SES Student Organizations and Clubs
At SES we have students coming together from across District 196, and from outside the district, to learn in a unique way. One of the best ways to meet and connect with new people is through common interests and at SES we have a variety of organizations and clubs to help students do just that! Many of our student organizations/clubs are offered every year and have a faculty advisor that is present at all meetings and events. However, we also have numerous student-led clubs that vary based on the interests of our current SES community, each does have a faculty advisor, but that advisor is not present at meetings and events.
We encourage SES students to read through the descriptions below and to complete the Student Organizations/Clubs Interest Form to share with us what parts of the SES community they have interest in joining.
FFA has something for everyone. This leadership organization is based in agriculture. It includes areas of environmental, plan, animal, and food sciences. Some topic examples include fish and wildlife management, veterinary science, horse judging, forestry, service projects, competitive events, public outreach, scholarships, and more.
Advisor present at meetings: Mr. Nord
Join SES students and staff in reducing our environmental footprint at SES specifically around food. Learn ways to limit food waste and understand why it matters.
Advisor present at meetings: Ms. Colburn-Lindell
Leaders pave the way to change how we think and treat each other! Leadership club will work to do that in school and beyond. In Leadership Club students will...
- Work to address solutions to environmental problems
- Share ideas and passion with people who have the power to make changes
- Make the school a welcoming place for everyone
- Spend time together learning about each other's cultures and perspectives
- Discuss current events connected to the issues that matter!
- Host events to build awareness and honor the work that has come before us.
Please join us as we build a better world. Join Leadership Club (merging with SOLE and Diversity Clubs)
Nerd Club is an after school student club where students meet to discuss, collaborate, and build fun projects. The club is focused on incorporating both the environment and STEAM education into its projects. Activities include age appropriate gaming, robotics, and crafting, and more. Our most recent project currently underway is designing and building an Augmented Reality Sandbox that uses a variety of technologies for a more interactive learning experience.
Advisor present at meetings: Mr. Rylander
This club is not about just getting outside, it is about getting outside for an adventure! Students meet once a week with experienced staff members to develop skills in a variety of areas, which may include canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping and more. Each of these activities comes with unique and special skills that need to be practiced and honed. For example, with canoeing, students will work on advanced paddling in hopes of taking a river canoe trip. For camping students will learn about preparedness, fire starting, and water decontamination. Students will work at progressively building skills in preparation for future field studies and expeditions to local county and state parks.
This club is about being outside together. Image once a week doing something together: hikes in Lebanon Hills, Capture the Flag in the SES woods, visiting the outdoor trails at the MN Zoo, sledding, kickball, or other games at the Johnny Cake fields.
Advisor present at meetings: Ms. Wackman
SES Prom has been held at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul in May. Unfortunately, they have closed and we are in to process of looking for an equally unique venue. The theme is developed by SES students. Past themes include:
- Caves by Candlelight
- Roaring 20's
- Enchanted Forest
- A Night to Die For (007)
- Candy Caves
Get involved with recruiting new students to SES by leading tours of SES, sharing your SES experiences, and/or giving presentations to younger students.
Advisor present at meetings: Ms. Trainer
All students are welcomed and encouraged to join SES Student Council. There is no election process for becoming a member. At SES, student council members develop, promote and run fun events for students including: a talent show, student assembly, dances and spirit weeks. Student council also purchases/sells a variety of SES Merch items as a fundraising tool.
Advisor present at meetings: Ms. McBrien
In yearbook, you get to help make moments into forever memories. Students can be photographers, capturing what we do and who we are at SES. They can work on layouts and interviews as well, creating the yearbook that you want.
At SES, we have a large number of student led clubs that are both created and led by students. These clubs vary from year to year, based on their interests and passions of our current students. One thing they all have in common is inclusivity and FUN! Here are just a few:
- Book Club - read and discuss books of all different genres
- Dungeons & Dragons - gather after school to play D & D
- Eat Club - meet up a various restaurants to experience different foods
- Magic - gather after school play Magic the Gathering
- Poetry Club - come together to read and write poetry
While there is an advisor for each of these clubs, please understand the advisor's role is to provide guidance and to be aware of the club's plans, but they are often NOT present for meetings and outings as these clubs are STUDENT LED.