School Clubs

Shawnee Mission East 2018-2019

 *Club information is posted daily on the school announcements.  Please watch for updates and/or changes to the information below.  If you have questions, please see the sponsor listed in their classroom.

Art Club
Sponsor: 
Adam Finkelston
Description:  No skill or experience necessary.  Use your powers for good and help
make the world a prettier place.  Everyone should come!
Meetings:  Room 204 at 2:45PM on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Biking Club
Sponsor: 
Alex Toepfer
Description:  Those interested in biking are welcome.
Meetings:  Room 210 at 2:45 every other Thursday

Bollywood Dance Club
Sponsor: 
Melanie Miller
Description:  Bollywood Dance Club is for anyone who is interested in learning to dance and engaging in cultural Indian activities.  You won't regret coming!
Meetings:  Room 523 at 2:45PM on Mondays

Braille Club
Sponsor: 
Jeri Hile
Description:  Increase awareness of braille and what it means to be visually impaired.  Learn about technologies for the visually impaired.  Explore skills that people with visual impairments just to get through daily life. 
Meetings:  Room

Categories Club
Sponsor
:  Nate Southwick
Description:   Categories is a team academic trivia competition.  The team competes with other Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley schools and matches are televised.  Everyone is welcome to try out, and players are chosen based on knowledge of academic trivia and speed of recall.
Meetings:  Room 405 at 2:45PM on Mondays

Chinese Club
Sponsor
: Hau-in Lau
Description:  Chinese club will discuss Chinese culture, food and more.  All students welcome.
Meetings: Room 201 at 2:45 on 1st Thursday of the month.

Christmas Carol Club
Sponsor
: Ken Foley
Description:  “Best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear” (Buddy the elf).
Meetings:  Room 211

Coalition
Sponsor: 
David Muhammad
Description: Coalition is a student led humanitarian group that focuses on awareness and fundraising for a variety of causes.  Feel free to GET INVOLVED!!!
Meetings: Room 309 at 2:45PM on Thursday.

Disc Golf
Sponsor: 
Andy Gibbs
Description: Disc Golf Club is a time to learn about Disc Golf and, most importantly, have fun.  Meet new people through the biggest growing sport in America! Associated with Dynamic Discs, we will have a prize at the end of the day for the best new player of the day and will have pros come in and teach lessons.  After a quick clinic, we will go and play nine holes at the Harmon Disc Golf course. Wrap it up with a gathering and high fives all around! Join Today!
Meetings:  Harmon Park Shelter at 3:00-4:30PM on Mondays

Discussion Club
Sponsor: 
Curtis White
Description:  Discussion Club meets to discuss events in history, as well as current political and social issues of the day.
Meetings:  Room 313 at 2:45PM on Wednesday

Family Career and Community Leaders of America Club (FCCLA)
Sponsor: 
Samantha Abel
Description:  FCCLA is a co-curricular organization that aims to help youth in public and private schools with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community.
Meetings:  Room 227 at 2:45 on Thursdays

Feminist Club
Sponsor:
  Steve Klein
Description:  Discussions are held regarding gender equality issues within the SME community.
Meetings:  Room 317 at 2:45PM on Wednesdays

Finer Things Club
Sponsor:
  Mercedes Rasmussen
Description:  The club is a fun social club where members discuss and enjoy the finer things in life such as, fine food, fine clothing, and fine etiquette. 
Meetings:  Room 500A at 2:45PM, 1st Friday of the month

FreeLancer – Literary Magazine
Sponsor:
 Amy Andersen
Description:  FreeLancer is Shawnee Mission East's literary magazine. Student editors solicit and select works of Lancers' writing and art from many genres. One issue of FreeLancer is created each year; issues are sold in the spring upon completion of the publication.
Meetings:  Room 522 at 2:45 on Thursday.

French Club
Sponsor:
  Gina Halksworth & Laure Losey
Description:  Join in with other students to explore the French culture.  Listen to speakers.  Food and fun!
Meetings:  Room 511 at 2:45PM on 2nd Monday of the month.

French Honor Society
Sponsor:
  Laure Losey
Description:  For Junior and Seniors only.  Must be accepted in FHS by Teacher.
Meetings:  Room 501 at 2:45PM on Mondays

Gaming Club:
Sponsor:
  Nate Southwick
Description:  In Game Club, we play all kinds of games including (but not limited to!) board, card, and video games. Everyone is welcome to come and play!  Bring your own games in or learn how to play some of the games in the collection.
Meetings:  Room 405 at 2:45PM on Fridays

Gay Straight Alliance
Sponsor: 
Melinda DiGirolamo
Description:  GSA is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Meetings:  Room 524 at 2:45PM on Thursday

Grateful Dead Club
Sponsor:
  Curtis White
Description:  All are welcome! The Grateful Dead Club was established to allow students to escape the stresses of school by meeting with friends to listen and discuss the lyrics from a culturally transformative band. 
Meetings:  Room 313 at 2:50PM on Monday

Happy Club
Sponsor:  
Ken Foley
Description:  Stop by the choir room and to help plan activities that brighten the day of students and staff.
Meetings:  Outside Aux Gym at 7:15AM every other Friday.

Hispanic Heritage Club
Sponser:
Sue Hallstrom
Description: Come plan fun events and fundraisers that highlight different Hispanic cultures, all welcome!
Meetings: Room 402 at 2:50PM on Tuesdays

International Club
Sponsor:
 Brenda Fishman
Description:  Listen and learn about cultures and places around the world.
Meetings: Library, 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Jewish Student Union
Sponsor:
  Brenda Fishman
Description:  This club will discuss timely topics of interest to the participants.
Meetings:  Room 307 at 2:45PM on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Knee Hockey Club
Sponsor:
  Jennifer Holder
Description:  Join others in playing knee hockey.
Meetings:  Room 512 – See sponsor for more details

Latin Club
Sponsor: 
Dr. Athanasia Worley
Description:  Latin students and friends interested in the ancient world.  SME Latin Club is part of the Junior Classical League at both state (KJCL) and national (NJCL) levels.
Activities: Lancer Day Parade, Ultimate Discus (KJCL), tee shirts, formal induction, ancient coins (KJCL: clean, ID, take home), Cena Romana, breakout room (KJCL), museum trips, Latin-Con (KJCL), and LatinFest. Leadership opportunities and academic awards available.
Meetings:  Room 505 at 2:45PM Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Check whiteboard/JCL chat group.

Model UN Club
Sponsor
:  Steve Klein
Description:  Discussions about current events.  There is also food and fun.
Meetings:  Room 317 at 2:45PM on Thursday.

National Honor Society
Sponsor
:  Melinda DiGirolamo
Description:  For Juniors and Seniors only.  Must be accepted in NHS by Teacher.
Meetings:  Room 524 at 2:45PM

New to East Community Club
Sponsor
:  Jennifer Holder
Description:  If you are new to SME, join us Thursday. 
Meetings:  Room 512 at 2:45PM on Thursday.

Pep Club
Sponsor:
  Jodie Schnakenberg
Description:  Pep Club supports all Lancer activities and is open to all students.  Pep Club organizes and stages major events such as Lancer Day and pep assemblies.  Officers and executive committee members are elected in the spring. 
Meetings:  Room 205 at 7:15AM Tuesdays.

Photography Club
Sponsor:
  Adam Finkelston
Description:  No skill or experience necessary, just an interest in photography.  All are welcome!
Meetings:  Room 204 at 2:50PM on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.

Recycling Environmental Science Club
Sponsor: 
Rusty DeBey
Description:  Students will help work on the pond/stream projects at SME using shovels, moving rocks, etc. to beautify the outside environmental lab area.
Meetings:  Room 301, listen to announcements for meetings times/dates.

Robotics Club
Sponsor:
Vinnie Miller and Brian Gay 
Description: No prior skills needed, just an interest in robotics!
Meetings: Room 105, listen to announcements for meetings times/dates

SHARE (Students Helping in Areas Related to Education)
Sponsor: 
Krissie Wiggins
Description: Largest student led community service organization in the country.  Students are encouraged to sign up for events and service projects.  SHARE events are held throughout the year and involve many organizations in the KC Metro area.
Meetings:  Sign up for events held during the year at the SHARE Sign Up in the Fall.  See Krissie Wiggins in Room 463.

Spanish Club
Sponsor: 
Kristina Lind
Description:  Join in with other students to explore the Spanish culture.  Food and fun!
Meetings:  Room 507 at 2:45PM on Wednesdays.

Student Council
Sponsor: 
Brenda Fishman/Hannah Pence
Description:  All students can join in with the STUCO projects that go on during the year. 
Meetings:  Room 307 and Room 412.

Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) Club
Sponsor:
  Bill Hiles
Description:  Activities include a book club, organizing celebrations, annual book fair and ways to promote the Library.
Meetings: Library at 2:45PM on the 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of the month.

Ukulele Club
Sponsor: 
Adam Keda
Description:  Learn to play the ukulele with new friends.
Meetings:  Room 212 at 2:45PM on Thursdays.

Youth in Government Club
Sponsor:
  Stephen Laird and Curtis White
Description:  Youth in Government is a mock legislative program that supports students in their learning about bill writing and how state legislatures operate in the United States. Participating students will have an opportunity to travel to the Topeka Capitol Building to take part in the annual Youth and Government Conference.
Meetings: Room 313 as scheduled by Iman Jaroudi, Youth Governor of Kansas 2017-18