Student Clubs and Organizations
Art Club - (Mrs. Huffman) if you love art you will enjoy Art Club. Art Club is open to students in grades 9 - 12. Our goal at our meetings is to create fabulous art. Some of our artwork is sold to pay for Art related field trips. We also like to share our artwork with the community. We hope you will bring your talents and join us.
BETA Club - (Mrs. Jackson/Mrs. D. Wilson) Beta Club is a community service and academic achievement club. Students participate in community service projects throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to compete at the Annual National Beta Club convention in a number of activities (Activities can be found at http://sponsors.betaclub.org/
conv/bulletins/sr/MO.pdf). Meetings are weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM in Mrs. D. Wilson's room.
Community Betterment - (Ms. Ward) Houston Community Betterment Youth are under the organization of the Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston. This organization is open to students in grades 9-12. Community Betterment Youth focuses on community service projects or assisting in community service activities. In the past, students have participated in the Hospice Chili Cook off, chamber banquet, Run/Walk for Don Tottingham, MCB conference in Jefferson City, and community Easter egg hunt.
Drama Team - (Mrs. A. Williams) A combined group of middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who work together to create a production to perform for the community. After having three years of successful productions, our current goal is to perform two productions during the school year - one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. Productions typically run 8-10 weeks, from audition day through rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals take place in Mrs. Williams' room daily from 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. during the weeks leading up to tech week. Tech week rehearsals take place after school at the Melba Performing Arts Center on Grand Street. Casting calls will be made through the school intercom system when a production is set to begin.
FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America (Mr. Snelling) is an organization established to help students gain leadership skills in a fun and exciting environment. Members are involved in competitive events, travel, service projects, and social events. FBLA activities include, Chili Cook-Off, Field Trips, as well as District and State contests, just to name a few.
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Coach J. Richardson/Coach L. Richardson/Mr. Rawlings) is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving our school and our community by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Our relationships demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Excellence.
FCCLA Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America - (Mrs. Steelman) FCCLA is a community service focused organization that promotes student leadership and creativity. Members can compete with other schools in STAR events as well as connect with students through leadership activities and events. Active members have the opportunity to participate in meetings around the state and country.
FFA Future Farmers of America - (Mrs. Brotherton) is a national organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. The FFA is only open to those students enrolled in Ms. Hodges agriculture class. FFA is an inter-curricular club and many aspects of the organization will take place in class. Meetings will generally be held in the evenings (6-7 o’clock) once a month. Dues will be between $15 and $20 depending on what State and National dues are set at. Members are also encouraged to purchase an FFA Jacket (~$60) but it is not required.
National Honor Society - (Mrs. D Wilson) is a service organization for involved students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Each member does 10 hours of unpaid service for the community or an individual during the year. The goal is to make students aware of the opportunities to contribute to their community both now and as adults. Meetings are as necessary. Admission to NHS is by application, during the sophomore year which will be judged by a committee of teachers. Membership looks good on a college and job applications.
Varsity "H" Club (Coach Brookshire/Coach L. Richardson) Letterman’s Club is for student-athletes who have lettered in a varsity sport. Once students earn their letter, they must continue to participate in a sport to remain in the club. Members must maintain good standing with MSHSAA guidelines and school policies. Trips and activities will be planned throughout the year. 3 sport athletes will also be recognized in various ways. Membership dues are $10.
Scholar Bowl - (Mr. Pounds) Scholar bowl is a quiz-based competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects both individually and as a team. It is an official MSHSAA sanctioned activity with as many as 14 contests in the regular season and culminating in a state championship series in May. Practices are after school on a weekly basis and competitions are on Saturdays starting in mid-October each year.
Skills USA - (Mr. Vandivort) SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.
Speech and Debate - (Mrs. L. Allen) Speech and Debate is a recognized MSHAA event for students in grades nine through twelve. Students may choose to compete in individual or paired debates, present dramatic or comedic interpretations of written works, and craft original essays to be presented for judging at tournaments throughout the year. Those who qualify will attend district and state competition in the spring. Team members will meet weekly for practices after school starting in September. For more information see Mrs. Allen in room 45.
Student Council - (Mr. Pounds/Mrs. L. Allen) Student Council is a representative service-oriented organization, through which students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school administration, staff, and the community for the benefit of the school and its students. It sponsors and raises funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, and school improvements. Some activities sponsored by Student Council are Homecoming, King of the Court, Hoop Queen, and Battle of the Classes. If you missed being able to run for office this year, you can apply to be on the volunteer council. You must have a 2.5 GPA for the previous semester and be approved by the Houston High School Student Council.