Student Clubs

Young Activist Club

The Activist Club is to unite the student body, educate on issues locally and nationally, and fundraise for important causes. Everyone is welcome. Meetings are on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions contact Mr. Loomis or Ms. Andrews.

Asian Culture Club

The Asian Culture Club is a club where the Oak community comes together twice a month to celebrate Asian culture by viewing Asian television shows, movies, music, and art. We meet every other Thursday in room 511 and all are welcome to join whenever they wish. Please contact Mr. Sherman, Miss Kasuyama, or Miss Ho if questions ever arise.

Builders Club

The Builders Club is a community service-based organization where the objectives are to provide opportunities for working together in service to the school and community, to develop leadership potential, to foster the development of strong moral character, and to encourage loyalty to the school, community, and nation. We teach and spread our core values through community service: caring, character-building, inclusiveness, and leadership. Together, members of this club can learn how to become competent, capable, and caring leaders through the acts of kindness they perform to help their community, Anyone who is dedicated to helping and providing service out of the kindness of their hearts is more than welcome to join. Contact Ms. Ho for more information.

Calligraphy Club

This student-led organization aims to help spread an understanding and love of calligraphy. Each week students in the club learn new lettering methods and perform exercises to help make them calligraphy experts. All are welcome to join at any time. Please contact Mr. Sherman if you have any questions.

JSA

JSA is a political club where you can learn debate and public speaking skills in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to provide students a safe forum to discuss important issues and ideas facing our world today while teaching respect for opposing views. JSA is open to all students and there are no tryouts or dues to join. JSA meets on the second and fourth Thursdays at lunch. Our debates are on selected Fridays after school.

L.I.F.E. Club

Life is an acronym for Living in Faith Everyday and is a Christian based club, which offers a little something for everyone regardless of background. Some events are faith-based such as Bon Fire nights, a few concerts, devotionals,  and Christmas Caroling. Some events are strictly social for providing an environment where everyone can belong such as attending a K-pop concert, an Escape room, hiking, riding our bikes to the beach, ice skating, or spending a day discovering LA. We also manage and operate our own Camellia Festival booth where students gain real-life skills. Events are well chaperoned and are great times for learning while sharing new experiences. Every year is different depending on Leadership and student involvement and can range from 23 to over 160 students. Adventure is out there, so the more one becomes involved, the more we can do. Life Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Math Club

Math Club provides fun, supportive and educational math-based activities to broaden and foster the skill sets and critical thinking abilities for those interested in and passionate about math. Participants in Math Club have the option to participate in the Math Olympiad program. Math Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at lunch. Contact Ms. Kasuyama for more details.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative international competition that uses STEAM-related concepts and out of the box thinking to solve problems and develop life skills. Teams of 5-7 students compete in Regional, State, and Worldwide levels presenting their solutions to their problem in an 8-minute performance. Contact Ms. Johnson for more information.

Royal Readers

Royal Readers is a club open to all 7th- and 8th-grade students. Students who sign up will read a selected book for their grade and then discuss it over lunch in the beanbag room with the librarian Ms. Johnson. Royal Reader book discussions usually take place on the Friday of the month at lunch.

Rubik’s Cube Club

The purpose of this club is to teach students various algorithms in solving the Rubik’s cube. If possible, the club will try to compete in local, regional, national, and international competitions relating to Rubik’s cubes in which fundraising or donations may be necessary. This club usually meets on Wednesday during block lunch. If there is any question or concern, please speak to Ms. Tran (Advisor of the club).

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a team of 15 competing in a series of 23 events, covering everything from genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. You must try-out for the Science Olympiad team. Tryouts are in September. The team meets on Monday in room 104 from 3-4:30 p.m. Please contact Ms. Reina or Ms. Joe for any questions.

Teen Advisory

The Teen Advisory Board is open to all students. The purpose of this club is to allow students to plan, create and execute our library-based programs and activities. We meet every other Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Ask Ms. Johnson for more information.

Unidos Club

Unidos is a student-led club that embraces and celebrates Latino Culture. Our goal is to explore and educate club members and others who are interested in learning more about the richness of the Latin Culture and Heritage. All are welcome. Ask Ms. Zamora or Ms. Arrighi for more information.

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)

The purpose of WEB is to welcome and assist new students to Oak Avenue School while developing leadership skills. 8th-grade students serve as mentors for 7th-grade students. Activities: lunchtime and after-school events, student taught character education lessons. WEB meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at lunch in room 401. Students are selected to participate in this program based upon teacher recommendations.

 

Clubs are based on student interest. If you don't find a club that piques your interest, please see Ms. Kasuyama about creating a club.