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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987


2017-2018 CALENDAR 


October 4-8
Closed Weekend

October 21
Preview Day

November 3-5
Closed Weekend

November 11
Preview Day

November 21-26
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)

December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

Student Activities (Clubs and Organizations)

Academy students are involved in variety of extracurricular activities that encompass our students' unique passions. The following is a list of current clubs that are sponsored at the Academy, followed by their description and which staff member sponsors them:

Academy Avatars

This group of community leaders assist Zack Ryle with recruitment events (like Preview Day), The Gatton Academy's blog site, and visits from school groups. (Zack Ryle)

Anime Club

Increase Awareness and appreciation for the entertainment art form that is anime. (Ben Popham)


Promote ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership. (Morgan Rogers

Community Developers

This group of community leaders assist their residential counselors with on-wing activities and general community building. (Beth Hawke)

Eco Club

Enlighten and educate the community about ecological issues and ways to combat them as well as contribute to a cleaner environment at the Gatton Academy, WKU campus and local Bowling Green area. (Morgan Rogers


Envirothon is a national competition in the field of Environmental and Earth Sciences. Members practice and study throughout the year in preparation for the spring competitions. (Cheryl Kirby-Stokes)

Film Club

Through the team individuals will learn how to improve their own speaking or acting skills as well as compete in tournaments across the state.

Forensics Team (Speech and Debate)

Through the team, individuals will learn how to improve their own speaking or acting skills as well as compete in tournaments across the state. (Lynette Breedlove)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

A nonprofit education association, preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields.  (Beth Hawke)

Gatton Student Y Chapter

The Gatton Student Y meets to prepare for two state conferences: Kentucky Youth Association (KYA) and Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA). KYA is a 3 day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. KUNA is a 3 day eperiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. Each semester, the club prepare proposals and service projects for the conferences. (Danetra Hodge)

Gatton Academy Leaders in Education (GALE)

The mission of G.A.L.E. is to academically and socially enrich the lives of elementary aged children through afterschool tutoring and fun educational activities. Each member will be resonsible for creating an activity for one afternoon during the semester or academic year. (Danetra Hodge and Chelsee Dalcourt)


The GAMMA club provides a creative musical outlet for students at the Gatton Academy and create an inclusive environment for participants to pursue their musical interests.  (Tori Hampton)

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

To educate, create awareness and validate the LGBTO and at-large community of the Gatton Academy (Chelsee Dalcourt)

Hack-A-Thon Club

Club members indulge in everything Hack-A-Thon related from attending Hack-A-Thon events and volunteering at other Hack-A-Thons to planning a Gatton Hack-A-Thon.

Quiz Bowl

Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. Our team practices regularly and competes across the region.

Robotics Club

The Robotics club is intended to support students in pursuing hands on experience with technology, explore engineering, and compete with our Robotics teams.  (Cheryl Kirby-Stokes)

Science Bowl

The Gatton Academy Science Bowl teams practice weekly for competitions held regionally and nationally. The Science Bowl team fosters teamwork and build relationships as well as enhance the students' depth of scientific knowledge. (Cheryl Kirby-Stokes)

Sierpinski Performing Arts Club (SPAC)

To entertain members and nonmembers alike with performance art within the Gatton community and local Bowling Green Area at nursing homes and similar institutions. (Nick Zolman)

Space Club

The mission of the Gatton Academy Space Club is foremost to raise awareness and enthusiasm in Astronomy and Aerospace industry. As a service to the Gatton Academy students, the club serves as a means for astronomers to coordinate and plan observations, as well as organize rocket launch events throughout the year. (Alex Sorrels)

Stand Up 2 Cancer Club

The mission of the Stand Up 2 Cancer Club is to fundrasie and help the community become aware of cancer through advocacy. (Morgan Rogers

Stock Market Club

Teaches its members basic financial systems. Members will be able to evaluate various assets and manage money in an effective manner as well as the role of finance in society. (Jacob Roberts)

Student Activities Committee

This group of community leaders assists Beth Hawke and Danetra Hodge in the planning of events for The Gatton Academy.  Events plan range from dances to excursions and prom. (Beth Hawke)

Student Government Association (SGA)

To represent student interests within the Gatton community and work with WKU SGA to represent Gatton student interest on WKU's campus.  (Nick Zolman)

Tennis Club

To allow people an easy way to play tennis with other students and an athletic outlet. (Alex Sorrels)

Vegetarian Club

An opportunity for vegetarians to share tips and recipes as well as make the WKU food options more friendly for vegetarians. Vegetarian club members also gather to discuss vegetarianism, ethical issues with food, and living healthy. Club members also gather to cook together or go to dinner. (Alex Sorrels)

Venture Club

Venture club is an interest group that organizes outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and caving. The primary purpose is to enjoy the outdoor environment and complete service projects a local and national parks, such as Lost River Cave and Mammouth Cave National Park. (Timiah Dickerson)


Create The Gatton Academy's 2016-2017 Yearbook.  (Tori Hampton)


Intramural Sports

Our students have participated in, or are planning to participate in, the following intramural sports on WKU's campus.

  • Flag Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Co-Ed Basketball
  • Men's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee


If you would like to create a new club, please talk to the Student Activities Coordinator, Danetra Hodge, about what steps you would need to take to develop a new organization at The Gatton Academy.

In addition to Academy organizations, students are able to participate in WKU student organizations excluding NCAA athletics and fraternities/sororities.

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 Last Modified 1/30/17