Maybe you are interested in spending your free time at the Learning Garden or planting beautiful flowers, or maybe you like to draw and make art. If so, Venice High has clubs that might be right for you.
In recent times, many clubs have adapted to meet in the garden, outside the auditorium and in more outdoor spaces around campus due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Visit Club Expo tomorrow for lunch in the quad to learn more about the different clubs on campus.
The art factory
The Art Factory is “a friendly environment to provide students with an alternative classroom space to produce art, and also to beautify the school by making murals and gallery exhibitions,” said the professor from art Tyler Fister.
The club is a great opportunity for those of you who are genuinely interested in painting and don’t have it on your schedule yet, Fister said.
Works of art they’ve done in the past include watercolor and painting, Fister said.
The club is still looking for a time to meet.
Students learn gardening skills at the Venice High School Garden Club, said Brian Bailey, a gardening teacher.
The club plants all kinds of things like fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers.
“The students have spaces in the garden that they take care of,” Bailey said. “They are able to learn gardening and good gardening manners, but they also choose their own path.”
The club meets on Mondays at Nutrition out in the Learning Garden, and after-school hours run daily based on the watering shifts club members sign up for.
Gondos that encodes
Gondos Who Code is a new club which has just started this year.
Junior Vanessa Uzan founded the club after being very interested in coding last summer.
“The goal of the club is to teach students without any coding training how to create programs from scratch,” Uzan said.
During club hours, members take coding mini-courses and each works on their own coding projects.
In the future, they will work on creating personal websites, Buzzfeed-type quizzes and creating a place where each club and sports team will have their own website.
They meet on Wednesdays over lunch at 252 in the Walgrove Building.
The Japanese Club helps students learn more about Japanese culture, said Japanese teacher Trasey Nomachi.
“Our goal is to help promote Japanese culture to people outside the club and bring this knowledge to the school so that everyone has a more global perspective,” she said.
The club is run by the students and “the students decide what topics they would like to learn more about,” Nomachi said.
Some topics may include origami and calligraphy. The club “sometimes watches videos on certain cultural topics during lunch hour,” Nomachi said.
The Japanese Club meets on Tuesday for lunch on the steps of the auditorium.
Knights and Ladies
Knights and Ladies is a group that focuses on helping the community of Venice.
“We are helping the school, trying to involve the students more and also helping the community,” said Ashley Fox, senior.
Some of the activities Knights and Ladies participate in include working concession stands for football games, student store, reunion, and any other school events.
Knights and Ladies also counts toward community service time, so you can get those hours before graduation.
You can only join Knights and Ladies if you are senior, but there is a similar club for juniors similar to Knights and Ladies called Chatelaines and Esquires.
The club has weekly and bi-weekly meetings, and they meet during the lunch hour.
If you want to learn more about Knights and Ladies, contact English teacher Gloria Gonzalez, the advisor.
Applications are currently closed until the end of the year, but they will be accepting new members next year.
Multilingual Help Club
The multilingual help club helps students with extra help in languages, said Magnet coordinator Christopher Wolf, the advisor.
“The club is for students who speak a language other than English and helps them integrate with English speaking students, ”said Wolf.
Junior Natalia Perez Morales started the club because she wanted to support students who do not speak English as their mother tongue and who need extra support.
The club is currently working on a schedule. Contact Wolf to find out more.
Needle art with a heart
Needle Art with a Heart is a club where students work on projects like knitting, embroidery, crochet, and embroidery.
After health educator Sophie Sabbah began sharing her needlework art with senior Chaya Forman in Advisory, Needle Art with a Heart was born.
“I showed her my art and she showed me hers,” Sabbah said, “It was a great connection I had with all of my counseling students.”
No material or previous experience is necessary to join the club. There are tutorials and lessons they do to teach students who are new to the art of the needle.
The club currently meets in the Garden on Tuesdays for lunch, but previously met in Room 124.
Peer tutoring club
The Peer Tutoring Club offers high school students in Venice the opportunity to help each other in different school subjects, said junior Nasha Lin.
“It is a safe environment for the children of the Venice high school who need help with subjects and who are supervised by other pupils of the Venice high school,” said Lin, co-chair of the club with junior Vanessa Uzan .
The Peer Tutoring Club meets every Monday for lunch outside the Shop Building.
Student Reporting Laboratories (SRL)
If you’re curious about the broadcast world and how others can produce well-curated stories for the whole world, Venice High’s Student Reporting Labs can help expand the doors of modern media pursuit, said Anthony Carmona.
“SRL is essentially a project-based learning program that helps young people report on issues in their community,” he said. “We create videos and podcasts for PBS NewsHour. “
Anthony Carmona has been with SRL for two and a half years and started as a member in his second year. Some of the projects he focuses on are university debt and mental health.
“My favorite aspect of being a part of this great organization is our ability to take any story that we think is meaningful and impactful that could not only shape others in our community, but those around us across the world,” did he declare.
SRL members usually meet on Wednesdays downstairs in Room 106 in the East Building.
Video game club
Video Game Club members play video games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate, League of Legends and Rocket League, English teacher Marcos Sandoval, the advisor, said.
“The Video Game Club is an opportunity for students to get together with those who like to play video games and relax during the school day and not be stressed out,” he said.
In addition to playing video games, students “hang out and discuss the latest movies or video games released,” Sandoval said.
The club meets on Fridays after school in room 143 of the Far West Building.
The other clubs in Venice are:
Venice Folk Ballet
Biomedical research club
Chatelaines and squires
Class of 2022
Heal the Bay Club
Homosexual Alliance (GSA)
Jewish Culture Club (JCC)
Mathematics, engineering, scientific achievement (MESA)
Advocacy for mental health
Peer Leadership Club
Red Cross Club
Venice Boardriders Club
Venice High School Book Club
United Nations High Model Venice (VHSMUN)
Academic Decathlon of the Lycée de Venise
Venice High School Chess Club
Venice K-Pop Dance Club
World Languages Global Studies Magnet Student Council