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Activity Description/Requirements Fee Season Sponsor/Coach
AAA Club   none   Mrs. Tragasz Mrs. Walhout
Art Club Students will focus on thematic projects or particular materials not usually used during a regular Art class none Season- fall/winter (#1) & late spring (#2) Mrs. York
Basketball:
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.
(boys)
Jan. - Mar.
(girls)

Mr. Sullivan Mr. Surdam Mr. Sullivan
Mr. McCloskey
Best Buddies Best Buddies is an international organization that fosters friendships between students with and without disabilities. The club will meet twice a month to socialize, play games, and create friendships with their peers in the school. none September through May Mrs. Smith Mrs. Blake
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. Prohaska
Chamber Orchestra Students with two to three years of 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 Ms. Drafta
Chess Club Open to any students interested in playing/learning to play chess. none Mid-September- March Mrs. Volke
Choir 6th Grade Choir: For students who enjoy singing. Rehearsal is once a week on Wednesdays with two to three formal concerts per school year.
7th/8th Grade Choir: For students who enjoy singing. Rehearsal is once a week after school on Tuesdays. This choir will perform 3-4 concerts a year.
$27.00 ongoing Mrs. Ahlgrim
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 Aug..-Oct. Mr. Davis
Ms. Dyer
Diversity Club   none   Ms. Irion
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 and Thursday. none Aug-April Ms. Photopulos. Ms. Irion
Intramurals Offerings: 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
KPOP Club   none   Neelen
Photograhy Club Do you like to take photos? Are you interested in learning more about photography and Photoshop? Than join us for the fall session of Photography Club! We will take pictures both indoors and outside (weather permitting), edit photos using Adobe Photoshop, and create an online portfolio of the photos we take during our 6 week session. On the last day, we will mat and bring home our favorite photo! none Ongoing Mrs. Tragasz
Spirit Squad Spirit Squad - 7th and 8th grade students perform at home basketball games and participate in one annual competition. $32.00 Sept-Jan Ms. Yarocki Ms. Lachcik
S.T.A.R. Student Taking Academic Responsibility (S.T.A.R.): is a quiet and structured place for students to: work on homework, study for tests, get assistance from teachers, and work on projects. S.T.A.R. meets Monday through Thursday and is staffed by 2 certified teachers. Students are able to take the late bus home. none M-TH 2:50-3:50 Oct-beg May Mr. Kettwig
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:
2:50-3:50 (some days till 4:45)
Meets:
March-May
Ms. Mazur Ms. Dyer
Mr. Killam
Unified Basketball Unified Basketball joins people with and without disabilities on the same team. It is monitored by Special Olympics Illinois and inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. none October-March every Friday 2:50-3:50pm Mrs. Smith Ms. Kidder
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 Aug.-Oct.
Girls
Jan.-March
Boys
Mrs. Yount Ms. Grubisich Mr. Hrubesky
Mr. Davis
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 Mr. Anderson Mrs. Zydlo
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. Mr. Lickel
Ms. Neelen
Yoga Combine yoga and journaling to get a jump start on your day. Students will journal, learn yoga poses and incorporate breathing exercises designed to invigorate or relax you. None   Ms. Konkey