Tippecanoe School Corporation

Student Clubs

Academic Spell Bowl

The Academic Spell Bowl team competes with other high schools in a written spelling competition. A word list is provided at the beginning of the season, and practices are held from August to November on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 in Ms. Aubuchon's room - EN101. Spell Bowl is an Indiana Association of School Principals activity sponsored by Purdue University.

Visit http://www.iasp.org/dsp/academic/spell/ for more information.

AV Club

AV CLUB

AV Club or Audio Visual Club works in the auditorium with the lights and sound for various productions and convocations. Fall Play and Spring Musical along with choir and band programs are our main events. Come join us and we will show you how things work and how we do different effects with color, gobos, and much more! See the President for more information.

Creative Writing Club

This is a club meant to share and improve upon writing hobbies and stories. In the club, stories and writings of all types can be shared in a club- wide folder. There will be events for holidays most likely, and prompts can be sent out to give a subject for fun writing!

Sponsor

Mr. Sig Kriebel

Culinary Club

CULINARY CLUB

Eligibility Requirements

The club is open to any McCutcheon High School student who has an interest in cooking


Time Commitment
2-4 hours per month

Meets
Wednesday during “A Club” Activity Periods.

Procedure For Joining
Contact the Culinary Club Sponsor, Mrs. Cole

Club Dues are $30.00


Description
Members of the McCutcheon High School Culinary Club will come together to blend our various skills, talents, and passions for food and cooking. We will try new recipes and explore other culinary related opportunities in our community.

Membership Limit
Unlimited.

Sponsor
Mrs. Laura Cole lmcole@tsc.k12.in.us

Drama Club

Drama Club

Eligibility Requirements

In order to join the club, a permission slip signed by parent/guardian and $50 dues money should be turned in by October 1. Club membership is sustained by staying active in club activities and performing arts opportunities at McCutcheon and in the Lafayette community. Club members who earn points become eligible for induction into the International Thespian Society, the honor society of Theatre.

Time Commitment

Students choose to be involved after school by participating in the fall play, spring musical, and other community opportunities or they can simply be involved in the club meetings on Wednesdays.


Meets

The club meets during activity period on the first Wednesday of the month. Drama is an “A” Club.


Procedure For Joining

All members pay a fee of $50. This money covers the cost of club awards, t-shirts, party/activity supplies, new scripts, and magazines students can checkout in EN 105. Club members can earn points and become eligible for induction into the International Thespian Society.

Description

Drama Club encourages participation in the dramatic and performing arts at McCutcheon High School. Making friends, developing performing arts skills, and having fun are essential to club participation. Drama at McCutcheon involves both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Theatre Arts and Advanced Theatre Arts are elective courses available for students to deepen their knowledge of Theatre in the classroom in a “hands on” environment. The Fall Play, Spring Musical, Holocaust Plays, workshops, and community performance opportunities give students a chance to participate in theatre after school hours.


Membership Limit

There is no limit, Drama Club is open to anyone who wants to join.


Sponsor

Lori Caldwell-Hopkins, lcaldwell-hopkins@tsc.k12.in.us

Fashion Club

FASHION CLUB

Fashion Club is an organization that started due to an interest in presenting a Fashion Show to model the student creations and local merchant's goods. Many of the students have taken the Textiles and Fashion classes I and II. They have gone on Field trips to explore areas of fashion and merchandising. We meet once a month to discuss Fashion and Trends. We also create several Fashion Shows throughout the years. This club is open to all students male and female. It is a great organization to get to know others and share common interests.

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America

Eligibility Requirements

Any McCutcheon student interested in Business can join.

Time Commitment

As activities require.

Meets

During Activity Period and 7:10 on Wednesdays as announced.

Procedure for Joining

Contact ??? in BU 211.

Description

Members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s should be interested in business as future career goal. FBLA’s main activity is to attend the state conference in mid-March. Fundraising activities are planned to assist students to pay for their costs of attending. Community service activities are also planned in order to give back to our community. Speakers and field trips are planned when and if members express an interest in a particular aspect of business.

Membership

Unlimited

Sponsor


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a group of students dedicated to helping one another evolve and grow in their Christian life. We teach each other about God's word and find ways to help relationships between students here at McCutcheon High School. In FCA we take several trips every year. The trips have included a Purdue Football game, a Colts game, and we have gathering to eat and fellowship many times during the year.

FFA

FFA

Today there are 506,199 FFA members in 7,429 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. With members from coast to coast, FFA is the largest student organization in the United States. Agriculture is the nations largest employer with more than 22 million people working in some phase. FFA helps prepare members for more than 300 careers in the science, business, and technology fields of agriculture. FFA offers many opportunities to meet new people, improve leadership, learn new things, and have fun!

The McCutcheon FFA is involved in many activities involving our community and participates in many career development events. We are proud to say that we are a well known chapter in the state of Indiana and we are the largest club in McCutcheon High School. If you want to be a leader, learn more about agriculture, be part of a close-knit family, then FFA is the right place for you.

French Club

FRENCH CLUB

Eligibility

Open to all students, though only those enrolled in French will be able to hold officer positions.

Meets

  • Wednesday during “A Club” Activity Periods
  • After school
  • Occasional weekend dates

Dues $30

Includes Feast of the Hunters’ Moon entrance ticket, club tee-shirt, food and holiday supplies for the year.

Description

In Club de Français, we have many in-school and after-school activities. Don’t worry about not being in a French class, because we also learn the basic French greetings (and food terms, etc.) ! Through great food, songs, and games we learn about holidays and celebrations. For the after-school activities, we attend the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon at Fort Ouiatenon every October, have movie nights, dine on crêpes at a local café, and new this year, involve the middle school students through outreach so they know how fun (and beneficial) learning French can be. The Club offers an opportunity to try new things, learn about different cultures!

Sponsor

“Madame” Lora-Marie McCaffry

lmmccaffry@tsc.k12.in.us

FOR Club

Gay Straight Alliance

Go Green Team

GO GREEN TEAM

To join MHS Go Green Team you need to complete an application.

The Go Green Team conceives that the flora, fauna, and other outdoor resources have a permanent place in American culture. We believe in conservative, preservative, and sound ecological use. We believe that public programs to enhance the esthetic, recreational and economic values of these indoor/outdoor resources should be a part of our living standard. We recognize the close interdependence of renewable resources and the need for coordinated management.

Promote an interest in sound ecological practices in and outside of McCutcheon High School. Maintain the recycling program and the connection to the STARS program supported by SIA. Maintain the National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat. Participate in TSC recycling efforts. Practice good stewardship both at McCutcheon, in the community and at home.

Monthly meetings (business and informational); daily recycling paper-office and newspaper- plastic, aluminum); promotion for recycling for staff and teachers; community participation with SIA and Keep Stockwell Beautiful; fund raiser through recycling cartridges and cell phones

International Club

INTERNATIONAL CLUB

Eligibility Requirements

The club is open to any McCutcheon High School student who has an interest in our goals: “Service. Learning. Fun!” See updates on Ms. Aubuchon’s web page.


Time Commitment
Hours vary
September - May.

Meets
Wednesday during “B” Activity Period.Various times after school throughout the year.


Procedure For Joining
Contact the International Club sponsors: Ms. Cindy Aubuchon, Mrs. Sherry Brechbiel, Mr. Gary Werner

Description
Members of the McCutcheon High School International Club have a will to help and a desire to learn more about countries and people outside the United States. Members of the club are interested in global cultures, participate in international service projects, and develop leadership skills.

Membership Limit
Unlimited.

Sponsors
Ms. Cindy Aubuchon caubuchon@tsc.k12.in.us Mrs. Sherry Brechbiel sbrechbiel@tsc.k12.in.us

Mentors

MENTORS

Eligibility Requirements

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • A Mentor must be passing classes with one of the following grades: A, B, or C. Only one below average grade is allowed (D or F)
  • A Mentor must have 3 or less tardies for an entire school year.
  • A Mentor is someone that is “responsible” and “cares” for others.
  • A Mentor will need to take time to communicate with his/her freshmen at least once a week via phone, text, face to face talks, etc.
  • A Mentor leads by example, therefore he/she is expected to follow school rules.
  • If someone meets the above requirements, they will go through a short interview with other Mentors and a Mentor Sponsor. Following this interview, you will be informed if you have been selected as a Mentor.

How do I become a Mentor?

  • An email will be sent out in late November or early December to all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors asking if they would like to be a Mentor for the upcoming school year. If you are interested, you will send an email back to Mr. O’Shea. He will then check to make sure that you are meeting the grade requirements, tardy requirements, and following school rules. If you meet all of this criteria, you will be invited to an interview to meet with current Mentors and a club sponsor. If you do well at this interview, you will officially become a Mentor.

Once I am a Mentor:

  • We will begin meeting Wednesdays once a month during “B-Club” time. During this time we will begin training for the next school year and assigning Mentors to about 5 incoming freshmen to begin working with.

Meets

  • We will begin meeting Wednesdays once a month during “B-Club” time. During this time we will begin training for the next school year and assigning Mentors to about 5 incoming freshmen to begin working with


Description

  • The Mentors help incoming freshmen with their transition to “high school life.”
  • Mentors work individually with a group of about 5 freshmen throughout their entire first year of high school.
  • Mentors begin contacting their incoming freshmen at the end of their 8th grade year so they can help with any questions that the students have about the upcoming school year.
  • Mentors set up and run the Freshmen Orientation (Mav Stampede) that occurs right before the beginning of the school year.
  • Cookies and Cram is also run by the Mentors. This is a time before the fall final exams to help students study and/or answer questions that they might have about their first high school final exams.


Sponsors
Ms. Caldwell-Hopkins (Room - EN 105)

Ms. Schafer (Room - EN 107)

Mr. O’Shea (Room - SS 153)

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Eligibility Requirements

The National Honor Society is selected by student's grades and teacher recommendation.

Time Commitment
Hours vary
September - May.

Meets
Wednesday during “B” Activity Period.Various times after school throughout the year.


Procedure For Joining
Contact the National Honor Society sponsor: Mrs. Alicia Spray

Description
The National Honor Society consists of senior students selected by the Faculty Council based on a minimum 3.5 GPA and outstanding character and leadership qualities. Members of this organization must maintain a 3.5 GPA through the end of their senior year and complete a total of 20 hours of community service each semester. The National Honor Society is highly involved in community activities and has close ties to several non-profit organizations. The NHS strives to improve both the students’ and citizens’ environment of Lafayette, Indiana.

Membership Limit

Sponsors
Mrs. Alicia Spray anspray@tsc.k12.in.us

Outdoorsman Club

Pep Band

PEP BAND

Varsity Pep Band is an extracurricular activity that any student involved in a band class is allowed to join. There are a few rehearsals at the start of the season and there are also rehearsals prior to each girls' and boys' home varsity game. Our main goal is to cheer on the Mavs by providing a strong home court advantage with our music and cheers. The pep band also travels with the team if they make a long run in the state playoffs.

Photo Club

PHOTO CLUB

Photo Club at McCutcheon High School offers students that love to take photos or want to learn how to be better photographers a chance to meet and learn together.

This club meets on the last Wednesday of every month and in addition, may take one or two field trips a year to give students a chance to take photographs of the world outside Lafayette, Indiana.

The club also hosts a few after-school sessions for club members to learn more about how to use photo-editing software on computers.

This club is open to all students at McCutcheon high school and no special cameras or equipment is required. If you love photography, this is the club for you!

Speech Team

Speech Team

Speech team centers on the art of forensics, also known as public speaking. Speech team is more than that though. Speech team is a giant family that does skits together, plays games, and participates in crazy warm-ups. We also compete in competitions around the state.

In speech, there are many different categories you can enter for competition. A few include duo, in which you and a partner perform a skit; poetry, where you read a collection of poems; and radio, where you create a fake radio speech as if you were a DJ. We also offer Drama and humor for the actors. Discussion we consider debate-like. Extemporaneous speaking is for you if you know your current events. Oratorical Interpretation and original oratory are real speeches written by a professional or a future professional-you! Original performance is for the creative writers and prose tests your storytelling skills. The speech team has something for everyone!

Science Olympiad

What is Science Olympiad?

“Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.” (soinc.org)

Eligibility Requirements

Any McCutcheon student

Time Commitment

The time commitment will vary with which, and how many, events you choose to participate. Regional competition is in February and the commitment becomes much more demanding during that time.

Meetings

Most meetings are outside of school, this time is used to build events and study materials.

Procedure for joining

Contact Mrs. McLean

Room number: AS402

Description

Science Olympiad is a competition that involves hands-on and “outside-of-the-textbook” science. The members will compete in various events ranging from bridge building to astronomy. All of the material involved goes above and beyond normal classroom science.

Membership Limits

There is a 15 member with 2 alternatives limit during competition. However, there is an unlimited amount of people that can be involved with research and building as the team prepares for competition.

Sponsor

Mrs. Cheryl McLean

Websites

https://www.indianascienceolympiad.org/index.cfm

Spanish Club

Student Council

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council members are the leaders of our school. We organize many events to bring together the student body. We organize homecoming, powder-puff, school spirit days, and volleyball and dodge ball tournaments. We also correlate two blood drives a year. We are considered a part of the B Clubs that occasional meet on Tuesday morning at 6:50. Once a month is not enough time for student council members plan all of our events. Even if you are in another B club, you can still be apart of student council. We would love to have you as a part of our student council.

Volunteer Club

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