• Student Activities

    We have a wide variety of activities available at WHS including some that are offered at very few other schools. In this listing you have a brief description of the many activities that you can join.

    Choir and Band  
    Academic Team
    This team holds try­-outs each September, as well as periodically throughout the season. The season runs from September until the end of January. Team members compete in a league consisting of 6 Salem County schools. Matches involve questions from a variety of subject areas are held throughout the season and culminate in a championship match at the end of the season.
    Athletic Training Club
    The Athletic Training Club is an academic group designed to expose interested students to the various areas of Sports Medicine. During our monthly meetings we present and discuss a pre­-selected topic. We also discuss how students can obtain professional positions in Sports Medicine and the academic route needed to do so. The club is limited to students in the sophomore through senior classes.
    A/V Club
    The club consists of students who specialize in lightning, sound, set-up/break-down of equipment, and who maintain equipment for various school events in the auditorium and cafeteria. Students in the A/V Club will be/are trained in proper use of equipment, and are expected to participate in any necessary role (i.e. sound, lighting, set up, break down). 
    Woodstown High School has many options for individuals that enjoy playing an instrument. The Woodstown High School Marching Band and Concert Band are two options that involve in class and after school involvement. Enrollment in the band course is required for the Concert Band, and also requires students to be involved in the Marching Band.  However, students are encouraged to become involved in the Marching Band, Woodwind Ensemble and the Jazz Band which meet before and after school. 
    Chemistry Club
    The purpose of Chem Club is to have our students plan and enjoy a variety of chemistry­-focused activities. These activities include conducting laboratory activities not included in their regular chemistry classes, creating chemistry-­based Public­-Service Announcements for our school, hearing invited speakers, and helping to clean the environment through a selected community project. The year will culminate with a chemical demonstration/show performed for elementary school students.
    Chess Club
    The Chess Club meets every other week throughout the school year to play chess. Beginner players learn the basics, and advanced players compete against other experienced players. All are welcome! In the future we are planning to compete against other schools in tournaments.
    The vocal music program at Woodstown High School includes General Choir, Select Choir and Chamber Choir. Many opportunities for performance exist, including concerts, trips and festivals. In addition, students participate in select groups such as All­-State and South Jersey Chorus. Auditions for Chamber Choir occur in early September.
    C.I.R.C.L.E (Caring Inclusion for Recreation and service Creating Lifelong friendships for Everyone)
    C.I.R.C.L.E club’s goal is to positively change student’s lives through acceptance, understanding, and inclusion of students with and without disabilities in a new circle of friendship. This new circle of peers will further enrich and empower lives by having all members participate in social, recreational, fundraising, and service opportunities throughout the school and community. By Joining C.I.R.C.L.E., students will be able to help one another, WHS, and the community, as well as prepare themselves for a more successful, productive, and happy adult life. 
    Drama Club
    The Drama Club produces two different productions throughout the school year. The Fall Street Play, begins auditions and practices in September, and is produced and chosen by senior directors. After the Fall Street Play's performance in November, work on the Annual Musical begins. Members being practicing their lines from early December through March to make our annual school musical one of the best productions in all of South Jersey. Try-outs for the musical are usually held in November. Experiences gained through either production can include set decoration, set construction, lighting techniques, electrical support, and of course acting and singing.
    Environmental Club
    The goal of this organization is to promote environmental education throughout the school community. The students who join are involved in community service and fundraising activities. The fundraising activities help to fund a scholarship for a graduating senior and the sponsorship of school activities such as speakers for an assembly for Earth Week.
    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
    The goal of FBLA is to develop student interest in the business world through field trips, guest speakers, projects, and/or other approved activities to allow student participation in appropriate competitions.
    Future Educators Association (FEA)
    FEA has the mission to provide students with opportunities to explore careers in education. Through participation in FEA students will gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of teachers, counselors and administrators. Students also have the opportunity to Job Shadow a teacher in their Senior Year.
    Future Farmers of America (FFA)
    FFA is the national organization of students enrolled in agricultural education and is one of the three components of an approved agricultural education program. It is unlike other school related organizations in that it is intracurricular. FFA offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real life situations through participation in local, state and national career development events, and through the development and maintenance of a supervised agricultural experience. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
    French Club
    The French Club is comprised of students who are interested in the language and culture of the countries they are studying. Along with the Spanish Club, the French Club schedules activities throughout the year such as International Foods Day, community service projects, and cultural activities such as going to see plays or art exhibitions to help broaden their experience and understanding. They also do annual fundraising to support endeavors. 
    Girls Action Team (GAT)
    "Girls Action Team" club is aimed toward empowering our female students with the knowledge and information needed to help them gain voices and make well­-informed choices. Through discussions, journal writing, and various activities we cover topics such as; Boosting Self­Esteem, Body Images, Intra­-personal Relationships, Respect, Self­-Awareness, Dating (Pressures, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, & Dating Violence), Personal Health and Long­-Term Goals.
    Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
    The Woodstown Chapter of GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)meets once per month. The club intends to have a positive impact on discrimination, harassment, and violence in school by raising awareness and acceptance of different sexual and gender identities, and advocating for equal treatment for youth of all sexual orientations. The club provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight youth to come and talk about any issues concerning them.
    Key Club
    Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-­led organization that teaches leadership, develops initiative, provides community service, and prepares students to be better citizens through serving others. The local chapter of the Kiwanis International sponsors the WHS Key Club and membership is open to any student who desires to become a leader in his/her school and community and wishes to provide service to others.
    Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (LMTI)
    LMTI is a drug and alcohol prevention program at WHS. Student leaders who promise to live a positive lifestyle serve as role models and mentors while they aide in the transition from 8th grade to high school. This group is joined through an application process in the spring.
    Math League
    Individuals interested in mathematics and are willing to be challenged mathematically through contest will enjoy participating in the Math League. This activity will meet during activity period and participate in NJ Math League Contests throughout the year. 
    Mock Trial Team
    This team holds try-­outs early in the school year for competition in a league of South Jersey schools. Practices and meetings involve training in formal legal techniques that are used in each competition.
    National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
    NAHS membership is specifically for high school students in grades 10­-12 for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. Selection for membership in NAHS requires that students have a minimum of one semester in art and maintain a “B” average. Throughout the year, NAHS members complete a community service project, participate in Teen Arts at the county and state level, sell Holiday Cards, visit a museum, as well as write a chapter report for the NAHS newspaper.
    National Honor Society (NHS)
    Membership in this society is limited to students with outstanding academic success and community service. Requirements for acceptance are listed on the High School website. Students are given applications based on these requirements in their junior and senior year.
    Odyssey of the Mind
    OM is an international educational program that provides creative problem­-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
    Philosophy Club
    The Philosophy Club is an open minded group of students who wish to learn about other people's personal philosophies on life. We discuss love, life, beauty, fear, hate, and why we define things the way we do. You must have an open mind and a willingness to discuss things in a small public forum.
    Photography Club
    The WHS Photography Club strives to provide students with an opportunity to learn, practice, and explore photography of a variety of styles in a peer group setting. The Club also strives to provide the members with an opportunity to display work in a public forum. The Club will demonstrate to students how to get the most out of the cameras they are using, how to compose an interesting photograph, and other topics chosen by the members. Finally, there will be projects throughout the year in which club members work will be shown to the school and the public.
    Project Graduation
    Project Graduation enhances the graduating experiences of seniors by providing them with a safe, secure, drug and alcohol free graduation night. Throughout the year relationships are developed between students, parents, educators, and the general public in an effort to secure funding for the seniors graduation night event. Students are encouraged to participate especially within their senior year. The fundraising efforts held build the fostering of community service, engagement in cooperative activities, and instillment of a sense of service and pride toward our school and ourselves. 
    Renaissance Club
    The vision of the Renaissance Club is to make Woodstown High School a more enjoyable place, both by improving the building aesthetically and by coming up with activities and rewards for deserving students and/or faculty members. Renaissance Club members will decorate bulletin boards and wall space in the building with motivational and inspirational sayings. We will recognize/congratulate/thank students and faculty members for any contributions or accomplishments that they make. We will also brainstorm and organize ideas to reward students who have completed the requirements to earn a Renaissance card. Student members will execute fundraisers to raise money for the Renaissance Club activities (including rewards for students and staff) and, perhaps, for chosen charities (to be decided by the student members).
    School Store
    The WHS Student Store services primarily Woodstown High School, but we also provide services for Woodstown community members, alumni, and students elementary and middle school. The activity is open to anyone interested in helping run the store and interested in business. Together with a local graphic designer and students we create the products sold in the store.
    Spanish Club
    The Spanish Club is comprised of students who are interested in the language and culture of the countries they are studying. Along with the French Club, the Spanish Club schedules activities throughout the year such as International Foods Day, community service projects, and cultural activities such as going to see plays or art exhibitions to help broaden their experience and understanding. They also do annual fundraising to support endeavors. 
    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
    This group emphasizes how improper decisions may be harmful to your well being. In addition, the dangers involved when driving and alcohol use are mixed.
    Student Alliance
    This organization is designed to open the lines of communication between students and the administration. Students have an opportunity to voice their concerns to an administrator, as well as present ideas on how to improve Woodstown High School.
    Students in Action
    The vision of the club is to connect youth and volunteerism so that public service becomes a lifelong value. Fundraising is one of the leadership goals of the program using funds that are generated to support the development of service projects. The club will collaboratively brainstorm fundraising ideas throughout the school year, along with community service projects. Students in Action is the youth focused program of the Jefferson Awards which area prestigious national recognition system honoring the community and public service of America. These awards were created as a Nobel Prize for public service and they serve as a “Call to Action for Volunteers” in local communities, businesses and educational institutions.
    Student Government Association (SGA)
    This group of student leaders works to sponsor many major events during the school year. Included in those are the Homecoming Festivities and the Annual Field Day, among other important projects. These students also work to bring improvements to the school community while given the task of serving as role models for our students.
    Students of Service (SOS)
    Students of Service focus on community service. Students who join this club will become active participants as they work with others in their school and community to develop personal and social responsibility. Students will foster a sense of caring for others. And, by seeing the work they do benefit those around them, they become actively contributing citizens and community members.
    Tri­-M is the national music honor society. Its focus is service and recognition of student achievement in all areas of the school music program. Acceptance into Tri-M is based on a specific criteria/level of achievement.
    Video-­Communications Club
    Students from the Communications Academy and Video Productions class along with students from the general population will make up the membership of the Video/Communications Club. Our purpose is to give students the opportunity to use the equipment to produce a variety of video projects. We will also offer our services to WHS to create ads and PSA’s to run on AM Woodstown throughout the year.
    The annual yearbook is a popular place for students to have an impact on a publication that will exist forever and always be remembered. Activities can include editing, page layout and photography, as well as digging up facts about the school, students, and the happenings at WHS. Students interested in being on the Woodchips staff take a five (5) credit course elective entitled Publishing with Technology.
    The school newspaper is a place for students who are interested in all phases of journalism. Members participate in investigating, reporting, editing, page layout, photography and other forms of research. The Woodstonian is published four times each school year, and is produced by the Creative Writing class.