Service Focus

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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

BEST BUDDIES:

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

HOMEWORK CLUB – Big Brother/Big Sister

(10-11) This group of volunteers provides after-school support once a week for eighth-grade students. Winnacunnet students serve as mentors, tutors, and good role models for students who soon will be entering high school. Applications are available in the Student Activities office.

Contact: Student Activities Office – Room B101

INTERACT

(9-12)This Rotary-sponsored organization brings together students and local business persons to work on community and international projects.

Advisor: Mrs. Osborne – Library

MCJROTC

MCJROTC is a full credit elective course that places heavy emphasis on the development of qualities of leadership, self-discipline, honor, and integrity. Leadership, teamwork, and citizenship training is emphasized throughout every aspect of the program. The MCJROTC curriculum is designed to help students develop standards and traits that create a strong foundation for future success regardless of what they choose to be. The program is not designed to be a recruiting tool, and the cadets enrolled in the program are not required to have qualifications of potential Marines.

Contact: Lieutenant Colonel Mike Antonio

WINNACORE

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

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

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