Clubs Build Networks and Friendships

Templeton High has a proud history of clubs and student organizations for students to join, lead and take part in.  This year is no different.  With currently 25 clubs on campus students have the opportunity to get involved, have fun, make connections or make a difference in the lives of others and in the community.

IMG_1971THS Check Mates – Chess Club

All of our clubs are student led and have an adult advisor and most meet weekly during lunch on a specific day and in a specific classroom.  There are a wide variety of clubs to choose from and all of them are welcoming of newcomers.  Some clubs  have been in existence for years like Interact Club, Friday Night Live, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Queer/Straight Alliance, Drama and the Environmental Club.  Others are relatively new like the Fishing Club, Check Mates, Choir and Dungeons and Dragons.  Some clubs have a cause or are trying to bring awareness to a particular issue while others are based around an interest or hobby.  (See a complete list of our current clubs)

IMG_2219Mock Trial

Students can also start their own club by filling out a Club Constitution and presenting their paperwork to the THS Student Council for approval and official recognition.  The ASB also has two Club Commissioners to help organize, oversee and bring awareness to THS Clubs.  For the 2019-2020 school year our commissioners are Bekah Coles and Abby Cook.

IMG_0155THS Wingmen

Clubs announce their meetings and make announcements by way of our morning bulletin announcements or at monthly student council meetings or through their own club Instagram pages or Remind accounts.  Students also get a great look at all of our clubs through our twice annual THS Club Fairs during lunch.  Most of our clubs have booths or tables where they introduce their clubs to the student body.

Clubs are an important way for students to de-stress and focus on something besides academics – Princeton Review

National student organizations and groups also stress the importance of joining clubs and some of their reason might surprise you.  Get Schooled website lists several reasons why students should join a club:

  1. Build Skills and Character – Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop your character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization.
  2. Networking – You never know how the people you meet today can help you tomorrow. Joining a club or organization can give you access to new networking opportunities that you should definitely take advantage of when needed!
  3. College Applications – When it comes to college applications, admissions boards like to see students who are diverse in their interests both inside and outside of the classroom. No club or organization is better than the other, so choose something that truly ignites your passion. What’s important is that you can demonstrate commitment to a cause, group, or interest; and how your impact helped it grow.
  4. Build Friendships – Fitting in isn’t as natural for some as it is for others. That’s okay. We all socialize differently. Joining a club or organization is an easy way to meet people who have the same interests as you. What better way to spark a new friendship than to talk about something you know you both already enjoy? Because of the similar interests, you’ll feel more comfortable to really be yourself!

At THS we are thankful for our students who step up and lead others and those who are willing to join and get involved.

This is the most clubs we have had in years.  I love it because everyone has a place — Bekah Coles, Club Commissioner

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