Presently, based upon student interest, the following activities and organizations are offered at Affton High School. Unless specified otherwise, all students are welcome to join and participate in these activities/organizations.
African American Culture Club: Mr. Byrd
The purpose of the AACC is to spread awareness and respect for African American problems, history, and culture throughout the student body at Affton High School.
We also want to introduce a more clear identity and gain more opportunities for involvement in the high school for African American students.
Anime Club: Mr. O’Brien
The Anime Club offers fellowship for students interested in all types of Anime.
DECA-FBLA: Mr Hildebrand
DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) have teamed up at Affton High School in an attempt to assist in developing Business, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship skills. DECA-FBLA is a Co-Curricular Student Organization for students currently enrolled in a Business course. Throughout the year students will participate in Leadership Training at the Lake of the Ozarks and Competitive Events in Anaheim, Orlando, Atlanta and Nashville. They will also have the opportunity to attend events such as Career Day at Busch Stadium, Low Ropes Course, Laser Tag and various other team building and social events throughout the year.
Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA): Mrs. Hobbs
FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership through family and consumer sciences. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation. FCCLA membership is open to all students currently enrolled in a Family & Consumer Science class or who have previously taken FACS classes.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) : Mrs. Cartier
FCA is a student-led organization open to all students who want to fellowship around a common faith. The organization was formed to help athletes and coaches connect and grow in their sport and faith in Jesus Christ.
Fuel Up to Play 60: Nurse Cillo
Fuel up to play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.
Garden Club: Mr. O’Brien and Nurse Cillo
The Garden Club has six beds and six tire-planters to grow fruits and vegetables. The club’s purpose is to experience gardening on many levels: planting, growing, harvesting, eating, etc., while enjoying fellowship with other members.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA): Mr. Jennings and Mrs. Nelson
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is open to all students of Affton High School. The GSA’s goal is to raise awareness of, and tolerance of, diversity of all kinds including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA): Mrs. Wall
HOSA is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for High school students. This unique program provides opportunities for students to work with professionals in the Bio-Medical field. During each school year, a state and national competition will be held for you to compete in unique Bio-Medical type competitions.
Key Club: Mrs. Allen / Mrs. Miller
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.Key Leader and Conferences are available to Key Club members. Key Club at Affton High School is sponsored by Gravois Kiwanis.
Mathletes: Mr. Polokonis
Mathletes is a club dedicated to celebrating the beauty of mathematics. We take several contests throughout the year, in which students have a chance to compete against other schools all over Missouri. We typically compete in a Mathematics Competition off-campus, usually the Excellence in Mathematics Contest at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park in November. We also have the best T-shirts in school by a wide margin!!
Mentoring Matters: Mrs. Merlo / Mrs. Stewart / Mrs. Williams
Mentoring Matters is a club at Affton High School that incorporates a variety of students in developing friendships, promoting spirit, and fostering inclusion of all. They attend games to support the AHS Cougars and various extracurricular AHS events.
National Honor Society (NHS): Ms. Free & Mr. Esselman
The Affton Chapter of the NHS (National Honor Society) sponsors a number of service projects and other activities. Students are selected for their outstanding qualities and achievements. They must be in grades 11 or 12, have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be selected by faculty. Students are rated in the areas of character, leadership, service, and scholarship.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): Mrs. Hobbs & Mrs. Allen
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United States. Membership is based upon a student’s cumulative GPA, teacher recommendation, and completion of a minimum of 3 completer courses in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Business Education, and Industrial Technology.
Paw Prints: Mr. Kozak
Paw Prints is the school’s literary magazine. The staff works to collect literary work, artwork, and photography from around the Affton community. They determine the voice of the community, and select the best works for the year’s magazine. The staff then assembles a magazine and publishes it online.
SOCIÉTÉ HONORAIRE DE FRANÇAIS (French Honor Society) : Mrs. Gyllenborg
Students achieving an A average after four semesters in Français I and Français II or Honors Français II are inducted into the SHF in Honors Français III as part of the celebration during National French Week.
Student Council (STUCO): Ms. Miller & Ms. Allen
Student Council (STUCO) Students represent their peers in discussing issues concerning their school. The group also provides activities for the student body and participates in service projects. Members must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, positive recommendations from their teachers, and pledge to participate. Dana Miller and Marilyn Allen Sponsors
Technology Student Association – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TSA-TEAMS): Mr. Luebbehusen and Mr. Polokonis
The Technology Student Association (TSA) – fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
TEAMS – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TSA TEAMS) program is an annual middle and high school competition helping students discover their potential for engineering. Using math, science, and 21st century learning skills, students work together to problem-solve real world challenges. Throughout the competition, students work collaboratively to solve original and innovative engineering scenarios focused on an annual theme.
Thespian Society: Mrs. Rethwisch
Thespian Society is an honor organization for Drama students who show exemplary work on Theatre productions. Students must earn ten thespian points (equal to 100 hours of work) in the Theatre program. Membership is open to all who wish to participate.Thespians meet every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TREND: Mrs. Snethen
TREND plans and provides drug and alcohol free activities, and promotes a drug- free lifestyle.
Varsity Sports Club (VSC) : Mrs. Loris
Varsity Sports Club (VSC) promotes school spirit and student involvement in school activities primarily sporting events, but also other school related activities such as Tag Along with Thomas.
Young Democrats Club: Mr. Kramer
Young Democrats club focuses on current issues facing the United States and furthering and promoting ideas around the Democratic Party platform. We accomplish this through service and volunteer work as well as providing information and opportunities for students to learn.