Activities

Green Bay West has a long and proud tradition of athletics and activities. We hope that each student is able to find several activities that provide growth as a leader and learner.

You will find the co-curricular offerings listed below. Students, I strongly encourage you to look through the opportunities available to enhance your high school experience outside of the classroom. Participation in high school activities can boost not only your personal resume, but also a college preparation portfolio. Involvement is often a predictor of later success in post-secondary school options, a chosen career, as well as becoming a contributing member of society.

Communication is a key component to the success of all our programs. This site offers opportunities to connect to our athletic and activities programs. Please take advantage of these opportunities and feel free to share this web site with others.

Please feel free to contact me by email at slkuester@gbaps.org  if you have any comments or suggestions.

Thanks,
Sue Kuester
Green Bay West Activities Director

Clubs & Organizations 

“The Green Bay Area Public School District maintains an overall policy of assisting in the development of community groups and recognizes a broad spectrum of student groups. However, it does not necessarily endorse the views of groups whose materials are distributed or posted.”

Below you will find the most complete list of (non-athletic) activities and advisors at Green Bay West High School. These activities and organizations represent what the student body has an interest in and their extensive areas of participation. Every student who is involved though the GBAPS District is required to sign the Code of Conduct and adhere with school rules, regulations, and eligibility requirements. If a student should ever want to add to this list with their own club or activity, that student will need an advisor and ten founding members of the charter. Please contact the Activities Director for more details. All students who participate in these extra-curricular events are choosing to do so with the understanding that they are subject to the Co-Curricular Code, school rules, district rules, and the knowledge they represent our school and the students therein. 

Performance and Art-Based Opportunities

 Group   Advisor(s)  Description
 Body Electric       Ellie Hinz-Radue   
Jim Paplham
The annual Talent Show. This is our major fundraiser of the year. Our theme is taken from a Walt Whitman poem entitled "I Sing the Body Electric" which is his celebration of the physical and spiritual strength common to all human beings. Anyone is welcome to audition.
 Color Guard Christine Beaumont   An athletic and creative way to support and perform at functions and games, working with flags, choreography, and other props may be for you!
 Dance Team
Whereas this is an organization, it follows the rules and regulations of an athletic event.
 Fall Play Ellie Hinz-Radue
Jim Paplham
Open to all actors and stage/tech crew who are drawn to the stage and want to improve the overall atmosphere of a show.
 Jazz Band Danielle Scherer For students who are playing at a higher level who want to show their skills in another genre of instrumental music.
Musical Ellie Hinz-Radue
Jim Paplham
Mark Peot
Danielle Scherer
Spring show for all levels of performers, actors, singers, and stage/tech crew. There is no better time to learn the ins and outs of what it would take to be on Broadway.
 Marching & Pep  Band Danielle Scherer For Band students who want to show off their skill and pass their class these events are a must! The band gets the crowd on its feet!
 One Act Play Ellie Hinz-Radue For students who are serious about acting, this competition based-performance challenges both the basics of crew and timed performance troupes.
 Pit Orchestra Danielle Scherer During the musical, this select group of musicians gives the audience the atmosphere and the actors the right notes to hit to be in a successful show.
 Show Choir Mark Peot This select group has auditions in the early fall, and performs at concerts and competitions throughout the school year.

 

Leadership and Competition-Based Activities

 Club Advisor(s) Description
 Academic Decathlon  Michelle Maresh  
Joanna Petersen
 Wisconsin Academic Decathlon is a state-wide Scholastic Competition for high school students from both the public and private schools throughout the State. This unique educational opportunity is for A, B & C level students--not just the "elite" student. The program provides opportunities for students to experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition.
www.cesa7.org/wisconsin-academic-decathlon-wiad
 Academic Team
- Language Arts
Jim Paplham

We compete against squads from other schools in a test of literary knowledge. The competition consists of two parts:

  • Essay component (based upon an assigned text or texts) completed prior to the live competition; and
  • Collaborative "Quiz Bowl" component (in which the team members collaboratively answer questions about literature, authors, and analysis in a timed environment).
 Academic Team
-Math
Mari Tomita
Bonnie Wallberg
You do not need to be an "A" math student; you simply need to enjoy the subject. We compete in the Metro Math League once a month from October to March. We also compete one Saturday in February at St. Norbert College. These competitions help prepare us for the final, city-wide competition at the end of March.
 Academic Team
-Social Studies
Mike Olsen The competition consists of three rounds with a five-member team. Each team submits one written question and answer sheet to be scored. At the end of Round 2, the highest scoring teams will compete in the final round.
 Academic Team
-Science
Greg Sawyer "Quiz Bowl" style competition for those interested in science.
 Bowling Mike Olsen Competitive or recreational bowler, all skill levels are welcome. Everyone participates in every meet. Become a part of the strong tradition of West bowling teams in the Green Bay Area Bowling Conference. Practice will begin in early November at Riviera Lanes. Conference meets start in early December and run through January. Further competitions last into additional months.
*Club fee is required.
 DECA
(Distributive Education Clubs of America)
Joe Zehren DACA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
www.deca.org
 FCCLA
(Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Roseann Smith The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Students participate in leadership and informational events that are both local and national.
www.fcclainc.org
 Forensics Jim Paplham Speaking competition with numerous levels and opportunities to gain confidence and poise with emphasis on interpretation, information, and speaking skills.
 French Forensics Lorraine Poplaski   Individual and group opportunities to advance French speaking skills and gain confidence in both speaking and a world language.
 Skills USA Andrew Belongia
Greg Maloney
Skills USA is a national non-profit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
www.skillsusa.org
 Solar Olympics Kendyl Clark Solar Olympics is an annual, one-day renewable energy event for participating SolarWise® schools within the WPS service area. This fun-filled energy competition gives high school students hands-on experience with renewable energy, along with project management and team work.
www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
 Student Council Angela Englebert
Andrea Schmidt
Goal: To foster a spirit of cooperation and leadership among the students, faculty, and administration relating to school policy and spirit.
How & When to Join: Grade 10-12 are elected in the spring for the following school year. Grade 9 members are elected in the fall at the beginning of the school year.
 Trees for Tomorrow Boys -
E-Ben Grisby 

Girls - 
Elona Winslow
This leadership activity begins with teachers submitting candidates from the sophomore class, then voting that number down to just 5-10 students for each session. The activity takes place at a camp, outdoors, with students from other schools.

 

Special Interest and Service Organizations

 Club Advisor(s) Description
 Advisor - Freshman
Class
Margaret Wendell Organizes and supports class activities
 Advisor - Sophomore
Class
Renee Anderson 
Greg Gaie
Organizes and supports class activities
 Advisor - Junior Class Amy Daul
Anders Saulic
Organizes and supports class activities
 Advisor - Senior Class
Michelle Maresh
Lindsey Rykal
Organizes and supports class activities
 Anime Club William Hinz Students coming together to watch, read and discuss various forms of anime.
 Asian Club Mai Yia Lor Meet to discuss culture, language, difficulties, and community at West.
 Book Club Clare Putman Group that gets together to discuss the current book they've read.
 Diversity Club  E-Ben Grisby Become allies in achieving community through culture. Experience various films, historical evidence, guests, and discussion about everyday lives.
 Drama Club Ellie Hinz-Radue  Students who are interested in theatre and want to get a little more experience in the world of drama are welcome.
 FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Angela Englebert  Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
 FEA (Future Educators Association) Dan Gage Encourages and informs students who are focused on becoming an educator after high school.
 French Club Lorraine Poplaski All about the French! Come and learn about culture, food, and what makes the French such an amazing population!
 GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) E-Ben Grisby Become allies through events, discussion, and open and honest conversations with peers and other adults.
 Link Crew Autumn Dickie
Roseann Smith
Open to juniors and seniors through an application and reference system. Older students help younger and new students learn about high school, and orient them in order to be successful.
 National Honor Society Jennifer Cherek The purpose of NHS is to provide service, and honor students who have exhibited excellent scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the community. Members must continue to exhibit these  qualities once inducted. Students in the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades are eligible for membership.
 Native American Club Anne Gretz For any and all students who identify with, or want to learn more about Native American culture, both here at school and out in the community.
 Newspaper (The Purple Parrot)  Stephanie Bielen  Online and in print! Come volunteer your talents as a writer, editor, photographer, critic, entrepreneur, or gossiper. All students and abilities are welcome to offer up their skills.
 Octagon Club Sarah Schultz Octagon Club is a student group that builds your leadership skills and gets you involved in the community through volunteering.
 Peer Group  Mai Yia Lor Raise awareness of student issues, become a leader in the school and develop communication and mediation skills. Peer Group works with students to make West a better place.
 Science Club Greg Sawyer
Elona Winslow
Interested in getting together with other people who have a love of the sciences? 
Together you can do experiments, watch movies, discuss modern marvels, and maybe take a field trip or two!
 Sting Cancer Elona Winslow Support cancer survivors, raise money for cancer research and provide awareness within the West family.
 Tabletop Game Club Anders Saulic Students engage in various tabletop activities, which include: board games, card games, and pen and paper role-playing games.
 Yearbook Tracy VandeWalle  Gain skills in photography, layout and design, writing, and Photoshop! New members are always welcome and can join at any time.
 Yoga Club Elona Winslow Come participate and experience more flexibility and strength than you can imagine!

 

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