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2020-2021 Extracurricular Clubs & Activities

All clubs will be virtual only
while Williamson County is in RED
in terms of COVID-19 Transmission Levels.
 
Please find information about current clubs in the Secondary Announcements.
(These announcements are updated daily. Please check back frequently.)
 
For updates and questions about this webpage, please contact Robyn Tester at secondary-enrichment@mwschool.org.
 

2020-2021 Clubs & Organizations

last updated 2/12/2021

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(See Announcement Slides for changes and updates. Students can find Zoom meeting info via ManageBac,)

Black Student Union

Open to all races and cultures.
The Black Student Alliance provides an environment in which black students can connect with each other.

Ms. Reason

9th-12th grades

Meets every other week on Mondays

4:15-5:15 pm
Meets in HS 2.12
Start date 8/24/2020 virtually via Zoom Then BSU will meet in-person and via Zoom.

Be The Change Club

The Be The Change Club is an opportunity for Meridian high school students to make the world a better place through service. In giving back to the community, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead and summoning the courage to engage. The experiences positively affect participants, as well as those receiving the service.Students and teachers are always welcome to join to help make more of a difference in people's lives.

Ms. Cameron

9th-12th grades

Meets in person after campus reopens. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. 4:05-5:00 pm

Meets in H2.09

Start date: TBD (maybe 9/24/2020. Please confirm with club sponsor)

Book Club

 

The Book Club will give students the opportunity to explore their common interest of reading, while building their skills of discussion. Students will participate in weekly discussions about the book being read to expand their abilities and to have fun.

Ms. Reihman

9th-12th grades

 

Read the book being discussed before the club meets.

Wednesdays from 1:30-2:05pm

 

At tables upstairs in high school building and virtually

 

Starts 1/13/21

Ends 5/12/21

Debate Club

Learn the fundamentals of debate using UIL criteria for Lincoln-Douglas; Extemporaneous speaking; Congress Debate, CrossX. Students will engage with local, state, national, and international issues as part of the debate process.

Dr. Blankenship

9th-12th grade students
Must maintain academic eligibility if the club participates in competitions
Participation fees would be applicable if club begins to participate in competitions.

Meets via Zoom

Meets weekly.
Thursdays,  4:10-5:10 pm
First Meeting = Thursday. 8/20/20

Deeds Not Words

From the Deeds website: Our chapters are the starting point for turning ideas into action. With 25 member groups in colleges and high schools across the state, we are mobilizing the next generation of leaders to make impactful and lasting change in their communities. Through our training and day-to-day guidance, we provide our chapters with meaningful, hands-on, advocacy experiences, using personal storytelling and other organizing tactics to effectively influence progressive change across Texas. Ms. Rodgers 9th-12th grade students Meets via Zoom every other Wednesday from 1:35-2:15 pm
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Focuses on serving local communities by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. We have monthly huddles that the leadership team will lead. Format: greet, game or ice breaker, devotion, prayer.

Coach Simmons
Ms. Kieke

6th-12th grades
Students do not have to be student athletes to attend.
(Meridian Athletics available to 7th-12th grade students)

Meets every other Tuesday via Zoom from 4:10 - 5:00 pm.

 

Starts 9/1

Health Professions Club

For individuals interested in or curious about a career in the medical field. Joining this club gives students the opportunity to learn more about the human body, perform hands on activities, listen to guest speakers, and more!

Ms. Leandro

9th-12th grades
Student must want to become a health professional

Meets in person after campus reopens. Meets weekly.
Tuesdays, 4:05-5:05 pm
H2.18 - DP Biology lab
Start date TBD (Possibly 9/22/20. Please confirm with club sponsor.)

High School Democrats of America

To provide students with a place/a designated time to be politically active and involved, and to develop critical thinking skills by discussing current events with peers of the same or different perspectives. All students are welcome to join regardless of their political affiliations.

Dr. Blankenship

9th-12th grades

Meets weekly on Monday.

4:10-5:00 pm

First meeting 8/31/20

Meets in H2.15 when on campus.

Meets via Zoom during distance learning.

Lions Share the Word

Lions Share the Word is an opportunity for students to meet together to study the Bible, pray together, and support one another.

Ms. Kieke

6th-12th grades

Meets every other Tuesday via Zoom from 4:10-4:45 pm. Stats 9/8.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness club provides a space for students to discuss different aspects of mental health and spread awareness of related issues in a structured format. Everyone knows someone affected by mental illness, and this is a place to talk about what the issues are and how to spread awareness of them.

Dr. Oldfield

 

Carrie Proctor

9th-12th grades

Meets via Zoom. Weekly on Fridays during lunch - 12:55 - 2:00 pm

Starts Friday, 8/14 via Zoom

Meridian Movie Club

The Meridian Movie Club is a social club where people who have an interest in film will have a place to meet and discuss a variety of films the club agreed to watch as a selection from set categories by the club.

Mr. Peebles

9th-12th grades

 

Willing to watch the proposed movies; attend the meetings. 

 

Parents of students will be made aware of the selected films that will be watched.

Meetings will either be monthly or quarterly. This will be determined at the first club meeting. Meets via Zoom. First meeting is Tuesday, 8/18/2020 from 4:10-5:00 PM

Meridian PRIDE - Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

"Gender and Sexuality Alliances are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied students to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. Gender and Sexuality Alliance clubs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice beyond individual schools."
Essentially, it's to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students.

Ms. Rothenberger

9th-12th grades

Meets via Zoom weekly on Mondays during lunch.
Time: 12:55-1:55 pm
Meets in H1.11 (Ms. Rothenberger's room) once campus reopens.
Start date = 8/17/2020

MIT App Inventor Club

The MIT App Inventor Club is a club that gives students the ability to learn how to easily build an app without doing any programming. We will be creating several apps allowing students to implement what they learned from the club into a tangible product. By the end of this club, every student will have made at least one app!

Mrs. Thomas

6th-8th grades

Weekly on Fridays, 4:10-5:10 pm

Starts 10/23/2020

 

Meets in Mrs. Thomas's Zoom Room.

Model United Nations

Gives students the opportunity to practice research, speech-writing, debate, presentation and diplomacy skills while learning about today's global issues. With conferences in other parts of the state and country, students have the opportunity network with students with similar interests. Virtual conferences are likely this year, especially this fall. Some conferences that require travel might be possible in the spring.

 

See the Model UN webpage for more information.

 

Ms. Lane

 

Ms. Machczynski

 

Ms. McInerney

6th-12th grades.Parent and student must attend mandatory Parent & Student meeting or watch recording of the webinar.Must register by deadline (10 pm on 9/30/2020). Must attend meetings regularly and attend at least one conference each school year. $50 annual membership fee +conference participation fees. Must be academic eligible to participate in conferences, even virtual conferences

Must be financially eligible to participate in conferences.  

Fridays,

4:30-5:30 pm

Mindfulness Club

The Mindfulness Club will focus on nurturing useful stress-free living practices that can be applied on an everyday basis. Students will be able to creatively employ awareness and emotional intelligence to approach life situations in a more positive way and reduce levels of anxiety sometimes common in their lives. We will use a Zoom meeting as a point of contact and Google Classroom as an open and shared platform in order to conduct practices, share experience and discussions.

Mr. Valencia

6th-12th grades.

Limited to 35 students. Should understand that this will be an inclusive and open space free of judgment from any member. Should commit to attend most weekly meetings and actively participate in the club by following up activities.

Meets weekly on Mondays from 4:05-4:45 pm via Zoom.

First meeting = 8/31/2020

Last meeting = 5/17/2021

National Geographic Bee & Challenge Club

Details Resuming in the 2021-2022 school year

 

 

Geography Bee
Ms. Hopson (secondary sponsor)

 

(primary sponsor TBD)

4th-8th grades
$?? for the National Geographic Bee
$?? for the National Geographic Challenge.
Students will be able to choose to do one or both activities. Registration required. 

TBD

National Honor Society (NHS)

Recognizes students' high achievements in academics, and this organization also encourages community service.

Ms. Rothenberger

10th-12th grades
Sophomores must have a 4.0 weighted GPA (spring semester). Juniors must maintain a 4.25 weighted GPA. Seniors must have a 4.5 GPA.
New member one-time dues = $10.

Meets via Zoom Monthly on the last Wednesday of each month from 11:45 am - 12:35 pm.
Start date 8/26/2020

Photography Club

With the use of electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets, photography has become a more democratic/widespread medium. Everyone can practice photography on a daily basis without being intimidated. In this club, students will be exposed and guided to apply basic photographic principles and techniques in order to help improve the quality of their photo outcomes. We will use a Zoom meeting as a point of contact and Google Classroom as an open and shared platform in order to display, present and conduct discussions about photography.

Mr. Valencia

6th-12th grades.

Limited to 35 students. Must attend most weekly meetings and actively participate in the club by following up with activities such as uploading pictures taken on shared platform. Students should be able to have access to an analog or electronic device that can be used to take photographs (Ex. SLR Camera or analog camera, phone or tablet). Should demonstrate a caring and respectful behavior towards fellow members and their diverse points of views.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:05-4:45 pm.

Meets via Zoom and uses Google Classroom to share.

Starts 9/1. Ends 5/11.
Political Science Club

Provides students an opportunity to discuss politics in a controlled and supportive environment. Different political views are encouraged to join the discussions.

Mr. Miske

9th-12th grades

Weekly on Fridays during lunch (1:20-1:45pm)

H213 (via Zoom)

Starts on 11/13/2020

Ends on 4/23/2021

Screenwriting Club

Screenwriting Club would give students a platform to analyze successful screenwriting in performance-based media (i.e; movies, TV, documentaries, theatre). Additionally, it would provide a group setting to write original media and bounce ideas off each other. Conversation and film selections would be student led, and include film analysis, writing collaborative projects, and fostering a sense of community.

Ms. McInerney

9th-12th grades

Meets weekly on Wednesday, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm / Once in person meetings are possible, will meet in M1.29. Until then, meeting via Zoom. First meeting is Thursday, 8/20/2020 from 4:15-5:00 pm. Last meeting is Wednesday, 5/12/2021.

Songwriting Workshop

Songwriter Workshop will provide a chance for students to write music and perform for each other. It will also provide the opportunity to explore different kinds of music.

Mr. Pfeifer

6th-8th grades

Weekly on Mondays from 4:15-5:15 pm via Zoom.

 

Starts 1/18/2021

Ends 5/17/2021

 

South Asian Student Union

The mission of the South Asian Students Union (SASU) is to provide its members with a platform to pursue their political and cultural interests and make a significant impact in their community. The SASU will improve the community in Meridian through inter-club initiatives, cooperation, and communication.

Ms. McInerney

9th-12th grades

Board Meeting time will be 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month during lunch -11:50 to 12:30, Project Group Meetings are at discretion of Project Group. Board Meetings will be at school, but project Groups can have meetings at locations of their choice as long as it is appropriate. Meets in M1.29 while on campus, Meets via Zoom.

STAR – Students Together Assisting Refugees

Service-based organization where students work together on service projects and fundraisers for local organizations that provide support to refugees in Texas.

Ms. Cameron

6th-12th grades

Meets Tuesdays from 4:05-5:00 pm in H2.03 once on campus and virtually by Zoom.

Starts 9/8/2020

Student Council

Focused on making Meridian School a better place. Student led and driven. Members serve as elected representatives, counted on to make a difference in the school culture. Not only does STUCO focus on school initiatives and culture, but STUCO looks to instill school spirit through pep rallies, themed weeks, and support of local and worldly causes.

Mr. Manuszak

9th-12th grades
Elected positions.

Meets via Zoom during 100% Distance Learning. Every other Tuesday
4:00-5:00 pm
H 1.10

 

 

Inactive Clubs

  • Band - Virtual After School (never materialized) 
  • Coding Club (did not meet in second semester)
  • Maths Club (never met)
  • MMA and Calisthenics Club (never met)
  • National Geographic Bee and Challenge Club (resumes in 2021-2022)
  • Readers of the Lost Arc (inactive as of January 2021)
  • Soccer Club (an in-person club / unable to meet)
  • The Gatherers (never met)
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club (an in-person club / unable to meet)
  • Video Game Club (no sponsor)
  • Webcomics 101 (no active members)

 

 

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