Clubs and Honor Societies

Organization descriptions and sponsors

Clubs

Club Name

Sponsors

Club Details

Academic Bowl

Shan Pillai Julie Clinch

Type:Academic Team Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 3:05 PM - 4:30 PM. Criteria: Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Purpose: Fostering the pursuit of academic excellence, promoting a spirit of academic competition and sportsmanship, and providing social opportunities for the development of collegiality and lifelong friendship.

Anime Club

Peggy Linski

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Contact Sponsor Dues: TBD in Library Lab Criteria: Interest in Anime and Japanese culture Purpose: Watch Anime films and learn about Japanese culture

Astronomy Club Sarah Ell

Meeting: once a month in the planetarium Purpose: To discuss astronomy news and learn about the different constellations for each season.  All are welcome!

Band

Aaron Morgan

Type: Performance Group Meeting Times: Contact sponsor Criteria: Must be enrolled in Band class.  Purpose: Music appreciation, perform at concerts

Cavalcade (Newspaper)

Andrew Springer

Type: Publication Meeting Times: Periods 1 and 5; After school the last week of the month Criteria: Must be enrolled in journalism class. Occasional exceptions. Purpose: The Cavalcade tells the stories of people who have something to share. It is a student publication run by students, for students, using the power of the written word.

Cavalier (Yearbook)

Elizabeth Koby

Type: Publication Meeting Times: Yearbook meets as a class. However, students who are interested in freelancing (photography, writing stories, or helping with spread design) are welcome! Please contact Ms. Pierce, the adviser, or with any yearbook staff members. Criteria: Applications for the yearbook class are available each spring; however, there is no course requirement for joining the yearbook staff.  Purpose: The Cavalier Yearbook strives to record the history of the people, events, and memories that comprise each school year while maintaining the highest standards for scholastic journalism. 

Chess Club

John Nah

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Monday afternoons 3:00 - 4:30 PM,  Criteria: No previous chess experience or skill necessary Purpose: Intramural club for students and faculty that enjoy playing Chess

Chinese Club

Jennifer Forney

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: TBD Criteria: Interest in Chinese food and culture Purpose: Promote and enjoy Chinese food and culture

Class of 2019

Tim HudenburgJoshua MacNabb

Type: Student Government Meeting Times: Contact sponsors Criteria: Must be a student in the class of 2019 Purpose: Service learning and leadership to plan, organize, and support events for the class of 2019

Class of 2020

Kate WrightStephanie Pollack

Type: Student Government Meeting Times: Contact sponsors Criteria: Must be a student in the class of 2020 Purpose: Service learning and leadership to plan, organize, and support events for the class of 2020

Color Guard

Aaron Morgan

Type: Performance Group Meeting Times: Contact sponsor Dues: Contact sponsor Criteria: Contact sponsor Purpose: Performance at Color Guard competitions

Computer Science

Kimberly Baram

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Contact sponsor Dues: 15$ Criteria: Ability to promote logic, teamwork & critical thinking skills Purpose: To tutor students of Computer Science, build teamwork in technology-based exercises and competitions, such as Cyber-patriot, gaming, and help beta-test technology based projects

DECA (An Association of Marketing Students)

Kelsey Treague

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: 1 - 2 Wednesdays per month Dues: $30 Criteria: Students currently enrolled in a Marketing course or EPF course and/or show an interest in Marketing, Business, Finance, Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, community service, leadership, and/or developing career and professional life skills.  Purpose: Leadership development is found through the DECA activities, which include business meetings, curriculum-relevant projects, community service projects, competitive events at the regional, state, and national level, leadership conferences, recognition programs, and social events.

Digital Art Club Donna Head  

Doctors of Tomorrow Club

Jeff Root

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 3:05PM in room  Criteria: Interest in the pursuing a career in medicine.  Purpose: To provide information for students seeking medical careers

Dungeons and Dragons

Sara Dragan

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Monday's afterschool Criteria: Any Woodson student with any experience level  Purpose: To learn and play the game Dungeons and Dragons and to enjoy time with friends!

Engineering Club

Paul Adam  

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Every other Wednesday, 4:30PM - 6:00PM,  Criteria: Grades 10 - 12 Purpose: Architecture, Construction, & Engineering Mentoring

Environmental Club

Lauren Kinne

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Varies by week and weather. Criteria: Interest in and love of planet Earth! Purpose: To learn about and improve our planet. Currently working on our native garden!

For the Culture

Allison Adams

Jordan Black

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month Dues:  Criteria: Supports the #OneWoodson concept of celebrating and including all cultures and all people.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America

Aseem Rastogi

Type: Special Insterest Meeting Times: Contact Sponsor Dues: Contact Sponsor Criteria: Interest in developing professionalism, leadership, social, and career skills. Purpose: Leadership development is found through the FBLA activities, which include business meetings, curriculum relevant projects, community service projects, regional competitive events, leadership conferences, recognition programs, and social events. 

H.E.L.P. /Service Club (Helping Elderly and Low-income People)   Purpose: This club aims to Help Elderly and Low-Income People (H.E.L.P). The goal of the club is to provide a means of getting service hours for those who need them and those who enjoy volunteering in the community. Examples of activities include serving meals at local shelters and the Ronald McDonald House. We also prepare powerpack meal packages for low-income students.

Hockey Club

Dan Healy

Type: Special interest

Criteria: Students who want to learn more about the game of hockey or already love hockey and want to discuss it with other students. Purpose: To bring students together through a shared enjoyment of hockey.

Impact Woodson Macara Oshida

Type: Special Interest 

Purpose: To create a safe environment and community of Woodson students that will bond and experience the ups and downs of life together.

Improv Club

Terri Hobson

Type: Performance Group Meeting Times: Most Wednesdays beginning in November when there are late buses Criteria: This is a drop- in club. You may attend any time you are available! No prior experience is needed, only your willingness to say "Yes"! Purpose: To improve your improv, acting, and overall performance skills

IT Girls

Sara Johnson

Angela Williams

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Once a month depending on speakers' schedules Criteria: Open to all students Purpose: To increase the number of girls participating in STEM-related events and CS courses

Key Club

Elva Card

Type: Service Club Meeting Times: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month Dues: $15 Criteria: Interest in Service Projects Purpose: To serve Woodson, the Woodson Community, and beyond!

Latin Club

Ariel Baska  

Type: Language Club Meeting Times: Contact Sponsor Dues: Contact Sponsor Criteria: Contact Sponsor Purpose: To foster and interest in Latin language & culture

Math Team (JV)

Travis Pugh

Type: Academic Team Meeting Times: Contact Sponsor for additional times Criteria: All students in math through Algebra 2 Purpose: Participate in math contests sponsored by FCPS and Virginia Math League. Students attempt to correctly answer 6 math problems in 30 minutes.

Model Judiciary Michael Viccora Meeting: The club meets 1-2 times per month.  Purpose: In this club, students participate in mock trials, work to develop advocacy skills, and learn about the legal profession.    
OIC Club Lauren Kinne  

Operation Patriot

Tim Evans

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: As announced, about once per month Criteria: A want to serve and Interest in supporting our military veterans and wounded warriors Purpose: To support active duty military and veterans and their families through service activities and projects

Operation Smile Emily Pavot Operation Smile - a club to help students with cleft palates

Orchestra

Kathy Thompson

Type: Performance Group Meeting Times: Contact sponsor  Criteria: Must be enrolled in Orchestra class. Purpose: Music appreciation, perform at concerts

Photography Club 

Joseph Dixon

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Contact sponsor Dues: $15 Criteria: Interest in digital & print photography Purpose: To use our digital photo lab as well as the dark room to create photographs.

Red Cross Club

Andrea Austin

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Varies one time month Dues:  Criteria: Support the American Red Cross through educating, fundraising, and volunteering. Woodson Red Cross allows members to work as a group of volunteers to help the local community and beyond. Join today to help save a life!

Relay for Life

Susan Hamrock

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Once a month, Wednesdays Criteria: Participate in the Relay for Life event in Spring (Register, Raise Money, Attend, & Support) Purpose: Raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research

Scholastic Bowl "It's Academic"

Kevin Wright

Type: Academic Competitions Meeting Times: Most Tuesdays & Thursdays Criteria: Willing to compete and quick with a buzzer! Purpose: Along with local competitions and scrimmages, the team also competes the VHSL Scholastic Bowl and NBC TV "It's Academic"

Science Olympiad

Ellen Babcock

Type: Academic Team Meeting Times: Twice a week (Mon & Fri, 3:15-4) Dues: Contact Sponsor Criteria: Tryouts Purpose: Competition at Invitational, Regional, State and National levels

Spanish Club

Margie Shapiro

Type: Language Club Meeting Times: TBA Dues: $5 Criteria: Not necessary to speak Spanish or be in Spanish class - anyone with an interest in Hispanic cultures may join!  Purpose: To learn about Hispanic cultures

Speech/Debate/Forensics

Alex Szymanski

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Usually Wednesday or Thursday Dues: $15 Criteria: Compete at Debate tournaments Purpose: Debate social and political issues

Stock Market Club Daryl Richards

Type: Special Interest Meetings: Ad Hoc Criteria: None; Purpose: To discuss topics related to investing and participate in investing simulations and competitions.

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Lynn Schmauder,  Dan Schaefer

See SGA webpage for more detail.

Student Government Association (SGA) / Leadership

Lynn Schmauder,  Dan Schaefer

Type: Student Government Criteria: Application, Election for SCA Officer Purpose: To serve the Woodson school and community See SGA webpage for more detail.

Student's for Life Kristie Erickson  
Student Advisor Program Molly CampbellPaula Disalvo Allen Dickens

Type: Service Club Meeting Times: TBD Criteria: Friendly, personable, and welcoming. Purpose: To welcome and assist students on their academic journey through high school.

Woodson Buddies

Lindsay McQuaid Aki Goto

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Contact sponsor Criteria: Friendly, personable, and welcoming. Purpose: An inclusive club that provides after school and in school opportunities for students with disabilities to interact with their general education peers

Woodson Christian Fellowship

Annie Cutler

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Tuesdays after school Purpose: To give Christian students a place at Woodson to gather and support one another, as well as plan outreach to the school and community at large

Woodson Crew Team   The Woodson Crew Team seeks both male and female rowers.   Practice on the Occoquan River begins in late February.  Regattas are held on Saturdays from late March to late May.  Rowers are expected to participate in fundraising activities including the Crafts Fair and tag days.  

Woodson Minds Matter

Molly Campbell

Type: Special Mental Health Awareness Meeting Times: every other Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00  Purpose: Student-led club that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, increase help-seeking behaviors, promote social connectedness, and encourage self-care and healthy habits among students at Woodson High School.

Young Democrats

Jeff Root

Type: Special Interest Meeting Times: Mondays at 3:05  Criteria: Interest in the political process Purpose: Support Democratic candidates and provide opportunities for service hours

Young Hearts Michaela Ibrahim Meetings are on Mondays  Criteria: Students who would like to participate in the annual DC Light The Night Walk for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; students who would also like to support other causes as well.

Young Republicans

Kristie Erickson

Meeting Times: Tuesdays or Wednesdays (TBD) Criteria: Express interest in the Republican political party and respectful of all beliefs Purpose: Political

 

Honor Societies

Computer Science Honor Society

Kimberly Baram

Meeting Times: As announced

Dues: $20 for new members, $10 for returning members

Criteria: Completed AP Computer Science A with A- or higher. B- or higher overall GPA.

Purpose: Service learning and promotion of Computer Science.

 

French Honor Society

Kathleen Binczewski

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Twice a month on late bus days Dues: $10 Criteria: French III or higher w/ B+ average Purpose: Students are in charge of various activities, but most of all they must be available to help French I students who experience difficulties.

History Honor Society

Joan Brown

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Varies Dues: $10 Criteria: 3.5 in Social Studies, 3.0 overall GPA Purpose: Promotes citizenship, research skills and connection to community through historical preservation and learning.

International Thespian Society

Terri Hobson

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: As announced Dues: Initial $32, $10 annual renewal Criteria: 3.0 GPA, 10 points accrued in Woodson productions in 2 different production areas Purpose: To recognize and continue excellence in Theatre.

Latin Honor Society

Ariel Baska

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Contact Sponsor Dues: Contact Sponsor Criteria: Contact Sponsor Purpose: To participate in service projects that promote learning, 

Math Honor Society  (Mu Alpha Theta)

Valerie Silver

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Monthly as announced Dues: $35 for new member, $10 for returning Criteria: Must be in Precalculus or Higher Purpose: Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and students.

National Art Honor Society

Jayne Matricardi-Burke Joseph Dixon

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Twice a month Dues: $10 Criteria: Students must have taken 2 full-year art courses at Woodson, and have at least a B average in those classes Purpose: Promoting the visual arts within the Woodson Community

National English Honor Society

Beth Koby

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Varies, contact sponsor Dues: Contact sponsor Criteria: Contact sponsor Purpose: NEHS recognizes students who appreciate and celebrate the power of the written word as well as a love for literature. 

National Honor Society

Sara Dragan & Kara Sweeney

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: The first Thursday of each month, alternating between seniors and juniors Dues: $5 per semester Criteria: Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership are the four pillars of NHS. Seniors and juniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA , of good character, involved in service and demonstrating leadership are invited to apply in the fall. A faculty panel reviews the applications and recommends acceptance. Members must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, complete 20 hours (10 per semester) of community service (15 total for new members), hold a leadership position in a school club, organization or team, or a community organization during either their junior or senior year, and demonstrate good character. Purpose: The purpose is to recognize academic excellence, encourage community service, develop leadership skills and promote good character. 

Science National Honor Society

Jonathan Morgan

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month Dues: $10 Criteria: Must be in or have taken an AP science course, have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in science  Purpose: Service learning, leadership, & passion for science

Spanish National Honor Society

Kathy Marcos

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: Every 3rd Thursday of the month Dues: $10 for returning members - $15 for new members  Criteria: Must have been in a Spanish class for a minimum of 9 quarters and have a B+ average. To keep their membership students must maintain B+ average

Purpose: To engage outstanding students in activities related to the culture, food, holidays and music of the Spanish-speaking world. To create an environment where our students will be able to meet and socialize with peers of similar goals, and to promote conversation in Spanish. To celebrate student's achievements.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Amy Moir

Type: Honor Society Meeting Times: First Monday of each m onth, 3:20PM - 4:00PM Dues: $10 per year Criteria: 10 - 12th grade; full year enrollment in a music class; GPA of 3.0 or higher in all classes; GPS 3.0 or higher in music class Purpose: Tri-M is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, to reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.