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HELIAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES -- FALL 2020
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Activity/Club and Description - Revised 10/6/2020Name of LeaderEmail
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Academic Team is comprised of students from all grades. This is a MSHSAA event culminating with district, sectional, and state tournaments for qualifying teams. Players can also qualify for the national tournament. There is a JV team and a Varsity team. Students can earn a varsity letter through their participation. Practices are held twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, and begin in October and goes into April (May for Varsity). Meetings are held in Room 205 (Miss Donovan's room). Most of the tournaments are on Saturdays. These will start in November and continue through the spring. Team is very flexible as many of our members play on other sports throughout the year.Nick Reed, Coach Maria Donovan, Assistant Coachnreed@heliascatholic.com mdonovan@heliascatholic.com
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Archery Team - Sign ups at FroshCamp for Freshmen and at the end of November for everyone. Practices will begin upon return from Christmas break through the National Tournament in mid-May for our JV and Varsity Teams. Practice has yet to be determined for the 20-21 School Year.Steve Schaefer 680-5307sschaefer@heliascatholic.com
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Art Club meets the third Thursday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00pm. Each month there will be a different project. You do not have to currently be in an art class to participate.Ms. Jerica Huntjhunt@heliascatholic.com
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Campus Ministry Crew is for students to grow in faith and service. Students will be invited to do community service once a month and given the opportunity to grow in faith. They will also have the opportunity to take on leadership roles at all school masses, mission trips and faith events offered by the school. This program runs all year. Maureen Quinnmgquinn@heliascatholic.com
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Cheerleading goes all year round. The girls cheer for Football and basketball. We held tryouts in April this year. We practice 2-3 times a week during the summer time, and will practice twice a week during the school year. Once homecoming becomes closer, we will increase our practice schedule. We currently have 18 cheerleaders on Varsity. Over half of our girls have competitive cheerleading experience and also partipcate in competitive cheer teams on the side. A couple of our girls also participate in other sports at Helias.Chelsea Green, Head Coachcschnieders@heliascatholic.com
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Chess Club - One of the great Masters of Chess 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.” (Bobby Fischer). Chess is war. Men and women have fought battles since the dawn of creation. 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 on Tuesdays in the Library. Matt Plankmplant@heliascatholic.com
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Club International - 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: 916dd75).Hannah McAllisterhmcallister@heliascatholic.com
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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 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 regional and state level. The team begins practice in June/July and practices 3-4 times a week until the end of February. During the summer, the team practices from 6:00-8:00 am, and during the school year practices from 3:30-5:00 pm, with morning practices from 6:00-7:30 am added in the winter months.Alex Kendallhcdanceexplosion@gmail.com
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Disney Club is for anyone and everyone who loves Disney: the movies, the channel, the Man, the Mouse, songs, Broadway shows! We generally gather one Friday of the month after school for a movie or an activity such as trivia games, Disney karaoke, Kahoots!, tye-dyeing, slime making, mouse ear crafting, or volunteer opps. Members are welcome to bring snacks and drinks of their own. There may be a fee for certain activities, on a "pay-as-you-attend" basis. There will be a meet and greet morning within the first couple weeks of school, to select movies and activities based on Helias Catholic's theme of HOPE for the 2020-2021 academic year. Members are in good standing based on attendance and participation, including being a part of planning an activity or event. Enrollment is always open throughout the year and you are always welcome to bring a friend!! Matthew 18:1-5 Christina Bockwinkel-Baker (faculty sponsor); Emily Esken & Hannah Dolan (student leadership)cbaker@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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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 announcing 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. All service hours may be used for graduation service hour requirements. We ask that students pay a $5.00 joining fee to cover incidentals that may come up. Meetings (as needed) throughout the year to discuss events will be before school.Sue Bruemmer, Denise Noonan, Ron Vossensbruemmer@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, Mardi Gras Party, 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: iyn8m7) 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.Hannah McAllisterhmcallister@heliascatholic.com
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Gaming Club - This is an after-school opportunity where its members meet approximately once a month, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, to enjoy" age appropriate video games, reviewed and vetted by the club's "Wii Safety Council", board games, cards games, and anything gaming related. The Council is composed of the faculty sponsor and three appointed trustworthy students. Gamers spend time with fellow students who have the same common interest in playing games and showcasing new or favorite games. The club creates an excellent outlet for students who think “outside the box” and want to be part of a group that requires teamwork beyond the traditional realm of athletics. However, physical activity is sometimes included when using gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Wii. Finally, the Gaming Club is ideal for those who want to learn more about higher education opportunities in gaming through ideas such as coding & programming, or for those who want to explore career paths in the blossoming gaming industry. DFTBA, "Be excellent to each other", and Game on!Christina Bockwinkel-Baker cbaker@heliascatholic.com
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Helias 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.

Meetings will be held at least monthly (or more often, if needed to complete an activity chosen by the members). Meetings 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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Library Squad - "When in doubt, go to the library" ~Hermione Granger. All students are invited to be a part of Helias' Library Squad which is also a member of Epsilon Beta--a nationally recognized library organization. We read books, promote literacy, decorate the library for different events, and sponsor all-school activities like interactive movie nights, book swaps, and book clubs. Meetings take place monthly beginning in September in the library.Michelle Olivermoliver@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 held at the beginning of the year and we typically have 3 meetings each semester.Michelle Olivermoliver@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. There is a monthly mass that is required for all members to attend. 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 FTC Robotics Challenge. The Robotics team also participates in outreach programs for middle school robotics and participates in service projects. Robotics is from August to May. Meetings are Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30 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 mid-November. Practice resumes Feb - 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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Speech Team is comprised of students in grades 9-12. It is a MSHSAA event and therefore a participant may earn a varsity letter by competing on the team. There are a variety of categories in which to compete ranging from serious to humorous, memorized or non-memorized, copyrighted or individually created material. We typically compete in 7 to 8 regular contests, in addition to the district competition in March. Taking part in the Speech team is a great way to gain confidence in meeting and speaking to others! The ability to communicate well is an extremely important life skill. Practices are scheduled at the convenience of the competitor and moderator either before or after school. Competitions are on Saturdays. Some group practices are scheduled before and/or after school. We begin in late October and attend regular meets until the end of February. Districts are in March for those who qualify, and the State competition is in April for those advancing out of Districts.TBA
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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 2021 is Back to the 80's. Auditions will be in December. The musical will be held at Miller Performing Arts Center on March 12, 13, and 14, 2021. Look for more information on our website under Spring Musical. 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 Sponsor; Kate Howell, Club Leader; Emma Davis, Club Leaderswilson@heliascatholic.com; 12-howellke@heliascatholic.com; 21-davisek@heliascatholic.com
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STEM Club is for students to meet in an informal environment to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related activities. 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 and Ramona Huckstep is the facilitator for this club.
Ramona Huckstep, 573-619-8657rhuckstep@mocities.com
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Student Ambassadors will represent Helias Catholic by giving tours to visitors ranging from Jr. High students all the way to Class Reunion tours. This is a great way to learn more about the history of Helias, and to improve your leadership and public speaking skills. Students will be expected to be available to help both during the school day periodically and at some weekend and evening events as they are available. Students will also talk about what makes Helias a great school to attend, and the clubs and activities in which they participate. Students are also expected to welcome and assist both incoming freshmen and new upperclassmen as they learn how to navigate Helias. Tips and information on how to be a student ambassador are provided. Please contact Sandy Hentges if you are interested. Sandy Hentgesshentges@heliascatholic.com
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Student Council is an open 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 Twymanetwyman@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.Jana Foxjafox@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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