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ART

Art Photo 2017

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 2:15 pm until 3:30 pm
Advisor: Kristen Ingman

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 2017

Meetings are held every Friday in either room C126 or C217 from 2:15 to 315 pm.
Advisor: AmberJoy Coble

ASL Club discusses Deaf community events and looks for opportunities to work with the Deaf community, and fundraise and plan events to benefit outings to Deaf organizations and to benefit local Deaf organizations. 

 

ASTRONOMY 

Astronomy Photo 2017

The first meeting was Friday, October 28, from 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm
Advisor: Kurt Ottum
Student Contact: Spencer Thulin

Astronomy Club is an extracurricular group dedicated to studying, appreciating, and discussing the cosmos. Activities typically include rocket launches, stargazing events, and sharing the latest developments in the Astronomical Community.

 

BEATS

Meetings are held on Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in Room D214.
Advisor: Maggy Mrosla

The club meets to write and perform music–rap style.  It’s an opportunity to be artistic and express yourself through written words.

 

BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE

Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sehome High School Library from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Coach and Forensics Advisor: Laura Livingston

 

BOOK

Book Photo 2017

Meetings are held mostly the last Wednesday of the month in the Library
Advisor: Tracy Shaw (360-676-6473)
Officers: Hayley Major and Mckayla Buckley

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 

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 and Jeff Tetrick

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.

 

CHEERLEADING

Coaches: Culzean Fairley and Keesha Cavadini
2016-2017 Cheer Roster
2016-2017 Cheer Photos

 

CHESS

Meetings are held each Tuesday after school in Room C219.
Advisor: Suzanne Laas

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!

 

DANCE

Coach: Paige Nausha
2016-2017 Dance Team Roster

Dance Hip Hop Team 2017
Dance Team Jazz 2017

 

DRAMA

Drama Photo 2017

Advisor: Jason Parker (360-676-6470, x 6835)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Environmental Photo 2017

Advisor: Laurel Peak (x 7675)

 

FASHION

Consistent meeting days and times have not been determined.
Advisor: Reed Richardson

Fashion club focuses on nurturing the talents and needs of students interested in fashion, including designers, models and artists.

 

FBLA – FUTURE BUSINESS LEEADERS OF AMERICA

FBLA Photo 2017

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: Christina Stevens ( 360-676-6470, x 7732) and Kyle Ringo ( 360-676-6470, x 7728)

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!!!

 

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

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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays (check bulletin board outside C209) from 2:20 pm until 3:45 pm. We have many students who can only make meetings on Tuesdays and others who can only make it on Wednesday. We want to be a inclusive as possible.
Advisor: Kathie Peterson (360-676-6470, 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(360-676-6470, 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.

 

INDIAN UMBRELLA

Indian Umbrella Photo 2017

The first meeting was November 21
Advisor: Kelly Boyer (360-676-6470, x7706)

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: Patrick Brown (360-676-6470, x 6845)

 

MAGIC

Magic Photo 2017

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm
Advisor: Liesl Vial (360-223-5913)

Magic Club provides time and space each week for individuals to meet and play Magic the Gathering together. By playing the game, you are learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers to overcome obstacles in the game and in life. The game helps to develop creative problem-solving skills.

 

MATH

Advisor: Denise Shrout (360-676-6470, x 7645)

 

MENTORS

Mentors Photo 2017

Advisor: Jason Bergman (360-676-6470, x 7765)

 

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

Advisor: Suzy Laas (360-676-6470, x 7659)

Mountain School is a three-day educational program offered by the North Cascades Institute in the North Cascades National Park. The curriculum focuses on science and the natural and cultural history of the parks ecosystems. Students conduct advanced biological research in the National Park forest using current survey equipment and guided expertise. The program also exposes students to multiple career pathways in science and sets them on the path to become stewards of the environment.

 

QSA – QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

QSA Photo 2017

Meetings are held every Wednesday in Room D101 from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Advisor: Bethany Barrett (360-746-5839)
Squalicum Contact and PTSA Club Rep: Karen Anastasio (360-676-6470, x 7761)

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) is a club at Squalicum 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 also discuss current issues, advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and take a look at how our society views and works with anyone different from the “norm.” QSA is 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

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 ( 360-676-6470, x 7722)

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

 

SAILING

Advisor: Scott Wilson

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.

 

SONGWRITERS CLUB

First meeting is Tuesday, March 21, at 2:30
Advisor:  Kay Reilly

The Squalicum Songwriters Club gives students an opportunity to write songs or poetry, and to make music with fellow artists.

 

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

Meeting dates and time to be determined.
Advisor: Sandy Miller (360-676-6470, x 7643)

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.

 

SUPER SQUALI-BROS.

Meetings are held on Thursdays in Room C102 from 2:20 pm until 4:00 pm
Advisor: Derek Hite

Super Squali-Bros. Club is a once-a-week club that meets to play the videogame Super Smash Bros. in its many forms, from Ninendo 64 to the more recent Wii U. The club also hosts lock-ins at SqHS about once every quarter where students are invited from other schools, food is often provided, and tournaments take place. Beginner to expert players are welcome, but it does help to have some knowledge of the game.

 

SWING DANCE

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in Room B102.
Advisor: Lily Cory

The Swing Dance Club is a community building club that explores dancing from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Our goal is to build community and appreciation for vintage dance, while continuing to have fun!

 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Meetings will begin in the spring
Advisor: Denise Shrout (360-676-6470, x 7645)

The purpose of the Ultimate Frisbee Club is to get outside, play ultimate Frisbee and have fun!

 

UNITED DIVERSITY

United Diversity Photo 2017

Advisor: Aramis Johnson  (360-676-6470, 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 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: Katie Poortinga (360-676-6470, x 7664)

 

ZODIAC

Advisor: David Kish (360-676-6470, x 7641)