Here at Naaman Forest High School, we encourage every student to get involved in one of our many clubs & organizations to enhance their high school experience.
We offers many opportunities for students to be involved in class activities, service organizations, spirit groups & hobby clubs throughout the school year. Please take a moment to explore the exciting activities our campus has to offer.
Student Activities Director: Nichole Deal
- Sterling Stars Varsity Drill Team
- Starlettes JV Drill Team
- Mens' stunt and spirit squad
- Step team
Varsity sponsor: Haydee Dominguez
Junior Varsity sponsor: Bri Wisdom
The Naaman Forest High School Cheerleaders are talented young ladies that promote Ranger spirit! Help us cheer on our Rangers at different school events such as Special Olypmics, volleyball games, football games, basketball games, and more.
Junior Varsity cheerleaders
Sterling Stars Varsity Drill Team
The THREE TIME GRAND CHAMPION Sterling Stars Varsity Drill Team are the Pride of the Forest! The Stars keep busy supporting ALL organizations on campus as well as giving back to the community! Sterling Stars have traveled to Hawaii, New Orleans, New York and Disney World to compete among some of the best drill teams in the country. The Sterling Stars perform and all halftime's, basketball games and compete every year! Come watch us shine at our annual Spring Show!
Please contact Courtney Thompson will more details on how you can be a part of this winning tradition!
Starlettes JV Drill Team
The purpose of the junior varsity drill team is to promote spirit and sportsmanship at school functions and to serve as a performing group representing the high school.
Instructional and performance activities are affirmatively directed toward development of individual member improvement, resulting in a skilled performance group. Each student must be cognizant of the time commitment and individual dedication demanded in striving for personal improvement and teamwork through responsibility and discipline.
Students are exposed to teaching, practice, and performance opportunities that result in the development of responsibility, self-respect, and that encourage honest effort in striving for excellence. These opportunities also develop character, teamwork, and pride in quality performance and physical fitness by emphasizing the maintenance of high standards.
Mens' stunt and spirit squad
The Lumberjacks are Naaman Forest Ranger Men’s Stunt and Spirit Squad who, along with the cheerleaders, get the crowds “fired up” at games and pep rallies. Lumberjacks are usually described as out-going, smart, personable, and dedicated leaders. Although gymnastics is a popular part of the Lumberjack history, we are in need of all skill sets. If you have “mad” school spirit and love having a great time, the Lumberjacks may be for you.
Currently there is no sponsor for the Lumberjacks but please stay tuned for announcements for a new sponsor and Lumberjack.
Stepping or step-dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. The speed of the step depends on the beat and rhythm the performer wants it to sound. Our focus is to learn self-discipline and how to work as a team for one common purpose. The Nu Phi Eta Sigma step team practices and performs at our pep rallies, basketball games and also competes in step-show competitions during the fall and spring season.
Students can join by contacting either Brandon Jackson or Dakota Jackson for more information.
- Mu Alpha Theta
- National business honor society
- National honor society
- Speech & Debate
- Robotics Club & Cyber Rangers
- UIL academics
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. It enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, and promotes competition.
DECA's core values are competence, integrity, teamwork, and innovation.
Interested in joining DECA? Attend one of our recruitment events to learn how to get involved and how to join.
Meetings take place once a month in room 515.
Academic Decathlon/Octathlon is a team competition where students match their intellects with students from other schools. Students are tested in the following categories:
- Language and Literature
- Super Quiz
*Speech and Interview are for Decathlon only, Octathlon members will not participate in these two events.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for individual events and total scores. Winning teams advance through the local, regional, and state levels of competition. The best Ac Dec teams from each region compete at the state championship, and the state champion competes at the national finals. Octathlon competes at local and regional levels only.
Based on the model of the athletic decathlon, the Academic Decathlon requires participants to prepare for ten academic events. Like the athletic contest, the Academic Decathlon does not permit participants to specialize but rather encourages academic versatility by requiring students to prepare for all ten events.
AcDec emphasizes educational opportunity and academic excellence; therefore, students must pass all subjects in order to participate in competitions.
In order to be involved, a student must apply though the coaches. Students must exhibit a desire to learn independently and to challenge themselves personally. Classes are offered for both Academic Decathlon and Octathlon. Unless arrangements are made with the coaches, students must be in the class in order to participate in the competitions.
Because AcDec is extremely competitive and students are asked to expand their knowledge of ten subjects, honors credit is awarded on the GISD transcript for students who participate in Academic Decathlon or Octathlon classes at Naaman Forest High School.
The Naaman Forest FFA chapter was established in 1996 and develops members’ leadership, career, and communication skills through various co-curricular activities each school year. Any student in one of the many horticulture classes offered at Naaman Forest can become a member of the National FFA Organization and the local FFA chapter.
Each fall, members can compete in Leadership Development Events that challenge student’s general FFA knowledge, public speaking, and communication skills.
In the spring, we compete in Career Development Events to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the classroom. These contests challenge the students with real world scenarios to ready them for a career in agriculture.
Our chapter participates in various events during the year, including:
- Our holiday chapter community service at Mayberry Gardens
- Garland ISD FFA Banquet
- District and Area Meetings
- The Texas FFA State Convention
- GISD’s Annual Livestock and Plant Show and Sale
If you or your child is interested in becoming a member of the FFA, talk with your counselor, an FFA advisor, or an FFA officer today! Being an active FFA member can get you that competitive advantage you need in applying for schools, scholarships, and for a job!
HOSA at Naaman Forest is designed for students seeking entrance into some area of the medical field. It provides members with beneficial hands-on activities and observations which will allow them to get a better idea of what they want to do later in life. this club is actively involved in various Community Service activities which are discussed at monthly meetings. Members are encouraged to compete in the Regional HOSA competition at the end of the year where students are challenged to demonstrate their medical memorization and skills. We require 20 hours of community service per year for Seniors to get their graduation stole.
The HOSA Mission: To promote career opportunities in in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
The HOSA Vision: Making friends and having fun, while learning and promoting healthy living.
You must be a clinical rotation student or in HSTE Career Prep to be in this club.
Mu Alpha Theta
The Mu Alpha Theta National High School and Junior College Mathematics Club was founded in 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Andree at the University of Oklahoma. In his words, Mu Alpha Theta is "an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education." The name Mu Alpha Theta was constructed from the Greek lettering for the phonemes m, a, and th.
Naaman Forest High School Mu Alpha Theta members are responsible for doing Math Tutorials every month to help Naaman math teachers get their students to pass STARR. Mu Alpha Theta is a national honorary Math organization.
To qualify for induction into Mu Alpha Theta, a student must:
- Have an overall average of a 3.16
- Have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and currently have a B average in math and no failing grades in any subject any semester.
- Be enrolled in a math class both your junior and senior years.
All meetings are at 2:50 p.m. (the first Tuesday of the month) in room 102.
National business honor society
Naaman Forest chapter
Sponsor: Kristie Smoot
Time and place of meetings
The NBHS meets the second Tuesday of the month in room 413 from 7-7:20 a.m. The chapter has a makeup meeting the following Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. for those who could not attend the regular Tuesday meeting.
The objectives of NBHS
- Promote and recognize academic achievement in business education at the secondary level
- Foster and recognize leadership skills and character development
- Help members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business
- Encourage member involvement in service learning initiatives
- A way to enhance student’s college, scholarship, and employment applications
- A positive addition to every student’s portfolio and resume
- An opportunity to increase the visibility of your business program
- The premier National Business Honor Society sponsored by the National Business Education Association
- Junior or senior class standing
- Current enrollment in or completion of third business course
- National minimum standard GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3.5 in business classes; 3.0 overall.
Selection by local membership committee
National honor society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character.
To become part of NHS at Naaman Forest High School, students must be invited to apply, complete the application process, and be approved by the NFHS Faculty Council. Students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA in order to receive an invitation to apply, and once selected as a member of NHS, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 at the end of the fall semester. Students will then be required to complete a Student Information Form and turn it in to the advisor by the specified due date. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character.
Leadership is based on the student’s participation in the community, or school activities, or election to an office. Service is based on the student’s prior activities in either community or school volunteer projects. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty. The Faculty Council will evaluate members of the sophomore and junior classes in these areas based on information provided by the student and the faculty.
Members must :
- Maintain GPA of 3.5 or above
- Attend meetings
- Acquire forty service hours (20 or more each semester)
- Receive NO disciplinary infractions
- Adhere to all school rules
- Personify Honor; Remember who you are and the organization you represent
Members are required to earn 20 hours per semester. We hope you divide your twenty hours between service to the school and service to the community, but there is no requirement that students spend a certain amount of hours in service to the school and the other in service to the community.
Service hours may be earned in a variety of ways: helping teachers, attending tutorials, leading tutorials, volunteering at school and community events, helping neighbors, teaching, etc. When Mrs. Varrassi knows of volunteer needs, she communicates the information on Canvas. If NHS members know of service or volunteer needs and communicates that to Mrs. V or the officers, the entire NHS is made aware of it.
Participation in the school wide NHS service opportunity is highly encouraged.
NHS meets three times a semester. Meeting dates are posted on the NHS wall outside Room 116 and communicated in the NHS Canvas course. Perfect attendance for the year will earn a bonus 3 hours (Attending 3 of the 4 meetings will results in 1.5 bonus hours). Missing meetings without reason is grounds for removal.
Speech & Debate
The Naaman Forest Speech & Debate Club is an organization that is based upon promoting leadership, motivation, improving critical thinking skills, and socializing among those who enjoy a competitive nature. Another side of our club consists of students who compete at tournaments. A goal of a speech/debate competitor is to earn membership into the National Forensics League, a national honor society for speech students. By competing at tournaments you are able to earn points to obtain membership. Distinguished NFL alumni include: President Lyndon Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, actress Shelly Long, actor Jamie Foxx, television host Oprah Winfrey, news anchor Jane Pauley, and thousands of other leaders in politics, business, education, law, and public service.
Any student can join the Speech & Debate Club. Club dues are $5.00 per year. To earn membership in the honor society, The National Speech & Debate Association, you must earn 25 points from competing at tournaments.
The Speech and Debate club meets the first Monday of every month in room 118. The meeting time is 2:50-3:20 p.m. At these monthly meetings, we discuss upcoming events and celebrate birthdays.
Robotics Club & Cyber Rangers
The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build then program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
If you need more information or would like to join the robotics club, please see Mr. Foster in room 309 or you may email Mr. Foster.
The Yearbook is a student-led publication that chronicles students and the events of a particular school year through photos and stories. Yearbook staff members must organize the collection of photos and stories throughout the year, attend various school events, and design and layout the publication.
Students can become a Yearbook staff member by enrolling in the class through their counselor. Editors of the Yearbook must have previously taken Journalism and Photojournalism classes.
TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) is for students who are interested in the field of education (teacher, coach, principal, counselor).
Anyone may join, but this is a club geared towards students who are interested in the field of education (teacher, coach, principal, counselor). Visit Ms. Trujillo in room 302 or 308 to learn more about joining.
Meetings take place in room 308, once a month on Wednesdays. Join our REMIND app for more details.
UIL Coordinator: Rhonda Martin
The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests. Naaman Forest has 22 academic teams with almost 100 team members. Please join us!
These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.
NFHS Academic UIL Teams
- Computer Applications
- Current Issues/Events
- Social Studies
- Literary Criticism
- Ready Writing
- Calculator Applications
- Computer Science
- Number Sense (mental math)
- LD Debate
- CX Debate
- Informative Speaking
- Persuasive Speaking
- Editorial Writing
- Feature Writing
- News Writing
- Headline Writing
- Copy Editing
Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes.
Anime club is all about Anime! We watch Anime episodes and series. Talk about Anime news and just have an overall good time enjoying Anime. We watch different genres.
The anime club meets every Tuesday after school in room 224 which is Mr. Clark's room. The club meets from 2:50-4 p.m.
If you have any questions email the Anime Club sponsor Thomas Clark.
Art Club is an after school club on Mondays. We meet to create works of art and use our creativity to expand beyond the classroom. Everyone is invited so students that don't have room for art in their schedule, but have a passion for it are able to attend and create art. We work on public arts as well as individual projects. Mostly it is a club that is fun!
Join the art club every Monday after school in Mrs. Lokke's room 210.
Bracelet & Crochet Club
The Page Turners Book Club is a community of readers here at Naaman who come together to read, discuss and interact with books in a variety of genres. Our goal is to foster a life long love of reading and provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to share their appreciation of the books they read.
All students and staff are welcome to join! For more information, visit the library or join our Page Turners Remind.
Page Turners Book Club meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month, after school, in the Naaman Forest Library.
Drama Club is a social organization of students interested in any aspect of theatre. Drama Club is where students of all walks of life can come together to watch and work on plays, give back to the community, and raise funds for productions. Drama Club is in connection with our International Thespian Society Troupe 4821. ITS is an honor fraternity for students who have shown exemplary work in theatre and school. ITS members have the opportunity to attend the Texas Thespian Festival every November as well as audition for scholarships and compete in Individual Events.
The drama club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month after school in room 205. Room 205 is also known as the Little Theater.
Gaming refers to playing electronic games, whether through consoles, computers, mobile phones or another medium altogether. Although traditionally a solitary form of relaxation, online multiplayer video games have made gaming a popular group activity as well.
The gaming club has console gaming, some computer gaming, board gaming and card gaming. It is all about having fun, learning new games and hanging out with some great people!
Dates, Times and Room Number TBD - please check back for additional information.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes/FCA
The Vision of the FCA is, "To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches."
The Mission of the FCA is, "To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."
Contact Mr. Dorociak in room 518 to learn more.
The Naaman Forest FCA meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. in room 515. The Bible study is led by students. Donuts and juice are usually provided.
Rachel's Challenge is an organization set up in memory of Rachel Scott. Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. This program creates the "want to" or desire for positive change. The students that belong to this program at Naaman will be doing community service projects and coupling with other groups at times to help with fundraising, mentoring and random acts of kindness. We also, as a group, encourage and assist our fellow students on their way to following their dreams and becoming successful.
We get involved in various community service projects (hospitals, children's homes like Jonathan's Place, senior communities, etc.) monthly & organize field trips to museums, cultural events, plays, etc. for underprivileged children along with offer scholarship opportunities to our seniors in the club that complete at least 25 hrs of community service with the group their senior year.
Our meetings are Wednesdays after school in room 515. Our meetings begin at 2:50 p.m. and end at 3:20 p.m.
For more information about Rachel's Challenge, please see Mrs. Harmon in room 437.
The mission of our Student Council is to promote student leadership, citizenship, community service, school spirit, human relations, and scholarship within our community.
Student Council has 4 standing committees: Energy and Environment(E&E), Pride and Patriotism (P&P),Drugs, Alcohol, Safety, and Health (DASH), and Community Service (CS). The committees plan and execute different projects throughout the year.
Student Council meets on Thursdays, twice a month after school in room 515.