Student Activities

Athletics

Clubs & Organizations

Academic Team
Sponsor: Jacquelyn Schoppa
Students will participate locally and state wide in quiz-based competition.

Art Club
Sponsor: Lisa Taulman
The mission of Art Club is to extend the arts for students

Bowling Team
Sponsor: MaryLynn Albrecht
The mission of the Bowling Team is to provide a competitive sport environment to meet and make friends, learn sportsmanship and discover a life-long sport that all ages and athletic capabilities can benefit from.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Sponsors: Dwayna Williams, Jeff Bishop
The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academics and technological skills.

Cheer
Sponsor: Lauren Bryant
The Patriot cheer squad is dedicated to promoting positive school spirit at events and activities throughout the school year.

DECA
Sponsor: Tammy Graves
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management

Drama Club
Sponsor: Sarah Deal
Drama Club provides activities for students interested in the performing arts related activities throughout the school year, while providing and promoting a healthy learning environment where students can explore and master the theatrical arts. Students do not have to be enrolled in theater class to participate in Drama Club and do not have to be a member of Drama Club to participate in theater performances. International Thespian Society(ITS) ITS is a national honor society for secondary school theater students. Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in acting and technical work on stage.

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Sponsor: Erick Cross
Enjoy the intellectual and visceral stimulation of the original role-playing game. We meet from right after school to 7pm every Tuesday. Start as a player and learn to take the lead as Dungeon Master.

E-Sports
Sponsor: Jeff Bishop
E-Sports turns online gaming and console gaming into a spectator sport. As with traditional sports, these games are broken down into competitive leagues and tournaments for people to compete against each other in either solo or in team events. Get in the game and come join the E-Sports team

FCCLA
Sponsors: Brenda Ostercamp, Jacquie DeKinder
FCCLA is a national career and technical student organization for men and women in Family and Consumer Science education. Involvement offers the opportunity to expand leadership potential and development skill for life-planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication which is necessary in the home and workplace.

French Club
Sponsor: Cassidy Eastwood
The purpose of French Club is to increase awareness of the Francophone world. It provides a positive atmosphere in which students can experience customs from various French speaking cultures.

JROTC
Sponsor: Jimmy Thomas
The mission of Army Junior ROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens.

Link Crew
Sponsor: Dena Jaeger
Link Crew Leaders are junior and senior students selected through an application process each spring. They mentor freshmen through a student orientation program, by conducting learning activities and discussions throughout the school year, and through social activities.

Model UN
Sponsor: Wayde Coleman
Multicultural Society Brian Stewart The Multicultural Society consists of students who are of different races and come from many cultures and backgrounds. Our object is to share our experiences and express our ideas so that we may gain respect and knowledge of one another in the hope of developing peaceful and harmonious relationships.

National Honor Society
Sponsor: Angela Miller
The mission is to honor academic success and community involvement. Members must be inducted and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 and do community service for service points.

National Speech and Debate Club
Sponsor: Sarah Deal
The National Speech and Debate organization believes that all students should be empowered to become effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, and leaders in a democratic society. We exist to promote secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s life long skills and values and to increase the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate and communication education.

Patriots for Animal Welfare PAWS
Sponsors: Paige Dodson, Morgan Boyd
PAWS promotes animal adoptions, volunteer at shelters, and organize dog therapy to help with stress and confidence.

POM
Sponsor: Ashley McClain
The Patriot POM Squad promotes school spirit through dance at school activities and competitions

Recycling Club
Sponsor: Paige Dodson
The mission of Recycling Club is to provide services to Putnam City West to reduce waste, bring awareness to the student body, and to make our school environmentally friendly.

Science Olympiad
Sponsor: Jan Watson
Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events which incorporate Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum.

Silver Strings
Sponsor: Levi Dobrinski
Our mission is to provide performance opportunities around the community and state that are not part of the traditional orchestra curriculum. The activity is open to orchestra students from PCW, PCN and PCO.

Soldiers of Step
Sponsor: Edward Hudson
“The Soldiers of Step” Step Team is a competitive step team that promotes school spirit through synchronized motions and sounds. The Step team follows in the tradition of Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations. Founded in 2004, our step team is rich in culture and diversity, and is a cornerstone of pride for Putnam City West High School.

Sons and Daughters of Liberty
Sponsor: Tammy Graves
The mission is to promote spirit and excitement at Patriot sporting events.

STUCO
Sponsor: Devon Wohlschlegel
STUCO is the student council orgnaization at PCW. It is for students desiring to have a representative voice in student affairs, provide necessary leadership, mromote faculty/student relations, provide the communication link between administration and the student body, improve school pride, set high standards of citizenship and coordinate school wide student activities.

Technology Students Association (TSA)
Sponsor: Brian Stewart
The Technology Student Association fosters growth, leadership and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members appy and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematic concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.

Youth and Government
Sponsors: Jennifer Hill, Morgan Boyd, Bailey Murrah
Youth and Government is a program run by the YMCA to educate high school students about democratic government.