Clubs

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Clubs and Organizations
2018 - 2019

Academic Quiz Team: Advisor - Ian Avery, Rm. 222
The Academic Quiz Team competes in with nine other GMC Conference schools in quiz bowl events. Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture.

Athletics - Winter        
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Art Club: Advisor - Jodi Kessler, Rm. 283
To promote and encourage creativity and the love of art in our school.

Activity – All Year        
Nominal or no fee

Asian Culture: Advisor - Kimheart Moeung, Rm. 243
To foster an understanding and appreciation of Asian cultures while acknowledging diversity and inclusion at Lakota West High School.

Activity – All Year        
Nominal or no fee

Band: Advisor - Andy Carr, Rm. 185
Two concert bands, two jazz bands, pep band and marching band are available for students interested. Try-outs are required. Please see Mr. Carr for additional information.

Class/Activity – All Year
Participation Fee:  $200

Chess Team: Advisor - Mark Moody, Rm. 251
Chess helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance. More importantly, it is fun, competitive, and elite a team that finished the season with .750 standing in 2017!

Athletics – Winter
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Class of 2019 (Senior Class): Advisors: Effie Jata & Allison Billups, Guidance/Rm. 130
Senior Class will organize activities to celebrate the final year students will have at Lakota West High School.  Students have been invited to take part in this program after application process.

Activity – All Year
Club Card

Class of 2020 (Junior Class): Advisor - Kristin Henley, Main Office
Each year, the junior class plans the Junior/Senior Prom. Hone your leadership, organization, and event planning skills!   Students have been invited to take part in this program.

Club – All Year        
Nominal or no fee

Corn Hole Club: Advisor - Jason Cronk, Rm. 262
To promote the game of corn hole in a fun school atmosphere.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Dance Team: Advisor – Victoria Criswell, Rm. 125
Dance Team is to help our students develop skills, character, teamwork, and friendship by entertaining audiences with dance. (Must audition)

Athletics – Winter
Participation Fee:  $200

Drama: Advisor – Kim Eldridge, Rm. 181
The Drama Club is for students with interests either being on stage or behind the scenes.  Members of the club earn thespian points and honors in the International Thespian Society through our school troupe. (Auditions posted on website)

Club – All Year
Participation Fee: See Advisor

FCCLA – Ann Roberts, Advisor
FCCLA is a co-curricular club for young men and women enrolled in the Work and Family Studies coursework. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life – planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication – necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.

Butler Tech – All Year
See Advisor for Fees

Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS): Advisor - Mary Mahoney, Rm. 146
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) is a student-led, Christian-based organization. Students meet to encourage and fellowship through prayer, music, and devotionals. 

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

French Club: Advisor - Jessica Hodges, Rm. 104
The French Club is an organization for the members to celebrate the French language and culture with activities, food, movies and games.

Club – All Year
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Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA): Advisor – Jessica Hodges, Rm. 104
GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to provide a safe place to support each other and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

HOSA: Advisor - Dan Prochaska, Rm. 285
International student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

Butler Tech – All Year
See Advisor for Fees

Key Club – Marian Weber, Advisor
Key Club, (Kiwanis Empowering Youth) founded in 1925, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Often referred to as simply Key Club, it is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Junior Classical League (JCL): Advisor – Sean Burns, Rm. 115
Our purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

Club – All Year
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Literary Club: Advisor – Mary Mahoney, Rm. 146
A literary society is a group of people interested in literature. In the modern sense, this refers to a society that wants to promote one genre of writing or a specific author.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Model United Nations: Advisor – Marian Weber, Rm. 213
Also known as Model UN or MUN, this an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Mu Alpha Theta: Advisor - Jennifer Siemers, Rm. 248
Mu Alpha Theta is the United States mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. In June 2015, it served over 108,000 student members in over 2200 chapters in the United States and in 20 foreign countries.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

National Honor Society: Advisor – Marian Weber, Rm. 213
The Lakota chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) is open for students upon completion of their fifth or sixth semester of high school. NHS is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadershipservice, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement.

Applications are sent to students with a 3.500 or higher cumulative GPA. The NHS faculty council makes final selection of members. Membership from another NHS chapter is accepted, but all Lakota West’s criteria must be met.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Odyssey Yearbook Club: Advisor – Nick McGill, Rm. 182
This is the student yearbook at Lakota West High School and is put together by students and the advisor. The Odyssey has won Individual awards at the Journalism Educators Assn. /National Scholastic Press Assn. Learn about editing, copy, caption writing, cover design, and advertising design. Sales start at the beginning of the school year. Price is to be determined.

Club – All Year
Nominal or no Fee

Ping Pong Club: Advisor – Paul Phillips, Rm. 237
Ping Pong is a new club here on Campus! The students enjoy playing ping pong and culminate the season with a large open to all tournament!

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Relay for Life: Advisor – Bethany Dunn, Rm. 140
In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Robotics Club: Advisor – Doug Noxsel
Lakota Robotics – FRC Team 1038 (FRC) is an annual design competition bringing adults and young people together in teams to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The Competition is a program of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization. The program inspires students to consider careers in engineering, technology and science and show students how technological fields hold varied opportunities for success, are accessible and rewarding and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting. FRC Team 1038 is organized into groups which we refer to as Committees, with respect to student participation. The two primary committees are Machine and Operations. Each committee is organized into functions that complete the mission of the respective committee

Activity – All Year
Nominal or no fee

Spanish Club: Advisor – Allison Billups, Rm. 130
The Spanish Club is an organization that enriches knowledge of the Hispanic Culture on our campus.  Another purpose of this organization is to become a candidate for the “Isabel Allende” chapter of the “Sociedod Honoraria Hispanica” for high achievement in Spanish. All Spanish Classes 9 through 12 are welcome.

Club – All Year
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Student Government Association (SGA):
Main Campus Advisor – Kim Miller, Rm. 204
Freshman Campus Advisor – Jason French, Rm. 229
This group is committed to promoting school spirit and to encourage participation in school activities, such as homecoming, and community service activities (annual food drive, blood drive, etc.). Members have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through various local, regional, and state exchanges, workshops and conferences.

Club – All Year
Nominal or no fee