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Last Updated: 10/12/2022 2:23 PM

Athletics  -  Clubs  -  Band  -  Chorus  -  Orchestra  -  Drama  -  SGA  -  Senior Class

 

  • Mission — Students will collectively work to increase academic and trivia knowledge through participation in enrichment activities.
  • Activities – Students are welcome to attend meetings for quiz bowl practices, social events such as sponsoring the elementary school book drive for the Elves Club Secret Santa program, and a chance to try out for the competition team in order to participate in quiz bowl tournaments.
  • Sponsor – Shannon Cruttenden
  • Mission – To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among secondary school students.  Motto:  Let us lead by serving others.
  • Activities – Community service projects such as collection of donations to Papa’s Pantry, Cherokee County Child Services, Relay for Life.  Participation and donations to Must Ministries, Books for Africa and other various community service projects throughout the year.  Additional activities also include teacher and bus driver/maintenance appreciation days. Membership is by invitation only, based on GPA and character.
  • Sponsors – Kate McIntyre, Courteney Hooks
  • Mission – Our Mission is to promote critical thinking, strategy, social skills, and cooperation through tabletop gaming.
  • Activities – Learn to play and participate in board games, strategy games, cooperative games, social games, and trading card games.
  • Sponsor – Zachary VanDine
  • Mission – To allow students to build community by learning and teaching each other the art of cardistry and sleight of hand card tricks.
  • Activities – Teaching and learning card tricks at once a week meetings and a possible magic show.  
  • Sponsor – Jake DeVoss
  • Mission – To provide meaningful leadership and employability experiences for students with disabilities through career, technical and agricultural education courses, field trips and volunteer opportunities.
  • Activities – Teach students to write resumes, cover letters, interview for a job, dress for interviews, work on their social skills and how to be successful on the job.  Prepare students for fall and spring competitions.
  • Sponsor – Wakely Louis
  • Mission – To promote inclusivity, awareness, and diversity at Woodstock by providing a place for students and staff to discuss multi-cultural issues at WHS. The club will advocate for solutions against racism, prejudice, and hatred within the school and community.
  • Activities – Weekly discussions and forums, community service projects, guest speakers, and other school events and fundraisers.
  • Sponsors – Regina Tate Leslie, Kellie Baglio   
  • Mission – The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.
  • Activities – Thespian Troupe #5572 is a member troupe of EdTA, a theatre honor society, and supports Woodstock Drama in all of its activities. The activities that are available only to members consist of induction, the annual Georgia Thespian Conference, and the annual International Thespian Festival (by invitation only). 
  • Sponsor – Nicole Korsh
  • Mission – To provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children from Cherokee County elementary schools.
  • Activities – Fundraising to purchase gifts, preparing for the party, wrapping gifts, attending planning meetings, and attending and hosting the party.
  • Sponsor – Courtney Majors, Noel Majors
  • Mission – To increase awareness of the relationships between human actions and our environment, educate the school community of steps that can be taken to improve our environment, and to encourage responsible environmental behaviors.
  • Activities – Campus clean ups, River clean ups (Rivers Alive), Campus beautification projects, Earth Day activities, Environmental contests/competitions (i.e. NMWPD water video), rebuild greenhouse.
  • Sponsor – Ashley Potz, Sarah Brennan
  • Mission – To promote personal growth and leadership development and preparation for adult life.
  • Activities – Cater school functions as a fund-raiser for field trips associated with program of study in Nutrition and Human Development. We do not have regular scheduled meetings. We have a remind101 and a signup board in room 303 for events that come up. Students in FCCLA must help with three events to receive a cord for graduation. Provide catering for numerous school events including, Homecoming dance, Awards night, Lamps and Letters, etc... We meet regularly but not a set day, more when we have events.
  • Sponsors – Heather Bolt, Adrienne Fagan
  • Mission – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), is a Christ-centered, Bible based, interdenominational, organization designed to empower and encourage students to make a difference for Christ.  FCA encourages integrity, service, outreach and teamwork and provides students the opportunity for bible study, fellowship and worship.
  • Activities – Projects have included Samaritan’s Purse, gifts for TurnAroundMinistries, gifts for troops, Easter baskets for Must Ministries, financial support to WHS special education projects, camps, and clubs, and financial support to student organizations.
  • Sponsors – Melissa Jennings, Christine Wernquist
  • Mission – The aim of this organization shall be to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone cultures, and to promote international friendship.
  • Activities – Induction in the Spring for new members.  We typically go to Francophone restaurants, cook French food, watch French movies, see French art, make crafts, do other activities.
  • Sponsor – Beatrice Vallee
  • Mission – The main purposes of the French Club are to promote enthusiasm among students for the French language and culture and to provide students with a friendly but serious way to approach a new language. Because of the club's interest in cultural diversity, involvement in the French Club also encourages exploration of other cultures.
  • Activities – We march in the Homecoming parade.  We watch French themed movies.  We have breakfast.  We promote National French Week school-wide.  We have a Mardi Gras celebration in the Spring.  We try to do at least one outing at La Madeleine.
  • Sponsor – Beatrice Vallee
  • Mission – The purpose of Friend's Club is to provide a variety of learning opportunities for students with disabilities to interact with their general education peers. Friend's Club members volunteer to help students with disabilities build social skills and develop social relationships with their peers by doing a variety of learning activities together.
  • Activities – Friend's Club members volunteer during their lunch period to help students with disabilities learn social skills in the classroom, school coffee shop, and cafeteria.  Friend's Club members also help with extracurricular activities such as the Special Olympics, Friend's Club Thanksgiving Dinner, and the Autism Awareness picnic. Members meet once a month.
  • Sponsor – Amy Heil
  • Mission – To understand the Democratic party’s history, ideals and goals.  To promote involvement in American politics through encouragement of voting, contacting politicians and running for office.  To create a broader understanding of politics through discussions about literature, ideology and policies.
  • Activities – Meetings TBD. Discussion of politics in the community and world. Guest speakers and community service projects.
  • Sponsors – Phelan Robb
  • Mission – Interact is an international organization of service and social clubs for young people of secondary school age that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace. The name was created by combining the words "international" and "action." Interact Clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs as a program of Rotary International. Rotary Clubs provide guidance and inspiration, but the Interact Clubs are self-governing and self-supporting. Clubs take a variety of forms, both single-gender and mixed as well as large and small. The membership base of a club can be drawn from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools from the same community.
  • Activities – Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least one community service project and at least one project that furthers international understanding and goodwill. Interactors develop a worldwide network of friendships through exchanges with local and overseas clubs. Along the way, Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends. We meet twice a month, but you can sign up for reminders and be informed about future activities.
  • Sponsor – Sonya Breaux
  • Mission – International Club members study the cultures, traditions, and current affairs in countries around the world. The purpose of the club is to know and appreciate other countries and bring that knowledge and understanding to the rest of the school community.
  • Activities – Visits to International Festivals, International Food Restaurants, International Movie night and food; fundraising to collaborate with other international organizations dedicated to peace and justice for all people around the world. (UNICEF, Red Cross)
  • Sponsor – Carmen Cruz, Lauren Cannon, Haley McGowan, Katy Middlebrooks
  • Mission – To recognize and promote commitment to academic excellence in the study of Latin, Greek and the Classics.
  • Activities – Participating in Classical academic programs and supporting mentorship for novice and intermediate Latin students.
  • Sponsor – Kellie Baglio
  • Mission – To stimulate interest in Latin and the Roman tradition and encourage involvement in the state and national Classical Leagues
  • Activities – Bi-Monthly meetings and team building activities, GJCL Fall Forum, Saturnalia Party,  GJCL State Convention, NJCL National Convention
  • Sponsor – Kellie Baglio, Bonnie Sinclair
  • Mission – To provide a vehicle wherein students can fulfill the STEM competition requirements and learn additional problem-solving skills they might not get in the classroom.
  • Activities – Competitions at UGS, GT, Lassiter, Rockdale, Reinhardt, etc. Academic Decathlon is a STEM related competition club that combines with the arts and humanities to challenge students in 10 academic areas.  Students also compete at various levels depending on their grades.  If you like any subject or want to be more well-rounded in other areas and you enjoy working together as a team, then this is the organization for you! Meetings will be every Monday after school for one hour starting at 3:30pm in room 110.  You do not have to be a math Jedi to be on the team.  We will teach you the ways of the force!
  • Sponsor – Henry Oglesby
  • Mission – To get males at Woodstock High School involved in the sport of volleyball.
  • Activities – Practice once a week based on gym availability and games based on other school scheduling availability.
  • Sponsor – Shane Negus
  • Mission – Mu Alpha Theta is an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education.
  • Activities – Students gather once a month to challenge each other mathematically while having fun in a relaxed, welcoming environment.  Students lead the club and choose different activities that allow us ways to celebrate math in a way unique to a typical mathematics classroom.
  • Sponsor – Lisa Whitaker, Rachel Koeninger
  • Mission – To explore the fundamentals of the United Nations from both an oral and written perspective and to better understand the global society and foster international awareness via debate and negotiations.
  • Activities – GSU High School Model United Nations—November of each year; Marist Schools Model Arab League-January of each year; and the End of the Year Banquet in April of each year. Meetings are weekly and vary based on the schedules of the students. The meetings may also be two days in a week depending on student schedules. Typically, meetings are at 7:45 in the mornings in room 713.
  • Sponsor – Ashley Dexter
  • Mission – We build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.
  • Activities – Group rides, training sessions, and optional race participation.
  • Sponsor – Nathan Stinson
  • Mission – To promote visual arts in the school and community and provide additional art opportunities for students.
  • Activities – Regular studio attendance after school on Thursdays, 3:20-4:30 is expected.  WHS The Gathering Student Art Show. Cherokee Arts Center HS Art Show.
  • Sponsor – Lori Thompson, Elizabeth Richey
  • Mission – To serve peers, school, and community while recognizing students’ academic grades and performance in developing abilities in English. 
  • Activities – Book drives, reading to young children at the elementary schools or libraries, outings to see plays, begin a student writing center.  
  • Sponsor – Jacqueline Vance
  • Mission – NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.  (www.nationalhonorsociety.com)
  • Activities – School and community service activities are conducted throughout the school year.  These include tutoring WHS students, collecting books for all Kindergarten students at Woodstock Elementary, assisting with our feeder elementary schools fall festivals, hosting a holiday celebration at semester break for the Kindergarten students at Woodstock Elementary, hosting a Science Day at Liberty Elementary, assisting with spring festivals at our feeder elementary schools, working with Salvation Army collections during the holiday season, and various monthly school and community service projects.   
  • Sponsors –Josh Sailors, Ashley Dexter
  • Mission –Our program mission is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Activities – The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training.
  • Sponsor – Mark Fagan, Keith Myrick
  • Mission –Help students understand the foods they eat and see food as a helpful resource, not something to fear. We want students to value proper nutrition and see the positive effects quality food can have on their daily performance.
  • Activities – student and teacher led presentations on nutrients and how to obtain them. Guest speakers such as nutritionists and dieticians.
  • Sponsor – Alex Gray, Carolyn Edwards
  • Mission – To allow LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and allies to gather in a safe space designated to creating validation and solidarity.
  • Activities – Guest speakers from the community with expertise in topics of interest to the club members. Meetings every other week on Tuesdays in the morning or afternoon.
  • Sponsor – Karen Rigsby, Julie Moeller, Savanna Thomas
  • Mission – The mission of the Reading Club is to promote a love of literature in a positive, nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to read books of their choice from varied genres and come together for discussions about the selected book with their peers.
  • Activities – Meet once a month after school.
  • Sponsor – Jennifer Cogdill, Jacqueline Higginbotham
  • Mission – to recognize academic achievement in the Social Studies discipline and to further learning within the discipline, study Social Studies’ relations to the real world.
  • Activities – attending and scheduling guest speakers whose topic concentrates on Social Studies, fundraising activities to help support the club and other organizations, voluntary trips to historic sites, publicize historically related scholarship opportunities.
  • Sponsor – Rhonda Cowart
  • Mission – SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives. We accomplish this by creating, equipping, andsustaining a network of student-led chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions.
  • Activities – Highway safety awareness activities, Drinking and driving awareness (21 or bust), Ghost Out
  • Sponsor – Tracie Castleberry
  • Mission – To prepare students to compete in science bowl competitions. Students should be knowledgeable in at least two of these science areas: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, General Science and Mathematics.
  • Activities—Students will meet once a week to review science topics and play mock competitions against each other for practice. Science Bowl is open to all grade levels
  • Sponsor – Jake DeVoss
  • Mission—To have high respect for administration and fellow students at Woodstock High School; Unite our school and community in spirit and pride through involvement; To create a strong foundation of education and leadership; To provide a democratic forum in which students can address those school related issues which affect their lives.
  • Activities – SGA will hold grade level, executive board and full committee planning meetings, team building activities, as well as, planning & implementing the following: freshman orientation dress code skit, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Court Introduction, Homecoming Dance, Mr. & Miss Wolverine Pageant, Junior-Senior Prom, elections for grade level representatives. Service projects such as collecting donations for the Humane Society will be conducted during the year. SGA will assist administration with responsibilities such as putting together homeroom packets for the beginning of the year.
  • Sponsor – Jacqueline Vance, Darrah Smith, Jennifer Cogdill, Isobel Mason
  • Mission – “SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.” (SkillsUSA.org)  Students participating in TSA or an engineering student who demonstrates an exceptional aptitude in a specific technical field may be provided the opportunity to compete individually at the SkillsUSA conference.
  • Activities – Possible projects include the regional and state conference depending on the individual skill set of students.
  • Sponsor – Jeff Wagner
  • Mission - Skills USA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America's skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.
  • Activities - Train cleanup, animal shelter volunteer, Family Violence teen movie night, Fall Rally competition, State competition.
  • Sponsor - Laura Antonelli
  • Mission – 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.
  • Activities – Family Science Night, participation with Stem Science Day at Sixes Elementary School, Drain markings, science tutoring.
  • Sponsor – Steve Epperson
  • Mission – To increase the knowledge or opportunities available to women in the business world.
  • Activities – Guest speakers. Club meets once a semester before school in the Media Center.
  • Sponsor – Lana DeAngelis, Josh Sailers
  • Mission – The mission of the WHS Spanish Club is to help create understanding and promote enthusiasm for the various aspects of Spanish-speaking culture and language.
  • Activities – Speaking Spanish, culture and crafting parties, school activities, fund raisers, events, field trips, and community service.
  • Sponsor – Eleuterio Puga
  • Mission – Throughout the year Spanish club members practice the Spanish Language and help the community using their skills. We celebrate Hispanic cultures, and holidays, learn about different cultures and experience the food, crafts, music, games, and art of Hispanic countries. Our young members will be citizens, promoting and showing respect for the growing Hispanic culture in the United States of America, demonstrating excellence while they learn Spanish as a second language and motivating others to learn it.
  • Activities – Each year, SHH members need to complete 30 points in order to receive the certification for participation and recommendation letters for colleges or scholarships. Along the way, SHH members develop their language, social skills, and initiative while meeting new friends. SHH members have a lot of privileges when they belong to this organization. They need to be enrolled in a Spanish class.
  • Sponsors – Maria Hinckley
  • Mission – The club connects, supports, and inspires a diverse community committed to empowering students through speech and debate.  We envision a world in which every school provides speech and debate programs to foster each student’s communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills. 
  • Activities – Students across the country compete in one of 111 district tournaments held each year.  To prepare for these events, each club meeting will be focused on not only getting ready for the competitions but simultaneously enhancing each student’s skill set of being an orator. 
  • Sponsors – Sonja Ryberg
  • Mission – Give students an opportunity to create positive sports experiences through broadcast video, production, and editing.
  • Activities – Students will cover WHS sports throughout the year, including running cameras, video switcher and sidelines during football games. Students can get footage to develop hype videos as well as sports highlights to run on WTV7.
  • Sponsors – Jeff Wagner
  • Mission – To prepare for the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science competition.
  • Activities – Meet to prepare students for the TEAMS competition.  
  • Sponsor – Steve Epperson
  • Mission – The Georgia Technology Student Association (TSA) is committed to providing students with opportunities to excel and advance. Georgia TSA is an organization for technology education students. Members are comprised of middle and high school students, alumni, educators, parents, and business leaders who are interested in learning how technology can best be implemented in discovering technological solutions for present, as well as future challenges. Georgia TSA promotes technology education as a means of preparing students for our dynamic world, inviting them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and technologically literate, leaders
  • Activities – Possible projects include CORE leadership retreat, Technology Competition at the GA fair, TSA Leadership Conference, Skills USA Regional and State Competitions, TSA State Conference, robotics competitions, and the National TSA conference.
  • Sponsor – Melanie Salas
  • Mission – To promote and encourage females to pursue science and engineering as post-high school options.
  • Activities – Spring semester WiSE will host Girls Night Out for Engineering for middle school girls throughout the county.  Hands on activities in engineering.  Fall semester WiSE will host several Science and Engineering outreach events for local elementary schools.  WiSE will attend GaTech Women in Engineering program.
  • Sponsors – Sarah Brennan, Savannah Thomas
  • Mission – To inform and educate students about the different events / themes in Harry Potter connect with those in real life, to give members a better understanding of social themes & to get an opportunity to meet with people of similar in both an educational and social environment. Club members participate in volunteering activities and leadership opportunities. Members will enjoy novel themed feasts, trivia, and other Harry Potter related activities throughout the year.
  • Activities – Matches against other high school teams. Club will meet one afternoon per month.
  • Sponsor – Jacqueline Vance
  • Mission – Charged with organizing events to raise awareness and funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s Cherokee County Relay for Life.
  • Activities – The team will participate in the Cherokee County Relay for Life event each May.
  • Sponsor – Daniel Tenney