Middle School Clubs and Activities

    • Art Club

      Sponsors: Cheryl Chiappetta-Murray

      Art club is typically held in the spring. The purpose of the art club is to offer Students an opportunity to explore enhancing their creative thinking skills while using various art mediums.

      For more information click here to contact Cheryl Chiappetta-Murray.

       

      Battle of the Books

      Sponsors: Carrie Curry

      Battle of the Books offers passionate readers a chance to extend and explore their love of reading. Students read from a list of 50 books designated by the district. The WCS team will consist of five students and one alternate. This team will compete with the other middle schools in the district. During the meets, students are quizzed on their comprehension of the books. The season kicks off in the fall when the new list is made available. Tryouts for the team take place in January. Battle of the Books competitions begin in April and finish in early May.Battle of the Books is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. For more information click here to contact Carrie Curry.

       

      Beta Club

      Sponsors: Shellie Kamminga and Sue Woods

      Is an organization that is open to 7th and 8th graders. It is a Junior National Honor Society that students are invited into based on their previous year’s earned cumulative GPA. We invite incoming 7th and 8th graders that have earned a cumulative of 3.60 or higher, usually in July. Members volunteer and serve at many events and activities within Westfield as well as around the school and in the community.

      The purpose of this organization is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, morality, ethical conduct, and leadership among middle school students; to reward meritorious academic achievement; and to encourage and assist students in continuing their service, leadership, and education into high school.

      Beta Club Encourages:

      ACHIEVEMENT - Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement

      CHARACTER - Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful

      LEADERSHIP - Developing the leaders of tomorrow

      SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

      For more information contact the sponsors: To contact Sue Woods; susan.woods@d300.org or to contact Shellie Kamminga; shellie.kamminga@d300.org.

       

      Chamber Orchestra

      Sponsors: Amy Jones

      The Westfield Community School Music Department offers an auditioned orchestral group called Chamber Orchestra. This group meets on Thursday and Friday mornings before school. This group is comprised of students from mainly 7th and 8th grades or other students with at least two years of playing experience. Chamber Orchestra has two concerts a year and performs for special events in the community.

      For more information, contact Amy Jones at amy.jones@d300.org.

       

      Chess Club

      Sponsor: Magdalena Bromberg

      Chess club is a club for anyone who loves to play chess or wants to learn how to play chess. Chess is a challenging way to increase concentration, strategy and problem solving skills, all while bringing people together.

      For more information, contact Magda Bromberg at magdalena.bromberg@d300.org.

       

      Computer Coding Club (The 3 C's)

      Sponsor: Steve Fodor

      Do you love video games?  Come learn how to make computers do what you wish. You are only limited by your imagination. For more information, contact Steve Fodor at stephen.fodor@d300.org.

       

      Game Club

      Sponsor: Tarah Lewandowski

      The Game Club is a new opportunity for all middle school students to have fun, socialize, and play games together. We will play all types of games- board games, video games, social games, and educational games. Also, we will spend time discussing gaming strategies and preferences. The club also explores game design and creation by showing students various ways to build games virtually and socially. Games will be approved on an individual basis by the club advisor and parent permission.

      For more information, please contact Tarah Lewandowsk at tarah.lewandowski@d300.org.

       

      Green Club

      Sponsor: Irene Lomeli

      The WCS Green Club is dedicated to making our school and community more environmentally friendly, by raising awareness about environmental issues, encouraging everyone to reduce their carbon footprint, and informing students about how they can live a more eco friendly lifestyle. This year, members of the Green Club will be working on various projects such as community clean ups, recycling & repurposing events, and gardening.

      For more information, please contact Irene Lomeli at irene.lomeli@d300.org.

       

      Honor Choir

      Sponsors: Jillian Piel

      Westfield's Choral Department offers an advanced chamber vocal ensemble called Honor Choir open to 7th and 8th graders. This is an auditioned group that begins in September and runs through the end of the school year in May. This group focuses on more challenging pieces in 3 and 4 parts in various styles. Each year this group has various opportunities for extra performances within the community as well especially around the holidays!

      For more information, please contact Jillian Piel at jillian.piel@d300.org.

       

      Intramurals

      Sponsors: Jason Russell

      Westfield offers an Intramural sports program that is offered to all students at Westfield. Participants will work on skills and strategies of the game as well as create teams and will compete against each other throughout that particular intramural season. There are no cuts in the Intramural sports program. Participants are required to turn a parent permission slip in order to participate. Throughout the school year many different intramural sports are offered. Flag Football and Volleyball are offered during the Fall. Wrestling and boys and girls Basketball are offered during the Winter. Soccer is offered in the Spring. Announcements will be made a couple weeks before each program begins to ensure all interested students can gather the information.

      For more information, please contact Jason Russell at jason.russell@d300.org.

       

      Jazz Band

      Sponsors: Kelly Hoblin-Lamorena

      For more information, please contact Kelly Hoblin-Lamorena at kelly.hoblinlamorena@d300.org.

       

      Math Club

      Sponsors: Jeanne Sitkie

      Math Club is open to all middle school students who want to learn creative ways to solve complex math problems. At our meetings, we participate in the MATHCOUNTS club program. We dive into different problems and apply skills or look for patterns that can lead us to shortcuts in solving math. Our club involves great discussions, friendly competition, and many opportunities for thinking outside the box. For more information on meeting dates and our competition team, Jeanne Sitkie.

      For more information, please contact Jeannie Sitkie at jeannie.sitkie@d300.org.

       

      Mentoring

      Sponsors: Tor Evans

      The vision of the WCS Mentoring Program is to provide every student at Westfield the opportunity to develop a connection with a positive peer role model for at least two years in their middle school career. All 7th and 8th grade students may apply to become mentors. These students have the opportunity to work as Mentors with a small group of students (mentees) in a grade level below them. Mentors learn skills they will need during weekly Mentor trainings. Mentors and Mentees meet once a month. During these meetings Mentors and Mentees use peace circles and build relationships with others outside their grade levels. Mentees also get the opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback from peers. Mentors also pass on important information and school initiatives. This program is a great opportunity for students to be a part of building a stronger sense of community among all students at WCS.

      For more information, please contact Tor Evans at tor.evans@d300.org.

       

      PBIS Student Leadership Team

      Sponsors: Ellen Carlson and Caitlin Gerke

      PBIS encourages students to make good choices by setting expectations for students and rewarding students when they make positive choices. Through PBIS, students learn that it is more rewarding for them to make the right choice from the beginning.

      Join the PBIS Student team to help plan out events, raffle prizes, and share your ideas of how we can encourage positive behavior at WCS.

      Contact Mrs. Carlson at ellen.carlson@d300.org or Mrs. Gerke at caitlin.gerke@d300.org.

       

      Spelling Bee

      Sponsors: Carrie Curry

      The spelling bee is a great opportunity for students to share their knowledge of words and spell them from memory. Students will compete in classroom and grade level bees to be the representative for the district spelling bee. At the district level, they will compete in their grade level against the other district middle schools in their grade level to be the best speller in the district. The classroom and grade level bees are usually in November - December with the district bee in February.

      For more information, pease contact Carrie Curry at carrie.curry@d300.org.

       

      Student Council

      Sponsors: Shellie Kamminga & Sue Woods

      The WCS Student Council consists of representatives from each class in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The Student Council plays a very important role at Westfield. Student Council is designed to make individuals become responsible active members of their school community. They help raise funds for school wide projects and activities by providing ideas, interests and concerns with the teachers and principals. They assist with community service projects. Student Council is a proud organization willing to provide assistance and enrichment both to their fellow students and community.

      Student Council Members are:

      Leaders – Willing to lead committees and be a representative for your class.

      Creative – Able to think of new and exciting activities and fundraisers for the student council.

      Communicative – Able to share ideas with other student council members, your class and all of middle school.

      Team players –  Working with a team to generate ideas and organize events for the Student Council.

      Responsible – Running activities throughout the school. 

      Reliable – Can be counted on by Advisors and other members of Student Council

      Committed  Volunteer their time to this year long activity. 

      For more information contact the sponsors: Shellie Kamminga at shellie.kamminga@d300.org or Sue Woods at susan.woods@d300.org.

       

      Yoga Club

      Sponsor: Magdalena Bromberg

      Yoga is a fun and challenging way to reduce stress, while building confidence, increasing concentration, mood, balance and flexibility. It is not your average workout. 

      For more information, please contact Magda Bromberg at magdalena.bromberg@d300.org.

       

      Eighth Grade Washington D.C. Trip

      Sponsor: Brad Birkhead

      The Washington D.C. trip is open to all WCS eighth grade students interested in visiting the nation's capital and learning more about the people, places and things that helped to form the nation's history. The trip is a three day guided journey where students and teachers will visit historic sites; view historical objects, and participate in simulations.

      For more information, please contact Brad Birkhead at bradford.birkhead@d300.org