Clubs

Academic clubs

Academic Decathlon & Octathlon

About the club

Academic Decathlon (11-12 grade) and Octathlon (9-10 grade) offer students a class in which they can explore and learn about many exciting new topics while meeting new people. AcDec is an elective course at SHS and provides honors/AP credit toward students' GPA. Moreover, participation in AcDec looks great on college applications and can even provide you with scholarship opportunities. Students of all grades and capabilities are encouraged to join, as long as they are willing to participate and do the work. This year’s topic is "In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness." We will study art and music across centuries that explores illness and wellness and the role of mortality; an introduction to the biology of cancer and the history of healthcare; and a thematic section on health economics. In addition, we will read and study the 1818 version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with several other shorter selected works. We will also cover a mathematics section that includes algebra and trigonometry. Students in Decathlon will also participate in Speech and Interview, through which they will be able to write and perform their own speech and gain valuable experience through mock interviews.

Meetings

Academic Decathlon and Octathlon are 2-semester courses during the A3 class period (10:45-1:03)

Sponsor

Mr. Fagyas and Mr. Brandenburg

BETA club

Beta Club is a service organization. Members are invited to join after receiving 3 nominations from faculty members during the Spring. Eleventh and Twelfth graders may be members (sophomores may be nominated at the end of sophomore year for the following year). Members complete service projects on and off campus and are developing leadership skills as well as promoting useful causes through their service work.

Beta Club Meetings for 2019-2020

Dates
August 13, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 17, 2020
(Late due to Spring Break)
April 14, 2020 
May 12, 2020 

Makeup Beta Club Meetings 

Make up meetings are available on the Thursday following the meeting date every month. Make up meetings begin at 7 a.m. in Room 100.

By-Laws of the National Senior Beta Club

  • This chapter of the National Beta Club will meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:45.
  • The classes from which members may be drawn will be grades 11-12.
  • The scholastic requirements for membership will be a 3.0 or above.
  • The officers to be elected for this club will be president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and historian. The officers should be members from the previous year.
  • Each member must complete 5 service hours per semester to remain in the club. At least one (1) of those five hours each semester must be in service to Sachse High School or another GISD school.
  • Service hours must be reported to the Vice-President on or before the last day of the term.
  • If a student is dropped from membership, it should be reported to the National Beta Club office immediately. If the student is reinstated, he or she will not be required to pay the national membership fee again.

A member may be dropped from membership for the following reasons:

  • Absence without justifiable reason from 3 regular meetings.
  • Scholastic record falls below a 3.0. However, no member will be dropped for scholastic deficiency without being accorded a probationary period of one term.
  • Failure to complete 3 service hours during any term.
  • For moral or disciplinary reasons.

Sponsor

Tammy Liehr

Officers

  • President – Vivian Nguyen
  • Officers – Ariam Ferow, Chloe Salcedo, Salem Mola, Zoe Dillard

National Honor Society

Information about N.H.S.

NHS is a service oriented organization that works to create enthusiasm for scholarship, promote leadership, develop character and encourage citizenship.

Membership Requirements

  • Must be a junior or a senior to join NHS
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If students falls below the 3.0 mark he/she will be given a probationary semester to bring GPA back up to a 3.5.
  • All members are asked to perform 15 hours of volunteer service to SHS or their community per semester. (New members are only required to complete 10 hours the first semester due to time constraints) 1st year members = 25 hours per year, returning members = 30 hours per year.
  • Members must display a measure of conduct and citizenship that is in compliance with the NHS tradition and expectation. Our goal as a society is to act as role models to the student body in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Organizations/Programs

ASL Honor Society

About the club

ASL Honor Society (ASLHS) recognizes outstanding academic achievement in ASL studies, and involvement in the Deaf community.  Students must be currently enrolled in ASL, and completed 2 or more years of ASL. In addition to this, meet the GPA requirements, and involved in ASL club.

Meetings

Meeting are every Wednesday in room 228 from 2:45p.m.-3:15p.m.

Sponsor

Mrs. Kristina Sedberry and  Mrs. Detia Richardson

DECA

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Our Mission

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Guiding Principles

DECA 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 activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

DECA’s Core Values are Competence, Integrity, Teamwork and Innovation.

Membership

  • Enrollment in Marketing or Business courses during the current or previous school years.
  • Attend meetings and participate in community service and fundraising activities.
  • Participate in competitive events.
  • Pay chapter, state, and national dues by due date ($40 total per school year).
  • Represent our chapter in a professional manner at all times.

Member perks

  • Field trips to various sporting events
  • Community service opportunities
  • DECA Chapter and Competition T-shirts
  • Competitive Event practice and support
  • Competitions at the District, State, and International levels
  • Meet new friends along the way

 

2019-2020 Officers

  • President: Austin Ngo
  • VP Leadership: Michael Talley
  • VP Career Development: Diana Dominguez
  • VP Marketing: Sydney Morris
  • VP Finance: Gayatri Koirala
  • VP Hospitality: Sophia Cowie
     

Advisor and Marketing Teacher

Denise Chavez
 

Meetings

First Thursday of each month 6:45-7:15 am
 

Find Us

Google Classroom: 5svt7o
Twitter: @SachseDECA

FCA

About FCA

Fellowship of Christian Athletes focuses on teaching the bible and accountability to young adults with a focus on athletes.

Sponsors

Coach Holmes and Coach Burrow

Twitter: @SachseFCA

FCCLA

About FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (F.C.C.L.A.) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education as determined by the State Department of Education.

President: Danely Garza Garcia

Meetings

Meets once a month as announced. To join Remind, text @cebdkd to 81010 and/or join our Google Classroom for more information, our code is 5pxc0u

Sponsors

Carol Burnham

FFA

   

Outline of the state of Texas with the FFA emblem inside and Sachse FFA established in 2015

About FFA

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Membership

  • Be enrolled in a least one Agricultural Science and Technology course during the school year.
  • Show an interest in the association by attending meetings, striving for degrees of membership, and participating in other organized activities of the chapter.
  • Pay all current District, Area, State and National dues by the date determined by the chapter (all together $20 per school year).
  • Represent your chapter in the best possible way at all times.

Member perks

  • Show animal projects
  • Use of GISD barn
  • FFA jacket
  • Compete in leadership and career development contests
  • Fieldtrips to stock shows
  • Fieldtrips to contests
  • Awesome new friends and learning experiences

Officers for 2019-2020

  • President: Hope Miller
  • V.P.: McKenzie Morgan
  • Secretary: Lucy Noble
  • Treasurer: Ebed Aguilar
  • Reporter: Hanna Pool
  • Sentinel: Bailey McEntee
  • Stu. Advisor: Brittany Creacy

Advisors and Ag Teachers

Nicole Harper-Hohenberger and Justin Browne

Meetings

Normally the meetings are the third Thursday of the month but be sure and look for the flyers posted in the hallways.

French Honors Society

About the club

Bonjour! If you have completed or are currently taking French 3, please consider joining French Honor Society.

Sponsor

Kristen Lokey

HOSA

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Our Mission

 H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America
Texas Association) is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.

H.O.S.A. graduation cord requirements

The Sachse Senior involved in H.O.S.A. must comply with the following requirements and pay the fee for the cord, in order to receive a cord from H.O.S.A. The student must:

  • Be an active HOSA member for two years*
  • Have competed for at least two years*
  • Have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Complete the required 28 service hours (12 of which have to be through HOSA)
  • Attend the majority of meetings (can only miss 3)
  • Must complete 10 study hours for competition (which is separate from the volunteer hours) by December 2nd. **

*This requirement will be waived for Seniors of Class of 2018

** This only applies for those who are competing

HOSA officers

President: Shawn Verdon
Vice President: Lauren Sweat
Secretary: Johanna Pajarillo
Reporter: Gizem Icduygu
Historian: Wen Yu

Sponsors

Ms. Parr and Ms. Steele

About the club

Student led organization to groom and polish leadership skills, boost self-confidence and self-esteem, gain knowledge in healthcare through competitions, encourage new friendships, and comradery. It's about having fun while learning and doing community service.

Meeting place and time

Follow H.O.S.A. on:
Twitter: @SachseHOSA
Facebook: Sachse High School HOSA
Remind 101: Text 469-518-6054   @E1E29

H.O.S.A. study hour dates

Study times will be before school from 6:30–7:15 a.m. and after school from 2:45–4 p.m.

International Thespian Society

SHS directors

Mrs. Rotan (ITS Sponsor)
Mr. Murdock
Mr. Holder

Officers

President - Abigail Guerra
President - Jade Gonzales
Secretary - Chloe Thornton
Historian - Hannah Smith
Information Liaison - Drew Easter

Sponsor

Mrs. Libby Rotan

Meetings

We meet the Third Tuesday of each Month.

Booster club meetings

Also, check out the Freebie items under the thespian gear tab for a Point Guide and other service.

Purchase Tickets

We are thrilled to offer online ticketing for all SHS Theatre Productions.

Check with director for information.

We still offer ticket sales at the door, but only online purchases allow you to choose your seats and/or use a credit card.

Key Club

About Key Club

 

Key Club Officers for 2019-2020

President: Miral Disi
1st Vice President: McKenna Golen
2nd Vice President: Salem Mola
Secretary: Charlie Chung
Treasurer: Kylie Boden 
Club Editor/Historian: Lauren Hale
Webmaster: Kirsten Guillory

 

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled to be the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the SHS library.

 

Sponsors

Carol Burnham

Mustang Report

About the program

The Mustang Report is Sachse High School's Student News which is student lead. To be part of the program see Mr. Hawkins in room 172, for more information. 

Sponsor

Mr. Hawkins

Student Council

Student Council Activities

  • Homecoming Dance
  • Cotillion & Awards Ceremony
  • Fundraising at volleyball and basketball game concessions
  • Can food drives
  • Spirit Homecoming week.
  • Teens in the Drivers Seat
  • March of Dimes
  • Blood Drives
  • School contests & school spirit promotion.
  • Christmas service projects (Elementary Christmas Party, etc.)

Sponsors

Sara Diaz and Kristin Poligala

Texas Association of Future Educators

Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)

TAFE is for any student who is interested in becoming a teacher. Students who join TAFE, participate in service projects, community activities, participate in regional, state, and national competitions. TAFE is affiliated with Educators Rising, which hosts the national competition every year.

To learn more about TAFE
To learn more about Educators Rising

 

Sponsor and Club Meetings

Please see Mrs. Natalie Abbett in room 180 for more details and about club meetings. 

Youth & Government

About

The purpose of Youth and Government is to prepare a selected group of young people for moral and political leadership in the American democratic process by providing guidance, training, and experience in the theory and practice of determining public policy on the state level. It is called “a laboratory in citizenship and government.”
 

Sponsors

Ben Baker and Erin Myrice

Meeting dates

Youth and Government meets Wednesday afternoons in Room 253.

Other clubs

Anime club

About the club

Anime Club is committed to broadening understanding of Japanese culture by watching, sharing, and discussing anime. Some upcoming special events include anime conventions, movie screenings, guest speakers, and much more.

Sponsor

Cynthia Stevens

Meetings

Friday afternoons in Room 214 from 2:40-4:00pm

American Sign Language

ASL overview

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language used by the deaf community of the United States of America. An ASL user communicates through the shape, placement, and movement of hands in addition to facial expressions and body movements. ASL is not based off of spoken English. It has its own unique set of grammar rules, idioms, historical context, and cultural differences.

ASL class

This course is only offered in class at Sachse High School in GISD. Through this course an ASL student will learn the basics of American Sign Language. Students will start at ASL level 1 and can go up to ASL level 4 (3 and 4 are honors level).

ASL club

Students may also join the ASL Club. Club members will sign for different school events such as Homecoming and the Multi-cultural Assembly in February. Students will also meet up with members of the deaf community to communicate with them using American Sign Language at a nearby Starbucks, as well as different Deaf events throughout the year.

Careers in ASL

  • ASL Teacher
  • Audiologist
  • Captionist
  • Deaf Educator
  • Health Care Provider
  • Interpreter
  • Occupational Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Pediatrician
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Student and Teacher Advocate
  • Video Relay Provider

For more information, please contact

Mrs. Sedberry and  Mrs. Detia Richardson
ASL 1, 2, 3 Honors, 4 Honors
972-414-7450 

Art club

About the club

The Art Club works on projects for schools and projects each member is interested in. For example, the club painted the mural hanging on the wall that is above the front entrance at Sachse High School. We also made a mural for Room 240 and we painted airplanes on ceiling tiles for Armstrong Elementary's cafeteria.

What we do

  • Create Art: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and photography
  • Enter Competitions: Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Local Contest, National Contest and District Art Shows
  • School projects: Paint Murals and Create Sculptures
  • Community service projects: Participate in local craft fairs, parades, and Paint Murals in the community
  • Attend an Annual Field Trip
  • Design your Art Club T-shirt
  • Earn a letterman jacket in Art
  • Participate all four years and you can paint an art room ceiling tile 

Meetings

Art Club meets on Tuesday’s 2:45-4:00 pm 

Sponsor

Ms. Lugrand

ASL club

Students may also join the ASL Club. Club members will sign for different school events such as Homecoming and the Multi-cultural Assembly in February. Students will also meet up with members of the deaf community to communicate with them using American Sign Language at a nearby Starbucks, as well as different Deaf events throughout the year.

Book club

About the club

In the Book Club, we pick out a book that we want to read as a group. After receiving the book and reading it, we come back and discuss what we like and do not like about the book.

Meetings

First Wednesday of each month, after school

Sponsor

Mrs. Harvard

Black Student Association

About the Club

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The SHS Black Student Association exists, in service to the student body and community at large, to allow students to gain exposure to African & African American customs, culture, issues and interests. 

It organizes and hosts activities, events, and fundraisers which target the edification, education and celebration of African-American culture.

Our focus is four-fold:

A – Academic
C – Civic
E -  Educational 
– Social

Membership Qualifications:

The student must be respectful, obedient, and able to work well with others.

The student must abide by the given rules and fully understand the purpose and goal of the organization. 

The student must also be willing to participate in all (or most) club activities and follow the standard SHS Code of Conduct.

Officers:

  • President: Zakiyra Gipson
  • Vice President: Quinton Williams
  • Secretary: Tosin Sosanya
  • Treasurer: Jakiyah Johnson
  • Marketing/Social Media Manager: Derrick Culpepper

Sponsors: 

Ms. Poe
Mr. Miller
Mrs. McCall
Ms. Johnson
Ms. Parker
Ms. King

Bowling club

About the club

If you love to bowl and want to meet new people, join Bowling Club. The team practices and competes at Bowl-A-Rama in Rowlett, TX.

Bowling Schedule:

All games will be at Bowlarama during the regular season:

Date
Opponent
Time
12-1-18
Rowlett
10:00 AM
12-8-18
Horn
12:00 PM
12-15-18
Bishop Lynch
2:00 PM
1-5-19
Poteet
10:00 AM
1-12-19
Rockwall
2:00PM
1-19-19
Rowlett
12:00 PM
1-26-19
Horn
12:00 PM
2-2-19
Bishop Lynch
12:00 PM
2-9-19
Poteet
10:00 AM
2-16-19
Rockwall
2:00 PM
 

Sponsors

Ms. Regina Abello,  Mrs. Spencer

Chess club

About the club

The purpose of the Sachse Chess Club is to allow our students a location and time to strategically practice chess in both a ompetitive and non-competitve situations.

Location

Our Chess Club meets every other every Thursday from 2:45-4 p.m. in the Cafe Annex.

Sponsor

Mr. Carl Brown

Comic Book club

About the club

The Comic Book Club provides students with the opportunity to explore their interests in comic book related media (like movies and television) with fellow students who share those same interest. Throughout the year the club holds many events, such as club parties, trips to the cinema for movies (two of which are paid for by club funds every year), and we even plan to contribute to the Sachse community. We have nearly thirty recurring members and plan to grow more in the future.

Meetings

Meetings are held every Tuesday after school in Room 135 from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Sponsors

Dr. Archer, Ms. Hobbs, and Mr. Torres

D.O.L.L.S.

About the club

DOLLS (Daughters of our Loving Lord & Savior) is a  Girls Bible Study and Worship.

Meetings

Meeting are on Thursdays after school from 3-4 PM in either Sanborn's room 1033 or Sedberry's room 228.

Sponsors

Lisa Sanborn and  Kristina Sedberry

Fishing Club

About the club

This club is for all casual and tournament level fishers. Any and all are welcome to enhance and discover the experience of fishing. Students will set up dates for fishing outings within Dallas limits.

Meetings

Meetings are after school every other Monday starting Sep 9th in Room 114

Sponsors

Mrs. Diaz and Mr. Longley

French club

About the club

The main purpose of the French Club is to promote French Language and Culture. Join the French Club to meet new people, organize service projects, participate in fundraising activities, and so much more. You don’t have to speak French to be part of our club.

Sponsor

Kristen Lokey

Gay Straight Alliance club

Our purpose

  • Bring together L.G.B.T.Q. and Straight students to support each other.
  • Give students a safe comfortable place to socialize and be who they are freely.
  • Give people a place to talk about what’s going on in their lives.
  • Create a platform for activism to fight against homophobia and bullying.

Sponsor

Mrs. Angela Kolter

Meetings

Come by Mrs. Kolter's Room 2007 for more information.

German club

About the club

Our mission is to promote a friendly atmosphere where members can share their interests in diverse culture while improving their language skills. Throughout the year, we will learn about the German culture by celebrating different holidays, watch German movies, listening to German music, or visiting different places.

Sponsor

Ms. Cannon

Guitar Club

About the club

Enjoy playing the guitar or want to learn? Come joins us!

Meetings

Meeting are on Mondays 2:40 - 3:40 in Room 172

Sponsors

Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Bade

Martial Arts club

About the club

The purpose of the Martial Arts Club is to provide opportunities for students of Sachse High School to learn about, and participate in, the Martial Arts and self defense world. The team competes in local and state tournaments also they have the opportunity to get in the state ranking.

Sponsor

Mr. Jorge Sanchez-Gomez, Spanish Teacher, International Martial Arts Grand Master

Activities

Training Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Self-Defense

Meetings

Every Tuesday after school from 2:45-4 p.m.

Model U.N. club

About the club

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations where students represent countries in UN committees. As a delegate, you will cooperate with other delegated in their committees to write resolutions addressing global issues.

Meetings

Meets every Wednesday in room 265.

Sponsor 

Ms. Isis Muñiz

Multicultural club

We are diverse club of people reaching out to show the greatness of all of our differences in one club

Sponsors

Please contact Haley Sickler or Rannia Qabbani for more information.

Ping Pong club

Sponsor

Mr. McGuire

Spanish club

Sponsor

Mr. Miller

Ultimate Frisbee

About the club

Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport that resembles football and soccer but is played with a disc instead of a ball. It is a riDISCulously fun sport that combines elements of many other sports and promotes teamwork and cooperation. We compete in the D.U.A. High School League(s) and our main season is during the Spring semester. Come meet new people, have fun, and play an awesome sport.

Any student who wishes to join the Ultimate Frisbee team must see Mr. Fagyas to pick up a sign-up packet which must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian before playing. A physical is also required to participate.

Tryouts occur during the Fall semester.

Meetings

Meetings are announced through Google Classroom and take place after school in room 118.

Sponsor

Joseph Fagyas 

Writer's club

About the club

Do you like poetry, short stories, and screenplays? Do you want to use your voice for artistic activism? Then Writer's Club is perfect for you.  Join us after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-3:30 in room 21

Sponsors

Ms. Mintzlaff

Woman's club

About the club

The Women in Stem is open to females who are interested in Science, Math, Engineering or computers.  It is open to all grade levels, and males are also welcomed, because we talk about how to support and mentor each other. 

Meetings

Meetings are the First Tuesday of the Month, and we will have a guest speaker the last Friday of the Month. All meetings are after school (starting at 2:50) in room 1012.

Sponsor 

Mrs. Beverly Mahoney