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WSHS Student Organizations 2021-2022
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 Last Updated 11/10/2021

WSHS Student Organizations 

Grade Level Organizations

Graduating Class

Room for Meeting

Twitter Account and Sponsors

Class of 2022

2413

@WSHSclassof2022

Ms. King - kingkm@pwcs.edu 

Mr. Geck - geckkw@pwcs.edu 

Class of 2023

2419

@WSHSClassof2023

Ms. Smith - smithmk1@pwcs.edu 

Mr. Destacy - destacja@pwcs.edu 

Class of 2024

Counseling

@WSHSclassof2024

Mr. Roberts - robertde@pwcs.edu 

Class of 2025

2716

Ms. Gravely - gravelmc@pwcs.edu 

Mr. Bentley - bentlemc@pwcs.edu 

VHSL Activities

Activities

Staff Sponsor

About the Activity

Debate Team

Ms. Falgiano

Email: falgiana@pwcs.edu

Competitive Public Forum style debate team - monthly tournaments - a great way to learn research and argumentation skills.

Drama Club/Thespians

Mr. Viola

Email: violamd@pwcs.edu

Twitter: @wshs_theatre

Instagram: @wshs_theatre_

Students interested in becoming more involved with drama club can meet and interact with members of the Thespian Society to learn more about areas of theatre.

(generally once a month 2:30; watch announcements for official dates)

Forensics Team

Ms. Falgiano

Email: falgiana@pwcs.edu

Competitive Public Speaking events - monthly tournaments - event options range from  interpreting published poetry and prose to writing your own persuasive speech

Robotics

Mr. Castro

Email: castroca@pwcs.edu 

Twitter: @WSHSRobotics

Competitive STEM based team that focused on building robots.  2021 Season will be scaled back but will exist.  Check out Canvas Page

Valkyrie Newspaper

Mr. McCarthy
Email:
mccartae@pwcs.edu

School newspaper

Eddas

Mr. Trott

Email: trottkd@pwcs.edu

Literary magazine

Yearbook

Ms. Ostrom

Email: ostroms@pwcs.edu 

Twitter: @WoodbridgeYRBK

Students enrolled in Photojournalism meet 2 times per month after school to edit and revise the yearbook pages that they created in class.

School Led Activities

Activities

Staff Sponsor

About the Activity

Future Business Leaders of America - Not offered for 2021-2022 school year

Ms. Tramel

Email: tramelks@pwcs.edu

Mr. Mabry

Email: mabryjf@pwcs.edu

Ms. Johnson

Email: johnsopm@pwcs.edu

Ms. Estoclet

Email: estocljj@pwcs.edu

FBLA is a student organization for those students currently in a Business Course to give them an opportunity to grow their interests on a local, state, and national level.

JROTC Viking Battalion Teams:

Color Guard, Marksmanship,Drill,  J-LAB

LTC (Ret.) Burnette

Email: burnetvw@pwcs.edu

1SG (Ret.) Jackson

Email: jacksodx@pwcs.edu

 

Cadets of the WSHS Department of Military Science JROTC Program are eligible to try out and/or join teams throughout the school year. The teams are coached by the instructors but cadets are the leadership of the teams.  The purpose of the teams are to build teamwork, mental stamina, have fun becoming leaders, and build confidence during the competition season. Meeting time is 2:20 to 3:50 PM

JROTC Raider Team and Marksmanship

1SG (Ret.) Jackson

Email: jacksodx@pwcs.edu

LTC (Ret.) Burnette

Email: burnetvw@pwcs.edu

Team membership requires cadets to be physically fit in order to compete against other JROTC programs. There are two tryout phases in October and April. The purpose of the Raider team is to build teamwork, mental and physical stamina, have fun as leaders, and build confidence during the competition season. Marksmanship team membership requires completing an application, passing a safety class, and qualification on the indoor range. The objectives of this marksmanship training program are to teach cadets how to handle guns safely, how to perform the basic skills of the sport of target shooting, and to give you the fundamental knowledge necessary to begin competing in three-position rifle competitions as a member of a JROTC or high school rifle team.

Mighty Viking Marching Band

Ms. Phillips

Email: phillier@pwcs.edu 

S2S Purple Vikings

Mrs. Etienne

Email: etiennnc@pwcs.edu

LTC (Ret.) Burnette

Email: burnetvw@pwcs.edu

The S2S Purple Vikings Program supports WSHS military dependent students and families transitioning in and out of the Viking school community by providing Student-to-Student mentoring, special resources and services.

The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.

Viking Book Club

Mrs. Kelly

Email: kellyds@pwcs.edu

The Viking Book Club is a group that meets weekly to share favorite books, read alouds, and other book related activities.  When in-person, we meet in the library during announced flex periods.  While we are virtual we will meet in Zoom through the library course on the student’s dashboard every Friday from 3-3:30 PM.  Staff and students are invited! Come as often as you like.

Honor Societies

Honor Society

Staff Sponsor/Social Media

Requirements for Entry

French Honor Society

Mrs. Nkenni

Email: nkennilm@pwcs.edu

Ms. Mickiewicz

Email: mickiesd@pwcs.edu

Enrolled in French III or Above,

 A – average in French for last three (3) semesters (A, A, B) (A, A, B+)

B – average in all other classes not counting French

German Honor Society

Frau van Bruggen

Email: vanbrukl@pwcs.edu

Enrolled in German III or Above,

 A – average in German for last three (3) semesters (A, A, B) (A, A, B+)

B – average in all other classes not counting German

Italian Honor Society

TBD

Enrolled in Italian III or Above, A-average in Italian for last 3 semesters (A, A, B/B+)

B- Average in all other classes NOT counting Italian

National English Honor Society

Ms. Colantoni

Email: colantcl@pwcs.edu

Support the continued development of WSHS English culture through Viking Learning Center tutoring, support of English extracurriculars, and celebrating reading and writing events.

National Social Studies Honor Society

Ms. Scheel

Email: scheelje@pwcs.edu 

Candidates for membership should:

-have been in attendance at the school in which the chapter resides for the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered.

-have completed two core courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least three core courses.

-The minimum GPA for these courses is an unweighted 3.00.

have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00

Please complete this packet and deliver to Ms. Scheel by 10/15.

National Honor Society

Mrs. Swain

Email: SwainRA@pwcs.edu

Mr. Lederman

Email: LedermJD@pwcs.edu

Twitter: @vikings_nhs

NHS is dedicated to service leadership. Juniors and Seniors with a 3.4 GPA or above and have stellar recommendations by faculty. Students must complete service hours each year to maintain membership.

National Math Honor Society

Mr. Eberly

Email: eberlyka@pwcs.edu 

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society. Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to "inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics" in high school students.

Science National Honor Society

Ms. Groome

Email: groomesr@pwcs.edu 

Juniors and seniors with a “B” average in 3 or more science classes, Overall GPA ~3.5 and application by deadline.

Spanish National Honor Society

Mrs. Perez

Email: perezac@pwcs.edu

Enrolled in Spanish III or above, overall gpa and Spanish gpa requirements as well.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Ms. Wood

Email: woodte@pwcs.edu

School and community music support. Open to students enrolled in a music class. Must meet certain academic criteria to be considered. Must also be a 10th-12th grader and enrolled in a music class.

Student-Led Clubs

Club

Staff Contact/Social Media

About the Club/ Meeting Times

Viking Learning Center

Ms. Terrill

Email: terrilse@pwcs.edu

The Viking Learning Center (VLC) offers peer tutoring in all subjects and will open in October. The VLC is available for tutoring on Flex Wednesdays in room 1007. Students seeking help in any class can sign up for a tutoring session using the QR code located in their classrooms or outside of room 1007. Interested tutors can reach out to Ms. Terrill to learn more about our tutor training.

Anime Club

Frau van Bruggen

Email: vanbrukl@pwcs.edu

Watch, read, and discuss Anime. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:20-3:30 in room 2123.

Art Club

Mr. Loving

Email: lovingan@pwcs.edu

Painting school murals, art related activities.

Black Student Union

Mr. Adams

Email: adamsre@pwcs.edu 

Twitter: @woodbridgehsbsu

Black Student Union focuses on cultural awareness and acceptance.  Activities are geared toward education centered on minority issues and ways to dismantle bias/prejudice.  Students of all diverse backgrounds are invited to participate as cultural inclusion is best achieved when all voices are at the table. Honor cords are available for students who take on leadership roles in the club.

Meets Thursdays in room 2416 from 2:15-4:00

Carpentry Club

Mr. Soresino

Email: soresigr@pwcs.edu

Carpentry club members will have an opportunity to work with wood and metals to create a variety of products for themselves, their families and friends. Members are encouraged to challenge themselves by developing independent projects that require the use of both manual and automated equipment.

Chess Club

Mr. Agrawal

Email: agrawark@pwcs.edu 

Mr. Longwell

Email: longwesw@pwcs.edu 

Chess club is open to all students interested in playing chess and/or learning how to play chess.

Christian Student Union

Mrs. Korgan

Email: korganbh@pwcs.edu

Students living our faith in Christ through discipleship, building friendships, and making connections with our school, community, and the world. Meetings EVERY Thursday after school until 3:30.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Ms. Darcy

Email: darcyma@pwcs.edu 

Students will have the opportunity to play Dungeons and Dragons with other students interested. The club will meet in Ms. Darcy’s room (2510).

Ecology Club

Ms. Evans

Email: evansma@pwcs.edu

Members are dedicated to reducing our footprint on a local and regional level by engaging in activities that support recycling, conservation and greener living mindset.  Ecology club focuses on partnerships in the Woodbridge community that fosters the mission of ecological awareness.

Educators Rising

Mrs. Lazo

Email: lazocr@pwcs.edu

Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Students will participate in an extension of the Teach for Tomorrow class curriculum.   It is open to all grade levels who are interested in being in the class in the future or already in the class.  Students can earn an honor cord for participation in club meetings (twice monthly), helping with fundraising, and attending state conferences.

Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association

Ms. Natale

Email: natalebh@pwcs.edu 

EESA (Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association) is an organization that is meant to bring together Ethiopian and Eritrean students and help form relationships through different activities; including but not limited to, weekly meetings and community service projects.

FIlm Association Club

Ms. Estoclet

Email: estocljj@pwcs.edu 

Students interested in learning how to direct Hollywood-like films and learn how to film and/or act for television. Students will have the opportunity to direct films and short films that look professional. Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1112 from 2:30-4:00.

German Club

Frau van Bruggen

Email: vanbrukl@pwcs.edu 

Any student who is interested in German culture is welcome to join the German club. Meetings will be held twice a month on Wednesdays after school.

Italian Club

Professoressa Ippolito

Email: ippolii@pwcs.edu

Students interested in the Italian Culture. It is open to all grades levels. Meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month right after school.

Letters for Rose

Mrs. Owsiany

Email: owsianmc@pwcs.edu 

Letters for Rose is a non-profit organization that brings the younger and older generation together through letter writing. Letters for Rose will meet every Wednesday in the library after school.

LGBTQIA+

A safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community and anyone else interested to talk and inform.

Key Club

Mrs. Evans

Email: evansma@pwcs.edu

Twitter: @TheWSHSKeyClub

Community service club focused on the service of children locally, regionally and internationally.  Key club is also responsible for providing food, school supplies and clothing assistance through the Viking Pride Pantry for Woodbridge families. Students can earn a service honor code associated with the parent Kiwanis International Service organization.

RODD club

Ms. Parente

Email: parentpx@pwcs.edu 

After school club for students with disabilities, through which students with disabilities and students without disabilities participate in activities. The club aims to build social skills.

Rotary Interact Club

Mr. Johnson

Email: johnsojr@pwcs.edu 

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for youth who want to connect with other young people, while serving their communities and learning about the world.

Muslim Student Union

Mr. DeStacy

Email: destacja@pwcs.edu 

Ms Smith

Email: smithmk1@pwcs.edu 

Twitter: @WSHS_MSA

Increase the understanding of Islamic culture, traditions, and people through open dialogue.

Photo Club

Ms. Petropulos

Email: petropba@pwcs.edu 

Photo Club will once a week on Tuesdays.  Viewing each other’s photographs, offering feedback, and some “how to'' technical discussions are topic examples. This will be a student led club.

WSHS A Cappella:

Viketones & Treblettes

Mr. Shapiro

Email: shapirja@pwcs.edu 

Twitter: @Viketones

Twitter: @treblettes

Student-run coed Acappella group performing today’s hit music.

Student-run female Acapella group.

WSHS Dance Company

Ms. Fegley

Email: fegleyle@pwcs.edu 

The WSHS Dance company seeks to offer multiple performance opportunities to students who are current or former WSHS Dance II students. The purpose of the WSHS Dance Company is for students to expand upon their dance technique and performance skills.