Student Activities Director & UIL Coordinator: Dana Terry
Clubs and Organizations
The Academic Decathlon serves a twofold purpose. First, it provides the opportunity for high school students to experience the challenges and rewards of academic competition. The team is made up of nine members: three A, three B and three C students. These students represent Lakeview in local, regional and state competitions. Second, the Academic Decathlon Team gains positive recognition for the school by promoting goodwill with other schools and displaying Patriot Pride. Any student is eligible to try out for the team. Applications are accepted, and team selections are made in May for the following year. Consideration may also be given for applications received in the fall.
The goal of ACT-SO is to encourage and reward the achievement of academic excellence in the Sciences, Arts and Humanities through a variety of formats, rewards and incentives. ACT-SO is a year-long enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. There are 25 categories of competition in the Sciences, Humanities, Performing and Visual Arts.
Art Club supports and enhances the love and appreciation of the fine arts. Art Club normally meets every other Tuesday after school in the Art Studio 1224 from 2:50-3:45 p.m. The club is open to any Lakeview Centennial High School student.
AVID Club is for any student who is currently enrolled in AVID or would like to learn more about AVID. The club is dedicated to the advancement of student success in high school and beyond through the offering of tutorials and other academic strategies. The primary focus of the organization will not only be social, but also as a means for dissemination of academic information.
Concert Band I (9-12)
Symphonic Band (9-12)
Wind Symphony (9-12) Top Performing Organization
Jazz Ensemble (9-12) By Audition Only
Performs for civic organizations, schools, and various jazz competitions throughout the year.
All members of the band program are assigned by audition to one of three concert bands that meet as curricular classes. New students are auditioned upon arrival. All bands are combined for the Patriot Marching Band.
The Business Professionals of America club is a voluntary association for student participation in the Business Career Preparation class, Business Computer Information Systems II, or any student who has an interest in the business field. This program is designed to develop leadership abilities in the American business system and competency in business occupations.
On the Varsity squad, there will be three cheerleaders from the senior class and three from the junior class, assuming that a total of three are trying out for each class. The remaining Varsity cheerleaders shall be those six juniors or seniors, in any combination, whose scores place them in the top twelve. There will be ten Junior Varsity cheerleaders representing the sophomore class. There will be ten Freshmen cheerleaders representing the freshmen class. High school cheerleaders shall be selected by a scoring method using only the ratings assigned by a panel of judges. The Patriot mascot is selected each year and is considered a member of the Varsity cheerleading squad.
Members participate in weekly informal meetings for the purpose of promoting recreational chess and competitive chess. A challenge ladder is used to determine the school team and school champion. Dues are required for membership.
The choral music department exists to provide the students with outstanding experiences in singing. Through Lakeview's three choirs and the pop group, Freedom, students have the opportunity to explore choir by singing music from the Middle Ages to the pop stars of today.
Patriot Women's Chorale (9-12) No audition required but recommendation of middle school or high school choral director required.
The enrollment of the Women's Chorale consists of freshmen women who were part of the A Cappella choir in their middle school and women who have demonstrated discipline and skill while a part of the choir. The Women's Chorale provides an enriched musical environment in which the student will be challenged in her understanding of choral music while waiting for openings in the A Cappella choir.
Concert Choir (10-12) Audition required.
The enrollment of the Concert Choir consists of women in grades 10-12 who have demonstrated discipline and skill while a part of the Patriot Women's Chorale. Concert Choir provides an enriched musical environment in which the student will be challenged in her understanding of choral music while waiting for openings in the A Cappella choir.
A Cappella Choir (9-12) Admittance by audition.
The A Cappella choir is the top choral ensemble at Lakeview Centennial High School. Students enter the A Cappella choir through a stringent audition process which includes teacher recommendations, vocal audition and proven discipline and skill in either the Concert or Patriot Women's Chorale. For the most part, only junior and senior women and sophomore, junior, and senior men are admitted to the A Cappella choir. In the case where an underclassman is exceptionally talented and has demonstrated discipline and significant understanding of choral music, he or she may be admitted to the A Cappella choir. The A Cappella choir performs music at a significantly accelerated level and has regular sectional rehearsals after school, a requirement for attendance of choir concerts at other schools and takes a trip in the spring of the year.
Freedom (10-12) Admittance by auction.
The pop group Freedom is the most select ensemble at Lakeview. Freedom consists of up to twelve singers and a band of five to six instrumentalists. All of the vocalists in the ensemble are required to be members of the A Cappella choir as well. Freedom draws its repertoire exclusively from the popular music of today and the great pop tunes of the 20th century. Members of Freedom must be disciplined and have strong academic and music skills. The ensemble presents numerous programs during the school year and is frequently required to miss class and perform and rehearse in the evenings.
Class officers are elected from within their respective classes by the students. Senior, Junior, and Sophomore officers are elected in the spring and Freshmen officers are elected in the fall. The officers consist of a president, vice president, secretary/reporter, treasurer and historian. Classes will be sponsored by teachers in the school but they shall work most directly with the parents club. All fundraising projects and class parties shall be under the direction and sponsorship of the parents club. Proms are not school sponsored and teacher sponsors are not responsible for fundraising activities. The parents club should, however, notify the class sponsor, student activities sponsor and the Principal of all activities planned for the school year. The qualifications for class officers are (a) an overall 2.33 grade point average cumulative from the ninth grade (a candidate for ninth grade class officer must have an overall average in academic course work of 80 for the semester previous to the election), (b) no more than one N in citizenship during any six-weeks period prior to the election, (c) no U in citizenship during any six-weeks period prior to the election, (d) no failing semester grades the semester prior to running for office or while holding office and (e) must not have been placed in the reassignment room, suspended, or expelled during the current year.
The purpose of the LCHS Colorguard is to enhance the visual aspect of the marching band through color and dance. The Colorguard auditions are open to all qualified Lakeview students. Members of the Colorguard are enrolled in a Colorguard class first semester and must attend all marching band activities.
When joining LC DECA, members join more than 200,000 high school students in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. There are opportunities to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders through participation in DECA activities at the local, state, and international levels. From community service projects, competitive events, educational conferences, leadership positions, networking and social media. Students will attain the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready, make a difference in the community, go on incredible field trips, compete and make the LC experience even better.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is a Christian organization for any and ALL students who want to promote Christian principles and set a worthy example for other students. Students do not have to be involved in athletics and FCA is a non-denominational organization.
Foreign Language Clubs
The Spanish, Latin and French clubs are open to those students who have taken a foreign language. The clubs' purpose is to broaden the students' knowledge and understanding of the language by study of the cultural background of the language.
FCCLA is one of the largest career and technology student organizations in the United States. The organization encourages personal growth and leadership development in teens through family and consumer sciences. Any student, through the twelfth grade, who is taking or has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences can become a member. FCCLA is the only student-led organization with the family as its central focus. Students participate in various projects related to the family, careers and community involvement.
The Guitar Club is a place where individuals of all skills or with no skills at all can come to enjoy music, fun and camaraderie with fellow musicians and "want-to-be" musicians. Bring your instrument of choice and come rock out with the Guitar club every Monday in Portable 8 from 2:40-4:00 p.m.
The Health Occupations Students Association (HOSA) is an organization of students interested in careers in the health field. The purpose of this organization is to acquaint the students with the many challenges and opportunities available to them. The HOSA members will develop leadership qualities by participation in planning and implementing a well-rounded program in the local chapter, in such areas as fund-raising, community projects, social activities and program planning.
K-Pop is a club about Korean music with a hint of Korean culture. This is a club where "k-poppers," fans of Korean pop music, can express themselves confidently without the concern of being embarrassed. This club embraces those who are constantly worried about being judged for their "weird" taste of Korean music and helps them become more confident in their appreciation for a different genre of music.
LCDC (Lakeview Centennial Dance Company)
Within the dance magnet program, Lakeview Centennial has an exclusive performance group for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. LCDC performs at various times throughout the year and also attends a yearly international dance convention. All students interested in auditioning for LCDC have to be accepted into the dance magnet program first.
LC PAINT CREW
LC Paint Crew members make signs, banners, various spirit items and noise makers for football games; the club will eventually branch out into other sports. Students also "paint up" for the football games, sit together in the student spirit section, chant and yell to support the LC Patriots.
Liberty Dolls Junior Varsity Drill Team
The JV drill team shall be part of the school's program of activity. Its main purpose is to promote school spirit by performing in the stands and on the field at junior varsity football and basketball games. Members shall be drawn from freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior students.
The LIFE Achievers encourage students involved in the applied learning environment program to be an active part of Lakeview Centennial High School and the community. The club will allow LIFE student participation in fundraising and community service projects by forming partnerships with other interested high school peers. This club is open to all Lakeview Centennial High School students.
The Light Brigade is a group of students who have dedicated their time and energies to prevent the use of alcohol and other illegal drugs by our youth. These students learn about addictions and the recovery process and are trained in peer pressure reversal techniques in order to present programs and act as role models for younger students in elementary and middle schools. Programs are presented during school and some outside school events. Membership is by application only.
The purpose of the Minutemen organization is to assist the school in fostering "Patriot Pride" among the student body, primarily at football games and at other activities where deemed necessary. To be eligible to become and remain a member of the Minutemen, a student must pass all courses each six weeks and have no more than one N in citizenship and no U in citizenship during the current semester. Any student who has been placed in ISS, suspended, or placed in AEC during the current semester is ineligible to try out for Minutemen. Necessary qualities for membership include leadership, character, ability to work with others and a willingness to do volunteer services for the school. Membership is made up of senior, junior and sophomore students, with one being selected captain of the Minutemen. A Minuteman placed in the reassignment room, ISS, suspended or placed in AEC may be subject to disciplinary action, which could result in termination from the organization.
The Multicultural Club is open to all students interested in learning about the many cultures and ethnicities present at Lakeview Centennial High School. The purpose of this organization is to create a more informed student body through multicultural activities.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society, founded in 1921, is an organization that recognizes and encourages student achievement while enhancing traits essential to citizens in a democracy: character, scholarship, leadership and service. Selection into this organization, based on the above criteria, is one of the highest distinctions that can be bestowed on a student. Membership may be obtained during the first semester of the junior or senior year. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 is mandatory for consideration, selection and maintenance in NHS. Moreover, in keeping with the NHS motto Noblesse Oblige (nobility obligates), members are required to exhibit behavior that is honorable, responsible and generous. Individuals will be granted opportunities to demonstrate these qualities by sharing talents with other students, their school and their community. Those who succeed are afforded the honors of maintaining NHS membership, running for NHS office and wearing the NHS stole during the senior graduation ceremony. A system of earning Service Hours was developed for determining student success in these endeavors. In addition, a faculty council may regularly review student membership for compliance with policy.
National Spanish Honor Society
The National Spanish Honor Society is a national organization to promote high standards of scholastic achievement and student interest in foreign language. Membership in this organization is one of the highest honors obtainable by a student. To be a member, a student must have taken Spanish for at least four semesters and have an average of 92 or above. The member must be a second semester sophomore, junior or a senior. Other considerations for membership are leadership, character and service.
Principal's Advisory Council
The purpose of the Principal's Advisory Council is to provide a forum of communication between the student body and the administration and to collaboratively carry out the mission of Lakeview Centennial High School. Membership includes each class president, the student council president, and other selected members from each grade level. The membership body is a sample population of the student body. This Council meets monthly throughout the school year.
Robotics Club tasks students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. Lakeview Centennial offers students the opportunity to compete in SkillsUSA in the following classes: Architecture & Engineering, Criminal Justice and Television Production. Other students may join according to their particular classes and schedule.
Speech and Debate Club
The Speech and Debate Club is an exciting and challenging opportunity for students to participate in speaking, debating, prose reading, poetry reading and acting events. Statistics show that students who participate in Debate are more likely to be accepted into the colleges of their choice than those who do not. Also, competing in speech and debate events improves speaking skills and provides numerous opportunities to earn scholarship money.
The Step Team is a spirit group, which uses their hands and feet to produce a rhythmic sound. The team exists to promote good sportsmanship, good citizenship, wholesome and enthusiastic school spirit, and serve as positive representatives of the school.
Elections for Student Council officers shall be held during the window from April 1 through April 15. Any person wishing to run for any position in Student Council must obtain a petition for candidacy from the sponsor and meet the said point requirements. Final election of Student Council Officers is left to the discretion of the sponsor and Principal. Finally, all Student Council Officers must be enrolled in the class period designated for officers unless otherwise approved by the sponsor.
The President: Any person seeking the office of President must be of a junior or senior class standing during the tenure of his/her office and be a two-year member of Student Council, one of which holding an office is preferred. The student seeking the office of President must provide at least three recommendation letters from LCHS faculty, a two-hundred word essay outlining their qualifications, and he/she must be prepared to be interviewed by the sponsor. In the case of a tie, the sponsor will use the recommendation letters, essay, and/or interview as a tiebreaker.
The Vice President: Any person seeking the office of Vice President must be of at least a junior class standing during the tenure of his/her office and is preferred to have been an active member of Student Council for at least one year. The student seeking the office of Vice President must provide at least three recommendation letters from LCHS faculty and a one-hundred work essay outlining their qualifications. In the case of a tie, the sponsor will use the recommendation letters, essay, and/or interview as a tiebreaker.
Treasurer: Any person seeking the office of Treasurer must be of at least a sophomore class standing during the tenure of his/her office and is preferred to have been an active member of Student Council for at least one year. The student seeking the office of Treasurer must provide at least three recommendation letters from the LCHS faculty.
Secretary (Recording & Corresponding): Any person seeking the office of Secretary must be of at least sophomore class standing during the tenure of his/her office and is preferred to have been an active member of Student Council for at least one year. The student seeking the office of Secretary must provide at least three recommendation letters from the LCHS faculty.
Historian: Any person seeking the office of Historian must be of at least sophomore class standing during the tenure of his/her office and is preferred to have been an active member of Student Council for at least one year. The student seeking the office of Historian must provide at least three recommendation letters from the LCHS faculty.
Students Making A Difference
Students Making a Difference is a teacher support organization. Our mission is to "Serve Those Who Serve Us". Membership is open for students in grades 9-12. Students must be passing all classes and must have an S in citizenship.
Thespian Troupe #753
Thespian Troupe #753 is a member troupe of the International Thespian Society. Students gain membership through participation in theatrical productions. Students earn points by working onstage, backstage, or in the box office. Any student who wishes to participate may earn points toward membership - they do not have to be in a theater class in order to participate.
Worth A Million
The Worth a Million club is a ladies-only organization dedicated to empowering young women through information, support, guidance and inspiration necessary to make wise life choices in order to realize full potential. The group meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month. The meeting will allow members to fellowship with peers through hands-on activities, talks and fun. Professionals will also speak about topics that are important to teen girls today such as health and nutrition, skin and hair care, dating, and personal safety.
Yankee Doodle Sweethearts Varsity Drill Team
The varsity drill team shall be part of the school's program of activity. Its main purpose is to promote school spirit by performing in the stands and at varsity football and basketball games. Members shall be drawn from sophomore, junior and senior students.
YMCA Youth & Government is a statewide civic education and leadership program in which students are involved in the process that supplements classroom learning and allows them to experience the Legislative and Judicial processes. Students choose to participate in legislative, judicial or state affairs of Model UN forums. While it is sponsored through the Law Magnet program, it is open to all students at LCHS wishing to participate.