Activities

Student Council (StuCo)

Student Council members are a representation of the SHMS student body. Students are involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with the school administration, staff members, and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.

The student council helps to share students' ideas, interest, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events and community projects.

Cheerleading

The Sam Houston Colts Cheerleaders are responsible for promoting school spirit, attending and cheering at all Football games, select Basketball games, and performing at pep rallies! To become a part of this team you must be a 7th or 8th grade student and try out in the second semester of school.

Sponsors: Ms. Lemm and Ms. Hadsall

Academic Pentathlon

An academic team which competes at the district/regional/state level in 5 different areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Super Quiz)

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS 2019 Present check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

NJHS members, Sponsor Ms. Walker, and Principal Mr. Hernandez present a check to the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

 

NJHS is a national honor society. It was established to recognize outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). Requirements for membership: 85 or above in all classes. 5 hours of community service hours per six weeks, application and essay. 

Scholars

Skilled
Charismatic
Honest
Original
Loyalty
Academics
Respect
Successful

The objective of our club is to offer mentorship for all students (girls/boys). I would like to meet every other week in the mornings and teach lessons on the common core ideas represented in our name.

Ideas for the school year:

  • Teaching interview and speaking skills
  • Dress for success in a professional fashion show
  • Look up careers students are interested in pursuing one day
  • Make story boards over goals/dreams
  • Research colleges and certifications available for all career types
  • Lessons on manners
  • Discuss academics

Pep Squad

The Sam Houston Coltettes purpose is to increase school spirit at the campus and at athletic events. They promote good sportsmanship, help students acquire basic attributes of good citizenship, encourage the responsibility of students, improve student self-esteem, and promote cooperation between the student body and school staff.

Sponsor: Ms. Burnett and Mrs. Gibbs

Gifted & Talented

(closed group/ invitation only)

Sam Houston recognizes the need to provide gifted education opportunities to selected students. Gifted and Talented students are those who are identified as demonstrating high performance ability or potential in academic and/or artistic areas. These students benefit from an educational organization beyond that normally provided by the general school program in order to achieve their creative and intellectual potential. The goal of our gifted club is to provide a differentiated, enriched academic environment for students with advanced learning abilities in a fun way. GT uses interactive instructional methods and materials designed to develop thinking processes that enhance independent study and personal effectiveness.