Club Information 2016-2017


Academic Bowl Team - A team-based club focused on trivia competitions.  We participate in several area competitions per year, and use club meetings to practice questions and expand our breadth of knowledge.  Students are able to compete at both a Novice (9-10) and Varsity (9-12) level.

Scott Handleman

Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15

Asian Caucus - Asian Caucus is a multicultural club at Lincoln Southwest in which our goal is to spread Asian culture and awareness in our school and community.

Charlie Bittle

Wednesday in A105 at 3:15 to 4:00

Bowling Clu

Ms. Russell and Ms. Benson
Parent Sponsor:  tba


Broadcasting Club

Ms. Benson and Mr. Pedroza


Caregiverss Club - Students and teachers with mentally and/or physically disabled family members.

Court Monroe


DECA - A club for marketing students; members participate in activities conferences and competitions; learn to take part in community economic development; develop leadership skills.

Chris Carothers

C208 - every Wednesday morning at 7:15.   

Drama Club - This club is for all students who are interested in any aspect of the performing arts.  Drama Club meets after school and in the evenings.  See Mr. Henrichs in the Black Box for a calendar or check his website.

Bob Henrichs

Meet in the Auditorium

Our meeting time is 3:15, and our meeting dates are:

Thurs., August 28

Thurs., October 2

Thurs., November 6

Thurs., January 22

Thurs., February 5

Thurs., April 30

Esperanto Club

Club Description: A club to learn and use the language Esperanto in a supportive environment where everyone is learning at their own pace and comfort

 Rebecca Christenson



Meeting Room: We will meet in A213. 

Regular Meeting Times: Every week on Wednesdays, 3:15 to 4:00 pm

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America is the largest student organization in the United States.  .  Members learn networking and life skills and are actively involved in community building and fundraising events. The main focus of Southwest FBLA is gearing up for competition at the State Leadership Conference.  State winners are then given the chance to compete at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) where students can win cash prizes as well as scholarships that only FBLA members are eligible to receive. Check out our website for more info by typing HawkFBLA in the Search box at the top of this screen. 

Josh Hinrichs

B200 at 7:30 a.m.

FCA - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets for breakfast every Thursday morning at 7:30 am in B207 to help develop relationships with other Christian athletes and using sports as a vehicle to impact the world for God.  The huddle does this by exploring our "Life Manual" (the Bible) and discussing ways to implement its teachings in the lives of a teenager.

 Matt James and Terry Berks

Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8 a.m. in B207

FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Family Consumer Science club; offers opportunities for competition, leadership and travel; dues $15

Tracy Way & Brittany Knudsen

Wednesday after school in room B115 A

Friendship Club - Members of Friendship Club will support individuals with disabilities both in and out of school by developing friendships through social activities and community involvement.  Friendship Club members will also support the LSW Special Olympics team by attending Special Olympics events.

Patti Brown and Amy Jewell

meets in B116 at 2:15 pm (2nd half of 4th block), unless otherwise stated below: 

Sept 28th-School Play 11:30 am 

Oct 20th 

Nov 17th 

Dec 7th-School Play 11:30 a.m 

Jan 19th 

Feb-Frosty Flick at Edgewood TBD 

March 29-School play 11:30 am 

April 20th 

May 18th 

The Hope Venture Club - This club wants to foster a global community that is meeting the needs of people worldwide by compassionately connecting resources with needs.  The purpose of the Southwest Chapter is to foster an environment that promotes The Hope Venture, by creating new fundraising and volunteer opportunities at Southwest

Mrs. Mescher

Meets the first and third Thursday of every month.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals - The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development. Students are encouraged to explore various areas of health care, and expand their leadership skills.  HOSA is about providing opportunities for students to learn and achieve. Members participate in activities, conferences and competitions; as well as take part in community awareness/health projects.  Dues $20 before Sept 30.

Ayla Duba

First LSW HOSA meeting will be Wed. August 26th @ 3:15 in B101. Subsequent LSW meetings will be on the second and fourth Wednesday's of each month @ 3:15 in B101. The District HOSA meeting will be every third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The time and location of the first district meeting is TBA

Japanese Club – members learn about and celebrate the Japanese culture; language, food, festivals, calligraphy, outside speakers; additional meetings once/month outside of school; do not have to be in Japanese

Tammy Cunningham


Kaleidoscope – a place for students to have fun, share their stories and learn principles to help them live life to the fullest.
Duane Baack and Bruce Riddle 
Tuesdays: 2:03-3:00.
A100 Forum

Key Club - student-led organization teaches leadership through community service; only students who are serious  about serving & helping others should join. Members will pay annual national dues.  Sponsor sign-off required.

Toni Dutton & Malinda Burk


Latino Caucus - The Latino Caucus is a multicultural club at Lincoln Southwest High in which our goal is to spread Latino cultural awareness in our school and community.

 Shelly Shanahan

Every Thursday in A203 at 7:45 a.m.


Becky Spataro, Emil Martin

Math Club– for students who want to work on and discuss math problems and prepare to compete in local and regional mathematics competition

Jeff DeVries

We will meet at 7:30 am on Thursday mornings in room B109

MFAB (Midwest Friends Against Bullying) is a student lead group that works toward anti-bulling awareness and focuses on the acceptance of all individuals.
Shukria Gharzi
Multicultural Caucus - Members meet to discuss importance of multiculturalism and ways to promote diversity awareness, honor, respect and acceptance of all cultures within the LSW and local communities.  Club activities will also focus on the celebration and recognition of various holidays and cultures within our community, attend and/or organize a multicultural film festival and volunteering at local cultural centers to promote cultural awareness.  Looking for motivated students who want to be active participating members of this group! 


Alison Kelley

Plan to meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month after school in A113.  
First meeting is scheduled for September 11th, hope to see you there!  Please see Mrs. Kelley in A113 or A117 TPC if you have any questions.

Poetry Club

A refuge for those
Who speak in poetic verse,
Write, share and perform!
Sponsored by B. Russell and A. Abbeglen
Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 in B210  

Police Club - Police club is sponsored by LPD officer Joe Fischer. If you are interested in police work come learn about forensics, meet the K-9 unit and other interesting topics to help you learn about what LPD does to keep Lincoln safe.

Police Office Joe Fischer

Facebook:  Silverhawk SRO
Twitter:  @SilverhawkSRO
Meeting Dates
Meeting Time and Place
2:30 in room D023

Programming Club - It is open both to students who have taken the programming/ robotics courses and those who are just interested in the subject: no experience required.  We will be exploring different facets of programming (different languages, microcontrollers, robotics, apps, hopefully bring in some professionals as speakers, etc).  

Scott Handelman

Every Monday after school in B120

The Random Acts of Kindness Club - This is a club where you can interact with peers and other adults about kind gestures to do towards the other citizens at Lincoln Southwest High School.

Nila Jacobson

Wednesdays, twice a month, before school -       7:30a to 8:00am in A204 classroom

Science Olympiad -The LSW science competition team competes at Regional, State and National levels against other top science students across the country. Over 6000 teams compete in this program nation wide in areas that include, engineering, life, earth and physical sciences covering 23 different events. This program allows motivated science students an opportunity to develop, learn, and gain confidence and expertise in their areas of interest. Prepares students for the academic rigor of advanced placement, weighted science courses and ACT.

Greg Cooper, Jason Thomsen

Every Monday in A109 at 7:30 a.m.

SFF - This club is in charge of organizing themes, entertainment and travel accommodations to LSW events. The mission of SFF is to support school activities with passion and pride to create a home advantage for teams while upholding the rules and responsibilities set forth by the NSAA. All students are welcome to join.

Brandi Benson


Skills USA- Promotes the academic, social and industrial skills needed to succeed in today's workforce.  

Please contact Mr. Policky for more information. 


SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)club formed to support those who are gay or lesbian; do not have to be gay or lesbian to join; welcomes people of all sexual orientation to help spread  tolerance and equity

Michael Geist

To be determined by club members

Special Olympics
Lynn Strack, Lis Brenden, Brandi Benson
Matt Heimes  
Spike Ball
Amy Carirotto  
Students Together Against Cancer (STAC)
 An organization that works financially and emotionally to support local cancer patients.  This club is a fun opportunity for students to connect with the STAC network while contributing to the community through volunteer work and fundraising.   Meets after school on Wednesdays in A109

Strategy Gaming Club - We have a fun time playing games like Settlers of Catan, Magic: The Gathering, Risk, Axis and Allies, Trivial Pursuit, Chess, Checkers, Flux, and many other games.  It is always a great time!  See Mr. James with any questions.

Matt James

3:15 to 6 pm on Fridays in the B118 Forum

Trap Team

Contact Alisha Stopp at for more information if interested in joining


Visual Arts Club is an opportunity for LSW students to further study components of visual art.  Connection to visiting artists (who will speak about various areas of visual art), community based projects as well as time to focus on individual art making with be the focus of our meeting time.

 Olivia Leblanc

Eligibility requirements for the club:

-Must have one visual arts credit completed or must currently be enrolled in an art course
-Must have a "C" or above in current or previous art course
Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
Young Democrats Toni Dutton  


Description:  Faith, Friends, and Fun

Adam Brady
Meeting Times: Monthly (March 7thApril 4thMay 9th
Location: B215 @ 7:30am
Young Republicans Club - Come increase your political awareness and share your ideas and beliefs through discussion on current issues in our nation. 
 Josh Hinrichs  Meeting Day/Time- TBA- Please see Mr. Hinrichs in B200 for more information


Clubs by Selection

Please see advisor listed below for more information:



Colleen Finkhouse


National Honor Society

Ayla Duba


Principal Student Advisory

Michael Gillotti


Student Council

Sarah Hammers

Meets on Monday
and Tuesday at 7:15


Brandi Benson


Scholastic Quiz Bowl

Court Monroe



Lisa Bales

Monday and Thursday
at 7:30 a.m. Term 1







Amy Cariotto