urban life.

    J. Cunningham jane.cunningham@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    M, T, W

    524

     

    Film Club

    SOCIAL. To meaningfully engage with film – exploring how to effectively and actively view films, how to critique a variety of motion pictures and genres while connecting them to common themes.

    K. Parker kejuana.parker@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH

    318

    For Girls Only

    MENTORING. For Girls Only seeks to inspire young ladies to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. They also gain the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and career goals, and develop the self- confidence and self-esteem to pursue and achieve their goals.

    L. Phillips lisa.phillips@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    W

    423

    French/Francophone Language and Culture Club

    ACADEMIC. To provide monitored social-cultural and intellectual/academic forum for peer support through curricular, extra-curricular enrichment language, cultural programs and activities via a plethora of print and oral resources.

    Monsieur P. Okoro peter.okoro@detroitk12.org Madame N. Umachi ngozi.umachi@detroitk12.org

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    Future Veterinarian Club

    ACADEMIC. The mission is to learn about animals and animal focused professions.

    D. Ross dillon.ross@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    Varies

    523

    Game Design Club

    ACADEMIC. The purpose of this club is for students to learn about game design of various types (RPG, platform, etc.)

    K. Teany katherine.teany@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    T

    501

    GET IT Girls

    ACADEMIC. Girls Exploring Together Information Technology (GET IT Girls) is designed to encourage high school girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology. The program is sponsored by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology

    A. Hussein mira.hussein@detroitk12.org

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    Girls and Boys Swim

    ATHLETIC. To encourage the importance of teamwork and academic achievement.

    K. Jones (313) 492-4160

    kia.jones@detroitk12.org

    L. Champman lchapman4@gmail.com

    3:30 – 5:30

    M – F

    Pool

    Golf Club

    ATHLETIC/SOCIAL. This club affords the opportunity for students to participate in non-competitive events at nearby golf courses and driving ranges. We seek to introduce game fundamentals, usage of the various clubs, and to immerse in the cultural and technical aspects of the golf world.

    T. Howe thomas.howe@etroitk12.org

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    Graphic Novel Club

    SOCIAL. Committed to advancing the value and impact of comics and to bring together socially like-minded students for the love of graphics.

    J. Simon john.simon@deroitk12.org

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    Graphics Arts Association

    ACADEMIC. To advance the value and impact of design locally and globally. Also, to inspire, support, and learn from each other.

    J. Simon john.simon@detroitkk12.org

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    Harp and Vocal

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. To engage with the community through vocal performances at the highest attainable standard possible; including performing for school, civic, cultural, and religious associations and conventions as well as district and state festivals. We also strive to develop confidence in the individual student as well as build leadership skills through a collaborative process.

    Harp & Vocal is an SSA choral group that is accompanied by harps. Student vocalists must audition to gain admittance to this select group. Auditions require a traditional solo, an aural skills assessment and sight- singing. It is open to any student, grades 9-12, that successfully auditions with the director.

    L. Cleaver lydia.cleaver@detroitk12.org

    2:15 – 3:20

    M – F

    333

    Head Space

    MENTORING/SOCIAL. To provide guided meditation as a way to alleviate stress associated with school due to pressure from adults and peers. Also, to enable students to become more self-aware and focused.

    U. Finley ucal.finley@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:40

    M, TH

    402

    High Fashion Society

    SOCIAL. Focuses on high fashion and expressing members’ creativity primarily through garment creation towards the goal of becoming fashion-informed and instilling cooperative teamwork.

    E. Vega Argueta elisabel.vegaargueta@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    T, TH

    602 and 3rd Floor North

    High School Democrats of America

    SOCIAL. High School Democrats of America is a national political organization that serves as an entry point to Democratic politics for youth activists from across the country. This organization helps students to become active within the American political system. We aim to provide a powerful and collective voice for politically- active high school students.

    L. Taylor laura,taylor@detroitk12.org

    3:30—5:30

    W

    407

     

    Japanese Culture Club

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. The goal of this club is to broaden the minds of students who are already currently interested in the Japanese Language and Culture.

    Students interact with current media and engage in discussion on topics related to Japanese culture interesting to students. The ultimate goal is to create globally and multiculturally-minded young persons.

    L.  Gassman lauren.gassman@detroitk12.org

    M.  Worden megan.worden@detroitk12.org

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    Korean Culture Club

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. The goal is to further student’s understanding and knowledge of Korean Culture, including pop music (K-pop) drama, and other methods of entertainment.  Students also learn base aspects about the language, dances, and more aspects of Korean Culture.

    L. Gassman lauren.gassman@detroitk12.org

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    Latino Culture Club

    ACADEMIC. To learn about and celebrate Latino culture.

    K. Casillas kevin.casillas@detroitk12.org

    J. Arfre joseph.arfre@detroitk12.org

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    Medical Careers Club

    ACADEMIC. Students will explore various careers in the medical field via field trips to colleges of allied health and guest speakers of practicing professionals.

    A. Walker ahmeena.walker@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH

    511

    Men’s Lacrosse

    ATHLETIC. To encourage the importance of teamwork and academic achievement.

    L. Mcllroy coachmac@detroitunitedlacrosse.org

    4:45-6:30

    M, W, F

    Arena/Athletic Fields

    Men’s Soccer

    ATHLETIC. To encourage the importance of teamwork and academic achievement.

    P. Jack jaxhouse@aol.com

    4-6 pm Daily (Fall)

    Burton International

    Muslim Student Association (MSA)

    ATHLETIC. The motto of MSA is “Educating the youth about Islam today, so we can be better tomorrow.”

    M. Duhaime mark.duhaime@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    T`

    502

    NAACP

    ACADEMIC/SOCIAL. To engage in discussions leading to security, political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons

    J. Weathersby-Howard janet.weathersby- how@detroitk12.org

    M. James mia.james@detroitk12.org

     

     

    National Art Honor Society

    ACADEMIC. Students will use art as a vehicle to render service to the community.

    N. Barmore natalie.barmore@detroitk12.org

    3:30-5:00

    M and T

    603

    National Honor Society

    ACADEMIC. To render service to the CTHS and DPSCD Communities.

    F. Chillis flonia.chillis@detroitk12.org

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    Orchestra

    ACADEMIC and SOCIAL To promote the joy of playing a string instrument.

    D. Burrows deanna.burrows@detroitk12.org

    3:30 -5:30

    Th

    332

    Prism Club

    SOCIAL. To afford a safe space for students to gather and be themselves. The club focuses on issues of social justice, intersectional awareness, and mental health to enable minority groups to feel included.

    M. Worden megan.worden@detroitk12.org

    K. Wiley Kelsey.wiley@detroitk12.org

    B. Rogers brittany.rogers@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    M

    423

    Red Cross Club

    ACADEMIC/SERVICE. Students engage in blood drives, become trained and certified in CPR, organize food and clothing drives for the less fortunate.

    A. Walker ahmeena.walker@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH

    511

    Skills USA

    ACADEMIC. In Skills USA students develop industry standards in personal, workplace, and technical skill readiness grounded in classroom academics and compete in hands-on skill and leadership contests in local, regional, state and national competitions.

    K. Hussein Khodr.hussein@detroitk12.org

    J. Simon John.simon@detroitk12.org

    A. Hussein

    amira. hussein@detroitk12.org

    Varies

    112

    136

    Student Government

    ACADEMIC.  The CT student Government Club provides a forum for students to explore the multiple opportunities to interact with and play an active role in government. Students participate in activities related to the YMCA Youth Government Conference. They also expand on their classroom experiences by discussing court cases, developing bills, and debating proposals.

    G. Evans greg.evans@detroitk12.org

    A. Akinfenwa aileen.akinfenwa@detroitk12.org

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    The Historic Cass Pep Club

    SOCIAL. To promote positive school spirit while providing ambassador mentoring.

    V. Borum venise.borum@detroitk12.org & Ada Smith

    3:30-4:30

    W

    519

    Third 90 Network

    ACADEMIC. This environmental science club affords students to complete experiments at Belle Isle, visit colleges and compete for scholarships.

    A. Walker Ahmeena.walker@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 4:30

    TH

    511

    Video Game Club

    SOCIAL. To increase self-esteem and emotional growth in a community of like-minded individuals.

    K. Teany katherine.teany@detroitk12.org

    B. Sutter bernard.sutter@detroitk2.org

    D. Cornay darraeus.cornay@detroitk12.org

    3:30 – 5:30

    F

    511

    513

    519

     

    Women’s Lacrosse

    ATHLETIC. To encourage the importance of teamwork and academic achievement.

    S. Aldred summer.detroityouthlacrosse.org

    4:45-6:30

    M,W,F

    Arena/Athletic Fields

    Women’s Soccer

    ATHLETIC. To encourage the importance of teamwork and academic achievement.

    P. Jack jaxhouse@aol.com

    4-6 pm Daily (Spring)

    Burton International