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The Bellevue School District offers students opportunities to extend their learning through extracurricular and after school activity programs. It is the District’s intention to provide high quality opportunities for student participation in extracurricular and after school activity programs. To that end:

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or lowellj@bsd405.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or edlundh@bsd405.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or allmana@bsd405.org. Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with SafeSchools Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or phamn@bsd405.org.

Being involved in a school team or club is a great way to get to know other students at your school and to participate in something you are interested in. We highly encourage all students to participate!

Don’t see a club that you’d like to join? Start one! Here’s how to start a club at International School:

  1. Gather up your team (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer) and find an advisor
  2. Complete the Club Application/Constitution Form – pick one up from the ASB Advisor in the Front Office
  3. Create a flier for a club interest meeting – fliers must be approved by ASB Advisor
  4. Hold an interest meeting – make note of the number of students who attended
  5. Connect with our ASB Executive Secretary to attend an ASB Meeting (Monday lunch time) and present your club for approval
  6. Receive training from our Executive Officers about club processes

 

Student Leadership Teams

Along with our ASB, we have three very active and amazing Student Leadership Teams that work together with our school staff to support the safety and culture of our school:

IS Next is a 6-8 and 9-12 student leadership group focuses on improving the culture and climate at IS. IS Next partners with the staff Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems (PBIS) Team to identify ways in which we can improve student’s sense of belonging. IS Next came into being during the 2018-19 school year and began several projects that are continued to be developed this year. These projects include introducing school-wide “spirt-wear” for students and staff to wear to show school pride and unity and working directly with teachers to incorporate short activities that provide an opportunity for connection between staff and students over hot chocolate, tea, or lemonade. IS Next meets during Community.

The Student Safety Team works in direct partnership with the IS School Safety Team. The two groups collaborate to create and facilitate school-wide trainings to prepare both students and staff for safety drills. Students engage in drill facilitation, data collection during drills, and engage in reflection post-drills to improve processes alongside staff members. Student Safety Team meets during Community.

Makerspace and Technology Team – The Makerspace Technology Team is a 6th-12th grade group of students who focus on learning how to use a variety of technology and provide technology support for staff and students. The team also supports the Makerspace in the library during lunch and tutorial. The team has a variety of leadership and community service opportunities. One leadership opportunity is developing technology resources. The Computer Etiquette Video (CEV) Team meets weekly to create a video about how to use the school laptops.  For more information check out the Makerspace and Technology website: https://bsd405.org/international/resources/makerspace-and-technology/

What is a Makerspace?

The Makerspace is a place where students can create, design, innovate, code, and learn about using technology.  It is open during lunch and tutorial every day and run by the Student Makerspace Technology Team. Teachers also reserve the library and makerspace to work on projects with their classes. There are many supplies and resources in the space and we keep adding more!

 

CURRENT ACTIVE CLUBS for the 2019-2020 School Year

 

Open to ALL students middle school and high school:

Name of Club Description of Club Time Location

Club President

Club Advisor*

Art Club

The Art Club is a club open to middle and high school and students not taking art that explores various artists, art techniques, and careers in art. Students can learn about competition opportunities, how to make themed crafts, and participate in volunteering events outside of school.

 

Fridays Lunch Room 117

Felicity Huang

Cecile Casanova*

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business with events ranging from sports management to creating your own business plan. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

 

Every other Thursday Lunch Room 101

Katie England

Bryon Combs*

ICTY (Introducing Youth to Coding)

ICTY is connected to the national organization, Girls Who Code and is a club that helps reach out to women who want to gain more experience in coding or technology, this could be in python or in java. No levels of coding are needed prior to joining but if you do, there are plenty of opportunities to build on those skills. In this club, all will be able to work on weekly/monthly projects that use coding to help build their knowledge.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays during Lunch Room 101

Andija Nunn

Katya Ferguson*

Green Team

Green Team is a group of individuals who create and implement projects that increase the environmental sustainability of International School and the local community. Projects are focused on promoting environmental awareness and responsibility and are created in ways that teach members valuable project management and leadership skills. Its purpose is to give students who are passionate about helping the environment an opportunity to make measurable change in their community.

 

Wednesdays Lunch Room 206

Gargi Panatula

Tamara Truax*

JSA (Middle School)

Junior State of America (JSA) Middle School is a club aimed at getting students ready for High school JSA. We debate about topics chosen by the members of the club. One of our primary goals for MS JSA is to help students with public speaking, a skill that requires time and practice.

 

TBA TBA

Vikash Vuchhuru

TBA*

Writing Club

In Writing Club, students produce journalistic and narrative pieces for the school and outside organizations as part of several year-long projects. The purpose of the club is to give students the opportunity to explore different aspects of writing and to have their work published.

 

Every other Tuesday Lunch Room 105

Manaswee Sukhatankar

Surbhi Kak*

QSA

The QSA is a club for discussion about LGBTQ+ rights and history, as well as a safe place for all genders and sexualities.

 

Mondays Lunch Room 113

Sofia Rudic

Joe Kheriaty*

Red Cross Club

The Red Cross Club is a national student run organization connected to the American Red Cross that works to provide worldwide disaster relief and education. For its members, the club gives an opportunity for community service hours, training in CPR, and leadership. It is the perfect chance to impact not only the school community, but our global community as well.

 

Wednesdays Lunch Room 207

Anthony Le

Laura Baumgartner*

Janet Roberts*

Robotics

The Titan Robotics Club is for students interested in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. Positions are also available for students interested in video editing, graphic design, computer animation, marketing, management, and team spirit. Students are encouraged to join during Back to Business Day in August so they can fully participate in the entire year.

Robotics participate in the First Robotics Program through middle school First Lego League, middle/high school First Tech Challenge, and high school First Robotics Competition.

 

Tuesdays Lunch Room 209

Karthik Vermuri

Lee Holt*

Yearbook

Applicants chosen are inducted into the yearbook committee. The yearbook committee is a group of students (typically 3-4 people per grade) who’ve shown dedication and creativity. This committee oversees creating the yearbook that will be distributed at the end of the year, showcasing all the fun memories International had that year. This club is open to all except for incoming 6th grade students.

 

Thursdays After School Room 118

Chloe Artz

Kate O’Hara

Enid Smith Becker*

 

Open to only high school students:

Name of Club Description of Club Time Location

Club President

Club Advisor*

Automotive Club

 

Automotive Club is a club for high school students with a focus on immersing those who have a passion for cars in an environment where they can grow and learn. We have weekly Wednesday meetings at lunch in the small gym where we discuss cars and learn about engines. We help teach our members about basic car maintenance, and host monthly car meets starting October as well as a Car Wash Fundraiser in Spring. We have a car build coming soon, where we will build a car from the ground up. We guarantee it will be a blast.

 

Wednesdays Lunch Small Gym

Kavin Vijaya

Matt Hazen*

Computer Club

(Sponsored by PTSA)

Multiple groups of artists, musicians, coders and designers who come together to create and play fun and interesting games, and who represent International School in the WAPTA Video Game Development Competition.

 

TBA TBA

Youssef Bosha-Riad

TBA*

East Asian Culture Club

A gathering of students who are interested in learning about East Asian cultures, mainly focusing on China, Korea, and Japan.

 

Thursdays Lunch Room 103

Ruka Kinoshita

Tamara Wietfeldt*

Film Club

Film Club allows students with a love of film to explore and discuss the different aspects of movies. Its purpose is to allow all students the ability to expand their knowledge of films.

 

Wednesdays After School once or twice a month Room 208

Kavita Getchell

Charise Hallberg*

 

HOSA

 

“HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.” – HOSA

 

Tuesdays Lunch Room 108

Alex Soong

Wesley Hung*

 

JSA

Junior State of America (JSA) is an American non-partisan student led organization. The purpose of JSA is to help high school students acquire leadership skills and the knowledge necessary to be effective debaters and civic participants. It also encourages youth awareness of today’s current issues.

 

Fridays Lunch Room 200

Tori Williams

Marrene Franich*

Key Club

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.

 

Every other Thursday Lunch Room 115

Erin Hong

Gwen Geslin*

 

MUN

Model United Nations (MUN) are conferences run all over the world that allow students to learn about global politics and international diplomacy. It allows students to represent the views and international standing of countries around the world.

 

Thursdays Lunch Room 206

Sanjita Rishikesan

Tamara Truax*

Roots and Shoots

 

Roots and Shoots is a fun and collaborative club that works towards bettering our community both in and out of school. In Roots and Shoots, we oversee Big Buddies for the 6th graders, make teacher posters, and host senior citizens prom. You can earn community service hours through these activities.

 

Tuesdays Lunch Room 109

Grace Oh

Regen Lorden*

 

National Honor Societies – High School Only – Application Required:

**For a description and application process for each of the honor society, please go to our website: https://bsd405.org/international/titans/honor-societies/

 

Name of Honor Society

Club President

Club Advisor*

International Thespian Society

 

Makenna Ginn

Karen Gath*

Math Honor Society

 

Timothy Zeng

Regen Lorden*

National Honor Society

 

Jessie Xu

TBA*

National Art Honor Society

 

Sarah Dolan

Enid Becker Smith*

National French Honor Society

 

Alex Soong

Joe Kheriaty*

National Technical Honor Society

 

Ian Wang

TBA*

Science National Honor Society

 

Jamie Paik

Wesley Hung*

Tri-M Music Honor Society

 

Anna Wang

Anna Silarski*