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Honor Societies and Clubs

Honor Societies:

 

Dance Honor Society

 

English Honor Society 

The purpose of the English Honor Society is to promote the love of writing and reading for students who have excelled in their previous English classes.  It is our mission to enhance the English curriculum at Father Lopez with monthly meetings celebrating the creative writing skills and outside reading materials of our members.  

 

French Honor Society 

Membership: Juniors and Seniors who have demonstrated consistent excellence by maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA in all French classes and an overall weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Members are chosen by the moderators based on academic transcripts.


International Thespian Honor Society

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theater students located at more than 4,600 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theater arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theater Association (EdTA). 

 

Below are brief descriptions of Thespian honor ranks and the point totals associated with each. See Thespian and graduation honors program below.

  1. Honor Thespian. 60 total points earned or the equivalent of 6 stars. For outstanding contributions to the ideals of the Society and meritorious work in the field of theater.
  2. National Honor Thespian. 120 total points earned or the equivalent of 12 stars. For exceptional commitment to the ideals of the Society and distinguished work in the field of theater.
  3. International Honor Thespian. 180 or more total points earned or the equivalent of 18 or more stars. For extraordinary dedication to the ideals of the Society and exemplary work in the field of theater.

Math Honor Society - Mu Alpha Theta

The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society organization exists to foster interest, develop strong scholarship, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics. Students who are accepted into the FLCHS chapter will be required to remain in good academic standing and provide service to others and the chapter. The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society members work as tutors.

Students who have successfully completed mathematics courses up to and including Honors Algebra 1 and Honors Geometry and are currently enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 or a higher honors math course with a math grade of 85 or better and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better are eligible to apply.  Applications open in the Fall.


National Art Honor Society

The NAHS supports and recognizes students who have shown outstanding abilities in art, supports student members in the goal of attaining the highest standards in visual arts, and brings visual arts education to the attention of the school and community.

 

Membership: Students must maintain a 3.2 average in Art honors or AP Art and Design, or a 3.5 in a regular Art class; a 3.0 cumulative average in all other subjects; pay dues; and complete ten (10) service hours in the visual arts each year. Members may remain active during times when there are not visual arts on the class schedules as long as they fulfill all of the other requirements each year. Members are chosen by the moderators based on academic transcripts.


National Honor Society (N.H.S.)

The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to continue to develop through active involvement in school activities and community service.

                

Science Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. through community service and the pursuit of scientific knowledge. It will also advance the students' knowledge of classical and modern science, communicate with the scientific community, and aid the civic community with the comprehension of science.

 

Members must meet the following criteria: 3.5 GPA in science courses; 3.0 overall GPA; and must follow the specified science curriculum: one Honors science class during or prior to junior year, one Honors science class during or prior to senior year, and one science class during senior year.

Spanish Honor Society

Membership: Second semester Sophomores and Juniors and Seniors who have demonstrated consistent excellence by maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA in all Spanish classes and an overall weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Members are chosen by the moderators based on academic transcripts. 

 

LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS:


Ambassador

Student ambassadors bring their love and enthusiasm for Father Lopez to future Green Waves. Ambassadors make presentations to students and parents from our partner schools, lead tours of campus, and and are available to answer questions about Lopez. Ambassadors also reach out to students who want to get a feel for what it's like to be a Green Wave by accompanying them on shadowing days.

 

Lopez Leads

Lopez Leads is comprised of student leaders from all honor societies, organizations, and clubs. The goals of this organization are to enhance collaboration and communication and to facilitate bonding among student leaders.

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is comprised of officers elected by the student body. The SGA serves as a liaison to the school administration on matters of policy, school spirit, and community service. The Association strives to promote harmonious relations throughout the school and provides a forum for student expression through the assistance of student representatives.


CAMPUS CLUBS:


Art Club 

Art Club members work on different types of art projects, including music, sculpture, food, origami, bead art, and anything else the members would like to try. Art Club is a great place to make both friends and art at the same time!


Campus Ministry 

Campus Ministry is a community of disciples witnessing the love of God through service. We will be serving the FLCHS community through our monthly liturgies (mainly providing music for worship), partnering with other clubs for service and charitable giving opportunities, and also facilitating faith-based experiences for campus life. All we do is in the name of Jesus Christ. 

 

Children Uplifted by Students (C.U.B.S)

C.U.B.S is based on a partnership between our club members and children with special needs.  We focus on creating friendships that will both benefit and learn from.

 

Drama Club

Love to act? How about singing? Or would you rather work behind the scenes, designing or directing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Drama Club is for you. Members participate in numerous activities including plays, one acts, and District and State Festivals. Members may also choose to join the International Thespian Society, an organization devoted to the dramatic arts. 


Environmental Awareness Club

Our purpose is to promote and participate in the conservation of our marine resources. We plan to host and participate in local beach and coastal cleanups. It is our mission to get people outside to enjoy the environment, while practicing stewardship of the great outdoors!

 

Interact

Interact is a club sponsored by Rotary International for high school students who want to connect with others in their school and community through service. We organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits the community and one that encourages international understanding. Students have the opportunity to serve their school and community while having fun with their friends and earning service hours. Through Rotary, Interact offers college scholarships based on leadership and community service.

 

Science Club

The Science Club will serve as a space where scientific learning and exploration can be taken to the next level. The goals include hosting guest speakers from STEM fields, tutoring fellow students, and conducting demonstrations and experiments with help from those working in science professions and teachers. This club will answer the curiosity of students by expanding their knowledge of science in practical applications.

 

The Student Green Wave Athletic Association 

The Student Green Wave Athletic Association provides an opportunity for growth in leadership and team building through exemplary athletic programs. Our goal is to engage our student athletes with the Catholic community through outreach and service while strengthening the Father Lopez Catholic legacy. Our vision focuses on faith, family and foundation. Our purpose is to provide the necessary resources and platform necessary for our coaches and student athletes to be successful on and off the field.