Clubs

Spanish Club

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¡Hola! Thank-you for your interest in China Spring High School’s SPANISH CLUB, a fun and friendly club where we seek to develop friendships as well as enjoy the Spanish language and culture. We also provide a scholarship to one graduating senior who is a member of the club. We started in February 2019 with a total of 77 members.

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Spanish Club

Cougars for Change

COUGARS FOR CHANGE MOTTO:
Respect: Give It, Get It!

STUDENT PLEDGE:
I pledge to do my part to identify negative, hurtful social norms and say “It’s NOT okay! I pledge to treat everyone with respect, while celebrating differences.    

Cougars for Change (C4C)

Vision Statement

The vision for C4C is to create a problem-free community, while inspiring

future leaders by exemplifying academic integrity through collaboration,

providing service, and leading by example.

Mission Statement

The mission of Cougars for Change (C4C) is to enrich the high school

experience within the China Spring Independent School District

through addressing common concerns, providing service to the

community, and by demonstrating positive qualities, life skills

and respect for others regardless of differences.

PALS

What is PALs?

PALs is a class and an organization that is dedicated to serving the community and developing leadership skills.

Mission/Purpose:

The purpose of this organization is to create a long lasting and positive impact by mentoring, role modeling, and serving the community. 

The PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership curriculum recognizes the potential of youth as a resource and catalyst for change in other youth. They provide a critical first line of defense in building resiliency among peers.  When participating in positive, productive pursuits with peers, youth can more easily resist negative influences. 

PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership is an award-winning, Nationally Recognized Evidence-Based Prevention Program. The mission of PALs is to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities.  

The PAL® Program is:

  • an opportunity for positive role models to develop closeness and trusting personal relationships with other students (often younger)

  • a caring, sharing, and listening experience for both giver and receiver

  • a helping hand of regular school counseling services

  • something which can address academic as well as other concerns

  • a way for students to develop a greater sense of ownership and responsibility in their school community

  • a tool for preparing students for what lies ahead in school, particularly in the transition between grade levels or buildings

  • an alternative way of reaching students and utilizing student resources

  • a program in which the students themselves play an important role

  • an opportunity to improve self image and develop more responsible decision-making among participants

  • a path to help students recognize and solve their own problems

  • a chance to have a positive impact on the overall school climate

The PAL program recognizes an innate capacity for social understanding, personal well-being, and community participation within every student. PAL nurtures and builds capacities to help youth increase resiliency and build protective factors to help them achieve school and social successes which lead to a productive life.

Cheer

Find us on Instagram @chinaspringcheer
Varsity Cheer Coach - Kortney Randolph
JV Cheer Coach - Brittany Field
11th in the state for the UIL Spirit Competition in 2018-2019
2019-2020 UIL Competition January 16-18 2019- 2020
 
2019-2020 Varsity cheerleaders -
  1. Mady Bihl
  2. Riley Bradburn
  3. KaiLynn Diaz
  4. Brenna Dietzman
  5. Mckenlee Dohoney
  6. Remi Elliott
  7. Gracie Galvan
  8. Leslie Anne Goodman (Mascot)
  9. Sydney Grubic
  10. Hannah Herman
  11. Fallon Hull
  12. Makenzie Johnson
  13. Megan Kimbell
  14. Olivia Kimbell
  15. Lauren London

2019-2020 JV Cheerleaders -

  1. Ashley Becker
  2. Lindsey Bowden
  3. Cambree Dollar
  4. Camrynn Hesterlee
  5. Hanna Littleton
  6. Lauren Lynn
  7. Sarah Perez
  8. Kalli Richards
  9. Samantha Snydal
  10. Dannie Young

UIL Speech and Debate

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The CSHS UIL Academic Team is a traveling group of students and coaches who compete in academic competitions throughout the state. There are a wide variety of activities in multiple academic disciplines that students can pick from in order to find the contests that best interest them. Students who meet qualifications set forth by an event's coach(es) are eligible for placement on the team for the district meet, which gives students the opportunity to qualify for additional rounds of competition.

Michael Allen Donaldson Speech & Debate Coach | Journalism Adviser China Spring High School |UIL Academic Coordinator

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UIL Speech and Debate

National Honor Society

National Honor Society

 

 

 

 

 

Freshmen do not qualify for admittance into NHS.  At the beginning of your sophomore year, GPAs with be checked to see if you qualify.  You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.500. If you qualify, an application packet will be provided.

Freshmen need to work on the 4 pillars of this organization: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  

  • Scholarship = GPA

  • Find leadership opportunities in church, scouts, clubs, 4-H, etc.

  • Join Cougars in Action so you can start accumulating volunteer hours

  • Your character will be evaluated upon your behavior and attitude

FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national nonprofit student organization that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and careers through peer-to-peer education, community engagement, and the application of skills learned in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom. Students, grade 9-12, must be or have been enrolled in a FCS class. Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, compete in competitive events at the regional and state level, participate in various community service projects, and meet other students from across Texas and the nation. FCCLA members are eligible for awards in many areas at the school, region, state and national levels. There are also state and national scholarships available.

Instagram: CSHS FCS_FCCLA
Twitter: @CSHSFCS_FCCLA
Facebook: China Spring FCS FCCLA

Advisors:
Mrs. Dawn Wilson dwilson@chinaspringisd.net
Mrs Colleen Chaffin echaffin@chinaspringisd.net
Ms Allison Boyle aboyle@chinaspringisd.net

Student Council

Email:

chinaspringstudentcouncil19@gmail.com

China Spring High School Student Council:

  • We participated in the Father/Daughter Dance

  • Raised $2100 for Cancer research by selling Pink Out Shirts

  • Participated in Gift exchange at each football game

  • We are decorating a wreath to raise money for raising wheels

  • We have a blood drive December 13th in the Library

There is a lot more to come next semester!!

FFA

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FFA

3-Part Model of Agricultural Education      
FFA is not extracurricular! The program is part of a three-part model of education that consists of (1) classroom instruction, (2) supervised agricultural experiences and the (3) FFA. 

Classroom agricultural education is applied to hands-on learning opportunities called supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). SAEs include activities such as starting a business, working for an established company or working in production agriculture. 

FFA activities vary greatly from chapter to chapter, but are based in a well-integrated curriculum. Chapter activities and programs concentrate on three areas of the FFA mission: premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

FFA Mission      
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 Motto      
Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve.

FFA Creed      
I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.

FFA Emblem      
The national FFA emblem, consisting of five symbols, is representative of the history, goals, and future of the organization. As a whole, the emblem covers the broad spectrum of FFA and agriculture. Each element within the emblem has unique significance.

The cross section of the ear of corn provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture. It is also a symbol of unity, as corn is grown in every state of the nation.

The rising sun signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity. 

The plow signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.

The eagle is a national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.  

The owl, long recognized for its wisdom, symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.

The words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.

FFA Colors      
As the blue field of our nation's flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization.

Choir

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Our choirs are staggered in a six-tier program that gives students the ability to learn and develop at increasing levels of musical rigor. Our choirs consistently earn top ratings at UIL evaluations, and our students participate competitively in the Region Choir, All-State Choir, and All-State Solo Contests.

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Choir

Contact Info:

dfarris@chinaspringisd.net
jneedham@chinaspringisd.net
254.836.1771