Clubs & Honors
The Winston School San Antonio offers a variety of enrichment activities and extracurricular clubs for our students.
As a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), Winston students compete annually in academic and art competitions with other students from around the state.
These enrichment activities include:
Beta Club – Both Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to participate in the Beta Club as a reward for their merit. Nominations are made by faculty and are based on character, service, leadership, citizenship, and scholarship. Members are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 85 and participate in club service projects. Contact: Toni Schexnyder
Chess Club – Provides Winston students of all ages an opportunity to learn or learn more about the game of chess. Sponsored by a Chess Master, the club meets after school weekly and provides opportunities for students to showcase their skills in tournament play.
Debate – Encourages the democratic exchange of ideas and the development of public speaking skills. Upper School students arm themselves with knowledge of a topic and then debate with another student either formally or extemporaneously.
Freedom Arts Magazine – Freedom Arts is the creative brainchild of founding student editor Robert Hook, a member of the graduating class of 2012. Robert’s inspiration and tenacity were the essential ingredients in bringing forth a literary magazine that the Winston community both enjoys and treasures. Freedom Arts is published bi-annually and showcases the creative talents of Winston Upper School students. Contact: Richard Rodriguez
The Winston Singers – Welcomes members of all ages to participate in the sharing of songs and good times. Sponsored by Mr. Patrick Villalpando, The Winston Singers meet weekly after school and offers performance opportunities throughout the school year. Instrumentalists and dancers are encouraged to attend as we’d like to implement these support groups to enhance our performances. Contact: Patrick Villalpando
National Honor Society – Membership in the National Honor Society recognizes Upper School students for their accomplishments and challenges them to excel by engaging in school activities and community service. Nominations are made by faculty and are based on the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Contact: Toni Schexnyder
Rotary EarlyAct – EarlyAct provides Lower School students a glimpse into the work of our Rotary Interact Club (see next listing). EarlyAct is based on the principles of Interact, modified so that they are age-appropriate and offers service and outreach opportunities for Winston’s youngest students. Contact: Kristin Ashley
Rotary Interact – Sponsored by the North Central Rotary Club and the Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club, this group offers Winston students an opportunity to create greater understanding and promote goodwill with youth around the world. Interact meets twice a month and functions similar to a regular Rotary Club. Contact: Mike Canales
Scouts – Provides an opportunity for Winston students to have fun in a program that instills values. Whether it be Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts, scouting encourages children to build courage, confidence, and character. Contact: Julie Hanson
STEAM – The Winston STEAM Club provides an opportunity for students (C Core – 12th Grades) to engineer, build, and program different types of robots. Students will construct robots capable of basic and advanced functions.
Student Council – Serves the student body in a variety of ways. The purpose is to promote good citizenship among the students, assist in the management of student concerns, and provide purposeful direction of school activities. Contact: Michelle McCay