Middle School Clubs and Activities

    • Art Club

      Sponsors: Cheryl Chiappetta-Murray

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

       

      Battle of the Books

      Sponsors: Carrie Curry

      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.

       

      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 click here to contact Shellie Kamminga, or here for Sue Woods, or call 847-532-7600.

       

      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 click here to contact Amy Jones.

       

      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 click here to contact Jillian Piel.

       

      Intermurals

      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 participant. Throughout the school year many different intramural sports are offered including flag football and Volleyball during the fall , wrestling, boys and girls basketball are offered during the winter, and 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 click here to contact Jason Russell.

       

      Jazz Band

      Sponsors: Keith Pitner & Kelly Lamorena

      For more information click here to contact Keith Pitner or here for Kelly Lamorena.

       

      Math Club

      Sponsors: Shellie Kamminga & Jeannie 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, contact Shellie Kamminga or Jeanne Sitkie.

      For more information click here to contact Shellie Kamminga or here for Jeannie Sitkie.

       

      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 apart of building a stronger sense of community among all students at WCS.

      For more information click here for Tor Evans.

       

      PBIS Student Leadership Team

      Sponsors: Caitlin Freeman, Ellen Carlson, and Carrie Curry

      For more information click here to contact Caitlin Freeman, click here to contact Ellen Carlson, or here for Carrie Curry.

       

      Spelling Bee

      Sponsors: Carrie Curry

      For more information click here to contact Carrie Curry.

       

      Student CouncIl

      Sponsors: Shiloh Adame and Sherry Douglas 

      The WCS Student Council consists of representatives from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The students focus on school and community leadership skills. Within the club, students select sub-committees to develop these skills. They range from attending PTO meetings, providing new student tours, planning the middle school fall dance, and hosting the school Variety Show. They also have opportunities to extend their skills outside the school and volunteer at the D300 Food Pantry.

      For more information click here to contact Shiloh Adame or here for Sherry Douglas.

       

      Washington D.C.

      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. An informational meeting about the this school year's trip will be held on September 23 in the cafeteria and 6:00 pm.

      For more information click here to contact Brad Birkhead