Clubs, Musical Groups, Honor Societies, and Athletics

2022-2023

Clubs, Musical Groups, Honor Societies, and Athletics Overview


WRHS offers many extracurricular activities for students. If a student wishes to form a new club, the student must download the Application to Form a Club, fill it out and bring it to the main office.


Below is a compilation of clubs and athletic teams at Wachusett Regional High School. Although many of the clubs listed will run, some are entirely dependent on the interests of the student body. In addition, new clubs are formed almost every year. The requirement for forming a new club is to get the permission of the Principal and secure an advisor for the club who must also be approved by the Principal.


Members may post flyers around the building announcing meetings or information can be broadcast over the school’s public address system during each day’s morning announcements by filing a written announcement and getting the advisor’s permission for the announcement to be read. All announcements read over the PA in the morning are also posted on the school’s website. Morning announcements may be emailed to the main office secretary or written on a piece of paper with staff approval signature and given to the main office secretary. Completed forms may be left there for the approval of the Principal.

Clubs

Agriculture Club (Mr. G. Chandonnet and Mr. Whitmore)

Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and gain experience in cultivating plants, working with chickens and more. The club will raise environmental awareness and responsibility through sustainable practice. Club activities will include: planting and harvesting produce within school courtyards, raising laying hens, tapping maple trees for sugaring, growing pumpkins for community events, hosting workshops in agricultural topics, and implementing sustainable practice within the school. Thursdays, 2:10-3:30, Room C133, Greg_Chandonnet@wrsd.net, Daniel_Whitmore@wrsd.net


Arabic Club (Mr. Welsch, Mrs. Sanfacon, Mrs. Dubzinski)

The Arabic Club provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Arabic language and culture. We partake in film, language lessons and the cuisine associated with our studies. We meet on Fridays in either room C115 or B203. For more information contact jochen_welsch@wrsd.net or mary_sanfacon@wrsd.net, erin_dubzinski@wrsd.net

Artemis Club (Ms. Leschke)

The Artemis club is a student-led club dedicated to promoting women’s health and safety in the community through both fundraising and discussion groups. We will meet on Mondays in C212

from 2:15pm - 3:00pm. For more information contact lynn_leschke@wrsd.net

Arts & Crafts Club (Mrs. Fusco-Benoit)

Arts & Crafts Club is a place where students can gather together, learn a new creative skill, participate in an activity or share one of their own. We meet on Mondays after school from 2:30 -3:30. For more information please contact Ms. Fusco-Benoit at audrey_fusco-benoit@wrsd.net or Ms. Christina Lee at christina_lee@wrsd.net.

Asian Student Association (Mr. Townsend)

The mission of ASA is to encourage and support the diversity of the University by uniting all people who share the interest in learning, respecting, and comprehending the Asian culture. We will be meeting primarily during the 40 minute activity period in room E212, though there may be the occasional meeting on Wednesday after school in room E212. Mr. Townsend can be contacted at brady_townsend@wrsd.net.


Audio Visual Club (Mr. N. McTigue)

This club is for anyone interested in video production. We film school events, including concerts, sporting events, and school committee meetings, among others events. There is also the possibility for students to participate in internships and Holden Community Television and Rutland Cable. Meets as needed. For more information, please contact ned_mctigue@wrsd.net.

Be Like Brit Club (Mrs. Hahn, Mrs. Hickey)

The Be Like Brit Club will participate in fundraising activities along with volunteering at the BLB Operations Center for the great BLB organization. Our goal is to raise awareness, money, and excitement for the foundation. We currently sponsor one child at the orphanage, so our goal is to raise enough money each year to continue to support Fredo through our sponsorship. Not sure of the day yet but we meet directly after school 2:20-3:20 pm in room D108. For more information and access to the google classroom code for BLB, please email Nicole Hahn nicole_hahn@wrsd.net or Tess Hickey tess_hickey@wrsd.net.

Bird Seekers Club (Sarah Conlin)

Wachusett Bird Seekers is a beginner birding club for anyone interested in learning more about the common birds of Massachusetts. We will be observing birds and learning how to use guides to identify them. Members can make detailed drawings and colorings of species we see. We will also learn about bird habitats and behavior to encourage people to attract birds to their neighborhood. This club will meet during the 40 min activity period in D118. Contact Mrs. Conlin sarah_conlin@wrsd.net

Bullet Journal and Arts Club (Ms. Reeser)

Do you like tracking and organizing various activities in a fun and creative ways? Perhaps you are someone who likes to Bullet Journal. This is an open and creative space for people who enjoy journaling and tracking habits in artistic ways! The club will offer a space for students to come together and share their work and have fun learning new approaches. We will watch tutorial videos, take time to create, and collaborate together. Students are encouraged to bring their own notebooks and some materials to work on. If interested, please reach out to Ms.Reeser via email, kimberly_reeser@wrsd.net. Meeting day is not decided until the first initial meeting to poll, but announcements will be made shortly.


Cancer Awareness Club (Mrs. Toomey)

The club will help raise awareness to early detection of cancer and childhood cancers. It will also help raise money for many different types of organizations such as DetecTogether. Once a month on Tuesdays at 2:30. The room will be E206. Advisor contacts: kathleen_toomey@wrsd.net

Class Officers (Administration)

Each class at the high school is organized and officers are elected. Elections for freshmen officers are held in the fall and the other three classes elected this year’s officers in the spring. In addition to elected officers, there are plenty of opportunities for members of each class to get involved with class activities. For more information contact jessica_daoust@wrsd.net

Classroom Learning Assistants (CLAs) (Mrs. Bosco)

CLAs are upper school students who work in 9th and 10th grade classrooms to help students and teachers. The meetings are once per quarter. There is an application process. Please email Mrs. Bosco if you would like to apply please contact ingrid_bosco@wrsd.net

Chess Club (Mr. Paradise)

Meet to play and learn chess in room C131b on Tuesdays after school till 3:30 PM. For more information contact Mr. Paradise at daniel_paradise@wrsd.net

Collector’s Club (Mr. Magnani)

Are you a collector? Do you have (or want to learn about) different types of collectables? Whether it's sports cards, antique coins, artifacts, Pokemon cards, stamps, or other collections you have acquired, consider joining like-minded students in the Collector's Club. The club gives a venue for all types of young collectors to work on their collections with other members and also to share out and educate fellow members about their collections. We meet during the 40 min. Club Activity periods in room B210. For more information or to join, email Mr. Magnani at Kevin_Magnani@wrsd.net. We are seeking members as a new club this year!

Dance Club(Ms. Thunberg)

Dance club meets Tuesdays after school from 2:30-3:30 in the dance room (CTYD 4). All members are welcome, as this is a place anyone can come together to create, teach, and learn new dance routines, regardless of experience. For more information, email lindsey_thunberg@wrsd.net.

DECA (Mr. Cody)

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools internationally. Wachusett DECA members attend and compete in district, state, and international competitions in either role play or project-based categories.

Meeting time - Usually every other Tuesday after school in Room H205

For more information contact advisor Ryan Cody at ryan_cody@wrsd.net

Diversity Inclusion Group (Mrs. Waire)

The Diversity Inclusion Group is a safe space for students of minority backgrounds to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. We meet on Mondays 2:20pm in Room C114. For more information contact michelle_waire@wrsd.net

Drama Club (The Theater Company at Wachusett) (Mrs. Stern)

Drama Club is a welcoming group that encourages personal growth through the performing arts and related technical fields. The club supports the fall and spring productions at WRHS, stages the student-produced Theatre Blitz!, participates in theatre-based field trips, and fundraises for drama opportunities at WRHS. Meetings are after school and will be scheduled around production rehearsal schedules. For more information contact alana_stern@wrsd.net


Dungeons & Dragons (Mr. Korandanis)

Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories, a way of determining the consequences of the adventurers’ action. Players roll dice to resolve whether their attacks hit or miss or whether their adventurers can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off some other dangerous task. Anything is possible, but the dice make some outcomes more probable than others.

In the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers (played by friends). Working together, the group might explore a dark dungeon, a ruined city, a haunted castle, a lost temple deep in a jungle, or a lava-filled cavern beneath a mysterious mountain. The adventurers can solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle fantastic monsters, and discover fabulous magic items and other treasure” (Dungeons & Dragons).

The goal of this club is to collaborate as a team to defeat a different scenario each time you play. Whether you’ve played before or not, stop by and join the club! This club meets Monday afternoons from 2:15-3:30 in C027. For more information, please contact Mr. Korandanis at keith_korandanis@wrsd.net

E.U.R.E.K.A. (Encouraging Underclassmen to Research and Experiment to Know All (Ms. Litterio-Foster)

Juniors and Seniors mentor underclassmen looking for help on their current Honors science project. This help includes the formation of ideas, designing experiments, training on equipment, statistical analysis, report editing, and project presentation skills. Meetings will be held Tuesday mornings before school in D113. For more information contact beth_litterio-foster@wrsd.net

The Echo School Newspaper (Ms. Lefebvre)

The school newspaper needs lots of students to do a variety of jobs to make sure that this publication is produced eight times each school year. We will meet in person on Tuesdays after school in C211. We will meet sometimes in the evening virtually - TBD. For more information, please contact sarah_lefebvre@wrsd.net

Echo Art Club (Mr. Ryan)

This club is for students who are interested in photography, illustration, video, or graphic design and would like to contribute their talents to our school newspaper. Echo artists determine whether articles should include a photograph, illustration, or infographic and also create slideshows, videos, cartoons, even a podcast! Graphic artists assist in the layout and design of the Echo. We will meet most Wednesdays in person after school in J102. We will meet sometimes in the evening virtually - TBD. If interested, please reach out to Mr. Ryan at james_ryan@wrsd.net.

Film Club (Ms.Reeser)

Film Club is a space to connect to other students who share a love for film. There will be a movie of the month for students to view on their own time, and a meeting the first Tuesday of every month in C215 to come together and review the film together. We will discuss relevant topics shown in movies, and talk about the movie chosen by the group's members in detail. Email Ms. Reeser with any questions and to get the google classroom code at kimberly_reeser@wrsd.net

Gamers Club (Mr. DiBenedetto)

Gamer's club is an inclusive space for all students to gather and engage in their favorite games. We offer consoles, pc games, tabletop games, card based games and retro gaming. Bring your favorite game and come join us! 3 Friday's a month, 2:30-3:30, Room C117

GSA – Gender and Sexuality Alliance/Youth Pride (Mrs. Reichert)

A group of students and teachers supportive of the LGBTQ+ community who meet to share ideas on how to make WRHS a more inclusive environment for all. Activities include discussion, activism, and social events. Allies are always welcome. Please contact erika_reichert@wrsd.net using your school email address for access to the GSA Google Classroom. Meetings will be held on Fridays twice monthly in H103/H105.


Illusionists Club (Mr. Souza)

A club dedicated to learning and practicing magic tricks, slight of hand and illusion. The club meets every other Monday at 2:15 in room D107. For information, contact steven_sousa@wrsd.net

K POP (Mrs. Reynolds)

The goal of the club is to create a community of students who share a common interest in Korean music and culture and who want to learn more about KPop. We will meet every other Friday from 2:20-3:00 in Room C016. Advisor: Emily Reynolds, emily_reynolds@wrsd.net

Magic the Gathering Club (Mr. Hilton)

Magic: the Gathering Club, or just Magic as it is commonly referred to, is a trading card game set in a fantasy world geared towards teenagers and adults. The purpose of the club is to create a welcome and safe environment for those students wishing to play and/or learn the game. The goal of the club is to increase social connections and both critical and creative thinking skills among those students who wish to play. The club will meet in Room B207 on Thursdays after school.

Math Team ( Mrs. Pearson)

The Wachusett math team competes in the Worcester County Math League (WOCOMAL). All levels of math ability are welcome! Meets include topics from within and beyond your typical math curriculum. The Varsity team competes four Wednesdays each year. The Freshmen team competes three times a year. Meetings and practice will be every other Monday after school in room E109. To see announcements, materials and schedules, join using Google Classroom code: odshlgr. Coach - Katie Pearson (katie_pearson@wrsd.net)

Mental Health Awareness Club (Mrs. DeStratis)

The purpose of this club is to spread awareness about mental illnesses and give students a chance to relax after a stressful day of school and regain mental stability. We hope to help students gain a higher level of knowledge about mental illnesses their peers may be experiencing. We also want to help students destress by doing activities such as meditation, yoga, and art that are proven to help people gain a better mindset. There will also be volunteer opportunities such as fundraisers to raise money to donate to nonprofit organizations dedicated to making sure all people with mental illnesses get the help they need and educating people about mental illnesses. This club will meet from 2:15-3:15 in room C112 every other Thursday. Feel free to contact @MirandaAllicon23@wrsdk12.net or erin_destratis@wrsd.net with any questions.


Middle School Tutoring Club (Ms. Collard)

The club consists of a group of students who go to Mountview Middle School and Central Tree after school to tutor the middle school students in Mountview's homework center. A few seniors, who each take responsibility for “manning” the tutoring classrooms one day a week, run the club. The leaders meet twice or more a month, and plan to meet with the volunteers during the club activity period, to check in, to help strategize ways to build relationships, and to work with students. For more information contact jennifer_collard@wrsd.net

Mindfulness Monday Club (Mr. Schubert)

At the Mindfulness Monday Club we strive to create a safe place for students to explore mindfulness and meet like-minded people. The club will focus on activities as mindfulness techniques--breathing, yoga, self-assessment and regulation, prioritizing for stress reduction. Meetings will be every Monday, in room D107, from 2:20pm to 3:20pm. The advisor is Mr. Schubert and he can be contacted at theodore_schubert@wrsd.net

MocMUN (Mr. Jourdain)

MocMUN is a two season activity that alternates between debating international issues in the fall and spring with arguing a court case in the winter. In Model UN, students assume the role of a member state in the United Nations and collaborate to resolve contemporary international issues. In Mock Trial, students take on the role of lawyers and witnesses and argue criminal and civil cases against other Massachusetts high schools. Meetings are every Thursday after school in B209. The advisor is Mr. Jourdain and you can reach him at joe_jourdain@wrsd.net.

Monty Python (Mr. Cranson)

Come watch the Monty Python films and TV series. Not sure what I’m talking about? YouTube “The Fish Slap Dance”. Meets during the 40 min activity period on Tuesday in D113. For more information, contact Peter Cranson at peter_cranson@wrsd.net

Mountaineer Peers (Mrs. Gillis)

Mountaineer Peers is an opportunity to volunteer and create opportunities for one-to-one friendships and inclusiveness for all individuals. Meetings are during the 40 min activity periods in G106. For more information, contact Mrs. Gillis at mary_gillis@wrsd.net and Mrs. Orrell at candace_orrell@wrsd.net.

Mountaineer Volunteers (Mrs. Shaughnessy-Zena, Mrs. Colonna)

A community service organization that meets after school that focuses on volunteering in the community. The club has been involved in work with local food banks, local senior centers, local elementary schools, and various fundraisers. This club meets on Mondays after school.

For more information contact Ms. Shaughnessy-Zeena or Ms. Anderson-Colonna

For more information contact

Mrs. Shaughnessy-Zena at erin_shaughnessy-zeena@wrsd.net or

Mrs. Colonna at victoria_colonna@wrsd.net

Muslim Student Association (Mr. Kusy)

The purpose of this club is to create opportunities for Muslims and non-Muslims students to get to know each other. The club would also like to provide an educational outlook on Islam for anyone interested in the religion. This includes, addressing what it means to be a Muslim, clearing up stereotypical misconceptions and to promote friendly relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims. This club is open and welcomes any students of all faiths, backgrounds and varying levels of knowledge. The MSA focuses on the education of Islam and will avoid any other practices contrary to this faith in a respectful manner. Each week, this club will come together and engage in lectures, group discussions and hold congressional prayers. The MSA will also hold fundraisers and other activities that focus on supporting those in need within our community. We will be meeting in room J101 during AP and Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30. The class code for the MSA google classroom is: tqf4fx7. For more information, please email jason_kusy@wrsd.net.


Ping Pong Club (Mr. Brewer)

This group brings together students who have a passion for playing ping-pong. We meet Fridays outside the auditorium. The club starts up in January. For more information contact chris_brewer@wrsd.net

Poetry Club (Ms. Reeser)

Poetry Club is a student-led club that promotes creative expression and voice! Students will gather together to share their own work if they'd like and will collaborate on pieces. The work is more workshop based. The club will meet in room C212 on Tuesdays after school at 2:20. If interested in joining or hearing more information, email Kimberly Reeser at Kimberly_reeser@wrsd.net

Red Cross Club (Mrs. Corazzini, Mrs. Duong)

Guided by the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the Red Cross Club will learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects. These missions will focus on blood, fundraising, education and preparedness, International Humanitarian Law, and social engagement. Meetings are on Mondays at 2:25. For more information and access to the google classroom, contact Mrs. Corazzini at louisa_corazzini@wrsd.net

Save the Animals (Mrs. Dubzinski)

This is a student initiated club. Our Club raises funds to contribute to further developing Wachusett as a destination for the Monarch butterfly on its migration North. This Spring ( 2023) we will be planting Butterfly bushes and plantings in the area of the outdoor student cafeteria. Further , we will volunteer to help with Animal Rescue organizations throughout the region. ( albeit within the range of Covid restrictions) We encourage the welfare of the individual through compassionate discussion and care of a range of animals and insects. Our initial focus this year will discuss the Lantern Fly and the invasive nature of the species. Some of our students have been recently involved in seeking out discussions of animal care and topics of such interest with Holden seniors. We have in the past run films at the elementary schools, bake sales etc. We encourage a range of creative ideas. Active involvement in the community is encouraged when possible outside of the school day. Updates may be found on our google classroom. For more information contact Mrs. Dubzinski at erin_dubzinski@wrsd.net

Science Seminar (Mr. Guerin, Mr. Whitmore)

The goal of Science Seminar is to expose students interested in science to a wide range of science topics, current research, and opportunities to improve their own research and experimental projects. During the first hour, students listen to a speaker, usually a working scientist who shares his/her/their research. During the lecture hour of Seminar, students learn about current research. Students are encouraged to evaluate other scientific and technological evidence and explanations. Advisors to Science Seminar are scientists from the community who volunteer their time and expertise. initial entry into Science Seminar is gained by passing a test administered by Science Seminar faculty. Science Seminar meets alternating Tuesday Nights at 7PM starting in October. For more information, please contact Science faculty Nick Guerin (nicholas_guerin@wrsd.net) and Dan Whitmore (daniel_whitmore@wrsd.net).

Student Book Club (Mr. Paradise)

The purpose of this club is for a group of people to get together and discuss a specific book. Our goal is to introduce more people to the world of books and to allow fellow book enthusiasts to share their opinions and views on certain books. People will meet and pick a book to read within the span of one month. The format for each meeting is as follows: Administrative matters, open discussion, book pick for next month, and discussion of last month's pick. We meet on the first Friday of the month at 2:30 PM in room C131b. For more information contact Mr. Paradise at daniel_paradise@wrsd.net

Student Council (Ms. Daoust, Mrs. Bahde)

Each class elects members to represent it on the school’s Student Council. Elections are held at the same time that class officers are chosen. However, anyone is welcome to participate in the council activities and join the meetings. This club runs school events and activities including Homecoming and the Dodgeball tournament. Meetings are EVERY Thursday in the BBT. For more information contact Jessica Daoust at jessica_daoust@wrsd.net and Jessica Bahde at jessica_bahde@wrsd.net

Tabletop Game Club (Ms. Blasco, Mrs. Finney)

After school fun with board games, snacks, and more! You can bring your own games or use ours! Monthly on Tuesdays after school, C021, Mrs. Blasco & Mrs. Finney, Email @ chelsea_blasco@wrsd.net or join our classroom page with code:h72mdxy


Teachers of Tomorrow (Mrs. Russo)

Teachers of Tomorrow, is a club in which any student who wishes to seek a career in education or may want to explore the career, learns about what is required to become a teacher. Participants may gain experience working in the preschool that operates at the high school, work on projects to give back to staff at the high school and run a bake sale to raise money for these efforts! We meet once a month during the 40 minute activity period in room H106. for more information contact Mrs. Russo - Jillian_Russo@wrsd.net

Think Globally, Act Locally (Mrs. Colwell-Arbour)

TGAL, Think Globally, Act Globally, is a student-run club that focuses on issues that impact both the world and our local community. The goal of this club is to discuss and raise awareness of global issues and apply similar concepts to our society. Currently the club is focussing on environmental issues. The club is open to all members. The meeting day is usually every other week on Tuesday after school. There is a club Google Classroom to help students access information. Questions can be sent to Mrs. Colwell-Arbour at angela_arbour@wrsd.net

Trading Card Card (Mr. Korandanis)

TCG Club aspires to create a safe environment where all Wachusett students can express their love of trading card games. The club meets every Monday in room B106 after school. Premade decks to play Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon TCG will be available at every meeting and people are welcome to bring their own decks to play with as well. People are welcome to introduce other trading card games as well. The main goal of the TCG Club is for students to have fun and practice critical thinking within the established rules of existing games. FOr more information contact Mr. Korandanis at keith_korandanis@wrsd.net

WachuMakers (Makerspace) (Mr. G. Chandonnet, Mr. Paradise)

This is a collaboration of artists, tinkerers and generally awesome people who want to meet others oriented with the same goals and mindset. Engineering and art are combined to imagine and build various things. All are welcome. Meetings during the 40 minute Activity Periods in Room C133, & meeting after school TBD. For more information contact greg_chandonnet@wrsd.net

Wachusett Leo’s (Mrs. Zingarella)

The Leo’s club is a teenage division of the Lion’s Club. The Lion’s Club is dedicated to community service and the Wachusett Leo’s will be working to continue the Lion’s Club mission. We welcome ideas as to how we can support our community locally at Wachusett and throughout the region. The club meets twice monthly, on Thursday mornings, in B108.

Wachusett Student Media Network (Mr. Senior, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Zingarella)

We are the club that films and broadcasts student sporting events and other activities. Our student-led club seeks to use YouTube and other digital media to highlight and support the achievements of the students here at Wachusett. At the same time, we are helping students to build skills in videography, production, editing, and design. We meet Thursday afternoons in the Library Media Center. Find us on social media to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of it all! linktr.ee/WachuMedia

WRHS ESports (Mr. Latino)

WRHS Esports is a club for competitive PC and console gaming. This is a virtual club that meets from home. Discussion and planning is done via a Discord server, practices are based on availability of the team, and games are held @ 3:30-4:00pm on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday afternoons (depending on the game). For more information contact Paul Latino at paul_latino@wrsd.net. Please see the WRHS Esports Website for information regarding recruiting, schedules, or Esports in general.

Writing Club (Mr. Farrell)

Writing Club gives people a chance to write, to hear each other's work, and to get feedback if desired. We often write based on prompts or as part of a game. This year, we've also been workshopping certain writing skills and techniques such as exposition or characterization. All participation and sharing is voluntary. Meetings will be held on Mondays, in E105, from 2:20pm - 3:30pm. For more information, contact Mr. Farrell at sean_farrell@wrsd.net

Yearbook (Mr. Ryan)

A staff of artistic, literary and technically talented students is needed each year to produce the school yearbook. In addition to determining the creative direction for the yearbook, staff will assist in page creation, layout, and photography. Although primarily for seniors, this book chronicles the events of the school year and is available for sale to all students. Meetings will take place during 25 and 40 minute activity periods in J102 (graphics lab). For additional information please email victoria_desimone@wrsd.net or Mr. Ryan james_ryan@wrsd.net.

Young Life (Mrs. Sanfacon)

Young Life is a faith based group that believes everyone deserves to belong somewhere, and that somewhere is here! We meet during the 40-minute activity periods in E215 for laughter, games and meaningful conversations led by your peers. We also meet on Friday mornings at 6:45am in room B205 for students looking to dive deeper into their faith. Contact Mrs.Sanfacon at mary_sanfacon@wrsd.net for more information.

Honor Society Opportunities

Delta Epsilon Phi (German Honor Society) (Ms. Reichert)

At the end of three consecutive semesters of studying the German language at the high school, students with an “A” average are inducted into this Society. The induction Ceremony is held in the fall of each school year by the World Language Department. Meets once a quarter, after school, on Wednesdays. For more information contact erika_reichert@wrsd.net

Hispánica Capitulo Ruy Díaz (Spanish National Honor Society) (Mrs. Montiverdi)

Students who are enrolled in Spanish Level III or higher may apply to be a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. Membership shall be restricted to those students currently enrolled in a Spanish class at WRHS. Candidates must be in the 11th or 12th grade of high school and transfer students must have spent at least one full semester in a Spanish class at WRHS to be eligible. Students must have maintained a minimum of a 90% average at the Honors level and a 92% average at the CP/CPA level. An induction ceremony is scheduled each fall by the World Language Department.

Meetings will take place once a month in B204. Members will be notified on Google Classroom of meeting days and times.

International Thespian Society (Mrs. Stern)

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). Membership is open to WRHS Drama Club members grades 9-12 who meet induction criteria. Meetings will be held after school , dates and time TBD. For more information contact alana_stern@wrsd.net

La Société Honoraire De Français (French Honor Society) (Mrs. Marginson)

At the end of two years of the study of French at the high school, students with an average of 90 or better are inducted into this Society and are presented with Certificates of Membership in a fall ceremony conducted by the World Language Department. For more information contact Mrs. Marginson at danielle_marginson@wrsd.net

Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Honor Society) (Ms. Collard)

This is an organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics by providing public recognition of superior mathematical scholarship and by promoting various mathematical activities. Membership is open to grade 11 and 12 students by invitation subject to academic eligibility. Meet once a month Friday mornings E216. There will be additional activities throughout the year in support of the mathematical needs of the school and the interests of the students. For more information, contact Jennifer Collard jennifer_collard@wrsd.net

National Honor Society (Mrs. Montiverdi)

Open to juniors and seniors, the WRHS faculty selects the membership according to how each eligible individual exhibits the four guiding principles of N.H.S. membership; Character, Service, Leadership and Scholarship. Students thus selected must maintain an unweighted average of 85.0 and be successful in continuing to measure up to the four guiding principles of the organization. NHS participates in a number of service events at the high school, sponsors the school’s annual Holiday Blood Drive and maintains a student tutoring service, among other things. An annual induction ceremony is held shortly following the winter holiday.

Science National Honor Society (Dr. Sparks)

SNHS is a nationally recognized organization for students compelled to participate in the sciences. Members are required to participate in community service projects and tutoring. We meet monthly at a minimum, day of the week can vary - usually Tuesdays, in D209 at 2:20pm. For more information join the Google Classroom code 5ofxh3w or contact Cindy Sparks at Cynthia_Sparks@wrsd.net

Music Performance Opportunities

Wachusett Acapella (Mrs. Will)

Acappella Club is open to all students interested in singing. Specializing in pop and contemporary arrangements, A Cappella rehearses weekly after school and performs at all Solo and Ensemble concerts, with opportunities to perform at other events throughout the year. Rehearsals start in September. Wednesdays, 2:30-3:15 in room K105. For more information contact Megan Will, megan_will@wrsd.net

Wachusett Flute Choir (Mr. Kast)

All students who play flutes are welcome to participate in this performing ensemble. The group meets for rehearsals one evening a week and they perform twice a year at the Solo and Ensemble Concerts in January and May. Meets on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 starting in October.

Athletics

Athletic Director – Jennifer Lynch

Facilities Manager –Brian Clancy

Wachusett Regional High School has varsity, junior varsity and freshman athletic teams. Students from each of the four classes are eligible to try out for all of the varsity and junior varsity teams. Generally speaking, junior varsity teams include freshman and sophomores.

For some sports (soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and softball) cuts are made because the teams could not function and conduct meaningful practices beyond a certain number of players. Other teams (football, cross country, winter and spring track) do not make cuts.

Following is a listing of teams currently in place at Wachusett.


Fall Sports

Football: Mike Dubzinski

Boys' Soccer: Jason Gaumond

Girls' Soccer: Emma Mailman

Field Hockey: Kerry Berry

Boys' Cross-Country: Michael O'Malley

Girls' Cross-Country: Michael O'Malley

Boys' Golf: Nick Guerin

Girls' Volleyball: Jennifer Burton

Fall & Winter Cheer: Katie Fogwell

Winter Sports

Boys' Basketball: Tom Gibbons

Girls' Basketball: Jim Oxford

Fall & Winter Cheer: Katie Fogwell

Boys' Hockey: Matt Lane

Boys' Indoor Track: Mike O'Malley

Girls' Indoor Track: Mike O'Malley

Skiing: Yury Vashugin

Swimming/Diving: Jochen Welsch

Spring Sports

Baseball: Jeff Kodys

Softball: Jason Lanpher

Boys' Lacrosse: Derek Vanoudenhove

Girls' Lacrosse: Jillian Liposky-Fiske

Boys' Track: TBD

Girls' Track: Mike O'Malley

Boys' Tennis: Tony Brissette

Girls' Tennis: Karen Hennessy

Girls' Golf: Nick Guerin

Boys' Volleyball: Peter Cranson

The Wachusett Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ELL status, housing status, or other protected status in the operation of the educational programs, activities, or employment policies, and no person will be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to its public schools, or in obtaining advantage and privileges in regards to courses of study and extracurricular programs of such public schools on account of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ELL status, housing status or other protected category.