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WILLINK MIDDLE SCHOOL
CLUB OPPORTUNITIES 2017-2018

Art Club    Miss Ciufo (E106)
Mondays, after school: Are you creative? Are you an artist at heart? Would you like to have more time to create works of art? If so, see Mrs. Ciufo about becoming a member of the Art Club! Art Club is open to students in all grades committed to developing their art skills and learning more about the artistic process.
 
Bible Club    Ms. Granger (Library)
 
Wednesdays, 2:40-3:30: Where a mixture of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders communicate with discussions about how the books from the Bible can be useful in student life. Parents and school staff are always welcome to join the students any Wednesday afternoon in the school library.
 
Craft Club    Mrs. Broccolo (B-107) & Mrs. Concordia (E-104)
 
Tuesdays, 2:45 – 3:15: Students who join the Craft Club will get to make and take home a craft project from each session. Membership is simple – just show up and have fun! No crafting experience is necessary.
 
Dance Team    Mrs. Powers (B-115) & Mrs. Lach(B-114)
 
Spring – TBA: Open to all students who love to dance! Come out and show us your dance moves for the Spry vs. Willink charity game, during half-time at home lacrosse games, and with a final performance in June as we dance for the cure for Breast Cancer!

Drama Club     Mrs. Lach(B-114) & Mrs. L. Powers (B-115)

As announced Oct. through Feb.: Interested in acting, singing and dancing in the school play? Interested in working behind the scenes with sets and props? Come join Drama Club and experience the joy of the performing arts! *Students will need to have their own transportation home.

German Club    Frau Brucker (A203)

Select Tuesdays after school: Join us to make German crafts, watch German movies (with English subtitles), perform in short German plays, and sample tasty German treats! For 6th graders: this might help you decide to learn German next year. For current German Students: participating in the German Club earns you credits towards being inducted into the National Junior German Honor Society, Jr. Delta Epsilon Phi.

Intramurals    Mr. Odle (PE Office)

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 2:45 – 3:15; September – June: An after-school program where anyone from grades 6th-8th can participate in a sports-like setting with others. This is a GREAT opportunity for anyone to try out a sport that they may want to play for the school OR for the 6th graders to practice their skills before they try out for a sports team the following year. Activities are anything from; football, handball, floor hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc... It really depends on what the group would like to do. Usually, that activity will run for 2 weeks depending also how many kids attend, etc. After school PE intramurals is an opportunity for kids to be active. It is also a privilege. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP OR COME EVERY DAY in order to participate! ALL YOU NEED TO DO is meet in the gym at 2:45!

LEGO Club    Mr. Romano (D-106)

Twice a month 2:45: Are you creative? Do you like building things? Do you like LEGOs? Then this is the club for you. This is a non-competitive club just for the fun of building with LEGOs. We will meet twice a month with a different theme for each meeting. Bring your own LEGOs and let the fun begin.
 
LEGO Robotics Teams    Mr. & Mrs. Hill
 
As announced: Do you like working with others to discover new solutions to real-world problem? Do you like building things, working with robots, and learning computer programming? If so, you should consider joining our Willink Lego Robotics Team! We are looking for a core group of students who are dedicated, hardworking, and can be team players. The club is available to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader here at Willink.
 
Makers Club    Mrs. Braine & Mrs. Kazel (A-202)
 
Twice a month 2:45 - 3:25: Makers Club welcomes 6th and 7th graders! We focus on making connections, team building and making our school and community a better place. Come join us and have some fun!

MathCounts Competition Club    Mrs. Schug (B-208)

Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:15: MathCounts is a national enrichment club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. Our school competes at local, county, and state-level meets against top math students from other area schools. It is also great preparation for participating in Math League at the high school. If you enjoy figuring out problems and puzzles, then Willink's MathCounts team is for you!

Newbery Book Club    Ms. Lucas (Library) & Mrs. Cumpston (Library)

2:45 – 3:20 as announced: Do you love reading, talking and eating? Do you think authors are rock stars? We are a group of students and staff who meet several times a month in the library until January (on late bus days). During this period we discuss potential Newbery books as a club and online with other local middle school Newbery clubs. We talk with authors over social media and share our ideas. In February, we have a joint meeting with the other middle schools and select our Mock Newbery winner. Our last meeting is a viewing of the actual awards ceremony.

Newspaper Club    Mrs. Montone (C-207)

Thursdays 2:45 – 3:15 in C-207: The Newspaper Club creates the Willink Times. A student-run newspaper for inspiring writers to communicate their thoughts, opinions or the facts about the school and world around them. Students create comics or puzzles, write poems or short stories. Sports updates, blogs, and critter corner are a few of the more exciting articles students enjoy reporting.

Science Olympiad    Mrs. Montone (C-207)

Mondays & Tuesdays 2:45-3:25 in C-207: Science Olympiad brings science and technology to life all the while becoming part of a team and developing great friendships. Students prepare for 25 different events such as anatomy, physics, geology, astronomy, mechanical engineering, and technology. Building bridges, a sumo bot or studying the human body systems, Science Olympiad encourages students to get involved in active, hands-on, group participation.

Ski Club    Ms. Schamberger (C-210)

Thursdays January - February, after school: Do you like downhill skiing or snowboarding? Ski club travels to Bristol Mountain Ski Resort on Thursday's after-school during the months of January and February. The information meeting and sign-ups take place in October. Pay attention to the announcements for specific meeting dates and times.

Student Government    Mrs. Lauber (A-209)

As scheduled/announced: Are you a natural born leader? Become a part of the Student Government and strive to make positive changes within the school environment. Direct involvement in Student Council takes place through the school-wide elections in June and the homeroom elections process in September. Events throughout the school year are planned for different grade levels as well as for the whole school. We encourage everyone to get involved and attend as many events as possible!

Student/Parent Band   Mrs. DiPiazza & Mr. Osika (Band Room)

January, February & March: A Webster tradition since 1994, check out Willink’s very own Student-Parent Band! We bring students, family, and community together to create music and have fun in the process. Any band student, family member, or staff member is invited to participate in the ensemble! Haven't played in 20 years? Don't be shy; we welcome all levels of experience; beginner to advanced! Instruments can also be supplied if you need. Practices start in January and will be held once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Check our Willink Music website (bit.ly/willink-music) for more information; we hope to see you in January!

Titan TV Morning Show    Mr. Kowalski (B-206) & Mr. Eberts (AV/TV Studio)

Every morning (about once every 5-6 weeks) as scheduled for one week 7:15 - 7:57: Are you interested in television media as an anchor, a control room technician, or as a camera person? Then please come join the Willink Morning Show News Team and participate in the delivery of the morning announcements every day at our school. The enrollment window occurs every year between September and early October. Students are encouraged to listen to our Morning Show Web Site at the start of the school year for more information, application forms, and advisor contact.

Yearbook     Mrs. Cook (E-105)

Mondays after school in E105: Be a part of history and come join the Yearbook Club! Use your talents by taking pictures, creating the layout, designing pages and more! The Yearbook Club may be time intensive including sometimes staying until 5:00 PM or later. First meeting will be TBA in mid-late October. Listen to morning announcements for more information.
 
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