Clubs & Organizations

View the clubs and organizations offered at our school

We believe that participation in the student activities program enriches and expands the regular academic program.  In addition, it provides a way to have fun and be with friends.  From interscholastic sports to music, drama, and debate, activities enrich a student’s high school experience.  The many activities at West Springfield High School reflect the interests and talents of the student body and offer opportunities to the new and old student to make new friends, learn self-discipline, build self-confidence, and develop skills to handle competitive situations.  All activities are sponsored by a faculty member dedicated to the program.

Some special points to remember:

  • Notices of club meetings are usually made on the morning announcements and/or as a Powerpoint display on the school televisions. Activities of any organization must be approved by the Director of Student Activities. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year there will be a $50 fee (payable to “Fairfax County Public Schools”) for students participating in any extracurricular activities.

  • The following list of student activities is presented as a guide to the extracurricular program at West Springfield High School.  It is as current as possible, but some clubs and organizations may be inactive or have different sponsors or meeting places.  Students should contact the sponsor(s) listed for a given organization for more specific information regarding their events and activities.  

  • Please check with the Assistant Director of Student Activities for clubs if you wish to start an organization.  The first step is to email your idea to the ADSA (clubs) and Cc the faculty member that will be the sponsor.  All of the new club application documents must be typed except the student interest form so they will be sent in a reply email.  The Student Activities office is located in the main office Room 1006.

Activity Calendar

Student Publications

Honor Societies

National Honor Society

American Sign Language

Computer Science

English

French

  • Sponsor(s): Maria Papathanassiou
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: mpapathanass@fcps.edu

German

History

Math

Music/ Tri-M

 

Art

Science

Spanish

Academic Teams

It’s Academic Quiz Team

  • Sponsor(s): Stephanie Shimp
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Academic Subject Clubs

American Sign Language Club

  • Sponsor(s): Heather Kendrick
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

German Club

  • Sponsor(s): Katharina Fuerst
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Science Olympiad

  • Sponsor(s): Ann McCook
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Co-Curricular Organizations 

College Partnership Program

  • Sponsor(s): Tisa Frederick, Vanessa Hunter
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

DECA

  • Sponsor(s): Samantha Jonsson, Deborah Martin
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email, @email

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

  • Sponsor(s): Taneisha Ng
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

TSA: Technology Student Association

  • Sponsor(s): JT Alukonis, Josh Masley
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

West Springfield Peer Tutoring

Performing Groups

Band

  • Sponsor(s): Eric Hoang
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Chorus

  • Sponsor(s): Dustin Brandt
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Color Guard

  • Sponsor(s): Eric Hoang
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Dance

Drum Line

  • Sponsor(s): Eric Hoang
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Guitar

  • Sponsor(s): Keith Owens
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Juggling

  • Sponsor(s): Keith Owens
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Orchestra

  • Sponsor(s): Jennifer Herrera
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Theatre

  • Sponsor(s): Maeve Nash
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: mnash@fcps.edu

Service Clubs

Committee For Children

Girl Up

  • Sponsor(s): Tisa Frederick
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Key Club

  • Sponsor(s): JT Alukonis
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Military Ambassadors

  • Sponsor(s): Duke Baird
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Spartans Against Human Trafficking

  • Sponsor(s): Joanne Pendry
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Spartans for Community Service

Student Ambassadors Club

  • Sponsor(s): Roselyn Abrigo, Jana Biever
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

UNICEF Club

  • Sponsor(s): Stephanie Shimp
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: sashimp@fcps.edu

Special Interest Clubs

Anime Club

  • Sponsor(s): Kevin Jones
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Asian American Student Association

Black Student Union

  • Sponsor(s): Tisa Frederick
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Buddies Club

  • Sponsor(s): Madison McKenna
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Conservative Club

  • Sponsor(s): Nicole Smith, Brad Swain
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Crew

  • Sponsor(s): Brendan Campbell, WSCBC President
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Debate*

  • Sponsor(s): Michael Dutcher
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email 

Environmental Gardening Club

Ethiopian and Eritrean Club

  • Sponsor(s): Tisa Frederick
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Fellowship of Christian Atheletes

  • Sponsor(s): Rebecca Barnes, Jennifer Davies
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Forensics*

  • Sponsor(s): Marie Bakke
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Future Doctors of America

  • Sponsor(s): Nicole Smith
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

  • Sponsor(s): TBA
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: 

Gamer's Lounge

Gardening Club

Hispanic Student Association

  • Sponsor(s): Mary Dailey
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Mock Trial

  • Sponsor(s): Elizabeth Jackson-Pettine
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Model UN

  • Sponsor(s): Stephanie Shimp, Victoria Schnoor
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Muslim Students Association

  • Sponsor(s): TBA
  • Sponsor(s) Contact:

Poetry/WRITE (What Really Is The Essence)

  • Sponsor(s): Katie Waite
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Programming Club

  • Sponsor(s): Dave Murray
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Rifle Club*

  • Sponsor(s): Valerie Thrasher
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Rugby Club (Interest Only)

  • Sponsor(s):TBA
  • Sponsor(s) Contact:

Spartans for Refugees

Spartans for War Victims

Teens Care About Cancer

  • Sponsor(s): Nicole Smith
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Student Government Organizations

Class of 2023 (Freshmen)

Class of 2022 (Sophomores)

Class of 2021 (Juniors)

  • Sponsor(s): Jennifer Davies, Josh Masely
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Class of 2020 (Seniors)

  • Sponsor(s): Triahna Harris, Greg De Lany
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Student Government Association

  • Sponsor(s): Samantha Jonsson, JT Alukonis
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email@email

Publications

The Olympian (Yearbook)

  • Sponsor(s): Jennifer Beach
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

The Oracle (Newspaper)

  • Sponsor(s): Jennifer Beach
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email

Symposium (Literary and Art Magazine)

  • Sponsor(s): Laura Goodman
  • Sponsor(s) Contact: @email