SCHS Clubs

Art Club

Art Club is an informal student-driven club open to any student interested in art. Activities are planned by the students with the intent to develop leadership skills and community involvement through art. In the past club members have made tie-blankets for Safe Haven and Sam25, made cards for nursing home residents, and have done face painting and community events.

Advisors: Jill Hansen hansenj@shawanoschools.com Jen Achterberg achterj@shawanoschools.com

Bridge to Success

This student-lead freshmen transition program is designed to create a bridge between middle school and high school. Bridge to Success links incoming freshmen with an upper classman who can help: Build connections, Direct, Inspire, Mentor, and Tutor. Student Bridge Leaders attend freshman resource 1-2 times a week during 1st semester. They are responsible for reviewing weekly lesson plans with the freshmen in the resource rooms. Examples of topics include SCHS Extracurricular Activities, Learning Styles, Study Skills, Time Management, Test taking Strategies, and How to Deal with Bullying.

Advisor: Stacey Warnke warnkes@shawanoschools.com

Chess Club

Chess Club meets weekly after school to study and play the Game of Kings (and Queens!) Improve your knowledge of strategy (openings, middle game, and endgames) and tactics (pins, forks, and skewers). We also have refreshments (what could be better than milk and cookies?) Chess Team competes against other schools on Saturdays, once in early December, then twice a month from January through March. Players start at the junior varsity level; with experience and study, they may be able to compete for our varsity team.

Advisor: Dave Stuewer stuewerd@shawanoschools.com

Class Officers

Class Officers are leadership positions available in each grade. The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer will be voted on by each class at the start of each school year. Nomination forms are available in the office. Class officers are responsible for organizing and coordinating class events.

Advisor: Joel Wondra wondraj@shawanoschools.com

Culture Club

The SCHS Culture Club promotes diversity and equality in our school and community. We welcome all students to come and join in our mission. Meetings are posted on announcements and on the door of room 2100. They are always during resource and all you need to do is show up. Some activities include homecoming events, fundraisers, cultural fairs, monthly updates on cultural history, our Cultural Thanksgiving Feast and an end of year field trip. Culture Club also encourages our students to give back to the community by ringing the Salvation Army Bells, holding food drives for the local food pantries, Toys for Tots, our school’s mitten tree and helping a family with Thanksgiving dinner just to name a few. This past summer we also helped the Mohican Veterans set up and take down for the Stockbridge-Munsee Powwow. Our main fundraiser is our “Famous Indian Taco Sales.” however, we are always open to new ideas and new activities.

Advisor: Melonie Dickie Reopelle reopelm@shawanoschools.com

Destination Imagination

The purpose of this program is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.  Annually, we offer seven new challenges in the areas of Science, Technical, Engineering, Improv, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning.  Each Challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation while also learning 21st Century skills for the future.  Each team enters the competition at one level (elementary, middle or secondary) depending on the grades of their team members, and chooses to solve on of the five Central Challenges.  Solutions are then presented to a panel of judges.  

Advisor: Joanne Edwards edwardsJ@shawanoschools.com

FAAR

The FAAR Club (Fighting Against Abusive Relationships) is about spreading awareness of abusive relationships. We are looking for ways to support our fellow peers if they have been, or are currently victims of Teen Dating Abuse.  It is our goal to help our peers “See the Signs before they appear” in the big world of Life or otherwise known as the relationship world. Our club partners with Safe Haven and the local Shawano County Chapter of Voices to Men.  Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Old ITC room, and some extra meetings maybe held at Safe haven if needed for upcoming special events or activities we are involved in.

Advisor: Kandi Krueger kruegek4@shawanoschools.com

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America is a national association of nearly a quarter million students interested in becoming more successful in the business world. Membership in FBLA helps you learn about business and gives you the opportunity to see the “real world” through interaction with business leaders from across the country! You will also have the opportunity to test your business skills in state and national competitions. Meetings are held on the second or third Tuesday of the month in room 1102.
Membership will provide you with:

  • Career preparation opportunities

  • Leadership development and achievement

  • Challenging competitions

  • Community service experience

  • Friendship and fun

  • Networking with peers and business professionals

  • Scholarships and prize opportunities

Advisor: Katie Beres, beresk@shawanoschools.com

FCA

Fellowship of Christian Students is an informal, student-driven club designed to allow students the opportunity to express their Christian faith in a welcoming environment. The club meets two Fridays a month during enhancement in Room 1129. All students are welcome to engage in small discussion groups, along with volunteer in community service projects.

Advisors:  Sarah Wilkinson wilkins@shawanoschools.com and Megan Pyatskowit pyatskm1@shawanoschools.com

FFA

The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month in room 1205. Student have the opportunity to participate in various leadership activities, competitive events contests, educational and recreational field trips.

Advisors: Steve Stomberg stombergs@shawanoschools.com Missy Braun braunm1@shawanoschools.com

Forensics

Forensics is a competitive speech event which prepares students for public speaking. Students can pick from a variety of categories to enter and focus on informative speaking, current events, persuasive speaking, or dramatic interpretations of literature. There are events for individuals as well as groups. Some of the popular categories include: Play Acting, Moments in History, Storytelling, Poetry, Prose and Group Interpretive Reading. The high school-level team travels to four festivals during February through April; including conference, sub-district, district and state. Students can receive awards in their category. Participants are asked to meet with a coach weekly beginning in January to practice their piece. The program provides students with valuable life skills, improved public speaking abilities, acting opportunities, team building, and lots of fun!

Advisor: Nathan Falk falkn@shawanoschools.com

French Club

French club is for students who are interested in doing more cultural activities outside of the classroom. These activities include French movies nights, French board games, French foods & holiday celebrations and cultural fairs. Students participating in events can enjoy using their French language skills with others in an informal and friendly setting. We also engage in some activities with Spanish club.

Advisor: Michelle Oesterreich oesterm@shawanoschools.com and Megan Pyatskowit pyatskm1@shawanoschools.com

GSA

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-led organization at the high school for students who are in support of LBGTQ+ awareness.  Club leaders plan monthly discussions and activities for members revolving around LGBTQ issues or concerns. Our goal is to foster a learning environment that creates social awareness and acceptance of all students regardless of sexuality or gender identity.  This club is also a safe place for students who are harassed or discriminated against due to their sexual orientation. We participate in social gatherings outside of school and actively volunteer within the community. We also honor and recognize The Day of Silence in remembrance of all members of the LGBTQ community who have committed suicide.  

Advisor:  Jenny Pigeon pigeonj@shawanoschools.com

Math Club

The Math Club is for those who want to have fun with math!  Students can participate in various activities, including a regional competition held at UW-Stevens Point three times a year.  Some of the activities the club does include: Pi Day (3/14) contests (if we're not on spring break!), designing T-shirts, competing in trivia, mini-golfing and bowling against Science Society, and decorating the math pod for the holidays. 

Advisor:  Emilie Pingel pingele@shawanoschools.com

National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization which features the top student leaders within high schools around the nation. It is built upon four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Members must meet the high standards put forth by the organization and demonstrate these four pillars on a regular basis.

Advisor: Sienna Eimmerman eimmers@shawanoschools.com

Project 7

Project 7 (P7) is a student-driven club designed to encourage students in their commitment to Jesus Christ and to unite students on campus to make a positive difference on campus and in the community.  This is accomplished through SCHS students teaching and embracing Seven Core Values: Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Integrity, Leadership, Relationship, and Community. P7 will meet once a month during enhancement in Room 2102. All students are welcome to engage in small discussion groups, and may volunteer in community service projects. 

Advisor:  Kelly Lightner lightnk@shawanoschools.com

SADD Club

Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. SADD's mission: To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.

Advisor: Ellen Kann kanne@shawanoschools.com

Shawano Science Society

This club works together to explore and promote scientific involvement. Our branches include Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Rocketry, Medical, Environmental, and Physics. While getting involved in both the community and the school, Science Society aims to improve the understanding of science and science careers. We do this through experiments, community service, hands-on experiences, and other activities that promote scientific learning and team-based projects.

Advisor:   Angela Kowalewski  kowalea@shawanoschools.com and Matthew Brunette brunetm@shawanoschools.com 

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.  The annual activities that the Shawano Skills USA chapter participates in are; Homecoming Car Smash, Chicago Car Show, Regional and State Skills Contests, and Spring Car Show.

Advisor: Jeremy Hodkiewicz hodkiej@shawanoschools.com, Greg Brown browng@shawanoschools.com, and Jason Eggert eggertj1@shawanoschools.com

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is for students who wish to participate in a variety of cultural activities, such as Spanish speaking activities outside of the classroom. These activities include participating in cultural fairs, eating and making Hispanic food, celebrating cultural holidays, and hosting friendly competitions against the French club. We also volunteer within the community; visit nursing homes, ringing bells for the Salvation Army and tutoring other Spanish students.

Advisors: Waleska Russ russw@shawanoschools.com 

Student Advisory

Student Advisory serves as the voice of students at Shawano Community High School. Student participants offer their perspectives on high school issues. Student Advisory member responsibilities are as follows: work with peers and other organizations on school-based student government issues and research a wide range of solutions; advise the committee as part of its decision making process; attend monthly meeting to discuss student-school issues; and work on Student Advisory projects when needed.

Advisor: Cindy Otto ottoc@shawanoschools.com 

Student Council

Student Council is open to all students 9th-12th grade. Students plan events including Red Cross Blood Drives, Homecoming Week, Winter Wonderland, Teacher Appreciation, Powderbuff Volleyball Tournament and other student activities. This is a great opportunity for students to grow in leadership and meet other students.  Two scholarships are also offered to graduating seniors, one sponsored by Student Council and an additional one sponsored by the American Red Cross.

Advisor: Liz Alexander alexande@shawanoschools.com

Tri-M

The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is a program which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy

• Tri-M recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically

• Tri-M also provides students leadership opportunities to make a difference in their community through music-based service projects • There are more than 1,775 chapters across 50 states and 15 countries

• Tri-M involves more than 70,000 students in grades 6-12

• Each year, student members contribute more than 750,000 service hours to their school and local communities, and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care about

The Shawano High School Chapter (#5869) of Tri-M has been in existence since 2009. The chapter averages 40 members who are invited because of their musical involvement, academic achievement, leadership, and character. The requirements are very similar to National Honor Society but all invitees must also audition on their chosen instrument or voice.

The Shawano High School Tri-M chapter requires each member to perform community service during the year including student led musical performances outside the school as well as other volunteer activities.

Advisor: Chris Kent kentc@shawanoschools.com

 

ACTIVITIES CODE

All students participating must follow the expectations set in the Activities Code. To view the expectations in the Activities Code, please go to //www.shawanoschools.com/activities/documents-forms.cfm, or pick up a copy in the High School office.