Clubs & Organizations 2017-2018

Academic Decathlon:    Nat Player, Annette Cobb
Academic Decathlon is a 10-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Students of all academic backgrounds are welcome, as the competition team consists of 9 students; 3 "A" or Honor students, 3 "B" of or Scholastic students, and 3 "C" or Varsity students. We will meet throughout the fall to learn as much as we can about subjects like science, literature, social studies, art, music and economics, including how they are related to the theme for this year - World War II. Drop by to see Mr. Player in A217 for details.

Athletics:    Steven McGhee
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Band:    Kevin Russell

Bowling:    Janie Cardenas
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
Brave New Voices is a creative writing club where students meet in A238 the third Thursday of each month after school  from 4:15 to 5:00 to read their favorite poets', songwriters', and other professional writers' work, their own original writing, song lyrics, poetry, prose, etc., read and listen to other students' creative work, share refreshments, and meet new people with similar interests. They also help Mrs. Henckel and Mrs. Lemons plan and execute the open mics and Writers' Teas that take place at local Barnes & Noble Booksellers and on campus. Everyone interested is welcome!

Chess Club:    David Lopez
The Chess Club is for both recreational and competitive chess. The club meets on Thursday’s for fun play. We also compete in monthly competitions with other high schools for medals and trophies. The club meets on Thursday mornings in room C118 at 8:15 am.

Choir:    Megan Eyden
The Vocal Music Department at Clark High School is made up of over 200 students enrolled in 7 performing ensembles. The choirs are the Beginning and VarsityTenor-Bass choirs; Beginning, Advanced and Varsity Treble choirs, Concert Chorale, and an a capella Vocal Ensemble that meets before school. 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 to NYC and Disney in Orlando, and opportunities to compete for TMEA/UIL regional and state honors. We also host a Karaoke Friday each 6 weeks, open to all students on campus!

Clark Cubic Club:    Jim Dart
Students will be taught the seven-step process for solving the world famous Rubiks Cube.  This is a challenging and fun activity that is guaranteed to make you sharper and increase your self-confidence. We meet every Friday from 4:05p - 5:00p in room C112.

Clark Student Ambassadors (CSA’s):    D’Layne Kelly
This program is available for 10th-12th graders. The CSA works with a Connections teacher to mentor new freshmen. The CSA is in charge of facilitating the class by following the prescribed curriculum while helping freshmen transition successfully into high school. Connections classes meet Monday through Thursday for the first 20 minutes of lunch. CSAs will also help with Cougar Camp in August before school starts. To be a CSA, you must be passing all classes, have good attendance, and be a good role model.

CLART (Art Club):    Leslie Matiacio
CLART (Clark Art Club) is a place for practicing artists to hone their skills, develop techniques, collaborate with other artists, and create bonds with the greater community through the arts. Art club is open to all students with an interest in art. Meeting times and place TBA. 

Class of 2018:    Mary Blount
Class of 2019:    Tanis Lemons, Candice Jasmer
Class of 2020:    David Moreno, Suzanna Day, Amanda Forrest

Color Guard:    Kevin Russell
No previous knowledge or training is required to join.

Cheer Sponsor:    Nadia Lopez
Top Cat Sponsor:    Lauren Smith
Aristocat Sponsor:    Lauren Smith
Pep Squad Sponsor:    Analisa Vitola
Aristocat Director:    Natalie Quichocho

Current Events Club:    Ryan Betts
Current Events Club wants to make a respectful and constructive environment for students to voice their opinions about current events/issues with feedback and rebuttal from their peers. We hope to expose the youth to important current events and we want to encourage students to form educated opinions of their own. During our meetings we will discuss current events going on around the world! To join just fill out an application that can be found in front of Mr. Betts’ room (A224). We meet every other Monday after school at 4:10 in room A224.

Earth Club:    Jill McGowin, Annette Cobb
The purpose of Earth Club is to educate members about living green, eco-friendly lifestyles, and to build a community of environmentally aware people who work to make Clark HS a greener institution.  Anyone can join as long as he or she has an open mind and a willing heart to make Clark a more environmentally sound campus.  Members must also adopt green lifestyles so that they may educate others about the responsibility humans have for taking care of the environment.  Earth Club will organize numerous projects such as fund-raisers to fulfill club goals, campus maintenance and community clean-up. We meet the third Wednesday of the month in A 207.

Entrepreneurial Connections:    Christina Morrow
Entrepreneurial Connections sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners-San Antonio Foundation (NAWBO-SA Foundation) is a wonderful opportunity for some of Tom C. Clark High School's young ladies to to network with professional women, learn how to develop a business plan, earn scholarship money, and develop great friendships. While this primarily is for Senior & Junior students we will be accepting Sophomores as well. Students are also required to complete six hours of Community Service

Fellowship of Christian Athletes:    Rihana Houy
FCA is a student-led ministry which focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student-athletes, coaches, and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for Christ. Students and student-athletes are invited to attend to help promote God's word through huddles, ministry, and prayer. FCA meetings will occur every non-late start Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in portable 27.

For The Kids (FTK)
FTK (For The Kids) is a student-run nonprofit organization at Clark High School that wants to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer. We believe in dreaming big and providing an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and children who are battling cancer. FTK does not stop at the high school level, it is as well a National organization that is at UTSA which is the largest student-run nonprofit organization in San Antonio. We host events year round that build up to UTSA’s annual Dance Marathon in April. The Dance Marathon is where we celebrate our efforts and show the kids that we will stand with them to fight pediatric cancer. To join just fill out an application that can be found in front of Mrs. Day’s room (A111). Meetings will be every 2nd Thursday of the month before school at 8:15 to 8:40.

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. 
Stop by room A028 for more information and club announcements / Special Olympic volunteer opportunities.

French Club/French NHS:    Charlene Rowe
French Club is open to all students at Clark. We meet once a month after school from 4:15 - 5:15 to explore French culture and language. All Club activities are lead by French Club officers and the Club sponsor.

Future Music Educator's Association:    Megan Eyden, Justin Murphy
FMEA is a club for students who are interested in pursuing music education or other music related majors in college. The club will meet 4 times per year to organize and carry out service to different groups throughout the year. Activities will include attendance at the TMEA convention each February.

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 C202 from Mrs. Torres.

Health Occupations Students of America:    Debbi Sochia
We are excited to begin Tom. C. Clark's first ever HOSA organization! HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America and is an organization that does not stop at the school level. HOSA is a national organization, founded in 1976. To obtain membership, students must obtain an application from Ms.Sochia's room (Rm A015), and turn in the application with a $35 membership fee to Rm. A015. We will begin taking applications during the Kick Off Meeting! Get excited for the upcoming year.

Ignite meets the second Wednesday of every month in either A238, A204, or A213 to celebrate our love for both God and each other. The purpose of this club is to meet people with similar beliefs, and rejoice in God's glory which we will do through bible study, watching sermons, sharing our thoughts about God, and watching faith-based movies! We welcome everybody and want everyone to feel comfortable, so come on by and rejoice in God's love while conversing with your fellow peers and eating delicious food! Meetings will be at 4:10 and will last until 4:50. 

Interact (Community Service):    Marjorie Sensiba
Interact is a community service organization with a mission to create opportunities that facilitate truth, fairness, goodwill, and friendship within the community. It is the high school brainchild of Rotary International, one of the largest community service organizations in the world with 1.2 Million members worldwide. Interact itself has a global membership of over 250,00 youth and more than 11,00 clubs worldwide. The Tom C. Clark chapter of Interact works closely with Oak Hills Rotary to provide aid to the Ronald McDonald House, St. Francis Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society, The Animal Defense League, Adante Senior Center, Carnahan Elementary's Blessings in a Backpack, and countless more. The club usually meets the second week of the month on Wednesday after school with a makeup meeting the following Thursday morning in room A038. Refreshments are provided. Membership is $10.00. In order to be considered an active member, students have to acquire a minimum of 14 hours per semester. Interact t-shirts need to be worn to any activity outside of Clark, and are strongly encouraged to be worn on the day of the meeting each month, shirts are $10.00. The applications for Interact are in A038 or on the Interact board outside of A016. Members are required to get a parent signature for the application/permission/medical release.

JROTC (AirForce):    Gerard Couvillion

Junior Classical League/Latin Club:    William Lee, David Mustol
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.

Key Club:    Tanis Lemons
Key Club is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership skills through helping others. Not only do members earn volunteer hours by helping children and our community we also help children in third world countries as welll. It is the oldest and largest high school service organization spread along the U.S and 35 other countries. Key Club’s mission is to change the world a child and a community at a time, it is meant to help build greater character for each member and to provide them with life touching experiences. The organization is closely associated with other organizations like Haven for Hope, Make-A-Wish, Child Safe, and events with K-Sat 12, etc. We are part of the Kiwanis International family of service leadership program. Meetings are held in A240 on the first Tuesday of every month.

LULAC Youth Council #1098:    Kathy Guzman, Lisa Smalls
League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest civil rights advocacy group in the U.S. LULAC Youth Council #1089  is a youth organization with an emphasis on education, community service, and developing leadership skills. The organization also provides awareness of scholarship opportunities. Youth Council membership is open to all Clark students. For more information please contact Kathy Guzman in room C205.

National Honor Society:    Kathryn Gervais, Melissa Wueste
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. Clark NHS Website

National Latin Honor Society:    William Lee, David Mustol
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.

National Speech and Debate Association:    Molly Sharp
Speech Team
The National Speech and Debate Association is the national honor society for speech and debate. We work to spark transformation in the lives of students, to help them become effective communicators, critical thinkers and engaged ethical members of our democratic society. Students are invited to experience the exciting global debate format! Tom C. Clark High School students participate in Interscholastic Competition and Non-Competitive Speaking / Service Activities. Members of the National Speech and Debate Association pledge to uphold the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership and service in the pursuit of excellence. Practices are held across campus at various times throughout the school year.

Orchestra:    Teresa Nguyen

Red Cross Organization:    Johanne Ferdinand
The Red Cross Organization of Clark is dedicated to raising funds for any natural or manmade disaster in the United States and the betterment of the community through service and volunteering.


Science Fair Club:    Debbi Sochia
The Science Fair Club is open to all students who have participated or would like to participate in Science Fair.  We will meet on Tuesday mornings in A015 to discuss project ideas and prepare for competition.  Projects need to be ready to compete starting in February.  Students from Clark HS have won at the Regional Level, the State Level (sponsored by Exxon Mobil) and the International Level.  If you are interested, we'd love to have you come by!

Science NHS:    Yvonne Yzaguirre, Rene Gonzales
To encourage participation and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, and to encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge.  Members for must be juniors or seniors, have a 3.0 overall GPA, hold a 4.0 GPA in all science courses, have one honors science course prior to 11th grade and must be enrolled in a second honors course prior to or during 12th grade.  Students will participate in community service, help with science fairs, and visit with professionals in the scientific community.  Meetings will be held once a month.

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 (November 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.

SkillsUSA and Cougar County Welding Club:    Mark Halloran
Clark High School now has two Metal Trade Clubs; one is Skills USA chapter 1995 and the other is Cougar Country Welding Club under BexarCounty 4-H . In these clubs our student has an opportunity to compete in hands on welding and fabricating contest, and group projects. This is where as a group they 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. They will compete in District and State Skills USA contest and will also compete in the San Angelo Ag Mechanics and the San Antonio Ag Mechanics show.  

SK8 Club:    Majorie Sensiba
Sk8 Club meets at UUMC North Campus Gym every Sunday 4-6 pm and Monday 4:30-6 unless there is a holiday. 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 A038. In order to encourage good grades and attendance, UUMC and Clark administrators allow students to attend a private skate session each semester for a Monday Lunch skate time. Parent permission is required. T-shirts are $10. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 8:20am.

Spanish Club:    Natalia Caballos
Spanish Club: Come and join us in our fun intercultural club, where we will be doing different activities from games, to volunteering in the community, learn how to dance tango or samba, and tasting delicious food from various Spanish speaking countries. It is not necessary to know how to speak Spanish, just a desire to have fun! Come and join the fiesta. Meets every other Wednesday after school (4:15pm) in A105.

Spanish Honor Society:    Salvatore Reginaldo
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:    Joseph DeMario
Clark Student Council is a State Recognized, Award Winning Institution that helps students learn leadership skills and build a strong work ethic through charitable works and leadership training in our school and community. Top members and officers are invited to join us on our field trips for projects and leadership training, including our state convention in Arlington, Texas in April. Join us! Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month after school in the cafeteria. 

UIL Academics:     
The University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. Clark HS takes great pride in participating in UIL.  The UIL was created by The University of Texas at Austin in 1910 and has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world.  The UIL offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competition in the nation, with 23 high school events. These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to encourage students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.  Clark HS participates in Accounting, Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues and Events, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, Spelling and Vocabulary, Theatre and Speech and Debate.  Practices are held across campus at various times throughout the school year.

World Club:    Lauren Bartell
Our goal is to open members to cultures from around the world. Each meeting we will learn about a different culture which may include guest speakers, international foods, dances, or games. We meet every other Tuesday after school in A225.

Yearbook/Newspaper:    Michelle Elizondo