Clubs

Joining a club can be a great opportunity to learn about something new and even more about yourself!

Club Name

When/Where/Who

Description

Applied Machine Learning

Meets Tuesday after school

Room 222

Advisor: Mr. Thomspon

We start from basic models and date formatting, and over the year we will learn more complex models in Applied Machine Learning club!

Arduino Club

Meets Monday after school

Room 117 (Presentation Hall)

Advisor: Dr. Wrenchey

The Arduino club is a place to learn about the Arduino microcontroller and its compatible modules.

Art History Club

Meets Thursday after school

Room 220

Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

At Art History Club, we will be learning about art and its many forms throughout history. From the earliest cave paintings in Lascaux, to the Italian Renaissance, all the way up to modern artists like Banksy, we will cover art from all geographic regions of the world from every time period. This will all culminate at the end of the year with the optional AP Art History exam, which we will prepare you for. Taking the AP exam will be encouraged but not required, because it would require students to spend money that the club will not provide. Apart from art history, we will also incorporate mini-art lessons in the many styles and techniques that we learn through studying art history.

AYLUS

Meets Monday after school

Room 108

Advisor: Ms. Ranieri

AYLUS, which stands for the Alliance of Youth Leaders in the United States, is a student-led volunteering organization that aims to help improve the community through the organization of events, donations, and drives. At AYLUS, we want to encourage student leadership and promote community service for the betterment of all. The AYLUS club is an extension of the Lake Washington Branch of AYLUS, with any other branches located around the country. Qualified students can also earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Biology Club

Meets Tuesday after school

Room 121

Advisor: Mr. Crowe

At Biology Club, we build upon the curriculum of our school's biology classes and explore the subject through fun competitions, high-speed buzzer races, and even a few labs! Students of any grade and skill level are welcome.

Biomedical Engineering

Meets Thursday after school

Room 215

Advisor: Mr. Leslie

Biomedical Engineering Club covers engineering, medicine, and hands-on experience with both through research projects, 3D printed objects, and talking with professionals!

Board Games

Meets every other Friday after school (9 & 23 Sept; 7 & 21 Oct; etc.) for 2ish hours

Room 227

Advisor: Mr. Christensen

 

Chess Club

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 224

Advisor: Mr. Sturtevant

This is a fun, low-pressure, and relaxing club where you can play chess with others. In our meetings we will have fun and play chess. As a club, we will also participate and represent Tesla STEM in online chess tournaments.

Coding for Medicine

Meets Thursday after school

Room 123

Advisor: 

Join Coding for Medicine to learn and do projects focused on bioinformatics, the cross between coding and biology.

Competitive Programming

Meets Monday after school

Room 224

Advisor: Mr. Sturtevant

At Competitive Programming, we train, practice, and educatie in preparation for programming competitions, namely USACO.

Conrad Challenge

Meets Tuesday after school

Room 110

Advisor: Ms. Bonomo

The Conrad Challenge is a national level, annual, multi-phase competition that requires the student to display innovative and entrepreneurial skills. Students go through three rounds, and travel for the last round to show their creations!

Cyber Patriot

Meets Monday after school

Room 117 (Presentation Hall)

Advisor: Dr. Wrenchey

Cyber Patriot is a competitive club that teaches cybersecurity and touches on preparation for the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition in April!

Economics

Meets Tuesday after school

Room 214

Advisor: Ms. Schafer

Economics Club provides students with the chance to debate and further develop their understanding of economic and business issues. We teach AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics materials along with offering economics and personal finance competitions throughout the year!

Environmental Club

Meets Monday lunch

A: Room 121, B: Room 122

Advisor: Mr. Bonomo

We are passionate about helping the environment and learning how to be more sustainable! We also offer optional volunteer opportunities.

FBLA

Meets Tuesday lunch

A: Room 227, B: Room 211

Advisors:
Ms. Schafer and Ms. Zebrack

FBLA is a career/technical competitive student organization for students to expand career-oriented and problem-solving skills that can be used past high school.

Fitness Club

Meet every other Monday after

Room 121

Advisor: Mr. Crowe

We support physical, mental, and emotional health of students through fitness of all aspects.

Girls Who Code

Meets Wednesday after lunch

Room 221

Advisor: Ms. Kankelborg

Girls Who Code is a club meant to encourage women in computer science. Everyone, of all backgrounds in coding, is welcome. This club helps girls build their coding skills as they work together to create projects they care about.

GLOW

Meets Tuesday after

Piano commons

Advisor: Ms. Wescott

GLOW Club, the school’s GSA, connects and gives support to all people no matter who they are or how they identify. GLOW is a free space where students can express and feel comfort within our supportive community, find support, or have a place to hang out and do homework. You can come and go as you please, with no obligatory attendance. We provide snacks and nothing personal said during club escapes the club. We hope to see you there.

Hack Club

Meets Friday after school

Room 124

Advisor: Mr. Travis

Hack Club is a welcoming place to learn programming and meet like-minded people in the developer and designer spaces. In the club, we will explore new concepts in game development, machine learning, full stack development, and design! We encourage members to participate in hackathons and similar events to develop new skills and make tangible projects to build experience and a portfolio. We are beginner-friendly and open to people of all skill levels and we really hope you join us!

Heritage Club

Meets Tuesday after school

Advisor: Ms. Bliss

Heritage club is a place to share cultural stories, foods, myths, and awareness!

History and
Current Events
Club

Meets Thursday after school

Room 208

Advisor: Mr. Ivy

History club is dedicated to promoting historical discussion and engagement through a series of activities and regular conversations about topics in history, such as the conquests of Alexander, the expansion of the Roman Empire, and the Second World War. We aim to resolve the situation of historical illiteracy common in such an intensive STEM environment, and expose as many people as we can to a fascinating subject that may become their passion. We also participate in National History Day.

HOSA

Meets Friday lunch

A: 120, B: 122

Advisor: Mr. Boyd, Ms. Erikson

HOSA:  Future Health Professionals is part of an international student-led organization that works to provide opportunities to explore careers related to healthcare. Students are exposed to the healthcare industry by participating in various competitive medical events at statewide and international leadership conference.

IMAGINE

Wednesday before school

Room 215

Advisor: Mr. Leslie

IMAGINE creates events to encourage girls to go into engineering and science fields!

Key Club

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 214

Advisor: Ms. Sheffels

Key Club is a service-based club that is dedicated to providing members with an opportunity to grow as individuals and leaders through service. As a member, you will be part of a community filled with like-minded individuals, passionate about service and character-building. We hold regular monthly service projects and bi-monthly bonding events where we make blankets and pillows for patients at Seattle Children’s or Trick-or-Treat to collect food for UNICEF. We hope you will join our Key Club family! Everyone is welcome!

Math Club

Meets Thursday after school

Room 222

Advisor: Mr. Ostlie

While many may assume that math competitions require highly advanced math, the very best problems are those that are constructed off of some of the most basic principles. Here at Math Club, we first focus on the skills required for competition math. Once past basic knowledge, we focus on how to develop intuitions and problem solve. We host the AMC competition series for our school and participate in a variety of other local competitions. We also offer a volunteer program where members coach Louisa May Alcott Elementary’s Math Club.

Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society

Meets every other Monday after school

Room 124

Advisor: Mr. Travis

At Mu Alpha Theta, we offer the opportunity to participate in math competitions, organize them for underrepresented kids, and gain volunteer hours!

Mental Health

Meets Tuesday & Friday lunch

Room 226B

Advisor: Cora G-G

We want to help students prioritize and destigmatize mental health. At Mental Health club, we want to create a safe space to receive mental help.

Model UN

Meets Tuesday after

Room 112

Advisor: Ms. Fort

Model United Nations is a club that spreads awareness about global issues through debate of international conflicts and current events. Every meeting we will teach you the ways of MUN, as well as how to improve your public speaking, debate, and speechwriting abilities. MUN is academically rigorous but also fun and rewarding.

National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

Meets Friday after school

Room 220

Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

National Art Honor Society provides an opportunity for students at Tesla STEM to include art in their schedule. At NAHS meetings, club members participate in laid-back art-related activities--from shrinky dinks to occasional charity craft projects to helping ASB decorate dances. Members are expected to attend two-thirds of all meetings to obtain Honor Society status.

Neuropsychology Association

Advisor: Ms. Allender

 

NHS

Invite-only

Advisor: Ms. Brownie

We represent Tesla STEM High School and the four ideals of the National Honor Society. Those ideals are Leadership, Character, Service, and Scholarship. Members are invited based upon their cumulative GPA of a 3.0 as of the previous semester. Members are expected to complete 15 hours of community service over the span of the school year. To students and members alike, we provide community service opportunities. To members, we provide an opportunity for Scholarship from the NHS organization.

Philosophy Club

Meets Friday after school

Non-piano commons

Advisor: Ms. Covington

Philosophy Club is a discussion-based club talking about philosophical theories.

Physics Club

Meets Tuesday after school

Room 113

Advisor: Mr. Kittay

At Physics Club we do all things physics from analyzing the accuracy of the physics in movies to (safely) playing with high voltage Van de Graaf generators! We’ll talk about many interesting topics like electricity, sound, and relatively, but you don’t need to know any prior physics. Even if you’ve never seen physics before, come and try and see if you enjoy it! We also host and prepare for the F=ma exam, which is a fun contest covering basic mechanics (and is completely optional).

Rocketry

Meets Tuesday after

Room 117 (Presentation Hall)

Advisor: Dr. Wrenchey

Are you interested in rockets or planes? If so, the rocketry club is for you! With the help of Dr. Wrenchey and Mr. Rick Cordray, a mentor for The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), we will learn anything and everything related to rockets and rocketry with the goal of competing in TARC. Teams of 3 to 10 students will work together to design and construct a rocket that carries a payload of one raw egg to an altitude of 800 feet, then returns the egg safely to the ground.

You are welcome to join the club even if you don’t want to compete!

Science Bowl

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 227

Advisor: Mr. Christensen

Do you read ahead in your science and math classes? Do you like high-pressure quiz competitions? Join Science Bowl!

Science Olympiad

Meets Wednesday after lunch

Room 227

Advisors:
Ms. Townsend &
Mr. Christensen

If you are interested in any science or you want to work on interesting projects and meet new friends, join us!

All are welcome!

Speech and Debate

Meets Monday after school

Room 108

Advisor: Mr. Nguyen

Debate Club is a fun and rigorous place where you can form new conversational and collaborative skills. You will learn to apply skills to increase your debating ability. We will also provide students a chance to understand real-wide situations and how to derive educated opinions on them. With the skills you learn you will have a good form of communication and with that valid opinions with strong based evidence.

STEM Reach

Meets Thursday after school

Room 117

Advisor: Dr. Wrenchey

STEM Reach (previously called Maker Club) has hosted many fun and interactive events to introduce kids to the world of STEM. We have many events and projects planned for this year for members to participate in. Members of Maker Club will help organize online events, develop curricula, and teach younger students. During weekly meetings, we will discuss planned outreach events and help improve their teaching abilities. Members also will receive volunteer hours and develop leadership and teaching abilities that will benefit them in the future.

Tea Club

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 220

Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

Do you like tea? Come to tea club and you will have the opportuni-tea to drink, learn about, and maybe spill some tea with your friends. There will be new teas to try every week. Attendance is strongly encouraged--don't miss events such as Flowering Tea Day or Bubble Tea Day. If you don't know which type is your cup of tea, come oolong to get a taste and have a quali-tea time!

Ted Ed

Meets Monday lunch

A:  Room 227; B: Room 214

Advisor: Ms. Schafer

TED Club will be linked with the world-famous TED-Ed Student Talks Program. This program will support students to discover, explore, and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. This club will use TED-Ed’s flexible public speaking curriculum as a guide to coach and inspire youth speakers/leaders to create their own Idea Journals. We will be able to research and develop our own “ideas worth spreading” and learn how to present them in the form of short, TED-style talks. This club will provide a platform to exhibit our creative presentations and overcome stage fear while speaking in front of an audience. There will be a final Showcase Event to deliver your TED speech to our school. Another exciting (optional) opportunity is for selected videos (with permission from parents) to get posted on the official TED YouTube channel as well! Furthermore, this club has no prerequisites or fees, so all are welcome to join!

the Write Club

Advisor: Ms. Covington

This club meets asynchronously; please ask if you need more information.

The Write Club is an online club where we offer help and feedback on writing and is a no-commitment, stress-free club. We also give weekly prompts you can respond to.

TSA

Meets Thursday lunch

A: Room 221, B: Room 127

Advisors:
Ms. Kankelborg and
Ms. Zebrack

Technology has been a crucial aspect of our daily lives–one that will only grow! Because of that, technology skills are more important than ever. Through the Technology Student Association, you can delve deeper into all aspects of STEM through one of 40 events. These include podcasting, biotechnology, drone challenge, video production, fashion design, forensics, machine learning, or virtual reality. Our club meets during lunch on Thursdays, so there will be no after-school conflicts. Additionally, TSA is the only competitive tech club at STEM where you can achieve national recognition regardless of skill level! The best thing about TSA is that it’s student-driven: you choose whether you compete in a team, by yourself, and you choose which events to partake in and how many. What are you waiting for? Join TSA!

Yearbook

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 112

Advisor: Mr. Bresnahan

Yearbook staff collect photos, design pages, communicate with the student body, and attend meetings. There are opportunities for improving leadership, Adobe, writing, time management, and communication skills. Deadlines are spread out throughout the year, and editors will guide staff through the design process!

Yoga

Meets Wednesday lunch

Room 105

Advisor: Sra. Robertson

Have you been having a hard time keeping a routine and managing stress? Is it hard to stay active? At yoga club, we’ll spend each week going through a certified yoga instructor-led video and socializing. It will be a place to connect, alleviate stress, and move our bodies. All levels welcome—each video will be adaptable to whatever your level is!