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Best Friends is an organization that pairs special needs students with regular education students. We invite all to get involved either as a Mustang Friend, where students are matched in small groups with other students, Social Friend, where students can come to meetings and activities and just have fun, or Lunch Friends, where students can have lunch on a regular basis with a student. Our goal is to make new friends, touch the lives of everyone on campus, and integrate all students into activities at Friendswood High School.
Sponsors: Vera McKee, Hope Steinhoff, Sarah Paulk and Katie Ellis

(BPA) is a national organization giving students the opportunity to sharpen their business skills and compete on a regional, state and national level. By joining BPA, you can develop skills to work efficiently, develop competence in business occupations, develop student leadership skills and become a member of the National Technical Honor Society. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m. each month in Room 601. If you are interested in joining BPA, please contact Lisa Sargent or Jane Pearce.
Sponsors: Lisa Sargent and Jane Pearce

The Friendswood Knights, meets each week to challenge each other in games of chess and to enjoy social time with friends who enjoy the game of chess. All levels of players are welcome.
Chess-Friendswood Knights meets Thursdays after school.
Sponsor: Jim Owen
Computer Science is open to any student who has successfully completed a Computer Science class or is currently enrolled in a Computer Science class. Members are encouraged to compete in UIL contests. Computer Science competes at the UIL district, regional and state levels.
Sponsor: Annette Walter
DECA’s activities focus on competitive events in specific occupational skills at the local, state, and national level, and also leadership development and management training. In every state, four territories, the District of Columbia, and Canada, DECA offers students the opportunity to excel and to be recognized for their achievements in marketing education. DECA’s student divisions in high school, and Delta Epsilon Chi at the college level, are student organizations specifically created to provide teaching/learning experiences to be used both in and out of the classroom.
Sponsor: Kara Buster
The Friendswood High School Drama Educational Theatre is an organization designed for those students who truly wish to contribute to educational theatre. Throughout the year Drama assists FHS productions in many ways, from performance to ticket sales, from technical to concessions. Friendswood High School Drama Educational Theatre dues are $10 annually. This money is used to purchase refreshments, help sponsor a picnic and supply door prizes throughout the year. A membership form can be obtained from the Drama Office. Thespians and Drama Club Meet every Wednesday in the Studio Theatre room 214 at 3:55 – 4:10.
Sponsor/Director: Kathy Powdrell | Drama Website
All students and faculty members are welcome to be part of Friendswood High School’s chapter of the national organization of FCA, the largest para church organization of Christians in the US. Meetings are informal and student led; students and educators share, read scripture, listen to speakers, pray, and challenge each other to live a life centered in Christ. 
Meetings will be every other Wednesday morning at 8 am in room 112. Watch MCS for specifics. Everyone is invited.
Sponsor: D’Ann Hervada
To be a part of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) the student must be enrolled in a Family Consumer Science course or have taken one in the past. The purpose of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
Sponsors: Melissa Novak and Brooke Holtvluwer

Membership in FFA is limited to students who are enrolled in one of the agriculture science classes. This is a national organization with over 1300 chapters in Texas alone. Competition opportunities are leadership contests in the fall, career development contests in the spring and raising and showing animals throughout the year. Students travel to many high schools and universities for contest sites. Many outside activities are available to students throughout the year. The purposes of this organization are to develop leadership skills, organizational skills, responsibility and productive citizens for the future. Follow us on Twitter
Sponsors: Trevor Reifel and Rachel Hults

The French Culture provides a unique opportunity for students to become acquainted with different aspects of the French Culture. Activities include learning about French cuisine, French films, and dining at French restaurants. Membership in the organization is highly encouraged for French language students interested in the French way of life and French traditions.
Sponsor: Jennifer Gray
German Culture is a student organization, designed to celebrate and learn about the German Culture. Any student interested in these goals is welcome, whether they are enrolled in German class or not. A monthly meeting with activity is held at the school and most months include an off-campus activity as well, such as German Saturday, Octoberfest, German opera, State German Contest, etc.
GNHS is a national honor society with chapters on high school and college campuses. The GNHS works in conjunction with the German Culture, but includes a service component as well. Members participate in one group service project per semester, as well as complete individual hours. Membership is voluntary, but initialized on a purely academic basis. All German students are considered for membership after the first semester of German II. Students must have an “A” average in German and an 85 cumulative high school average.
GAPP is a bi-lateral, home-stay exchange program, supported by the US State Department and German Ministry of Education. Participating students host a German teenager from our partner school outside of Berlin, Germany for 3 weeks. Friendswood students visit their partners for 3 weeks in June. Eligible students must be in German II or higher and at least a sophomore before applying to the program. The program is a year-long commitment and will be next experienced in the 2009-2010 school year.
Sponsor: Myriam Bussmann

HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division. HOSA’s mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSTE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs. HOSA is 100% health care! It is 100% student-led organization.
Our award winning local chapter is very active in leadership development, community service, as well as the competitive events offered by National HOSA. HOSA is open to any student who has an interest in the health care profession, not just students who take Health Science Cluster classes.
Sponsors:  Carla BurrisHeather Martin and Bridget Ruth

The mission of the Indian Culture Club is to bring cultural awareness and understanding to FHS through fun and informative meetings. Join us the second Monday of the month after school in Mrs. Hervada’s room, 112 in the World Language annex. Watch MCS for reminders! All students are welcome!
Sponsor: D’Ann Hervada
Interact is a world-wide organization for youth interested in service and international understanding. Interact is sponsored by Rotary International. The Interact Club performs community service projects as a group and performs at least one international project.
Sponsor: Lauren Malone
Junior Classical League is an international organization headquarters at Miami University of Ohio whose purpose are to foster academic achievement and to promote camaraderie among high school Latin students both intramurally and intermurally. Our primary events are the regional and Texas State conventions in the spring each year; we also have an annual outing to the Greek Festival at the Annunciation Cathedral in Houston in September. At Christmas we celebrate Saturnalia, a winter feast. For fundraising we sell European candy. Membership in JCI is not mandatory, but carries with it many perks. The Latin Culture mission is to unite in the study of classics, to join a community of like-minded individuals from across the country, and to have great fun in the endeavor.
Sponsor: Michael Wells

The Math & Science Organization is an organization that strives to promote a passion for mathematics & science while providing tutoring services to the elementary & intermediate schools in Friendswood.  Students are also encouraged to participate in UIL math events. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 average in their high school math class in order to participate. Students may earn a membership into the national high school and junior college math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta by joining the Math & Science Organization and completing 30 service points. Club dues are $5 and meetings are once a month at 8 a.m. in room 1031.
Sponsor: Fred Lewis / Organization Website

The Friendswood National Honor Society is governed by the national organization. To qualify for membership in the Friendswood Chapter of the National Honor Society, a student must meet requirements set in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Candidates for election to NHS must be members of the Sophomore, Junior or Senior class. To be eligible for membership, a student who is a Senior must have a cumulative average of at least 7.210. Sophomores and Juniors must have a cumulative average of at least a 7.210. All students who rise in scholarship to or above such standards may be admitted to candidacy for election to membership. Applications are sent to students in fall through their English classes if the required cumulative GPA has been met. Students must then show they are involved in a wide range of activities and community service before they are accepted. More details on the requirements for activities and community service are given in the Mustang Manual. Students and parents may also find how to calculate cumulative GPAs on the 8-point scale in the Mustang Manual.
Sponsors: Kara Osborne and Karla Mendoza
NHS Honor Society Website

The National Art Honor Society was created for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. 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. Students do not have to be currently enrolled in a Friendswood art class to be eligible to become a member…We meet in room 422 at 8 A.M. on Tuesday mornings at 8 A.M. in room 421. The purpose of the society is to promote art in the community and in our school. New members are welcome and membership is $3 for the year. They are currently having a Bake Sale, Thursday and Friday, to raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Sponsor: Mandy Harris
The National English Honor Society (NEHS) is the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Immediate benefits of affiliation will be national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts.
Sponsor: Kellye Nye

The Sociedad Horaria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average (90+) in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters in a Pre-AP or AP course and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. Prior to induction, members are also required to earn a minimum of 6 credit hours by participating in culturally relevant community service, giving Spanish tutorials on campus, or attending Spanish Club meetings. Spanish Club meets every other Thursday after school in Mrs. Gutierrez’s room, room 110. Induction to SHH occurs in late April or early May. Watch MCS for details!
Sponsor: D’Ann Hervada

NTHS is the honor society that honors student achievement in career and technical student organizations such as BPA, DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, SKillsUSA, and TSA. NTHS promotes leadership and educational excellence by recognizing outstanding students and providing scholarship opportunities. The induction ceremony is in April each year.
Sponsors: Melissa Schwartz and Brooke Holtvluwer
The Roundup staff works together to produce the yearbook, the longest lasting record of your high school years. The entire staff is involved in taking pictures, selling ads, and planning the layout and general design of the book. Students are encouraged to attend a summer camp/workshop. This course is open to all grades with the approval of the advisor.
Sponsor: Joseph Brownfield Journalism and Newspaper
PAL-Peer Assistance and Leadership® is an award winning, non-profit program providing effective training in “resiliency” strategies. The PAL® peer helping program combats problems such as violence in schools, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, gang participation and school dropouts by providing a critical line of defense both at school and in the home through building peer helping programs all over Texas.
Teacher/Sponsor: Melissa Victorick

Recycling Club is open to and welcomes all students at FHS and meets on Wednesday afternoons in Ms. Woodley’s classroom (804). It is a truly unique club here at FHS in that it is not only a LOT of fun, but also serves an important function – it is the only method of recycling cans and bottles on campus. Every week, the students collect the “recyclables” from all classrooms/offices and then separate and sort cans, bottles and tabs. This year we will also be collecting used markers for Crayola’s “ColorCycle” Program.” Recycling Club works closely with both the community of Friendswood, as well as various charities, such as  the Ronald McDonald House. Students also have the opportunity to gain valuable service/volunteer hours. So if you have a will to help save the world, this club is for YOU!!!
Sponsor:  Elizabeth Woodley

The FHS Robotics team competes in the FIRST® Tech Challenge Platform.  Students work together in groups to design, build, and program  robots that will eventually compete in floor games against other teams’ robots at the district, state, and national levels. Involvement in FIRST® also qualifies students for numerous FIRST® scholarship opportunities.
Sponsors: Nishi Stjohn Lead Sponsor, Derek Carter, Co-Sponsor

Saluting Our Soldiers is an organization devoted to supporting our deployed service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq by sending care packages stuffed with items that are hard to come by. Meetings are every other Monday in room 901 to help plan care packages, special meals and other activities.
Teacher/Sponsor: Al Taglialavore
Skills USA Audio Video at FHS is an organization where audio and video production students compete in contests such as Broadcast News, Digital Cinema and TV Production. Students compete at the district, state and national level. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Sponsors: Toby Wise and Al Taglialavore

SKillsUSA Engineering students at FHS compete in contests such as Urban Search and Rescue Robotics,  Mobile Robotics Technology, and Technical Drawing.  Students compete at the district, state and national level. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Sponsors: Derek Carter and Nishi Stjohn, Co-Sponsors

Students enrolled in Law and Public Safety classes have the opportunity to join the FHS SkillsUSA Chapter. SkillsUSA prepares students for further education or careers in a variety of skills and trades, including law-specific competitions. These include active events like Crime Scene Investigation, Felony Traffic Stop, and Skills Demonstrations. Students can show off what they have learned in the Law Quiz Bowl, as well as in several types of displays – think science fair but for law and public safety skills. Finally, students can enter leadership events, like Extemporaneous Speaking and Prepared Speech. Success at the District competition can lead to the State and National competitions. Qualification for State and Nationals also provides scholarship opportunities.
Sponsor: Jon Hall

The Spanish Culture Club is an extension of the cultural studies of Spanish classes. It provides students with a social outlet related to Spanish and a chance for camaraderie among students. Membership and meeting attendance can be used towards service credit hours for the Spanish National Honor Society. Meetings are every other Thursday after school in room 110. Watch MCS for details. All are welcome! Sponsor: Sonia Gutierrez

The mission of the student council of Friendswood High School is to instill leadership skills and values of service in our school and community. It is the unity of organizations and the variety of service projects that set the Council apart as a unique group whose efforts benefit the entire student body.
Sponsors: Laura Peter and Kristen Balch
Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. The requirements for membership include maintaining an “A” grade in music classes and a “B” average in other classes. Students must also earn a Division 1 rating at Solo and Ensemble Contest, or earn membership in a High School All-Region Auditioned organization. Tri-M members will have the opportunity to perform at school and in the community.
Sponsor: Mike Tyer