Master Lists of Clubs/Organizations 2009-2010
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business. It is the largest student business organization in the world with over 250,000 members. FBLA prepares students for the “real-world” professional experiences. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career success. FBLA provides innovative leadership and career development programs that bring business and education together in a positive working relationship to achieve results.
Anyone in grades 9-12 can join. Meetings are held on a monthly basis in Room 151.
Dues: $10.00 membership fee covers the local, state, and national organizations.
Future Homemakers of America has changed to Family Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA.
Our focus is to builder leaders in families, careers and communities through programs that address family relationships and violence, traffic safety, consumerism, health and civic responsibility. Locally, our chapters sponsor activities that respond to school and community needs:
Adopt families for Christmas
Star events competition for students
Leadership activities through club work
Volunteer work through district projects
Dues: $15.00 (for both semesters)
Meetings once per month as needed
Sponsors: Leeann Moeller (Room #E178)
Student Council is made up for Leadership Class (consisting of 29 elected officers), 6th hour representatives from each class, and staff members (people who want to get involved and earn points by helping out with such things as making posters for events, working during elections, etc.). Most of the activities that we do are coordinated by the Leadership Class, but everyone participates.
The major events organized by Student Council are Homecoming, B.A.L.T.O. Week (Fundraiser for charity), and Sadie Hawkins Week (Fun week for girls’ and boys’ roles to be reversed). We also organize all assemblies, dances, and elections along with numerous smaller activities throughout the year.
Sponsor: Brian Hunter (Room #308)
Key Club is a unique high school club that its focus is community service year round and the development of leadership skills toward providing community service. During the year members enjoy working together on money-raising projects to support worthy causes such as Salvation Army and Hope Center. Also, you will be involved in Thanksgiving and Christmas food and toy drives, helping in school carnivals, and local street clean-ups, etc. Key Club is recognized and held in high esteem here, and in any community in the U.S. far more than most local school-subject clubs. Our local club is a part of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club International. Key Club International is a project of Kiwanis International.
National Forensic League
This is a club for students interested in debate and speech. Students can get helpful resources for anyone pursuing a career in law, business, politics, journalism, or media. Please see sponsor for more information.
Sponsor: Jana Harrison (Room #144)
The objective of the ENHS Multicultural Club is to educate members and the school population about the different cultures represented within our school. We participate in numerous activities, along with our regular semi-monthly group meetings. Our meetings consist of a cultural presentation, ethnic food and a lot of fun. Some of the activities we attend and/or host are:
- Diversity Day @ Oklahoma State University
- Holiday Parities, sponsoring families during Christmas
- Food Fairs
- Black History Month Feast
- Parade Participations
- Multicultural Assembly
If learning about other religions, ethnic backgrounds and sharing your own culture sounds fun to you, please join us. You do not have to be a member of a minority to join!
Sponsor: Meagan Branhan (Room TBA)
FFA believes that agricultural education is the premier program to offer students training and opportunity for a lifelong career in agricultural and related careers. Activities include developing leadership skills, competition, recognition for your achievements, service to the community, career exploration, scholarships, and travel. Students must be enrolled in an Ag class to be in FFA and dues are $15.00.
Sponsor: Ted Arthur
Agri Science Facility, 300 N. Kelly
National Honor Society
In order to be a member of National Honor Society, students must be in the 11th or 12th grade with a cumulative GPA 3.50 or above. Students must also be involved in at least two school or community activities prior to being considered for membership in NHS. These can include clubs, athletics, church groups, scouting, school newspaper, yearbook, ROTC activities, volunteering in the community, etc. Interested sophomores and juniors will be given the opportunity to pick up an Information Packet in January of each school year. Announcements are made at the time that the packets go out and signs go up around the school. In the past few years, phone calls have gone out to all sophomore and junior households.
New members are inducted into National Honor Society in March or April of each school year. Their membership begins in August of the following year.
National Honor Society is a services organization. In addition to maintaining their GPA, members must also earn points each year by volunteering for National Honor Society sponsored service projects.
Once a student has been inducted into NHS, he or she does not have to reapply for the following year. A student can be dismissed from NHS if his/her cumulative GPA falls below a 3.50 or if he/she fails to perform the required hours service or pay the yearly dues. Once a student has been dismissed from NHS, he/she will not again be considered for membership again.
Sponsors: Cleo Bowen (Room #107)
Tracy Romberger (Room #118)
El Club de espanol
The Spanish Club is an organization to develop a better understanding of the Hispanic culture and to develop a kinship and friendship among students studying Spanish. Activities such as the welcome picnic, participation in homecoming, eating out, concession stand workers, service projects, bowling, skating, cultural dance classes, etc. are planned at least once a month and members are invited to attend as many as possible. Speaking Spanish at events is encouraged but not a requirement for participation. Outstanding participation in club is rewarded with an end-of-the-year party. You must attend meetings and activities to be considered an active member of Spanish Club for recommendation letters. Club dues are $5.00.
Sponsor: Troy Frieling (Room #120)
All Latin students are invited to join Latin Club. We are the largest Latin Club in the state organization, the Oklahoma Junior Classical League. The National Junior Classical League is the second largest high school organization in the world. Our club has frequent meetings which are announced over the intercom and posted on the bulletin board in room 259. Aside from services projects and fund raisers, our focus is on attending and participating in the state and national conventions. This year’s state convention is March 26-27 at Santa Fe High. The national convention begins July 26 at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Dues $5.00, if paid by September 5, $10.00 after that date. Meetings: At least monthly, during tutorial. Mandatory participation: fundraisers and preparation for state. Other expenses: T-shirts are usually around $15.00 in October. More information: Check the school website for updates. NJCL has its own website at njcl.org with lots of info. What do I do now? Take $5.00 in cash or check by September 5 to Mrs. Slyvester in room 259, along with an idea for a t-shirt design, if you have one.
Sponsor: Stephanie Sylvester (Room 259)
The French Club is an organization aimed at developing a better understanding of the French culture and to develop a kinship and friendship among students studying French. French Club is a relaxed atmosphere where students can feel welcomed. Proficiency in French is not necessary. Activities that French Club is involved in include participation in the homecoming parade, visiting the Bricktown Haunted House, eating at various restaurants, movies, skating, and cultural speakers.
Sponsor: Lara Elwell (Room #160)
Yearbook is open to students of all grades with an interest in journalistic writing, photography, layout and design. Being on the yearbook staff requires a significant commitment of time outside of regular class hours. Interested students should obtain an application from the counseling office or Ms. Rule in room 260.
Sponsor: Jennifer Rule (Room #260)
Drama Club and Musical Theatre
Drama Club is open to all Edmond North Students. The cost of enrollment in the club is $5.00. The Drama Club at North serves as host of the Regional and State One Act competition. We are also heavily involved in fund raising. We are planning to attend at least one outside performance and participate in one community service project.
Sponsor: Vicky Thomas- Drama Director (Room #123A & Auditorium) 715-6386
S.U.N. Club stands for Students United for Nature. Members participate in environmental community service projects along with school projects. Environmental field trips lined to small lectures and workshops, camp-outs, and float trips are taken each semester.
Sponsor: Gloria Vass (Room #314)
The purpose of the German Club is to learn about the German culture, history, and get students involved in participating and experiencing first hand about the German way of life. Every other year Edmond North Students take a trip to Germany and surrounding countries for about 10 days and after that they travel to Northern Germany and stay with a host family for about 2 1/2 weeks. The trip is supported by the German government, which means the students receive a discount on their airfare and on the trip itself. The students will be going to Germany in June 2008 to our exchange school for about 3 weeks.
In the fall and spring we have a picnic planned at Hafer Park for all members and their friends. The Club usually pays for the Brats and Buns; students bring a drink or chips. The year the Germans are coming, we have a field trip scheduled to the OKC Zoo or a visit to a German restaurant in the OKC area. We also go ice-skating and bowling on different occasions. In the spring, we go to Red Hawks Baseball game in Bricktown. In the fall, we meet in Bricktown to eat and afterwards we go through the Haunted House. In the past, we had a pizza sale, and work in the concession stand at basketball games and wrestling matches as a fund raiser. Join the German Club- be part of it- you won’t regret it!
Sponsor: Monika Gerstenlauer-Hill (Room #103)
Academic Team is similar to Jeopardy except that the competition is between two teams of four players. The questions cover all subject areas. The North Academic Team consistently rated in the top ten in the state.
Sponsor: Stephen McKinley (Room #158)
Robotics Club competes in two tournaments. The club focuses on learning the engineering process through hands on design, building and programming robots for BEST (during the fall) and Botball tournaments (during the spring). The team needs people to learn to write programs, learn to build with legos and/or “heavy metals”, design tee-shirts, websites, and power point presentations.
Sponsor: Stephen McKinley (Room # 158)
Socrates Philosophy Club
In this club, students will meet to discuss almost any subject they choose. We’ll use the Socratic method, which means that one person will be Socrates figure, asking questions to keep the discussion going. Some possible topics might include: Why do guys have a hard time understanding girls and vice versa, what is the purpose of existence, is there such a thing as free will, or why do some people have a greater burden to bear than others. We’ll probably meet in room 167 2:30 for an hour, but since we’re just starting this year, the structure, times, and dues are yet to be determined.
Sponsor: Debbie Allen (Room #167)
ENHS Vocal Music
Vocal music is an elective that includes extracurricular activity opportunities. Students participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including concerts and contests and trips to festivals across the country. Choir students have the opportunity to audition for honor choirs, Northern Exposure Variety Show, and the school musical. Choirs have traveled to Dallas, Branson, San Antonio and Washington DC.
Students learn how to read and perform music, evaluate their own progress, and become a member of a great team. Representatives from each choir class make up their choir council. Choir council helps with class activities and business. It also provides leadership wherever needed.
There are five (5) choirs available for enrollment: Ninth Grade Women’s Choir, Men’s Chorus, two (2) Advanced Women’s Choirs and Northern Lights (the show choir). The only audition choir is Northern Lights. Members of show choir must be in a concert choir as well. All choirs require the purchase of a uniform.
Activities will include:
Boy’s Night out Concert
Girls’ Choir Concert
School Broadway Musical
District & State Contests
Special concerts and community programs
Trips to festivals
The vocal music department works very closely with the drama department, the band and the orchestra. Since choir is a performing organization, all students enrolled are required to perform in designated programs. Performing is a part of the grade.
Directors: Ralph Duncan
Brian W. Tidwell
Aero Space Science Department
Air Force Junior R.O.T.C.
Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. cadets study aerospace science issues ranging from aviation history and science of flight to national security studies. Leadership and time management are emphasized each year. Cadets learn personal responsibility, integrity, service to community and excellence in all things. Each summer, selected cadets are offered additional leadership opportunities by attending a summer leadership school or other similar camps. Junior R.O.T.C. coursework helps prepare students for positions in the community or nation by “building better citizens for America”, the Junior R.O.T.C. mission statement. After school activities include Rocketry Club, Aeronautics Club, Saber Team, Armed and Unarmed Drills Teams, and Kitty Hawk Air Society, the national honor society for Junior R.O.T.C. During their senior year, cadets compete for scholarships to many national colleges for universities, to include the service academies. Qualifies students may also enlist in any U.S. Armed Forces at a higher pay grade after receiving a certificate for completion.
Sponsors: Lt. Col. Pete Tucker, R.O.T.C. Building
Lt. Col. Ken Young, R.O.T.C. Building
SMS. Billy Deal, R.O.T.C. Building
(High School Newspaper)
Ruff Draft is full year elective but enrollment is open only to those who are selected by the advisor. The best “pathway” to be considered for the Ruff Draft Staff is to take “Basic journalism” as a freshman or sophomore and do impressive work in that class. But if you have a strong desire to be on the staff and are willing to meet the expectations of the advisor, then you should personally contact her for a conference and interview. The staff consists of around 12 writers, one photographer and one cartoonist. Staff size is limited to 15-20 people. Generally a staff member remains on the Ruff Draft until graduation. Credit is given each year you are on the staff. This group is considered the “top” of the journalism ladder, and are often given impressive scholarships to various universities both in state and across the nation in the field of journalism. The RUFF DRAFT has won the “All-Oklahoman” award every year it has been published (since 1993). Responsibility, dependability, and willingness to work as a “team member” are essential for anyone wanting to be on the RUFF DRAFT staff. A responsible student who is experienced and capable to assist with Macintosh computers is also needed on the staff.
Sponsor: Barbara Howry (Room #271)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Formerly Students Against Drunk Driving, SADD has expanded to include other problems faced by high school students. We sponsor Red Ribbon Week and monthly awareness programs and activities.
SADD dues are $5.00, and we do ask participants to earn points to stay an active member. We hold meetings once a month.
Sponsor: Monique Hardridge (Room #268)
Marching Band: Perhaps the most visible aspect of the band program is the marching band. Years ago, marching band programs consisted of band members marching onto a football field in straight lines where they stopped and played their music, sometimes accompanied by “twirlers”, and then marched off the field. Today, band members are asked to play all types of music while performing complex, precision maneuvers using various techniques. The theme of the show is often extended through the use of props, flags, and other equipment, creating a high-energy, high-pace performance of an entertaining “show’. All band students make up the marching band and must be enrolled in 1st hour band class.
The Hornline: This term refers to the band members who play a woodwind or a brass instrument on the marching field during the program. Members of the band memorize the music that will be played during the performance and then play that music with the utmost musicality, while marching (sometimes running) across the field from one point to another wearing their band uniform. There will be alternates chosen during the fall band camp before school starts in August. These alternates will have the opportunity to compete for a marching spot throughout fall practices. Their marching spot will be based on the students marching and playing test scores.
Marching Percussion: In the fall, the percussionists are split into two groups: the front ensemble (pit) and the drumline. These groups are divided according to auditions that are held in May. The drumline consists of three small sections: bass drums, snare drums, and tenor drums. These sections come together to create a unified sound on the field. The drums are carried on a harness by the player who marches on the field along with the wind players. Aside from playing with the band on the field, the drumline also plays exciting cadences that excite the crowd. The front ensemble consists of all the concert instruments that cannot be moved around on the field. It is a very important section because not only does it support the melodies being played on the field, but it also adds unique sounds to the band that the drumline cannot produce.
Color Guard: The color guard is the group of individuals on the field who generally do not play instruments in the program. They perform dance movements; work with props such as flags, rifles and sabers; and interface with the students playing the instruments. Individuals in the guard will need to be able to move with grace and power within the musical texture of the program. There will be one or more “captains” who will serve as the student leader(s) of the group. Guard participants are not generally required to play an instrument in the marching program but most members do play with the bad during the concert season. As a color guard member, you must be enrolled in 1st hour band class for the 1st semester. After the 1st semester is finished, if you have not been selected as a library aide or don’t play an instrument, then you will need to enroll into a different class for 2nd semester. There will be an audition process for the fall color guard in last spring and the alternates will have the opportunity to compete for a marching spot through summer and fall practices.
Concert Bands: Concert band season generally starts shortly after the completion of the marching band season. Each student is scheduled to audition, playing music that the band directors have assigned to allow the directors to evaluate the student’s proficiency level. These auditions will be anonymous which will determine the student’s placement into one of the 3 different ensembles. Following the series of auditions, students who are more musically advanced are assigned to the wind ensemble. Those who play at an intermediate level are assigned to the symphonic band students who don’t audition for some reason or need one on one help will be placed in the cadet band. The cadet band is there to help those students gain the skills necessary for entry into the symphonic band.
The goal of each band is the same, to allow each student an opportunity to grow musically, both as an individual and as a member of the group. Several concerts are presented during the year to let parents enjoy the progress of the groups. Towards the end of the school year, the wind and symphonic bands play for the OSSAA music contest. During the concert season, individuals or small groups may choose to compete at the solo/ensemble contest, audition for the opportunity to perform with CODA honor band or to perform with the all-state band. Private lessons and daily practice are crucial and key in individual advancement and growth as well as success of the overall band program.
Percussion Ensemble: After marching season, every percussionist participates in percussion ensemble. The ensemble begins rehearsals as soon as marching band is over in the fall and continues throughout the school year. The rehearsal take place during the 1st hour band class and one night a week which will be chosen by the percussion instructor. The group plays a wide variety of music ranging from trios and quartets to large scale pieces and even a few “novelty pieces” that are entertaining for all audiences. Performances include a few holiday tunes for the winter band concert, solo & ensemble contests/festivals in the spring and their own concert at the end of the school year. Students are encouraged to organize their own small ensembles for the solo & ensemble contest and the concert in the spring. Because all of the large instruments are provided by the school, the students are required to provide their own sticks and mallets to use these instruments. These purchases will be made according to a list provided by Mr. Fry. All students must have the required sticks and mallets unless other arrangements have been made with Mr. Fry.
Winter Guard: These programs are voluntary, extra-curricular activities that are sponsored by the band. They are open to all students by audition. The cost of each program is paid entirely through donations, fundraiser and participant fees. Winter guard is open to both male and female students. Students in winter guard use many of the same skills used by the color guard in band season, but performances are indoors. There are a number of contest circuits where the winter guard performs against groups at a similar skill level. Rehearsals are held in the evening during the week, with frequent Saturday rehearsals. Contests and performances are held on Saturdays, at locations such as Tulsa and Dallas.
Sponsor: Steve Fry (Band Room)