Clubs & Activities

Activity Sponsor Location Time Description
Academic Decathlon Deana Rainey Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 (November and December) Academic Decathlon meets daily as an elective course and after school during competition season from November through January. Students study Art, Music, Math, Literature, Economics, Social Science, and Science all based on a given theme. They prepare for the competition using United States Academic Decathlon material and on-line resources. This is a high energy, fast-paced, and hard-core academic group.
African American History Challenge Miss McCoy Room 210 Every other Wednesday from 3:15-4:15pm This is a club that partners with the 100 Black Men of Omaha that meets at least two days a week normally on Wednesday and Friday from 3:05 to 4:05. Then one Saturday a month in the fall. It is an opportunity to learn about African History and then compete the first Saturday of Feb for a chance to win cash. Once winning the competition the students have chance to compete in Nationals out of state.
Art Club Christine Winberg Room 152 Tuesdays 3:15pm-5:00pm The Art Club is a group that meets on Tuesdays after school from 3:05-5:05 in room #152 for all things creative. Anyone who enjoys art and is willing to work hard at making art during our meetings is welcome to join. Along with meeting other students who enjoy art, possible school related activities for the students to be involved in are painting murals, painting drama props, or assisting other school groups in their creative endeavors.
Avenue Scholars Talaya Broadway Room 242
Bible Club Donna Ross Room 251 Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:00pm A Christian club including all denominations. Student lead weekly study of a Bible verse. Prayer for our school, country, and each other. Email donna.ross@ops.org with any prayer requests you may have.
Book Club Colleen Nieland Library
Cheerleading Olivia Bishop Track & West Mezzanine Gym Tuesday & Thursday 6:45am Students grade 9-12 in good academic and behavior standing are eligible to try-out for cheerleading. Try-outs are typically held in the Spring with practices, games and activities occurring year-round. Northwest cheerleaders cheer at football and basketball games.
Circle of Friends Steve Croy Portable 4 Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm A social inclusion program for students with disabilities and those without. The goal is to establish an understanding and acceptance of differences on school campuses and in community life, decreasing bullying and erasing the lines between disabled and non-disabled. Circle of Friends is a social inclusion program for students with disabilities of all ages that establishes an understanding and acceptance of differences on school campuses and in community life.
College Possible Sylvia Wilson
Culinary Skills Pam Davis Room 241 after school. 4th Wednesday of the month after school.
Dance Team Michelle Porath Commons/Gym Tuesday-Thursday 3:15pm- 5:30pm Northwest Dance Team is a Varsity dance team. Northwest Dance Team is a varsity dance team that performs at all home varsity football and basketball games and showcases as well as competes in the Spring. Ranging from grades 9 through 12, dancers perform in jazz, pom, and hip-hop styles. Tryouts are held in the Spring in order to select the team for the upcoming school year and practices are held right after school on Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Debate Robert Carraher
DECA Chad Ueding Multipurpose Room, Room 113 Tuesdays 3:15pm-5:15pm Practice key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management. Participate in community service. Join more than 200,000 high school members in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.
Educators Rising Jennifer Gorrin Room 121 Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 Educators Rising is a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. Participating in this school-based program helps young people explore teaching — consider joining Educators Rising to connect with peers and experts around the country who are focusing on the same issues and challenges. Events involved with this club include teacher appreciation efforts, leadership conferences, college program exploration and state/national conferences regarding educational topics.
Finance Club Susan Dimmitt Room 114
Flag Corps Jonathan Halvorson Interested in Dance, Twirling, or Spinning Flags? Be a part of the Northwest Flag Corps – a group that rehearses with Marching Band to create high-level competing shows with multiple genres of music and dance. Last year, NW had the highest scoring Flag Corps Team in our district at some competitions. Flag Corps members will rehearse with band every day in the fall during Symphonic Band Class. They also will have after school rehearsals with the band.
Future Business Leaders of America Randy Rouse Room 112 Thursdays 3:15-5:00pm Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events), leadership development, and educational programs. Students are also involved in projects that will develop a sense of compassion, for their fellow man, such as raising money for the March of Dimes, and ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Game Geeks Georg Getty, Ty Ogden Room 153 Thursdays 3:15 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Gaming club is all about games- board, video, card, outdoor, D&D- if it’s a game, we’ve got it.
Gender Sexuality Alliance Jasmine Nelson Room 110 Every other Monday 3:15-4:15pm.
Green Schools Club Rachael Arens Room 204 Every 2nd Tuesday of each monhth 3:15-4:15pm A coalition between students and teachers to improve the conditions of the environment, within the school and surrounding it. The purpose of the club is to create awareness of environmental issues, such as protection, conservation, preservation, and restoration, with an emphasis on educating and empowering students. Students who are interested in environmental advocacy and awareness are encouraged to join. Students engage in initiatives to inform people and lead projects to help the environment.
High Steppers Shayette Wilson, AshLynn Samuel Monday and Wednesday Cafeteria B 3:15pm-5:00pm High Steppers are one of the three spirit squads at Northwest. We perform at select Football games, all home Varsity basketball games, Pep Rallies, and community events
International Thespian Society, Troupe #788 Jasmine Nelson Room 110 Northwest’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, a worldwide honorary organization whose mission is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. We meet every other Thursday to organize Northwest Drama productions, prepare and rehearse for the Nebraska State and International Thespian Festivals, and plan for school and community outreach events.
Math Club Holly Hickman Room 251 Every other Wednesday Math Club is a safe and fun space to explore mathematical ideas that interest YOU. Bring ideas and questions and we will delve into them together! Topics can include, art, games, nature, food, music, history, and anything else that catches your eye - the limit does not exist!
Mock Trial Jeff Smith, William Jensen - Room 214 Monday and Wednesday
National Honor Society The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Do service projects for the school and community.