Are you passionate about becoming a socially aware, morally responsible citizen, prepared to serve your local and global community? Come join our Model UN team! As a member of the AWHS Model U.N. Team, students role play as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees at conferences.
The Writing Club gives students the opportunity to come together as writers. During each meeting, students work on a writing prompt, share responses and develop pieces that engage them as writers. Writing Club also produces the school’s literary magazine, THE BOTTOM LINE. Student writing is displayed on the WRITE STUFF bulletin board in the cafeteria.
The mission of Binder Club is to offer an after-school support system around organization and executive functioning planning. Binder Club offers students an opportunity to work on skills necessary to be a successful organized student who is better able to complete and submit assignments in a timely manner. Students focus on using planner systems, binder organization, and notebook checks. Students work one on one, or in small groups. “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” - Benjamin Franklin
Your coaches nominate you to serve on the council. Once selected you become a major leader not only in the Athletic Department but in the school community as well. Each Wednesday during your season you meet during zero block. During the meetings you will learn leadership tactics to bring back to your team as well as discuss athletic and student life issues at AWHS.
Provides quality leadership activities and service to the AWHS student community. Our goals are to create a forum for the many voices in our school. We plan and manage a majority of the school’s events. We get involved with school’s decision-making process when it comes to changes that effect the student population. We create enthusiasm around events and increase student interest in civic issues.
Students are active participants in the Admissions process by attending admissions functions through the year, providing tours of the school to interested students and their families, shadowing prospective students for a day, and sharing with the area communities why it is "Great Time To Be A Bishop"
The mission of ARK, Act of Random Kindness, is to promote kindness and goodwill around AWHS. One act of kindness can decrease stress on both the giver and receiver, making the day better for all involved. Students are encouraged to create acts of kindness throughout the day. “I believe kindness is the cure.” - Lady Gaga
The mission of SADD Club is to encourage students to avoid the dangers of destructive decisions and use good judgment when making decisions. SADD Club joins Campus Ministry in October to organize the Mix, Match, Munch Lunch during the anti-bullying week. Students are also inspired to engage and educate their peers about making good choices. “It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” - Roy Disney
The French Club meets every other week throughout the year to expose the students to French culture. We watch films, celebrate holidays, listen to music, eat French cuisine and inform the student body about French culture.
The mission of Diversity Club is to provide a platform to promote equality and unity throughout the community of AWHS. Diversity Club joins with the International Program to celebrate the Lunar New Year, as well as organizes a Cultural Competency Seminar which is offered to the entire school community over a three-week after-school period. Students are encouraged to share their own personal cultural experiences and family celebrations with the school community. “Together we can do great things.” - Saint Mother Teresa
The tour is educational in focus whereby 25-30 students are immersed in the culture and language of many different European countries. Our students visit museums, monuments, eat the food of the country in restaurants and sleep in hotels. They are accompanied by chaperones from AWHS during April vacation.
The Spanish Cultural Exchange has an educational focus whereby 10+ students are immersed in the Spanish culture and language during April vacation. Our students experience reciprocal housing arrangements with Spanish students that attend our sister school in Madrid – San Jose de Cluny de Pozuelo.
All new and currently enrolled AWHS students are encouraged to participate in a fun and free summer fitness program. This program runs from the last day of school to just prior to the beginning of Fall Sports tryouts (Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. - 10a.m.) Students must be registered through FamilyID.
The Dignan Student Athletic Training Center is open to all enrolled AWHS students who would like to work out and stay fit. Students do not need to be enrolled in a sport or be a part of the Athletic Program to participate. Workouts under the direction of Strength & Conditioning Coach, Chris Andersen, take place Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Students must be registered in Family ID.
The mission of the AWHS chapter, Nuntii Veritatis, of the NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, a desire to render service, promote leadership and develop character in our members. Students who have a qualifying GPA of 3.6 through the first semester of their Junior year will be invited to apply for membership.
The National Junior Honor Society is one of the oldest and most respected student recognition organizations in the United States. Membership in NJHS distinguishes Grade 7 & 8 students who have committed themselves to the pursuit of academic excellence, community improvement, and personal development.
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). To become a member, one must be in Spanish III or above, be of good character and meet the grade criteria set forth by the AATSP. These students are called upon to tutor the underclass-men. The name of the AWHS chapter is Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz.
Société Honoraire de Français provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French language through selection for membership. The chapter provides a vehicle for focusing activities and events around French language, literature and culture.
The Theater Ensemble is open to any student interested in onstage performance, singing, dance and tech (lights & sound). Dramatic and musical productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly and Bye Bye Birdie provide students with a theater experience from the audition to the final curtain.
The goal of AIM (Art In Motion) is to offer all students an opportunity to showcase their talents through various forms of artistic expression (music, dance, painters, etc. The club meets throughout the year at least three times a month. We also have both a Fall and Spring performance in our school auditorium.
Participating in Robotics is an exciting experience for anyone interested in math, science, engineering, technology and design. This is an opportunity to see how math and science can transform into functional robots.
Enhancing the opportunities for students outside of the regular science curriculum by providing cutting edge biotech lab experience (sponsored by Amgen Pharmaceuticals and Harvard University) as well as facilitating the application process for female students interested in pursuing STEM careers to attend Boston College’s Women in Science and Technology Program.
Working with the yearbook moderator and your peers, you will assist in the production of the AWHS’s yearbook, The Crosier. Students learn publication and editing skills, meet deadlines and oversee all elements of the book’s production.
Chess is “exercise for the mind." It’s a fun way to practice concentration, patience, logic, and have fun! The Chess Club at AWHS meets once a week after school for recreational play among its members. Students of all playing levels are able to join and newcomers are always welcome!
Members of Auditorium Support Club performs a variety of duties necessary to insure the successful technical management of the auditorium. It includes supporting scheduled events for the whole community, performing equipment repairs and arranging outside repairs when necessary.