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Academic Bowl Team
Purpose & Mission: To foster an interest in trivia & to hone our general and science "trivia skills" to represent WHS. Four member teams participate in regional and state academic trivia tournaments

Sponsor: Mr. Kurkjian
Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $20 (dues)
When: Oct; regionals at various times throughout the year; state tournament in late March
Background Req:  Strong interest in an academic area such as math, science, literature, history, arts; meet GHSA academic requirements
Activities: question writing, tournament simulation, trips to competitions, faculty/student face-off, Practice, Competitions
Parent
Involvement:  Transportation help

Aerospace Club
Purpose & Mission: To foster interest and convey knowledge in the aerospace industry
Sponsor:  Mr. Orren Williams
Meetings: 
Cost:  None
When:  All year
Background Req:  None
Activities:
Parent
Involvement:  None

AFROTC Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: To promote academic success and community service
Sponsor:  SMSgt. Love & Col. Xiques
Meetings:  alternating Fridays, 3:45
Cost:  None
When:  All year
Background Req:  ROTC
Activities: all-school/community Color Guards, Honor Guards, academic mentoring of ROTC cadets
Parent
Involvement:  None

Beta Club
Purpose & Mission: Honor, community service. National honors society to promote character, service, leadership, and achievement
Sponsor: Lynn Barry
Meetings: quarterly 7:45 in Room 520
Cost: $21 on induction
When: Entire year
How to join: Receive invitation to join, then complete application in December
Background Req.: Top 1/4 of class (by GPA)
Teacher recommendation required: Yes
Activities: Individuals complete three community service hours for each year of membership
Parent
Involvement.: None required

Book Club
Purpose & Mission:
Sponsor: Dr. Carter
Meetings: 
Cost: 
When: Entire year
How to join: 
Background Req.:
Activities:
Parent
Involvement.: None required

Chess Club
Purpose & Mission: To educate students in the art of playing chess
Sponsor: Ms. Halfacre
Meetings: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30, Room 2067
Cost: NONE
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Learn and play chess together
Parent
Involvement.: None required

Computer Club
Purpose & Mission: Promote and enhance participation in all aspects of computing.
Sponsor: Latrice Wicker
Expectations: 2nd Wed. of month
Cost: $5
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Web page competition, build computers, guest speakers
Parent Involvement.: None required


English Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to encourage and recognize achievement in English Language Arts
Sponsor: Ms. Thompson & Ms. Todoric
Meetings:
Cost:
When: Entire year
Background Req.:
Activities:
Parent Involvement.: None required

Environmental Club
Purpose & Mission: To foster a sense of environmental stewardship through knowledge of our planet Earth
Sponsor: Mr. Walstead
Meetings:  TBA
Cost:  None
When: All year
Background Req.:  None
Activities: pet supply drive, recycling, creek clean-up
Parent Involvement:  None

Epidemiology Club
Purpose & Mission: To ameliorate the spread of germs throughout the school
Sponsor: Ms. Ashley Brown
Meetings:  First Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am, Room 423
Cost:  None
When: All year
Background Req.:  None
Parent Involvement:  None

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Purpose & Mission: To prepare students for careers in Business
Sponsor: Ms. Krause and Ms. Hosmer
Meetings: 1st Thursdays, Room 204
Cost: $15 per year which includes membership fees for Wheeler, Georgia FBLA, and FBLA National Membership
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Service projects, homecoming activities, region/state competitions
Parent Involvement.: None

FFA (Future Farmers of America)
Purpose & Mission: The Wheeler FFA organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership , personal growth, and career success through agriculture education.
Sponsor: Ms. Nancy Williams
Meetings: Thursday mornings, 7:45-8:15, Room 141 and as needed for Event participation
Cost: $20
Background Req.: Desire to promote positivity at Wheeler through leadership and participation in activities that promote agriculture education
Activities: Event decorators, Hall of Fame Ceremony, Senior Project, VIP visits, Fall and Spring Greenhouse Plant sales, Fresh Floral arrangement sales, Homecoming Parade, Tailgate participants, Field trips to SNA Flower show and Ga National Fair
Parent Involvement.: *possibility of need for transportation to events

French Club
Purpose & Mission: To foster appreciation of francophone cultures
Sponsor: Ms. Mot & Ms. Muller
Meetings: Monthly
Cost: TBA
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: monthly meetings, Mardi Gras celebration, language competitions
Parent Involvement.: None

French Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to recognize achievement in French
Sponsor: Ms. Muller
Meetings: quarterly, before/after school
Cost: $15
When: Entire year (Induction Ceremony in Jan.)
How to join: Application at end or after 3rd year French
Background Req.: Complete 3rd year French, enroll in 4th year, meet grade point requirements
Teacher recommendation required: Yes
Activities: tutoring, induction ceremony
Parent Involvement.: None required

GHP (Governor's Honors Program)
Purpose & Mission:
Sponsor: Mr. Walstead
Meetings: quarterly, before/after school
Cost: $15
When: Entire year (Induction Ceremony in Jan.)
How to join: Application at end or after 3rd year French
Background Req.: Complete 3rd year French, enroll in 4th year, meet grade point requirements
Teacher recommendation required: Yes
Activities: tutoring, induction ceremony
Parent Involvement.: None required

Investing Club
Purpose & Mission: The purpose of the club is to get students interested about their financial future through investments.
Sponsor: Ms. Krause
Meetings: Once a month during Wildcat Wednesday and once a month after school (3:30-4:30), Room 203
Cost: TBD
When: Entire year
Parent Involvement.: None required

Latin Club
Purpose & Mission: To promote the value of learning about Classical Civilizations and to use that education to better understand today's world
Sponsor: Mr. Ward
Expectations: Monthly officer meetings
Cost: $10
When: Entire year
Background Req.: Current or past enrollment in Latin class
Activities: monthly informational meetings, Saturnalia Dinner, Fall Forum, State Convention
Parent Involvement.: None required

Latin Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: -- National honor society to recognize exceptional Latin students
Sponsor: Mr. Ward
Meetings: practice sessions week before inductions
Cost: $10 (plus Latin club dues)
When: Entire year; Induction in late Jan. or early Feb.
How to join: By invitation only. Application process upon invitation at the beginning of Latin III
Background Req.: Latin I and II with A's, enrollment in Latin III, member of Latin Club
Activities: Latin Honor Society Induction
Parent Involvement.: None required

Math Team - Varsity
Purpose & Mission:To foster an interest in competitive math activities
Sponsor: Ms. Morton
Meetings: Mondays 3:30-4:15, Room 130
Cost: $20
When: Sep. through April
Background Req.: Completion of Algebra II
Activities: participate in CCSD math tournaments and regional invitational tournaments
Parent Involvement: Transportation help to tournaments outside Cobb

Math Team - Junior Varsity
Purpose & Mission:To foster an interest in competitive math activities
Sponsor: Ms. Morel
Meetings: Mondays 3:30-4:15, Room 521
Cost: None
When: Sep. through April
Background Req.: None
Activities: participate in CCSD math tournaments and regional invitational tournaments
Parent Involvement: Transportation help to tournaments outside Cobb

Model UN
Purpose & Mission:To promote knowledge and awareness of diplomacy, international relations, and the UN
Sponsor: Ms. Kietzman, Ms. McCabe, and Ms. Muller
Meetings: TBA
Cost:
When:
Background Req.: None
Activities: participate in UN Competitions
Parent Involvement: Transportation help to competitions

Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to recognize exceptional math students
Sponsor: Ms. Morton
Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7:45
Cost: $10 new members; $8 returning members
When: Entire year
How to join: Application during membership drive (Sep.); Induction ceremony
Background Req.: 3.5 GPA in math classes and completion of Algebra II
Activities: Toys for Tots, Learning Links tutorials
Parent Involvement.: None required

National Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: To recognize excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students are selected for membership.
Sponsor: Michelle Colasurdo
Meetings: TBA
Cost: $10
When: Entire year
How to join: Invitations given for senior yr. or 2nd semester junior yr.
Background Req.: 4.0 GPA, activities, teacher recommendation, no referrals
Teacher recommendation required: Yes, letter of recommendation
Activities: Tutoring during Learning Links, after school reading at middle schools, math and reading at elementary schools, leadership in outside functions.  10 Service Hours required
Parent Involvement.: None required

Physics Club
Purpose & Mission: To promote understanding and appreciation of physics, and to prepare for and compete in competitions.
Sponsor: Mr. Corvalan
Meetings: Friday mornings, 7:30 am, Room 525
Cost: None
When: Entire year
Parent Involvement.: None required

Policy Debate Team
Purpose & Mission: Students compete in teams at debate tournaments. Member, National Forensic League, Georgia Forensics Coaches Association
Sponsor: Mr. Sean Kurkjian
Expectations:  Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, Room 512
Cost:  Dues $200, Additional tournament and travel fees may apply
Background Req.:  None
Activities: Policy Debate Tournaments
Parent Involvement:  Transportation
Website

 Robotics Club
Purpose & Mission: To expand the real world applications of math, science & technology through international competitions
Sponsor: Eric Ritenour, Michael Fusia, Sergio Corvalan
Website: www.circuitrunners.com
Meetings: Thursdays 3:30, 527
Cost: $80 plus additional travel costs depending on trips
When: Entire year
Background Req.: Love of S.T.E.M.
Activities: Georgia BEST and South's BEST Competitions, FLL mentoring and competition, FIRST Regional events, FIRST Championships, outreach to the community for S.T.E.M.
Parent Involvement.: Transportation, chaperones, fundraising

Science Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to encourage and recognize scientific & intellectual thought
Sponsor: Ms. Phillips & Ms. Stalcup
Meetings: 2nd Thursday each month Room 515
Cost: $12
When: Entire year
Background Req.: Minimum of 4 science classes with 92% average (min. average changes with 5 or more science classes); enrollment in a science class in senior year
Activities: Tutoring during Learning Links, CATS days, reading club for elementary school, science demonstrations at other schools
Parent Involvement.: None required

Science Olympiad
Purpose & Mission:
To demonstrate understanding & master of science, math, and technology concepts through competition, and to inspire and promote STEM
Sponsor: Ms. Kraj
Meetings: Every Thursday, 3:30-4:30, Room 150
Cost: $20 Dues
Background Req.: Interest, ability to work independently
Activities: meetings, competitions
Parent Involvement.: Transportation, chaperone help

Social Studies Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: To promote interest & learning in social studies and recognize outstanding senior social studies students
Spon
sor: Ms. McCabe
Meetings: monthly, Room 123 or Theater
Cost: None
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Special Saturday activities, others TBA
Parent Involvement.: None required

Society of Women Engineers
Purpose & Mission: To promote engineering for females and encourage STEM related careers
Sponsor: Ms. Lynn Barry
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month, 3:30-4:30, Room 520
Cost: $10 Dues
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Parent Involvement.: None required

Spanish Club
Purpose & Mission: To share the knowledge of Hispanic culture
Spon
sor: Ms. Cardona & Ms. Vasquez
Meetings: As needed, Room 210
Cost: $5
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Spanish holiday celebrations, Hispanic community support, salsa & merengue dance lessons
Parent Involvement.: None required

Spanish Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to stimulate interest in the study of Spanish, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding the Spanish culture and civilizations, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the Spanish-speaking world. students
Sponsor: Ms. Bunn
Meetings: As needed
Cost: $15 on induction
When: Entire year; Induction in January
How to join: Apply at or after end of 4th year Spanish
Background Req.: 3.75 GPA in Spanish classes, enrollment in Spanish each year; 3.0 overall GPA
Activities: tutoring and service projects to Hispanic community
Parent Involvement.: None required

Technology Honor Society
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to honor outstanding career and technical students
Sponsor: Mr. Orren Williams & Ms. Wicker
Meetings:
Cost:
When: Entire year
Background Req.:
Activities:
Parent Involvement.: None required

Wheeler Engineering Corps (WEC)
Purpose & Mission: Communicating, planning and building projects for major engineering competitions and STEAM Symposium
Sponsor: Dr. Maloney
Meetings: (Once or Twice a month) on Mondays 3pm- 4:30 and workdays may vary, Room LL1
Cost: $30-$80 Club dues (depending on level of participation)
When: Entire year

World Geography Bowl
Purpose & Mission:
Sponsor: Ms. Kietzman, Ms. McCabe
Meetings: TBA
Cost: TBA
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: TBA
Parent Involvement.: Transportation, chaperones, fundraising