Clubs and Honor Societies

Act of Kindness Club

AOK Club is a student-led organization whose mission is to make acts of kindness the norm for students. To this end, students organize both large and small challenges to help spread kindness in the WL community. With this mission in mind, students create events such as 

food drives, baking challenges for homeless shelters, and clean-up missions to build individual self-esteem and raise school morale by showing every person that he or she really can make a difference.

Meets on (TBD -- our first interest meeting is 9/27 @ 2:15)

Location: Room 326

Aime Sheinhorn | Teacher |

Active Minds

Active Minds is a student-led organization designed 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.

Contact advisors for meeting details.

Chandra McKnight-Dean | School Psychologist | | 410-313-6968
Brian Mazzeo | Department Chair - School Counselor: Rp-Z | | 410-313-6968

Alpha Achievers

Targeting African American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers is an education program of the Howard County, Maryland Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The program fosters a positive learning environment to facilitate students’ pursuit of excellence, helping them attain, maintain and exceed a 3.0 grade point average. It also promotes character growth, develops leadership skills, and critical thinking, and encourages its members to become full citizens of the school and the community. 

For more information. Please contact the Alpha Achievers sponsors

James Beale | Paraeducator, Alpha Achievers Sponsor |
Deonne Wingfield | PE/Health Instructional Team Leader/Varsity Boys' Basketball Assistant Coach |

Baking Club

We met on Wednesdays in Room 139 from 2:40-3:45 pm.

Book Club

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

Meets in the media center, dates TBD.

Katie Palmateer | Media Coordinator |

Cat’R’Acts Improv Troupe #4918

Check out our webpage for more details or stop by the Mini Theatre (Room 161).

Jessica Padgett | Teacher, Theatre Arts | | WL Theater Website

Chess Club

For students interested in learning & playing chess, we meet on Tuesday @ 2:40 pm in the Media Center for friendly, informal chess matches. All ability levels are welcome. Chess sets are provided. 

Paul Mandl | Teacher |

Class of 2024

Contact advisors for details (Room 224).

Jessica Padgett | Teacher, Theatre Arts | | WL Theater Website
Chantal Thacker | Teacher, JV Football Head Coach |
Jessica White | Instructional Team Leader |

Class of 2025

Class Council meets to help plan, fundraise, and coordinate Junior activities, such as Spirit Week / Homecoming, and plan Prom for senior year. All Class of 2025 students are welcome! Follow us on IG for announcements.  Come see one of the class sponsors for more information.

Meetings: Typically Tuesdays at 2:55 pm in room 234.

Amy Archibald | Teacher |
Miles Blount | Teacher |

Class of 2026

Contact the advisor for more details.

Sabrina Reely | Teacher |

Class of 2027

We will meet on Wednesdays once or twice per month! Contact the advisor for more details.

Diane Caporaletti | JRT Manager | | 410-997-1317 | Jim Rouse Theatre
Kourtney Harrison | Temporary Help |
Sherri Malloy | School Counselor: H-Ma | | 410-313-6968

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 | Instructional Team Leader |

Drama Club and Stage Production

Meets in Mini Theatre, meeting times TBD.

Check out our webpage for more details.

Jessica Padgett | Teacher, Theatre Arts | | WL Theater Website

Dungeons, Dragons, and Anime Club

This club is designed to bring those who are bored to a place where they can learn to have fun in a new way and build comradery with their peers through Dungeons & Dragons and Anime.

Meeting Dates/Times: Every Tuesday from 2:30-5:30

Location: Room 218

Joseph Press | Teacher |

Educators Rising (Formerly Future Educators of America)

Educators Rising aims to inspire high school and college students to serve their communities by entering the field of education. Educators Rising is a national organization at high schools and colleges that provides support and community to future educators and opportunities to cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. There are also opportunities to attend yearly conferences at Towson University and to earn graduation cords!

Meets on Tuesdays after school.

Location: Room 219

Laura Cometa | Instructional Team Leader, ELD |

Environmental Club

Contact advisor for details.

Melissa Bell | Instructional Team Leader |

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The purpose of the FCA is to create an opportunity for Christian athletes at Wilde Lake to have a space to connect with other students who also share their passion for sports and faith. The FCA mission is to engage, equip, and empower each other not only in athletics, but in all aspects of life.

Meeting in room 136 every Wednesday after school from 2:15-2:45.

Kristin Cooper | Teacher |

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 |

Futsal Club

Wilde Lake High School Futsal Club (Hope to start March 1)

What is the WLHS Futsal club?

is a club that encourages students passionate about soccer to play the modified futsal version in a safe and engaging environment after school. Students will work on teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Students will also get to sharpen the technical aspects of their soccer game in a fun community setting. All WLHS students are welcome, and no prior experience is needed.  

What is Futsal? 

Futsal is a variant of soccer played (mainly) indoors on a hard court slightly larger than a basketball court, with two teams of five players each, including a goalkeeper. It uses a smaller, heavier, low-bounce ball and is recognized by FIFA as the official indoor soccer game.

Futsal is played with touchlines as boundaries and without walls or boards faster than soccer, allowing for more touches and generally resulting in higher scores. It is played in over 100 countries worldwide by 12 million players.

Times and where we meet?

In the Aux Gym after school from 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm. Days TBD.

Club members?

-We are looking for members interested in playing futsal after school and being a valued club member. This will be the futsal club’s first year at WLHS! 

**Leadership roles within the club: President, Vice President, Secretary**

What Club Members need to play? 

-Be a current student at WLHS.

-Bring Shin Guards and athletic shoes/ indoor soccer shoes. **No Crocs or playing without athletic shoes!**

-Come on the appropriate time/days that we are playing.

-Signed Permission Slips from Parent Guardian?


Chipotle fundraiser and dues (Dues are going to be 5 dollars for the year. This will help provide futsal equipment and club bonding events) 

For more information. Please contact the Futsal Sponsors:

Jon Robbins: Teacher:

Matt Aubin: Teacher:


Jonathan Robbins | Teacher, Health & PE, Boys' Varsity Soccer Coach, Tennis Assistant Coach |
Matt Aubin | Girls' Varsity Head Coach |

Future Medical Professionals

The Future Medical Professionals Club is for students who are strongly interested in pursuing a health profession. The Club welcomes guest speakers from various health disciplines, offers opportunities for obtaining college and health career planning information, provides medical training experiences, and carries out health-related volunteer activities. If you are thinking seriously about a health-related profession, please contact: Kaycee Henderson Setutsi Abdallah or the club advisor.

Paul Mandl | 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 220. See Mr. Hill for more details.

Daniel Hill | Teacher |

Girls' Who Code Club

Club to educate and encourage girls to enter the computer science field.  During the meetings, we spend our time learning different coding languages and applications for coding or listening and conversing with guest speakers from the industry to understand better what it takes to have a successful career in computer science.  

Right now, we are meeting sporadically but will try to meet more regularly on Thursdays after school in Room 319.

Krista Suri | Teacher |

Green and Gold

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. Freshmen are picked by MS counselors and teachers.

Meets in room 224, WCT, and Wednesday after school, other scheduled times for activities.

Katherine Volpe | Instructional Team Leader |
Lindsey Startt | Teacher |
Miles Blount | Teacher |


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!

Meets on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00pm

Location: 331

Katie Palmateer | Media Coordinator |
Brittany Franckowiak | Teacher |

Hispanic Voices

A club for students that identify themselves as a Hispanics/Latinos/Latinx and for students that want to learn about the culture.  It is a bilingual club. The purpose of the club is to embrace our own culture and learn about others.  The club highlights the Hispanic/Latin culture in the school community. .

Meeting dates:  Every other Tuesday from 2:15p.m. to 3:15p.m.  - Room #307

Rosa Maria Gamble | Teacher, Spanish |
Vanessa Morales | Hispanic Achievement Liaison |


The WOLVES Hockey Club exists to teach and train young athletes the fundamentals of the sport of ice hockey and to provide an opportunity for interscholastic competition between them and their cross-county peers.

Ice Hockey is a non-school-sponsored activity, and Wilde Lake High School does not offer the opportunity to partner with other County schools as a co-op to form a single. The WOLVES participates in the Howard County Scholastic Hockey Association (HCSHA) and the MSHL (Maryland State Hockey League).

For more information, contact:

International Club

Learn about other cultures and help coordinate our school-wide Culture Day celebration each spring. On Fridays, we build a diverse community by sharing presentations about different countries, participating in multicultural activities, and sharing our passion for international travel, languages, and cultures. Come to a meeting – all are invited!

Meets on every Friday after school.

Location: Room 217

Laura Cometa | Instructional Team Leader, ELD |
Colleen Miller | Teacher, ELD |
Josiah Lookingbill | Teacher |

It's Academic

Meets on: Thursdays @ 2:15-3:15

Location: #136

The It's Academic club at WLHS competes at numerous intra- & inter-states quiz bowl tournaments throughout the year, where participants answer questions covering a broad range of subjects, from history to chemistry to even sports. These competitions test not only your depth of knowledge in certain areas, but also your ability to buzz quickly, similar to Jeopardy. In the past, It's Academic itself was a televised academic quiz bowl competition aired on WJZ-TV 13, CBS. Anyone who enjoys trivia or competition, regardless of skill level, is welcome to join us at our weekly meetings, where we practice with buzzers and practice questions. Check out the for free tournament packets and a forum on high school quiz bowl with many resources devoted to it.


Chris Lienhard | Teacher |
Tushar Sura | Teacher |

Jewish Student Union

JSU-Jewish Student Union
Room 139
Every other Wednesday


Lindsay Feldman | Culinary Educator |

Jewish Student Union

Jewish Student Union is a non-religious club celebrating Jewish culture, history, and tradition. We will also discuss current events that are affecting Jewish people around the world

Lindsay Feldman | Culinary Educator |

Knit and Crochet Club

Cast on. Chain twenty. If you know what to do, bring your project and chat with others who enjoy knitting and crocheting. If you have no clue, but want to know more, come hang out and learn how to knit and/or crochet! 

Meets on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:00pm

Location: Media Center

Katie Palmateer | Media Coordinator |

Math Team

Meets on Wednesdays in Room 319.

Math Team is for students who enjoy exploring and having fun with mathematics!  Our practices include solving and discussing math problems to prepare for our 8 competitions with the other Howard County high schools.  Math Team is an excellent opportunity to study mathematics topics that are not always encountered in the classroom and to build one’s skills in mathematics and in general problem-solving!

Michelle Tarr | Teacher |

Mock Trial

Runs November through February.  Meeting times TBD.

John Wallace | Teacher/JV Head Coach |
Jessica Padgett | Teacher, Theatre Arts | | WL Theater Website

Model UN

Model UN is an academic club where students play the role of delegates to the UN from different countries and attempt to solve real-world problems. In this club, you work together as a team to prepare for competition with other teams from the county. We meet every week or every other week; contact advisors for more details.

We will be meeting in Room 219 or Room 220.

Grace Oliveto | Teacher |
Miriam Walter | Teacher, ELD |

Multilingual Student Leadership

This club is for ESOL students who want to be leaders, help each other, and help the school!

Meetings are in room 219 on Thursday's afterschool.

Laura Cometa | Instructional Team Leader, ELD |

Muslim Students’ Association

Contact advisor for details.

Jeannette Dixon | Gift & Talented Resource Educator |

National Art Honors Society

Wilde Lake’s National Art Honor Society is a great place to meet new friends with a special interest in the visual arts and provides opportunities for artistic endeavors throughout the Wilde Lake community. In 1978, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) began the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) program specifically for high school students to inspire and recognize those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in achieving the highest standards in art areas and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Art-related community projects include putting up art displays throughout the building, designing and creating posters and banners as teachers and/or other clubs requested, making bowls for Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Grassroots, conducting art projects, and art exhibitions of student artwork.  

Meeting:  Every Tuesday  2:45 - 3:30 
Location: Rm 151

Kevina Maher | Teacher, Art |

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

The mission of NHSDA is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance at Wilde Lake High School.  NHSDA also aims to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form worthy of recognition and prestige.  Contact the advisor for meeting information (Room 171).

Holli Tucci | Teacher, Dance Director |

Paw Pals (formerly Best Buddies)

Paw Pals (formerly known as Best Buddies) is a club that creates opportunities for friendships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our group meets monthly in the cafeteria to socialize, listen to music, and play games.

Meets Monthly in the Cafeteria.  Check the school calendar for exact dates.

Kelly Broyles | CTE Instructional Team Leader, Career Research & Development Educator, Allied Sports Coach |
Patricia Crowe | Bookkeeper |

Quill and Scroll

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper |
Kaitlyn Curtis | Instructional Team Leader |

Red Cross Club

A Red Cross Club is an extension of a local Red Cross region or Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Station, where you can serve the community with your friends. Along with training and leadership development opportunities, you can choose mission-related activities in your community while delivering the lifesaving services of the Red Cross. You’ll plan and implement projects that can save hundreds of lives, from blood drives to disaster preparedness education.

Helen Johnston-Carey | Teacher |

Rise Up Mentorship

Rise Up Mentorship is a student led and run program whose purpose is to support increase enrollment of black and brown students in honors, GT, and AP courses. The mentorship program provides community and academic support for students joining advanced courses for the first time. The club has open study hours on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00 and has whole group meetings once a month on Wednesdays.

Meets on Wednesdays, 2:15-3:00 Tutorial with a club meeting once a month. 

Location: Room 238

Kaitlyn Curtis | Instructional Team Leader |


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 |

Science National Honor Society

SNHS is a prominent scientific organization that will inspire a new group of young thinkers as the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration. This honor society is a unique opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to build a strong organization based on shared values of leadership, community, and the importance of science. You will have the opportunity to explore careers in STEM, listen to guest speakers, and participate in service projects such as tutoring and working with other science clubs. Students can apply for membership in their junior or senior year.

Meetings will be in Room 332.

Erika Wunderlich-Hite | 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

The Debate Team meets on Wednesdays after school in Rooms 302 & 322.

The Speech Team meets on Tuesdays after school in Rooms 302 & 322

WLHS Showcase/parent night 10/8/22 at 6:30 in JRT minitheater

Competition information at:

Virtual competitions held at:

Honor society information at:


The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate Team is a competitive academic team and current reigning Champions of the Baltimore Catholic Forensics League. New members are always welcome.

Kelli Midgley | Teacher |
Dylan Valente | Teacher |

Step Team

Meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in the cafeteria.

Miles Blount | Teacher |

Street Dance Club

Contact advisor for more details.

Joseph Press | Teacher |

Student Government Association (SGA)

Meets on Wednesday 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 Rallies, School Fundraising, and Dances.

John Wallace | Teacher/JV Head Coach |
Chris Lienhard | Teacher |

The Paw Print - School Newspaper

Meets in room 211, see advisor for more details.

Ben Townsend | Teacher, School Newspaper |

The Scholars Leadership Program

Contact advisors for details.

Kazandra Anderson | Social Worker |

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 |

Wilde Lake Chess Club

Meetings are after school each full-day Wednesday in the Media Center.

Paul Mandl | Teacher |

Women's Activism Club

Our first and core goal is to create a safe space for people of all gender identities where we can talk openly about issues in society and the world. We aim to collaborate with local organizations to incorporate a community service component to our work, as well as stand in solidarity and support at local advocacy events.

Meeting Dates/Times - One Friday per month (Room 306 at 2:15 pm)

Rachel Kostelec | Teacher |