The mission of the Allies Club is to promote acceptance of all students, regardless of their differences, while creating a safer school environment for all students.
Best Friends Club
This club is for students who want to help others. Students will plan dances and sporting activities for the Life Skills and Autistic classes at KO and surrounding districts and also assist the KO classes on field trips. In addition, members will be involved in the Special Olympic activities. The club members "buddy" with new students to KO so their transition to our school is more enjoyable.
The Environment Club is an activity open to students in grades 9-12 who are concerned about the environment and our impact on it. Students plan activities for Earth Day and prepare to compete in the Environthon sponsored by the Allegheny County Conservation District at the end of April.
New for the 2021-2022 school year, Fashion Club was created by a group of students who are interested in fashion design. Club members are designing and creating clothing and accessories and are developing a business plan to create, produce, and sell their finished products.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
The Future Business Leaders Club of America is a nationally recognized student organization that encourages participation in business related subjects, as well as community service, and the organization of school activities. A student can compete for team and individual recognition on the regional, state and national levels in business courses such as Marketing, Business Finance and Accounting.
The French Club is an organization of students that meets monthly to make connections with French language and culture outside of the classroom. Activities include Christmas Caroling at Kane Regional Center, Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt, French Food Days, movies, and a Gateway Clipper French Dinner Cruise. The club also does service projects. This year the club will be collecting school supplies for the victims of hurricane Katrina, and making gift boxes and small holiday crafts for the residents of Kane Regional Center.
The Marching Band is a unit of Instrumentalists, Dancers (Kaydeens), and Color Guard members. The band performs at all Varsity football games, special community parades and events, parades in downtown Pittsburgh, and an annual band performance trip. It is open to all members of the student body who play an instrument. Drum Line, Dancers, and Color Guard positions are limited in number and as such, are subject to tryout auditions.
Do you like math? Do you want to do better in your math class? Do you want to improve your scores on standardized tests? Do you want to see how you compare to students in other schools? If so, come to the math club contests held in room 244 in the high school. There are ten contests held throughout the year, either before or after school. Come and ADD your knowledge of math!
Medical Careers Club
The Medical Careers club is for any high school student who may be interested in pursuing health studies or a health career after graduation. The students attend health related field trips; and are supplied with current information regarding schools, majors, interests, websites and career choices within the health care field. They also participate in other activities related to Cystic Fibrosis.
Musical (High School)
In the spring of each year Keystone Oaks High School presents a Broadway Musical. Students meet after school and on weekends to prepare for public performances. The musical program offers diverse opportunities for our students. Students can participate by auditioning for a role (singing, dancing and acting) or students can be involved through backstage work (set crew, lighting crew, ticket office, and stage managers). The primary focus of the musical program is based on education. In addition to the public performances of the high school musical, students will also participate in the Civic Light Opera's Gene Kelly Awards program.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society recognizes students for their academic achievements, leadership skills, school involvement, and character. Members in the NHS participate in organized fundraisers, conduct the initiation ceremony for new members, and plan and participate in the Senior Academic Dinner.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an extra-curricular problem-solving competition that brings out creativity and teamwork. All Keystone Oaks students grades K - 12 are welcome to participate.
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science
PJAS is a competition open to students in grades seven through twelve in Pennsylvania who have a keen interest in science. Competitors select a topic that can be investigated in any field of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or computer science. An experiment performed using the scientific method, which includes researching, formulating ah hypothesis, and proving or disproving it through experimentation. At the regional competition in February, participants present their work to a panel of four judges in the form of a speech not to exceed 10 minutes. Students who place first at the regional competition go on to present their work at the state meeting at Penn State University in May.
The Pep Club promotes school spirit and sponsors the Homecoming festivities.
The Robotics Club is for students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in programming, building robots, and in competing in challenges and competitions with other high schools. Robotics Club members will also assist in planning and coordinating the Western PA Robotics Competition in March.
The science club is for students who have an interest in all areas of science. Members compete in area science oriented competitions, including the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl, Science Olympiad and the Penguin Bowl -Regional National Ocean Science Bowl. The competitions provide an outlet for students to demonstrate their science knowledge and problem solving skills. Students also meet students from other school who share their interest in science.
Students who study Spanish or have an interest in the language may want to join the KOHS Spanish Club. Activities may consist of Christmas caroling at the Kane Regional Center, guest speakers, planning activities for National Foreign Language Week, crafts, selling fair-trade coffee and Spanish Night on the Gateway Majestic.
The Stage Crew assists with all events in the auditorium including assemblies and concerts. Also, all members of the stage crew are expected to participate as technical crew and deck crew for the four major productions each year: Varieties, Middle School Musical, High School Musical, and Middle School Talent show.
Strength Club allows students access to the weight room several days a week after school with an instructor.
The Student Senate is the governing body at Keystone Oaks High School. It serves as liaison between the student body, faculty and administration. The Senate sponsors a dance and activities for the school. Any student in grades 9-12 is eligible to be a student senator. Students entering grade 9 are elected in the fall. Representatives from each class make up the Senate.
Technology Education Club
The Technology Education Club is open to students in grades 9-12. The club's goal is to expand knowledge, skills and experiences for students interested in learning about and using a variety of tools, technologies, and processes found in various technological fields. Students are also provided the opportunity to work within the student-run educational corporation, where students learn about and participate in running a company focused on producing, marketing, and selling products made using the skills learned both in Technology Education classes and in the club.
Torch (High School Yearbook)
Yearbook is a creative hands-on club which designs, creates and edits the high school yearbook. The students write the story lines and take 50% of the photographs used in the yearbook. The club meets weekly before or after school to create the yearbook layouts as well as plan for yearbook completion.
Varieties (School Talent Show)
Varieties is the annual Fall talent show that is open to all students in grades 9-12. Acts may showcase all types of talent - singers, dancers, musicians, actors, etc. The number of students involved varies from year to year, but is usually around 75-100. Students create their own acts and audition in September for a November show.