Organizations

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Academic UIL

The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.

Nicole Connor
Ernie Ramirez
Anime/ Manga Club

Sharon Swarner

Jennifer Allison

ASL Club/ASL Honor Society

In the ASL Club and ASL Honor Society we all share the passion and interest of learning not only sign language, but the Deaf culture and history. The best way for us to learn is to immerse ourselves in to the Deaf culture itself. We try our best to attend as many deaf related events as possible, while always continuing to practice our signing. Our interest and passion for the Deaf community, has made us the only High School in NEISD that offers an ASL Honor Society.

Claudia Barthuly

AVID

Eileen Fowler

Band

The Lee Band enrolls more than 130 students from the 9th through 12th grades. The band department consists of the marching band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, and winter guard. The vision for the program is to "Strive for Excellence" in all we do.

Brannon Baker

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Bowling

Lee Bowling joined the league in 2008. We begin practice in October of this year and practice every Monday and Wednesday after school. There is a Boys Varsity Teams and a Girls Varsity Team and also a co-ed junior varsity team. For information students can come see Mr. Thompson in M103.

Roy Thompson

BEST Robotics

BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics was started in order to interest students in the science, technology and engineering fields through robotic competition. BEST competitions are held nationwide in the fall. Students have six weeks to design and build a robot meet the demands of each year's challenge. They also compete in marketing presentations, team outreach, school spirit, interviews, and booth presentations. On the average we compete against 34 other schools in our hub area. Usually the top four schools from each hub will progress on to the regional competition with the possibility of national competition. During each year's competition the students have the opportunity to learn from mentors from local industry.

The Lee team is open to all Lee campus students (Lee, NESA, ISA, and STEM) and all grade levels.

Ronnie Pundt

Choir

The Lee HS Choral Department consists of a diverse group of ensembles that perform a variety of choral literature. They perform everything from Classical to Broadway, Mariachi to Gospel, Pop to Jazz and many other styles. In addition to ensemble participation, students represent the choir with participation in School Concerts, U.I.L Concert & Sight-Reading, U.I.L. Solo & Ensemble, Public Performances, All-Region, Area and All-State Competitions. Ensembles Include: Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Mixed Choir, Mens & Women's Barbershop, Men's Mariachi Group, Madrigal Singers and Show Choir.

Jerry Cordova

Class Sponsor - Junior Board

Decorate for homecoming and plan and decorate prom.

Carol Green

Class Sponsor - Senior (Stratford)

-Incite and increase senior class participation in events and fundraisers.
- Raise money to plan and create the 2012 dances and activities. Creating and selling Mums for Homecoming. Put together The Stratford Dance to celebrate Robert E. Lee’s Birthday. Plan Senior Track and Field Day Activities.
- Show Volunteer Pride!

 

Cynthia Kosmo

Jennifer Galindo

Computer Science

The students will take UIL practice tests and study advanced computer science topics.

Ryan Phillips

CyberPatriot

CyberPatriot is an extra-curricular activity in which students learn to secure and penetrate a network. Students work as a team to learn the facets of cybersecurity in a competitive setting. Within the club, students will compete in-house to determine which students will represent Lee STEM at the formal competititons. The CyberPatriot team meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school in room M-205.

Stefano Rosellini

Debate

Debate is a co-curricular activity in which students attend competitions throughout the entire school year and discuss current events, political and social theory, and societal welfare. Together with the Oral Interpretation program, we represent the Speech and Debate (or Forensics) team at Lee High School.

Nichole Connor
Earth Club Yvonne Arredondo

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Volunteers)

FCCLA is a club for all students who have had or are taking a course in the area of Family Consumer Sciences. FCCLA helps members build bridges between the school, family and the community. The organization helps young people discover their leadership strengths. It is the only national student organization that encourages your personal growth, prepares you for a career, fosters family and community involvement and helps you become a leader.

Vivian Maxey

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA is a Christian based organization led by student athletes. Members are not only athletes but any student here at LEE who feels they want to connect with his/her peers through Christian worship and more importantly, connect with Christ. Our FCA organization is also called C4; Character, Commitment, Christ, Community. C4 is our "explosion" for God. The four C's represent what we to show to the world.

Adam Nerio

Carolyn Martin

First Tech Challenge

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit used is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

David Rubalcaba

French Club

The French Club is meant to give all high school students, particuarly those who study French, a chance to learn more about Francophone culture and heritage and promote it at school. For those members who are in advanced French classes, the club offers a forum for practicing their language skills in a relaxed environment.

Elizabeth Smith
French Honor Society Rebecca Minor
German Club Bettina Jones
GSA Club Amy Stengel

HOSA

A curricular program of student lead activities designed to develop future leaders for the health care system.

Denise Stroud

Melissa DeMasco

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I am Second

I am Second is a non-denominational faith-based group that is completely student-led and is based on the videos and related materials from the website, www.iamsecond.com . The videos are testimonials of individual lives changed by faith. The accompanying materials lead students through a discussion of the character traits of the person in the video, and they link those traits to Bible verses that offer other examples of people who have also developed those character traits. On our campus, we currently have 2 groups: one that is mostly girls and meets during 6th period lunch on Fridays in Mrs. Barthuly's room, 603B, and one that is just forming and looks like it may be an all-guys group in Mr. Tillmon's room, 300B, before school on a weekday to be determined.

Greg Tillmon

Debbie Rohan

JOOI- Junior Optimist Octagon International

Octagon club is a service based organization who's mission statement reads...
"Junior Optimist Octagon International is an all-inclusive youth organization that embraces the positive values of optimism, respect for self and others, and independence of mind through the unlimited opportunities of community service and sponsorship by Optimist International."
Junior Octagon Club is a great way for students to participate in the campus and surrounding community. A member of the club is not required to have previous community service experience, a recommendation by a teacher, or a certain GPA. It is a student lead club that requires a lot of energy, enthusiasm and a belief that YOU can make a difference.

Gary Mulroy

Journalism - Bugle Call Newspaper

The Bugle Call Newspaper was in print for 50 years and then switched to an online only edition. Students write stories, create video, take photos, and essentially blog about the campus and the world around them. The website is newspaper.neisd.net/lee.

Brenda Slatton

JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Corps)

The mission of JROTC is "to motivate students to be better citizens." JROTC is a program enriched in tradition and focuses much time and effort supporting our school and community. Our curriculum provides students (cadets) skills to enable them throughout life, regardless of profession; leadership, communication, and management are but a few. Contact LTC Ramirez or 1SG Reyes for details. Please visit our website for current program information.

LTC Troy Ramirez

First Sgt. Reyes

Lee Bike Club

The goal of the Lee Campus Cycling Club also known as the Lee Bike Club is to promote a healthy campus population by the use cycles of all types on and off campus. The Lee Bike Club is also dedicated to supporting all Lee High School campus groups and providing spirit and encouragement.

Oscar Hernandez
Lee Theater Justin Tidwell

Lee TV Club

LeeTV Club is an opportunity for students to create media for the video announcements if they don't have room in the schedule to take the course. The students will learn aspects of graphic design, production, and video editing software.

Ryan Phillips
Model United Nations

Carly Dodd

Carol Arnold

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is an organization that qualifying students can apply to join during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Members of National Honor Society exemplify the tenants of knowledge, scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Each member of NHS is expected to participate in service projects, attend monthly meetings, and maintain high grades in their classes.

Katherine Williams

Tanya DelValle

NESA Mark Ayers
NESA Cinema Konise Millender
NESA Creative Writing Amy Stengel

NESA Dance

NESA's Dance program focuses on creating a versatile dancer prepared to audition for college scholarships and professional work. Ballet technique, terminology and history are studied together with contemporary jazz, tap, modern and improvisational dance techniques. Students work with local, national and international choreographers, study audition techniques and perform in numerous NESA productions. Highlighting the dancer's year are two dance concerts featuring numerous styles and pieces set by guest choreographers, dance majors and the NESA Dance faculty. Alumni of NESA's Dance program have received college dance scholarships, as well as jobs performing on cruise ships, theme parks and professional theatres including Broadway.

Dena Mabry

Carolyn Gresham

NESA Musical Theater-Voice
NESA Orchestra Mark Twehues
NESA Theater Link Mark Ayers
NESA Theater-Acting David Connelly
NESA Visual Art Jennifer Janak

Newspaper

The yearbook is named "Traveler" after Robert E. Lee’s horse. It has been around since 1958 and it covers the entire campus; Lee, ISA, NESA and STEM. Students take photos, interview students and put it all together in InDesign to create a history book of the year.

Brenda Slatton

Oral Interpretation

Oral Interpretation is associated with both the Allied Campus Theatre Program, and the Robert E. Lee Speech and Debate Program. We compete on a local, region, state, and national level over the course of the school year. Interp is a great organization for students who enjoy both competition and acting.

Justin Tidwell

Orchestra

The Lee Orchestra is an organization that is continuously growing in size and talent. This group puts on various concerts throughout the year and participates in different contests. The students in this organization show much pride and enthusiasm as well as support for one another. Most of the members have been a part of this organization since Freshman year; however, there are some newbies which we welcome.

Mario Prado

PALS

Peer Assistance and Leadership is committed to providing students with trained peer helpers who promote a positive, supportive and productive school experience for students throughout the district. PAL students provide assistance to students on their own school campuses and feeder elementary campuses. The goal of PAL students is to help students feels connected to their school and community so that they can be successful academically and socially.

Norma Jaime- Hernandez

Art LeSieur

Project Graduation PTA
Psychology Club Tina Hultgren

Rock Club

Rock Club is a collection of Lee students interested in writing and performing rock music. It is open to all ability levels; from people picking up instruments for the first time all the way to veteran performers. Rock Club helps students build up confidence and encourages creativity in both the creation and performance of music.

Ryan Newberger
Science Club Martha Miller
Seniors-Graduation Zeena Rossi

Spanish Club

Spanish Club provides students with enjoyable activities related to the Spanish language and culture. The club allows students from various levels to get together and practice their newly acquired language.

Raquel Morales

Spanish Honor Society

The purpose of Spanish Honor Society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in Spanish courses and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.

Ana Gibbs

Speech/Debate

Nicole Connor

Spirit/drill/dance

The Rebel Rousers are the Varsity Dance Team and the Dixie Drillers are the JV Drill Team. These two teams perform at football games, pep rallies, OSS District Show compete locally and nationally in the Spring and host their own Lee-ette Spring Show at the end of the year. Along with hard work and commitment, each member learns about self-discipline, time management, team work, respect for others, and most importantly respect for themselves.

Christina Alanis

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Spirit/Pep/Cheer

Cheerleading at Robert E. Lee High School is comprised of JV, Varsity, and Competition squads. The 2014-2015 academic year will bring the addition of the Freshman/9th grade squad and second competition squad. Lee Cheer attends JV and Varsity football games, local and national cheerleading competitions, and district and school spring showcases. Tryouts are held in the spring (Feb/March) of each year. Pep Squad is open to any interested student in grades 9-12. Members perform at Varsity football games, pep rallies, district and spring shows, as well as compete in local competitions. There are no tryouts for Pep Squad.

Student Activities Director Oscar Hernandez

Student Council

Student Council is a student-led campus organization. Student Council hopes to increase school spirit and pride, reach-out to the community, and help develop student leadership skills. Our organization organizes the campus Homecoming Dance and associated activities. Additionally, we volunteer and assist with campus-led initiatives such as teacher appreciation, health and wellness, and campus feeder outreach. Students complete an application and interview during the selection process. We encourage students interested in joining Student Council to come to room 402 for additional information.

Ernie Ramirez

Suma Reception Tracy Padilla
Technology Student Association George Moreno

Texas Assc. Of Future Educators

Texas Association of Future Educators or T.A.F.E., is a club for students interested in the education field. Its mission is to encourage students to learn about careers in education and assist them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators. While many members are also students in the Instructional Practices in Education and Training or the Practicum Classes offered to juniors and seniors, enrollment is open to any student interested in the field of education.

Joyce Borton

Theatre Arts

Allied Campus Theatre is home to the young Actors, Actresses, and Technicians of Lee, ISA, and the STEM magnet program. Our program focuses on the fundamentals of stage performance as well as all technical elements involving the stage. Our organization performs four productions every year with one of those being a musical. We offer a wide variety of classes that help to shape each student into a well rounded performer.

Justin Tidwell

Unity Club

The Unity Club is an organization open to all students on the Lee Campus that focuses on alleviating bias and prejudice on our campus. The Unity Club seeks to promote positive student character development and leadership through various campus based community service projects as well as participating in events in the community.

Karla Bolton

 

Volunteer Exchange

Is a student based school store that provides real world vocational experience. The students working in the store are providing the rest of the campus with school spirit items as well as other miscellaneous school supplies. During Football Season, our students handle the selling of the football tickets. While in the store students build skills in customer relations, budgeting, inventory, scheduling, working a cash register, interviews, applications, balancing the books, counting money, and any and all tasks that would be required of them upon acquiring their first job in a retail setting.

Gary Mulroy
Volunteer Junction Debbie Rohan

Yearbook

The yearbook is named "Traveler" after Robert E. Lee's horse. It has been around since 1958 and it covers the entire campus; Lee, ISA, NESA and STEM. Students take photos, interview students and put it all together in InDesign to create a history book of the year.

Brenda Slatton