Clubs and Honor Societies

Alpha Achievers

Meets in Room 222

Kareem Penn | Teacher | Kareem_Penn@hcpss.org

Anime Club

We meet after school on Thursdays 2:10-3:10

If you like anime or manga then come on down to the library after school. We watch anime, read manga, play games, and just generally have fun. We do club outings and school activities such as homecoming and spring fair! So come on down anytime, we’ll be glad to have you!

Annora Bailey | Media Specialist | Annora_Bailey@hcpss.org

Band Front (Flags)

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:15-4:00 through October 30th.

Melissa Bell | Teacher | Melissa_Bell@hcpss.org

Barbershop

Meets on Mondays in Room 167 at 2:15.

Kevin Crouch | Teacher, Chorus | Kevin_Crouch@hcpss.org

Beautyshop

Meets on Tuesdays at 2:15 in room 167

Kevin Crouch | Teacher, Chorus | Kevin_Crouch@hcpss.org

Best Buddies

Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in Room 131, 2:15 - 3:15

Karen Busso | Teacher | Karen_Busso@hcpss.org
Nicola Kosecki | Teacher | nicola_kosecki@hcpss.org

Chemistry Club

Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month in Room 231, starts at 2:15

Tushar Sura | Teacher | Tushar_Sura@hcpss.org

Christian Club

Meets on Thursdays at 2:20 in room 336

Class of 2017

Meets in Room 331

Brittany Franckowiak | Teacher | Brittany_Franckowiak@hcpss.org
Jessica Nichols | Teacher | Jessica_Nichols@hcpss.org

Class of 2018

Meets in room 220

Leslie Garbutt | Teacher | Leslie_Garbutt@hcpss.org | Website
Kaitlyn Curtis | Teacher | Kaitlyn_Curtis@hcpss.org

Class of 2019

Meets in room 310

Maria Romano-Sweitzer | Teacher | Maria_Romano-Sweitzer@hcpss.org
Susan Pennington | Teacher | Susan_Pennington@hcpss.org
Jeannette Dixon | GT Resource Teacher | Jeannette_Dixon@hcpss.org

Class of 2020

Meets in room 218

Melissa Bell | Teacher | Melissa_Bell@hcpss.org
DeAnna Amalemba | Teacher | Deanna_Amalemba@hcpss.org

Class of 2021

Meets in room 330

Lisa Gottlieb | Teacher, English & Reading | lisa_gottlieb@hcpss.org
Megan Shea | Teacher | Megan_Shea@hcpss.org
Jennifer Wilson | Teacher, Reading Specialist | jennifer_wilson@hcpss.org

Dance

Meets in room 171, see advisor for more details

Delta Scholars

Meets in Room 226, every other Wednesday at 2:15

Beverly Isaac | Paraeducator | Beverly_Isaac@hcpss.org
Laura Collier | Teacher | Laura_Collier@hcpss.org

Drama Club & Stage Production

Meet in Mini Theater, meeting times TBD.

Tracy Adler | Teacher, Drama | Tracy_Adler@hcpss.org

Environmental Club

Meets on Wednesdays (2:15-2:45) in room 332 and Friday's (2:15-3:00) in room 234

Plan activities that make WLHS a more environmentally friendly place by recycling of school materials on Friday and Howard County Envirothon in the spring. Just stop by! We are happy to have anyone who is intersted.

Jamie Proctor | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Jamie_Proctor@hcpss.org
Melissa Bell | Teacher | Melissa_Bell@hcpss.org
Erika Wunderlich-Hite | Teacher | erika_wunderlich-hite@hcpss.org

Equestrian Club

Every Wildecat time in room 327

Elizabeth Congedo | Teacher | Elizabeth_Congedo@hcpss.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Meets in room 334, see advisor for more details

Erin Carpenter | Teacher | Erin_Carpenter@hcpss.org

French Club

A club where students who are either currently attending French classes or are interested in France and French culture can meet to learn and explore a variety of different French aspects (food, music, language, etc.) with others with like-minded interests. Club meetings are held every first Monday of the month in room 301.              

Yimei Wu | Teacher | Yimei_Wu@hcpss.org

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Meets on 2nd and 4th Wildecat times and some after school when announced.

Karen Busso | Teacher | Karen_Busso@hcpss.org
Susan Bullock | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Susan_Bullock@hcpss.org

Future Educators of America (FEA)

Meets in Room 328

To promote the teaching profession and to provide a group for students who are interested in the field of education. There are no restrictions or requirements for joining.

Jessica White | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Jessica_White@hcpss.org

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

Meets in Media on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00

A setting in which LGBTQ youth and their allies have a place to socialize without being judged as well as talk about what is happening in the news in regards to the LGBTQ community. Enjoy watching movies, reading articles, talking about recent happenings, and socializing. Just show up to meetings, no requirements. Come when you can!

Kathleen Palmateer | Media Specialist | Kathleen_Palmateer@hcpss.org

German Club

To share German culture and history like making Gingerbread Houses. The club meets after school for specific celebrations. Listen to announcements, come to any meetings, all students are welcome regardless if they are in a German class or not.

Melissa Rhoton | Teacher, World Languages Instructional Team Leader | Melissa_Rhoton@hcpss.org

Girls in STEM

First Friday of every month after school in room 331 (all year)

Promoting the interest and participation of girls in STEM fields through activities, field trips, guest speakers, and events like guest speakers, demonstrations/experiments, discussions, local STEM events, field trips. Any student is welcome to come to any meeting! You don't have to be a girl to participate--you just have to support the full inclusion of girls in STEM!

Brittany Franckowiak | Teacher | Brittany_Franckowiak@hcpss.org

Green and Gold

Meets in room 218, WCT, and Wednesday after school, other scheduled times for activities

To provide mentors to incoming freshman and help them successfully transition to WLHS. To build relationship and connections as we welcome new students into our building. Application process for juniors and seniors in early May, most are recommended by teachers but all students are welcome to apply. ALL MENTORS must attend training in June and camp in August. Freshman are picked by MS counselors and teachers.

Katherine Volpe | Teacher, 9th Grade Instructional Team Leader | Katherine_Volpe@hcpss.org
Lindsey Startt | Teacher | Lindsey_Startt@hcpss.org
Bryan Ringgold | Junior Varsity Boys Coach | Bryan_Ringgold@hcpss.org

Hispanic Voices

Meets 2 times a Month
2nd and 4th Mondays after school in room #235 or #223

Hispanic Voices is a club for WLHS students of Hispanic/Latino descent and for other students who are interested. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters community building among Hispanic students and reinforces a positive ethnic identity. We will promote academic achievement and higher education through fun and informative activities throughout the year. Come join us!

Marilyn Barker | Hispanic Achievement Liaison | Marilyn_Barker@hcpss.org

International Club

Meets every other Friday in Room 217 at 2:15.

Learn about other cultures and coordinate the school-wide event, Culture Day, that happens in the spring.  We have presentations about different cultures and multicultural activities and planning for Culture Day. Come to a meeting, anyone can join that is a WLHS student!

Karen Bui | Teacher, ELL | karen_bui@hcpss.org
Colleen Miller | Teacher, ELL | Colleen_Miller@hcpss.org

International Thespians

Meets in Mini Theater on the last 2 Mondays of each month

Tracy Adler | Teacher, Drama | Tracy_Adler@hcpss.org

It's Academic

Meets on Wednesdays in Room 231.

Chris Lienhard | Teacher | Chris_Lienhard@hcpss.org
Tushar Sura | Teacher | Tushar_Sura@hcpss.org

Italian Club

The mission of the Italian Club is to promote language and cultural understanding, to increase community awareness, to enhance social interactions, and to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment to every student. In addition, the Italian Club aims to create a social network among people of a common interest.

Meets in room 318

Anna Martucci-Morris | Teacher | Anna_MartucciMorris@hcpss.org

Math Team

Math Team is a member of Howard County Math League (HCML) and participates in eight HCML competitions each year. Meets on Wednesdays in Room 337 from 2:15-3:00.

John McGivern | Paraeducator | John_McGivern@hcpss.org

MESA - Math, Engineering, Science Achievement

STEM Competition, meets in room 136

Sean Crumley | Teacher | Sean_Crumley@hcpss.org

Music - Orchestra

Meets in room 169, see advisor for more details.

Enkelejda Spiro | Teacher | Enkelejda_Spiro@hcpss.org

Music Vocals/Chorale

Meets on Thursdays from 2:20-3:20 in room 167.

Kevin Crouch | Teacher, Chorus | Kevin_Crouch@hcpss.org

National Art Honor Society

NAHS meets every Tuesday for 2:15 - 3:15 in Rm. 151

NAHS is designed specifically for high school students. In 1978, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) began the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) program specifically for high school students, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Art related community activities including putting up art displays throughout the building, designing and creating posters and banners as requested by teachers and/or other clubs, making bowls for Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Grassroots, conducting drawing sessions on selected Fridays, and art exhibitions of student artwork. Membership in the WL NAHS chapter is based on art scholarship, service and character. In order to be eligible for membership students should be enrolled in a Art 1 or higher and maintain a B average in all classes. If you would like to be considered for membership fill out and return an application form (available in Rm 151) and have it signed by your art teacher. There are yearly dues, currently, $10.00 and a can of food for Grassroots Organization. WL NAHS is a great place to meet new friends who have a special interest in art and provides opportunities for artistic endeavors throughout the Wilde Lake community. Students who complete sixty hours of service throughout their high school career proudly wear their honor cords for graduation. There are several specific scholarship opportunities available to NAHS students planning on studying art in college.

 

Kevina Maher | Teacher | Kevina_Maher@hcpss.org

National German Honor Society

Meets in room 318, see advisor for more details.

Members must be in German 2/2 Honors or above and must meet the National requirements - in February Frau Rhoton will hand out applications. We are involved in Culture Day, World Language Day, and tutoring. We usually meet during Wilde Cat Time as needed, it does run all year

Melissa Rhoton | Teacher, World Languages Instructional Team Leader | Melissa_Rhoton@hcpss.org

National Honor Society

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month in Room 304.

Students who are juniors or seniors may fill out the Student Information Sheet in September for acceptance. Our focus is on Community Service.

Allison Volinsky | Teacher | Allison_Volinsky@hcpss.org

National Math Honor Society - Mu Alpha Theta

Meets in Room 337.

Students who have completed through Algebra 2 with a "B" or higher as the final grade for all HS math classes are eligible to apply.  Participation in this Honor Society requires students to collect a minimum of 20 hours of peer tutoring during the school year.  Tutoring is done at WLHS or WLMS.

Jennieve Hill | Teacher, Math Instructional Team Leader | Jennieve_Hill@hcpss.org

National Spanish Honor Society - Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

The purpose of the Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. Meets once a month on Mondays in Room 310

Maria Romano-Sweitzer | Teacher | Maria_Romano-Sweitzer@hcpss.org
Claudia Aguirre | Teacher | Claudia_Aguirre@hcpss.org

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

Meets during Wildecat time as scheduled.

We are a Nationallay recognized Honor Society. NTHS strives to bring well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities, and career opportunities to students who excel in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields as their profession.

Not only do NTHS students embody all the attributes and talent which is in demand today, these students also embrace a clear vision for tomorrow’s workforce and their role in it. NTHS understands changes in industry within local communities and on a global scale. Students must apply at the beginning of the year. Students must maintain a 3.0 or higher and can apply as either a Junior or a Senior. See Ms. Bailey in the Library for more details. For information in general go to nths.org

Annora Bailey | Media Specialist | Annora_Bailey@hcpss.org

Physics Club

Meets in room 136, see advisor for more details.
 

Katherine Linton | Teacher | Katherine_Linton@hcpss.org

Pom Poms

Meets in room 171, see advisor for more details.

We practice T/Th from 3-5 in the dance room. We perform on Fridays during Basketball season. We mostly practice during the winter season, however, we will perform at Homecoming and during Fall Pep Rally. Auditions are held in the beginning of the year.

Katherine Volpe | Teacher, 9th Grade Instructional Team Leader | Katherine_Volpe@hcpss.org

Quill and Scroll

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper | Ben_Townsend@hcpss.org

Red Cross Club

Meets Wednesdays throughout the year (mostly 1-2 times a month)

Complete service events and provide opportunities to increase participation in community service while working with the American Red Cross.Community Service hours available!

Leslie Garbutt | Teacher | Leslie_Garbutt@hcpss.org | Website

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Rho Kappa meets all year during the first Thursday of every month in room 326 at 2:15.

Must be a junior or senior, have a 3.0 GPA and 3.2 Social Studies GPA, must be enrolled in social studies classes every year. Activites include Field trips, community service projects, tutoring, involvement in school activities. It is interesting and fun!

Susan Pennington | Teacher | Susan_Pennington@hcpss.org
Cynthia Platou | Teacher | Cynthia_Platou@hcpss.org
Jennifer Donmoyer | Teacher | Jennifer_Donmoyer@hcpss.org

Robotics

Since 2012, The Robotics Club (“Wilde Bunch,” Team # FRC 4137) has actively participated in an international HS robotics competition that is organized by FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Students and mentors work intensely during a six-week period (Season: Jan-Feb) to build game-playing robots. The team with a given standard set of parts and a budget is encouraged to buy more parts or make specialized parts for this competitive-robot. Each team member becomes a valuable team-member by bringing in their own sets of skills. Thus, besides on-field competition, students have an opportunity to show case their entrepreneurship, creativity, engineering and industrial design, computer programming, organization skills, safety and exemplifying the core values of the program. The goal of the club is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders.  

In FALL: Meets on THURS @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM in Room 231

In WINTER (6-weeks):  Meets on MON-FRI @ 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                   SAT-SUN @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Room 138/142

Tushar Sura | Teacher | Tushar_Sura@hcpss.org
Brian Rau | Athletic Coordinator | brian_rau@hcpss.org

SAT Prep Club

Meets in room 243, see advisor for more details.

Jeannette Dixon | GT Resource Teacher | Jeannette_Dixon@hcpss.org

Science National Honor Society

Meets in room 136. See advisor for details.

Katherine Linton | Teacher | Katherine_Linton@hcpss.org

Sign Language Club

Meets in room 308, see advisor for more details

Linda Shin | Teacher | Linda_Shin@hcpss.org

Speech & Debate Team

Speech team meets Mondays, Debate team meets Wednesdays: 2:30 -3:30 in room 302. Season runs from October to March.

Competitive Speech and Debate group with activites such as case writing, practice debates, dramatic readings. New students are always welcome to attend. The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate team has won more awards than any other team in Wilde Lake history!

 

Kelli Midgley | Teacher | Kelli_Midgley@hcpss.org

Student Government Association (SGA)

The club meets Wednesday's after school in Room 233.

Students may apply to join when applications are released - most often in the spring for the following school year and sometimes in the fall for the current school year. Students who submit an application will be interviewed by the current SGA executive board. Student members are expected to pay dues at the beginning of the school year. We coordinate and organize school-wide events to encourage and promote school community and spirit like Planning Spirit Weeks, Pep Rallys, School Fundraising, and Dances.

 

Allison Kipping | Teacher | Allison_Kipping@hcpss.org
Sean Crumley | Teacher | Sean_Crumley@hcpss.org
Michelle Tarr | Teacher | Michelle_Tarr@hcpss.org
Elizabeth Congedo | Teacher | Elizabeth_Congedo@hcpss.org

Tapestry - WLHS's Literary Magazine

Meets on Wednesdays in Room 238.

Kaitlyn Curtis | Teacher | Kaitlyn_Curtis@hcpss.org

The Paw Print - School Newspaper

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper | Ben_Townsend@hcpss.org

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Meets on the third Thursday of the month in Room 163.

Brett Rankin | Teacher, Music | Brett_Rankin@hcpss.org

Ultimate Frisbee

Meets on Saturday afternoons, WLHS practice fields, fall and spring. See Mr. Mandl for more details.

We play tournament ultimate frisbee against other self-organized teams around the county. There are no restrictions, all ages and genders are welcome.

 

Paul Mandl | Teacher | Paul_Mandl@hcpss.org

Web Comic Club

Meets on Wednesdays after school in the Media Center from 2:15 until 3pm

Our club focuses on the art, writing, and production of the medium of webcomics. Webcomics are usually independently run comics that will have their own website or page for that comic. Studying, or even creating our own storylines or webcomics could be beneficial to attracting the attention of art schools or schools with good art programs.

For students who are interested in storyboarding,  character designing, or scripting for cartoons, the webcomic club would also be very beneficial in practicing these mediums for their future career. Even if a student is not interested in a career in the arts, this club can still be beneficial and fun. Not all stories and comics have to be serious, have a tight continuity, or have the same art style as the webcomics we collectively plan to cover. A member’s comic can either be a complicated story or just funny one shot strips. Anyone can join. Come by when you have time.

Annora Bailey | Media Specialist | Annora_Bailey@hcpss.org

Wildecat Flags

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-4:00, only through football season. Recruiting will begin in May.

We are the Color guard for marching band. We are involved in rehearsal and participation in football game halftime shows; Band camp over the summer. You must attend band camp in august to participate, so please sign up before the end of the school year! No requirements; see Ms. Bell in room 332

Melissa Bell | Teacher | Melissa_Bell@hcpss.org

Yearbook

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Hilary Henderson | Teacher, Yearbook | hilary_henderson@hcpss.org