Mahomet - Seymour High School Clubs
ART AND CRAFTS CLUB--is open to any student. Enrollment in an art class is not mandatory, but is helpful. The purposes of this club are (1) to allow students open lab time to work on projects, (2) to explore new areas in the art field other than those covered in class, and (3) to aid in art projects that contribute to the school environment.
JAZZ BAND--The instrumental music department, in addition to the marching and concert bands, offers Jazz Band as an organization, open only by audition. Jazz Band specializes in guest performances for public organizations. It presents a Dinner-Dance with the Swing Choir each year and participates in the Illini Jazz Festival. This band also performs at select concerts during the year and plays at every home basketball game.
CHESS CLUB--is open to all students regardless of skill level and experience. Students who have never played chess before are encouraged to join the club and learn to play. Meetings are held after school in the library on Monday and Friday of each week. Friday meetings begin with covering items on that week's agenda followed by competition among members. Round robin tournaments, rankings, challenge ladders, and other activities are conducted during meetings. Chess is an IHSA sponsored activity, and the club has established a goal to enter players in formal, sanctioned competitions in the near future. The MSHS Chess Club also is a member of the United States Chess Federation.
DRAMA CLUB--is open to all students. Enrollment in drama class is not mandatory. The club sponsors an all-school play, freshman-sophomore Christmas play, variety show, spring musical, and theatre field trips.
FBLA---The Future Business Leaders of America is open to all students interested in business careers and/or leadership development. Students regularly attend area and state conferences which include competitive events and the option of running for office. The national website is located at www.fbla-pbl.org. Email Ms. Hawk for more information.
FFA--FFA is open to all students taking ag-related classes. The purpose of FFA is to develop competent, aggressive, rural agricultural leadership. FFA is an integral part of classroom instruction in agriculture. The student will have the opportunity to participate in several contests related to agriculture.
FRENCH CLUB--is designed mainly for students presently enrolled in a French class. The purpose is to promote understanding of the French language and customs through out-of-school activities, including the celebration of Mardi Gras and International Night.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY--Thespians is an honorary theatre organization for high school students. To gain entry, a student must earn points by working on a variety of theatrical productions/activities.
MATH CLUB/TEAM is a student organization that also participates in intra- and inter- scholastic math competitions. Membership is open to all interested students. Competitions include: Mathfax events, the AHSME (American High School Math Examination), IML/NML (Illinois Math League/ National Math League), the ICTM Regional Tourney at Parkland, possibly the ICTM State Tournament at ISU, and the Mahamet-Seymour Math Invitational; as well as other invitationals. Math Club/Team will meet once a week before school and will have after school practices during Math season.
MULTIMEDIA CLUB is open to all students. Students will use technology to create a variety of projects. Members will work with digital and video cameras, as well as computers and software. Projects include creation/revision of MSHS Web Pages, production of videos and CD's, and graphic designs for display. Student should be prepared to meet weekly and work before and after school as assigned.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 1. National Honor Society members are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. 2. Students must meet a scholarship requirement of a 4.5 GPA to be eligible for membership. 3. Students who are scholastically eligible for National Honor Society will sign a statement indicating that they do or do not wish to enter the selection process. 4. Students wishing to be considered for induction will complete a form that lists both their school and community activities. 5. The names of all scholastically eligible students will be provided to all MSHS faculty members.
PIN PALS--is an organization of students interested in the promotion of wrestling. Pin Pals help in all aspects of conducting wrestling meets, such as keeping score, running the clock or working in the concession stand. QUILL AND SCROLL--(International High School Journalism Honorary Society) membership is an honor earned by those students who have made outstanding contributions to high school publications, either newspaper or yearbook. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior in the upper third of his/her class and have made a significant contribution to high school journalism. Members are inducted in the spring.
QUILL AND SCROLL--(International High School Journalism Honorary Society) membership is an honor earned by those students who have made outstanding contributions to high school publications, either newspaper or yearbook. To qualify, a student must be a junior or senior in the upper third of his/her class and have made a significant contribution to high school journalism. Members are inducted in the spring.
RETRO--(School Yearbook) staff publishes an annual, designed as a memory of the past school year, as a reference aid for those in and out of school, as a community relations device, and as a student learning project. Any student may join the staff.
SCHOLASTIC BOWL--is open to all students. Several interscholastic contests and tournaments are scheduled. Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA activity.
SPANISH CLUB--is open to students taking Spanish. Monthly meetings deal with Spanish interests, such as progressive dinners, International Night, and other related activities.
STUDENT COUNCIL--The purpose of this organization will be to further and improve student participation, to create an atmosphere of self government in cooperation with the adminsitration of the school and the Community District #3 Board of Education, and furthermore to promote scholarship, character, leadership, and service within our school. The council will also provide extracurricular activities, and assist in securing rights for all the students of Mahomet-Seymour High School.
WEB CLUB--Web Club meets every Monday at 7:00 PM in Room A18. Students get together to learn Html, construct web pages, and work on computer hardware.