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Activities and Club Information

Jason Pacheco (2)
Jason Pacheco
Athletic & Activities Director

(508) 636-1050 ext. 4230

jpacheco@westportschools.org

Class Advisors

Freshman Class

Chet Millett
cmillett@westportschools.org

Junior
Class

Mike King
mking@westportschools.org

Sophomore Class

Tom Clark
tclark@westportschools.org

Senior
Class

Laura Charette
lhonohan@westportschools.org

Westport Jr./Sr. High School Club Descriptions

Advisor - Michelle Borges

mborges@westportschools.org

Meets

Art Club is an opportunity for students with an interest in the visual arts to come and explore creative thinking.  Members are encouraged to discover what it means to be intrinsically motivated while solving problems through creativity. An art background is not required.

Advisor - Kevin Clark

kclark@westportschools.org

Meets Wednesdays after school

DECA is an international organization that provides authentic learning experiences in marketing, economics, finance, management, hospitality and accounting through district, state and national competitions.  At these competitions business students take exams and participate in role-plays that are judged by members of the business community.  This helps prepare students for business careers by giving them opportunities to overcome obstacles that they might face in the business world.  It’s a tremendous opportunity for students to hone their existing skills, network with other business students, and develop new skills in team building, creativity, and leadership.

Advisor – Matt Shivers

mshivers@westportschools.org

Meets Monday through Friday after school until 4:30 pm

Students will produce a full-length play as they learn advanced acting and stagecraft.  The club will build their confidence as performers and prepare students for future opportunities as actors. The Club meets as needed to prepare for the spring drama production.

Advisor – Amanda Rowley

arowley@westportschools.com

Meets

Gay Straight Alliance aims to be a place where people of all sexual orientations feel welcome to come and find support, be an ally and offer resources for students who may be struggling to find connections or who care about inclusiveness versus divisiveness.  We want to increase awareness around all oppressed peoples, do outreach and have discussions about these issues.

Advisor – Rick Monast

rmonast@westportschools.org

Meets

Organizes and runs both the exchange of students from Okinawa to Westport High School as well as trips for High School students abroad to places like Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, and China.  This club brings a sense of the world to our small community here.  Meetings are scheduled as needed with a majority of the commitment in March when our Japanese exchange students arrive.  Students are provided with short-term opportunities to experience other cultures. Interested students are invited to host a Japanese exchange student for 2-3 weeks in late February/early March. Eligible students are also invited to travel abroad to Europe (the trip is offered every other year, pending student interest) during April vacation.

Advisor – Bridget Buckless

bbuckless@westportschools.org

Meets Wednesdays after school from 2:00 until 3:30 in the Media Center

A makerspace is “a place where students gather to create, tinker, invent, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials”. Makerspace Club provides the opportunity for students to be creative and inventive in a collaborative setting. Students use materials for hands-on activities, which include arts and crafts, paper circuits, Legos, K’nex and LittleBits.

Advisor – Mary-Catherine Santos

msantos@westportschools.org

Meets Mondays until 3:00

Students work collaboratively to prepare for timed math competitions.  Students participate individually, and as a team in the Southeastern Massachusetts Conference Mathematics League.  The club competes twice a year, once in January and once in May, against 10 other local middle schools.  We learn and practice high level Math problem.  It is tied in heavily with algebra and geometry topics.

Advisor – Jarrod Russell

jrussell@westportschools.org

Meets

Students work to raise their level of musical achievement, whether it be vocally, or by playing a musical instrument.

Advisor – Bridget Buckless

bbuckless@westportschools.org

Meets

The Westport Chapter of the National Honor Society shall create an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote worthy leadership, and encourage the development of character. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council after a formal interview. Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 and satisfactory citizenship grades after the first semester of their junior year. Candidates must have earned a minimum of 10 hours of community service with at least 5 of those hours to be in the service of the school system prior to selection. Members meet bi-monthly to plan community service projects and to prepare for the annual Induction Ceremony.

Sr. High School Honor Society Advisor

Meets periodically based on student schedules.

The Westport Chapter of the National Honor Society is based on the standards of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Members are selected based on scholarship demonstrated by a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Unsatisfactory citizenship grades will eliminate a student from membership. Required are ten hours minimum of community service, with at least five of those hours served for the benefit of the school system, documented since beginning ninth grade. Eligible students must submit a completed Candidate Form and be interviewed for consideration by the five member Faculty Council. If selected, students are inducted at the Chapter’s Annual Induction Ceremony. Active members must maintain the obligations of membership.

Jr. High School Honor Society Advisor

Meets periodically based on student schedules.

The Westport Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is based on the standards of scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship. Members are selected based on scholarship demonstrated by grades of 93 or better in the core subjects of ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. Students in Algebra need a grade of 85 or better. Unsatisfactory citizenship grades will eliminate a student from membership. Eligible students must submit a completed Candidate Form for consideration by the five member Faculty Council. If selected, students are inducted at the Chapter’s Annual Induction Ceremony. Active members must maintain the obligations of membership.

Advisor – Sheldon Thibodeau

sthibodeau@westportschools.org

Meets every Monday from 2-3 pm

Students learn how to write, edit, design, and produce literary works such as a daily newspaper–“The Villager,” and the monthly “Literary Villager”. In addition, students have developed the “e-Villager” which allows the public to purchase and view the literary works online.  The Club meets after school as needed.

Advisor – Chris Nunes

cnunes@westportschools.org

Meets Wednesday afternoon's from 2:15-3:30pm

Students learn how to write, edit, design, and produce literary works such as a daily newspaper–“The Villager,” and the monthly “Literary Villager”. In addition, students have developed the “e-Villager” which allows the public to purchase and view the literary works online.  The Club meets after school as needed.

Advisor – Joseph Ford

jford@westportschools.org

Meets Wednesday's at 2:15-3:30

Robotics club is where students utilize CAD, 3D Printing, computer programming, basic circuitry to plan, design and build various products.

In the past, we have gone to the underwater ROV SeaPerch competition held in New Bedford.

Advisors:
Leslie Ruel – lruel@westportschools.org
Marie Fallows – mfallows@westportschools.org
Sherry Michael – smichael@westportschools.org
Meets Wednesdays once a month in the cafeteria from 2:15-3:15

STEEL is comprised of students from grades 8-12 who applied and were interviewed to become a member.  STEEL is a leadership organization in which students are role models and representatives for the Westport Jr/Sr High School.  The expectation is that they will be involved with all school activites and assist at parent/teacher nights, orientations, as mentors, tutors and volunteers for community events.  They are the liaison for the student body with the community.

Advisor – Natalia Silva

nsilva@westportschools.org

Meets every Thursday after school in room 106

Students help to educate their peers regarding good decision making through the planning of events such as the annual Health Fair. The Club meets once a week.

Students participate in the governance of the school.  Class elections are held annually in late September.  Class officers include the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Principal, and three Representatives.  Additional members of the Student Council may include:  two School Committee reps, two School Improvement Council reps, two Regional Student Advisory Council reps, and one State Student Advisory Council rep. who is appointed at the regional SAC meeting.  These additional members are elected at-large by the entire student body.  The Club meets twice a month.

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Advisor – Sheldon Thibodeau

sthibodeau@westportschools.org

Meets every Monday from 2-3 pm

Students work with the school’s photographer and yearbook publisher to design and produce a quality full-color yearbook for Westport High School. Students promote the sale of yearbooks and ads to students, staff, and community businesses. The club meets twice a week, until the yearbook has been published.  Students work on the planning and design of the Junior Senior High School yearbook.