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GERMAN CLUB  
The purpose of German Club is to promote an interest in Germany and its language, people and culture. Typical events include: watching German movies (with English subtitles), bowling (since the Germans invented the modern version of the game!), laser tag (as a certain Herr Einstein helped lay the theoretical foundations for the development of the laser!), a Black Forest cake making contest, a gingerbread house decorating contest, a German cultural trivia and pop music contest, German card games, and a 'Grillfest' by the river (with plenty of German sausages!).

Short informational meetings take place in room 1222 during ONE lunch (from time to time), and the majority of the club's (typically monthly) events take place after school (for 1-2 hours). Some shorter activities take place at lunch.

Students wishing to join should simply attend a club meeting. Students not taking German are also welcome to join. Dues are $20 (or $10 per semester).
 
Sponsor: Mr. Gapper | stuart_gapper(at)ccpsnet.net

 


LATIN CLUB
The purpose of Latin Club is to encourage and support the study of Latin and the Classics in our school and community, and to develop responsibility, promote enthusiasm, and enrich the total growth of its members.
  • In November we attend the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention at the Richmond Center. There members participate in various competitions, attend seminars, and participate in cultural activities designed to encourage learning and appreciation of the Classical world.
  • In December we celebrate Saturnalia.
  • In April host a birthday party for Rome.
  • In May we have a banquet, celebrating James River Latin students' successes of the year.
  • In addition we do community service projects, play games, and make lasting friendships.
Latin Club meets during ONE LUNCH the second Wednesday of every month. We also have occasional activities outside school time. Attendance is not mandatory. Come for what you like. All James River students are welcome to join.

Highlights:
  • Members of our club are also members of the Virginia Junior Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, our state and national organizations.
  • At state convention this year, we were 1st place in the spirit competition, 1st place in roll call, and we had the 1st place club t-shirt in the state.
  • We taught Latin at Bettie Weaver Elementary and raised over $300 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • One of our members, Mitchell Doyle, is the editor of the state publication.
 
Sponsor: Mrs. Dollings | donna_dollings(at)ccpsnet.net
 


SPANISH CLUB
The club's goal is to promote and share interest in the Spanish Language and Spanish Culture. We celebrate Spanish speaking holidays. Meetings are during ONE Lunch and/or After school. See a Spanish teacher for information on fees and meetings.
 
Sponsors: 
Mrs. Simonpietri | amy_Simonpietri(at)ccpsnet.net
Mrs. Negron | Maria_Negron(at)ccpsnet.net