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Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon is a class which prepares for competition involving the study of ten different subjects: art, music, science, history, math, economics, literature, speech, interview and essay. These subjects are woven together by a common theme that changes each year.

The 2016-17 year will focus on “World War II.” It is not unusual for the class to jump from a lesson on science to one on art or history. The purpose of the class is two-fold; first is to create a team for actual competition in January and February and second to create a multidisciplinary approach by tying the different materials together into a cohesive framework.

Nine members of the class will actually represent the school in competition against other high schools in the state. Montgomery has gone to state competition for the last fifteen years and has placed first or second in overall regional scores for the last eight years.

 

Angler Club

The Montgomery Angler Club is a student based club, which allows students the opportunities to not only hone their angling skills, but all of their core curriculum skills! Our National affiliation is with The Bass Federation, which is part of one of the major tournament organizations in the world, FLW.

We meet the first Monday of every month during the school year, in the LGI from 6:45 to 7:15. While not mandatory as part of their memberships, as funds are made available through fund raisers and sponsorship monies, students will have opportunities to travel to different parts of the country to compete in Regional and National events. While there, students have the opportunity to win scholarships, as well as broaden their experiences by competing with other high schools in different parts of the country. We will also have local tournaments within our club, where student anglers will compete locally.

Membership is $85.00, which includes the price of dues and your official club shirt. For more information, contact the club sponsor Mark Hooker, at jhooker@misd.org

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Art Club

Art Club is one of the largest clubs on the MHS campus, boasting a membership of more than 100 students. We meet the second Thursday of each month, and your student's $20.00 membership includes a tee shirt as well. We do many different activities in art club, and there is always great food!!! Sign up soon, before all the shirts are gone!

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Band

If you would like to perform in front of thousands of people and be a part of a proud, winning organization, then the Montgomery High Band is the right elective for you. The band performs at half-time during football season, participates in marching contests, and parade events. In band, you develop musicianship, responsibility, leadership, and a lot of pride. Come and be a part of a fun, dedicated, and winning group. Join the Montgomery High School Band.

 

Bear TV

Bear TV is the audio/video production on campus. Students join by completing a try out packet. Students are required to film 1 school activity outside the classroom per six weeks. Students learn how to edit and film and put together a weekly and daily show highlighting what is going on around the campus and within the community. For additional information please contact Mrs. Jolynda McGrath at JMcGrath@misd.org

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Best Buddies

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Best Buddies matches students with intellectual disabilities with other high school students to create one-to-one friendships between them. By introducing Best Buddies to our school we are crossing the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without. This club is a life-changing experience for both the volunteers with and without intellectual disabilities. The participants develop a higher sense of self worth, confidence, abilities and commitment to community service.

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Bonnie Belles

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Girls, are you looking for fun and friendship? Do you want to be inspired and inspire others? The Belles Dance Team is for you! Winning awards and taking top honors isn't the only thing the Belles do well - we are devoted to dance, inspirational friendships, and fun.

The Belles Dance Team performs at football and basketball games as well as other school and community events. The Belles also create a magnificent show each year featuring all things dance: Spring Show. The Belles enjoy exciting events and trips each year. Apart from the endless list of fantastic shows and performances the Belles participate in, the Bonnie Belles dance team is a wonderful group where anyone with a positive attitude and a love for dance can be welcomed into with open arms. If you enjoy dancing and having fun with other girls, then Belles is the team for you!

 

Cheerleading

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Ask anyone about cheerleading, and you will soon discover that it is a fun way to exhibit your leadership ability and school spirit. In addition to promoting spirit at fall and winter athletic events, cheerleaders plan pep rallies, decorate the school for special occasions, and attend competitions in the spring and summer.

Cheerleading has entered a new era, in that it encompasses athletic ability and dance. Montgomery’s cheerleading program is striving for excellence in all areas of leadership and skill. If you enjoy having fun, then you should consider cheerleading as a great way to become involved in your school and community.

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Choir

Music, Friends and Fun! Do you like to sing? Do you want to be a better singer? If so, the Choir Department is the place for you! In choir you will learn to sing all kinds of music from Pop, Broadway and Jazz to Classical, Opera and Choral. Choir gives several performances throughout the year and you can be featured as a member or soloist. There are 8 level based choirs. Find the one that is right for you! Contact Heather Orr at Heather.orr@misd.org for more information.

 

Choir Council Club

The Choir Council Club is made up of students from all curricular choirs at Montgomery High School. They meet to plan social events, the choir dance, distribute information to the classes, and help make decisions affecting the choir members as a whole. The Choir Council Club is open to any choir student. Council Club Board members go through an application and interview process. Meetings are held after school one Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact one of the choir directors.


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Debate

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If you like to argue, like to compete, like to have fun, and wouldn’t mind learning a thing or two….then debate is the answer for you. Joseph Joubert once said, “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”

The Montgomery Debate Team agrees. For that reason, they take controversial issues, research them, prepare arguments for both sides, and then enter a verbal battle. Lincoln-Douglas debate is a solo event in which you argue about valuable topics. Recent topics have included the right to die, the morality of genetic engineering, and the congressional term limits.

Cross Examination debate, which deals with policy issues, involves a partner. Recent topics have included the environment, the homeless, space exploration, and health care. Not only does one learn more about current issues but one also improves one’s researching, writing, organizational, and speaking skills. The Montgomery Debate Team frequently travels to competition and has a reputation for excellence.

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Drama Club

Lights! Live audience! Action!! CHOOSE NOW to get involved in a most exciting performing arts department at Montgomery High School.

  • You can take trips with the theatre family to many upcoming theatrical performances in downtown Houston.
  • Or act onstage during one of our exciting performances.
  • Or work theatrical magic of lights and sound with our technical crew!

On our stage, there is room for one more! YOU! "Got Theatre? Got Life!"

Our meetings are the first Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome.

MHS Theatre Website

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Fashion Club

A local career and service student organization open to all students. Our main focus has been cancer awareness and raising money that is donated to cancer victims employed by MISD. Also, candy cane grams are sold during the holidays with the purpose of raising money for families in need.

The club also plans many activities that include current fashion trends and information, guest speakers, fashion show, fund raiser and field trips. Even if you are not in a Fashion Design class this year, you can still participate! Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the LGI @ 6:55 am. Contact Mrs. Paige Loft (B120) for more information! 

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FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is not a school sponsored organization, but huddle meetings are an important asset to the student life at MHS. We have had and will have parties with our huddle after school and with huddles in the surrounding area. If you are a Christian, or an athlete, or just interested, you are welcome to come and check us out! Join the fun and fellowship of FCA

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FFA

Do you like to be a leader? Then FFA is definitely for you! In FFA, you learn to be a leader and many other useful skills that you need to get through life. You will also get a chance to have fun with other kids. We hold regular meetings and activities and include everyone.

Our activities include: livestock judging, the Montgomery County Fair, major shows (such as Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio livestock shows), and speaking events. So if you think that you would like to join in on the fun, then come and join the Montgomery HS FFA!

History Club

Are you interested in History, Movies and field trips? Then the "NEW HISTORY CLUB IS FOR YOU"! We will discuss different time periods and have some guest speakers, watch movies about different eras in History, and plan fun field trips as well. The dues are $20 and include your T-shirt. We have a great time and would love to have you join us! 

We are looking for interested community members who are willing to help us get this new club off the ground with speakers, sites etc. Please contact Mrs. Whitlock at Gabrielle.Whitlock@misd.org or Cindy Riney at Cindy.Riney@misd.org if you are interested in joining or helping with the club! 

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HOSA

A powerful curricular program of student led activities designed to develop future leaders for the health care system. HOSA participation provides opportunities for students to:

  • develop effective leadership qualities and skills;
  • enhance communication skills;
  • develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • build self-esteem through individual and group achievement;
  • participate in community service activities;
  • develop character and responsible citizenship traits;
  • set goals for life long learning and make realistic career choices;
  • ·network with health care professionals and peers who have similar goals;
  • and access student scholarship opportunities.

Co-sponsors are Ms. Tina Meyers - tina.meyers@misd.org and Mrs. Anne Walker anne.walker@misd.org

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Interact Club

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Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

Faculty sponsor: Theresa Buntyn & Dr. Regina Dickey

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International Club

Welcome to the International Club. All MHS students interested in exploring world languages and cultures are welcome to join our club. We will sponsor approximately one world culture activity per month. We will also promote world travel and study abroad opportunities.

To receive text message announcements regarding the International Club, text @f59d3 to 81010.

Faculty sponsor: Liz Franks

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Leo Club

The Leo club is an official activity of the Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service club organization. Lions and Leos members are encouraged to help others around their community and around the world. The MHS Leo club is a school-affiliated club sponsored by the local Montgomery Lions Club. Leo club activities include service projects, regular meetings, and social functions. The Leo club motto is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others. The motto is: Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 a.m. in the LGI.

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Marine Corps JROTC:

The mission of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program is:

  • To develop informed and responsible citizens
  • To strengthen character
  • To promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security
  • To develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority

Cadets participate on drill teams, in orienteering, academics, air rifle and color guard. By signing up, students commit to one full year in the program. The program is here to challenge the young men and women to do more than they think possible. Is it in you?

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Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized math honor society. Meetings are typically the 2nd Monday of each month. Each math club member volunteers 5 math tutoring hours. If you need a tutor, K-12, contact Mrs. Pitcock at jpitcock@misd.org. A Remind message will be sent out when we have a potential client.

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National Honor Society

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Students wishing to join the local Brian W. Shaver chapter of NHS must exhibit the qualities of the four pillars of the national organization: character, scholarship, leadership and service. To be considered for application, a student must have the following:

  • A GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Involvement in at least one additional school club or organization
  • Active involvement in a school or community service organization the year in which the student applies
  • Recommendations from current teachers, coaches and sponsors

Membership in the MHS National Honor Society provides members with the opportunity to be a part of an organization on campus that serves both our campus and the surrounding community in various service projects, to learn from leaders in our community, and to be connected with other NHS members in chapters across the country.

 

Members in good standing are eligible to apply for both the local and national NHS Scholarship during their senior year.


 

PAWS - Pets and Wildlife Support Club

The club will provide students with the opportunity to help animals live a better life while educating others about compassionate living. Club members will help by volunteering time and fundraising for the animals.

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Psychology Club

MHS Psychology Club is open to any MHS student who shows a genuine interest in Psychology. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month in LGI from 7:00-7:20. Regular attendance is expected as students work together to connect to psychology, participate in a psychology-based service activity, provide mentoring opportunities in the practice of psychology, and to promote good fellowship.


Redemption Club

MHS Redemption Club is a Christian group that meets once a month to get together and study the Bible and proclaim God’s truth.

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Spanish Honor Society

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. At present, there are over 1,700 national and international chapters. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.

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Student Council

Student Council is a community service organization designed to promote student participation in all aspects of school, from building spirit to student elections and government. 

Student Council website

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Theatre

The Mission Statement of the Montgomery High School Theatre Department is to provide each student with a diversity of experience, exposure, and opportunity as well as develop an appreciation and love for theatre through good literature based on community standards. The goal of MTD is to empower students to go beyond the classroom to become life-long learners. 

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UIL

Montgomery High School participates in competitive academic events under UIL every year. Students from grades 9-12 compete in contests that mirror the school curriculum. Events in science and math, speech, debate, technology, theater, writing,and journalism are only some of the twenty or so areas of competition at the district, regional and state levels. Students who compete in Austin at the state level are eligible for many scholarships.

Competitions

  • The One Act Play is a required theatrical competition across the state of Texas comprised of the most experienced and talented theatre students. Actors, Technicians and Crew audition for this elite group of performers in late December. UIL OAP competition begins in March and ends at UT, Austin in May. Rehearsals are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday after school.
  • Poetry Prose Interpretation is oral reading events. The student must prepare two categories for each event.
  • Literary Criticism is a written contest consisting of a test over literary terms, periods in literature, a chosen novel, a play, and selected poetry at the District UIL meet in the spring. If you know your literary terms and literature, this is the event for you.
  • Current Events consists of a two part test over current domestic and foreign issues.
  • Journalism is a written event divided into four areas: News Writing, Feature Writing, Headline Writing, and Editorial Writing. The student must write an appropriate journalistic article by using a provided writing prompt. Students may select to enter three of the four events. One does not have to be enrolled in journalism classes to participate.
  • Ready Writing is an “essay” writing event. The student will write a well developed and thoughtful essay on one of two provided topics. This is NOT a creative writing event.
  • Spelling – Vocabulary is a combined written and oral event that tests the meaning of general vocabulary words through multiple choice questions and the spelling of dictated words.
  • Extemporaneous Speaking is divided into two events, Informative Speaking and Persuasive Speaking. The student collects articles of current events during the year as a foundation for speeches. On the day of the contest the student selects a topic randomly and, using the collected articles, prepares notes to give a seven minute speech that either informs or persuades.

UIL Math Competition

  • UIL Mathematics is designed to test knowledge and understanding in the areas of Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Elementary Calculus.
  • UIL Number Sense involves making only mental calculations. The computations involve fraction, decimals, percents, bases, exponents, the four operations, number sequence, and so on.
  • UIL Calculator contest involves using calculators in the solution of calculations and situational problems. It is basically a contest in problem solving. Contestants are presented with problems based on rapid computation, geometric figures, and word problems to which they must apply problem solving and calculation skills rapidly in order to obtain realistic answers.

UIL Computer Science is designed to test knowledge and understanding of programming language.

UIL Science is a test of knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics. Participation is open to all grade levels

Our Mission

Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning.  This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.

 

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