The purpose of Art Club is to help students with their art skills, offer a creative environment, give students opportunity to show their work within the Topeka Community and to expand their creativity in the visual arts. Students can participate in University Juried shows. Art Club will be a place for fun and unique experiences for all participants, this club is recommended for students who previous art experience or currently in an art class. If you are a lover of the arts, feel free to come and check it out!
Sponsor: Mrs. Ramberg N-2
Asian Culture Club
The goal of the Asian Culture Club is to promote a wider understanding of Asian countries and give Seaman students the chance to encounter and experience the cultural products, unique perspectives, language, sports, festivals, food and art of these countries. The highlight of Asian Culture club is to take a field trip to an international market in Kansas City and taste some authentic Chinese food in a traditional Chinese restaurant. Asian Culture Club is open to all students, regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in Chinese class or they can speak any Chinese. It is a cultural tour to Asia! Membership fee: $3.
Sponsor: Wang Lao Shi, Room 907
Cheerleading is a select group of girls who are chosen through auditions, which are held in the spring. Cheerleaders perform at home and away football and basketball games. Cheerleaders host school Pep Assemblies and Junior Vikes Clinics in the fall. There are uniforms, sweats, poms, shoes, and camp gear to be purchased. A summer camp is also available.
Sponsor: Mrs. Olson
Close Up is a week long trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by the SHS social studies department. The purpose of the trip is to engage students in a more in depth understanding of government, current issues, and civic involvement. Students will spend a week in Washington D.C. with other students from around the nation. The week is full of learning and new experiences as well as plenty of opportunity to explore our nation's capital. The trip is usually taken by senior students, but interested juniors can inquire as well. There is still time to participate this year. The trip will be November 6-12. Cost is $1,687
Sponsor: Mr. Crome, E-3
Diversity Club is for all students, especially those who feel they don’t belong in the social groups formed naturally at SHS. This club highlights differences in youth such as sexuality, looks, style, family units, race, interests, and more. The goal of this club is to reduce bullying and provide a safe place to socialize, form friendships, become involved in the SHS community and the community of Topeka, and create a positive atmosphere for all at SHS! The motto is acceptance. The colors are orange and black. This club was formed in the loving memory and honor of Emily Stueve.
Sponsors: Mrs. Kizzar, Counseling Office; W-1; Ms. Torbett, W-1
Future Business Leaders of America is open to all students at Seaman High School. Members will develop: leadership skills, business competencies, community service, and self-confidence. Annual dues are $10 and increase to $12 after October 1. Benefits of membership include: attend out of state conferences, compete at state and national level, meet business and industry leaders from across the nation, participate in politics, meet other students from across the state and country, and have fun while you’re at it!
Sponsors: Mr. Hoffmans, E-2, Mr. Ruda 925
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to all students (not just athletes). This is a nationally recognized club. The purpose of FCA is to provide an environment for students to meet and share their faith in a non-threatening environment. Students meet on Friday mornings at 7:20 in the vocal room, N-4. Meetings rotate through the following: Devotional/Lesson; Food, Fun, Fellowship and Friends; Worship through Music; and Guest Speaker. This year we are embarking on a two year study of The Fruits of The Spirit. Dues are $3.
Sponsor: Mrs. Eisenbarth, E-10
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America promotes leadership through community service projects, competitive STAR Events, officer training and public interaction and speaking. This will help build leadership skills used by all professions. Any student may join us! Become a local chapter member by paying $8. Or become a national member and participate in state and national meetings for just $20. You will receive a quarterly magazine called Teen Times online and be eligible to run for office and participate in the competitive events at all levels. Either pay the bank or your local, friendly advisor. Bring the receipt to your advisor.
Sponsor: Mrs. Whitley, E-15 Ms. Wallace W-12
The National FFA Organization is for students enrolled in an agri-science course that promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Founded in 1928, the FFA organization represents a large diversity of over 300 careers in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. We participate in many chapter, district, state and national activities. Some highlights include the National Convention in Indianapolis IN, Day on the Farm, State CDE's and State Convention at KSU. The FFA has over 7500 members in Kansas and more than 520,000 nationwide. Earn scholarships, awards, and money through a Supervised Agricultural Experience, and travel and have fun all while preparing for your future in various careers that can include animal science, business, plant science/horticulture and natural resources.
Sponsor: Ms. VanGordon, W-11
While a group of students were out fishing, they decided it would be a good idea to start the fishing club back up and actually fish in it instead of just making a club for fun. In this club we are going to meet at least one time each month. We are planning on fishing for Bass, Pan-fish, and Catfish. The requirement to be in this club is an entry fee of $10 that will go towards bait, lures, etc.. Another requirement is to have a state fishing license. The prices for state fishing licenses are $27.50. These can be bought at: Dicks Sporting Good, Wal-mart, Academy, Don and Toms Bait Shop. We are requiring fishing licenses is because if you're over the age of 15 a state fishing license is required and we don't want anybody fishing illegally. We will be fishing mainly Ponds and Lakes. It would be convenient for you to have your own fishing equipment; it doesn't have to be anything expensive and isn’t required. We plan on having a community fishing tournament for kids. We also plan on taking this club into the summer and fishing then and eventually have a fish fry.
Sponsor: Mrs. Popescu 927
French Club is open to all students, regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in French. Parlezvous français? If not, no big deal. We meet about once a month for French-related activities and celebrations. In addition, we get together with the Spanish and German clubs for various sports tournaments, dinners and other fun events. There is a membership fee of $3.00 to join.
Sponsor: Monsieur Riley, W-2
German Club is open to everyone, regardless of enrollment in German. German Club activities include a foreign language volleyball tournament, cultural celebrations, movie days, and a variety of other activities that explore the German way of life. We would love to have you! Every other year we assist in hosting the German exchange students from Marburg. Membership is $3.00.
Sponsor Frau Calhoun W-17
This service organization is the student division of the North Topeka Rotary Club and provides volunteer opportunities all year long. Interact members assist the Rotary members with projects, such as handing out dictionaries to elementary students, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, and helping out the local YMCA. The popular Sleep in a Box and SHS Car Show events are sponsored by the Interact Club. We want more ideas from you, so make plans to join soon. Dues are only $5 and as part of your membership, you will also receive a Seaman High School Interact t-shirt.
Sponsors: Mr. Collins W-1 and Mrs. Averill W-6
International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society or ITS is the theatre club at SHS. There are ITS troupes throughout the world. Our guiding principle is a dedication to excellence in educational theatre and the continuing enrichment of theatre arts and their appreciation worldwide. Students may be initiated when they have earned a total of 10 points in performance or technical aspects of school theatre productions. ITS members sponsor the main stage plays each year, and work many hours on the musical also. Trips to see and experience live theatre and the International Thespian Festival each June in Lincoln, Nebraska are highlights of the year. The awards banquet in May each year acts as our "Oscar Night" where new members are inducted and Performance and Technical awards are given out to our many talented students. Induction fee is $28. ( only paid once) they are then a forever ITS member and includes a subscription to Dramatics.
Sponsor: Mrs. Payne, W-18
Key Club International is the world’s largest high school community service group, with more than 200,000 members worldwide and is part of the Kiwanis family of service organizations. The Seaman Key Club Chapter is open to all 9th-12th grade students. During the school year, members are involved in a number of service projects (at least one a month). Some examples of past projects are having elementary school pen-pals, creating a Christmas tree for Sheltered Living’s “Festival of Trees”, collecting toys as gifts for the children of needy families, sponsoring a Veteran’s Day celebration, raising money to donate to charitable causes, and offering volunteer assistance to community organizations that request help. There are numerous scholarships offered to club members and opportunities to attend conferences. Membership fee is $15 (this pays for your local dues, Kansas District dues and International dues). Key Club Motto: “Caring is our way of life.”
Sponsor: Mr. Crome, E-3
Math Club, which is open to all students, is an organization designed to provide enrichment activities in the area of math and to offer opportunities for students to compete in various math competitions. Students also organize fun activities, such as a celebration of Pi Day. Dues are $10 ($5 for returning members).
Sponsors: Mrs. Manning, W-19, and Mrs. Noble, E-11
Model United Nations is an organization that meets periodically from September through March each school year. The group is open to all students, but especially to those who are interested in the following areas: social studies in general (foreign affairs and geography in particular), debate and forensics. The group's main focus is to prepare for the Topeka Model UN event that takes place in early March every year. At this two-day event members represent different nations in a United Nations simulation with more than 500 other students from across the state. There is a membership fee of $8.
Sponsor: Mr. Crome, E-3
National Honor Society
The SHS chapter of the National Honor Society is for juniors and/or seniors who meet the minimum requirements. They must have at least a 3.7 GPA, have documented at least 15 hours of community service in the previous calendar year, have leadership positions in the classroom or in clubs, have two or fewer discipline points in the last year, and have been at SHS for at least one semester. An informational meeting will be held in the fall where application forms will be handed out to interested candidates. After the selection committee has approved the applications, selected candidates will be formally inducted into the chapter. Membership in the National Junior Honor Society does not automatically qualify you for membership in the Seaman NHS chapter. NHS activities center around service opportunities both in school and in the community. To remain in good standing, members must participate in some of those activities, pay their dues, and maintain grades and character references. NHS incorporates the ideals of academics, service, character, and leadership. Our expectations are that our members will serve as role models in these areas.
Sponsors: Mrs. Noble, E-11; Mrs. Stanley, E-17
Robotics and Engineering Club
Robotics is engineering. Members of this club will be introduced to the engineering design process through the creation and operation of autonomous robotic machines for competition at various challenges throughout the year. Club members may also enter engineering competitions offered at universities throughout the year. Using Vex Robots, members will form design teams to build and control their robots both remotely and autonomously. Robotics Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15- 4:30. Dues are $15.
Sponsor: Mr. Koon N-15
Students Against Destructive Decisions is an organization open to all students. Annual dues are $3. This group provides students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, inattentive driving and other destructive decisions.
Sponsor: Jolene Shove, E-12
Scholar’s Bowl is an academic competition in which three of the five state required disciplines are represented. Competitions consist of head-to-head rounds of sixteen questions in the following categories: language arts, social studies, math, science, fine arts, foreign language, and the year in review. The season starts in August and runs until February. Students are limited to competing in 8 events not including regional and state competitions. Try-outs may be necessary if the number of participants exceed 6 students per Varsity and JV teams. Members should expect to attend at least one of the two weekly practices. Practice days are to be determined. A $5.00 Club fee is required.
Sponsor: Mrs. Mettner, Gifted Room
The Seaman Marburg Partnership Program is open to students enrolled in German at SHS. Every other year, Seaman students host German students from the Philippinum Gymnasium Marburg for 2 weeks in the fall. The following summer, the same students travel to Germany and visit the school and community in Marburg for two weeks. Students who are interested should contact Frau Calhoun.
Sponsor: Frau Calhoun, W-17
The Seaman High Academic Recognition Program committee plans and helps with our all school SHARP assemblies, the Fall/Spring Fun Days, and the Movie Seminars. Members also obtain donations for the gifts/coupons awarded to students during the Recognition Assemblies. The committee meets approximately once a month during seminar or after school. Students who are willing to work hard and who are committed to academic excellence are invited to join this committee.
Sponsors: Mrs. Martinez, W-20 Mrs. Riley, W-9; Mr. Riley, W-2; Mrs. Calhoun, W-17; Mrs. Sloyer, SFC Counseling Office; Mrs. Brewer Anderson, W-5; Mr. Tuck
Spanish club is open to all students regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in Spanish, and is highly recommended to those who are! We meet about once a month for Spanish-related activities and celebrations. In addition, we get together with the French and German clubs for various sports tournaments, dinners and other fun events. Our biggest event during the year is to adopt a Spanish-speaking family during the holidays in order to help them have a good season! Students will have fun participating in the many activities that we have planned for the different seasons of the year! There is a membership fee of $3.
Sponsor: Señora Martínez, W-20
Open to all students, this club promotes school spirit through participation in various activities, such as making posters to hang around the school and at events, and decorating for home games. We encourage attendance at home and away games, sometimes using incentives! Spirit Club is also responsible for organizing Spirit Weeks during Homecoming and Snowball. Members also have the opportunity to order specially designed t-shirts to wear on Spirit Fridays. Dues are $3.
Sponsor: Mr. Tuck;, W-7; Mrs. Geis N-14
Known as STUCO, this organization represents the needs and wishes of our students. Representatives, class officers, and an executive board are elected by the student body. STUCO is in charge of both the Fall Homecoming Royalty and Winter Snowball Royalty preparations and assemblies. STUCO also organizes an annual faculty Thanksgiving dinner, the Mr. SHS contest, and does numerous community services projects throughout the year. Your STUCO executive board represents the student body by attending SITE Council meetings, a parent/educator organization here at SHS. We welcome all students to provide feedback and guide our representatives in making SHS a better school.
Sponsors: Miss Allacher, Counseling Office and Mr. Riley, W-2
Vikettes is the dance team at Seaman. It is a select group of girls who are chosen through auditions, which are held in the spring. The Vikettes perform at home football and basketball games. Work involves improving dance technique and style, preparation for performances, choreography, conditioning, and team building skills. There is a uniform rental fee, and some accessories will need to be purchased. An optional summer camp is also available.
Sponsor: Ms. Price
Viking Book Club
Viking Book Club attracts readers of all types, both students and staff, who share the love of reading. We choose several books a year to read as a group and periodically meet to discuss each book. When we finish each book, we celebrate! The celebration involves food, a movie or other activity. Dues are $5.
Sponsors: Mrs. Esser, Library Media Center