Academic Focus

These activities will help you to investigate interests, utilize your particular talents, and strengthen your skills.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

( 9-12) Students participate in local, regional, state, and national level challenging academic competitions.

Advisor: Ms. Bergeron  – Room C121

FINLIT

Purpose of this club: To advance financial literacy in the State of New Hampshire through an educational tournament which will empower high school students to apply classroom-based financial education in a contest of knowledge and skills.

Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

This club will further expand Students’ skills & knowledge about business. Also, students will work with community service & fundraising events and competes in a state conference every April.

Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104           

GIRL UP

This is a group of dedicated members who have joined together with the common commitment to change the lives of adolescent girls in developing countries and to empower the people around them to take action. As an officially recognized club, all meetings and activities are aligned with Girl Up’s mission and directly benefit the UN programs Girl Up supports

Advisor:  Mrs. Christine Edgar – Room C120

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE

Interested students, often with specific areas of expertise, compete against other teams from New Hampshire schools on  Channel 11 NHPTV.

Coach: Mr. Fleming  – Room C215

LITERARY MAGAZINE

Students meet with their peers to ( 9-12) read and select literary works. They publish a magazine showcasing their contemporaries’ writings.
Advisor: Mrs. Harris & Mrs. McKenney – Room E104

NEWSPAPER – WINNACHRONICLE

Students gather news, take photos, (10-12) write graphics, contact advertisers, do computer layout, and distribute the school newspaper, the Winnachronicle. This class meets daily as well as after school and evenings.
Advisor:  Mr. Michaud – Room B103

PROJECT SEARCH (11 & 12)

This organization is designed to provide an on-campus intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high student students.  The program has been in operation since 1983 and currently serves over 200 students.

Advisor: Mr. Edgar & Mr. Gushee-Rm. B128

QUILL & SCROLL

Quill and Scroll International (11-12) Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Students may apply for membership in their junior or senior year after completing at least 2 trimesters of work for Winnachronicle, Sachem Yearbook, WHTV, or Totem Literary Magazine.

Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104

MATH TEAM

Students with high mathematical (9-12) aptitude join the WHS math team. Weekly practices prepare students for competition with other New Hampshire and New England schools.

Advisor: Ms. Howell & Mrs. Michaud – Rm. B114

NATIONAL HISTORY CLUB

(9-12) This club is a national organization that promotes the study of history outside of the classroom through guest speakers, historical reading, watching movies, projects & field trips.

Advisors: Ms. Bergeron – Room C121

NATIONAL  HONOR SOCIETY

(11-12) WHS chapter is a member of the National Association.  Selected students qualified in academics, characters, and leadership are invited for induction into the Society.

National Honor Society procedures followed.
Advisors:  Mr. Myers – Room B206

SCIENCE, MATH & ENGINEERING VEX

VEX Students will work in teams to build a functioning robot to criteria established by VEX Robotics. Students will use their designs to compete at a regional VEX competition.

Advisor:   Mr. Gregoire – Room TE1

WASHINGTON GROUP STUDIES (Close-up)      

Students raise funds during the year to spend April vacation in Washington, D.C., where they get a first-hand look at how their government works.

Advisor: Mr. Gushee & Ms. Trahan-Room C212

WINNACUNNET JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE

(9-12) This club will be registered with the NH Junior Classical League. This is a latin based fellowship with competition events with other NH schools.

Advisor:  Ms. Brooks—Rm. C117

WRITER’S CLUB    

This club is designed for young (9-12) writers; we will have exercises in writing topics, skill work created to improve writing skills, determine writing styles, and help with expression.

Advisor:    Mr. Yeaton—Room C113

YEARBOOK

This course combines practical experience in photography, writing, graphic design and layout, small business management, accounting, sales, and marketing to produce the yearbook, The Sachem, as the culminating project.

Advisor: Mrs. Harris – Room E104