|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|
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. Sullivan Mr. Surdam Mr. Sullivan
|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.
|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
|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|
|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)
|Ms. Mazur Ms. Dyer
|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|
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.
|Mrs. Yount Ms. Grubisich Mr. Hrubesky
|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
|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|