High School Beta Club

High School Beta Club

Co-Sponsors Jamie Nash-Mayberry & Beth Marks

Ongoing Shawnee Beta Club Activities:

babysitting- Parent teacher conferences and other nights that they are needed.

Shawnee Veterans Wall Memorial- when needed, past examples include sewing quilt blocks for a quilt raffle, walking cemeteries to gather Vets names, making phone calls for donations, etc.

Can Drive-November just before Thanksgiving, Betas bring in cans, help sort and count them, and deliver them to the food pantry.

Giving Tree- Beta Club accepts donations year-round for this program.  Last December Betas made ornaments for the tree, and the community took the ornaments & purchased gifts for our students who are in need.  23 families received food baskets, and 76 gifts were distributed.  Each year we find we have more students who are in need at Christmas.

Homecoming- January Beta Club is responsible for the coronation ceremony and dance afterward.  This is usually a week-long event that requires much work by the betas in order to ensure the stage is decorated in time.

Letters for Honor Flight- Betas write letters to Veterans from southern IL that will be going on the Honor Flight 

On Convention Years- In late Feb/Early March Betas attend a 2 day convention, participate in academic competitions, interact with other Betas, elect new state officers, and more.

Making snack bags for Jr High PARCC tests- March

Donate Toys to Barnes Children's Hospital- usually end of March/April

Stuffing Easter Eggs for local hunt- March/April

Assisting Gifted Instructor- March/April

Grand Tower Cleanup- Spring. Sometimes Fall opportunities. 

Teacher Appreciation Week- May Members make food for a luncheon, write thank you letters, and also help distribute gifts to teachers.

The National Beta Club Mission Statement

To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.


Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement


Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful


Developing the leaders of tomorrow


Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

In order to be in Beta Club, Shawnee High School Students must meet certain requirements. Attached here are the by-laws.