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. Mock Trial Advisor: Mr. Olinski Mock trial is an extremely competitive and time consuming activity that mimics real life litigation. Various high school students compete against each other as they act like attorneys and witnesses. The students develop their cases from over 100 pages of evidence, and they argue the case against other high schools in real-life courtrooms before real-life judges. The judges follow the appropriate rules of evidence. Students must know and apply appropriate objections, rules, etc.
*Listen to announcements for more details in September. Model U.N. Advisor: Mr. Olinski Model U.N. is a club activity which students represent foreign countries in a United Nations setting. Students learn about a foreign country; they collect information about that country so that they can successfully represent the country in a two-day mock United Nations meeting held in mid-March. Meetings are usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school, Sign up: mid-September.
Mu Alpha Theta Advisor: Ms. Scaffidi Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society. It is used to stimulate an interest in mathematics by providing public recognition of superior mathematical scholarship and by promoting various mathematical activities and competitions. There are monthly competitions and/or workshops in various mathematical topics, to foster an appreciation and enthusiasm for mathematics. Any student who loves mathematics is welcome to attend and be an associate member. Students who have been attending for more than a year, and are in an advanced math class, are eligible to become full members of Mu Alpha Theta.
Multicultural Club Advisor: Ms. Ebbinger-Bentley The Multicultural Clubs goal is to challenge students and staff to gain a greater awareness and understanding of themselves and others. Members are a model of what our nation is, a diverse group with many similarities and differences. *Listen to announcements for more details.
National Art Honor Society Advisor: Ms. Dorow National Art Honor Society strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service. Members strive to promote the powerful effects of the arts within the school and community. NAHS members meet on the first Tuesday of each month and participate in a monthly art making workshop. All members are expected to participate in additional art- based service opportunities and events throughout the school year.
National Honor Society Advisors: Ms. Caldwell/Ms. Madson Students who have an accumulated G.P.A. of 3.5 after the first semester of the sophomore or junior years will be eligible to become candidates for N.H.S. membership. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the faculty selection committee. Academically eligible students will be asked to complete forms to determine their interest in membership and to obtain informa-tion regarding service and leadership qualities.
Neolithic Society Advisor: Holterman The Neolithic Society is Oak Creek High School's Archaeology Club. We are dedicated to researching and preserving the Archaeological Heritage of the Oak Creek and Wisconsin region. The Neolithic Society collects and researches Native American artifacts, studies ancient cultures and technologies, participates in field trips to important archaeological sites in Wisconsin and hosts field days to locate Native American artifacts from the earliest residents of Oak Creek. We usually meet twice per month. Powerlifting Advisor: Mr. Hoagland Powerlifting club is for male and female students, grades 9-12, who have an interest in competitive weight lifting. Proper form and lifting technique will be stressed and lifters will have the opportunity to compete in three regional meets and also qualify for a State Championship Meet in March. The season runs from November through March and practices are held in the OCHS weight room Monday through Thursday, 3-4:30pm. No experience or equipment is required. There will be an information/sign-up meeting in early November. For more information please visit our state website at www.liftwhspa.org/ Renaissance Advisor: Mrs. Hren Renaissance is a national program designed to promote and recognize student achievement and academic and behavioral excellence. Students may earn awards and incentives. Renaissance sub-committees include Edgewood Elementary School Mentoring, Leadership Opportunities, Staff Appreciation, Quarter Awards Assemblies, Courtyard Renovation, Honor Study Hall, and Adopt-A-Highway. Renaissance student committee members help make decisions, set policies, and participate in activities throughout the year. Robotics Club Advisor: Mr. Alvarez Round Table Robotics is a student-led team, based out of Oak Creek High School. We strive to provide engaging opportunities, which will inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Students are exposed to hands-on, real-world experiences that encourage them to take risks and learn how to problem solve as a team with the use of advanced technology, computers, scientific principles and teamwork. Adult mentors from local companies, schools and universities are recruited to assist student members with all aspects of our team including design & building, 3D modeling, marketing, web design, business practices and community involvement. In addition, student members are engaged in community...