Clubs and Honor Societies

Active Minds

Active Minds is a student-led organization designed to to facilitate conversation and activities around mental health and well-being in school. Our students encourage their peers and networks to learn about, talk about, and seek help for mental health issues just as they would for a physical issue, without shame or silence.  All students who are passionate about youth health, mental health, and well-being are welcomed to join.

Meets on Wednesdays during Wilde Cat Time or at 2:15.

Chandra McKnight-Dean | School Psychologist | | 410-313-6968

Anime Club

We meet after school on Thursdays 2:10-3:00 in the Media Lab

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.

Annora Bailey | Media Specialist |


Meets on Mondays in Room 167 at 2:15.

Kevin Crouch | Related Arts Team Leader |


Meets on Tuesdays at 2:15 in room 167

Kevin Crouch | Related Arts Team Leader |

Best Buddies

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the cafeteria from 2:15-2:45.

Kelly Broyles | Teacher |
Patricia Crowe | Bookkeeper |
Nicola Kosecki | Teacher |

Bible Talk

Bible Talk is a mixture of Bible study, prayer, and open discussions on Biblical principles, their meanings, and how they relate to modern life.

See Mr. Beachum in room 336 for meeting times.

Gary Beachum | Teacher |

Book Club

Meets during WildeCat Time on the last Wednesday of each month (that school is in session) in the Media Center

Read for enjoyment along with others! Book choices are made by the group and copies are made available through the WLHS Media Center.

Kathleen Palmateer | Media Specialist |

BSAP Students of Success

BSAP Students of Success is a student leadership group provided by the Black Student Achievement Program of Wilde Lake High School. This leadership group will serve as a positive outlet for African American students. This group is designed  to help students reduce stress while enabling them to develop leadership skills so they will be able to better serve as a role model at Wilde Lake High School and in the community. This group will also serve as an opportunity for student participants to generate more awareness about African American history and culture. Group participants will develop better critical thinking skills while establishing relationships with other students that are part of the group. See Mr. Nicks for more details about meetings.

See Mr. Nicks for meeting times and details.

Marcus Nicks | Black Student Achievement Program |

Class of 2020

Meets in room 332

Melissa Bell | Teacher |
DeAnna Amalemba | Teacher |

Class of 2021

Meets in room 330

Jennifer Wilson | Teacher, Reading Specialist |
Rachel Kostelec | Teacher |

Class of 2022

Contact advisors for more details

Kelly Broyles | Teacher |
Katherine Volpe | 9th Grade Instructional Team Leader |

Class of 2023

Contact advisors for more details.

Stefanie Jones | Teacher |
Coretta Spriggs | Paraeducator |

Color Guard

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30, 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 |

Craft Club

Meets on Mondays from 2:15-3pm in the back of the Media Center

Come de-stress with a midfulness craft project. No materials necessary. All are welcome!

Kathleen Palmateer | Media Specialist |
Janaki Venkatarajan | Media Paraeducator |


Meets in room 171, see advisor for more details

Christine Estabrook | Teacher, Dance |

Drama Club & Stage Production

Meet in Mini Theater, meeting times TBD.

Tracy Adler | Teacher, Theatre Arts |


FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Meets on Tuesdays in room 321 at 2:20

FBLA-PBL’s programs focus on:

Leadership Development—members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state, and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals; and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars, and academic competitions.
Academic Competitions—members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile regional, state, and national competitive events. The top students are recognized with trophies and cash awards. Learn more about FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level competitive events.
Educational Programs—members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships. Learn more about educational programs for FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level.
Membership Benefits—members receive exclusive discounts and enhanced benefits for travel, education, and more. Learn about the benefits available to FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level members.
Community Service—members work with the March of Dimes to help end premature births by participating in awareness campaigns and the March for Babies fundraiser. Discover how FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level members support the March of Dimes.
Awards & Recognition—members build a portfolio of accomplishments with a wide range of awards programs. Learn more about FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level awards programs.

Sterlind Burke Jr | Teacher |

French Club & Honor Society

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 |

Gamers Club

The purpose of the club is to compete in friendly video game-based competition while engaging in positive social interaction.

Meets every other Friday in room 224. See Mr. Hill for more details.

Daniel Hill | Teacher |

German Club and Honor Society

To share German culture and history like making Gingerbread Houses. The club meets Wednesdays during Wildecat time. See Ms. Rhoton for a pass, all students are welcome regardless if they are in a German class or not.

Melissa Rhoton | Instructional Team Leader |

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 |

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 | 9th Grade Instructional Team Leader |
Lindsey Startt | Teacher |
Miles Blount | Paraeducator |


Meets in Media - 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 |

Hispanic Voices Club / Club de Voces Hispanas

Meets 2 times a Month
2nd and 4th Thursday after school in room #235 or #223 (changes will be announced)

Hispanic Voices is a club for WLHS students of Hispanic/Latino descent. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters community building among Hispanic students and to reinforce 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 |

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-Bates | Teacher, ELL |
Laura Cometa | Teacher, ELL |
Colleen Miller | Teacher, ELL |

International Thespians

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

Tracy Adler | Teacher, Theatre Arts |

It's Academic

Meets on Thursdays in Room 231. See advisors for more details.

Chris Lienhard | Teacher |
Tushar Sura | Teacher |

Math Team

Meets on Wednesdays in Room 307 from 2:15-3:00.

Math Team is a member of Howard County Math League (HCML) and participates in eight HCML competitions each year.

Michelle Tarr | Teacher |

Model United Nations

Meets in room 228. See Ms. White for more details

Jessica White | Instructional Team Leader |

Music Vocals/Chorale

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

Kevin Crouch | Related Arts Team Leader |

NSBE Jr/NGLA Howard County Wilde Lake Division

Meets in room 310 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm Room 310/Every other Saturday Wilde Lake High School Cafeteria 9-12, See Ms. Romano-Sweitzer for more details

Maria Romano-Sweitzer | Teacher |


Information located in room 316; see advisor for more details.

The Poms team practices on Mondays from 2:30 - 4:30 and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 in the dance studio. In addition to regular rehearsals, the team performs on Fridays during Basketball season, as well as during Homecoming, the Pep Rallies, and at least 1 competition. Auditions will be held in the first quarter of the school year.

Kathleen Keck | Teacher |
Jessica Stoltz | Teacher |

Quill and Scroll

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper |


Since 2012, The Robotics Club (“Wilde Bunch,” FRC Team #4137 & FTC Team #13433 ) has actively participated in an international HS robotics competition that is organized by FIRST. Students and mentors work intensely 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 with GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM 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. 

Meet weekly: WED @ 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM in Room #138/142

In addition, during season: SAT-SUN @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Room #138/142

Tushar Sura | Teacher |

Share the Music - Orchestra

Meets in room 169, see advisor for more details.

Enkelejda Spiro | Teacher |

Sign Language Club

Meets in room 308, see advisor for more details

Linda Shin | Teacher |

Speech and Debate Team

Debate meets Wednesdays 2:15-3:15, room 302

Speech meets Tuesdays 2:15-3:15, room 302

Kelli Midgley | Teacher |

Step Team

Practice:  Tuesday, Wednseday, Thursday after school in the cafeteria

Miles Blount | Paraeducator |

Student Government Association (SGA)

The club meets Wednesday's after school in Room 228.

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.

John Wallace | Teacher |

Tapestry - WLHS's Literary Magazine

Meets on Wednesdays in Room 238.

Kaitlyn Curtis | Teacher |

The Paw Print - School Newspaper

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper |

Ultimate Frisbee

Varies by tournament seasons, 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 |

Walking Club

Meets on Fridays from 2:15 to 3pm.

Anyone who wishes to walk, we meet in the Media Center and will then go together to where we are walking. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing-we will walk outside as much as possible! All are welcome!

Kathleen Palmateer | Media Specialist |
Kelly Broyles | Varsity Girls Assistant Coach |


Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Hilary Henderson | Teacher, Yearbook |