Student Activities

West side student-oriented activities are designed to provide additional educational opportunities for students. WSHS offers a variety of clubs for students to be involved in and there is something for YOU  here at West Seattle High School!

Please contact the staff member who is the advisor of any club you are interested in joining.  If a club a web page for their group, click on the group name to get to it.

Student Resources

Student Handbook

Associated Student Body

Contact: Ms. Posten

The ASB program is designed to provide leadership opportunities for student leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop into a more effective leader, and be of service to this school. Officers will be involved in planning, implementing,promoting and evaluating a variety of school activities such as spirit weeks, assemblies, dances and so on. At the same time, officers will learn about group dynamics, parliamentary procedure, ASB law,decision-making methods and time management.

WSHS ASB Constitution

The Chinook School Newspaper

Contact: Ms. McKinney

The Chinook is the WSHS school newspaper, produced by students.  The Chinook is published monthly throughout the school year.

Chinook Newspaper Issues

YMCA at West Seattle High School

The YMCA offers a wide variety of in-school and after-school activities designed so that you will enhance your talents, learn new skills, and prepare for life after graduation. 

Ultimate Frisbee – Fall and Spring Seasons will be available.  Come play with the West Seattle High School Ultimate Frisbee team after school with Coach Scott – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Rock Out! Music Production –
Want to learn how to play an instrument, write songs, be a part of a band, and perform?  In this student-driven group, you will practice the skills to create and produce music with Daniel Pak.  No experience necessary! – Daniel Pak,Wednesdays after school Room 271 -1:00-3:00 (Early Dismissal Days),3:00-5:00

Lunchtime Chess with Charlie –
Improve your chess skills by playing your peers or challenge Charlie.  Drop in, have fun in the student Commons – Tuesdays both lunches

Lunchtime Open Gym – Basketball -
The far side of the GYM will be open for organized “open” gym basketball.  Students will need to signup to play.  No Food or Drink allowed in Gym – Days TBD

Get R.E.A.L. Mentor Program
– Leadership Skills and healthy relationship building among students.  You can also volunteer to mentor students at Madison Middle School. –Thursdays during both Lunches

YMCA Earth Conservation Corps –
Do you want to speak your mind about environmental issues and promote change in our community? Join this club to earn service hours and help with the composting program at lunch! – Thursdays at Lunch room 141

Cartooning Club –
Would you like to learn more about cartooning and how to draw?  If so the cartooning club will be perfect for you!Thursdays after school 2:30-4:30 room 158

Student Lounge and Game Center –
Come play Ping Pong in the student lounge or check out some board games in the Y office. – Monday-Friday

Y Connect –
This new program is an all around support for your learning.  You, your family, your teachers, and the Y will be connected to support your High School experience – Thursdays (Space is Limited) –Room 150

MASH and Study Club –
Located in the Library Tuesday and Thursdays.  YMCA Tutor Andrew Reder will be in room 202 (Ms Huong’s Class)

If you have any questions on any of the programs listed above or would like to talk to our YMCA representative, please contact Brian Caylao at (206) 252-8778.

Service Groups
Earth Service Corps To work together towards a cleaner, greener school environment.  We run composting and recycling in the lunch room, we have a rain garden and an edibles garden, and we are working to certify WSHS as a WA State Green School.
Location: Room 141
Meeting Time: Thursdays, both lunches
Ms. Hall
Key Club    Part of an international student club focused on community service.  Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.
Location: Room 266
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 2:45-3:30

Ms. Murdock

National Honor Society Students in grades 10-12 can join if they have a GPA of 3.5 or above.  This club is focused on community service and academic success.
Location: Room 242
Ms. Phelps
Student Government

This group provides an opportunity for leadership throughout the year for those elected to Class or ASB offices.  2.5 minimum accumulative GPA requirement.

Link Crew

Link Crew is a high school transition program that works to train high school juniors and seniors as peer mentors (Link Leaders) for incoming 9th graders, and these mentors serve as positive role models and help guide the freshmen through a successful transition to high school.  

Click here for more information about Link Crew.

Laura McCarthy

Interest Groups

Art Club      

Ms. Sloan

Jessie Fisher/ Jasmyne Agregado
Student Newspaper
For students interested in producing a Student school newspaper.  For more information see the Chinook Web Page. Ms. McKinney

Debate Club

To educate people on debate structure and have fun participating in intellectual forums
Location: Room 133
Meeting Time: Wed., second lunch and once a month after school on Thursdays
Ms. Brown
Drama Club The purpose of the drama club is twofold: to offer an environment in which students can learn about the theatre and have an opportunity to express those talents not addressed by other extracurricular activities; and to offer theatrical entertainments to both the students and community of West Seattle.
For more info see
Location: Theater
Meeting Time: 3:00pm most days
Mr. Finley
(Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Leadership development, community service, competitions in family, career, community and family consumer science department categories.
Location: Room 147
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 2nd Lunch (will change) or first lunch in room 140
Brooke Huddleston/ Raya Klein
(Gay/Straight Alliance)
To provide a safe place for all kinds of people, and to promote equality and acceptance for GLBTQ as well as every student at WSHS.
Location: Room 215 (Ms. LaRosa’s room)
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:30pm
Tovah Fairshot/ Brian Fitzgerald

Special Olympics Project Unify To advocate for youth as change agents now and in the future and inclusion of all, incorporating Special Olympics sports and related activities.
Location: Room 215
Meeting Time: TBA
Samantha Brown

Cultural Groups


Asian Student Union

To spread knowledge of Asian cultures to everyone.
Location: Room 202
Meeting Time: TBA

Ms. Huong
Diversity Club To celebrate diversity in our school and bring unity through our differences.  Equity through diversity.
Location: Room 133
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2nd Lunch
Ms. McKinney
German Club To celebrate the German culture.
Location: Room 207
Meeting Time: Wednesdays during 2nd Lunch
Ms. Abraham
(Latin American Learning Society)
To educate students about the Latino community and culture.
Location: Room 221
Meeting Time: TBA
Ms. Patman

Native American Club

For students interested in celebrating the Native American culture. We celebrate Native culture and participate in various activities offered in our area specifically geared for Native culture (field trips, college visits).
Location:  Room 143
Meeting Time:  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Mrs. Tortorice and Ms. Jones

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