Student Activities Director & UIL Coordinator: Dana Terry
- Academic Decathlon
- African Student Association
- Art Club - RightSiders
- AVID Club
- Christ in Action
- Creative Writing Club - WRIOT
- Dance Magnet
- Digital Militia - IMPACT
- Game Club
- Guitar Club
- Indian Association LC
- Italian Language & Culture Club
- Junior State of America Club
- Lakeview Centennial Dance Company (LCDC)
- Latin Club
- Legacy (Yearbook)
- Liberty Dolls JV Drill Team
- LIFE Achievers
- Military Readiness Program
- National Honor Society
- National Spanish Honor Society
- Origami Club
- Page Turners
- Patriot Post (Online Newspaper)
- Quill and Scroll
- Safe Haven
- Science Club
- Shake the Silence
- Student Activities
- Student Council
- UIL Academic Coordinator
- Video Game Development Club
- Worth a Million
- Yankee Doodle Sweethearts Varsity Drill Team
Sponsors: Katy Wallace
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 African Student Association (ASA) was established in 2016 at Lakeview Centennial High School. Our main focus is to bring others together to embrace and learn about the unique and diverse African culture through the use of dance, food, and fashion. Our club performs in many events throughout the year such as the Multicultural Show, Black History Month Program, and LC Talent Show.
Sponsor: Julie Gawel
Art Club supports and enhances the love and appreciation of the fine arts. RightSiders 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 open to any student on campus. AVID club members will be given access to volunteer hours, information about scholarships and more in-depth guidance to the college admissions process. The club's purpose is to get all the students involved. We organize various community service opportunities throughout the year, and many student events. We want to make sure to give back to our community.
Lakeview Centennial's band is divided into the following groups:
- Concert Band 9-12
- Symphonic Band 9-12
- Wind Symphony 9-12
- Wind Ensemble 9-12 (Top Performing Organization)
- Jazz Ensemble 9-12 (By Audition Only)
- Color Guard 9-12 (By Audition Only)
All members of the band program are assigned by audition to one of four concert bands that meet as curricular classes. New students are auditioned upon arrival. All bands are combined for the Patriot Marching Band.
Lakeview Centennial cheerleaders promote school spirit and showcase awesome sportsmanship throughout the entire school year. Tryouts are held in the spring semester of each school year. Ninth and tenth graders are eligible to tryout for the Junior Varsity team. Eleventh and Twelfth graders are eligible to tryout for the Varsity team. For more information about the program, please visit the following website https://www.garlandisd.net/content/cheerleading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admittance by audition.
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.
Sponsors: Heather Hillebrenner
Christ in Action, CIA for short, is a student-led club dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ. We study the Bible and share that information as we go out into the community. Our group is dedicated to outreach work around the community with several opportunities to serve every month. We meet on Mondays at 2:55 p.m. in Room 2235. We would love to see you there.
Within the Dance Magnet program, Lakeview Centennial has an exclusive performance group for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. LCDC (Lakeview Centennial Dance Company) performs at various times throughout the year and also attends a yearly international dance convention. Separate auditions are held at the end of every school year. All students interested in auditioning for LCDC have to be accepted into the Dance Magnet program first.
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.
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 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an organization of students interested in the field of health care. The purpose of this organization is to acquaint the students with the many challenges and opportunities available to them within the health care field. 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 fundraising, community projects, social activities and program planning. HOSA members will also study and compete in HOSA competitions with the opportunity to advance and place in Area, State and Nationals.
Sponsored by Paul Ranta
The Junior State of America (JSA) chapter focuses on activities of debate, activism, community involvement, and leadership. As the largest student-led & student-run organization, JSA seeks to help high school students become effective debaters and civic participants with democratic leadership skills. Through political discourses, members voice their beliefs, challenge each other respectfully in critical thinking, develop dignity for different views, and promote community service. Debate and discussion topics range from political ones to pop culture ones. With no cutoff dates for membership, feel free to contact a sponsor for more information or for becoming involved.
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.
Sponsor: Christal Post
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.
Sponsor: Kimberly Allison
LATCH (Liberal Arts, Technology, Communication, and Humanities) is open for all students who want to learn and experience the benefits that LATCH related studies can bring to any discipline or career. The importance of communication, critical thinking, and rhetorical skills is often over looked, but these skills are vital in any area and discipline. LATCH should be viewed as a counterpart to STEM – working side by side, with the goal of strengthening unification in the liberal arts and enhancing its presence in education and in students’ future careers.
Contact Ms. Allison for details on how to join the LATCH club.
Sponsor: Deanna Hand
Students on the yearbook staff are responsible for recording the events of the year. They develop the theme, take photos, write articles and design the yearbook. Being on yearbook staff requires work both during and outside of school hours.
The yearbook staff is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have successfully completed Journalism or Commercial Photography. Seniors who have not completed Journalism or Commercial Photography but who have a recommendation will also be considered.
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.
Motto: “Challenging, Empowering & Inspiring Leaders”
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to familiarize the students with the abundant opportunities they can have if they join the military, whether it be the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force or the Coast Guard. This program will help the students not just be military ready but will also help them with their college & career readiness, while giving them a sense of patriotism.
Mission: The mission of the program is to challenge, empower & inspire the youth with leadership and problem-solving skills that will help them go beyond anything they have ever dreamed of being possible in their lives.
Vision: The vision of the program is to challenge students to think outside of the box and to be empowered to problem-solve their way out of any situation that they will face in life by attaining a Growth Mindset, while inspiring them to become great leaders who will positively respect, protect & contribute to their family, community & country.
If you are interested in being part of the program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to include your Name, ID, Grade Level & what branch you are interested in joining.
Looking forward to having you on the team!
Sponsor: Essence Jones
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 freshmen through senior 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 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.
Sponsors: Alfonso Casares
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.
Sponsor: Deanna Hand
Students on the newspaper staff write articles and take photos for the online newspaper. The class is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have successfully completed Journalism or Commercial Photography.
Sponsor: Brenda Whitlow
The piano lab magnet program at Lakeview is offered to beginning students and also to those with experience. Basic piano skills are taught to the beginning students, with enrichment opportunities for beginning and advanced students. Students with private instructors may also take the piano magnet program to incorporate practice time and ensemble playing during the school day. Music Theory, History and Composition are also taught in the piano program.
Sponsor: Deanna Hand
Quill and Scroll is the scholastic journalism honor society. Its goals are to encourage individual initiative in high school journalism, specifically in reporting, writing, design, leadership, photography and other related skills valuable to the journalistic endeavor; and recognize and reward the individual achievements of students engaged in journalistic activity.
Safe Haven is a student-led organization that provides a welcoming space for LGBT students and straight allies to meet friends and discuss issues relevant to the LGBT community. Safe Haven meets every Thursday after school in Room 1114 from 2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The club is open to all Lakeview Centennial High School students.
Sponsor: James Jolivette
As the world around us changes moment by moment, our Science Department is dedicated to presenting new and exciting scientific information each week. Our club meets on Thursdays after school at 2:40 p.m. with a different member of the science team leading the discussion and activities. Please join us each week. Further information can be found on Google Classroom, code 11a51v.
Law Enforcement Sponsor: Danny Blackwell
Photography Sponsor: Deanna Hand
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: Criminal Justice, Photography and Television Production. Students may join according to their particular classes and schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.<
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: Kenya Symonette
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.
Sponsor: Suzy Mauldin
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.