Plano West Clubs Return for the New School Year

Plano West clubs came back stronger than ever with a wide variety of organizations for students to join. 

The pandemic created an online school year marking a unique time when many clubs were forced to go online or even dissolve entirely. This left many students without the sense of community their clubs had provided. The 2021-2022 school year has brought many new clubs to Plano West, allowing students to regain an essential sense of community that their clubs provide them. 

Below is a list of clubs offered at Plano west, along with their basic information, allowing each student to find the best club for them.

If students can’t decide what club they want to join, they can click the link below and take a short quiz to determine what club might fit their interests.

https://www.opinionstage.com/avni-vallab/what-plano-west-club-should-you-join-

 

Film Club

What do they do: Discuss and watch films, along with hosting movie nights after school with snacks!

Who should join this club: Any student with an interest in film

Social: @pwshfilm

Model United Nations

What they do: Analyze global affairs, and represent various countries to work together to solve problems. Many members participate at annual conferences with students from other schools in the area. 

Who should join: Students with an interest in politics, law, government, or global affairs

Social: @pwshmun

Makers Club

What they do: Work together to create creative crafts and projects to give steins a break from their busy lives

Who should join: Students who like arts and crafts, or anyone who wants a creative break in their day

Social: @pwshmakers

HOSA (health occupation students of America)

What they do: allow students interested in health care a place to grow with like-minded individuals. Some students also compete in regional competitions debating various healthcare issues 

Who should join: Students with an interest in healthcare 

Social: @pwshhosa

GSA (Gender and sexuality alliance) 

What they do: Provide a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students to express their feelings and be surrounded by like-minded members of their community 

Who should join: Students who identify as queer or are an ally of the queer community 

Social: @pwshgsa

WOC (women of color alliance)

What they do: Provide a space for women of color to meet and share ideas about their shared experiences 

Who should join: Students of color, or those who are allies of students of color

Social: @pwsh.woca

Interact Club 

What they do: Provide service opportunities for students  

Who should join: Students who like volunteering, or need service hours for an organization! 

Social: @interact_pwsh22

UNICEF (women of color alliance)

What they do: Support a global mission to help at-risk individuals through fundraising and community service  

Who should join: Students who want to be involved with community service on a global level! 

Social: @pwsh.unicef

DECA (women of color alliance)

What they do: Prepare students for the business and marketing world through annual conventions and competitions  

Who should join: Students interested in entering business, marketing, or hospitality as a career 

Social: @planowest.deca

Plano West K-krew

What they do: Perform and practice k pop dances  

Who should join: Students that enjoy pop music and dance 

Social: @k_krew_pwsh 

The Plano West Chess Club 

What they do: Play chess!

Who should join: Students who love playing chess or want to learn!

Social: @planowestchess

BPA Plano West (business professionals of America)

What they do: Help students build skills to be successful in multiple career paths of business  

Who should join: Students looking to develop their professional and business skills 

Social: @pwshbpa

ASL Club (American sign language)

What they do: Community events and education spreading awareness about ASL  

Who should join: Students currently in an ASL class that want to further their understanding of the language! 

Social: @pwshaslclub

Cash Club

What they do: Educate students on finance and investing  

Who should join: Students looking to expand their finical profile and learn more about investing

Social: @cashclub.west

Mental Matters Club 

What they do: Spread awareness about mental health through community events

Who should join: Students who want to be involved with spreading awareness about mental health 

Social: @mentalmatterspwsh

Words to Heart

What they do: Write letters to different community members to show appreciation

Who should join: Students who want to give back to the community through letter writing

Social: @wordstoheartpwsh

Environmental Club

What they do: Help keep the environment clean through community cleanup and education

Who should join: Students who care about saving the environment!  

Social: @pwshenvironmental

Spanish Honors Society 

What they do: Provide a community for Spanish speaking students to further their understanding of the language  

Who should join: Students who are currently enrolled in a Spanish class

Social: @pwsh_shs

BSU (black student union)

What they do: Provide a community for students of color and celebrate black culture   

Who should join: Students of color or allies who want to support BSU

Social: @pwshbsu

Biology Club 

What they do: Educate students on biology with interactive activities   

Who should join: Students interested in biology or want to learn more about biology! 

Social: @pwshbioclub

Axis Club 

What they do: Dance to support community activism 

Who should join: Students interested in dance and want to make a social impact

Social: @axis.pwsh

writewell_pwsh

What they do: Encourage creative writing among young students    

Who should join: Students interested in creative writing and want to improve their writing skills

Social: @writewell_pwsh

Click here for comprehensive Google slides club list:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zCGOJ90CSSV3dcwQUmICd0GcyMRmJNF-_EQq8o98Lw4/edit