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Brief Description Sponsor Website/Email Meets During School
The United States Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Students meet as a semester one class with occasional weekend scrimmages and the district competition: students who make the final competition team of 9 travel to regional and state competition during the second semester. Sarah Beaudrie/ Tobi Brooks or Yes
The purpose of this club is to spread kindness and hope to make someone's day a little bit better from our notes. Sharon Howard    
To learn about Japanese culture and entertainment. To promote new found friendships. Ashton Sabatino   no
We meet every Tuesday from 4:25-5:30. We create art and experiment with all types of art materials. Also participate in art shows and help with art projects around the school. Onaje Beal & Maxine Carrick or No
A club for those who want to know more about the weird, crazy and wonderful world of art. We weekly take a look at an artist, a work of art, a style, history surrounding an idea (like the history of color) or anything else about the art world we find interesting. Alyx Tolleson  no
Help with all sports at JJ Pearce. Provide water and first aide to players.  Austin Bauer & Samantha Wolfe   Yes
AV club is a group of students who are interested in creating their own videos and learning cinema/editing/video production/broadcasting AV club is a group of students who are interested in creating their own videos and learning cinema/editing/video production/broadcasting techniques outside of school/assignment’s.  Right now they are working on their own horror movie. techniques outside of school/assignment’s. Ashton Sabatino Yes and after school
AVID Club seeks to build a community of AVID and non-AVID students who share a common goal of attending a 4-year college after high school. Alex Gandy Yes
  Dimitrios Icossipentarhos yes
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At the high school level, our focus will be one-to-one friendships outside of school that foster growth and community for both the Peer Buddy and the Buddy. Haley Utz & Paige Valach   NO
The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship. This organization also promotes ideals of honesty, service, morality, and ethical conduct. The Beta Club rewards meritorious achievement and encourages and assists students in continuing their education after high school. Erin Anderson   no
We meet once a month after school to discuss book of students' choice. Current president/founder is Madeline Dorjee (12th) Shannon Anthony shannon.anthony@risd.otrg no
Boys soccer program strives to develop players to compete at a high level, improve their self-esteem, build character, and help students embrace the value of sportsmanship. in their lives. Sean Dowlatshahi Yes
Students can come and play any types of card games in a fun, safe environment. Jon Volberding   No
A place for students to try fun random activities together such as sports, arts, races and games. Need a new hobbie? We try new things together!!! Sabrina Calvert   No
Fine Arts organization. Grace Gill & Amanda Wilson Yes
Talk about wamens rights and how we can help each other.     No
Cross country is a fall sport and we compete in a 5K each week. The last meet is our district meet on October 13th. We meet every morning before school. Lindsay Ledford yes
Marketing Organization that takes field trips and/or competes in Marketing Related EventsDECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world. Katie Koshkin yes
The fishing club brings students together to enjoy the joys of fishing.     No
PHS Folklorico performs traditional dances of Latin America. Our Mission is to promote cultural education and bring joy to our audiences through the beauty of Folklorico.  Maddie Cothrun   Yes
Support Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March. Sarah Poindexter yes 
  Steven Buchanan N/A yes
A place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to meet and discuss current events, school events and to have fun and feel safe Biddle & Ashton Sabatino NO
Spread awareness in politics and democracy      Yes
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.     NO
  Deanna Koenigsberg  
To motivate young people to be better citizens. The J.J. Pearce JROTC program is based on Student Leadership and strives to teach the values of Citizenship and Character to high school students. LTC Norman Morton and SFC Billy Patterson Yes
Support Pearce sports and promote school spirit. Tryouts are in March. Ashleigh Osborne Yes
Pearce knitting club is a place for beginning and seasoned knitters. If you enjoy being creative or just like to make warm and fuzzy objects, come & join us. Alyx Tolleson No
Latin Club prepares those wanting to participate in the JCL.     NO
Students will understand the jurisprudence system in United States by participating in a competitive mock trial competition. Sean Dowlatshahi yes
Math Club is open to any Pearce student interested in math and willing to help tutor other students. Dues are $20 (cash only) In order to be in Mu Alpha Theta (a nationally recognized math honor society), students must be a member of math club, be enrolled in a math class (Algebra II or higher), have an overall gpa of 85 or higher, have an overall math average of 90 or higher (all semester math grades, including Pre-AP and AP points, must average to 90 or above), and volunteer to help tutor other students in math 12 times a year during Advisory at Pearce.   Jordan Cappetta Google Classroom:  ztb2csb no
Co-ed Country & Western Dance Team. We perform throughout the school year at: pep rallies, carnivals, music festivals, basketball games, and more.  We offer a one semester freshmen "Stampede Prep" class for sophomores and juniors. It can only be taken once. Tryouts are for sophomores and juniors only. Tryouts take place in the spring.  Sommer Johnson yes
  Deanna Koenigsberg no
  Lindsey Lundquist    
Notoriety is PHS' majorette dance team. The group is composes of 9-12th graders interested in hip-hop and majorette dance. Both male and female participants are welcomed to join. Onaje Beal   Yes (advisory when the schedule permits)
Fine Arts group; prior experience or approval needed to join Melissa Livings yes
The Pacesetter Drill Team is the official Dance and Drill Team of JJ Pearce High School.  Team members are in 10-12 grade; tryouts are held each December.  New members serve as “Pacesetter Rookies” during the Spring Semester before officially joining the team for the following school year. The Pacesetters perform at all Varsity football games, pep rallies, additional JJPHS athletic events, host an annual Holiday Bazaar, Dance Workshop for future Pacesetters, and participate in many local dance competitions.  In April, the Pacesetters put on a spectacular Spring Show, Pacesetter Revue, which highlights their many talents as well as those of other students/performance groups of JJPHS.  Katie Hightower yes
The J.J. Pearce High School Robotics Club was founded in 1996. Last spring we competed in the First Dallas regional and made it to the finals. This enabled us to compete in the International Competition in Houston last spring.  Che Cheung no
Here to support peers struggling with stress or other issues; mentoring elementary students for the same issues in the spring. Mandy Braddy yes
Meet and discuss important philosophical issues as they relate to high school students.      
Members meet once a week and discuss political event and news. Sean Dowlatshahi   no
electronic weekly happenings. Important information shared. Sommer Johnson Amanda Daniel/Angela Gallo yes
Our mission is to spread healthy and happy lifestyles to local people and teenagers in our area. From our school club, fundraisers, movie nights, and local community gatherings, we aim to spread happiness one smile at a time. Interested in doing some fun activities? Join our school club! We host meetings every other week, including fun activities such as anti-stress meetings, movie nights, and more. Courtney Nix no
Rock Climbing Che Cheung No
We make sandwiches and deliver them to the Austin Street Shelter twice a month Brenda Garza/Elizabeth Sheldon   no
Students of the Pearce chapter of the Science National Honor Society will tutor other students that are in need of assistance in their classes.   Students that are members of the Pearce chapter of the Science National Honor Society will also work as a collective unit to derive instructional tools (websites, interactive models, animations, etc.) in order to help other students achieve success in their science classes.      
Spring sport Kacie Visina yes
Senior mentorship program for all freshmen. Alex Gandy, Brendan Kelley, Anna Saleh, Cara Ham, John Zancana, Yannin Dominguez yes
Promote the use of the Spanish language and appreciation for the culture. The Club will attend sports and cultural events to enhance contact with the community. Adriana Willis Spanish Club classlink code tyqtqd7 yes
The Spirit Stangs are an inclusive cheer team. We value kindness, inclusion, and belonging. The team will cheer at sports and cultural events. Hailey Utz   no
Step/Hip Hop Team     no
Student-run organization that strives to be a voice for the school, participate in community service, and boosts school spirit through a variety of activities.  Elizabeth  Frith   yes
A competitive, hardworking, dedicated group of athletes who strive to outwork our competitors on a daily basis.   Ewing/Broad yes
Community that plays various tabletop games including popular trading card games and board games and Dungeons and Dragons.      
TAFE encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service, and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators. Caitlin Zancana N/A yes
Latin Hip Hop Yannin Dominguez Morales and Isabel Martinez N/A no
The purpose of this organization is to learn and perform K-pop dances, while the group learns to work as a team. Onaje Beal & Isabel Martinez    
Theatre events and fun!  Biddle Yes
To reach and connect as many students as possible to their social and academic potential; to provide and teach effective supporting behaviors for their peers; to cross multicultural barriers through learning and experience; and to model positive life choices for conflict management and goal-setting.      
Track is a spring sport. Please look for information this fall for a meeting. There are multiple events to compete in. We meet every morning in the spring. Please join the track zero hour or first period class (spring only). Lindsay Ledford yes
Track is a spring sport. Please look for information this fall for a meeting. There are multiple events to compete in. We meet every morning in the spring. Please join the track zero hour or first period class (spring only). Diana Miller yes
  Jennifer Nance yes
Sideline Spirit group for multiple Athletic events during the year. Kevin Starnes / Heather Biddle   NO
Pearce's award-winning yearbook Barbie Hahn, yes
  LaTisha Hearne yes
  Jarrett Lambert Yes




Athletic Coordinator (Boys)

David Collins

Athletic Coordinator (Girls)

Lindsay Ledford





Justin Roland

Basketball (Boys)

Marc Johnson

Basketball (Girls)

LaTisha Hearne


Diana Miller

CC & Track 

Lindsay Ledford


David Collins


Steven Buchanan

Soccer (Boys)

Sean Dowlatshahi

Soccer (Girls) 

Oscar Borgarello


Kacie Visina

Strength & Conditioning

Joseph Bergles


Eric Ewing


Sammi Gunter-Hogan


Jennifer Nance


Matthew Mercy




Athletic Admin

Nicole Frederking

Athletic Trainer 

Austin Bauer

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