Clubs and Organizations
Academy of Scholars (Invitation Only)
Meeting Dates: Monthly
Creative Writing Club
Meeting Days: Every Thursday @3:30 p.m.
The purpose of the Writing Club is to meet with peers and workshop creative pieces. There are weekly workshops submitted by the students. One to two students will submit a story (or portion of a story) once a week. During the week the other members will read and critique the submission, and on Wednesday we workshop the piece. The goal is to not only strengthen the students editing and writing skills but also to enhance their storytelling skill set.
Choreographer: Nicole Moore
Meeting Days: Every Wednesday/Thursday @3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
(DECA) Distributive Education Clubs of America
Meeting Days: Every Tuesday
Students with interests in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, and management in grades nine through twelve are welcome to come to the meetings every Tuesday after school. DECA award scholarships to students who excel in competitions. DECA does not stop in high school, the club continues in Universities with Collegiate DECA.
Douglas Byrd Marching Band
Sponsor: Dominic Hunter
Meeting Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m. / Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Robert Baker
Meeting Days: During the production of school plays.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Sponsor: Keeoctae Matthews
Meeting Days: Every Other Thursday @3:45 p.m.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
Meeting Days: Every other Thursday @ 3:40 p.m.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: Sharon Bilbrey
Meeting Days: Every Fourth Monday @3:35 - 4:30 p.m.
Raider Team---------------------------------------LTC Tony Memminger
Drill Team-----------------------------------------1SG Robert Freeman
Academic Team-----------------------------------LTC Tony Memminger
Color Guard (Ceremonial & Competition) ------1SG Robert Freeman
Leadership Team---------------------------------LTC Tony Memminger
National Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Trisha Topping
Senior Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of the month
Junior Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of the month
The National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated organization established in 1921 for outstanding and distinguished high school students. Each chapter within the organization, as recognized by the National Council, establishes its rules for membership based on a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four components are the foundation for the organization.
NHS members are student role models. Members strive in every way by word and deed, to make their ideas, the ideals of the school and those whom they influence on a daily basis. Our students pledge to endeavor intelligently and courageously, in order to advocate lifelong learning and leadership principles within their communities. National Honor Society members aim high for scholastic aptitude with a desire for mastery of skill and achievement. They are the leaders and trailblazers of Douglas Byrd High School.
Peer Group Connection-High School (PGC-HS)
Sponsor: Melissa Matthews
Meeting Days and Times: Mentors meet Monday-Friday during First Period
Outreach sessions with Freshmen are Thursday during first-period Health/Physical Education Class
Program Information: PGC-HS trains juniors/seniors to become peer leaders who provide ongoing support to freshmen as they make the transition from middle to high school. Peer leaders work in pairs as group discussion leaders and positive role models for their younger peers. During weekly outreach sessions, peer leaders lead discussions and activities with small groups of freshmen about important challenges that freshmen face as they begin high school, including academic achievement, internet safety, time management, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, and communication skills. Ninth grade students who participate in the weekly small group sessions will participate in discussions and activities designed to support their transition from middle to high school, stay in regular contact with their peer leaders through text messages or some other way of communication, and become more connected to their school and invested in their education through special events and completion of a service-learning project.
S2S Student to Student
Sponsor: Jennifer Ramirez
Meeting Days and Times: Every First & Third Wednesday @As Needed
Sponsor: Sergio Salgado
Meeting Days and Times: Every Fourth Thursday @ 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Speech & Debate Team
Meeting Days: Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
The Speech & Debate team competes against other schools in the county in debate and a variety of speech categories, including humorous performance, dramatic performance, duo performance, and informational speaking. We attend tournaments at other schools in Cumberland County one Saturday each month from fall to early spring. We welcome new members at any time! Our upcoming tournaments include:
Student Government Association (SGA)
Sponsor: Jennifer Davis
Meeting Days: Monday-Friday 7:45 - 8:20 a.m.