Art Club - Mrs. Jacobs
The Westmont High School Art Club is a once a week, after school, open studio where students choose to continue working on projects from current classes or explore new areas of interest. It is open to current students as well as students who are not enrolled in an art class but want the opportunity to be in visual art. The goal of the club is to provide enrichment to interested students as well as provide some field trip opportunities that focus on art and art making.
Best Buddies "Sentinel Buddiez" - Mike Farthing and Leann Philgren
Students with special needs and regular education students interested in being a friend to these students.
The club matches one or two regular education students, called peer buddies, with a student with special needs. These buddy pairs or groups get together at monthly, planned activities after school and/or during the school day. The peer buddy is asked to make contact with the student at least once a week. The monthly activities are planned by the club officers and advisors and may include: Halloween Party, a bowling trip, holiday shopping trips, participation in a wheelchair floor hockey tournament, and attending school sporting events.
Business Professionals of America - Bridget Dervin
Students compete in contest designed to showcase their understanding of business skills, procedures, software packages, technology, and/or presentations skills Students are allowed to compete in up to two contests. Contest awards are presented in the Area, State, and National level. There are general meetings every other week and committee/individual practice on alternating weeks. A $25.00 fee is assessed for Nationa. State, and Area dues.
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Suburban Agriculture Club - Lisa Hootman Nate Chamberlain, and Daniel Finlayson
Suburban Agriculture Club members have fun working on sustainability projects. We manage the garden, our beehives, and our hydroponics and aquaponics systems.
We met Mondays in the morning, at lunch, and after school.Geography Club - Peter Landreth and Brian Dunne
All students with a desire to explore the city and state.
The purpose of the Geography Club is to explore the history and geography of Chicago, as well as the varied cultures and cultural celebrations that occur in the Chicago Metropolitan Area each year. There are eight to ten excursions per year with each excursion lasting six to ten hours on nonattendance days. There are no requirements for this club other than a sense of enthusiasm. Annual dues of $10.00 are required to offset the miscellaneous cost.Model United Nations - Peter Landreth
In Model United Nations (MUN), students take on the role of United Nations’ representative from another country and take part in simulations of the UN over critical world issues. The club goes to at least three MUN’s each year at various colleges and universities in the Chicago area. It also conducts a MUN during the months of December and January within the high school.Rotary Interact - Laura PergandeRotary Interact Club meets 1-2 times per month in the mornings. Rotary Interact volunteers with individuals in need within our own school district, organizations within our community, our nation and worldwide!National Honor Society - Michelle TorriseThe highest academic honor for a Westmont High School student is membership in the NHS. Induction ceremonies take place in the spring of each year. Students are selected based upon the following qualities: scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA are invited to apply. A faculty Council of five reviews each candidate's qualifications and votes on their acceptance. Candidates receiving a majority vote by the council are inducted into the chapter. Sophomores and juniors who are not selected are encouraged to repeat the process the following year.
Scholastic Bowl Team - Tom DeMay and Nate Chamberlain
Scholastic Bowl is a team version of the popular game show Jeopardy, where teams of 5 work together to answer trivia questions in all aspects of knowledge, including, but not limited to: academic subjects, fine arts, pop culture, and sports. We compete against other schools in our conference, as well as in tournaments during the winter months.
Sentinel Pride - Kim Danielski and Jane Most
Sentinel Pride is a leadership team consisting of a group of enthusiastic students working together on a positive school culture in which all students feel welcome, respected, and valued. Members will plan, organize, execute, and participate in spirit-based events, social activities, service-centered opportunities, and fundraisers, to promote a kind and caring culture. All students are welcome. Meetings will be held 2 times each month tentatively at 7:30 AM. Members will have an opportunity to become positive role members while developing individual leadership and communication skills, as they create a welcoming school environment.Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) - Michelle Torrise
The club sponsors activities that raise awareness about the negative effects of drug and alcohol use and that promote leadership and positive decision making. Members produce the annual Operation Prom Assembly that promotes making smart, safe decisions during prom weekend.
Other events include: Red Ribbon Week, Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Life Source Blood Drive, and the Annual Leadership Retreat. Meetings are held every other Thursday morning at 7:30 am. Members of two years or more of active membership may apply for the Life Source scholarship during their senior year.Student Council – Deidre DunbarWe meet throughout the year to plan activities for the student body including Homecoming, Spirit Week, fundraisers, and many events that are more exciting. New members are always welcome.
Westmont Alliance Club - Sue-Ellen Jacobs and Judy Van Erden
The Westmont Alliance is a student-centered club focusing on creating a safe space for LGBTQ students and Allies to talk about feelings, questions, and issues they’re facing at home, at school, and in their everyday lives. The Alliance will also create a fun and safe place for students to make friends, and celebrate being LGBTQ & Allies of the Community.
The Westmont Alliance strives to educate students, teachers, parents and community members on how to create a safer and more accepting school for LGBTQ students and helping to stop harassment & discrimination.
Yearbook - Jamie Mahmoud
Meet before and/or after school to work on the yearbook. Students are involved in the layout and design of the yearbook, candid photography, and photography selection. This club offers an opportunity to learn new technical skills.
Spanish Club and French Club - Meg Ensalaco and Kathy Lott
Meetings and events are held either before or after school. Events may include Café au Lait/Café olé, Pretzelfest, Mardi Grad/Car\naval, cooking and craft events.
Youth & Government - Peter Landreth
Students participate in a mock legislature in the chambers of the House and Senate in Springfield, IL with students from around the state over the course of a weekend in March.
Engineering Club - Laura Pergande
Students may participate in WYSE exams (college-level exams in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Math, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, the TEAMS competition, the Engineering Olympics at COD, and other Engineering Opportunites.
African-American Culture Club - Judy Van Erden and Deidre Dunbar
The AACC meets every Thursday in room 113 during lunch, both A and C, to accommodate students who are participating in after-school activities. We meet to discuss African-American history and cultural events, to plan activities such as celebrating African-American History Month, and discuss ways to support all students, in particular, our African-American students. This year we hope to add lunch-time speakers at least once a quarter and service component through Hashtag Lunchbag Chicago, an organization that provides bagged lunches for under-served students in the Chicago area. We will also plan at least two cultural field trips twice a year. A $10.00 membership fee is suggested to offset costs of the organization.