Art Club - Sponsor: Julie Hood and Elizabeth Harris-Willet - Art Club is open to all students interested in creating art outside of the classroom.
Arts & Culture Explorers - Sponsors: all World Language Teachers - ACE is open to all current and former World Language students who are interested in learning about the arts and cultural diversity.Activities take place periodically throughout the school year and are announced through World Language classes.
Book Club - Sponsor: Angela Constance
Concerned Senior Girls - Sponsor: Laura Boyle and Cheri Burkett - CSG serves the students, faculty and staff at Southwest and the surrounding community. The group is open to all Senior Girls.
Deutscher Klub (German Club) - Sponsor: Laura Boyle
Drama Club - Sponsor: Seth Johnston - Drama club is open to anyone interested in Theatre whether it’s acting, directing or technical.
Energy Club - Sponsor: Katricia Conner and Tonya Ehret - The Energy club provides energy education to all.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Huddle - Sponsors: Jennifer Alvarez and Robert Owens - FCA's purpose, at it absolute core, is to combine people's passion for sports with their passion for Christ, and teach them that those two worlds don't have to be seperate. FCA wants to give meaning to the athletic nature that all of us are born with and use it for something that stretches beyond sports.
First Priority - Sponsor: Leah Parker - First Priority is a student-led bible study open to all students.
Film Club - Sponsors: Kim Morgan and Samuel Wilson - Film Club is a club of students who gather to analyze, review and produce films. It is a film appreciation club.
French Club - Sponsor: Angela Constance
German American Partnership Program - Sponsor: Laura Boyle - GAPP is the largest exchange program in the USA. It is an exchange program between the US and Germany. The GAPP exchange occurs every other school year. A student must have completed 2 years of German at the time of the exchange. The next GAPP Exchange will take place during the 2012-2013 school year. An informational meeting regarding the exchange will be held in Spring 2012.
Gay Straight Alliance - Sponsor: Nile Fischer - GSA provides a safe and informal place where students, gay and straight, can talk about their feelings and experiences regarding homosexuality.
JROTC Teams - Sponsors: Raymond Enriguez, Howard Mack and Ronald Westervelt
Adventure Team: Is a mixed team of male and female cadets. It is also a participating member of the Boy Scouts Venturing Program (coed). Interested SHS students may join the team as part of the Venturing Program. The team conducts challenging outdoor activities such as camping, survival training, orienteering, canoeing, and rappelling training. The team provides cadet teams for the cadet challenge and orienteering competitions. Requirements: Any SHS student interested in outdoor adventure. Some events limited to JROTC cadets
Color Guard: Mixed teams of cadets (male and female) that carries the American and Texas flags at school activities, athletic events, parades, and community events. Teams also compete at various drill meets. Requirements: Must be in JROTC.
Armed Drill Team: Mixed teams of cadets that performs marching drill (basic and fancy) with a mock M1903 Springfield rifle at various drill meets and exhibitions. Requirements: Must be in JROTC.
Honor/Saber Guard: Mixed team of cadets that forms a saber arch for special events and provides escorts for distinguished visitors. Requirements: Must be in JROTC.
Unarmed Drill Team: Mixed team of cadets that performs marching drill (basic and fancy) at various drill meets and exhibitions. Requirements: Must be in JROTC.
Rifle Team: Mixed team of cadets that shoots at paper targets in marksmanship competitions using pellet rifles. The team trains and competes in accordance with Civilian Marksmanship Program rules. Requirements: Must be in JROTC.
Key Club - Sponsor: Jessica Prado - Key Club is a student-led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others. Key Club is open to anyone willing to help others.
Math Club - Sponsors: - The Math Club competes in three categories: mathematics, number sense and calculator.
National Honor Society - Sponsors: Kristin Cotton and Samuel Wilson - NHS is the national organization that recognizes and stresses scholarship, leadership, character, and service. At Southwest, juniors and seniors have the privilege to be selected for membership. Members must have at least a 3.75 GPA and be enrolled in at least 3 AP/Honors courses (juniors) or 2 AP/Honors courses (seniors).
Natural Helpers - Sponsor: Patricia Dunlop - Natural Helpers is a group of students chosen by other students who are found to be trustworthy and easy to confide in. They are a peer help group.
Raider Connection - Sponsor: Katricia Conner - Raider Connection is comprised of Juniors and Seniors who mentor incoming freshman. They assist in various activities throughout the year, including Freshman Camp. The idea is “students helping students”. Students must fill out an application and be accepted into the program.
Student Council - Sponsor: Jessica Estes and Michele Riley - StuCo is the governing group of the student body. StuCo participates in the Texas Association of Student Councils. Any student wishing to participate must fill out an application and maintain a certain number of points per six weeks and must be passing all classes with no discipline referrals. The group meets every Wednesday after school in the cafeteria.
Mathematics, Calculator & Number Sense - Coach: Tom Stanbury
Journalism - Coach: Tina Clay - The Journalism Team prepares for UIL competition at the District, Regional and State levels in news writing, feature writing, editorial writing and headline writing. Members generally are the outstanding students in journalism and newspaper staff classes. See Ms. Clay for schedule
Spelling/Vocabulary - Coach: - Students study a practiced word list and take a spelling/vocabulary test as competition.
Science - Coach: Kristin Cotton
Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, & Ready Writing - Coach: Paul Bowers
One Act Play - Coach: Seth Johnston - To compete in UIL OAP students need to audition, auditions are usually in December or January, attend rehearsals from January into March, and then compete against other local High School casts in March, and later if the cast advances through the levels of competition.
Whiz Quiz - Sponsors: Laura Boyle and Kevin Watterson - Whiz Quiz is for students who like to test their knowledge against their peers. Teams from all over Fort Worth high schools compete in matches that consist of four rounds.
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