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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS membership is based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.
All Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative 3.40 (weighted) GPA are considered for NHS. The students fill out a Student Activity Information Form and are evaluated on the basis of Service, Leadership, and Character. Inductions of those students selected are held in the fall of the Junior and Senior year.
Elizabeth Mauriello (Elizabeth_Mauriello@hcpss.org)
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Meets on Wednesdays/Thursdays after school at 2:15pm.
Our aim is to support students by providing tutorial and homework support along with study skills assistance. The Program will meet every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:20 until 4:00pm in room 808. Certified teachers are present to help students in every subject. Snacks will be provided.
Spirit Club's mission is to increase school spirit by painting posters and advertisements for school events and home sports games. Club meets after school on Friday's at 2:15pm 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.
The Young Democrats is a student-run club that explores and evaluates the principles of the Democratic Party. Members meet weekly to discuss current events and work to become involved in the political process. Students participate in lively discussions, listen to guest speakers, interview political candidates, and participate in informal debates. Meeting times TBD.