Clubs and Student Activities

Mrs. Barbara Singleton-Seals, Director



ASPIRE (Amazing Students Participating in Reaching Excellence) is a program that helps Freshmen adapt to high school and prepares them to be successful. Meetings are held several times a year where students complete activities and receive information to improve study skills and test taking skills in a relaxed environment. Social and emotional topics are also routinely discussed.

ASPIRE Is sponsored by Ms. Ayesha Hughes.


Provides an opportunity for young musicians who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments to perform for school and community events

The band is sponsored by Mrs. Deborah Beck-Hallenbeck.


Teaches student to properly prepare food in a sanitary environment for social events.

Catering is sponsored by Ms. Dedra Blount.

Scholastic Bowl (Academic Challenge Team)

Scholastic Bowl is a VHSL competition team. The team competes with other schools in our district emphasizing knowledge of English, mathematics, science, social studies and miscellany (which includes fine arts, current events, entertainment/sports and religion/mythology/philosophy.)  At competitions, team members “buzz in” when they know the answer to a question. The team plays all the schools in our district as well as the schools in our conference.

The Deep Creek team invites all students who maintain a 2.0 grade average and are passing 5 of 6 classes to join. The season extends from the fall semester through February. A conference tournament is held in March and the top two teams advance to the 4A South tournament where Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Norfolk teams challenge each other.  

Weekly matches are played between Chesapeake teams. During the season, the Deep Creek team practices after school on Tuesdays and matches are played on Wednesdays. We have a starting team and a backup team for substitutions. Team members answer questions on English, math, history, and science in five rounds of match play.

The Scholastic Bowl Team is sponsored by Mrs. Robin Moore and Mr. Casey Smith.


The Chorus performs singing ensembles around the Holiday Season, in the Spring and at school and community events. An audition is required.

The Chorus is sponsored by Mrs. Natalie Robertson.


The Debate Team is coached by Mrs. Barbara Singleton-Seals. 

Students compete with the Tidewater Debate League as well as with Conference 17 and 4 A South (VHSL) in various forms of debate. The debate season runs from September through April each year. Debate counts as an activity in earning an academic letter.


Delivers an interactive theatrical experience. Students learn how to act both on stage and off. Drama Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month in room #414 from 3:45 until 4:30. Auditions and rehearsals for productions will vary throughout the school year and are open to all students.

Dramatics are sponsored by Mrs. Nikki Keegan.


Emphasizes creativity, fun, and interaction between students, while competing in speech, debate, and improvisional activities. Meetings are held on Thursdays, September through March.

Forensics is sponsored by Ms. Amanda Kissman.

Honor Council

A group of students, faculty and staff responsible for promoting the honor code and good ethics in the completion of student work and holding hearings when students have been accused of plagiarism or cheating.

The Honor Council is sponsored by Mrs. Bridget Kelly.

Mayor's Youth Day

A day sponsored by the City of Chesapeake where students are allowed to visit city hall and participate in the various jobs that are performed there. Students must selected to participate.

Mayor's Youth Day is sponsored by Mr. Dwight Parker and Mrs. Nikki Keegan.

Miss Deep Creek

Miss Deep Creek is sponsored by Ms. Darla Cline and Ms. Nikki Keegan. 

Promotes talent and poise; the Miss Deep Creek pageant is open is 9th - 12th grade ladies who aspire to be a role model to their peers.

Applications are due in November. Auditions are a requirement for participation.

Model UN

The Model UN is a debates, researches and compromises. We try to predict what's going to happen in the in the future with current evens and mimics the real United Nations. Students practice negotiations and diplomacy.

Model UN is sponsored by Mrs. Teresa Johnson and Mr. Robert Mealy.


Performs for school and community events. Orchestra is designed for musicians that play violin, viola, cello, or bass.

Orchestra is sponsored by Ms. Sue Davisdon.


ROTC teaches students the fundamentals of the military and helps prepare them for a possible military career. Promotes leadership, integrity and teamwork to make better citizens for America.

The ROTC is sponsored by Colonel William Etchison and Master Sergeant Lawrence Johnson.

School Publicity

Responsible for promoting events taking place at Deep Creek High School.

School Publicity is sponsored by Mrs. Barbara Singleton-Seals and Mrs. Page Bagley.

Stage Crew

Assists the Drama Department by setting up the stage and moving equipment before, during and after performances.

The Stage Crew is sponsored by Mrs. Nikki Keegan.

Student Council Association (SCA)

The SCA of Deep Creek provides the leadership for many of the service projects and students activities. SCA homeroom representatives are selected in the fall by homeroom teachers. Officers are voted in by the student body every spring. The SCA also organizes homecoming and spirit week along with charity events.

The Student Council Association is sponsored by Mrs. Nikki Keegan.

Step Team

A "Step" style dance group that participates in school-based as well as community events. This includes pep rallies, basketball games, and other school sponsored activities. We are I.S.I.S. (Intelligent Sisters In Step)

The step team is sponsored by Mrs. Vivian Stevenson.

Writing Awareness Month

Writing Awareness Month is sponsored by Mr. Darlene Requizo.

Yearbook Staff

The Yearbook Staff records the history of the school and puts together a magnificent book of memories.

Staff members are selected from those who wish to apply. Applications are available from Mrs. Waters in Room 305 during the month of February. Interviews are conducted during the first week of March and twelve students are invited to join each year.

The Yearbook Staff is sponsored by Mrs. Michelle Waters

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Senior Class

The Senior Class is responsible for organizing important senior events such as the Senior Banquet and Prom.

The Senior Class is sponsored by Ms. Sue Dixon and Ms. Victoria Glasgow.

Junior Class

The Junior Class promotes class unity by making t-shirts and floats for Homecoming. The Junior class also organizes the Junior Ball and Ring Ceremony.

The Junior Class is sponsored by Ms. Katherine Porzel

Sophomore Class

Cultivate student leadership and camaraderie as young adults ready to face the challenges ahead. The Sophomore class participates in the homecoming parade and helps with other school events.

The Sophomore Class is sponsored by Ms. Amanda Kissman.

Freshman Class

The Freshman Class helps students with the transition into high school and prepares them for success fro the reset of their high school year. The Freshman class participates in the homecoming parade and helps with other school events.

The Freshman Class is sponsored by Ms. Kimberly Rau and Ms. Ardicha Reynolds.

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After Prom Party

Deep Creek High School organizes an event to offer our students a safe, alcohol and drug-free event after the Senior Prom. The entire event is made possible through generous donations from the faculty, school administration, community organizations, parents and businesses.

The After Prom Party is sponsored by Mr. Scott Reppert. 

Art Club / Art Honor Society

The Art Club and the National Art Honor Society are sponsored by Ms. Jennifer Winn-Griffin.

Bible Club

Encourages positive spiritual discussion in our school about CHristianity. Bible CLub meets every other Wednesday after school. Refreshments and transportation are provided.

The Bible Club is sponsored by Ms. Karen Didio and Mrs. Karen Jewette.

Book Club

Read and discuss the latest best selling titles. Anyone can join the book club on Edmodo. The Edmodo code is 051nqm.

The book club is sponsored by Ms. Breathwaite, Ms. Cline and Ms. C. Moore

Buzz Crew

Celebrates and creates positive school spirit. The Buzz Crew attends sporting events and makes signs.

The Buzz Crew is sponsored by Ms. Sue Dixon and Ms. Tanya Panasky.


Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME) was established at Deep Creek High School in 1990. Its mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and females entering engineering, mathematics, science and related technical fields. While CHROME targets females and underrepresented minorities, CHROME is not exclusionary.

Drama Club

Students interested in the art of theater and performance are invited to attend meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month in room #414 from 3:45 until 4:30. The Drama Club is open to all students.

The drama club is sponsored by Mrs. Nicole Keegan.

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

Promotes community service projects and participates in district, state, and national level competitions. Students must be in marketing, fashion, travel and tourism, internet marketing, and EFE courses to join.

The Distributive Education Club is sponsored by Mr. Don Gresham, Ms. Karen Jewette, Mr. John Barbarise and Mr. Don Hurwitz.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA (Family, Career, And Community Leaders of America) is a class room based club. It  is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become strong leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues. FCCLA puts theory into practice with student planned and implemented projects.

FCCLA is sponsored by Ms. Beverly Lassiter.

French Club / French Honor Society

To apply for the French Honor Society, the student must have had French II, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.5 GPA in all French classes.

The French Club and the French Honor Society are sponsored by Ms. Rebecca Nash. 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business and business related fields. FBLA-PBL provides innovative leadership development programs to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship.

The FBLA is sponsored by Mrs. Gwen Pretlow, & Mrs. Joan Harmon.

FBLA Information Page

Future Educators of America (FEA)

Introduces students to the world of teaching with the hopes that the students will consider a career in teaching.

The Future Educators of America is sponsored by Mrs. Karen Jewette.

Guitar Club

The Guitar Club is sponsored by Mr. Casey Smith, Mr. Scott Opie and Mr. John Barbarise.

International Students Club

The International Students Club is sponsored by Mr. Jeff Buck.

Key Club

The Key Club promotes volunteering. If you like to help people, the Key Club is for you. The Key Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the Media Center at 3:40 p.m.

The Key Club is sponsored by Mrs. Teresa Johnston. 

Literary Arts Club / Creative Writing

Each year, the Literary Arts Club creates "The Spectrum," a magazine filled with student poems, art, stories and photography.  The Literary Arts Club is sponsored by Mrs. Darlene Requizo.

Buy a copy of the 2012-2013 "Spectrum" to see creative works from DCHS Students!  See Mrs. Requizo in room #305, or any student in the literary arts club, to get your copy!  View a preview of the 2012-2013 Spectrum Literary Magazine.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the full version, see Mrs. Requizo in Room #310!

National Honor Society (NHS)

Honors a prestigious group of students who value scholarship, leadership, service and character. Must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA and be invited to participate your Junior and Senior year.

The National Honor Society is sponsored by Mrs. Anne Brandriff and Ms. Gina Jones.

Ruriteen Club

The Ruriteen Club is sponsored by Ms. Charlotte Moore.

Science Club (Vespidae Society)

Participates in science-related activities. We plan to create new gardens around campus. The Science Club works to improve the appearance of the school.

The Science Club is sponsored by Ms. Elizabeth Carey, Ms. Erica Cottrell and Ms. Vivian Stevenson.

Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) / Pals for Peers

The Deep Creek chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) serves to accomplish the goals of the state and national organizations against destructive decisions The main objective is to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Students participate in "student friendly" public awareness programs including speakers, peer role-modeling and alternative activities that exclude the use of alcohol. SADD also teaches students to help their peers make good life choices.

The chapter holds monthly business meetings as well as special events that are open to other members of the student body. Membership is open to join anytime during the year. Payment of dues of $5.00 and 85% attendance at meetings is required to maintain membership in the organization.

SADD / Pals for Peers is sponsored by Mr. Scott Reppert.

Spanish Club

Explores the Spanish culture and teaches more about Spanish-speaking people. The Spanish Club meets twice a month.

The Spanish Club is sponsored by Ms. Sara Sanchez.

Technology Students Association (TSA)

The TSA is a club open to any student who has ever taken a technology course. The club fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering.  Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular actives, competitive events, and related programs.  If you enjoy competition and are interested in becoming a member of TSA, contact Mr. Hoover in room #081 o your current technology teacher for more information.  

The Technology Students Association is sponsored by Mr. Lenny Carson, Mr. Cam Pollock, Mr. Leroy Ricks, and Mr. Joe O'Keefe.

Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee is a group of students and staff that aim to make Freshmen and students new to Deep Creek High School feel at home by offering information and support services.  The welcoming committee is sponsored by Mrs. Marilyn Drewrey.

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Extracurricular Academic Letter Awards


A student must earn a minimum of 25 points to be awarded an extracurricular academic letter. The number of points awarded is listed below in a Table of Points. All point awards must result from participation outside regular school hours. A student must earn the 25 points between grades 10 and 12 in a consecutive three year period. The exact number of points awarded is at the discretion of the sponsor. A student must enter and earn his points from at least two of the following fields: Academic Challenge Team, Debate Team, Drama Team, Forensics Team, Literary/Art Magazine Staff, Newspaper Staff, Yearbook Staff.

A file of cards on students involved in various activities will be maintained by the Student Activities Sponsor. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up a card and take it to the sponsors of the activities for the recording of points. The sponsor will return the card to the Student Activities Sponsor when they have completed recording the points.

Table of Points

Academic Challenge Team

Debate Team / Forensics' Team


One-Act Play Competition

Literary Magazine Staff

Newspaper Staff

Yearbook Staff

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