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Woodrow Clubs and Organizations

Getting involved in clubs and organizations is one of the best parts of high school.  It benefits both you and your community.  Clubs help bring together students who share a common interest and open doors to involvement in the community and in the school.  The clubs at Woodrow create an environment of unity and school spirit.  Any student at Woodrow can find clubs and organizations that will fit their interests, look impressive on a college resume, and most of all, provide rewarding experiences during their high school years.

Club Calendar 

DEAF Academy Team 

Woodrow Deaf Academic Team

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We are a new club, yes and currently we are calling ourselves the "Woodrow Deaf Academic Team," we are trying to provide more opportunities for our deaf students and plan to expand with more opportunities next year.

Tthe Academic Bowl is purely academic based, covering the four core subjects areas (Math, Science, History and English).

Having our students attend Academic Bowls is extremely important as it gives them the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills that will benefit them long into their futures, the networking potential from the deaf community as well as college recruitment opportunities abound.  The academic competition is extremely rigorous in its format and it requires a level of discipline that stretches across all content areas, requiring our students to be more fully engaged in their education here at Woodrow.

Here are some pictures from the weekend in Colorado where our students competed as part of the Gallaudet University Academic Bowl.  This was the first time DISD ever had a team participate.  The competition is in its 20th year and we look forward to making this a tradition and bringing home a trophy In the future for Woodrow.

Students who attended:

  • Jakkisha Smith
  • Sharon Castillo
  • Ernesto Martinez
  • Bryan Castro

Debate 

Debate Team

Students wanting to be involved with Woodrow Debate can join the Debate club or take Debate as one of their electives. Mr. Hearne is the sponsor for Debate.

Woodrow takes top honors at Dallas Urban Debate Alliance

Woodrow Debate kicked off it's season with success at the first Dallas Urban Debate Alliance tournament of the year.  See a Flickr photo collection.

Woodrow's Elizabeth Collins and Alexander Van Geenan won first place Varsity team.

Coach Robert Hearne congratulates Alexander Van Geenan and Elizabeth Collins on their first place win.

In the JV division Trace Rosenbower and Henry Lloyd placed 5th as a team and Jackson Hansen and Agianna Kurbally finished 9th. Lucas Rogers, Alexander Van Geenan and Jackson Hansen all received top 10 speaker awards.

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Agianna Kurbally and Jackson Hansen discuss strategy.

2nd Lucas Rogers accepting his speaker award.

Henry Lloyd and Trace Rosenbower on left preparing their arguments. 

Gay-Straight Alliance 

GSA 

Gay-Straight Alliance

Sponsor: Rhonda Craven
Site: woodrowgsa.com
Email: hi@woodrowgsa.com
Meetings: Bi-Weekly on Mondays at 4:30 in Room 2003.

http://woodrowgsa.com/calendar.html

Interact Club 

Interact Club

Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 14-18.  It is a club that encourages its members to make a difference in the world by becoming better leaders and improving their community.

INTERACT is your chance to

  • Make new friends
  • Improve your community
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance International Understanding and Goodwill

Interact is supported by the Rotary Club of Dallas, and the members of Interact welcome you to join the club.

Sponsor:  

Michelle Gilbert
214-607-5379

Junior World Affairs Council 

Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC)

The purpose of this organization is to help students at Woodrow gain the insight, understanding and information to keep abreast of international affairs. This organization  is linked to the International Education Initiative of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Sponsor:  Catherine Pate

 

Key Club 

Key Club

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide community service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club is a caring, competent and capable group of servant leaders transforming communities worldwide. Lakewood Kiwanis supports the Key Club at Woodrow Wilson. It is our desire to teach the Key Club the importance of giving back to our community.

Key Club sponsor is Ms. Bennett

2017-2018 Key Club Officers:

President:  Dominique Salmeron
Vice President: Matthew Gresback
Secretary:  Piper Duke
Treasurer:  Anna Scherger
Editor:  Olivia Holmes
Web Master:  Will Hammond

Mock Trail 

Mock Trial Team

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Mock Trial Competition 2017

The Woodrow Wilson High School Mock Trial Team competed against 25 other Dallas ISD teams in the 38th Annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition held on January 22 at the George Allen Sr. Courts Building, and finished among the top eight teams to advance to the quarterfinal competition to be held on Thursday, January 26. Team members include team captain Brian Arnold, Audrey Blumenstock, Tré Brown, Harrison DuBose, Hope Dobson, Joseph Orozco, Leslye Ruiz, Kala Vahle, East Walkington, Carly Williams, and understudies Natasha Johnson and Gustavo Arenas. The team is coached by Mike Buchanan, Ben DuBose, and Woodrow alumni Monty Watson and Adam Greenfield, and the team sponsor is Woodrow teacher Samuel Mount.

The Dallas Bar Association Mock Trial Committee oversees the statewide high school mock trial program, which was established in 1979. Each year, over 150 schools across the state and approximately 2000 students participate in the competition. The program includes hundreds of volunteer attorneys and judges involved in the judging of each trial of the competition. The mock trials are open to the public and the Dallas Bar Association encourages any teacher, student, or parent who is interested in the law to attend and observe the competitions.

Mock Trial Team Tryouts

The Mock Trial team will hold tryouts for 2017-2018 team in Fall 2017. Questions? Contact Mr. Mount.

Mock Trial Team

The Woodrow Mock Trial Team is comprised of 10 team members and alternates, who act as prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, witnesses, and timekeepers. In October, students are given the rules of the competition, and a set of facts in the form of six witness statements. These statements (which always have humorous edge to them) leave room for ambiguity so that the two sides of a case are closely balanced. From these materials the students conduct a trial before a judge that lasts slightly less than two hours. The trial has all usual components: opening and closing statements, and direct and cross-examination of witnesses. Each team will compete in at least once on each side (prosecution or defense) during the tournament. Woodrow's team tryouts are held in late September and the tournament is usually held in January or February.

This competition is excellent for any student who wishes to improve his or her ability to analyze facts and present a compelling argument, improve public speaking skills and the ability to think on one's feet, and to improve his or her overall self-confidence. On a typical team, only three of the students compete as lawyers. Six of the other students compete as witnesses and in effect play a role--much like a drama production, except that what the student says is unscripted, and that often makes things very interesting, and gives the students more creative running room. Therefore, this competition is great for students with all types of backgrounds.

Woodrow's Mock Trial Team, formed in 1979, regularly advances to state competition. In 2013, the team competed in the State Texas High School Mock Trial competition. Three of the Woodrow team members received special recognition: Stephanie Arnold and Luke Whitten were both nominated for Best Advocate, and Kimberly Tepera was nominated Best Witness. Woodrow was the only school to receive 2 Best Advocate nominations. In 2011, the team advanced to the state competition, and in 2010, the team advanced to the semifinals of the regional competition. In spring 2008, the team finished first in Dallas area competition and second in the state competition, and in December 2008 DISD selected Woodrow's Mock Trial Team, to attend a Harvard University mock trial leadership and skills workshop in Boston. In 2006, Woodrow Mock Trial Team Member Thomas Simpson received "Best Advocate" at the state competition.

Coaches: Ben Dubose, Monty Watson, Mike Buchannan, and Adam Greenfield

Sponsor: Sam Mount

Model UN 

Model UN

Model United Nations is part of the YMCA Youth and Government program, an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model United Nations, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. Model UN involves researching, public speaking, debating, writing, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Sponsor, Vanderstoep, Lydia

National Honor Society 

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Ayabavi Haden ahaden@dallasisd.org is the sponsor for Woodrow's National Honor Society chapter.

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Robotics 

Robotics Team

 

Student Council 

Student Council

The Student Council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They help organize and raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events such as Homecoming, and community projects. Student Council Officer positions are: President, Vice President of Administration, Secretary of Finance, Events Chair, Fundraising Chair, and Class Representatives for each grade. Please note that only Juniors and Seniors are eligible to run for the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary of Finance; Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may run for Events Chair, Fundraising Chair, and Class Representative. Job descriptions for each office are included in the Application for Student Council Officer. All students are welcome to join the Student Council as general members.

If you are interested in running for Student Council Officer, please print the application, or pick one up before school or after school in Ms. Varner's room (1205), or Ms. Cabaniss's room (3217). Once your application is complete, turn it in to Ms. Varner or Ms. Cabaniss, before or after school. Please do not enter their classrooms during class time. All applications are due by September 13th. Applicant's grades and teacher recommendations will be reviewed, and if approved, your name will go on the official ballot. All students will vote for student council officers. Please email questions to Ms. Varner.

Class Officer Elections

Class Officers represent their class in class-specific events, and plan and organize class fundraisers. This is different than Student Council Officers who represent the entire school. If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you may run for Class Officer of your class. Class Officer positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Publicity. Job descriptions for each office are included in the Application for Class Officer. All applications are due to Ms. Varner or Ms. Cabaniss.




Sweethearts Drill Team 

Sweethearts Drill Team

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Sweethearts Drill Team The Sweethearts Drill Team, formed in 1956, still wear similar uniforms and perform traditional routines using the same entrance music, "Pass Me By". Their name comes from the school motto, "Keep Thy Heart With All Diligence", which is engraved over the auditorium stage (a hallmark of architect Mark Lemmon). 

Sweetheart Drill Team Commemorative T-Shirts

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Sweetheart Drill Team Commemorative T-Shirts

Online shirt ordering is temporarily on hold until after homecoming. If you would like to order a shirt, please email your name, mailing address, shirt style and design along with size to woodrowwilsonsweethearts@gmail.com. Quantities, sizes and styles are limited at the moment, Orders will be fulfilled if available.

Yearbook 

The Crusader Yearbook

We have a new yearbook company with a some really great new features to hopefully include as many people as possible!  One of the great new features is and App (and website) to allow people to upload photos that we could potentially add to the yearbook.  We can’t be at all functions and we don’t want to leave people out so your help would be greatly appreciated.  Once the photos are received, we’ll edit them and see how we can use them. Information on who is in the photos, event information, and details of the pictures are essential.

The app for sharing photos for the yearbook is HJ eShare [Apple|Android].  The school code for us to receive the photos is 2068.

The website for doing this is:
http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=2068

Young Life 

Young Life

Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them.  Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids.  Young Life is also all about fun.  From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. 

Sponsor:  Russ Kelemen

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