Clubs and Organizations
4-H is a club that allows students to participate in events at parish, regional, state, and national levels that include service, agriculture, citizenship, outdoors, healthy living, teamwork, and science & technology. At the high school level, students can join a community-wide club called Junior Leaders. We meet once a month after school and we host Achievement Day on campus in the spring.
Allied Health is an organization for students interested in the medical field. Students complete service projects such as Special Olympics, LOPA, and Relay for Life each year along with volunteering and job shadowing their junior and senior years. Wearing scrubs every Tuesday and many pizza parties, special labs, and field trips each year make being in Allied Health an awesome experience. Applications are completed by 9th and 10th graders during the scheduling process, and acceptance into the program is based on grades, attendance, discipline, and teacher recommendations. Juniors and Seniors cannot apply, because you must be a member for at least two years before graduation to receive the red cord. Anyone who enjoys giving back to the community and wants to pursue medicine would enjoy Allied Health.
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The National Beta Club's purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among elementary and secondary school students." Join Beta if you love to serve your community and attend the largest state convention in the country!
The Choir program at DTHS is designed to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities for all students. Students will learn the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history and apply through performance.
The Color Guard interprets music being played via the synchronized spinning of flags, mock rifles, other equipment, and through dance. The Dutchtown Color Guard performs with the marching band in the fall at football games, marching festivals, and the Christmas parade. The Winter Guard (separate audition) competes regionally during winter months.
DECA is an academic, professional association of high school and college students with an interest in careers within the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality/tourism, culinary arts, fashion merchandising, retailing, and business management.
dungeons and dragons
We meet on Thursday afternoons in the library. New players are welcome regardless of experience level. If interested, stop by the library Thursday after school. If you are interested in becoming a DM, see Mrs. Desormeaux in room 225.
Dutchtown Sound (Band)
The "Dutchtown Sound" encompasses the marching band, 3 concert bands, percussion ensembles, and a jazz ensemble. The "Dutchtown Sound" has established themselves as a premier high school band on the local, regional, state, and national stage. The band students develop a greater understanding and appreciation of music while performing at football games, parades, pep rallies, festivals, and numerous concerts.
An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Meet each Thursday at 7 am in Auxiliary Gym.
Family, Career, and Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career
preparation. FCCLA provides opportunities for leadership and community service in addition to active student participation at local, state, and national levels.
FFA is an organization for students enrolled in Agriscience or one of Ag's specialized courses (Electrical, Carpentry, Power Equipment, Horticulture)
We meet on Friday afternoons and play some light games like Catan, and Codenames, some larger social deduction games like Ultimate Werewolf as well as complex strategy games like Terraforming Mars and Scythe.
Gospel Choir is an after school club open to any student at DTHS. This ensemble will perform a variety of music drawn from traditional and contemporary gospel, anthems, hymns, and spirituals. Performance at the DTHS choral concerts as well as other performances may be added.
griffins fighting gender inequality (GFGI)
We are a club formed to promote gender equality. We typically meet once a month to discuss social and political issues. We also volunteer in the community to support programs such as the Domestic Violence Center.
The Griffin Girl Dance Team is a nationally competitive dance team that promotes school spirit and commits to serving others in the school and community. Griffin Girls promotes school spirit through the art of dance during school-related and community events.
Sideline cheerleading at Varsity/JV Football games, as well as all home Boys/Girls Basketball. 2017 LHSAA 5A Game Day Champs, and 10-year qualifier for the National High School Cheerleading Championship. Tryouts in March
Mentors are responsible for helping to guide the freshman through their first year in high school. They follow up with their mentees during the year, as well as help out at various school functions outside of school including fresh start, prep days, guide your griffs, & others.
MU ALPHA THETA
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society. We are dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.
NATIONAL ART SOCIETY
NAHS is a national program that inspires and recognizes students who have outstanding artistic ability.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NHS serves to recognize junior and senior students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character and to further develop these attributes/skills through continued school and community service.
NJROTC is a leadership class designed to give students a head start on self-disciplined, self-confidence and leadership skills to successfully meet life's challenges. Students who complete this curriculum have developed strong self-discipline, excellent character traits and the ability to lead and motivate others.
Students write and practice SLAM Poetry for competition. They will edit and provide feedback to each other and compete in Forward Arts Poetry Slam in April.
Quiz Bowl is like team Jeopardy! - except you don't get paid real money. We hang out, eat snacks, answer trivia questions, and travel the state flexing our mental and memory muscles!
Rho Kappa the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Applicants must have an unweighted overall 3.0 GPA and unweighted 3.5 GPA in their social studies classes. We encourage members to develop an interest and appreciation for social studies by offering opportunities to explore through field trips, guest speakers, debates, competitions, and service projects.
The science club will be revived this year with an emphasis on student leadership and student-chosen activities to increase awareness and engagement in all types of science from astronomy to zoology. All activities will occur during after school hours and on weekends. Stay tuned for the new and improved Dutchtown Science Club!
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to foster interest in the Hispanic culture and to provide an opportunity to speak Spanish in an informal setting and to learn more about the Hispanic world. All students with an interest in Spanish are welcome to join and participate in its activities.
SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB
The Speech and Debate Team is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 where students develop their public speaking, debating and acting abilities. There are seven speech categories to choose from. The debate program offers two types of debate, Lincoln Douglas or Public Forum. Students can compete on the novice, junior varsity and varsity level. The team also competes in student congress, where students write, propose and debate legislation. The team competes at high schools around the state and also at the national level annually! For more information about the Speech and Debate team, email Coach Ehrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the first speech and debate team meeting on September 18 right after school in room 113.
The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.
The Thespian Society is a group of students who excel in technical and performance aspects of the school's Theatre department. This group of "Thespians" is acknowledged at the school level, the state level and upon honor achievement, are inducted in the National level of the International Thespian Society.
Sideline cheerleading at Varsity/JV Football games, as well as all home Boys/Girls Basketball. 2017 LHSAA 5A Game Day Champs, and 10 year qualifier for the National High School Cheerleading Championship. Tryouts in March
The Dutchtown Yearbook Staff is an organization of student journalists responsible for documenting and photographing each academic year. They work together to organize and publish this information in the corresponding volume of the Griffin Legend, Dutchtown's yearbook. Log on to www.yearbookordercenter.com to purchase your yearbook. The school code is 2576.