There are more than 25 different clubs at WHS! Get involved! It will make your high school experience fuller. Most clubs are open to all students. Listen for announcements or contact the Main Office to learn how to get involved.
If you have any questions about club/activities or a Wareham High School Event, please feel free to call Mrs. Cinelli at 508-291-3510, ext. 111.
Below is a list of some of the clubs and activities active at Wareham High School.
The art club works to beautify the school by creating murals and other artistic representations throughout the school. They also work to make themselves better artists. They also travel to various art schools and other places where their artistic talents can be broadened.
The Wareham High School Audio Visual Club was formed to train students in the proper use of equipment. As part of their training, students produce a daily live televised morning announcement program, along with volunteering hundreds of hours filming, editing, and running a sound system for school related events such as school plays, concerts, awards ceremonies, and above all the graduation ceremony. Students are also given the opportunity to create videos and compete in the Massachusetts Organization of Video Editors contest against students statewide. Many Club members pursue their interest in college.
Badminton meets after school when the gymnasium is free on Thursdays. You will learn skills, rules and strategies for beginners and advanced players. Equipment is provided. No fee. Great way to meet others and most of all it’s FUN!
The Best Buddies members are dedicated students who befriend the special needs students in the high school. They go on field trips, teach, and give their time. This is a very important club where each student inspires the other.
Members of the Chess Club not only learn team work, but they also learn competitive spirit, confidence, determination, forward planning, spatial reasoning, and chess theory and strategy among other things. The club competes during the winter in the South Coast Conference Interscholastic Chess League.
Members of the Code Club are greatly involved in community service activities such as the annual coat drive, as well as working to raise funds and awareness for those in need. The Code Club works hard and dedicates many hours of its time for the sole purpose of helping others.
Members of the Color Guard provide additional entertainment to school functions. They perform during the halftime at football games and also compete in regional competitions. The members of this team are required to have good coordination and have the ability to work as a team.
DECA is one of the biggest clubs at WHS. Their focus is excelling in all areas of business. They compete against other towns and schools at conference to showcase their field of expertise. DECA teaches students the ins and outs of the professional work world.
Foreign Language Club
The Foreign Language Club is composed of students who wish to learn more about other cultures and languages. Hosting exchange students and having after school food samplings where the food is prepared by the students are just a few of the things that this club does. Each year the club members take part in a Boston trip, to either see a French Bilingual play, or a Spanish musical featuring flamenco dancing.
Journalism is a club created to teach students the ins and outs of composing and structuring a newspaper. They come together to investigate and report on issues and events of Wareham High School, pop culture, and the community.
JROTC is a class and a club here at Wareham High School. It seeks to better its cadets through learning about their government, history, and through personal growth and dedication.
The Marching Band at Wareham High School performs at all Viking home football games. They also compete in different competitions and in various parades. It is a place for musicians to hone their skills and come together and work as a team towards a common goal.
National Honor Society
The Ruth Tompkins Chapter of the National Honor Society is a group with members who demonstrate high quality of character in and out of school. The group is based on the principles of Service, Character, Scholarship, and Leadership. These students not only complete service projects in and out of school but similarly lead their school through superior academics and citizenship.
Senior prom committee works hard to make prom a memorable one. The prom committee meets regularly to organize and finalize all details to make the prom unforgettable for all seniors at Wareham High School.
Safe School Alliance or GSA Club
The Safe School Alliance or GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is a student-run group that meets regularly to discuss topics within the LGBTQ+ stright community. The GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. The GSA meetings run every other week unless announced additional meeting for special events. All students and staff are welcome to attend GSA meeting.
Speech and Debate Club
The Speech and Debate Club is being revitalized here at Wareham High School. If you enjoy learning about the ethics and rules of a debate and want to sharpen your verbal skills then this club is for you!
Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council is a three member group that works with administration, school committee, and their fellow students to help make improvements to their school. The three members work to represent Wareham at regional meetings. They endeavor to bridge the gap between students and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Within the Regional meetings, eight SAC members are nominated to serve at the state SAC level and attend meetings at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The members attend monthly regional meetings with advisory council members from other schools and members of the Department of Education to help solve problems that schools are facing.
Student Council members are students who are willing to work hard to better the school. They are a group of dedicated students who work with the faculty, administration, members of the school committee and students to solve conflicts to make this school an easier and safer place to be.
Viking Theater Company
Someday you can be a surgeon, an entrepreneur, a carpenter, or a systems analyst, or who knows, maybe even an actor… and you can start right now. Whatever you chose in life you will be more prepared for it by participating in the Viking Theatre Company. Theatre is a rewarding experience that teaches you how to be committed, quick on your feet and good under pressure, all while having fun! Drama isn’t all about acting; there are sets, costumes, lights, directing, stage management, production and much more.
Wareham High School Key Club
Wareham High School Key Club is the oldest and one of the largest service programs for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
Key Club exists in more than 5,000 high schools across the United States and many nations around the world.
The Objectives of Key Club are:
- To develop initiative and leadership.
- To provide experience in living and working together.
- To serve the school and community.
- To cooperate with the school principal.
- To prepare for useful citizenship.
- To accept and promote the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship,sportsmanship, and social contacts.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
Book Club – Members of The book club meet monthly to discuss a group read book or individual books that they have read.
Youth and Government
According to the YAG website, “Youth and Government uses the YMCA core values to teach teens in grades 9-12 how they can participate in the democratic process. Participants have opportunities to develop skills, make friends and learn how they can make a difference.”
Yearbook (The Caper)
The Yearbook Staff is a team of very hard working students who work together in order to accomplish a common goal of creating the best yearbook ever. They all work diligently in order to meet their deadlines and to get the yearbook finished as quickly as possible.
Although the club focuses on Yugioh, it is a competitive gaming club where all strategy games are welcome. Students can decompress after a long day and relax amongst their peers, while trading for fun and or playing to build up their individual record.