PCS offers a variety of student clubs in which our students may participate.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest business career student organization in the world with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Membership and career recognition programs are designed to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.
FBLA’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills at District and State Conferences. Top state winners are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Our chapter is well-represented at these conferences with winners at District and State. We have also had several participants compete and place at the National Conference.
Our local chapter participates in various fundraisers and service projects. Some of the service projects our chapter has participated in are: Operation Christmas Child, sponsored an ARC child for summer camp, donated cat/dog food to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter and adopted several Salvation Army Angel Tree children at Christmas. Our students also helped the past two years at the annual PTO Fall Festival.
JUNIOR BETA CLUB
Mission Statement of Junior Beta:
The purpose of the National Beta Club is to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
Beta Motto: "Let Us Lead By Serving Others"
PCS Junior Beta strives to uphold the mission statement of Beta. Beta is a student-oriented organization that works to help others in our school and community. Students involved in Junior Beta continually strive to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership at school and in their community.
Currently there are 110 members of PCS Junior Beta. The sponsors are Mrs. Donna Beilstein, Mrs. Judy Ingram, and Mrs. Jennifer Rayburn.
MU ALPHA THETA
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject ,and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
The members of Mu Alpha Theta offer free tutoring before and after school every Thursday. They have also started some tutoring at the elementary campus in Mrs. Henderson’s classroom. Mu Alpha Theta has a Pi Day for fun during the school year.
To be a member, a student must have completed two years of college preparatory courses and must be currently enrolled in or have completed a still more advanced course. Members must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher.
SENIOR BETA CLUB
Senior BETA is a national honor society for students in grades 10-12. Students in BETA must have a combined average of 89.5 from the previous year, and a student must be in BETA club his senior year in order to receive a cord for graduation. If a BETA Club member’s yearly average falls below an 89.5 then he will not be allowed to participate in BETA, but if the student pulls his average back to an 89.5 the following year, he will be allowed to rejoin Senior BETA as a returning member. A student may transfer from another school and still be a member of Senior BETA. Dues for returning members are $27, and dues for new members are $40. BETA officers will be elected the year before their service begins and must be a member of the rising junior or senior class. Presidential candidates must be rising seniors, and vice president candidates must be rising juniors. The PCS Beta club participates in several service projects including Samaritan’s Purse. In addition to donating to several charitable organizations like the Edward Street Food Pantry, Senior BETA also helps organize school activities such as the sixth grade visit to the high school campus. Students must participate in all activities to remain in the club.