Guide Revised: March 2016
Oak Creek High School has a large offering of extracurricular activities designed to meet the needs of
our students. The faculty and staff encourage each student to be an active member of the high school
by joining an activity or trying out for a sport. The above activities are school sponsored.
Activities/Club Sports Anime Club
Comic Book Club
Future Business Leaders
of America (FBLA)
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Students of America (HOSA)
Mu Alpha Theta (Formerly
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
Skills USA Club
Sword & Shield School
WIAA Sports (Girls) Basketball
Swim and Diving
Track and Field
WIAA Sports (Boys) Baseball
Swim and Diving
Track and Field
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS Anime Club Advisor: Mr. Gregg Anime club is full of students who love the Japanese culture and arts. We explore new and unique types of amine to bind us closer together. Come and share your love for anime while making new friendships every Friday in room 156. See you there! Best Buddies Advisor: Ms. Thorsen Best Buddies is a club that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one to one friendships. If you are matched with a buddy you need to contact your buddy at least once a week; twice a month spend one-on-one time with your buddy; and once a month attend the monthly meeting. Sign up is at the beginning of each school year. Bowling Club Advisor: Mr. Craig Wroblewski, Sr. The Oak Creek High School Bowling Team tryouts are usually the first week of October. Tryouts are three days at OC Classic Lanes on Howell Avenue. Each tryout day takes about 1.5 hours. There are three teams and it is very competitive. The practice starts in early November, 3 to 5 days a week depending on the team you make. Practice times are from3:30-5:30. Matches start the first weekend of December and are on Thursdays (3:45 to about 5:15 at various bowling centers in the area) and Saturday matches start anywhere from 11am to 1pm and last about 3.5 hours. The season ends in early March if the team or individual makes state competition. Chess Club Advisor: Mr. Schafer The purpose of Chess Club is to provide an open, friendly environment in which to play and learn chess. Meetings are held weekly beginning in the first month of school and run throughout the school year. Students of Oak Creek High School are invited to attend weekly meetings and are encouraged to bring beginners and experienced players at any time. Comic Book Club Advisor: Ms. Schmidt Comic Book Club is a group that welcomes anyone interested in comic books and how they are written and illustrated. We do not limit our activities strictly to printed stories. We also cover topics involving movies, TV shows, and cartoons. Our goal is to cover a broad range of mediums to give fans new or old a better overall experience that will eventually develop into an appreciation for anything comic book related. Whether you are a novice or an expert, all are welcome. Meetings occur twice a month from 3:00-4:00 in room 254. Computer Club Advisor: Mr. Bullamore The Computer Club discusses topics relating to computers such as new technology and new software models. The Computer Club enters programming contests earning scholarships and trophies. Drama-OCHS Production Company Advisor: TBD Drama Club members can be involved in either the acting or technical work for the full-length play which takes place in the fall, or the musical play, which takes place in the spring. As a drama club member, you could also join the International Thespian Society Troupe #285. *Tryouts for plays are held the first week in September and again in November. Forensics Advisors: S. Armbrust/Ms. Szulczewski Forensics is an activity in which students participate in reading, speaking, and acting categories. Students receive ribbons and medals and have the chance to earn their letter. If you want to build confidence in your speaking skills and have fun while doing so, Forensics is for you.
*Listen to announcements for the time and place of our introductory meeting.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor: Ms. Stiebs FBLA is a state and national organization for students interested in business. At Oak Creek High School, we participate in service projects, work with the Junior Achievement teaching project, do fund raising, have social events, and participate in a variety of state contests (from word processing, to desktop publishing, introduction to business, international business, accounting, parliamentary procedure, public speaking, economics, and many more). Anyone who has taken or is taking any of our business education courses is eligible to be a member. Any student anticipating a career in business after high school can get a head start by being a member. This club is locally and nationally recognized by business. German Club Advisor: Mr. Engebretson This club is open to anyone with an interest in German. Meetings cover a variety of cultural topics: singing, dancing, Christmas parties, field trips to the Folk Fair, and other ethnic festivities. Our club is also the sponsor of our German trip. Every two years we go to Europe for two weeks. It's a great opportunity to travel and use your German. International understanding and tolerance is what our club is all about.
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Advisor: Mrs. Hudson The Oak Creek High School GSA brings together students of all sexual orientations, identities, races, genders, and backgrounds. We come together in order to support each other and fight homophobia on campus and in the community. By raising awareness of different sexual and gender identities, linking homophobia with other oppressions, and advocating for equal treatment for youth of all sexual orientations, our GSA will create a safe and inclusive school environment free of homophobic, sexual, verbal, and physical harassment. The GSA welcomes all students in a safe, supportive, and friendly environment. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Advisors: Ms. Williams/Mr. Schafer Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization. HOSAs two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSAs goal is to encourage all health occupations students to join and be actively involved. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition. HOSA is 100% health care! HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-orientated and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team. HOSAs mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry.
Key Club Advisor: Ms. Scaffidi The OCHS Key Club received their national charter in October 2015. It is designed for freshmen who want to do community service and gain leadership skills. Key Club is the student division of Kiwanis Club, and our club is sponsored by the Oak Creek Kiwanis Club. Key Club meets twice a month and elects a freshmen executive committee. They sponsor 2-3 service projects per year. Any freshmen student is eligible to join. Lacrosse Club (Boys) Advisor: Mr. Swenson Lacrosse is a team contact sport. The regular season runs from the beginning of March to the first week of June. Students will learn the sport of lacrosse through individual drills and team practice. Indoor open gym and skill sessions start at the beginning of December one night a week until the season starts. Students are expected to have their own lacrosse stick.
Marching Band Advisors: Ms. Fuchs/Mr. Gregg Students will learn & perform corps style competitive marching, music, color guard, & percussion. Pre-Season summer sectionals are provided & strongly encouraged. Home practice is expected. Attendance at ALL rehearsals, competitions, and sectionals is required. Marching Band starts the first Monday in August, with practices on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm. In September & October, the Marching Band meets daily during the school day and practices on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm. Competitions are scheduled on various Saturdays & Sundays between mid-September & mid October.