Student Clubs and Organizations

For teacher contact information, see our directory.  Also see our Booster Club information.

 

PALSRichard Cowles

McCallum Justice CoalitionLucy Griswold

Club Sponsor Meeting Time/Location Description
Anime Nick Bisbee
Art Society NAHS (National Art Honor Society) Bill Cauthern/Jeff Seckar-Martinez Thursdays at lunch in Room Art 1 in the MAC As a National Art Society chapter, students work to fulfill community service hours that help promote the visual arts in the school and in our community. We curate art shows, volunteer for public art exhibits, and build a close art community through social activities and group events. The Art Society welcomes all students interested in the visual arts.
AV Club Ken Rogers Tuesdays, 4:30, Room 110 Lab Students interested in film and television.
Ballet Foklorico Dance Team Juana Gun Tuesdays, 4:30-6 PM in Room 164 & cafeteria We learn traditional dances from Mexico. We have costumes that represent the states of Jalisco, Chlapas, Vera Cruz, Nuevo Leon, and Nayarit. We perform for schools, day cares, and businesses all over the city in Austin. It is great exercise and a great experience sharing the music and culture of Mexico.
Blue Brigade Drill Team Nancy Honeycutt Tryouts in the Spring We perform at football games and pep rallies.
Bowling Club Ray Amaro
Cheerleaders Chastity Colbert Tryouts are held in the spring. We perform at volleyball, basketball, football games and pep rallies. See Twitter feed.
Cheese Club
Joseph Carcione TBD Once a month Students eat and discuss cheeses from around the world.
Chess/Game Club Scott Pass Thursdays at 4:30 in Room 118 The club meets to play chess and discuss strategy.
Choirs Allison Tucker
Climbing Club Eric Wydeven Thursdays, 6-8 pm.
Primary meeting location: North Austin Rock Gym
Secondary meeting location: South Austin Rock Gym (Dates announced at regularly scheduled North Gym club meetings)
McCallum Climbing Club allows students an opportunity to learn how to rock climb. We begin with basic climbing movement & strength and endurance training, but as the year progresses, we will begin to learn safety techniques involved with roped climbing. There is a monthly fee (paid to the Austin Rock Gym) of around $35. This covers gym fees and allows McCallum students unlimited access to both gyms and the services they offer. The club emphasizes safety and learning to climb safely as students gradually move out of the gym and into Austin’s Greenbelt, which offers multiple sport climbing opportunities.
Color Guard Jeff Rudy
Computer Science Club Scott Pass Thursdays at 4:30 in Room 118 To educate each other on how computers work, learn programming together, and work on related projects
Cosmos Club (Physics) Nick Bisbee
Cross Country Susan Ashton
Current Event Team Cliff Stanchos
Football*Varsity Charles Taylor, Thomas Gammerdinger, Kevin Schneider, Mike Ellis, Aaron Stancik
Football*Sub-Varsity Russell Houston, Jacob Alvarez, Carlin Shaw, Anthony Osorio, Ray Amaro
Environmental Knights Richard Cowles
Fashion Club Mary Ghazi Meets after School every other Wednesday 4:30 pm, Art 2 in the MAC Student review current and past fashion trends, work on a designated community activity. Support the Annual Fashion Show Crew during the Fashion Show production in the Spring.
Football Charles Taylor Every Day (Field House) UIL Sport.  See Twitter feed.
French Club Melinda von Rosenberg Thursdays every other week (on A Days) at lunch, Room 165 Meeting with friends to talk, eat lunch, enjoy desserts, watch French clips, listen to French songs, speaking both French and English; other activities for various French holidays.
Arts Game Club Stephen Burnette
Gamers Club Dave Insel
Gardening Club Jennifer Wood Mondays from 4:30 – 6 pm in Room 106
Golf (Boys & Girls) Nancy Nitardy
Jazz Band Carol Nelson
Juggling Club Scott Pass  Fridays at Lunch in Room 118.  Students meet to juggle and other activities related to circus tricks
Key Club Shelly Pringle
Amy Shin
The McCallum Key Club holds monthly meetings during lunch in Ms. Shin’s room (#145). Visit the McCallum Key Club 2016 – 2017 Facebook page for more information or send questions via email to: mccallumkeyclub@gmail.com The McCallum Key Club is a student service organization. Students who participate in Key Club perform service projects around Austin and Central Texas in support of the mission of Kiwanis International – to serve the children of the world.  Membership Fee: $25.  Members receive a t-shirt and a transcript of volunteer hours served for applications to N.H.S., college, employment and scholarship/merit awards.
International Thespian Society Josh Denning
Lacrosse (Boys) Susan Ashton Non –UIL sport
Lacrosse (Girls) Chris Purkiss Off campus on Mon-Thursdays Non –UIL sport
Latin Nicholas Martin ad hoc

Room 163

Promote Latin and encourage camaraderie among students
Literary Magazine “Excalibur” Daniel Myers
MAC Book Club Jane Farmer Meets once a month in the library; various days & times We pick a book, read it, and meet to talk about it. And eat snacks. And laugh a lot.
MAC VR Club Ken and Andrea Rogers Every Thursday after school in 110 Lab The exploration and development of current and future VR technology.
Makeup Club Sarah Hathaway
Martial Arts Game Club Stephen Burnette
Magic: The Gathering Card Game Club Stephen Burnette Every Thursday after school till 5:30 pm, in Room 129 The club serves as a place and time for all students who enjoy playing the card game Magic: The Gathering. Most games are free form but tournament play for bragging rights is possible in the near future. Students are encouraged to bring their own decks, but there is a community chest of donated decks that students can use to play if they do not have their own decks.
Mathematics Club Scott Pass Tuesdays at 4:45 pm in Room 118
McCallum Christian Community Stephanie Stanley, Christopher Watson
McCallum Justice Coalition Lucy Griswold Tuesdays during lunch in Room 113
Model United Nations
Greg Anderson Every Thursday 4:45-6 pm in Room 116 A club that discusses current events and world issues.
National Honor Society Jane Farmer, Sarah Noack Invitations go out each spring to sophs & jrs with GPA of 3.25 or higher Students have opportunities to develop the 4 characteristics of NHS: scholarship, leadership, character and service.
No Place For Hate Tim Bjerke
Orchestra Ricky Pringle, Georgeann Shockley
PALS Richard Cowles
Photography Club Andrew Cooke Tuesdays during lunch in P-5
Remote Control Club Nick Bisbee Tuesdays at 4:20 pm To have fun with remote operated cars and to promote the hobby
Robotics Club Audrea Moyers Tuesdays and Wednesday, from 4:20 to 5:45, in room 151 To learn about designing, building, and programming robotic machines to compete in various regional, national, and international competitions. Also see Instagram for Engineering.
The “Shield” Newspaper Dave Winter
Show Off Club Scott Pass Fridays at 4:45 -6:15 pm in Room 118 To discuss and participate in areas of physical fitness including gymnastics, aerobatics, strength training
Soccer – Boys Nicholas Martin See info on the Soccer page and Instagram.
Spectrum Tim Bjerke Every Wednesday at lunch in Room 153 McCallum’s LGBTQ group. Meet new friends and allies and spend lunch with a group some people might be more comfortable with than other groups. You don’t have to be LGBTQ to participate. Everyone is welcome.
Steel Drums (Knights of Steel) Matt Ehlers
Student Council Stephanie Stanley Every other Wednesday at 8:30 am in Room 115
Taekwondo Varsity Club Jennifer Woods Saturdays from 10 – 11 am at Maximum Martial Arts Academy, 6929 Airport Blvd. Suite 146, Austin, Texas 78752 Olympic Taekwondo is now a Varsity Club Sport at McCallum. Olympic Taekwondo is a Korean martial art characterized by kicking, punching and gymnastic like techniques. Taekwondo is for both girls and boys. You can go to competitions (State and Nationals), or just learn the art of taekwondo. The benefits of taekwondo include the ability of defending yourself, respect, great shape/health, and much more. Practices are off campus. For more information, contact Mrs. Wood in Room 106.  http://www.maxtkdyoga.com/ttvl
Ultimate Frisbee Club Christopher Purkiss Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 at Brentwood Elementary school fields Ultimate, originally known as ultimate Frisbee, is a no-contact team field sport played with a flying disc. The Ultimate club is open to all, new and experienced players welcome. Players can participate in club events as well as represent McCallum HS during the high school tournament season, which is in late-March/early-April.
Video Gamers Club Paul Schuler Wednesday during lunch in Room 119 Talk about today’s games and “old school” games, discuss the history behind games like the Atari game ET, learn how games have developed over time, and to play “old school” games on the PC.
Young Democrats Katie Carrasco Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 in Room 114 To further educate and bring awareness to MAC students of current political topics as well as voter registration initiative


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