Student Council (Stu-Co)
The student council helps share students' ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school administrators. They help raise funds for school-wide activities, are involved with community projects and help people in need.
Junior National Association for the Deaf (Jr. NAD)
The Junior NAD is a program of the NAD that offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states. We focus on advocacy, attitude, awareness, commitment, cooperation, friendship, information exchange, involvement and leadership skills. We have meetings and participate in many activities such as community events and fundraisers. We hope that skills and values obtained by chapter members during these meetings and events will help them to become future leaders and advocates in the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Music in Motion (MIM)
MIM is a performing arts group of students attending the Missouri School for the Deaf. Through visual art, composition and performance, performers explore ways of transmitting sound to audiences of all kinds. MIM performs songs from every genre in ASL giving the songs a poetic, visual voice that can be enjoyed by audiences both hearing and Deaf alike. The group travels around the state performing their songs at various venues including schools, nursing homes, and for professional sports teams. The group is under the musical direction of Norlian Vickers, Staff Interpreter, and Claire Mengwasser, Speech-Language Pathologist. The mission of MIM is to spread awareness of ASL and Deaf Culture through music and the arts.
National Honor Society (NHS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHS requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. National Honor Society groups are commonly active in community service activities both in the community and at the school. Many chapters maintain a requirement for participation in such service activities. In addition, NHS chapters typically elect officers, who, under the supervision of the chapter adviser, coordinate and manage the chapter as a student organization.