Activities

Activity:  6th grade camp counselor - Parkway Outdoor School Program
Description:  The Parkway Outdoor School Program utilizes high school students (grades 10-12) to serve as cabin leaders. Cabin leaders have the responsibility of supervising and leading a group of eight to twelve 6th grade students throughout the 4-day/3-night week. Interested high school students should complete the online application and print and distribute 3 teacher referral requests to school staff members who know them best. For more information, go to the link below and/or check with school liason.
Meetings:  The Outdoor School Office schedules an informational meeting in the spring. This meeting will be announced in the daily announcements.
Sponsor:  Joyce Debenport, Eddie Mattison
E-mail:  jdebenpo@parkwayschools.net, emattison@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Advocacy Club
Description:  Advocacy club members work together to learn about ways to make an impact in their community around the issues they care about. We host events to learn about issues, how to lobby, and invite in guest speakers and local lawmakers.
Meetings:  Every other Wednesday during 1st module of AcLab
Sponsor:  Erin Fluchel 314-415-5598
E-mail:  efluchel@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Leah Schroeder is student contact.

Activity:  Anime Club
Description:  Anime (pronounced AH-nee-may ) is a term for a style of Japanese comic book and video cartoon animation in which the main characters have large doe-like eyes. Story lines are often very sophisticated and complex and extend into episodic series.
Meetings:  Club will meet in the Library during every AcLab. Students are welcome to come during both 1st and 2nd modules or may pick just 1 module to attend.
Sponsor:  Brian Welch
E-mail:  bwelch@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  ASL Club (Sign Language Club)
Description:  ASL Club is a place where students share the collective goal of learning, understanding, and communicating in American Sign Language. Students meet to discuss various aspects of Deaf culture and sign together. Often, we play games, get to know each other, create shirts for fundraisers, and sometimes watch movies or current ASL trend videos which lead to discussions. We host a number of events including movie nights, a silent dinner before Thanksgiving, a Christmas party, and a spring get togethe
Meetings:  Wednesdays during AcLab Module 2 in Room 3314
Sponsor:  Zack Jodlowski, Jessie Menchak
E-mail:  zjodlowski@parkwayschools.net jmenchak@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Badminton Club
Description:  A fun, active opportunity to meet new people while playing badminton.
Meetings:  Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in the grassy area near the softball field.
Sponsor:  Aaron Bashirian
E-mail:  abashirian@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader Emma Kilpatrick.

Activity:  Best Buddies
Description:  The Best Buddies program provides opportunities for one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD and their general education peers. Our mission is to form meaningful and lasting friendships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their peers, work on self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by their school community.
Meetings:  Once a month during AcLab in room 2318.
Sponsor:  Jessica Bowman
E-mail:  Jbowman@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Faith Reusch

Activity:  Beta Chi Pi
Description:  Science Honors Society - promote science, provide service. Application Requirements: Apply in late August, criteria is your past high school level science grades and high school science involvement, see informational board near room 1003 for details.
Meetings:  Last Friday of the month during AC Lab.
Sponsor:  Joel Anderson, Chloe Gallaher, Greg Schade, Kim Tarpey
E-mail:  janderson@parkwayschools.net cgallaher@parkwayschools.net gschade@parkwayschools.net ktarpey@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Black Student Union (BSU)
Description:  The purpose of BSU is to further achievement and enhance our diverse student community by promoting positive self-worth, academic success, and leadership skills.
Meetings:  Meets monthly during Ac Lab
Sponsor:  Kate Piffel
E-mail:  kpiffel@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Blue Crew
Description:  Student Spirit Organization
Meetings:  Various Athletic Events
Sponsor:  Annie Wayland
E-mail:  awayland@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Twitter: @pwestbluecrew Instagram: pwestbluecrew

Activity:  Book Club
Description:  Share your love of reading with other book lovers! Read a variety of genres and meet to discuss.
Meetings:  First meeting of the school year is on Sept. 22 during module 1 of AcLab in the Library.
Sponsor:  Lauren Reusch
E-mail:  lreusch@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Elle Rotter

Activity:  Captain's Council
Description:  Captains Council is a group of student-leaders who promote sportsmanship and school spirit through organized student-body activities at various athletic events.
Meetings:  TBD/ room 3406
Sponsor:  Annie Wayland, Jeff Duncan
E-mail:  awayland@parkwayschools.net, jduncan@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  @PWestCC

Activity:  Chemistry Club
Description:  To prepare for Battle of the Burets and Chemistry Olympiad in addition to labs and demonstrations missed during virtual learning. More activities and ideas will be developed as the club continues to evolve.
Meetings:  During AcLab Module 1 on the first and second Wednesdays of the month.
Sponsor:  Kim Tarpey and Chloe Gallaher
E-mail:  ktarpey@parkwayschools.net cgallaher@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Noah Schell and Alan Song are student leaders

Activity:  Chess Club
Description:  A club for the purpose of understanding and playing the board game of chess
Meetings:  Club will meet during every AcLab in the Library. Students are welcome to come during both 1st and 2nd modules or may pick just 1 module to attend.
Sponsor:  Brian Welch
E-mail:  bwelch@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Culinary Club
Description:  A club to provide opportunities for students who want to increase their knowledge of cooking skills
Meetings:  First meeting of the school year is Wednesday, Sept.22 during 2nd module of AcLab in room 2307.
Sponsor:  Katie Hashley
E-mail:  khashley@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Cyber Security Club
Description:  To spread cyber security awareness, participate in cyber contests, and work on ways to improve Parkway's online security.
Meetings:  Club will meet on rotating Wednesdays once a month at 2:45 pm. Location of meeting 3rd floor computer lab.
Sponsor:  Jason Rooks
E-mail:  jrooks@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  314-415-8101

Activity:  DECA
Description:  DECA helps to prepare our emerging student leaders and entrepreneurs in the ways of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA is an extension of the Marketing classroom that motivates students to increase their leadership and creative abilities, reinforces competencies developed in the curriculum and encourages a healthy competitive spirit.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Holly Weber and Kelly Kennedy
E-mail:  hweber@parkwayschools.net kkennedy2@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Drama Club (Theatre Department)
Description:  This organization works together to explore opportunities related to technical and performance theatre.
Meetings:  1st Wednesday of Every Month from 2:45-3:30 Monthly Meeting Zoom Link: https://parkwayschools-net.zoom.us/j/94828113109?pwd=WTZRdGgreVpYenFBbUhXTDVFcFFiZz09
Sponsor:  Amie Gossett
E-mail:  agossett@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Theatre Department Important Information can be found on the Theatre Department Google Classroom (code to join: bdhjyzc)

Activity:  Drawing Club
Description:  Come enjoy the relaxed, welcoming environment of Drawing Club while learning how to draw and/or sharing your own drawing styles with others. You must bring your own paper and dry drawing tools: pencil and eraser, pens, or markers.
Meetings:  Every Friday during the 2nd module of AcLab in Room 3100.
Sponsor:  Kat Briggs
E-mail:  kbriggs1@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Rainier Neuwirth-Deutsch

Activity:  Dungeons and Dragons Club
Description:  Dungeons and Dragons is a social & nerdy game filled with adventure. The Dungeon Masters are normally more experienced players and are like story tellers. They bring the world they imagine to life.
Meetings:  Club will meet during every AcLab in the Library. Students are welcome to come during both 1st and 2nd modules or may pick just 1 module to attend.
Sponsor:  Brian Welch
E-mail:  bwelch@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Environmental Club
Description:  This club will meet to cultivate and maintain a garden plot created on campus as well as discuss sustainability, environmental issues, current events, etc. Students will also learn basic gardening know how and upkeep.
Meetings:  Meetings will be held on the following dates during 1st module of AcLab in Mr. Holland's classroom (3204). Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May TBD
Sponsor:  Casey Holland
E-mail:  cholland1@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Esports
Description:  In esports, we play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and League of Legends. To make time for both games we play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate September through December and League of Legends February through May. For League of Legends, we are partnered with Missouri Scholastics Esports Federation (MOSEF) and we compete against other schools in the Missouri area. Email bvalentine@parkwayschools.net if you are interested
Meetings:  SSBU: Social Studies Concept Center (3415) on select AClab days LOL: Social Studies Concept Center (3415) Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm or on select AClab days (subject to change)
Sponsor:  Brianna Valentine
E-mail:  bvalentine@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student Leaders for League of Legends: Dylan Ryan and Quincy Robbins. Student Leaders for Super Smash Brothers: TBD

Activity:  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) (non-school sponsored)
Description:  A place where athletes can meet athletes from other sports and connect and grow in their sport and faith in Jesus Christ.
Meetings:  Monday evenings, dates and times vary. See poster on Non-School Sponsored Board near Cafeteria for more information
Sponsor:  Courtney Brockmeyer and Kelly Kennedy
E-mail:  cbrockmeyer@parkwayschools.net kkennedy2@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Feminist Club
Description:  Our purpose is to advocate and educate for equal rights and respect for women and men.
Meetings:  The Feminist club meets every-other week on Tuesday mornings at 7:10 a.m. in the Social Studies Concept Center. The next meeting will be Sept. 28.
Sponsor:  Lara Boles
E-mail:  lboles@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are Mira Nalbandian, Nikita Bhaskar, Luisa Lazarini @pwfeminist

Activity:  Fishing Club
Description:  A club for fishing enthusiasts.
Meetings:  TBA
Sponsor:  Zaven Nalbandian
E-mail:  znalbandian@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Sam Smout.

Activity:  French Conversation Hour
Description:  Advanced French conversation to improve interpersonal speaking skills including using an online tutoring site (iTalki) which members will pay for.
Meetings:  1st Wednesday during AcLab 1st Module in Room 3301
Sponsor:  Blair Hopkins
E-mail:  bhopkins@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Thomas Bruns

Activity:  Funsize Film Club (Theatre Dept.)
Description:  Are you interested in film making, acting, directing, filming, editing, script writing? Funsize Film Club may be for you!
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Amie Gossett
E-mail:  agossett@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Information about this group can be found on our FunSize Film Google Classroom (class join code: kmgxlqd) and on the Theatre Department Google Classroom (class join code: bdhjyzc)

Activity:  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Description:  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 195,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Meetings:  First meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 12 during 2nd module of AcLab in room 2312.
Sponsor:  Laura Strickland
E-mail:  lstrickland1@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Description:  A place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation, and work to end homophobia in our communities.
Meetings:  Mondays from 2:45-4:30 pm in room 2407
Sponsor:  Denise Heinle
E-mail:  dheinle@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  German Club
Description:  To celebrate German Culture, spend time with fellow German learners, and promote the German program at Parkway West.
Meetings:  The first Wednesday of the month during 2nd module of AcLab in room 3313.
Sponsor:  Christie Staszcuk
E-mail:  cstaszcuk@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Ashleigh Morelli is student leader

Activity:  Global Perspectives Club
Description:  strives to provide a place where people can come together and celebrate different cultures. We want to be an open zone where people can talk about who they are, where we can learn from each other, and become better citizens or our globalized world. In club meetings we will listen to people share about their cultures, and we will also discuss issues that pertain to diversity, multiculturalism, ethnic discrimination, and globalization.
Meetings:  Zoom meeting at 9 am every other Tuesday beginning on Sept. 8 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78148578255?pwd=cEttaDVOU2M5MDJ4M0c5c2lweFBRUT09
Sponsor:  Debra Klevens
E-mail:  dklevens1@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are Santiago Lugo and Zina Alsheklee.

Activity:  Go With The Flow
Description:  To provide hygiene products to West High students in need and the Parkway Food Pantry. Providing students with access to women's health info and general empowerment of young women.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Kim Hanan-West
E-mail:  kwest@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader/organizer is Anna Newberry.

Activity:  High School Heroes
Description:  A tobacco prevention program presented by high school students who have made the commitment to model a tobacco-free lifestyle. The heroes will teach two upbeat lessons to 6th graders which focus on the health risks of tobacco use and the development of resistance skills.
Meetings:  Sophomores apply to be a high school hero in September, and, if selected, will be required to attend a full-day training workshop.
Sponsor:  Tommie Rowe
E-mail:  trowe@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Hockey Club (non-school sponsored)
Description:  Ice Hockey Organization
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Sponsor:  https://www.midstateshockey.us/page/show/6031665-parkway-west?subseason=718828
E-mail:  See website for team contacts.
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Activity:  HOSA - Health Occupational Students of America
Description:  An international association that strives to educate and immerse students within the field of medicine. While preparing for a state conference, we delve into different aspects of medicine through activities and volunteering.
Meetings:  1st and 3rd Thursdays from 2:35-3:15 pm in Room 1206
Sponsor:  Chloe Gallaher
E-mail:  cgallaher@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America)
Description:  HOSA is an international association that strives to educate and immerse students within the field of medicine. While preparing for a state conference, students delve into different aspects of medicine through activities and volunteering.
Meetings:  1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 2:30-3:15 pm in Room 1206
Sponsor:  Chloe Gallaher
E-mail:  cgallaher@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  IHL Club (Red Cross International Humanitarian Law)
Description:  Advocate and raise awareness for human rights. Our goal is to educate people in our school and community about International Humanitarian Law through student led projects and leadership. IHL is a set of laws that regulates armed conflict and seeks to protect the rights and humanity of those involved, such as prisoners of war and citizens.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Lara Boles
E-mail:  lboles@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Rachel Bhagat is student leader

Activity:  Improv Team - Running with Scissors (Theatre Dept.)
Description:  The Improv Team is an audition performance team that provides comedic improv performances to audiences several times throughout the year. The team will hold auditions at the beginning of each semester, and then have two required Team practices a week.
Meetings
Sponsor:  Amie Gossett
E-mail:  agossett@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Information about auditions will be posted in the Theatre Department Google classroom at the beginning of each semester (Classroom join code: bdhjyzc)

Activity:  International Thespian Society
Description:  This drama honor society group of selected students must meet departmental criteria.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Amie Gossett
E-mail:  agossett@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Jazz Club
Description:  Bringing Jazz to a wider range of people making it available to those who aren't taking the class. To improve skills and have fun exploring the Jazz language.
Meetings:  Every Tuesday and Fridays when sponsor is available at 2:40 pm in the Band Room 1115.
Sponsor:  Brian Parrish
E-mail:  bparrish@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student organizers are Anya Lewinski, Alyssa Summers, and Aaron Hall.

Activity:  JSU (Jewish Student Union) to begin Fall 2021 (non-school sponsored)
Description:  The mission of Jewish Student Union is to get more Jewish teens attending public high schools to do something Jewish! That’s it! It’s that simple!
Meetings:  Pending for 2nd semester
Sponsor:  Debra Klevens and Jeff Chazen
E-mail:  dklevens1@parkwayschools.net jchazen@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Key Club
Description:  To provide opportunities to build community at West High School and within the public community.
Meetings:  TBA day/time- room 3306
Sponsor:  Andria Benmuvhar
E-mail:  abenmuvhar@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Lacrosse - Boys (non-school sponsored)
Description:  The Parkway West Boys Lacrosse Club, also known as West Lacrosse, is an organization dedicated to providing middle and high school boys the opportunity to play lacrosse competitively. We participate in the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association (MSLA). High school boys lacrosse follows the National Federation of State High School Associations rules.
Meetings:  High school lacrosse practices Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the spring season.
Sponsor:  Pete Stirling peter-stirling@hotmail.com
E-mail:  pwestlax@gmail.com
More Information:  Webpage: www.pwestlax.org Twitter: @pwestlax

Activity:  Latin Club
Description:  The purpose of Latin Club is to encourage further enrichment of the culture, history, and language of the ancient Romans for the whole student body and to have fun.
Meetings:  Two mornings a month in room 3303
Sponsor:  Tom Herpel
E-mail:  therpel@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are Claire Folkins, Caroline Bergh, Mary Hardy, Claire LeDuc @pwestlatinclub on Twitter

Activity:  Link Crew
Description:  Freshman year-long transition program to West High. 10th & 11th graders by application only in the spring. Upperclassmen welcome, mentor, and help transition incoming freshmen and new students (delete please) to West High and the high school environment. Students will meet with mentors throughout the school year during Common Ground as well as during various social activities. Link Crew carries the ideals of West High throughout the students' entire high school career.
Meetings:  Room 2407 Mr. Mooney's room.
Sponsor:  Patrick Mooney, Patrick Troy, Brian Parrish
E-mail:  pmooney@parkwayschools.net ptroy@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  @PWestLinkCrew

Activity:  Longhorn Council
Description:  Longhorn Council is an organization that puts on different events through out the school year to promote School Spirit, Giving Back to the Community, Giving Back to the School and getting involved at West High.
Meetings:  Tuesday Mornings 7:10 - 7:30am Room 2411
Sponsor:  Susan Anderson Emily Lovercheck
E-mail:  sanderson1@parkwayschools.net elovercheck@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Caroline Bergh

Activity:  Longhorn Sports Productions (LSP)
Description:  This organization covers live broadcasting & streaming of sporting events around West High for Fall & Spring Stadium Sports, as well as Winter Gym Sports. We focus on Sports video production, digital animation, graphics creation for these events.
Meetings:  Contact sponsor for meeting/work schedule
Sponsor:  Amie Gossett
E-mail:  agossett@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  If you are interested in joining, please email Mrs. Gossett for more information.

Activity:  Math Contests - None during 1st quarter
Description:  Missouri Math League, Atlantic/Pacific Math League, Continental Math League: Euclid Division, Pythagoras Division, Calculus Division, Excellence in Mathematics Contest, American Mathematics Competition, AMC Math Madness
Meetings:  Room 2407 Mr. Mooney's room
Sponsor:  Patrick Mooney
E-mail:  pmooney@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  MAV (Mountains & Valleys)(non-school sponsored)
Description:  MAV is a student-led non-denominational Christian group that focuses on how Jesus Christ can offer peace in your ever-changing teenage world of ups and downs. All are welcome.
Meetings:  Tuesdays 6:45-7:15 am in Room 3208
Sponsor:  Shannan Cremeens
E-mail:  scremeens@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are Ryan Whorton, Grant Patten, Sarah Griege, and Ashlyn Gillespie.

Activity:  Medical Club
Description:  A club for people that share an interest in the medical field, or would simply like to learn more about it. Join us for discussions, guest speakers, and other activities
Meetings:  First meeting is on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7:10 am.
Sponsor:  Sally Steininger
E-mail:  ssteininger@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Mindset Matters
Description:  Mindset Matters will work to bring students together to spread the positive force of the growth mindset;to introduce strong foundational leadership principles to inspire sustainable student leaders for now and the future; to support our community through dedicated service; to discover the power of "yet"; and to empower students through character-building activities.
Meetings:  1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 3:15 pm on zoom .
Sponsor:  Patrick Troy
E-mail:  ptroy@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Contact student leaders Brinda Ambal, Paige Matthys-Pearce, and Sydney Slaven for meeting details.

Activity:  Mu Alpha Theta
Description:  Mu Alpha Theta is the math honor society at Parkway West High School. The main purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to honor students who excel in their high school math classes and exhibit a love and appreciation for mathematics.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Patrick Troy and Patrick Mooney
E-mail:  ptroy@parkwayschools.net pmooney@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Music Discussion Club
Description:  We will talk about all genres of music.
Meetings:  September 29 Ac Lab during 2nd module in room 1113.
Sponsor:  Ed Sandheinrich
E-mail:  esandheinrich@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  John August Gordon is student organizer.

Activity:  National English Honor Society
Description:  The National English Honor Society is for 10-12 grade students passionate about English Language Arts, who want to serve our West High community in this area, and have minimally a 3.0 in English classes. Applications will be available from your English teacher at the end of August.
Meetings:  The National English Honor Society is for 10-12 grade students passionate about English Language Arts, who want to serve our West High community in this area, and have minimally a 3.0 in English classes. Applications will be available from your English teacher at the end of August.
Sponsor:  Andria Benmuvhar, Diana Lurkins
E-mail:  abenmuvhar@parkwayschools.net, dlurkins@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leader is Santiago Lugo

Activity:  National Honor Society (NHS)
Description:  This group creates an enthusiasm for scholarship, to foster the habit of service to others, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage character development. Students with a career GPA of 3.6 are invited to seek membership during the second semester of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Applicants provide evidence of extracurricular involvement, service to school, and leadership. Inducted students must continue to uphold the standards of leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
Meetings:  1 Wednesday a month 7:10 am in the Library.
Sponsor:  Francisco Navarro, Erin Fluchel
E-mail:  fnavarro@parkwayschools.net, efluchel@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Zina Alshekhlee is student leader rezaeik6086.wixsite.com/pwestnhs

Activity:  National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA)
Description:  West's award-winning competitive speech and debate team is open to anyone who wants to express themselves in interscholastic competitions. Through myriad performance options, we practice in order to compete with schools in the area. We will help you build style, reasoning, and confidence within a welcoming team environment.
Meetings:  Practices are flexible; Competitions on weekends
Sponsor:  Cara Borgsmiller
E-mail:  cborgsmiller@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are: Santi Lugo, Kayvon Rezaei, Paige Matthys-Pearce, Noah Schell Twitter: @pwestdeb8, Instagram: @pwestdebate

Activity:  Parkway West Band Program
Description:  Concert, Symphonic, Jazz, and Marching Bands
Meetings:  Both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
Sponsor:  Brad Wallace Joel Fischer
E-mail:  bwallace@parkwayschools.net jfischer2@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  @pwhsbands www.parkwaywestband.com

Activity:  Parkway West Mental Health Awareness Club (formerly Every Mind Matters)
Description:  This group strives to give students a safe environment to learn about, discuss, and conquer the stigma associated with mental illness. We will have speaker presentations, student led seminars, and fundraising events to benefit mental health organizations across St. Louis
Meetings:  Monday mornings at 7:00 am in Counseling College and Career Center.
Sponsor:  Tom Herpel Chris Lorenz
E-mail:  therpel@parkwayschools.net clorenz@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Rachel Bhagat is student leader Join club at https://tinyurl.com/pwestmhac

Activity:  Peer Teachers
Description:  Twenty-five students (11th and 12th grade) are chosen and trained to work with 7th grade students as role models in areas such as integrity, responsibility, and uniqueness. Students must commit to being drug, alcohol, and smoke free. Application and interview processes are prerequisite.
Meetings:  TBA
Sponsor:  Tommie Rowe, Katelyn Arenos, Emily Lovercheck, Jessica Wheeler, Andrew Jett
E-mail:  trowe@parkwayschools.net karenos@parkwayschools.net elovercheck@parkwayschools.net jwheeler@parkwayschools.net ajett@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Pencils for Success (Missouri Chapter)
Description:  The group's goal is to find ways to help students become better learners. We accomplish this by requesting donations of calculators, erasers, writing implements, practice ACT and SAT, etc. We have set a goal to 100 school supplies by the end of the 2021 school year.
Meetings:  Every Monday at 2:40 pm in Room 3202
Sponsor:  Andria Benmuvhar
E-mail:  abenmuvhar@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Poetry Out Loud
Description:  To practice and prepare for the school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition
Meetings:  Tuesdays after school beginning in October through December in room 3302
Sponsor:  Andria Benmuvhar
E-mail:  abenmuvhar@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Politics Club
Description:  The goal of this club is to create a space for productive political discussion between those anywhere on the political spectrum.
Meetings:  Wednesdays during Academic Lab, 2nd Module in the Social Studies Concept Center.
Sponsor:  Jeff Chazen
E-mail:  jchazen@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Marrisa Liu, Trisha Manna and Mira Nalbandian are student leaders.

Activity:  Quill & Scroll
Description:  Journalism Honor Society. Members are selected by teachers for writing skills and commitment to publications. Students must meet the criteria of the Quill & Scroll.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Debra Klevens
E-mail:  dklevens1@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Racquetball (non-school sponsored) Season is typically October thru February. Practice begins soon. (early Sept.)
Description:  ·At the high school level, racquetball is a club sport. Like all club sports, the school recognizes the sport but does not sponsor it. ·The league is governed by the Missouri High School Racquetball Association (MOHSRA). Visit www.mohsrball.com for league news and schedules.
Meetings:  Boys practice at Wild Horse Fitness Girls practice at Chesterfield Athletic Club
Sponsor:  Coaches are Mike Williams for the boys and Steve Slutzky for the girls.
E-mail:  mike1956will@sbcglobal.net sslutzky12@gmail.com westracquetball@gmail.com
More Information:  www.westracquetball.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/46212828217/

Activity:  Reflections
Description:  Parkway West's Premier Literary Magazine! 100% student created writing, art, photography, more! Work to produce a literary magazine each year.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Dan Barnes
E-mail:  dbarnes1@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)
Description:  To recognize outstanding work in social studies and provide service to the school.
Meetings:  2nd Wednesday of the month during AcLab Module 2 in 3414.
Sponsor:  Zaven Nalbandian
E-mail:  znalbandian@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Robotics Team
Description:  The WHS Robotics Team is a competitive after-school co-curricular activity. Our overarching goals are to: engage students in authentic, student-centered, team-based experiential learning; positively impact students’ attitudes towards STEM concepts, classes, and career choices; enable educational experiences that cultivate critical and creative thinking; help prepare our future workforce and prime the STEM career pipeline. NOTE: The robotics team is geared toward preparing for and competing in VE
Meetings:  Informational meetings on 9/22 and 9/29 from 2:45-4:00 pm in room 0502 (Technology and Engineering digital lab on lower level next to shop)
Sponsor:  Chris Donaldson
E-mail:  cdonaldson@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  https://sites.google.com/pkwy.k12.mo.us/donaldson/robotics-program

Activity:  Rubix Cubed
Description:  Rubix Cubed will teach participating students how to reliably solve a rubix cube. Along with that, the club will be a place for Rubix Cubers to practice their skills. Finally, this club will host a Rubix Cube competition.
Meetings:  Two even-dated Wednesdays every month during Ac Lab (second module) in Room 1415 (Mr. Shade's classroom).
Sponsor:  Greg Schade
E-mail:  gschade@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Waleed Abdulla is student leader.

Activity:  Rubix Cubed
Description:  This club will teach participating students how to reliably solve a Rubix Cube. Along with that, the club will be a place for Rubix cubers to practice their skills. Finally, this club will host a Rubix Cube competition.
Meetings:  Two even-dated Wednesdays of every month during the second module of Acac Lab in Room 1415.
Sponsor:  Greg Schade
E-mail:  gschade@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Scholar Bowl
Description:  Academic Challenge Competitions Scholar Bowl is a fun way to challenge yourself in a team setting.
Meetings:  TBD Meetings are announced on the daily announcements. Meetings are held in room 2402 after school, at least once a week.
Sponsor:  Patrick Troy
E-mail:  ptroy@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Twitter @WestScholarBowl

Activity:  Spanish Club
Description:  Practicing Spanish and participating in cultural events
Meetings:  The first meeting will take place at 6:45 am on Friday, Sept. 24 in room 3310
Sponsor:  Dominique Navarro
E-mail:  dnavarro@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Sports Analytics Club
Description:  This club will analyze certain stats from a variety of sports to be able to predict outcomes of games, create and develop ideas about the field of statistics and how it relates to sports, and to enhance understanding of the games we love.
Meetings:  Friday, Oct. 8 during AcLab 1st Module in room 2418
Sponsor:  Chris Johnson
E-mail:  cjohnson5@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Stand Up 9
Description:  A program in which freshmen students are trained to serve as teen tutors and drug free advocates for their school community. Students are recruited to become Pavers and will attend a one day leadership academy aimed at developing skills to become better leaders, advocates, and teachers of younger students.
Meetings:  Applications go out in October
Sponsor:  Tommie Rowe
E-mail:  trowe@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Deborah Hilke is contact at the district level. Her contact info is dhilke@parkwayschools.net

Activity:  Superintendent's Social Justice Leadership Advisory Council (SSJLAC)
Description:  For students to become leaders in the school and help the district make progress towards equality and tolerance towards all.
Meetings:  Monthly all day discussion with other Parkway High School SSJLAC students
Sponsor:  Zaven Nalbandian
E-mail:  znalbandian@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  The Thirst Project
Description:  A chapter at West of a national group Thirst Project. Purpose is to fundraise money to give to the Thirst Project headquarters to build wells in Swahililand for access to fresh water.
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Sponsor:  Paul Hage
E-mail:  phage@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  TryPOD - Try Putting Off Drinking
Description:  Senior Peer Teachers are trained by the National Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, then teach three lessons to sophomore health classes about the physiological effects of alcohol on the teenage brain.
Meetings:  TBD
Sponsor:  Tommie Rowe
E-mail:  trowe@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  UNICEF Club
Description:  This club is dedicated to helping the UNICEF organization which advocates for protecting children's rights and helps meet their basic needs. We will raise awareness and fundraise throughout the year and send proceeds to the national organization at the end of the year.
Meetings:  Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:50 pm either on zoom or in the Counseling Office.
Sponsor:  Erin Sternberg
E-mail:  esternberg@parkwayschools.net
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Activity:  Women of West
Description:  To raise awareness for women's issues through communication and activities and support programs that serve and empower the women of West High and our community.
Meetings:  First Wednesday of the Month (9:10 am - 9:40 am) - in Room 3207
Sponsor:  Courtney Brockmeyer Colleen O'Toole Darla Maynard Lauren Reusch Shannon Cremeens
E-mail:  cbrockmeyer@parkwayschools.net cotoole@parkwayschools.net dmaynard@parkwayschools.net lreusch@parkwayschools.net scremeens@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Student leaders are: Esther Ji (12) Jeshna Karparthi (12) Minhal Tariq (12) Isabella Surtin (12) Instagram: pwestwow

Activity:  Yarniacs Club
Description:  To encourage creativity in fiber arts and general craftiness. Students will bring their own projects to work on. In the winter months, we will make and donate items to shelters that are in need of things like blankets and hats.
Meetings:  THE FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH DURING ACLAB MODULE 2.
Sponsor:  Alex Fehlig
E-mail:  afehlig@parkwayschools.net
More Information:  Lee Lee Priem is student leader.