Clubs and Organizations
ART CLUB - Sponsor, Ms. Ellithorpe
The Art Club gets involved in many schools and community activities. For example, members paint murals at the school and participate in a field trip to the Joslyn Art Museum. They also participate in fundraisers for purchasing new equipment used by the art students. Members also put together projects to submit to the Western Iowa Conference Art Show.
DRAMA & THESPIANS - Sponsor, Mr. Bertelsen
The MVHS Drama Department produces two plays per year, one in the fall, and one in the spring. Any student in grades 9-12 is eligible to audition.
MVHS has been affiliated with the International Thespian Society since 1967. Our local troupe number is 359. The ITS is an organization honoring excellence in educational theatre. In order to become eligible for membership, a student must have worked on at least two productions, and earned a minimum of 10 points. Points can be earned by either working backstage, or performing.
FBLA - Sponsor, Mrs. Kohl
FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA members help run the school store (MoJoe’s Café & Market), complete service projects and hold fundraisers. Members will also have the opportunity to prepare projects for the FBLA state competition. Possible future items: present business related items to elementary and middle school students and tour businesses.
FCCLA - Sponsor, Mr. Rains
FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA is a dynamic national student organization whose central focus is the family. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns and issues affecting teens and their families today. FCCLA is open to any student 9-12 who has taken or is currently enrolled in a Family & Consumer Science class. The Missouri Valley chapter has competed in STAR Event competitions on the district, state, and national level, raised awareness about distracted driving, along with various other community service projects. As a member you will have opportunities to meet new people, travel, and improve leadership skills.
HOSA - Sponsor, Mrs. Brinker
HOSA: Future Health Professionals is a group of students who are enrolled in the health science courses and participate in a variety of health and medical related activities. They participate in job shadowing with healthcare professionals and attend leadership conferences to network with other students across the state and learn more about HOSA and the health care field. Various fundraisers are provided throughout the year in order to raise money for activities. HOSA students also organize and/or participate in a variety of service projects throughout the year.
National Honor Society
NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Missouri Valley Chapter Selection Procedure
1) All junior and senior students with a GPA of 3.5 are informed of their eligibility into the National Honor Society
2) To earn consideration for induction into the NHS, eligible students must complete the NHS eligibility form provided by the NHS advisor
3) The entire high school staff is invited to vote on potential NHS members and this data (along with the eligibility form, and knowledge of each student) is considered by the NHS Faculty Council
4) The Missouri Valley Faculty Council (consisting of five anonymous MV staff and one non-voting NHS advisor) uses a variety of information to make the final decision on inductees. To obtain membership, candidates must meet all four criteria of the National Honor Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character)
5) Faculty Council final selections must receive approval from the high school principal
6) Inductees and those not selected will be informed of the Faculty Council’s decisions prior to the school’s induction ceremony
NHS Membership Criteria
Character - Upholds moral and ethical standards, high standards of honesty. Follows rules, has self-discipline, poised, cheerful, friendly
Scholarship - Meets minimum GPA requirements: 3.5. Displays academic leadership
Leadership - Shows initiative toward school, contributes ideas, is dependable. Exemplifies positive attitudes, positive influence, is loyal
Service - Actions undertaken by the students without compensation. Volunteers, works with others, participates outside of school