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Academic Team








ACADEMIC TEAM

The Elgin Academic Team is a trivia team that competes against other high schools in the Wichita Academic Conference and the OSSAA.  The season begins in early September and ends with the OSSAA tournaments. Membership is open to all interested students grades 9-12. The team is coached by Tom Morton. Members may sign up or be recruited at the beginning of the school year.
Contact Information: Tom Morton at tmorton@elginps.net






Art Club
ART CLUB
 
The Art club was organized to allow students to spend time with other students who have an interest in the Visual Arts.  The club meets twice a month. Morning meetings are used to go over fund raisers and announcements.  A hands on art project led by Art Club Officers is done during the afternoon meetings.
 
Activities include:
Museum Trips
Art Show & Art Gallery Openings
Empty Bowls Dinner, a fundraiser to combat hunger both in our community and abroad
Community Service Trips to Feed the Children, OKC and the Lawton Food Bank to work and donate the money raised at the Empty Bowls Dinner.
Participate in Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest and Chalk Art Contest
Got Art? Fundraiser art classes for children that are held several times during the year.
Valentine Hugs and Kisses Fund Raiser
Spring break trip to Dallas/Fort Worth to see the Art Museums
Participate monthly in a drawing studio held by Oklahoma City University
The Chalk Art Festival held the first Thursday of April  every year at the University of Science and Arts, Chickasha
Art club t-shirt design
Youth Art Month activities in March: Student art in the hall, student art at Elgin businesses
Preparations for the spring EHS Art Show
Teen Party sponsored by the OKC Museum of Art (Friday Night in May}
Festival of the Arts, OKC
Arts for All, Lawton
Eligibility:
Open to all students. Students do not have to be in an art class.  Students become members by signing up in the fall with Mrs. Crittendon.  Dues are $5.00 per year. Meets: Room 29 - 2nd Friday, before school, 8:00 am – 8:15 am and 4th Friday, after school, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Time Commitment: 1 -2 hours per month, August - May.
 Contact Information: Ruth Crittendon at rcrittendon@elginps.net




FCA
FCA

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.  FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in the world.  FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.  Even though this group was originally set up for athletes, we encourage all students to be a part of our group.  Meetings are at 8 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in the high school library.  Major events we host: See You at the Pole (September), FCA Game Day (November), Community Service Projects/and or Fundraisers (wildlife relief, local food drives, etc..), &/or assemblies.  
Contact Information: Jon Hughes at jhughes@elginps.net



FCCLA
FCCLA 

FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national career and technical student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. The members of FCCLA assume their roles in society in areas of personal growth, family life, school activities, chapter projects, vocational preparation, and community involvement. This student-led organization works with members and advisers to determine the program that meets the needs of their own school and community. Officers and members will choose volunteer opportunities and projects for the Club. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in competitive events at the district, regional, state, and national levels.  Higher education schools and employers recognize the value in club competition and participation. Members are encouraged to participate in every project that the club offers in order to earn points toward a pin, bar, or stole for graduation. Contact Information: Peggy Biegler at pbiegler@elginps.net.




 

Elgin FFA

 

FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.

Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.

FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.

Today, the National FFA Organization has over 670,000 FFA members in over 8,600 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rice and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Oklahoma FFA members are in grade 8-12 and college.

 

The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization. The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. The heart of the National FFA Organization is at the local chapter level.

 

The Elgin FFA chapter has over 120 members and has been recognized as a Three-Star Gold Emblem chapter for over 40 years. In 2017, Elgin FFA was named a Top Chapter in the state of Oklahoma and was recognized as National Three-Star Chapter by the National FFA Organization.

FFA Mission:

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 

To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourages excellence in scholarship.

 

In Elgin FFA, students are able to participate in a variety of activities, including:

 


· Show Livestock

· Public Speaking

· Career Development Competitions

· Leadership Development Competitions

· Ag Mechanics

· Leadership conferences & camps

· Scholarship opportunities

· Monthly chapter meetings

· Community service opportunities

· Make new friends across Oklahoma


Anyone interested in joining Elgin FFA must be enrolled in an agricultural education class and pay dues, which are $15 for the 2018-2019 year.


Contact Information: Mr. Marty Jones at 
mjones@elginps.net , Ms. Amber Cox at acox@elginps.net, or Mr. Kiel Rowan at krowan@elginps.net.

Elgin Ag Building Office Number: 580-492-3660

 






key club
KEY CLUB

Key Club is the high school organization sponsored by the Kiwanis International. Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Meetings are held Fridays at 7:50 am in high school library.  Contact Information: Malia Thompson at Mthompson@elgingps.net

 









Multicultral Club

MULTICULTURAL CLUB

Part of a World Class Face to Face education is preparing to compete in a diverse global marketplace.  The Multicultural Club provides opportunities for students to develop and showcase their organizational, team building, and leadership skills while learning from and teaching others about the diversity that is our world.  Whether it be community service, cultural and/or educational experiences, the Multicultural Club is a place where students can learn about and interact with different cultures and organizations.  The skills and experiences that students develop while in the club will enhance their skill sets so that they can be more successful as they leave the school and go into their various fields and disciplines. The Multicultural Club meets every Friday at during A lunch in room 9 and during B lunch in room 13. 
Contact Information: Bill Freeman at bfreeman@elginps.net





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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

History

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NHS in 1921. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country’s leading educational groups.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

NHS Adviser can be reached at aramos@elginps.net.









Native American Club
NATIVE AMERICAN CLUB

The Elgin Native American Club is an organization designed to recognize and promote participation in Native American culture.  The NAC has open membership to High School (9-12) and Middle School (5-8) students, but encourages participation within all grade levels.  Students are involved throughout the year in school-related activities (Homecoming, Grand Citizens Day, Native American Heritage Month, and Graduation), as well as various community activities (pow-wows, hand-games).  Student dues and fundraiser proceeds are used for club functions, as well as giving to families in community during times of loss (flowers, food baskets).  The Elgin NAC keeps open relationships/participation with surrounding schools’ Native American Clubs.  
Contact Information: Cheryl Bearbow-Dezell at cdezell@elginps.net



Stuco
STUDENT COUNCIL

EHS Student Council is an elected group of students who serve as a form of student leadership, providing members with opportunities to promote school morale and school/community service.  Students are involved with planning and executing various activities, including Freshmen Orientation, Blood Drives, Homecoming Parade, Dances, Philanthropy Weeks, and much more.  During these projects, students are encouraged to recognize important aspects of project planning and challenged to work together with teammates to ensure successful completion of each Student Council endeavor.  StuCo meets each Wednesday in the Library at 11:11am.  Advisors are Crystal Cunningham and Jack Freeman.
Contact Information:  Crystal Cunningham at ccunningham@elginps.net or Jack Freeman at jfreeman@elginps.net

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Band Council - The Band Council is a group of students who are chosen (by election) to be band representatives and leaders.The group serves as a catalyst for the strong spirit that comes with being a member of the Elgin High School Bands. These members are service oriented and will have many varying duties throughout the year. There are 7 members of the council with distinctions such as president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, historian, student council representative and the band director representative. These members will meet with the director at regular intervals throughout the school year and discuss/organize several fundraisers and support activities for the members of The Pride of Elgin Bands.








TSA
TSA

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology. TSA was chartered in 1978 and since then over 2,000,000 students have participated in its program.  Members learn through challenging competitions, leadership activities and community service. Information is available at www.tsaweb.org.
Contact Information: John Magness at jmagness@elginps.net

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VEX Robotics inspires students to become the problem solving heroes of tomorrow. VEX EDR offers students a rich and exciting platform to immerse themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the fun of building robots. Educators can bring VEX EDR into the classroom with our custom curriculum or use it as a teaching tool through after-school robotics clubs.

  • Highly versatile construction system allows students to build whatever they can imagine
  • Rapidly expanding product line creates new possibilities and ample opportunities 
    for growth
  • System is accessible to multiple ages and experience levels, catering to both beginners 
    and experts and ranging from Middle School to College