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.

  • BSU logoBlack Student Union

    Sponsor: Jeff Keller
    Email: kellerj@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Room 1101

    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.

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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.

     

  • Earth Club: Students for Sustainability

    Earth Club logo

         Sponsor: Marisa George
         Email: georgem@wps.k12.va.us
         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
    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: Tiffany Markosky
    Email: markoskyt@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: EGSIC

    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.

  • Key Club Key Club

    Sponsors: Marisa George
    Email: georgem@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Student Union

    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.

     

  • Kindness logoKindness Club

    Kindness club is now a committee within Interact Club, which works to create bonds and bring happiness to the halls of Handley. Committee members work on fun projects that not only help our school and community but spread a positive message.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • LMC Club Project LIT Club

    Sponsor: Rebecca Shannon
    Email:  shannonr@wps.k12.va.us

    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?

    • Do you want to make a difference in your community?

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

                              

     

     

  • SkillsUSA LogoSkillsUSA

    Sponsors: John Crosen
    Email: crosenj@wps.k12.va.us
    Location:  EGSIC

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

     

  • 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. 

     

  • Women with a Purpose

    Sponsors: Randi Jones and Haley Nelson
    Email: jonesr@wps.k12.va.us and nelsonh@wps.k12.va.us
    Location: Gym

    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.

     

  • Megaphone icon Varsity Club

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

    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.