(See below for club descriptions)
|Anime Club||Mrs. Ribeiro||Room 227||Fri/3:35 p.m.|
|Art Club||Ms. Shih||Room 305||Wed/7:00a.m.|
|Badminton Club||Mr. Leffler||Upper Main Gym||Tues/7:55-8:15a.m.|
|Black Student Union||Mr. Duncan||Room 308||Wed/1:30p.m.|
|Campus Connect||Mrs. Krause||Room 121||2nd & 4th Mon/3:35p.m.|
|Conservation Club||Ms. Flikkema||Room 327||2nd & 4th Wed/7:30a.m.|
|Crypto Club||Mr. Bright||Room 110||Mon/7:30-8:00a.m.|
|Debate Club||Ms. Reeve||Library||Mon/3:30-4:30p.m.|
|DECA||Mr. Bright||Room 110||2nd & 4th Wed/1:30p.m.|
|Environmental Warriors||Ms. Pinter||Room 227||Tues/3:30p.m.|
|French Club||Ms. Arnaud||Room 115||Fri/Tutorial|
|Glee Club||Mr. Scott||Room 173||Wed/1:30p.m.|
|Hip Hop Club||Ms. Pinter||Atrium||Tues & Thurs/3:30p.m.|
|Homework Club||Jubilee Reach||Library||Tues & Thurs/3:30p.m.|
|Hot Glass Club||Ms. Misoda||Room 658||Wed/7:15-8:15a.m.|
|Journalism Club||Mr. Leffler||Room 611||Thurs/3:35p.m.|
|JSA||Ms. Liechty||Room 215||Every other Wed/7:50a.m.|
|Key Club||Ms. Beltran||Room 310||Tues/3:35p.m.|
|LAB Club||Ms. Neshyba||Room 132||Tues & Thurs/Tutorial|
|Latino Heat||Mrs. Quintana||Room 308||Tues & Thurs/3:45-6:00p.m.|
|LGBTQ+||Ms. Beckerman||Room 212||Wed/1:30p.m.|
|Math Club||Mr. Burress||Room 325||Thurs/3:30-4:00p.m.|
|National Honor Society||Ms. Youmans||Commons||1st Tues of month/3:30-4:00p.m.|
|Pyschology Club||Ms. Beckerman||Room 212||Mon/7:55a.m.|
|Robotics Team||Ms. Herzog||Room 143||Mon/3:30p.m.|
|S.O.A.R.||Ms. Goodrich||Room 315||2nd & 4th Mon/3:35p.m.|
|Soccer Club||Tues & Thurs/3:30-5:00p.m. & Wed/1:45-3:30p.m.|
|Spirit Club||Ms. Deutsch||Room 111||Fri/Tutorial|
|Thespians||Ms. Deutsch||Green Room||Random/once a month|
|Totem Dance||Ms. Myers||Atrium or Studio||Wed/1:30-3:00p.m. & Fri/3:30-5:00p.m.|
|Video Club||Mr. Burlingame||Room 345/346||Mon/3:35p.m.|
Anime club is a club to watch and appreciate Anime (Japanese animated shows). Each week we vote on and watch a new Anime, and many students also choose to use the time to draw, read manga (Japanese comics), play games, make cosplay (costumes of Anime/Manga characters) and hang out with friends. Anime Club is a chance to hang out with people who share a love for Japanese media, or to learn more about it! We welcome anyone to stop by at any time!
Anime Club meets on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in room 227.
Advisor: Ms. Ribeiro
Art Club is a student run club where students come and explore their artistic ideas. We at times take on art projects that are requested from different places including requests from the SHS community. We also run fundraisers by selling art that is created during this time. If you are interested in sharing your ideas and exploring projects that you don’t have resources to at home, this is the place to come. We welcome any students at any time to come and join us.
Art Club meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in Room 305.
Advisor: Ms. Shih
Black Student Union (BSU) Club
Black Student Union (BSU) is a club that accepts everyone of all races, and is simply a safe place to discuss topics such as one’s identity, police brutality, loving the skin you’re in, and many more. In addition to that, we have days where we just talk about school or just listen to each other’s problems. Our hope is to promote equity and unity for all people here at SHS, and for our school to come together and promote change. We also hope to see some new faces.
BSU Club meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 in Room 308
Advisor: Mr. Duncan
Campus Connect is a student-led club that meets to study the Bible and learn more about Jesus. In addition to reading the Bible, we listen to each other’s concerns and problems and pray for each other.
Our hope is to serve our school community by demonstrating care and kindness.
Campus Connect meets on Mondays at 3:35 p.m. in Room 121.
Advisor: Mrs. Krause
The Conservation Club raises awareness about current conservation issues and efforts in the Pacific Northwest. We partner with conservation organizations like Conservation Northwest for which we have a volunteer team in charge of a remote camera trap near Snoqualmie. In this project, we retrieve camera trap images and classify them.
Conservation Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. in Room 327.
Advisor: Ms. Flikkema
Sammamish Debate started again in January 2018 after a hiatus of several years. We prepare for and perform in speech and debate events, according to the rules of the National Speech and Debate Association (www.speechanddebate.org) and the WIAA Forensics guidelines (http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=327). Come and join us – no experience necessary!
Debate Club meets on Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library.
Advisor: Ms. Reeve
Environmental Warriors is a club for enthusiastic kids dedicated to improving world through environmental science. They collaborate to develop solutions to problems around our school as well in the larger community. Past projects or events have included the Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge, the 1,000 Cranes of Recycled Paper, an Eco-Friendly Gingerbread House Competition, hikes, and even Facebook bringing in virtual reality equipment for students to explore the corners of our world. This club is for students who want to save the world… while having a snack or two at the same time.
Environmental Warriors meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Room 227.
Advisor: Ms. Pinter
French Club is a club where students meet to discuss French culture, watch French movies and listen to French music.
French Club meets on Fridays at 7:55 a.m. in Room 115.
Advisor: Ms. Arnaud
Glee Club is a student led show-choir where everyone is welcomed to sing, dance, or play instruments, even if they don’t have space in their school schedule to take electives involving these talents. It’s based on the popular show, Glee, where McKinley High has a show choir that sings and dances at competitions and events. We hope to do the same and expand our club enough to be able to perform at competitions in the future. There is a brief audition involved, but this audition is just so we can hear what the person sounds like since it’s hard to hear individual voices when we sing as a group. The audition also helps us place members in sections so that everyone can sing to their greatest potential without having to worry about hitting a note that is out of their range. Glee Club is a lot like choir, but as I said before we dance and we do more popular songs than we would normally do in choir. In addition to just singing and dancing, we also encourage instrumentalists to join so that they can show their talent while we perform songs together. We hope more people will join!
Glee Club meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 173.
Advisor: Mr. Scott
Hip Hop Club
This club provides students the support, space, and opportunities to practice and pursue their passion for Hip Hop dance. Students meet twice a week to hone their craft and are often involved in various dance opportunities around the school, performing at assemblies and, most recently, the musical production of Bring It On: The Musical.
Hip Hop Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium.
Advisor: Ms. Pinter
Hot Glass Club
This club is for students who are currently in or have previously taken at least one hot glass class.
Students will work on new skills, creating work, and fundraising efforts such as organizing our Holiday and Spring glass sales.
Hot Glass Club meets on Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 a.m. in the hot glass studio/Room 658.
Advisor: Ms. Misoda
Students learn to write for the media and produce the school newspaper, the Totem Talk. We also learn about photography for media, graphic design and page layout, and writing editorials, news, sports and features, like movie or music or restaurant reviews.
Journalism Club meets on Thursdays at 3:35 p.m. in Room 611.
Advisor: Mr. Leffler
Junior State of America (JSA) is a non-partisan association of students seeking to become more informed on political affairs and the government process. With high school chapters all over the United States, students have opportunities each academic year to attend JSA State, where they meet with other students from their region. Students will improve their skills in debate and critical thinking as well as their political awareness.
JSA meets every-other Wednesday at 7:50 a.m. in Room 215.
Advisor: Ms. Liechty
Key Club is an international student led service organization. It fosters leadership and collaboration as students work together to better their communities and world. Come join us!
Key Club meets on Tuesdays at 3:35 p.m. in Room 310.
Advisor: Ms. Beltran
*Latino H.E.A.T. “Hispanos en Accion Together” is a leadership community service and cultural empowerment group that is known for being welcoming. Students work together to identify community service projects/activities to engage and implement; they work collaboratively with group members to generate event ideas, delegate work and carry out the event. In the process students gain skills and build a resume of leadership skills, passions, college and life goals. When students engage fully in Latino H.E.A.T. they will, confidently be able to answer the most commonly asked questions for college application essays, scholarships and job interviews. The group is facilitated by Youth Eastside Services staff and is run in both English and Spanish. We utilize, as a strategy, not only culturally sensitive approaches but the research based 40 Development Assets model as well. –All students are welcome to the group; one only need to bring their curiosity and desire learn about the diverse Latino culture; in doing so students learn from each other and can achieve the ideal community goal to affirm and celebrate commonalities and individual and unique differences.
Latino H.E.A.T. meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-6:00 p.m. in Room 308
Advisor: Ms. Quintana
*The group was created by a small group of Sammamish High School immigrant Latino students in 2004 who were committed to create change. We are funded by United Way and aim to meet the outcomes of school success, civic engagement, parent involvement, enhanced self-esteem, positive decision making and reduction of risk factors. The group also aims to raise awareness about the diverse Latino culture, promote positive expressions of identity and to work with the school and parents to promote success.
LGBTQ+ is a club designed to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ members of SHS. Students can share their stories and their hopes and plans to build support for a more inclusive community. Students also plan activities for the school community and learn about community activities and scholarships available for members of the club.
LGBTQ+ meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 212
Advisor: Ms. Beckerman
National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Members of NHS demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, service, and academics. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.65 or higher and meet community service requirements to qualify.
NHS meets on the First Tuesday of each month 3:30-4:00 p.m. in the Commons
Advisor: Jessica Youmans
We are the Robototes, Sammamish High School’s FIRST Robotics Team. Named after our school’s mascot (the Totems, or totes), we have participated in FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) since 2008.
FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a national organization dedicated to helping students discover the magic of science and technology. FIRST has several programs, including FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), a high-school level program where different teams (including us) compete and cooperate with each other. Every year we receive a new challenge, or game. These games can range from basketball and shooting frisbees to hanging large inner tubes on pegs over 7 feet in the air. After the game is revealed, we only have six weeks and a few days to work on the robot. These six weeks are known as “Build Season”. After Build Season, our team goes to competitions, where many different teams compete and work together to win matches and awards.
Although building robots is important, we also have many members who are involved in other non-robot aspects, such as fundraising and outreach. A good team (which we hopefully are) is well-balanced in all areas. The moral of the story is that even if you’re not into building robots or programming, you can still help. Our team meets at Sammamish High School in the engineering room (room 143, first floor) after school on Mondays, and every day during the build season.
Robotics Team meets on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in Room 143.
Advisor: Ms. Herzog
SkillsUSA is a student leadership organization that offers competitive, community service and leadership opportunities for students involved in Graphic Communication classes. Students participate at the regional, state and national levels.
SkillsUSA Graphics meeting times are variable in Room 147
Advisor: Mr. Danielsen
SkillsUSA Nurse Assisting
SkillsUSA is a student leadership organization that offers competitive, community service and leadership opportunities for students involved in Health Science Careers classes. Students participate at the regional, state and national levels.
SkillsUSA Nurse Assisting meeting times are variable in Room 309
Advisor: Ms. Peterson
Spirit Club is a place where students can share their ideas on how to make Sammamish more spirited and welcoming. We brainstorm ideas and put them into action.
Our goal is to increase the sense of community in Sammamish by making students excited to be at school and proud to wear red and black. Go totems!
Spirit Club meets on Fridays 7:55-8:25 a.m. in Room 111.
Advisor: Ms. Deutsch
Thespians is a club for any student involved in drama, whether it be acting or technical theatre. We meet a few times each month and plan various events. There are many opportunities such as competing at IEs (Individual Events) in tech or acting, going to the Washington State Thespian Festival, and learning more about theatre. We also do fundraisers throughout the year. Every October we collect food for kids in need (Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat). Thespians is open to anyone, regardless of theatre experience.
Thespians meet randomly once a month in the Green Room.
Advisor: Ms. Deutsch
Students improve their video production skills by joining Video Club as an afterschool club. They produce various productions both for the school in the form of weekly video announcements, promos for other clubs, recordings of school plays and concerts. They also brainstorm and plan productions for regional film festivals and other competitions.
Video Club meets on Mondays 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 345.
Advisor: Mr. Burlingame