A look into new clubs at Weber


The supplies for Weber’s RamBots after a long day of rebuilding and taking apart their robot. (Ben Ragals/The Weber School)

Ben Ragals

It’s that time of year again: clubs are starting at Weber. There are many of new clubs to check out; in fact, there a total of 26 new clubs to participate in. This guide will tell you about three of Weber’s newest clubs.

Founded by Micah Reich and sponsored by Mr. Chapman, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics comes to Weber to give students the opportunity to delve into Technology, Engineering and Design. The team members, known as The RamBots, will be tasked with creating a robot that is scored on completing objectives. The team must design, build and program a robot to complete various tasks, such as getting the robot to put certain colored blocks into a labeled bin. Despite some regulations, team members are allowed to come up with creative and fun ways to complete the tasks. Then the team will enter their robot in competitions against other schools from around the region. If they succeed in the regional competition, the team will have the opportunity to advance as far as the international level. If you are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), TEDS (Technology, Engineering, Design and Science) or just want to make a robot, FIRST Robotics is right for you. The RamBots meet every Thursday X-Block in room 303.

Do you want some good, kosher food after a long day at school? Then join The Weber Barbeque Club. Ninth grader Josh Alhadeff founded The Weber Barbeque Club after reading an essay about barbeque in class, which encouraged him to bring people together with good food. The club will also host an “Iron Chef” style competition at the end of the year where students will prepare food and compete to see whose is the best. The Weber Barbeque Club “meats” on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy some after school snacks.

For meaningful political discussions, look no further than the The Young Democrats club, created by Nathan Posner and sponsored by Mr. Bennett. The Young Democrats Club was created to help make teens’ voices heard in today’s politics. Speakers and candidates will come in and talk about their platforms and what it means to be a Democrat today. The Young Democrats Club doesn’t have an official meeting date yet, but make sure to talk to Nathan to find out more about the club.

All of these new clubs bring new opportunities for students to Weber. These clubs include some great ways to relax, enjoy some good food or learn something new. And, these are just the new ones. There are many great existing clubs already out there. If you want to learn more about clubs or want to start your own, you can talk to or schedule an appointment with Mrs. Geppert. You can also talk to any of the sponsors or founders mentioned in this article to learn more about their clubs. Here’s a list of all the new clubs at Weber below. You can find a complete list of all clubs on Weber Shook.


  • FBLA
  • Founders Bootcamp
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Thespian Society
  • Weber’s First Robotics Team
  • Action Israel
  • Appreciate the World
  • Barbecue Club
  • Calligraphy and Illustration
  • Falcons Fan Club
  • Food Bank and Chill
  • Gaming Club
  • Helping Paws
  • Jewish and Hispanic Culture
  • Ping Pong Enthusiasts
  • Red Cross Club
  • Songwriting Club
  • Sports N Service
  • Stressless
  • Student Advocacy
  • Student Boosters/Spirit Club
  • The Ethical, Moral, Physiological, Psychological, Sociological Mash Up
  • The Wolf of Weber Street-A Finance Club
  • Weber Chai
  • Young Democrats of Weber