Amnesty was founded on the principle that people have fundamental rights that transcend national, cultural, religious, and ideological boundaries. Membership is open to all interested students in grades 9-12.
Sponsor: Margaret Lee
Membership in the Art Club is based upon outstanding ability, interest, service, and character. Members must take two semesters of art during the current school year or have been an active member previously. The purpose of the club is to inspire and recognize students in the program dedicated to art and to further their creative abilities. The club also strives to bring art to the attention of the Woodward community. Members participate in and sponsor gallery shows and events that require art in the gallery and other parts of the campus. There is also the organizing and hosting of the visiting artists workshop day, visits to museums and galleries, participation in Experience the Arts Day, hosting the Art College Visitation Day and organizing the Senior Art Show and awards presentation.
More Information on the Art Club page.
Sponsors: Chris Greenway, Andy Cunningham and Jennifer Knox
Dues: $15.00 (includes T-shirt designed by member)
The Chess Club meets weekly for those interested in competitive or friendly games. All levels are encouraged to join. The club will offer opportunities for tournament play in the Atlanta area.
Sponsors: Jennifer Willis
The Comedy Club, open for all students to join, was a new club in the 2002-03 school year. The club is involved in a number of activities including: writing comic strips for The Blade, creating opportunities for students to do stand-up in the Black Box Theater, and putting on a comedy show with improvisation, stand-up, and skits.
Sponsor: Bill Nicholson
The Garden Club meets monthly. The club is divided into several subcommittees in order to better organize the projects executed by the members. Included in these projects is maintaining the community garden on campus, planning garden activities, on campus composting, and promoting the education of the school community on food and hunger issues. The club also participates in projects with the Jessie Draper Boys & Girls Club and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Sponsor: Ashley Nowka
The Computer Club encourages its members to be involved in several areas: the Think Quest Web design competition, the FIRST VEX Robotics Challenge, technology recycling along with Woodward IT and hardware refurbishing. Refurbished hardware is donated to local charities. The Think Quest competition is an international competition for students focusing on academic Web sites. The FIRST VEX Robotics Competition is a mid-level robotics competition with tournaments around the country. Dues include membership in the Technology Student Association.
More information on the Computer Club page.
Sponsor: Tim Hipp
Environmental Awareness Club
The Environmental Awareness Club meets monthly. The club maintains the recycling program on campus, plans Earth Week activities, including the selling of T-shirts, and promotes the education of the school community toward environmental issues. The club also participates in projects with Trees Atlanta and monitors the physical and biological health of Bear Creek at Cochran Mill Nature center in Fairburn.
Sponsor: Monica Kuhlman
Formerly the Foreign Film Club, this group of cinema fans gathers every few weeks after school to view a cinema classic. A variety of film genres will be scheduled and both foreign and American directors will be featured. Occasional field trips to see films at the High Museum and other venues will be scheduled. All Upper School students are welcome to join.
Sponsor: Paula Nettles
Dues: $10.00 (to cover rental costs & popcorn)
Five Points Club
The Five Points Club is focused on embracing diversity as an integral part of being a caring community of lifelong learners. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse, accessible, civil, and supportive campus. The Five Points Club intends to provide a social , cultural, and educational environment, which encourages pluralism of benefits and options, including diversity of religion, gender, ethnicity, race, disability, age, and socioeconomic class. We are committed to upholding the Woodward Academy motto of ‘Character, Excellence, and Opportunity’ as the tool toward continued personal and intellectual growth for all students of the Academy.
Sponsors: Tim Hipp and Rhonda Zents
Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter
The Woodward Academy Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter works in conjunction with the Habitat for Humanity of South Fulton affiliate. Students will help coordinate building, fundraising and advertising efforts.
Sponsor: Jon Merrill
Junior Classical League
Junior Classical League (JCL) is an organization of Junior and Senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. Composed of local and state/provincial chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is the largest Classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the laguage, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impert an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. Members who maintain an A average throughout the year are eligible to be inducted into the Latin Honor Society.
Sponsor: Jeff Allen
The Outdoors club is open to all students. The club takes trips snow skiing, camping, river rafting, rock climbing and other various outdoor activities.
Sponsor: Chris Myers
Dues: $20.00 (Helps pay for equipment & cover trip deposits)
The SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) club is open to all students. The club organizes assemblies and guest speakers to help increase student awareness concerning the dangers of drinking and driving and other destructive decisions.
Sponsor: Kevin Hurysz
The Science Club is designed to foster students’ interest in various fields of science and meets periodically throughout the year. The primary focus of the club is the JETS competition, which is a competition held in the spring at a local college campus. The club is open to all Upper School students.
Sponsor: Ethan Greenberg
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers exists to encourage and stimulate young women to achieve their potential in engineering careers by raising awareness and increasing knowledge among its members. Speakers and field trips will be included in the activities. We work closely with mentors from the SWE chapter at Georgia Tech.
Sponsor: Paula Nettles
The Step Team gathers once a week to practice step routines, and the group performs several times during the winter and spring. Try-outs are held in late Fall.
Sponsor: Linda Wyatt
Student Athletic Training Aides
Student Athletic Assistants work with the school's athletic trainers and team physicians providing prevention, treatment and rehabilitation to athletes at Woodward Academy. Students must work at least two seasons of athletics, but may work all three seasons. Any student interested in athletic training, physical therapy, or other areas of the medical profession is encouraged to participate. Student athletic assistants will be expected to work practices, as well as competitions. Completion of two sports seasons will allow the student to earn an athletic letter. Interested students should see the athletic trainers to obtain an application and information.
Sponsors: Gene Patterson and Kristi Mounts