STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Wiregrass Ranch High School

2016-2017 Club List

 

A Cappela Club…………..Sponsor: Ms. Fye…………………Assistant: Ms. Cimino

Description: A Capella club is a student lead group that comes together to share their love of creating music.  The participants are encouraged to learn and use proper vocal techniques of harmonizing and also to emulate musical instruments to enhance the sound of the group.  The group aims to do some informal performances on campus and in the community. 

 

Asian American Student Association…………..Sponsor: Mr Muley

Description: To connect students of Asian heritage and raise awareness of Asian culture.

 

Best Buddies……………Sponsor: Ms. Arnold……………..Assistants: Ms. Crumpler, Ms. Stack, Ms. Auletta, & Ms. Brugalette

Description: The mission of Best Buddies shall be to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. 

 

Bulls Nation (Spirit Club)……………Sponsor: Ms. Swain……………Assistant: Mr. Wilson

Description: Bulls Nation is Wiregrass Ranch’s spirit club. Students in the club attend WRHS games and cheer on their Bulls together as one. The students in the club are REQUIRED to attend one mandatory game per sport. All other games are highly encouraged for attendance. The club has no fees, but it is recommend to purchase a student game pass.

 

Chess Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Marsh

Description: Chess club meets twice a month and provides students with the opportunity to interact and form friendships while playing a game of Chess.

 

Class of 2017……………Sponsor: Mr. Howard……………Assistant: Ms. Krook

Description: The purpose for this club is to organize, plan, and fundraise for class and school events. 

 

Class of 2018……………Sponsors: Ms. Hewitt & Ms. Schumacher

Description: The purpose for this club is to organize, plan, and fundraise for class and school events. 

 

Class of 2019……………Sponsors: Ms. Harvey & Ms. R. Norman

Description: The purpose for this club is to organize, plan, and fundraise for class and school events. 

 

Class of 2020……………Sponsors: Mr. Anglin & Ms. Berry

Description: The purpose for this club is to organize, plan, and fundraise for class and school events. 

 

Computer Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Llenza

Description: The purpose of this club is to promote and encourage students to use the computer as a learning tool as well as an entertainment and business tool.

 

Drama Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Hornsby……………Assistant: Ms. A. Ortiz

Description: The drama club is an after school part of the theatre department responsible for musical and play productions.

 

Earth Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Haqq & Ms. Podkomorski

Description: Earth Club is comprised of a group of students interested in learning more about the earth, including, but not limited to, the environment, animal habitats, plants and gardening, and animal behaviors.

 

Fishing Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Adams

Description: The purpose of the club is to promote the love of fishing.  Additionally, the Club hopes to help students become better anglers and responsible conservationists.

 

French Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Karanxha

Description: The purpose of the French Club is to provide French cultural activities, promote French speaking, create a network of students related through language, and have fun.

Meets Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month

 

Future Business Leaders of America FBLA-WRHS-Website ……………Sponsor: Ms. Fraser

Description: FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue postsecondary education, or manage personal skills. Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem-solving and decision-making activities.

 

Gaming Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Charneske……………Assistants: Ms. Selee, Mr. Silva, & Mr. Valentin

Description: Students meet regularly to play video games, board games, and/or card games.

 

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)……………Sponsor: Mr. Ellis

Description: GSA is a club that welcomes all students who support diversity.  The GSA club fights agaisnt discrimination and supports those LGBT and questioning students.

 

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)……………Sponsor: TBA……………Assistant(s): TBA

Description: TBA

 

Key Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Sukhram

Description: Key Club is the largest student-lead high school service and leadership organization in the world. We do various service projects and attend leadership conferences. Join Key Club to help make the community a better place!

 

Knitting Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Diepholz

Description: Knitting is a fun hobby that can help a wide variety of the student body and bring them together. Not only is it fun and stress relieving, there are many organizations in Florida where you can send knitted items to those who are not fortunate enough to have clothes, socks, etc. There are many homeless people, not only in Florida, but around the world, that do not even have blankets to keep them warm in the winter. It would be a very beneficial opportunity for the students of Wiregrass to gather together and give back to society.

 

Legacy Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Mancini……………Assistants: Ms. M. Davis, Ms. Brugalette, Mr. Gant, & Ms. Maska

Description: Legacy is a student-led Christian ministry that promotes fellowship, service, and faith-building.

 

Mu Alpha Theta……………Sponsors: Mr. Adams & Ms. C. Smith……………Assistants: Ms. Ndrita, Ms. R. Smith, & Mr. Valentin

Description: Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. The Society is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

 

National Art Honor Society (NAHS)……………Sponsor: Ms. Roush-Smith……………Assistant: Ms. Fermin

Description: The NAHS exist to support the needs of artistically gifted young students. This club will provide opportunities for students to share their abilities through exhibits, art related community service, and leadership while fostering knowledge of career opportunities.

 

National English Honor Society (NEHS)……………Sponsor: Ms. K. Davis & Ms. Erridge

Description: NEHS provides students with an opportunity to engage in Literary activities and service opportunities throughout the year. We often host novel-themed parties, poetry and writing contests, and literacy-based service projects.

 

National Honor Society (NHS)……………Sponsor: Ms. Miller & Ms. Strawn……………Assistant: Ms. Ndrita

Description: The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Wiregrass Ranch High School.

 

National Science Honor Society (NSHS)……………Sponsor: Ms. Mancini……………Assistants: Mr. Harvey & Mr. Winslett

Description: The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.

 

Ping Pong Club……………Sponsor: Mr. Muley

Description: The purpose of the Ping Pong Club is to create fun, collaborative and competitive atmosphere where students have a chance to interat outside the classroom setting in a safe environment, and to increase awareness of the sport of Ping Pong. 

 

Poetry Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Doane

Description: The purpose of the Poetry Club is to compose and share poetry, help each other revise their pieces through workshops, and improve writing and performing poetry.

 

Psychology Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Farabaugh

Description: The Psychology Club at Wiregrass Ranch High School provides students with a more complete view of the world of psychology. While most of the time in psychology classes is spent reviewing theories and ideas in psychology, in Psychology Club we focus on the practical application of these theories and ideas. Students with an interest in learning how psychology is relevant to their every day life in the real world should consider joining Psychology Club.

 

Relay for Life……………Sponsor: TBA……………Assistant(s): TBA

Description: TBA

 

Rho Kappa Honor Society……………Sponsor: Mr. Nissen

Description: The mission and purpose of Rho Kappa Honor Society is to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students; to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in social studies in secondary school environments and the community; to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

 

Scholar Society……………Sponsor: Ms. Swain

Description: Scholar Society is a club for Wiregrass Ranch seniors interested in searching and applying for scholarships. Students will receive help from teacher advisors and peers to boost their chances at earning local scholarships. Last year students in the club earned over $100,000 in scholarships for college.

 

Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS)……………Sponsor: Ms. Morales……………Assistant: Ms. Ippolito

Description: The purpose of this organization is to recognize high achievement in Spanish and Portuguese by students of secondary schools and to promote a continunity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.

 

Special Olympics……………Sponsor: Ms. B. Norman……………Assistants: Ms. Teets & Mr. Williams

Description: The purpose of the Special Olympics Club is to support WRHS Special Olympics Program by chaperoning and/or athletic participation.

 

Speech/Debate Club……………Sponsor: Ms. M. Williams……………Assistant: Mr. Genaro

Description: If you have an opinion on literally anything, you’ll fit in fine. It is a very casual club in which activities range from group discussions to organized 1v1 debates. Debates can be as serious as drug overdose or as pointless as pineapple pizza. There are minimal requirements to be a member and no fees. We meet every other Friday, 8th period, in portable 15.  It’s a fun time to get together with old friends, meet new people, and value the importance of perspective. 

 

Step Team……………Sponsor: Ms. Edwards……………Assistants:  Ms. Romig & Ms. M. Williams

Description: The Wiregrass Ranch High School Step Team strives to bring step culture to different events on the WRHS campus and to provide its members with a fun, collaborative, and meaningful experience while promoting school pride.

 

Student Council……………Sponsor: Mr. Winslett & Ms. Winslett

Description: As a member of Student Council, you will take on the responsibility to lead the school by example. In being in this club you will learn about the democratic process, civic responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. Student council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and principals. Student Council will put on events such as Homecoming, Blood Drives, Relay for Life and much more.

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.)……………Sponsor: Mr. Finkel

Description: SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.  SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life.

 

Teen Court……………Sponsor: Mr. Quinlivan

Description: Teen Court is a program that enables students to experience working in a real court room while earning community service hours.  Students run the Juvenile Intervention Program.  This program features teenagers who have been charged with their first offense, who have elected to have their case heard in front of a jury of teenage volunteers.  Students who volunteer for this program act as lawyers, jurors, clerks, and bailiffs.  The cases are real, and the punishments are enforced.  Students that participate are required to dress appropriately, maintain courtroom appropriate behavior, and also may not disclose what has transpired during Teen Court sessions outside of the court house.  All sessions are held at the Dade City Courthouse and require students to provide their own transportation.

 

Teens for Troops……………Sponsor: Ms. Doane

Description: Teens for troops provids support to retired military personnel in local Veteran Affairs hospitals, provides both necessities and luxuries to deployed soldiers in the form of aid packages, develops initiative and leadership, promotes a charitable foundation for students, and strengthens the link between students and the community/country.

 

Thespians Honor Society……………Sponsor: Ms. Hornsby

Description: Troupe 7142 is the honor component of Wiregrass Ranch High School. Its purpose is to advance the standards of theatre excellence. More specifically, the troupe will encourage students to attain a better mastery of the theatre arts and reward those who achieve it with induction into the honor society.

 

Unity Club……………Sponsor: Ms. Kincaid……………Assistant: Ms. Nummer

Description: Unity Club  brings together a diverse group of students for team-building and anti-bullying activities that promote understanding and tolerance for all students on the WRHS campus.  Our club in general, and Unity Day specifically, is all about breaking down stereotypes and getting to know each other on an individual basis.

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