2017-2018 Club and Activity Information
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Club / ActivitySponsor(s)Contact EmailDescription of Club or ActivityDay/Time of MeetingsLocation of Meetings
American Sign Language Honor SocietyMs. LappMichelle_D_Lapp@mcpsmd.orgStudents in ASL 3H earn a graduation cord/medal by performing community service benefiting the Deaf CommunityTBDPortable 5
English Honor SocietyMs. JohnsonLinda_A_Johnson@mcpsmd.orgHonoring the excellence of students in the Language Arts field. Providing assistance to NWHS and the comminuty through service activities.TBD276
French Honor SocietyMs. Daniels-Peroutseas; Kate McKenna co-sponsorsHolly_M_DanielsPeroutseas@mcpsmd.orgA students in French meet monthly to increase linguistic and cultural competencies and earn points by tutoring and other school and community services related to French.TBD253
National Art Honor SocietyMs. Stevens / Ms. MotenKristina_R_Stevens@mcpsmd.org / Lorraine_S_Moten@mcpsmd.orgArt students get together once a month to create art. 3rd Thursday178
Math Honor SocietyMs. Toy / Ms. KrottEllen_D_Toy@mcpsmd.org / Rachel_M_Krott@mcpsmd.orgProvide service to NWHS Mathematics community through tutoring.TBD312
Minority Scholars ProgramMr. McClaryJeremy_R_McClary@mcpsmd.orgCreate and develop action plans on closing the opportunity and achievement gap through various school and community activities.   Please contact Mr. McClaryPlease contact Mr. McClary
Music Honor Society (Tri-M)Ms. BakerStephanie_A_Baker@mcpsmd.orgProvide service to NWHS Music community through tutoring, perform music in the school and community.Every other Friday125
National Honor SocietyMr. Randolph / Ms. ZabalaBrooks_T_Randolph@mcpsmd.org / Odessa_T_Zabala@mcpsmd.orgProvide services to NWHS through tutoring and the local community through service projects and activities such as toys for tots, canned food drive, book drive,...Lunch during second Wednesday of every monthAuditorium
Science National Honor SocietyMr. Pilgrim / Mr. GutierrezBenjamin_A_Pilgrim@mcpsmd.org / Sinuhe_Gutierrez@mcpsmd.orgProvide service to NWHS science teachers through tutoring and other teacher-determined activitiesTBDAuditorium
Spanish National Honors SocietyMs. Vega / Ms. RodgersSofia_M_VegaOrmeno@mcpsmd.org / Adriana_G_Rodgers@mcpsmd.orgThe Spanish NHS celebrates the achievements of students in level 3 and above. It is an academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanish studies. Members are required to maintain and "honor grade" or GPA, which correlates with the society's mission of high academic achievement. 261
Thespian Honor SocietyMs. CosbySherion_A_Cosby@mcpsmd.orgMedia Center
Class of 2018Ms. Fowler / Ms. LappSamantha_L_Fowler@mcpsmd.org / Michelle_D_Lapp@mcpsmd.orgPlan and implement Class of 2018 activities and fundraisers214/Portable 5
Class of 2019Ms. Ellis / Ms. PruchniewskiDorothy_K_Ellis@mcpsmd.org / Sarah_J_Pruchniewski@mcpsmd.orgPlan and implement Class of 2019 activities and fundraisersTBD227
Class of 2020Mr. Woodly / Ms. BanksTyreece_Woodly@mcpsmd.org / Rashida_Banks@mcpsmd.orgPlan and implement Class of 2020 activities and fundraisersAs needed230
Class of 2021Mr. Krempasky / Ms. MyersSteven_Krempasky@mcpsmd.org / Autumn_K_Myers@mcpsmd.org223
#JagPride ClubMs. SummersKimberly_Summers@mcpsmd.orgFor students of all grade levels committeed to projects and strategies that enhance school pride for both the faculty and student body! School pride is crucial for building a strong school community, more school spirit, and a positive school culture.As needed, before football games, once per monthMedia Center
A Cappella Choir / Show Choir (ShA Cappella)Ms. BakerStephanie_A_Baker@mcpsmd.orgNon-auditioned choir singing contemporary/pop music with some choreography. A workshop will be held in September, we perform on the winter and spring school choir concerts. Students are asked to commit for the full semester with only two absences.Tuesdays after school, 2:45-4:15125
ACT-SOMs. GreenleeLilly_M_Greenlee@mcpsmd.orgThe Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a major national youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) .  ACT-SO provides a forum through which students demonstrate expertise in the categories of STEM, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business through competition between area high schools.nMedia Center
African Student Association (ASA)Mr. WoodlyTyreece_Woodly@mcpsmd.orgNumerous interest branches including fashion, dance, tutoring, etc to raise awareness about the cultures of African countries. Tues/Wed/Thurs230
NWHS AmbassadorsMs. Nagl / Ms. ErichsonColby_E_Nagl@mcpsmd.org / Tara_K_Erichson@mcpsmd.orgAmbassadors serve as guides for NW events and volunteer are community service events.During lunch; All ambassadors:  9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/8, 6/5;   Officers only:  10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/10, 5/1All ambassador meetings:  Auditorium; Officer meetings: room 264
Anime ClubMs. Summers / Ms. SuKimberly_Summers@mcpsmd.org / Yuching_P_Su@mcpsmd.orgTo educate and enjoy Japanese animation.Wednesdays at 2:30pmMedia Center or 301
Asian American AssociationMs. Kim / Ms. SuChtistina_Y_Kim@mcpsmd.org / Yuching_P_Su@mcpsmd.orgTo unify, celebrate, and share different Asian cultural groups.Tuesday at LunchAuditorium
Band (Marching)Ms. CarpenterEmily_W_Carpenter@mcpsmd.orgThe marching band performs at all home football games and around 5 competitions in the area each fall.  We start over the summer with various camps and then meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 in the evenings.Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm127 and lower parking lot
Badminton ClubMs. BurkeAngela_M_Burke@mcpsmd.orglunch intermural activity that meets every Wednesday in the auxillary gym. no signs or requirements. just come and play when you canevery Wednesday through out the school year109
Best BuddiesMr. GordonJonathon_M_Gordon@mcpsmd.org The mission of this club is to provide opportunities to form friendships and relationships for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Mondays after school from 2:30pm to 4:00pmPortable 2
Bhangra Dance TeamMs. McDermottEmily_F_McDermott@mcpsmd.org
Big Sibling ClubMs. LeecostLydia_A_Leecost@mcpsmd.orgWork with elementary school-aged students after school.Tuesdays/Wednesdays350
Book ClubMs. MyersAutumn_K_Myers@mcpsmd.orgClub members learn about Black Eyed Susan program and determine what book club will look like for current school year.  Begins in October and meets at lunch in the media center conference room.Lunch Media Center conference room
Bracelets for MalalaMs. BakerStephanie_A_Baker@mcpsmd.orgClub members will make bracelets and sell them so that we can donate the funds to the Malala Fund.TuesdaysTBD
Breakfast Club/Happiness CommitteeMr. SilberAvi_Silber@mcpsmd.orgThe Breakfast Club, named after the 80s movie of the same name (also known as the hapiness committee) strives to make the hallways of Northwest a little more bright and the atmosphere a little more positive by making posters with uplifting motivational quotes as well as other small positivity-themed crafts.Wednesday at Lunch307
ChemathonMs. Johannessen-KlukBrita_C_JohannessenKluk@mcpsmd.orgThe Chematon team comprises a group of students who are interested in enriching their chemistry skills by  preparing  for a Chemistry Competition at the University of Maryland in the Spring.  Students who have taken or are taking Chemistry 1 or AP chemistry are welcome to join the team.  The team will begin priactice after winter break.  313
Chess TeamMr. YoungbloodRobert_L_Youngblood@mcpsmd.org120
Comic Book ClubMr. KrempaskySteven_Krempasky@mcpsmd.org
Computer Science ClubMs. DrakeWanda_H_Drake@mcpsmd.orgThe goal of the club is to promote an interest in a Computer Science career. The club members will perform the following activities: participate in a local computer programming competition, learn new computer languages, and teach others how to use computer software.Thursdays after school at 2:50 pm; Some Lunchtimes-TBA104
Current Events ClubMs. ColganCaroline_P_Colgan@mcpsmd.orgThe current events club is a friendly environment in which you may freely discuss any perspective on daily news without judgement. Tuesdays at lunch350
Debate TeamMr. BolestaJohn_W_Bolesta2@mcpsmd.orgDebate team prepares arguments and competes against other Montgomery County Public School teams in monthly debate tournaments. The club/team welcomes new members. Lunch, Weekly:TBA , Some After school TBA206 / 200
De-Stress ClubMr. MuhichTimothey_E_Muhich@mcpsmd.orgThis club will focus on helping students cope with stress at an early age and promote a stress-free environment.Every other Monday at lunch352
Drama / Thespians ClubMs. CosbySherion_A_Cosby@mcpsmd.orgMedia Center
The Green Team / Free StoreMs. Malik / Ms. Luksic / Ms. AsofskyFaiza_H_Malik@mcpsmd.org / Brittany_A_Luksic@mcpsmd.org / Emily_D_Asofsky@mcpsmd.orgA group that promotes recycling, reuse and gardening. We educate the NW and MCPS community about healthy and sustainable living practices. We also manage the Free Store.Thursdays at 2:40 p.m.317
EnvirothonMs. HinesDeborah_M_Hines@mcpsmd.org311
ESports ClubMr. KrempaskySteven_Krempasky@mcpsmd.orgClub that brings students together who are interested in the gaming community, either via gaming console or computer games.Monthly TBA223
Everyone EatsMs. VickKristen_L_Vick@mcpsmd.orgThe goal of this organization is to meet one a month and plan to bring food to shelters. This club includes earning SSL hours.TBD100
Fellowship of Christian AthletesMr. YoungbloodRobert_L_Youngblood@mcpsmd.org120
Film CrewMs. LizambriKimberly_A_Lizambri@mcpsmd.orgThis club focuses on learning how to create, write, film, and edit movies. Monday and Tuesday from 2:50pm-4:20pm354
ForensicsDr. AlcoserMichelle_E_Alcoser@mcpsmd.orgThis is a competative speech and dramatic interpratation team. We compete at county events from Oct-Feb. We compeat in both individual and group events. There is a new category this year that allows students to present their own creative writing.Interest meeting 9/19 at lunch in room 209. Practices are W and TH after school from 3 - 4:15 in room 209.209
Gay/Straight AllianceMr. WohlDaniel_M_Wohl@mcpsmd.orgA supportive and welcoming community for Northwest's LGBTQ+ students and their allies.TBD212
Gentlemen's ClubMr. ValazakJason_M_Valazak@mcpsmd.orgMentoring clubTBD232
Girl UpMs. HernandezAna_M_Hernandez@mcpsmd.orgGirl Up advocates for girls around the world who are suffering from inequality related to education, marriage, and jobs. As a certified Girl Up Club, we strive to bring awareness and promote change. TBD, but during lunch263
Helping HeartsMr. MaradeiMark_Maradei@mcpsmd.orgThis club was developed and serves the purpose of helping those in need through a variety of different activities that include but are not limited toteddy bear drive, canned food drive, blood drive181
Help Save the Next GirlMs. BurkeAngela_M_Burke@mcpsmd.orgOur non-profit organization began as a conduit to spread information and promote personal safety. Help Save the Next Girl works with many groups who focus on safety and violence prevention. Our group has participaed actively in Take Back the Night rallies to bring awareness to women's issues on campus.181
Hispanic and Latino Student AssociationMr. McClaryJeremy_R_McClary@mcpsmd.orgClub members will raise awareness about Hispanic and Latino culture.1st Wednesday of Every Month at lunch207
Ice Hockey ClubMr. MaradeiMark_Maradei@mcpsmd.org
A club sport that is made up entirely of Northwest High School students. Home games are played at Skate Frederick in Frederick.
Based on dates of games181
Indoor Color GuardMs. Parks / Ms. CarpenterJasmin_Parks@mcpsmd.org / Emily_W_Carpenter@mcpsmd.orgTBD127/cafeteria
It's AcademicMr. ValazakJason_M_Valazak@mcpsmd.orgJeopardy Style quiz bowl competitions.Tuesdays at lunch232
Jagwire Online NewspaperMs. MasonAmy_M _Mason@mcpsmd.orgStudents create and update the school's online newspaper content.Class during the school day, with some additional assignments for interested students. 122
JAG-TVMs. GreenleeLilly_M_Greenlee@mcpsmd.orgAuditioned and trained students are responsible for a daily broadcast of News, sports, and activities that affect the Northwest community, and our school.  Wednesdays at lunchMedia Center
Key ClubMr. MaradeiMark_Maradei@mcpsmd.orgstudents will be doing projects to aid various charities throughout the area. The focus will be on completing one project evey two months. every Wednesday at lunch 181
Kinesiology ClubMs. LambertMarie_A_Lambert@mcpsmd.org283
Kiva ClubMr. GuptaRajeev_K_Gupta@mcpsmd.orgStudents fundraise and provide microloans to individuals in developing nations to further the borrowers' small businessesMonthly meeting during lunch102
Kpop ClubMs. VegaSofia_M_VegaOrmeno@mcpsmd.orgThe Kpop Club is an opportunity to meet people with the same interests in Korean Pop Culture. There will also be a dance club for those interested in dancing. Thursdays 2:30-3:30Dance Studio
Latin American Dance TeamMs. AgostoAngelica_M_Agosto@mcpsmd.orgTBD
Literary MagazineMs. Ground / Mr. BolestaChristine_E_Ground@mcpsmd.org / John_W_Bolesta@mcpsmd.orgStudents will have the opportunity to write creatively and freely.Students will meet to share their writing and art in a supportive environment. The club will also hold monthly writing contests available to the entire school. TBD, but will be at lunch213
Marine Biology ClubMr. D. SmithDavid_E_Smith@mcpsmd.orgTo inform others about life in the oceans as well as teaching skills that are needed in Marine Biology.Thursdays at lunch375
MathletesZenia_Z_Yang@mcpsmd.orgMs. Yang
Medecine Wihtout BordersMr. BarnesJeffrey_C_Barnes@mcpsmd.orgImprove the health and lives of people around the world by donating money to non-profit organizations, and bring awareness about a specific disease each year. Once a month308
Men's EnsembleMs. BakerStephanie_A_Baker@mcpsmd.orgNon-auditioned choir for tenor and bass singers - students who are not enrolled in a choir class are especially encouraged to join! We sing a variety of music, and perform at the school winter, cluster, and spring concerts. First meeting is 9/20, students are asked to commit for the full semester with only two absences. Wednesdays after school, 2:45-4:15125
MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is not TSA (Technology Student Association)Ms. ColganCaroline_P_Colgan@mcpsmd.org350
Model UNMr. ValazakJason_M_Valazak@mcpsmd.orgMock Simulations of UN World Issues debatesWednesday at lunch232
Muslim Student AssociationMs. ErichsonTara_K_Erichson@mcpsmd.orgMuslim Student Associations promotes faith in school and the community. Students discuss current events and issues and have hosted several interfaith discussions. Students meet the third Thursday of each month. 264
Operation SmileMs. LangMeredith_I_Lang@mcpsmd.orgStudents will work together to raise money for Operation Smile through fundraisers and special events. Operation Smile is a national charity that was created to give people all over the world access to safe, life saving surgeriesThursday at Lunch303
Overwatch LeagueMs. SummersKimbery_Summers@mcpsmd.orgOverwatch players from all platforms will engage in tournaments, custom matches, and tutoring. As needed; interest meetings on 2/1 and 2/6Media Center
PawsMs. GroundChristine_E_Ground@mcpsmd.orgStudents will work together to raise awareness about animals in shelters and animals in need and will create fundraisers for local shelters. There will be opportunities to make dog toys and visits from therapy animals. TBD, but will be at lunch.213
Physics ClubMr. MenendezRichard_V_Menendez@mcpsmd.orgStudents work on projects in preparation for the Physics Olympics and other engineering/ physics contestsTBD(last year the club met after school on Thursday)304
Poetry ClubMr. Acosta-FoxRyan_Acosta-fox@mcpsmd.orgA club for students interested in reading poetry, both peers and published poets alike, as well as for those who want to write their own poetry. TBD175
Pre-Med SocietyMs. LovelaceAnika_M_Lovelace@mcpsmd.orgOur mission is two-fold: 1)Advertise and engage in pre professional and professional opportunities in the biomedical field 2) Support and engage in  medical-related charities and effortsWednesdays during lunch351
Quill & ScrollMs. GreenleeLilly_M_Greenlee@mcpsmd.orgQuill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and academics. To be eligible for school membership, your high school must produce a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, broadcast program or a website.TBDMedia Center
Red Cross ClubMs. ReidlerCelia_M_Reidler@mcpsmd.orgThis club provides students with opportunities to make a difference in the community and empowers students with skills that help prepare them to respond during emergencies.
Red Line ReliefMs. O’NeillHeather_O’neill@mcpsmd.orgThis club helps the homeless and homeless shelters through events, fundraisers, donations, and food drives. Last year, we were able to donate to the Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter by selling shirts, cooking and delivering meals, and collaborating with the Ambssadors to collect items in a care package.TBD377
Robotics (FRC)Mr. AmesMichael_W_Ames@mcpsmd.orgFRC ( First Robotics Competition)6:00 PM355
Role Playing Games/Board Games ClubMr. ParksDavid_P_Parks@mcpsmd.orgStudents learn and play various RPG, Table, and Card games, such as Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons.Thursdays after school212
Robotics (FTC)Ms. MyersAutumn_K_Myers@mcpsmd.orgFirst Tech Challenge is a robotics group at NWHS.  Students work as a group in the areas of build, public relations, and programming to create a robot in the year's theme and compete against other teams in the state.  Our team "Jagged Edge" has won multiple awards.  We welcome new members!Tuesday/Thursday and self learningMedia Center
Rotary Interact ClubMs. HodgsonLynn_M_Hodgson@mcpsmd.orgThis club will work with the Rotary Committee of Maryland and provides students with the opportunity to earn Student Service Learning hours. It is a community service based organization.Every other Monday during lunch204
Science Bowl TeamMs. Chapman / Ms. KellerShari_M_Chapman@mcpsmd.org / Emily_R_Keller@mcpsmd.orgTeams practice quiz type questions in science and math for MD Science Bowl in January.311
Sci-Fi ClubMr. SilberAvi_Silber@mcpsmd.orgWe watch and discuss Sci-Fi shows. Some members plan to go to conventions and movies togetherTuesdays 2:45->307
4SW - Secret Society of Science Song WritersMr. SilberAvi_Silber@mcpsmd.orgWe make beats, write lyrics, do research, film, record, and edit music videos to teach science concepts. Note: You do not have to be a performer to be in this club, there are lots of behind the scenes positions and opportunities. In addition to our day to day projects, we also submit work to conferences, universities, contests, and communities.Thursdays 2:45->; Note: The first Thursday of every month is a "Challenge Thursday" and tends to go much longer than other Thursdays307
Save the BeesMs. ShapiroLisa_M_Shapiro@mcpsmd.orgWe do activities to spread knowledge about the importance of bees to agriculture and our lives.  Some members will be doing SSL hours in the spring at local bee farms.TBD at lunch 2nd semester217
Social Justice ClubMr. Acosta-FoxRyan_Acosta-Fox@mcpsmd.org175
Sponsoring HopeMr. KrempaskySteven_Krempasky@mcpsmd.orhClub members will raise money for a charity (Wide Horizons for Children) to support/sponsor children in poorer countries and write them encouraging letters. Once every month and a half.223
Student Government Association (SGA)
Mr. Gordon/Mr. CulverJonathon_M_Gordon@mcpsmd.org / Kyle_N_Culver@mcpsmd.orgLiason between Students and Administration; run homecoming and spirit weeksMonday/LunchP2
Student Service Learning Opportunities ClubMr. MenendezRichard_V_Menendez@mcpsmd.orgThe group will assist students earn service learning hours.TBD (lunch)304
Super Smash Brothers ClubMs. McDermttEmily_F_McDermott@mcpsmd.orgThis is a social club where members will meet to play Super Smash Brothers and share a common interest.Tuesdays/Wednesdays 2:30pm-4:00pm226
Taking Our TalentsMs. ShapiroLisa_M_Shapiro@mcpsmd.org217
THINK PINKMs. BlakeStephanie_L_Blake@mcpsmd.orgRaise money for cancer reseach groups. TBDGirls PE Off.
Tie-Dye For ChangeMs. SiewertTessa_L_Siewert@mcpsmd.orgClub members plan to raise awareness of endangered animals and wildlife. The plan to raise money by selling tie-dyed t-shirts in order to donate money to the World Wildlife Fund.Please contact Ms. SiewertPlease contact Ms. Siewert
Ultimate Frisbee ClubMr. HodgsonCharles_A_Hodgson@mcpsmd.orgUltimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport that requires players to pass a frisbee down the field to score points by making it into the opposing end zone, much like football.  The club tpically meets at fields on and around schoolgrounds after school. 281
UNICEFMr. GuptaRajeev_K_Gupta@mcpsmd.orgA United Nations program that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countriesMonthly meeting during lunch102
Warm-up America (Knitting and Crocheting)Ms. FowlerSamantha_L_Fowler@mcpsmd.orgStudents learn how to knit or crochet squares that are used to make blankets donated to a local homeless shelter. Students can earn SSL hours for completing squares.Club meets every other Tuesday after school from 2:30-3:30 starting September 19.214
Weight Room/Power LiftingTBD (Fall/Spring) / Football Coaches (Winter)Michael_C_Neubeiser@mcpsmd.org308
Wounded Warrior ProjectMs. KlopferHolly_M_Klopfer@mcpsmd.orgHelp raise money to send to organizations that help veterans of war.121 or 181
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