Automotive Service Club
The car club is open to any high school student with an interest in cars, trucks or racing. The club meets periodically during ECA periods and offers guest speakers, vehicles on display and a fall car show. Mr. Carl Hall, sponsor.
Band provides high school students with an instrumental music education. Major activities include concerts, contests, and performances at football and basketball games. Elementary and junior high band are prerequisites, or students may audition. Students sign up for band as a class during registration. Click here to see more information, or help support the program. Mr. Keith Dossett, director.
The Beta Club develops in students the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership. The motto is "Let Us Lead by Servicing Others". Members must have a minimum GPA of 3.333 and complete an application. Ms. Meg Johnson, adviser.
The HHHS Book Club meets every ECA period in the library with Mrs. Compton. The students advise Mrs. Compton on library purchases, preview newly purchased materials, and discuss the books they are currently reading. The Book Club also conducts fundraisers and contests throughout the year to raise money to purchase additional books. If you enjoy reading and you want our library to be the best it can be the HHHS Book Club is for you! Ms. Cathy Compton, sponsor.
BPA meets every ECA and also at after school events throughout the year to prepare for regional, state, and national competitions. Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Advisers are Ms. Jennifer Kern and Ms. Angie Hochgesang.
The purpose of cheerleading is to teach the importance of leadership during athletic events. Cheerleaders support all athletic teams, cheer at football and basketball games, and often compete as a squad. Cheerleading has two seasons, Football and Basketball. Participants may choose to participate in one or both seasons. Squad try-outs take place in the spring each year. Ms. Abbie Balbach, head coach. Ms. Dana Luker, assistant coach.
This group meets to play chess! Players of all levels--beginners to experienced--are welcome to learn more about this challenging and strategic game. This group may host a tournament in the spring. Mr. Gary Ayer, sponsor.
Choir allows students to develop and demonstrate their talent in vocal music. Students perform in Christmas and spring concerts and participate in other performances during and after school. Students sign up for Chorus as a class during registration and attend auditions. Ms. Laura Staffeld, director.
Becoming a class officer provides students with an excellent leadership opportunity. Officers' duties include organizing class competitions, fund-raisers, planning school dances, and much more. To be elected a class officer, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA and sign up for elections in April and May.
Color Guard/Winter Guard
Color Guard provides an opportunity for students to develop self-expression and creativity through musical interpretation incorporating body, flag, and weapon techniques. The Guard meets and performs with the marching band at athletic events, parades, and contests. Students audition in the Spring for the season that follows in the Fall, and students receive one credit for band participation. The group competes in the Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) from January to late March. Rehearsals are outside of the school day. See Mr. Keith Dossett for more information.
The debate team allows students to exercise their argumentative and intellectual skills on a competitive level in regional and state tournaments. The goal is to work together as a team to prepare sound arguments and effective speech techniques to display a strong presence to fellow school districts. Students also have the opportunity to join the National Forensic League and start earning points towards distinction, like so many of our past and current leaders have done. Ms. Chrissy Lauck, coach.
The Patriot Dance Team provides quality entertainment at halftime of all home varsity boys' basketball games. Besides those performances, the team also attends summer camp, organizes a dance clinic for elementary students, and participates in fundraisers. Tryouts are held every spring to select the dance team for the following year. Ms. Heather Cross, coach.
The Drama Club promotes the performing arts at Heritage Hills High School, which has a long-standing tradition of high quality performing arts. Students produce a dramatic play in the fall and a musical in the spring. The senior high students audition in the fall, and the spring musical auditions are open to both middle and high school students. Ms. Sandi Fortune, director.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a ministry that is student-initiated and student led. The group has huddle meetings, does mission work and other outreach. Any interested student is welcome to attend meetings. Mr. Jay Burch, adviser.
FFA is a dynamic youth leadership organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Leadership skills are developed through participation in local, regional, and state contents and conventions. Members develop personal growth through night meetings, fresh fruit sale, and the spring party. Through the FFA you can learn more about many of the more than 300 careers in Agriculture! Students should see the advisor to sign up. Mr. Paul Steinmetz, adviser.
Hoosier Academic Super Bowl
Hoosier Academic Bowl, a research-based academic competition, covering all areas of the curriculum, provides high school students who excel in academic areas the opportunity to compete against students in other schools both in our conference and in our enrollment class. We compete in two separate competitions in March and April with practices held during second semester. Ms. Sheila Wahl, coach.
The purpose of the NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in students. The major activities of the HH Chapter include peer tutoring, nursing home visits, Grandparents Day, and Riley's Hospital projects. To be eligible for membership, a student must be at least a sophomore with a minimum 3.333 cumulative GPA, show involvement in service projects, and extracurricular activities, and show potential for leadership. During final selection, all four qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and character are considered equally. Ms. Meg Johnson, adviser.
Natural Helpers are students who help their peers with problems through active listening, porblem-solving and referral skills. Students are selected by peers and then trained in the helping skill at a fall retreat. They attend ongoing training opportunities and meetings. Ms. Kathy Wilmes, adviser.
The mission of the Optimist Club is to embrace the positive values of optimism, respect for self and others, and independence of mind through the unlimited opportunities of community service and sponsorship by Optimist International. This club meets once a month in Ms. Miller's classroom, room 206. Membership is open to any student interested in signing up. Ms. Heather Miller, adviser.
PALS Big Brothers/Big Sisters
PALS are students who travel to Lincoln Trail Elementary once a week during study hall/lunch to serve as mentors for young children. PALS make a commitment to connect with, spend time with and provide a good role model for their assigned PAL. Students may request to be a PAL, or upperclassmen whose schedules will allow participation are invited. Ms. Kathy Wilmes, high school liaison.
Peers Educating Peers is a program that trains a core group of juniors and seniors to facilitate classroom discussions for middle school and freshmen students on abstinence, healthy relationships, peer pressure, refusal skills and more. Mentors must adhere to the program principals. Ms. Kathy Wilmes, sponsor.
The Pep Club was formed to be an active, supportive group for all activities at Heritage Hills High School. The most important activity is attending school functions, but Pep Club members also schedule and plan pep sessions, coordinate homecoming activities with the Student Council, decorate the school, do video morning announcements, and provide manpower for a host of other activities in and around the school. To join, simply attend the initial meetings, sign the roster, and pay the membership dues of one dollar. To be an active member, you must attend 3 ECA meetings. Each year two members from each class can petition to become Pep Club Officers to spearhead specific activities, of which they must participate in. Ms. Kayla Richard, sponsor.
The student Renaissance committee provides leadership for the activities provided by the school's Renaissance program. The group determines ways to encourage and reward students for hard work and success in academics, attendance and attitude. Interested students attend the first call out meeting and then meet monthly throughout the school year to help plan and promote Renaissance activities. Ms. Sandi Fortune, adviser.
Voice is a youth-led, nation-wide organization with the goal to fight back against the tobacco industry. Voice and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) combine efforts into one group to represent HH. The group promotes positive decision-making by providing the student body information and activities. The group organizes and facilitates events including Red Ribbon Week, and Healthy Choices fair for 8th grade. Kick-Butts Day, guest speakers and other related activities to increase student awareness. Students who want to make a difference are encouraged to get involved anytime throughout the school year. Ms. Laura Staffeld, Ms. Julie Becher, and Ms. Kim Litkenhus sponsors.
The Student Council allows students to learn and develop valuable leadership skills. Members plan homecomings, the Christmas Dance, a spring activity, a canned food drive, and class elections. To be elected to Student Council, you must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA and sign up for election in April and May. Ms. Tammy Brown and Mr. Corey Mauck, advisers.
Spell Bowl provides students interested in spelling competition the opportunity to showcase their talent in spelling. Practices are held in the fall with one major competition held in October or November. Sign up with the coach in the fall. Ms. Olivia Hopf, coach.
Students produce a creative, good-quality yearbook that is a permanent record of the school year. Activities include selling ads, mastering journalism skills, taking photos, attending workshops, and meeting deadlines. Juniors or seniors may request enrollment during course registration. See more here. Ms. Elizabeth Gramelspacher, adviser.