Clubs are important in the life of each student at Wilson Memorial High School. All students will be involved in a minimum of one club each year. Most clubs require payment of dues to insure club membership. Students not following the Activity Day Schedule (ie. not being where they are suppose to be) will be disciplined for skipping.
 

1.      All blocks are shortened to allow time for clubs and lunches.

2.   All students (including Gov. School and Tech School students)are in the building during this time, so all students may join clubs.

 

NOTE:  All clubs meet in Sept.  No clubs meet in January.

Club

 

Day

Room

Sponsor

Curriculum Alignment

Description

Board No More

Gold

64

Sams

Steele

Math

This club provides students with a stress free environment in which to enjoy a classic mathematics game in which participants see how quickly they can combine numbers on a card by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing to yield a result of 24. Integer and Algebra 24 cards will also be utilized as a great learning opportunity for students wishing to increase their mathematics capabilities. The year will end with a Tournament of Champions competition. The fee for this club is $2.00.

Academic Challenge Team

Meet before or after school

58

Hutchens

 

This team represents WMHS at various academic competitions throughout the school year. Teams of three or four students compete in “It’s Academic”, “Pop Quiz”, and several Skyline District matches. Members of the teams are selected on the basis of quick and accurate response to challenging questions from history, geography, math, languages, science, and fine arts. Members of the Academic Challenge Team will also participate in the “Knowledge Master Open” in the fall and spring.

Membership requires regular attendance to all practices, good grades, and quick recall of facts. The team will be limited to twelve students. There are no monetary dues. The team practices immediately after school on Wednesdays.

Art Club

Gold

26

Whetzel

Denham

 

Art

The Wilson Memorial High School Art Club is for students, “WHEN ART CLASS IS NOT ENOUGH!” This club provides artistic opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom. It also will provide an opportunity for students that cannot fit art into their busy schedules. The club participates in art trips, community services, sales, etc. The club will perform school service projects in the field of art. Tentative plans include a visit to D.C. galleries, Roanoke galleries and other “art sites”, exhibitions, sales at various events, school projects, and workshops after school, etc. Membership fee will be $12.00 per member. Membership requirements include 1) must have an interest in art, 2) must be willing to use hands & mind to create art!

Chess Club

Gold

Lib.

Ritchie

Hopkins

Thacker

 

Math

The Chess Club is alive and well at WMHS this year! The Chess Club offers students the opportunity to play chess and other board games with other students, regardless of experience or level of play. Dues are $3.00. Because of space constraints, membership is limited to the first 22 who pay their $3 to Mrs. Ritchie in Room 32.

Debate

 

Meet before or after school

 

Singleton

 

This team represents WMHS at various debate competitions throughout the school year. Here at WMHS we currently compete in 3 styles of debate: Public Forum, Student Congress and Lincoln Douglas. Members of the teams are selected on the basis of their ability to speak in front of an audience and how well they can articulate an argument based on sound reasoning and research.

The WMHS Debate Team sets very high standards for its members, due, in part, to the fact that we are a VHSL State Tournament Championship Team. Membership requires regular attendance to all practices, good grades, and a commitment to excellence. Interested students should see Mr. Singleton in Room 62. Team size is not limited, but not everyone will participate at every event; participation will be earned. There are no monetary dues at this time, but any increase in our participation at events that may be desired by the members of the team could result in future fees.

Improv Club

Gold

Aud.

Beam

Morris

 

Theatre Arts

This club will provide students with an opportunity to take the stage to learn and develop their skills in the art improvisation.  Students will learn how to play various improvisation games to include, rules of the game, glossary of terms, scene building strategies and techniques, and will focus on character development.  In addition, there will be workshops with guest performers.  The year will culminate with a performance night where students can show off their talent.  The club is limited to 25 students and dues are $3.00.

Family, Career & Community Leaders
of America (FCCLA)

Gold

18

Harris

 

Family and Consumer Sciences

FCCLA is open to all students (both male and female) who are currently taking, or have previously taken a Family and Consumer Science class in middle school or in high school. Activities planned for this year include guest speakers on topics of interest, dressing Christmas bears for the Salvation Army, preparing and serving a meal for the Valley Mission, faculty holiday reception, pizza parties, refreshments, games and fun!  Dues are $12. FCCLA is one of the largest vocational student organizations in the US.

Fins, Fur, and Feathers Club
(Triple F Club)

Gold

Rec. Gym

Grove

Major

Agriculture

The mission of the club is to promote the future of wildlife and their habitat. Club meetings will focus on the value of hunting and fishing, educating members about hunting ethics and wildlife management, and the importance of conserving, restoring, and enhancing natural habitats. Gun safety and management when handling a firearm will also be featured. Dues are $5.

French

Green

66

Ernst

French

This club offers additional opportunities for students taking French either first or second semester to extend their experiences in the study of this language beyond the classroom. Films, food, and games will help students appreciate both the culture and language of France.  Due are $3.

 

Future Farmers of America

Green

AUD

Major

Kerr

Agriculture

The main goal of the national FFA is to promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education. The FFA is an organization for students who are studying any one of many agricultural areas. It provides opportunities for you to practice what you are learning in the classroom in real-life situations and to develop your leadership skills.

The Wilson FFA Chapter conducts many activities and participates in many contests throughout the year. Contests which our teams compete in are: Forestry Judging, Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, Livestock and Dairy Judging, Agricultural Mechanics and others. Activities the Chapter sponsors for its members include: State Fair of VA trip, Homecoming, Leadership Training Conferences, citrus fruit sale, trip to either the PA Farm show or the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, livestock/dairy clinics, Market Animal Show, annual venison feast during National FFA Week, and the Parent-Member Banquet.

To become a member of the FFA, you must be currently enrolled in an Ag. Class now or next semester OR have permission from the advisors, Mr. Major or Mrs. Kerr. Annual dues are $20.00.

Go Green

Green

39

Mr. T.

S. Miller

 

Environmental Science

Help save a tree, help save our planet! This club will help Wilson H.S. become more environmentally responsible. We will continue to implement Wilson’s recycling plan of recycling certain items. We will also broaden our knowledge of environmental practices that both help and hurt our planet through guest speakers and other sources. Then we can help make our Wilson family aware of these practices. Due are $3.

Issues

 

Green

32

Jordan

 

 

Latin Club

Green

19

Carruth

Latin

The activities of the Latin club may include food, games, and movies. Anyone who has an interest or in Latin and the ancient world is eligible to join. Topics will not be limited to just Latin but can include broader study of Classics, e.g. Ancient Greece and the Ancient World. Dues are $3.00.

Math Honor Society

Green

37

Campbell

Math

Membership in the MHS is earned based on completion of required math classes and GPA in those classes. You must have completed OR be currently enrolled in Algebra 2/Trig (semester or part 1). Your math GPA must be B or better. Members can participate in math competitions, tutoring services for other students, creation of math newsletters, speakers and project events. The goal is for each member to earn service hours and participate in either projects or competitions. You can do ALL if you choose. We meet on every other club month.  We may also have evening meetings for special events.  Dues are $5. If interested, please get an application from a club officer or outside Room 37 and join us in September for our first meeting.

 

National Art Honor Society

Gold

26

Whetzel

Denham

 

Art

The National Art Honor Society is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The membership fee is $5.00. It is an art organization sponsored by the National Art Education Association. If you cannot attend the regular club cycle rotation, please consider joining if you are a serious art student. We began the WMHS chapter several years ago and we want to continue being part of this society. The purpose of the chapter shall be to :

  • Inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art.
  • Foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art.
  • Aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in an art area.
  • Bring art to the attention of the school and community.
  • Further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program.

The WMHS NAHS members will develop, plan and create artistic projects throughout the school year to enhance our school and community. You must maintain a “B” average in ART to be a NAHS member.

National Honor Society

Gold

18

Jordan

Academic achievement in all subject areas

Membership in the Wilson Chapter is an honor bestowed upon outstanding students. According to its constitution, the purpose of the National Honor Society is “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.” A faculty Council selects juniors and seniors who demonstrate these qualities and have a cumulative scholastic average of 3.5 or higher in academic subjects.

NHS members participate in one or more chapter service projects a year in addition to participation in individual projects reflecting their particular talents and interests. They are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected.

Two formal ceremonies highlight the club year—the induction of new members and the Gold Cord Ceremony honoring graduating seniors. Monthly meetings focus on the organization of service projects and on leadership development. Annual dues are $10.00.

Students in the eleventh or twelfth grade will be notified in writing in September if  they are eligible for membership and will be instructed  to obtain a student activity information form from one of the sponsors in order to complete the application process. Only students who complete and submit this form will be considered for membership

Reading Plus

Green

Library

Thacker

 

There’s a new club at WMHS this year!   Mrs. Thacker is sponsoring a group called “Reading Plus”. The club’s purpose is to promote pleasure reading and provide a time for students to talk about reading and related topics.  Our activities will include: producing book trailers to show on daily announcements, outside speakers, advising the librarian about purchases, discussing books, as well as other related activities as determined by the group.   There will be no charge for joining the club.

Ruri-Teen Club

3:30 p.m.

1st Wed. of Each month

65

Clark

Mr. Larry Swisher (local Ruritan member)

 

The WMHS Ruri-Teens is a service organization designed to promote and encourage students to get involved in their communities. This club is associated with the Fishersville Ruritan Club. Students will be able to use the hours invested in club activities on college applications as community service hours. Active club members are also eligible for scholarship opportunities for college or post-high school training. The club has 2 main projects that include the annual Blue Ridge Food Bank can drive at Christmas and the Special Olympic Track and Field Event in the spring. There will be other outreaches and projects throughout the school year to promote fellowship, goodwill, and community service.

SADD

Gold

Aud.

Cullen

Myers

Wise

Health

SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and it is a nationally recognized club returning this year to WMHS.  SADD promotes youth development and empowers students to get involved in leading their peers toward good decision making and choosing a healthy lifestyle.  Students in this club will have leadership and service opportunities and will have fun!

Science Investigation

Green

46

Morris

Steele

Science

This club offers additional opportunities for students truly interested in science.  The focus of the club will be to explore topics in various fields of science.  Each club session will focus on a different branch of science and a topic related to it.  Club members will help chose the topic of the following meeting.  Students will be required to work in teams and the club will be limited to 30 students.  Students wishing to join must have a sincere interest in science.

Assistive Technology/Computer Club

Gold

53

Jones

Dean

Technology

This fun club is perfect for any student interested in exploring all the latest tools for making school work easier.  From pencil grips to ipads, netbooks, flip cameras, smartboards, Kindles, g-mail, blogs, gaming, this is the place to use them all.  This club is open to all students interested in exploring these devices and other programs that are available through the computer technology field.  There are no dues. 

Spanish Club

Green

38

Biggs

Madsen

Spanish

To be eligible to join this club, members must have taken or currently be enrolled in a Spanish class. Dues are $6.00, but there are events during the year for which students must pay an additional fee. Club activities may include speakers, games and competitions, food days, a picnic, and a talent show. The club also supports community service activities such as Red Cross and adopting a family in need. Unfortunately, club membership is limited to the first 35 students who pay their $6 dues.

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Gold

4

Stout

Haskins

Technology Education

Open to all Technology Education classes, TSA is an international organization dedicated to promoting leadership and problem solving skills resulting in personal growth and opportunities. Club activities will include involvement in homecoming, field trips to college sporting events, community service projects, travel opportunities for competitions and conferences and socials. Club dues will be $12.00 which will cover local, state, and national membership fees.

Tri-M

Green

20

Baraclough

Hostetter

Instrumental and choral music

The Tri-M National Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for high school students that motivates and recognizes musical achievement. Tri-M is meant to serve as a local organization where students involved in music can develop their interests and share their talents with the school and community.  The WMHS chapter will focus on community service, attending musical performances, improving musical skills and other programs that the membership chooses to include in the yearly schedule. Students must be enrolled in a performance music class to apply for membership.  Your $15 membership fee covers both national and local dues.

 

Wellness

Gold

17

Claytor

Barr

Health

The purpose of this new club is to promote wellness among the entire Wilson community.    It is open to all students and faculty.  Club activities will include creating low calorie drinks, snacks and meals; hosting a Family Fun Day or Night activity; adopting a teacher or other staff member to help them improve their wellness and activities.  Club members will be able to earn points to become eligible to take 20 elementary students shopping for Christmas.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

After School

 

Major

 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is alive and going strong at Wilson! This club is for everyone, not just athletes. We meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 in a pavilion in the woods right outside of Waynesboro. Rides and specific directions can be provided. Our meetings consist of dining, playing games, fellowship, self-reflecting, and worship. We also attend events such as JMU Game Days, VMI Game Days, Winterfest at Liberty University, summer camps, etc. There are no fees to join. Please see Coach Major in Room 3/ Ag Shop for more info.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Last Modified on August 14, 2012