Esports is competitive, organized gaming. White Pine partners with the HSEL to bring seamless, easy, and rewarding competitions to our school. It encourages communication and coordination amongst student athletes. The HSEL offers scholarships to help students pay for college. Esports is a booming industry. Many job opportunities besides being a pro player are being created. Esports teaches participants many relevant skills, such as streaming, production, programming and management.
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D, is a fantasy, tabletop, role-playing game. Characters in the game embark upon imaginary adventures where they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, explore, and gather treasure and knowledge. D&D is the market leader in the role-playing game industry. Students activate and stimulate emotional and intellectual engagement that allow players to learn and grow as they become active participants in the ongoing experience. D&D enhances both math and reading skills, encourages teamwork and turn-taking, and help develop empathy by seeing the world through other’s perspectives.
White Pine has partnered with Tower Garden by Juice Plus to provide an amazing opportunity for the student to learn gardening skills using aeroponics. Aeroponics increases yields by as much as 30% and triple the speed of plant growth, while using only 10% of the water and space. LED indoor grow lights allow you to garden indoors all school year long. There are 30 CCSS-and NGSS-aligned lesson plans and learning materials for PreK-middle school. The Green Team helps students learn about nutrition, practice the science behind growing, develop life skills, increase environmental awareness, and helps students make connections between growing food and good diets.
Marketing Team (Innovation Station)
The Innovation Station is a club that provides students with the opportunity to develop professionally. Students will be involved in creating social media content, designing graphics, working on the school newsletter and yearbook, and being the “press” for any White Pine events. This club provides a platform for students to enhance their understanding of marketing issues while discovering and exploring diverse marketing employment opportunities. The students will increase their creative thinking and problem solving skills. They will work closely with student council representatives, PFA and community outreach coordinators to keep White Pine connected with the community.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a program whose mission is to close the gender gap in tech. They believe in being brave, resilient, persistent and ambitious. Students will learn that diverse ability, culture, identity and opinion make our world stronger. This club is not only preparing our girls to enter the workforce, but to lead it, improve it, and transform it. Students in this club will explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. They will have the chance to participate in many projects done in a variety of formats such as Chatbot, Game Designing, Interactive Art, App creations, Wearable Tech and website creations.
White Pine’s Robotics program uses Botball. The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience. Students develop sophisticated strategies using artificial intelligence with embedded systems. This club prepares students to transfer and apply information and skills in a meaningful way. They design, build and document robots using science, engineering, technology, math and language arts skills in a collaborative, hands-on project that reinforces their learning.
Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances.
White Pine partners with Kelly Canyon to take the upper elementary students skiing during the months of January and February. This is for anyone who wants to learn to ski, at all skill levels.
Art club works to provide students with an opportunity to express their individuality through the creation of artwork and give back to our community, school, and others, using our talents and gifts in unique ways. Students are given the opportunity to explore their creative ideas and talents through their projects. Art club introduces students to a variety of mediums to explore their love of art and create lifelong artists and creators.
WPSA Extracurricular Schedule 2021 - 2022
|Robotics||Science Olympiad||Esports||Green Team||D&D|
|Marketing||Ski Club||GATE||Girls Who Code|