Keokuk High School

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Zach Summers, Activities Director


Phone: 319-524-2542
Fax: 319-524-1784

Welcome Letter

Athletics and Activities at Keokuk are a unique tool in the educational process. Our goal is to make these sports and activities some of the most educational experiences in our students’ career here at Keokuk.

Clubs


National Honor Society

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to recognize scholastic and service achievement. The Torch Club is the local name given to this chapter of the National Honor Society. Members are inducted from 11th and 12th grade students based on scholarship, service, character and leadership. Note: The National Charter requires that members have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better. The list of eligible students is then voted on by a faculty committee. Those selected are then initiated into the chapter. Not only scholarship, but service, character, and leadership are the factors on which each student is judged.

Robotics

Students design and build their robots from the ground up and must program the robots for the autonomous part of the competition as well as user controlled portion. Students learn the fundamentals of engineering design and computer programming. Students work in groups based on age and experience. Competitions are fast, furious, and very exciting. It is a great way to get a start in engineering design.

GSA

GSA is a student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSA has evolved beyond their traditional role and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice. A growing body of research confirms that the presence of a GSA has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment and improve school climates for all students in the long-term.

Chief Insights

The purpose of Chief Insights is to 1) Inform its readers on matters concerning KHS, and 2) Serve as an educational tool which allows students to develop many skills necessary to create, produce and publish a newspaper. Students will become proficient in learning responsibility (observing deadlines), dedication, teamwork (complete their work as well as be able and willing to help others); use of computer software; develop verbal and written communication skills — interview individuals and create news, creative, feature, in depth, editorial, sports; practice photography; create pleasing layout; learn the business side of newspaper publishing (billing, service advertisements, trouble shooting, etc.), create illustrations, distribute newspapers, etc. Students should also have fun and develop a since of accomplishment while completing these tasks. Membership is open to all KHS students. Visit the site.

Student Council

The purpose of the student council is the following:

  1. to represent the best interests of the student body
  2. to promote good student-faculty-administrative relations
  3. to promote good inter-school relations
  4. to provide the school with such services that will be commonly beneficial
  5. to support and display good spirit and high student ideals
  6. to create an environment conducive to learning.

FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Science Club

Students create and complete a scientific research project, then present their findings at various fairs competing for awards, prizes and scholarships.

Yearbook

The yearbook staff is responsible for planning and preparing the high school yearbook, the Chief. This involves photography, layout and design, copyrighting, proofreading, selling subscriptions, soliciting community patronage, and other aspects of yearbook production. Membership is open to all high school students.

Konnections

Konnections’ is a group run through the school but not by the school. Konnections’ are volunteers who are trying to earn 400 hours during their high school career. Students then earn a cord to wear at graduation.

Fine Arts


Art Club

The Art Club consists of High School students who love the Arts and cannot seem to get enough of them throughout the school day. The club meets after school on a regular basis to hold meetings. Our club members enjoy open studio nights where we enjoy each others fellowship and hone our artistic skills. The Art Club works very hard to fundraise as well so that we can take trips to broaden our artistic horizon beyond what is possible in the school setting.

Band

Band offers students an instrumental music experience and continued growth in music theory, instruction, and performance. This program is offered for credit, and students are evaluated by the letter grade system. The Band program provides students experience in marching band, pep band, symphonic concert band, jazz band, and flag and rifle corps. A summer program is also provided. The band participates in numerous performances throughout the year. Membership is open to all high school students.

Speech

Speech Club is a fun, competitive club which allows students to express themselves through acting and speaking. Group Speech is in the fall/winter followed by Individual Speech.

Choir/Show Choir

Vocal music at Keokuk High School consists of our two Show Choirs, Concert Choir and the Men’s and
Women’s Ensembles. Vocal music is open to students who may wish to further explore their interests in
singing. Our show choirs, “Purple Harmony” and “Vibrations”, are auditioned groups that meet for extra
curricular rehearsals in addition to their rehearsals during the school day. These two groups each prepare a
competition show, that is performed during our competitive season (January-March), as well as traditional
choral music that they perform alongside the other choirs in our concerts throughout the year. Concert choir
is a two-semester course open to all students interested in singing. Men’s and Women’s Ensembles meet
extracurricular starting in mid-October. These are auditioned ensembles that mainly perform a cappella
music from the pop genre. Major performances include our Fall, Winter, Pops, and Spring Concerts.
Students are encouraged to participate in many extra activities such as, state festivals and solo/ensemble
contests.

Performing Arts


Little Feathers

The Keokuk Little Feathers are celebrating their 50th year representing our community! The team strives to be great leaders among the school district. The young women involved pride themselves on excellent sportsmanship, community involvement, and elite dancing abilities.

Football Cheer

The Keokuk High School football cheerleading team has a longstanding tradition of leadership and spirit. Talented cheerleaders with a passion for their sport make up the team each year. Our squad cheers at all home and away varsity football contests. The cheering program at Keokuk High School stresses commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship to its cheerleaders, values that we believe our cheerleaders must translate to players and spectators alike during all football games.

Winter Cheer

Keokuk High Winter Cheer cover events throughout the regular season, cheering at all home JV/Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball games and JV/Varsity dual Wrestling meets. The cheerleaders also host an annual youth cheer clinic for preschool-6th grade Keokuk students to perform at the halftime of a varsity basketball game!\

Color Guard/Winter Guard

The color guard performs with the marching band at half-time shows, parades, and field show competitions for the purpose of providing a visual representation of the music being performed. The color guard uses whatever prop of equipment that is best suited for the visual representation of a particular song including flags, swing flags, rifles, etc. The color guard is open to all grades. The size of the group is determined by the scores obtained in try-outs. Auditions for the color guard are offered twice throughout the year.

The Winter Guard performs at basketball games and at State Contest. Winter guard is an extension of color guard; however, auditions are open to new students and color guard members must also re-audition. Winter guard meets outside of school time for practice. There is no prerequisite other than attending practices and performances once selected.