Perhaps some of the greatest factors that influence students' perceptions of their high school years are those groups and activities that fall under the heading of Student Life. Certainly, these are the places in which students identify their interests, develop friendships, perform services to their school and community, and, in general, become the well-rounded person each of us seeks to be. WHS offers a range of clubs, organizations, sports, and activities both during and outside the school day. The faculty and staff are committed to sponsoring and coordinating these activities to make them memorable and learning experiences for our students
Academic Team - Mrs. Deana Cummins, HS Advisor; Dr. King, JR High Advisor
Students who participate in this prestigious organization develop skills and knowledge that greatly compliment and enhance classroom achievement. Although above-average academic performance is not a prerequisite for participation, many of the team members are among the top students in their classes.
Mr. Tommy Joe West, Athletic Director
Demon Pride is evident as Williamstown offers a wide variety of athletic opportunities for students. Click on the link above to see schedules, teams, and information on all of the WHS sports teams.
Mr. Ian Caldwell, Director of Bands
Williamstown is home to "The Band of Spirit", 5-time Class A Kentucky State Marching Band Champions. The band has represented WHS with an ipressive number of Class A State Marching Band Championship titles and finals appearances. Marching band isn't the only opportunity for band students at Williamstown; "The Screamin' Demon Pep Band" and Concert Band are also an integral part of the band experience. WHS and JR High Concert Bands consistently performs at an exemplary level each year at state assessment. 6th grade students may enroll in Beginning Band as an Arts elective course.
Mrs. Tonya Fox, Choral Director
National Honor Society (WHS)- Bryan Winkle, Advisor
The National Honor Society is an organization developed to recognize students who have made contributions to the school and community as leaders, citizens, and scholars. The faculty, focusing primarily on academic qualifications, makes selection to the group. Juniors and seniors who have a 3.5 GPA are eligible to become members of NHS. A letter and application packet are mailed home to qualifying students, and the student is then responsible for completing and turning in the application by the deadline provided on the letter. An induction ceremony is held for all new members in the Fall. NHS Members are called upon to help whenever and wherever needed in the school or community. Some of the past activities of this group have included tutoring and hosting and ushering at school-related events. Click here for the official website of the organization.
STLP -Mr. Willen & Mrs. Shoemaker
"The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology to solve school and community needs. STLP provides a means for student to design, make, connect and learn." -STLP Ky
Students are selected for STLP if they show an interest in technology implementation and development for both personal and school use, and if they exhibit leadership skills and initiative.
STLP students at Williamstown are asked to complete an individual yearly project and compete with that project at a state leve
Yearbook - Mrs. Sonya Linder, Advisor
The yearbook is a valuable resource each year for students, faculty, and parents to become familiar with the school. Taking pictures, designing layouts, organizing picture days, and meeting publication deadlines are just some of the fun and exciting activities awaiting the members of the yearbook staff. Yearbook is an elective class offered to students looking to put their creative skills to work for WHS.
Y-Club (MS/HS)—Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Allison Johnson, & Mrs. Mayer
Students in the Y-Club will study and/or participate in social studies activities, including the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, in addition to other civic activities. There is a cost for participation, as well as required fundraising, in order to attend overnight field trips.
KYA (Kentucky Youth Association) is an interactive student government organization where students participate in a hands-on learning experience about state government. Students work to draft a legislative bill and then attend a conference in the fall in which they present their bill to other Kentucky Y Clubs. At this conference, students are able to participate in a variety of experiences related to the legislative process including bill writing, legislative debate, media corps, and parliamentary procedure. This is a great club choice for students interested in government, legal issues, current events, and political hot topics. NOTE: KYA will not meet during club time, but will meet during lunch or at other specified times.
The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a 3-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. KUNA offers students the opportunity to experience the richness of cultures from around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues. NOTE: Only KUNA will meet during club time.
Key Club/Builder’s Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Kelly West
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness. Key Club objectives are as follows:
To develop initiative and leadership.
To provide experience in living and working together.
To serve the school and community.
To cooperate with the school principal.
To prepare for useful citizenship.
To accept and promote the following ideals:
To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
*Builders Club is the middle school version of Key Club, which helps to prepare students for future work with Key Club in high school. The ideas described above are adopted by both clubs.
MS Walking Club (MS)—Mrs. Rourk & Mrs. Jump
Students in middle school walking club will be getting some physical exercise in during club time. Walking may take place in the building or outside the building, so students need to wear appropriate shoes for club day.
MS Maker Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. March
Maker club is a club for students who want to explore different ways of creating, designing, and making. We will use technology to create videos, to program robots, and to explore circuits, and will use unusual materials to build and design.
National Junior Honor Society—Dr. King
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility.
Qualifications for membership are based on the five pillars of NJHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.
Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter
· Must be in middle school, beyond the first semester of sixth grade.
· Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall receive an application for membership whereupon they will then be considered based on their service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship that were the basis for their selection.
Members are expected to attend all chapter meetings and to participate in service projects, both individual and group.
NOTE: NJHS will not meet during club time, but will meet during lunch or at other specified times.
Trivia Club (MS) - Dr. King & Mr. Lorenz
Spend time with fellow trivia buffs in a casual atmosphere. Typical meetings involve asking and answering trivia questions on a wide range of topics. Students in all grades are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.
The National Beta Club—Alicia Johnson
The National Beta Club (often called "Beta Club" or simply "Beta") is an organization for 4th through 12th grade students in the United States. Its purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students."
Drama Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Fox & Ms. Ruff
Drama Club is an organization for any student that enjoys performing both musical and non-musical acts. Performers will learn important stage etiquette, performer’s etiquette, and rehearsal techniques to better prepare them for performing in front of a live audience. Students will be able to volunteer each month to share their performances with other students in this organization. Students may perform piano solos, drama skits, vocal solos, instrumental solos, musical compositions—anything that can be performed in front of an audience.
The National FFA Organization (FFA) (MS/HS)—Mr. Price
"FFA is a dynamic youth organization within Agricultural Education that prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America. However, the name was changed to the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of Agriculture. Today, more than 500,000 student members are engaged in a wide range of Agricultural Education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the agricultural science, food, fiber, and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of the FFA."
Spirit Club (MS/HS)—Mr. Laughlin, Mr. Coleman, & Mr. Popham
The Spirit Club is designed to be an active, supportive group for all activities at Williamstown. Our main focus will be to encourage school spirit by supporting our athletes, band/choir members, and academic team players. To achieve this, there are three main goals: 1.) attend school functions to cheer and encourage the participants, 2.) make signs for players and coaches, and 3.) decorate the school.
S.T.E.A.M. Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Linder
Come join us in this new adventure.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) (MS/HS)—Mrs. Coleman
Family, Career and Community Leaders (formerly known at FHA) is a Career and Technical Education Organization with leadership opportunities focusing on family, wage earners, skills for life, character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. Program of work includes community service, personal development, travel and STAR Events competition. Club Fee is $10 per person, if not affiliating(participating in meetings). National Dues to affiliate are $30 and include a shirt.
FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MS/HS)—Mrs. Mayer & Mr. Winkle
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in America. Huddle meetings will be held every Monday during lunch and on club days. Meetings are structured and may include music, a short message on topics relevant to athletes, and small group discussions. Huddle leaders will be selected by club members.
Chess Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Saylor & Mr. Mason
Students in this club will learn how to play chess and/or extend their knowledge of chess against their classmates. Chess is a game with an extensive history, and the game became popular in 15th Century Europe. Chess is a game played between two opponents on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured (in check) and cannot escape from capture.
Frisbee Club (MS/HS)—Mr. Crigler & Mr. Caldwell
Frisbee Club: This club will participate in 2 popular and fun Frisbee activities. Frisbee/Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee.
Disc Golf: This sport follows the same rules as golf except instead of using golf clubs and golf balls the participant uses a Frisbee, known as disc, to complete the task. Scoring is completed in the same manner. The lowest score is required to win. The club will help students to develop the basic skills and fundamentals to compete in this sport.
Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimate is a fun and fast paced game. Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. The club will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and improving cardiovascular endurance levels.
Most activities will be held outside, but on inclement weather days activities will take place in the gym.
Nature/STEM club (MS/HS) - Mr. Binder & Mrs. Giesbers
When weather permits, students will go outside and walk the nature trail. We may pick up trash as needed or make minor repairs to the trail to make sure that it will be available for all students to enjoy. Students need to make sure they wear appropriate clothing (comfortable shoes) for hiking the nature trail on Club days. If it rains, we will conduct stem (Science Technology Engineering Math) related activities in the lab.
Comradery Club (MS/HS)-Mrs. Hillman
This club will focus on enforcing positivity within the school and the community, confidence-building strategies, and being supportive of peers, friends, and family members. Spread some love!