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2018 - 2019 Clubs and Activities

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Club

Description
Sponsor

Days/Times/ Location

ABES Members are 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with good conduct/grades.  Members encourage each other to maintain A's, B's, E's or S's.  The reward at the end of the year is an educational trip.

B. Jones

1st Tuesday of the month

2:30-3:00 pm

Room F221

Animation Club Students will have the opportunity to view and discuss films from Japan and other cultures M. Carney

Friday

2:30-3:00 pm

Room B147

Best Buddies Club Best Buddies fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and students without intellectual and developmental disabiliites (IDD).  Students with IDD are often isolated and left out of social activities.  Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate for everyone.

C. Stage

Tuesday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room B121

Brain Games Club Students will work on creative thinking by solving brainteasers, puzzles, and brain games. C. Peterson

1st Tuesday of the month
2:15-3:15 pm

Room B125

Chess Club Weekly meeting for any student that enjoys playing chess--from beginner to expert. K. Varriano

Friday

2:15-3:30 pm

Room F223

C2

(Club Creative)

Coloring is therapeutic and aids in emotional and stress-related issues.  Come join the fun! 

S. Lawson

C. Carpenter

1st & 3rd Thursdays

2:30-3:30 pm

Room G201

Coding Club Students who would like to collaboratively learn computer coding may come and work on: Tynker, Code Academy, Scratch, etc.  These programs are designed to teach the basics of computer science.  Ms. Alley does not provide coding instruction; this is a self-discovery and collaborative club. K. Alley

Tuesday

2:15-3:15 pm

Room B109

Cross Country Club See Ms. P. Jones in Room G227 for more information, P. Jones

Mon., Tues, & Thursday

5:30-6:30 pm

Field behind WSMS

Cross Stitching and Quilting Club Students will learn the basics as well as advanced methods of cross-stitching and quilting throughout the year. E. Johnson

Every other Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room F217

Debate Team Students will research current issues, write speeches to argue both sides of the issue, and compete debate tournaments. D. Nanney

Tuesday & Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room F224

Do Something Good Club A global movement for good.  This is a fitness and health-related club. D. Nanney

2nd Friday of the month

2:30-3:30 pm

Room F224

Drama Club Members prepare for a school play.

R. Pence

A. Vannucci

Tues. &  Thurs.

2:30-4:30 pm

Auditorium

Dungeons & Dragons Club Students will engage in role-playing games.

T. Hamer

B. Nelson

Friday

2:30-4:00 pm

Room G217

Engineering Club

The club prepares students for University of Memphis Engineering Day.  Competition categories:  Egg Drop, Flash Build, K'nex Building, and Transportation.

Orientation meeting August 24th at 2:30 in the library.

J. Brown

T. Jones

A. Reed

R. Reed

J. Brown: G207

T. Jones: F228

A. Reed: A138

R. Reed: A157

Competition: Oct. 19, 2018

Fantasy Football Club

Students will compete in a Fantasy Football League and meet weekly during football season.

B. Walker

Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room F232

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) A place for students to share their faith and how it can connect to sports.

P. Jones

K. Zills

1st & 3rd Thursday

1st Thurs.: 6:30 am

3rd Thurs.: 2:30 pm

Room F229

Flags and Flowers Club Students will care for the campus, grounds and landscape.  Students will also raise and lower the flag each day.

J. Spellings

B. Walker

2nd Thursday of the month

Room F232

The International Club

Offers students opportunities to explore world cultures represented in our school through unique projects, food, music, dance, language, and more.

>>International Club Application

C. Branch

N. Damiano

A. Hubbard

L. Matthews

S. Parker-Bradley

1st Thursday of the month

2:30-3:30 pm

Room F220

KISS Club Kids Into Social Studies is a club for students who love social studies. A. Jones-Richardson

2nd & 4th Thursday

2:30-3:00 pm

Room G203

KPOP Klub Students will learn Korean pop songs and we will exercise by learning choreography. S. Scott

Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room B129

Library Service Club Students will promote the school library through activities and reading events.

C. Carr

P. Rumage

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

2:30-3:00 pm

Library

Majorettes

The purpose of the Spartan Majorettes is

to encourage school spirit and pride in WSMS, to support the athletic teams,

to involve students and supporters at athletic events, and to promote physical, social, and mental development.

See sponsor for info about try-outs.

C. Bailey

D. Johnson

 

Tuesday & Wednesday

2:30-4:30 pm

Room G206

MathCounts Participants compete in MathCounts competition.  Students are selected based on scores from qualifying exams. T. Williams

Monday

3:30-4:00

Room D118

Mindful Meditation Club Students will learn about and practice mindfulness - exercising the mind to reduce stress and increase happiness.  Each session will include a period of meditation and discussion of practical ways we can lead happier lives.  Content is non-religious and compatible with any belief system. K. Currey

1st & 3rd Thursdays

2:30-3:00

Room G218

Model United Nations Club Students will engage in authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution, and negotiation. R. Ruth

Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room B131

National Junior

Beta Club

National academic recognition club

A. Jones-Richardson

Induction in May

Room G203

National Junior

Honor Society

National academic recognition society

K. Alley

Induction in May

Room B109

Pep Club Students will uphold and uplift the Spartan Spirit of WSMS at games and schoolwide functions. S. Reeves

Tuesdays before home football and basketball games

Room A153

Quiz Bowl Quiz Bowl is a competitive and academic activity.  Quiz Bowl questions range over the entire spectrum of middle school curriculum.  Matches are a blend of individual competition and group collaboration. R. Uhrman

Mon., Tuesday, & Friday

2:30-4:00 pm

Room A161

Scrapbooking Club Members learn how to make scrapbooks and preserve keepsakes.

M. Vassar

Tuesday

2:30-3:00 pm

Room G228

Sewing Club

Members will learn the basics of sewing and other needlework activities.

A. Jones-Richardson

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tuesdays

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Room G228

Sign Language Club

This club will encourage WSMS students to learn American Sign Language.

C. Bailey

L. Milzarek

J. Randall

K. Waguespack

3rd Thursday of the month

2:30-3:15 pm

Room B133

Spanish for Heritage Speakers Students will engage in academic and informal SHL activities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  We will explore different varieties of American Spanish to discover the rich diversity of the language. N. Damiano

Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room B111A

Spartones

Contemporary a cappella ensemble.  Members are required to take one year of choir and pass an audition process to join.  See sponsor for info about try-outs.

S. Powell

Friday

2:30-4:00 pm

Room D125

Spoken Word Poetry Club This club allows students to gain confidence and express themselves through writing and performing poetry. K. Knauss

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Room A152

Step Team See sponsor for info about try-outs. A. Jones-Richardson

Tuesday & Thursday

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Room G203

Student Ambassadors

(6th Grade)

Members represent our school as volunteers and coordinators for various activities. L. Johnson

See sponsor for calendar

Student Council

(7th/8th Grade)

The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.

J. Blanton

C. Werner

See sponsors for calendar
Students Reaching Memphis Students will volunteer to help others in Memphis by giving back to the community and assisting other volunteer groups to meet their goals.

S. Dukes

T. Martin

M. Self

3rd Thursday of the month

2:30-3:00 pm

Room D118

Swimming Club This club competes against other swim teams.  See Mr. Dillender in Room A135 for an application.

G. Dillender

B. Owen

Meets take place Saturday mornings at St. George's School
Teacher Appreciation Club Teachers, staff, and students submit names of teachers and staff who go beyond expectations to improve our school and help others.  See Mrs. Patrick to join!

P. Jones

T. Martin

K. Patrick

S. Scott

C. Wilson

1st Tuesday of the month

Room G221

Tennis Club Check with Coach Hogue in February and listen for announcements. B. Hogue Starts in the Spring

WordSmith

7th and 8th grade WordSmith teams compete at the University of Memphis in timed writing exercises.  Practice sessions will be held and team selections will be made at the end of January.

K. Knauss

Starts in January

2:15-3:30 pm

Room A152

World Language Travel Club

The World Language Travel Club will explore the cultures and languages of WSMS.  The student will plan field trips related to the 5 World Languages taught at WSMS.

D. Brooks

M. Carney

S. Crews

B. Nelson

S. Young

Day/Time TBA

Room B140

Wrestling Club Club wrestling program to introduce students to the sport of wrestling. C. Roberts

Day/Time TBA

Gym

Yearbook Staff Members will take photos, design yearbook spreads, and produce the 2018-2019 WSMS yearbook. C. Carr

Tuesday

2:30-3:30 pm

Library

 
 

Activity

Description
Sponsor

Days/Times/ Location

After School Care

After school care service that incorporates tutoring and various activities.  Snacks provided.

416-7916

Monday - Friday

2:00-6:00 pm

Cafeteria

Computer Academic Lab Students may come work on any digital school assignment (typing, Study Island, Gizmo, etc.). K. Alley

Tuesday

2:30-3:30 pm

Room B109

National Geography Bee Students participate in the National Geography Bee competition   Competition in December
National History Bee Students participate in the National History Bee competition.

 

Competition in January

Spartan Showcase

(Fall)

Fall Event: Introduction of athletes for fall sports, performances by the band, choir, orchestra, and dance groups, and food trucks and snacks. PIE October 25

Spartan Showcase

(Spring)

Spring Event: Introduction of athletes for spring sports, performances by the band, choir, orchestra, and dance groups, and food trucks and snacks. PIE March 21
Spelling Bee Students participate in the Spelling Bee competition. C. Peterson

Competition in December

Spring Dance   PIE May 17
Talent Show   PIE May 10
Walk-A-Thon Annual PIE fundraiser:  The funds collected will be used to upgrade technology in multiple departments, purchase educational resources, and for other capital improvements for WSMS. PIE October 5

 

Updated: September 25, 2018

 
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