The Art Club is for students in grades 9-12 who have an interest in art media, events, & history. Our Activities will include homecoming activities, community service projects, fundraising, creating your own artwork at open work times, and a possible field trip to an Art Museum.
Sponsor: Mrs. Hoefing Dues: $5.00
Cultural Awareness Club (CAC) is a group for all students grades 9-12 who have an interest in doing cultural activities throughout the greater Des Moines area and spending time with our foreign exchange students. As a club, we participate in 2-3 outings a year, such as the Latino Heritage Festival, World Food Festival, movies, and plays. We also volunteer in our community by assisting Winterset Rotary with their 5k races throughout the year and raise money for our own club through concession stands. Foreign exchange students are encouraged to join.
Sponsor: Mrs. Ganem - Dues: $3.00
Is a club with all levels of chess players in grades 4-12th-all the way from novice to "state ranked". This club meets after school from late September through the end of February so students have the opportunity to learn the game of chess and become proficient enough to enter a competition. This club has been supported by the Winterset Foundation. It is a thriving club for students to play chess on a weekly basis or come between sports seasons.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kerr
Colorguard club is open to any student, grades 8-12. Participants will learn the basics of how to spin flags, perform the Fight Song, and put choreography to a pop song. Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15-4:00 in terms 2 and 3. Students of all ability levels are welcome. Students involved may perform at a women's basketball game, and at the State Winter Guard competition.
Sponors: Mr. Petersen & Mrs. Blue
Conservation Club is involved with local volunteer opportunities for students who want to learn about environmental topics and help with local conservation efforts and activities. Meetings will occur a minimum of once a month during seminar with activities with local professionals from Madison County Conservation, NRCS, and DNR. Activities outside of school hours include such things as the Halloween Hike, prairie burns, and snowshoeing. Participation in these extra activities will count towards the opportunity for a daylong excursion in the spring using local professionals. Talk to Mrs. Purdy if you are interested and fill out a short questionnaire.
Sponsor: Mrs. Purdy
Debate team lets you explore a variety of current event political, economic, and social topics from all different perspectives and develop arguments around those topics. The team travels to tournaments on Fridays and/or Saturdays from mid-October through February. There are lots of opportunities for all kinds of speakers and thinkers!
Sponsor: Ms. Krustlic
Family, Consumer and Career Leaders of America is an organization for both boys and girls and is a community service group. We have a lot of activities, conferences and much, much more throughout the year. We do a moneymaker each year to fund memberships, community service projects and help with special trips.
Sponsor: Mrs. Mapes
The Future Business Leaders of America is a student-centered organization for both boys and girls interested in developing your leadership skills, learning how to network, and have a better understanding as to what is expected of you in at a job. We have the opportunity to attend Fall National Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO., November 10th and 11th, 2017 and the National Competition in Baltimore, Maryland, June 27th – July 1st, 2018. Local activities are planned at weekly meetings. Bring your new ideas with you to the first meeting!
Sponsor: Mrs. Turner - Dues: $18.00
Husky Drama produces two shows each year, a musical in the Fall and a straight play in the Spring. The musical is produced in cooperation with the vocal music department and is an All-Choir musical, which means everyone in choir is involved in the production. The Spring Play ranges in type from comedy, to drama, to children's theatre, to Shakespeare and includes a wide of roles and responsibilities. Rehearsals are 3-5 days a week after school or in the evening beginning approximately two months before performances. Whether students are interested in singing, acting, building sets, designing posters, or working backstage, there is a job for everyone.
Sponsor: Ms. McKay - Dues: None
Speech team lets you speak your mind through a variety of fun and creative activities. An Evening on One Acts (January) provides opportunities for student direction on short plays. Large Group Speech (competing in January/February) includes One-Act Play, Ensemble Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Group Mime and lots more. Individual Speech Team (competing in February/March) includes Poetry, Prose, Storytelling, Improvisation, Mime, Solo Musical Theatre, and more. Practices are 1-4 days/week after school or in the evening and begin in early November. There is an activity for every kind of personality!
Sponsor: Ms. McKay Dues: None
The Winterest Chapter of the National FFA Organization provides premier leadership, personal growth, and career success in the field of agriculture. While the main emphasis is in agriculture, the leadership training and experience provided will give our youth the training necessary to be successful after high school. Activities will include State & National Conventions, career development events, community service projects, and other activities.
Sponsor: Ms. Miller - Dues: $15.00
MOC is limited to those students enrolled in Multi-Occupations Cooperative. Membership is mandatory. The MOC experience provides: leadership, employability skills, and career exploration. Students will plan and carry out community service projects in our community. We also sponsor an Employer's Appreciation Breakfast in May.
Sponsor: Mrs. Jobe
Silver Cord is a service program encourages students to make contributions to their community through service. Students will not only benefit the community but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills. This is a self-directed program. The students are responsible for turning in all of their hours. Seniors who have completed 160 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD to wear and be recognized at graduation for their service to the community.
Sponsor: Ms. Gibbons
Winterset Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. This club has contests that allow students to demonstrate their vocational abilities against others from across the state. Each April Iowa Skills USA chapters gather to compete in over 70 different Career and Technical related contests. This club is directly related to the WHS Industrial Technology Standards and provides an opportunity to showcase students’ talents from the curriculum offered in class.
Sponsor: Mr. Schiefelbein - Dues: $15.00
Student Council represents the ideas and ideals for the student body. Student Council has 4 main priorities: school spirit, community service, appreciation, and leadership. Each year new delegates are elected to be on the board but the previous year remains. These members are part of the board. Other students who want to be a part are members-at-large of which there can be any number as long as the constitution is followed. Student council is also responsible for Homecoming.
Sponsor: Ms. Gibbons
The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare our members for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership and problem solving. Students in technology classes are eligible to belong to the TSA. TSA Chapters around the state hold local competitions each spring. Some of the competitions include radio-controlled cars, Aerospace Flight, Bridge Building, problem solving and quiz bowl competitions. TSA State Competition is held each April.
HS Sponsor: Mr. Leonard - Dues: $18.00
"Wellness Enhancing Lives", WEL's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles at Winterset High School. WEL members develop leadership skills to encourage positive decisions regarding student health. WEL members plan activities focusing on a variety of health issues. Health topics include Promotion of Fitness, Nutrition, Self Esteem and Positive Body Image, Prevention of Violence in Relationships, and the Risks associated with the use of Tobacco, Alcohol & Other Drugs. WEL Meetings: Every Friday @7:40 in the JH gym
Sponsor: Ms. Gustafson
Y-Teen is an all-girls community service club for girls in grades 9-12. The club focuses on community-based activities such as Bras for the Cause, homecoming/prom dress swap and shop, canned food drive, adopt a family, blood drive and more! Club members also have the opportunity to attend a fall conference, which focuses on fostering self-esteem and leadership skills in young women.
Sponsor: Mrs. Wildin - Dues: $3.00