Overview

  • Alphabetical Listing Below: Some clubs may not become active due to lack of participation or interest during the year. Because new groups are formed each year, if you are interested in an organization and it isn’t listed below, please contact the activities director at cblumenhorst@ucityschools.org.

    Air Force Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps:
    Mission: Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. 
    Goal: Instill values of citizenship, leadership, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment. 
    Activities: Drill Team, Color Guard, Military Ball, Awards Banquet. 
    Community Service: Red Cross sponsored Blood Drives, Community clean-ups, Recycling, Local Parades and Community Events.

    Anime Club: If you are an Anime lover and gamer, then the Anime Club is for you! Join us every Wednesday in room 348 to watch anime and discuss hand-drawn and computer animation. Not only will you get to explore anime, but you’ll also engage in multiplayer mode, action-packed gaming with other aficionados.

    Arts Club: Oriented students meet after school for art projects, sketching and occasional visits to art galleries. The Art Club usually sponsors a club fair in September featuring all of the Fine Arts. Requirements: interest in visual arts.

    Blood Drive: The Blood Drive Committee sponsors an annual spring drive.

    Board Game Club: This group meets in Room 114 after school on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00. Meet to play a variety of games including party games such as Taboo and Apples to Apples as well as strategy games such as Pandemic and Dominion. Students are encouraged to play the classics - Uno, Scrabble and Pit are all games that kids love to get out. At Board Game Club, we believe anyone can play and that games can help bring people together in a fun, learning environment.

    Broadcast Journalism Club: This Club teaches students about the principles of journalism as it pertains to broadcast. Students  learn how to write, report and edit stories, as well as the fundamentals of operating video equipment and computer software. Students  produce and air documentaries, news magazines, and announcements for the school and community.

    Chess Club: Students who are interested in the game of chess meet weekly to play with other students who are interested in chess. Chess club is for everyone. Club meets in room 114 on Thursdays and Fridays.after school. Beginners are welcome.

    Determine Strong Women (DSW): strengthens our female scholars positive identity by showing them they belong, they are known and loved. Expends their aspirations by providing opportunities to serve, lead and socialize in ways outside of their typical experiences.  

    Environmental Club: meets weekly on Wednesday in room 302 at UCHS. The club's primary focus is to start up a school wide recycling, reduce waste, raise awareness of environmental issues and develope innitiatives to build a more sustainable community.

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA): This organization is designed to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners and community leaders, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communications, practical knowledge and vocational preparation. Requirements: Enrollment in Family and Consumer Sciences course

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA): This organization is designed to promote competent, aggressive business leadership; to help students understand American business enterprise; establish career goals; encourage scholarship, high character and self-confidence; facilitate transition from school to work or higher education. Main activities include local, district and national awards programs as well as competition between local, state and national chapters along with National Leadership conferences. Requirements: enrollment in a business education class: Keyboarding Applications, Accounting, Business Technology, Computer Applications or Business Economics.

    Gateway to Change: This group works with other St. Louis area high schools to brainstorm and dialogue about racial unity in St. Louis.

    Gay Straight Alliance: GSA works to promote awareness and support for the LGBT community in University City and beyond.

    Girls who Can Code: students partner with an external organization to promote girls in computer science.

    HOSA: Future Health Professionals is an organization for students wjo are intersted in a possible career in the medical field. We have guest speakers, volunteer in the community, field trips to medical related facilities. Compete at the state conference in the spring. Membership dues are $15, which covers state and national dues.

    Key Club: a studetn led high school organization in which the members make the world a better place through various volunteering projects in their community. In doing so, they grow as useful citisens and leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

    Kinesis Dance Club: This club offers students an opportunity to participate in the study, performance and production of different styles of dance through dance concerts, choreography, master classes, teaching and visits to other schools.

    Knitting Club: Provides a relaxing place where anyone can learn to knit or crochet. Beginners always welcome.

    Latin Club: This group promotes an appreciation of Latin and the Classics and develop a strong sense of community among Latin students.

    Lunch Time Meditation: Every Tuesdays during A and B lunch, students meet in Room 204 to engage in mindful, guided meditation.

    Man of Valor: Man of Valor strives to help male students at the high school recognize their own potential and fulfill their destiny and purpose. Focusing on social-emotional learning and academic support, everything Man of Valor does is founded in Restorative Practices. In addition to building trusting relationships with and between students, Man of Valor staff monitor students' attendance, behavior, and course performance and address corresponding issues through various interventions.

    Mentors: Juniors and seniors mentor incoming freshmen. Mentors are expected to guide the freshmen through their first year of high school. Mentors are to involve freshmen with tutoring, after-school activities, and be a resource when needed. (See Additional Programs/Initiatives.)

    Mock Trial: This Team is composed of UCHS students on all grade levels. The team is part of the annual Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Students who participate on the team further develop basic life and leadership skills such as listening, speaking, writing, reading and analyzing. Cooperation, respect, teamwork, good sportsmanship, understanding how the law works, and increased understanding of the judicial process are all part of the Mock Trial experience. The tradition of success achieved by the team throughout the past years has brought pride and respect for the team collectively and for each team member individually. Requirements: Be willing to work hard and cooperatively with adults and student coaches.

    National Honor Society: NHS students who meet the requirements are evaluated by the faculty council on the basis of leadership, service and character. Individuals selected must maintain these standards in order to maintain membership. (See guidance department for brochure. Requirements: seniors, juniors and sophomores who have a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher, selection by faculty council evaluation.

    Queens: The QUEENS (Quality, Unique, Entrepreneurs, Excellent, Noble, Successful) program is a leadership and entrepreneur program for the young ladies of University City High School. The program focuses on teaching students the necessary skills and steps to starting their own business as well as the skills all leaders in business, school, and society demonstrate. Each student in the program works to start their own business and follows the steps any entrepreneur would follow when creating a new business. Students are also exposed to other business leaders in their community through guest speakers and field trips. In the Spring of each year, the QUEENS hold their annual QUEENS Conference, where they invite community members to join them in learning more about leadership and business while they showcase their businesses to the community.

    Robotics: STEM education through fun competition.

    Speech and Debate: Students develop techniques and prepare to compete in speech and debate events at local, state, and national competitions.

    Step Team: For more information see Mr. Parrish in room 111  or  Ms. Berin in room 115

    Student Advocates for Social Justice and Equity: U. City SAJE is a student organization that empowers students to emerge as leaders who advocate for justice and equity in the classroom, school, community and society. 

    Student Council: Students are involved in decision making at UCHS. During the second semester, the student body elects a representative to the school board, a president of the student council, and a vice-president of the student council to serve during the following school year. Student council representatives are elected in home-room classes in September. The council elects a treasurer, two secretaries and a parliamentarian.

    Students on the Go! This team-based program engages high school students in an active and healthy lifestyle year-round. Students train to run or walk (or a combination of both!) the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon each April. Students embark on a personal journey of self-discovery where they explore and experience the lifelong benefits of a comprehensive health and fitness program. (Click here for the official Go! St. Louis website.)

    Student Representative to the School Board: The University City Board of Education has a non-voting student member to give input on Board matters from the students’ point of view. This position is a link between the highest governing body in the District— the Board of Education— and the student body at the high school.
    2017-2018 Student Rep: Whitney Hulling.

    Technology Student Association: TSA develops leadership, academic, and business management skills in the workplace among its student members. Members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities and competitions.

    Theatre Club: Includes the following groups:

    Fall & Spring Plays: Auditions are held each Fall and Spring for productions held in the University City High School Auditorium. Plays change each year. Listen to the announcements for try-out dates and more information.

    Spring Musical: Students interested in performing arts, stage production, singing, dancing, set construction, lighting design, auditorium sound and other aspects of drama showcase their skills and help produce the largest production of the school year. Traditionally held in March, it features the orchestra, dance, chorus and drama classes. Costumes, set design and construction, stage support and technical creations are provided by student crews. Over 100 students participate in 6 -10 weeks of preparation and rehearsals for four performances. Recent musicals include Hello Dolly, Grease, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Dreamgirls, and The Wiz. Requirements: 2.0 Current GPA, try-out, and 93% attendance

    - Improv Team: This group helps build acting skills for students grades 9-12. 

    Turning Resources and Energy into New Directions: TREND is a national organization advocating a lifestyle free of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, working together with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The purpose of TREND is to provide those students who wish to maintain a drug-free lifestyle with the opportunity to participate in positive leisure time activities with their peers. See Ms. Reed for more information in the UCHS Library.

    U Peer-2-Peer: Mediation student leaders are trained to lead peer solving conflicts in a peaceful manner. Our goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for students to work through their problems. Student mediators serve as relatable role models while leading their peers through the conflict resolution process.

    U-Serve: As the community service component, U-Serve’s goal is to expose students to a variety of community service experiences and volunteer opportunities. UCHS students are becoming more active as volunteers and are expressing a heightened interest in community involvement, both locally and beyond. This activity is open to all students at UCHS. Lists of volunteer projects will be given to Seminar students on B days and PA announcements will be made. Sign-up sheets will be available at locations throughout the building and website for students wishing to sign up for volunteer positions. UCHS students typically put in more than 10,000 hours of time volunteering for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Operation Food Search, U. City in Bloom, U. City Children’s Center, Family Haven Homeless Shelter, Children’s Hospital Sports Camp, the Scholar Shop, Make a Wish Foundation, and Kid’s Place. (See Additional Programs/Initiatives for A+ information.) See Ms. Pritchard in room 123.

    Vegan Club: Students work to bring awareness of veganism and by starting a school garden and other activities. Club meets in room 209.

    Weight Room: The UCHS weight room is available after school for students four days a week during the fall, winter and spring season, and is supervised at all times during operation.Students have the opportunity to utilize Bar Bells, Squat Rack Platforms, Benches, for free weight training and the Arc Trainers, Treadmills, and Stationary Bikes for cardiovascular training.  Students will work independently to increase muscle strength, muscles endurance and cardiovascular endurance. Students will follow the weight room rules and expectations in addition to school and District procedures and policies. Students must have a physical on file, with the Athletic Department, to participate in the weight room.

    WE Schools: This initiative instills a mindset of community or "we" in our school where students will research and develop action plans to solve complex local and global issues. (Click here for WE Sschools' official website.)

    WE@UCHS: This group works to show the importance of women empowerment and minimizing racism.

    WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT: A small club at University City that reaches out to young women to discuss changes for women that can be implemented at our school. We teach different techniques on how changes can be implemented. This club is open to opinions and ideas.

    YOGA Club: The middle-eastern practice of yoga is known to build awareness and opportunities for deep relaxation. This club meets in the dance studio on Tuesdays after school. All interested are welcome to attend. Starts begin with the Eight Form Meditation Movements; practice Yogic breathing, and deep meditation. If you are ready to put stress behind you, the Yoga club is for you. Athletes are welcome. Activity passes will be provided to our Yoga club participants.

    Youth Leadership St. Louis: YLSL, a program of FOCUS St. Louis, is extremely student-centered. Meets once a month to deal with a variety of topics like Social Justice, Poverty, Education, and Diversity issues that the St. Louis Region is currently dealing with. At these workshops, you play the role of process observer. You will be observing students and providing feedback on how well they communicate with each other. There is also an Action Research Project that the students will work on. The students are on Year Two which means they are building on last year's research to implement a project that will help students and teachers build better relationships. There is a student who is nominated as Project Leader, and they organize and delegate parts of the project to the rest of the team. There is one Field Trip a month and one Saturday Workshop that is not mandatory to attend. (Click here for YLSL's official website)