Clubs

Ellensburg High School

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

ALUTANT (Jon McClintick): 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 (Don May): 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 LINK LEADER : 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 (Stephanie Ritter): 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

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB (Jon McClintick): 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

• 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 (Maria Manning): 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): 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 (Levi Teasley): FCA is open to anyone, but focuses on the spiritual growth of athletes and coaches through fellowship.

• 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.


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.

• INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL (Levi Teasley & Kerri Fahey): 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.

• KEY CLUB (Brian Hagbo): Open to all students. The group is devoted to the betterment of the community and school leadership. Sponsored by Rodeo City Kiwanis.

• 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.

• MEChA/Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (Michael Johansen): Open to all interested students who are genuinely interested in promoting Chicana/o studies, support, unity, respect, awareness of social issues and educational resources.

• NHS/NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (Courtney Schrader): 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 (Judi Nicolai): 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.

• PING PONG CLUB (Megan Smedley): Open to all interested students who are interested in playing or learning the game ping pong.

SKILLS CLUB USA (Mike Nelson & Taylor Wilson) Open to all students enrolled in CTE course or have an interest in CTE activities. Participants practice and demonstrate handson leadership skills from a variety of disciplines. Members can attend regional, state, and national competitions.

• THESPIAN SOCIETY CLUB Open to all students involved in the theatre arts. Activities and events will encourage students to be patrons of theatre.

• TAA/TOLERANCE & AWARENESS ALLIANCE (Cathie Day): A group devoted to bringing a sense of awareness to EHS and to help teach others to be tolerant of differences.

• WINTER MUSICAL (John Mounsey): 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.