Academic Team (A-Team)
A-Team competes in the Polk County High School Tournament, which is a highly academic competition for high school students. The team consists of six members, a coach, and a co-coach. It is a quick response tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, fine arts, world language, and technology. A-Team is led by Emily Gulley .
The Pride of Kathleen Band has many exciting co-curricular opportunities available. These include Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, AP Music Theory, and Eurhythmics (Color Guard.) As a member of the program you get to be in integral part of the Red Devil family while pursuing activities you enjoy – making music together!
Polk Scholastic Chess Website
We believe the game of chess is an exciting way to teach critical thinking skills, sequencing, sportsmanship, self-control, and other skills. We have seen the progress and academic improvement of students who play chess. Chess is for everyone – even if your student is not a high achiever. In the schools, chess often serves as a bridge, bringing together children of different ages, races and genders in an activity they can all enjoy. Chess helps build individual friendships and also school spirit when children compete together as teams against other schools. Chess also teaches children about sportsmanship – how to win graciously and not give up when encountering defeat. For children with adjustment issues, there are many examples where chess has led to increased motivation, improved behavior, better self-image, and even improved attendance. Chess provides a positive social outlet, a wholesome recreational activity that can be easily learned and enjoyed at any age. Chess Club is led by Mr. Bakker.
Drama/Thespians is led by Kimberly Coffin. The KHS club engages in a range of activities. The club performs two main stage productions and attends two competitions each year. The club also has an Improvisation Troupe that performs at First Friday events downtown. They are also a member of the International Thespians organization.
Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Family Career Community Leaders of America has been working for over six decades to instill positive leadership and foundation skills in their members. Their impact has built across the country, stronger families and better communication through visionary and practiced leadership. FCCLA’s impact is visible and extraordinary nationally. FCCLA is the ultimate leadership experience. FCCLA is led by Kirk Stephens.