PARKWAY SOUTH HIGH 2023-24
Participating in clubs, sports, and organizations after school is a way to meet new friends, develop talents, and learn leadership skills. Students are encouraged to join one or more of the variety of clubs at Parkway South. Many activities have a long tradition, while others have been formed more recently to meet the students’ needs and interests. Any student or staff member who wishes to form a new club may pick up an application in Student Activities.
Students interested in joining a club should speak to the club sponsor for meeting dates, times and other information.
AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE INTERCULTURAL PROGRAM (AFS) (Jillian Baldwin-Kim, Room 2200) Participating students enjoy school trips, support global education, host yearlong students and short-term exchange students.
ART CLUB (Tracy Parkhurst, Room 1228 ) The Art Club is for any student that is interested in art, willing to work on painting projects around the school and learning how to professionally present artwork. The club in the past has painted the outdoor concession stand and the library. This art club is a service club and a club for serious artists who need time and direction for their work. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30.
BAKAHOLICS (Evalyn Petty, Room 1508) This club will allow people the opportunity to cook and meet new people. Meetings are once per month.
BEST BUDDIES (Jen Holzschuh, Room 2429) Establish diversity through opportunities for one-to-one friendships, and leadership development for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Meetings are held once per month.
BETA CHI PI (Kathy Scheff, Room 3703) Beta Chi Pi is a nationally recognized Science Honor Society. Membership is determined by outstanding academic achievement in science coursework and individual research. Beta Chi Pi accepts membership applications during early September and mid February. Meetings are held one Wednesday per month.
BOARD GAME CLUB (Jason Tiearney, Room 2213) Do you enjoy playing board games and hanging out with other people who do as well? Come to room 2213 after school on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month for a fun hour of gaming!
CLASS SPONSORS While not a club, class sponsors facilitate activities specific to each grade level. Please see your class sponsor if you are interested in planning and participating in activities. Freshman; Lindsey Perkins, Sophomore; Eric Wilhelm, Junior; Jenn Sebold, Senior; Brionne Smith.
COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB (John Heath, Room 2517) In this club our goal is to develop skills and interests related to the computer science industry. We will meet second semester.
DECA (Barnabee, Room 2512) An Association of Marketing Students, DECA is a national organization representing over 170,000 students. DECA provides avenues for personal and professional development in the areas of leadership, community service and career development through district, state and national competitions. The highlight of the year is a merchandising trip to New York City. Students must be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors and currently enrolled in Marketing 1 or Marketing 2. We meet once per month before 1st block.
FASHION CLUB (Ashley Winslow, Room 1503) If you enjoy creating, designing, and appreciating fashion, we are the club for you! In this club we plan fun activities, projects, community service, and field trips! Come check it out in room 1503 every other week.
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FEMPOWERMENT (Nicole Daniels, Room 1543) To promote discussion and social activism in regards to gender inequalities in society. We meet every other Wednesday.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA) (John Barnabee, Room 2512) FBLA is an opportunity for members to develop vocational and career competency in the business field as well as promote civic and personal responsibilities. FBLA meets once per month during Ac Lab, field trips for competitions, and after school for social gatherings.
GENDER/SEXUALITY ALLIANCE (GSA) (Samantha Holt/Stacey Larson/Sarah Zickler, Room 1222) Our purpose is to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students as well as promote acceptance and celebration through education and peaceful activism. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
GLAMOR GIRLS (Lisa Giljum-Jansky, Room 2410) Students will visit nursing homes to talk to patients while painting their nails and giving makeovers.
HIGH SCHOOL HEROS (Jane Griesenauer, Room 3412) This program is part of PATH, a district wide prevention program. Students will be trained and then go to the middle schools and teach 6th graders the dangers of smoking.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY Troupe 3168 (Jennifer Forrest-James, Room 1101) The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the serious theatre student’s honorary society where students are rewarded for their commitment to the art form. Troupe 3168 attends productions of other troupes, organizes socials, and attends state and national events. Meetings are held monthly. A schedule and links will be posted on Google Classroom.
IN THIS TOGETHER (Julie Barnes, Room 2208) Our purpose is to love, encourage and help the children and their families fighting cancer through volunteering and fundraising opportunities.
INVESTING CLUB (Rodney Holtmeyer, Room 0104) We will be using stock simulation websites to practice and learn how the stock market works. This club will meet monthly.
KEY CLUB (Mike Hachmeister, Room 2217) An international community service organization built around the concept of caring. We help with the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, collect donations for a women’s shelter, collect books for Children’s Hospital and help with several other service projects, which can include canned food drives, teddy bear drives, Hugs for Kids (blankets to hospitals), and making sandwiches for food pantries. Meetings are held one Wednesday per month.
KNITTING CLUB (Julie Barnes, Room 2008) If you enjoy knitting or would like to learn how to knit, this club is for you! This club meets weekly on Fridays.
LATIN CLUB (Jason Tiearney, Room 2213) The Latin Club’s main purpose is to spread awareness of Latin to those who don’t really know about it and further enhance those who already study it. They have plans for field trips, school-sponsored activities, and Latin-themed games. There will also be opportunities for tutoring.
LIBRARY CLUB (Dawn Murray and Katie Pendleton, Library) Members will run contests, lead book clubs, help with Makerspace activities, and more! If you like to read, lead, and create, join us once a month in the Library Club! We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
MU ALPHA THETA (Allison MacDonald/Staci Noyes, Room 1704) Mu Alpha Theta focuses on competing in after-school math competitions. Students compete in the Missouri Math League, Atlantic-Pacific Math League, and Calculus Math League after-school contests. Contests are held on Thursdays throughout the year. All students are welcome. Contact Mrs. MacDonald for more information.
MUSIC PRODUCTION CLUB (Matt Wall, Room 1201) This club is open to all students interested in writing, performing, and/or recording music. Students can use the club to collaborate and create music while utilizing school technology. We meet Thursdays after school.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY (Eric Ludlow, Room 1233) This club is for art students that have been recommended based on art scholarship, service, and character. The students participate in service projects for the school and the community. Students may also take field trips to artist’s studios, galleries and exhibits. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays after school.
NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE ASSOC (Michael Hachmeister, Room 2217) Members compete with actors, debaters and speakers from other schools; however, the focus centers on performance skills and the thrill of participation. Participation is open to all eligible through MSHSAA guidelines and membership in the national honorary is earned through tournament participation. Practices are held after school through appointments with the coaches; students may choose to begin to compete at any time during the fall or early winter.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (Scott Degitz-Fries, Room 1710) A faculty selection committee chooses NHS members who demonstrate outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, service and a GPA of at least 3.6. Students are inducted in the second semester of their Sophomore or Junior years only. Meetings are once the 1st Wednesday of the month during Ac Lab Mod 1 in Gym C.
NEWSPAPER (Gavin Brady, Room 1537) South’s number one publication, The Treaty, is created and published by students who have an interest and aptitude in writing, photography, art, and business. Students publish their work in the online newspaper www.psouthtreaty.com. See your counselor to sign up for this class.
PATRIOT REPRESENTATIVES (PREPS) (Eric Wilhelm/Jenny Nelson, Student Activities). Patriot Representatives is a student organization that works to acknowledge the educational achievements, outstanding contributions, and citizenship of students and staff members through a process of recognition, reinforcement and reward. Class officers are elected by students in their respective class. All students are invited to participate as general members. Special projects include Homecoming, Mr. Patriot, Academic Assembly, and much more.
PEER TEACHING (Dave McFarland) This program is a Parkway School District prevention program. High school Junior and Senior students are trained to introduce topics about decision-making and self-esteem to seventh grade classrooms. The peer teachers present the program at Southwest Middle School or South Middle School.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Sarah Zickler, Room 1223) This club seeks to provide a creative outlet and learning opportunity for students interested in learning more about photography. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
ROBOTICS TEAM (Brian Oakley, Room 1528) The robotics team competes in the national FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition. Students design, build, program, test, improve and compete with a robot for that year’s major game. Participation on the Robotics Team also includes outreach to promote robotics participation, both at our school and within the district. All students are welcome to participate. We will meet two times per week, days to be determined.
SCHOLAR BOWL (Academic Team) (Scott Degitz-Fries/Allison MacDonald, Room 1710) Scholar Bowl students will compete in contests that emphasize all areas of trivia. Anyone who enjoys Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit would love the Scholar Bowl! Open to all grades and all levels of experience and knowledge. Meetings are every Monday after school.
SIXTH GRADE OUTDOOR SCHOOL COUNSELOR (Counseling office) South students recommended by the faculty serve as counselors for sixth graders at a weeklong camp experience.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Anne Erehart, Room 1525) South High hosts a basketball tournament yearly with the assistance of Special Olympics Missouri. South High students serve as natural supports (buddies) to enable students with disabilities to participate in a variety of basketball-based games, depending on the physical/cognitive ability of the Special Olympics athlete. The games are conducted in both Gym A and C while Gym B hosts games/crafts/activities. Each PSH student will leave the day with a shirt, lunch, and most importantly, the opportunity to serve and spend the day with a special athlete! We will have a few meetings after school to prepare for the event in February.
STEP Team (Rho Sigma Delta) (BJ James) STEP Team is a fun, energetic, and exciting national competition team that is made up of students from the four Parkway high schools. We practice virtually on Saturdays at 10:00am. We welcome anyone who would like to join us! Tryouts will be sometime in April.
TVC-TEEN VOICE FOR CHANGE (Whitney Wilhelm, Library classroom) Teen Voice for Change is a teen-led club that focuses on community service projects and alcohol and drug abuse prevention.
WATER FIRST INTERNATIONAL (Emily Pagano, Room 2407) Our purpose is to fundraise and create awareness concerning water equity.
YEARBOOK (Gavin Brady, Room 1537) The Declaration staff captures the memories at South High in pictures and words and publishes them in a book. See your counselor to sign up for this class.