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Clubs and Organizations

2020-2021 After School Club Offerings

Name of Club/Activity Purpose of Club/Activity Sponsors Meeting Times and Location
(IASL) International Academy Student Leadership IASL is a student-led club that gives them opportunities to advocate for themselves and express their power through communication and dissemination of resources. They do this by creating service-learning plans which are authentic, collaborative, student-led projects that involve solving problems in the community while helping them learn to become better world citizens. Jacqueline Rice, Gabriel Elias First and third Mondays from 2-3 via Zoom
Anime Club To discuss and share design methods of professional anime. To dive into the roots of Japanese culture and traditional wood print. Maria Ivanova TBD
Aquarium Club In the Aquarium Club, we meet every 2 weeks to discuss fish tanks and aquarium care. When in school, we maintain fish tanks in Ms. Hearding's room B217. We also sometimes hatch brine shrimp to feed to the fish. It is also a social club. Some years, we raise money to go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore at the end of the year. Lexye Hearding First and third Tuesdays at 3:30-4:15
Arabic Club This club is for anyone and everyone who is interested in the Arabic language and Arab culture! We will do poetry nights, play Arabic music, and read Arabic stories. We will also host social gatherings for events like Ramadan, Eid, and other events for everyone to join! Lobna Raya Wednesdays at 3:30
Best Buddies Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Susan Blake, Brent Morris Every third Wednesday after school
Bible Study Club Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Michael Rollo, Sheila Hyman, Kobe Jackson, Every Thursday After School from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Broadcast Club A group of select Advanced TV/Media students offers their technical expertise to groups from ACPS, ACHS, and the Alexandria community. Meetings will only happen when needed. Vilma Zefran, Benjamin Lyon When student members are requested to document and produced events.
Chess Club Students with enthusiastic with a talent for teaching and research will share techniques and history of the game. Maria Ivanova TBD
Chinese Club To practice the Chinese language and learn Chinese cultures Yan Huang Zoom Meeting (First Tuesday each month 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Class of 2022 The purpose of this group is to organize events and spirit days for the class of 2022. The SCA officers and Leadership students serve as the directors of this group but all members of the class of 2022 are encouraged to join us for our meetings to give their feedback on class projects or propose some of their own! Sarah Beaudet First and third Monday of each month 12:30 p.m.
Coding Club This club invites computer science enthusiasts at all levels. Come learn to code/share what you are working on with others. This will be a collaborative space for building new things! Laura Angelich, Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. over Zoom
D&D Club (Minnie Howard) This club provides students with a digital opportunity to join, participate in, or observe weekly Dungeons and Dragons sessions. Jonathan Gamby For the 2020-21 school year, these sessions will take place over Zoom with time and date as TBA. Email for more concrete info.
DECA Co-Curricula Club for Marketing Students Maryellen McCormick, Teresa Chavis, Purcell L. Braxton, Catherine Lewis Mondays
Esports Club The members of this club will come together to play team-based videogames in a structured and supportive environment. Students may also enter local high school esports competitions through this club. Gretchen Wagner Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30 virtually.
Ethiopian and Eritrean club Ethiopian Eritrean club is a club where students from Ethiopian and Eritrean Heritage (or those interested to learn more about the heritage and come together with others from that background) can come together to celebrate their heritage, share their experiences and support one another. Students will partake in many opportunities including, college field trips, cultural showcases, volunteering at an elderly home, and mentoring/tutoring Amharic/Tigriniyan speaking youths in the community. Eden Buba Every other Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Everyday Titan Production Crew Student members put together a regularly produced TV program entitled Everyday Titan. Members meet during class time, Tuesday to Friday during the 4th and 5th blocks. Vilma Zefran, Benjamin Lyon Every other Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Fashion Club Students who have a passion for fashion to interact and create with other fashion enthusiasts. Teresa Chavis Second Thursday 3;30- 4:30
FCCLA The co-curricular student organization for Family & Consumer Sciences Dee Harris, Kimberly Wilson Every two weeks after school
French Club Our goal is to share the cultures of French-speaking countries with everyone who is interested. We watch movies, play games, celebrate holidays, and have 1-2 restaurant outings per year. Bridget Tomich, Anna Kobylski First and third Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is one of the largest student organizations in the country with over 250,000 members. It is a co-curricular activity combining business education and our organization within the classroom. This organization allows students to become contributing members of the community. As business leaders, students will learn how to apply their classroom instruction in business practices and procedures to leadership development activities, competitive event experiences, while giving back to their community. FBLA provides vocational activities, fun experiences, with opportunities to develop leadership skills integral to the organization. Just show up, meet new people, and have fun! Katrina Caras, James Pondolfino, Beul ah Willis- Brown, Shawnell Carmichael, Deborah Leow, Jessica Schipp Mevlin Barksdale, Catherine Lewis First and third Wednesday of each month 3:30 p.m.
Garden Club Students learn how to maintain an organic vegetable garden and about the health and well-being benefits of working in a garden. Participants can take vegetables home to their families, and some food is donated to local food banks. Patrick Earle Meetings postponed until we meet in person
German club To engage in fun German cultural activities. To provide an opportunity for students to meet and chat with each other auf Deutsch! Adam Levine Monthly - TBD
Girl Up Empower women in developing countries; fundraise for educational opportunities for girls overseas Sarah Kiyak Second and fourth Thursday of each month 3:30 p.m.
Greening Earth I intend to guide students and their families towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Some activities include creating minute-long educational videos that a person of any age can implement or learn from, preparing a daily sustainability tip to be presented at our SEAL lessons, starting a compost program with the garden club, and contacting local representatives to pass socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable policies and spread awareness. Mr. Earle Tuesday at 3:30
Hosa The intent is for students to learn and demonstrate leadership roles and compete in state and national medical events. Josephine Bloodworth, Laura Evans, Pam Hippolyte, Gregory Wright This organization meets on Tuesday from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
IWYMI (It's Whatever You Make It) With IWYMI, our goal is to connect and include all T.C students in an open and safe community where we can talk about varying topics from things as simple as “ do ghosts really exist?” We want to use discussions to bring light to current issues/topics, learn about each other's lives/experiences, and to simply help people realize that their opinions are valid. We plan to develop a comfortable and safe atmosphere where students can freely converse without judgment. Peggy Di Scipio Thursdays at 3:30 on Zoom
KEY Club Volunteer opportunities in the Alexandria Community, such as Meals On Wheels, Art on the Avenue, Tree Lightings in Old Town/Del Ray, Turkey Trot, Halloween Parade in Del Ray. Members receive points for each event that they participate in. Seniors receive a cord for graduation if they earn enough points. Affiliated with the Alexandria Kiwanis Club; the Kiwanis award scholarship money to active Key Club graduating seniors each year. Dues are $15/year; Key Club t-shirts $10. Patty Moran, Meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3:30 over Zoom.
Labyrinth Magazine TC Williams High School's Literary and Arts Magazine. Showcases TC student creative writing, art, and photography. Staff and editorial positions are filled through the Journalism II (M) course, but any and all ACHS students are encouraged to submit their work by email to Benjamin Renne First Period - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Latin Club Activities, reenactments, and enrichment-related to Latin, ancient Rome, and the Romans. We recreate ancient cultural events and artifacts, examine ancient practices (such as dining and clothing), examine media related to ancient Rome, etc. In November a major set of meetings are devoted to preparations for the Virginia state convention, a two-day event for Latin students from all over the commonwealth! Justin Redpath Second and fourth Wednesday at 3:30
Marine Conservation Club promote ocean literac, engage students in community efforts to decrease the use of single-use plastic Trisha Christopher Thursday's after school (2 times per month)
Math Honor Society Our mission is to inspire interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the area, promote the enjoyment of mathematics, outreach and educate the community, aid math teachers, and acknowledge those who are successful in the area of mathematics and mathematics education. Dawn Crawford First Tuesday of every month 3:30-4:00
Mental Health Matters Club Provide students with awareness and resources to support mental health. Bernadette DeSario Wednesdays 3:30
MH Graphic Novel Book Club The purpose of the MH Graphic Novel Book Club is to provide a platform for students to participate in engaging discussions, author chats, virtual field trips & activities related to comics and graphic novels. La Gina O. Gross First and third Thursdays via Zoom
MH Library Poetry Club MH Library Poetry Club welcomes all students interested in reading, writing and sharing poetry in any poetic form. MH Poets will have the opportunity to participate in interactive poetry activities, talk to local poets and showcase poetry in Minnie Howard's Poetry Cafe. La Gina Gross First and third Tuesdays via Zoom at 3:30 p.m.
MH READS Project LIT Club The purpose of the club is to expose students to diverse literature through a monthly book selection. We will discuss the book read each month and bring and hope to include some author "visits". Peggy Di Scipio, La Gina Gross First and third Thursdays 3:30-4:30
Model United Nations Model United Nations is a student organization focused on topics in global affairs. A few times a year, students practice research and debate skills to participate in local Model UN competitions. Stephanie Camarda Second and fourth Tuesday of each month @ 3:30
Mongolian Throat Singing Club The practice the art of Mongolian Throat Singing and learn about Mongolian culture Molly Freitag Zoom, every other Thursday, 3:30
National English Honor Society Honorary with English-related volunteering opportunities; Co-curricular student organization for Family & Consumer Sciences Kirsten von Topel, Matt Henry, Jeff Hendricksen Volunteering takes place throughout the school year, while meetings take place once to twice a month.
National Honor Society The ACHS National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes juniors and seniors who have shown outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. In addition to recognizing achievement, the NHS also participates in numerous service projects throughout the year. Andrew Orzel TBD
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) This club will provide opportunities for students interested in engineering including guest speakers, college and career planning, and more. Jennifer Ushe Tuesdays 3:15-4
Period Club/Mission Red collect menstrual products to distribute to the community; advocate for free access to these products Sarah Kiyak First and third Thursday of each month 3:30 p.m.
Quad Club Students would meet Monday on Zoom. The goal is to support students and provide a collaborative environment where students can discuss mathematics topics for the SAT and Calculus. The hope is to expand to other courses in the future and provide tutoring services. Vencena Sye Zoom, 3 p.m., Mondays
Scholastic Bowl Team Compete in VHSL Scholastic Bowl and on NBC's It's Academic Trivia Show Matt Zahn Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom
Science Bowl To compete in the US Department of Energy's Science Bowl and the Ocean Science Bowl, to practice learn the game, and enjoy discussing science topics. Tim Anderson, Jenny Reyes Wednesdays at 3:15 via Zoom
Science Fair Club The Science Fair Club is designed to support student research and participation in the Science Fair. Jennifer Kazanciyan Wednesdays at 3:30 via Zoom
Science National Honor Society The purpose of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is to promote the interest in sciences by participating mainly in ACPS sponsored activities in which the members can benefit and impact others in our school community. Virtual meetings will be held once a month after or before school.
SELAH SELAH is a faith-based organization dedicated to achieving racial reconciliation. The name SELAH, derives from Psalms 24:6, which means “to pause.” Our pause is to take a step back and reflect on the injustice and hurt experienced by oppressed communities. SELAH encourages the normalization of uncomfortable discussions concerning racism, racial reconciliation, peace, and mental health, through the greatest commandment that is expressed by Jesus, which is to love thy neighbor as thyself (Mark 12:31). SELAH will hold virtual discussions to bond with people of all backgrounds, hold events in which these discussions are continued, educate members on historical information not taught at schools, mental health and stress reliever activities, and give back to the community such as feeding the homeless and taking tours in the Alexandria community to educate one another on the history of the West vs East side of Alexandria. Eden Buba We will have virtual meetings every other Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Shining Your Light Book Club This book club will read the book Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. During the meetings, we will discuss the stories, writing process and favorite writers. Courtney Davis, Ph.D. Our book club will meet via Zoom on a weekly basis on Wednesdays.
Social Justice Club This after-school program of Tenants and Workers United - The Social Justice Club intends to work with high school students to discuss current issues happening at the local, state, national, and worldwide levels. It's an opportunity to learn about the work we do with our community as well as develop leadership skills through fun and educational activities. We have been having this same program at ACHS for five years now and these are topics/activities we will discuss are. Community Circles on Today’s Current Issues; How to create positive change in your community; Public Speaking Workshop Media/Comms Workshops Know Your Rights Workshop Academic/College Preparation Support; Fundraising Events; Hip Hop Education Workshop Alexandria 101 - City Government/School Board 101 Leadership Development Historical Movements; Mass Incarceration, Second and fourth Wednesday via Zoom at 3:30 p.m.
Students for Renaming T.C. Williams Thomas C. Williams was a racist and a well-known segregationist. The Students for Renaming T.C. Williams will work together in order to remove his name from our school and initiate the next big step in Social Justice for our community. Leslie M. Auceda Mondays from 3:30-4:20
ACHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (formerly the Gay-Straight Alliance) This club works towards affirming and celebrating the lives of queer-identified ACHS students and their allies. Erin Fitch TBA
TCW Black Student Union The purpose of the BSU is to help promote cultural and political awareness; additionally, the BSU will work to foster in the membership the set of skills that will be necessary to become engaged, self-aware, and focused on addressing issues pertinent to African Americans. Ra Alim Shabazz Wednesdays 4-4:30
Theogony Student-managed media organization Mark Eaton,; Mick Heller, Virtual; currently meeting in Period 5
Titan Book Club Titan Book Club offers students the opportunity to read and discuss books of their choosing, whether it be fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, etc. Students meet once a month to discuss the selected book. Discussions are informal and student-led. Nothing is mandatory—all are welcome, and students are encouraged to read and attend whenever their schedules allow. Virtual author events and other programs can be organized. Beth Ebenstein Mulch Tuesdays - once a month
Titan Robotics Building and Engaging in Stem Relationships with the community and competing in FIRST robotics competition, E132, after school M-F
Titans Fine Art Society Come join our beau monde! Our society of fine arts will meet biweekly on Wednesdays. Enjoy sips of tea and espresso whilst in the presence of fellow artists. Participate in activities such as art swaps, open studio, in-person outdoor landscape drawings, virtual art field trips and classes, peer critiques, and our yearly auction. Most meetings this year will be virtual, and in-person meetings will be optional, outdoors, and mask required. We hope to see you there! Tabitha Eller Place- virtual, for now; Times- 3:30-4:30 every other Wednesday; Dates- Every other Wednesday starting October 14
Tri-M Music Honors Society Tri-M is the only national honor society for student musicians in the country. It highlights your school’s music program and gives students the opportunity to perform, lead, and serve. Besides looking good on a college application, a Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter benefits students, the school, and the community. Veronica Jackson, Orchestra teacher TBD
Women of the Future Women of the Future brings awareness to women’s rights in the workplace by coming together as a student body and encouraging each other to use our voices to bring change locally and to inspire globally. We meet two Tuesdays a month. We plan to have discussions, guest speakers, activities, etc. pertaining to our theme. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you at our first meeting! Jessica Gray Schipp First Tuesday of the Month 3:30-4:30 via Zoom
Young Democrats canvas for political candidates; have political discussions; attend protests Sarah Kiyak First and third Tuesday of each month 3:30 p.m.
Young Life Young life club is a positive environment where students from all backgrounds can come together to play fun games and activities, meet other students and volunteers from the community and discuss the Bible and life! We meet one Tuesday a month in the titan den. We also take field trips/outings students can partake in along with an annual winter weekend camping trip and summer camping trip! Eden Buba Rashida Johnson TBD