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What After-School Activities Are You Involved With?

We know that for some students, the minute the last bell of the day rings, they’re at their locker and out the front door in no time flat. Whether they’re rushing home for work, family time or just to chill, we can’t blame anyone for not wanting to spend too many extra hours at school!

However, there are plenty of others who spend tons of time after school on campusβ€”practicing with their sports team, helping their favorite teacher get organized, practicing songs with the choir or prepping the school newspaper. Whatever your situation, we can’t wait to hear how you spend your after-school time, and what traditions you might be interested in continuing on to college.

Answer the polls below, then let us know more in the comments!

Are you involved with any after-school activities?

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What kind of after-school activities are you involved in?

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How many days a week do you stay late after school for an activity?

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  1. gatorgal1997

    Posted by gatorgal1997 on September 3, 2014 at 19:20

    I am involved in every activity listed

  2. MirandaCombs

    Posted by MirandaCombs on December 6, 2013 at 06:10

    I’m in the color guard with my school

  3. Lostinthesound

    Posted by Lostinthesound on October 19, 2013 at 09:22

    I don’t do any activities through the school anymore besides library volunteer (but thats in the summertime) But I am involved in martial arts after school!

  4. Colettedawg

    Posted by Colettedawg on October 15, 2013 at 08:35

    I actually go to the community college here and sing with the concert choir at noon every day. I also go to the chamber choir at one. I auditioned to join. I am super happy I got into this 14 person choir.

  5. Guarded by Angels

    Posted by Guarded by Angels on October 11, 2013 at 16:15

    Im in jv cheerleading:)

  6. alyssamarie23

    Posted by alyssamarie23 on October 5, 2013 at 10:00

    I stay after school on Mondays for a Bible study and prayer group called Faithwalk. I go to a public school, so it’s amazing to get together with other Christians to shine a light for Christ in a very dark place.

  7. trumpetchick

    Posted by trumpetchick on September 28, 2013 at 06:15

    For band, I have rehearsal on Mondays and Tuesdays, a sectional on Wednesdays, more rehearsal on Thursdays, football games on Fridays, and all day competitions on Saturdays through October 26th. It’s hectic and rough with school and homework, but it’s totally worth it. The hardest part is knowing that this is my last year doing band because I’m a senior, but I’ll probably continue doing it in college. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even try out for a drum corps!

    • trumpetchick

      Posted by trumpetchick on September 28, 2013 at 06:17

      In second semester, I do normal “sit down” band, so my schedule is far less hectic. πŸ™‚

  8. rachelbrownell

    Posted by rachelbrownell on September 27, 2013 at 21:02

    I do both chamber orchestra and girls water polo, tutoring in music every Friday afternoon… wouldn’t do anything else for the world!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Mik on October 7, 2013 at 21:07

      Wow! I LOVE water polo! I’m actually training to become a lifeguard at my school, and if we all do well on Friday we all get to play water polo! I actually didn’t know anything about water polo’s existence before this class. And until now I had no idea that it was actually a high school sport! I wish my school had it!

  9. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on September 26, 2013 at 14:26

    I am home schooled and my family is really busy because we have a lot of people in my family, so we don’t do after school activity’s.

  10. PumpkinGirl

    Posted by PumpkinGirl on September 25, 2013 at 20:22

    I’m involved in swim team, guitar lessons, tutoring a new flute student, and newspaper!!

  11. GigiJR

    Posted by GigiJR on September 25, 2013 at 19:51

    I’m in a Super-Senior/Gap Year right now, but I participated in Speech & Debate throughout my 6 years of junior high & high school. It has been a huge blessing in my life as far as training me & building friendships. If you are homeschooled and looking for a good activity, look up either STOA or NCFCA (the two homeschool debate leagues) on Google.
    Other than that I did a lot of church stuff: AWANA, Youth Group, etc.

  12. Madd

    Posted by Madd on September 25, 2013 at 17:20

    I do 4-H Hippology/Horse Bowl. ‘Bout it cuz I’m practically a hermit and I homeschool. Gosh I don’t even go to church

  13. Ruthanne484

    Posted by Ruthanne484 on September 25, 2013 at 17:11

    Since I go to a small Christian school, I’m able to be involved in a lot. First, I do sports all year round (volleyball, basketball, cheer, & track [technically field because I’m a thrower]). I also do drama/theatre, which I really love, and I’m in our show choir & praise band & on student council. Outside of school, I do BibleQuizzing–my favorite activity of all time! It’s a great way to study God’s word and interact with people who share a passion for the Lord. I’m always busy, but I love being able to enjoy high school while I can!!! πŸ™‚

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 16:40

    I do so many clubs!
    First of all, I throw shot put, which, even though it’s a spring sport, has already started! I train year round!
    Then I do ethics bowl, which is basically a debate over moral issues.
    I do history bowl, which is a jeopardy style history competition.
    I do Girl Scouts.
    I’m in the Middle East club – we do Syrian refugee relief and pen pal stuff.
    I’m in the dinner party club where we go to art museums, watch movies and bake (I don’t know why it’s called the Dinner Party Club.)
    Also, I run a literacy program at a local elementary school.

  15. chrissieluvzjesus

    Posted by chrissieluvzjesus on September 25, 2013 at 15:03

    I’m in NJHS, want to be in book club but can’t, and do ACC, childrens choir out of school. Though it doesn’t sound like much, I’m pretty durn busy.:)

  16. awksjesusfreak

    Posted by awksjesusfreak on September 25, 2013 at 13:14

    I do nothing! Haha, my school is very small, and not a great school either…so my week consists of spending a lot of time on here! But I have Youth Group on Wednesday, and once cheering starts I will be very involved with that! πŸ™‚

  17. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on September 25, 2013 at 12:57

    Here would be my insane list- Student Council, Violin (solo, orchestra, and a symphony orchestra, not to mention my band) and running. It’s keeping me moving, and sometimes that’s not a good thing. I’m exhusted.

    • chrissieluvzjesus

      Posted by chrissieluvzjesus on September 25, 2013 at 14:24

      poor girl πŸ™ God will take care of you πŸ™‚

      • violinlover

        Posted by violinlover on September 26, 2013 at 13:02

        Thanks πŸ™‚ Student council will get better soon. Homecoming is our main event and it’s in a few days.

  18. gracers122

    Posted by gracers122 on September 25, 2013 at 12:52

    I don’t really do any activities through school…but I AM busy.

    I do YoungLife club in my town on one night, and we have a bible study called Campaigners on another night. I am involved in my church choir at church, and sing on the praise team, so there’s practice for that and performances. I’m part of a morning bible study at 6:30 AM, and a leadership small group as well, also through my church (yup I basically live there). And just for fun, I’m in the gardening club that meets at 7 AM once a week at my school LOL

    I’m in the middle of starting a Christian club/group where we’ll have regular meetings and bible studies. Also, I’m in a select choir of 25 people at school, and we have a 2 hour night practice once a week. So…I’m busy haha πŸ˜‰ Plus I take voice and guitar lessons

  19. purplelover97

    Posted by purplelover97 on September 25, 2013 at 12:38

    I’m part of a chorus and youth group, that is about it. I love youth group and do participate in that. This weekend is Student Ministry Weekend which means the youth take over the services which is soooo awesome.

  20. middleOFfive

    Posted by middleOFfive on September 25, 2013 at 11:53

    Whoa Emily RW! You have Bright Lights too?! Idk many people who have heard of it but I do one in Ohio. I’m homeschooled too, so I dont get to do a lot, but I do participate in a youth group and love it πŸ™‚

  21. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on September 25, 2013 at 09:44

    Well, I am homeschooled, but I do have activities. I have band, youth group, and a Christian girls group called Bright Lights that is once a month.

  22. HollyHeart96

    Posted by HollyHeart96 on September 25, 2013 at 09:38

    I’m apart if student council but we always meet during school hours or before. Same with NHS. I also do tae kwon do after school. It’s just not a school club or event or anything! πŸ™‚