Student Activities Office » Student Activities

Student Activities

The Hodgson Student Activities Coordinator, Mrs. Lisa Jackson, plans and monitors all co-curricular and extra-curricular student activities, programs, and non-athletic clubs. The SAC Office acts as a liaison between students, administrative staff, faculty, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of all student programs.

 

 

Interested in starting a new club at Hodgson?

 

Complete the attached NCCVT Club Application Form and submit to the Student Activities Coordinator, Lisa Jackson, at lisa.jackson@nccvt.k12.de.us. Students must indicate if they have already secured an adult to be in charge of the club, or if they are still looking for one.

All clubs must align with the HVT Strong Values which are:

 

Resources are to be valued and shared. (Value and share them)

Each day should start with a positive attitude. (Be positive)

Set a good example for others to follow. (Be a role model)

Personal space and property should be honored. (Honor them)

Expect to be treated with respect. (Reciprocate)

Courteous behavior is contagious. (Be courteous)

Teamwork is essential for success. (Be part of the team)

Foster the sharing of opinions and ideas. (Welcome new ideas)

Understand and value diversity. (Be aware of differences)

Listen with attention and consideration. (Be a good listener)

 

In-person after school clubs meet on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after school from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students involved in activities can take the 4:30 p.m. activity bus home on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. 

 

Why joining a club is beneficial to you!

Sharpens your people skills
Develops your teamwork skills
Gives you opportunities to network
Enhances your resume 
Establishes a support system
Better balance of work and play time
Enjoy a break from studies
Decreases your stress levels
Makes a difference in the community

 

Current Hodgson Club/Activities List

 
 
ACE    Architecture, Construction, Engineering
The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.  As a participant, you'll join a team of other students, led by adult mentors, who are practicing industry professionals.  ACE isn't about merely describing specific professions; it's about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects.  HVT Sponsor: Mr. Marc Klinefelter  (marc.klinefelter@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 
 
B+ Club
The B+ (pronounced Be Positive) Foundation was founded by the McDonough family when their son, Andrew, passed away from leukemia when he was only 14.  The B+ Foundation is the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer and childhood cancer research in the United States. B+ groups have been created across the country to sponsor different fundraisers, such as dances, bake sales, 5Ks, and much more to help raise money. At Hodgson, we started the B+ Foundation in 2019 and raised over $500.00 with only two fundraisers. All proceeds go to the B+ Foundation to help families of kids with cancer and childhood cancer research.  "B+: It's not a grade, it's an attitude".  HVT Sponsor: Ms. Morgan Rispoli (morgan.rispoli@nccvt.k12.de.us
 
 
Blue*Gold Club
The Blue*Gold Club is one layer of the overall partnership that Hodgson has with Special Olympics Delaware (SODE).  The club's purpose is to promote inclusion of all students/people, no matter their disability, gender, religious background, or any other factor that may make a person feel separate from their surrounding community members.  Yearly we work to sponsor Hodgson's Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign and are involved in the DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens)'s Blue*Gold All Star Football Program and Game where players and cheerleaders are selected who have also been matched with a buddy with intellectual disABILITIES. The club also participates in the DIAA & SODE Youth Leadership Conference in conjunction with our Unified Sports Program. HVT Sponsors: Mrs. Kelly Bench (kelly.bench@nccvt.k12.de.us) and Mr. Dave Collins (dave.collins@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 
Cultural Awareness: FAM 
In this club, we investigate cultural aspects and the varying nuances within cultural groups that exist.  Students discuss their understanding of the differences between themselves and people from other backgrounds, celebrating those differences and acknowledging the necessity as a school community to embrace each other's uniqueness.  Falling within Hodgson's goal of cultivating leaders, Cultural Awareness: FAM develops comprehensive communicators who will positively serve Delaware and the global community.  HVT Sponsors: Mr. Kyle Collick (kyle.collick@nccvt.k12.de.us) and Mr. Jarrod Garnett (jarrod.garnett@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 
Educators Rising
Educators Rising members participate in activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety and health.  Students compete on the state and national level.  This Career and Technical Student Organization is only open to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Career Area.  HVT Sponsor: Mrs. Lynette Boub (lynette.boub@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 
 
Hodgson 4:12 Club 
412 Club is based on the Bible verse from 1 Timothy 4:12: "Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, life, love, faith, and purity."  This club meets on Friday mornings before school.  HVT Sponsor: Mr. Dave Morrow (david.morrow@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 

  

HOSA - Future Health Professionals
HOSA promotes career opportunities in the healthcare industry to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.  HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition to students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs who have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.  Students compete on the state and national level.  This Career and Technical Student Organization is only open to students enrolled in the Health Career Areas. HVT Sponsors: Mrs. Chrissy Hampton-Shoemate (christina.hampton@nccvt.k12.de.us), Mrs. Sue Moyer (sue.moyer@nccvt.k12.de.us), Mrs. Tina Reynolds (tina.reynolds@nccvt.k12.de.us), and Mrs. April Todd (april.todd@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 

 

LYNK Club
LYNK Club is a student led club that works to better their school community by promoting drug and alcohol prevention.   If you want to gain valuable team and leadership skills, then link up with LYNK Club.  We meet once a month and would love to have some new members with fresh ideas.  HVT Sponsor: Mr. Chris Vella (christopher.vella@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 
 
Math League
Math League is currently sponsored by DCTM- Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  The purpose of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is to cultivate an interest in mathematics through team competition. 
 
 
NHS- National Honor Society
The National Honor Society gives students a place where they can hone their leadership skills and get the recognition they've earned.  All student members reflect the program's respective pillars to be inducted, ideals such as scholarship, service, leadership, and character, and they must continue demonstrating these pillars within their community throughout their membership. NHS member is by invitation only.  Members meet strict criteria for consideration. HVT Sponsor: Mrs. Kelly Bench (kelly.bench@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 

 

Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  Students participate in tournaments and events at the state and national level.  SO is open to any student with an interest in science.
 
 
SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel.  They give students a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more.  Through career related and leadership events, students showcase their skills learned within their vocation.  Students compete in state and national contests. All career area students are eligible to participate in this Career and Technical Student Organization.  HVT Sponsors: Mrs. Lisa Jackson (lisa.jackson@nccvt.k12.de.us) and CTE Instructors
 

 

Student Council
Student Council promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their schools and communities.  We are about: Leadership- Supporting the development of student and advisor leadership skills and knowledge; Service - Helping build a climate of caring and tolerance through volunteerism and service to others; Student Voice - Promoting Student Council as the voice of the student body and giving every student an opportunity to be heard; Engagement - Encouraging students to become involved in school and community leadership and decision making. HVT Sponsors: Mr. James Doyle (james.doyle@nccvt.k12.de.us) and Mrs. Marra McDonald (marra.mcdonald@nccvt.k12.de.us)
 

 

Yearbook
Yearbook is a great way to meet new friends and express oneself creatively, and each student's contribution to the yearbook can come to fruition when the yearbook arrives!  After being trained,  students are given the opportunity to design a yearbook spread.  In addition to designing pages, throughout the course of the year, students also help with various other yearbook related tasks including selling yearbooks, photography, working on promotions, and eventually yearbook distribution.  HVT Sponsor: Dr. Randi Pro (randi.pro@nccvt.k12.de.us
 
Need to make a payment for things like Competition Fees (SkillsUSA/HOSA, Field Trips, Student Obligations, Senior Dues, Career and Technical Tools/Kits, Career and Technical Tests/Certification Fees, Yearbook, Dances, Class Purchases)? If so, click this link!