Ellensburg High School
CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
• ALUTANT (Christine Roux): EHS' student-run newspaper with over 40 years in circulation. All EHS students are welcome to report for the Alutant through the Journalism course or write as freelance writers.
• KNOWLEDGE BOWL (Marco Bicchieri): Open to all interested students with expertise and skill in academic trivia. Everyone eligible can play and competition teams will be selected from participants.
• ASB (Haley Naboychik): Elected positions only. The Associated Student Body Student Council consists of homeroom class reps, activity/club reps, LASC class reps, five class officers from each grade, and the ASB Executive Board (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and public relations manager).
• BAND (Warren Murray): Open to all interested students who have experience and skill in instrumental performance. Options: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble (by audition), Jazz Band (by tryout), Pep Band & Marching Band.
• BULLDOG BYTES (Tiffany Price) : Open to all students! The purpose of this club is to encourage an interest in all areas of technology while helping develop coding and game design skills in a supportive team environment. Key focus areas include: participate in statewide coding competitions, special guest IT speakers from the industry, latest information on tech classes and seminars, and help get prepared for college and technical careers. We hold fun events like LAN fundraisers hosting games such as League of Legends, “Code and Pizza” to help raise awareness of the importance of computer science, and hold summer coding camps for kids.
• BULLDOG LINK (Haley Naboychik) : A high school transition program that trains upper-classmen to be leaders that welcome freshmen and make them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed. Application process is in the Spring.
• CHEER (Lori Leach): Participants are in grades 9-12 and are selected via a spring tryout process only. The EHS cheerleaders promote spirit, put on pep assemblies, compete and lead the crowds at games.
• CHOIR (Gay Ott): Chamber Choir (by audition only) is an advanced ensemble. Jazz Choir (by permission of adviser) is a performance-oriented group. Treble Choir (by audition only) is and advanced ensemble open to those who can sing in the treble register. Symphonic Choir is open to all students.
• CLIMBING CLUB (Jeff Hashimoto): The climbing club is open to all students. Members practice rock climbing at the EHS climbing wall, CWU climbing wall, and on trips to outdoor climbing areas. Members learn about safety and climbing techniques.
• CONSTRUCTION CLUB/Skills Club (Taylor Wilson): Participants will learn about various structures and materials while completing community service projects, participating in competitions and career research.
• CREATIVE WRITING CLUB (Brittanie Wyler): A writing group open to all students, devoted to the production and sharing of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. Publishes Retrospect Literary Arts Magazine
•.DECA (Camis Davis): Open to all students interested in a leadership organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
• DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB (Brittanie Wyler): Open to students who are interested in playing role-playing table-top games and sending the imagination on an adventure.
• EL CLUB DE ESPAÑOL (Nick Majsterek): Open to all students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.
• ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB (Jeff Hashimoto): Involved in community activities to restore and maintain a healthy ecological system.
• FALL PLAY (Jim Denison): All students are welcome to participate on and off stage for this non-musical production. No experience necessary! Auditions are in September with performances in November
• FBLA/Future Business Leaders of America (Marcy Matthews & Alayna Coldiron): Open to all students who are currently taking or have previously taken a business education course. FBLA teaches leadership and the free enterprise system.
• FCA/Fellowship of Christian Athletes (TBD): FCA is open to anyone, but focuses on the spiritual growth of athletes and coaches through fellowship.
• FCCLA (Samantha O'Brion): Promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners, and community leaders, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
• FFA/Future Farmers of America (Steve Russell & Samantha Sims): FFA is open to all students who are enrolled in agriculture courses and interested in developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
• GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (Cathie Day & Haley Naboychik): A group devoted to bringing a sense of awareness to EHS and to help teach others to be tolerant of differences.
• HISTORY CLUB (Charlie Acheson) Open to all students who are excited about the interdisciplinary nature of Social Studies and are motivated to become involved as citizens at a local, regional, and international level. National History Day themes are infused into the goals and activities of the club.
• INTERACT CLUB (Kevin Dwight): Open to all students. The group is devoted to serving the community and school. Sponsored by Rotary.
• INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL (TBD): In the winter, basketball is offered to both boys and girls. In the spring, volleyball is played and teams may be of any mix. Intramurals are played on Monday evenings.
• KLAHIAM (Christine Roux): This co-curricular activity meets everyday as a class to create the Klahiam yearbook. Students must commit to the year-long program. The class earns an English credit.
• MARINE BIOLOGY CLUB (Lana Carolan): Open to all students who are eager and willing to learn more about and gain a better appreciation of the marine environment.
• NHS/National Honor Society (Haley Naboychik): Open to students in grades 10-12 with an accumulated GPA of 3.5 or better. Membership is based on invitation and fulfillment of club requirements. NHS focuses on scholarship, leadership, character and service.
• ORCHESTRA (Kara Hunnicutt): Open to all interested students who have experience and skill in orchestral performance.
• PEACE CLUB (Andrea Bannister): Open to all interested students who are committed toward working for peace in the world and their community. Along with community building, it is also a forum for discussing important issues.
• TADU (Bree Smith) Open to all students committed to not using drugs or alcohol.
• TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (Tiffany Price) Open to all students enrolled in CTE course or have an interest in CTE activities. Participants practice and demonstrate hands on leadership skills from a variety of disciplines. Members can attend regional, state, and national competitions.
• THESPIAN SOCIETY (Jim Denison) Open to all students involved in the theatre arts. Activities and events will encourage students to be patrons of theatre.
• VIDEO/PHOTO CLUB (Mike Nelson): Learn about and work on film projects, learn photography techniques, software programs, and more in a fun and interactive environment.
• WINTER MUSICAL (Tor Blaisdell): Auditions for this annual musical theater production are in November; performances in late February/early March. Cast and crew opportunities available
NOTE: INTEREST CLUBS VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR -- PLEASE LISTEN TO THE BULLETIN FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON CLUBS AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED.