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Athletics, Activities and Club Information

Westport Jr./Sr. High School

Club Descriptions

Art Club

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.

 

DECA

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. 

 

Drama Club

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. 

 

Gay/Straight Alliance Advisor

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.

 

International Exchange Club

Advisor – Rick Monast - rmonast@westportschools.org

--- 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.

 

Makerspace

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.

 

Math Club

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. 

 

Music Club

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

 

National Honor Society

Advisor - Bridget Buckless – bbuckless@westportschools.org

--- 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 

Advisor Bridget Buckless – bbuckless@westportschools.org

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

Advisor– Bridget Buckless – bbuckless@westportschools.org

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.

 

Newspaper Club

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.

 

Pep Band Advisor

Advisor – Chris Nunes - cnunes@westportschools.org 

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

---This new ensemble was created to provide a fun and entertaining addition to the boys and girls varsity basketball games throughout the season.  Pep band is a high energy group that will hopefully visible out in the community throughout the school year bringing attention to all the positive things that are happening in the Westport Schools.

 

Robotics club

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. 

 

STEEL-Students That Exemplify Extraordinary Leadership

Advisor - 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.

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

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.

 

Student Council --- 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.

 

Jr High Student Council

Advisor – Rick Monast - Rmonast@westportschools.org

Meets Biweekly on Tuesdays and Biweekly at Lunch on Fridays. 

---The purpose of this club is to engage Jr. High students in school and community engagement activities, and give them a voice in their school.  The culminating project of this club will be WestFest, a community event planned to take place in May.

 

Yearbook Club

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. 

 

Jason Pacheco, 
Athletic & Activities Director
508-636-1050 ext. 4230
jpacheco@westportschools.org

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Class Advisors

 

Freshman Class

Advisor – Chet Millett

cmillette@westportschools.org 

Meets as necessary to confer on class fundraising and other class business.

 

Sophomore Class

Advisor – Tom Clark

tclark@westportschools.org 

Meets as necessary to confer on class fundraising and other class business.

 

Junior Class

Advisor – Mike King

mking@westportschools.org 

Meets as necessary to confer on class fundraising and other class business.

 

Senior Class

Advisor – Laura Charette lhonohan@westportschools.org

Meetings for the Class of 2018 are held on an as needed basis depending on what events/issues the class has.