- Anime/Manga Club
Anime Club meets Tuesdays after school from 2PM to 3PM in room . New members are always welcome. No previous experience required.
- Arts for All
Arts For All
Advisors: Andrea Haas
Location: Room 10
“Arts For All” a Unified Arts program provides collaborative opportunities in the visual arts for school aged children with and without intellectual disabilities. Participating students will be paired in teams to create collaborative artwork in media such as, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture. Arts For All is open to all students at WHS in an effort to provide artistic opportunities and fun for all, while facilitating age-appropriate peer friendships. This program will generally meet the first Monday of each month for approximately 1 1/4 hours from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. The program meets at Wethersfield High School in the art room. Parents will be responsible for pick-up at WHS, promptly at 3:15.
- Bicycle Club
Advisor: Thomas Brown Room: 401
Our club deals with all things bicycle. All styles, all appropriate perspectives. We fix, we ride, we decorate, sometimes we donate, we support each other, and we have good times. During good weather we'll be going out for rides. In poor weather we learn to fix bicycles. Mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross, cruisers, touring, BMX, vintage, new, old... If you like bicycles or cycling this is the club for you. Our club wants to do outreach to the greater school community. Other teachers and staff are welcome as well as students. No bike? Not a problem. We'll work on that. Want to fix up a bike for charity as part of your community service? Cool! You need a helmet and a signed permission slip on file. The art and science of bicycle culture come together in the bike club, where we are always "...keeping it wheel!"
- Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends
Advisors: Leslie Ledoux
Circle of Friends is a social group that gets together monthly to do something fun. It is inclusive of students that have special needs and those that do not. Some examples of our outings are: going to dinner at Friendly’s, attending school sporting events, attending school concerts, going bowling. It is a fun experience that everyone that comes enjoys and takes something away from.
- Crossfire Christian Prayer Group
Crossfire Christian Prayer Group
Advisor: Jeff Moger
Crossfire is a student lead group that meets weekly for prayer and devotions. The group meets on Tuesday mornings and begins with a short devotional message from a student leader. They then share prayer concerns and move directly to prayer. The group is open to all students of any faith who want to pray for the concerns and issues that affect the school, community, state, nation or world. Come check us out!
- Dance Team
DANCE TEAMAdvisor: Misty ReillyThe Wethersfield High School Dance team is comprised of students in grades 9-12 who not only perform at WHS Football and Basketball games but also compete at competitions in late Winter. The team recently was state runner-up in the Pom Division at the 2015 CIAC Championships. Tryouts for the team are generally held in the Spring and for more information you can contact the head coach at email@example.com.
- Debate Club
Advisor: John Pryor
Location: Main office Conference Room
The WHS Debate Team is a member of the CT Debate Association and competes in the Great High School Debate sponsored by Civics First. The team has sponsored a novice debate tournament at WHS and participates in the Osterweiss Debate Competition at Yale University. The team meets regularly in preparation for these activities.
- DECA Marketing Club
DECA Marketing Club
Advisor: Joanne Ricardi
DECA is a co-curricular marketing organization for students who have interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. It helps students develop career skills and competence, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. The Wethersfield DECA has active members that participate in and plan many events. Some the group’s activities include organizing and marketing the Thanksgiving food drive, attending leadership conferences, marketing the fall play, spring musical, and the Wethersfield Farmer’s Market, operating the Eagle’s Nest (the school store) and attending the DECA Connecticut State Competitive Events Conference. DECA is open to marketing and business students.
- English National Honor Society
English National Honor Society
English National Honor Society
Advisor: Kristen Mucinskas Room 338
The Elizabeth George Speare Chapter of the National English Honor Society for High Schools was formed in 2012 and is fostered and sponsored under the auspices of Sigma Tau Delta, the collegiate level English Honor Society. The Elizabeth George Speare Chapter of the National English Honor Society recognizes high academic achievement in English by students of Wethersfield High School and promotes a continuity of interest in English studies. Eligible students are selected for membership by an advisory board twice annually. Students must meet all of the following minimum qualifications for consideration for application to membership:
- is currently enrolled in an honors or level one English class, and
- has earned at least an B+ grade in the study of English for the last three (3) consecutive semesters, and
- has attained a current overall Quality Point Average of 28, and
- is a citizen in good standing, in school and community
- Transfer students from other districts must have been in attendance at WHS for a minimum of one semester for consideration.
The Elizabeth George Speare Chapter of the National English Honor Society currently fundraises through an annual bulb sale and occasional bake sales in order to defray the annual fee for members on the National level. Members serve as mentors and tutors within the High School through the NEHS Writing Tutoring Center housed in the WHS Media Center, and through monthly outreach within the community to neighboring schools. Members are required to complete 10 hours of community service annually in the pursuance of the mission of the Society: to confer national distinction upon secondary school students for high achievement in English language and literature, to provide, through local chapters, cultural stimulation in secondary school environments, to encourage interest in the English language arts, to promote exemplary character and good fellowship, and to serve society by fostering literacy.
- Environmental Club
Advisor: Joanne Norris
The WHS Environmental Club (E-Club). The mission of this club is to educate the members and the community about environmental issues through speakers and workshops. The members help with school and community environmental issues like the Green Summit and the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. The members also annually celebrate "Earth Day".
- Exposures - Photography Club
Exposures - Photography Club
Advisor: Karl Bayek, Art Educator
Exposures Photography Club is designed to develop the technical and artistic abilities of young photographers. Members explore the creative possibilities of the art of photography and learn how to communicate his/her unique ideas and perspective of the world. Activities include group photo-shoots, discussions, group developed projects, individually developed projects and critiques of work from club members and famous photographers.
- FEA (Future Educators Association)
FEA - Future Educators Association
Advisor: Stephanie McKenna
"The Mission of the FEA is to foster the recruitment and development of prospective educators worldwide through the dissemination of innovative programming and relevant research." Please visit www.futureeducators.org for more information.
Meetings will be held monthly in room 512, and students will design and participate in activities related to education. Students interested can see or email Mrs. McKenna.
- French National Honor Society
French National Honor Society
Advisor: Ann Trinkaus
The Gilles Vigneault Chapter of the National French Honor Society was formed in 1996. We are an affiliate of the National French Honor Society which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Membership in the NFHS is based on academic excellence and interest in the study of the French language and Francophone cultures. Members are currently French students and in addition to a high point grade average in French, they must have a solid academic foundation in all their classes.
The NFHS meets the first Friday of the month. We have four elected officers.
We are a service club. Some years ago we trained and mentored students who gave mini-lessons in French to elementary students. Our pizza sales and annual dues help to fund student-centered activities such as field trips to enrich knowledge and experience Francophone culture in the community.
- Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Advisor: Jeffrey Moger
The WHS Habitat Club is an informal group at WHS. We volunteer twice a year for the Hartford chapter affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. The group will spend a full day on a construction site. We will do whatever is asked of us in regards to completing housing for the less fortunate. It is open to all Seniors.
- Improvisation Club
Advisor: Jeffrey Roets
- Interact Club of Wethersfield
Advisor: Nella Szilagyi
Location: Media Center
- Italian National Honor Society
Italian National Honor Society - La Società Onoraria Italica
Advisor: Patricia McGrath
The Leonardo Da Vinci Chapter of the Italian National Honor Society was formed in 1994. We are an affiliate of the National Italian Honor Society, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian. The society recognizes exceptional students of Italian studies with a keen interest in Italian culture. In order to become eligible for INHS, members are required to maintain a rigorous academic record in Italian as well as solid academic standing in all their high school courses. In addition, members are expected to complete 10 hours of community service each school year. The Italian National Honor Society is a service organization promoting Italian language and culture. Proceeds from fundraising activities each year are used toward charities and scholarships awarded to seniors of outstanding academic standing and service to the honor society.
- JETS Team (Junior Engineering Technical Society)
JETS Team (Junior Engineering Technical Society)
Advisor: Joseph Kess
The WHS JETS Team. There are two different JETS Teams, the JETS Design Team and the JETS Paper/Pencil Team.
The JETS design team competes in the National Engineering Design Challenge. The challenge is to design and build a device to help a disabled person in the workplace. The team selects a project, designs the project, builds the project and then needs to market the project. Students are mentored by volunteer career engineers.
The JETS Paper/pencil team trains for a written competition held in March of each year. Practice sessions include team building activities and practice problem sets. The team takes a written engineering test as an engineering team.
- Math League
Advisors: Shannon Belanger
The Wethersfield High School Math Team is a member of the Capital Area Mathematics League (CAML) which comprises 24 schools in the Greater Hartford area. Monthly competitions, including both individual and team events in categories ranging from arithmetic to trigonometry, are held at local schools beginning in October. The team is open to all students.
- Model U.N. Club
Model U.N. Club
Advisor: Michael Ferrett
Students in the Model United Nations program represent countries, articulate diverse opinions on controversial issues, forge resolutions, engage in vigorous debate, and resolve conflicts. They hone research and debate skills and tackle international issues such as economic globalization and military conflicts. Model UN is an interactive program that gives students an opportunity to meet with UN diplomats and take part in a unique educational experience that prepares them for roles in a globalizing society.
- National Honor Society
National Honor Society
Advisor: Drew Nicholas
The purpose of the Wethersfield High School National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Wethersfield High School.
On a national level, this society was established in 1921; the National Honor Society is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
- Peer Mediation
Advisor: Richard Scoppetto
Mediation is a communication process in which the people with the problem work together, with the assistance of a neutral third party, cooperating to resolve their conflict. A peer mediator is that neutral third party. Students with a problem have a chance to sit face-to-face and talk, uninterrupted, so each point of view is heard. After the problem is identified, the students create options for a win-win situation and agree to the chosen solution. A training is held once a year for current mediators as well as mediators to be trained.
- Pieces Literary Magazine
Location: Library Media Center
Pieces Literary Magazine meets every Thursday in the Media Center. We have 75 members in our club and growing weekly. It is a club where kids get to practice their artistic crafts and collaborate together on art and writing, to produce an amazing piece of work (our literary magazine). All pieces of writing and/or art are coordinated to compliment each other. We are a writing and art club, which aides in improving and polishing the skills of its members, in a place where they can feel safe, secure, and have a great time all at the same time! One aspect of our meetings is collaboration. Our artists take writing submitted by writing members and produce art to coordinate with the poem/prose given and our writers take the art submitted and produce a piece of writing to coordinate beautifully with the art that was chosen. The process is very inspiring and a joy to behold as members scramble for pieces of art and writing to work with. This group promotes writing and art collaboration on a daily basis! Another aspect and goal of this club is to get the members published. Members submit their artwork and/or writing, to nationwide contests and magazines, to gain scholarships, promote their craft, and receive acclaim. They are an amazingly talented group of students who never cease to amaze me with their skills and talents. Our members are always willing to step up to the plate, when requests for submissions are requested, collaborative efforts are necessary, or just helping each other in any method they are called upon to complete.
- Science Club
Advisor: Thomas Brown
All the fun and exploration of Science without the homework and tests. Are you interested in science, but having a hard time matching that excitement to the classes you take because the topics may not be the same? The WHS Science Club is a place for you to explore the science topics YOU are interested in. Mr. Brown will be your "guide on the side" to help you explore those things of interest to you in a safe and appropriate manner. Students get to study and explore in a supportive environment of comrade-re and curiosity. We are a friendly think tank to exercise your logic and imagination. Hope to see you there. See Mr. Brown for more information.
- Spanish National Honor Society
Spanish National Honor Society
Advisor: Matthew Mangino
The Isabel Allende Chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society was formed in 1995. We are an affiliate of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Membership in the SNHS is based on academic excellence and interest in the study of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures. Members are currently in an honors Spanish class and in addition to a high point grade average in Spanish, they must have a solid academic foundation in all their classes.
- Star Wars Appreciation
Star Wars Appreciation
Advisor: Matthew Kieras
The Star Wars club was established by fans of Star Wars to simply enjoy, debate, and appreciate the film saga through viewing portions of the film on a weekly basis.
- Student Council
The student council at Wethersfield High School voices the needs, wants and concerns of the student body to the administration. Student Council is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. To be a member in student council is an honor. Student Council members are the future leaders in the community, government, or business. Students who participate in student council shall maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Students shall also demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behavior through their words and actions. All Council members are expected to participate in approved activities, which serve to enhance the quality of the school environment. Students raise funds for school wide projects. They assist the community when they are in need of aid. Being a member of Student Council helps our students become responsible and active members of the community.
- Teenage Republicans
Advisor: Jeffrey Moger
Teenage Republicans is a group that attempts to help students who are interested in politics to have a place to be involved. The group is student run and organized. They do work with the local chapter of the Republican Party. They volunteer at Republican or town wide community events. They often give time to the campaigns of local republican candidates and learn the ins and outs of the election process first hand. They help organize political events at WHS particularly during the election years. The group is open to all WHS students who are interested.
- The Coders/Technology Club
Advisors: Joseph Kess
The WHS Coders / Technology Club is two clubs in one, and each member of the club can choose their own projects. Members may learn to code in Java or HTML or any other language, using MineCraft, Code Academy, Scratch, App Inventor and many other resources. Members may also pursue technological projects, designing and building circuits, or investigating topics such as network security. Members usually work in collaboration with others, and the goal is for everyone to teach and to learn. The club meets in Room 401 On Thursdays afternoons from 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
- The Phoenix Online Edition
Advisor: John Martin
The Phoenix Online, the student online newspaper of Wethersfield High School, is updated on a regular basis by students with the help of teachers and staff. The Phoenix online and its paper counterpart, the Phoenix, are made available to all students, faculty, staff, and administration free of charge. Currently the Phoenix online is available free to everyone.
- The Vine Bible Study
The Vine Bible Study
Advisor: Matthew Kieras
The Vine was established by students who are interested in setting time aside to read and discuss portions of the Bible with the goal to apply the concepts and precepts of the Bible to their daily walk. The group meeting times are determined by the students and interest.
- Video Club
- Yearbook - The Elm
Yearbook – The Elm
Advisor: Gail Griffin
Location: Library Media Center
The yearbook club is an organization developed to create and design the yearbook. It requires a great deal of time. Students help to take pictures at school, and then organize them into yearbook pages. They help to create the layout of the yearbook, create collages, and develop the overall theme. In September we meet once a week after school and after that students are encouraged to work on the book during their study halls and after school or whenever they have free time.
- Young Democrats
Advisor: John Gallivan
The WHS Young Democrats. The purpose of this club is to educate the members about the political process and involve the members in campaigns for local, state and national offices. Members have the opportunity to meet and speak with local and state leaders. The members also run several charitable activities often in conjunction with the Young Republicans.