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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
Chess-Friendswood Knights meets Thursdays after school.
Sponsor: Jim Owen
Sponsor: Annette Walter
Sponsor: Kara Buster
Sponsor/Director: Kathy Powdrell | Drama Website
Meetings will be every other Wednesday morning at 8 am in room 112. Watch MCS for specifics. Everyone is invited.
Sponsor: D’Ann Hervada
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
Sponsor: Jennifer Gray
GERMAN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (Delta Epsilon Phi)
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.
GERMAN AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (GAPP)
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 Burris, Heather Martin and Bridget Ruth
Sponsor: D’Ann Hervada
Sponsor: Lauren Malone
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
Sponsor: Mandy Harris
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
Sponsors: Melissa Schwartz and Brooke Holtvluwer
Sponsor: Joseph Brownfield Journalism and Newspaper
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
Teacher/Sponsor: Al Taglialavore
Sponsors: Toby Wise and Al Taglialavore
Students enrolled in Engineering 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 engineering-specific competitions. These competitions include active events like Technical drafting, SkillsUSA Robotics, and Urban Search and Rescue. Students can also participate in SkillsUSA by becoming involved in leadership events, like mock Job Interviews, Extemporaneous Speaking, Customer Service and Prepared Speech. Success at the District competition can lead to State and National competitions. Qualification for State and Nationals also provides scholarship opportunities.
Sponsors: Derek Carter and Nishi Stjohn, Co-Sponsors
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
Sponsors: Laura Peter and Kristen Balch
Sponsor: Mike Tyer