Glenn Westlake Middle School- Extra & Co-Curricular Activities 2017-2018
|Art Club||An exploration of ideas and materials not usually covered in class.||$13.00||TBA||Mrs. York|
Boys (2 teams)
Girls (2 teams)
|Interscholastic teams (grades 7 & 8) play other schools. Students must be interested in playing basketball, be available before and after school and Saturdays for practices and games. Must have a current physical on file with the GWMS nurse. Approximately 13-16 students are selected for each team.||$32.00||Nov-Jan.
Jan. - Mar.
Mr. Corcoran Mr. Surdam Mrs. Pittman
|Bobcat Band||Students with two to three years of band experience (all exceptions determined by the band director). The students meet twice a week: once on Tuesdays after school from 2:50-3:55 for full band rehearsal and additionally for one technique class held during the school day.||$64.00||Mon.-Fri. school year||Mr. Martin|
|Chamber Orchestra||Students with 3 years orchestra experience (usually 6th grade). Students meet twice a week: Tuesdays after school from 2:50 - 3:55 p.m. for full orchestra rehearsal, as well as one technique class held during the school day.||$64.00||Mon.-Fri. school year||Mrs. Schultz|
|Chess Club||Open to any students interested in playing/learning to play chess.||$13.00||TBA||Mrs. Volke|
|Choir||6th Grade Chorus: For students who enjoy singing. Rehearsal is twice a week on Wednesday and Friday's during homeroom with two to three formal concerts per school year.
7th/8th Grade Chorus: For students who enjoy singing. Rehearsal twice a week after school from 2:45 - 3:45 with two to three formal concerts per school year.
|$27.00||ongoing||Ms. Mc Lean|
|Concert Orchestra||Students with at least 3 years orchestra experience (usually 7th & 8th grade). Students meet daily for full orchestra rehearsal in the orchestra room. Students also have one technique class a week held during the school day.||$64.00||Mon.-Fri. school year||Mrs. Schultz|
|Cross Country||Cross country team members run long distances. Students must be able to stay after school for practices and meets, and have a current physical on file with the GWMS nurse.||$20.00||Sept.-Oct.||
|Drama||Drama is a multi grade level performance troupe. Participants have the opportunity to work both onstage and off stage. There are two productions. Drama meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday.||$13.00||Aug-March||Mrs. O'Brien Mrs. Photopulos|
|Heart & Sole (Girls on the Run)||Heart & Sole is a 10-week program that creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, and strengthen connections with others. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k.||TBD||March-May||Mrs. Konkey Mrs. Mackin|
|In Stitches||For students with an interest in sewing. Students will be learning the sewing machine and choosing a sewing project to complete. In addition to the club fee, the participants will need to purchase a kit for their project.||$13.00||10 weeks offered twice a year||Mrs. Adkins|
|Intramurals||Offerings: Soccer, TBD, TBD Open to all students in all grade levels. Dates of games are determined by gym availability and number of students who sign up to play.||$5.00||TBA||Mrs. Barnhart|
|Jazz Band||Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade band students without prior jazz experience. Piano and rhythm/ bass guitar players must be able to read music and chords and will be chosen at the discretion of the director (auditions may be required).||$32.00||Oct.-May||Ms. Syperek & Mr. Prohaska|
|Jazz Ensemble||Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade band students (auditions may be required). Piano and rhythm/ bass guitar players must be able to read music and chords and will be chosen at the discretion of the director.||$32.00||Oct.-May||Mr. Martin|
|Mission Propelle Yoga||Mission Propelle seeks to empower girls through literacy and yoga. Join us for 8 weeks as we combine yoga, reading and activities to empower you and help you realize your leadership potential. Students will read short stories and learn yoga poses that promotes body awareness and incorporates breathing exercises designed to invigorate or relax you. Yoga; Brains; GIRL POWER. Maximum enrollment is 20.||TBD||October- December||Mrs. Konkey|
|Pom Squad||Pom Squad - 7th & 8th grade girls create Pom dances for the basketball games (boys).||$32.00||Oct-Jan||Ms. McDonnell|
|S.T.A.R.||Student Taking Academic Responsibility: quiet place for student to complete homework under teacher supervision.||none||M-TH 2:50-3:50 Oct-beg May||Ms. King|
|Track||Students must be able to stay after school to attend practices and meets and have a recent physical on file with the GWMS nurse. All members are eligible to participate in meets, although some meets limit the number of entrants per school. No previous experience is needed. All interested students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are welcome.||$20.00||Practices:
Ms. Neelen Ms. Dyer
|Volleyball: Boys (2 teams) Girls (2 teams)||Interscholastic teams (grades 7 & 8) play other schools. Students must be interested in playing volleyball, be available before and after school and Saturdays for practices and games. Must have a current physical on file with the GWMS nurse. Approximately 13-16 students are selected for each team.||$32.00||Sept.-Oct.
|Mrs. Yount Ms. Grubisich Mr. Hrubesky
|Wellcats||This club is designed to give the students an opportunity to work out in the Wellness Center . There are ten sessions. Available to 7th and 8th grade students.||$5.00||2nd Trimester 2:50-3:50 TBA||Ms. Dyer|
|Westlake Gourmets||For students who want to take their basic cooking skills a little further. Participants will try their hand at creating a variety of culinary delights.||$13.00||10 weeks offered twice a year||Mrs. Adkins Mrs. York|
|Westlake Tales: A GWMS Literary Magazine||Westlake Tales is a space for passionate writers in any language. Meetings are in a workshop format in which we primarily hone our writing craft. Students write fiction, non fiction essays, poetry, and music lyrics. Time is also spent peer reviewing and collaborating on group writing projects. There are two sessions each school year. At the end of each session, Westlake Tales members publish a digital edition of a literary magazine with their writing.||$13.00||Session I: Sept-Dec Session II: Jan-May||Mrs. Walhout|
|Wildcat Band||Students with at least 3 yrs experience (all exceptions determined by the band director). The students meet every day in the band room and rehearse five days per week. In addition, they receive one technique class held during the school day.||$64.00||Mon.-Fri. school year||Mr. Martin|
|Wildcat Council||Wildcat Council is an opportunity for students to enhance their leadership skills, utilize their creative ideas, and work collaboratively amongst their peers. This club meets at least once a month to plan out, advertise, and run school events as well as participate in team-building and leadership activities.||None||September- May||
|Wildcat's Create!||6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in DIY/crafting projects are encouraged to join! Show off your creativity as we work on one project each month. A variety of projects will be completed throughout the year which could include jewelry, locker/home decor, cards, and giftables. *Each month will require a small fee to cover the material costs for each project.||$13.00||2nd Monday of every month Sept.-May||Mrs. Crawford|
|Yearbook||The yearbook staff takes candid shots of clubs and sporting events, during lunch and at other events during the school year. Members select the yearbook cover, create a theme and determine the layout of the yearbook. One of the most important jobs of the yearbook staff is the design of the 8th grade Best Wishes ads purchased by parents. They also help during Club Photo Day, advertise the yearbooks during the winter sale period, and distributing yearbooks at the end of the school year. Meets during trimester 1 & 2 and during trimester 3 as needed for distribution of yearbooks.||None||Once a month (day TBD) Additional meetings added as needed.||Ms. Neelen