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 150

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. 

Bible Club - Donna Ross - Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:00pm Room 250

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

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

Cheerleading - Aja Anderson

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.

Chess Club - Dr. Steele - Every Tuesday after school, Room 254.

Circle of Friends - Steve Croy

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 Room 241 after school.  

Culinary Skills is for students who have expressed a passion for Culinary and are currently enrolled in Culinary class or who have taken the class in the past.  This club is the competition team for Northwest and competes during the Winter/Spring Semester.   

Dance Team - Charmaine Box

Northwest Dance Team is a Varsity dance team. We perform at all home varsity football and basketball games. Grades 9th-12th can join. We perform at area high school showcases and High School Dance competitions. Our style of dance is ballet, modern, hip and Jazz. We practice Monday-Thursday right after school. Try-Outs are held in the springtime right after spring break.

Debate - Robert Carraher

DECA - Chad Ueding - Tuesdays 3:15pm-5:15pm Multipurpose Room, Room 113

Practice 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

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 - Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Room 259

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 - Joshua Pace

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 - Thursdays 3:15 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Room 153

Gaming club is all about games- board, video, card, outdoor, D&D- if it’s a game, we’ve got it. 
Covid has produced some unique challenges this year, so our normally packed room has moved online!  We’re looking at some livestreaming, Minecraft and creative use of video conferencing!  More details as they become available- join us at the “2020 NW Gamers” Team. 

Green Schools Club - Katie Hale 

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 - Hailey Miloni - Last Thursday of the Month Room 222

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 - Aidan Gagner

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 - Jeff Smith, William Jensen - Monday and Wednesday Room 214

National Honor Society - Thomas Kimminau

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. 

Pep Band - Joshua Pace

Providing the Pep for our Northwest Athletic events, the Husky Pep Band is a high-energy musical group that plays old and new tunes to get the crowd fired-up! We play for Home Varsity Football, some Volleyball, and Girls and Boys Basketball games throughout the year. We have even played at a Creighton Basketball game! You must be enrolled in Symphonic Band to play at Pep Band events. 

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

Poetry Slam - Caleb Narva, Thursdays 3:15-5:00 p.m. Room 236

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 -5:00 p.m. Room 151

Powerlifting - Emilia Force - Upstairs Weight Room

Robotics Club - Robert Cote -  Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. Room 130

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

ROTC - Maj. Todd Smith - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:15 -5:00 p.m. Room 010

Rugby - Scott Pridie - 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.  

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 - Robert Cote - 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 112

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 - Madeline Craig - Tuesdays 7:10 -7:35 a.m. Multipurpose Room A

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 opportunitiesWe 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 

Unified Bowling - Khadijah Brown

Unified Bowling offers the chance for all students with and without intellectual disabilities to participate in an activity.  Unified Bowling also promotes social inclusion.  Athletes will practice twice a week and will compete in one competition per week. Practices are held at Maplewood Bowling Alley.  Competitions are held at different bowling alleys throughout the city.

World Language Club - Ediger, Akoto, Allende, Andres, Fogle, Ramirez, and Zhou

The purpose of the World Language Club is to foster an interest in and an understanding of world languages and their respective cultural traditions.  We explore and gain an appreciation of other cultures through their traditions, celebrations, foods and histories.    There is a focus on German, French, Spanish and Chinese, but the club is open to any language and culture.  The World Language Club is open to all students.  You do not need to be presently enrolled in a World Language class. 

Winter Running Club - Deana RaineyWes Caruso, Ryan Carlson

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 schooin the commons area.  In January, we meet Mondays through Thursdays.  Dress warm.  We run outside! 

Writing Club - Francesca Apper - Wednesdays 3:15 -5:00 p.m. Room 232