Westside High School offers nearly 60 clubs and activities intended to appeal to and serve the interests of a wide variety of students. Click here–Student-Clubs 2019-2020–for the latest list of club and activity sponsors.
Anime Club: Anime Club will give you a place to meet friends and watch Anime. Activities include watching Anime, drawing Anime, reading manga (Anime books), cosplay contests and fangirl over Anime.
Band: This activity is included in our regular curriculum. Extensions of this activity include Marching Band, Ensembles, Pep Band and Concert Jazz Band. Performances, presentations, and programs are presented throughout the school year.
Beta Club: Open to students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher who want to participate in service projects in the community.
Cheerleading: Tryouts for these spirit groups are held each Spring.
Circle of Friends: A group of peer mentors who interact and are trained as good social role models for a student who is socially challenged (example: inviting students to lunch, talking to them in the hallway, etc.). Peer model trainings will occur every other week, and meetings with focus students and peer models will occur weekly. The group may attend community outings, school events and/or field trips throughout the year. Service learning hours may also be earned.
Class Officers: Voting and selection of junior and senior class officers for the following year are held each Spring. Students interested in being a class officer will need to secure support, be willing to make a presentation to their class, and serve their class in an office capacity for the following year.
Color Guard: Competitive marching flag corps that performs with the band.
Competitive Athletics: Westside High School offers to students the opportunity to try out and participate in 19 varsity sports. A minimum of forty-seven different competitive teams are available for our students. The seasons when these are offered and the procedures for getting involved can be found in the Warrior Bulletin that is published and distributed in August, prior to the opening of school.
Cycling Club: For those interested in maintaining physical fitness while becoming a faster cyclist in road or mountain biking. There will be regular rides.
Debate Club: A communications activity that exposes students to a variety of ideas and ask them to take sides for competitive argument. Three kinds of debate are offered for all different types of thinkers and schedules. Season begins in September and lasts for most of the school year. Tournaments are local as well as involving travel around the country. If you have something to say and need a place to say it – find debate and your voice.
DECA: An Association of Marketing Students: This organization is an extension of the Marketing Education class. Membership is offered to those students involved in M.E.C. This activity will develop leadership in the area of marketing and management. The club for the current year is formulated at the beginning of school in the fall.
Fashion Club: An organization for students interested in fashion. Students will help with the spring Art and Fashion Show.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): An association of students who are interested in careers in business related fields.
French Club: Designed to foster social and cultural activities related to the French speaking world.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA): Provides a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, and questioning youth to meet, socialize, and support one another. The club encourages a friendly, tolerant atmosphere for students of all sexual orientations.
German Club: Designed to foster social and cultural activities related to the German speaking world.
Interactive Gamers: The purpose of the Interactive Games Club is to provide students with a forum to improve their critical thinking, problem-solving and social skills by playing games. The club focuses on board games that involve strategy, collectible and other card games, video games and role-playing games. Club meetings will focus on trying out games that students may not have experience with, playing favorite games, and possibly developing games of their own. Interactive Games is designed to offer students a safe environment to try and enjoy games.
International Thespian Society: This nationally-known honor society recognizes student achievement and participation in theater. Students must meet induction requirements by performing quality work in theater and relating disciplines. Open to students grades 9-12. This organization promotes theater participation and strengthens the school plays by providing support.
Intramurals: At the present time, basketball is offered during the winter season. Announcements are made so teams can organize prior to the beginning of the season.
Junior Classical League: This is a club designed for those students who are taking Latin as a foreign language. This club participates in competitive situations between schools and is involved with state competition as well. Membership begins in the Fall of each school year.
Key Club: This club is for any student interested in volunteer service. A variety of service opportunities are offered monthly, along with social activities and bi-monthly meetings beginning in the Fall of each school year. The club is affiliated with Kiwanis International.
Louder Than A Bomb Club: This club offers students a chance to write and share their own original poetry while preparing to compete in a city-wide competition. The club meets once a week year-round. Anyone interested in writing poetry or learning more about poetry slams should join!
Math Club: This club is for any student interested in mathematics.
Medical Club: Medical Club is designed to give students who would like to learn more about healthcare related fields an opportunity to explore their interests. Students who participate in this club have the opportunity to learn from guest speakers, student-led activities, and field trip experiences. Medical Club sponsors a Red Cross Blood Drive for eligible Westside students and staff each semester.
Mu Alpha Theta: A mathematics honor society in which all active members are required to have completed Algebra and Geometry. To be considered for active membership, a minimum of a “B” average must be maintained in mathematics courses. The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to celebrate mathematics through school-wide events such as speakers, competitions, and Pi Day activities.
National Art Honor Society: NAHS recognizes and inspires students to attain high standards in the area of art. Students will be involved in community and charity art projects, visiting artist and art studios, connecting art to other subject areas at WHS, helping put on an art show, and increasing their own artistic skills. NAHS members will be eligible for scholarship opportunities. See your art teacher for a recommendation.
National Honor Society: Westside’s Honor Society is a chapter of the national organization and is bound by its rules and regulations. Juniors and seniors who have a mark point average of 6.40, have passed all minimum competencies and have no “incompletes” on their records are eligible for induction into the Society. Selection further depends on consideration of character, leadership, and service. Staff members are given National Honor Society definitions of “character” and “leadership” and are asked to give specific evidence of how any eligible student has not demonstrated these qualities. In addition, students are asked to complete a Student Activity/Service Information Form. School activities/service and community service are recorded by the student and rated by the appropriate sponsor. A total of ten points on this form is required for induction. A faculty committee of five people then review each student’s qualifications and recommends accordingly.
Orchestra: This activity is an extension of our regular curriculum. Performances are given periodically throughout the year. Tryouts are held for some special groups within the orchestra. All students signed up for that class have the opportunity to try out.
Outdoor Education: This activity is an opportunity for interested students to be involved in the elementary school Outdoor Education Program. High school students are used as camp counselors and leaders for this activity. Students may apply to be counselors prior to the Fall Outdoor Ed Program. Counselors are chosen on the basis of character, responsibility, and academic standing.
Project Unify: Project Unify is an extension of Special Olympics, however it is not focused on athletic events. It is student-led and provides opportunities for positive social interactions. Some club meetings are in school and some are away from school.
Quiz Bowl: – Participate in academic competitions open to all students. Competitors will be determined through performances during practices.
Red Shield: Student body that supports Varsity athletic events through appropriate sportsmanship.
Renaissance Reenactors: This group is an opportunity to explore the Renaissance period of history and bring it alive for others.
Robotics: Students gain experience in designing and building robotics. Students will also participate in robotic competitions.
Science, Engineering & Technology: This club will give students a better idea of what science, engineering & technology careers are like. Students will participate in Space Day in cooperation with Lockheed Martin and project-based science and engineering activities.
Service Learning Council: This club provides opportunities to serve the local and national community through service and awareness opportunities within the school, gratifying community outreach events, and an annual Spring Break service trip. Open to all students who want a fun and interesting way to help their community and earn service learning hours.
SkillsUSA: Students will form small groups to participate in career related demonstrations, presentations, tours and hands-on activities to develop skills in computers, technology, welding, networking, construction, automotive, robotics, CNC, architecture, CAD and drafting. Students will prepare for skill and leadership competitions.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica: Promotes and recognizes high achievement in the Spanish language classes and continued interest in Hispanic studies.
Speech: A competitive activity in which students prepare and present speeches at weekly contests against schools from around the state. Contests run from November through March at local, district, state and national levels. Members attend weekly meetings and regular practice sessions.
Step Team: Step Team provides school spirit using unique dance routines. They visit elementary schools to teach character education.
Student Advisory Board (SAB): Student government which deals with social activities for the student body as well as bringing student concerns to administrators. Members are elected from each class to represent the student body. These elections are held at the same time class officers are elected. Students have an opportunity to submit their names for consideration as an honorary member of the SAB.
Student Mentoring Program (SMP): Designed to stimulate high school students’ interest and excitement in engineering, architecture, and related sciences. This is a critical thinking, problem solving program that engages students to solve real world problems in the community.
Student Publications (Quill and Scroll): This activity includes classes offered in preparation of the yearbook (Shield) and the student newspaper (Lance). Opportunities to learn about journalism are provided for students interested in these areas. Membership is an extension of a student’s involvement in school publications.
Varsity Dance: This spirit group works with other spirit squads to promote student spirit activities for each sport season. Selection for the squad is made in the Spring of each school year and is open to grades 10-12.
Vocal Music: This includes courses offered as part of the curriculum. Classes include Warrior Voices, Chorus, Concert Choir and Show Choir. Membership in these activities are determined by enrollment and tryouts.
Warrior Football Club: This club encourages and rewards off season strength conditioning training for Warrior football players.
Welcome to Westside Club: This is an organization for students who are interested in helping students new to District 66 and Westside High School. Activities are held which are geared toward helping new students become better acclimated to our school curriculum.
Westside Rugby Football Club: Westside RFC teaches, plays and appreciates the sport of rubgy with an emphasis on sportsmanship. Westside RFC will play under Great Plains Rugby Union.
Westside Way: Students who are committed to a drug/alcohol free lifestyle will lead and participate in educational activities for 6th graders from Westside elementary schools.