Kelly Walsh Athletic/Activities Department is committed to providing learning opportunities to help students formulate and achieve their goals. In order to support and sustain academic success, personal fulfillment, and greater academic achievement for its students, Kelly Walsh emphasizes educating the whole person to develop the intellectual, social and leadership qualities in each student. The primary goal for the Athletics/Activities Department at Kelly Walsh High School is to support the vision and mission of the school by providing students with opportunities that will lead to their academic success and personal development.
Activities/Athletic Office: (307)253-2159
Activities/Athletic Fax: (307)253-2066
CLUB: Students meet twice a month to plan activities within the school and the community. We fundraise annually to support our ASL Honor Society Induction ceremony held in the spring.
ASLHS: American Sign Language Honor Society encourages and recognizes high academic achievement in ASL Studies for high school. Like Honor Societies for other languages, the ASLHS Seeks to enrich the overall learning experience of those studying ASL.
The Kelly Walsh High School Band is one of the most dynamic and engaging activities at Kelly Walsh High School. Currently with over 120 members, the band department consists of the Symphonic Band, “Trojan Marching Band”, Pep Band, Jazz Band I, and Jazz Band II. The bands at KW perform and compete regionally including at the University of Wyoming/Casper Trooper Marching Band Invitational, The Wyoming State Marching Band Festival, and North Platte Concert Band Festival in addition to performing at local events, concerts, home athletic contests, and the occasional athletic tournament.
Chess is the game of skill. At KW, Chess Club is a group of students that enjoy chess for many reasons. If you want to learn chess, teach chess or challenge us, join the Kelly Walsh Chess Club today.
There is a place for every student in the KW choirs. Kelly Walsh High School offers 6 choirs; Concert Women, Concert Men, Cantabile Women’s(auditioned), A Cappella Choir (auditioned), EncoreVocal Jazz (auditioned), and Esprit des corps (auditioned men’s choir). Students learn and sing music in a variety of styles, genres, and languages. It is the goal of the KW Choirs to exhibit professionalism as musicians, audience members, and individuals. Travel opportunities include local, statewide, and regional performances, work with regional colleges, attending musicals and concerts in Denver, and performance tours throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The Wyoming Congressional Award provides opportunities for young people to unleash their potential by achieving personal goals focused on volunteerism, character development and fitness. The Congressional Award is a national, non-competitive program for all youth ages 13 ½ to 23 who are willing to accept the challenge of setting personal goals to better themselves and their communities. It's about achieving something extraordinary. Are you ready for the challenge? If you achieve the Gold Medal you will be rewarded a $1,000 scholarship and an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to be nationally recognized.
As participating members of the National Forensic League, Kelly Walsh High School students adhere to the Code of Honor. They pledge "…to uphold the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership and service in the pursuit of excellence. " Individual events include drama, duet, extemporaneous, humor, and oratory speeches. Team debate events include CX , Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum. This team travels significantly to a host of schools throughout the state of Wyoming competing with other like-minded and talented individuals.
Students who are intereseted in business and marketing should join KWHS DECA. We focus on preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance (including personal finance), hospitality and management. Our members participate in a fall conference, compete in mini-meets held throughout the state, and compete at the state level for the chance to earn a trip to the international conference held in April each year at various locations (Orlando, Nashville, Atlanta, or Los Angeles). Through participation in DECA activities, 92% of DECA members world-wide say they learned to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.
The Digital Media Club at Kelly Walsh High School offers opportunities for students to explore graphic design, digital photography, and video production. This student driven club plans and produces projects for school-wide use, as well as allow projects for personal development. Peer mentoring allows students to learn software and equipment that are industry standards.
Agriculture is a comprehensive series of courses offered at KWHS. Students will take Ag I, and then upon enrollment take Ag II, then Ag III and finally Ag IV. In agriculture we study four major areas: Agricultural Leadership. Agricultural Science, Agricultural
Managment and Agricultural Business.
In Ag leadership we cover FFA, speaking skills, teamwork, goal setting, organization, learning styles, agriculture as an industry, community involvement, and employability skills just to name a few.
The Kelly Walsh French Club is an opportunity for any student interested in the French language or culture can come, hang out and discover. We watch French movies, listen to French music, discuss current trends in politics, fashion, film, etcetera. We try our hand at French cooking (especially crêpes!) and discover regions of France and their specialties: hunting, hiking, castles, art, architecture … The club is open to all past, current and future French students as well as those who might be interested in any aspect of the French culture.
This class/club meets everyday 1st block. We specialize in learning about the vast culinary world and restaurant business opportunities. Our main focus is catering for events and meals throughout the school year for on and off campus while learning the aspects of running a catering and/or restaurant business.
We are all about Japanese Culture, and we welcome everyone that is interested in learning about the culture. There are a variety of cultural experience opportunities, such as field trips, food making, Haiku night, cultural festivals, Japanese movie/anime watching, just to name a few. In addition, we will do public service in our community---Christmas caroling (although it is not Japanese culture), teaching children Japanese culture and language. Japanese National Honor Society is also available. We strive for tolerance, acceptance and excellence while having fun together.
The Publications class at Kelly Walsh is a class where students produce the school yearbook and write stories for the Kelly Kall online student newspaper (kellykall.com). The class teaches real-world skills in marketing and advertising to raise money for our publications. If you love writing, taking pictures and graphic design, the publications class would be a good fit for you.
Key Club is an international club and the largest high school service club in the world. We are the high school version of the International Kiwanis Club. Our motto is: "Changing the world one community, one child at a time " and "Sharing is caring ". we currently help support children in Zimbabwe and help fund a school building in Vietnam.
"In movie club we watch and discuss popular movies from all different time periods. If you like movies, want to learn more about movies, or want to expand the types of movies you watch, movie club is the place for you. After we watch a movie we discuss what we liked, didnt like, technical elements, and all other aspects of movies "
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools and, since 1921 - millions of students have been selected for membership.
Students are selected for membership by meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Scholarship: Students must meet and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in 2 or more Advanced or Honors courses per year.
Leadership: Students are also expected to be leaders in the school and community.
Character: Students who have qualities of reliability, honesty, and sincerity.
Service: Students are expected to be involved with community and school service activities.
The Kelly Walsh Orchestra program provides opportunities for string musicians to participate authentically in the creation of musical art. KW currently hosts three different orchestras. Green orchestra, an un-auditioned group, is open to all students who wish to pursue the study of string instruments. Gold orchestra is an auditioned group and also the largest. The chamber orchestra, the most advanced auditioned group, provides students with a smaller ensemble to study more difficult works repertoire. KW Orchestras continue their quest for excellence under the new direction of Mr. Gary DePaolo. They perform four times a year and incorporate aspects of theatre, comedy and pop music in their performances.
Kelly Walsh Powerlifting Club competes at regional and national competitions representing Kelly Walsh, Casper, and Wyoming. These athletes work extremely hard in the weight room and are excited about the opportunity to represent KWHS and the Casper community at the National Meet. Our vision is that Powerlifting will provide another healthy competitive alternative to those students who are not part of a traditional high school team sport.
Programming Club is open to anyone who would like to join who enjoys programming or would like to learn. We meet on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to about 5. The students are completely in charge of what goes on in the club. One of the first things they wanted to do was build a quad copter. They researched and developed a list of supplies needed and they were ordered. Once the supplies arrived the students built, programmed, and then learned to fly. Currently the students are working on creating a game. They are planning, designing, and programming.
FIRST stands for “Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. The competition allows high school teams a six-week timeframe to solve the same problem using a standard “kit of parts” and pre-set rules and guidelines. The result is a robot that is able to complete specific tasks, is completely built and run by the students, and cannot exceed 120 pounds. Casper’s team's name is “Wyohazard”. The high school students are enrolled in a BOCES class at Casper College for the Robotics class. The purpose of this "FIRST " Robotics competition was: “To create a world where science and technology are celebrated…..where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”
The science club was organized to compete in various competitions in February through March. The first competition is the science bowl. This is usually held in Casper and is a five member team battling wits with other teams from around the state. Regional winners qualify for a expense paid trip to Washington DC for a national competition.
Spanish Club is an organization that enriches knowledge of the Hispanic Culture on campus. This club is not only for students taking a Spanish class, but for anyone who would like to enhance their cultural awareness. A great aspect of this club is you get a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Fun events allow students from any ethnicity to get involved and earn extra points for use in Spanish class. Spanish club helps create an appreciation for other cultures, is a great way to practice what you are learning in Spanish class, and finally, you get to eat delicious food!
KW StudCo...Everybody Counts!" The student council is a body of students that seeks to be a voice for their peers, recognizing student concerns and interests in efforts to create an involved and positive student climate while being active members within
the KWHS school community and greater Casper community.
Mission Statement: We will promote positive goal setting in the areas of communication, organization, and citizenship by presenting and listening to ideas within our school and community, planning and executing events and ideas with careful consideration and reaching out to make a positive difference.
The Theatre Program at KWHS offers classes and/or units in Acting, Writing, Stagecraft, Makeup, Costumes and Directing. Theatre students often compete in the State Theatre Festival, bringing many honors back to KWHS. In addition, Theatre students audition for college scholarships. In the past several years, literally tens of thousands of dollars in college scholarships have been offered to KWHS Theatre students, allowing our actors, actresses and technicians to continue their dramatic studies in college. When all students are counted, more than ten percent of the student body is involved with theatre in one way or another. From paint brushes to spotlights to dramatic scenes, KWHS offers something for everybody interested in theatre.