Student Clubs and Organizations
Community Betterment - (Mrs. Lange) 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, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, MCB conference in Jefferson City, community Easter egg hunt and most recently, we brought Rachel’s Challenge to our school!
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.
The Chess and Checkers Club - (Mrs. Oakley) this club will meet on Thursdays after school, until 4:15 pm, in Mrs. Oakley's room in the vocational building. This club will be for anyone who enjoys either game. If you like to play either game, stop on by! There's no competition (unless you want to challenge another member of the club); it's all for fun!!
FCA - (Ms. Cremer) - Fellowship of Christian Athletes 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.
FCA meets weekly in the mornings before school. Huddles consist of fellowship, devotion, ministry, and often breakfast. During each huddle we combine a passion for sports with a passion for Christ, and teach that those two worlds don’t have to be separate. We have several Christian and service activities planned for the year.
Art Club - (Mrs. Keller) 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.
Envirothon - (Randi Wilson) The Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program for high school students. In the field, teams of students are challenged to hone critical thinking skills and work as a team. They answer written questions and conduct hands-on investigation of environmental issues in five categories – Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Environmental issues. In addition to a written test, the teams also present an oral presentation solving a specific natural resource issue. The Envirothon stimulates, reinforces, and enhances students’ interest in the environment and our state’s natural resources. ONLY 5 PEOPLE WILL BE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST PAY A $10 ENTRY FEE.
Speech and Drama Team - (Ms. Barnes): Sanctioned by both the National Forensic League and MSHSAA, the Speech/Drama Team is for students who are interested in competitive speaking, acting, and debating events at tournaments this year and who would like to help out with or be involved in the school play. If you are interested, please see Ms. Barnes to sign up. Meetings will take place before school in the main high school building monthly (dates, room, and times TBA).
Scholar Bowl - (Mr. Pounds) The Scholar Bowl is a competitive team where groups of students with buzzers compete to answer trivia like questions for points. The team will travel to a number of competitions including districts. Practice will include once weekly meetings after school starting in late September or early October.
Student Council - (Ms. Welch) Student Council is a representative 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, Mr. HHS, Battle of the Classes, and the Thanksgiving Food Drive. If you missed being able to run for office this year, you can apply to be on honors council. You must have a 2.5 GPA for the previous semester and be approved by the Houston High School Student Council.
Pep Club - "The Claws"- (Mrs. Chipps, Mrs. D. Wilson) Pep Club is for any students that want to help promote school spirit. Pep Club makes signs and banners to help support athletics and other students who are representing the school. Spirit Attire will be worn in spirit of the event taking place. Club members must pay dues of $10.00, and in return, will receive a free t-shirt.
Breakfast Book Club - (Mrs. Lange) Do you love to read? Do you like breakfast? If so, the Breakfast Book Club is the place for you. The BBC is open to all academic students in grades 9-12 who like to read and discuss great books! The BBC buys the books. You read them and keep them. We will meet on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 to have breakfast and discuss our current book. The BBC will also complete a community service project each year.
FBLA - (Mr. Snelling) Future Business Leaders Of America 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.
Skills USA - (Mr. Hinkle) 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.
FFA - (Mr. Roehrs) The FFA (Future Farmers of America) 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 Mr. Roehrs’ 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. Gatlin) is a service organization for involved students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. We have a club project to help children in the "Share Your Christmas" project and then 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.
History Club - (Mr. Pounds) - The History Club is a weekly club. Topics that are discussed or researched will be chosen by the members as a way to dig deeper into specific areas of history. There will also be some hands-on research of the school and community.