Acapella Club


    Acapella Club

    Sponsor: Valerie O'Keeffe

    Acapella Club is a largely student-led group of vocalists who want to have fun with music and give back to their school. The club works on becoming better vocal musicians, team bonding, and building community.


  • art club logoArt Club

    Sponsor: Lindsay Greer-Schlag
    Location: Room 2106

    Art club gives students who might not be able to take art as a class, or those who would like to learn more about art, an opportunity to express their creative side.

  • Asian Pacific Islander Associationapia logo

    Sponsors: Maria Dibble, Mitch Hoopes, Nadine J-Hamm, Lara Maquera

    The Asian Pacific Islander Association's goals are to promote and represent Asian culture and diversity at John Handley High School, be an inclusive and safe space for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and those interested in APIA, and to help members with school work and support.

  • Black Student Unionbsu logo

    Sponsors: Jeff Keller & Chyanna Jones
    Location: Room 1101 & Counseling Dept.

    The Black Student Union is a club designed to promote inclusivity, including having more students of color in higher-level classes, reducing the number of absences and dropout rates here at Handley, and improving post-secondary education. The Black Student Union's goal is to improve inclusivity at Handley. We want to create this club to bring students of all spectrums together. We hope to establish a safe place for any group to share and learn to improve the community here at Handley. Throughout the school year, we will do community service projects, go to historically black college fairs, and do fantastic fundraising ideas.

  • care club logo Care Club

    Sponsor: Jacob Sheaffer
    Location: Room 2406

    The club's mission is to unite students and create a positive environment that the entire school can benefit from by spreading kindness and showing care for our students, staff, and community. Each month, participants in the Care Club work together to carry out different activities to show care and concern for others.

  • DECA logoDECA

    Sponsor: Marcella Vance
    Location: Room 2203

    DECA is the Distributive Education Clubs of America. DECA is a co-curricular that helps prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA members compete on the district, state, and international levels.

  • Drama ClubDrama Club logo

    Sponsor: Valerie O'Keeffe

    This club is open to any student who participates in the fall musical. It runs from November to May. Members of the club are invited to attend open dress rehearsals of various local theatrical performances. During the Spring, members participate in various activities such as reader's theater, small performances, community outreach, and possible service projects.

  • Earth Club logo Earth Club: Students for Sustainability

    Sponsor: Marisa George
    Location: Room 1331

    The Earth Club is a student-led organization in which students with shared goals of a sustainable environment for all come together to create a cleaner environment, increase awareness of climate change and global warming, promote the care of our planet as a whole, and act upon our beliefs.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletics Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club

    Sponsor: Lloyd Phillips
    Location: Gym

    FCA Mission: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. We encourage service to the community, church, and school. Contact Mr. Phillips for more information!

  • fbla logo

    Future Business Leaders of America

    Sponsor: Nancy Felicio
    Location: Room 2304

    The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The impact on student academic success is dynamic.  Being involved in FBLA can be the greatest asset for a student and their quest towards jobs/careers and college.

  • HEROis Helping Educate Regarding Orientation & Identity Across the Spectrum Club

    Sponsor: Jacob Sheaffer
    Location: Room 2406

    HEROiS focuses on spreading awareness and tolerance towards the LGBTQ+ community within the school as well as the Winchester community. All are welcome as we make Handley a safer and more comfortable environment for all students.

  • Interact Club

    Interact Club

    Sponsor: Julia Kogut
    Location: Room 1221

    Interact is a service fraternity. Our parent organization is the Rotary Club of Winchester. We help nonprofit organizations both locally and internationally with their projects and events. In addition, we have committees that focus on specific issues such as Relay for Life, Holder’s Heroes (anti-bullying), etc. Meetings are held weekly. Contact Mrs. Kogut for more information!

  • Jesus ClubJesus Club

    Sponsor: Angela Cutshaw

    The Jesus Club is a student-led club with the mission to give, gather, and grow. We “give” by serving the school staff and students and instilling hope and purpose in the school’s community. We “gather” by creating a safe space for students to come together for fellowship and provide an opportunity for a Christ-centered community. Finally, we "grow" by instilling a sense of purpose in students that helps them realize they have a greater calling that they can aspire to achieve. The Jesus Club aims to provide a passionate group of service-oriented individuals and foster a more unified and purposeful student community. We believe that through our club, students will become more connected, both with each other and with their larger calling in life.

  • Key Club Key Club

    Sponsors: Marisa George and David Yablonski                                                                                                                                                       

    Key Club is a service organization under the umbrella of Kiwanis International. We serve the school, the community, the nation, and the international community. Our major service projects include three blood drives in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Community Pancake Day, and work with various non-profits in the community.

  • Latinos Unidos

    Latinos Unidos

    Sponsors: Ileana Escalante & Ruth Espinoza
    Locations: Room 2405 & Room 2407

    Latinos Unidos is a club open to Hispanic students and all others interested in celebrating the many Hispanic cultures at JHHS. Monthly meetings after school.
    Events in school and in the community ---Celebración de Winchester!, Hispanic Heritage Month, Salsa Dancing, Cultural Showcase, and Service Learning.

  • Miscellanea/Creative Writing Miscellanea - Creative Writing

    Sponsor: Star Friend
    Location: Room 2314

    Miscellanea is the literary magazine of John Handley High School. This site is a forum for the poetry and prose of JHHS students and teachers. Opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not reflect any sort of institutional policy. Fictional accounts are the creative work of the writer. Any resemblance to actual events or real people is purely coincidental. This club meets weekly to discuss plans for Miscellanea, the school literary magazine.

    Please take time to read Miscellanea online!

  • NAHS logoNational Art Honor Society


    Sponsor: Heather Scott

    Location: Room 2102


    Since 1978, the National Art Honor Society Programs support student members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is more than just a club. Students are required to meet eligibility criteria for membership, including good grades and good standing in the school. The purpose is to Inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art; foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art; further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members, as well as the school’s entire student art enrollment; aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in an art area; bring art to the attention of the school and community; increase awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum; and further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program.

  • nhs logoNational Honor Society

    Sponsors: Holly Conde & Chip Newcome
    Location: Room 2406 

    Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Character.
    The National Honor Society, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is one of Handley’s most prestigious recognitions for outstanding student performance. Selection is based upon scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Students must have clearly demonstrated outstanding qualities in these areas through service to others, a willingness to assume leadership roles, and, of course, outstanding character!

  • National Spanish Honor Society 

    (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica)

    Sponsors: Jacob Sheaffer
    Location: Room 2406

    The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Eligible students are any high school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher. Students must earn a B or higher in Spanish 3 and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

  • LMC Club Project LIT Club 

    Sponsor: Rebecca Shannon 
    Location: Library  

    Club Mission: Reading with a purpose! Our goal is to use diverse literature as a gateway to engage with our broader community, and make meaningful contributions, while also having fun, and providing an inclusive environment for all. Do you enjoy reading books by diverse authors? Do you enjoy self-expression in forms such as writing, art or music?

    Join us! We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:20-4:15.

  • Scholars' Latino InitiativeSLI logo

    Sponsors: Elizabeth Cranford and Lara Maquera

    High school students apply for membership to SLI at the end of their freshman year. All students selected to be members are held to high standards of academic achievement and are encouraged to pursue opportunities within and outside of the organization that develops character and leadership. In addition to college readiness opportunities, SLI promotes a personal approach to success by matching members named as “SLI Scholars” to a one-on-one mentoring relationship with undergraduate students from Shenandoah University.

  • Varsity Club logoVarsity Club

    Sponsor: Kristen Darlington
    Location: Gym Lobby

    The Varsity Club is intended to foster school spirit and enhance the Handley boys' and girls' Athletic teams. The Varsity Club serves the members of the club, the athletic program, the student body, and the community. It provides opportunities for club members to improve leadership qualities and engage in community service. Membership is open to any student who has earned a varsity letter in athletics and is in good standing with the school and the athletic department.

  • student welding club logoWelding Club

    Handley Chapter of the American Welding Society


    Sponsors: John Crosen
    Location:  EGSIC

    Students are the future of the welding industry. The American Welding Society recognizes this and invites students, who want to expand their welding knowledge and take a more active role in their careers, to get more involved with welding. Active participation in an AWS Student Chapter provides the knowledge, experience, and networking needed to begin a successful career. Participation can provide AWS Student members with valuable experience for career and personal development. Through Student Chapter participation, you can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry. Involvement in a Student Chapter will also provide you with networking opportunities. To enroll, a student needs to have an interest in welding or be enrolled in a CTE welding course.

  • women with purpose

    Women with a Purpose

    Sponsors: Randi Jones & Haley Nelson
    Location: Gym

    Club at JHHS to empower young women, support educational efforts, build positive friendships, and learn from & work with positive women in our community.