West Clubs

Club Name




Amnesty International Club   

Ms. Ireland-Kelly

Every other Tuesday at lunch in Room 8   

Education about human rights abuses worldwide, including what basic human rights are and how to advocate for victims through letter-writing and other means.

Anime Club

Mr. Miller

Room S-5

 The club is interested in introducing students to the world of anime animation.  We watch anime movies, work on Japanese language, and play anime games.  

Art Club

Mr. Stewart

Wednesdays @ Lunch

 This club is intended for students whom are interested in art and would like to hang out with like-minded people.

Battle of the Books

Ms. Cox   

Weekly at lunch in the library

Students read 10 young adult novels and battle with students from other schools to see who knows them best. 

Big Beat Collective

Mr. Schumacher

Fridays @ lunch 202B

 Freestyle jam sessions to capture the essence of flow and energize the masses.  All are welcome.

Free Speech V. US

Ms. Nordby Wednesdays in Room 28 Focus on freedom of speech and expression on sociopolitical issues.

Chess Club

Mr. Mackie

Wednesdays at lunch in Room 12

"Check" us out.
Everyone is welcome (i.e. any level of chess ability from masters to beginners to those wanting to learn).

Cultures United  Ms. Wilden Wednesdays in Room 19 Cultures United is working to create cultural awareness and educational opportunities that embrace diversityand empower students to achieve success.

French Club


Mrs. O'Brien-Holen

Wednesdays S-6


Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Ms. Clark and Mr. Ruhlin

Mondays at lunch in Room 14

Promoting understanding and dispelling prejudice amongst gay, straight, transgender and bisexual students at West.

German Club

Mr. Kimball

 Daily Room 24

Dedicated to all things Teutonic. Help with homework and class work provided.

Hearts of Oceania

 Mrs. Vicky 

Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 Eagles Cache

Sharing the traditions and customs of Polynesia with the West High School Community, and in so doing promoting a positive image and decreasing negative stereotyping and discrimination.

Interact Club

Mr. Ruhlin

Tuesdays at lunch in room 15 

 Students in Interact Club develop service projects that address global issues. The theme of the club is "Thinking globally, acting locally."

Laughter Club

Mr. Lynch

Tuesdays during the first ten minutes of lunch in Room S-8

The name says it all.

Math Club

Mr. Dobler

Mon/Wed @ lunch

We explore mathematics and offer tutoring.

Model United Nations

Mr. Vano

Mondays at lunch in Room 27

Serves to prepare students for the biannual Model United Nations conferences. Raises student awareness of global issues and promotes understanding of different cultures.

Mock Trial

Mr. Rawlings


See Mr. Rawlings in Relo 11

National Honor Society

Ms. Friar


National Honor Society primarily recognizes scholastic achievement, leadership, and an outstanding personal character. Our goal is to provide a base of support to encourage continued academic accomplishment and personal character growth. Entrance requirements are a 3.2 GPA for three consecutive semesters.

Native Student Association/NYO

 Mr. Regner

Relo 2

Celebrating Alaska Native cultures with Native Youth Olympics and traditional dance.

Partners Club

Meghan Dooley, Temperance Tinker, Kaleb Kuehn


Room 38

Sponsored by Special Olympics Alaska. Partners Club provides an opportunity for students with and without disabilities to get to know each other through sports like bowling and track and field, and through social activities and community service projects. Learn more here.


Rachel Stephl

Thursdays at lunch in Room C153

Collaboration and education of all things photography related. 

Russian Club

 Mrs. Farkas

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Relo 13

he main purpose of the club will be to introduce West High students with the Russian culture through games, art, song and video, and participated in various volunteer Anchorage community activities, like Christmas shoe box and others. The club will be in English, and everyone can attend

Spanish Club

 Mr. Vazquez 

Tuesdays at lunch

Providing community service, creating a link between high school and Government Hill students via pen pals, share our culture with others and fund raise to support club activities and the Spanish Immersion Program.

The Spoken Word Club

Mr. Mackie

Thursdays at lunch in Room 12

 Come speak out your truth to us, speak straight from the heart: Speak! We will listen.


Mrs. Huseynova

Room 69G Tuesday/Thurs 2:30-4:00

Exploring and learning about technology through the completion of projects in categories such as hardware, software, networking, and robotics.

Thespian Club

Mr. Miller

Room 48

The Troup is the honors component of the school's theater program for the advancement of standards of excellence in theater. The troupe will encourage students to attain better mastery of the theater arts and will reward those who achieve it with induction.

Women of West

Mrs. Friar

1st/3rd Monday Room 13

Promoting leadership skills for senior girls.


Ms. Essary & Ms. Jones

Tuesdays @lunch in Room 57

Making a difference at West…one smile at a time.

Yoga Club

Ms. Brumbaugh

Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the dance studio

Learning about the practice of yoga and finding inner balance.