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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:  Dr. Stark; Mr. Nelson
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

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

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


Debate Team
Purpose & Mission: Students compete individually and in teams in debate meets. Member, National Forensic League
Sponsor: Gayle Thomas
Expectations:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-6:00, Room 103
Cost:  Dues $140
Background Req.:  None
Activities: National Forensic League competitions
Parent Involvement:  Transportation
Website

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

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Purpose & Mission: To prepare students for careers in Business
Sponsor: Mrs. Petriella and Mrs. 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

French Club
Purpose & Mission: To foster appreciation of francophone cultures
Sponsor: 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

Helping Hands

Purpose & Mission:To provide students with service opportunities
Sponsor: Mrs. Buhler
Meetings: Varies
Cost: $20 (Includes t-shirts)
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Sandwich making for homeless shelters, PTSA, school clean-up, Elementary school Fall Festivals/Dances
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. Walls
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. Buhler
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

Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
Purpose & Mission: National honor society to recognize exceptional math students
Sponsor: Ms. Grier & Ms. Young
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: Kathleen Tavares and Christine Young
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

Robotics Club
Purpose & Mission: To expand the real world applications of math, science & technology through international competitions
Sponsor: Julia Barry, Sergio Corvalan, Charles Hawkins, Al George, Ashley Grant, and Brian Ethchison-Cook
Website: www.circuitrunners.com
Meetings: Thursdays 3:30, 510
Cost: $93 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. Susan. Phillips
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
Sponsor: Season Smith
Meetings: Before & after school
Cost: None, possible supply costs
When: Practices, meets in Dec. and spring
Background Req.: Interest, ability to work independently
Activities: meetings, spring competition
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. Hajduk
Meetings: monthly, Room 123 or Theater
Cost: None
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: Special Saturday activities, others TBA
Parent Involvement.: None required

Spanish Club
Purpose & Mission: To share the knowledge of Hispanic culture
Spon
sor: Mrs. Thomas
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: Mrs. Thomas
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

TSA Formula 1 in Schools
Purpose & Mission: -- To offer students insight into automotive engineering design as they compete at state, national, and international levels
Sponsor: Ms. Gagat & Mr. Reece
Meetings: TBA
Cost: TBA
When: Entire year
Background Req.: None
Activities: TBA
Parent Involvement.: Transportation, chaperones, fundraising

 

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