Activities and Clubs
HSE High School has a very large listing of activities and clubs available for all students. We have compiled a list of all activities as well as their descriptions in the guide below:
HSE High School Activities and Clubs Guide
ASL Club Sponsor: Karen Colvin
We do activities to promote deaf awareness, practice our signing, fundraise for the Indiana School for the Deaf, and develop relationships with the deaf in our community.
Academic Teams Sponsor: Garrett Morgan
This team has many different possibilities for students to show their knowledge in a team competition format, and consists of Spell Bowl, Quiz Bowl, and Academic Super Bowl. Academic Super Bowl consists of teams of major disciplines (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts). Click the Academic Teams link for more detailed information.
Asian Student Union Sponsor: Dan Ax
Spread awareness and provide a sense of community to asian and asian american culture to the student community.
Aspiring Medical Students Sponsors: Alan Richardson
This club is meant to expose students to the world of medicine in a fun and engaging way that doesn't just include doctors but lawyers, vetenarians and more while also promoting classes offered at HSEHS.
Sponsor: Bridgette Joseph
Avatar Club is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the four Avatar Nations through the graphic novels, show and culture. Join us for lively discussion, reading and viewing of all this Avatar!
Sponsor: Jim Augustine
For students to get together to gain a sense of community and belonging. The club works together to come up with new ideas to help relieve stress and feel better about themselves and the HSE community. It is a fluid club that with morph as the students create a sense of "Awesomeness".
Best Buddies High School Sponsor:Marsha Lee, Risa Petty
Best Buddies 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.
Black Student Union Sponsor: Jagga Rent
Our purpose is to educate and celebrate the black culture. We unify HSE student body through expression and appreciation of African American culture.
Blue Crew Leaders Sponsor: Jagga Rent
This group of Royal fanatics lead our student section at games and events. Our goal is to cheer on the Royals; let's face it, that's all that matters!
Board Game Club Sponsor: Keaton Squires
Bring students together to play board games with like-minded gamers.
Book Club Sponsor: Karin Foster
Join others to talk about books, share and swap books, watch a movie based on a book and more! Stop by and check it out!
Bring Change To Mind Sponsors: Leslie Caliz, Shawn Crull, Brooke Lawson
Create awareness, educate, and have a voice in regards to mental health and suicide prevention.
Sponsor: Mindy Baker
Our club will learn and participate in the skill of calligraphy. We are working to spread creativity and positivity throughout our community.
Campus Life Sponsors: Traci Batuyong, Nick Fishel
This group will give students an opportunity to come socialize and learn about Christ in a non-threatening environment who may not feel comfrotable attending church.
Code For Change Sponsor: Julie Alano
Select a charity/non-profit organization and use your skills in computer science to help adie the charity.
Crafting For Kids Sponsor: Kim Bakle
Create DIY crafts for children at Riley!
Creative Writing Sponsor: Haylea Quaranta
All students with a common interest of all genres of writing fiction, poetry, narrative, biography, theater, screenplays, etc., and who want to share their creative talents and ideas with others.
Dance Performance Class Club
Sponsor: Melissa Ferise
Students from Dance Performance Class (414655) will meet for extra practice of skills and technique. Dancers will progress into running choreography rehearsals in preparation for the performance in December.
DECA Sponsors: Kristin Lidstrom, Adam Broughton, Shawn Crull, Kari Richardson
Competitive club for high school business students. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs, in marketing, finance hospitality and management, to be career and college ready.
Desi Student Union Sponsor: Megan Allen
This club is a way to promote religious tolerance and education in the different parts of South Asia.
Destination Imagination Sponsor: Kristy Seitz
Drama Club Sponsor: Ethan Mathias
We are a creative problem solving academic team that competes in the regional, state and global communities. It involves problem solving, creativity and teamwork to solve 6 internationally published challenges. Students from their own teams up to 7 members and compete in both a central challenge and an instant challenge.
Digital Social Infrastructure Sponsor: Kelsey Habig
Out goal is to bring those active in our community online to a more social setting here at school to foster pride and bring us together further.
Disney Club Sponsor: Jamie Follis
Give students who love Disney a group to belong to and share their love. Also do philanthropic endeavors with Riley and Make a Wish.
Drama Club produces the fall play and spring musical. Students are exposed to live theatre and its inner workings. The organization strives to help students develop individual responsibility, a sense of community, and personal confidence. Students learn acting skills, technical skills, and life skills as they work together to prepare, rehearse, and present a live stage production.
Dungeon and Dragons
Sponsor: Antonio Fioritto, Ashten Spilker
Play Dungeon and Dragons with fellow players.
Esports Club Sponsor: Keaton Squires
HSE's official club for competitive gaming. We compete across multiple games and platforms in both the fall and spring for a 9-week season of interscholastic competitions through the EGF league. Students will be expected to pay for their league registration and jersey fees.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sponsor: Steve Guenin
FFA Sponsors: Tom Younts, Caroline Mills
An interdenominational Christian organization, open to all students, not just athletes, who want to join together in fellowship. The group meets every week for games, snacks, singing, and Bible study. For more information, please contact Mr. Guenin and at (317) 594‐4190.
FFA provides opportunities for students in leadership, personal growth, and career success. Focusing on leadership, students can compete in various contests, volunteer their time and efforts to benefit the community, and hold numerous leadership roles within the chapter and throughout the state.
Future Teens of Science (FTS) Sponsor: Amanda Cole
To promote different perspectives on fields and jobs in science. Also learn about other science careers other than healthcare.
Gay/Straight Alliance Sponsor: Jen Torres, Tyler Zerbe
Provide a place for LGBTQS folks to hang out, talk about current issues, etc.
German Club Sponsor: Nicole Mathews
Come hang out with Frau Mathews, talk with friends, hear cool guest speakers and learn about anything German speaking culture related!
Girls Who Code Sponsor: Julie Alano
Join the sisterhood to learn more about computer science and help others. Snacks provided.
Global Change for Charity Sponsor: Kim Bakle
To fulfill the vision of spreading awareness and widely distributing knowledge about global issues; raise money for charities that are deeply trying to move forward in solving or supporting a global crisis/prevention. Each month we will support a new theme. We will pick between two researched charities and spend the remainder of the month spreading awareness, raising moneyand running events that support the charity.
HSE Car Club
Sponsor: Brenda Barrett
Meetings will be held to discuss cars; vintage, classic, etc. In the spring of 2022 we will host a car show. We will use this semester to plan.
HSE Dance Team
Sponsor: Sra. Renbarger
Our goal is to become closer as a team and practice our dances.
HSE Democrats Sponsor: Brenda Barrett
The Democrat club is a student led organization that is open to all students who want to discuss current events, volunteer for local campaigns, engage with guest speakers, register voters and give back to the community. Meetings will be in J221 monthly/bi-monthly.
HSE Disc Golf Club
Sponsor: Chris Roberts
The Disc Club will work to introduce students to the sport of disc golf and provide instruction to those who are interested. We will meet regularly 1-2 times per week for practice and occasionally meet up at nearby courses for casual rounds.
HSE Fashion Club
Sponsor: Leah Ann Self
To learn more about the fashion industry and get a head start in fashion and meet people who share the common love of fashion.
HSEHax Sponsor: Julie Alano
Join use for coding and problem solving competitions. When possible, club will complete against other schools.
Habitat for Humanity Sponsor: Robin Townsend, Meghan Miller
The purpose of a Habitat for Humanity (HFH) campus chapter at HSE High School is to educate students about housing needs within Hamilton County, to provide financial support for Hamilton County HFH through fundraising, to organize service opportunities allowing students to aid in the construction of homes, and to advocate for better and more affordable living conditions in our community.
Innovate HSE Sponsor: Adam Mitschelen
Provide a practial entrepreneurial education through the Stanford Embark program. Students will apply this knowledge in national competitions and improve aspects of the school.
International Thespian Club Sponsor: Ethan Mathias
Key Club Sponsors: Ken Link
International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for students with significant, sustained involvement in theatre. Members of Thespian Troupe 520 work together to prepare, rehearse, and present full stage productions
Key Club is the student affiliate of Kiwanis International. They are a service organization that sponsors the school blood drives, has Melanoma Awareness Week, raises funds for UNICEF’s Eliminate project and helps to feed the underserved in Hamilton County, among other projects.
Knitting & Crocheting Club
Sponsor: Julie Strawhacker
Members will work as a community to increase their skills in knitting and crocheting. Various levels of experience are welcome, from those who have no experience to those who are quite experience with knitting, crocheting and or pattern writing. Knitting and Crocheting Club welcomes all. We are an inclusive club that gathers to socialize and learn from each other through a common love creating in yarn!
Latino Student Union Sponsor: Kelley Goldsberry, Mindy Baker
Bring Latino students a sense of community and celebration of their culture to focus on interactions between ENL, bilingual, english speaking and exchange students. We would like to bridge the gap between the latinos and other students within out school community.
LEGO Club Sponsor: Brian Bohm
Build and create lego sets. This allows students to use their creativity.
Magic the Gathering Club Sponsor: Aarvon Vest
To encourage face to face interactions between students while playing fun games at the same time while creating lasting friendships.
Make A Wish Sponsor: Jackie Purcell
In Make A Wish club, we will raise money through doing different fundraisers for children with life threatening diseases to have their wish granted.
Math Team Sponsors: Mary Carson, Jay Taylor
This team is composed of students who are interested in socializing with others while problemsolving. This club sponsors mathematics competitions including Mathfax, Indiana Math League, Rose Hulman Math day, the American Mathematics Competition, and the Indiana State Math competition. Students must be active members of Math Club in order to be eligible for Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honorary. This club is open to any student.
Mock Trial Team Sponsor: Janet Chandler, Gaye Garrett
Team members must audition to participate in this competitive team. Mock trial participates in county, regional, state, and national competitions. Mock Trial team members encompass all four grades. They are students who enjoy acting, public speaking, and law.
Muslim Student Association Sponsor: Wafa Safi-Hassan
This club is devoted to creating a sense of community for Muslim students (and friends) through service and activism, educating both Muslims and people of other faiths about the religion of Islam, and facilitating a better environment for students on campus. For more information, please contact Wafa Safi‐Hassan at email@example.com.
National Honor Society Sponsors: JoAnna Peters, Kari Richardson
This is an organization that rewards students for their academic achievements and service to the community and school. In order to be a member, a student must complete an application in March of his/her sophomore or junior year. A student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher and participated in clubs, organizations or athletics. The student’s application will be reviewed by a faculty committee and acceptance will be based on the factors of scholarship, leadership, character and service. Inductions will take place in the fall of every school year. For more information, please contact Mrs. Shipley at (317) 594‐4190.
National Art Honor Society Sponsor: Angela Fritz
Olio Road Productions Sponsor: Jamie Follis
The Hamilton Southeastern High School chapter of the NAHS will help to extend the recognition students, excelling in the visual arts, receive within the limits of the high school curriculum. While this recognition will initially be based on studio grades, it will also take into consideration regional and national recognition that results through competition and exhibition opportunities made available to them each academic year. To further student interest in the visual arts, professional artists will be engaged to make presentations for our chapter in order to expose our members to a broad base of careers, technical processes and current art philosophies. Student members will also be offered opportunities to support our visual arts community through service. Our annual District-wide art show is one such example. Ultimately, we would like to find opportunities for the students to become engaged in civic (or cross-curricular) projects that demonstrate relevance and voice through collaboration. (You must have sophomore standing to seek membership)
Connect students with a passion in film and give them the training, partnerships, and outlet to create every aspect of an original, student made, feature films.
P.A.L'S Sponsor: Katie Timmons
Encourage underclassmen to demonstrate leadership qualities. Advocate on important issues to them and to engage in meaningful, collaboratie philanthropy.
Philosophy Club Sponsor: Brian Pletcher
Students will study the great philosophers, world views and religions of the world based on their own belief system. The format will encourage open discussion, Socratic dialogs, questioning, and healthy debate in order to help students understand other views and to defend and stretch their own views. For more information, please contact Mr. Pletcher at (317) 594‐4190.
Sponsor: Susan Kiley/Greg Rose
Learn and play pickleball once a week. We will host a mini-tournament.
Project Hope Sponsor: Patty Kulsavage
Project H.O.P.E. strives to help others prosper every day. We help the community around us in every way possible. This club strives to make HSE a better place every day.
Quill and Scroll Sponsors: David Young
Quill and Scroll International Society for high school journalists (journalism honor society)
Riley Dance Marathon Sponsors: Elizabeth Trinkle, Dana Simmons
Matthew Springer Memorial Riley Dance marathon (aka HSE – RDM) is a service organization dedicated to raising money for Riley Children’s Hospital in memory of our former HSE student Matthew Springer. We do a variety of fundraisers throughout the year culminating in a dance marathon in the spring all “for the kids”. FTK…No, you do not have to be a great dancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robotics Club Sponsor: Josh Gish
To promote the application of STEM through the use of robotics. Come design, build, program and test robots using the VEX Platform. We participate in custom in‐house competitions each nine weeks and in out of house competitions as well. No experience necessary.
Royal Ambassadors Sponsor: Vicki Gray
To assist new students in acclimating to HSE. We run the Transfer Student Orientation and do small gestures to make new teachers feel welcome as well as presentations in March to juniors high students.
Royal Eco Club Sponsor: Kacy Brobst, Wafa Safi-Hassan
Royal Eco Club is an organization that promotes environmentally‐friendly lifestyle and seeks to educate those at HSE about current environment issues.
Royal Students For Life Sponsor: Lindsey VanGroningen
We will provide a place for students to learn about and discuss issues surrounding the pro-life and pro-choice movements. We will also reach out to the community in support of parents who do choose life.
Royals For Women's Rights Sponsor: Jill McGrath
To provide an education-based setting in which students who support women’s reproductive freedom can gather, share information, and get engaged in the community. The primary focus of this club is centered around pro-choice awareness across the state.
Royalties Drill Team Sponsor: Breana Wilcox
Bring each student to understand how to work as one and grow into responsible individuals.
Sponsor: Kate Bertolet
The purpose is to further students knowledge of science and engineering with the incentive of competition.
Ski/Snowboarding Club Sponsors: Kim Beaulieu, Jerry Davis, Tish McCallister
This club travels to Perfect North ski resort 4 times during January every year for a very reasonable price. Ski/Snowboarding is open to new and experienced skiers. The first informational meeting for this club usually occurs in early October. Due to COVID-19, this meeting may occur later and we are unsure if we will be able to have this club for the 2020-2021 school year. We will make an announcement in SMaRT period when we have information.
Speuchre Club Sponsor: John Drozd
Enjoy the comedic and figurative values embedded within the classic Nickelodeon cartoon, SpongeBob, square paws, while also playing the classic card game, Euchre.
Speech Team Sponsors: Bob Hinshaw
Our speech and debate team is committed to two things: helping students enjoy and succeed in the art of public speaking and persuasion, as these skills are essential in life, and to having fun while doing so! We are a competitive in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference and can help any student who wishes to learn and develop skills to be successful in a variety of dramatic events, like poetry reading or original oratory, limited preparation speaking events, like expository and/or informative speaking, and various styles of debate, like public forum or Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Spongebob Euchre Club
Sponsor: Courtney Lawhead
Teach euchre and have fun!
Student Council Sponsors: Christie Moore, Riley Thompson
Student council is a school funded organization that strives to accommodate community needs through volunteer service. As a representation of the HSE student body, the student council stands as a forum between HSE students and HSE administration. Student council partakes in the planning of the homecoming dance, annual food drive, various spirit weeks, and so much more!”
Student Union Sponsor: Kelsey Habig
Open to every Royal to communicate with student organizations, teacher, and administration, the Student Union strives to connect the whole HSE community through a common platform. Ambassadors from every club, sport, academic team, and class officers meet monthly to collaborate and resource together. Open forum meetings follow to share information with the larger student body. Student ideas and concerns are directed to the necessary ears while information about school events is disseminated back to students. Have an idea to make HSE better? Come talk to us. See something of concern? Let us help direct you. Get involved, and let your voice ROAR!
The Foam Flinging Nerf Enthusiast & Roleplay Club
Sponsor: Lora Lyons
This is a club where we will be using nerf, buzz bee, adventure force and more. We will also do role play and rewiring of blasters. Meetings will be help once a week after school for about an hour. If you don't have any nerf blasters, there are some that can be borrowed. We will meet at Bristol's neighborhood football field.
The Young Republicans
Sponsor: Heather Templin, Miriam Jones, Dottie Beegle
To build awareness and education of Republican values and policies.
UNICEF Sponsor: Wafa Safi
UNICEF helps to advocate for underserved children around the world, working for more healthy lifestyles and quality education. The club will help raise money for children in need.
Unified Royals Sports Club Sponsors: Risa Petty, Marsha Lee
Bringing together students with exceptional needs with typical peers in a fun sports environment.
Video Game Club Sponsor: Keaton Squires
Bring students together to have fun playing and competing in video games. We offer all major consoles and plenty of space to use them in our building. We also offer various social events, educational opportunities, and in-school tournaments throughout the whole year. Even if you're the most casual gamer, this club is for you!
"Woman Up" Women's Empowerment Club Sponsor: Kristin Lidstrom
To establish a strong community of young women of young women by building character, improve self-awareness and gain confidence in one's self. Work to maintain an intellectual, social, and cultural environment among women within our school.
World Connection Club Sponsor: Vickie Lazaga
Open to any HSE student. Members sponsor several activities involving our foreign exchange students to welcome them to America and to also learn about their country. Our activities are fun, but also help us appreciate American culture while learning about other world cultures. Activities include our sponsorship of a South American child, participation in the Renaissance Fair, Billericay Day and trips to foreign restaurants. For more information, please contact Mrs.Lazaga at (317) 594‐4190.
Sponsor: Madison Barrett and Lauryn Bray
A club where folks can relax a little and take time apart from their a to do yoga and meditation to bring their mind to a calmer state.
Young Life Capernaum Sponsor: Sandra Riley
Capernaum is the arm of Young Life’s ministry that is specifically dedicated to serving students and young adults with special needs and physical & intellectual disabilities. Young Life is a global, non-denominational Christian outreach ministry whose mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Capernaum events occur once a month after school and we are run by Young Life adult volunteers and upperclassmen students who are actively involved in Young Life. Students of all faith backgrounds – as well as their parents/guardians – are welcome.
Some of our clubs have their own websites. We have listed them below for easy reference. Any site marked with an * are hosted off-site and are not maintained by Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
Quiz Bowl Website
Math Team Website
Student Council Website
Drama Club Website
Robotics Club Website