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.
The purpose of the Student Council is to assist the high school principal in the following:
- to represent the best interests of the student body
- to promote good student-faculty-administrative relations
- to promote good inter-school relations
- to provide the school with such services that will be commonly beneficial
- to support and display good spirit and high student ideals
- to create an environment conducive to learning
- Homecoming and related activities
- Collecting food for those in need
- Valentine’s Dance
- Blood Mobile
- Senior Citizen’s Dinner (in conjunction with other school groups)
- Elections related to student council offices and activities
- Promoting the school by serving as helpers and guides for various activities.
- Various fund raisers
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.
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.
Students create and complete a scientific research project, then present their findings at various fairs competing for awards, prizes and scholarships.
Robotics – Seth Mott
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.
Yearbook – Scott Gooding
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.
Chief Insights – Zach Short
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.
FCA – Jason Harting / Zach Summers
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.