Activities

Welcome to Student Activities at West Bloomfield High School!  Visit the following link for a listing of our student activities.  There are a variety of programs and clubs. If you have questions about individual programs, please reach out to the sponsor.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Sepetys at jennifer.sepetys@wbsd.org with questions about student activities or if you are interested in starting a new club.

List of Student Groups

African American Awareness Club

The African American Awareness Club is a student driven organization open to all students of West Bloomfield High School with the mission of fostering educational, political, and social awareness/understanding among our students.

Please contact Ms. Thompkins at lisa.thompkins@wbsd.org for more information.

Art Club

Welcome to Art Club!!

We are a club for EVERYONE, not just those who are "majoring" in art. If you are interested in learning more abgout art, please come join us.  We do fun projects, talk about art, go on field trips together and have guest speakers come in to talk about art.  We meet every Tuesday right after school until 3:00 in room 102.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!!      

 

Please contact Ms. Marshall at molly.marshall@wbsd.org for more information.

Book Club

The WBHS Book Club is a group of students who discusses a novel each month. It is hosted by the iCenter's Info and Tech Specialist (Mrs. Abeska) and a teen librarian (Stephen Ketcham) from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

We try to vary the book genres during the year so students can explore different types of works. Typically, we read realistic fiction, dystopian, mystery/thriller, memoir, historical fiction, and adult novel with teen interest. 

We are an informal group which means, as a student, you attend only the discussions you are interested in or able to make. However, you must sign up for the discussion at least one week in advance. (The sign up sheet is in the iCenter.) During the discussion, you can participate as much or as little as you choose. Discussions run from 2:10-3:10 and are typically held in the iCenter.

Limited copies of the book are available for check out at the WBHS iCenter and the WB Public Library. Personal copies can purchased online or at the local Barnes and Noble.

Chemistry Club

The WBHS Chemistry Club was established in 2015.

The Chem Club provides the students a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. There are so many current events, activities, labs, and demonstrations related to chemistry that we don't have time for during school time. This fosters a time for student engagement in some of those activities that enhance their understanding of the science, get them involved in the community, and help them better appreciate how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives.  Regular club meetings usually involve hands-on lab activities, article reviews, Chemistry Games or presentations coordinated by the club officers (such as making Lava Lamps & Nitrogen Ice Cream).  There also will be preparations for outreach activities that the Chem Club participates in, such as celebrating National Chemistry Week in October, participating in Science Fairs, and preparing for the Chemistry Olympiad Exam.  The club may also be taking trips to Science Museums and the MSU Cyclotron.

 Contact information:               Ms. Capello:                    danielle.capello@wbsd.org

                                               Mrs. Mervet Ismail:          mervet.ismail@wbsd.org                          

Click Here for Agenda:  Chem Club Agenda Doc

Color Guard

Welcome to the West Bloomfield Color Guard page! More information regarding the color guard program can be found at http://wbbands.info/wb-bands-2/color-guard/

Color Guard Director: Mark Istratie

Email: westbloomfieldcolorguard@gmail.com 

WBHS Director of Bands: Chad Mielens

Email: chad.mielens@wbsd.org

Band Website

Debate Club

Welcome to the Debate Club.  Please contact the club sponsor Mr. Thursam (joel.thursam@wbsd.org) if you have any questions.

DECA Club

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in finance, marketing, hospitality, and management.  Learn more about the DECA Club at WBHS by visiting their website.

EARTH Club

Fashion Club

The West Bloomfield High School fashion program was created in fall 1999 as the student body expressed their interest in learning more about the fashion industry.    The WBHS fashion courses enroll approximately 70 students each school year.  The show itself averages over 30 female and 25 male models and an additional 50+ students involved in the high school fashion, DECA, theater, digital media and student government courses.  Over 350 fashion forward attendees from the local area attend the show each year. Learn more about visiting the WBHS Fashion Club website.

Forensics Club

Welcome to Forensics.  Please contact the club sponsor Mr. Thursam (joel.thursam@wbsd.org) if you have any questions.

French Connections

  • French Connection of West Bloomfield- FCWB

    Join the French Club at WBHS!

    Sponsor:

    Madame Coe

    Phone: 248-865-6720

    Ext. 6816

    Email: lorig.coe@wbsd.org

    Meeting times:

    * Meetings after school every other Tuesday

    Goals:

    * Enhance the language with French culture

    * Increase French speaking ability

    * Learn about French history

    * Learn about art history

    * Learn about French holidays and how they differ from those in the United States

    * French trivia

    * Participate in national language week

    * Watch movies portraying French culture

    * Music awareness

    * Community interactions: with elementary and middle schools in the district

    * Community awareness of French culture

    * Tasting/making authentic French foods

    * Learning about teenagers in French-speaking countries

    * Visit local restaurants/plays/movies

    Fundraisers:

    * Candy sale

    * Croissant sale

    * Raffle

Health Science Club (HOSA)

Welcome to HOSA-Health Science Club!  We are a competitive-based club that specializes in helping to prepare students to work in the medical field.  This is a club that provides leadership opportunities for students, offers hand-on experience, and also challenges our students to be the best in and for the world.  Students in the club have the opportunity to choose one medically-based competitive event topic, and then to compete against other students in that area both regionally and statewide.  Club meetings are held every otherMonday from 2:15-3:00 in room 502.

In order to be an official club member, students must pay the $27.50 pay-to-participate fee.  In addition, students will be asked to pay a national HOSA fee, a regional competition fee, and also a state competition fee.

International Club

Welcome!   Shalom!  Bienvenidos!  Bienvenue!  Wilkommen!   Yokoso!  Ehelenweheselen!

You have reached the site of the International Club at West Bloomfield High School .

The Club is a friendly place where students come together from many of the different cultures of our school to teach other students about their customs, foods, language and culture.  We are such a diverse school population.  There are more than 60 languages represented in our school.

WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN WE ARE DIFFERENT BUT   vive la diference!!

The Club meets every other Tuesday in Room 641 at 2:10.

Our Sponsor is Señor  Vennettilli.

International Thespian Society

I.T.S. TROUPE 2070

Welcome to the WBHS chapter of ITS (International Thespian Society). In the future, this section will be used to announce upcoming ITS events, special announcements and additional information. If you have questions please contact our club sponsor, Mrs. Brody.

ITS Members: Please click on the "Upcoming Events" link to the left for information about our first meeting of the school year.

Please visit the I.T.S. website at http://wbhstheatre.com/its/ 

Jazz Band

Welcome to the West Bloomfield Jazz Band page! More information regarding the jazz program can be found at http://wbbands.info/concert-bands/jazz-band/

WBHS Director of Bands/Jazz Band Director: Noah Dyer - noah.dyer@wbsd.org

Band Website

Literary Garden

Over the last academic year, English teacher Jennifer McQuillan has created a tangible connection to literature for her students—the Literary Garden.  This unique project, the first of its kind in a secondary school setting, repurposes neglected courtyard space for a garden featuring plants collected from the homesteads, museums, and gravesites of American authors, along with those plants that feature prominently in their narratives. The garden showcases the plants connected to over 30 authors, including several plants from The Old Manse, the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson; lyre leaf sage and periwinkle from Alice Walker’s family gravesite in Georgia; bearded white irises from Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm; and a pear tree bringing to life the central symbol in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Even though the Literary Garden’s official opening is occurring just this June and the project is in its nascent stages, it has already mobilized an entire school community around the promotion of literacy. Covered in numerous local media outlets (notably the Detroit Free Press, Sunday November 1, 2015, http://www.freep.com/story/life/family/kristen-jordan-shamus/2015/10/31/west-bloomfield-high-literary-garden/74750992/) and even nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition (August 26, 2015, http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821478/authors-garden-clippings-grow-students-love-of-literature), the Literary Garden has inspired droves of former and current students, parents, and other community members, such as local writers and master gardeners, to volunteer their time and expertise to creating a space to get students outside in a natural environment that represents the kinds of American landscapes that inspired these writers in the first place. Pairing the garden with the study of American literature, with a special emphasis on landscape as a theme that informs what and how writers write, Ms. McQuillan has reshaped her approach to teaching. The course theme of landscape has motivated her to consider the potential of outdoor spaces for teaching literature, so that students can experientially understand the natural world that inspires writers and communicates powerful, symbolic meanings.  

The project has also inspired interdisciplinary collaborations between science teachers, whose students are creating compost bins and testing soil, and drama and art teachers, whose student work embellishes the garden. Additionally, the West Bloomfield Township Public Library has provided the iCenter with a deposit collection of books, including over 40 titles, written by the authors represented in the Literary Garden, from Edgar Allan Poe to Sylvia Plath to Marge Piercy. 

Literary organizations who are kind enough to donate items or money can email Jennifer McQuillan at Jennifer.McQuillan@wbsd.org

Students, individuals, and companies who want to make other types of donations can email Jennifer McQuillan at Jennifer.McQuillan@wbsd.org . Perhaps you can donate time, labor, dirt, benches, connections to others, and so forth. If you have an idea, please let us know. 

Current WB students can earn National Honor Society community service hours over the summer for helping with the garden. Please watch for more information to come soon!

Follow our progress and see what's new!

Read our Blog (with lots of pictures)

Follow us on Twitter @mcqwbhs 

Marching Band

Welcome to the West Bloomfield Marching Band page! More information regarding the marching band program can be found at http://wbbands.info/wb-bands-2/marching-band/

WBHS Director of Bands/Marching Band Director: Noah Dyer

noah.dyer@wbsd.org

Assistant Marching Band Director/Percussion Director: Chris Vilag

christopher.vilag@gmail.com 

Color Guard Director: Matthew Page

westbloomfieldcolorguard@gmail.com  

MIFA (One Act Play)

For information on the MIFA (One Act Play) please visit http://wbhstheatre.com/.

Model UN

Welcome!  Model United Nations is an extracurricular activity that allows students to access valuable skills and knowledge that are unavailable in a regular classroom setting. Students will meet with the advisor regularly to learn about the United Nations, study international relations and global issues, and practice the skills required of world diplomats. Ultimately, students who meet the advisor's criteria will be invited to participate in Model United Nations conferences where they will role-play as ambassadors to the United Nations and attempt to resolve global issues with high school students from across the region.  Students will be expected to conduct research, write formal documents, and practice speeches on their own time.

The Model United Nations Club meets every Wednesday after school in room 602.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Mr. Ridenour

Please click HERE to view our club website. 

RESOURCES

CIA World Factbook

Learn about your assigned country!

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sn.html

United Nations Voting Records

Find out how your country voted on specific United Nations resolutions.

http://unbisnet.un.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=voting&menu=search#focus

United Nations News Centre

Check this site periodically in order to stay informed of important UN-related issues.

http://www.un.org/News/

United Nations

Explore this site to learn how the United Nations works and to access other UN resources.

http://www.un.org

National Honor Society

Seymour Gretchko Chapter West Bloomfield High School National Honor Society 

Rising Juniors and Seniors who have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.5 will receive an invitation to apply to the Seymour Gretchko Chapter of NHS around Jumpstart time. Invitatiosn will only be sent ot a valid WBSD student email. At Jumpstart, officers of NHS will be on hand to answer questions. 
To be eligible for membership, a student must have a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher, have a discipline record free of ANY in school suspension, after school detentions, OR out of school suspensions, have participated in 10 verifiable hours of community service performed for a non-profit organization during high school (and not required for any other class or membership in any other organization), and demonstrate participation in "2 units" of school clubs or sports. Participation in school clubs or activities is defined as participation that does not happen during a class for which the student earns a grade. Full year clubs, or  a season of a sport or Marching Band count as one unit. 
 
There will also be an informational meeting on Sept 11.  in the auditorium immediately after school  to answer questions about the application process.  Applications are generally due the end of the first week in October. 
 

The Benefits of Volunteering

NHS Chapter Bylaws

NHS Official Site 

Spanish Tertulia

Welcome to the site of the SPANISH TERTULIA.  A tertulia  means "gathering place" in Spanish.  It is a place where people get together to chat about everything ESPAÑOL.

We are also known as the Spanish Club.  There are probably 900 students at WBHS who are presently studying Spanish.  Spanish speaking people make up the largest minority in the United States.

The Spanish language is spoken by millions of people all over the world.   Our club celebrates Hispanic customs and culture.  Students get together to learn more about  the countries whose main language spoken is Spanish.   They learn about customs, culture, dances and foods.  We listen to modern Spanish songs as we sample foods from all over the Spanish speaking world.

Our club meet every other Tuesday at 2:10 in Room 641.

Our sponsor is Senor Bishop Señor Bishop.

Student Government

Student Government is made up of students who were elected to serve on their class councils: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  We also have an executive board of 8 students who were elected by their class council representatives. Learn more by visiting the Student Government website

Student Leadership

The goal of the Student Leadership class is to develop leadership skills and to provide students with opportunities that put these skills to use in order to positively impact our school and community. Students will learn to become an effective leader by developing skills in public speaking, problem solving, goal setting, record keeping, decision making, written communication, committee work, organization, time management, inter and intra-personal management and citizenship development. Learn more by visiting the Student Leadership website.

Laker Express

The award winning WBHS Choral program currently consists of a SSA Chorale, SATB Concert and Chamber Choirs , and  a SSAATTBB Show and a Cappella Vocal Jazz choir, Laker Express, ; Michigan Youth Arts Festival Distinguished  Scholars for 2013, 2014 & 2015. In addition, Laker Express has been named to the Michigan Music Conference Specialty choir of the year for 2018 and 2019. WBHS offers a variety of opportunities for both the casual and serious singer.  Talent Day, Singathon, WB Voice Day, MSVMA Solo/Ensemble, and a variety of performance opportunities encourage confidence and growth musically and socially.  

Volunteer Impact Program

VIP (Volunteer Impact) is a service club that students can join that does good things for the community.  While students participate in activities to better the community, they also can receive community service hours.  With proceeds from our fund raisers, we pay for field trips to Gleaner's Food Bank, and make donations to places such as:  Habitat for Humanity, MS Society, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

VIP meets once a month on varied dates in room 605. SPONSOR: Mr. Bishop

Yearbook

Important Dates for Class of 2019 :
Senior Baby Pictures - Room 212 - By September 27. Be sure your name is on your photo.
Senior Group Photo in the Gym - TBA.

Senior Portraits NOT taken at Prestige are due October 25.  Senior Portraits taken at Prestige will be automatically sent to the school - you do not need to take any further action.
Note: Only students photographed by Prestige will appear in the class composite photo that hangs in the office and is distributed to seniors at graduation rehearsal.   
Outside photographers may email senior photos to wbfyearbook@wbsd.org or send in hard copies of the senior portraits to the yearbook staff in room 106 during any 5th hour.

Below is a link to the Senior Parent Ad Form  
Below is a link for specifications for senior portraits 
Yearbook ordering begins at Jumpstart. Books will also be available for online purchase.

Questions about senior portraits may be directed to Robin.Nadler@wbsd.org