CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS (click here for athletics)


Academic Team


Academic Team - The Helias Academic team is comprised of students from all grades. Tryouts for the team are held each August for new members. There is a JV team and a Varsity team. Students can earn a varsity letter through their participation. Practices are held twice a week and begin in mid-October. Most of the tournaments are on Saturdays. These will start in November and continue through the spring. This is a MSHSAA event culminating with district, sectional, and state tournaments for qualifying teams. Players can also qualify for the national tournament.

Faculty sponsor is Mrs. Oliver


Archery Club


Practices the art of Archery

Meeting Time: Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. weekly
Meeting Place: Helias Gym
Fees: $25 membership

Visit the website

Mr. Block


Art Club


Art Club is open to any student who enjoys working on art projects, either individually or as a group. You do not currently have to be taking an art class to join art club. We are asked to do a lot of projects in and around the community and easy way to earn service hours while using your creative strengths! 

Meeting Time: Every Wednesday 
Meeting Place: Art Room – Room 12
Fees: $10.00

Ms. Hunt


Band


Concert Band: The Concert Band is the chief instrumental ensemble at Helias.  The Concert band meets from October through May and involves all students involved in the band program.  The ensemble plays a wide range of music, both in style and difficulty.  The Concert Band gives at least three public performances every school year.  The Concert Band also participates every year in the MSHSAA State Music Festival and periodically travels out-of-town, having once participated in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL.

Marching/Pep Band: The Marching/Pep Band involves students enrolled in concert band and performs at athletic events.

Drumline: A subset of the Marching Crusaders, the Helias Drumline in recent years has started learning and performing a second show in addition to the full Marching Crusader field show.  The Drumline is not for percussionists only. 

Meeting Place: Band Room-10

Mr. Smyth


Beyond the Book Club


Beyond the Book- Enjoy reading a variety of books? Like hanging out with other bibliophiles? Believe that pizza goes well with conversation, books, and friends? Like to compare which was better...the book or the movie? Then this is for you. We will meet around 5 or 5:30 once a month. We may also plan a few group outings to the movie theater. Book selections will be based on group interests and faculty suggestions. Mrs. Oliver is the lead sponsor but will be assisted by "guest" faculty members most months.

Mrs. Oliver


Campus Ministry Crew


Campus Ministry Crew focuses on Prayer Opportunities, Community Building and Service experiences within the Helias Community. Crew members will assist with preparation for school liturgies, service opportunities, mission collections, and other related events. Students interested in being a part of the Campus Ministry Crew should sign up in the Campus Ministry Office by Sept. 17th.

Meeting Time: TBA – will be announced prior to meetings Meeting Place: Campus Ministry Office Fees: None

Mrs. Quinn


Chess Club


Welcome to Chess Club! A small portion of the student body that enjoys the company of others during a battle of wits and strategy as it is played out across a board. All the players that join the Helias Knights are able to expand on their ability to play or to even learn the wonderful game of chess. Chess is a very easy game to learn but one that is incredibly hard to master. All our players, no matter what level of play they had, always improve throughout the year. Chess Club is open to any and all students, however attendance is important for our ranking system for tournaments. If you feel you will be unable to attend most meetings, which are weekly on Wednesday's, then perhaps it isn't for you. Hopefully this year Chess Club will be able to attend more tournaments but as of yet the chess club has no school backed funding. All tournaments and equipment costs money and any support would be appreciated. In our first year, 2 years ago, our team of 3 players went into a field of 48 schools and finished 24th, not bad for our first outing at state.

Mr. Hronick



Chorus/Concert Choir


The Concert Choir is the top vocal ensemble at Helias, comprised of the best singers at the school.  Students must pass a singing audition, held in April, to be included in this talented ensemble.  The Concert Choir maintains as active performance schedule, including at least four public concerts and performances at community events.  Past events have included the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, the St. Peter’s Church annual Veterans Day Mass, and various community organizations during the Christmas Season.  The Helias Concert Choir performs a broad range of musical styles, including madrigals from the Renaissance, traditional Choir literature, and music from current Broadway Musicals.  The Concert Choir participates every year in the MSHSAA State Music Festival Chorus. 

The Helias Chorus is a developmental choir, comprised primarily of freshmen and sophomores. In this choir, singers learn the basics of music including how to read music and how to sing multiple parts.  Many of the singers in Chorus go on to participate in Concert Choir after singing in Chorus for a year or two.

Mrs. Fox


Club International


Club International is an organization made up of foreign language students. The club meets to have dinner out at a local restaurant typically on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. and also participates in service projects for Helias and community organizations.

Meeting Time: When announced—Typically once a month
Meeting Place: Will be announced—restaurant or at Helias Catholic High School 
Fees: $7.00 fee, which is used in purchasing a toy for an underprivileged child for Christmas. Members attend WorldFest which boasts performers from all over the world.

Mrs. Villalobos


Computer Club


Just a BIT about our computer science club.
We are hoping to introduce Helias students to the world of computer science and to educate all members on a variety of computer topics.  Throughout the school year, we will code using different computer languages to create a variety of projects.  After we determine the skills, abilities, and interests of our members, we will make final decisions about the paths our club will follow.  The meetings will be held in our computer labs, and our equipment will be available for use.  All members are welcome to bring and use their own computer equipment if they choose.  (If bringing own equipment, members will need to understand how to download appropriate coding programs for their particular machine.)

The club is open to all students.  If you are interested in computer coding and the future of technology, this is the club for you!

When will we meet?
Our plans currently are to meet twice a month starting in September.  We understand many of our students are involved in a variety of clubs and sports.  We want our computer science club to be available for all those interested, and we plan to schedule meetings accordingly.  Because we will be completing actual coding projects, it is extremely important to be at our meetings.  A video of the meeting will be available online after we meet in order for those members that missed the scheduled meeting to catch up on their coding.

Is there a cost?
There is no cost to join our computer science club. Members can bring a flash drive to the meetings if they would like to save their coding for use at home.

Ms. Haslag


Crusaders for Life


Crusaders for Life is the Pro-Life Club at Helias Catholic High School. Our members have been pro-life since conception and have pledged to remain so until their natural death. We meet at least once a month to plan pro-life activities and pray for pro-life issues. We participate in the Helias Homecoming Parade, pro-life lobby days at the Capitol, 40 Days for Life in the fall and spring, March for Life in DC and here in Mid-MO, National Day of Silent Solidarity, prayer services for inmates on death row, their victims and families, and service to mothers and children of pro-life organization especially the St. Raymond Society.

Meeting Time: every first Friday of the month at 7:07 a.m. Meeting Place: Room 203 Fees: $5 for supplies and a bag of candy for the parade

Mrs. Bockwinkel-Baker


French Club


French Club This is an organization for anyone who is interested in French language or culture. We learn about French music, food, watch French films and play games in French or about France or French-speaking countries. All are welcome. Meetings are in room 113 on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Hannah Smith


Journalism Club


The Helias Catholic Journalism Club is in its tenth year of existence. Over the ten years, the club has gone from Web site to print to social media journalism, and back again to Web site and social media journalism. This year, the club has started a weekly broadcast news show called the “Friday Update.” The show has its own channel on YouTube, called the “Crusader Raid News Network” (CRNN). Additionally, the club tweets out articles via Twitter at their handle @CrusaderRaid. The club’s Web site is: www.crusaderraidnews.wordpress.com.

All students are welcome to join. There is no fee for joining.

The Helias Journalism Club is a member of the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). Every spring, the journalism club attends MIPA’s “Journalism Day” at the University of Missouri.

Mr. Martin


Lasallian Youth


Lasallian Youth is a group of high school students involved in service to others based on the teachings of St. John Baptist de la Salle. It is open to all Helias Catholic students.

We will meet once a month for a short meeting announcing projects as well as a group prayer service or Mass. We ask that each member make an effort to do at least 3 projects throughout the school year. All service hours may be used for graduation service hour requirement.

Service projects may include such things as visits to the retirement homes, parish and neighborhood clean-ups, day care visits, cooking for the Salvation Army and any other things students may come up with.

Moderators: Mrs. Mary Flowers and Mr. Ron Vossen

 

Learn, Talk, Live


Learn, Talk, Live is a website sponsored by the Anne Marie Project which is a non profit coalition through the state of Missouri mental health- drugs- alcohol divisions. This website is a blog that speakers to drugs, alcohol. Mental health, catholic faith and just about every topic our young people deal with daily. This blog also has a parent blog to help adults navigate the teen years. All bloggers are Catholics who have the desire to help others learn from their shared experiences.

Mrs. Gramlich


Library Squad


Library Squad - Also known as the most awesome and creative library helps on the planet, the Library Squad is a group of amazing and talented Helias students who love books, love reading, and want to share that love with others. This group helps the librarian, Mrs. Oliver, with promotions and events throughout the year. The sky is the limit for what this student-led group can do. Meeting times vary but will average once a month.

Mrs. Oliver

 

Life Runners Chapter


Team:  Liferunners is an International Organization with over 3,700 runners/walkers ages 1 to 101 in all 50 states and 23 countries.  Helias Chapter is the largest High School Group with over 70 members.

Mission:  Pray, fundraise and run/walk as a Team until we Cross the finish line that ends abortion.  Hebrews 12:1-2.

Values:  Keep the Faith, Respect Life from Conception to Natural Death, Run so as to Win.
Creed:  www.LIFErunners.org/creed
Jersey:  “REMEMBER The Unborn, Jeremiah 1:5”
Cheer:  “All In Christ for Pro-Life!”
Slogans:  God first – Life always – Teammates forever!, From start (conception) to natural finish!, We pray & run for Their Lives!, We run so others may crawl!, Protecting – healing – Celebrating Life!  Team Up to Speak Up!
Faculty Sponsors:  Mary Haskamp, Tim Backes, Fr. Anthony Viviano

Chapter Activities

Monthly - We run/walk on the first Wednesday of every month.  Meet at the front door to school to pray the Liferunners Creed and then we will walk around the neighborhood.  Wear your Liferunners shirt to school all day to support Pro-Life.

  • September – Baby Bottle Fundraiser to benefit Pregnancy Help Center and St. Raymond’s Society
  • October – Help with the Vitae Foundation ½ Marathon and 5K races
  • November – Cook dinner one night at the Salvation Army
  • December – Visit area Nursing Homes to sing Christmas Carols
  • January – Mid-Mo March for Life in Jefferson City and Pro-Life Rally at Capitol
  • February – Pro-Life Speakers Panel at Helias in evening
  • March – Fundraiser Bake Sale at Helias Lunches and participate in the Relay for Life Across America
  • April – Vitae Foundation Annual Jefferson City Dinner – help registration/servers
  • May – Help with the Pregnancy Help Center 5K Fundraiser or run in it!
  • Summer – possibly a 5K race to raise awareness and funds for local Pro-Life groups

Mr. Backes


Mission Trippers


MISSION TRIPPERS are Helias students of all ages who are interested in participating in Mission Trips. Plans are underway for a minimum of five mission trips this school year. Dates will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

  1. To provide opportunities for participants to live as disciples of Christ through service;
  2. To foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the sacraments, Catholic faith sharing and prayer;
  3. To promote the mission and charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and La Salle Christian Brothers through direct service to the poor;
  4. To build a sense of dedication and loyalty to Helias Catholic High School through involvement;
  5. To lead students to a deeper relationship with Christ through a positive learning experience outside of the traditional classroom;
  6. To develop camaraderie, respect, and friendships among students and staff;
  7. To promote a lifetime of service.

Fees: Varied

Mrs. Quinn


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National Honor Society


The National Honor Society recognizes seniors and juniors who have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Earning this distinction denotes excellence. The membership fee is $25 membership fee students must retain a 3.75 GPA. As its name implies, NHS is a nationwide organization under the auspices of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  

NHS Handbook

 Mrs. Kempker

Ping Pong (Table Tennis) Club


Plays Ping Pong

Meeting Time: varies depending upon facility availability
Meeting Place: Helias Commons or the Gym
Fees: $10.00 membership

Coach Malmstrom

Poetry Club


Helias Catholic High School poetry club is open to all students who share in the love of words. Those who are interested in reading poetry and writing poetry and song lyrics are encouraged to join the poetry club. There is an online poetry publication and a monthly meeting.

Visit the website

Mrs. Seifert


SADD


Helias Sadd Club- students against destructive decisions. This club is for all students wanting to make a difference with their peers in helping make sound decisions when faced with peer pressure when it comes to underage drinking, drugs, safe driving, bullying, smoking, and domestic violence. The club offers monthly initiatives and fun safe activities for all. Visit the website

SADD is open to all students.

Mrs. Gramlich


Science Club


Combines ecology, engineering, robotics, and various other scientific endeavors.

Metting Time:  before school on days that fit student schedules
Meeting Place:  room 101

Mr. Backes

Sew-cial Club


Meeting Time: Once a month—usually a Tuesday after school
Meeting Place: Varies, usually Room 234
Fees: only the cost of the book if you decided to buy one

Mrs. Noonan

Speech/Drama Team


It is fun, allows you to meet new people, you can earn a Varsity Letter, and possibly earn the Triple H award for lettering in 3 activities/sports in a year

Speech members demonstrate more confidence, poise, and the ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas to others-Important life skills!!

Practices/Events
Practices are set up between the coach and the individual(s) as his/her schedule allows, usually before or after school, if a student has study hall during the coach’s plan time, arrangements can be made for that.  Practices generally last 20-30 minutes, and will be conducted in Mrs. Sharon Crider’s room #201 unless otherwise specified. Team meetings are announced over the intercom and are held before or after school.

Schedule coming soon...

Mrs. Sharon Crider


Sports Medicine Club


The Sports Medicine Club is an organization for students that have an interest in the sports medicine and medical fields. The club meets once a month to listen from varying medical professionals (orthopedic doctors, hand specialists, physical and occupational therapists, ect.) on their day-to-day duties and the qualifications needed. The club is available to any Helias Student.

Mrs. Jessica Wieberg


Student Ambassadors


The Student Ambassadors are students who represent Helias by giving tours of the school to visiting groups and individuals such as the incoming 9th graders, alumni and spouses revisiting the school during reunions, Leadership Jefferson City, and local Rotary Clubs.  They also work closely with the Helias Foundation in serving at special events.

The Student Ambassadors are members of the Student Council and some who are nominated and selected by the Helias faculty.  Students are selected by what the teachers see as the students' ability of being outstanding representatives of Helias High School.  The students must be able to interact with and speak in front of large groups as well as field questions from potential students, parents, and alumni.

Mrs. Hentges


Student Council (Stu-Co)


A student council takes on the responsibility of representing the whole student body. The student council voices the needs, wants and concerns of the student body to the administration (i.e. principals and teachers). They are also responsible for encouraging school spirit through initiating school spirit events such as a school dances or spirit week (a week filled with events that students could take part in like a jello eating contest, a dance competition, etc). ​

Mrs. Twyman


Young Republicans Club


Conservative values for the sustaining of the American Dream Meetings: once a week before school from 7:20-7:45.

  • Club Objectives: to discuss modern issues and problem solve the issues
  • Club Fees: 5$
  • Location of Meetings: Room 134
  • How to sign up: show up at a meeting.

All are welcome

Coach Hake

Z (Zonta) Club


A program of Zonta International and provides opportunities for young women in high school to develop leadership skills,explore career alternatives and improve international understanding through service projects. Z Clubs are formed on high school campuses. 

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Central Bank, Financial Center, 111 East Miller
Fees: None

Mrs. Flowers