Get Involved

Elementary, middle, and high school students working at their group levels in a club
  • Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.

Ways To Get Involved

  • Join a Student Group
    There are several faculty and staff professionals that serve as advising and support structures for all of Stoneman's student clubs and organizations.  Take a look at the list of available clubs and organizations under the activities tab of the website.
     
    Start a New Group
    Your opportunities for involvement at McArthur H.S.  are truly endless.  Review the available organizations and if you don’t see the activity you’d like to participate in, start a new one!  See a guidance counselor on how to start a new club - don't forget, you'll need a teacher at Stoneman Douglas to sponsor your club. 
     
    Join a Sport
    Stay active by participating in one of our many sports programs. View our Athletics Program.
     
      • Learn More About Yourself

        Joining a student organization presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. You can learn from how other students handle certain situations and test your current knowledge. You can also find out what you’re good at, whether that’s multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas, or serving others. This self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.

      • Develop Soft Skills

        Soft skills are essential “people skills” — they’re the skills that allow us to effectively interact with others, like communication, attitude, and work ethic. Participating in a student organization not only teaches you these skills but also helps you broaden and improve those you already have. You’ll learn the best way to communicate with both individuals and large groups, and you’ll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships.

      • Network

        Another great benefit of student organizations is that you get the opportunity to network. Meeting new students, making connections, and building relationships will all help down the line when you’re looking for a college or job.  Because you’re all part of the same organization, you know the people you’re meeting have at least a few of the same interests as you, so their connections will be valuable.

      • Get Practical Experience in a Safe Environment

        Participating in a club or an organization based around your particular area of study will give you practical experience within that field. And what’s great about student clubs is that while you learn to use skills like project management, event planning, and fundraising, you get to test them out in a safe environment where making mistakes is OK.  Everyone is there to support you, so there’s no fear of messing up or being wrong.  

      • Use the Skills You've Learned in Class

        As students, you can apply classroom experience in your student organizations and develop leadership and life skills that help you become more effective in classroom team projects.

      • Learn to Engage with Diverse Groups of People

        Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in college and the working world!  Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.

      • Learn How to Work With a Team

        Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others and give your own.  

      • Gain Leadership Skills and Experience

        Becoming a leader or an officer in an organization will help you develop leadership skills that will be invaluable in all areas of life. You’ll be presented with opportunities to improve in public speaking and gain confidence in yourself as an individual.

      • Give Back to the Community

        Many student organizations provide opportunities to give back to the community, whether through acts of service, sponsoring events, or hosting charity drives.  Not only is this good for society, but it will teach you how you can give back to your community in the future.

      • Expand Your Resume

        There’s no arguing that organizations and activities look good on a résumé.  Showing colleges and employers that you participated in, or (better yet) lead, a student organization, they’ll know that you’re hard-working and can handle multiple responsibilities.  

      • Get a Break from Your Studies

        Concentrating on schoolwork is obviously important, but giving your mind a break is necessary (and beneficial).  While taking part in club activities, you’ll be able to socialize with like-minded individuals and actually learn as much from them as you would your schoolwork.

      • Have Fun!

        Another simple reason to join a student organization is to have fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and participating in activities will help you make the most of your high school experience. 

  • Business and Entrepreneur Honors Program - L.E.E.O.

    Business and Entrepreneur Honors Program - L.E.E.O.

  • Honors Speech and Debate

    Honors Speech and Debate

  • Jobs For Florida (JFG) Program

    Jobs For Florida (JFG) Program

  • Mustang Band

    Mustang Band

  • Mustang Chorus

    Mustang Chorus

  • GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

    GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

    For more information regarding meeting days and times please contact, Vincent Newman at vincent.newman@browardschools.com

  • McArthur JROTC Mustang Battalion

    McArthur JROTC Mustang Battalion

  • Mustang Spirit Newspaper

    Mustang Spirit Newspaper

  • Student Government Association

    Student Government and Class Officers

    2021-2022 Officers

    SGA President: 

    SGA Vice President: 

    SGA Historian:

    SGA Corresponding Secretary: 

    SGA Treasurer: 

  • Senior Class

    Senior Class

    Senior Class Advisor for 2020-2021 will be announced shortly.  

    Please check back often for upcoming dates and times of meetings, activities and events pertaining to your Class of 2021.

  • Junior Class

    Junior Class

    Junior Class Advisor for the 2020-21 school year is in the process of being assigned.

    Please check back often for updates to meeting dates and times as well as activities and fundraisers.

  • Sophomore Class

    Sophomore Class

    The Sophomore Class Advisor for the 2020-21 school year is in the process of being assigned.

    Please check back often for updates on meeting dates and times as well as activities and fundraisers.

  • Freshman Class

    Freshman Class

    Class of 2024, Freshman Advisor is still being assigned.  

    Check back often for information on running for class office positions.