Student paper? Yearbook? Service Learning? Clubs at GWUOHS are a great way to pursue interests and make new friends.
Even though these clubs are teacher-moderated, they are usually initiated and led by energetic students who want to engage with others sharing similar passions.
Students gather in a secure and inviting online environment where they discuss and explore topics that interest them, all under the guidance of a teacher. Such interactions result in the development of life-long friendships and create a strong community among our diverse student body. These clubs may meet once or more a month at a predefined date and time.
Clubs also provide leadership opportunities. There is no limit to the number of clubs a student can join, and we encourage our students to take a leadership role in one or more of these clubs.
School Club Listing
8th Grade Class
8th grade class sponsors will work with Student Council Grade Level Representatives to hold social events virtually, communicate with students about class specific information and advice, and run activities and fundraisers as desired by the students.
9th Grade Class
9th grade class sponsors will work with Student Council Grade Level Representatives to hold social events virtually, communicate with students about class specific information and advice, and run activities and fundraisers as desired by the students.
10th Grade Class
10th grade class sponsors will work with Student Council Grade Level Representatives to hold social events virtually, communicate with students about class specific information and advice, and run activities and fundraisers as desired by the students.
11th Grade Class
11th grade class sponsors will work with Student Council Grade Level Representatives to hold social events virtually, communicate with students about class specific information and advice, and run activities and fundraisers as desired by the students.
12th Grade Class
12th grade class sponsors will work with Student Council Grade Level Representatives to hold social events virtually, communicate with students about class specific information and advice, and run activities and fundraisers as desired by the students.
A3 Club (Arts and Animation)
Create and share artwork with your classmates. All materials and mediums are welcome and you are encouraged to try different mediums such as digital art, animation, origami, pencil, ink, and marker.
Amnesty International Club
The GWUOHS Amnesty International Club is dedicated to ending abuses of human rights, both globally and within the US. Through campaigns and advocacy, we bring light to issues affecting the most vulnerable groups of society. Amnesty International gives students the opportunity to contact their elected officials directly about issues, attend workshops and seminars, and learn more about human rights issues around the world. Additionally, since Amnesty International is present on many college campuses, membership in a student group is a great way to make new connections in the future!
Join the Baking Club for monthly group bakes and lots of foodie fun. We plan to bake pet treats, explore gluten free baking, and share our favorite recipes with each other in student-led bakes.
Chess club is a place for amateur and experienced chess players to come together to learn more about the game and practice together. Students will meet regularly to play and get guidance from the club sponsor on their chess skills.
The Chronicle of the Yawp Student Newspaper
The student-run newspaper provides our student body and families with up-to-date information that is relevant to our school, nation and world.
The Cybersecurity Club seeks to help students develop and utilize their skills in technology and forensics. Multiple competitions throughout the school year will teach students how to properly utilize security techniques Linux and scripting but will also offer the opportunity for outside scholarships and practical experience.
Members learn vital skills such as public speaking, rebuttal techniques, and leadership. Members also learn research, use evidence with analysis, and note-taking skills. During the meetings, members will perform practices that better their overall debating skills, and compete with their assigned partner in our club league once each month in a Public Forum debate. Along with this, the club will host and participate in a student vs. staff school-wide debate, and the club members will work to participate in national debate competitions.
Diversity and Inclusion Club
This club will work to promote a positive school culture accepting of all individuals. We will host events celebrating different cultures and communities, including Black History Month, Pride Month, and promote cultural awareness within the school and student community.
The Environmental Club is focused on bringing awareness to various environmental issues and spreading sustainable solutions. The club will meet regularly to learn and discuss topics relating to the climate crisis, wildlife protection, pollution, natural resource depletion, and more. Our goal is to teach about conservation, preservation, and restoration in hopes of inspiring GWUOHS students to advocate for a greener environment.
The Film Club is the right place to be if you enjoy visual storytelling, writing, editing, or if you just want to make your own movie! This club will focus on building your own short film from the ground up, from brainstorming an idea, to formatting a screenplay, and making it come to life! We will learn all about story structure, screenwriting, directing, editing, and other film industry jobs such as producing and assisting jobs. At the end of both semesters, everyone will have created a short film and will have the opportunity to show it off to their fellow members!
Finer Things Club
Are you creative and analytical? This is the club for you! The Finer Things Club brings together creative types and those who appreciate art and literature. Students participate by sharing their writing, photography, music, or other art. Student work is also compiled in an annual literary magazine.
French Club is open to students of French and all students who would like to learn more about francophone (French-speaking) cultures from around the world! We will learn about recipes and cooking, music, traditions, and different French-speaking regions of the world! Club meetings will be conducted in English with a small dash of French. Come one come all!
French Honor Society
Students are eligible for the French Honor Society after taking both French I and II and earning As in both courses. After confirming grades, students will have an initiation ceremony to become official members! Leadership opportunities (President, VP, etc.) are also available in French Honor Society. It's a wonderful opportunity!
This club is dedicated to building a respectful and fun gaming community, available for gamers of most platforms. Students learn skills of good sportsmanship while discussing and enjoying their favorite games with fellow GWUOHS students.
This is a club for anyone who identifies as female. It is a club to build each other up, increase confidence and self-esteem and encourage other females. This is an informal space for emotional support for girls. Discussion topics may include self image, self-esteem, building trust, and confidence.
Global Café is a space for international students to connect with each other and meet at times more suitable to their schedules. US-based students interested in a broader community are also very welcome. The club will meet regularly to share information about each other’s countries, provide real-time student interaction, and enhance the overall GWUOHS community.
The GW Book Club
The GW Book Club is a group of readers! Our club is dedicated to reading and analyzing great books. We will read a new book each month, and members of the GW Book Club will participate in a monthly meeting where we will discuss books and have fun! This club helps members develop their critical thinking and analysis skills through our monthly discussions. We will explore books together and create a friendly environment to be with your fellow readers. All GWUOHS students are welcome!
GW D&D Club
The GW D&D club welcomes new and experienced players alike - here, we will be introducing new students to Dungeons & Dragons, one of the most popular tabletop roleplaying games in the world. Students will also be able to get together to play and have fun, and to discuss and share thoughts and stories on various TTRPGs, mechanics, plots, characters, etc.
GW Medical Team
This student-run club is for anyone who is interested in pursuing a medical career. Meetings consist of student presentations, labs, videos, discussion and guest speakers. We also try to have at least one in-person event per year (when possible).
GWUOHS Mentor and Peer Leader Programs
The GWUOHS Mentor and Peer Leader Programs offer students the opportunity to get to know their peers and be a leader in the GWUOHS student community. The GWUOHS Peer Mentor program supports students in their transition from 8th grade to high school. The GWUOHS Peer Leader Program supports students new to GWUOHS.
GWUOHS News Show
This is a student-run news show that spotlights school events and student successes throughout the year. Members will work as a team to produce bi-weekly segments to be shared with the student body. There are multiple positions that you can step into with this club, including, writer, editor, and newscaster. This is run as a sub-committee of the student council and led by the council's annually elected PR Director.
GWUOHS Philosophy Club
The philosophy club will focus on the introduction, interpretation, and debates of philosophers, philosophical styles, and ideas through history. We will investigate context events surrounding philosophers, long-term influence, and controversies over the centuries. Get comfortable with having your ideas challenged!
GWUOHS Yearbook Club
Create a memory of a lifetime with classmates as we gather photos and stories and publish a yearbook.
The Law Club is a place for all students who are interested in learning about law in the US and around the world! Members meet every month to discuss current legal issues and learn about career opportunities in the field of law.
This is a club in which you will engage in service learning to build leadership skills, strengthen your college resume and enact community change through collaboration with your peers and community leaders. Members will also engage in community service with the goal to accumulate enough hours to be awarded a Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
LGBTQ+ Allies Club
The mission of the club is to create a safe community for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies. Students should expect LGBTQ+-themed discussions and history lessons.
The Magic of Animation Club
Our club views and discusses Disney works through the lens of 20th and 21st century history, and examines subtexts present in the films.
Peer tutoring for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus
MCU & YOU
Marvel fans assemble! In the MCU & You Club, we will meet once a month to discuss all things Marvel Cinematic Universe! Meetings will consist of deep dives into past, present, and future MCU films! We'll discuss elements such as movie plots, overall ratings, fan theories, and more!
Join us every other Monday for 30 mins of guided meditation. We will begin each session with a short discussion on the benefits of meditation and how to find the most comfortable place and position for your meditation experience. There are a variety of meditation exercises that we will practice; Energizing meditation, Calming meditation, and Thankfulness mediation are just a few examples. As breathing and imagery techniques are practiced weekly, club members will find that meditation is something that can create mindfulness, focus, and balance that lasts throughout the day and week. Please join us to see how guided meditation can help improve your mindset each day of the week.
Mental Health Club
Club members will engage in education about various mental disorders while also learning how to gauge and cope with one’s own mental health. Meetings will include open discussions and fun activities all designed to promote a positive understanding of mental wellness and help club members navigate their own emotional health.
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations
Muslim Student Association
The purpose of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is to create a community for Muslim and non-Muslim students at GWUOHS. The club will not be limited to only Muslim students; anyone interested is welcome to join. Ideally, the MSA will meet every two weeks, and through the semester we will cover a wide variety of activities like having guest speakers, discussing challenges that Muslims face, and engaging in community service projects.
National Honor Society
Students are selected to join NHS (grades 11-12) based on academic achievement (3.33 GPA for NHS, “A” average for NJHS) and prior leadership or service experience. NHS and NJHS members participate in individual, group, and in-person service projects, lead social events for the school, and serve as representatives for our chapter at conferences or school events.
National Junior Honor Society
Students are selected to join NJHS (grade 8) based on academic achievement (3.33 GPA for NHS, “A” average for NJHS) and prior leadership or service experience. NHS and NJHS members participate in individual, group, and in-person service projects, lead social events for the school, and serve as representatives for our chapter at conferences or school events.
Performing Arts Club
The PAC is a place where performing artists can come together and hone their craft in an open and collaborative way, and where students interested in participating in the performing arts for the first time can do so in a safe and welcoming environment. The PAC includes Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Dancers, Visual Artists, and Actors. Each semester we hold a performance.
Photography club is a great place to share pictures and learn new techniques for taking as well as editing pictures. Students present their pictures and have a chance to share their techniques with their fellow students. Each semester we have a photo contest as well
Plant Life Club
This is a vegetarian club focused on those who are vegetarians and those who would like to reduce their meat consumption.
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or just starting to learn, this club is for you! All levels welcome. We will explore programming and web development topics and explore live coding challenges.
Spanish Honor Society
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for selected students enrolled in Spanish 3 and AP Spanish. Students are eligible after taking Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 with an A in both courses. There are many opportunities to practice the language and learn about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Leadership positions are offered. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service projects, lead events for school, publish for a Spanish magazine, and other exciting activities!
Welcome to the Sports Club! During meetings we will share opinions, participate in discussions about sports teams and events, and get news updates regarding different sports and their leagues, like NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL. We will also play trivia games on sports related topics and players and discuss careers in sports. Additionally, we will invite guest speakers who are athletes or sports reporters to speak with the club.
STEM Club is open to any student at GWUOHS who is interested in learning about the many different fields and careers available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! We will discuss current events in STEM around the globe, learn from guest speakers, play games, and explore STEM competitions.
Spanish Tutoring Lab
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica members will offer tutoring to students of Spanish that need help with this class. Our tutors will be A students of Spanish 3 and AP Spanish Language classes. The Spanish Tutoring Lab is open to all students.
The Student Council consists of a group of students that are elected by their peers to represent them for the school year. The purpose of the Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events, members also act as the voice of the student body, being a liaison between students and administration/staff. Elections for positions within this club are held at the beginning of the Fall Semester each year.
Are you having trouble staying on track? Or do you just want someone to help keep you accountable? Study Buddies is a club to help students create useful study habits with the help of a partner. In our monthly meetings, we will also teach different tips to help students excel in their classes.
USA Bio Olympiad Club
The Bio Olympiad Club serves students at GWUOHS with a passion and interest in the field of biology. As a club we will prepare each student to successfully compete nationally and internationally in a multi-leveled system of exams organized by the USABO. Throughout the year, we will dive deeper into biological concepts learned in class as we seek to understand biology in the world around us in 2021. Club meetings will consist of: Engaging biology discussions, lessons from esteemed professionals, and much more!
Women’s Empowerment Club
Our club focuses on empowering and inspiring girls to believe in themselves, do their best, and succeed in their goals and passions in the future. We examine successful female individuals of all ethnicities and groups across various industries and practices, as well as focus on gender equality issues still prevalent in the workforce and society. All genders are welcome to join!
World Language Immersion Lab
At WLIL we provide a collaborative and fun environment where you can practice or improve your communication skills in a world language. All our students are welcome to join us via Class Connect every week to meet with our language facilitators.
If you would like to support our team as a facilitator, please contact us at email@example.com. Language facilitators should be fluent/advanced in a world language.
Student Writing Guides provide writing guidance to students and give presentations to the school.Interested in becoming a Student Writing Guide? Just contact Mr. Humphrey via email or Skype to sign up!
YES! (Young Entrepreneur and Stocks) Club
Are you curious about what it takes to become an Entrepreneur? Do you want to know how to start and grow a small business? Let the "Young Entrepreneur Society" foster creative ideas, support goals, and promote opportunities to realize your entrepreneurial projects. Join us for notable guest speakers, outside resources, channels to network, and much more!