Academic Decathlon

A team of 9 specially selected students that compete in 10 rigorous academic events

Dusty Vincer -
Brandon Pedigo -
Richard Sklar -

PESH Academic Decathlon Site

American Sign Language (ASL)

Sponsor(s): Laurie Kobe -


AVID is a program in which students from the academic middle are selected and supported while taking rigorous courses in order to prepare for college. Most are first generation college-goers and will have been in the program for the required three years in order to ensure success and completion of a college degree.

Sponsor(s): David Pulsipher -

Chemistry Club

Sponsor(s): Karen Compton -

Chinese Club

Sponsor(s): Leslie Wen -

Computer Science Club

Sponsor(s): Ann Horton -

Criminal Justice Club

Sponsor(s): Donald Weaver - donald.weaver@pisd.ed


(Association of Marketing Education students)

Students who have previously taken, are currently taking, or plan on taking a Marketing Education class are eligible to join DECA.

Sponsor(s): Jason Duncan -

Economics Club

Sponsor(s): Richard Sklar -

Environmental Science Club

Sponsor(s): Kristen Shapiro -

Epic (East Performance In the Community)

EPIC is a choir that is made up of choir students as well as any other student who wishes to sing with the group. The group performs at community events, churches, malls, etc. It was designed to allow those students an opportunity to be a part of a club even though they may not have room in their schedules during the day. EPIC meets one evening a week--usually on a Monday night. The idea is to have about 1 performance every two months.

Sponsor(s): Danny Knight -

FCCLA (Family,Career and Comunity Leaders of America)

Leadership organization that provides many community service opportunities. A student who joins must be enrolled in at least one of the Family and Consumer Science classes. The FCCLA projects and competitions are related to the subjects taught in our department and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues

Gayla Vaughan -
Lois Conwell -
Raylene Eldridge


Sponsor(s): Sam Harrison -, Halfmann, Jackson

Fashion Club

Sponsor(s): Gayla Vaughan -

French Club

Pauline Sinnamon -

German Club

Sponsor(s): Laura Whitten -

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

A student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. We have monthly meetings that include guest speakers, service projects, and planning for competition. Students that have been enrolled in a health science class are also eligible to compete in health related events at the area, state, and national levels

Sponsor(s): Sandra Thorson -

IBSSA Students for Service and Assistance

IBSSA is a program geared for IB students to have a venue for CAS hours. Another focus of the IBSSA organization is to raise funds for scholarships for IB exams.

Karen Holloway -
Donna Sewell -
Kathy Witcher -


Sponsor(s): Abby Cole -

Yearbook & Journalism Page


Sponsor(s): Bernard Aikens -

JROTC site

Junior World Affairs Council of DFW (JWAC)

The purpose of the Junior World Affairs Council is to help high school students gain insight, understanding, and information about international affairs. The high school Council is linked to the International Education Initiative of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Students in J-WAC attend DFW Council programs off-campus, participate in Academic WorldQuest competition, host international visitors on campus, and participate in international community service projects. J-WAC meets bi-weekly after school with activities during and after school and on weekends throughout the year.

Sponsor(s): Lee Ann Yates -

LASER (Learning About Science And Engineering Research)

This organization promotes research and experimentation in the sciences and engineering at the high school level. LASER provides opportunities for students to become familiar with science and science related programs offered at the top universities in the nation. We recognize the significance of research in human affairs and the importance of humane and ethical principals in the application of research results. We have a talented group of youth who participate in many science events as well as other social events throughout the year. We also are involved with students in the elementary and middle schools. Our goal is to spark an interest in science that will carry over into career choices of the future. LASER students participate in numerous science competitions including: Texas A&M - Texas Junior Science Humanities Symposium, State and International Science Fairs, Texas Junior Academy of Science at Texas A&M, Siemans science competition, and hopefully robotic competitions in the near future.

Sponsor(s): Julie Baker -

Math Club

  • UIL Math Competitions
  • Mandelbrot
  • TXML
  • AMC

Sponsor(s): Ryan Buehrer -

National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

Colin McGrane -

National Honor Society (NHS)

Craig Loveland -

PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership)

Reggie Carrell -

SKILLS USA (Culinary Arts)

Teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. Texas SkillsUSA students associate schoolwork with real work. Texas SkillsUSA prepares students for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture. Texas SkillsUSA emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety. Students must be enrolled in Culinary Arts or Restaurant Management to compete.Student projects and competitions are directly related to what we are learning in the classroom.

Sponsor(s): Lois Conwell -


Sponsor(s): Ross Craig -

Spanish Club

Sponsor(s): Ioana Radulescu -

Auto Mechanics (VICA)

Sponsor: Ross Craig -


Sponsor: Evelio Villarreal -


Sponsor: Kay Garvin -

Synechdoche of Scrawls

Sponsor: Diane Porter -


Sponsor: Gavin Mundy -

Treble Makers

Sponsor: Danny Knight -

Physics Club

Sponsor: Michael Adams -

Psychology Club

Sponsor: Linda Cox -

Vocational Ag

Sponsor: Sam Harrison -


Non-curricular clubs will be added to the site throughout the year as they are approved.