TCHS has several student groups that students can join based on their interests. Students are encouraged to join the groups to further enrich their high school experience.
Speech and Debate is a class and club that is designed to prepare students for competitive speaking and debating. Its goal is to improve students’ skills in speaking, listening, composing, and reasoning through practical experiences and applications, especially during scheduled competitions.
Students will develop skills in Cross Examination, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debating as well as oral performances such as oral interpretations, extemporaneous speaking, congressional debating and speaking, and original oratories. Students become interested in current issues, develop sound critical thinking, and sharpen communication skills. They will acquire life-long skills for intelligently approaching controversial issues and clashes of opinion.
Students do not have to be in the class to be in the club or compete; however, it is highly recommended due to the skills needed to be successful in competition. In addition, students do not have to compete to be in the club or course.
Varsity Debate Captain:
Varsity Oral Interp. Captain:
JV Debate Captain:
JV Oral Interp. Captain:
Michael Henderson & Ray Kirven
The Speech and Debate team is sponsored by Mrs. Graves.
For further information for TCHS Speech and Debate, visit https://goo.gl/9F3oAY
TCHS offers a number of clubs that correlate with our CTE programs. You can find our CTE-related clubs and organizations below.
- Business Professionals of America
- Computer Aided Drafting Club
- Construction Trades
- Electrical Instrumentation
- Forensic Science Club
- Future Farmers of America
- Future Farmers of America Shooting Team
- Health Occupation Students of America
- Pipe Fitting
- Robotics and Engineering
- Texas Association of Future Teachers
- Veterinary Medicine
- Video Production
Business Professionals of America (BPA) is sponsored by Ms. Smalley-Jackson.
BPA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that is co-curricular with Business Education.
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month from 3:00-3:45pm in B103 at TCHS.
The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Club is sponsored by Mr. Bradley.
On February 28, members of the CAD club as well as students enrolled in Architecture classes made a series of site visits to Galveston.
The students researched and explored different building materials that have been implemented on various contemporary architecture projects. The students were able to examine the causes of Galveston’s climate and explain the effects of materials as they relate to the climatic conditions of Galveston Island.
CAD Club and Architecture students were given a tour by Mrs. Chula Ross Sanchez, who designed a series of three post-Ike casitas.
Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying and improving the hair, skin, nails and also involves the application of cosmetics. This is a two year program offered to Juniors and Seniors while attending High school. Upon completion of the program the students can receive their Cosmetology license and immediately go to work.
The Salon at TCHS Public Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30-1:30.
During this time our students use their training skills under the supervision of their cosmetology Instructor to provide services to clients.
Services available: Manicures, Pedicures, Brow waxing, Highlighting, Facials and Haircuts.
The Cosmetology program is under the supervision of Mrs. Goins.
Forensic Science Club is composed of 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in the forensic sciences and/or Criminal Justice. Forensic Science Club provides fun, authentic and hands-on opportunities through field trip, guest speakers, labs and community service opportunities.
Club meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month held after-school.
There will be no meeting on March 21 or April 4.
President: Audrey Renken
Vice-President: Leah Bear
Secretary: Vanessa Cabrera
Treasurer: Ruby Arnold
Reporter: Kia Wells
The Forensic Science Club is sponsored by Ms. Davalos.
FFA meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm, TCHS Lecture Hall.
President - Abbi Forasiepi
Vice President - Haiden Perez
Secretary- Shelby Lipscomb
Treasurer- Maddie Bourgeois
Sentinel- Javonne Pool
Student Advisor- Shane Baker
Historian- Ginny Roth
The FFA Shooting Team is predicated on being an FFA member. The shooting team is an activity offer through FFA, competing in shooting Trap and Sporting Clays.
The purpose of the FFA Shooting Team is to develop a passion within students for shooting sports and firearms by establishing a tradition of safe, educated, ethical and passionate sportsmen and women that appreciate the outdoors, exercise their second amendment rights and are competitive shooters.
Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm in room G108A at TCHS.
Practice time is every Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm at the Texas City Municipal Gun Range.
- FFA Membership
- Hunter's Education Certified*
- Be enrolled in or have previously taken Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecology Management Class.
*Hunter's Education Certification offered through the Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecology Management class.
The TCHS FFA Shooting team is sponsored by Mr. Noto.
The Robotics and Engineering is a competitive team that competes as Chapter 2664 in SkillsUSA and as team 590 in VEX Robotics events. The team is under the supervision of Mr. Jobe.
Robot 590V, with drive team members Zachary Smith and Dillon Harvey, recently were awarded with the 2017 State Championship Title and will move on to compete at the VEX Worlds Competition held in Louisville, KY in April.
Congratulations to Mr. Jobe and his incredible Robotics team!
The Texas Association of Future Teachers is an extension of the Ready, Set, Teach! program at TCHS.
TAFE encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators.”
TAFE meetings will be held during tutorials (9:25-9:50) on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
TAFE Officer Meetings will be held during tutorials (9:25-9:50) on the 1st Thursday of the month.TAFE is sponsored by Mrs. Hartsfield.
The TCHS has an exciting Fine Arts department, with several avenues to express themselves artistically.
The TCHS Band has several bands that a student can be a member of:
- Marching Band
- Concert Band
- Jazz Band
- Mariachi Raya
- Indoor Drumline
- Winter Guard
- Musical Band
- Show Choir Band
- Pep Band
2nd period: Jazz Band
8th period: Mariachi/Guard
Musical Band: January
Show Choir Band: February - March
Pep Band: February - March
After school rehearsals vary between the hours of 4-8 p.m.
The TCHS Theatre Department is under the direction of Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Hazzard. The Theatre Department produces three plays and one musical per year. All students at TCHS are invited to auditions throughout the year; enrollement in a Theatre class is not required.
Thespian Troupe 1354 is an international Theatre honor society. Meetings are held every other Thursday at 3:30pm in the Black Box (H105). Thespians is sponsored by Mrs. Davis.
- Chess Club
- Film Club
- Future Problem Solvers
- Green Stings
- Genders & Sexualities Alliance
- Heritage Club
- Horticulture Club
- Interact Club
- Key Club
- Philosophy Club
- Poetry Club
- Political Activism Club
- Project 7
- Red Cross Club
- Redefining Beautiful
- Senior Steering Committee
- Step Team
- Stingmade Creations
- Student Council
- Talent Show
- United Way
Three teams and two alternates who recently qualified for State Bowl for Future Problem Solvers.
The State Bowl will be held in San Marcos on April 7-9.
Students compete against public schools, private schools, and home schooled students.
The following students are State Bowl Qualifiers:
- David Gage
- James Tarpey
- Evan Pratt
- Judson Schaper
- Jodee Cornish
- Madison Holmes
- Hayley Coffman
- Megan McKnight
- Mikaela Vasquez
- Keilan Levesque
- Neal Cruz
- Alina Stuckey
- Richard Cahanap
- Stormie Gutierrez
A GSA club is a student-run club in a high school or middle school that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. "GSA" has historically stood for Gay-Straight Alliance, however many clubs have expanded the name of their clubs beyond the binary Gay-Straight terminology. Some examples include: Genders & Sexualities Alliance, Queer Students Alliance, Pride Club, etc. Learn more.
Mondays at 3:00pm in room D213 at TCHS
The Interact Club is sponsored by Mrs. Tholcken.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.
Qualifications to become a member:
Must pay dues of $10.00 per year and attend at least 60% of the meetings or activities.
Offices to be held include
- Vice President
Meetings are held twice per month in the TCHS Lecture Hall before school.
The Political Activism Club's purpose is to increase student interest and involvement in local, state and federal government and politics.
Every Tuesday at 3:30 in room E106.
President - Jakob Lucas
VP - Jaeden Johnson
Secretary - Berenice Davila
Treasurer - Daniela Betancourt
Recreational Officer- Michael Henderson-Garza.
The Political Activism Club (PAC) is sponsored by Mrs. Bronikowski.
Project 7 (P7) is a free resource for students to utilize for the purpose of starting Bible Clubs on their High School campus. P7 Clubs are student-led and student-driven opportunities for students to participate in a spiritually inspired, relationship-oriented, community-serving project within TCHS. Any student interested in joining our P7 Club, must make the pledge to be a P7 missionary! The greatest project you could ever work on is within the seven years of secondary school--a project that leads to completion in Christ!
We accomplish our mission by:
- Equipping and empowering students to be leaders within TCHS as P7 missionaries.
- Encouraging youth pastors to disciple, inspire, and persuade our students to unlock their faith within TCHS.
- Expressing the mission, purpose, vision, rights, and core values to school administrators.
- Evangelizing TCHS campus through P7 Bible Clubs.
Project 7 Core Values
- Accountability – Take responsibility for our actions on and off campus that influence the lives of others.
- Communication – Show love to everyone through our words and actions.
- Empowerment – Empower students to take initiative and give their best to the mission God has for their life.
- Integrity – To act with honesty and character without compromising the truth.
- Leadership – To lead with courage in order to shape the future.
- Relationship – Encourage relationship with God and with others.
- Community – Establish community among the TCHS student body, and use that strength to impact the local community through service projects and supporting current causes.
Thursdays at 3:30pm in C202.
President - Angel Garza
Vice-President - Shiann Vela
Sergeant of Arms - Alexis Vela
Secretary & Treasurer - Priscilla Vela
Project 7 is sponsored by Mrs. Scott and Ms. Rivera.
Redefining Beautiful is a student club meant to empower girls to resist stereotypes based on appearance and to empower young me to treat girls with respect and act as gentlemen.
It is a girls and boys club that encourages natural beauty and God's gift to embrace their inner beauty rather than what is on the outside. Girls celebrate natural beauty and self-confidence. Boys celebrate being gentlemen and learning how to treat girls in today's society.
- Encourages girls to share their stories.
- Encourages boys to treat girls with respect.
- Post anonymous encouraging messages in public places for other women and girls to find along with boys doing the same to help each other learn how to be gentlemen.
- Entertain speakers at meetings.
Meetings will be held on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month throughout the school year.
Dues are $10.00, due by the second month of school.
- Must attend at least 7 meetings to be able to wear a cord their senior year.
- Absent forms must be filled out and signed for an excuse absence (i.e., playing a sport, teacher requested, illness from school, etc.)
The sponsor for Redefining Beautiful is Mrs. Johns.
The Senior Steering Committee works together to orchestrate and plan the details for the senior Prom.
Meetings for the TCHS Senior Steering Committee will be held during campus tutorials every Monday during Orange week.
Dues for Senior Steering Committee are $10.
The 2017-2018 Senior Steering Committee will be announced soon.
The Senior Steering Committee is sponsored by Ms. Giusti.
Meeting times for TCHS Student Council will be held during campus tutorials on every Monday of Black Week.
Student council dues are $10.
Officers for the 2017-2018 TCHS Student Council will be posted soon.
The TCHS Student Council is sponsored by Ms. Giusti.