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Club/Organization NameClub/Organization SponsorMeets as a class during the school dayMeets after school or before school (please indicate as after school, before school or both)Sponsor's extensionClub/Organization website and/or email address (if applicable)Club/Organization's Twitter handle (@...), facebook, and/or Instagram IDBrief Description of the club/organization (3-5 sentences max)
Academic DecathlonSarah Beaudrie/ Tobi BrooksYesC2143-5222The United States Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Students who completed summer study preparation meet as a semester one class with after school and weekend scrimmages; students who make the final competition team of 9 and underclassmen interested in competing the next year remain enrolled in the course for second semester.
Athletic Training StudentsTara Grubbs & Austin BauerYesE1083-5206Tara.grubbs@risd.org@JJPsportsmed on Twitter @JJPathletictraining on InstragramHelp with all sports at JJ Pearce. Provide water and first aide to players.
AVID ClubChad LawsonNOA134float@PearceAVID on Twitter and InstaAVID 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.
Ballet FolkloricoMaddie CothrunYesE117- 7th period3-5128madelaine.cothrun@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.
BandDimitrios IcossipentarhosyesBand Hall3-5124www.pearceband.org@jjpmmbThe band program at Pearce HS is comprised of over 200 students from grades 9th - 12th. These students are participants in both the marching band program (takes places during the fall) as well as the concert band (takes places in the latter fall and spring semesters. Students who are enrolled in the band program attend band every day, as well as before and after school rehearsals during the week, with various performances throughout the fall and spring semsters. Students who are enrolled in band were also band members at the junior high level prior to 9th grade. Students who have questions about the Mighty Mustang Band (MMB) program should contact Mr. I at dimitrios.icossipentarhos@risd.org
Best BuddiesHaley Utz and Paige ValachNOC203@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.
Boys SoccerSean DowlatshahiYesField35040https://sites.google.com/site/pearcesoccer/Boys 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.
Card Playing ClubJon VolberdingNOC20235139Students can come and play any types of card games in a fun, safe environment.
ChoirGrace Gill/ Amanda WilsonYesF11835024www.pearcechoir.com@pearcechoirFine Arts organization.
Cross CountryLindsay Ledfordyesbefore schoolpearcexc.weebly.com@JJPearceXCCross country is a fall sport and we compete in a 5K each week. The last meet is our district meet on October 27th. We meet every morning before school.
Cultural and international Awareness Club (C.I.A)Sean DowlatshahinoD-20135040@jjpciaA better awareness and understanding of world cultures through food. members decide on restaurants and eateries that serve specialty food representing a particular culture or region.
DebateKevin MurdockYesC2163-5114kevin.murdock@risd.orgDebate provides an opportunity to learn and engage in the art of argumentation as well as participate and compete in a wide variety of speech and spoken interpretation events. Competitions are held on Fridays and Saturdays and are optional. Returning upperclassman will have the opportunities to compete in Rotary and corporate speaking events for the chance to win scholarship money.
DECAKatie Koshkin & Cody MartinyesA12635126katie.koshkin@risd.org@PEARCEDECA and @jjpdecaMarketing 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.
Fishing Club???No35065The fishing club brings students together to enjoy the joys of fishing.
Freshmen CheerAshleigh OsborneyesMAC3-5009pearcecheer.com@jjpearcecheerTryouts in March, full year commitment for Freshmen only
Girls BasketballLance EdgeyesA133ladymustangsbasketball.org
GolfSteven BuchananyesFloatN/AN/A@JJPearceGolf
GSABiddleNOA208a5136@pearcegsaA place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to meet and discuss current events, school events and to have fun and feel safe
HOSAMarisa Pennington & Shannon HoughNOA131marisa.pennington@risd.org@PearceHSHSHOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's 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.
JROTCLTC Norman Morton, SFC Billy PattersonYesA1255177/5176norman.morton@risd.org; billy.patterson@risd.org@JJPJROTCThe U.S. Army’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement: “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
JV CheerPreston DozierYessmall gym35035preston.dozier@risd.org@jjpearcecheerSupport Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March.
Knitting ClubAlyx TollesonNoA20435149alyx.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.
Latin ClubStephanie RileyNOD10535050stephanie.riley@risd.orgLatin Club prepares those wanting to participate in the JCL.
Mock Trial TeamSean DowlatshahiNoD-2013-5040sean.dowlatshahi@risd.org@pearcemtStudents will understand the jurisprudence system in United States by participating in a competitive mock trial competition.
Math Club Mu & Alpha ThetaJordan CappettanoA1383-5019jordan.cappetta@risd.orgMath Club is open to any Pearce student interested in math and willing to help tutor other students. Dues are $20 (cash only) and include a T-Shirt. 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 Gaming ClubJohn Zancana / Katie KeithnoA1213-5054@JJP_MustangGCInterested in Video Games? Want to meet others on campus that share your interests? Come out of Thursday andplay your favorite games with other students. Occasional Tournaments for games such as Smash Brothers Ultimate, Madden, Halo etc ...
Mustang StampedeMarc Johnson/Sommer JohnsonyesDance studioPearcemustangstampede.com@pearcestampedeMustang Stampede is a co-ed country western dance team. Incoming junior and senior students are eligible to audition in the spring semester. Prep classes are offered in the fall and spring.
Newspaper (Pony Express)Walt GastyesC2193-5047phsponyexpress.orgPearce's award-winning student newspaper
Pearce Pom SquadJaclyn SmithyesE107I'm not sure 🙁jaclyn.smith@risd.orgThe Pearce Pom Squad is a Spring Semester only dance team that performs at JJPHS school events, volunteers at local feeder schools, and trains members in kick and jazz technique. Many Pom Squad members go on to tryout for the Pacesetter Drill Team.
NotorietyOnaje BeallNoA205Notoriety 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 LivingsyesF1043-5075www.jjpearceorchestra.com@PearceOrchestraFine Arts group; prior experience or approval needed to join
PacesettersKatie HightoweryesE10735022www.pearcepacesetters.com@PearcePsettsThe 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.
E105 (After)Che CheungnoE10535112www.pearcerobotics.comThe J.J. Pearce High School Robotics Club was founded in 1996. Last spring we competed in the First Dallas regional and made it to the finals. This enabled us to compete in the International Competition in Houston last spring.
Peer HelpersRachel DunnYes - 4th PeriodN/A3-5108N/AInstagram: @jjphs_palshelpersHere to support peers struggling with stress, personal/academic struggles; mentoring elementary students in the spring
Philosophy Club?????????????Meet and discuss important philosophical issues as they relate to high school students.
Political Engagement Club (P.E.C.)Sean DowlatshahinoD-2013-5040Members meet once a week and discuss political event and news.
Remain HappyLisa Long & Courtney NixnoA203 or C2113-5062 0r 3-5113https://remainhappy.org/@remainhappyorgOur mission is to spread healthy and happy lifestyles to local people and teenagers in our area. From our school club, fundraisers, movie nights, and local community gatherings, we aim to spread happiness one smile at a time. Interested in doing some fun activities? Join our school club! We host meetings every other week, including fun activities such as anti-stress meetings, movie nights, and more.
Roundnet (Spikeball)Jake BryanNoWednesday - After school - outdoors (open field - will be announced weekly via remind)3-5179REMIND: Text "jjpround" to 81010We play Roundnet (Spikeball)...which is a portable, 4 player game that can be set-up and played in a number of locations! As Roundnet has grown (and continues to grow), there are leagues, tournaments, and clubs increasing in number and allowing many more ways to compete. Literally anyone can learn the game and develop into a great player. This is an opportunity for many kids to get a competitive, fun, active outlet.
Sandwich ClubMary Lou Wild/Robyn LewisnoA1413-5044We make sandwiches and deliver them to the Austin Street Shelter twice a month
National Honors SocietyNesrine Hajji, Aaron MartinNOA22135119@jjpearcenhsStudents of the Pearce chapter of the National Honor Society will volunteer in the community for hours and be a model student for the campus and community. Students of this chapter will also assist other students achieve success in their classes.
SOS LifeguardsAlex Gandy, Brendan Kelley, Manuel DeLeon, Anna Salehyes/noA13435290bekelley@g.risd.org, agandy@g.risd.org, mdeleon@g.risd.org@jjp_sosSenior mentorship program for all freshmen.
Spanish ClubAdriana Willis & Michelle BriseñonoD1053-5050Spanish Club 2019-2020 Google classroom code uh4mwzPromote 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.
STOMP squadXondria RobertsnoB11135041Step/Hip Hop Team
Student GovernmentSarah AndersonyesC20835226sarah.anderson@risd.og@JJPStudentGovStudent-run organization that strives to be a voice for the school, participate in community service, and plans Homecomign and Senior Prom.
Swim TeamEwing/DragooyesPoolpearceswimteam.org@jjpswimmingCompetitive, hardworking, dedicated group of athletes who strive to outwork our competitors on daily basis.
Tabletop Gaming Club????????????Community that plays various tabletop games including popular trading card games and board games and Dungeons and Dragons.
TAFE ( Texas Association of Future Educators)Caitlin ZancanayesA2123-5194N/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.
ThespianBiddleYesA208a5136pearcetheatre.org@pearcetheatreTheatre events and fun!
TOPSCynthia GatlinnoC209BTo reach and connect as many students as possible to their social and academic potential; to provide and teach effective supporting behaviors for their peers; to cross multicultural barriers through learning and experience; and to model positive life choices for conflict management and goal-setting.
Track & FieldLindsay Ledfordyesbefore schoolpearcetrack.weebly.comTrack 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 zero hour or first period class (spring only).
Varsity CheerDiana Milleryessmall gympearcecheer.com@jjpearcecheerSupport Pearce sports and promote school spirit.
VolleyballJennifer NanceyesA206www.pearcevolleyball.com@JJPVB
WranglersKevin Starnes / Heather BiddleNOD-205 (Both)35125Sideline Spirit group for multiple Athletic events during the year.
Yearbook (Mustang 2021)Walt GastyesC2193-5047phsyearbook.org, staff@phsyearbook.org@pearceyearbookPearce's award-winning yearbook
BaseballJustin RolandYes 8th PeriodBaseball Fieldpearcebaseball.com@jjphsbaseballBaseball program building a winner in life and on the field.
SoftballKacie Visinayes 8th Periodsoftball fieldpearcesoftball.com@JJP_Softballsoftball is a spring sport. Tryouts-January 22nd, 23rd, and 25th
Latin ClubStephanie RileyNOD10535050stephanie.riley@risd.orgLatin Club prepares those wanting to participate in the JCL.
AVID ClubChad LawsonNOA132float@PearceAVID on Twitter and InstaAVID 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.
Science National Honors SocietyEmily WagonerNOA22035105Students of the Pearce chapter of the Science National Honor Society will tutor other students that are in need of assistance in their classes. Students that are members of the Pearce chapter of the Science National Honor Society will also work as a collective unit to derive instructional tools (websites, interactive models, animations, etc.) in order to help other students achieve success in their science classes.
ChoirMichael Lysinger/Laura TaylorYesF11835024www.pearcechoir.com@pearcechoirFine Arts organization.
WranglersKevin Starnes / Heather BiddleNOD-20535125Sideline Spirit group for multiple Athletic events during the year.
JV CherElizabeth MartinYessmall gym35035elizabeth.n.martin@risd.org@JJP_JVcheerSupport Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March.
Academic DecathlonSarah Beaudrie/ Tobi BrooksYesC2143-5222The United States Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Students who completed summer study preparation meet as a semester one class with after school and weekend scrimmages; students who make the final competition team of 9 and underclassmen interested in competing the next year remain enrolled in the course for second semester.
Boys SoccerSean DowlatshahiYesField35040https://sites.google.com/site/pearcesoccer/Boys 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.
GSABiddleNOA208a5136@pearcegsaA place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to meet and discuss current events, school events and to have fun and feel safe
ThespianBiddleYesA208a5136pearcetheatre.org@pearcetheatreTheatre events and fun!