Novi High School offers a wide variety of activities and clubs for students to participate in during the school year. All clubs and activities are included in the yearly $55 activity/club fee. Check out the Novi High School Peachjar flyerboard for the latest electronic flyer information on clubs and activities.
- Broadcast Communications
- Newspaper (Wildcat Roar)
- TV News & Production
The Novi High School Band program consists of three concert band classes based on level of experience and performance (Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Wind Ensemble), Wildcat Marching Band, jazz ensemble, winter percussion, and winter guard. Students in Concert, Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble classes will learn to perform with increasing levels of skills on their instruments in preparation for concert and festival performances throughout the year. Additionally, as members of the Wildcat Marching Band, students from all grades will develop contemporary marching techniques and explore a variety of musical literature. The Wildcat Marching Band combines music, art, theater and dance in the development of a competitive marching band production. Marching band students are involved in summer rehearsals and Band Camp in preparation for the fall performance season.
For more information about the Novi Bands, contact Mr. Diroff.
This course is an introduction to broadcast journalism and film production. Students will learn the basics of social media content creation, video creation and editing, and photography. Students will have the opportunity to pursue passion projects that are video or audio based.
Students will use broadcast equipment and visual storytelling techniques with emphasis on storyboarding, interviewing, script writing, filming and editing. Students will produce both journalistic story packages and creative video production projects. Students will improve their speaking, listening and thinking skills. This course will help prepare students for Television News & Production.
Contact Mr. LeTarte for more information.
The choir program consists of Concert Choir (non-auditioned, 9th-12th grade Primary SATB), Chorale (auditioned, 9th-12th Intermediate SATB), Bella Voce (auditioned, 10th-12th grade Intermediate/Advanced SSAA), Novi Singers (auditioned, 10th-12th Advanced SSAATTBB), and Major VI (auditioned, 10th-12th grade pop a cappella). All four of our traditional choirs participated in MSVMA Choral Festival and are eligible to participate in MSVMA Honors Choir, Solo & Ensemble, and Musical Theatre Solo & Ensemble. Major VI annually competes in the International Competition of High School A cappella. Novi Singers and Major VI perform in many performances and gigs throughout the community. Students wishing to participate in choir must take it as a class for credit. There are no after-school choir clubs. For students wanting to be in an auditioned ensemble, they must audition in the spring of the previous school year. Students new to Novi may audition around the time they register for classes. Every other year, members of Bella Voce and Novi Singers are eligible to participate in our choir trip to New York City, where we perform at Carnegie Hall, or a trip of similar nature. For more information or if you have any questions, please refer to our course catalog or contact Ms. Schurig.
- *Tue., Oct. 19: Fall Concert 7 p.m.
- Sat., Nov. 13: Musical Theatre Solo & Ensemble Festival, Grosse Pointe South High
- *Tue., Dec. 14: Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
- Jan. 14-15: District Solo & Ensemble Festival, Howell High
- Tue., Feb. 15: Sweetheart’s Cabaret, 7 p.m., Black Box
- *Thu., March 10: Pre-Festival Concert, 7 p.m.
- *March 16-17: District Choral Festival, Farmington Hills Mercy (choirs will only go on 1 day, should be during school - will send out info once they give us our schedule)
- April 8-9: State Solo & Ensemble, location TBD
- April 21-23: Musical
- *April 27-29: State Choral Festival, Holt HS (again, choirs will only go on 1 day but should be during school)
- Tue., May 3: Major VI Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
- *Thu., May 12: Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
- *Required events for all choir members. All other events are optional, but open to all choir members.
Beginning Dance I (No previous experience necessary)
Students will experience an overview of a wide variety of dance styles. Units of learning will include: Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary/Modern and Cultural Dances. Students will learn the origins of each dance style and develop kinesthetic techniques to improve their levels of flexibility, coordination, posture, and balance. Students will gain a broad understanding of how dance plays a role in many different cultures around the world. Students will perform two dances in the semester dance concert. Attendance at dress rehearsal and the semester dance concert outside of class is required.
Designed for students with some previous dance training, this course strengthens advanced beginning/intermediate level dance techniques and composition. Students will build upon previous dance experience, knowledge, and training. Units of learning will include continued development of technique, terminology, creative expression, composition, and history. Attendance at dress rehearsal and the semester dance concert outside of class is required. Must have successfully completed Beginning Dance I or have previous dance experience within the past two years.
Dance III (Intermediate Company)
Designed for the intermediate dance student, this course builds more advanced dance techniques and composition. This is a performance oriented course for the intermediate level dancer, providing students with a dance company experience. Students perform choreography by the program director and notable guest artists within departmental concerts, community events, competitions, and festivals. Students must be enrolled in two semesters for this course. Attendance at after school rehearsals and performances outside of class is required. Audition required.
Dance IV (Advanced Company)
Designed for the advanced dance student, this course reinforces more advanced dance techniques and composition. This is a performance oriented course for the advanced dancer, providing students with a dance company experience. Students perform choreography by the program director and notable guest artists within departmental concerts, community events, competitions, and festivals. Students must be enrolled in two semesters for this course. Attendance at after school rehearsals and performances outside of class is required. Audition required.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be career and college ready. Novi DECA is a co-curricular marketing organization that competes at the district, state and national level.
Registration for Novi DECA takes place in September. Students must be enrolled in one of the following co-curricular classes each year to participate in Novi DECA:
- Marketing I
- Marketing: Sports Fashion & Entertainment
- Marketing: Store Operations
- IB Business Management HL Year 1
- IB Business Management HL Year II.
The Novi DECA Chapter limit is 175 and offers all events that compete at the district level. All events include a role-play simulation/presentation and test. Returning members in good standing have event selection preference.
Updates for 2021-2022
- Sept. 13th at 3:05 p.m. Zoom informational meeting for prospective new NOVI DECA members. You must be enrolled in one of the co-curricular classes listed below.
- Marketing I
- Marketing: Sports Fashion & Entertainment
- Marketing: Store Operations
- IB Business Management HL Year 1
- IB Business Management HL Year II
- Additional information and practice schedules will be communicated in the co-curricular classes, on Facebook, Twitter, and the Novi DECA Schoology group page.
Competition Information: Tentatively planning to be in person
- DECA District 6 Competition will be held in December
- DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC) will be held in March
- DECA International Career Development Conference will be held in April
Over 400 students belong to HOSA, an organization for students who are interested in health careers. Students compete in various medical events at the regional, state, and international level. All Novi High School students are welcome. For additional information about individual HOSA events, check out the Michigan HOSA website.
Timeline/Practice Schedule: Informational meetings are held each September and students must register by the October deadline. Exact dates will be communicated to HOSA members. There are only a few mandatory meetings each year. Students can schedule their own additional times to study/practice in small groups.
Schoology Group Novi HOSA access code: FDVFF-CXGTH
The orchestra program consists of Wildcat Orchestra (9th grade only), Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra. Students wishing to participate in orchestra must take it as a class for credit. For students wanting to be in the Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra, they must audition in the spring of the previous school year. Students new to Novi may audition around the time they register for classes. Additionally, the Philharmonic Orchestra students combine with Wind Ensemble students to play the masterworks of the symphonic repertoire. All orchestra students participate in Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association events including Band and Orchestra Festival and Solo and Ensemble Festival. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mr. VanEizenga.
Students meet daily in class to collaboratively create award-winning articles, photos and designs for a Hall of Fame, student-run publication: The Wildcat Roar. Students will have special access to many athletic events and student performances as photographers and reporters, and will develop business skills through fundraising and working with advertisers to cover publishing costs. Journalists will use social media to inform the student body of breaking news through live updates while covering community and school events. The Wildcat Roar staffers will share their own ideas through opinions, articles and reviews, and represent the student voice through coverage relevant to the student body. Staffers have the opportunity to attend conferences in Michigan and out of state, district policies permitting. Interested students should sign up to be in the Journalism II: Newspaper and Modern Media class - or stop by Room 120 to find out more. Follow the Wildcat Roar at https://nhsroar.com/
This course includes the production of a daily, live TV newscast, The Cat’s Eye News, using professional equipment.
Nearly 2,000 students throughout the high school see The Cat’s Eye News.
Student broadcasters learn the skills needed to perform in front of the camera and how to work behind the scenes, in the studio and in the field. There is something for everyone’s interest.
Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking skills. This course includes field production skills; learning will include the use of digital video systems to film and edit work into story packages. This course may be taken more than once. (Course qualifies for visual, performing and applied arts
Contact Mr. LeTarte for more information.
Yearbook is an advanced journalism course that focuses on journalistic writing and reporting.
Students cultivate skills that result in strong global citizenship such as research based reporting and objective interviewing.
This student-led staff creates the yearbook in its entirety through business management, graphic design, textual content, and photography.
Yearbook is a semester-long course, but students are encouraged to take the course for the full year.
A journalism prerequisite is preferred, however, if you have not taken a previous journalism course, you may still submit an application to Ms. Brown.
Be advised that this course involves work to be done on weeknights/weekends for content coverage purposes.
For more information, contact Ms. Brown.
- Art Club
- Chinese Korean Culture Club
- Creative Writing
- Diversity (Students Promoting Unity and Diversity)
- F.I.R.S.T. Robotics (Frog Force 503)
- Games and Game Design
- Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
- Girls Who Code
- Link Crew
- Model United Nations
- National Honor Society
- Quiz Bowl
- Science Club & Olympiad
- Student Council
- Theatre Department
- Winter Guard
- Winter Percussion
Art Club meets on scheduled Thursdays in room 181 from 2:50-4 p.m; a list of Art Club dates will be posted and announced. Art Club students experiment with a variety of mediums to create their student driven projects. This is an environment for students to relax and explore their creativity. Students are required to pay a cover fee of $12 for art supplies or a $3 drop in fee per session. Students who would like to join will need to fill out this form in order to receive further information. If there are any other questions, you can email Ms. Edmunds.
Novi Boardercross Club provides an opportunity for separate boys and girls teams to race on snowboards through a fun course at Mt. Brighton against teams from other schools. Participants can earn a varsity letter if they meet certain criteria. Boys and Girls Boardercross Club Teams may also qualify for one "away" meet at Alpine Valley each year. Novices are welcome, but some experience helps. Preseason training normally takes place in November and December, with practices and meets in January through mid-February. For more information, please the Athletic Department.
Chinese Korean Culture Club typically meets twice a month Monday after school from 2:50-3:50 p.m. in Ms. Esbrook's classroom.
At Chinese Korean Club, our vision is to educate our peers on the different aspects of Chinese and Korean culture. We do this by implementing various activities into each of our meetings: whether it be practicing language, learning a traditional or pop cultural dance, making traditional dishes, or just having a good time with one another.
Anyone can participate, and for those that don’t know anything about Chinese or Korean culture, come and learn!
This club promotes a fun and encouraging way for students to learn about China and Korea. Be sure to check out our Instagram (novi.ckc) for meeting information!
Tentative 2021 Meeting Dates:
Creative Writing Club will meet every other Tuesday from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in Room 213.
Creative Writing Club is for ALL students at ALL writing levels.
In Creative Writing Club, students may improve their writing skills and gain more confidence as a writer.
Students may respond to a prompt, participate in a game, read/watch mentor texts, or collaborate with peers.
New members are always welcome, and students are encouraged to tell their friends. For more information, contact Mrs. Harrow.
Tentative 2021-2022 Meeting Dates:
The debate team competes in speaking competitions with students from other schools in our area. Legislative competitions take the form of a senate floor, while Policy debate puts two small teams directly head to head. Both try to make a compelling case to either support or refute the passing or a bill or policy. Meetings this year will be held over zoom on every other Monday from 3:30-4:40 p.m., with competitions this year largely being online as well (the majority also taking place Monday afternoons). Contact Mr. Dame in room 242. for more information.
Students Promoting Unity and Diversity tends to meet 1-2 Mondays per month to actively embrace the mission of equitable opportunities for all students. SPUD is dedicated to moving America closer to the ideals of democracy, equality, liberty, opportunity, and rights. SPUD hosts speakout sessions that cultivate student voice and empathetic listening. This hands-on club is honored to plan, organize, and implement the annual Dr. King Unity in the Community program every January. All students and staff are encouraged to get involved. Please contact Mr. Nuckolls for further details.
Frog Force is the Novi High School FIRST Robotics team. Each year, new members are invited to join the team in June to participate in orientation and training, with membership requests closing by late July. The team welcomes students in all grades in roles ranging from programming, CAD, build, finance, marketing, outreach, photography, videography, design and artwork, and more. Frog Force builds a new robot every year, competes, and performs outreach and community service year-round. Frog Force has advanced to the world championships nearly every year of its existence, and in 2021 received the World Championship Chairmans Award (the highest honor in FIRST) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. To find out more, visit frogforce503.org or email frogforce@frogforce503.
For students interested in joining a robotics team this fall or for those who prefer not to make a year-round commitment, consider our newer more hands-on team the Automated Amphibians. The Amphibians will also compete in FIRST Robotics Competition but following a more relaxed schedule with a predesigned kit robot that can be modified for the current season’s game. Visit frogforce503.org to learn more.
Updates for 2021-2022
- Membership in Frog Force for this season is closed.
- We encourage interested students to stay tuned for our membership drive in May 2022 and plan to join the team for the 2022-2023 season; or to consider the Automated Amphibians.
- Currently, the team is meeting in person following COVID precautions and is very active conducting outreach, training and community service.
- Our competition season will take place in spring 2022 with any required social distancing and safety protocols in place.
Forensics is competitive public speaking in a wide range of events. Students prepare for and compete in one event throughout the competitive season, which runs from late February through the first week of May.
Competitions are on Saturdays.
Students must audition before they can compete, and are encouraged to begin choosing/writing pieces and practicing on their own or virtually with teammates as soon as they like.
The club meets once per month in October, November and December, and weekly beginning in January, on Tuesdays after school.
We anticipate being fully in person this year, but that is of course subject to change.
French Club will meet one Wednesday per month in room 249 from 2:50-3:50 p.m.
At French Club, students will learn about French culture, holidays, food, language, games and movies.
Students can join the NHS French Club Schoology Group with this Access Code: 8268-HMCV-QKJCC.
Updates and information will be posted in this group before each meeting. Dates for 2021-22 are TBD. For more information, contact Madame Miller.
Novi Games and Game Design Club is dedicated to providing a space for students to play games, create games and talk about games of all kinds. We support board games (from Connect 4 to Settlers of Cataan), card games (Yugioh! and Magic: The Gathering), video games (Smash Bros., LoL, Rocket League, and more) and game design. We are open to all students from all walks of life and strive to build an inclusive and supportive culture for gamers. Please bring a friend, bring a game or borrow one of ours and relax with your classmates. We also host a variety of competitive opportunities for gamers, and since our founding we have raised thousands of dollars for charities through our Smash for Giving fundraisers. Come be part of our community!
Update for 2021-2022
Games and Game Design Club will be resuming in-person meetings this year. Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 30, from 2:50-4:00 p.m. in Room 214. We will also be continuing the virtual component of the club through Discord and will allow students to attend virtually. Please email email Mr. White for details!
Garden Club meets roughly once a month, typically towards the beginning of each month from 3-3:50 p.m. in room 190. Students learn about plants, gardening, ecosystems and more. Students spend time in the greenhouse planting, transplanting and maintaining a variety of vegetables and flowers. For more information please contact Mr. Ryan.
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) usually meets on Thursdays in room 211 from 3:10-4:10 p.m. At the GSA club, students have discussions, plan events, support community events, and develop materials for awareness and acceptance. Students also prepare to present at state and local conferences on tolerance of differences and participate in community building exercises. For more information, contact Dr. Lee.
German Club meets approximately twice a month, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in room 233 from 2:55-3:45 p.m. Students learn about Germany and German culture, eat German food, watch films and TV shows in German (with English subtitles), watch German music videos, play trivia and board games from Germany, and create craft projects.
Big annual events include: Oktoberfest, making gingerbread houses, pretzel baking, German classic film viewing, Fußball (soccer) match, and Game Day. For more information, contact Herr Baldwin.
The Girls Who Code Club meetings will be held via Zoom from 3-4 p.m. to start the season, and may eventually move to in-person meetings.
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. At Girls Who Code meetings, members will explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. All students are welcome and no coding experience is necessary. Get volunteer hours teaching elementary students about coding. For more information, contact Mrs. Franchi.
- October 14
- November 4
- December 2
- January 13
- February 10
- March 3
- April 7
- May 19
- June 2
The first meeting will be held after school @ 2:50 p.m. in Mrs. Franchi's room. The room number is 252 (located in the upper new wing) and if there is a large crowd, some members may be directed to another room near Mrs. Franchi's room.
Novi High School Interact Club aims to provide services to our community, both in Novi and abroad. We take part in various activities to help those in need, and have loads of fun while we’re at it! For more information please contact Ms. Evans.
Japanese Club normally meets once a month on Tuesdays from 3-3:50 p.m. in room 247. At Japanese Club, students learn about Japanese culture such as calligraphy, tea ceremony, cooking food like rice balls and Yakisoba noodles, anime, origami and the Japanese way of celebrating Halloween and Christmas, among others. Please contact Mrs. Rosen for more information.
Updates for 2021-2022
- Japanese Club is excited to welcome participants back for in-person meetings. The introductory meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
- Future meeting dates are TBA.
Link Crew is a nationally recognized organization whose sole purpose is to help freshmen feel more comfortable and to help them achieve success in their first year of high school. Students interested in becoming a Link Crew Leader may apply in the spring of their sophomore or junior year.
For more information, contact Ms. Lephart.
Math Club is a competitive club offering students the chance to participate in mathematics competitions at the state and national levels. We offer the opportunity to participate in the Michigan Mathematics League (MML), and the American Mathematics Competition (AMC). Qualifying participants may be invited to participate in additional rounds of testing. Dates are set by the competition organizers each year.
An informational meeting will be held in Room 248 on Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 2:55 p.m. For more information, please contact Mrs. Brach.
Michigan Math League (MML)
HS Contest 1: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
HS Contest 2: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
HS Contest 3: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
HS Contest 4: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
HS Contest 5: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
HS Contest 6: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
American Mathematics Competition (AMC) - $5
AMC 10/12 A is being held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW AND EARLY DATE THIS YEAR!!
The competition will be held in-person ONLY this year, at Novi High School, Room 160 and proctored by Mrs. Brach.
Scores may qualify you for AIME I, which is held on February 8, 2022. This competition is by invitation only.
For information and practice for AMC please visit the Mathematical Association of America.
Model United Nations club will meet every other Monday after school on Zoom. In Model U.N., students will learn about international politics by simulating the United Nations. We compete in various conferences with students from all over the state of Michigan and Midwest. Students will build their public speaking, reading, writing, researching and networking skills through their participation in Model U.N.
For more information, contact Mr. Scobie.
National Honor Society focuses on four key areas: leadership, service, scholarship, and character. Applications will open on October 1 and will be emailed out to all 10th and 11th grade students.
National Honor Society Applicant FAQ
What is the National Honor Society?
The Novi chapter of National Honor Society is an active organization that encourages development in four key areas: leadership, service, scholarship, and character.
Does being a member of the National Honor Society weigh more than other clubs toward college admission?
No, being a member of the National Honor Society does not mean any more to college admissions officers than being a member of any other club, according to the Michigan Association of Honor Societies in Lansing. Surveys of area colleges (including Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Yale, etc.) have been done and they all reported the same thing. What colleges DO look for is leadership roles of the applicant (for example, captain of an athletic team or a Relay for Life team) and volunteer service hours. This can be done without being in Honor Society.
Who can apply for the National Honor Society?
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Sophomore or junior students with at least a 3.5 cumulative unweighted, non-rounded GPA from the previous June can apply. Your GPA must remain at or above a 3.5 at the end of first semester
Applicants must submit at least 20 hours of community service during the first semester, which must be submitted to the CVS Google form (See CVS Schoology Group for link)
Applicants must be members of at least three school activities (clubs/sports/fine arts)
When do you apply?
Application packets are available in the fall (October) and are due back the first week of January. There is only one application period per year.
Once the application is complete, who decides if a student is accepted?
There is a faculty committee of five teachers who review the packets for completeness and accuracy. Their decision for acceptance into the National Honor Society is final. (Mrs. Tobis is NOT one of the five on the committee. She just collects all the documents)
Once you are in NHS, what do you have to do?
Active members must maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative unweighted grade point average, must participate in required service projects, must stay active in at least three school activities, must serve on at least one planning committee, must tutor twice during AA, and must accumulate at least 50 points per year. Points are earned through attending meetings, serving on committees, participation in events, and continuing community service.
What does the club do?
The main goal is service in the school and community. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of school of each month. Past activities have included a social activity, mandatory fall and spring service projects, bake sales to raise money for scholarships and various needy causes.
Do seniors wear any special stole or cord with their cap/gown at graduation?
Please contact Ms. Tobis for more information.
Do you care about the future of the world?
Politics Club is a friendly and safe forum to discuss politics; through social media we will be encouraging people to vote, we will invite local politicians as guest speakers, and much much more!!!
Politics Club holds its regular meetings every other Tuesday starting on September 14.
All Novi High students are welcome to join us. All meetings this year will be in person in Room 258. Contact Mr. Brenner for more information.
Quiz Bowl meets every Tuesday in room 244 from 2:50-4 p.m. with additional practice sessions after school on Thursday for Varsity team members only.
Quiz Bowl is an academic trivia competition and Novi competes against other schools in our league with the opportunity to advance to Nationals Level Competition.
Tryouts for this No-Cut team, led by Coach Abel and Assistant Coach Crossley, take place in late September and our season lasts until mid-February. Varsity competitors will continue through May if qualified for Nationals. For more information, join our Schoology GROUP (not course) for more information
Group Access Code: JGR3-B3DH-B8PHR
Recycle Club has over 150 members/volunteers who participate in recycling at the high school every Wednesday. There is a team of officers who manage the weekly routines and work on the school recycling initiatives year to year. Students are assigned to routes within the school and usually stay for 30 minutes (2:45-3:15 p.m.) after school, once a week. Everyone is welcome. Contact Mrs. Herbert in room 169 for more information.
SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decision.
SLS stands for Student Leadership Services.
The group meets monthly to connect and plan activities around making good decisions for health and well-being. For more information, contact Ms. Ebel.
Why should a student want to be a part of Novi Science Club?
No matter what subject of science you are interested in you can find a place here.
Our Science Club participates in Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is one of the premier scientific competitions in the country. It helps students learn how to work with others, manage time, and master diverse topics in Science. It also trains their sense of intuition and speed as test-takers. Most importantly, it surrounds students with like-minded, talented, and focused individuals that will bring out their best qualities. Students learn the importance of respect, sportsmanship, humility, and motivation. Students will also have the chance to participate in tournaments called “invitationals” before regionals, states, etc. In the past, we have attended invitationals such as UMich Invitational, MIT Invitational, and many smaller local invitationals. During all of these competitions (including invitationals), students will have the opportunity to earn medals and other awards.
If you are looking at Science Olympiad in terms of a college resume-booster, we encourage you to look beyond that. Although many of our seniors go on to the premier colleges across the nation (University of Michigan, Stanford, UC-Berkley, Harvard, etc), the true value they derive from Science Olympiad manifests itself in the sense of cooperation, focus, and respect they internalize for the rest of their lives. Students can only reap all the benefits of Science Olympiad when they cease to see it as simply a resume-booster.
What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a competition that includes 23 core events exploring various fields of science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Inquiry). Teams of 15 compete in these events, with 2-3 people partners on each event (the rules vary). “Study events” involve students answering test questions in a station format or a traditional test setting. The majority of events are Study events. “Build events” involve students creating devices such as bottle rockets, rubber band-powered airplanes, gravity vehicles, load-bearing balsa structures, and detector machines. Some events have both a build and study component. A few events contain a lab portion. Typically, students go to competitions with 3-4 events each.
How does the Science Olympiad Competition work?
We will have multiple teams with 15 members each. Teams will compete at invitationals and competitions throughout the year. We will study for test events and work with a team to build for build events. This year we are working on maintaining our high placements at regionals and states, and working on improving our team even further.
What do we do at team meetings?
At each meeting, members work together to study and prepare for upcoming competitions. We may also go over presentations on science topics such as biology, engineering, and etc.
What/when are the meetings/competitions?
We will meet once a week or once every 2 weeks. Competitions take place on Saturday.
All events require teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun, and developing team spirit. Participation varies from year to year but is usually around 15-25 students. For more information, contact Mr. Di Dio.
Want to stay connected and wonder how do I join?
Official Sign up will be sent out later, but please, if you are new to Science Club or a member who wasn’t on the email list by the end of the year for Science Club, please fill out this form (Note: This isn’t the official sign up form, this is to add you to our email list so when information about the intro meeting + other important info comes out you will receive it).
Returning members or members who believe they are still on the email list do not need to fill out the form.
If you don’t know if you are on the email list, fill the form as well.
NHS Spanish Club normally meets once a month in Room 247 (unless otherwise noted) from 2:50-3:30 p.m. Ms. Abel is the sponsor.
We welcome all Novi High School students, whether you are currently taking Spanish or not!
Spanish Club offers an opportunity to make new friends while learning about many aspects of Spanish language and culture. We will participate in various cultural activities, play games and enjoy snacks (hopefully!) together.
For more information, join our Schoology GROUP (not course).
Group Access Code: 8QCV-M9T7-BZ986
Students will also be able to Zoom in from home to attend Spanish Club if they choose to attend virtually!
Student Council will meet twice monthly with their class (date and time varies) and weekly on Fridays (date and time varies) in room 160. As a Student Council member/representative, students can give ideas about school activities, and help plan and implement a variety of events throughout the year! For more information contact Mrs. Schypinski.
This social-issue based theatre troupe was founded in 2003. Made up of students in grades 10-12 who write their own material, Awkward Pause produces a style of theatre that includes both performance and conversation with the audience. The troupe performs annually for each grade at the high school, and often goes on tour to other high schools and within the Novi community. Auditions are held in late May or early June each year.
Produced in April, the final show of the season includes extensive collaboration with the other departments in the performing arts wing, and is a chance for Theatre students to expand their knowledge into other areas. Depending on the show, production work and auditions begin any time between mid-January and late February.
Produced in both January and February, the one act is the Department's annual entry into the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association's annual one act competition. Shows can be both plays and musicals, and rotate between serious and comedic every other year. When traveling for competition, students have the opportunity to see shows from other schools and get to know the students from those shows. Production work and auditions typically begin in late November or early December.
The Thespian/Drama Club serves as both a place for more theatrical opportunity and to support the productions. Members meet once per month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Members of the club can attend the State Thespian Festival, which is two days of workshops, performances, and adjudication of individual events; qualify at the State Thespian Festival for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival; take part in fundraisers for support of the Department; and earn points throughout the year toward induction into the International Thespian Society, a Varsity letter, and other honors.
Contact Ms. McKaig for more information, after first reviewing the various department opportunities above.
For all of activities listed above, there is a Novi Creative Arts Collaborative bulletin board between the Black Box and Choir Room at the High School that is updated with pertinent information throughout the year.
2021-2022 TENTATIVE Theatre Department Dates (updated June 18, 2021)
- Oct. 14-16: Fall Play, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 21: Awkward Pause Freshmen Show, 7 p.m.
- Dec. 12: Awkward Pause Junior Show, 7 p.m.
- Jan. 29: One Act Districts
- Feb. 7-8: One Act Public Shows
- Feb. 12: One Act Regionals
- Feb. 18-19: One Act State Finals
- March 8: Awkward Pause Senior Show, 7 p.m.
- March 12: MSCI Forensic Tournament at NHS/Fundraiser for Theatre Dept. (concessions)
- March 24: Awkward Pause Spring Break Show, 7 p.m.
- April 21-23: Musical
- May 26: Awkward Pause Sophomore Show
- June 11: Awkward Pause Best Of Show
Novi Winter Guard is an extracurricular activity in the Novi Band Program open to all interested students in grades 9-12 who are interested in developing color guard skills used in the Wildcat Marching Band, including elements of dance and the use of flags and other equipment. Winter guard aids in continuing students’ color guard development between marching band seasons. NWG begins in November, following the marching band season, and typically ends in April, with rehearsals 2-3 times per week and competitions on Saturdays or Sundays from February through the end of the season. For more information about Novi Winter Guard, contact Mr. Diroff.
Novi Winter Percussion is an extracurricular music activity in the Novi Band Program, open to all interested music students in grades 9-12, and is comprised of common marching and concert percussion instruments, including piano and bass guitar. Winter percussion aids in continuing students’ development on marching instruments between marching band seasons. Novi Winter Percussion begins in November, following the marching band season, and typically ends in April, with rehearsals 2-3 times per week and competitions on Saturdays or Sundays, from February through the end of the season. For more information about Novi Winter Percussion, contact Mr. Diroff.