Archbishop Williams offers dozens of after school clubs and activities ranging from athletics to the arts. Read about our offerings below.
The Science and Technology Outreach Club
The Science and Technology Outreach Club was formalized in 2015 to coordinate outreach opportunities in science and technology offered to students at Archbishop Williams High School. Traditionally students have been encouraged to participate in the many collegiate partnerships and research opportunities offered locally and nationally to high school students interested in expanding their experience and expertise beyond the walls of the science classroom and laboratory. During the school year, the Club focuses on two main outreach opportunities for students:
1) Students are invited to participate, during zero block, in a four week “hands-on”biotech lab experience using cutting edge biotech equipment and materials offered through a grant from Amgen Pharmaceuticals in conjunction with Harvard University. Under the guidance of trained teachers, students investigate, in a laboratory setting similar to biotech labs involved in medical research, the science behind protein DNA synthesis used in pharmaceutical medical research.
2) The Club offers all female students the opportunity to apply for and participate in Boston College’s Women in Science and Technology Program offered on four Saturdays in January and February on the Boston College Campus. Participants in this program perform experiments in biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience and psychology using Boston College’s science labs. In addition, they attend lectures by female scientists in various fields.
Aside from these major activities, the Club moderators, in coordination with the Science Dept. Chair, disseminate information to students regarding year round and summer program opportunities for group and independent research. In the past few years, students have participated in programs with Boston University, MIT, and Stamford. Individual science projects have led to students being chosen to compete nationally in the “Genes in Space” program and the National Science Fair.
The French Club invites its members to experience the culture, customs, traditions, and cuisine of the Francophone world. A typical activity of the Club is to make New Orleans beignets and masks in celebration of Mardi Gras in February. The membership to open to all students regardless of the language one speaks , elected officers guide and choose activities, and a yearly dues of $5.00 helps defray our costs. Bienvenue!
Art in Motion
AIM, which stands for art in motion, is an Archbishop Williams extracurricular club. It was formed in the spring of 2005 by a group of students and Mr. Brearley. The goal of the club is to offer students opportunities to perform on stage, to create and express fine arts, and to celebrate friendships with like minded classmates. Typically we put on an annual performance, in which we showcase our work created over a school year.
Learn to build and program robots in Robotics Club. Design a self driving car that follows the road, stops at red lights and goes on green and can even make an emergency stop if something jumps out in front of it. Members also have access to a 3D printer, CNC machine and top of the line computer software.
Chess is exercise for the mind. It is a fun way to practice concentration, patience, logic, and have fun! The Chess Club at AWHS meets once a week after school during the winter seasons for recreational play among its members. Students of all playing levels are able to join and newcomers are always welcome!
Model United Nations, or Model UN, is an extracurricular activity in which students learn how to role-play delegates at model "United Nations" conferences attended by multiple other high schools. The Model UN conferences are designed to resemble real United Nations conferences, with students acting as delegates representing various countries and addressing actual issues that arise at the United Nations throughout the year. Model UN is a great opportunity for students to learn how to thoroughly research current events, to speak well on controversial topics in a public setting, and, ultimately, to engage actively as a citizens of an increasingly global and complex world.
The mission of the SADD Club is to encourage student to avoid the dangers of underage drinking and driving, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
The mission of the Diversity Club is to promote diversity and equality regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion.