CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Student Assembly Advisor: Annmarie Reh and Lettica Stinson
Student Assembly is the official student government for all Heritage High School students. Students become members through election and may also become involved by coming to Room 234 and completing a very user-friendly representative form. Student Assembly takes great pride in being a very active and involved organization whose mission is to represent the interests of all students. Committees are responsible for school activities, school service, student issues & concerns as well as community service projects. If you wish to become involved, this is a great place to begin. Student Assembly also provides numerous opportunities for leadership training. All are welcome!
Class of 2013 Class Council
Advisors: Mrs. Hallie Mackley and Jamie Bateson
Class of 2014 Class Council
Advisors: Mr. Bill Chaltraw and Mrs. Britney Myers
Class of 2015 Class Council
Advisors: Mrs. Annemarie Reh and Missy Fila
Class of 2016 Class Council
Advisors: Stephanie Schneider and Dan Taylor
Class officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) are chosen in the spring of each school year (with the exception of the freshman class officers who are chosen in the fall). Classmates also choose ten class council members. Their primary area of responsibility is to their individual class. All students are invited to attend class meetings and participate.
Astronomy Club Advisor: Bill Erickson
Open to students interested in opportunities to explore the sun and nighttime skies. Throughout the year, we will host several field trips for night observations, planetarium experiences, and much more.
Chess Club Advisor: Justin Pittsley
Open to all grades, the Chess club meets once a week after school primarily to have an opportunity to enjoy some competition with their peers. Members also demonstrate offensive and defensive strategies to each other.
Dance Team Advisor: Kim Cole
The Heritage High School Dance team is committed to representing Heritage with a high caliber of school spirit, personal integrity and dance talent. Our intent is to perform and educate through self-expression, with a goal to bring a style of jazz/hip-hop dance to school events that is well executed and entertaining while supporting our school and community.
Debate Advisor: Justin Pittsley
Debate is a team that works to prepare for competition in the Lower Thumb Debate League. Participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their oratorical skills along with learning how to research, prepare, and execute a pre-determined resolution. Debate Team is open to those students who are enrolled in debate class or have taken the class before.
DECA Advisors: Brent Molnar/Meghan Ivory
DECA is an association of marketing students. This professional organization provides Heritage Marketing students with the opportunity to gain the training and knowledge they need to be productive business professionals. The club schedules social and academic events such as picnics, field trips, as well as, competing at the district, state, and national levels of the organization. Former marketing students may also join and participate in DECA events.
Forensics Advisor: Melanie Galonska
The Forensics club is a public speaking team that competes at tournaments during 2nd semester. There are public speaking events and interpretive events. We compete against other schools at Saturday tournaments. Everyone who has an interest is welcome.
French/Spanish Club Advisor: Rebecca Moore
The French/Spanish Club brings together students interested in the study of these languages and cultures. Activities include: attending musicals and cultural performances, gourmet ethnic dinners, museum and shopping field trips, and an annual picnic.
Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor: Genelle Campeau
The GSA works to educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity and sexual orientation issues. Its mission is to create a safe environment for students to support each other and fight discrimination, harassment and violence in the community.
German Club Advisor: Irene Sollner
The purpose of the HHS German Club is to promote an appreciation of the German culture, the German language, and involve students of German in activities that promote a sense of togetherness. The common interest in the study of the German language creates a bond, bringing students together to share activities and cultural experiences.
Heritage Christian Outreach Advisor: Sue Hill
Heritage Christian Outreach is an organization that was established by students in 1999. Our primary purpose is uniting Christians on campus by providing a place for teens to meet and discuss issues using the Bible as the basis for discussion. Other goals of the club include 1) Student led weekly Bible studies on campus, 2) Praying for our school including fellow students, teachers and administration 3) Organization of events such as “See You at the Pole” and “National Day of Prayer” and 4) Community service projects. We are open to anyone who wishes to come.
H.Y.I.A. Heritage Youth in Action Advisor: Letitica Stinson
The club is about students joining together to take a more active role in the community, a high school version of the United Way. This club raises money for local organizations and different campaigns throughout the year. The club meets every Monday after school in Mrs. Stinson's room, 203.
HYPE-Heritage Youth Providing Enthusiasm Advisor: Emily Morse
HYPE was established in 1991 as a way to promote athletic events that did not receive much support from the student body. It has since evolved into an active group of students that support all of Heritage’s Arts and Athletics. The main goals of HYPE include: 1) Encourage a positive environment and attitude for students attending and participating in school events 2) Promote good sportsmanship, 3) Encourage better attendance at school activities 4) Highlight varsity sports, performing arts, and competitive scholastic events throughout the school year.
JETS TEAM - Junior Engineering and Technical Society
JETS is a national organization of high school students. JETS annually sponsors the Test of Engineering Aptitude in Math and Science. Every year Heritage takes two JV teams and one varsity team to the competition. Teams are composed of eight students who are given a multiple-choice test covering various topics in science, math and engineering. The Heritage High School JETS team has established itself with a winning tradition.
Knots Advisor: Amy Idzior
Knots is an organization that provides an opportunity for students to interact with special needs students of various ages within the school system. Students are utilized as helpers for field trips and classroom activities. This club offers students a wonderful experience that greatly benefits everyone involved.
LAO Advisor: Manny Garcia
The Latino Awareness Organization is a student organization whose goal is to make the community aware of the Latino culture. Club members are involved in community service, volunteering, fundraisers, food drives, etc.
Latin Club Advisor: Janet Bixby
The Latin Club incorporates Roman themes into club activities. Activities include homecoming festivities, social gatherings, and wearing togas to public establishments. The Latin Club allows students to socialize in a constructive and entertaining manner.
LIFT Advisors: Robin Beamish, Stacey Egerer, and Leah Markey
LIFT is Heritage High School's own mentor program. An acronym for LEADERS IMPROVING the FRESHMEN TRANSISTION, LIFT's purpose is to help the incoming Freshmen have a more comfortable and more informed stay at Heritage.
Michigan Youth in Government Advisor:
MYIG provides a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs, etc. by simulating all phases and positions of the actual state government. This group prepares students to participate in a roll-playing event in Lansing each year.
Model United Nations - (MUN) Advisor: Leah Markey
This club simulates the United Nations system and learns the UN skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. Students study the policies of other countries and reprint these views during MUN sessions. Team members enjoy this process of understanding world diplomacy during the spirited discussions of current events. The club practices these learned skills in statewide MUN conferences.
Multi-Cultural Club Advisors: Tammy Lee
The Multi-Cultural Club explores cultures and travels to elementary schools to help students better understand the world. The club also organizes a culture show at the high school. During the evening function, cultural acts perform and ethnic food is sampled.
NHS Advisor: Andy Richardson
The National Honor Society is composed of those students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. This is a national membership and the rules of the National Honor Society Constitution must be followed. Candidates for this organization must apply for membership. The qualified candidate must have the following criteria; at least a 3.4 GPA and have taken higher level classes, high recommendations from six subject area teachers who have had the candidate for a minimum of one semester, exhibit exemplary attendance and behavior, and submission of activities of service to school and community and leadership positions held. For specific details, please see the Student Handbook.
One Small Step Advisor: David McAuley
One Small Step is an organization trying to make a meaningful difference in the world. The primary goal of One Small Step is to raise money to aid the victims of various atrocities that occur around the world, such as hunger, disease, rape, and governmental oppression. In addition, our other goal is to raise awareness of these atrocities to the community. By taking small steps, our hope is to fortify the tradition of charity already established at Heritage.
Outdoors Club Advisors: Adrianne Cole and Lindsey Brown
The Outdoors Club is an organization to promote outdoor awareness and encourage students to experience nature. Over the course of the year we plan trips based on what students like to do, which include camping, biking, canoeing, etc.
Quiz Team Advisor: Leah Markey
Quiz Team is open to any Heritage High School student interested in participating in quiz competitions. This activity is a team competition with matches scheduled all year with the goal of advancing to the State Quiz Bowl Tournament.
Students Against Drunk Driving and Destructive Decisions is dedicated to educating the student body of HHS as well as the community on dangers of drinking and driving as well as other poor decisions. Members create signs to warn against the dangers during homecoming and prom, sponsor Red Ribbon week, as well as other educational programs.
Science Olympiad Advisor: Bill Erickson
Science Olympiad is a nation wide competition that combines all disciplines of science into one large event. The goal of the Olympiad is to elevate science education and learning to a level of enthusiasm and support normally reserved for athletic programs. The 25+ events of the Olympiad require individuals of one team to compete against individuals from other teams.
Thespian Society/Heritage High Players Melanie Galonska
The Thespian Society/Heritage High Players is a club that supports the theatre program at Heritage High School. The society ensures that the shows are advertised and performs other varying tasks for the program. Students involved in this program are a part of a very closely-knit group of friends who work together to achieve excellence. Any student interested in becoming involved in theatre should consider becoming a member of the Thespian Society.