Longhorn Clubs

Academic Team

Sponsors:  Ann Nemeck, Ed Lawrence

Mission

To provide competitive intellectual outlets for students. To encourage lifelong learning and celebrate academic achievement. To promote a wide base of knowledge, and to represent Kell in local competitions.

Type of Club

Academic

Members

Open to all students.  Competitive teams chosen based on regular performance.

Meetings

Tuesdays @ 7:30 am in room 1210

Anime Club

Sponsors:  John McLaughlin

Mission

The Kell H.S. Anime club was created for three purposes.  The first purpose is to establish a community for aficionados of anime, or Japanese animation.  Members will be given the opportunity to meet fellow anime fans and socialize, network, and share the enjoyment of anime and of Japanese culture.  The second purpose is to provide a creative outlet for anime artists and writers at KHS.  Members will be able to showcase their art and stories to a constructive, interested audience.  The third purpose is to foster an appreciation of Japanese popular culture.  Members will learn about Japanese culture and will interact with persons from different cultures.  The Kell H.S. Anime was created with the hope that international students will play a large part in the organization.

Type of Club

Cultural/Interest

Members

All Students are Welcome

Meetings

Mondays from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Media Center

BETA Club

Sponsor:  Kim Sherman and Kate Virnich

Mission

Beta is an honor society that celebrates academic achievement, volunteer service and leadership.

Type of Club

Service, Leadership, Academic

Members

Sophomores (2nd Semester) or upper with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and teacher recommendation (all academic teachers for the year)

Meetings

Last Tuesday of each Month at either 7:40 am in room 2403
or 3:40 pm in room 2212

Debate Club

Sponsors: Steve Robinson

Mission

To prepare students for competition and membership in the National Forensic League. The National Forensic League is a national organization establish in 1925 with the mission that every child in the United States be empowered to become an effective communicator, ethical individual, critical thinker and leader in a democratic society.

Type of Club

Academic Competition

Members

Open to All Students however practices are mandatory. No one will compete without attending a sufficient number of practices. Please see Mrs. Kurtz for a Consent to Participate Form.

Meetings

Tuesday afternoons @3:45 p.m. in Room 2301 beginning in Mid-October.

DECA

Sponsors:  Angela Kovachi, David Penny

Mission

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Type of Club

Leadership, Academic

Members

Open to all students.  100 registered members with National DECA members

Meetings

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in room 1405 and the cafeteria

Drama Club

Sponsor:  Gary Hicks

Mission

To promote and produce Drama and Theatre Arts at Kell High School.

Type of Club

Cultural/Interest

Members

Open to all Students.

Meetings

Alternate Tuesdays as well as rehearsals. Meetings held in Room 2111

FCA

Sponsor: Paul Markley

Mission

FCA’s purpose is to combine students’ passion for sports with their passion for Christ.  Our Core Values are Integrity, Serving, Teamwork & Excellence.

Type of Club

Student Interest Organization

Members

Open to all Students

Meetings

Friday Morning @ 7:30 am in the Theater

FCCLA

Sponsors:  Julie Gray and Beth Moore-Williams

Mission

The mission of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.  By focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through career investigation:

*Character Development    *Critical and Creative Thinking

*Interpersonal Communication    *Practical Knowledge

* Career Preparation

Type of Club

Leadership, Service, Academic

Members

Open to all Students (FACS and TAP students are encouraged to join FCCLA for competitive and scholarship opportunities)

Meetings

Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (as announced) in room 1305

French Club

Sponsor:  Mindy Cotton

Mission

To explore French Customs, food, language and culture.

Type of Club

Interest

Members

Open to all students

Meetings

To Be Announced in room 2414

French Honor Society

Sponsor:  Mindy Cotton

 

Mission

To stimulate interest in the study of French, to reward scholastic achievement, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of French culture and civilization.

 

Type of Club

Academic/Interest

 

Members

Students who have completed 4 semesters of French with a 3.5 in French and a 3.0 in all academic areas.

 

Meetings

To Be Announced in room 2414

 

Gay Straight Alliance

Facility Monitor:  Kelly Thomas

Mission

Our Mission is to be an open group to promote equality between homosexual and heterosexual people at Kell High School. Our primary goal supports the mission of the Gay Straight Alliance.

Type of Club

Student Interest Organization

Members

Open to all students willing to show support to our harassed and closeted homosexual community within our school. There is no minimum GPA.

Meetings

Tuesdays 3:45- 4:30 in the Chorus Room

Geography Team

Sponsor:  Bruce Howard

Mission

To compete in the annual Ga Geographic Alliance Geography Competition.

Type of Club

Academic

Members

Open (by competitive selection) to up to five (5) freshman, who pass an academic and behavioral screening, and who agree to not only be diligent about participation at the event, but also in attending practices, meetings and individual preparations.

Meetings

Weekly, beginning in mid to late October room 2316

German Club

Sponsor:  Timo Snider

Mission

Wir sind so Stark, wie der Schloss in unserem Zimmer. Wir sind auch

heissblütig wie die Drachen, die auch da sind.  Die Macht ist mit uns

…immer.  Wir fürchten die Kartofel nicht, und wir wissen, wo die

Gabel  ist.  Zum Schluss, haben wir immer viel Spass.  Wenn du nicht

Teil nimmst, dann sagen wir nur…’Schade für dich’       wah-wah

Type of Club

Cultural/Academic

Members

Open to all students, must simply come to a meeting

Meetings

Wednesday after school in room 2408

German Honor Society

Sponsor:  Timo Snider

Mission

To promote German Language and Culture learning

Type of Club

Academic/Service/Cultural

Members

Open to all students in/signed up for German 3 or higher.  Must keep acceptable GPA and fill out application to Herr Snider to join.

Meetings

No set meetings, students in the club tutor after/before school on different days.

Guitar Club

Sponsor: Jeannie Levy

Mission

To help people to improve their guitar playing and share playing styles.

Type of Club

Interest

Members

Open to anyone interested in playing guitar.

Meetings

Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:30 in room 2401

The Herd

Sponsors:  Sara Griffin, Andi Jenkins. Christie Pusatere

Mission

Senior Spirit group to generate School Spirit

Type of Club

School Spirit

Members

Open to all Seniors

Meetings

Thursdays after school in room 1209

Kell Chaos

Sponsor:  Keith Whitaker

Mission

To promote and market Kell Basketball during game days, events and to assist Coach Whitaker

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all Students

Meetings

Thursdays after school in room 1304

Kellions Book Club

Sponsor:  Sherry Grove

Mission

To promote reading.

Type of Club

Interest

Members

Open to all students

Meetings

Every Tuesday morning at 7:45 am in the Media Center

Kell’s Angels

Sponsors:  Pam Mazikowski, Pam Korzonowski

Mission

To help others by reaching out to our school and community through various projects.

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all Students

Meetings

Wednesday after school in room 2211

Kell’s Critters

Sponsors:  John McLaughlin, Leslie Marek, Shirley Fisher

Mission

To help find homes for homeless pets.  To educate the student body about animal issues and to help and support local animal rescues and shelters.

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all students

Meetings

Every other Monday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in the Media Center

Key Club

Sponsor:  Ann Nemeck

Mission

The purpose of Key Club is to serve the community by encouraging students to develop initiative, leadership abilities and good citizenship practices.

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all students

Meetings

Wed @ 7:45 am (as announced, usually once a month) in room 1210

Latin Club
(Junior Classical League)

Sponsor:  Scott Stephens

Mission

To Foster friendships among Latin students, instill a passion for the language, culture and history of Ancient Greece and Rome and to let others know about Latin’s impact on the modern world.

Type of Club

Academic

Members

Open to all; focused toward Latin Students 
(non-Latin students may not attend trips)

Meetings

2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm in room 2405

Latin Honor Society

Sponsor:  Scott Stephens

 

Mission

To recognize exceptional Latin Students

 

Type of Club

Academic

 

Members

3rd and 4th year Latin Students with an A average in Latin, must be a member of JCL (Latin Club).

 

Meetings

On as needed basis in room 2405

 

Math Team

Sponsors:  Barry Shildneck, Cliff Morrison

 

Mission

The mission of the Kell Math Team is to promote the enjoyment of advanced and challenging mathematics by providing students with experiences that enrich the development of advanced problem solving methods.

 

Type of Club

Academic

 

Members

Open to all students:
Varsity – any student enrolled in any math 3 or higher
JV – 9th and 10th graders not enrolled in a course higher than Math 3

 

Meetings

Mondays from 3:30 pm -4:30 pm
Varsity meets in room 2216; JV meets in room 1204

 

Men’s Chorus

Sponsor: Kelly Thomas

 

Mission

To provide an opportunity for men to sing together outside of the chorus classroom.

 

Type of Club

Cultural/Interest

 

Members

Open to all Men

 

Meetings

Friday mornings from 7:30 am – 8:15 am in the Chorus Room

 

Model UN

Sponsors:  Ann Newton, Margie Rogers

 

Mission

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about multilateral diplomacy and the processes of the United Nations in General. Students take on roles as delegates of different countries.  They research the positions of their country, become the representative of that country to a particular committee, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult and then develop solutions, or resolutions, to solve world problems.

 

Type of Club

Academic

 

Members

Open to all students

 

Meetings

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm in room 2309

 

Mu Alpha Theta Sponsors: Paul Markley, David Morgan  
Mission Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics.  
Type of Club Academic  
Members Open to students that like math  
Meetings Twice per semester  

National Art Honor Society
(NAHS)

Sponsors:  Laura LaQuaglia

Mission

The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and the community.

Type of Club

Academic, Cultural/Interest

Members

Open to all art students; overall 3.2 GPA to be inducted.

Meetings

1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in room 1402

National Honor Society

Sponsor:  Terry Meehan

Mission

We are mainly involved in finding ways to provide service for the school and the community.

Type of Club

Service, Leadership, Academic, Citizenship

Members

Open to Juniors with 3.85 or greater and Seniors with 3.75 or greater with 3 teacher references.  At least one example of a leadership position over more than just 1 meeting.  At least 10 hours service ad a member of other organizations

Meetings

1st Wednesday of each month at 7:45 am or 3:40 pm in room 2218

Navy ROTC

Sponsors:  Capt.William C. Wilkerson, USN (Ret), 1st Sgt. Lorenzo Cox, USMC (Ret)

Mission

To instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.

Core Values:  Honor, Courage, and Commitment

Type of Club

Service, Leadership, Academic

Members

Open to all students

Meetings

Class Daily during 4th Period at Lassiter High School

Ping Pong Club

Sponsor: Kim Sherman

Mission

To provide an opportunity for school involvement in a non-competitive athletic activity.

Type of Club

Interest

Members

Open to all but limited to a maximum of 12 players per session.

Meetings

Tuesdays from 3:35- 4:45 in the atrium near the English/Science halls.

Prom Committee

Sponsors:  Leslie Marek, Lainey Gaines

Mission

To plan the Junior-Senior Prom

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all Juniors.  Requires application and 1 teacher recommendation.

Meetings

Fridays from 7:45 am – 8:15 am in room 2208

Recycling Club

Sponsor: David Penny

Mission

To have a good impact on the environment through recycling.

Type of Club

Service

Members

Open to all students. All we are looking for is commitment.

Meetings

Thursdays 3:45 in Room 1406.

Robotics Team

Sponsor: David Burch

Mission

 

Type of Club

Academic

Members

Open to all Students

Meetings

Tuesdays and Thursdays, @ 3:35pm in Room 1403

Spanish Club Sponsors: Patricia Duchon, Jennifer Summey, Kate Virnich
Mission To foster a passion for the Spanish language, culture and history.
Type of Club Interest
Members Open to all students
Meetings TBA

Spanish Honor Society

Sponsors:  Patricia Duchon, Jennifer Summey

Mission

To stimulate interest in the study of Spanish, to reward scholastic achievement, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Spanish culture and civilization

Type of Club

Academic and Cultural

Members

All Spanish 4 and above students

Meetings

Last Friday of each month in room 2410

Student Government Association
(SGA)

Sponsor:  Ben Needle

Mission

To enrich our school through leadership and service

Type of Club

Service, Leadership

Members

Board members are selected through an application and election process.  All meetings are open to anyone wishing to participate.

Meetings

Tuesday @ 7:30 am every week until Homecoming.  Then every other Tuesday in room 2314

Zumba Club

Sponsor: Lauren Hines

Mission

To encourage physical fitness in a fun way.  We promote physical activity through a Latin inspired dance fitness program. Ditch the workout- join the party!

Type of Club

Interest

Members

All students and teachers

Meetings

Once every two weeks on Thursdays afterschool in Room 1110

Seniors Class of 2012

Sponsor:  Sara Griffin

 

 

Juniors Class of 2013

Sponsors:  Leslie Marek, Sherry Grove

 

 

Sophomore Class of 2014

Sponsor:  Judy Coane, Tracey Moore

 

 

Freshman Class of 2015

Sponsor:  Liz Etter