High school is a stressful and overwhelming time period in a teenager's life, and in today's society, students are pressured to take all of the hardest classes, be involved in tons of extra-curricula, get the highest grades, have a job, and more. All of this pressure can take a toll on the wellbeing of students and harm their mental health.
The goal of Active Minds: to provide resources and education to increase mental health awareness, help students be mentally healthy, advocate for the mental health of students, and destigmatize mental illnesses.
The Afro-Caribbean Cultural Club celebrates the diverse African and Caribbean cultures and educates the Oakland Mills community about the rich heritage and beauty that comes from the African diaspora through its food, arts, music, history, and people. The club takes part in a wide variety of service projects, cultural and educational events, as well as social activities.
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.
The Animal Appreciation Club works to advocate for and help the animals of Howard County. We meet once a month after school in room 403 to discuss animal advocacy projects. We will organize fundraisers, create posters, and contribute to any other projects. Outside of school, members are expected to attend fundraisers or travel to the Howard County animal shelters. Members must be active, positively contribute, and must attend at least half of the year's scheduled meetings to receive recognition.
Meeting times: Once a month on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00pm in Room 403.
Students meet weekly to discuss and watch their favorite Anime.
Meeting times: Every Friday from 2:15-3:45pm in Room 807.
The Asian and Pacifc Islander Student Association is a student led organization that seeks to advocate and educate the school community on issues facing the Asian and Pacific Islander student body. We seek to celebrate our culture with members of our school community through hosting cultural and social events to celebrate our unique heritages.
Meeting times: Wednesdays after school.
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.
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.
A club for anyone interested in coding, game design and anything else related to computer science. Come one, come all!
Meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:15pm in room 404.
Delta Scholars is a service-based honor society for ladies of color in grades 10 through 12 who have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and is sponsored by the Columbia Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. This organization is dedicated to the empowerment of African American females in the Howard County Public School System.
Educators Rising is geared to support students considering a career in the education field such as teachers; day-care providers; counselors; physical and occupational therapists and more... Activities provide focused services to students, teachers and the community in Howard County. Each activity is designed and implemented by the student members of this organization.
The goal of the Environmental Club 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.
Meeting times: Every other Tuesday from 2:15-3:00pm in Room 804.
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.
The goals of the OMHS French Club are to foster a positive and enriching environment for learning about French culture and to open our eyes to new people, places, and ideas. In our meetings we will discuss the cultures and lives of people living in French-speaking countries, play games, and eat food.
Meeting times: Once a month from 2:15-3:00pm in Room 306.
Future Healthcare Leaders of American strives to introduce all future medical students to the struggles and possible outlets for students interested in medicine. With this club, students would get to talk to people who are currently working in some sort of healthcare field about the things that they do, where they work, and how they got to where they are. We would also find job fairs and conventions that we can go to as a group to introduce the members of this club to people that can get them where they want to be in terms of their professions.
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 Friday from 2:10-3:45pm in Room 807.
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a club that allows people of all genders and sexual orientations to have a safe space in OMHS. GSA also works to educate others about the LGBT community. Members are required to be respectful and understanding.
Meeting times: Every Tuesday from 2:15-3:00pm in Room 303.
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 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.
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.
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.
The goal of the OM Step Team is to empower young women and give them an opportunity to express themselves through dance. Some events that will happen outside of school include performances and fundraisers. Members of the Step Team should have a 2.0 GPA or higher and should be respectful to the other members and student officers. Members are required to notify the team if they are not able to attend a practice. If a member receives three strikes, they will not be able to perform one performance.
Meeting times: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:15-3:30pm in the auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Voices Club is a place where we hope to gather and unite people together as one. This club provides a safe, no judgement zone where anyone is free to discuss whatever they are feeling. The club is a place to help everyone feel welcome and to make new friends. We hope to raise money to donate to awareness campaigns. All club members are expected to be respectful of one another during club meetings and to provide the safe space, no judgement zone. Everything discussed in the club is expected to remain only in the club.
The goals of the Young Democrats are to inform and advocate for community involvement in politics as well as creating positive change in our community and nationwide. In meetings, club members will discuss political events that have occurred in the past week, as well as different organizations, rallies, and protests that support similar messages discussed. Club members also plan debates for local politicians to come in and discuss the political issues in Howard County.