Organizations

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.

Academic Clubs

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics honor society for high school, junior and community college students.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

President – Nicky Tranchina

Vice President – Keilan Levesque

Secretary – Jordyn Cheatham

Mu Alpha Theta is sponsored by Mr. Jobe.

National Honor Society

The TCHS Chapter of the National Honor Society is sponsored by Mrs. Jernigan. Visit their website at texascitynhs.weebly.com.


Spanish Honor Society

The TCHS chapter of the Spanish Honor Society is sponsored by Mr. Ironche.

Speech and Debate

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.

2018-2019 Officers

TCHS Speech and Debate Handbook

The Speech and Debate team is sponsored by Mrs. Graves.

For further information for TCHS Speech and Debate, visit our page.

Club Forms

Communities in Schools

CIS: Butterfly Club

The Community in Schools Butterfly Club is sponsored by Ms. Maddox.

CIS: Young Gents

The Community in Schools Young Gents is sponsored by Mr. Lewis.

CTE

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

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.

Visit www.texasbpa.com or www.bpa.org for more information on Business Professionals of America.

Meetings:

BPA Meetings are held during tutorials as assigned from 9:25am to 9:50am in TCHS B103.


2018-2019 OFFICERS

Dasia Moore - President

Kaleb Jones - Secretary


Computer Aided Drafting Club

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.

Construction Trades

Construction Trades is under the supervision of Mr. Blue at the Industrial Trades Center.

Cosmetology

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.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Kimberly Zelaya Morales - President

Alaya Pierce Brooks - Vice Preseident

Stephanie Reyes - Secretary

Mayra Garcia - Treasurer

Elizabeth Nevil - Parliamentarian

Jalin Jackson - Historian

Alyssa Duran - Reporter


The Cosmetology program is under the supervision of Mrs. Goins.

Electrical Instrumentation

The Electrical Instrumentation program is under the supervision of Mr. Duron at the Industrial Trades Center.

Forensic Science Club

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.

Meetings:
2018 Club Meeting Dates

October 2

October 25

November 6

November 30

December 4

December 14


2018 - 2019 Officers:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Reporter

Events Coordinator


The Forensic Science Club is sponsored by Ms. Davalos.

Future Farmers of America

Meetings:
FFA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, TCHS Lecture Hall.

Officers:

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is sponsored by Mrs. Ashcraft, Mr. Ashley, and Ms. Richards.


2018-2019 OFFICERS

Javonne Pool - President

Genesis Thorsen - Vice President

Savannah Wood - Secretary

Daniel Gracia - Treasurer

Alexa Taylor - Reporter

Kylie Shaffer - Sentinal

Future Farmers of America Shooting Team

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.

Meeting Times:
Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm in room G108A at TCHS.

Practice Time:
Practice time is every Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm at the Texas City Municipal Gun Range.

Team Requirements:

  • 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.


Health Occupation Students of America

The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is a student organization that is dedicated to learning more about occupations in health care.

HOSA is sponsored by Mrs. Thompson and Ms. Davalos.

Machinist

The Machinist Program is under the supervision of Mr. Barziza at the Industrial Trades Center.

Maritime

The Maritime Program is under the supervision of Mr. Swerdlin at the Industrial Trades Center.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Jacob Lee - President

Johnathan Taylor - Vice President

Mark Bagley - Secretary

Canon Hudnall - Treasurer

Caleb Mayeux - Public Relations

Pipe Fitting

The Pipe Fitting program is under the supervision of Mr. Harris at the Industrial Trades Center.

Robotics and Engineering

The Robotics and Engineering Club is a SkillsUSA organization that participates in SkillsUSA leadership and skills competitions. Most members also compete as team 590 in VEX Robotics Competition. The team is under the supervision of Mr. Jobe. For more information see tcpltw.weebly.com

2018-2019 OFFICERS

President – Jordyn Cheatham

Vice President – Keilan Levesque

Secretary – Nicky Tranchina

Treasurer – Jonathan Valdez

Historian – Farrell Moeller


2018 SkillsUSA National Champions (pictured left to right)

Gold Medalists in Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue – Alana Lee & Diara Tsikis

Bronze Medalists in Mobile Robotics Technology – Farrell Moeller & Dillon Harvey



2018 SkillsUSA State Champions (Pictured left to right)

Gold Medalist in Employability Technical Test – Brandon Rose

Silver Medalist in Employability Technical Test – Brayden Schurwon

Gold Medalists in Mobile Robotics Technology – Farrell Moeller & Celeste Lindusky

Gold Medalists in Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue – Diara Tsikis & Alana Lee



Congratulations to Mr. Jobe and his incredible Robotics team!


2017 VEX Robotics State Tournament Champions

2017 VEX Robotics State Robot Skills Champions

Team 590V Dillon Harvey & Zach Smith


Texas Association of Future Teachers

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.”

Meetings

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.

Veterinary Medicine

The Veterinary Medicine program is supervised by Ms. Ashcraft.

Video Production

The Video Production program is overseen by Toni Pearson.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Kris Castro - President

Zoie Taylor - Vice President

Viviana Mireles - Secretary

Thomas Carswell - Treasurer

Chris De La Garza - Reporter



Welding

The TCHS Welding program is under the supervision of Mr. Trader.

Only Juniors and Seniors that are in a Welding class can be apart of the Welding Club.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Thomas Fronhe - President

Juan Rodriguez- Vice President

Alexis Salias - Treasurer

Ian Kronick - Secretary

Meetings take place in the ITC Building - Welding Classroom once a month.



Fine Arts

The TCHS has an exciting Fine Arts department, with several avenues to express themselves artistically.

Band

The TCHS Band is under the direction of Mr. Raines, Mr. Guillotte and Mr. Carroll.

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
Our mission, as a band, is to join together as a strong and diverse family, effectively utilizing the opportunities provided through music education to build and maintain a tradition of excellence and enjoyment through effective leadership, dedication and quality musical performances.

1st period: Marching/Concert Band/Indoor Drumline

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.

Choir

The choir is under the direction of Mr. Angel and Mr. Hamilton.

2018 - 2019 Choir Council

Taylor Harper - President

Aubrey Dyson - Vice President

Brianna Cuyos - Secretary

Laurissa Casteel- Treasurer

Jacavon Mayon - Chaplain


Supporting Officers

Zoe Faus- SH Captain

Makesa Billiot - SH Captain

Micah Mannie - SH Captain

Javonne Pool - SH Captain

Cassie Bailey - Varsity Women Liaison

Macey Evans - Women's Chorale Liaison

Mitchell Tortoricci- Men's Choir Liaison

David Dozal & Julian Yanas - Librarians (Master Chorale)

Zoey Smith - Librarian (Varsity Women)

Peyton Marrett- Librarian (Women's Chorale)

Micah Lozano - Librarian (Men's Choir)

National Art Honor Society

National Art Honor Society is sponsored by Ms. Massie and Ms. Carpenter.

NAHS provides opportunities for students to work in the community to make art based connections. We promote visual arts advocacy and volunteerism.

Meetings are held EVERY TUESDAY from 4:14 -5:15 pm in H104.

2018 - 2019 OFFICERS

Esmerelda Martinez - President

Skye Wooley - Vice President

Jordyn Cheatam - Secretary

Treveone Malone - At Large

Jessica Wilson- Treasurer

Kris Castro - Media/Historian


Theatre and Thespians

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.

MCJROTC

Student Life/Interests

Cheerleading

The TCHS Cheer Team's focus is to promote school spirit, support our athletic teams, and participate in community service events.

2018-2019 Captains:

Megan McKnight - Varsity Captain

Kendall Sumners - JV Captain



The TCHS Cheerleading program is under the direction of Ms. Giusti.

Film Club

The Film Club is sponsored by Mrs. Pearson.

Future Problem Solvers

"To live is to have problems, and to solve problems is to grow intellectually." - J.P. Guilford

Future Problem Solvers (FPS)

FPS helps to develop the thinking skills our students need to adapt to their ever-changing world. It is interdisciplinary; it can be incorporated into virtually any content area or into an elective course. Throughout the process, students use the higher-level thinking skills of synthesis, analysis and evaluation. It meets and exceeds the STAAR objectives in almost all subject areas. It is an International Interscholastic Academic Competition. Its mission is to develop the ability of young people globally to design and achieve positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking. It is a fun and challenging program for students to experience!

History

FPSPI is a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually from around the world. Developed in 1974 by creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step model which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

Students compete in several components against public schools, private schools, and home schooled students.

The State Bowl will be held in San Marcos on April 12-14.

Current Officers for 2018-2019:

  • President, Megan McKnight
  • Vice President, Keilan Levesque

The following students are State Bowl Qualifiers:

  • Elizabeth Carter
  • Isabela Johnston
  • Michael Garza-Henderson
  • Jillian LeMaire
  • Roberto Serda
  • Neil Hernandez
  • Daniela Betancourt
  • Jaeden Johnson
  • David Gage
  • James Tarpey
  • Evan Pratt
  • Madison Holmes
  • Hayley Coffman
  • Megan McKnight
  • Keilan Levesque
  • Neal Cruz
  • Alina Stuckey
  • Stormie Gutierrez

Future Problem Solvers is sponsored by Mrs. Graves.

Green Stings

The Green Stings Club encourages students to be green and recycle.

Green Stings is sponsored by Mr. Thompson.

Meetings: Room C-120, Times TBD

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Elias - President

Baylee - Vice President

Sonya - Treasurer

Camryn - Secretary

Viviana - Historian


Genders & Sexualities Alliance

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.

Meetings:
Thursdays in room D213 at TCHS

GSA is sponsored by Mr. O'Banion and Ms. Sullivan.

Heritage Club

The Hertiage Club is a club to celebrate the diverse heritages of the students in our school.

Heritage Club is sponsored by Ms. Callis.

Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club is sponsored by Ms. Richards.

Interact Club

The Interact Club is sponsored by Mrs. Tholcken.

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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

  • President - Megan McKnight
  • Vice President - Brianna Cuyos
  • Secretary - Faith Andrew
  • Treasurer - Bobby Serda
  • Directors - Josh Ivy, Mya Moore, and Margarette Reid

Meetings:
Meetings are held twice per month on Wednesdays, 8:10am in the TCHS Lecture Hall before school.

Key Club


Our Mission Statement

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Core Values

Leadership » Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.

Character building » Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.

Caring » Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.

Inclusiveness » We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.

Key Club is sponsored by Mrs. Hazzard and Mrs. Spears.

The 2018-2019 Key Club Officers

Bobby Serda, President

Alyssa Stancil, Vice President

Skye Wooley, Secretary

Brianna Cuyos, Treasurer

Victoria Myers, Public Relations

Maggie Reed, Public Relations

Key Club Meetings

Our next meeting is Monday, October 22 in the Lecture Hall at TCHS.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is sponsored by Mrs. Pugh.

Political Activism Club

The Political Activism Club's purpose is to increase student interest and involvement in local, state and federal government and politics.

The PAC is sponsored by Mr. Everett.

Project 7

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.


Project 7 is sponsored by Ms. Sullivan.

Redefining Beautiful

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.

Redefining Beautiful:

  • 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.


Meeting Times:
Meetings will be held on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month throughout the school year.

Dues:
Dues are $10.00, due by the second month of school.

Attendance Requirements:
  • 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. Ramirez.

Senior Steering Committee

The Senior Steering Committee works together to orchestrate and plan the details for the senior Prom. They also make graduation decisions, invitations, class quote, and class song.

Meetings:
Meetings for the TCHS Senior Steering Committee will be held during campus tutorials in the Lecture Hall.

Dues:
Dues for Senior Steering Committee are $10.

Officers:
The 2018-2019 Senior Steering Committee will be announced soon.

The Senior Steering Committee is sponsored by Ms. Giusti.

Stingmade Creations

Stingmade Creations is a part of our special education program at TCHS and is supervised by Ms. Steinhoff. Inquiries can be made via e-mail.

Student Council

Student Council is a student led organization which organizes campus activities such as, Homecoming and Freshman Orientation. The Student Council is very active with community service events including Special Olympics, School Supply Drives, and Relay for Life.


Meetings:
Meeting times for TCHS Student Council will be held during campus tutorials in the Lecture Hall.

Dues:
Student council dues are $10.

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Jovan Rougely - President

Kevan Sipes - Vice President

Destiny Fillmore - Secretary/Treasurer

The TCHS Student Council is sponsored by Ms. Giusti.

Stingarettes

The Stingarette Dance Team is under the direction of Ms. Haley Sealy.

Talent Show

The Talent Show is sponsored by Ms. Jernigan.

United Way

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2018-2019 OFFICERS

Roberto Serda – President

Makesa Billiot – Vice President

Margarette Reed - Secretary

Allyssa Stancil – Activity Director

Faith Andrew – Public Relations Director

Savannah Wood – Social Director


The United Way club assists our local United Way organization and is sponsored by Principal LaRoe.

Student Publication/Newspaper

Student Publications includes all levels of Yearbook and Newspaper. Students must be in the advanced classes to be in the club. These students work on the production of the annual yearbook and quarterly issues of the school newspaper.

They also compete in UIL and ILPC sponsored events for journalism and yearbook publications.

Students must apply to be in the entry level courses of Yearbook I and Newspaper I.

Please see Mrs. Kunard in room C102 for applications each spring during registration.