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Club/Organization NameClub/Organization SponsorMeets as a class during the school daySponsor's room numberSponsor's extensionClub/Organization website or email address (if applicable)Club/Organization's Twitter handle (@...) or Instagram IDBrief Description of the club/organization (3-5 sentences max)
Academic DecathlonSarah Beaudrie/ Tobi or United States Academic Decathion is a ten-event scholastic compettition for teams of high school students. Students meet as a semester one class with occasional weekend scrimmages and the district competition: students who make the final competition team of 9 travel to regional and state competition during the second semester.
Affirmations & Kindness ClubSharon HowardThe purpose of this club is to spread kindness and hope to make someone's day a little bit better from our notes.
Afro-Legacy ClubDeAndre TayboreNoB21035224deandre.taybore@risd.orgAfro-Legacy provides a space to explore African-American and African culture through history, entreprenuership, professional networking, and dance.
Art clubOnaje Beal & Maxine or meet every Wednesday from 4:25-5:30. We create art and experiment with all types of art materials. Also participate in art shows and help with art projects around the school.
Art History Club (ON HOLD THIS YEAR)Alyx TollesonnoA126alyx.tolleson@risd.orgA club for those who want to know more about the weird, crazy and wonderful world of art. We weekly take a look at an artist, a work of art, a style, history surrounding an idea (like the history of color) or anything else about the art world we find interesting.
Athletic Training StudentsAustin Bauer & Samantha WolfeYesE1083-5206Help with all sports at JJ Pearce. Provide water and first aide to players.
AV ClubTony MonkAfter school - ThursdaysC2133-5121tmonk@g.risd.orgIG: @jjpaudiovisualAV club is a group of students who are interested in creating their own videos and learning cinema/editing/video productio & broadcasting. Roles such as acting, scripting & directing will be available.
AVID ClubAlex GandyYesA1343-5185agandy@g.risd.orgAVID Club seeks to build a community of AVID and non-AVID students who share a common goal of attending a 4-year college after high school.
BandDimitrios IcossipentarhosyesBand team of hardworking individuals pursuing excellence every day as a person, student, and musician.
BaseballJustin RolandYesClassroom varies of the top baseball programs in the Metroplex. Back to Back District 7-6A District Champions.
Best BuddiesHaley Utz & Paige ValachNOB113@jjjpbestbuddiesBest Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At the high school level, our focus will be one-to-one friendships outside of school that foster growth and community for both the Peer Buddy and the Buddy.
Beta ClubErin AndersonnoA2163-5197The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship. This organization also promotes ideals of honesty, service, morality, and ethical conduct. The Beta Club rewards meritorious achievement and encourages and assists students in continuing their education after high school.
Book ClubShannon LebernoD1223-5133shannon.leber@risd.otrgInstagram: @jjpbookclubWe meet once a month after school to discuss a book of students' choice. Current president is Addie O'Neal (11th)
Boys SoccerSean DowlatshahiYesField35040 soccer program strives to develop players to compete at a high level, improve their self-esteem, build character, and help students embrace the value of sportsmanship. in their lives.
Camp CalvertSabrina CalvertNoB22035321class_with_mrs.calvertA place for students to try fun random activities together such as sports, arts, races and games. Need a new hobbie? We try new things together!!!
Card Playing ClubJon VolberdingNoD12135139Students can come and play any types of card games in a fun, safe environment.
Chess ClubDuy Nguyen and Sam FrykholmD109-Nguyen D100-Frykholm35205 samuel.frykholm@risd.orgWhether you are a beginning chess player or have been playing for year, the chess club is a great place to learn strategy, critical thinking, planning, and just having fun!
Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy (Labs)LTC(R) Norman Morton SFC(R) Billy Patterson Jr.NoPHS Library5177, 5176Community Partnership opportunity that is student focused, community service driven and practically engaging. Sponsored by our Local Chick-Fil-A Restaurant @ Spanish Village Location of Arapho St. and Coit Rd.
ChoirGrace Arts organization.
Cross CountryLindsay LedfordyesMAC Downstairs Office or country is a fall sport and we compete in a 5K each week. The last meet is our district meet on October 12th. We meet every morning before school.
DebateKevin MurdockyesB2233-5114kevin.murdock@risd.orgIn Speech & Debate you will... Cultivate public speaking skills, develop critical thinking skills, gain academic skills beneficial for all high-level classes, debate serious and fun topics in class, belong to a family of diverse peers, and attend optional competitions
DECAKatie Twitter and @jjpdeca on instagramMarketing Organization that takes field trips and/or competes in Marketing Related EventsDECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Justin RolandNO, Before school at 8:10 amClassroom varies35127@jjpfcaFAITH + SPORT = FCA
Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world through our faith.
Fishing ClubHeather WagnerNoA112heather.wagner@risd.orgThe fishing club brings students together to enjoy the joys of fishing.
FolkloricoMadison Coleman-PaulYesE107Madison.Coleman-Paul@risd.orgPHS Folklorico performs traditional dances of Latin America. Our Mission is to promote cultural education and bring joy to our audiences through the beauty of Folklorico. Good to Know!!
Our purpose is to celebrate and spread the love for Hispanic Culture by performing traditional dances around the community.
You do not have to try out to be on the team. No experience needed!
The class is usually during 8th period.
It is a year-round commitment.
We follow UIL rules-you must be passing every 3 weeks to perform and stay on the team.
We spend additional time practicing and traveling to performances after school, during the school day, and weekends.
It is free to join, however there may be some small fees for personal items or food throughout the year.
You will be held to a higher standard. This includes being kind, respectful, and disciplined.
Questions? Contact Ms. Coleman-Paul (Ms. C-P) in the dance room (E hall) or by

¡¡Bueno saber!!
Nuestro propósito es celebrar y difundir el amor por la cultura hispana mediante la realización de bailes tradicionales en la comunidad.
No tienes que intentarlo para estar en el equipo. ¡No se necesita experiencia!
La clase suele ser durante el octavo período.
Es un compromiso para todo el año.
Seguimos las reglas de la UIL: debes aprobar cada 3 semanas para desempeñarte y permanecer en el equipo.
Pasamos tiempo adicional practicando y viajando a presentaciones después de la escuela, durante el día escolar y los fines de semana.
Unirse es gratis, sin embargo, es posible que se apliquen pequeñas tarifas por artículos personales o alimentos durante todo el año.
Se le exigirá un estándar más alto. Esto incluye ser amable, respetuoso y disciplinado.
¿Preguntas? Comuníquese con la Sra. Coleman-Paul (Sra. C-P) en la sala de baile
(sala E) o por correo electrónico:
FootballJarrett team of hardworking individuals pursuing excellence every day as a person, student, and athlete.
Freshmen CheerKallie Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March.
Girls BasketballLaTisha HearneyesSmall Gym
GolfSteven BuchananyesFloatN/AN/A@JJPearceGolfGolf is a year round sport that competes in 8-11 tournaments. Our district tournament is in late March or early April each year.
GSARory Boothe and Shannon place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to meet and discuss current events, school events and to have fun and feel safe. Current president is Delaney Vanderpool (12th).
Jewish Student Union (JSU)Deanna KoenigsbergA1283-5115jsu.orgJSU facilitates regular club meetings in public schools that meet during the lunch hour, before or after school, providing food for the body and soul. Programs include speakers from a variety of Jewish organizations, discussions on timely topics of interest to the participants and interactive activities. Kosher pizza, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Starbucks, holiday foods or other snacks are always served.
JROTCLTC Norman Morton and SFC Billy PattersonYesP83-5177/ motivate young people to be better citizens. The J.J. Pearce JROTC program is based on Student Leadership and strives to teach the values of Citizenship and Character to high school students.
JV CheerSarah Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March.
Knitting and Crochet ClubAlyx TollesonNoA12635149alyx.tolleson@risd.orgPearce knitting club is a place for beginning and seasoned knitters. If you enjoy being creative or just like to make warm and fuzzy objects, come & join us.
Mock Trial TeamSean DowlatshahiyesD-2013-5040sean.dowlatshahi@risd.orgStudents will understand the jurisprudence system in United States by participating in a competitive mock trial competition.
Mu Alpha ThetaJordan CappettanoA1383-5019Google Classroom: ztb2csbMath Club is open to any Pearce student interested in math and willing to help tutor other students. Dues are $20 (cash only) In order to be in Mu Alpha Theta (a nationally recognized math honor society), students must be a member of math club, be enrolled in a math class (Algebra II or higher), have an overall gpa of 85 or higher, have an overall math average of 90 or higher (all semester math grades, including Pre-AP and AP points, must average to 90 or above), and volunteer to help tutor other students in math 12 times a year during Advisory at Pearce.
Mustang StampedeSommer JohnsonyesCafeteria/ mat roomSommer.johnson@risd.orgInstagram: @mustang_stampede Facebook: @pearcestampedeCo-ed Country & Western Dance Team. We perform throughout the school year at: pep rallies, carnivals, music festivals, basketball games, and more. We offer a one semester freshmen "Stampede Prep" class for sophomores and juniors. It can only be taken once. Tryouts are for sophomores and juniors only. Tryouts take place in the spring.
National Honor SocietyDeanna KoenigsbergnoA1283-5115deanna.koenigsberg@risd.orgNational Honor Society (NHS) membership has been the true mark of student achievement for over 100 years. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students who have been enrolled at the school for the equivalent of one semester and who meet their chapter’s cumulative GPA requirement (Scholarship) are candidates for membership. Candidates are then considered for membership based on meeting their chapter’s requirements for scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
North Texas Food Bank Club CharterLindsey LundquistB122
NotorietyOnaje BealYes (advisory when the schedule permits)A205Notoriety is PHS' majorette dance team. The group is composes of 9-12th graders interested in hip-hop and majorette dance. Both male and female participants are welcomed to join.
OrchestraMelissa LivingsyesF127 - Orchestra Arts group; prior experience or approval needed to join
PacesettersKatie Pacesetter Drill Team is the official Dance and Drill Team of JJ Pearce High School. Team members are in 10-12 grade; tryouts are held each December. New members serve as “Pacesetter Rookies” during the Spring Semester before officially joining the team for the following school year. The Pacesetters perform at all Varsity football games, pep rallies, additional JJPHS athletic events, host an annual Holiday Bazaar, Dance Workshop for future Pacesetters, and participate in many local dance competitions. In April, the Pacesetters put on a spectacular Spring Show, Pacesetter Revue, which highlights their many talents as well as those of other students/performance groups of JJPHS.
Pearce Robotics TeamChe CheungnoC2163-5112www.pearcerobotics.comThe Pearce Robotics Team’s Mission is to inspire students to become thinkers, problem solvers, and doers; the future scientist, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We do this by partnering students with industry professionals and supporting them in designing, building, and competing in world-class competitive robotics contests.
Peer HelpersMandy class is for juniors and seniors interested in helping Pearce area students feel safe, seen, and supported. In the Fall, we look for ways to welcome students who are new to Pearce or who just need a friend. In the Spring, we work with students at our neighboring elementary schools.
Students interested in applying for Peer Helpers can contact Mrs. Braddy.
Political Engagement Club (P.E.C.)Sean DowlatshahinoD-2013-5040Members meet once a week and discuss political event and news.
Pony Express(pxp)Amanda Daniel/Angela GalloyesC219electronic weekly happenings. Important information shared.
SoftballKacie sport
SOS LifeguardsAlex Gandy, Brendan Kelley, Anna Saleh, Cara Ham, Yannin mentorship program for all freshmen.
Spanish ClubAdriana WillisyesD1055030Spanish Club classlink code tyqtqd7REMIND @288ba4Promote the use of the Spanish language and appreciation for the culture. The Club will attend sports and cultural events to enhance contact with the community.
Spirit StangsHaley UtzYesB1133-5117@jjpstangsThe Spirit Stangs are an inclusive cheer team. We value kindness, inclusion, and belonging. The team will cheer at sports and cultural events.
Student GovernmentElizabeth FrithyesD2043-5226@JJPStudentGovStudent-run organization that strives to be a voice for the school, participate in community service, and boosts school spirit through a variety of activities.
Swim TeamEwing/ competitive, hardworking, dedicated group of athletes who strive to outwork our competitors on a daily basis.
TAFE ( Texas Association of Future Educators)Caitlin ZancanayesC2043-5194N/ATAFE encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service, and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators.
Tennis TeamSammi Gunter Hoganyestennis courts and J.V. level boys and girls tennis program
The HeatYannin Dominguez Morales and Isabel MartineznoD102-D103N/ALatin Dance club created and directed by students that creates a safe and encouraging space for others to experience the Hispanic culture within the confines of music.
The K-CrewOnaje Beal & Isabel MartinezThe purpose of this organization is to learn and perform K-pop dances, while the group learns to work as a team.
Thespian events and fun!
Track & FieldLindsay LedfordyesMAC Downstairs Office or is a spring sport. Please look for information this fall for a meeting. There are multiple events to compete in. We meet every morning in the spring. Please join the track first period class (spring only).
Varsity CheerSarah Poindexter and Kallie FurgesonyesB111 & Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March.
WranglersKevin Starnes / Heather Heather.Biddle@risd,orgSideline Spirit group for multiple Athletic events during the year.
WrestlingBryan KenneyYESWrestling RoomTBDbryan.kenney@risd.orgTBDJJ Pearce Wrestling competes in the UIL and is a USA Wrestling club. HOURS H-Honor, O-Outwork, U-Unity, R-Respect, S-Strength
Yearbook (The Mustang)Alyx's award-winning yearbook