Clubs

2016-2017 WHS Club List


A Cappella
Dan Wulf

The A Cappella Choir is co-ed auditioned singing group that meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm throughout the school year. This is the
Watertown High School select choir, and we perform a variety of music, both modern and not so modern. Concerts are spread throughout the year.

 

Armenian Club
Siran Tamakian

Students meet to discuss issues relevant to the Armenian community within the school and outside of school. Also, students meet to plan fund-raising activities for scholarships and other worth causes. The club fosters involvement in the school and the community and in Armenia itself, to encourage the sense of responsibility and belonging, pride, and the desire in keeping alive the Armenian culture and language.

 

Athletic Leadership
John Cacace

The Leadership Club is designed to teach athletes how to become better leaders. Members will read The Team Captain’s Leadership Manual by Jeff Janssen and meet weekly to discuss each chapter, as they become better leaders by example and better vocal leaders.

 

Badminton Club
Donna Calleja
Depending on the availability of the gym, this club meets once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:30. We welcome badminton players of all levels for some enthusiastic but casual play. We also love it
when faculty members make cameos!

BioBuilder Club

Developing a synthetic biology based solution to a real world problem and presenting it to other schools and scientists.

 

Comic, Graphic Novel, and Animation Club

Michael Boyd

Discussion/Film viewings revolve around the appreciation of the richness of comic art from America, Japan, and other cultures, as well as an appreciation for culturally significant pop culture artifacts that have paved the way for the medium of big budget films that we enjoy today.

 

Dance Club

JoAnne Spagnuolo and Christina Nance

This club enables students to meet new people and express themselves through dance and movement.

 

Drama Club

Jessica DePamphilis

Club meets to do improve activities; discuss screen film versions of plays; and possibly stage a student independent production.

 

Environmental Club

Jennifer MacDonald

Students are working towards making Watertown High School “greener” by increasing awareness and recycling.

 

Fab Lab Club: Make Good

Shelly Gabriel

Students will learn how to work with the machines in the Fab Lab and work together on designing given a project.

 

Feminist Coalition

Liz Mundy

Learn about feminism and spread information about gender equality to the student body.

 

Film Club

JoAnne Spagnuolo

Students will watch films and collectively analyze the story, film techniques, and elements.

 

Model UN
Jim Buck and David Mastro
                                             This club is designed to allow students with an interest in international affairs to practice research skills, public speaking, consensus building and debating skills through participation
in local and regional Model UN conferences.

Morning Lift Club

Bob Herbert

Supervise the fitness center and provide weight-training instruction before school.

 

NHS/Cum Laude
Adrienne Eaton

National Honor Society/Cum Laude is the Watertown High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Students are selected at the
beginning of their senior year based on academic standings, leadership, and character.

 

Open Lab (Make Ideas Happen)
Beth Lloyd

This will be an open studio time to expand personal projects and learn through simple demonstrations

 

Pep Band
Dan Jordan

Band students play music and provide entertainment at home football games. We rehearse during class, but the performances take place at Victory Field from 6:30-9:00 PM on designated Friday nights during September, October and November.

 

Photography Club
Dan Dressler
Creativity starts here! Participants in this club will have the opportunity to apply their creativity to a variety of photography processes, collaborate on public displays and produce online portfolios of original work. Digital imaging and analog chemical processing will be explored. Our club meets every Thursday at 2:30. Grab a friend and join us for a fun afternoon of visual creativity!

 

Powerlifting Club
Andrew Scopa

Students learn the rules and techniques necessary to compete in USA Powerlifting Competitions


Service Club
Jaime Leonard
We are a community service club that aims to help the school, town, and global community in various ways. Some of our events include coordinating Thanksgiving baskets for Watertown families in need, going to Rosie’s Place, and doing a Habitat for Humanity build day.

 

Social Network and Social Butterflies

Robert Randall (SN) and Karen Bloomer (SB)

The Social Network and Social Butterflies are two extracurricular clubs at Watertown High School created to encourage friendships among the different social circles in our school. All members are treated as individuals who have something to contribute to the group. Club members are hand selected to ensure the most supportive environment for all members involved. The clubs are made up of students ages 14-21. The Social Network is a club for boys and Social Butterflies is a club for girls. We rely on teacher input when selecting new students to join us.

 

Speech and Debate Club
Graham Madden

Students will compete with each other in a variety of debate styles and perform speeches in a number of Mass Forensics categories. The goal is to eventually create a team that competes with other schools at competitions

 

Student Council
John Rimas

The Student Council is elected as representatives of the student body. The council meets weekly on various topical school related issues. The Student Council also organizes the annual WHS Blood Drive.

 

Suicide Prevention Funding Group

Teresa Malone
Meeting weekly to find ways to raise money for suicide prevention activities and curriculum.

 

 

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Book Club
Erin Piazza

The book club is designed to provide a space for students to read and share ideas about new and popular books in an informal setting. The club members meet once each month to discuss the book of their choice together as a group.

 

Brazilian Student Club

Annmarie Boudreau

Student club to address issues of being successful at WHS. Advising in attendance, grades, teachers, advocacy, student issues, and tutoring. Will address community service and fund raising.

 

Class of 2017
Tina Taylor/Brian Brewer

This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

 

Class of 2018
Matt Rose & Adam Joyce

This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

 

Class of 2019
Graham Madden
This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

 

Class of 2020
Liz Mundy

This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

 

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Tina Taylor, Jocelyn Ferraro and Oscar Hughes

The GSA intends to increase tolerance and acceptance of all students in our school and community, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. We do so by holding regular meetings and gatherings such as movie nights that are open to the whole school, posting information and LGBTQ-positive materials around the school in public places, and by holding school-wide events such as Spirit Day and the Day of Silence, which are meant to raise awareness about how difficult it can be to grow up LGBTQ.

 

Girls who Code

Bryan Campbell

Free afterschool program for 6th-12th grade girls (or anyone really) to use computer science to impact their community and join a group of supportive peers and role models. Club meets Mondays from 2:35 to 4:35.

 

IDS
Eric Bartolotti
The purpose of IDS is to create an open, tolerant, and unique atmosphere where students can study and socialize, can contribute to the community through charity work and political and social activism, and promote the ideas of tolerance, equality, self-respect, and respect for others. Members meet informally before and after school, eat lunch together in the IDS room, and occasionally plan community events during and after school. Membership in IDS isn't exclusive; the group is open to the entire student body-- without exceptions--to all those who embrace its ideals.

Interact Club
Linda Tracy

Afterschool club that works closely with Rotary Club of Watertown/Belmont on Community Projects and Service.


International Club
Lindsy Orpen
International Club members have an interest in international activities and issues. ESL and non- ESL students work together to educate the WHS community about international events, traditions, and cultures. We share food, stories and languages. We give back to our community while promoting a welcoming school environment. Everyone is welcome.

 

Pride Committee
Adam Joyce and David Mastro

The pride committee consists of students, grades 9-12, that are in charge of promoting positive school spirit in the form of spirit rallies, spirit weeks, fundraising, in-game support, and the Mr. WHS Competition. All members are responsible for attending weekly meetings.

 

Raiders Against Drugs Society (RADS)
Brian Brewer

The club seeks to reward students who pledge to remain “drug free.” Students will receive a special discount card and agree to attend meetings around healthy decisions.

 

Raider Times Newspaper
John Vitti

This program allows all students the opportunity to provided news content, photography and art to the online and printed product.

 

Robotics Team
Robotics

The Watertown High School Robotics Team was founded in 2007 to compete in FIRST Robotics’ FRC category of annual competitions. Cheerfully nicknamed “The KwarQs”, the team’s student ranks have grown annually from eight to 42 students. Three coaches and a handful of mentor volunteers from engineering, software development and other professional backgrounds guide the students through the process of preparing their readiness for the FRC annual competitions. The team meets weekly for the entire school year and almost daily during its six-week ‘build season’; where the group constructs a 120-pound robot from scratch to comply with and compete in a newly released FRC game. When not competing in official FRC district events, the team competes in local off-season robotic events, conducts charitable activities, attends community service opportunities and builds practice robots to teach and improve their skills for new and veteran members. Students with an interest in learning robotics and a willingness to work with others in a team environment are always welcome.


Watertown Youth Coalition

Dawn Graham
Peer Leaders work to make your community a better place for young people and learn the skills that will make you a great leader and role
model. Peer Leaders meet on Tuesdays from 2:45pm-4:00 at WHS. Peer Leaders will meet at many other scheduled times and places during the school year.

 

Women of Science
Amanda Makosky and Matt Rose
Women of Science is a group of junior and senior females who demonstrate strong academic achievement in STEM classes. The group competes at local competitions in the area against other female teams. Often for these competitions, the team must prepare a pre-build machine before going to the competition. Other events include general science knowledge and demonstration of a strong science technique.

 

Word Painter
Malcolm Cook
WHS literary magazine for students’ poems, stories, drawings and photographs.

 

Yearbook
Liz Mundy
This is a group made up of mostly seniors. They are in charge of creating, organizing, advertising, and distributing the yearbook. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are encouraged to participate as well so that (1) we can begin to expand into being a full-school yearbook and (2) they can prepare for their senior year involvement.