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Student Clubs & Community Service

GWA Academic Clubs & Community Service Opportunities

Cancer Initiative Society

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Club is a group of students who enjoy expressing themselves through writing. Utilizing multiple types of prose, each week we write together and positively discuss each other’s work. Whether you are someone who gets joy out of writing, or you simply want to occasionally be stretching your skills, come check out our club! This group is open for Middle School and High School students and meets on Thursdays after school in room 606.

Drama & Productions

First Aid Mustangs

Green Council

We seek to educate the student body, our staff, and parents on the matter of environmental awareness with the hope of implementing innovative mindsets, triggering a change in behavior within our community, encouraging participation, as well as inspiring young leaders to take the first steps in the process of conserving our Mother Earth.

Healthy Paws Animal Club

The Healthy Paws Animal Club is designed to promote the ethical and humane treatment of all animals. We will focus on the welfare of local animals in Dar Bouza and surrounding areas for wellness and spay/neuter efforts.   

High School Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate Tournament Dates:

  • No December tournament
  • January 19-20: High School at Amicitia American School, Fes
  • February 16-17: High School at Ifrane School, Ifrane
  • March 16-17: QUALIFIERS for Nationals (HS only), school TBD
  • June 16-21: NSDA Nationals in Dallas, Texas

Interact Rays of Hope

Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting. This group is focused on providing service to others while promoting integrity and understanding, goodwill and hope. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of :

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

Interact also raises money for and provides direct service to a variety of projects around Morocco including supporting orphans and local orphanages, and provision of clean water to rural communities.

Leo Omega

Literature Book Club

Book Club: For students who love books! We will choose books to read, and meet throughout each quarter to discuss the books. We will have some activities related to the books we are reading as well. 

Middle School Speech and Debate (ASA)

Speech and Debate Tournament Dates:

  • November 10-11: Middle School at London Academy (Bouskoura)
  • February 2-3: Middle School at American School of Marrakech (ASM)

Model United Nations

Members of this group prepare for and participate in simulated United Nations General Assembly meetings to learn about current world issues and events, international relations, and diplomacy. Students travel to and participate in conferences worldwide.

Mustang Athletic Council

This group of student athletic leaders represents a diverse constituency, voluntarily committed to enhancing the student athletic organization through leadership, service, community-building, and fundraising for sporting events.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) serves to recognize high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. It is one of the highest distinctions a high school student can receive. Candidates must be in grades 10-12, maintain a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate volunteer/service hours, have an excellent record of behavior in and out of school and participate in leadership roles in school and/or community activities.

New Day

The New Day Club is a group of student leaders representing the strength of smaller bonds and unity, voluntarily engaged to tackling the issues and enhancing the education of the needy through leadership and service.

Operation Smile

This group is designed to raise awareness of birth defects such as the cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as to raise money for Operation Smile Morocco through various fundraising activities. Funds are used to provide corrective surgery for local children. Operation Smile GWA has been recognized as one of Operation Smile’s official school clubs.

Pre-Med Club

Public Health Foundation Club

REACH

Robotics (ASA)

STELOS: Students Teaching English Learners On Saturdays

STELOS allows the children and other young relatives of George Washington Academy employees to come to GWA monthly on Saturdays to learn English. The best part about STELOS: GWA students volunteer their time to help the children learn English and, more importantly, to make new friends from a different community. STELOS gives GWA students the opportunity to show compassion, excellence, integrity and cooperation.

Sara Hutson, a kindergarten teacher at GWA, started STELOS in October, 2016. The hard work of GWA’s housekeepers and bus drivers inspired her to give back to their community. It started with just eight children, but since then has grown to up to twenty children coming to learn English every Saturday, with GWA students using their Darija and soccer skills to connect with the staff’s children.

GWA students in Third Grade or above can volunteer with STELOS on Saturdays at GWA in the Library from 9 AM-1 PM. High School students can earn CASA service hours for their time with STELOS.

STEM Club

High School Leadership

Middle School Leadership

The MS Leadership Group is a group of students who represent the Middle School in decision making and organizing different events throughout the year. The winter ball is the highlight of the year, however the MS Leadership Group is also involved in other events such as spirit weeks, bake sales, community service, and French week.

TED-Ed Club

Technology Club

Tech Club has the intention of facilitating the integration of technology in our daily academic life. Its members are passionately and actively involved in improving the use of technology in their classes and on campus. Besides training members to be responsible, punctual and professional at all they do, the Tech Club provides real life opportunities to solve technology problems through both teamwork and cooperation with fellow students from other clubs. Through weekly club meetings, presentations and field trips, the club also promotes a better understanding of computing and information technology on and off campus. And as it continues to grow, this club will be organizing large scale tech events that will put GWA on top of Google search results for excellence.

Come join us and make a difference!