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JWMHS Clubs

Ecology Club ­­

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of each month.  The Ecology Club works closely with Salt Springs’ state park as part of Coastal Clean-up and other service projects to help the environment.  We also go h­­iking, biking, snorkeling, and kayaking to enjoy the environment as well.  The club is also responsible for the planting and maintenance of over 100 species of trees that will become apart of Mitchell HS Arboretum.

Sponsor: Mr. Koslin

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA is a club open to all students.  We are dedicated to service projects and Bible study.   FCA meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

The FCA Vision: To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.

  • The FCA Mission 
To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
  • The FCA Values 
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
    • Integrity
 – We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 11:3)
    • Serving – 
We will model Jesus’ example of serving. (John 13:1-17)
    • Teamwork
 – We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships. (Philippians 2:1-4)
    • Excellence
 – We will honor and glorify God in all we do. (Colossians 3:23-24)

Sponsors: Mrs. Hinmon & Mrs. Dixon

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

The main focus of the club is to introduce members to different aspects of the business and technology world through social events as well as enhance skills through competitions. For the competition, all members choose an event in which to study for and then compete against other members from our district for a chance to move on to state competition. Some competitions include English, Marketing, Word Processing, Web Design, and Public Speaking, just to name a few. We meet monthly in the mornings and are one of the largest clubs on campus at 125 members. It is a great way to meet friends and anyone can join!  Meets one Thursday a month.

Sponsors: Mrs. Glaves & Mrs. Lamb

Gay and Straight Alliance (GSA)

It is a student-led and student-organized school club that aims to create a safe, welcoming and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender-identity/expression.  GSA provides a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as those who are perceived as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, questioning their identity, and the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families.

Sponsors: Ms. Konrad

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

This club is designed for students interested in the medical field and is required for the Academy of the Medical Arts Students, but is open to anyone interested in the medical field.

Sponsors: Mrs. Bruegger

Interact

Interact is a community service organization.  Our goal is to serve the school and community and to build relationships with both. The Rotary Club of Seven Springs sponsors us. You must be at least a sophomore to join this club.  Admission to Interact is done through an application process, which takes place in the beginning of the school year.  Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 a.m. in room 608.

Sponsors: Mrs. Martanovic

Key Club

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. The organization offers a wide range of opportunities to its members: Leadership development, Vocational guidance, College scholarships, Subscription to the Key Club magazine, Service-learning, Personal enrichment, and Value-added member benefit programs. New Member Recruitment:  March /April of each school year

Sponsor: Mrs. Desiante & Mrs. Herny

National Art Honor Society

NAHS is a club designed for students particularly interested in a field of art, and it strives to recognize and inspire students with outstanding artistic abilities.  The National Art Honors Society further encourages art students to make great effort to achieve their highest potential in art.  Students who apply and are accepted are offered community service opportunities, along with the chance to visit art museums and be involved in other art related activities with students who share their passion.  Students are also offered chances to receive scholarships, and Institutes of higher education recognize NAHS as a mark of achievement.

Sponsor: Mrs. Fulton

National Honor Society

The Mitchell High School chapter of the National Honor Society works to encourage its members to do their best in all aspects of life.  Our focus is the four pillars of knowledge, therefore we set goals to promote leadership, strengthen character, pursue scholarship and create a desire to put forth service.  We function as positive role models for our fellow peers and a healthy influence in our community.

Membership: Students cannot choose to join NHS.  Students are selected for membership during the spring semester of their sophomore or junior year.  Students interested in membership should strive to demonstrate excellence in character, scholarship, leadership, and service to their school and community.  More information can be found on our webpage.  From the MHS website, click on NHS in the LINKS list under Additional Mitchell Websites.  Meets First and Third Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. in Room 210.

Sponsors: Mrs. Crabtree 

Odyssey of the Mind 

Odyssey of the Mind involves creative problem solving by teams competing in regional, state and world tournaments.  Competition includes a fun mix of skills including fine arts, engineering, project management and team building.  Creativity, fun and sportsmanship are what this group is all about.  JWMHS sponsors 1 to 4 teams in our membership each year.

Sponsors: Mrs. Crabtree

Social Inclusion Club 

This is a club made up of students with and without disabilities to interact in social activities on and off campus.  The “support peers” work with students that are involved in Special Olympics, get service hours for activities before and after school, mentor, and provide leadership as positive role models.

Sponsor: Ms. Lynn and Ms. Boyce

Spanish National Honor Society

Students from the Spanish 3 honors classes are considered after one semester and must have maintained a 3.5 Cumulative GPA(unweighted) in every Spanish class taken in high school (virtual included) and a 3.0 Cumulative GPA (unweighted) in all other courses in high school.  Students must not have had any referrals.  Students must receive consistent/favorable responses on the character surveys that teachers complete.

We meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Sponsor:  Mrs. Pitcher

Step Team

The purpose of this club is to allow students to learn and display rhythmic talents by using their hands and feet to create an organized dance and step routine. The Step Team provides an avenue for students who like to get involved in vigorous activity and create dances/step routines. The club does many performances around the school and for different organizations. This group also participates in competitions. Many students in this club participate in sports as well. However, playing a sport is not a requirement.

Sponsor: Ms. Wilbanks

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Vision

SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety.

Mission

SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives, in schools, and communities focused on peer-to-peer education.

Values

SADD is an inclusive organization, welcoming all youth who seek support for healthy and safe development.

Sponsors: V. Mudry, C. Pitcher, and Corporal Greene

Student Council 

Student Council is an elected body of students who serve their classes, school and community in leadership roles.  Students who are interested should be aware that elections are held each spring (usually in May) and can get on the ballot by application.  The constitution does promote academics (2.0 GPA needed) and the signature of class sponsor is required. For each grade elections are held for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to 4 Reps.

There is a four member executive board P, VP, S, Tr who presides over the Council with the assistance of an advisor.  Each group of class officers works with staff advisors to promote leadership for their class.  Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday 8 a.m. in Room 737

Sponsor: Mr. Braddy

Teens Against Relationship Abuse (TARA)

TARA is a student-led and student-organized club that provides education about healthy and unhealthy relationships; promotes a school environment of healthy, respectful relationships; and offers support to those who have experienced relationship abuse.

Sponsor: Mr. Knowles

Teen Court

The Teen Court Program through Pasco County is a non-judicial juvenile diversion program for youth underage 18 and is part of the Juvenile Arbitration Program through the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Juvenile’s who admit guilt to the charges brought against them and who will accept the consequences for their actions, will be eligible for the Teen Court Program. Diversion activities such as community service, a jail tour, essays and other diversion activities will be suggested to these individuals by a jury of their peers.  Student involvement in Teen Court is a community service opportunity for students who are typically interested in criminal justice, law studies, political science, government and/or public speaking. Student volunteers are required to have no prior juvenile offenses and are provided a short student-training course. Teen Court members act as bailiffs, court clerks, jurors and prosecuting and defense lawyers. Participants of Teen Court meet approximately every other week on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 to 7:15 pm at the West Pasco Judicial Center on Little Road in New Port Richey, FL.

Sponsor: Mrs. Tyree

Email: ltyree@pasco.k12.fl.us

The Hoofbeat Newspaper

This is a club that is also an elective class.  The students in this organization plan, write, edit, fund and publish the newspaper distributed throughout the school.  They also affiliate with organizations like Florida Scholastic Press Association where they get involved in workshops and competition.  Admission onto the staff is by application only.  Applications will be accepted during third quarter to apply for the following year.

Sponsor: Mrs. McNulty

Thespian Troupe

Thespian Troupe 6272 is J.W. Mitchell High School’s troupe for the International Thespian Society that promotes theatre excellence at the high school level.  It is an honor society that requires a 2.0 grade point average to be a member.  The troupe is open to any student of our high school and taking a Drama class is not a requirement.  We go to a district and a state festival each year to showcase dramatic work in both performance and technical events.

Sponsor: Mr. O’Hara

The Stampede Yearbook

This is a club that is also an elective class.  The students in this organization plan, write, design, edit, fund and publish The Stampede yearbook. This yearbook is a nationally-recognized, award-winning publication that is associated and judged by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. The Stampede yearbook is in the top 1% of yearbooks in the nation and has won four prestigious Crown awards and a Pacemaker award. This staff has a lot of fun and works very hard during the production of this publication. They attend journalism workshops in Orlando and sometimes New York City at Columbia University.  Admission onto the staff is by application only.  Applications will be accepted during third quarter to apply for the following year.

Sponsor: Mrs. McNulty

 Wild Mustang USA Wrestling Club

A club for any student who wants to learn basic through advanced wrestling technique with application.  The cost of the club is $20 and all members must have a USA wrestling card.   Competitions start end of March. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5p.m. in the wrestling room.

Sponsors: Coach Gigantelli  & Mr. Crouch.

YOUTH BEATS Poetry Club

YOUTH BEATS is student organization that believes in the power of words: written or spoken.   Our goal is to empower the youth of today through the realization that words have power: they inform, they entertain, they teach, they question, and sometimes they can be used to vent.  Through these words comes a societal understanding that YOU are not so different.  So, Youth Beats believes that the pen truly is mightier than the sword.  Our Mission is “Empowering the youth of today one voice, one word, one beat at a time.”

Sponsor: Mr. Vanno