Many Activity Options for Students

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Activities and Clubs

  • Club List August 2021

    ALAS — All Latinos Achieving Success is a club for Latino students to learn more about their culture and to share their culture with others. We also meet with Latino mentors from the community to discuss a variety of topics, including college entrance and possible college trips. Contact: Melissa Campos, Room 218

    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 with 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 420 to play video games on Fridays until 4:00.  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 409

    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 302

    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, leadership and management. Contact: Chris Thompson, Room 411 or Cindy O’Brien Room 417

    Disc Golf Club — This club is a great way to network with other disc golfers at Olathe School.  Whether you are a beginner or a pro, it’s more fun to play with other people.  Out club can even provide you with a few discs to throw if you don’t have any. Contact: Reed Howard, Room 1204

    Diversity Council — Olathe South’s Diversity Council 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. Contact: Angi Verstraete, Room 208

    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 1202

    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. Contact: Dennis Burkett, Room 1215

    Falcon Film Club – This club will be for people who want to learn, explore, and talk about the world of movies.  Our club will meet twice a month in which we will pick a movie from another country and talk about what we enjoy, what we didn’t enjoy and learn about the importance of the film.  Everyone is invited to join.  Contact: Doug Clark, Room 206

    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 first semester. Contact: Catherine Wormus, Room 137

    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: Sarah Decelles, 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

    Falcon Strength — Be a part of the first and only high school USA Weightlifting Team in Kansas. This team is open to everyone: male, female, athlete and non-athlete. Highly-qualified coaches will teach you the correct way to lift weights and to become stronger. Improve your speed, flexibility, strength, power, coordination, self-confidence and self-esteem. Come see what being part of the Falcon Strength family is all about. Contact: Kimberly Hoglund, Room 222 – NOT AVAILABLE 1ST SEMESTER

    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.  Contact: Opal Stephens, Room 201

    Forensics (interscholastic speech and debate) — Students participate in speech competition at local, state and national tournaments. Events include interpretation of literature, original oratory and other memorized work. Class participation is a requirement. Contact: Jo Ball, Room 302

    French Club — Students participate in various activities centered on the French language and French-speaking cultures. Contact: Kimberly Hoglund, Room 222

    French National Honor Society — Contact: Kimberly Hoglund, Room 219

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) — In this group, students will develop the leadership skills and business knowledge they need to excel in any career. Members will prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities. Contact: Cindy O’Brien, Room 417

    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! Contact Sarah Decelles or Danielle LeGrand, Student Services

    German Club/German National Honor Society — All German students are members of the German Club, which provides opportunities for increased interaction with aspects of German society and tradition. Contact: Scott Seeger, 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: Jeff Witters, Room 1207

    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. 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 TrainingFirst Call facilitated group meets weekly on Monday 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

    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 if you are interested contact: John Hail Room 1004.

    Minecraft Club – A safe and social club for Minecraft lovers.  If truly thought about, Minecraft can be educational to some extent. Contact: Carie Yeo, Room 141

    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: Trish Long, Room 703 or 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 Lauren Hannon, Room 212

    National Speech and Debate Association — This league holds three district tournaments in the areas of debate, extemporaneous speaking, dramatic interpretation, original oratory and student congress. 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

    Presidential Volunteer Service Award — This award is a recognition program for those who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. It is awarded to those who serve a minimum of 100 hours over a 12-month period, January through December. Contact: Nick Bastian, Room 309

    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, Dennis Burkett, Room 1215

    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. Contact: Jerica Ayers, Room 1204 or Bryon Hargrove, Room 1214

    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. Volunteers from the Spanish Club are also available to tutor Spanish scholars who may be having difficulty in class. This is a great way for students with a passion for language to strengthen their skills while meeting other student 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. Contact: Tanya Cox, Room 312 or Melissa Campos, Room 218

    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 Lauren Hannon, Room 212

    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. For more information, visit www.oshsmmm.weebly.com. Contact: Michael Filla, Room 506 or Kathy Carter, Room 421

    Writing Club — Students engage in writing practices, analyze authors’ writing, and pursue publication. Contact: Cindy Roth, Room 502