Clubs & Organizations
This is a guide to Turner College and Career High School clubs. If interested in joining, please contact the sponsors.
Club Administrator: Mandy Psarovarkas
Student Body President: Julia Meah
Class of 2019~Senior Class
Class President: Matthew Lair
Sponsor: Ms. Harkreader
Administrator: Mandy Psarovarkas
Class of 2020~Junior Class
Class President: Karolyn Raj
Sponsors: Ms. Kice and Ms. Brock
Administrator: Jade Stenger
Class of 2021~Sophomore Class
Class President: Averiana Freeman
Sponsor: Mr. Villalpando and Mrs. Salazar
Administrator: Kevin McDonald
Class of 2022~Freshman Class
Sponsors: Ms. Vaughn and Mrs. Isom
Administrator: Kevin McDonald
The purpose of this organization is to educate its members about the roots and history of anime and manga, and to further the member's knowledge of Japanese Culture.
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 2:30pm-3:30pm in 1602
Sponsor: Mr. Rodriguez
Asian Culture Association
The purpose of our organization is to inform and educate members about Asian Culture, while also having fun. We will come together as a diverse group and experience each other’s way of life. In our general meetings, we will be exploring the continent by trying out new foods, and will be walking through the many different customs Asia has to offer.
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 3:30pm 2555
Sponsor: Mr. Talati
The mission of Turner College and Career High School’s Basketball Club is to provide all levels of participants a safe environment in which to play basketball, improving fitness and developing a sense of teamwork and fair play.
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 2:30pm-3:30pm in Gym A
Sponsors: Mr. Patterson
The Purpose of this Club is to provide a place to offer regular showing of classic and nostalgic cartoons for students. The club will also strive to increase awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of these memorable examples of cartoon artwork. The club will host cartoon appreciation discussions and study the different styles and history of the art form.
Meetings: Every Friday from 2:30pm-3:30pm in room 1600
Sponsor: Mr. Farris Soares
C.I.T.Y – Christians in the Youth
CITY is a student led faith organization made to give kids a place to go to build friendships, grow in faith, and become better students. Students can come hear a positive message and get to know others with a common ideal. CITY is open to all students, and led by students of all backgrounds and denominations. Come and join us for worship and snacks as we grow together.
Meetings: Teaching Theater, 6:45am-7:15am
- CITY Gatherings every other Thursday
- CITY Member meeting every other Tuesday
Sponsors: Mr. Riggs and Mr. Hoffman
To give students hands-on opportunities and discussions relating to Information Technology, networking, and cyber security.
Meetings: Twice a month in room 2524
Sponsor: Mr. Sudduth and Mrs. Martin
Dance Club is an organization that allows it members to experience the wonder of dance and the joy of performing. Students are exposed to different styles of dance from ballet to theater, modern, hip-hop, tap and jazz. They learn to see dance as an art, a way of expression.
Meetings: Every Friday from 6:45am-7:15am in the gym
Sponsor: Mrs. Sisung, Mrs. Cummins and Mrs. Davis
The main purpose of this club is to provide a unique educational experience for students, immersing them into learning law, experiencing culture, tour museums and monumental sights.
2019 – England and Scotland
2020 – Japan
2021 – France, Germany and the Alps
2022 – Australia/ New Zealand
Sponsor: Mrs. Bull, Mr. De La Garza and Ms. Seastrunk
- Parent Information meetings: After TCCHS Parent Nights
- Student Traveler Meetings:
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
GSAs Provide Support Many GSAs function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning or those who are experiencing harassment at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. These groups often provide one of the few safe spaces for students to express themselves.
GSAs Build Community GSAs are also social groups. They provide a sense of community and a space for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to build a social network where their identity is respected. Many GSAs organize barbeques or movie nights, organize field trips to a local LGBT prom or an LGBT pride parade, and attend conferences together. GSAs are a great way to build community at your school and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience.
GSAs Take Action to Create Change In addition to support, some GSAs work on educating themselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. They may bring in outside speakers to cover a particular topic such as LGBTQ history. They may organize a "Pride Week" or "LGBTQ Awareness Events" and offer a series of educational workshops, panels, and pride celebrations. Some GSAs organize a "Teach the Teachers" staff development day, which focuses on teaching school staff how to be better allies for LGBTQ students.
Meetings: Room 1607
- Information Meeting: August 25, 2018
- Rejecting Homophobia: September 8, 2018
- Identity Affirmation: October 13, 2018
- Group Project: November 10, 2018
- New Year Contracts: January 12, 2019
Sponsor: Mr. Villalpando
The purpose of the History Club is to explore History through fun activities.
Meetings: Every Wednesday from 2:30pm-3:30pm ion Room2514
Sponsor: Mr. K. Riggs
"Interact" is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. TCCHS Interact club is sponsored by the Pearland Rotary Club. Members of "Interact" have the opportunity to volunteer locally and nationally. Any student is eligible to join. Dues are $5.00.
Meetings: Room 1651, date/time TBD
Sponsor: Ms. Spain
Our goal for K-Pop is to allow members to become familiar and enjoy the sounds of South Korean pop music. Styles include dance pop, hip-hop, R & B and more.
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 2:30pm-3:30pm, room 1646
Sponsor: Ms. Drey
It is the mission of the Music Club to provide every member with the opportunity to learn and develop a deeper understanding of music through performances, listening, and activities.
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in room 1622.
Sponsor: Ms. Castro
Parent Teacher Association Liaison
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Sponsor: Mrs. Hutchins
The purpose of puzzle club is to provide a quiet and safe place for students to enjoy solving puzzles.
Meetings: Every Fridays from 2:30-4:00pm
Sponsor: Mrs. Frakes
The purpose of the recycling club is to reduce paper and cardboard waste at Turner College and Career High School. The club will provide recycling boxes for staff member that want to participate in the recycling program. Club members will then pick up the recycling on a weekly bases, sort the recyclable material and prepare it for transport to the local recycling center.
Meetings: Every Wednesday from 2:30pm -3:15pm in room 1642
Sponsor: Mrs. Wehman
Pearadox is a robotics team that annually competes in FRC competitions. Team 5414 is a group of three rival high schools that come together to create one cohesive robotics team. This team is sponsored by the district and reaches out to other schools and robotics teams. Our members have opportunities to earn internships and scholarships.
- Monday- Wednesday 5pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-9pm
- Saturday 9am-6pm
Sponsor: Mr. Myers, Mr. Lacour-Roy; Mr. Bailey (DHS); Ms. Poulin (PHS)
Suicide Prevention Task Force
Our mission is to have students promote suicide prevention resources, and raise mental health awareness.
- Bi Weekly meetings starting, August 31, 2018 in Room 1597
Sponsor: Mr. Boothe and Mr. Hoffman
The main purpose of this club is to allow students to participate in rhythmic and cultural stepping as a form of expression and a performing art.
Meetings: Every Friday from 2:30pm-3:30pm
Sponsor: Mr. Lacour-Roy
Student Council/Student Government
Student Council teaches leadership skills and encourages school and community pride. Participation in Student Council also develops good citizenship and patriotism, encourages the involvement in school activities, helps promote school pride and creates a spirit of cooperation between students, faculty and community. http://www.tasconline.org
Meetings: General meetings are the 1st Monday of the month in the Teaching Theatre
Sponsor: Mr. Boothe and Mr. Hoffman
Teen Authors Gathering (TAG)- Writing Club
Members engage in writing activities and participate in group sharing and revision.
Meetings: Every Monday from 2:30pm -3:30pm in the library
Sponsor: Mrs. Castro
Video Game Club
Video game club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games. Students will have an opportunity to play multi-player games against each other, play single player games, and spend time discussing gaming strategies and preferences.
Meetings: Every Thursday 2:30pm - 3:45pm room 2540
Sponsors: Mr. Brammell, Ms. Hubel, and Mr. Boothe
Academic Decathlon is the premiere national academic competition. Students study seven subject areas and compete by taking objective multiple-choice tests in each: language and literature, science, social science, art, music, math, and economics mostly based on a centralized theme. In addition, students will write essays, give speeches, and interview for the subjective portion of the competition. Participation is impressive on college applications and helpful in all collegiate disciplines since the nature of the program is incredibly academic and competitive covering multiple subject areas simultaneously. Any student who likes learning and competition is welcome to join.
Sponsor: Ms. Hutchins, Mr. Schutter, and Ms. Mora
Debate and Speech
Debate and Speech helps students develop skills in persuasive speaking and the art of making a strong argument over a wide variety of topics. It also exposes these young people to and gives them a better understanding of prose, poetry and drama. It offers a wide variety of competitive events, and helps students develop socially and cognitively. Our team attends Texas Forensic Association (TFA) competitions, National Forensic League (NFL) competitions, in addition to competing in UIL Academic events. Students that advance in UIL Academic events might possibly have the opportunity to qualify for scholarships given by the UIL. There are no guarantees that a student will receive any of the UIL scholarships, but it is an opportunity and/or possibility that they might not otherwise have had. In addition, student participation in Forensics and Debate is a confidence-builder that is a tangible asset for any young person, as well as being a strong addition for their college application. Any student is eligible to participate whether or not he or she has previously had speaking and/or acting experience.
Meetings: Every Thursday at 3pm in room 1623C
Sponsor: Mrs. Cage
Our mission is to have students come together to encourage each other as they prepare for the PSAT/SAT.
Meetings: Room 1597
- September 10, 2018
- October 15, 2018
- November 12, 2018
- December 10, 2018
Sponsor: Ms. Grey
National Art Honor Society
The National Art Honor Society was established in 1978 in the United States by the National Art Education Association for high school students grades 9-12 from the National Art Honor Society. Its purpose is to assist student members to attain their highest potential in all forms of art, and to raise awareness of art education throughout the school and community. Member students are eligible to apply to the Charles M. Robertson Memorial Scholarship, a special four-year scholarship to the Pratt Institute's School of Art and Design in New York. Members and their school art program are eligible for several awards and grant programs, encouraged to submit articles and artwork for publication in the NAHS News, published twice a year and is received by students as well as sponsors. Students and their sponsors can attend the group's annual convention and receive professional publications for inclusion into the school's resource library.
Meetings: All meeting held in room 1607
- Information Session: August 30, 2018
- Group Project Planning: September 13, 2018
- NAHA Field Trip: March 7, 2019
- Fundraising Project: April 18, 2019
- Spring Art Show Planning: May 16, 2019
Sponsor: Mr. Villalpando
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society chapter of Turner College and Career High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Standards for selection are established by the nation office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a 5-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each November.
Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and be in the top 15% of his/her graduating class. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership, service, and character. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required. Students must provide the signature of a supervising adult to verify leadership and participation in school or community service. To evaluate a candidate’s character, school disciplinary records are reviewed.
The Student Activity Information Forms will be checked for missing signatures by the Officers.
Any Student Activity Information Forms that are found to have missing signatures will be returned to the student. The student will be given one week to obtain the signatures. The Student Activity Information Forms are reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined scheduled.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, participation in the chapter service project(s), and participation in one chapter fundraiser per year. Dues for the Turner College and Career High School chapter of NHS are $15 per year. Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter advisers.
NHS Honor Cords
In accordance with the bylaws, students may be eligible to wear blue and gold cords at graduation. Service honor cord requirements are based on the grade level when the member was inducted, and are as follows:
Cord Hours Required
Also, members in good standing may wear the NHS collar at graduation.
Sponsors: Mr. Talhti and Ms. Salono
National Technical Honor Society
The mission of the NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for students who excel in Career and Technical Education Classes. NTHS’s Vision is to be the leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education and creating significant occupational opportunities for America's top workforce education students. Students are invited based on achievement and enrollment requirements in Career and Technical Education classes, grade averages in CTE classes, teacher recommendations, and overall grade point average. https://www.nths.org/
NTHS Honor Cords
In accordance with the bylaws, students may be eligible to wear silver and purple cords at graduation.
- September 24, 2018
- October 22, 2018
- November 26, 2018
- January 28, 2019
- February 25, 2019
- March 25, 2019
- April 22, 2019
Sponsors: Ms. Von Ruff
Science National Honor Society (SNHS)
SNHS serves to recognize students who have excelled in their science academics, and encourage further exploration in the sciences through guest lecturers, open discussions, and common scientific interests. SNHS also requires community service projects and scientific community education projects. Students inducted into SNHS have met the following criteria:
- Junior or senior
- 3.3/4.0 in all classes
- To qualify, a member must be enrolled in at least one honors or upper level science class (PAP Biology, PAP Chemistry, PAP Physics, A&P H) during or prior to the eleventh grade year.
- To maintain membership, a member must be enrolled in at least one second-year honors or upper level science (AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics) during or prior to the twelfth grade year.
- All members must attend one officers’ lecture.
SNHS Honor Cords
In accordance with the bylaws, students may be eligible to wear purple and gold cords at graduation.
Sponsor: Ms. List-Grace
Spanish Honor Society
The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society is to promote the study of Spanish and an appreciation for the Hispanic culture. It honors student achievement in Spanish and promotes the Spanish language.
Students are invited based on Spanish grade average and overall average.
SNHS Honor Cords
In accordance with the bylaws, students may be eligible to wear red and gold cords at graduation.
Meetings: Room 2513
- Officer Meetings 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm
- General Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm
Sponsor: Mrs. Cortez
ACE is an after school program that introduces you to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines. As a participant, you will join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE is not about merely describing specific professions; it is about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects. These can range from new schools and mixed-use developments to amphitheaters and temporary housing for movie stars on location. You will visit professional offices, job sites and other relevant locations. You will discuss the same issues, and perform the same tasks, as if you worked in the industry. ACE gives you a practical hands-on view of how abstract concepts are transformed into the buildings that make up our everyday reality.
Meetings: Every Thursday from 4:30pm-6:30pm October through April
Sponsor: Mrs. Wilson
Business Professional of America (BPA)
BPA gives you a path to success as well as the abilities to organize, lead and make decisions. In addition, you learn valuable work ethics and leadership skills. Being in BPA you can go to competitions, participate in leadership and community service projects, and meet people with the same interest from around the district, state, nation and internationally. Any current or previous student of Career Preparation (Co-op), Business or Marketing classes including Entrepreneurship is eligible to join.
Meetings: Second and Fourth Monday of the month from 2:30pm-3:30pm in room 2539.
Sponsors: Mrs. Dickson
National FFA Organization
The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from "Future Farmers of America" to "The National FFA Organization" to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. "Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA is about learning and developing the leadership skills that you will need for the future. Pearland FFA currently has 200+ members and The National FFA Organization is the largest youth organization in the United States. http://www.ffa.org
Pearland FFA opportunities for high school students:
- Leadership Development Events (LDEs) – August to December
- Career Development Events (CDEs) – January to May
- Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP) – Animal Project or Job Placement
- Speaking Contests – January – May
- FFA Awards & Scholarships
Pearland FFA Website: https://www.smore.com/f0x39-pearland-ffa
TCCHS Sponsors: Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Morgan, Ms. Campise, and Ms. Guerrero
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
HOSA is a club for any student interested in a career in health care. HOSA is open to grades 9 – 12. The club meets twice a month after school. In HOSA students have opportunities to participate in community service projects, competitions and leadership conferences. Students who sign up for HOSA will be required to compete at the Area Level.
Meetings: Every other Tuesday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in the teaching theatre.
Sponsors: Mrs. Wonders, Mrs. Jackson Mrs. Garcia, Ms. Farmer, and Mrs., Norris.
Skills USA is a vocational student organization that is internationally recognized. Skills USA gives students a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more. Skills USA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel. Because Skills USA works hand-in-hand with business and industry, students get the skills employers want. Skills USA is open to any student who has or has had Auto Technology, Criminal Justice, Computer Maintenance / Telecommunications, Industrial co-op, and Construction classes. Click this link Skills USA
Facebook: SkillsUSA Texas
Meetings: Every Monday from 2:40 to 3:20 pm September - May
Sponsors: Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Sudduth
Fine Arts Organizations
Art Club consists of a group of young, aspiring, artists who motivate others to show off their creative side. Art Club allows students to grow in their art as well as join others who share the love of expressing themselves. Students do not have to be in an art class to join Art Club.
Art Club members work on several projects each year including celebrating Youth Art Month and painting the annual mural for the school. Different creative activities are explored every week. Come and have some creative fun!
Meetings: Mondays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Room 1607
Sponsor: Mr. Villipando
The Pride is the student-produced yearbook for Turner College and Career High School. Yearbook provides involvement in school activities, team membership, and social activities. Students also develop writing, interviewing techniques, computer and networking skills.
Meeting: The organization meets during the day as a scheduled class.
Sponsor: Mrs. Maulding and Ms. Shull
TCCHS Mascot: Robbie the Railcat
Our Railcat mascots are goodwill ambassadors and always strive to improve the image and school spirit of Turner College and Career High School. They participate in a variety of events throughout the school year performing at pep rallies, parent nights, freshman orientation and registration, and various other activities as requested. Robbie the Railcat is a varsity level club and active members of the club have the opportunity to earn a varsity letter. Each member is expected to make academics a priority and being able to participate at events is conditional upon maintaining strong academics. The club provides opportunities for students to be involved, have fun, and develop social friendships, team-building skills, and leadership.
Meetings: Room 1597
Sponsor: Mrs. Grey
Student-led clubs and organizations are approved annually by 9/15. Students should find an adult sponsor and the sponsor submits a constitution for approval by 9/15 annually. Duplicate clubs are not approved. Clubs change from year to year and student interest or staff availability may dictate that a club is not offered every year.
Other organizations will be added to the list and all contact details will be added as approved.
If a club name is in blue then it is a link to the club web page.