HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS & EXTRACURRICULAR

Timothy Christian offers a number of high school clubs and extracurricular activities for our students.

Mr. Matt Davidson & his wife Julie

Bible Study

Bible study meets every Wednesday morning at 7:45 AM in the cafeteria.  At Timothy Christian School, we want our students to achieve in the classroom, athletics, performing arts, and other extra-curricular activities.  But more importantly, we want our students to WIN AT LIFE!  Reach out to Matt Davidson for additional information on this relevant and challenging time each Wednesday.  Contact Mr. Davidson davidson@timothychristian.com

Ms. Amber McNeil

Black History

During the month of February, students in grades 5th-12th are invited to participate in Black History Month activities.  Under the direction of a Timothy parent and student leaders, the students seek to inform, educate and inspire as they remind us that we are all one body…..not a black one, not a white one but the Body of Christ. The group presents several special worship times during the month of February for the Elementary School, Middle School and High School.  The month ends with a Black History Program, open to the entire Timothy community. To participate or learn more, please contact Ms. Amber McNeil mcneil@timothychristian.com

Mr. Mac Wiener

Chapel

Timothy high school students meet twice a week for chapel; Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Our worship times are varied and relevant. Chapels may include a student-led praise band, area speakers, small group, prayer times, and special student-led chapels. The chapel committee meets weekly. In addition, students can be involved in chapel through music, as small group leaders, and through readings/skits/prayer. Contact Mr. Mac Wiener wiener@timothychristian.com

Mrs. Kendra Lee

DECA

DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.  Throughout the year, we attend leadership conferences and we demonstrate our business knowledge and communication skills through competitive events.  There are over 40 events students can compete from Apparel and Accessories to Sports and Entertainment Marketing to Finance to Marketing Communications.  If you would like to learn more about this business organization, please contact Mrs. Kendra Lee lee@timothychristian.com

Mr. Aaron Lindloff

Drama Club

The high school Drama Club sponsors the fall play and the spring plays.  Auditions for parts in the production are open to the entire student body.  Membership in Drama Club is handled by a sign-up organizational meeting held early in the school year.  Drama Club members participate in the productions with opportunities for work with make-up, sets, and painting, lights and sound, props, costumes, publicity and refreshments. For more information, contact Mr. Lindloff lindloff@timothychristian.com

Ms. Renee DeJager

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Program at Timothy celebrates the skill and creativity of our actors, artists, writers and musicians, glorifying God through creative works. In December, high school students have the opportunity to minister to the residents in local retirement homes by going to sing Christmas Carols with them during Advent, followed with dinner together at a local restaurant. At various points in the year students have opportunities to attend plays, musicals and concerts in Chicago through optional Fine Arts Fieldtrips. In March, we have a month long celebration highlighting our student’s artistic endeavors. The month includes an Art Show displaying student artwork, including ceramics, photography, acrylics, watercolors and drawings. For information on all other fine arts events, contact Ms. Renee DeJager dejager@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Steve Adamski

Gaming Club

Gaming Club is a group of students interested in games of all kinds; console, PC, internet , strategy board, strategy card, and role-playing. Strategy game club meets each Thursday during every non-exam week of the school year from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Conflicts with other extra-curriculars are OK… come when you are available. Please contact Mr. Steve Adamski for more information adamski@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Scott Piersma

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are offered in order to give students who are not active in interscholastic sports an opportunity to take part in competitive sports and activities. We offer on average one organized activity per month, or about 8 activities per year. Other Timothy Sporting traditions are the Faculty vs. Senior Boys and Power Puff Flag Football Games.  Examples of previous activities include: Dodgeball, Badminton, Flag Football, Mini Golf, Team Video Games, Bowling, Table Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Bean Bag Toss, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Wiffleball, Laser Tag ,Whirly ball, Disc Golf, and Bocce Ball. For more information, please contact Mr. Scott Piersma at piersma@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Scott Roelofs

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is an activity in which a team of student lawyers and student witnesses prepare the prosecution and defense of a court case. They then compete against other teams in trials presided over by actual judges and scored by attorneys. The team competes in several local competitions as well as state and national championship tournaments.  Tryouts are required.  For more information, contact Mr. Scott Roelofs roelofs@timothychristian.com.

Ms. Amber McNeil

Octoberfest

Octoberfest is an annual, much-loved fall tradition at Timothy that brings out the child in all of us.  Each year there is a different theme with fun songs, wacky outfits, and crazy performances. It is a wonderful opportunity for every student to get up on stage and sing and dance with their friends and classmates. No talent needed.  For more information, please contact Ms. Amber McNeil at mcneil@timothychristian.com

Mrs. Rachel Mirra

Red Zone

Red Zone is a student lead spirit section for TCHS athletic events. Being a part of the Red Zone is a way to show your pride and spirit for TCHS. While supporting different TCHS athletic teams, being in the Zone is a great way to get involved and make friends. We value community and camaraderie and believe our passion and noise is magnified when we cheer together. Red Zone plans spirit days and game related activities for the student body.  For more information contact Mrs. Rachel Mirra mirra@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Tim Wierenga

Robotics Teams

Timothy offers three levels and two different configurations of robotics for students who are interested in applying their math, science, and design skills in a competitive form. The levels include ES, MS and HS levels. The ES and lower MS teams utilize Vex IQ robotics components similar to mechanized Lego pieces. The upper MS and HS levels use the Vex EDR system of components which require more direct hands on design and construction skills to assemble and drive a robot that will be competitive in that seasons competition. For more information, please contact Mr. Tim Wierenga at Wierenga@timothychristian.com

Mrs. Trixy Zielke

Saga

Saga is the annual yearbook of Timothy Christian School. The Saga staff is in charge of recording the memories of the school year in words and pictures. Saga staff will be in charge of selecting photos, doing layout, and captions with an online program. Contact Mrs. Trixy Zielke zielke@timothychristian.com for more information.

Mr. Carlton Rink

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl is an interscholastic academic competition that covers every area of Timothy’s high school curriculum. The competition format is much like the game show Jeopardy, requiring broad knowledge and quick responses. Timothy currently has Freshmen, Sophomore and Varsity teams. For more information, contact Mr. Rink rink@timothychristian.com.

Ms. Cynthia Wagle

Sewing Club

Sewing Club is a time for students to work on an individual project, receive assistance, and have fun gathering together using their creativity. It generally meets twice a month immediately after school.  For more information, please contact Ms. Cynthia Wagle wagle@timothychristian.com.

Student Activities Committee

The Student Activities Committee is an organization of sophomore through senior students in charge of planning various student activities and dances throughout the year with a focus on student event planning.  Students plan all the details the Homecoming dance, Jingle Ball, Turnabout Dance, Prom, and the Back to School Cookout including venue selection, decor, ticket sales, and marketing.  For more information, contact Mindy Loughead at mindy@perfectlyplannedevents.biz.

Mrs. Rachel Mirra

Student Council

Student Council is an organization made up of students elected by the student body to represent the views of the student body to the administration. The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer are elected in early May and the class representatives are elected shortly thereafter. The student council is in charge of and sponsors several events during the school year including coffee house, trips, annual awards night, as well as others. For more information, contact Rachel Mirra at mirra@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Mac Wiener

Student Ministries

Student Ministries offers students a number of ways to serve during the school year.  Opportunities include the Thanksgiving Soup Lunch, a Christmas Dinner for struggling families, Power Up!, a positive life-choices program for seventh graders, and other service projects. Contact: Mr. Mac Wiener wiener@timothychristian.com.

Ms. Barb Park

Trumpet

Trumpet is the high school magazine that is published four to six times a year and reports on subjects of interest to the Timothy high school community. Students perform all the work of generating and researching content, writing and editing articles, and completing layout according to budget constraints.  The faculty advisor selects new editors for the publication in discussion with current student editors ; students can join the staff at any time, although the fall of the new school year is the ideal.  The faculty advisor reserves the the right to limit staff and and limit or revise content as necessary.  For more information contact Ms. Barb Park park@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Ryan DeKoekkoek

WorldView Club

The WorldView Club is for Timothy students who are interested in learning about the different cultures of the world.  It is Timothy’s desire for all students to be included and accepted, no matter the nationality or cultural difference.  This club will seek to promote an appreciation and a common understanding of being a part of God’s Kingdom as a whole.   Activities may include culture nights, Chinese New Year, monthly outings, presentations about different countries, international music and food. This club is open to all students whether they are currently taking a foreign language or not. Feel free to stop by our meetings–we’d love to meet you! For more information, contact Mr. Ryan DeKoekkoek at dekoekkoek@timothychristian.com.

Mr. Carlton Rink

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) students compete against students from other schools on written tests. Each team member specializes in two of the following seven categories: Math, Chemistry, English, Biology, Physics, Drafting, and Computer Science.  Students who do well earn medallions and the opportunity to advance to the Regional and State levels. Timothy has been represented at the state level in previous years and has done extremely well in WYSE. Please contact Mr. Rink to join or learn more rink@timothychristian.com.

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