Student Clubs & Organizations

Elder High School prides itself on developing the whole person, not just the student. As such, numerous extracurricular and enrichment experiences are available. Whether you’d like to sharpen your scholastic skills on the Academic Team or put your leadership abilities to work on Student Council, the opportunities for involvement are far from limited!

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  • Academic Team

    The Academic Team competes in academic competitions and tournaments against other schools. In the last 30 years, we have competed in both local and state tournaments. The team is open to all grade levels and all academic levels. Weekly meetings include “Jeopardy” style games that quiz you on general academic studies and current events. Each week, the academic team will have a weekly meeting on Tuesday or a competition at Cincinnati State. The team also competes in several weekend tournaments.
  • Art Club

    Art Club is for any student who enjoys making and learning about art. Students meet monthly after school or in the evenings. Activities include speakers, workshops, open studios, our annual Christmas party, movies, and even fieldtrips.
  • Boys & Girls Club - Tutors

    The Boys and Girls Club are a group of students who volunteer their time after school to tutor at the Boys and Girls Club center on Glenway Avenue. Tutors meet on Mondays and Thursdays after school in Rm. 23. Tutoring sessions run for 45 minutes.
  • Campus Ministry-Community Service Organization

    The Campus Ministry- Community Service Organization allows students the opportunity to take leadership of campus ministry and community service events. In addition to helping plan liturgies, students are involved in planning retreats and days of reflection, food drives and other philanthropic endeavors. Campus Ministry meets on Wednesdays during flex time (when there are no conflicts) from 9:30-10:00 A.M. in room 301. All students are invited to join.
  • Coffee + Music Club

    Members of the COFFEE+MUSIC club meet weekly to drink coffee and listen to music prior to the start of school. Discussions on coffee, culture, and the current state of music abound.
  • Drama Club

    Drama Club partners with Seton High School to produce the Fall production. Students meet twice a month after school to prepare and rehearse. Any and all Seton and Elder students with an interest in theatre are welcome to join. Not interested in “on stage” work? Join to take part in sound, lights, set design and construction, costumes, and stage management.
  • Elderado Yearbook

    Yearbook is open to all students. Staff will design and edit all of the pages of the book. Yearbook also needs photographers and writers. These positions do not go to meetings. Meetings are held one evening a week.
  • Elder News Network-Video Production Team

    Do you have an interest in video or radio production? The Video Production Team produces our morning video announcements on ENN, the Elder News Network, and films athletic events for
  • Euchre Club

    The Euchre Club meets in room 201 before school every Friday morning to play cards, socialize, and occasionally consume doughnuts. All students are welcome.
  • Fishing Club

    The Fishing Club goes to fishing ponds on numerous weekends in the fall and spring. Parents are also invited to go fishing with their sons. Fishing trips are planned throughout the year. All students are welcome!
  • FLL Robotics Club

    FIRST LEGO League Robotics. This is a freshman-only Lego Robotics Team that meets throughout the year to prepare and participate in competitions every spring. All freshmen are welcome!
  • French Club

    Students interested in the French culture and language are welcome to join the French Club! Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural activities such as enjoying food and conversation. All students are welcome!
  • Future Business Leaders of America

    The purpose of FBLA is to provide opportunities to students interested in business and/or business-related fields to develop supportive competencies as well as promote both civic and personal responsibilities. Members will travel and participate at state/national competitions. Beginning September 26, FBLA meets the last Thursday of every month, at 7:15 A.M., in room 1. Officers will meet during flex times when needed.
  • German Club

    Students who are enrolled in German 3 and 4 are part of the German Club! Students meet twice a month to watch a German TV show or film and to do activities related to German traditions and holidays.
  • Guitar Club

    The Guitar Club is a small group of guitar enthusiasts. They meet on a weekly basis both before and after school. Whether you have played for years or are just learning how to play, all are welcome to join!
  • INTERalliance

    INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati focuses on both business and IT skills to help students pursue a career in information technology. Through job shadowing, summer IT career camps, paid internships, and competing in TechOlympics every spring, students learn more about opportunities in local IT companies.
  • Latin Club

    Latin Club explores Roman and Greek culture through movies, food, archaeology, and other cultural activities. No knowledge of Latin is required. Latin club meets before school once a month. All students are welcome!
  • Leadership and Initiative Club

    Leadership and Initiative Club is a new opportunity for students to work with the community. Students serve the homeless, collect winter clothing for local causes. Leadership and Initiative Club meets once a month to discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
  • League of Legends Club

    The League of Legends Club is where students meet together and play against each other in matches. The club typically meets in the cafeteria during some flex times.
  • Mock Trial

    Mock Trial is given an Ohio court case based on actual events. Members meet regularly to appoint roles within the court, assemble arguments, and fight their case. Mock Trial competes their case against other schools in the state.
  • Nintendo Club

    The Nintendo Club is a casual gathering for students to play and discuss Nintendo games. Whether you’re a veteran gamer or just enjoy Nintendo games casually, all students are welcome. Nintendo Club meets on Fridays after school from 2:30-3:30 P.M. in S133.
  • Panthers for Life

    The mission of Panthers for Life is to establish an active Pro-Life community at Elder by educating and promoting among our peers social issues related to the right to life and dignity of all persons. Students have participated in 40 Days for Life, the March for Life in Washington, DC, Praying the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata parish on Good Friday, the Baby Bottle Campaign and a baby shower benefiting Pregnancy Center West.
  • Photography Club

    Students who have taken a Photography class or who have a passion for taking photos are welcome to join! Students meet every other Wednesday (twice a month) to discuss current trends in photography, get feedback on their work, practice photo techniques and take field trips to various locations for photoshoots.
  • Ping-Pong Club

    Ping-Pong Club hosts weekly rounds of ping-pong. At the end of the year, students organize a ping-pong tournament for Elderfest for all Elder students. The Ping-Pong Club meets after school on Wednesdays in the Schaeper Center.
  • Polar Panthers

    Polar Panthers is a club of students who enjoy running and are active from November through December. It is open to any Elder student and is a good opportunity for a beginning runner to try distance-running in a low-key atmosphere. Polar Panthers meets after school in room 26 through the months of November and December.
  • Poster Club

    Poster Club creates all posters for the cafeteria, upcoming sporting events, upcoming school dances, as well as other Elder events. Poster Club encourages creativity and is open to all students.
  • Purple Quill

    The Purple Quill is Elder’s student newspaper organized by students enrolled in Journalism class. Students research and write stories for the monthly online and print editions of the Purple Quill. The Purple Quill accepts articles, photos, and artwork for review by editors.
  • Show Choir

    Show Choir practices and performs throughout the year, and consists of students from both Elder and Seton. Show Choir performances include singing and choreographed dancing. The majority of students also participate in Glee Club. All students are required to audition.
  • Ski Club

    The Ski Club is active during the winter months and meets Wednesdays after school at Perfect North Slopes. You are encouraged to join whether you are a skilled skier or just learning the slopes.
  • Spanish Club

    Students who have taken a Spanish class are welcome to join Spanish Club! Students meet twice a month to watch short films and do activities based on Hispanic or Spanish holidays and try traditional foods.
  • Spirit Committee

    The Spirit Committee provides cheerleaders for sporting events, contributes to the Poster Club, organizes spirit-related events such as Storming the Pit and themed cheering sections, and produces and sells spirit-related t-shirts. The Pep Rally Committee also derives from this organization; these students plan, prepare and run the pep rallies. Meetings are before and after school when needed in room 26.
  • Student Ambassadors

    Student Ambassadors attend events hosted by the Guidance, Alumni, and Admissions Offices. During these events, students have the opportunity to welcome guests, help complete day-of tasks, set up for or clean up after an event, give speeches, or host shadow-students from elementary schools.
  • Student Council

    Student Council helps plan and organize many Elder events including the Fall Dance, Prom, Freshman and Sophomore Dance, fall mixers, weekend sports tournaments, Freshman Orientation, Open House, the Food and Toy Drive, and ElderFest. Student Council consists of Homeroom Representatives (all students), Class Officers (all students), and Executive Board (seniors who have been on Student Council).
  • Support the Troops

    Support the Troops provides support for all Elder graduates serving in the military at home and abroad. The featured project is sending care packages to the troops during the holiday season. Students also write letters to troops, attend “Changing of the Sign” ceremonies, plan special recognition events for veterans, and more! Meetings are once every two weeks in room 26. All students are welcome to join.
  • Vex Robotics Team

    The VEX Robotics Team meets throughout the year to prepare and participate in competitions during the spring. This club is for interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Vocal Ensemble

    The Vocal Ensemble is an elite group of singers that practice and preform throughout the year. The majority of members are also a part of the Glee Club. All students must audition.

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