Woodside High School

13450 Woodside Lane     Newport News, VA 23608     Phone: (757) 886-7530     Fax: (757) 877-0480

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Archery

Learn and perfect archery skills in a safe, controlled environment using the NASPE guidelines as well as learn how to work as a team, develop hand-eye coordination, and have fun while being serious.

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Art Club

Activities include open studio work on independent projects, group projects and service projects. Bring your sketchbook for review. This is great place to develop an appreciation for the Visual Arts.

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Art National Honor Society

Provide recognition of the artistic talents and leadership roles for the visual arts students, while spotlighting the success and community work of Woodside  €™s visual arts program; students must have a B average in art classes and nominated by their art teacher to join.

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Chess Club

Become the king (or queen) and command the army of your mind. Learn to better use your creativity, logic, tactics, and strategy to defeat your opponents over the board in this exciting game. Beginners welcome.

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Color Guard

Participate in performance ensembles utilizing flags and dance movement; auditions are held each spring or contact Mr. Austin over the summer.

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DECA

Co-curricular organization that develops leaders for marketing, management and entrepreneurship; open only to students currently enrolled in any Marketing class.

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Digital Media

Current computer art and all digital art media students are invited to participate where the focus will be on the preparation for the Great Computer Challenge at Old Dominion University in the spring.

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DIME

Distinguished, Intelligent, Men of Excellence, an organization designed for young men who will hear motivational speakers, go on field trips, and participate in community service projects.

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Environmental Club

Students share their environmental passion by working together to promote conservation awareness and do various activities to make the school more ecological, such as paper and plastic recycling throughout the school.

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Envirothon

Compete at local, regional, and state levels demonstrating knowledge concerning the environment, forestry and soils, wildlife, ecology, and a yearly special topic.

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Excellence Girls Club

Enjoy volunteer opportunities, field trips, college tours, book discussions, weekly educational sessions, and a yearly Leadership Institute.

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FBLA

(Future Business Leaders of America) Develop competent, aggressive business leadership; to strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; open only to students currently or previously enrolled in any Business class.

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FCCLA

(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Foster the development of interpersonal, family, leadership, career goals and skills; open only to students currently or previously enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences class.

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Forensics -Speech

Members recite poetry, read children  €™s stories, make up their own speech, and generally like being in front of an audience, similar to drama without the props; meetings average twice a month; Forensics Tournaments are held with regional high schools from October   €“ April.

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French National Honor Society

French 3, 4 or AP students with 3.0 overall GPA, 3.6 GPA in French and do 5 hours of community service related to French culture.

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Freshmen Class

Build school spirit, raise funds, and coordinate activities; specifically Homecoming week.

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Gay/Straight Alliance

Foster interaction among gay and straight students to increase awareness, understanding, and acceptance of diversity through specific club activities, participating in school-wide events, and contributing to the community through service projects.

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German National Honor Society

German 3, 4 or AP students with 3.0 overall GPA, 3.6 GPA in German and do 5 hours of community service related to German culture.

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iMagnify Club

Reach and disciple a generation for the Lord and His kingdom; built on five key elements: prayer, worship, discipleship, outreach, and fellowship.

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International Club

Increase knowledge and awareness of the Spanish, French and German speaking-world. All language levels and native speakers invited. Cook traditional foods, go to art exhibits, learn traditional dances, learn about and celebrate foreign holidays, interact with foreign exchange students and participate in different competitions with other schools.

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International Thespian Society

An honor society that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in high school theater; students become eligible by making significant contributions to the success of productions and by demonstrating outstanding leadership and service to the theater department; inductions in the spring.

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Japanese Club

Explore the different aspects of Japanese culture to include their foods, customs, and leisure activities.

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Junior Class

Continue to build school spirit, raise funds, and coordinate activities; specifically accomplish Homecoming Week activities and Ring Dance.

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Key Club

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide community service, build personal character and develop leadership.

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Model UN

Foster international awareness and public speaking skills through participation in mock United Nations sessions and debates.

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Mu Alpha Theta (Math)

Mathematics Honor Society for students with a 3.2 math GPA who have completed Algebra II and plan to continue math classes throughout high school; applications accepted in the spring.

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National Honor Society

Michele Robison Chapter of the National Honor Society - A society that adheres to four main facets: leadership, character, service, and scholarship; induction by invitation only for juniors during the third quarter.

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Nu Delta Alpha (Dance NHS)

The National Dance Association  €™s National Honor Society that requires being enrolled in a Dance Magnet technique course and a GPA of 3.2; dues required; inductions late fall and early spring.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Performance group that attends local, regional, state, and national competitions; being a part of the group requires an audition in the fall.

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Project Inclusion

Coordinated with the district event by the same name, a group of students are selected to participate to learn how to promote tolerance and acceptance of all people within Woodside.

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Project Uganda

Promote the awareness and understanding of the problems in sub-Saharan Africa such as child soldiers.

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Revolution

A club designed to help students have the opportunity to grow in their faith by meeting and learning with other young believers, focusing on developing spirituality in relationship to God. We also desire to promote self-esteem and a moral/ethical foundation among young people.

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SAGE

(Student Advisory Group on Education) A group of students who collaborate with the superintendent to provide input and initiate positive changes to the school division that directly impacts students; application only.

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SCA

(Student Council Association) Promote school spirit and student involvement in school activities and the community; officers elected in the spring though anyone may participate in SCA events.

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Scholastic Bowl

A Virginia High School League team that competes against other schools in a fun and competitive environment to test students  €™ general knowledge with Jeopardy-style questions.

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Seat Belt Club

The Seatbelt Club is part of the region-wide   €œGet It Together  € challenge. The Woodside group is responsible for providing information about seat belt use to the school community in a fun, spirited way.

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Senior Class

Continue to build school spirit, raise funds, and coordinate activities; specifically accomplish Homecoming Week activities and Prom.

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Side by Side Club

Develop an understanding and a sense of comfort for what  €™s going on around us with the help of others focusing on our futures, our plans, our path and practical ways to make them happen.   €œSide by Side  € means working together to for the world around us, the people in it, and ourselves.

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Sophomore Class

Continue to build school spirit, raise funds, and coordinate activities; specifically accomplish Homecoming Week activities and Student/Faculty Basketball Game.

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Spanish National Honor Society

Spanish 3, 4 or AP students with 3.0 overall GPA, 3.6 GPA in Spanish and do 5 hours of community service related to the Hispanic culture.

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Step Team

Precise, unique, and innovative rhythmic routines, using feet and hands while at the same time   €œrocking  € the crowd.

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Student to Student

Assist military students with transition into a new school.

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TSA

(Technology Student Association) Promote leadership and personal growth in students and prepare them to contribute to a technological world; open only to students currently enrolled in any Technology class.

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Tri-M (Music)

A National Music Honor Society that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in instrumental and vocal music; students are nominated by their music teacher in December/January, and are selected based on academics and individual musical performances.

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YADAAP

Youth Alcohol Drug Prevention Program YADAPP is a youth leadership program empowering teens to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free.

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Yearbook

Students develop and produce the annual yearbook and a monthly news magazine as well as engage in digital photography, journalistic writing, and digital publication: only open to students currently enrolled in photojournalism.

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