Activities & Clubs

AHI Tuna (Athotlon High Improv)

This unique club offers students that opportunity to participate in a variety of Improv settings. AHI Tuna is open to all students and performs on stage in front of live audiances. We will meet in room 145. Please contact Ms. Stackhouse for more information and details.

Emily Stackhouse | Teacher | Emily_Stackhouse@hcpss.org

Alpha Achievers

Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers is an education program of the Howard County, Maryland Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It fosters a positive learning environment in order to facilitate students’ pursuit of excellence by attaining, maintaining and exceeding a 3.0 grade point average. The minimum requirement for membership is a 3.0 GPA. The program also seeks to encourage and motivate those students who have less than a 3.0 grade point average to strive toward it.

Jessie Moore | Teacher | Jessie_Moore@hcpss.org

American Red Cross Club

To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  The club will learn, practice, and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects.

Jennifer Timmel | Teacher | jennifer_timmel@hcpss.org

Animal Lovers Unite

Emily Dulany | Teacher | Emily_Dulany@hcpss.org

Anna's Gift Foundation

Kathryn Velencia | Teacher | Kathryn_Velencia@hcpss.org

Art Club

Art Club is an opportunity to be a part of all of the events and community that the NAHS sponsors without the GPA requirements or time commitments. All students interested in the Visual Arts are welcome!

Asian Club

Brandon Morfoot | Teacher | bmorfoot@hcpss.org

Asian Student Union

Meets To inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American culture and issues.

Badminton Club

Nancy Shea | Teacher | Nancy_Shea@hcpss.org

Bake for Bears

Crystal Shelley | Teacher | Crystal_Shelley@hcpss.org

Be The Change

Richard Jones | Teacher | Richard_W_Jones@hcpss.org

Becca's Closet

Krista Bopst | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Krista_Bopst@hcpss.org

Best Buddies

Carolyn Pilcher | Media Specialist, Instructional Team Leader of Career and Technology Education | Carolyn_Pilcher@hcpss.org

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Mission of the Black Student Union Club is to ensure a viable resource to African American students and to others interested, to their parents and to the community. Our goal is to educate students about the African American culture and historical accomplishments through learning, acknowledging, and respecting those of the past. We promote a positive, nurturing, and safe environment to enrich all students so that they can be college and career ready upon graduation. We strive to motivate and enrich all by providing opportunities that promote excellence through diversity.

Michelle Howard | Teacher | Michelle_Howard@hcpss.org
Cheryl Grimes | Achievement Liaison | Cheryl_Grimes@hcpss.org

Book Club

Encourage a life-long love of reading in a comfortable environment where students discuss literature respectfully.

Bully Free Forever (BFF)

Jessica Grady | Teacher | Jessica_grady@hcpss.org

Chess Club

Come to chess club to enjoy fun and relaxing games, in addition to honing your skills. Open to all players, regardless of experience or skill.

Nicole Payne | Teacher | Nicole_Payne@hcpss.org
Benjamin Schmitz | Teacher | Benjamin_Schmitz@hcpss.org

Choose Kind Club

Katherine Kern | Teacher | Katherine_Kern@hcpss.org

Computer Science Club

A club for anyone interested in coding, game design, 3D modeling, Android development and, LAN Gaming and anything else related to computer science.

Natalie Kelly | Media Specialist | Natalie_Kelly@hcpss.org

DECA

DECA is an association of marketing students with the objective of improving educational and career opportunities for students in the areas of marketing, business, management, accounting, and entrepreneurship.

Matthew Lathroum | Teacher | Matthew_Lathroum@hcpss.org

Delta Scholars

The Delta Scholars program at Atholton promotes continued academic excellence in math, the arts and science in young ladies at AHS, grades 10 – 12 with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better, while providing mentoring and other support required to prepare them for success in college and career.  For more information about the program, please consult the Delta Scholars’ advisers Ms. Edwards at Jennifer_Edwards@hcpss.org or Ms. Oliver at Wanda_Oliver@hcpss.org. 

Jennifer Edwards | Teacher | Jennifer_Edwards@hcpss.org

Dramatics/Stage Production

Nathan Rosen | Teacher | Nathan_Rosen@hcpss.org | Drama Website

Fantasy Sports

Jonathan Dupski | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader, Varsity Baseball Coach | Jonathan_Dupski@hcpss.org

Fashion Club

To diversify fashion and discuss fashion trends.

Nicole Payne | Teacher | Nicole_Payne@hcpss.org

Feed the Future

Liela Razik | Teacher | Liela_Razik@hcpss.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Mary Coates | Teacher | Mary_Coates@hcpss.org

Filmmaking & Cineatography Club

Carolyn Pilcher | Media Specialist, Instructional Team Leader of Career and Technology Education | Carolyn_Pilcher@hcpss.org

FIRST Robotics Team 2537 Space RAIDers

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) was founded to promote math, science, and engineering by engaging high school students in a “varsity sport for the mind.” Atholton High School Team 2537, known as Space RAIDers, is one of over 5000 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams participating in this rigorous and exciting program. Our mission is to inspire young people to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields by providing an experience which inspires technical innovation and fosters well-rounded life capabilities, including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Each year, we build robots weighing up to 120 pounds that can complete a task, which changes every year. Teams are given design guidelines and the game details at the beginning of January and are given six weeks to construct a competitive robot that can operate autonomously (no human control) as well as when guided by wireless controls to accomplish the game’s tasks.
 

Charlie Lidard | charles_lidard@hcpss.org

Fishing Club

Jessie Moore | Alternative Education | Jessie_Moore@hcpss.org

GEN (Global Equality Now)

Lynette Burns | Teacher | lynette_burns@hcpss.org

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Gender Sexuality Alliance, the GSA, is dedicated to creating a safe space for anyone of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as their allies, and discusses weekly topics related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Jo Seibel | Teacher | Jo_Seibel@hcpss.org

Hispanic Club (La Familia)

Mary Coates | Teacher | Mary_Coates@hcpss.org

Ice Hockey

Heather Haffey | Teacher | Heather_Haffey@hcpss.org

iEducate

Katie Impeduglia | Teacher | Kathryn_Impeduglia@hcpss.org

It's Academic

Shawn Douglas | Teacher | Shawn_Douglas@hcpss.org

Jazz Ensemble

Eric Posner | eric_posner@hcpss.org

Jewish Student Union

Devin White | Teacher | Devin_White@hcpss.org

JROTC (Drill Team, Color Guard, Raider Team)

William Reinhart | ROTC Advisor | William_Reinhart@hcpss.org | (410) 313-7076

Key Club

Benjamin Schmitz | Teacher | Benjamin_Schmitz@hcpss.org

League of Legends eSports Club

Bryce Cramer | Teacher | bryce_cramer@hcpss.org

Letterman Club

This sole purpose of the Letterman Club is for student athletes to have a voice in the Atholton HS Athletic Program. Will meet during Raider Time in senior cafeteria. Please contact Mike Senisi at Michael_Senisi@hcpss.org if you are interested.

Michael Senisi | Athletics and Activities Manager | Michael_Senisi@hcpss.org | (410)313-7080

Math Team

Math Team is a member of Howard County Math League (HCML) and participates in eight HCML competitions each year. Our focus is to practice high level mathematics problems to prepare for Howard County Math Team competitions. Math Team allows students to engage in friendly interaction with other students from XX High School, as well as the other high schools in Howard County. The students become engaged in higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills, while at the same time helping XXHS in competition against neighboring schools in the county. All students are welcome to join, as there is no mathematical prerequisite for membership. Mathematical topics covered will range from Algebra 1/Data Analysis through Trigonometry.

Lisa Toohey | Teacher | Lisa_Toohey@hcpss.org

MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement)

Stephanie Johnson-Rolle | Teacher | sjohnson-rolle@hcpss.org

Model United Nations

Dawn Tache | Teacher | Dawn_Tache@hcpss.org

Muslim Student Awareness Club

Mabrooka Chaudhry | Teacher | Mabrooka_Chaudhry@hcpss.org

Neighbor to Neighbor

Devin White | Teacher | Devin_White@hcpss.org

Operation Smile

Margaret Klotz | Teacher | Margaret_Klotz@hcpss.org

Peer Mediators

Jessica Grady | Teacher | Jessica_grady@hcpss.org
Dana Meledick | Counselor | dmeledick@hcpss.org

Photography Club

The AHS Photo club will provide a friendly and supportive environment for photographers at all levels of experience, with interests in all genres of photography. The club will encourage the growth of artistic vision and technical knowledge of photography among its members. Members can share ideas and knowledge with each other to help promote interest in photography in the school community through exhibition and school events. Additionally, it is the goal of the club to use our hobby and passion to benefit the AHS school community.

Christopher Mackechnie | Teacher | Christopher_Mackechnie@hcpss.org

Poetry and Literary Magazine Club

Thomas Stuppy | Teacher | thomas_stuppy@hcpss.org

POMS

Nicole Payne | Teacher | Nicole_Payne@hcpss.org

Pre-Med Club

Jimmie Mowder Jr | Teacher | Jimmie_Mowder@hcpss.org

Raider Review (Newspaper)

Scott Vennard | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Scott_Vennard@hcpss.org

Red Cross Club

Jennifer Dalrymple | Teacher | Jennifer_Dalrymple@hcpss.org

Rock Climbing Club

Michelle Pappadia | Teacher | Michelle_Pappadia@hcpss.org

Rocketry Club

Michael Simmons | Teacher | Michael_Simmons@hcpss.org

Role Playing Game Club

Stephen Braun | Teacher | Stephen_Braun@hcpss.org

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Charles Midkiff | Teacher | Charles_Midkiff@hcpss.org

Save a Smile

David Decker | Teacher | David_Decker@hcpss.org

Science Olympiad Club

Deirdre Lindsey | Teacher | Deirdre_Lindsey@hcpss.org

SGA: Class of 2019

Rob Piche | Teacher | robert_piche@hcpss.org

SGA: Class of 2020

Chuck Fales | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader | Chuck_Fales@hcpss.org
Juan Gordiano | ROTC Advisor | juan_gordiano@hcpss.org | (410) 313-7076

SGA: Class of 2021

Nicole Payne | Teacher | Nicole_Payne@hcpss.org
Shawn Douglas | Teacher | Shawn_Douglas@hcpss.org

SGA: Class of 2022

Emily Dalton | Teacher | emily_dalton@hcpss.org
Jennifer Dalrymple | Teacher | Jennifer_Dalrymple@hcpss.org

SGA: Student Government Association

Thomas Stuppy | Teacher, 9th Grade, Allied Bowling and Softball Coach | Thomas_Stuppy@hcpss.org

Share the Music

James Woomert | Orchestra/Music Technology Teacher | James_Woomert@hcpss.org | (410) 313-7075

Sister to Sister

Sheila Carr-Spence | Teacher | Sheila_Carr-Spence@hcpss.org

Ski & Snowboard Club

Sidney Billups | Paraeducator | Sidney_Billups@hcpss.org

Speech and Debate

Lynette Burns | Teacher | lynette_burns@hcpss.org

Stand UP to Cancer

Nicole Coke | Teacher | Nicole_Coke@hcpss.org

STEAM Team (Green School)

Donna Schwab | Teacher | Donna_Schwab@hcpss.org

Stress Less Club

Liela Razik | Teacher | Liela_Razik@hcpss.org

Student Leadership Cadre

Adrienne Nasir | Assistant Principal - 9th Grade, 10th-12th T-Z | Adrienne_Nasir@hcpss.org

Student Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE focuses on giving Atholton girls with an interest in engineering and computer science a unique place and voice within the Atholton STEM community.  SWE meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 2:45-3pm in E173, the Engineering shop (across from the boys locker room).   We wield power tools, eat chocolate and network with other girls who share our interests and challenges.  No experience is necessary. Members of the club must complete a Safety Test and get a parent signature for the Technology and Engineering Education Laboratory Acknowledgement FormSee Ms. Fregeau in room E173 if you have any questions.

Jean Fregeau | Teacher | Jean_Fregeau@hcpss.org

Students Together Assisting Refugees (STAR)

Devin White | Teacher | Devin_White@hcpss.org

Swim Club

Donna Elshafei | Teacher | Donna_Elshafei@hcpss.org

Ultimate Book Club

Carolyn Pilcher | Media Specialist, Instructional Team Leader of Career and Technology Education | Carolyn_Pilcher@hcpss.org
Natalie Kelly | Media Specialist | Natalie_Kelly@hcpss.org

UNICEF

UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is a United Nations program dedicated to providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. This club is open to all students with a desire to provide aid through fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and more!

Donald Mitchell, Jr. | Teacher | donald_mitchell@hcpss.org

United Hands

Rachelle Eichert | Teacher | Rachelle_Eichert@hcpss.org

Yearbook

Yearbook is a “club” that is an actual class you take during the school day. In this class, you have the responsibility for creating and publishing the current year’s edition of Impressions, Atholton High School’s Yearbook! You must be enrolled in Yearbook I, II, III, or IV to participate. Level III and IV of the course earns an Honors level credit. This course is open to all grade levels.

Christopher Mackechnie | Teacher | Christopher_Mackechnie@hcpss.org

Young Americans for Freedom

Rachelle Eichert | Teacher | Rachelle_Eichert@hcpss.org

Young Democrats

The Young Democrats is a student-run club that explores and evaluates the principles of the Democratic Party. Members meet weekly to discuss current events and work to become involved in the political process. Students participate in lively discussions, listen to guest speakers, interview political candidates, and participate in informal debates.

 

Lynette Burns | Teacher | lynette_burns@hcpss.org