These experiences provide opportunities for service to our school and town communities. Either individually or as part of a group, you will be giving to others as you volunteer your time and effort.
This is a voluntary initiative whereby students give of themselves to their community in community service organized activities. They fill out verification forms for these activities called purple forms (located in the Student Activities office).
All community service hours must be verified and returned to the Student Activities office within 65 days of the activity. Their service hours are recorded and placed on student transcripts.
Contact: Student Activities Office – Room B101
At WHS, Best Buddies operates as a student-run friendship club, which creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate for students and a community culture of acceptance. By joining Best Buddies, you will become part of a growing movement of people with and without disabilities, dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a friend. Students with and without disabilities are invited to serve as chapter leaders who plan events and engaging opportunities for members. At least four group activities are held each year both in school and outside of school. Some examples are pizza parties, bowling outings, and ice cream socials. Most importantly, members will be “matched” in a one-to-one friendship with another student with whom they meet with once a month outside of school.
Advisor: Mrs. Allen – Room F125
Human Rights Club
This club’s vision is of a world in which every person-regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity-enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that “the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights” of all people is “the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” Our club has raised money for at-risk children in Haiti and for the Help Refugees organization that assists in meeting basic needs in several refugee camps in Europe.
Advisor: Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Johnson – Room C209
This Rotary-sponsored organization brings together students and local business persons to work on community and international projects.
Advisor: Mrs. Osborne – Library
Marine Corps JROTC (MCJROTC) – Community service is a major part of the MCJROTC experience and helps instill a sense of selflessness, civic pride and citizenship. Community service in MCJROTC can mean anything from marching in parades, to collecting food for those in need, to cleaning the streets, to helping Special Olympics athletes. Annually MCJROTC contributes between 2,000-2,500 hours to our communities with many students earning 50-75 volunteer hours per year. Some of our more common community service activities include Wreaths Across America, Veterans, Memorial, and Hampton Christmas parades, food drive marches, the Exeter Breast Cancer Walk, and numerous other events and Color Guard cermonies. Our biggest community service partner is Special Olympics New Hampshire as every year we play an integral role in the SONH Penguin Plunge fundraising and SONH State Winter and Summer games. All students are welcome
Contact: Dasha Piotrowski MCJROTC Student Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a WHS honor society for students who document and maintain a high level of Community service. Students must reach a total of 50 documented community service hours.
Contact: Student Activities Office – Room B101
Positive Pathways is a group that promotes respect, acceptance, and inclusion. Our goal is to increase and encourage trust, kindness, and unity as a school. We feel that everyone should have a sense of belonging. We value community service as a way of bringing our community together. Throughout the year we organize several fundraisers and activities that give back to our community. We meet monthly during warrior block.
Advisors: Ms. Couture and Ms. D’Amico – Room E113
Winnacunnet Community Band
Each summer, under the direction of the WHS band director, a group of musical students and adults perform concerts in local area venues.
Advisor: Mr. Martin – Room A106
For some of these organizations, permission slips and/or waiver forms will be required.
New clubs form during the school year, please check with the Student Activities Office, B101, for more information.
MEETING DATES & TIMES ARE LISTED IN OUR DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS