Lakota West High School
Clubs and Organizations

Academic Quiz Team  Ian Avery, Advisor

The Academic Quiz Team competes in with nine other GMC Conference schools in quiz bowl events. Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. (Winter)

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

Chess helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance. More importantly, it is fun, competitive, and elite a team that finished the season with .750 standing in 2017!

Christian Students Club – Mary Mahoney, Advisor

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  Jessica Hodges, 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

Each year, the junior class plans the Junior/Senior Prom. Hone your leadership, organization, and event planning skills!

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  TBD, Advisor
This is a national mathematics honor society. Selection process each spring is via application. The club will emphasize math enrichment through math 

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  Nick McGill, 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 - Jessica Hodges and Allison Billups, Advisors
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. All Spanish Classes 9 through 12 are welcome.

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.