2017-2018 WIHI Clubs
Anime and Manga Club - Sponsored by Ms. Pilafsidis
The anime and manga club is a relaxed environment where WIHI students can share their passion for their favorite T.V. series without feeling judged. A safe environment where personal club related production is encouraged and all WIHI grade levels are integrated by a common theme, anime and manga!
Dance Club - Sponsored by Ms. Donnelly
Do you love to dance? Are you unsatisfied with your electives? Are you an athlete that needs to fine-tune the articulation of your body? Are you looking to expand you horizons in a fun way? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then the dance club is the right club for you! In dance club, you will learn multiple styles of dance. Feel more like choreographing then learning?, you can do that! Are you hesitant because you've never danced before? Don't worry! Dance club is an accepting community that supports dancers of all skill level and of any background. This means that no experience is required! Dance club meets every Thursday in the LGI from 2:45 to 3:30. Make sure to bring water, tennis shoes, and clothing that will allow you to move freely. For more information, you can email Ms. Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Gay - Straight Alliance - Sponsored by Ms. Persells
A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club in a high school or middle school that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia. Our main focus is anti-bullying and harassment rules, to ensure students of any orientation or belief can feel safe and comfortable within school walls.
Muslim Student Association - Sponsored by Ms. Thompson
MSA promotes the acceptance of all faiths and ethnicities in the high school community and beyond, and brings those faiths closer to each other. MSA helps students to adjust to the atmosphere of WIHI by connecting them with students of a similar ethnic and/or religious background. MSA arranges several annual activities and events for the enjoyment of WIHI students, such as the annual International Dinner (in partnership with Student Council), and well as bonding events for MSA students to connect with their peers.
Jazz Band - Sponsored by Mr. Pierson
Drama Club - Sponsored by Mr. Garcia
The Drama Club is for experienced and aspiring thespians alike. We aim to put on two productions a year, a Senior-directed group of One Acts in the first semester and a full production in the Spring. In addition, the group meets to discuss plays, acting and to share our love of the stage.
Forensics - Sponsored by Mr. Harding
The WiHi Forensics team is a group of 50+ students who are articulate, passionate and competitive. The team meets ones a week on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00. The competitive season is the month of March with tournaments every Saturday. There are additional tournaments sporadically throughout the year. Students compete in events ranging from impromptu speaking, to persuasive speaking, to dramatic interpretation. The WiHi Forensics team has ranked top 5 in the State since they originated in 2012. Last year the team ranked 2nd and returned home with a State Champion, and fourteen state semi-finalists and finalists.
Build On - Sponsored by Ms. Matelski
buildOn is a non-profit organization focused on combating illiteracy both locally and globally. We will be working with students in the area struggling with reading and writing as well as raising money throughout the whole year to help build a school in Nicaragua to provide education to those who currently have no access to it. We will then send a group of students in the summer to go help build a school in a rural community in Nicaragua. Let's buildOn!
Diversity Alliance - Sponsored by Ms. Young
We are a group dedicated to maintaining and enriching WIHI's diverse student population. We pride ourselves on teaching understanding with compassion and an open-mind.
Interact - Sponsored by Mr. Ezekiel
Interact Club is a high school club sponsored by the Ypsilanti Rotary Club. Our mission statement is to be "a service organization for high school students that strive to better the lives of others in our community, country and world."
Model United Nations allows students to act as if they were real UN delegates for 3-4 days during a tournament. The club visits approximately 4 tournaments per school year, and spends time in club meetings preparing documents and strategies for those tournaments. There is also time devoted to learning the proper speaking and diplomatic procedures for the United Nations.
National Honor Society - Sponsored by Ms. Peruski
Open only to Juniors and Seniors who have met all requirements and have been initiated into the society. Students participate in individual volunteer service projects and chapter service projects throughout the school year while being leaders in the school and local community.
Student Government - StuGo - Sponsored by Mr. Giddings
Student Government (StuGo) is an organization that meets on a weekly basis to become the voice of the student body. Our aim is to make WIHI the best environment possible for the students. We accomplish this through a variety of school improvements, events, fundraisers, and grade-level specific action plans. You must run for a position (class representative, president, vice president) and complete an enrollment process that includes an essay, interview, recommendation, speech, and student vote. Elections will be held for the 2014-2015 school year on Friday, September 26th.
Spirit Committee - Sponsored by Mr. Gilmartin