Clubs & Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

Presently, based upon student interest, the following activities and organizations are offered at Affton High School. Unless specified otherwise, all students are welcome to join and participate in these activities/organizations.

African American Culture Club: Mr. Byrd

The purpose of the AACC is to spread awareness and respect for African American problems, history, and culture throughout the student body at Affton High School.We also want to introduce a more clear identity and gain more opportunities for involvement in the high school for African American students.

Anime Club: Mr. O’Brien

The Anime Club offers fellowship for students interested in all types of Anime.

DECA-FBLA: Mr. Stringer / Mr. Henning

DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) have teamed up at Affton High School in an attempt to assist in developing Business, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship skills. DECA-FBLA is a Co-Curricular Student Organization for students currently enrolled in a Business course. Throughout the year students will participate in Leadership Training at the Lake of the Ozarks and Competitive Events in Anaheim, Orlando, Atlanta and Nashville. They will also have the opportunity to attend events such as Career Day at Busch Stadium, Low Ropes Course, Laser Tag and various other team building and social events throughout the year.

Chess Club: Mr. O’Brien

The Chess Club gives students a place to learn, practice and hone skills to become competent chess players. Each year the club hosts a tournament with the possibility of winning up to $2,000 towards the winner’s college education.

Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA): Mrs. Hobbs

FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership through Family and Consumer Science classes. Focus is on the multiple roles of  the individual as a family member, wage earner and community leader. Members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation. FCCLA membership is open to all students currently enrolled in a Family & Consumer Science class or who have previously taken FACS classes.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) : Mrs. Cartier

FCA is a student-led organization open to all students who want to fellowship around a common faith. The organization was formed to help athletes and coaches connect and grow in their sport and faith in Jesus Christ.

Fuel Up to Play 60:

Fuel up to play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

Garden Club: Mr. O’Brien

The Garden Club has six beds and six tire-planters to grow fruits and vegetables.  The club’s purpose is to experience gardening on many levels: planting, growing, harvesting, eating, etc., while enjoying fellowship with other members.

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA): Mr. Jennings and Mrs. Nelson

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is open to all students of Affton High School. The GSA’s goal is to raise awareness of, and tolerance of, diversity of all kinds including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA): Mrs. Wall

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for High school students. This unique program provides opportunities for students to work with professionals in the Bio-Medical field. During each school year, a state and national competition will be held for you to compete in unique Bio-Medical type competitions.

The International Club: Mr. Jennings

The international club is open to all students of Affton High School.  The International Club’s goal is to raise awareness of, promote the value of, and maximize opportunities for students from a diverse variety of places of origin and cultures.

Key Club: Mrs. Allen &  Mrs. Miller

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.Key Leader and Conferences are available to Key Club members.  Key Club at Affton High School is sponsored by Gravois Kiwanis.

Mathletes: Mr. Polokonis

Mathletes is a club dedicated to celebrating the beauty of mathematics. We take several contests throughout the year, in which students have a chance to compete against other schools all over Missouri.

Mentoring Matters Club: Mrs. Merlo / Mrs. Stewart / Mrs. Williams  

Mentoring Matters is a club at Affton High School that incorporates a variety of students in developing friendships, promoting spirit, and fostering inclusion of all. They attend games to support the AHS Cougars and various extracurricular AHS events.

Model UN (United Nations): Ms. Loris

A Social Studies based club where each participant researches a country, writes a resolution, then attends the Model UN conference in November (and possibly in the spring) where one role plays as a representative of that country to have your resolution passed.

National Honor Society (NHS): Ms. Free & Mr. Esselman

The Affton Chapter of the NHS (National Honor Society) sponsors a number of service projects and other activities. Students are selected for their outstanding qualities and achievements. They must be in grades 11 or 12, have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be selected by faculty. Students are rated in the areas of character, leadership, service, and scholarship.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): Mrs. Hobbs & Mrs. Allen

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)  is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United States. Membership is based upon a student’s cumulative GPA, teacher recommendation, and completion of a minimum of 3 completer courses in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Business Education, and Industrial Technology.

SOCIÉTÉ HONORAIRE DE FRANÇAIS (French Honor Society) - Mrs. Gyllenborg

Students achieving an A average after four semesters in Français I, Français II or Honors Français II are inducted into the SHF in Honors Français III or Honors French IV as part of the celebration during National French Week.

Speech and Debate: Mr. Kramer & Mr. Kozak

Speech and Debate involves just that, speech and debate.  In this organization, students will participate in a number of different activities from theatrical style performances, to public speaking to proper debating.  Students are asked to commit one Monday each week to practices and be present at tournaments.  

Student Council (STUCO): Ms. Miller and Ms. Allen

Student Council (STUCO) Students represent their peers in discussing issues concerning their school. The group also provides activities for the student body and participates in service projects. Members must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, positive recommendations from their teachers, and pledge to participate.

Technology Student Association – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TSA-TEAMS): Mr. Luebbehusen and Mr. Polokonis

The Technology Student Association (TSA) – fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.  TEAMS - Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TSA TEAMS) program is an annual middle and high school competition helping students discover their potential for engineering. Using math, science, and 21st century learning skills, students work together to problem-solve real world challenges. Throughout the competition, students work collaboratively to solve original and innovative engineering scenarios focused on an annual theme.

Thespian Society: Mrs. Rethwisch

Thespian Society is an honor organization for Drama students who show exemplary work on Theatre productions. Students must earn ten thespian points (equal to 100 hours of work) in the Theatre program. Membership is open to all who wish to participate.Thespians meet every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

TREND: Mrs. Snethen

TREND ( Turning Resources and Energy in New Direction)  plans and provides drug and alcohol free activities, and promotes a drug- free lifestyle.  Red Ribbon week, Affton Days Parade and Dare Dance Concession stand are few events that Trend participle in.

Varsity Sports Club (VSC) : Ms. Loris

Varsity Sports Club (VSC) promotes school spirit and student involvement in school activities primarily sporting events, but also other school related activities such as Tag Along with Thomas

Updated: 11/27/17

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