Clubs & Organizations
Middle & Upper School Clubs & Organizations
This is a Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) directed competitive team that is open to all upper school students. Practices are held weekly and team members participate in 2-4 competitions (plus districts) during the school year.
The Center for Inspiration, Innovation, and Investigation (CI3) or The Cube, provides clubs for both middle and upper school students.
Club Cube meets before school for students in grades 1-8. Depending on the grade level and number of students in attendance, the topics range from computer programming, to designing and printing on the 3D printer, to learning basic electronics. Mad Innovators Club is for grades 8-12 and meets weekly during lunch. Activities include building, programming, and navigating a drone quad copter, building a delta-style 3D Printer, building and programming a weather station, and programming various sensors for measuring variables in nature such as atmospheric conditions. Students develop skills in basic computer programming, GPS navigation, soldering, electronics, and 3D imaging and printing.
Students also participated in The Cardboard Challenge as well as engineering design. One example from summer meetings was the creation of a hovercraft that students used to take rides around the inside of CIS.
All students in grades 6-12 are eligible to audition for and participate in the CIS Drama Club. The Drama Club produces at least one production every year. Past successes include 10-minute comedies, murder mysteries, snips of Shakespeare, bittersweet drama, and much more. Rehearsals are typically after school, but dates and times are ultimately negotiable.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Since 1954, 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 interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Learn more about FCA
Latin Club’s purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Rome. Students will participate in a variety of activities centered around the history of the classical world and have the option to take part in events associated with the Missouri Junior Classical League, as well as their state convention.
La Mesa Latina
La Mesa Latin meets weekly during lunch with Spanish teachers for lively conversation with other students. The conversation table gives students an opportunity to practice what they are learning in Spanish class in a low-stress social setting. Open to 6th-8th grade Spanish students.
The Math Club gives students an opportunity to utilize their mathematics skills to prepare for various math competitions, both as individuals and in a team format. Students participate in a variety of activities during Math Club including problem-solving practice, brainteasers, math puzzles, and practice competitions. Math Club helps students use what they have learned in their math courses and apply those skills in a new applied way. It also helps students become more familiar with mathematical terminology and problem-solving skills.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. At CIS, students in NJHS and NHS coordinate social activities with Student Council, lead service projects, volunteer at the Food Bank, and manage our recycling program.
The students of CIS elect the student council at both the middle and upper school levels. The student council consists of the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. In addition, two representatives from each grade level serve on the student council. The student council is responsible for organizing a wide variety of student activities, ranging from dances and socials, to all-school community service projects.
Writing club meets weekly at lunch, with both middle and upper school students. Students discuss writing and have the opportunity to share their own works through a yearly CIS literary magazine. Check out this year’s edition of the Roar! literary magazine by clicking here.
CIS has a variety of clubs that meet at select times throughout the year, including knitting club, beliefs club, geocaching, art club, just to name a few. If a student has an idea for a club, he/she can discuss it with the division director and a teacher sponsor for approval.