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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 |

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 | Sponsor |

Animal Support Club

The goals of the   


-Raise awareness for animal welfare in our community as well as around the world

-Topics include: Informing on animal cruelty and suffering; tasks we can do to help with this issue as well as spread a better understanding in our community not only in Atholton but Howard County as a whole.

-Our ultimate goal is to help along the journey towards global animal protection by informing Atholton students on the struggles animals/pets face in the many systems instilled

-Defend and provide needed services to domestic and wild animals

-Aid organizations that protect animals from cruelty, exploitation and other abuses by hosting events to raise money outside of school


Please join us at future club meetings using the code: ahs-asc

Rachelle Eichert | Teacher |

Animation Club

The purpose of this club is to provide a place for artists and non-artists alike to work on or improve their drawing skills as well as give them the new challenges of animating the characters they create.

Typically meet on Friday's 2:15-3:15 in media center

Carolyn Pilcher | Media Specialist |

Anime and Manga Club

 Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation. The club’s mission is to provide a positive environment for students to connect with each other through the medium of Anime. Our members participate in watching, discussing and learning about Anime related topics during meetings.

Emily DeFilippo | Teacher |

Art for All

The purpose of the Art for All club is to provide students with a designated time to enjoy and pursue art, whether physically or digitally.This is a great way to relax and enjoy your passion with fellow peers of Atholton High School.

This club will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday after school in room F178

Mikayla Lee | Teacher |

Asian Club (ASU)

Asian Student Union will create a community within Atholton to support charities in Asian countries and learn more about Asian culture. Students will be able to bond with others, as well as meet with other students from all backgrounds.

Scott Vennard | teacher |

Asian Ethnic Dance Club

This club is a place for students to collaborate, choreograph, and teach asian dance with other students who share the same interest. The club will present different styles of asian dance including Mongolian, Dye, Classical, etc... This club is for students who have a desire to learn different cultures and styles of dance in a welcoming environment.

Mikayla Lee |

Atholton Car Club

This unique club will meet to discuss various aspects concerning automiblies such as styles, mechanics, building of cars, and financial costs. This club will not test drive cars, but discuss important topics around the car industry. This club will meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month in room C153.

Jennifer Dalrymple | sponsor |

Atholton Geopolitics Club

Geopolitical club is to inform students to discuss geopolitical events around the world. This includes politics of foreign nations. This club is opened to all students.

Crystal Shelley | Teacher

Badminton Club

Intersetd in finding out more about badminton or playing badminton then this is the club for you. Students will engage in some friendly competition with the expectations to exhibit positive sportsmanship behaviors.

This club will participate in games primarily during the months of April-June.

Richard Jones | Teacher |

Be The Change

Students at Atholton will be able to share the issues that they care about with the club. Students in the club will learn about issues in which other students are passionate about. Students will learn how to evaluate charities and organizations. Students will gain valuable experience by participating in fundraisers and creating positive change. Students in Atholton will learn from posters or other awareness raising means about important issues and what they can do to help.  

Richard Jones | Teacher |

Becca's Closet

To provide free dresses for girls who may need one for proms or homecomings. This club collects and gives out incredible dresses for special occasions including prom. Please look for announcement 1-2 months prior to prom.

Krista Bopst | Teacher, CTE Instructional Team Leader |

Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  Meetings are held in Room F189.

Erin Bourque | ALS Teacher |

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.

Robert Thompson | Teacher, 9th Grade ITL |

Botany Club

The botany club is for all students who have in interest in nature and plants. We will discuss ways to facilitate positive change in our environment by having fun activities focusing on plants and nature.

This club will meet on the 1st Monday of every month after school and a few selected Raider Times in room G125.

Alycia Senisi | Science Paraeducator |

Bully Free Forever (BFF)

This club is set up to discuss topics pertaining to bullying. This is a safe place to share feelings, concerns, and discuss ways we can improve the social environment specific to Atholton HS. The BFF will also have an amazing school-wide assembly inviting guest speakers and special performances by present and past students from Atholton HS.

Emily DeFilippo | Teacher |

Caribbean Student Union

The purpose of the Caribbean Student Union (CSU) is to provide students with a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful and beneficial activities that are often overlooked by society. By allowing students to participate in a variety of activities, the CSU will actively promote positive change and empower individuals to make a difference.

This club will meet on selected Raider Times in the JROTC room. Please contact Sgt Useeth Davis at for more information.

Useeth Davis | JROTC- 1st Sergeant |

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.

Benjamin Schmitz | Teacher |

Christian Student Union

The Christian Student Union is an organization dedicated to colloborating with other students of Christian faith in a safe and comfortable environment. The Union will have elaborate discussions and reflections on Christian practices, beliefs, and the Bible.

The club will meet after school in room D165 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

John Criscouli | teacher |

College Admissions Club

The College Admissions Club will educate students about the admission to college process. The club will help students navigate through the application process with the hope to make them a more qulaified candidate for college adminissions.

This club will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:15 pm in room G205. For more information please contact Mr. Simmons.

Michael Simmons | Teacher |

Color a Smile

The Color A Smile club gives students an opportunity to send cheerful hand colored drawings to community members in need. This club will meet on selected Raider Times in Room C142.

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. Open to all students.

Hana Rhee |

Creative Writing Club

This club encourages the process and development of creative writing, as well as promotes passion and creativity for non-academic writing.

Emily Stackhouse | Teacher |

Crochet and Knitting Club

The purpose of the Crochet and Knitting Club is for the members to make fun and exciting crochet and knitting items. Additionally, many items that are made within the club can be donated to various community organizations.  This is a great way to meet other students at Atholton that have common interests.

Bryce Cramer | Teacher |

Dear Friends Club

Students can become pen pals with senior citizens at a local senior living home. They will share stories about their typical day and hopefully engage in meaniningful dialogue. Students will gain communictaion skills, creative writing skills and will be able to communicate with someone from a different decade.

Club will meet every other Monday at 2:20pm in room C145

Emily Stackhouse | Teacher |

Dramatics/Stage Production

Anyone interested in helping with the behind the scenes activities of the plays and concerts please feel free to join this club. This club will assist with building sets and constructing pieces of equipment to aid in the production of the plays and concerts at Atholton HS.

Hayley Adler | Teacher |

Educator's Rising

Educators Rising is a National organization that supports students and education professionals.  Students are encouraged to network and compete at national levels.  Field trips and competitions are a part of club participation.

Stephanie Johnson-Rolle | Teacher |

Equestrian Club

The equestrian club will meet to discuss issues surrounding the riding of horses, care and safety of horses. It is important to note that this club will not participate in riding horses as the AHS equestrian club. Individuals may participate as individuals.

Stephen Braun | Teacher |

European Club

The goal of the European Club is to bring together students with European heritage, and those interested in European cultures; share history and experiences;  and support European charities. 

Mary Coates | Teacher |

Feed the Future

Discuss ways this club can support community efforts in ensuring that all people will have access to food.

Film and Cinematography Club

Students in this club will learn a variety of techniques used in film making and video production. Concepts such as shot composition, story boarding, color pallets, and sound design will be discussed throughout the meetings. Club will meet twice a month on Fridays from 2:20-3pm in room C155

Christopher Mackechnie | Teacher & Yearbook Advisor |

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.

Fishing Club

The purpose of the club is to inform and talk about ties and tactics based on how the fish are strung.One of the goals of the club is to gather people toether who enjoy the sport of fishing and discuss local fishing spots.

Jessie Moore | Alternative Education |

French Honor Society

Société Honoraire de Français. The purpose of this organization is to recognize students with a high level of comprehension and interest of the French language. The members of French Honor Society will be students who are enrolled in French 3 or above, with a cumulative 3.5 GPA previous to membership and 3.0 after being inducted. Students must remain in French after being inducted (complete French 4/5). Student members will be required to complete five hours of service.

Friends Across Boarders

Friends Across Boarders (FAB) is a club that emphasizes and advocates for inclusion across different diversities and ethnic and cultural education. The goal of the club is to create safe place for students of all different ethnicities, cultures, and religions to be able to share their own experiences and cultures with other students and to learn about the cultures and ethnicities of other students.

Carolyn Pilcher | Media Specialist |

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

The purpose of the club is to bring together innovation, responsibility, business, and financial knowledge to students and those participating in the club. Students will have the chance to develop vocational skills and expand their knowledge of different career opportunities. Career competency will also be established among participants, learning what all is involved in different career paths, how to achieve their goals in a specific career, and how to innovate and strategize new and useful business tactics. FBLA allows students to strengthen their confidence, creating projects and sales pitches; learning to not only develop ideas, but also how to present them and relay their thoughts and thought process.

Matthew Lathroum | teacher |

Good Neighbors Club

The Good Neighbors Club will focus on facilitating community service projects within the Atholton community. This will include partnering with Grass Roots, Senior Living Center, Freetown Farm, Harriett Tubman building and local schools.

This club will meet after mid-term exams. Please stay tuned for announcements.

Mabrooka Chaudhry |

Green School (STEAM Team)

The Green School Club empowers students to think about and explore ways to support the "green" movement. Activities will include educating AHS students and staff members the importance of being environemntally friendly.

Donna Schwab | Teacher |

Health Occupations Club

HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA is composed of middle school, secondary, and post secondary/collegiate students, along with professional, alumni, and honorary members. Students in this club will explore a variety of occupations associated with the health profession.

Deirdre Lindsey | Teacher |

Hispanic Club (La Familia)

The Hispanic is a club for AHS students of Hispanic/Latino descent and for other students who are interested. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters community building among Hispanic students and reinforces a positive ethnic identity. We will promote academic achievement and higher education through fun and informative activities throughout the year. Come join us!

Mary Coates | Teacher |

Ice Hockey

To teach and train young athletes the fundamentals of the sport of ice hockey and to provide an opportunity for interscholastic competition between them and their cross-county peers. This club is not a sponsored HCPSS interscholastic event, however, participant can participate in a local league with events in Columbia and Laurel.

Paige Stutman | Director, Teacher |

Interact Club

The Interact Club is a service club that will help students receive service hours that are needed to graduate. This club will help develop leadesrhip, interpersonal and communication skills that are needed in the work force. The goal of the club is to help students discover the power of service above self. We want studenst to have fun while volunteering their time.

This club will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday during Raider Time or virtually.

Jessie Moore | Alternative Education |

International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society is an honor society for theatre arts students. The Thespian troupe is a subset of the theatre arts program. It is the student honor society, a separate student organization, and membership is earned. Any student may be a member of the theatre program, but only students who have been officially inducted and registered with the EdTA national office are members of the theatre program and the International Thespian Society.

Investors Club

This club is for individuals who have an interest in financial literacy, learning about the market and the driving forces behind the economy.

First and third Thursdays after school Room C130

Donald Mitchell, Jr. | Teacher |

It's Academic

The It's Academic club at AHS competes at numerous quiz bowl tournaments throughout the year, where participants answer questions covering a broad range of subjects, from history to chemistry to even sports. These competitions test not only your depth of knowledge in certain areas, but also your ability to buzz quickly, similar to Jeopardy. It's Academic itself is a televised academic quiz bowl competition aired on CBS. Every year, our club sends a team of three top players to compete against other teams in the area. Anyone who enjoys trivia or competition, regardless of skill level, is welcome to join us at our weekly meetings, where we practice with buzzers and answering questions. If you're interested in what types of questions are offered at tournaments, check out the for free tournament packets and a forum on high school quiz bowl with many resources devoted to it.

Thomas Stuppy | Teacher |

Jazz Ensemble

The purpose of the Jazz Ensemble is to expose students to different styles and time periods of jazz through performance at Atholton HS Music Department concerts and National Competitions.

JROTC (Drill Team, Color Guard, Raider Team)

JROTC offers many teams open to all cadets as an extension of the program.  The teams promote leadership, team-building, discipline, decision-making, physical fitness, self-esteem and volunteerism.  They include Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Color Guard, Raiders Challenge (a physical-military sweepstakes), JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), and CyberPatriot.

LTC William Reinhart | JROTC Senior Army Instructor | | (410) 313-7076

Key Club

Members of the Key Club perform community services, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. Key Club is an internationally recognized service organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis. Leadership opportunities exist not only as club leaders, president, vice-president, etc., but each fundraising and service project also has its own organizer that leads the project. We also encourage members to organize outside activities and invite fellow members to participate.

Korean American Student Association (KASA)

The purpose of this club is to inform students about Korean culture and to create new relationships within our Atholton community. This club will create a safe space for students to embrace their culture and learn more about Korean history. KASA will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in B116 9the orchestra room)

Korean Club

Do you enjoy watching K-dramas? Do you enjoy listening to K-pop?  Do you want to enjoy these Korean cultures without subtitles? Then this is the right place for you to start! The purpose of the Korean Club is to spread the Korean language to all who wish to learn the language of Korea. Whether you are a Korean descendant or not, all are welcome to partake in our weekly lessons and have fun in the process. We meet every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:10 in room D164. We hope to see you all there! 
Sponsor: Mrs. Hawkins
Meeting Schedule: Every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:10
Location: D164

Nicola Hawkins | Teacher |

League of Legends eSports Club

This group of students will explore the fascinating gaming of eSports.

Bryce Cramer | Teacher |

Let's Make a TV Show

This is a unique club where participants will engage in the production of a TV show at Atholton HS. Students will use creative ideas, music, video, acting and writing skills to inform the Atholton community of current events.

This club will meet during Raider Time and Wednesdays after school in the media center.

Monique Gillis | Media Specialist |

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 if you are interested.

Michael Senisi | Athletics and Activities Manager | | (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.

MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement)

Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement promotes student interest and participation in STEM events.  Students develop academic and leadership skills, improve their academic performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally.

Stephanie Johnson-Rolle | Teacher |

Mock Trial

Students will have the ability to particpiate in rehearsed trial to learn about the legal system and court procedures. Students will learn valauble skills such as public speaking, argumentation and critical thinking skills.

Will meet on Tuesdays after school room C138

Imani Hinson |

Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) is a speech and debate activity in which students take the part of political and diplomatic leaders of states while role-playing their interactions in the United Nations, in crisis situations, in historic events, and other international relations scenarios. Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The Model UN club seeks to explore the world of diplomacy, debate, and international current events through authentic simulation of the United Nations. It is open to all students who are prepared to commit to the team and the required participation. Projects will include attendance at a fall and spring conference. Interested students debate about contemporary issues that affect the international community and learn about the United Nations organization. 

Crystal Shelley | Teacher

Morgan's Message (Student Athletes and Mental Health)

The purpose of this club is to start conversations about mental health among student athletes. The club will also work towards the stigma of "just push through it" mentality. This club will create a space where student athletes can feel comfortable to talk and learn about mental health in a safe and open environment.

Club will meet 3rd Tuesday of the month in room A107

Michael O'Shaughnessy | School Psychologist |

Mountain Bike Club

The purpose of the Mountain Bike Club is to promote bike safety, promote mountain biking, and teach about maintenance of mountain bikes. Participants in this club will not ride as the AHS Mountain Bike Club, but will meet independently to ride on local trails.  All students are welcome to join the club and learn more about the sport of mountain biking.

Scott Vennard | Teacher |

Muslim Students Awareness Club

Mission Statement: The Muslim Student Union aims to educate our community by sharing the young Muslim-American experience in an effort to address the negative stereotypes of Muslims, while addressing Islamophobia.
Vision Statement: The Muslim Student Union aims to bring together individuals from all backgrounds that work collaboratively to accomplish each year’s charity mission and educate our community about Islam.

Mabrooka Chaudhry |

National English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society (NEHS), is the only international organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments.

NEHS applications will be accepted from December 1, 2022 until 2:10 pm on December 23, 2022. Applications can be picked up in Room C 148.



John Criscuoli | Teacher, NEHS Advisor |

National Math Honor Society

In order to be a member of the Math Honor Society, you must meet certain expectations set forth by the school. This group is dedicated to iinspiring an interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.

Samantha Rangos | Teacher |

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) accepts applications for new members in the fall of each year.  The purpose of the organization is to recognize juniors and seniors who have excelled while pursuing a technical curriculum at Atholton HS, and to give back to the Atholton community through technical service.  Member selection is based on technical coursework, GPA and character. Contact Ms. Fregeau,, if you have questions about the organization or application process. 

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members world wide and nearly a million members since its inception in 1984.  Awarding over $2 million in scholarships to date, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.

Charlie Lidard | Teacher, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Robotics |

Our Minds Matter

The purpose of the club is to discuss mental health in our school community, encourage students to seek help for themselves and friends, promote the development of healthy habits and coping skills, and break societal and cultural stigmas associated with mental health.

Michael O'Shaughnessy | School Psychologist |
Samantha Rangos | Teacher |

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 & Yearbook Advisor |


POMS is a group of competitive dancers that perform during football and basketball half-time shows. Our Team also competes in competitions across the area during the winter season. Tryouts for the new team are held each year in May.

Colleen Bogan-Murphy | coach |

Pre-Med Club

The Pre-Med club designed to enrich the participants with guest speakers, from all types of health care careers, in order to facilitate an understanding of the potential college preparation, need for volunteering, and college degrees related to becoming a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, EMT, and other administration opportunities.  The majority of our guest speakers are former Atholton students and have a great deal of insight into the possible future of those in attendance.  Every few years we offer CPR training, when available.  The Pre-Med club gives the student an opportunity to network with other classmates and identify others for scholastic and moral support.

Raider Review (Newspaper)

Scott Vennard | Teacher |

Robotics Club

The Robotics Club has actively participated in an international HS robotics competition that is organized by FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Students and mentors work intensely during a six-week period (Season: Jan-Feb) to build game-playing robots. Each team member becomes a valuable team-member by bringing in their own sets of skills. Thus, besides on-field competition, students have an opportunity to show case their entrepreneurship, creativity, engineering and industrial design, computer programming, organization skills, safety and exemplifying the core values of the program. The goal of the club is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders. 

Rocketry Club

This club will be focused on building and testing working model rockets.

Michael Simmons | Teacher |

Role Playing Game Club

Stephen Braun | Teacher |

Scholars Leadership Program (SLP) formerly Delta Scholars

Scholars Leadership Program (SLP) formerly Delta Scholars

Primarily geared towards African American females, The Scholars Leadership Program (formerly known as Delta Scholars), is a community service-based honor society seeking to develop leadership skills, promote academic excellence, and empower African American females in grades 10 through 12 in Howard County Public School System. The membership requirement is an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and prior community service experience would be great. The group is sponsored by the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an African American sorority, in partnership with the Howard County Public School System.
Advisor: Mikayla Lee
Mikayla Lee | English Teacher |

Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, June 8th through Friday, September 9th, 2022.
If needed, hard copies of the paperwork can be picked up in room C153.
Application link:
Teacher Recommendation Link:


Mikayla Lee | English Teacher |

SGA: Class of 2022

The Atholtn HS Student Government Association aims to bring students from every organization in the school together, to provide a voice for the student body of AHS, and to provide opportunities to develop student leadership skills through school and community service. The Student Government Association is a group that plans and runs school events.

Sponsors: Emily Dalton and Jennifer Dalrymple

Emily Dalton | Teacher |
Jennifer Dalrymple | Teacher |

SGA: Student Government Association

The Atholtn HS Student Government Association aims to bring students from every organization in the school together, to provide a voice for the student body of AHS, and to provide opportunities to develop student leadership skills through school and community service. The Student Government Association is a group that plans and runs school events.  Students who have a 2.0 GPA as well as a signed petition by thirty (30) peers and teachers can run for an office by giving a speech in front of the entire grade level class. Students may apply to join when applications are released - most often in the spring for the following school year and sometimes in the fall for the current school year. Students who submit an application will be interviewed by the current SGA executive board.  We coordinate and organize school-wide events to encourage and promote school community and spirit like Planning Spirit Weeks, Pep Rallys, School Fundraising, and Dances.

Thomas Stuppy | Teacher |

SGA: Class of 2023

The Atholtn HS Student Government Association aims to bring students from every organization in the school together, to provide a voice for the student body of AHS, and to provide opportunities to develop student leadership skills through school and community service. The Student Government Association is a group that plans and runs school events.

Sponsors: Benjamin Schmitz and Crystal Shelley

Crystal Shelley | Teacher

Sister to Sister

Sheila Carr-Spence | Teacher |

Ski and Snowboard Club

This club will provide an avenue for students to talk and discuss proper techniques involved in skiing and snowboarding. Great opportunity to make new friends who have a common interest.

This club will not sponsor any ski trips.

Meet on designated Raider Time dates in room B126, Mr. Lathroum

Matthew Lathroum | Teacher |

Social Studies National Honor Society

The Social Studies National Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of social studies. This club provides provides national recognition for our outstanding students, and encourages an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

John Abrahms | Teacher |

South Asian Club (The Desi Union)

The purpose of this club is to promote South Asian culture and to bring more awareness to the students of Atholton HS. The club will facilitate conversations around the South Asian Culture with the hope that students will share their own personal experiences. This club is open to all students

The club will meet every other Tuesday after school in room F180

Scott Brenfleck | Teacher |

Spanish National Honor Society

The Spanish National Honor Society is an academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanish studies.

Jennifer Street | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader |

Speech and Debate

The Speech and Debate Club is for students who want to improve and showcase their skills in public speaking and logical argument. Meetings are kept to a minimum, with plenty of opportunities to compete in tournaments. The competitive events include, solo, duo, and small team events, with a wide variety of topics that will appeal to different interests.

Lynette Burns | Teacher |

Stress Less Club

The Stress Less Club's mission is to give students an opportunity to learn how to decrease stress. In the past, we have had the school psychologist discuss ways to decrease stress during mid year exams.  The students have a club meeting about social activities to decrease stress such as baking cookies, aromatherapy, and coloring.  In the past, students have made blankets for the Lionus project. 


James Woomert | Teacher |

Student Leadership Cadre

The Student Leadership Cadre at Atholron High School is a group of 10th-12th grade students, selected through an application process each June, who serve as ambassadors for the school, participate in leadership and service activities, plan schoolwide Advisory activities, and provide feedback to the administration.

Students for Sustainability

The purpse of the Studenst for Sustainability will be to educate fellow students on environmental issues and the importance of susatinability. The club will discuss sustainable alternatives to daily living.

This club will meet twice a month (dates TBD) in Ms. Wasson's room (A102). For more information please contact Ms. Wasson.

Emily Wasson |

Swim Club

Promotes the sport of swimming and helps organize Atholton High School swimmers to compete in the Annual Howard County Swim meet. This is not an HCPSS interscholastic sport and will not be sponsored by HCPSS at this time.

Donna Elshafei | Teacher |

Tennis Club

The purpose of this cub is to privide anopportunity for all students to learn more about the sport of tennis. It is a great way to meet new people.

Meets on Thursdays after school in 1st Serhgenat Davis room (JROTC)

Useeth Davis | JROTC- 1st Sergeant |


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 |

Volleyball Club

The purpose of this club is to give students the opportunity to build a strong, fun, and safe community through volleyball. It will help students have a better understanding of volleyball and build upon skills. This club will be open to all students and will require a physical and wiaver.

Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursdays after school and on seleted Raider Time sessions

Location: C152

Jennifer Street | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader |

Volunteens Club

This club will have students from Atholton HS participate in a variety of volunteering projects to better our community. Students will sponsor a service project that will help many non profit organizations in local and national areas.

Jennifer Street | Teacher, Instructional Team Leader |


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 & Yearbook Advisor |

Yoga and Wellness Club

This club will allow students access to yoga and wellness resources and bring more awareness to all of its benefits. No experience necessary. This club wil meet Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in room A113.


Samantha Rangos | Teacher |