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 caring, responsible, and productive adults. The club promotes the assets through instruction and activities for others as well as themselves.
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.
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
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:
Opportunities like Fall Leadership Conference in early October
activities like the Ice Cream social AND Worlds of Fun trip in October
events 1st Year Student Invite in early November
· Community Service
activities like MDA Ping Pong in September and Halloween at Village Pointe in
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:
activities like the Ice Cream AND Worlds of Fun trip in October
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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 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,
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.
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)!
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
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
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 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.
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.