Clubs and After-school Programs

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Afterschool Programs

We have many After School Programs that are offered at the Ann Richards School for the 2011-2012 school year.  Programs are subject to change.  Please contact us for more information.

Student Organizations

Read about our student organizations to find out how to get your daughter involved.

National Junior Honor Society

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a charter member in the National Junior Honor Society.  Students in grades six through eight who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to join during the final six weeks of the school year.  Application is by invitation only.

To receive an invitation to apply to NJHS, students must:

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.68 (approximately  92) or higher through the fifth six weeks of the current year.
  • Have double the minimum number of service hours required for her grade level by the end of the fifth six weeks of the current year and be able to show evidence of contributing to her community through service beyond school.  As a rule of thumb for highest recommendation, 75% of current year service should be for organizations outside of school.
  • Be recommended for membership by the NJHS Faculty Council.  Council recommendations are based on the five NJHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

For more information, contact the NJHS Sponsors for the Ann Richards School Chapter: Shawn Mauser or Christena Rutz

National Honor Society

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a charter member in the National Honor Society.  Students in grades nine through twelve who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to join during the final six weeks of the school year.  Application is by invitation only.

To receive an invitation to apply to NHS, students must:

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.68or higher through the fifth six weeks of the current year.
  • Have double the minimum number of service hours required for her grade level by the end of the fifth six weeks of the current year and be able to show evidence of contributing to her community through service beyond school.  As a rule of thumb for highest recommendation in the area of service, 75% of current year service should be for organizations outside of school.
  • Be recommended for membership by the NJHS Faculty Council.  Council recommendations are based on the four NHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, and Scholarship.

For more information contact our sponsors Shireen Dadmehr and Doy Roberts.

Threadz

Threadz is a club for students who want to learn to knit and/or crochet. We teach the basics of knit, purl, casting on, and casting off. If the student wants more advanced skills, we teach more. Students have the option of creating a puppet, a felt box, or any other project they choose. We also teach students the basics of crocheting, with the potential of making an amigurumi doll, or other small projects.

Robotics

Robotics Club gives girls in middle school grades the opportunity to design and build their own functioning robot using the Lego Mindstorms system. Girls will learn to program their robot and "teach" it to navigate an obstacle course and complete a variety of challenging missions.

As part of the ARS Robotics Team, girls will participate in the regional tournament of the FIRST Lego League to compete with teams from schools and clubs from across Central Texas. Girls will also design a research project to help solve real world problems using the latest innovations. Participation in Robotics Club builds teamwork, friendships, and enhances problem-solving skills.

For more information, contact our sponsor Simon Mangiaracina

Youth and Government

Youth and Government's goal is to help high school students become experts in government operations, to become responsible citizens, and to grow into the future leaders of our nation.  ARS high school students participate in the YMCA Youth & Government Mock State Legislature and Mock Trial Competition, as well as participate in Media Coverage.  

Youth and Government is where students learn the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government.  It provides an opportunity for students to study public issues, write, present, debate, and amend legislation, participate in the judicial process in its entirety, serve as the media by creating a news broadcast or newspaper based on the actual events of the mock government proceedings.  

 For the past two years, Ann Richards Students have competed in Regional Competitions held in Del Valle, TX, and State Competitions held at the State Capitol in Austin, TX.

For more information, contact our sponsors Jill DiCuffa and Doy Roberts

Student Council

Student Council has an integral purpose within the Ann Richards School.   Council and class officers work to ensure that the collective student voice is heard and plan and coordinate student activities and school-wide projects. Council members work with the teachers and administration to make the Ann Richards School the best school in all of Texas.

The Student Council is comprised of 3 elected student body leaders and 2 officers from each grade level.

For more information, contact our Student Council Advisor:  BrBrendon Kepner

Roller Derby

For more information, contact our sponsor Shauna Salustri

No Place for Hate

For more information, contact our sponsor Shawn Mauser

Math Counts

For more information, contact our sponsor Carrie Deeter