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40 Assets
A club that promotes the Developmental Assets® which are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people's development, helping them become caringresponsible, and productive adults.  The club promotes the assets through instruction and activities for others as well as themselves.

Art Club
This organization is open to all high school students, 9-12, whether currently enrolled in an art class or not. Activities and responsibilities of this group include elementary carnival face painting, creating art work for MSHS silent art auctions, field trips, and bi-weekly meetings.

Computer Club
Students who have taken Introduction to Computer Science and are enrolled in computer courses are invited to participate in the three contests held every spring. Those who participate in the contests make up the Computer Club.

Debate
Debate makes great communicators. At Millard South, debate is a co-curricular (class) and extra-curricular (club) activity open to all students grades nine through twelve. The club allows students to create strong bonds with fellow team mates while developing critical thinking and formal logic skills in the process of writing and researching topics for argument. Debaters are expected to participate in a predetermined number of local tournaments, while top varsity debaters will be given opportunities to travel to out-of-state tournaments when they qualify. The debate season runs from November to mid-March..

DECA RED: When students are enrolled in Marketing and Advanced Marketing they are eligible to participate in DECA RED and take advantage of these opportunities: 
        · Leadership Opportunities like Fall Leadership Conference in early October 
        · Social activities like the Ice Cream social AND Worlds of Fun trip in October         
        · Competition events 1st Year Student Invite in early November 
        · Community Service activities like MDA Ping Pong in September and Halloween at Village Pointe in October 
DECA BLUE: When students are enrolled in Merchandise Marketing and Sports & Entertainment Marketing they are eligible to participate in DECA BLUE and take advantage of these opportunities: 
        · Social activities like the Ice Cream AND Worlds of Fun trip in October 
        · Community Service activities like MDA Ping Pong in September and Halloween at Village Pointe in October.

Digital Art Club
The Digital Art Club is open to all Millard South students (9-12) interested in creating art in the various programs available in the graphics computer lab. In addition to creating personal art projects, club members produce signs, banners and other projects for the school and community.
 
Diversity Club
The goal of Diversity Club is to promote awareness and acceptance of our world’s diverse populations. This goal is achieved through the dedication of club members who meet after school every other Tuesday, participate in awareness activities, and promote acceptance through the modeling of their actions and behaviors.  Throughout the year, club members will focus on major events such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Unity Day, Human Rights Day, Black History Month, Racial Discrimination Elimination Day, Yom Hashoah and Asian American Heritage Month.  Free snacks are provided at  meetings, and new members are always welcome. Contact Sarah Martin for more information!

Drama Club
Drama Club is an activity open to all Millard South students grades 9-12. You do not have to be in a drama class, be a Thespian, or be in a show to be a part of Drama Club. It is a social organization that meets twice a month after school. There are many opportunities for students to learn theatre skills. The club's goal is to unite students interested in theatre. Club activities include socials, dances, theatre games, homecoming, character night, field trips, and discount tickets to area theaters. No fee is required to join, and students in Drama Club may also participate in other school activities.

Environmental Club
"WANTED: People who want to make a difference!"  Club members participate in a variety of green service projects and activities both indoor and out.  Students educate the Millard South community about the importance of environmental issues.

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
FCCLA's mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Member may participate in district, regional, state and national events that highlight ALL the areas of our classes. Any student who has taken a FACS class is welcome! We will participate in community service projects and activities that help students focus on their families, careers, or communities. Contact Ms. Kummer in the FCS department for more information.

Forensics
The MSHS forensics team, made up of students in grades nine to twelve, competes in public speaking, literature interpretation, and group drama events at weekend forensics tournaments held at various area high schools and colleges in the region. Students also have the option to compete in oratorical contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Novices, essentially first year team members, compete in special novice tournaments held locally, while varsity members travel to regional tournaments hosted by high schools and colleges including Bradley University, Hastings College and UNK. Since 1991 Millard South's Forensics squad has produced Omaha's first individual events national champion in more than 40 years, three individual events state champions, the 1997 Class A State Team Championship, and more than a dozen medal winners at state. Team members prepare for competition by taking at least one semester of forensics class, which also satisfies the graduation requirement for oral communications.

French Club
All French students are invited to participate in the fun and culturally enriching activities of the French Club. French Club activities are held monthly. The cost varies according to the activity. Come join us for food and fete!

Gay Straight Alliance

The GSA is a club dedicated to the support and acceptance of all persons. We work to increase tolerance and decrease bullying through education and outreach. All persons who are dedicated to tolerance and justice are welcome! 


German Club
The German Club provides the opportunity to meet other students through cultural and social activities. The club offers at least one activity per month for student participation; including movies, dinners, singing, game nights, bowling tournaments, a German breakfast, a service project for CARE, and more. Activities are announced in German classes. Students may serve on the German Club Board to plan and organize the activities. Millard South German Club members attend the State German Convention each year, often returning with many trophies and medallions. The club also sponsors activities for our exchange students from Dortmund, Germany.

Lit Club

The Lit Club is a great fit for students interested in delving into poetry and literature. The club has two functions: they organize and publish the writing and art of students in various formats-- including but not limited to magazines and flyers (Lit Mags or Lit Flys). Another arm of the club competes in local slam poetry tournaments, in which students write and perform their own spoken-word poetry.

Math Club
The Math Club is open to all students who are taking or have taken Honors Algebra II or above.  The club competes at various math contests sponsored by local high schools and colleges throughout the school year.  The contests cover a wide range of math topics such as algebra, geometry, number theory, and general problem solving in mathematics.  Any student who enjoys and has a strong interest in math is invited to join.

National Forensic League
Millard South's NFL chapter is affiliated with the Ripon, Wisconsin based National Forensic League, an organization which honors the top achieving speech and debate students in each high school. Our chapter is one of the largest and most successful in the nation and regularly qualifies students for the NFL's Grand National Tournament each summer. The chapter plans and hosts the annual Squash Fest Speech and Debate Tournament each November as well as smaller novice competitions. Students qualifying for membership in NFL are involved in chapter social events and other projects which promote and spotlight the speech and debate teams on campus​

National Honor Society
National Honor Society is an active organization. Members participate in tutoring programs, community projects, career interest mini-sessions, social gatherings, an initiation ceremony, the Mr. Millard South pageant and an auction to raise money for scholarships. Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Candidates eligible for membership must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25. Membership is then based on service, leadership, and character. Eligible juniors and seniors will be sent an information form at the beginning of each school year. These forms will be completed by the student, returned to the sponsor, and reviewed by a five member faculty council which selects members to be inducted.

Newspaper
See your name in print -- become a journalist! The MSHS journalism staff writes and designs monthly print and on-line issues of the school newspaper. Field trips and competition opportunities are also available. Newspaper class is open to students in grades 10-12 and meets during the school day for elective credit. You can register for Intro to Journalism or Intro to Photojournalism (open to students 9-12) to meet the prerequisite. 

Robotics Club
Robotics Club is an organization that is open to students who have completed Intro to Power Energy and Mechanized Systems and Mechanical Systems Operations. In this club we compete in local VEX Robotics competitions from October to March on various Saturdays. Students involved in Robotics Club will develop their Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills in a hands on environment that is engaging and competitive.

The Science Club is open to all students who enjoy science.  Every year, we do several student-led research science projects.  Students develop their own research question, collect data, and present their results to local or national scientists, parents, teachers, peers, and/or at science fairs.  We also do several competitions, including Science Olympiad and Envirothon.  These competitions range in science and engineering topics (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, construction engineering, robotics, and more).

SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a nationally recognized organization that promotes and enhances the abilities of students within the skilled trade areas. Students train in a chosen area and compete against other high schools in the state. Members are required to attend meetings and develop competence in their specific area through enrollment and participation in Career and Technical Education classes.

Spanish Club
Any student who is currently enrolled in a Spanish class is eligible to be a member of Spanish Club. Meetings are held once a month. There may be a minimal fee charged for various activities. The purpose of Spanish Club is to broaden the cultural understanding and awareness of hispanohablantes (speakers of Spanish)! Bienvenidos (Welcome)!

Student Athletic Training
This is a select group of students who assist Millard South's certified athletic trainer with the health care of the many Millard South athletes. These students have completed the Athletic Training and Sports Injury course offered at Millard South. Participants in this course learn basic first aid, CPR, and a variety of athletic training skills necessary for a student athletic trainer. Upon completion of this semester course, students can then go through an application process to become one of our elite group of student trainers.

Student Council

32 elected students, 8 from each grade, represent Millard South as leaders within the school.  They focus on three areas of service:  Council, School and Community.  Members plan and carry out numerous activities and service projects throughout their yearlong term.  Millard South Student Council has been awarded the highest state and national honors for their service and its members represent Millard South at the district, state and national levels

The International Thespian Society Troupe #2720

Thespians or ITS (names for Thespis, the first actor) is much like the national honor society.  It is dedicated to recognizing students committed to theatre, and to help them gain valuable knowledge in the dramatic arts.  It is sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association.  ITS membership is open to all students.  You do not have to be in a drama class to join.  You must be a member in good standing in the Drama Club. Students who wish to join ITS must earn 15 points toward membership.  Each point represents approximately 10 hours of service to the theatre.  Induction into the Thespian Society is in May, but students who have earned 15 points may participate in Thespian Events such as State Convention and/or International Thespian Festival. Thespian Meetings are held at least once a month, usually on Thursday after the Drama Club meeting from approximately 430-530 pm in the Black Box Theatre.

 
Winter Guard
Winter Guard is a large group of people that learn the skills needed to perform a flag and rifle routine as well as body movement. The groups do complete on the Heartland Winter Arts Association Circuit and have been very successful. So if you have dance experience or just want to try something new with a great group of people, think about Winter Guard Club. Any and all students are welcome to join. 

Yearbook
Help preserve your high school memories--become a journalist! The MSHS yearbook staff writes, designs, and takes photos for the school yearbook. All work is produced on Macintosh computers using Word, PageMaker, and Photoshop software. Camp, convention, and competition opportunities are also available. Yearbook class meets during the school day. This course is open to students passing Beginning Journalism with "3" or higher.