2008-2009 Clubs & Sponsors
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First Priority Club

First Priority is an organization throughout South Florida dedicated to reaching out and bringing together students for Christ.  Meetings consist of fellowship, music, food and of course fun!  Every four weeks we have a guest speaker and pizza is provided.

For more information about First Priority, visit or you may contact Western High club sponsor, Mrs. Alfaro at (754) 323-2400.

Meetings are held every Thursday from 2:40 PM-3:25 PM in Room 611.

The first special event taking place this year will be “See You at the Pole” on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00AM.  Future events will be broadcast through the daily school announcements and our school website westernhigh.org

Japanese Club

Sponsor: Satoko Fisher

Our mission statement: The Japanese club encourage students to gain respect and understanding for Japanese culture. Students will discover this rich culture through many activities and discussions planned throughout the year. Also, Japanese club members will increase the awareness and appreciation for the diversity within the community.

The next Japanese club meeting will be held Wednesday, April 22 after school in room (TBA). We will be exploring the magical entertainment aspect of Japanese electronics. Also, a reminder to all members to please bring design ideas for the future Japanese Club T-shirts.

Thank you.

Satoko Fisher


National Japanese Honors Society
tutoring - after school every Tuesday

Peer Counseling/ Psychology Club

Sponsor: Leslie Rios

Our Mission: To provide "peer couseling" outside of just the class and also to provide awareness about teen issues: drugs, pregnancy, violence, depression, peer pressure...etc. throughout the school.

Our Goal: to also contribute to the community with a particular focus on special needs and people with impairments of all kinds. Its to promote awareness and tolerance.

Our club is open to all students 9-12.
Meetings are held weekly on Tues. mornings at 7:10 in room 544

President: Hailey Morris
Vice President: Melissa Bleiberg

All new members are welcomed! See Mrs. Rios for more information in Room 544.


Latin Dance Club

The Latin Dance Club will meet
Tuesdays from 2:40 - 4 pm in Portable 11.
The group performs in a couple diversity events each year, including the Hispanic Heritage Show.
Dancers of all levels are welcome, including beginners.
Students will learn multiple dances such as salsa, merengue and bachata.


Spanish Honor society


Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to broaden the students’ understanding of and respect for diverse cultures.   The students can develop and sustain self-esteem and an understanding of the personal uniqueness of others.   The activities planned by the club are a combination of an extension of the material taught in class and volunteer service activities.  The students in the Spanish Club make contributions that help create a school atmosphere of caring and mutual respect.  The club exemplifies the goal of the World Languages Department which builds on respect and appreciation for all people.

For the past four years the Spanish Club has been an active participant in the Davie/Cooper City Relay for Life, having fundraised over $4,500 last year alone for a total of approximately $9,000 since we began our participation.  At last year’s Relay, Tamara Martir competed in the Talent Show and garnered First Place for her rendition of a song from the play “Wicked”.  We were also recognized as  the second highest fundraising group in the school category.

For this year our plans include: fundraising for the 2009 Relay for Life, participating in the Broward County World Languages Competitions, visiting several Florida tourist attractions including Spanish language TV show tapings, and organizing the Annual World Languages Celebration at Western.

Come join us for a fun filled year with some surprises! Meetings right after school in 609, every other Tuesday beginning Sept. 9th.

President: Fiorella Francini

Vice-President: Karla Armendaris

Public Relations and Historian: Tamara Martir

Relay for Life Team Captain: Amani Abdel-Majid

Advisors: Sivia Maldonado and Madeleine Molinet

Defying Cadence Club

Ray Dominquez from "Louder Than Life" has chosen Western High School to compete with other Broward County Schools in a slam poetry competition. Western's slam poetry meetings are open to all students who are interested in poetry, music, spoken word, or any form of performance art, but only six students will move on to the actual competition.

Thursday, October 19 -- North Regional Library (Western, Pompano, Dillard, and Stranahan)

Thursday, October 26 -- BCC campus (Piper, Blanche Ely, Coral Springs, and Boyd Anderson)

Thursday, November 2 -- Broward County Main Library (Dillard, Piper, Coral Springs, and Pompano)

Thursday, November 3 -- Broward County Main Library (Dillard, Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, and Western)

Thursday, December 7 -- African American Cultural Library (Piper, Dillard, Western, and Stranahan)

Thursday, December 14 -- African American Cultural Library (Coral Springs, Boyd Anderson, Blanche Ely, and Pompano)

Western's meetings are Thursdays from 3 to 5 in portable 19.

For more info visit their Web site --

Meetings: Thursdays from 3 to 5 in P19

Sponsor: Miss Phillips

Ecology Club

- Weekly recycling of school's paper, removal of exotic plants from Tree Tops park, school awareness of Earth Day, beach and waterway clean ups. Contributions to save rain forest and manatees.

Meetings: After school on Tuesdays

Sponsor: Susan Weiss


 Health Occupations Students of America is a co-curricular club that promotes leadership and learning in the medical field. Since its initiation in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching nearly 90,000 members through 44 chartered HOSA State Associations.
<<HOSA Application>>

Sponsor: Mrs. Boulgers' room (room 319) after school.

In order to be a full pledged member you must be enrolled in a
Health Science class at some point throughout the school year.

Hosa will meet every Wed. after school in room 319 except when there are Regionals meetings and those will be announced.
Aug 27 WHS chapter mtg
Sept 17 Regional Meeting at Plantation High
Sept 23, Dec 2, Feb 17, April 21 Blood Drives
Oct 17 Fall Leadership Conference (TBA)

HOSA also organizes 4 blood drives throughout the year,
the first being Monday, September 23, 2007. So come join
"HOSA: Where Dreams are Made and Futures Begin."


SADD = Students Against Distructive Decisions. This is a national club that helps students to stay away from drugs and alcohol. It is open to all students who want to be a part of it.

Meetings: Mondays afterschool starting Sept. 18th
and will be the 2nd Monday of every month thereafter

Sponsor: Karl Linhart


Rhokappa is a Honors Social Studies Club. It is for sophmores, juniors and seniors only. We participate in activities like the Social Studies Brain Bowl and the Florida History Fair. Last year we won first place in Video Documentary and 1st place in Visual (Poster Board) presentation.
Meetings: Mondays afterschool starting Sept 18th
and every other Monday thereafter

Sponsor: Karl Linhart


Student Government Association (SGA)

- "The purpose of SGA is to promote the unification of the student body; act as a liaison between students, faculty, administration, and the community; provide orderly direction of student affairs; and promote the general welfare of the school"

- Student Government Association Constitution

SGA seeks to encourage school spirit and community service through a variety of projects and outlets (such as Homecoming and Spirit Week). To effectively handle its responsibilities, SGA can be subdivided into five component parts: four classes - Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class, each devoted to carrying out the same goals as SGA itself- and the Inter Club Council (ICC). Each of the four classes collaborate volunteering, service projects, fundraising, and leadership potential in a centralized goal - improving student life and class unity at Western - while effectively planning and organizing class trips and activities in preparation and fundraising for Senior Prom and graduation.

The fifth component of SGA, the Inter Club Council (ICC), has the dual mission of overseeing all Western High School clubs and acting as a communication forum &endash; allowing Western's clubs to interact, working together to network and plan joint activities.

- SGA provides students with basic influential and management skills and exposes them to the standard parliamentary procedure followed in actual governmental branches- creating character, individuality and the ability to lead in almost any situation.

- SGA and Class officers are also encouraged to participate in a leadership class offered at Western High School.

Student Government Association of Western High School

Senior Class, Junior Class, Sophomore Class, Freshman Class, Inter Club Council (ICC)

Meetings: see sponsor for more information

In the Auditorium

Sponsor: Dr. Marianne Robin Russo

Thespian Troupe #4259
- A chapter of the International Thespian Society; specializes in:

Fun, improv, and theater.

Visit our WHS Drama Page for more information>>

National Honor Society (NHS)

National Honor Society - Available to tenth graders in their second semester, eleventh graders and seniors (only first half of the year for seniors, though).

NHS officers are going to a workshop for officer's on September 23rd.

General Meetings every other Thursday after school (check calendar outside room 315).

Sponsor : Mrs. Ida Gaudet

Tutoring is in the Media center from Monday-Thursday, 2:30 - 3:30. All subjects but we only have math textbooks. The students should have their assignments with them. For more information see sponsor.

NHS now has a blog that will post meeting dates and tutoring dates.
The site is: www.westernnhs.edublogs.org

Mu Alpha Theta

- Mu Alpha Theta, as the Math Honor Society, champions the various subjects of mathematics; as well as performing math related community service projects and tutoring. Mu Alpha Theta also volunteers with the Flamingo Elementary After School Care program, helping to reinforce the basic math skills of elementary level students. In addition, Mu Alpha Theta takes part in a variety of math competitions, traveling to other schools to participate in individual and team tests.

Vera Koutsoyannis.

2004-05 President:
Eileen Hernandez

Room 525.
Meetings: Every other Monday.

Web Site:

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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

- A co-curricular organization that includes four courses: Child Development, Family Dynamics, Early Childhood Education, and ProStart. The students involved in these classes become a part of the club, not only in the classroom setting by voting on officer positions and holding meetings, but outside the classroom as well. Each FCCLA chapter holds fundraisers to raise money for the end of the year convention, and offers community service to organizations such as Women in Distress and Family Central. FCCLA prides itself on being an asset to its school and surrounding community.

Room 316

Mrs. Barbara Schneck

Debate and Forensics Club

Learn how to debate, present clear, well-organized arguments, and compete in state and national tournaments. Students are also encouraged to become a member of the prestigious National Forensics League (NFL). Students learn to debate a variety of topics and are taught different styles (everything from the traditional Lincoln-Douglas to Duos).

Meetings: Fridays after school in room 208 and anytime we call one in preparation for a tournament

Sponsor: Ms. Dean

Upcoming debates:
  • Handed out to parents and students during parent night
  • Each parent must judge 3 tournaments and each student must compete at 6 tournaments.
  • Fundraising is ongoing and each competitor must fundraise so that we can continue to travel and compete.
  • Each competitor must compete in a suit that was described at parents night
  • Please go to www.westerndebate.com for directions to tournaments and information not listed here.

Web site:
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Best Buddies

- An international corporation devoted to enhancing the lives of children who are developmentally disabled, or differently-abled, by pairing them up with mainstream children. These students are responsible for contacting their partner once a week and the chapter hold an outing once a month. Typical chapter outings include the movies, bowling, picnics, etc.

Meetings in Room 608


Interact Club
Interact Club Sponsor is: Mr. Joseph Franco

A student organization sponsored by the Rotary of Weston. Students take charge in benefitting the community through various service projects in and out of school. This club offers a great chance for any student to actively participate in activities for fellowship.

Meetings are held in room 1118 the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Interact Web Page includes Current News>>

Red Cross Club

- A service club dedicated to extending the goals and carrying on the mission of the American Red Cross through student participation. This includes disaster preparedness, community education, and health and safety activities.



Science Honor Society

-A club dedicated to enhancing student interest in science by performing various service activities and participating in science competitions.

Meetings: After school on Wed.

Sponsor: Susan Weiss

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

- Educates students about the dangers of smoking and tobacco related products




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