New student run clubs take on OHS

OHS has several new clubs to offer students such as the Environment Club, sponsored by special education teacher Mr. John Kretschmer, and Art Club, sponsored by art teacher Mrs. Alexandra Heyl.

Art Club will meet every Tuesday in room 309, and Environment Club will meet every Wednesday in room 219 or 301 depending on the day. Both clubs recently had their first meeting, and each has big plans for the coming year.

“We want to focus on getting kids and teachers alike to do better at recycling,” Kretschmer said.

The Environment Club plans to clean up Cliff Cave State Park and find a way to raise money for a worthy environmental organization like the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as well according to Kretschmer.

In addition, Art Club faces the year with an array of ideas.

“This will be a safe place where students can come and express themselves with no pressure or expectations,” Heyl said. “They will get to experiment with new mediums and work with the ones they already love.”

The Art Club’s purpose is to provide a students with a fun and new experience, Heyl added, which allows them to do things that they aren’t able to do in art class.

Not only will Art Club be benefiting students, the club’s president is student Jess Menzel (12). She was the one who came to Heyl to get the club started, and Heyl said that she has been a big help.

The new clubs provide “another opportunity for students to be involved in extracurricular activities” Principal Jan Kellerman said, as well as a club for students who are interested in these areas.