Clubs & Organizations

Last Updated: 9/11/2019 6:33 PM

Our Clubs will change throughout the school year as we add to the assortment.  Please check back often.  

 

Book Guild- Mr. Summers

To read for the pleasure of reading, and find some common joy in writing. All books are student chosen, and reading pace is student chosen.

 

Book of the Month Club- Mr. Kyer

Promote and expand the literary experience among high school students as they prepare for their academic careers, encouraging expansive reading and discussion of important books and their themes, ideas, and use of language. Broaden intellectual horizons through reading a variety of books that are often required college reading; meet more friends who read; encourage reading in a time when people don't read as much; develop familiarity with different types genres; discover new authors.

 

D&D- Mr. Wells

Give students a safe place to play social skills building games. The goals for the year include to re-build membership base and to donate games to local libraries as well as to collect books for prison book project.

 

DECA-Mrs. Shriver

Mission: Preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

 

Environmental Sustainability Club- Mr. Robinson

Mission: Encourage the reduction of UHS' carbon footprint through the collection of recyclables at UHS, and the planning and execution of local community service projects.

 

Fellowship of Christian Teens- Mr. Kyer

The mission of FCT is to deepen and broaden our faith through Bible study, prayer, reflection, service activities, and fellowship.

 

Future Farmers of America- Whitney Porter Lenhart

The FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Future Leaders Program- Mr. FitzPatrick

The mission of the Future Leaders Program is to provide West Virginia schools and students with a quality education program instilling leadership, promoting citizenship, and teaching life skills while connecting students to their community using service and mentorship opportunities.  The goal of the club aspect is to bring awareness to the program.  

 

Heritage Spanish Book Club- Dr. Casanova

Promote a sound relationship between the heritage language speaker and the broader community so as to integrate students into the school environment. 

Goal 1: to serve the growing population of native speakers of Spanish as a platform to communicate their concerns. Goal 2: Provide a space for discussion on different readings and personal experiences.

Service 1: help peers with their Spanish assignments. Service 2: be supportive with teachers in any school project.

 

HSTA- Mrs. Simmons

HSTA is a club partnered with the state's land grant institutions to encourage aspirations, open doors, and empower minority and underrepresented students and rural communities. The goal of HSTA is to help increase the number of African American and underrepresented students in WV (and our school in particular) pursue degrees in college in health science and STEM fields.

 

Manga Club- Ms. Cottrill

The goal and purpose of the Manga Club is to promote reading for enjoyment, enrich student lives through cultural diversity, and to create a friendly atmosphere for students to bond through the unique common genre within the school culture and beyond.

 

Mu Alpha Theta- Mrs. Thorn & Mrs. Thomas

Recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement in Math Education Courses.  

 

National Honor Society-Mrs. Farley

Recognize students with superb academic achievement, character, leadership, and service.

 

Pride- Mr. Clemmons & Mrs. Beatty

All LGBTQ+ people live safely and openly as our whole selves in the communities we call home. Goals this year include: 1. Volunteer at a food shelter. 2. Organize the school closet. 3. Participate in round table where we discuss issues faced within the LGBTQ+ groups.

 

Raze- Mrs. Ernstes

The RAZE mission is to educate students on the dangers of tobacco. Students participate in commotions and make presentations in health classes at UHS and 4th grade classes in Monongalia County.

 

Rho Kappa- History Honor Society- Ms. Stepanek & Ms. Hillman

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies and encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.


Ski Club- Mr. Gilbert & Mr. Core

Using and improving your ski and Snowboard talents.

 

Social Debate Club- Mr. Bragg

Purpose: A debate club of this sort at UHS would serve many important purposes. Firstly, it would allow students who are interested in debate or public speaking to enjoy those activities along with their peers. Additionally, the club should be an opportunity for individuals who want to become more informed about our chosen topics (or more specifically the student view point on these topics) to come and hear the students defend their points of view. Lastly, it would teach UHS students about the importance of avoiding closed-minded thinking and embracing the idea of reasoned disagreement. This is perhaps the most important function of the informal debate club. One of the biggest reasons we live in a divided world today is because nobody is willing to respectfully approach disagreements. If this club could do any single thing successfully, we would hope that it would show students that two people can have polarized opinions, and could share their thoughts with one another without damaging their mutual respect.

 

Spanish Club- Ms. Norton

Spanish Club proposes to promote awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the people and diverse cultural productions of the Spanish-speaking world.

 

Sunshine Committee- Ms. Gerrard

To spread happiness and positivity throughout our school community.

 

Student Council- Mrs. Simmons & Ms. Holt

UHS Student Council is the voice of the student body to organize and plan events for the school to promote school pride and being an active role in the school community.

 

TSA, Technology Student Association/VEX- Mrs. Oiler

The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intra-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

 

UNICEF- Mrs. Diaz

UNICEF's Mission is to provide aid and support for our local community and children, as well as children around the globe.