CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Academic Decathlon - Deana Rainey - Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 (November and December)

Academic Decathlon meets daily as an elective course and after school during competition season from November through January.  Students study Art, Music, Math, Literature, Economics, Social Science, and Science all based on a given theme.  They prepare for the competition using United States Academic Decathlon material and on-line resources.  This is a high energy, fast-paced, and hard-core academic group.

African American History Challenge  - Miss McCoy - Every other Wednesday from 3:15-4:15pm in room 210.

This is a club that partners with the 100 Black Men of Omaha that meets at least two days a week normally on Wednesday and Friday from 3:05 to 4:05. Then one Saturday a month in the fall.  It is an opportunity to learn about African History and then compete the first Saturday of Feb for a chance to win cash. Once winning the competition the students have chance to compete in Nationals out of state.  

Art Club - Christine Winberg - Tuesdays 3:15pm-5:00pm Room 152

The Art Club is a group that meets on Tuesdays after school from 3:05-5:05 in room #152 for all things creative.  Anyone who enjoys art and is willing to work hard at making art during our meetings is welcome to join.  Along with meeting other students who enjoy art, possible school related activities for the students to be involved in are painting murals, painting drama props, or assisting other school groups in their creative endeavors.   A field trip may also be planned for the end of the school year for active members if funds are available. 

Avenue Scholars  - Talaya BroadwayRoom 242

Bible Club - Donna Ross - Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:00pm - Room 251

A Christian club including all denominations. Student lead weekly study of a Bible verse. Prayer for our school, country, and each other. Send any prayer request to donna.ross@ops.org

Book Club - Colleen Nieland - Wednesday, October 27th from 3:15-4:15 - Library

Students will meet and discuss books that the group has selected.

Cheerleading - Olivia Bishop   -  Tuesday & Thursday  6:45am - Track & West Mezzanine Gym

Students grade 9-12 in good academic and behavior standing are eligible to try-out for cheerleading. Try-outs are typically held in the Spring with practices, games and activities occurring year-round. Northwest cheerleaders cheer at football and basketball games.

Circle of Friends - Steve Croy - Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm - Portable 4

A social inclusion program for students with disabilities and those without.  The goal is to establish an understanding and acceptance of differences on school campuses and in community life, decreasing bullying and erasing the lines between disabled and non-disabled. Circle of Friends is a social inclusion program for students with disabilities of all ages that establishes an understanding and acceptance of differences on school campuses and in community life, decreasing bullying and erasing the lines between disabled and non-disabled. 

Culinary Skills - Pam Davis - 4th Wednesday of the month after school - Room 241

College Possible - Sylvia Wilson 

Credit Recovery  - Tuesday,Thursday  3:10- 5:00pm

Dance Team - Michelle Porath  - Tuesday-Thursday  3:15- 5:00pm - Commons/Gym

Northwest Dance Team is a Varsity dance team. Northwest Dance Team is a varsity dance team that performs at all home varsity football and basketball games and showcases as well as competes in the Spring. Ranging from grades 9 through 12, dancers perform in jazz, pom, and hip-hop styles. Tryouts are held in the Spring in order to select the team for the upcoming school year and practices are held right after school on Tuesdays through Thursdays.

DECA - Chad Ueding -  Room 113Practice key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management. Participate in community service. Join more than 200,000 high school members in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. 

Educators Rising - Jennifer Gorrin - Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 - Room 121

Educators Rising is a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. Participating in this school-based program helps young people explore teaching — consider joining Educators Rising to connect with peers and experts around the country who are focusing on the same issues and challenges. Events involved with this club include teacher appreciation efforts, leadership conferences, college program exploration and state/national conferences regarding educational topics and skills.

Finance Club -  Susan Dimmitt -  Room 114

Future Business Leaders of America - Randy Rouse - Thursdays 3:15-5:00pm -  Room 112

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events), leadership development, and educational programs.  Students are also involved in projects that will develop a sense of compassion, for their fellow man, such as raising money for the March of Dimes, and ringing bells for the Salvation Army. 

Flag Corps - Jonathan Halvorson

Interested in Dance, Twirling, or Spinning Flags? Be a part of the Northwest Flag Corps – a group that rehearses with Marching Band to create high-level competing shows with multiple genres of music and dance. Last year, NW had the highest scoring Flag Corps Team in our district at some competitions. Flag Corps members will rehearse with band every day in the fall during Symphonic Band Class. They also will have after school rehearsals with the band.  

Game Geeks - Georg Getty, Ty Ogden - Wednesdays 3:15-5:00pm. Room 153

Gaming club is all about games- board, video, card, outdoor, D&D- if it’s a game, we’ve got it.

Green Schools Club - Rachael Arens - Every 2nd Tuesday of each monhth 3:15-4:15pm. Room 204

A coalition between students and teachers to improve the conditions of the environment, within the school and surrounding it. The purpose of the club is to create awareness of environmental issues, such as protection, conservation, preservation, and restoration, with an emphasis on educating and empowering students. Students who are interested in environmental advocacy and awareness are encouraged to join. Students engage in initiatives to inform their peers and lead projects to help the environment and their community.  

Gender Sexuality Alliance - Jasmine Nelson - Every other Monday 3:15-4:15pm. Room 110

High Steppers - Shayette Wilson, AshLynn Samuel - Monday and Wednesday 3:15pm-5:00pm Cafeteria B

High Steppers are one of the three spirit squads at Northwest. We perform at select Football games, all home Varsity basketball games, Pep Rallies, and community events

International Thespian Society, Troupe #788 - Jasmine Nelson - Room 110

Northwest’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, a worldwide honorary organization whose mission is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. We meet every other Thursday to organize Northwest Drama productions, prepare and rehearse for the Nebraska State and International Thespian Festivals, and plan for school and community outreach events. 

Math Club - Holly Hickman - Every other Wednesday Room 251

Math Club is a safe and fun space to explore mathematical ideas that interest YOU. Bring ideas and questions and we will delve into them together! Topics can include, art, games, nature, food, music, history, and anything else that catches your eye - the limit does not exist!  

Mock Trial - 

More Than Just a Village - Antonio Moore Sr. - 

National Honor Society 

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Do service projects for the school and community. 

No Place for Hate - Jennifer Rotherham - First and Third Wednesday of the month 3:30-5:00pm - School Counseling Multi-Purpose Room

P4K - Porschea McAllister -

Pep Band - Jonathan Halvorson

Philosophy Club - Francesca Apper - Tuesdays 3:15 -5:00 p.m. Room 238

Poetry Slam - Caleb Narva - Room 110

The Northwest Poetry Slam team is a group of writers who enjoy exploring perspective through the written rhetoric! Through multiple writing exercises, writers grow together!

Pottery Club - John Perry - Tuesdays 3:15 -5:00pm - Room 151

Powerlifting - Chris Fant, Julie Fant - Upstairs Weight Room

Robotics Club - Robert Cote, Todd Wesslund Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm - Room 130

Vex Robotics, design, build and compete with a team in the current VEX competition.

ROTC - Maj. Todd Smith - Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 -5:00pm - Room 010

Rugby - Room 207

Rugby is a rapidly growing sport across the nation and locally. It is similar to football, a contact sport that requires a high level of energy and teamwork

Science/STEM Club - - Every other Tuesday - Room 202

Science Olympiad -  

Senior Council - Josette Lovercheck

As a class officer, you will be an ambassador for Northwest High Magnet School in our school as well as in the local community. You will set a good example and be a respectable young adult at school and local events. A desire to be a leader and a willingness to plan activities for seniors to celebrate the final year of high school.

Skills USA & Vex Robotics & Culinary - Robert Cote, Pam Davis - Wednesdays 3:30 -5:00 p.m. Room 130

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student to excel. Skills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. Skills USA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). Skills USA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Skills USA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. Skills USA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. Omaha Northwest Skills USA program works with students to gain leadership skills while fine tuning their trade skills in the shop. Each student selects a program of study and begins to learn skills to perform the trade skill. Students have the opportunity to attend Leadership conferences and compete in their Skill/trade

Speech Team - Robert Carraher - Room 259

As a member of the Speech Team, students will prepare speeches in any number of events ranging from public address to interpretation to limited preparation. These prepared speeches will be taken to competitions throughout the area where they will have an opportunity to receive feedback and possibly awards for their hard work. The season takes place from November through March with a potential to qualify for national competitions that take place during the summer. Speech team is an excellent way to improve speech skills and meet people from all over the state in fun, competitive environment.

Student Council - Cory Johnson, Kelli Jahns -  Select Tuesdays 7:00am - Room 212

Northwest’s chapter of the National Student Council Association, a nationally recognized organization to promote student leadership and collaboration across the country, provides students with multiple leadership opportunities. We meet Tuesday mornings throughout the school year to plan multiple events throughout the year such as Boo Bash, Northwest Dodgeball Tournaments, Northwest Volleyball Tournaments, Holdiay Parties, Student Council Exchanges, and Northwest Prom. Student Council also offers multiple officer positions that look great on college resumes

THRIVE Club  - - Thursday 3:15-5:00pm - Cafeteria 

Upward Bound - Teressa Hill, LaTrell Wrighsell - Monday-Friday 3:05-5:00pm - Room 104

Urban League - Zac Bowman

Winter Running Club - Deana RaineyRyan Carlson - Monday & Wednesday(December) Monday-Thursday(January) - 3:20 Flagpole, South entrance

Anyone is welcome to join us after school from 3:20-4:00 to stay fit in between the fall and spring sports seasons.  No level of experience or physical fitness is required.  We take seasoned athletes and beginning walkers.  We meet in December on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the commons area.  In January, we meet Mondays through Thursdays.  Dress warm.  We run outside!

Writing Club - Francesca Apper - Wednesdays 3:15 -5:00pm - Room 238

World Language Club - Ediger, Akoto, Andres, Rapkin and Ramirez - Room 106  

YounglifeOmaha - Brandi Broadway - Monday 5:30-7:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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