Student Ambassadors is a club designed to help incoming freshmen and new students feel comfortable with the school. Juniors and seniors are invited to join the club based on observations of teachers, coaches, and other administrators. The ambassadors meet in the summer for Freshman Orientation. Here, the members show freshmen around the school and do different activities, such as a scavenger hunt, to help them feel more comfortable with the surroundings and make them less nervous about high school. On the first day of school, the student ambassadors meet in the kennel for a new student breakfast. Ambassadors show new students to their classrooms for the first few days of school and were their club shirts during that time so that students with questions know who to ask. In addition to these events, the ambassadors meet again in January for Eighth Grade Parent Night. They give tours of the school, hand out informational packets and maps, and answer questions future students or parents might have. Sponsors: Mary Jackson/Amber Spaeth/Carrie Lieberman
Every year, the Book Club as a whole decide on a book to read. The club meets about three times to discuss the book. After the group completes the book, they watch the movie version. Doing this gives the students a whole new perspective of the story, which helps them to better visualize characters and settings. Sponsor: Kati Richardson
Chess Team meets on Fridays after school at Highland Middle School. There is a fee of $25 to join, and attendance at tournaments is not required. The fee will be paid at the high school office. Checks may be made out to Highland Community Schools with “chess” in the memo line along with the student’s name. All students interested in chess are welcome to attend. If you do not know how to play, we will provide instruction. Chess sets are provided. At chess club, you will learn the basics of chess, how to improve your strategy, learn responsibility, build teamwork, and practice the rules of fair play. Instruction will be provided. Sponsor: Nic Weiss
The Coffeehouse Cabaret is one of the best things about Highland High School in the winter. If you want to be a part of the show, polish up your act. We need singers, dancers, actors, magicians, comedians, instrumentalists, and all manner of entertainers.
Drama Club is composed of students who enjoy the theater. The members of the club meet every quarter and have Improvisational Nights. The Drama Club puts on a Mr. Irresistible contest every year! Sponsor: Danielle Case
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a club with a large group of students who meet weekly. Meetings are coed or split into separate groups for boys and girls. The meetings begin with opening prayer. After the prayer, the students engage in an activity. These range from Homecoming Havoc that include different relay events, campfire games, capture the flag, and other outside events during the fall. Scavenger hunts, freeze tag, and other indoor games are played during the winter. During the spring, FCA plays wiffle ball and soccer as their activities. After activities the club splits into groups and has personal discussions led by leaders. There is a different topic each week that members discuss in groups. They use Bible verses and questions to generate conversation. The main focus of FCA is to strengthen students' faith as well as their sport. Sponsor: Joel Hawkins
FFA (Future Famers of America), a national organization founded in 1928, was created to educate high school students about agriculture. The Highland FFA offers a variety of activities for members to participate in, such as Career Development Events (CDE’s), Relay for Life, and multiple volunteer opportunities. Some CDE’s offered to the FFA members are forestry, dairy foods, livestock judging, horticultural, and public speaking. Each year the organization concludes its year with the FFA banquet and auction. The banquet recognizes the achievements of FFA members, and at the auction members are sold to the highest bidder for labor hours. Sponsors: Larry Jones/Don Schmitz/Rene Barr
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
All HHS students interested in exploring health careers are invited to join FMCC (Future Medical Careers Club). Students research careers, have an opportunity to shadow health professionals, go on field trips, and participate in community service activities. Sponsor: Natalie Propst
Homecoming occurs in the fall and includes a Coronation and Dance, a parade from Lindenthal Campus to the Square, a Pep Assembly, FHIASAA Hall of Fame Inductees Introduction, Friday night Football Game and Homecoming Court Introductions at half-time.
Junior - Senior Prom occurs in the spring and includes a themed dance and post prom with food, refreshments and numerous activities such as: mechanical bull, trikes race, guardian’s galaxy, wrecking ball, selfie booth, thriller obstacle course, boom blaster, corn-hole toss, Jenga and more!! Attendance prizes for everyone and also chances to win larger attendance prizes.
The Math Team competes in Southwest Math Conference Competitions with the opportunity to advance to the ICTM Regional Competition. Sponsors: Valerie Kimmle/Brent James
Model United Nations (U.N.), which began in 1927 at Harvard University, was created to give students the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of the actual ambassadors of today’s U.N. Delegates learned how to research, speak publicly, debate, and think critically. Sponsors: Ron Holt and Susanne Himsel
The students who comprise the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) are those who demonstrate tremendous devotion and talent in drawing, painting or other mediums. To be accepted students have to submit five pieces of original art, and a one page essay about the value of art in society and its relevance to the individual with a fee of five dollars to be judged by the NAHS. Two hours of community service is also required to join. Once a year each member submits five more pieces of artwork to be judged in order to renew the NAHS membership. Members work all year to prepare their projects for judging. Sponsor: Laura Wander-Vrell
No-Talent Talent Show, a zany production that includes K-12 teachers, staff, administrators and friends of the school who act goofy for a good cause.
Saturday Scholars get to attend a distinguished math, science, and technology lecture series to give talented young people an opportunity to shape their futures today! Sponsors: Margie Duncan/Karen Twyford
Scholar Bowl allows students to learn and showcase their knowledge while still having fun. As a competitive club, the team travels to other schools and competes in trivia-style face offs with tough competitors. Sponsors: Molly Hayes/Kati Richardson
HHS Spanish Club is open to anyone who wants to join, members range from freshman to seniors. Members of the club meet several times a year to take part in seasonal activities that have to do with Spanish culture. Sponsors: Twyford/Buchtel/Cope
Student Council is a group of students from each grade level that work together to make student life better. Student council plans the homecoming dance, coronation, the homecoming week activities, and the pep assembly. They work after school and weekends to get the job done. Some other accomplishments of the Student Council include food pantry donation for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Student Council hosts trivia night, and they contribute to the creation of more healthy choice options in the cafeteria. Sponsors: Danielle Case/Stephanie Buchtel
The Technology Student Association, TSA, meets one day a week after school . The club is made up of different teams, such as Botball (program sensor driven robots), Trebuchet and Video. The teams compete against other schools in the area. TSA also captures videos of school events.