German Club


An Association of Marketing Students


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.


Sponsors: Mr. Harry Gaylor & Vicki Wiles

Click here to visit the Central DECA website


Anime Club

Meets Tuesday’s in room 319


All things Anime... Japanese cartoons, video games, card games (Yugi-oh?), drawing, writing, but mainly watching anime cartoons.



Academic Decathlon


Future Business Leaders of America

Meets Wednesday’s in room 444

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national vocational student association for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in business or business education careers. Over 4,000 students in more than 100 high schools in Nebraska participate in the FBLA program. Benefits of FBLA membership are business proficiencies, community responsibility, leadership skills, and self-confidence.


Sponsor: Ms. Denise Powers

Power Lifting Team

Meets Monday, Tuesday & Thursday’s

Nov. – March in B25


Competitions against other Class A schools in bench press, squat & deadlift.


Sponsor: Coach Baker




Vocal Ensemble

Meets Fridays 3:00-3:45 in 145


An extra-curricular auditioned ensemble open to any ninth grader enrolled in Junior Chorus. This ensemble will explore a variety of 4-part repertoire and will perform on vocal music concerts and the Madrigal Dinner.


Sponsor: Ms. Cowan


Bowling Club

Meets Thursday’s at West Lanes –

72nd and Dodge


Team meets for practices on Thursdays, competes against other Omaha Metro High Schools on Mondays, and occasional tournaments on Saturdays and/or Sundays. All levels welcome. Teach proper etiquette, technique, and sportsmanship.


African American History Club

African American History Challenge



All Nations Club

French Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesdays of the month

in 129

French Club promotes the study of the French language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. Interaction with people from French speaking countries is encouraged by working with foreign exchange students and by visits with speakers from French businesses and cultural organizations. The club helps students to make links with French speakers from various parts of the work through video exchanges, e–mail exchanges and Skype. Field trips to museums, exhibits, theater productions and restaurants may also be scheduled. French Club is open to current/former French students as well as those simply interested in Francophonie.

French Study Nights

Tuesday/Thursday @ 3:45

Sponsors: Ms. Danielson & Mr. Ringlein

Chess Club

Tuesdays in room 329


Play chess for fun as well as compete with

other schools.



Mr. Drew Thyden & Mr. Stephen Bouma


Computer Programming Club

Latin Club/JCL

Meets last Wednesday’s of the month

in room 121

The National Junior Classical League (JCL) is an organization of high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is composed of local and state chapters and is the largest Classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.



Culinary Arts Club

Meets Tuesday’s 3:00 – 4:00 in room 037


Expanding knowledge of cooking skills and restaurant operation.





Art Club

Meets Tuesday’s 2:50 – 3:50 in 425


Art club meets throughout the school year doing various art activities, such as having individual studio time on current art projects, collaborative work time on mural projects, as well as fieldtrips to the Joslyn and so forth.

Sponsors: Mr. Dane Haggard, Mrs. Paige Lecheler, Mrs. Tanya Simmons, Ms. Tina Theis



Latino Leaders

Meets Wednesday’s

@ 3:00 in 315


We provide volunteer work opportunities, bring guest speakers on different topics, provide the opportunity to attend conferences and parades and offer scholarship information and support in applying for college.


Sponsors: Alejandro Soto & Eduardo Suarez



German Club

Meets in room 131


Promotes the German language and culture



Mrs. Erica Meyer



Eagle Slam Poetry/Fine Lines Writing Club


Spanish National Honors Society

3rd Thursday of the month 7:15 & 2:45 room 127


The Honor Society participates in community service with the Spanish speaking community and the Omaha Public Schools elmentary schools integration of Spanish.


Sponsor: Melissa Kuskie


International Ambassadors

Tuesday’s at 3:00 in 247


This club is open to everyone, primarily students that are new to the United States. The mission of the club is to become involved

within the Omaha community. Members will work to educate themselves about the city as well as educating the city about it's diversity.


Sponsors: Megan Kaminski-Doloto, Megan Donnelly, Ebony Hawkins & Catherine Kennedy


Tri-M Music Honor Society

Meets the first Wednesday of each month
in room 145


Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music recognition program sponsored by NAfME. The mission of the society is to provide recognition and leadership opportunities for school musicians, as well as promoting music participation in high school and beyond, both professionally and for pleasure. Sophomore - Senior music students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited to become apprentice members. Upon completion of apprentice requirements, new members are inducted into the society during a formal induction ceremony in January. Activities, in addition to monthly meetings, include community volunteer opportunities and social events.


Sponsor: Mrs. Lyn Bouma


National Honor Society

Meets 3rd Thursday/Friday of the month in room 234


The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, 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 challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. Central High School is the Beta Chapter of NHS (2nd oldest chapter ever formed). Central’s former principal J.G. Masters helped created NHS in 1921.


Sponsor: Paul Nielson



Future Educators Association

French/ French National Honor Society

Girls ROCK!

Every other Thursday in room 235


The mission statement of Girls Rock! is made up of the following tenets: be healthy, value yourself, get involved, be a role model, and be of service to others. Meetings and activities focus on helping young women to incorporate these tenets into their lives. Come as you are! Come when you can!


Sponsors: Tracey Menten


Hand Bell Choir


Gay/Straight Alliance

Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s

in room 131


GSA - Gay, Straight, Alliance - is a club for the LBGTQ community and supporters at Central High School. It is open to all with the purpose to have fun, educate

and advocate.


Sponsors: Mrs. Leslie Hill & Ms. Julie Politi


TBA in room 237


Writers of all genres are welcome to help create our literary community. Year-long focus on poetry for performance in slam competition underpins our collaboration. This co-curricular club will offer opportunity to letter in slam poetry for the first time in 2015.

Sponsor: Deron Larson




World Language Club

Meets Quarterly in room 119


Gain knowledge about world languages and their culture. Experience different holidays and cultural customs, including food and crafts.

Sponsor: Ms. Ashley McCarville


The Light Club

Meets Thursday’s after school

3:00 – 4:00 in room 311


Student led Bible study


Sponsor: Mr. Jesse Busse





JROTC activities include marksmanship, drill & color guard, orienteering,cadet challenge & academic competitions.


For a complete listing of events visit the Central JROTC website


Sponsors: LTC Melvin & SGM Sutter



Engineering Club

Meets Thursday’s 3-4 in room 315


The Engineering Club participates in the Student Mentoring Program (SMP) by the Society of American Military Engineers competition in the spring of the year. The team finds a problem, researches it, comes up with various solutions, types a 20 page report, then finally presents their findings to a panel of four engineers. In 2013-2014 Central's team took first place by sweeping every category with a gold. This is an excellent club to help students with critical thinking skills and encourage them to look into the field of engineering.





ACE Peer Tutors

Meeting dates TBA


ACE Peer Tutors will work with students participating in Central High's Academic Coaching Program. This program helps ensure students meet the Nebraska School Activities Association eligibility guidelines for sanctioned activities.


Sponsor: Mr. Hamill




Science Olympiad

Tabletop Game Club

Meets Monday’s 3:00 – 4:00 in 235


The Tabletop Game Club provides an opportunity for non-video gaming enthusiasts to get together and play their old favorite games, learn new games, and enjoy the company of like-minded students. Historically, there has been an emphasis on turn-based, role-playing, strategy games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Pathfinders, and Settlers of Caton. However, the club is open to enthusiasts of any tabletop games, board games, or card games, depending upon the interests of the members.


Sponsor: Mr. Bollerup


Sign Language Club




Student Council

The MTG Club

Magic the Gathering

Meets Tuesday’s 3:15 – 4:00 in 133


All students who enjoy playing the game or want to learn are welcome to attend.


Sponsor: Mr. Benjamin Fletcher








Rock Climbing Club



Senior Class Officers

Meets every Tuesday at 7:00 A.M.

in room 235


The Senior Class is represented by a class president elected by a vote of the senior class. The senior class president takes the lead in determining class objectives and goals. The president sets the tone for the class and its relationship with the school and community. The president works with all class officers to ensure that the interests of the class are being represented. The other class officers include Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Activities Coordinator and class representatives. These officers are also elected by a vote of the senior class.


Sponsors: Paul Nielson & Mallory Mohr

Drama Club International Thespians Society

Meets every other Friday from

2:55 – 3:25 in the auditorium


The CHS Drama Club allows members to participate in theater games, acting and technical workshops, performing scenes, assist with CHS performing arts productions and out of school activities that include attending local theater productions and other performing arts events.  Drama Club is open to ALL CHS students who love drama (both on and backstage)


International Thespian Society (ITS) is the “National Honor Society” for high school drama students who excel in various aspects of theater. Students can become members of the CHS Chapter of ITS by completing an application and earning points in areas of acting, production and technical theater.


Sponsor: Mr. Scott Mead

Philosophy Club

Meets Thursday’s at 3:00 in 249


Members of philosophy club explore a variety of social and political issues in open forum discussion. This format encourages growth in independent thinking, open-mindedness, and inquisitiveness, which are all skills needed in order to make informed decisions, both now and in the future.


Sponsors: Mr. Jon Flanagan & Ms. Tracey Menten




Monthly meetings TBA


O-Club is a long-standing Omaha Central High School tradition where exceptional student athletes are recognized for their strong academic, athletic, and leadership skills. Each member is nominated by a coach, given the opportunity to apply, and then selected based on the fullfillment of the criteria. Throughout the year, O-Club members not only continue with their exceptional academic and athletic skills, but they also give back to the Central and Omaha community through volunteering opportunities. You can spot us in our O-Club sweaters every Friday.






Fellowship of Christian Athletes




Central Sewing Club


PEP Club


Math Club

Meeting dates will vary in room 440


Math club is a competition club in which members take part in a variety of math contest both locally and nationally.


Sponsors: Greg Sand & Brianna Pinquosch 

VEX Robotics



The mission of Central High School is to continue a tradition of excellence emphasizing academic achievement,
responsible global citizenship, pride in diversity, and enduring scholarship.

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