Clubs

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  • songbird music notes Acapella Club

    Sponsor: Valerie O'Keeffe
    Email: okeeffev@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2205

    Acapella Club is a largely student-led group of vocalists who want to have fun with music and give back to their school. 

  • Art Club

    Art Club

    Sponsor: Heather Scott
    Email: scotth@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2102

    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.

     

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    bicycle Bicycle Club

    Sponsor: Mackenzie Wren
    Email: wrenm@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2316

    Within a bicycling community, students engage in athleticism, skills of safety, and maintenance responsibility. While meeting, students, riding their own bicycle or a school-provided bicycle, will ride supervised routes, experiencing unique traits of the many genres of bicycling, such as cyclocross, road, and mountain biking. Students will train for one or more opportunities to compete locally against others in their age group and skill level.

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    Debate Conservatives Club

    Sponsor: Josh Anderson
    Email: andersonj@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1105

    Conservatives Club concerns itself mainly with service to the school and community.  The club offers a venue for students of any political affiliation to come and share their point of view on the political landscape and have a positive and productive discussion.

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    DECA symbol DECA

    Sponsor: Windy Glahn
    Email: glahn@wps.k12.va.us
    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 level.

  • Drama Club Drama Club

    Sponsor: Valerie O'Keefe
    Email: okeeffev@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2205

    This club is open to any student who has participated 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 semester members participate in various activities such as reader's theater, small performances, community outreach and possible service projects.

     

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletics Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club

    Sponsor: Lloyd Phillips
    Email: phillipsl@wps.k12.va.us
    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 community, church, and school.

     

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    French club logo French Club

    Sponsor: Mohamed Aboutaj
    Email: aboutajm@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2403

    French and Francophiles are members with a focus on global opportunities and having service opportunities in teaching language at elementary schools within our community and raising awareness of using language as a skill.

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    FBLA logo Future Business Leaders of America

    Sponsor: Nancy Felicio
    Email: felicio@wps.k12.va.us
    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 toward jobs/careers and college.

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    German Club flag German Club

    Sponsor: Eric Echelberger
    Email: echelbergere@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2401

     

    German Club celebrates German-speaking cultures in Winchester and around the world. Being involved means having the chance to engage with guest speakers, cultural outings, restaurant trips, film showings, trivia nights, and "Jump Into German" which allows JHHS volunteers to teach German language and culture to local elementary and middle students. Membership is open to all members of the WPS community and there are no dues. Anyone can join! You don’t have to speak Deutsch or be enrolled in German class.

  • HOSA logo Health Occupation Students of America

    Sponsor: Katie Saunders and Fran Lipton
    Email: saundersk@wps.k12.va.us and liptonf@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2364 and Room 2365

    The mission of HOSA, Health Occupation Students of America, is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community.

    The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.

  • Interact Club

    Interact Club

    Sponsor: Julia Kogut
    Email: kogut@wps.k12.va.us 
    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.

  • Junior Classical League Club

     

    Junior Classical League

    Danielle Bostick
    Email: bostickd@wps.k12.va.us 
    Location: Room 2404

     Our purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. 

     

  • Key Club Key Club

    Sponsors: Jeff Keller and Marissa George
    Email: keller@wps.k12.va.us  and georgem@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1305

    Key Club is a service organization under the umbrella of Kiwanis International. We serve the school, community, nation, and 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

    Sponsor: Ileana Escalante and Ruth Espinoza
    Email: escalantei@wps.k12.va.us and espinozar@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2405 and 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.

     

  • LMC Club Library Club

    Sponsors: Kara Logan and Shari Putnam
    Email: logank@wps.k12.va.us and putnam@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Library

    Learn the operations of a library media center and serve your school community by joining the LMC Club. You’ll have first access to new books, develop workplace and interpersonal skills, prepare displays and other marketing products, assist with fundraising, attend events such as authors’ visits, and much, much more!

     

  • Miscellanea/Creative Writing Miscellanea/Creative Writing

    Sponsor: Star Friend
    Email: friends@wps.k12.va.us
    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.

     

  • dragon origami Origami Club

    Sponsor: Harry Holloway
    Email: hollowayh@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1124

    Origami Club explores the relationships between mathematics, art and paper folding. Students will learn and teach others how to fold origami and share this unique art form. Students will discover a new or already enjoyed leisure activity that can also improve spatial learning.

     

  • spanish club logo Spanish Club

    Sponsor: Jacob Sheaffer
    Email: sheafferj@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 2406

    The Spanish club is an environment outside of the classroom where those who have a passion for Spanish-speaking culture can get together, participate in activities and meet other like-minded students. This club is student-led, providing students with the chance to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in their community. 

  • Megaphone icon Student Activities Club (Loud Crowd)

    Sponsors: Shari Putnam
    Email: putnam@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Library

     The Student Activities Club is the formal name of the Handley Loud Crowd. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Loud Crowd at all athletic events - both home and away - throughout all 3 seasons (fall, winter, and spring). The purpose of the Loud Crowd is to support the teams and create a positive, exciting atmosphere for the athletes and for all fans in attendance. As representatives of Handley, good sportsmanship is required!

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    TechnolTSA logo ogy Student Association

    Sponsors: Byron Clemsen
    Email: clemsen@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 0203 

    The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   TSA fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. TSA students also are the base group for the Widget Cup Team.  To enroll in TSA a student needs to have an interest in technology or be enrolled in a CTE course.

     

  • Female Empowerment logo Women with a Purpose

    Sponsor: Kristen Darlington
    Email: darlington@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1308

    WWAP is Handley's student-led, female empowerment club that supports educational efforts for all girls and women in the world. The club seeks to build positive relationships within the school and community and focuses on issues that impact females both at home and across the globe. 

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    YDSA logo Young Democratic Socialists of America

    Sponsors: Michael McKiernan
    Email: mckiernan.mike@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1307

    Handley has an official nationally recognized chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA). Handley YDSA is a student-led club that aims to provide a place and a means to discuss socialism, practice activism, and allow students to engage with the political landscape in a meaningful way. By increasing awareness and fostering honest conversation between those of all political ideologies, YDSA intends to give students a place to talk about the intersections between history and culture, as well as explore how politics and power structures affect all of us.

     

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    YDA logo Young Democrats of America

    Sponsors: Harry Holloway
    Email: hollowayh@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1124

    The Young Democrats of America is the largest youth-led, partisan political organization in the nation.  The goal is to motivate young people to participate in the electoral process to elect Democrats, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders. Our programs engage Young Democrats through their local high-school chapters, through state and regional programming, and nationally, as well as through issue advocacy, and academies.