Activity Director

Phone: 913-780-7180


Degrees and Certifications:

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 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
Cheerleading Paige Gdanski
Choir Laura VanLeeuwen
Dance Bronwyn Troxel
Debate/Forensics Dr. Josh Anderson 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; 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 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 Erin Engle 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
Future Teachers Randall Enright 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 Noah Falcon 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 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 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 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; 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 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
Rho Kappa Bryan Brogren, Maegan Ruport 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 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 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 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 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.
The 270 Matt Stiles The 270 is the school's literary arts magazine. The group collects and publishes a yearly magazine that features student poetry, short fiction, photography, and artwork with the intent to showcase the diverse student voice and creativity here at West. They also aim to foster a rich literary community by hosting poetry readings and writing contests.
TSA Kevin Hulsen 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

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Student Created Clubs

Club Sponsor Email
Asian Student Union Ashley Singharaj
Black Student Union Demetrius Bell
Chess Club Jared Bryan
Dungeons and Dragons Club Patrick Flynn
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rick Sabath
Feminist CLub Maegan Ruport
GSA -Gender and Sexuality Alliance Madeline Frankel
The Uno Club Brady Field
Band at Disney
Science Olympiad Trunk or Treat