ITS Troupe 2980
Many students want to know how to join ITS-the International Thespian Society and how to earn a letter jacket. One thing you need to know right now is that you have to do more than--just be in a show. You have to be involved, be dedicated to the program and attend meetings to get the information and most important....be a part of everything you can.
For a student to earn membership in the International Thespian Society, they will need to participate in two or more shows earning a minimum of 10 points. Due to our season, most 9th graders achieve this at the end of their first year. Points are based on hours and typically, for each 10 hours you work, you earn one point. At MHS, to be inducted, you need to have a minimum of 3 points in a technical position.
To earn a letter jacket in theatre arts, district requirements are that you participate in theatre for a minimum of two years and maintain a designated GPA. Included in our Constitution and By-Laws are the mandates from The Educational Theatre Association and SBISD that we must follow that detail our point system, etc. which help explain how to earn a letter jacket and Honor Points within the Society. Questions can always be asked of one of the officers via email or their mailbox in the BBT or students should speak up at a meeting.
We try and help all students achieve success in ITS and working toward their letter jacket award by asking them to turn in monthly point sheets so that we can keep an accurate account of their work in theatre and that membership is handled quickly and efficiently. Students that do not attend posted meetings and complete point sheets will not receive information about these and other events of the department. Our meetings are for anyone interested in theatre and a closed meeting for ITS Members or officers to are announced to conduct business of the troupe. These meetings can be found on your calendar and are also posted on the callboard located by the Black Box Theatre, PA-104 in the hallway.
ADDITIONALLY, Students wanting to maintain their standing in ITS and those trying to earn membership in the honor society need to attend Saturday workdays (to earn hours), our social events and then need to get involved in each and every show. Members are required to work on every show in some manner that earns them a minimum of one point according to the point system of Thespians. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Parliamentarian. For additional information, parents should attend booster club meetings which are posted. All new families are asked to meet with the Directors at the beginning of the school year to learn more about the department, understand policies and procedures and help make a smooth transition for success in the program from the beginning of the student's involvement. Please contact the department via email at email@example.com or 713.251.2535.