Student Clubs

A Cappella
Dan Wulf
The A Cappella Choir is co-ed auditioned singing group that meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm throughout the school year. This is the
Watertown High School select choir, known as the Watertones, and we perform a variety of music, both modern and not so modern. Concerts are spread throughout the year.

Armenian Club
Siran Tamakian
Students meet to discuss issues relevant to the Armenian community within the school and outside of school. Also, students meet to plan fund-raising activities for scholarships and other worth causes. The club fosters involvement in the school and the community and in Armenia itself, to encourage the sense of responsibility and belonging, pride, and the desire in keeping alive the Armenian culture and language.

Athletic Leadership
John Cacace
The Leadership Club is designed to teach athletes how to become better leaders. Members will read The Team Captain's Leadership Manual by Jeff Janssen and meet weekly to discuss each chapter, as they become better leaders by example and better vocal leaders.

Badminton Club
Donna Calleja
Depending on the availability of the gym, this club meets once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:30. We welcome badminton players of all levels for some enthusiastic but casual play. We also love it
when faculty members make cameos!

Book Club
Erin Piazza
The book club is designed to provide a space for students to read and share ideas about new and popular books in an informal setting. The club members meet once each month to discuss the book of their choice together as a group.

Comic, Graphic Novel, and Animation Club
Michael Boyd
Discussion/Film viewings revolve around the appreciation of the richness of comic art from America, Japan, and other cultures, as well as an appreciation for culturally significant pop culture artifacts that have paved the way for the medium of big budget films that we enjoy today.

Dance Club
JoAnne Spagnuolo and Christina Nance
This club enables students to meet new people and express themselves through dance and movement.

Environmental Club
Jennifer MacDonald
Students are working towards making Watertown High School "greener" by increasing awareness and recycling.

Fab Lab Open Workshop
Shelly Gabriel and Ryan Shrey
Students will learn how to work with the machines in the Fab Lab and work together on designing given a project.

Feminist Coalition
Liz Mundy
Learn about feminism and spread information about gender equality to the student body.

Film Club
JoAnne Spagnuolo and Jessica DePamphilis
Students will watch films and collectively analyze the story, film techniques, and elements.

Game Club
Melissa Pearlman and Ryan Shrey
Students will meet weekly in room 321 to play games for an hour. This club is device free.

Gender Sexuality Alliance
Jocelyn Ferraro and Oscar Hughes
The GSA intends to increase tolerance and acceptance of all students in our school and community, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. We do so by holding regular meetings and gatherings such as movie nights that are open to the whole school, posting information and LGBTQ-positive materials around the school in public places, and by holding school-wide events such as
Spirit Day and the Day of Silence, which are meant

Model UN
Jim Buck and David Mastro This club is designed to allow students with an interest in international affairs to practice research skills, public speaking, consensus building and debating skills through participation in local and regional Model UN conferences

NHS/Cum Laude
Adrienne Eaton
National Honor Society/Cum Laude is the Watertown High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Students are selected at the
beginning of their senior year based on academic standings, leadership, and character.

No Place for Hate
Mona Bouhafs

The club will meet in the morning to help promote a sense of community and make the high school a place with no hate.

Pep Band
Dan Jordan
Band students play music and provide entertainment at home football games. We rehearse during class, but the performances take place at Victory Field from 6:30-9:00 PM on designated Friday nights during September, October and November.

Photography Club
Dan Dressler
Creativity starts here! Participants in this club will have the opportunity to apply their creativity to a variety of photography processes, collaborate on public displays and produce online portfolios of original work. Digital imaging and analog chemical processing will be explored. Our club meets every Thursday at 2:30. Grab a friend and join us for a fun afternoon of visual creativity!

Powerlifting Club
Andrew Scopa
Students learn the rules and techniques necessary to compete in USA Powerlifting Competitions

Pride Committee
Adam Joyce, Amanda Makosky and David Mastro
The pride committee consists of students, grades 9-12, that are in charge of promoting positive school spirit in the form of spirit rallies, spirit weeks, fundraising, in-game support, and the Mr. WHS Competition. All members are responsible for attending weekly meetings.

Service Club
Jaime Leonard
We are a community service club that aims to help the school, town, and global community in various ways. Some of our events include coordinating Thanksgiving baskets for Watertown families in need, going to Rosie's Place, and doing a Habitat for Humanity build day.

Social Network and Social Butterflies
Robert Randall (SN) and Karen Bloomer (SB)
The Social Network and Social Butterflies are two extracurricular clubs at Watertown High School created to encourage friendships among the different social circles in our school. All members are treated as individuals who have something to contribute to the group. Club members are hand
selected to ensure the most supportive environment for all members involved. The clubs are made up of students ages 14-21. The Social Network is a club for boys and Social Butterflies is a club for girls. We rely on teacher input when selecting new students to join us.

Student Council
John Rimas
The Student Council is elected as representatives of the student body. The council meets weekly on various topical school related issues. The Student Council also organizes the annual WHS Blood Drive.

Universal Makers Club
Elizabeth Lloyd
Students will use the Fab Lab to make projects of their own interests as well as making for the community at large.

Checker Club
Brian Foye
Students will improve their ability to understand, play and compete in checkers. There will be opportunities to watch videos on the strategy of checkers and the option to read Fred Reinfield's book, "How to Win at Checkers." Students will compete in a respectful, pro-learning environment, interact socially and improve their game. Toward the end of the year there will be a school-wide checkers tournament hosted by the club.

Chess Club
Norm DesTrempe
Club members will view videos and read articles/ a book on Chess (Chess in a Nutshell). Topics covered will be rules of the games, piece movements, and introductory chess strategies for the beginning, middle, and end game. Members will learn from each other. Possible guest speakers, field trips and a school wide tournament will be arranged.

Class of 2018
Matt Rose & Adam Joyce
This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

Class of 2019
Graham Madden
This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

Class of 2020
Liz Mundy
This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events.

Class of 2021
Teresa Malone and Erin McGovern
This group is made up of elected class officers, executive committee members. The club works to plan events and fundraise for class trips, and eventually the junior and senior events. to raise awareness about how difficult it can be to grow up LGBTQ.

Girls who Code
Bryan Campbell
Free afterschool program for 6th-12th grade girls (or anyone really) to use computer science to impact their community and join a group of supportive peers and role models. Club meets Mondays from 2:35 to 4:35.

Hope Squad
Teresa Malone and Beckett Rhodes
Students will gather to decide pertinent issues surrounding mental health and suicide awareness. Students will explore ways to educate the community.

IDS Lunch Club
Oscar Hughes and Ryan Shrey
The purpose of IDS is to create an open, tolerant, and unique atmosphere where students can study and socialize, can contribute to the community through

charity work and political and social activism, and promote the ideas of tolerance, equality, self-respect, and respect for others. Membership in IDS isn't exclusive; the group is open to the entire student body-- without exceptions--to all those who embrace its ideals.

Interact Club
Linda Tracy
Afterschool club that works closely with Rotary Club of Watertown/Belmont on Community Projects and Service.

International Club
Lindsy Orpen
International Club members have an interest in international activities and issues. ESL and non- ESL students work together to educate the WHS community about international events, traditions, and cultures. We share food, stories and languages. We give back to our community while promoting a welcoming school environment. Everyone is welcome.

Jazz Band
Rosie Ward
Jazz Band is a select ensemble open to students in grades 9-12 by audition. Students perform many styles of jazz including funk, swing, Latin, and R&B. We rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00, and perform at the WHS Winter and Spring Concerts, as well as Band-a-Rama.

Raiders Against Drugs Society (RADS)
Brian Brewer
The club seeks to reward students who pledge to remain "drug free." Students will receive a special discount card and agree to attend meetings around healthy decisions.

Raiders Study Club
Pat O'Neill
The club will provide after-school academic support for students and also community service opportunities for students who work as mentors.

Raider Times Newspaper
John Vitti
This program allows all students the opportunity to provided news content, photography and art to the online and printed product.

Robotics Team
Mary-Benham Nygren
The Watertown High School Robotics Team was founded in 2007 to compete in FIRST Robotics' FRC category of annual competitions. Cheerfully nicknamed "The KwarQs", the team's student ranks have grown annually from eight to 42 students. Three coaches and a handful of mentor volunteers from engineering, software development and other professional backgrounds guide the students through the process of preparing their readiness for the FRC annual competitions. The team meets weekly for the entire school year and almost daily during its six-week 'build season'; where the group constructs a 120-pound robot from scratch to comply with and compete in a newly released FRC game.

Saheli Club
Annmarie Boudreau
Saheli's mission is to empower South Asian women and families to lead safe and healthy lives. On campus at WHS it will provide support and friendship for our South Asian girls. Saheli hosts a year-long college readiness program. It involves seminars on being a successful student, planning for life after high school, exploring college and career options, and visiting local universities. Plus plenty of fun activities for building leadership skills, inspiring teamwork, growing friendships and participating in social activities.

Sewing Club
Jessica DePamphilis and JoAnne Spagnuolo
Learn how to crochet, knit and sew by completing projects and participating in charity events.

Watertown Youth Coalition
Dawn Graham
Peer Leaders work to make your community a better place for young people and learn the skills that will make you a great leader and role
model. Peer Leaders meet on Tuesdays from 2:45pm-4:00 at WHS. Peer Leaders will meet at many other scheduled times and places during the school year.

Women of Science
Amanda Makosky
Women of Science is a group of junior and senior females who demonstrate strong academic achievement in STEM classes. The group competes at local competitions in the area against other female teams. Often for these competitions, the team must prepare a pre-build machine before going to the competition. Other events include general science knowledge and demonstration of a strong science technique.

Word Painter
Malcolm Cook
WHS literary magazine for students' poems, stories, drawings and photographs.

Liz Mundy
This is a group made up of mostly seniors. They are in charge of creating, organizing, advertising, and distributing the yearbook. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are encouraged to participate as well so that (1) we can begin to expand into being a full-school yearbook and (2) they can prepare for their senior year involvement.