DECA is a club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. We, as a club, participate in competitions at district, state and international levels. At each level of competition students will partake in two role plays and complete a test. Students that participate in our organization will get to choose a category of their choice in business that they prefer and enjoy. DECA further develops education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence: and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive, enterprise system.
Even though DECA is a club, students have to work hard. The environment around our current DECA members make new members welcomed and feel as if they are in our DECA family! Our DECA club contributes to our community through community service; we conduct multiple team bonding activities that make our students more social and active, we have multiple fundraising activities that will help provide students with assistance in paying their competition fees. We also conduct numerous study sessions for students that want to thrive in DECA competitions and represent the WIDEFIELD GLADIATORS!
DECA is not like any other club in Widefield, it’s a prestigious organization that is passionate in creating the next generation of business entrepreneurs. DECA is known worldwide and can become very competitive even in high school competitions. DECA prepares students for real life business scenarios and anything that might come at them in the business world and/or in life in general. To many of the students that attend DECA, their favorite part is the competitions they have a chance to go to. This is their favorite part about DECA because they have a chance to meet people from around their district, their state, and around the world.
DECA Widefield, home of the Gladiators, welcomes you to our DECA family! Be epic in the upcoming year and suit up for success in your domination at district, state and international competitions!
Join DECA (Wednesdays during lunch) and experience the transformation...
Meeting Time: Thursdays at lunch Sponsor: Ms. Scarborough
Forensics is competitive speech and debate. There are 13 different events in which you can compete. You only compete in one or two events of your choice. Debate, public speaking, or acting.
Lincoln Douglas Debate
Public Forum Debate
World Schools Debate
Program Oral Interpretation
Practices are one on one. You sign up for a 30 minute session once a week. The season lasts from Aug.-Feb. but you don't have to participate the entire time! You can take a break to play or sport or be in a play, and then come back when you're done. Almost all of the team members are involved in another sport or activity.
You can earn a speech credit and even get a Varsity letter.
Stop by Room 208 to learn more or email Ms. Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Time: during lunch and labs Sponsors: Ms. Owen and Mr. Elhoffer
KWHS is the new home of the journalism and television production course. Our online paper is the replacement to our school community, replacing the paper product: The Chronicle. As we move forward in an advancing technological world, we are bringing our newspaper into the 21st Century and bringing our readers a new format.
WHS inspires us, and our connection to the school community is important. For this reason, we like to partner with WHS's students to make amazing things happen. Check back often to see how YOU can be involved. Our mission is to produce a professional product which celebrates the achievements of our students and highlights our community accomplishments.
National Honor Society is an organization for Juniors and Seniors that meet the various requirements.
Students must have a 3.4+ overall GPA, have an excellent discipline and academic record, be an active participant in activities in and outside of school, as well as receive many positive recommendations from the WHS faculty to be chosen as a member of NHS by the faculty council.
NHS is an academic organization. Members must maintain a 3.2 GPA or better, participate in organization's activities, and complete volunteer hour requirements. Seniors that maintain membership are eligible to wear NHS collar at graduation and apply for various NHS scholarships.
Members support activities such as: Read Across America, Homecoming and Winter Dance, STREAM Night, Tutoring, Tours for 8th grade night, Pennies for Puppies, Street Clean up, and more.
Renaissance is the WHS program that recognizes excellence in academics, attendance, and activities. Students must qualify and apply each semester. Students who have a Renaissance card receive numerous discounts from community businesses, as well as many in-school privileges.