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Student Life › Clubs

Academic Quiz Team
Academic Quiz Team (AQT) is a part of the Athletic Department. Questions range in math, the sciences, history, english, geography, political science, economics, sports, and current events. A match consists of three rounds of 70 questions. Each team faces all others in an alternating home and away format.

Note: Letters are awarded for participation and all-league slections are made.

ADVISOR- Greg Snyder- ext. 10158
Two concert bands, two jazz bands, pep band and marching band are availabe for students interested. Try-outs are required. Please see Mr. Snyder for additional information.

Drama Team & Thespians
ADVISOR- Kim Tanis- ext. 10152
Lakota West High School presents two productions a year. Students take part as actors, designers, builders, painters, costumers, etc. LWHS will present a fall play and a spring musical during the 2000-2005 school year.

Junior Classical League(JCL)
ADVISOR- Linda Eger- ext. 10218
This is a national organization for current, as well as former, Latin students who are interested in a primarily social organization, which promotes the Classics. Members plan for and attend the annual Ohio Jr. Classical League convention in Columbus, joining over 800 other Ohio Latin students in a weekend of competition (academic as well as creative and performing arts) and the national JCL convention held in the summer at various college campuses. JCL also sponsors the National Latin Honor Society and a $150 scholarship is awarded to a Lakota West graduating senior who has made a significant impact on the organization.

Mu-Alpha Theta
ADVISOR- Elizabeth Botzner - ext. 10224
This is a national mathematics honor society. Selection process each spring is via application. The club will emphasize math enrichment through math competitions, and will provide service to the district via tutoring.

The Voice
ADVISOR- Lori Zugelter- ext. 10137
This is the student newspaper at LWHS. Published monthly, the paper showcases reporting, writing, art, photography, and computer design of Lakota West's students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in Journalism I, II, III

National Honor Society (NHS)
ADVISOR- Patricia Schneider ext. 10151
The Lakota chapter of NHS is open for students upon completion of their fifth or sixth semester of high school. Applications are sent to students with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. The NHS faculty council makes final selection of members. Membership from another NHS chapter is accepted, but all Lakota West's criteria must be met.

Student Government
ADVISOR- Christopher Drumm- ext. 10124
This group is committed to promoting school spirit and to encourage participation in school activities, such as homecoming, and community service activites (annual food drive, blood drive, etc.). Members have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through various local, regional, and state exchanges/conferences.

(Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Advisors - Ann Roberts, Pat Schneider, and Jill Tapp -Work & Family Studies Dept.
Extension #10158, #10159

FCCLA is a co-curricular club for young men and women enrolled in the Work & Family Studies coursework. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life - planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication - necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
ADVISOR- Richard Nesbitt - ext. 10206
DECA is a club open to juniors and seniors enrolled in Marketing Ed I or II. The club is designed to give students basic understanding of the free enterprise system and how it works.

Western European Club
This Club allows students to experience Europe culture and language, above and beyond the classroom. The club meets once a month. Learn and appreciate the cultures and customs of everyday life in Western Europe

Multicultural Enhancement Club
ADVISOR- Richard Nesbitt - ext. 10206
The purpose of this club is to bring about an understanding and appreciation of the many diverse cultures at Lakota and the surrounding communities. The club meets after school every other week. Cultural presentations and refreshments are served.

On The Edge
ADVISOR- Donna Adler
Our gual is to raise awareness about the pressures that teens deal with daily. Original scripts based upon the authors' experience are written and performed by members. In this fifth year, On The Edge will perform for the Junior High Schools where members will have the oppurtunity to be role models for younger students. Metting weekly, additional rehearsals are required before performances.

Peer Conflict Mediation
ADVISOR- Fred Thomas- ext. 10414
Peer confilct mediators help students resolve differences among themselves before those differences escalate into more serious problems. The immediate goal of each mediation is a contract signed by both parties that will prevent further conflict. The ultimate goal is to teach students how to use effective communication to settle conflicts peacefully.

Peer Counseling
ADVISOR- Fred Thomas- ext. 10414
In the Peer Counseling program, students from the highschool work with younger students on positive decision-making, especially regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The Peer Counselors pledge to serve as role models by abstaining from all use of the substances themselves. The key to the program is the personal example set by each Peer Counselor.

Spanish Club
ADVISOR- Pat Luan-Miller- ext. 10109
The purpose of this become a candidate for the "Isabel Allende" chapter of the "Sociedod Honoraria Hispanica" for high achievement in Spanish, and to introduce its members to Spanish and Hispanic foods, customs, and culture. SPANISH III AND IV STUDENTS ONLY.

The Odyssey
ADVISOR- Melissa McGuire- ext. 10113
This is the student yearbook at Lakota West High School. The Odyseey has won three individual awards at the Journalism Educators Assn./ National Scholastic Press Assn. The awards were presented for the following categories: copy, caption, writing, cover design, and advertising design. Sales start at the beginning of the school year. Price is to be determined.