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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.

ASB (Associated Student Body) is the student council organization for the school. Students are elected each year by their peers to lead and serve the school community. Along with overseeing our student clubs, ASB is responsible for the planning, implementing, and accounting for all monies associated with all socials, dances, assemblies, and spirit activities. ASB meets weekly on Mondays during lunch time.

Any student that has purchased an ASB card may run for class office. Any student, regardless of ASB membership or not, may participate in voting during ASB Elections. All students who are involved in ASB or ASB clubs are strongly recommended to have an ASB card to participate. Fee waivers are available for those students who may not be able to afford an ASB card. Please connect with the ASB Advisor if you have any questions at all.

 

ASB Advisor: Arty Christianto – christiantoa@bsd405.org

ASB Accountant: Andrea Olsen – olsena@bsd405.org

 

ASB Executive Team 2020-2021

President – Novia L

Vice President – Alli F

Secretary – Sabreen M

Treasurer – Henry R

 

Get involved!

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 or e-mail ASB Advisor
  3. Create a flier for a club interest meeting – fliers must be approved by ASB Advisor
  4. Hold two interest meetings – 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:

SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) works in direct partnership with International School’s REI (Racial Equity and Inclusion) Team. Students participating in SOAR are passionate about their community and the current issues in our society. SOAR holds and organizes discussions on race and ethnicity and their effects on education and beyond. SOAR is driven by the goal of breaking down barriers and creating a safe and inclusive community for all students. SOAR student leaders also participate in district led events – BOOM and SHOUT.

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 technical 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 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 2020-2021 School Year

 

Open to ALL students middle school and high school:

Name of Club Description of Club Time Location

Club President

Club Advisor*

Acts of Random Kindness Club

Acts of Random Kindness Club is a club devoted to building a stronger and closer community within the school through activities that invite the entire school to participate. Acts of Random Kindness is also a larger scale foundation that promotes and teaches kindness.  The ARK Foundation has one simple guide: to inspire, empower, act, reflect, and share.  The IS ARK Club follows this same guide, with other goals in mind.

 

Kaylee Huang

Liliana Castle

Elysia Galvan*

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.

 

Jessica Ruan

Cecile Casanova*

Asian Culture Club

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

 

Ruka Kinoshita

Tamara Wietfeldt*

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.

 

Izzy Doud

Bryon Combs*

Future Health Professionals

Future Health Professionals is a club dedicated to helping students explore careers within the healthcare industry. Most students believe that having a doctorate is the only way to be a health care professional and we will teach them about the other opportunities available. Throughout the year we will hear from professionals, look into the MCAT, and provide students with resources so they can be a part of these fields outside of school.

 

Alex Soong

Wesley Hung*

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.

 

Ruka Kinoshita

Tamara Truax*

ICTY

Introducing Coding to Youth, in collaboration with Girls Who Code, 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.

 

Andija Nunn

TBD*

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.

 

Vikash Vuchhuru

Charise Hallberg*

Newspaper Club

The IS Newspaper Club is a group of motivated and creative middle and high school students who work on a monthly newspaper sent out to the entire school. The paper informs students of current events, spreads school information, and cultivates a more expressive and collaborative educational environment. The purpose of the IS Newspaper Club is to expand on students’ writing, designing, editing, and creative skills.

 

Amber Shi

Jen Sorenson*

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.

 

Maja Wohlan

Laura Baumgartner*

Destini Powell*

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.

 

Cece Hildreth

Lee Holt*

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.

 

TBD

Surbhi Kak*

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.

 

Maja Wohlan

Adam Chhor

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.

 

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.

 

Mykyta Skiba

Melissa Richardson*

(PTSA)

International Buddy

International Buddy is a club dedicated to helping kids with autism as well as their family through various ways. We volunteer with the kids, with the goal of giving them someone to talk to, play with, and help them learn, whether that learning is academic or not. We have daily volunteering in the academic help room during tutorial and on Wednesdays during lunch.

 

Kenny Sorrell

Becci Kerstetter*

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.

 

Carla Yoo

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.

 

TBD

TBD

 

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.

 

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.

 

Grace Oh

Regen Lorden*

UNICEF

UNICEF is an informative while engaging club where students learn about humanitarian crises and current events around the world in addition to learning how to help. Volunteer hours are provided for participating in activities regarding signing petitions, writing letters to elected officials, or planning fundraisers.

 

Nicole Yang

Charise Hallberg*

 

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

 

Ronaldo Fuentes Monroy

Karen Gath*

Math Honor Society

 

TBD

Regen Lorden*

National Honor Society

 

Jessie Xu

Joanne Whang*

National Art Honor Society

 

Jessica Ruan

Enid Becker Smith*

National French Honor Society

 

Alex Soong

Gwen Geslin*

National Technical Honor Society

 

Adam Chhor

TBD*

Science National Honor Society

 

Jamie Paik

Wesley Hung*

Tri-M Music Honor Society

 

Carla Yoo

Anna Silarski*