Lakota West High School
Clubs and Organizations
Academic Quiz Team – Ian Avery, Advisor
Band –Andy Carr, Advisor
Two concert bands, two jazz bands, pep band and marching band are available for students interested. Try-outs are required. Please see Mr. Carr for additional information.
Chess Team – Mark Moody, Advisor
Lakota West High School presents two productions a year. Students take part as: actors, designers, builders, painters, costumes, etc.
Christian Students Club – Mary Mahoney, Advisor
Drama Team and Thespians (Lakota West Theatre) Laura Dobrozsi, Advisor
Lakota West High School presents two to three productions a year. Students take part as: actors, designers, builders, painters, costumes, etc.
FCCLA – Ann Roberts, Advisor
FCCLA is a co-curricular club for young men and women enrolled in the Work and Family Studies coursework. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life – planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication – necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.
French Club – Nichole Gergen, Advisor
The French Club is an organization for the members to celebrate the French language and culture with activities, food, movies and games.
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) – Mary Mahoney, Advisor
GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to provide a safe place to support each other and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice.
Junior Class - Kristin Henley, Advisor
Junior Classical League (JCL) – Elizabeth Oster, Advisor
This is a national organization for current and former Latin students. It is primarily social and service-oriented club and promotes the Classics. Members plan for and attend the annual Ohio JCL convention in Columbus for a weekend of competition (academic as well as creative and performing arts) and the national JCL convention held in the summer at various college campuses. A scholarship is awarded annually to a Lakota West graduating senior who has made a significant impact on the organization.
Literary Club – Mary Mahoney, Advisor
Mu Alpha Theta – Victoria Criswell, Advisor
This is a national mathematics honor society. Selection process each spring is via application. The club will emphasize math enrichment through math competitions, and will provide service to the district via tutoring.
Multi-Cultural Club – Ian Avery
National Honor Society (NHS) – Marian Weber, Advisor
The Lakota chapter of National Honor Society is open for students upon completion of their fifth or sixth semester of high school. Applications are sent to students with a 3.500 or higher cumulative GPA. The NHS faculty council makes final selection of members. Membership from another NHS chapter is accepted, but all Lakota West’s criteria must be met.
The Odyssey – David Babb, Advisor
This is the student yearbook at Lakota West High School. The Odyssey has won Individual awards at the Journalism Educators Assn. /National Scholastic Press Assn. The awards were presented for the following categories: copy, caption writing, cover design, and advertising design. Sales start at the beginning of the school year. Price is to be determined.
Peer Counseling – Bobby Emig, Advisor
Students from the high school work with younger students on positive decision-making, especially regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The Peer Counselors pledge to serve as role models by abstaining from all use of the substances themselves. The key to the program is the personal example set by each Peer Counselor.
Science Olympiad – Mark Moody, Advisor
Science Olympiad is a competitive team at Lakota West. Each student is given multiple events. Overall, Science Olympiad at Lakota West is a blend of preparation, success, and relaxation with fellow students. The beauty of this enjoyable completion is that it is really up to the student to prepare for their own events. This means that team members can range from being very competitive in their events to just being interested in a science team.
Senior Class – Effie Jata-Jansing and Allison Billups, Advisors
Spanish Club - Pat Luan, Advisor
The purpose of this organization is to become a candidate for the “Isabel Allende” chapter of the “Sociedod Honoraria Hispanica” for high achievement in Spanish, and to introduce its members to Spanish and Hispanic foods, customs, and culture. SPANISH III AND IV STUDENTS ONLY.
Student Government (SGA) – Annie Clevidence, Advisor
This group is committed to promoting school spirit and to encourage participation in school activities, such as homecoming, and community service activities (annual food drive, blood drive, etc.). Members have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through various local, regional, and state exchanges, workshops and conferences.