Clubs

2015-2016 WHS Club List
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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.


Badminton Club
Donna Calleja


Depending on the availability of the gym, this club meets once a week  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!

Badminton Club
Donna Calleja

Depending on the availability of the gym, this club meets once a week  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!

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.
 




Class of 2017
Tina Taylor


The group is made up of elected officers and committee members. They meet weekly to plan fundraisers and events for their class and the entire school. This club organizes events for the senior class including the senior prom and the senior outing to Kimball’s Farm.

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, including the Junior Cruise in 2017 and the Senior Prom in 2018.


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.


Environmental Club
Jennifer MacDonald

Students are working towards making Watertown High School “greener” by increasing awareness, recycling and other environmental and sustainability programs.

Feminist Coalition
Liz Mundy 

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

Leadership Club
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.


Gender Sexuality Alliance
Christina Taylor and Jocelyn Ferraro

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.


Global Youth Alliance
Jim Buck

Students designate a variety of causes for fundraising and consciousness raising for issues that involve young people around the world. This club replaces/supplements the Invisible Children Club.

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.

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.

Photography Club
Dan Dressler
[Photo Club Web Site]
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!



Robotics Team

[Robotics Web Site]

James Salvas

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.


Science Team
Charlie Duggan, Matt Rose, and Amanda Makosky
The Watertown HS Science Team competes in the North Shore Science League (NSSL). The league holds six meets each year with three events per meet. Events cover all areas of science and engineering where they can be facilitated in various ways; build prior to a meet and perform, study and take a test, rotate through a series of stations in specific time intervals identifying items at each station, power point demonstrations, or instant invention. More information can be found on the league website:
northshorescienceleague.org.


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.

Writers Ink/Word Painter
Malcolm Cook


This club is the Watertown High School writing club. We meet weekly so that students can write, share their work, and expand their creativity. Students of Writers Ink also help organize coffeehouses at the high school so that they can showcase their writing, singing and other creative talents.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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. There are many opportunities throughout the year to attend events and interview 
well known.

Social Network and Social Butterflies

Robert Randall and Karen Bloomer

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.


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 in the Faculty Café 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 groups 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.