Activity Director

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Dr. Anna-Lynn Morris

Get involved at OW!

Participating in high school extracurricular activities is a great way to widen your social circle, expand your interests, and build leadership skills.
Activity Sponsors Email Description
Art Club Kelsey LaPorte kelaporte@olatheschools.org The Olathe West Art Club is open to all students interested in Art. At meetings, we typically discuss opportunities to spread creativity in the school and community. Additionally, we plan and implement social events and fundraising events. It's a place to express yourself, be creative, and have fun!
Band Carol Lowman; John Wickersham cdlowman@olatheschools.org https://www.olatheschools.org/Page/2433
Cheerleading Paige Nuffer plnuffer@olatheschools.org https://www.olatheschools.org/Page/174
Choir Laura VanLeeuwen llvanleeuwen@olatheschools.org
Dance Bronwyn Troxel batroxel@olatheschools.org https://www.olatheschools.org/Page/171
Debate/Forensics Dr. Josh Anderson janderson@olatheschools.org Speech and Debate are some of the most impactful activities you can participate in during high school. Your writing will improve, your fear of public speaking will vanish, and you will find yourself gravitating to leadership positions in your school and community. Competitors can earn scholarships from the Olathe Public Schools Foundation. Additionally, 186 colleges and universities around the country offer scholarships for participation on collegiate speech and debate teams.
DECA JJ Mitchell; Mike Jacobs jjmitchell@olatheschools.org; mjjacobs@olatheschools.org DECA prepares emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Drama Club Alisha Morris ammorris@olatheschools.org The Olathe West Drama Club is open to all students interested in theatre. We discuss upcoming opportunities to get involved in the school’s theatrical productions (acting, stage management, directing, props, costuming, set construction, sound, lighting, makeup, etc.) Additionally, we plan and implement social events, community service events, and fundraising events. Students may become eligible for induction into the International Thespian Society.
FCCLA Erica McIntyre eamcintyre@olatheschools.org FCCLA provides a great opportunity for students who are passionate about FACS content to expand their participation and leadership skills by competing in STAR events, community service projects, and personal leadership development activities.
FFA Matthew Milholm msmilholm@olatheschools.org
Future Teachers Randall Enright rpenright@olatheschools.org Students at Olathe West interested in a career in education will have opportunities to explore resources and connect with other students who share their interests. There will be leadership opportunities within the club for students as well. Students will explore foundations of education as well as specific topics such as, but not limited to; innovation, technology, collaboration, and outreach.
Hispanic Leadership Club Veronica Ross vsross@olatheschools.org Hispanic Leadership Club (HLC) is a leadership club starting at the middle school level and continuing into high school. Students focus on positive leadership, academics and being ready for college and careers in the future. Students perform volunteer hours, attend college and career oriented field trips, participate in fundraisers, attend ACT and College prep classes and complete special training, like certification in child care and certification in interpretation.
KAY Heather Sramek hjsramek@olatheschools.org Owl Service Club, (Kay’s Club) is a character-building, leadership training and service organization. The organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through well-organized programs, projects and parties.
Link Crew Melissa Cupp mdcupp@olatheschools.org Link Crew is a student-centered leadership and mentor program. It provides structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from upper classmen who have been through the challenges that high school poses.Link Leaders step up and become a substantial presence on campus acting as models of positive behavior which is ultimately a catalyst of climate change at our school.
Math Club Pat Flynn pjflynn@olatheschools.org The Olathe West Math club is open to all students interested in mathematics. Our purpose is to provide a venue for students to: enjoy mathematics, pursue advanced mathematical content, and compete against other students in mathematical competitions.
National Honor Society Phyllis Clark; Jordan Boyd paclark@olatheschools.org; jfboyd@olatheschools.org The National Honor Society is a national organization founded in 1921 for high school students. Students are selected based on their GPA and their commitment to the four pillars of NHS; Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Students are selected during their junior or senior year of high school, based on a GPA of 3.75 or above and their commitment to leadership and service to their school and community.
O.W.L.S. - Olathe West Leadership Squad Kelsey Carbajo kcarbajo@olatheschools.org The O.W.L.S. is a spirit based leadership program focused on the inclusiveness of all students. We are the leaders that develop a loyalty to our Owl Family through the passion and excitement of Olathe West Activities and Athletics.
Orchestra JJ Wallace jjwallace@olatheschools.org https://www.olatheschools.org/Page/3555
Power Lifting Club Kraig Goerl Madeline Frankel klgoerl@olatheschools.org; mrfrankel@olatheschools.org The mission of the Olathe West Powerlifting Program is to provide a positive, competitive atmosphere within our athletic program to successfully develop student-athletes into effective citizens. We are committed to academics, promotion of sportsmanship, and the development of skills that will have a lifelong effect. Our goal is that our student athletes will reflect discipline, dedication, commitment to excellence, and be the foremost model of a student in the school and the community.
Rho Kappa Bryan Brogren, Maegan Ruport bhbrogren@olatheschools.org mrruport@olatheschools.org Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. RHO KAPPA provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies.
SASH Darianne Hicks dphicks@olatheschools.org Olathe West SASH welcomes students from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to learn from and grow with each other. We plan and participate in activities that promote kindness, service and learning within our diverse school, community and world. SASH is a creative group of students who want to make a positive impact on their school and community.
Scholar's Bowl Will Schowalter wjschowalter@olatheschools.org The National Science Bowl is a high school academic competition held in the United States. Two teams of four students each compete to answer various science-related questions. The goal of this club is to promote interest and foster general understanding of various fields of science, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computer Science, General Science, and Earth Science.
Science Olympiad Emily Myers emmyers@olatheschools.org Science Olympiad is designed for students who have an interest in science and engineering regardless of their future career choice. Science Olympiad encourages students to work collaboratively with others, perform lab experiments and think critically in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, earth science and engineering.
StuCo Tracy Russman tarussman@olatheschools.org We, the students of Olathe West High School, establish this student government based on the principles of citizenship, leadership and integrity. The Olathe West Student Council (StuCo) shall promote school pride, spirit and traditions, cohesiveness, and involvement.
TSA Kevin Hulsen kmhulsen@olatheschools.org The Technology Student Association enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
Yearbook Julia Walker jfwalker@olatheschools.org

Class Sponsors - Join your class committee.

Student Created Clubs

Club Sponsor Email
Black Student Union Demetrius Bell ddbell@olatheschools.org
Chess Club Jared Bryan jbbryan@olatheschools.org
Dungeons and Dragons Club Patrick Flynn pjflynn@olatheschools.org
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rick Sabath rlsabath@olatheschools.org
GSA -Gender and Sexuality Alliance Madeline Frankel mrfrankel@olatheschools.org
Theatre
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Science Olympiad Trunk or Treat