Many Activity Options for Students

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Activities and Clubs

  • Club List 2022-2023

    Asian Student Union — Celebrating Asian heritage at South. Open to students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Celebrate different holidays and traditions around Asia. Stay informed about policies affecting our communities. Contact Elizabeth McClain, Room 1010

    Black Student Union — Black Student Union is a club open to all students interested in making cultural connections, supporting diversity, spreading peace, and discussing current social issues. Contact: Kim Wahaus, Room 416

    Cartridge Club Have an interest in classic video games. Come to room 310 to play video games on Fridays until 4:00 p.m. Sega, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Nintendo 64 are the gaming systems that you can play in this club. Contact: Brett Mowry, Room 420 or Matt Croft, Room 413

    Chess & Games Club — A club for students who would like to learn how to play chess or develop their skills in chess. There is an opportunity to participate in the district chess tournament later in the year. On alternate meeting times, students play a variety of board games available in the room. Contact: Julie Miller, Room 1002

    Choir Leadership Team Any student who is a member of choir or wishes to become a member of choir may join this group. This club meets before school on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Members of this club assist with all choir events and serves as a service organization for Olathe South HS. Contact: Elise Peterson, Room 605

    Crochet for the Community — Crochet hats, scarves, and other items for those in need and make projects for around the school and community. Contact: Cindy Roth, Room 502

    Debate Students enrolled in debate practice competitive speaking and argumentation. The debate squad travels to tournaments throughout Kansas from mid-September through January. Class participation is a requirement. Contact: Jo Ball, Room 216

    DECA DECA is a national association of marketing students open to all attending Olathe South. We offer opportunities to travel and compete on several exciting levels in marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, finance, leadership and management. We meet in Room 423 during “C” Club weeks on Mondays during Advisory and on a rotating basis on Thursdays. Contact: Kristen Bell, Room 407 or Tabitha Borger Room 415

    Dungeons and Dragons In this student-initiated club, students will meet in a fun, exciting and social environment to play this iconic medieval role-playing game and hone their skills of intelligence, wisdom, charisma, strength and dexterity. Experience can range from veteran to never-played-before; all are welcome. No weapons, items or armor class necessary. Contact: Robin Dennis, Room 1208

    Falcon Faith (formerly FCA) — Falcon Faith presents the Christian message in a non-threatening way and provides fun activities for students. Falcon Faith is open to anyone. Meetings every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in room 1215. Contact: Dennis Burkett, Room 1215

    Falcon Mentor Program — Sophomores, juniors, and seniors apply for this important group that plans activities to transition the incoming freshman class into the Olathe South family. Monthly meetings are held before/after as well as monthly 15-20-minute sessions with the freshmen during seminar in the first semester. Contact: Catherine Wormus, Room 137 or Jennifer Lenz, Room133

    Falcon Service Club (aka KAY Club) — Open to all students, FSC strives for school, community, nation, and world, and provides students an opportunity to have fun while helping others. Contact: Patsy Roseman Student Services

    Falcon Sign Club — Students have an extended opportunity to improve their signing skills and reach out to other students who also use sign language, including the deaf and hard of hearing students, while promoting deaf awareness and the deaf community. Contact: Kechia Lake, Room 221

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America — This national career and technical student organization provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Meetings take place during Advisory on B club days. Contact: Emily Nicol, Room 148, and Madison Brown, Room 204

    Forensics (Interscholastic Speech and Debate) — Students participate in speech competition at local, state and national tournaments. Events include memorized and non-memorized interpretation of literature, prepared and extemporaneous speaking, congressional debate, Lincoln Douglas debate, and others. Class participation is a requirement. Contact: Jo Ball, Room 302

    Genders and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) — A student-run group that provides a safe space to unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their school and community. Everyone is welcome to come, regardless of identity! Meet during Advisory on B/D days in the office. Contact Danielle LeGrand, Student Services or Jenny Spears, Student Services

    German Club — All German students are members of the German Club, which provides opportunities for increased interaction with aspects of German society and tradition. Contact: Rhett Neuer, Room 207

    Green Team — This club is open to all who want to be involved in hands–on designing, building, and growing sustainable solutions for environmental challenges, based out of the Falcon Campus Farm. Contact Mr. Witters to be added to GroupMe. Contact: Jeff Witters, Room 1207

    Hispanic Leadership Club — A club for students to learn more about their Latino/Hispanic culture and to share their culture with others. We do a variety of things to support students at OS – guest speakers and meetings with Latino mentors from the community to discuss a variety of topics, trips to area universities, and field trips to cultural events in the KC metro. We also get together during advisory or after school for community-building activities. All students are welcome. Contact: Melissa Campos, Room 218 or Angel Cornejo, Room 220

    History Club — A student-driven organization designed to provide opportunities for intellectual and social development. The History Club raises funds for the Terry James Social Science Achievement Scholarship awarded to seniors in the spring. Meet during Advisory on A days. Contact: Kevin Spritzer, Room 419

    Horticulture Club — Horticulture Club provides students with the opportunity to explore their love plants with like-minded students. Opportunities include planning/maintaining the campus garden, growing interior plants, assisting with the annual plant sale, etc. Contact: Graham Rees, Room 1216

    Life Skills Training — First Call facilitated group meets weekly during Academic Intervention time. Participants receive information and education that will assist them in making positive, healthy choices and reaching their goals in life. Sessions focus on education and skill-building as it relates to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, family systems, anger management and communication.” Snacks provided! Contact: Megan Alspaugh, Room 136 (Second Semester Only)

    Math Team — The math team participates in both local contests and a few travel contests to universities in Kansas. Participation is generally by teacher recommendation, but also if you are interested. No regular meetings; have contests. Contact: John Hail.

    National Art Honor Society/Art Club — This is for students who have enrolled in an art class, and have had at least one semester credit of art, and maintain a B average in art. Members work on a community service project, go on a field trip, visit professional artists and much more. Contact: Lorissa Reeves, Room 804

    National Honor Society — Open to juniors and seniors with a 3.6 GPA and no disciplinary actions, National Honor Society members perform at least 20 community service hours, both in and out of school. Members practice the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Contact: Bailey Hightower, Room 304 or Hannah Greer, Room 501

    National Speech and Debate Association — This league holds three district tournaments in the areas of debate, prepared and extemporaneous speaking, humorous, dramatic, and duo interpretation, original oratory and student congress. Class participation required. Contact: Jo Ball, Room 302

    Poetry Slam — The competitive art of performance poetry puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. Contact: Cindy Roth, Room 502

    Robotics Team 5268 - The BioMech Falcons — “Our mission is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all," said Dean Kamen, Founder FIRST Robotics. Contact: Jason Smith, Room 810

    Scholars Bowl — Scholars Bowl students participate in interscholastic academic competitions at the local, district and state levels. Contact: Julie Miller, Room 1002

    Science Olympiad — This team competes against other schools in the region and state in various science categories. Meet during Advisory on C days. Contact: Jerica Ayers, Room 1204 or Jeff Witters, Room 1207

    Spanish Club — The Spanish Club is a great opportunity for students to practice the language and learn about Hispanic culture in a social environment. The club meets once a month and is open to ALL students. Members participate in various activities such as crafts, dancing, cooking, foreign films, field trips and more. This is a great way for students with a passion for Spanish and the cultures of those who speak it to meet with other students with similar interests. Contact: Sarah Peterson (Profesora Peterson), Room 219 and Hannah Powell (Prosfesora Powell), Room 311

    Spanish National Honor Society — Any Olathe South student in Spanish level 4 or above with an overall GPA 3.50 and a GPA in Spanish classes of 3.75 can join. We will explore culture and higher-level studies as well as scholarships. Our Honor Society supports the Hispanic population around the metro area through community service. Meetings are during Advisory on A days and after school on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact: Tanya Cox, Room 312

    Students Achieving Social Harmony (SASH) — SASH at Olathe South designs, plans, and implements activities to increase student awareness and sensitivity to the multicultural and diverse population in our school and community. Our mission is to value and respect every student regardless of race, cultural identity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Membership is open to all. Meet during Advisory on A and C days in room 202. Contact: Kim Wahaus, Room 416 or Jenessa Gonzales, Front Office

    Student Council (StuCo) — The official group of students striving to lead the student body in a positive direction. Officers and representatives of the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes run for positions and are elected to be members of Student Council. Contact: Bailey Hightower, Room 304 or Kylie Thompson, Room 302

    Technology Student Association (TSA) — Future engineers, scientists, and technologists have an opportunity to compete at the city and regional level in a variety of areas. Mission statement: Leadership and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts through co-curricular programs. Contact: Jason Smith, Room 810

    Thespians/Theatre — If you want to be onstage, behind the scenes, or in the audience, Olathe South Theatre is for you. Our plays and musicals teach creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and empathy. Our thespian troupe is modeled after the best high school theatre programs in the nation. We promote the Educational Theatre Association’s core values: people matter, strive for excellence, work together, and be the person with whom you want to work. Contact: David Hastings, Room 704 or 811

    The Tri-M Music Honor Society® — Our program focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Membership is based GPA in both music courses and non-music courses, activity in student’s respective programs, and high character qualities. Contact: Michael Filla, Room 506 or Kathy Carter, Room 421

    Women’s Empowerment Club — The WEC is here to provide a forum to educate ourselves and raise awareness of various gender-related issues that women face in today’s world. We will discuss issues that surround women in school and society. Contact: Jennifer Schlicht, Room 308 and Kylie Thompson, Room 302