At Park High School, all of our students have an opportunity to participate in our many clubs. Park offers a wide variety of clubs that grab the interest and utilize the talents of our individual students.
The Academic Decathlon is a team that competes in several academic challenges throughout the year. It meets during homeroom and students work on their own time in order to prepare for three major aspects of the competition: six standardized tests (Art, Economics, Music, History, Math and English), planned and impromptu speeches and the personal interview.
DECA is a non-profit student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Through the DECA program, students have the opportunity to serve the community, participate in competitions, attend leadership conferences and network with business people and students from other schools. Each year, DECA members compete at the regional, state and national levels.
Drama Club gives students a chance to produce their own musical and perform it during the fall and spring. These productions are open for all of Park students. Students who participate in drama club do not need to be involved in any of the drama classes offered at Park. Rehearsals take place after school and provide an opportunity to deepen the skills the students learn during the school day.
Drama Club also incorporates opportunities for additional shows with Park’s Theater Company for a children’s show and one acts which are fully student directed.
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization for business education students. FBLA students gain educational and leadership opportunities outside the classroom. This chapter has an ongoing community service project. These projects include teaching Park students with Cognitive Disabilities and teaching local seniors how to be safe and appropriately use the Internet and computers.
When the group is not doing community service projects or fundraising, its main focus is the annual competitive events that FBLA sponsors. FBLA students travel to local, state and national competitions, competing in numerous different business-themed events. At these competitions, students have an opportunity to learn leadership skills, meet students from across the state and see where they rank among other students in business-related topics.
Health Occupations Students of America
Any students who have an interest in the medical field are encouraged to join the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club. HOSA members can build self-confidence, motivation and enthusiasm for health occupations through a variety of events the group offers. Students can strengthen their academic and technical skills by participating in HOSA's state conferences, where students compete against students from other schools in various health science events. Students who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd will be invited to participate and compete in the National Conference. Some students are also invited to attend a Fall Leadership Conference where they have the opportunity to attend various sessions on developing effective leadership qualities and skills.
Through various conferences, workshops and community events, students will have a better understanding of current healthcare issues. HOSA memberships allows students to set realistic career and educational goals and collaborate with health professionals and future employers.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is a club that gives students the opportunity to become aware of other cultures and world perspectives. Before annual events, students must use their research, communication and problem solving skills in a collaborative setting to hypothetically resolve global issues. Students will learn to see the world through different perspectives, immerse themselves into complex global issues, search out information in areas that interest them, work together to creatively propose solutions to global problems and communicate their ideas in writing and debate format.
Model UN is open to all students. Events are held annually at UW-Milwaukee and other college campuses.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. It is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. It improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.
Yearbook is an opportunity for students to build a catalog of yearly memories and practice photography and layout skills. Students spend hundreds of hours after school taking photos of athletic competitions, music and choral concerts, drama productions and any other extracurricular activities that we can incorporate into the yearbook. Several students spend their own time after school soliciting local businesses for advertisements to offset our overall costs. A group of 5-10 students also spend time after school from May through June – and even some time during the summer – editing the book, promoting sales and distributing our product.