Clubs and Activities
- Art Club
- History Club
- Key Club
- Model UN
- Move to Stand
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Multicultural Club
- Pioneer Anglers
- Pioneer Yearbook
- Skills USA
- Student Advisory
- Student Council
- Teen Health Council
- Young Democrats
- Young Republicans
Join FCCLA by contacting the Advisors: Suzanne Prater, ext. 307, Connie Bell, ext. 116, Ragan Hardy, ext. 126, or Joann Barnes, ext. 116
Meetings are the second Wednesday each month, room 307.
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National FCCLA Conference
Raven Roberts wins GOLD at the National FCCLA Conference in Chicago
Traveling Pants (from our closet to yours)
The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. There was a condition that the instructors follow a prescribed course of training and maintain a minimum enrollment of 100 students over the age of 14 years who were US citizens. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools. Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that "the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment."
The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military content.
The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently, an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.
JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1555 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 273,000 cadets with 3,900 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of active duty Army retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our country.
The Raiders are a group of disciplined cadets that prove themselves in the classroom as well as in physical ability and Teamwork. The team conducts physical training in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday before school at 6:00 am, and then after school on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Raider Team is the elite team in JROTC. Cadets must be physically fit, have good moral character, and maintain passing grades. The Raider Team competes in many events around the region. Since the establishment of the Pioneer Battalion Raider team, they have competed at Harrison Bay (Chattanooga) Ooltewah Raider challenge (Chattanooga) Austin Peay University, Western Kentucky University and the Boonsboro Raider challenge in Eastern Kentucky. They also competed in the prestigious Raider Nationals.At these competitions the team competes in multiple events. The events usually are the one rope bridge, cross country rescue, physical fitness test, an obstacle course, a land navigation course or map test, sometimes both, and a first aid course as well.
NCO of the Month
What is Key Club?
KeyClub is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It's a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Today, Key Club exists on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada. Key Clubs also exist in many Caribbean nations, Central and South America, Asia and Australia.
Just the facts:
Key Club has approximately 250,000 members
There are approximately 5,000 clubs
Key Club is represented in 30 countries
Since 1925, Key Club International has provided more than 12 million hours of service to homes, schools, and communities each year. From building bridges, to collecting over six tons of food, thousands of dollars raised for cancer research, helping eliminate iodine deficiency disorder, Key Club International plays a vital role in serving the children of the world.
What We Stand For...That's right!
"Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership."
"To develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service."
The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and God; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
Caring–Our Way of Life
To develop initiative and leadership.
To provide experience in living and working together.
To serve the school and community.
To cooperate with the school principal.
To prepare for useful citizenship.
To accept and promote the following ideals:
To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
How Key Club Works...Wanna know?
Key Club International is a self-governing organization that elects its own officers, determines its own service activities and establishes its own dues structure.
Key Club International is an organization comprised of individual Key Clubs and is funded by nominal dues paid by every member. Its officers are high school leaders, who are elected by the members at district and international conventions.
Key Club International encompasses all clubs within the group's 33 organized districts and in countries that are not included in any specific district. Key Club International is led by the International Board, which is comprised of the International president, International vice president and 11 international trustees, all students and active Key Club members.
A district is normally defined by state or nation and tends to match a similar Kiwanis district. Each district is chaired by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention.
Each district is divided into territories called divisions, which are made up of various clubs. Each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district's policies and provides support to the clubs.
Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers are president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class.
The international, district and club levels operate under a set of bylaws that spell out their respective policies. You can find the International Bylaws in the Key Club Guidebook, the official guide for Key Club, which is distributed every spring to each club.
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To receive email reminders, send blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive text message alerts, text @wchsm to 81010
President: Hayden Everett
Vice President: Mia Grace Cantrell
Secretary: Bethany Fye
Treasurer: Kaylee Chisam
Thanks to all who helped with Pi Day and collected items for FCCLA! We received $100 in donations from Pi Day to go toward local scholarships and took several bags of items to FCCLA!
Congratulations to Hayden Everett who received a National Mu Alpha Theta scholarship! This is a great honor as this was a national competition for scholarships! WCHS Mu Alpha Theta members are the best of the best!
Don't forget to complete your peer tutoring. At least three hours are needed per semester to be a member in good standing. Logs are available on Mrs. Brown's door (room 212) and may be downloaded to the right if you need to start a new one. You may not run for any office if hours are not completed.
Service Projects/Events: Pi Day is our biggest project and fun day! A big congratulations to those who won our Pi Day contests this year and thanks to all who entered.
Peer tutoring - a minimum of 3 hours required per semester
First Parent - Teacher Conference Night (booth student made pi shirts with trivia and small prizes; verbal directions given to classroom locations for visiting parents)
Past Projects: Thanks to all who helped with Petey's Project last year during lunch on November 15. We were able to raise and donate $93.49 in just one lunch period. Thanks again to all!
Origami Hearts - Learn to make out of Japanese paper and take home or give to someone special -Thanks to Catalina Alegria, Dalin Chan, Lee Chan, and Patricio Gallegos for helping and demonstrating this art form this past February of 2012!
Thanks to all who participated in Pi-Day 2014!!! Hope you enjoyed the photo booth, contests, prizes, and the food! Pictures coming soon! Don't forget to turn your tutoring/service logs in by May 20th! This is especially important for those who want to run for office next fall. Also, we will have a brief meeting soon to award certificates and such! Thanks so much for being a part of WCHS's Mu Alpha Theta!
Information & Dues
Dues are currently $13 (national dues are $10, state dues are currently $2, and $1 for local). As long as you are an active member in good standing, these are one-time fees and pay for your registration, certificate, etc., with Mu Alpha Theta. To renew each year, you simply fill out the form from Mrs. Brown and return it and complete your service hours.
To become a member of Mu Alpha Theta, one must:
- have completed two academic high school math courses,
- be enrolled in an academic math course every year of high school
- maintain at least a 3.0 average in those math courses, and
- complete 3 hours of peer tutoring during lunch(or after school) or pre-approved service each semester under a WCHS math teacher’s supervision to remain in good standing.
Mu Alpha Theta does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or handicap.
Don't forget to complete a log for each semester. You are required to complete 3 hours of math tutoring or pre-approved service for Mu Alpha Theta per semester.
Schedules are available for teachers who would love to have peer tutors available for students during lunch time. See Mrs. Brown for more details if you need more information.
Pi Day Activities
2017 Pi Day Winners
Congratulations to all our Pi Day winners: Mr. Smartt, Mrs. Dyer, Macy Dishman, Logan Dyer, Zach Murray, Bracton Womack, Dylan Madison,and Justin Griffin. A special shout out to Kyra Garrison who won the Hula hoop contest with over 25 minutes - she only stopped for the class change bell. Winners, please see Mrs Brown for your prizes!
Mu Alpha Theta thanks all for the donations as well which will be turned over to the Linda King Memorial Scholarship fund!
Linda King Memorial Scholarship:
Don't forget: The Linda King Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Application Deadline is March 14 of every year. Seniors: Please check out the Local Scholarships page through guidance for more information about the Linda King Memorial Scholarship as well as others that are available!
Linda King Memorial Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Hayden Everett, the 2017 Linda King Scholarship recipient!
Congratulations to the 2016 Linda King scholarship recipients, Tyler Mills, Johnny Ganoa, Anna Womack, Larissa Lopez!
Congratulations to the 2015 scholarship recipient, Sydney Green!!
Congratulations to the 2014 Linda King Memorial Scholarship recipients, Kailynn Cantrell and Kayla Brown!
Congratulations to Taylor Womack, the 2013 Linda King Memorial Scholarship recipient!
Mrs. King's family was able to award three people a scholarship in the year 2012. Her children, Mr. Justin King and Mrs. Jennifer Richey (a member of Morrison Elementary's faculty), presented the scholarship in April of 2012 to Garrison Holmes, Nick Cantrell, and Lolita Terrazzas.
2011 - The first annual Linda King Memorial Scholarship was awarded.
Scholarship Recipients: Chenda Chan, Emily Hash, Kendra Hodges, Laura Beth McKinley. Mrs. King's father, son, daughter, and one of her grandchildren were able to make the presentation.