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Current WHMS Club Schedule

Art Club (4th -8th)

The Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. Some projects will be collaborative and become part of a permanent installation in WHMS.

Meets on Wednesdays at 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. in the Art Room and alternates weeks based on grade level. Sign up in the Art Room. Art Club begins October 18th for grades 6-8. October 25th for grades 4-5. Click here for sponsor information

BAKING CLUB (6th-8th)

The Baking Club meets in the foods room every Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. to make delicious baked treats. Baking Club taps into student creativity by allowing students to work together measuring and mixing. They will have time to bake and sample the seasonal specialties they make. $10.00 ingredient fee required.

Baking Club begins October 9th. Click here for sponsor information

Book Club (7TH - 8TH)

The Book Club is designed to be a celebration of literature. Through vigorous conversations, students will engage with novels and contemplate what they teach about themselves and the world. Book Club will meet every Wednesday 7:20 - 8:15 a.m.

Book Club begins October 11th. Click here sponsor information.

Chess Club (4th-8th)

Chess Club meets weekly throughout the year on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. in the media center. All grades and abilities are welcome. Students play each member in the club, thus meeting kids from other grades, and challenging their abilities. Student members instruct peers on game tactics and strategies. We have a double elimination tournament later in the year. Sportsmanship is stressed.

Chess Club begins October 4th. Click here for sponsor information.

Count Me In (8th grade)

Count Me In (8th grade) meets on Friday mornings from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. The club offers students a chance to combat bullying and other forms of negative peer interactions. As members of the club, students are given a chance to examine their own behavior, with an eye toward becoming more sensitive to how their actions and words affect those around them. Students also are encouraged to identify negative student behaviors that affect our school's climate, while acquiring and using various intervention strategies designed to reduce such behaviors.

Count Me In begins October 13th. Click here for sponsor information.

Current Events (6th-8th)

Current Events meets on Monday in the cafeteria from 7:20 - 8:05 a.m. and is open to students in grades 6 - 8. Each session, students will discuss local, national and global events with their peers and see how their knowledge stacks up against other teams of students in the school. You don't have to be a social studies expert to participate or have fun in this club, rather just show up and be ready to contribute. There is no outside work or additional expectations by participating in this club.

Current Events begins October 16th. Click here for sponsor information.

French Club (4TH-8TH)

Bienvenue! Venez participez! Come learn about French culture and food. "We are a bunch of Voyageurs who like to sing, dance, play games, tell stories, build canoes and have fun!" French Club meets Friday on B days from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. in Room 104.

French Club begins October 27th. Click here for sponsor information.

FIT CLUB (4th-8th)

This club is focused on individual fitness. Fit Club will meet Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m in the cafeteria. Each meeting will begin with the group reflecting on their health and/or fitness goals and progress. The group will complete a variety of 30 minute workouts that afford students choices in their personal wellness. Meetings will end with students setting personal health goals.

Fit Club begins October 17th. Click here for sponsor information.

Honors Choir (6th-8th)

Students rehearse and perform challenging vocal musical selections. Honors Choir will meet alternating B days, either Wednesday or Thursday from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. in the Choir Room.

Honors Choir begins October 11th. Click here for sponsor information.

Honors Orchestra (4th-8th)

Open to students who play a string orchestra instrument and who are interested in exploring more advanced music with others. For this group, students are encouraged to provide input on repertoire selections. SInce Honors Orchestra is a performing group, attendance at every rehearsal is expected. Students in grade 4 and 5 with instructor permission (at least 1 year of playing experience required) are welcome to attend. Honors Orchestra will meet alternating A days, either Wednesday or Thursday in the Orchestra Room from 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.

Honors Orchestra begins October 12th. Click here for sponsor information.

Jazz Band (6th-8th)

For students interested in exploring, learning and performing jazz, big band, swing, pop, rock, funk and Latin band music. Open to all band instruments. Since Jazz Band is a performing group, attendance at every rehearsal is expected. Jazz Band meets alternating A days, either Wednesday or Thursday in the Band Room from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

Jazz Band begins October 12th. Click here for sponsor information.

Knitting Club (4th-8th)

Students will learn the two basic stitches used in Knitting, knit and purl. After mastering casting on and the knit and purl stitches, students will have the opportunity to use their knowledge and create either knitted slippers, scarves, hats, and/or doll blankets that they can donate to local charities or use themselves. No prior knitting knowledge required. Learn the skills of knitting and to enjoy the company of fellow club members. Required materials will be discussed in the first meeting. Knitting Club will meet every Thursday in the Media Center from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

Knitting Club begins October 5th. Click here for sponsor information.

Leadership Club (4th-5th)

4th and 5th grade student leaders work to help organize charity and social events for the elementary students at West Hills. Student initiative is encouraged and teacher sponsors help the students plan and present proposals to administration. Student leaders also act as liaisons to the greater student population. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills through guided lessons and discussion. All 4th and 5th grade students at West Hills are welcome to join. Leadership Club meets every other Tuesday in Room 131 from 7:20 - 8:10 a.m.

Leadership Club begins October 10th. Click here for sponsor information.

Mathcounts (6th-8th)

Mathcounts is a club geared toward competitive mathematics for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Mathcounts stretches your ability to problem solve and exposes you to math concepts you may have never learned in math class. Mathcounts meets on Mondays from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. in Room 109.

Mathcounts begins October 9th. Click here for contact information.

Model UN (6th-8th)

Do you love learning about other countries? Do you enjoy reading about issues that plague the world? The MUN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events. Model UN Club will meet every Thursday from 7:20 - 8:05 a.m in Room 111.

Model UN Club begins October 12th. Click here for sponsor information.

Newspaper (4th-8th)

Students will be instructed in the "W's" of reporting, (who, what, where, how and why). They will have the opportunity to write, peer edit, plan layouts, and work with photography resulting in a produced monthly edition, which they will market to their peers. Newspaper Club will meet every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in Lab 112.

Newspaper Club begins October 5th. Click here for sponsor information.

Spanish Club (5th-8th)

Are you interested in learning more about the Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures? Join our Spanish Club! The Spanish Club is an environment outside of the classroom where those who have a passion for Spanish speaking culture can get together, participate in activities and meet other like-minded students. Spanish Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:05-4:05 p.m. in Room 105.

Spanish Club begins October 24th. Click here for sponsor information.

Wave Board/Rec Club (4th-8th)

This club is to promote fitness and exercise in the form of wave boarding. The students will be taught how to wave board and to learn new skills as well. We supply wave boards and helmets, but you are more than welcome to bring in your own. Wave board/Rec Club will meet in the Field House every Friday from 7:15 - 8:05 a.m.

Wave board/Rec Club begins October 20th. Click here for sponsor information.

WORDMASTERS (6TH-8TH)

The WordMasters Challenge is a vocabulary competition based on completing analogies. It develops verbal reasoning abilities, addresses higher order thinking skills, and emphasizes logic and reading comprehension. WordMasters for 6 - 8 grade will meet alternating Tuesdays in Room 114 from 7:20 - 8:10 a.m.

WordMasters 6-8 begins October 10th. Click here for sponsor information.

WordMasters (4th-5th)

Specific times/location will be provided by the club sponsor.

For detailed information and next steps click here

WordMasters 4-5 begins October 10th.

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Yearbook (4TH-8TH)

Students from all grade levels are welcome. It is the yearbook club's job to chronicle this year's events at West Hills. We need creative, energetic, enthusiastic, organized, dependable and responsible people. We need photographers, copywriters and editors. Students learn design, layout, marketing, and much more. Yearbook Club meets on Monday in Lab 113 from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

Yearbook Club begins October 9th. Click here for sponsor information.

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