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Santa Monica High School Clubs

FALL 2018

Club Name

Room #

Meeting Day



American Cancer Society A105 Wednesday Ms. Urquhart To inititiate advocacy projects and fundraise for cancer research.
America Math Competition Prep Club L113 F lunch Ms. Lee To prepare for the AMC and to encourage critical thinking skills to all walks of life.
AP Pals I305 M lunch Ms. Bautista To raise funds for students who need financial support with AP tests, and to organize tutoring for students. 
Athletes United L109 Thursday Mr. Parker To promote leadership in the youth of society and to help them stay on track and do things they love such as sports.
Baha'i Unity Club HC/ Monday Ms. Barraza To spread love, peace, and unity. To embrace people of all genders, races, religions, and ethnicities.
Beautify Samohi A103 Tuesday Ms. Bouse To encourage student art and use it as a way to beautify our campus.
Bee Aware L113 Monday Ms. Lee To spread awareness on the bee issue. 
Better Together HC/ Tuesday Ms. Barraza To make sure that no one feels/eats alone. To encourage happiness and volunteering.
Big Heart Ranch Club L201 Wednesday Ms. Wethern To raise money for the rescued animals at the ranch. To encourage volunteering at the ranch and to raise awareness about Big Heart Ranch.
Black Student Union I203 Tuesday Mr.Russell To stimulate and develop cultural diversity at Samohi. To host, sponsor, and promote educational, cultural, and social events on our campus.
Books For Kids E100 Friday Mr. Koehler To help kids with low access to books gain reading material. To promote education and literacy.
Boys and Girls Club Tutors H214 Monday Mr. Jimenez To help the Venice Boys and Girls Club out with their children by tutoring or reading. To promote good behavior of the children at the club in Venice and raise money.
Building Bridges Club B106 Friday Mr. Barron To educate individuals on discrimination in society and how system of oppression work in society. To advocate for members of society who are oppressed or face oppression and provide a safe place for individuals.
Building Homies H218 H218 Mr. Gottlieb To educate students about developing countries, and to show amazing rewards of immersing yourself in a different culture! Each year, we travel to Mexico to build a house for a family in need. Our goal is to bond with each other and in the community member we work with.
Calligraphy Club M101 T lunch Mr. Swenson To unite students with an interest in calligraphy.
Cambodian Children's Dream Organization Yoga Classroom (South Gym) Friday Mr. Battung To raise money for underpriveleged children in Cambodia. To encourage commradery between peers.
The Car Club Auto Tech F lunch Mr. Arnold To connect people with each other through the passion for cars. To promote ideas about future car projects and builds. 
Chess Club E401 M lunch Mr. Alvarado To foster increased interest, participation, and enjoyment of the game of chess.
Chicanx/Latinx Leaders of The Future E107 F lunch Mr. Rodriguez To encourage higher education for the Latinx and Chicanx students by listening to guest speakers. To inspire Chicanx and Latinx students to be leaders of the future.
Christian Club I303 Th lunch Mr. Khem To provide a community for fellow Christians and allow our faith to grow stronger and inspire on another.
Circle of Friends B205 W lunch Ms. Anderson To create and inclusive Samohi environment with all Samohi students.
Compassionate Samohi H201 W lunch D. Escalera To support and work towards the 17 sustaibable goods of the United Nationas. To bring compassionate Santa Monica an existing orgainzation, to youth and Samohi students.
Crafting Center I223 T lunch Ms. Snyder To proote creativity and create a space where students can bring ideas for projects and organiza and make them happen. To positively impact our community by usingour skills as craftersto either raise more money or spread a love for crafting.
Crocs 4 Kidz H210 W lunch Ms. Lee To promote a safe and loving environment for all. To provide a place for croc fans and maintain our croc's quality.
Teen Jewish Club T-2 Th lunch Mr. Contreras To provide a safe place for teens to learn about the Jewish community. To give back to our community.
Current Events Club I204 T lunch Noemy Gonzalez To promote an interest in being educated on current events. To raise money for different issues, especially ones that don't recieve enough attention.
Dance Combination Club Dance Room T lunch Ms. Green To teach and perform hip hop dance to Samohi students. To teach students how to express themselves through movement.
Data Science Club H210 Th lunch Kelly John Okla To teach students about data science and modeling using Kaggle.
Debate Club A101 F lunch Ms. Fisher To hold meaningful debates in a safe environment where conroversial topics can be discussed. To learn beneficial debate skills.
Dungeons and Dragons Club I204 W lunch Noemi Gonzalez To host and orgaznize for people who want to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Earning for Educators L110 F lunch Ms. Yumori To raise money for the teachers/educators in our school to show our appreciation for all they do. To raise awarenss  for the fact that most teachers pay for school supplies and other things to help us out of their pocket.
Echo B102 W 3:30 Ms. Kemp To learn about business. To run and manage Vike's Cafe.
Eco Pac I107 W lunch Mr. Gaida To encourage service by researching and taking action upon environemntal problems in the Santa Monica community. To educatethe Samohi student body on envirenmental issues and engender a mor ecofriendly community.
Education Abroad L101 T lunch Ms. Shore To fundraise for the Fregnet Foundation and spread awareness to build Ethiopian schools.
Education Foundation Club B207 Th lunch Mr. Barraza To promote and fundraise for the Education Foundation and to get students more involved with it.
Embrace Relief H119 T lunch Mr. Hobkirk To raise money for Syrian refugees and help others escape safely. To help them furthermore by donating jackets and essential living supplies.
Engineers without Borders - EWB I223 M lunch Ms. Snyder To fundraise and support other EWB chapters. Learn differentfields of engineering and to apply what we learn in the community through projects.
Fatherless Daughters Club Room W lunch Ms. Mireles-Toumayan Some of my friends are fatherless and it has affected their lives majorly, we want to help others in the same situation. We also want to help women and children outside of the school that are missing husband/fatherly figure.
Feminist Club H218 F lunch Mr. Gottlieb To educate others on women's issues around the world and on women's rights.
FIDM Fashion Club H116 F lunch Ms. Day To let students who are into fashion have an input at school. To let student learn more about FIDM.
Film Club H123 F lunch Mr. Wishart To watch and discuss different types of films.
Film Production Club I204 F lunch Ms. Gonzalez To create films as a production group to build artistic portfolios as well as building a team-building experience.
Free the Children B207 T lunch Ms. Cox To provide opportunities for kids in countries of poverty to have food, water, shelter, education. To meet new people, work together to help better the lives of other children and families.
Free 2 Be Me Dance B205 F lunch Ms. Anderson To give the students with special needs to freely express themselves through dance and the ability to showcase their talents. To provide a safe and accepting and welcoming environmet for these students to be themselves and interact with each other.
Freshmen Stearing Room T lunch Mr. Medrano To fundraise and put together events for the freshmen class. To connect freshmen and more fun for our freshmen.
FTC Robotics I109 W lunch Ms. Staroschak To compete in difficult, but fun, robotics competitions. To learn more about engineering and problem solving.
Future in Medicine  I111 T lunch Ms. Song To provide oppurtunities for students interested in the field of medicine to engage in community service and volunteering not only in the community, but internationally. To host health professionals in our community of Santa Monica and gain their perspectives on succeeding in this field through giving back.
Game Design I204 T Lunch Noemi Gonzalez To teach video game desing with C# and unity 3d. To create a game in 2 years.
Game of Tones L113 F lunch Ms. Lee To have a good time singing with the boys. To perform at school events.
Gift of Mobility H121 T Lunch Chon Lee  To raise money for those in need who cannot afford their own wheelchairs.
Girls Learn Internation (GLI) B208 T Lunch Mr. Barraza To educate students on what is happening in current news and discuss feminist ideals. To give students a way for them to make and impact on the community to help make a change.
Girl's Pact E201 T lunch Ms. Torres Girls pact helps young adults recognize the power of self-confidence and it's significance in maintaining healthy relationships.
Girl Up I311 M lunch Ms. Forrer To develop leadership skills necessary to make a positive difference in the lives of girls everywhere and to emmpower young women.
Give a Life L207 Th lunch Shannon Cox To raise money  for children in India with immunodeficiency diseases who can't pay for their monthly treatments alone.
Go Club L113 Th lunch Ms. Lee To provide a space for learning and playing Go.
Good Thymes Club B208 W lunch Mr. Barraza To encourage kids to cook, experiment with food and try new foods from different people. The food has a theme, which is set every week, and everyone has to cook (or brong) food according to the theme.
Group Therapy L101 T Lunch Ms. Shore To provide therapeutic services to stressed out students. To provide a safe environment for our feelings.
GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) B106 W lunch Mr. Barron To create a safe space for LGBTQ youth and allies, and to discuss current events.
HARP Club L100 M lunch Ms. Bisson To support our students in hopes of creating a league of students to live for the sake of others and apply thought to what they want to do in life. To provide a safe space for our students and give them a group of people to support them and find their purpose, what they will do in life.
Heal the Bay I107 T Lunch Mr. Gaida To promote environment awareness through education, community action, and advocacy.
Heart for Heart i111 Th lunch Ms. Song To fundraise for the charity Heart to Heart. To help a charity from China to help children who can't afford to receive heart surgery.
Help Give Hope Club L103 Th lunch Ms. Chapman To help our community as much as we can by providing necessary supplies to the homeless.
Help the Hungry Club I303 T lunch Mr. Khem To help non-profit organization that are dedicated to feeding the less fortunate through volunteering, holding drives, and fundraising. To raise awareness about the 21,000 people who die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes.
Helping Hands I311 F lunch B. Forrer To raise money for amputees to get prosthetics. To promote the Given Limb foundation.
The Hiking Club E100 W lunch Mr. Koehler To create a group for people to love hiking and the outdoors to hike with. To teach hiking etiquette and safety.
History Society L207 W lunch S. Cox To Promote success in future history courses. To understand the mistakes of the past and right them in the future.
Human Rights Watch Student Task Force E107 T lunch Ms. Rodgriguez To promote the importance of human rights. Our focus this year is voter registration.
Investing and Finance Club I113 T lunch Rilva Lofshedt To inform, advise, and educate curious studies about finances and investing.
Immersion Club H204 F lunch Mr. Acker To fundraise for the Immersion graduation.
Immersion Student Council I305 F lunch Ms. Bautista To unite students of the 3 school Immersion students through events.
Islamic Relief H204 T lunch Mr. Acker To raise and donate money to refugees across the world such as Yemen (where there is famine). To expand peoples' knowledge about Islam.
Japanese National Honor Society L205 F lunch Ms. Kariya To inform students about Japanese language and culture. To tutor japanese to students who are interested in learning Japanese. To recognize high achievement in Japanese by students in high schoo.
Journey to the East L208 Th lunch Ms. Wang To raise money for a trip to China to help the "left behinf children" and bring supplies.
Junior State of America L103 M lunch Ms. Chapman To promote civic activism in youth and to learn to debate social, political, and recreational isues.
Junior Steering H121 Th lunch Mrs. Orgill To raise funds for the class of 2020, and to learn how to use PR effectively.
Key Club I107 Th 12:40-1:05 Mr. Gaida To serve the community through creative volunteering projects.
Kid's Hospital Club H119 T lunch Mr. Hobkirk To raise money for UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
K-Pop Club H204 W lunch Mr. Acker To appreciate Korean culture, and allow students another outlet to de-stress.
La Sociedad I305 Th lunch Ms. Bautista To fundraise for the christmas gift drive and give kids gifts who can't afford them.
La Sociedad Honoraria L201 M lunch Ms. Wethern To spread awareness about the Spanish language and culture.
Latin Club I303 M lunch Mr. Khem To promote Latin learning and Roman culture, as well as participating in the Junior Classical League.
Latinos Unidos I309 Th lunch Ms. Mireles-Toumayan To learn more about latino cultures and establish latino pride.
Lit Landscapes Library Workroom Lunch Ms. Bart-Bell To promote literacy and literature around Samo.
Longevity Association of Samohi L208 W lunch Ms. Wang To simplify and educate current scientific research, and to help high schoolers be more engaged in curent scientific development.
Lugubrious A102 M,W,F lunch Mr. Saunders To promote change and experiment with our topics.
Make-A-Wish L103 W lunch Ms. Chapman To raise money for children with terminal illnesses, and work with the MAW Foundation to sponser a child's wish.
Mathletes L113 T lunch Ms. Lee Teach problem solving skills. Allow oppurtunity for students to practice math.
M.D's to Be L101 M lunch Ms. Shore To work with the WFHC and provide people with affordable health care.
MECHA De Santa Monica H100 Th lunch Mr. Gonzalez To help students learn about their culture.
Meditative Coloring H218 M lunch Mr. Gottlieb To provide a calming space for students to express their creativity, and to encourage love of cooking.
M House Leadership I213 Th lunch Ms. Reyes To foster M house community, recognize M house students birthdays, and get students ideas for house events.
Middle Eastern Club H200 M lunch,every 2 weeks Ms. Luong To offer a safe space for Middle Eastern's to embrace their heritage, to educate others on the political, cultural, and society of the Middle East, and to promote the standard of living.
Minions Hip Hop Dance Team Greek/Innovation Quad After School Mrs. Toumayan To entertain and promote dance at Samo.
Model UN H202 W lunch Ms. Karyadi To improve public speaking skills and awarenes of international issues.
Multicultural Cooking B206 W lunch Ms. Castillo To encourage students to learn recipes from all over the world, and to go on hikes to cultivate a relationship with the outdoors.
Music Mentors T-2 W lunch Mr. Contreras To help younger students grow as musicians. To raise money for public music education.
Music Theory M101 Th lunch Mr. Swenson To educate and open the minds of students to music theory.
Novice Engineering Library Lunch Ms. Bart-Bell To discuss and work on tech-related projects and proote interest in science and technology.
Nursing Club B205 Th lunch Ms. Anderson To educate students about the nursing field and how to get there.
Operation of Hope I202 T lunch Ms. Faas To raise funds to sponsor life changing surgries and medicak care in under-served countries. To create awareness for craniofacial conditions.
Operation Sustainabilty H217 W lunch Ms. Smith To promote sustainability in third world countries through fundraising and service in the community.
Opportnuity for Education E213 T lunch Ms. Gromala To provide funding in order to support the construction of primary schools in Ethiopia.
Ovary Action E107 Th lunch Ms. Rodriguez To obtain and preserve funds in the SMMUSD budget dedicated to menstrual products, adn to educate the student body on menstrual rights.
Pass it On L107 T lunch Ms. Paulis To make a difference in children's lives by giving them opportunities to play sports and go to school.
Paw For The Cause E117 W lunch Mr. Kim To raise money for and to volunteer at struggling shelters, and to promote adoptions.
PRE Club I207 Th lunch Mr. Denis To provide a safe space for students to discuss equal rights.
The People Concern H119 Th lunch Mr. Hobkirk To support "The People Concern", a westside organization.
Persian Club L203 F lunch Ms. Garcia To educate and celebrate Persian culture, and to fundraise for the Children of Persia organization.
Ping Pong Club I204 Th lunch Ms. Gonzalez To relieve stress in a welcoming, yet competitive, enviornment among peers.
PLTW 4th Year  I223 Daily during HR Ms. Snyder To provide funding for engineering projects and opportunities, as well as deepening our understanding of engineering principles.
Political Activism L207 M lunch  Mrs. Cox To encourage political dicussion from both sides of the aisle, and to raise money for a variety of non-profit.
POPS the club E213 M lunch Ms. Gromala To redirect the stigma around incarceration through art, and to create a safe space where students feel free to express themselves and grow.
Project RBG College Center W lunch Mr. Flores To increase the college-going culture at Samohi, and to offer enrichment opportunities for students' overall academic and personal achievement.
Promote a Pup H204 M lunch Mr. Acker To raise money/awareness for service dogs (training, housing, etc.). To help those who are in need of sevice dogs and cannot afford one get one. 
Puzzle Club E100 Th lunch Mr. Koehler To learn about the history of jigsaw and other puzzles, and to encourage thinking out of the box.
Real Talk I107 M lunch Mr. Gaida To talk about the latest developments in the fields of technology, business, and medicine.
Red Cross Club T-3 M lunch Mr. Blanche To provide youth the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in their community through wiorking w/ the Red Cross.
Republican Student Body B401 Th lunch Mr. Alvarado To establish a conservative voice on Samohi campus.
Rock Appreciation and Analysis I213 Th lunch Ms. Reyes To foster an appreciation for Rock n' Roll. 
Samohi Branching Out H122 F lunch Ms. Orgill To encourage students to cultivate a relationship with their food, and to get kids spending time outdoors.
Samohi Clay Club A13 Th lunch Mrs. G To provide assistance to ceramics students, and to showcase the best parts of ceramics for stress and relationships.
Samohi Coding Club L113 W lunch Ms. Lee To promote a coding community where people exchange coding knowledge and to promote the importance of having basic computer knowledge.
Samohi Competitive Speech Team HC Th lunch Ms. Barraza To gain experience performing at competition in front of peers and to explore one's interest in all forms of literature.
Samohi Food Network E100 W lunch Mr. Koehler To create a resource in which students can make more informed decisions on their food choices.
Samohi Surf Team B200 T lunch Ms. Salumbides To educate students on the ocean and teach about surfing.
The SWO Club H116 Th lunch Ms. Day To bring people together in a welcoming community and fundraise.
Samohi Solar Alliance H208 T lunch Mr. Rupprecht To install solar panels on the Innovation building and to promote sustainability in our community about renewable energy.
Santa Monica DECA B102 W lunch Ms. Kemp To grow awareness of business knowledge and ideas and to instill leadership ideals into young minds.
Santa Monica Interact I113 Th lunch Ms. Lofstedt To partner with the International Rotary Club and promote service above self.
Santa Monica Martial Arts Club SG15 W lunch Mr. Wilkinson To create unity with one another through martial arts.
Save The Children I209 T lunch Ms. Colburn  To advocate for the Save the Children Federation by raising money for the children in Yemen.
Science Olympiad I113 M lunch Ms. Lofstedt To assemble a team to compete in the LA Science Olympiad.
Scuba Club I101 W lunch Mr. Gaida To raise funds to support ocean conservation ad to plan future scuba diving opportunities.
Senior Steering B100 Th lunch Ms. Golden To raise funds for the senior class and promote school spirit.
Shakespeare Club H121 F lunch Mr. Lee To spread the works of Shakespeare.
The Shoe Club I319 M 12:43-1:08 Ms. Patallion To give to the community in ways mney can't by giving people a chance to own shoes.
Soup Club I223 Th lunch Ms. Snyder To fundraise and volunteer for our goal; to help feed the local and national homeless.
Soccer Collective H215 Th lunch Mr. Chapman To watch and analyze proffesional soccer, and to inspire others to play.
Sophmore Steering L101 T lunch Ms. Shore To fundraise for the class of 2021 and to give students who aren't in ASB a chance to contribute.
Spanish Honor Society L201 M lunch Ms. Wethern To tutor students on Thursdays and gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and culture.
Sports Medicine Trainer's Room M lunch Mr. Tran To incorporate real life situations and undersand aspects of physiology. 
Spread the Love L101 Th lunch Ms. Shore To provide stress and anxiety relief for students.
Storyboarding A105 T lunch Ms. Urquhart To create narraives from a variety of ideas through drawing and writing, and to promote collaboration of a group with diverse skills for a goal.
STEM Connect H215 F lunch Mr. Chapman To connect high school students with scientists and experts in the STEM fields using video conferancing.
Student Athelete Services E117 Th lunch Mr. Kim To help student atheletes stay on top of their work and remaind eligible for the season.
Student Library Advisory Commitee Libary W 9:00 AM (quarterly) Ms. Bart-Bell To become well informed advocates for our HS library collection, and to promote services, programs, and materials.
Student Wellness Advisory Group L106 W lunch Ms. Lotan To promote healthy lifestyles and advocate for the use of wellness services amongst peers.
Super Smash Brothers Competitive Team H102 T lunch  Mr. Mikelopoulos To enjoy a game that we all enjoy. To enter super smash brothers competitive tournaments.
SWENext L208 F lunch Ms. Wang To expose a diverse community of students to proffesional and academic opportunities in engineering by connecting with STEM professionals.
SunLit Magazine T-3 W lunch Mr. Blank To create a literary magazine that can showcase student work.
Teach and Test I215 W lunch Mr. Kay To raise awareness of the issues related to poor water quality in the Santa Monica Bay, and to empower students to make a positive change in the community.
Team Marine I205 M lunch Mr. Kay To change our own culture inside of the district towards sustainability.
Tea Time L2 T lunch Mr. Gutierrez
Teen Advisory Council I204 F lunch Ms. Gonzalez Collaborate with the SMPL with events and volunteer opportunities, and to give students information about events and ways to get involved.
Ted-Ed Club H121 W lunch Mr. Lee Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking and present topics of interest in Ted-Talk format, as well as watching and discussing Ted-Talks.
Theater/Improv Club HC W lunch Mrs. Barraza To learn with a fun community about the art of improv.
Tri-M Music Honor Society M101 Th lunch Mr. Aillo To provide resources and support for students to excel at music through lessons and volunteering.
UNICEF Club I213 F lunch Ms. Reyes To help people in need.
Vet Club I213 W lunch Ms. Reyes To understand more about animals and how to get involved with them.
Viking Volunteers H119 W lunch Mr. Hobkirk To give back to middle schools through after school programs and enable students to make connections.
Visual Arts League A103 W lunch Ms. Bouse To raise money for the art department, and to help current and future students with their portfolios.
The Water Project I213 F 12:45-1:08 Ms. Reyes To raise money so people in third world countries have better access to clean water, and to spread awareness about the economic issues in Africa.
We Talk Sports I308 T, F lunch Mr. Veral To create a safe community where we can share opinions about sports.
WE R 1 I107 T lunch Mr. Gaida To promote tolerance and inclusivity and to expose students to other cultures and religions.
We Day I204 M lunch Ms. Gonzalez To have students engage and be more aware of our worlds by volunteering locally and fundraise for a global foundation.
We Dine Together L107 M lunch Ms. Paulis To provide a space where no one has to sit alone and build lasting relationships.
Yerds L104 Th lunch Ms. Danesi To raise money for the yearbook, and get the student body more involved in YB production.
Young Democratic Socialists of America I211, E103 W lunch Mr Phelan To fight for the immediate needs of the students while building a capacity to make drastic social change.
Youth Engineering I223 T lunch Ms. Snyder To prepare for the annual Rube Goldberg contest.
Youth in Government Club H122 T lunch Ms. Orgill To fundraise for the YMCA's YIG program and increase productivity.
Yugioh Club L205 T, Th lunch Ms. Kariya To help students enjoy Yugioh without being discriminated.
3D Printing Club Library W lunch Ms. Tovar To bring together people interested in 3D printing and design.

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