Extra-Curricular Opportunities

 

After-School Clubs and Activities, 2019 - 20

24 is an extracurricular singing group that will be made up of the top “24” 7th and 8th graders in our school.  A short audition will be held at the beginning of the school year. This group will meet on Monday afternoons between 2:30 and 3:30 for these students to sing more modern music such as pop, broadway, and beginner a cappella.  As concerts approach, we may have extra rehearsals. This group is meant to be fun, and to have a chance to sing more familiar music to our students at a high level. The group will hopefully perform at all MS concerts and possibly join up with some of the High School a cappella performances. Mr. Carmack is the moderator.  carmack.john@wintonwoods.org 

 

Anime Club is an organization that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a local community setting and can also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding. Anime clubs are increasingly found at universities and high schools.  Mrs. Biernacki  is the moderator  biernacki.lavinia@wintonwoods.org 

 

Boys 2 Kings/ Girls 2 Queens is an after school program for young men and young women that will meet bi-weekly to discuss topics like healthy lifestyles, self-esteem, interpersonal skills, dressing for success, manners & social graces, personal care, communication skills and appropriate interactions with others.  This club will invite various guests from the community. james.nyesha@wintonwoods.org and johnson.lajjae@wintonwoods.org 

 

Golf & Tennis Club is a wonderful opportunity to explore a growing sport one can play for a lifetime for fun or competitively.  The high school teams are growing by leaps and bounds due to the opportunity to earn a college scholarship. We will play in the Greenhills area.  We’re still working on equipment and locations. TBD. 

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a national organization committed to developing student scholarship, service, leadership and character. New students will be inducted in the spring and we will plan whole school service and leadership projects throughout the year.  Meetings will occur on Wednesdays from 2:45 – 4:00 pm in room 244. Ms. Thompson is the moderator.   thompson.mica@wintonwoods.org 

 

Project Inspire is a leadership club open to all 7th and 8th graders.  We meet every Tuesday throughout the school year.  Students will read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, learning these leadership principles.  Students will use problem-solving skills as they work in groups to accomplish various service projects (approximately 3-4 projects per year).  Claire Doherty doherty.claire@wintonwoods.org is the moderator. 

 

Robotics Club  for the 2019-2020 school year will be an introduction to Automation and Robotics. Students will develop robots and code them to move using computer software (ROBOTC). The programming language students will learn will prepare them for success in most programming languages used in the robotics industry today.  We meet Monday's starting in October and will continue for the rest of the school year. Meeting time is 2:35-3:30 PM. Mrs. Bongiorno bongiorno.carlee@wintonwoods.org is the moderator.

 

Science Club is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) centered opportunity for students to explore, build, test prototypes, revise and communicate their results to one another.  Topics include rockets, computer programing and challenges. Our main goal is to have fun and learn about science and how science affects the world around us! Pick up a form from Mrs. Bowling’s room 237.  We will meet every other Thursday throughout the year starting Thursday, September 20. This class is limited to 15 students. Please return form as soon as possible to secure a spot.      Mrs. Jung is the moderator.  jung.jennifer@wintonwoods.org 

 

Soccer Club is open to all middle school students. This is a great opportunity for students and staff members of all skill levels and experience to play the beautiful game of soccer. There is NO cost, NO physical needed and NO practices. We simply meet on Fridays in the spring after school, make teams and play. 

 

Student Council is an extracurricular activity for seventh and eighth grade students looking to become more involved in their middle school experience. Representatives in Student Council are leaders in our school building and work together to create a positive environment within the Middle School. Students will generate ideas and organize events, work with staff and students on activities and fundraisers, represent their fellow classmates in decision making, and much more. All students are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to build character, leadership, decision making, organization skills, and responsibility. Mrs. Biernacki and Ms. Johnson are the moderators.  biernacki.lavinia@wintonwoods.org and johnson.lajjae@wintonwoods.org 

 

WWMS Musical is WWMS’s Theatrical production for the year.  This year’s show has not yet been selected, but will be announced in October.  Auditions for main roles in the show will take place in early November, with rehearsals starting up immediately following casting.  This group will rehearse daily after school (based upon which scenes are being worked) and will have final performances in January. Afraid to be on stage? THAT’S OK!  We will also be featuring some students in production roles (stage crew, lights, sound, costumes...etc) All students at the MS are encouraged to participate in some fashion.  More details and a very detailed calendar will come out as we near the show. Mr. Carmack is the moderatorcarmack.john@wintonwoods.org 

 

Yearbook Club members are responsible for capturing the events and happenings of Winton Woods Middle School throughout the year. We will collaborate virtually to ensure that a representative is present at as many school-wide functions as possible. The first official face-to-face meeting will be announced in October.  Ms. Thompson is the moderator.  thompson.mica@wintonwoods.org

 

WWMS strongly believes in the uniqueness of all students, and we proudly offer these after-school activities to develop student character and interests.  We encourage participation accordingly. WWMS does not provide afternoon transportation for students participating in after-school clubs or extracurricular activities.    Clubs, dates and times are subject to change. Please contact a club’s moderator for additional information.  

 

THE ATTENDANCE POLICY AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Attendance – In order for a student to practice or to participate in an extracurricular event he/she must be present in school at least one half day of the game or practice. For example, a student whose schedule is seven periods, will have to be in attendance three periods the day of an event in order to be eligible to participate. A student who signs out “ill” during the day is not eligible to practice for or participate in the event that day. Exceptions to this regulation may be made only by the principal or an assistant principal.