Oregon High School Clubs and Activities
Art Club is an after school club that provides students the opportunity to be creative, socialize, and serve the school community. Art Club allows students to participate in positive and fun activities that are inclusive of all students. This organization is open to all high school students and allows for seasonal participation to accommodate other activities. Art Club is a great place to be on a Thursday afternoon and is always open to new ideas for growth and service.
Advisor: Heidi Coutre
Badger State is a program for students who have completed their junior year of high school. Students are selected during the second semester of their junior year based on academics, leadership, and citizenship. Two males and two females are chosen to attend the week-long program which focuses on citizenship, civic responsibility, and governmental functions.
Advisor: Kim Griffin
Card club is an after school club that gives students a venue for various role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and more. Meetings are typically held Mondays after school in room 143.
Advisor: Rahel Hollinbeck
DECA is an association of marketing students. Local membership is offered to all students and encouraged for those in a marketing class. The local chapter is led by officers who plan activities based on four different categories: social intelligence (plan dances and attend meetings with marketing executives), civic conscientiousness (support community organizations), leadership development (attend summer workshops), and career awareness (prepare for a career in marketing). The ultimate goal of DECA is to create the experience for students to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.
Advisor: John Cukovic
The Diversity Club is a culturally mixed group of students who come together to learn more about themselves, and celebrate ethnic groups and diverse cultures. We participate in and sponsor activities and programs that promote cultural awareness. Some of our activities include presentations by guest speakers, gatherings for exchange students, Friday film festivals, exploring dance and music, discovering cultural traditions, and learning about cultural foods. Students gather twice per month for regular meetings.
Advisor: Lou Kindschi
Are you interested in theater? Do you want to learn to act, work backstage, or do tech? Then join the OHS Drama Club! Come and learn about all the different aspects of theater and how each one is important. Whether your dream is to grace the stage or to manage the stage; this is the club for you. We hold student workshops and even travel to shows in the surrounding communities. We work together with any current shows at OHS. We encourage you to be part of this experience. We meet each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the PAC.
Advisor: Mike Ducett
ECOS (Environmentally Concerned Oregon Students) is a great group to join if you are interested in helping the environment. Throughout the school year, we are involved in many projects, including cleaning up parks, and promote student recycling. In spring, we grow plants and sell them to raise money for the group. Towards the end of the school year we help the second grade class at Netherwood Knoll plant trees in the park. If you would like to be actively involved in taking care of our community environment, we encourage you to join ECOS.
Advisor: Tracey Leider
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national career and technical student organization. The organization helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Membership is open to anyone who has taken a FACS class in middle school or high school.
Advisor: Lynn Buyarski
FFA is a national youth organization with a mission to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Students enrolled in agriculture education are eligible to take advantage of FFA membership. Throughout the year, members can participate in Dane County and State Fairs, gain first hand experience in agriculture through their hands-on projects, as well as travel throughout the state to develop leadership skills and meet fellow FFA members. Community service is a focus of many activities of this organization. This club is a MUST if you are pursuing a career or higher education in agriculture!
Advisor: Jillian Beaty
Want to have fun and become better at public speaking? Join forensics! You can perform with friends in two categories: group interpretive or play acting. You can also go compete individually in farrago, poetry, story telling, demonstration, radio prose, and extemporaneous categories. Win awards, have lots of fun, lose the butterflies, and meet new people from both OHS and other Wisconsin schools.
Advisor: Adrienne Kangas
Are you a fishman or fisherwomen? Do you like going fishing on the weekends or do you want to learn? Fishing club is ofFISHcially apart of OHS, so join! This club plans excursions and participates in local competitions.
Advisor: Dan Rikli
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
The Gender Sexuality Alliance strives to assure that each member of OHS is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GSA believes that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia undermines a healthy school climate, GSA works to educate teachers, students, and community about the damaging effects these forces have. GSA welcomes all individuals regardless of sexual orientation. This group meets once a week.
German Club is for any student with an interest in the language and/or culture of German-speaking countries. Members may participate in a variety of social and educational activities including German Breakfasts, Bratwurst Making, Holiday Folk Fair in Milwaukee, Skiing, attending performing arts events, German Movie Night, Bowling & Pizza, Annual Cheesecake Sale, trips to Germanic restaurants, cooking Germanic food, sporting events, Grillfest, and others. German Club also supports the exchange program with our sister school in Langen, Germany.
Advisor: Jeffrey Dyer
Calling all future health professionals! YOU should consider joining HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA will help you enter the health field prepared, they attend competitions, explore different careers, and participate in community service! This club is a great introduction into careers involving health, they meet twice a month and are always looking for more members!
Advisor: Lynn Buyarski
Imagine is a peer education group that exposes damaging behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs that may lead to sexual assault, harassment, and violence in our community. We promote healthy relationships and positive body images. We become educated on the power of negative media images. We attend three trainings throughout the year that are conducted by the Rape Crisis Center of Dane County to plan for Sexual Assault Awareness month in April.
Advisor: Janell Thom Schneider
Interact is a club for youth ages 14-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
(Keeping Everyone You Know Safe) Drawn together by their concern about the amount of substance use among their peers and a common passion for making their school and community a healthier place, KEYS was formed by students for students. They want to speak up about the risks and dangers of substance abuse. They want to stand up and let their peers know that a substance free life is a good life and that students who choose not to use are in the majority. They want to band together to give support to students to stay strong in the face of the media, peer pressure and life and help students involved with substances find alternatives.
Advisor: Amie Mitchell
Do you love math? Do you wanna do math in your future career? Do you wanna share your love or math with others while having fun? Join Math Club! They host weekly, school wide, informal math competitions and compete at a number of local and state and maybe even national competitions throughout the year. They also hold a STEM fair for the elementary schools.
Advisor: Dave Ebert
Click here for more info: OHS Mock Trial
Trial is an extra-curricular activity in which teams of students are given witness statements, the applicable law, and the rules of evidence and procedure. Using these, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses to present the case to a judge and jury in an actual courtroom, against another team of students. The season lasts from October through February, with teams meeting about two to three times per week.
Advisor: Brian Towns
Model UN Click here to find out more: Model UN Wed Page
This club is for anyone interested in the United Nations, solving global problems, international relations or public speaking. We represent a new country each year we attend a conference based on the United Nations with thousands of students from across the world!
Adivsor: Nelson Brownwell
National Honor Society
Juniors who have accumulated at least a 3.7 GPA are invited to join this prestigious organization. Members are involved in activities throughout their senior year, including publicity, community service, and the organization of an induction ceremony. Few clubs are more highly revered by colleges, scholarship committees, and employers. Visit our website: National Honor Society to learn more.
Advisor: Adrienne Kangas
OHS Acapella Group
Advisor: Jen Yancey
OHS Outreach is a club that combines the fun of helping others and building leadership skills all while getting to know your peers better. As a bonus, the club will help you fulfill and keep track of the 40 hours of community service required to graduate from OHS. We hope that OHS Outreach will become one of the largest and most active student organizations within the building. OHS Outreach is open to all interested students and provides flexibility for involvement in other activities.
Advisor: Angela Schmit
Are you passionate about social justice? Would you like to be more involved with activism and the community? If so, come join OHS Rights. We meet weekly to discuss current events, plan service projects, and learn from each other about the ways we can support human rights for all. This is a brand new club this year, and we are very excited!
Advisor: Alyssa Pon-Franklin
Advisory: Brian Hookstead
Panthers Committed is a group of athletes who are committed to excellence on and off the field.
Panthers Pals is a brand new club here at OHS this year and we think it is gonna be a great one! Their goal is to bring together students with and without disabilities to have fun and create friendships!
Panthers Vs. Cancer
This is a student run organization! In the past they have had fundraisers for families dealing with cancer, make meals at Ronald McDonald House, make blankets for children's Hospital, and are always open to new activities for the people and families fighting cancer. You can use the hours you earn during meetings and activities toward community service hours. It's rewarding helping those going through such a difficult time.
Advisors: Brian Bothwell and Becky Piper-Hayhurst
The Paw Print is Oregon High School’s student newspaper. It is run by and written by the students at OHS. The Paw Print covers a wide variety of topics including local and national news, sports, and entertainment. Staff meetings are held after school on Mondays and all writers are welcome to attend.
Advisor: Patricia Greiner
Link Crew is a group of older students dedicated to helping new students feel welcomed and included at OHS. They are trained in the summer and lead the student orientation a few days before school starts. Pride Crew also hosts various events during the year to promote positive connections within the building.
Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice works to decrease stigma surrounding mental health and promote wellness. It's a great way to get involved; you can decide how much or how little you want to help out. They provide encouragement and support during finals, bring in guest speakers, do activities for stress relief, and more.
The mission of the Student Asset Leadership Team is to provide asset-building opportunities for all students by promoting a positive, inclusive, and respectful school climate. S.A.L.T. believes student leadership and team building are essential elements of our journey.
Advisor: Nicole Buel and Andera Anderson
School of Rock
School of Rock is both a band and an event and is meant as an opportunity for OHS students to have the true rock band experience. At auditions in November of each year, multiple guitarists, percussionists, bassists, vocalists, and wind players are chosen to make up the 20+ piece band. The band meets and chooses 25-30 pieces of music to learn and plan on the concert. We divide the parts among all of the members so that no one has to learn all of the pieces and so that there are only 4-8 performers on stage at any given time. Rehearsals are generally once per week and are determined by the band. During second semester, School of Rock presents a full-scale rock concert at OHS, complete with professional sound and lighting.
Advisor: Nicholas Lane
Do you love science? Are the science classes you take just not enough? Join Science club! Past activities have included trips to Devil's Lake, exploring the science of food, anodizing aluminum, and hosting a booth at the elementary STEM fair, among other activities. If you like solving problems, working together, asking questions, reaching out, and making friends, then you should join the science club!
Advisor: Lindsay Wells
Science Olympiad offers opportunities for students to explore many areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It offers a team learning environment that stretches across many areas of science and engages students of different knowledge and skill sets. Science Olympiad offers creative challenges to all students in interesting and applied areas of science.
Advisor: Nathan Johnson
Shadow Armada Summer Marching Band
Shadow Armada (the Oregon High School Summer Marching Band) is a traditional marching ensemble featuring brass, woodwinds, marching percussion, grounded percussion, and color guard. However, this band is anything but ordinary. Taking its cues from the best professional marching ensembles in the world, Shadow Armada is a serious contributor to the world of marching pageantry in Wisconsin and beyond. As part of the Mid America Competing Band Directors Association, the Oregon band rehearses and tours for five weeks each summer, performing more than 14 shows and seven parades, thrilling audiences throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. The experience is immersive, intense, and life-changing. All students are welcome to join. The first meeting is in January of each year.
Advisor: Nicholas Lane
Shadow Indoor Percussion
Shadow Indoor Percussion is a music and movement ensemble featuring marching snare, tenor, and bass drums, cymbals, and a full grounded percussion ensemble. Shadow performs throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota before traveling to Ohio each year to compete in the WGI World Championships. Auditions are in October or November of each year.
Advisor: Nicholas Lane
Shadow Winter Guard
Armada Winterguard is a dance and choreography-oriented performance ensemble open to all students in 9th through 12th grade. There are two high school guards – one for beginning and developing performers and another for students with advanced colorguard and dance skills. Both guards compete throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana in a regional circuit and the top guard travels to Ohio annually to compete in the WGI World Championships. Auditions are in October or November of each year.
Advisor: Nicholas Lane
Silence of the Hams
OHS improv group
Advisor: Mike Ducett
Advisors: Dave Ebert, Peter Kritsch & Alyssa Pon-Franklin
If you are interested in a vocational job such as bricklaying, welding, automotive repair, construction, cabinetry, and many more join the OHS Skills USA Club. Regional, state, and national competitions are available for the members to complete in against other Skills USA Clubs around the country and world.
Students may join Spanish club if they are enrolled in a Spanish class. We meet monthly and eat out at various restaurants during the year. Spanish club is a fun way to get to know other students and practice the language.
Advisor: Whitney Hansen
Special Olympics International provides athletes with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to train and compete all year long. Our agency offers bowling, basketball, aquatics, athletics (track and field), bocce, and golf. We practice during the school day and on weekends. Oregon Area Special Olympics also participates in homecoming and summer fest activities. High school students are encouraged to become involved by coaching and volunteering during competitions.
Advisor: Elisa Ried
Student Council, a prominent student government organization, gives students a voice in determining school activities and environment. It helps promote activities for the entire student body at Oregon High School and fosters a positive climate throughout the school.
Being a member of student council is both an honor and a challenge. Members plan and organize dance activities and homecoming events. Student Council also conducts a food drive and a variety of community projects such as an end of year picnic for the Student Council members within the entire district K-12 and staff appreciation luncheon. In addition, the junior and senior classes administer separate events: juniors plan prom and seniors are responsible for assisting with graduation.
No doubt, student council needs hard working, creative, fun loving students who can handle responsibility.
To become a member you must fill out an application (in the spring). If you want to be on the executive council, you need to fulfill at least one year on student council, fill out another application with teacher recommendations, prepare a speech, and receive the most votes from your Student Council peers. If you want to help make the school a better place, join Student Council!
If you are interested in learning some new dance moves and meeting some new people swing dance is perfect for you. You don’t need to know how to dance if you want to be a part of the club. The swing dance club did a such a great job last year that they were a part of fine arts week and got asked to perform at the spring pep assembly!
Advisor: Jon Fishwild
Tech Club is responsible for all the technology related (sound and lighting) needs in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). In Tech Club you will learn about microphones and other sound equipment and how to operate and design lights. Performances cannot happen without the behind-the-scenes work of the tech club! We meet every Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the PAC.
Advisor: Nate Mendl
"Thespians" refers to members of the International Thespian Honor Society. Membership is earned through quality participation both on and off stage during theatre/drama activities here at OHS. Thespians are the leaders of Drama Club, but also meet separately the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. and participate in some Thespian-only activities.
Advisor: Mike Ducett
Peer and Elementary Tutoring: High school students working with Oregon students at all grade levels and content areas to promote academic success.
Peer Tutoring: High school students work with other high school students during the school day. Tutoring sessions can take place 1 -5 days a week in a number of locations. Students can earn credit or volunteer hours for tutoring their peers.
Elementary Tutoring: High school students travel to other schools in the Oregon School District to work with younger students. Tutors may work to support an elementary teacher and their entire class or they could work with smaller groups or individuals. Placements are available in a wide range of classrooms and grade levels.
Advisor: Andrea Anderson
Boys and Girls Teams
Advisor: Nathan Johnson
We offer students a good opportunity to get to know their peers and allow them to use their creativity during the production of the yearbook. We meet every Monday from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm from October until February.
Advisor: Whitney Hansen