BGTV/ Media and Journalism

Teachers: Kelly Connollly (Room 242) | John Waldie (Room 240)

Check us out at https://thewizardweekly-bgtv.wixsite.com/website-1

Community Service Club 

Advisors: Lisa Angelillo (Room 324) | Elizabeth Frey (Room 231) |
Kathy Wurster/ (Room 229) | Meeting dates are set on a month-by-month basis and announced on the club’s Google Classroom (email advisor for code). 

The Community Service Club fosters and promotes volunteerism among high school students to grow a deeper appreciation of their community and the spirit of service. Organized around the interests and strengths of its student leaders and members, club activities are adjusted each year to reflect group preferences and community needs. Structured as an umbrella organization for a variety of student-led sub-committees, sub-committees may meet more than monthly, often via Google Meet. Each sub-committee focuses on a specific school or community initiative, including but not limited to recruiting volunteers for district events and local charitable organizations; implementing a school-wide recycling program; providing opportunities for regular interaction between general education and special education students; and organizing school-wide drives and fund-raisers to support the community at large.  

Esports Social Club

Advisor: Kevin Calderin Room 214 | Meets Friday afternoon 

If you love video games but are not interested in or cannot commit to an esports team, or if you want to be part of both, we have created a diverse space for gamers of all kinds to share strategies, explore gamer culture, collaborate, make friends, host events, discuss gaming news, and play together. Our club also supports and creates content for our competitive teams! Shoutcasters, streamers, video content creators, artists, tech-savvy students, or any looking to learn more about and explore these areas, should certainly join. All students are welcome. Please contact the club advisor for the Google Classroom join code.

GSA/Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network

Advisor: Nadia Bac Room 132 | Meets Thursday. Email advisor for Google Classroom code. 

GSA is a student-run club which provides a safe space for students to meet, support each other, and work together to build bridges and end discrimination and bullying. The three main functions are Support, Socialization, and Activism. The GSA welcomes ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

JROTC Magic Battalion

Advisor: Michael Brockway

Visit us at https://hs.ws.k12.ny.us/clubs-organizations/jrotc-magic-battalion)

Literary Magazine

Advisors: Kateri Ruebenstahl Room 109| Nadia Bac Room 132 | Meets Tuesdays. Email advisor for Google Classroom code.

The Literary Magazine gives participants the opportunity to express their creativity through the written word and visual arts. Students will create and share their creative pieces and exchange feedback. Their work will be curated into a quarterly selection to be published on the club’s website. Creative submissions are open to all high school students.     

National Art Honor Society

Advisor: Lara Held, Room 121 | Meets virtually 1x a month via Google Meet link/Google Classroom. Link provided upon acceptance into NAHS.

Washingtonville High School's chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) seeks to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in the visual arts. The goals of our chapter are to organize, participate in, and support art-related events/fundraisers within our school and community that promote creativity, inclusivity, and a love of the visual arts. Please contact the club advisor for membership information. Learn more and follow us:

National English Honor Society

Advisor: Nadia Bac | Room 132 | Meets Fridays. Email advisor for Google Classroom code.

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes the academic accomplishments of high school students in the English language arts. The organization brings together students of English of all backgrounds to share their appreciation and further their knowledge of literature, fine writing, language and media studies. NEHS encourages members to use their talents in the service of others and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills. Contact the club advisor to request an application. 

National Honor Society

Advisors: Patty Secreto | Nancy Hartford

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

Ski & Snowboard Club

Advisor: Jennifer Kirk | Winter Season: six Thursdays, Jan.- Feb. 

The Ski & Snowboard Club is open to students in grades 9-12 and provides the opportunity to learn, practice, and enjoy the exciting outdoor fun that skiing and snowboarding offer. While benefitting from fresh air and exercise, club members can share the rush of shredding up the slopes with fellow students. Participants travel to Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon, NJ, the first six Thursdays of the new year (January/February). Members must purchase lift or season passes at the discounted club rate and provide their own ski and snowboarding gear. Pass purchasing options are available for consideration in early October. School transportation is provided.  

Student Coalition

Advisors: Lisa Angelillo | Colleen Polo | Meets monthly, first Wed. Email advisor for Google Classroom code.

The Student Coalition is the student governing body at Washingtonville High School. It works year-round to promote school spirit and build school-community connections. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of all school clubs; raising funds to sponsor club events; staffing concession stands at varsity football and basketball games, and the school’s Wizard apparel store during lunch hours. The club and its members engage in community service acts, locally, and in the city they visit on their end-of-the-year trip. To join, go to the club’s Google Classroom [code sriqd2j] on the first Wednesday of the month.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Advisors: Ari Contzius Rom 191 | Meets monthly

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other to excel at music and leadership. This organization engages in music-related volunteer work and performances throughout the school year. Tri-M is open to students grades 10 -12. Contact the club advisor for additional information and to request an application.

Wizards Esports Teams

Coach: Kevin Calderin Room 214| Fall and Spring Seasons

For millions worldwide, video games have become a treasured pastime and a spectator sport, providing mental stimulation, relaxation, and opportunities to bond, socialize, and compete. New collegiate and professional pathways have also opened-up for esports. This club creates a space for WHS’s most passionate gamers to test themselves and the opportunity to compete for the Wizards in state and regional titles, e.g., Rocket League, League of Legends, Smash Bros. Ultimate. Wizard teams currently participate in the PlayVS league at varsity and recreational levels. As with any other sport, prospective participants must try out, commit to their game and their team, attend regular practices, and represent the Wizards in school matches. For more information and to register contact the club advisor.

WHS Jazz Band

Advisors:  Nicole Redeker Rom 191 | Meets Oct. – May on alternating Tue. & Thu.

The WHS Jazz Band rehearses and performs music from a variety of jazz styles including swing, rock, funk, Latin, and many others. There are a number of performance opportunities throughout the year. Jazz Band is open to musicians in grades 9-12. Contact the club advisor for participation requirements. 

WHS Pep Band

Advisors: Ari Contzius Rom 191 | Meets Sep. – Oct.

The WHS Pep Band provides musical entertainment at the high school Varsity Football home games. Typical games are Friday nights or Saturday afternoons. The Pep Band is made up of woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians.  The Pep Band’s role is to entertain and create enthusiasm in a crowd. Contact the club advisor to participate.

World Language Honor Society

Advisor: Lisa Alemany

Learning a world language has become essential to today’s students, everywhere! Increasing numbers of students are studying and working abroad, and the command of more than one language opens up more opportunities and choices in the context of the global economy. WLHS encourages and recognizes student achievement in world languages, while promoting cultural diversity and expression among its members. The club also hosts events and activities that engage and celebrate Washingtonville’s diverse community. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who have 3 high school credits in a world language. Please contact the club advisor for additional requirements.  

Yearbook Club 

Advisors: Nadia Bac Rom 132 | Robin Schulze Rom 202 | Meets Wednesdays. Email advisor for Google Classroom code.

Participating students will help document moments of school and community life, including events and achievements, for publication in the Washingtonville High School Yearbook. Please contact a club advisor for more information.