Clubs

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

 

Club

Time & Contact Info

Why join?

Art History

Meets Mondays during Lunch:
A Lunch:  Room 220
B Lunch:  Room 208

Advisor:  Ms. Schaeffer

Interest Form:
http://forms.office.com/r/jBK7iLZ6Kf

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.

Astronomy

Meets Mondays, 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Room 227

Advisor: Mr. Christensen

Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/yQddm31aLRs4wBfy9

Have you ever been fascinated with space? If so, Astronomy Club is the perfect club for you! We cover a variety of topics, including astrophysics, cosmology, astrophotography, stargazing, and more! We also participate in the US Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad, giving you a chance to qualify for the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Join us this year as we learn how to solve challenging astronomy problems and broaden our understanding of space!

AYLUS

Meets Mondays from 2:30 to 3:00 PM
Room 108

Advisor: Ms. Ranieri

Branch website: 
https://aylus.org/lake-washington-wa/

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 Tuesdays, 2:20-3:30 PM
Room 120

Advisor: Mr. Danaee

Interest Form:  https://bit.ly/3mvoBP4

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.

Chemistry

Meets Tuesdays at 2:25 PM
Room 123

Advisor: Mr. Herzog

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/37su5yzs

The Chemistry Club is a great place for fellow students to nurture their love for both experimental and theoretical sciences beyond the classroom through chemistry. If you want to indulge in fun experiments, compelling discussions, and learn fundamental concepts in chemistry, then the Chemistry Club is a perfect place for you!

All the theoretical concepts acquired throughout the time spent in the club over the school year will be put to test when (interested) students apply them on the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad: Local Section, the first level of the exam track that leads to the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Chess

Meets Fridays during Lunch
A Lunch:  Room 224
B Lunch:  TBA

Advisor: Mr. Sturtevant

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/27erjzzn

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.

CODE

Meets Fridays, from 2:25 to 3:30 PM
Room 117

Advisors: 
Dr. Wrenchey, Mr. Christensen

Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/bjfWeWm1XrgHWPh38

Code 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!

Competitive Programming

Meets Mondays at 2:30 PM
Room 224

Advisor: Mr. Sturtevant

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/teslaprogramming

 

Economics

Meets Thursdays at 2:30 PM
Room 211

Advisor: Ms. Schafer

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/teslaecon

Economics Club provides students with the chance to debate and further develop their understanding of economic and business issues

Environmental Economics

This club will meet during Second Semester only.

The Environmental Economics club is focused on helping STEM students get more acquainted with the effect of current affairs, economics, and governmental policies on global climatic and environmental systems. We will provide an open setting for discussions about various current environment-related topics (both national and international) weekly.

Furthermore, students will have the chance to review and ask questions about the topics covered in AP Environmental Science, and their connection to various economic and political policies. We may also attend competitions such as The Spellman Clean Tech Competition, among others.

Equity

Meets Thursdays during B Lunch
Room 110
Advisor: Ms. Burt

 

FBLA

Meets Tuesdays at Lunch:
A Lunch:  Room 221
B Lunch:  Room TBD
Advisors:
Ms. Zebrack & Ms. Schafer 

 

Fitness Club

Meets Mondays at 2:25 PM
East Commons (by music room)
Advisor: Mr. Crowe

 

Girls Who Code

Meets Thursdays, 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Room 221
Advisor: Ms. Kankelborg

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/4bvjur7z

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 Tuesdays at 2:30 PM
East Commons (near the piano)
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.

History Meets every other Thursday,
2:30 - 3:20 PM
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 Fridays during Lunch
A Lunch:  Room 121
B Lunch:  Room 121
Advisor: Mr. Boyd

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.

Key Club

Meets every other Wednesday after school
Room 215
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. This year we will focus on fundraising money toward the Thirst Project, an organization raising money to build wells in Swaziland. Our goal is to raise over $1000 so we need your help. We hope you will join our Key Club family! Everyone is welcome!

Kindness

Meets Thursdays, 2:30 to 3:30
Room 215
Mr. Leslie

At Kindness Club, we do activities once a week to help others feel welcomed and appreciated at STEM, especially the incoming freshmen who may feel nervous about starting high school. Some of the activities we plan to do are writing and distributing motivational quotes to students, helping teachers , and in-club activities like kindness bingo, compliment circles, and more! We also plan on doing activities outside of school, such as volunteering at elderly homes, picking up garbage at parks and beaches, and hosting donations and fundraising drives for charities.

Linguistics

Meets Fridays during B Lunch only
Room 227
Advisor: Ms. Bliss

Have you ever wondered how languages are structured and how a certain sound corresponds to a certain object? Linguistics Club is the place for you. We will be covering everything from Noam Chomsky to neurolinguistics to morphology and even NLP (natural language processing). Members of the club also will receive training for the NACLO, the premier linguistics olympiad in the U.S. and precursor to the International Linguistics Olympiad.

Machine Learning Meets Thursday during Lunch
A Lunch:  Room 122
B Lunch:  Room 113
Advisor: Ms. Burt
 

Maker

Meets Thursdays, 2:25 to 3:30 PM
Room 117
Advisor: Dr. Wrenchey

Interest Form:  https://linktr.ee/stemmakerclub

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.

Math

Meets Thursdays, 2:25 to 3:30 PM
Room 122
Advisor: Mr. Ostlie

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/t72b86a8

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.

Model United Nations (MUN)

Meets Tuesdays, 2:25 to 3:30 PM
Room 111
Advisor: Ms. Fort

Interest Form:  https://forms.office.com/r/kBXCz7zpPw

Model United Nations is a club that spreads awareness about global issues through debate of international conflicts and current events. We attend multiple conferences such as WASMUN, STEMUN, and KINGMUN. 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 Fridays, 2:25 to 3:20 PM
Room 220
Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

Interest Form:  https://forms.office.com/r/yYkUPG6whv

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.

NHS

Meets Tuesdays

Advisors:  Ms. Brownie, Mr. Crowe

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.

Photography

Meets alternate Fridays, 2:30-3:30 PM
Room 220
Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/hnb7rruw

We take photos, edit them, and have fun! Anyone can join regardless of their knowledge and experience in photography because we have numerous activities for everyone. We organize theme-based photo shoots each month, along with lessons on editing with Photoshop/ Lightroom. We apply what we've learned by participating in the WA State High School Photography Competition.

Physics

Meets Tuesdays at 2:25 PM
Room 110

Advisor: Mr. Saxby

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/tstemphysics

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).

Quantum Computing

Meets Thursdays, 7:00 to 7:25 AM
Room 227
Advisor: Mr. Christensen

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/wzv26wj8

The Quantum Computing club will introduce students to the exciting field of quantum computing. The only prerequisite to join is loads of curiosity. Club members will start off with a crash course in linear algebra and quantum mechanics. Intermediate club members will work on basic projects and learn about algorithms, like the BB84 protocol. Advanced club members will work on projects with real world applications, working on either existing open-source projects or creating their own. This club is a great opportunity to venture into the amazing field of quantum computing and provide high schoolers a stepping stone to make quantum computers commonplace.

Robotics & Rocketry

Meets Wednesdays after school
Room 117
Advisor:  Dr. Wrenchey

Interest Form:  https://bit.ly/3mZzkBK

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 Wednesdays during Lunch
Room 227
Advisor: Mr. Christensen

Interest Form:  https://bit.ly/3tcGhAq

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
Advisor: Mr. Christensen

Interest Form:  https://bit.ly/3zHXuEl

All are welcome!

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

Speech and Debate

Meets Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Room 108
Advisor: Mr. Nguyen

Interest Form:  https://bit.ly/3zHYisR

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.

Tea

Meets Wednesdays during Lunch
Room 220
Advisor: Ms. Schaeffer

Interest Form:  https://tinyurl.com/4ya3pvam

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

Meets Tuesdays, 2:20-3:20 PM
Room 120
Advisor: Mr. Danaee

Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/6d6pRo8cGKFxeYTeA

 

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!

TSA

Meets Thursdays at Lunch
A Lunch:  Room 127
B Lunch:  Room 221
Advisors:
Ms. Zebrack (A), Ms. Kankelborg (B)

Interest Form:  https://linktr.ee/stemtsa

 

Yoga

Meets Wednesdays at 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, allegiate stress, and move our bodies. All levels welcome—each video will be adaptable to whatever your level is!