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ARCHERY

Advisor: Connor Hegarty  (x7756)

Our club will not be starting until January or after due to access to archery equipment. At that time, we’ll have some events and meetings.

 

ART

Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:20 pm.

Advisor: Kristen Ingman (x 7753)

Art club is run by its members and is primarily a place for students to come and create together in a welcoming and creative environment. Some new skills and projects will be presented periodically if members wish to try some new techniques.

 

ASL

ASL Photo 2018
ASL 2018

ASL Club Photo 17-18

ASL club will be meeting on Fridays after school at room A-1 Portable in Ms. Coble’s room.
Advisor: AmberJoy Coble    (x7784)

If you love learning more about the Deaf community, supporting local Deaf organizations, want to learn some sign language and take cool trips then join our club!  

 

BOOK

Book Photo 2017

Meetings are held mostly the last Wednesday of the month in the Library
Advisor: Tracy Shaw (x 6473)
Officer: Emma McCoy

Book Club was founded by two students who just love to read and talk about what they read with like-minded students. They read a book a month, then get together to discuss, have treats and have lots of fun. There’s no pressure — just lots of fun!

 

BRIDGE BUILDING /TCA

Bridge Building Photo 2017

Meetings are held either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Meeting dates for a given week will be communicated in the daily announcements
Advisors: Alan Doud (x7747/x 7777) and Sarah Marshall (x7772)

The Squalicum High School Bridge Building Club provides support for students so that they can build bridges and compete in bridge building competitions using the rules established by the International Bridge Building Committee.

 

CHESS

Meetings are held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 in Room C219.
Advisor: Suzanne Laas   (X7659)

Chess Club Information 2018-19

Chess Club is mostly about playing the game but is also about learning the rules, recognizing common checkmate patterns, discussing opening principles, practicing tactics, and mastering endgame scenarios. For players of any level.

 

COSPLAY

Meetings are held Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:15 pm in Room D112. 

Advisor: Sarah Marshall  (x7772)

 

DEBATE

Coach and Forensics Advisor: Laura Livingston

We meet on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 in the 3rd floor student lounge at BHS.  The Bellingham United Debate Club is three BSD high schools debating as one unified team.  We debate Policy, Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas debate in tournaments at high schools and colleges in Oregon and Washington.  Debate is one of the top things that colleges appreciate on your high school resume and is invaluable in securing both college admissions and scholarships. Contact Coach/Forensics Director Laura Livingston at livill@hotmail.com and put “DEBATE” in the subject line.  Please check out our website:  www.bellinghamdebate.wixsite.com/home.

 

DRAMA

Drama Photo 2017

Advisor: Jason Parker (x 6835)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Environmental Photo 2017

Advisor: Laurel Peak (x 7675)

 

FBLA – FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA

FBLA Photo 2018

General Meetings are held one Wednesday per month after school (see Squalicum web calendar for exact dates)
Committee Meetings are usually twice a month after school as set by committee
Advisors: Jeff Dowd ( 360-676-6470, x 7732)

What Is FBLA?

FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America.  It is a national organization for high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in business.  Squalicum’s FBLA chapter is one of the largest clubs at Squalicum and in the Bellingham School District.  Members attend regular meetings, take part in regional, state and national conferences, compete in various business events, perform community service and are involved with the school store and other fundraising activities. Through involvement, students have the opportunity to learn from business leaders in the community and partake in “real world” professional experiences. Through FBLA, members get a competitive edge for college and career success.

Who can join FBLA?

Anyone interested in being successful in business or business related careers and in grades 9-12 can join.

Benefits of FBLA

  • Travel around the country
  • Earn scholarships and prizes
  • Career preparation opportunities
  • Participate in community service events
  • Compete & win at regional, state, and national conferences
  • Become a local, state, or national officer
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun!!!

 

FRENCH

Meeting time TBA.
Advisor: Izze Dulion (x 7744)

 

GERMAN

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 2:20 to 3:30 in Room B201.
Advisor: Diane Cooper-Schick (x 7621)

German Club offers students opportunities to explore German/Austrian/Swiss culture.  As club members choose, we cook, do crafts, watch films, play games, go on field trips, and more.  

 

HEALTH ALLIANCE

Health Photo 2017
Meetings are held Wednesdays in Room B118 after school.

Advisor: Kathie Peterson (x 7730)

Our club students are making a difference in our school and community by helping to increase awareness of the dangers of substance abuse, distracted driving and other harmful behaviors. We are a group of young leaders making healthy choices for ourselves, encouraging others and modeling healthy lifestyles. Come check it out!

2016 Photos

 

HONOR SOCIETY

Honor Society Photo 2017

Honor Society does not have a regular meeting time. Meeting are announced well in advance of the actual date.
Advisor: Heidi Carpenter ( x 7653)

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students for excellence in scholarship. The club then challenges those students to develop their character and leadership further through active involvement in community service.

 

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)

Advisor: Tido Nakazato (x 7798)

 

INDIAN UMBRELLA

Indian Umbrella Photo 2017

The first meeting was November 21
Advisor: Kathryn Kryt  (x7683)

Indian Umbrella is a charitable organization whose mission is to partner with small charities in India with realistic and well proposed goals and raise funds and awareness for them throughout Canada and the United States. Members support a good cause and get volunteer hours.

 

LEMON

Lemon Photo 2017

Advisor: Riley Liddle (x 7755)

 

MATH

Advisor: Denise Shrout (x 7645)

 

MENTORS

Mentors Photo 2017

Advisor: Jason Bergman (x 7765)

 

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Advisor: Nick Blodgett  (x 7765), Emma Holmberg (x 7702)

MUSIC PRODUCTION CLUB’s mission is to engage students in the creation, recording, production process of music. In today’s world of music creation, producing your own original music has become incredibly accessible, and popular. Students have access to professional Digital Audio Workstation software where they can experiment with beat making, sampling, digital synthesis, and live instrument recording. Music Production Club members will learn how to create their own songs, remix existing music, and learn production techniques from guest instructors and local artists. Ultimately, our members will learn how to create the music that they listen to and love, while gaining a sense of confidence that musical expression is known to inspire.

 

PING PONG

Meetings are held on Tuesdays after school from 3:30 to 5:00 outside lockers to determine where space is available for tables.

Advisor: Chesed Reyes (x 7649)

Beginning, intermediate and advanced ping pong players are encouraged to come play recreational and possibly some competitive bracketed tournaments.

 

QSA – QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

QSA Photo 2017

Meetings are held every Wednesday in Room D101 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Meeting dates: Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23

Advisors: Kay Reilly (360-676-6470, x7796)), Karen Anastasio (360-676-6470, x 7761)

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) is a club that promotes diversity and acceptance in our school for LGBTQ+ students. We want to spread acceptance, educate our school, and build community through club activities that support and provide a relaxed, safe, and fun environment for queer students and their allies. We are open to students of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

ROTARY INTERACT

Rotary Interact Photo 2017
Volunteering at Bingo at Boys’ & Girls’ Club on Sat., Feb. 26

Meetings are held once a month on Thursdays from 2:20 pm until 2:30 pm
Advisor: Gabe Mayers   (x7661)

The Rotary Interact Club, which has been at Squalicum for over 15 years now, is a service-oriented club dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations in Bellingham over the school year. We have over 70 student members and are supported by the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club. Some of our events are volunteering at the Bellingham Bay Marathon, helping with the Halloween and Valentine’s Day carnivals put on by Bellingham Parks and Recreation, volunteering at the Jingle Bell Run, etc. All students are welcome!

Volunteering at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Work Party 2016
Volunteers filling 78 Mother’s Day Gift Bags – May 2017

 

RPG – ROLL PLAYING
RPG Photo 2017

Adventure meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room B102.
Advisor: Michelle Campbell (x 7722)

The purpose of RPG Club is to unite fellow nerds and enjoy a game of dungeons and dragons.

 

SAILING

Advisor: Scott Wilson

2018 Sailing Pic
2017-18 Sailing Club

The Squalicum Sailing team practices twice per week in the spring and attends regular weekend regattas around the northwest. The team practices with Bellingham and Sehome high school on Lake Whatcom after school.  For more information click here www.whatcomsailing.com.

 

SPANISH

Meeting dates and time to be determined.
Advisor: Derek Hite (x 7742)

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso- e (3 semesters of Spanish) with a B+ average in Spanish Class.

 

SPIRIT

Head Coach: Jenovia Chunyk
Assistant Coach: Anna Edquist

Spirit 2018-19 Roster
2017-18 Spirit Team Photos

 

STEM Outready (STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Advisor: Tim Reinholtz (x 7797)

We meet once a month in Room B211 to go over plans for elementary school visits that month, and we visit the elementary schools two mornings a month. The purpose of our club is to meet with elementary students to do projects involving science, technology, engineering, and math! Through this community outreach, we hope to expose elementary-aged kids to the STEM field and to broaden their academic interests.

 

SUPER SQUALI-BROS.

Advisor: Derek Hite (x 7742)

We meet every Wednesday after school in C102 from 3:20 to 4:30 pm.

 

TEEN COURT

Advisor: Natylee Nelson     (x7656)

All meetings run from 3:20 to 4:15 in C216. Meeting dates are 11/26, 12/10, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/13, 6/10.

Teen Court is an alternative court option for juvenile offenders of minor crimes to be tried by a jury of their peers rather than adults. Students fill every role in the courtroom including jury bailiff, clerk, judge, and advocates (lawyers). Not only do participating students get to make real decisions that have a major impact on someone’s life, but they also learn about approaching a sentence from a restorative justice perspective.

 

UNITED DIVERSITY

United Diversity Photo 2017

Advisor: Aramis Johnson  (x 7705)

Our club promotes being united through our diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives. We love having fun, enjoying each other’s company, and having a great fellowship while embracing all cultures. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in B101 at 3:30 pm. We will continue our annual activities; such as, Multicultural Day and Karaoke at lunch, while finding new ways to give back to the community.

 

YEARBOOK

Advisor: Emma Holmberg (x 7702)

 

ZODIAC

Advisor: Heidi Carpenter (x 7653)