Clubs and Organizations

Tom C. Clark H.S.
Club/Organizations & Advisors 2012-13

Academic Decathlon--Roxanne Brown
The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools. Students are tested in ten categories: Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Math, Music, Science, Social Science, and Speech.

Asian Circle--Yvonne Yzaguirre
Asian Circle is a social and community service oriented club open to all ethnic backgrounds. We meet socially every other Tuesday for Asian food, games, and tutoring. Our biggest community service project is Angel Tree at Christmas time. Meetings in A047 every first Wednesday of the month.

Athletics--Steven McGhee

Band--Kevin Russel

Bowling--Stacie Hartsfield
Do you like to bowl? Want to be part of a team? Beginners or Advanced-are welcome!! The Clark Bowling team is a great way to make new friends and have a great time competing in a sport that everyone loves! Season is October to April and practice and matches are scheduled at Bandera Bowl on Bandera Rd. Contact Janie Cardenas in the Registrar’s office for details.

Brave New Voices—Kathleen Henckel and Jose Chavez

Brave New Voices is a creative writing club where students meet in A238 every 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month after school from 4:15 to 4:45 to read their own original writing, song lyrics, poetry, prose, etc., read and listen to others' creative work, share refreshments, and meet new people with similar interests. They also help Mrs. Henckel plan and execute the open mics that take place at local Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Chess Club—William Jones
The Chess Club is for both recreational and competitive chess. The club meets on weekly for fun play. We also compete in monthly competitions with other high schools for medals and trophies. The club meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM in the Living Room.

Choir—James Hare
The Vocal Music Department at Clark High School is made up of over 200 students enrolled in 7 performing ensembles. The choirs are the Tenor-Bass, Treble, Advanced Treble, Chorale Men, Chorale Women, Concert Chorale and the Small Vocal Ensemble. Enrollment in the Tenor-Bass and the Treble Choirs is open to all students. Admission to the advanced ensembles is determined by audition. The Concert Season includes 4 major concerts, a "Pop Show," a musical theater production, bi-annual out of state trips and opportunities to compete for TMEA/UIL regional and state honors.

Clark Student Ambassadors (CSA’s)--Heather Garcia
Students work on a daily basis in connection class, mentoring freshmen. This group of students is also responsible for organizing Fish Camp for incoming freshmen in the summer. Students meet during late start to plan and four days a week during the freshmen connection class. You must be at least a sophomore to apply.

CLART (Art Club)--William Peavy
clart (the Clark art club) meets tri-weekly, after school in room A004. The philosophy of clart (sic) is to extend and expand learning about the fine and cultural arts beyond the classroom through direct involvement with the San Antonio arts community. Through clart,students will engage, explore, experiment, and serve. Mark Peavy sponsors clart.

Class of 2013--Kimberly Dilland Jimmy Gonzales
Class of 2014--Amy Wise
Class of 2015--Don Rios
Class of 2016--Kimberly Dill and Jimmy Gonzales

Computer Science Club--Randle Moore
Meetings in room C226 on Tuesdays from 4:10-5:00

Cougarettes--Visit the Cougarette Webpage
Cheer Sponsor: Sarita Shanley
Top Cat Sponsor: Sarah Visel
Aristocat Sponsor: Kimberly Cook
Pep Squad Sponsor: Analisa Vitola

CrossRisers – Kathleen Henckel
 Founded, organized, and run wholly by students who study the Bible, learn more about Jesus Christ, Christianity, and how this knowledge can change life for the better. They meet every Tuesday after school from 4:15 to 5:00 in Room A238. Everyone welcome!

DECA II (Coop)--Mary Cavanaugh
DECA II is a co-curricular organization that is taught along with Marketing Education. This organization helps to develops leadership skills; successful business careers, and serves the community as well. Students enrolled in the Marketing Coop program are eligible to become members.

Drama Club--Francisco Licon
The Drama/Thespian Club is open to all students at Clark High. It is an organization that promotes, and supports the growth of students interested in Theatre. We have a group of officers that are elected by the members each year. During the school year, the club organizes meetings (usually 1st Wed. of every month), and events for the membership. The members are encouraged to participate in production duties, such as publicity, ushering, clean up or strike, etc., for the Theatre productions.

FHF (Friends Having Fun)--Karen Pumphrey
FHF is an organization that was created to establish friendships between students with special needs and their non-disabled peers.  Our goal is to help facilitate appropriate social situations for all students while promoting  awareness of various disabilities.

Film Appreciation Club--Christian Stafford

French Club--Judine Taylor
The objective of the French club is to give students who are interested in the French Language and in the cultures of the French-speaking world an opportunity to meet with other like-minded students. The officers and the sponsor organize activities such as French Movie Night, trips to any operas which are related to French culture, gatherings to make French dishes, and trips to local museums.

French Honor Society--Judine Taylor

FUEL Club--James Hare and Mark Pedroza
The objective of the FUEL Club is to provide a student led bible study that allows Christians and Non-Christians the opportunity for fellowship and to explore biblical truths. Meetings are on Fridays at 8 a.m. in room C217.

German Club/German NHS--Marion Torres
German Club is open to all students at Clark. We meet once a month after school from 4:15 - 5:15. Dates will be announced through flyers. We celebrate German Heritage, explore German culture and teach survival German to Non-Native speakers. All Club activities are lead by German Club officers and the Club sponsor. To join - simply fill out an application available in A107 from Mrs. Torres.

Interact (Community Service)--Marjorie Sensiba
Interact is a community service club. It is the high school brainchild of Rotary International, one of the largest community service organizations in the world. Interact's mission is to create opportunities that facilitate truth, fairness, goodwill, and friendship within the community. The Tom C. Clark chapter of Interact works closely with Oak Hills Rotary to provide aid to the San Antonio community like the Ronald McDonald House, St. Francis Mobile Loaves and Fishes, food drives for the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society and more. The club usually meets the third Wednesday or Thursday afternoon of every month in room A016. Refreshments are provided.  Membership is $10.00. In order to be considered an active member, students will acquire a minimum of 14 hours per semester. Interact t-shirts need to be worn to any activity outside of Clark and the shirts are $10.00. The applications for Interact are in A016. Members are required to get a parent signature for the application/permission/ medical release.

JROTC (AirForce)--Donald Shackleford

Junior Classical League/Latin Club--William Lee
Membership in JCL / Latin Club is open to all students enrolled in Latin or students who are interested in the study of Greco-Roman civilizations. There’s a membership fee, which covers the dues for the State and National organizations (for more information please see for the State organization and for the National organization). The Latin Club plans fun, monthly socials (e.g. pool parties, scary movie marathon, LaserQuest, etc) for its members to build camaraderie. In addition, members have the opportunity to participate in various academic, creative, graphic, and athletic competitions at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The most intense and rewarding of these competitions is Certamen, which is similar to Latin Jeopardy and encompasses mythology, Roman history, and Latin language skills. Clark’s Latin Club has earned numerous awards at the local, state, and national levels. At the end of the year, the Latin Club hosts an Awards Banquet to honor all the achievements and accolades earned by its members.

LULAC Youth Council #1098--Lisa Smalls, Kathy Guzmanand
Cristina Johnson

Math Club --Amanda Thoms

National Forensic League, Speech Team--Cassandra Zuniga
Speech and debate activities can earn students scholarships for higher education. Many colleges and universities have competitive speech teams that compete nationally. Students who are involved in competitive speech and debate activities have a better chance of getting into prestigious colleges and universities. Additionally, you can earn your speech requirement for graduation through the speech and debate courses. Debaters and interpreters make better students, and learning can be fun!

National Honor Society—Debbi.Sochia and Bill Cool
The purpose of Clark NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Tom C. Clark High School. Members must maintain a cumulative average of 90.00 or better, perform monthly community service, perform tutoring in the HUB and attend a monthly meeting. Juniors meeting the academic requirement will be notified before Thanksgiving and may then complete a selection brief to be considered for selection as a prospective member.

National Latin Honor Society--William Lee
Members of Latin Club who have maintained at least a 90 average for each of the first five grading cycles during the school year are eligible to be inducted into the NLHS. The induction ceremony is held in conjunction with the Latin Club Awards Banquet.

Orchestra--Teresa Nguyen

Quiz Bowl--Roxanne Brown
Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture.

R/C Car Club—Mark Reynolds
Meets Wednesday from 4:05-5:05 p.m. in Room E104

Role Play Club (R.P.C.)--Lauren Shaw
A game playing community open to all Clark students. Members play RP card, computer, and video games (such as Munchkin, Pokémon, Mario Kart, etc). Members also create their own original universes and game systems to engage in original role playing. Members meet every Thursday in A203 from 4:05-5:30

Rubrics Cube Club - Jim Dart
A club devoted to learning or improving ones ability to solve the Rubik's Cube.  Meets every Wednesday at 7:45 in Room C-112.

Science Fair Club--Debbi Sochia

Science Bowl--Shannon Sahabi
This is a quiz-bowl (Jeopardy-like) competition in February that asks science questions from all branches of science and math. The commitment is limited (December through February) and if we win the regional competition, we can go on to Washington D.C., all expenses paid. Requirements: enrollment in a Science course and solid knowledge of Math or Science.

SK8 Club--Marjorie Sensiba
Meetings on Monday at 4:15 in room A016. While skateboarding is not allowed on campus, the SK8 Club promotes skateboarding in our school and community and gives students who skate credibility to those who don't skate. Skateboards can be stored in A016. Club members meet every Monday after school in A016 and use UUMC's indoor skate park until 6:30. In order to encourage good grades and attendance, UUMC and Clark administrators allow students to attend a private skate session each six weeks for a Monday Lunch skate time. Parent permission is required. T-shirts are $10.

Spanish Club--Amy Wise

Spanish Honor Society--Maria Brandenburg
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953, the name was changed in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies. At Clark, students are engaged in activities that involve the students in leadership activities, public service to the Clark and surrounding community

Student Council--Lauren Bartell and Natalia Caballos

Texas Association of Future Educators--Anna Bryan

The Think Tank—Susan Ruiz

UIL Academics—Cassandra Zuniga

VICA-Metals--Mark Halloran
The name of our Metal Trades Club is Skills USA chapter number 1995. In this club our student has an opportunity to compete in hands on welding and fabricating contest, and group projects. Where we as a group plan and design a particular project and construct It . The student is required to document all work each has completed in the construction process and finalize this documentation in a large organized notebook. We have our District meet in February and our State meet in March. This leadership club that enables the student to practice skills they have been taught in shop and intern gives them a chance to match their skills with other schools across the state of Texas. We teach team work, pride in work completed, and the dignity in a job well done. With the welding and fabricating skills our students gain they are able to use in the workforce where many find employment or further their education through post secondary technical schools.

Video Gamerz Club--Phillip Gutierrez
The video game club is a social after school network of students that play collectable cards, role playing and/or video games. We meet Fridays from 4:15 till 6 pm in room A008.

Yearbook/Newspaper/Clark Connection--Michelle Elizondo