Clubs, Organizations & Activities

Bored?  There are a wide variety of clubs and activities available to students. To request a new club or activity or for general information about clubs and activities, please contact the Student Services administrator.  For information about a club or activity beyond what is listed here, contact the sponsor.  The important point is to "Get Involved!"

 

 

DISCLAIMER:  Secondary school students may form non-curriculum related student groups.  The fact that such clubs are permitted to conduct meetings on District premises and may be monitored by school officials shall not constitute school sponsorship or District endorsement of the purposes of such clubs or the content of their meetings.

Clubs & Activities are divided into two distinct types - curriculum related and non-curriculum related 

 

Curriculum Related Student Groups directly relate to a school's curriculum if:
  • the group's subject matter is actually taught, or will soon be taught, in a regularly offered course; the group's subject matter concerns the body of courses as a whole; or participation in the group is required for a particular course or results in academic credit.

Clubs or Activity Sponsor Description Meets Web
Academic Decathlon Ahern The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools. Students are tested in ten categories which focus on a specific place or time period. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for individual events and total scores. Winning teams advance through the local, regional, and state levels of competition. The state champions compete at the national finals. TBD  
Aegis Club Gudgel & Gutierrez Aegis Students, a youth ant-genocide organization, is based in the UK, and Omaha North is fortunate to host one of the first US chapters. Passionately devoted to improving the world around them, student members of the Aegis Students chapter engage in social activism, raising awareness, and creating for their fellow human beings a more just, socially-conscious, and peaceful society through education. Meetings are every Wednesday morning at 7:00AM in room 205. Contact Mr. Gudgel at mark.gudgel@ops.org for more information.  
African-American History Challenge Jackson African American Achievers is a group of male African American students with a GPA of at least 2.5.  It is sponsored by Ms. Erdenberger, Mr. Williams who are responsible for these three objectives of the group: Community contacts and professional development, community service and mentoring younger members of the group.  We meet approximately monthly. Contact sponsor  
Art Club Anderson Students interested in art participate in enrichment activities.  Tuesday & Friday, 3:15 - 5:15 PM.  You do not have to be in an art class to be in art club. Website

 

 
DECA Glassman Students in marketing classes participate in district, state and national competitions and activities associated with marketing education There are 1-3 DECA activities per month. Details of the organization are announced and discussed during marketing classes.  
Drama Club & International Thespian Society Brown If you are interested in any part of theater or entertaining, on-stage or back-stage, you belong in Drama Club!  Come check it out.  All are welcome for Drama Club.  
"If you haven't figured out where YOU belong- It's because you haven't found us!"  We are also members of the International Thespian Society- a sort of Honors Level Drama Club.  Thespians has a point requirement.
Every 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the auditorium or contact the sponsor  
Engineering Club Sedlacek

Contact club sponsor at shanna.sedlacek@ops.org for more information.

   
French Club Fernandez-DeBlas Traditionally, the French Club participates in the Homecoming Parade and sponsors a hayride with bonfire in the fall. The hayrack ride is open to all International Language students. Winter events may include caroling, karaoke party, progressive dinners, ice or roller skating. Spring events include the UNL Modern Language Fair and French Convention . North High's French Club also takes a trip to France every three years (next trip 2007), and has hosted French teens in the summer. Its members also take advantage of local and statewide cultural offerings. Meetings are planned for every other Wednesday (unless otherwise stated by the teachers). Activities at the club meetings include planning for events, international café where students must converse in French, various events planned by the officers.  
Future Business Leaders of America Glassman FBLA is one of the largest and oldest student organizations in the world.  In creating the most important portfolio of your life, yourself, our student organization creates projects, scholarships, and many other business related activities that will allow the student to enhance their learning opportunities at Omaha North High School, as well as in the business world.  In doing so, FBLA teams up with other student organizations, such as Academy of Finance, allowing for even more growth opportunities for all students who wish to be involved in the business world.  What ever you, the student, decide to do in life, business is one common term throughout the world and I hope FBLA or another area of business can help you grow while attending Omaha North High School. Tuesday or Wednesday whichever is an "A" day. Student should email Mrs. Glassman to be included on the update list.  Nebraskafbla.org
Future Educators of America (FEA) Wiley

This is a club for students who like to work with young people or have an interest in becoming a teacher. Students tutor or help teachers at elementary school 3-4 times per month.

 

   
G.A.P.P. German-American Exchange Long & Custard

Contact sponsors as amina.long@ops.org or kevin.custard@ops.org for more information.

   
German Club Long

German Club is for everyone that would like to help promote the study of German in the school and in the community. Our activities include participation in the Homecoming Parade, promotion of German-American Day, a Gingerbread-Building Contest, crafts and DIY activities, movie nights, games nights, food nights, and much more. If you are interested in being a member of German Club, talk to Frau Long or come to a meeting on Wednesday night.

Wednesdays (every other week) after school in Rm. 173 from 3:10 to 3:50

 
History Club Durante

This is a club for students who would like to further explore history through National History Day projects and other enrichment activities.

   
JETS Engineering Technology staff JETS (Junior Engineering Technology Society) is an academic team competing in engineering and science. Last year North had 4 teams. The varsity team took second place in the state and the junior varsity took first in state and 16th nationally. In 2007-2008, the varsity team came in 5th in the country and the jr varsity came in 26th nationally. After-school meetings - contact any Engineering Technology staff member  
JROTC Color Guard & Drill Team Bridges & Tidmore Participate in competitive meets against other local and regional competition. Mon thru Friday; November thru March  
Junior Class Officers Lee & Longacre This group of elected sophomores organizes junior class activities and is responsible for the planning, decorating and promotion of the 2018 Prom. Look for application information in September    
Latino Leaders Wiley Join Latino Leaders!  This club is open to all students and meets every Thursday after school.  Get involved at North and meet new people.  Past activities have included volunteering, ice skating, participating in the challenge course at Camp Cedars, picnics, and fundraising.    
Louder than a Bomb Poetry Club Schmidt

Students write and perform original poems in preparation for a state-wide competition in March. Contact club sponsor at Shelby.schmidt@ops.org for more information.

LTaB meets on Thursdays after school in room 212. Students typically come from 3:10-5:00 (whenever the late bus arrives  
Math/Chess Club Steinbruck Students that enjoy mathematics can come to Brown Bag math club for a lunchtime of math problems, games, puzzles and help with math homework.  Various competitions throughout the region will be attended by the math team. Every B6 in room 142  
National Art Honors Society  Anderson  The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12.  In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art.  The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Tuesday & Friday, 3:15 - 5:15 PM.  
National Honor Society Durante, Fricke & Marx Service organization dedicated to enriching the community and North High. Application process beginning in February. Based on GPA, participation in school and community activities as well as some volunteer experience.  Click here to read our selection process. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 a.m. in the Lecture Hall  
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Chatmon NSBE is a non-profit organization dedicated to support African-American students who are interested in future technical studies. Contact the sponsor  
Pottery Club Buckley

This club is for students who are enrolled in a pottery course. This club provides educational opportunities for members in order to further their artistic skills and appreciation and works to promote and enrich community awareness of local art activities.

   
Robotics Wiemer & Runyon

Contact club sponsors at Jeremy.wiemer@ops.org or natalie.runyon@ops.org for more information.

   
Science Club/Science Olympiad Anton, Mr. Dappen, Fricke & Prusha Participants in Science Olympiad turn their passion for learning and doing science into preparation for competitive tournaments at local, regional, national and international levels. The events selected by the students are researched and practiced at meetings and on the student's own time. Wednesday at 3:15 PM in room 241.  
Science Quiz Bowl Team Warren Contact sponsor for more information    
SkillsUSA Hankel & Wiemer SkillsUSA ia a partnership of students, teachers and indestry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  SkillsUSA helps each student excel.  It's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens    
Spanish Club Pospishil, B & Folligan Pending Contact sponsor  
Sparkles Dappen, Ms.

Contact club sponsor ariel.dappen@ops.org for more information.

   
Speech & Debate Mr. Brown

Contact club sponsor at michael.brown@ops.org for more information.

Contact sponsor  
Special Olympics Ms Dappen,  Mr. Sprague For information about the Special Olympics, please contact the sponsor. Varies, contact the sponsor  

 

 

 

Non-curriculum Related Student Groups - A non-curriculum related student group is any student group that does not directly relate to the body of courses offered by the school.
Clubs or Activity Sponsor Description Meets Web
Black Student Leadership Council Jackson

The purpose of the Black Student Leadership Council (BSLC) is to increase the understanding and experience of Black culture through various interactive activities, and to promote leadership skills.

Contact club sponsors for more information.
Contact sponsor  

Cheerleading

Brown & Kimbrough Contact sponsors at Jamie.brown@ops.org or madeleine.kimbrough@ops.org  for more information. Tryouts are typically in March    
Christians in Action Longacre This is a youth-led club fostering an environment where students from all backgrounds may gather to grow in their faith through service, fellowship and study. Meets Mondays after school at 7:00 PM.  
DREAM Hewitt Students interested in engineering, business, computer programming and information management work with Adopt-A-School partners from Union Pacific Railroad. Students are paired with a mentor, enjoy activities and have the opportunity for summer jobs and scholarships    
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cooney & Wiley Athletes and non-atheletes meet together for scripture reading, fellowship, prayer and support.    
Gay-Straight Alliance Illes This club is a youth-led club advocating understanding and tolerance of all people, and an end to the chronic verbal and physical agression that gay students face. Contact Ms. Illes  
Golden Vikings Dance Team Young

Contact sponsor at precious.young@ops.org for more information. Tryouts are typically in March/April.

   
Junior Class / Prom Lee & Longacre Planning committee for the annual prom dance Contact sponsor  
Just Friends Sprague & Dappen, A. Just Friends is a club that meets once a month after school to give students with disabilities and students without disabilities an opportunity to get to know each other in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There is usually a craft or activity that has been planned that gives students the opportunity to work together and form friendships. For questions - go to either of the sponsors in room 071 Meets four times a year - contact Ms. Dappen for dates.  
North Social Skills Hangouts Burns

This club is a social and life skills training group that meets monthly for after school community outings with same aged peers. Contact sponsor at michael.burns@ops.org for more information.

   
Outdoor Club Alati Contact sponsor at gina.alati@ops.org for more information.    
Principal's Student Advisory Haynes Students from each grade level sign up to meet monthly iwth the principal.  Student concerns about school procedures and possible solutions are discussed. Haynes  
Real Advocate for Diversity (RAD) Jamal Students will learn and expore information related to ethnicity and acceptance/tolerance and share this information with the student body. Contact sponsor  
Robotics Wiemer Pending Contact sponsor  
Role Playing Club  Tindall Looking for something different to do? Want to meet new people and make new friends? Always wondered the purpose of a 20-sided die, or maybe you already love Role Playing but can never find people or space to play? Come hang out with us every Wednesday after school and learn how to make your own characters, run a game, play different systems and have a great time! Wednesday 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm in room 243  
Potato Club Connor

Do you love potatoes and anything made with potatoes? Join the potato club! This social club meets to bring awareness to the wonders of potatoes by sharing a new potato tasting adventure the 3rd Thursday of each month. Meet in room 313 after school on August 17th for more information

   
Senior Class Sponsor Bruland, Custard & Degner      
Student Council Suhr

Student Council represents the voice of the student body and promotes student leadership through activities for the school and community. Student Council members are selected by an application and interview process in the Spring.

   
Teammates Thurston This school based mentoring program matches North High School students with community volunteers. The program was started by Tom and Nancy Osborne at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.    

 

meets on Thursdays after school in room 212. Students typically come from 3:10-5:00 (whenever the late bus arrives

 

meets on Thursdays after school in room 212. Students typically come from 3:10-5:00 (whenever the late bus arrives