DHS Clubs & Activities 2018-2019
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Club/Activity NameDescription of Club/ActivityAdvisor/RoomMeeting Days/Times/LocationHow to JoinWebsite
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AmbassadorsAmbassadors help to welcome new students to the school through middle school transition program. Ambassadors are expected to be good citizens and strive to make every student feel welcome.Ms. Heselton (Guidance) & Ms. Osburn (Guidance)WINNSophomores only - Application due in October
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Anatomy of LeadershipThe Leadership course provides opportunities for students to make decisions and to face the consequences of those decisions. Students will receive one credit on their transcript, but this credit does not replace those required for graduation.Mr. Gordon (116)Application. Open to grades 10 & 11.
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Anime ClubWatch Anime videos and discuss related topics and trends.Ms. Heselton (Guidance)Tuesdays 2:40 - 3:40pm in Room 320Stop by 320 after school on Tuesdays whenever you can. The more the merrier.
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Art ClubStudent-driven group & individual projects in a variety of media, no experience necessaryMs. Robertson (402)Thursdays WINN
room 402
See Advisor
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BandWinn band is held on Tuesday and Friday---Students who play a band instrument and are unable to fit band into their schedule are welcome to attend one or both days. Please see Dr. Stickney and he will get you the materials you need. Students in Winn band are eligible to audition for District 2 events and participate in All-State ProcessMr. Stickney (224)Students can take the Band class during the day Block 4, or sign up for WINN with Mr. StickneySee Advisor
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Breccia Literary MagazineEdit and design our annual literary magazine featuring poetry, prose, and art; host poetry slams, open mics, and Poetry Out Loud.Ms. Hall (206) & Ms. Genre (216)Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:20pm in Room 206See Advisor
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Chess ClubMr. Borland
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ChorusWinn chorus is held on Monday and Thursday. Students interested in singing and using their voices and are unable to fit chorus into their schedule are welcome to attend one or both days. Please see Dr. Stickney and he will get you the materials you need. Students in Winn Choir are eligible to audition for District 2 events and participate in the All-State Process.Mr. Stickney (224)Students can take the Chorus class during the day Block 3, or sign up for WINN with Mr. StickneySee Advisor
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Debate TeamWe are always right. We are right in Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, and Student Congress formats. We have had multiple state champions and went to two national competitions in Washington DC and Fort Lauderdale last year!Mr. Dodge (220) & Ms. ShmittMondays and Fridays 2:45 - 4:00pm in Room 220See Advisor
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Drama ClubThe Drama Club welcomes new members at any time during the school year. We do not have regular meetings but work almost every day after school either rehearsing a play, building and paiting scenery, making costumes, or practicing stage make up. Just stop by Room 225 to see Ms. Harris, or look for the techies in the Auditorium to join our group. We'd love to see you!Ms. Harris (225)Varies based on performance, though usually every day after schoolSee Advisorhttps://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=deering%20drama
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Drama TechThe Drama Club welcomes new members at any time during the school year. We do not have regular meetings but work almost every day after school either rehearsing a play, building and paiting scenery, making costumes, or practicing stage make up. Just stop by Room 225 to see Ms. Harris, or look for the techies in the Auditorium to join our group. We'd love to see you!
Mr. Kennedy (office next to 209)
Varies based on performance, though usually every day after schoolSee Advisorhttps://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=deering%20drama
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Environmental ClubWhat is more important than saving the planet?!!! One idea at a time! Last year we planted a garden for pollinators! Solar panels at DHS? Better recycling? Come be a part of our green team!!!Ms. Burske (308)Wednesday & Friday at 7:30am and Thursday during WINN in Room 202See Advisor
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French Club
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Functional JazzJazz Band, also called Functional Jazz, is a scheduled class held during block 4. Students are encouraged to sign up for this class if they participated in their middle school jazz ensemble or is they wish to improve their musicianship, jazz improvisation and general musical aptitude.Mr. Stickney (224)Students take Functional Jazz during Block 4Sign up during course requests or see your Guidance Counselor
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Future Teachers of AmericaDeering students partner with students and teachers at Longfellow Elementary School to help the younger students and assist with classroom responsibilities.Mrs. Rolfe (401)See Advisor
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GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)We work together to make Deering a safer space for all students and create a place where issues faced by LGBTQI? students can be safely addressed.Ms. Weyl (Library) & Ms. Eiferman (313)Fridays at 2:30 room 313 and WINN on a day TBDSee Advisor
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HandbellsHandbells meet in the music room on Monday and Friday mornings from 7am-8:40. (Downbeat is 7:10). Handbells participate in the musical life of Deering including playing at our Region 1 festivals, concerts and Senior night. Please see Dr. Stickney for more information.Mr. Stickney (224)WINN on ThursdaysSee Advisor
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Health ClubMs. Benson
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Human Rights ClubMany people want to help with many issues that are happening around the world today, including poverty, refugees, immigration, and others, but they can't because they do not know what to do or how to do it! Now there is a club that unites every helpful student to focus on a crisis, and try to solve it.Ms. Platt (320)Tuesdays at 7:40See Advisor
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Interact Club
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Key ClubWe are a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others. We volunteer at the Soup Kitchen, organize food drives, help in local elementary schools.Mrs. Shibles (303) & Mrs. York Thursdays at 7:40am in room 303See Advisor
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Kindred SpiritsProvide support and guidance to students of all backgrounds, plan activities in and out of school and put on Best of Both Worlds show in March.Mr. Carroll (office in Library) & Mr. Stilphen (117)Thursday's after school in LibrarySee Advisor
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Chinese Culture ClubChinese Club is a gathering of students who are interested in exploring the culture and language of China through peer discussion.Ms. Bright (212) & Ms. BensonWednesdays 7:40 - 8:00am, Room 212Come and join us!
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Math TeamAnyone (Yes! Anyone!) is welcome to join the math team! You don’t have to be a math “wiz” to participate. We compete in monthly competitions and do amazing and interesting math problems!Mr. Dodge (220) & Ms. Stefanski (227)Thursdays 2:30-3:30 in room 220See Advisor
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MentoringA leadership and engagement activity for seniors and freshmen. Senior mentors use their knowledge and experience to provide advice and guidance to freshmen so they can get the most out of what Deering has to offer. Each relationship is unique depending on needs and interests. A great opportunity for seniors and freshmen to develop and use student voice and participate in the Deering community. Roy Chatterjee / Library - Mentoring RoomOnce a week during WINN or other agreed upon timeSeniors: See Roy directly. Freshmen: See Roy directly or talk to your teacher/advisor.
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Mock TrialTeams will be assigned a fictional civil or criminal case to act out in front of judges. Weekend competition dates in November and December.Ms. Nightingale (226)Thursdays at 2:30pm in Room 226; additional practice days will be added to the schedule as neededSee Advisor
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Model United Nations (Model UN)Practice our diplomacy skills to represent nations at a state-wide conference in May.Ms. Platt, Ms. Otunnu, Ms. Bright (212)See Advisor
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National Honor SocietyJuniors are eligible for induction if they meet the following requirements:
*Unweighted GPA of 93 or higher
*Completed a minimum of (5) Honors courses by the end of junior year
*Complete the Student Activities form
*Document at least 30 hours of community service
*Be involved in at least (4) school activities with a multiple year commitment (community service hours can sometimes take the place of school activities for those who have more than three times the requested 30 hours)
*Submit a letter of recommendation for each service activity outside DHS
*Submit a NHS application and all materials by the set deadline
More information is availble in the Student Handbook, found on the DHS Website - For Students - Student Handbook
Mr. Gordon (116)Application. Open to grades 11 & 12.
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Natural HelpersNatural Helpers are trained supports for ALL students. If you have something that you want to talk about, find a Natural Helper and they are there to listen and provide support!Ms. McStay (office in Library)Tuesdays at 7:30am in Guidance officeNomination by peers every October
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Outdoors ClubPlan, fundraise for and participate in different types of outings, including hiking, camping, mountain biking and kayaking day trips and overnights!Mr. Borland (110)Tuesdays 2:35pm in Room 110See Advisor
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Peer MediatorsMr. Carroll (office in Library)
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Photography ClubMr. Nichols (112)
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President's CouncilThe President and Vice President of every class serves on the President's Council - these are elected positions.Nomination/vote
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Rams & LambsBecome a "Big Brother or Big Sister" to a student in one of our Elementary schools. You need to commit one hour per week and you meet with the student at their school. You can make a difference in someone life!!Ms. Aberg (124)We have 3 support meetings a year and you meet with your "little" every week.See Ms Aberg in room 124 for an application.
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Robotics TeamWe build awesome robots to compete in challenges against other schools. The season runs from mid-September to mid- February.
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Seeds of PeaceSeeds of Peace strives to build greater levels of confidence, trust, respect, and empathy, which inspires commitment to work for change at home.Ms. Bright (212)WINN FridaysSee Advisor
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SisterhoodSisterhood is a group of young women who come together for support, activities and fun. Provides support and guidance to students of all backgrounds, plan activities in and out of school and put on Best of Both Worlds show in March.Ms. McStay (office in Library) & Ms. Otunnu (Rm. 304)Thursdays at 2:30 in Room 309See Advisor
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Student Senate 09 (Freshmen)Student Senate is in charge of fundraising for their class, including Prom.Mondays during WINNSee Advisor
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Student Senate 10 (Sophomore)Student Senate is in charge of fundraising for their class, including Prom. Other responsibilities include organizing the Senior/Staff Basketball Game (usually in March).Mrs. Sawyer (302)Friday during WINN in Room 302See Advisor
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Student Senate 11 (Junior)Student Senate is in charge of fundraising for their class, including Prom. Other responsibilities include organizing a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Spring.Mr. Eisenhart (208) & Mr. Carroll Tuesdays at 7:30am in Room 227See Advisor
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Student Senate 12 (Senior)Student Senate is in charge of fundraising for their class, including Prom. Other responsibilities include organizing a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Fall.Ms. Bright & Mr. Lawless (212)See Advisor
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Tech TeamThe Tech Team is responsible for managing TV Slides, news cast in 8 languages, helpdesk and assistance with classroom intergration.Mr. Nichols & Mr. KennedyWINN Monday-Friday. Also during classes blocks 1-4 with permission. Room 112.Visit Website & click "How Do I Join?"https://sites.google.com/a/portlandschools.org/student-tech-team/
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World Language ClubLearn about the languages and cultures of the world through music, food, film, and more! At every meeting we will have a different cultural theme. World Language teachers (rotating advisors and rooms - see bulletin board in the World Language hallway for schedule) Every other week on Tuesdays during WINN. Rotating rooms - see bulletin board in the World Language hallwayTalk to any of the World Language teachershttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1494251647480625/
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YearbookMr. LawlessSee Advisor
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