Clubs and Honor Societies

Active Minds at Oakland Mills High School

Active Minds is a national organization that has over 700 chapters in the United States and Canada. Many of these chapters are at colleges and universities. Active Minds provides resources and education to increase mental health awareness, advocate for the mental health of students, and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Our chapter does this by presenting information, bringing in speakers, providing information and resources to the Oakland Mills High School community, and creating a safe place to discuss topics of interest. Our chapter is open to all OMHS students.

Alpha Achievers

Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers is an education program of the Howard County, Maryland Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It fosters a positive learning environment in order to facilitate students’ pursuit of excellence by attaining, maintaining and exceeding the minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The program also seeks to encourage and motivate those students who have less than a 3.0 grade point average to strive toward it.

Anime Club

Students meet weekly to discuss and watch their favorite Anime.

Meeting times: Every Friday from 2:15-3:45pm in Room 807.

Asian and Pacific Islander Student Association

The ASU strives to help raise awareness and donate funds to local Asian owned businesses, as well as learn more of the diverse Asian cultures during meetings and events. 

Membership is open to all of the OM community!

Meetings will be hosted every second Wednesday of the month in Mr. Lo’s classroom (room 511) at 2:15pm.

Astronomy Club

We will spend our time planning events to stargaze and observe any planetary objects. We will learn how to assemble and operate multiple kinds of telescopes, as well as how they work. Some other activities may include charting/mapping the stars, astrophotography, and planning trips to locations ideal for using telescopes.

We meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 to 3:00 pm.

Black Student Union

Our vision for BSU is to serve the OMHS school population with cultural, educational, and social initiatives as we aim to build leaders, promote unity and contribute to student success.

Meeting times: Wednesdays after school.

Book Club

Do you love reading? Do you enjoy writing? The OMHS Book Club meets every Wednesday after school to discuss books and to support each other's writing. Join us each Wednesday in Ms. Brook's room, room 303 to get involved and for more information.

Meeting times: Every Wednesday from 2:10-3:00pm in Room 303.

Climate Activism Club

The goal of this club is to provide the opportunity and resources for students to fight against climate change at the local and national level. Club members will have the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded people, educate our community, and participate in political activism. Open to all interested students.

Meeting times TBD please contact Mrs. Smart with any questions.

 

Crochet & Knit Club

The Oakland Mills High School Crochet and Knit Club welcomes crocheters/knitters of all skill levels. It will be a space for everyone to relax and unwind right after school, talk, and work on any group or individual projects they may have! Additionally, the OMHS Crochet and Knit Club provides those who want to learn how to crochet or knit with guidance to learn the basics and grow from there.

We meet Tuesdays at 2:15 pm in the Media Center.

 

Escorpiones Latinos

This club is for Hispanic and Latinos students at OMHS. They meet for academic and social activities as well as community involvement and improvement. This club strives to promote pride and conservation of the culture.

Meeting times: Thursdays after school.

FBLA/DECA

A business and finance club open to any student.

Contact Mr. Cutler with questions.

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Group of athletes (or anyone else who is interested) that come together multiple times a month to discuss faith and how it relates to their athletics. We do volunteer work in our community. We are a Christian-based group but are open to all athletes who are interested in the group and what we do. We believe that everyone should have the chance to have a group to talk about their faith and to create a sense of community that can enhance a positive connection that translates to the field, court, etc.

Film Club

A place for students to discuss all things filmmaking, and meet like-minded people to help make their projects.

 

Gaming Club

Students in the Gaming Club come together every week to play video and board games. The Gaming Club has setups for WiiU, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 in addition to a closet full of board games. Come share your favorite game or discover a new one!

Meeting times: Every Thursday from 2:10-3:45pm in Room 807.

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) is a space for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies. If you’d like a safe space to be seen, heard, and accepted, please join us in meeting on Tuesday from 2:15-3:15pm in Room 806.

 

Green Scorpions

The goal of the Green Scorpions is to better the environment in the community. The agenda of the club is to build the garden, better the environment in the school, and to bring awareness to the damage we are causing and how to prevent these damages. The events that occur out of school include hiking trips and other nature trips. Club members are expected to be passionate about helping the environment and attend the club meetings.

Follow us on Twitter: @OMGreenScorps

It's Academic

Students compete and answer trivia questions to show what they know. Besides competing on the longest-running game show, the It's Academic team also competes in local high school trivia tournaments on a few weekends throughout the year.

Meeting times: Every Tuesday from 2:10-3:00pm in Mr. Davis's room.

Math Team

Math Team is a club where members are challenged with higher-level critical thinking math problems. Math Team hopes to facilitate a more enjoyable mathematic environment for students. It also wants to create space for students who enjoy math to continue to envelop themselves in it. With this, the team is also a part of the Howard County Mathematics League where schools participate in monthly math competitions. The monthly competitions last until 5:00pm.

Meeting times: Every Wednesday from 2:10-3:00pm in Ms. Tullier's room.

Mock Trial

The goals of Mock Trial are to educate students about law and trials. Members perform in a trial in a courthouse, in front of a judge to display their knowledge of the trial, law, and performance quality. At meetings, members will prepare for the trial, which includes forming opening and closing statements, witness statements, and cross-examinations. Outside of school, members are expected to go to Mock Trial competitions at the Howard County courthouse. Members must be present at their team's cases and are recommended to come to the school's and other team's cases as well.

National ART Honor Society

Meets in Room 709 NAHS recognizes and inspires students who have shown an outstanding ability and passion for the visual arts. As part of NAHS students will participate in service projects that benefit the art, school and local community. Specific GPA and sevice hours must be met.

National Honor Society

The mission of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of OMHS. All Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative 3.40 (weighted) GPA or higher are considered for NHS at the beginning of the school year. The students fill out an application and are evaluated on the basis of Service, Leadership, and Character.

National Technical Honor Society

Meets the first Wednesday of each month, after school in Room 407.

Pre-Med Club

The Pre-Med club aims to give members opportunities to explore their interests regarding the medical field. Students will be enriched through informational seminars where health professionals will speak about their careers and role in the field of medicine. Students embrace their curiosity and prepare themselves for post-secondary education through this group. Additionally, volunteering opportunities will also give students the chance to get first-hand experience in the medical area.

We meet virtually Mondays at 7pm (once every two weeks).

 

Robotics Club

The goals of the OMHS Robotics Club are to build a strong robotics team through cooperation and applying good engineering design. Our intention is to meet on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons, but dates may change. Our agenda is to define game strategy, brainstorm/discuss design, build/program, and redesign a robot for the FIRST robotics competition. Events occurring outside of school include competitions on weekends. All members will need to volunteer at the school-hosted competition.

Scholars Leadership Program

The OMHS Scholars' Leadership Program (formally called the Delta Scholars) was founded in 2010 as an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing characteristics essential to leadership. The ideals of scholarship, character, class, culture, service, and leadership remain relevant today. Through service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities upon which the organization was founded.

Science Olympiad

The mission of Maryland Science Olympiad is to provide fun and challenging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competitions that build team skills and highlight the value that diversity brings to a team. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events.

Science Olympiad is welcome to all students interested science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Everything from earth science to cell biology to robotics and more.

Scorpion Success

Our aim is to support students by providing tutorial and homework support along with study skills assistance. The Program will meet every Tuesday (in the cafeteria) and Thursday (in room 808) from 2:20 until 4:00pm. Certified teachers are present to help students in every subject. Snacks will be provided.

Seniors' Outreach Club

Do you like helping your community through artworks? The OM Seniors' Outreach club spreads happiness amongst the senior citizens through artistic expression. Senior social isolation has worsened because of the COVID pandemic, creating a drastic impact on their mental health. Illustrations, paintings, handwritten letters, or other forms of artwork would bring immense joy to the senior citizens in our community! ANY heartfelt contribution is greatly appreciated!

Meeting dates TBD please contact Ms. Gimpel or seniorsoutreachofficers@gmail.com for any questions.

Social Activism Club

The Social Activism Club’s goal is to inform students about social issues that are affecting our communities and others outside of them. We also want to help these people by signing petitions and hosting fundraisers. This club is open to any student in OMHS who is interested in social activism. We will meet twice a month.

 

Speech & Debate Club

Speech and Debate is specialized in a combination of public speaking, professional argumentation and researching new topics. Students will learn how to adapt in a competitive environment against other Howard County schools. The club is open to anyone.

Meetings: 2:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 103

 

Spirit Club

Spirit Club's goal is to promote school spirit and increase awareness of events and games at OMHS. We paint posters, eat pizza, and cheer on the Scorps! All are welcome to attend whenever and however often they can - and bring a friend!

Meeting times: Every Friday during sports seasons from 2:10-3:00pm in Room 105.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Students who have a 2.0 GPA as well as a signed petition by thirty (30) peers and teachers can run for an office by giving a speech in front of the entire grade level class. Members are expected to help coordinate and organize school-wide events to encourage and promote school community and spirit like Planning Spirit Weeks, Pep Rallys, School Fundraising, and Dances.

Executive Board:

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri-M is the national association for music education that recognizes outstanding music students in school. Tri-M activities increase students' involvement with the music in the school and community. Tri-M members are selected based on their academic and musical achievements, as well as their strength of character. We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays at 2:20pm to discuss upcoming events, service opportunities, and brain storm ideas to promote Tri-M and be active. Members should have at least a 2.0 GPA and be in at least one music class during the school year.

Yoga with Bee

Come practice yoga in a safe welcoming environment. We practice mindfulness , meditation and yoga. Classes follow standard schedule with introduction to poses for the first 15 min then a 40 min yoga lesson and ending the class off with meditation.

Open to all grades, ages, and all flexibility levels

Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm in the Dance Studio