Clubs & Activities

Calculus, chemistry, and Shakespeare are definitely worth devoting brain cells to, but the soul also yearns for…knitting, Anime, and dodge ball?

At least some souls do, which is the main tenet of extracurriculars at Williams. Students are encouraged to find their passions and explore them with others.

Club leaders presented the panoply of activities available to Williams students at assembly in the fall. Below is a quick synopsis of the many extracurricular offerings. If a student doesn’t see something to his or her liking, consider contacting Ms. Kleinfelder to learn how to start a club.

Cantantes Dulce

Acapella singing group.

Advisor: Ms. Elliott

Aerospace Club

The mission of the Aerospace Club is to introduce the science and application of aviation and aerospace to the students of The Williams School through hands-on activities such as UAV flight, model rocket launch, simulator flight, and FAA course study.

Student Leaders: Peter Littlefield '18, Nick Moukawsher '18, John Pereira '18

Advisor: Mr. Gudbrandsen

The BluePrint

This group is responsible for creating and publishing the online school newspaper.

Student Leader: Colin Kronholm '18

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Kleinfelder

Chinese Club

To educate the community on Chinese culture, language, and traditions.

Student Leader: Charlotte He '19

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Kleinfelder

Debate Club

The mission is to teach people about the formal debate process and get people talking about current events and issues.

Student Leader: Caridad Muldro '17

Advisor: Mr. Emanuel

Encountering Holocaust Survivors

To learn about the history of Holocaust Survivors, practice oral history skills, and present to the community.

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Ladd

Environment Preservation Club (EPC)

This group looks to educate the community about and rasie money for natural habitats and endangered species.

Student Leader: Elliot Dombkowski '21

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Barth

FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children)

The mission is to raise awareness and funds for this international organization. FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families through innovative and sustainable programs.

Student Leaders: Amar Viswanathan '17, Jon Powell '17, Katia Bourganos '18, Callum Tresnan '18, Carolyn Xenelis '18

Advisor: Mr. Bowerman

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The purpose of this group increase awareness around LGBTQ issues at school and beyond.

Student Leaders: Nadia PenkoffLidbeck '17, Anjali Pandit '18

Advisors: Ms. Macca & Mrs. LaCour

Harvard Model Congress

A United States government simulation for students in grades 10-12. Held at Harvard in February.

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Ladd

Horticulture Club

This group maintains the inner courtyard and volunteers at local gardens and farms.

Student Leader: Jon Powell '17

Advisor: Mr.  Bowerman

Investment Club

Discuss real world topics around finance and participate in stock market simulation game.

Student Leaders: Tim Nessel '18, Alec Potts '18

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Strekel

Jamming Club

This group gathers to allow students to “jam out” musically.

Student Leader: Miles Schuman '18

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Elliott

Knitting Club

This group provides an opportunity to learn and practice knitting.

Advisors: Mrs. Ravenelle, Ms. Elliott

Legenda - Yearbook

The purpose of this group is to create the yearbook for Williams. Students work on all aspects of the yearbook production from theme to photography to design.

Student Leaders: Eli Griswold '17,  Amar Viswanathan '17, Hannah Daitch '17, Bella Griscom '17

 Advisor: Mr. Bowerman

LTAB, Let's Talk About Books and SLAM (Student Library Advisory Mavens)

This group is a book club and advisory group for the Learning Commons.

Student Leaders:  Elliot Dombkowski '21, Samantha Karlson '21

Advisor: Mrs. Ansel

Media Team

The goal of this group is to capture all of the exciting happenings at Williams!

Advisor: Mrs. Cook

Middle School Art Club

The purpose is art creation! The group assists with the Middle School Play set and costume design. The goals for this year: painting workshops, tie dye t shirts and more!

Student Leaders: Emi Fletcher '21, Cassius Kane '21, Samantha Karlson '21

Advisor: Mrs. Zweir

Political, Social Justice, Awareness Club (P.S.A.)

This group focuses on issues pertaining to social diversity. The goal of this group is to enhance knowledge and awareness in the community while promoting the uniqueness of every individual as well as under-represented groups, cultures, and views. The group is committed to collaboration, to educating themselves and the community, and to cultivating open-mindedness and a climate of acceptance. (formerly Multicultural Club)

Student Leaders: Olivia Foster '17, Emma Furgueson '17, Caelynn Carroll '17, Asaada Craig '18, Rachel Sandri '17

Advisor: Mrs. Furgueson

Service Committee

The Service Committee is a student organization that focuses on community service and the environment. Whether volunteering, performing at a Coffee House, serving at Hungry Lunch, organizing a Food Drive or helping plan Earth Day, there are events and projects for students to get involved in all year long.

Student Leaders: Eli Griswold '17 Carolyn Xenelis '18

Advisor: Mrs. Zweir

 

Student Government

The Student Government is the governing board of the student body. It provides a forum for the discussion of matters of student concern and is the means by which student suggestions can be brought to the attention of the administration and faculty. The members of the Student Government are its elected officers (Chairs) and class representatives.

Events: Trivia Night, Spirit Week, Dodgeball, and School Store, and Williams gear

Student Leaders: Jon Powell '17, Colin Kronholm '18, Callum Tresnan '18, Katia Bourganos '18, Adam Morell '17

Advisors: Mr. Karlin & Ms. Marvel

TEDx Connecticut College

Each year Williams sends a middle school group to particpate in Connecticut College’s TEDx conference.

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Cook

Ultimate Frisbee Club

To play Ultimate Frisbee and welcome any player, regardless of skill level and make new friends!

Student Leaders: Eli Griswold '17, Matthew Littlefield '17

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Harris

Upper School Art Club

The purpose is art creation, to explore various are mediums, and create art. Students will also provide feedback on art projects if requested.

Student Leader: Phyllis Li '18

Advisor: Mrs. Zweir

Yale Model UN

This group participates in the Yale Model United Nations.

Advisor: Mr. Ladd

Yoga Club

 This group promotes the practice of yoga.

Student Leader: Hannah Daitch '17

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Bowerman

 

Williams Street Players

The Williams Street Players will provide an opportunity for young actors to learn ensemble musical theatre numbers and short scenes. The Players hope to take the performance to retirement communities and nursing homes in the future.

Faculty Advisors: Ms. Elliott, Mrs. Martineau

Past Clubs and Activities

Bending Bridges
Board Games Club
Chess Club
Classics Club
Costume Club
Williams Programming Initiative

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