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HELIAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES -- FALL 2022
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Activity/Club and Description - Revised 08/03/2022Name of LeaderEmail
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Academic Team (Scholar Bowl) includes students from all grades on both a JV and a varsity team. This is a MSHSAA event culminating with district, sectional, and state tournaments for qualifying teams. Teams can also qualify for the national tournament in May. Students can earn a varsity letter through their participation. Practices are held twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, beginning in October and going into April (May for Varsity). Meetings and practices are held in Room 133 (Mrs. Claseman's room) and Room SC1 (Mrs. Worthen's room). Most of the tournaments are on Saturdays; we will attend 1-2 per month with a few local after school matches throughout the year. These will start in November and continue through the spring. Academic Team is very flexible as many of our members participate in other sports and activities throughout the year.Maria Claseman, Coach Stephanie Worthen, Assistant Coachmdonovan@heliascatholic.com sworthen@heliascatholic.com
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Archery Team - Sign ups at Acitivities meeting and sign up at the meeting in November for everyone. Practices will begin in December through the State Tournament at the end of March.Steve Schaefer 680-5307sschaefer@heliascatholic.com
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Art Club meets the third Thursday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Rm. 13. We'll make fun, outside of the box art projects, meet real working artists and learn about their work, and create events and fundraisers that enable us to serve our community with our time and talent. All are welcome; you do not have to currently be in an art class to participate."Karen Stoutkstout@heliascatholic.com
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Cheerleading: This is a two season sport, Fall and Winter. In the Fall there is a Varsity cheer squad for Football. We cheer at every football game, home and away. We also go to senior nights of other Fall sports to cheer. In the Winter there are three squads: Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Boys Basketball, and Wrestling. We cheer at home games for these three sports. We practice 2-3 times per week, plus lifting and conditioning. During the summer months in the mornings and during the academic year after school. Additional practices may be added before homecoming and before the CMAC competition to work on routines. We currently have 18 cheerleaders on Varsity but could expand up to 24. Many of our cheerleaders also have competitive experience and participate in competitive cheer. It is also possible to participate in other sports and activities at Helias along with cheer.Christina Bockwinkel-Bakercbaker@heliascatholic.com
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Chess Club: One of the great masters of chess, Bobby Fischer, once said, “I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves. All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. I like the moment when I break a man's ego.” Chess is war. Come to Chess Club and learn to fight fairly, with skill and poise. Learn to think ahead so that you learn to make good decisions in Chess and Life. Join us this year. Meetings will be after school every other Tuesday in the Library. Matt Plankmplank@heliascatholic.com
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Classics Club - The goal of the Classics Club to provide meaningful activities for students related to classical studies (ancient Rome and Greece language, literature, culture, mythology, etc.). The Club is led by a President and Vice President selected by student members. The officers are advised by the Advisory Committee, which is composed of one student from each level. Activities, subject to approval of the Moderator, are selected by the Officers, upon advice of the Advisory Committee.

Gatherings will be held at least monthly (or more often, if needed to complete an activity chosen by the members). Gatherings will usually take place in the Moderator’s classroom (Room 207) after school, unless the Officers have selected an activity that requires an alternate meeting place or meeting time. Students must attend at least 75% of all meetings in order to be considered a member of the Classics Club.
Mark Rehagenmrehagen@heliascatholic.com Call or text 573-680-2520
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Cycling Club offers a wide range of opportunities for cyclists of all abilities to get out and enjoy the world on two wheels. Our rides include the City’s Greenways, the Katy Trail, the mountain bike trails at Binder Park, City streets, low volume County roads, and even parades. More often than not the rides include time to socialize with stops for ice cream, doughnuts, or even a camp fire with S’mores. Rides are generally held on Saturday mornings or Friday evenings four or five times each semester, and you are welcome to join in at any time. All rides are led by a cycling instructor certified by the League of American Cyclists.David Bangedbange@jeffcitymo.org
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Dance Team - The Helias Dance Explosion dances at all home football games and varsity boys/girls basketball games to promote school spirit, pride, and loyalty. The team also dances at various events within the community to represent Helias Catholic. The team competes at the conference, regional, and state level. The team begins practice in June/July and practices 3-4 times a week through the end of February. During the summer, the team practices from 6:00-7:45 am, and during the school year practices from 3:15-5:00 pm.Alex Kendallakendall@heliascatholic.com
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Drum Line Club provides current Helias Catholic percussionists an opportunity to mentor young percussionists from other local parish schools. The club serves as a chance for avid percussionists to share their passion with others, while also bolstering their own skills.Tom Smythtsmyth@heliascatholic.com
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E-Sports is a Fall and Spring sport where teams will be competing against other schools online while playing Valorant, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., and Rocket League. Each team meets for practices twice a week and have a game once a week. Official schedules coming soon! Email Mrs. Mengwasser or visit her in Classroom #19 if interested in participating.Audrey Mengwasseramengwasser@heliascatholic.com
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Epsilon Beta is a group that promotes literacy, talks books, and participates in service opportunities through the library. The club meets monthly and hosts various activities and events throughout the year. There is a yearly Epsilon Beta conference.Melissa Welch and Sarah Kempkermwelch@heliascatholic.com skempker@heliascatholic.com
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Fishing Team is a competitive team that fishes with the National Youth Fishing Association. The website is https://highschoolfishing.org/. It is a Springtime activity. Team members CAN be on other sports or activity teams and still compete for the fishing team. All levels of fishing skill and knowledge are welcome! The cost varies depending on how much students want to spend on equipment - although the program has quite a bit of equipment that we loan out for free. Rules and cost of the Teen Anglers circuit can be found at teenanglers.net . Any further questions can be sent to Mr. Malmstrom's email. Meetings are every other week in the spring. The program is from March through June.Chip Malmstromcmalmstrom@heliascatholic.com
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Founders’ Club is a group of high school students involved in service to others based on the teachings of St. John Baptist de la Salle and St. Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. It is open to all Helias Catholic students. We will have short meetings and/or Google Classroom postings to announce projects as well as group prayer services or Mass. We ask that each member make an effort to do at least three projects throughout the school year to be considered a member of Founders Club. All service hours may be used for graduation service hour requirements. Sue Bruemmer/Denise Noonan/Ron Vossen/Sr. Jean Dietrichsbruemmer@heliascatholic.com
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French Club is for students studying French and any other student who is interested in the language and culture! Once a month, we meet to do a French related activity to enrich our understanding of one of the world's most prominent cultures. Past activities include: French Movie Pyjama Night, French Club Breakfasts & Picnics, and Beret Decorating. We have a lot in store for this year! Meetings are once a month through the school year. There is no fee to join the club, but some events may incur some cost on the part of the member to participate. Join the Google Classroom (Code: tiep4iv) to learn more about upcoming events.Hannah McAllisterhmcallister@heliascatholic.com
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French Honor Society - Starting the second semester of French II, students are eligible to apply for La Societé Honoraire de Français. Students must meet high academic standards and wish to grow stronger in their study of French through this group. Meetings are once a month through the school year. This is open to French II, III and IV students. A $20 one time fee.Hannah McAllisterhmcallister@heliascatholic.com
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International Club - All students are welcome! Each month we pick a different culture to highlight at our meeting through local restaurants. There is no upfront fee to join but members are required to pay for their own meal when they attend meetings. Join the Google Classroom to join the club (code: 6m6rmxy).Hannah McAllisterhmcallister@heliascatholic.com
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Medical Club - If you are interested in any career in the medical field, this club is for you! We bring in guest speakers from the medical community, hone our skills at suture tying, explore post-Helias educational programs, go on field trips, and work on CPR and first aid training. Sign-ups are held at the beginning of the year and we typically have 3 meetings each semester.Abby Brownabrown@heliascatholic.com
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National Honor Society recognizes seniors and juniors who have distinguished themselves in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. As its name implies, NHS is a nationwide organization under the auspices of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Earning this distinction denotes excellence. Juniors apply in the fall semester. There are no set meetings, meetings are held when necessary. Whitney Toosleywtoosley@heliascatholic.com
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Ping Pong Club provides paddles, ping pong balls and tables. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment. Tennis shoes are encouraged. There is no cost associated with the Ping Pong Club. Just show up and have fun! Program runs all year. Meetings are held in the gym every Monday that is a 9:00 AM start. The club starts at 7:30 and ends at 8:30. Students can be late or leave early.Chip Malmstromcmalmstrom@heliascatholic.com
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Robotics Team builds and programs robots for the FIRST Tech Challenge. The team starts in late August and travels at least 4 Saturdays for competition during the winter. The Robotics team also participates in outreach programs for middle school robotics and participates in service projects. Robotics has activities throughout the years. Meetings are Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 pm although days and times may be adjusted throughout the year.Tim Backes, Melissa Rockerstbackes@heliascatholic.com mrockers@heliascatholic.com
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Shotgun Sports Team was founded in 2015 and is a co-ed sports team open to all Helias Catholic Students who have an interest in the various disciplines of clay target shooting. Students do not need to have experience or equipment to start. The coaching staff will educate and help determine the best equipment needed for anyone who is interested but doesn't know where to begin. Students practice mostly Trap but also learn and compete in Skeet, Sporting Clays and 5 stand. There are scholarship opportunities available through ATA, SCTP and many Colleges and Universities who have Shotgun Sports Teams. Members can earn a Varsity letter in Shotgun Sports through participation and Shotgun service hours. Shotgun Sports Team practices and competes throughout the entire school year with sign up and practice beginning at the start of school year and running through November. Practice resumes in February and runs through June 15. Practices are once a week (Tuesday or Thursday evenings depending on skill level). Most competitions are Saturday and occasionally a Sunday. Like all HCHS sports teams, attendance at practices and competition is mandatory.Ed TwehousEd.twehous@twehous.com
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Spring Musical welcomes all students to be a part of the performance, either on stage or backstage as a part of the stage crew, light or sound crew along with costume and makeup. In previous years, we had up to 100 students involved in some capacity along with 20-25 grade school students. The Spring Musical of 2023 is West Side Story. Auditions will be in December. The musical will be held at Miller Performing Arts Center on March 10, 11 and 12, 2023. Look for more information on our website under Spring Musical. Workshops will be held on Sun., Nov. 6 and 13 with Auditions on December 4. Rehearsals take place every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm starting in December. The last two weeks before the performance will be at Miller Performing Arts Center. Ron Vossen, Production Manager; Amy Prenger, Directorrvossen@heliascatholic.com
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SPROUTS (Students for the Preservation of Resources and On-Campus Utilization of Techniques for Sustainability) is a student-led environmental program centered around making Helias a cleaner, greener school. It offers a place for students to help decrease waste and improve the well-being of the planet. SPROUTS meets once a month to organize and carry out earth-related projects and advocate for an eco-friendly lifestyle. It aims to keep our community clean and reduce our carbon footprint. Mr. Steve Wilson is the club sponsor. Steve Wilson, Club Sponsorswilson@heliascatholic.com
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STEM Club is for students who may be interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM Club invites speakers from various STEM fields. The students also do hands-on activities and there are opportunities for students to participate in field trips outside of school. STEM Club Goals: 1. To provide students of Helias Catholic High School with college and career readiness in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 2. To provide students with the opportunity to experience various career fields in the STEM disciplines. 3. To promote student engagement, provide enrichment opportunities for students to apply knowledge outside of the classroom, give students the opportunities to explore STEM disciplines as a field of study or career option. Monthly meetings after school for about an hour throughout the school year.

Mrs. Joyce Lamb is the faculty sponsor and the meetings are held in her room (Rm 109) and Ramona Huckstep is the facilitator for this club.
Ramona Huckstep Facilitator, 573-619-8657 and Joyce Lamb, Faculty Sponsorrhuckstep@mocities.com
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Student Ambassadors represent Helias Catholic by giving tours to visitors ranging from junior high students all the way to class reunions. This is a great way to learn about the history of Helias and to improve leadership and public speaking skills. Student Ambassadors are expected to be available to help during the school day periodically and at some weekend and evening events as they are available. Student Ambassadors will also talk about what makes Helias a great school to attend and the clubs and activities in which they participate. Students also welcome and assist both incoming freshmen and new upperclassmen as they learn how to navigate Helias. Please contact Rebecca Martin if you are interested. Rebecca Martin/Sharon Fennewaldrmartin@heliascatholic.com sfennewald@heliascatholic.com
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Student Council is a council for anyone. Stu Co provides programs and activities that help to create a positive learning environment and helps to develop positive student leaders within our community. We organize student events and activities that increase school spirit and the overall culture of our school, as well as raise funds and support local organizations. Student Council promotes leadership and fosters an environment to empower young adults to voice their concerns and ideas. Meetings are monthly and run throughout the calendar year.Elizabeth Twyman/Abby Brownetwyman@heliascatholic.com abrown@heliascatholic.com
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Tri-M is an international music honor society and service organization designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Students apply for membership in August and attend meetings and participate in service projects throughout the year. Students chosen for Tri-M show outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students must be enrolled in a music class to participate in Tri-M Honor Society. Meetings will be scheduled after new members are accepted and a variety of service activities will be scheduled.Cara Borghardtcborghardt@heliascatholic.com
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Z Club is made up of high school students who work to empower girls and women through service and advocacy. Through the Z Club program, members work to bring Zonta International’s mission to empower women through service and advocacy to students around the world and to stimulate new and meaningful student-led service and advocacy projects locally. Join us to: develop leadership skills, explore career alternatives, improve international understanding of women’s issues, and participate in service projects geared towards helping others, especially girls and women. Monthly meetings are held for about an hour throughout the school year. This club is assisted by the Zonta Club of Jefferson City and Ramona Huckstep is the facilitator for this club.Ramona Huckstep, 573-619-8657rhuckstep@mocities.com
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