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Student Activities

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.

 

Athletics 
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.  

Back to the 80s! Club (HS)—Mrs. Giesbers

-  We will listen to music from the 80s

-  Watch movies from the 80s  (Breakfast Club?)

-  Play games from the 80s  (learn to solve the Rubik's cube)

-  Dress in 80s style on club day (while adhering to the dress code)

Band 
Mr. Chris Hedges, 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.

Choir
Mrs. Tonya Fox, Choral Director

Beta Club - Mrs. Forbes

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."

Chess Club (MS/HS)—Mr. Winkle

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.

Drama Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Fox

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.

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.

Fantasy Sports Club (MS & HS)—Mr. Coleman & Mr. Laughlin

Students will create a Fantasy Football league in the Fall, Fantasy Basketball league in the winter, and Fantasy Baseball in the Spring.

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."

FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MS/HS)—Mrs. Cummins & Mr. Hedges

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.

Frisbee/Disc Golf Club (MS/HS)—Mr. Crigler & Mr. Walters

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.  Though the actual sport uses discs that are designed to react in certain ways, ie...some disc will fly to the right quicker than others, the club will use a regular Frisbee for club purposes.  Most activities will be held outside, but on inclement days activities will take place in the gym.  At the end of the school year, special trips to an actual disc golf rang will be scheduled where students will participate in and actual tournament. These tournaments will be held after school.  This sport is ideal for those looking for mild exercise and walking.  Not recommended for individuals with shoulder and back issues. 

The Disc Golf Club will also teach students how to manage a tournament and lay out a brand new course.  Planning where the disc baskets are placed on a new course can take extensive thought as students try to make basket placement strategic and challenging to the players.

 

Jr. National Honor Society WITH Junior Beta Club (MS)—Dr. King

NJHS membership is an outstanding opportunity to develop the habits and standards so important to success in high school, college, and a career. Think of it as making yourself #futuready. As an NJHS member, you’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources:

  • College admission and financial aid planning options, including webinars and a mini-website called Honor Your Future Now, which you can browse by yourself or with your family for college preparation tips
  • Help with financing your college education through the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award, which each year recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS members who best reflect the values of membership with a college savings award
  • Service projects, both by the chapter and individual, allow you to build teamwork capabilities, hone project management aptitude, and make friends—all valuable life skills
  • Leadership development, motivation, and inspiration gained through your own chapter's work as well as three LEAD Conferences and NJHS State Summits held in select locations annually

Key Club/Builder’s Club (MS/HS) -Mrs. 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.

KUNA (MS)—Mr. Johnson

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.

Makeup Artistry Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Saylor & Mrs. Linder

Students in this club will discover the art of applying makeup.  Club members will be required to bring in/purchase their own makeup in order to participate in the club. 

MS Craft Club (MS)—Mrs. Rourk & Mrs. Jump

Students in middle school craft club will be involved in various crafting projects.  There is a small cost involved to help purchase/pay for needed materials.  If you enjoy making crafts or have craft ideas of your own, this is the club for you!

MS Book Club (MS ONLY)—Mrs. March

Students in middle school book club will be invited to participate in NKU's Book Fest celebration in May of 2015. These students will need to read 6 books, chosen by the NKU staff, in order to attend the field trip in April. We will discuss these 6 books throughout the year. In April, they will visit NKU for a day of workshops, including an author visit, to celebrate those books. Lunch on campus and t-shirt are included with the trip.  Middle school students who do not wish to participate in the field trip may also attend club meetings. They will be exposed to a variety of middle school fiction and we will spend time discussing the books we are currently reading.  If you love to read, join us!

National Honor Society - 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.


Pep Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Johnson
The Pep 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.

 

Photography Club (HS)—M. Mike Walters

If you like to take pictures and want to learn tips about taking quality photos, as well as how to enhance photos and use photography software to crop and add graphics, then this is the club for you. 


Staff Appreciation Club (MS/HS)—Mrs. Fugazzi

Students will develop, organize, and perform activities to show appreciation for teachers and staff members in the school. 
 

STLP - Ms. Forbes & 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 level. 


Y-Club (HS)—Mr. Spencer Johnson & Mrs. Alison Johnson

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. 

 

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.

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.