Wellwood Middle School Clubs and Activities

Animal Lovers Club

This club is for anyone who has a beloved pet at home or who just loves all animals. We will learn how to become more responsible pet owners, how to keep our pets healthy and how to deepen our connection to our pets. On a broader scale, the club will explore some organizations which help animals and promote animal welfare and teach students how to help animals other than their own. We will have at least one fundraiser for a local organization dedicated to animal welfare.

Bookends Club

Open to all grades. Requirements: a completed permission slip. Each Wednesday, this club will walk over to Fayetteville Elementary and read-aloud to select students. We will return to WW by 3:30 p.m. Involved teachers: Mrs. Buelow, Mrs. Nestor and Mrs. McNamara.

Comedy Club

Comedy Club with Mr. Nash. This club will consist of working with a group of peers to create funny commercials or skits. Each Tuesday will have a topic. The groups will perform at the end of the enrichment period. This club is open to grade 5 students.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club is for anyone who wants to play a game of fantasy, adventure and fun. You don’t need any experience to join; we will teach you! You can make a character or use one of ours. So, are you ready to step into a world of fantasy?

Fantasy Football and Mathematics

Fantasy Football and Mathematics is a game in which students select and manage a team of professional football players. The football players earn points based on their performances in real games. Each week, students use newspapers or online resources to locate their player’s statistics in order to find out how many points were earned by their team. The goal of the game is to accumulate the highest number of points.

GeoGeeks Club

GeoGeeks Club will meet on select Tuesdays during first semester to explore geography together. This would be a great way to brush up for the Geography Bee. Our first meeting will be in Room 126 (Mrs. Leslie’s room) on Tuesday, Sept. 24. All grade levels are welcome. Dates to be announced.

Intramurals

Intramurals are for all grade levels. THIS year, we are gearing that time towards using the Fitness Room and focusing on fitness activities. Fifth graders will come on Mondays. Sixth graders will come on Wednesdays. Seventh graders will come on Tuesdays. Eighth graders will come on Thursdays. ALL are welcome.

Kickball/Indoor Games Club

Kickball/Indoor Games Club is open to fifth graders. When weather permits, we will be outside for kickball. On other days, we will play classic and nontraditional indoor games. Limit 20 students.

Little Free Library Club

The Little Free Library, LFL, Club is available to all 5-8, WW students. We will meet the last Tuesday of most* months (9/24; 10/29; 11/26; 12/17; 1/28; 2/25; 3/17*; 4/28; 5/26). In this club, we will regularly check-in on the Beard Park Little Free Library – maintain the library, make announcements; become a LFL steward; etc. We will also learn about other LFLs and how to help the cause. This club meets in Mrs. Buelow’s room #204A.

Magic: The Gathering Club

Magic: The Gathering Club is a trading card game for all students who want an imaginative, complex game to play casually or competitively. Bring your own cards or cards are provided. Every Thursday in Mr. Arena’s room 5-5.

Math League

Wellwood Math League is open to any interested 7th or 8th grade student. There are five meets throughout the year. Each meet consists of five questions that students answer individually. Scores are then compiled for each individual and for the entire team for the school year.

NYSSMA Ensembles

Students who are performing in the local NYSSMA festival will rehearse their solo and sight-singing.

Open Art

Open Art is for any student that needs extra help or to catch up on missed work.

Open Library

The library is open most days after school for students who would like extra time for reading, looking at library materials, using computers and the Internet (for academic purposes), and doing homework. Students should plan to be productive while in the library.

P2 Crew

P2 Crew: The Positivity Project is in full swing at Wellwood! We need your strengths for lots of fun activities! These may include, opportunities to help In My Father’s Kitchen, art activities to decorate the school, fundraising events and many other fun deeds that show ‘Other People Matter’! P2 Crew will meet Thursdays after school in the FACS room. Open to all students.

Pokémon Club

Do you know of Pichu, Weedle, Skitty and Beldum? If so, then this club is for you. It is open to any student in grades 5-8 who would like to spend time with friends and play/trade Pokémon cards.

Fitness/Running Club

The Fitness / Running Club is designed to target those students in grades 5-8 looking to improve their physical fitness routine, sneak in a quick work out, or just relieve a little stress! Each session will begin with a short warm-up followed by an outdoor job around the Wellwood campus. When the weather begins to get too cold, we’ll head into the fitness room! If you’ve never run a day in your life or if running is your passion, we’d love for you to join us! Maximum of 20 students.

School Store

The school store is open daily after school. Healthy snacks may be purchased throughout the year. The school store is located in the foyer, across from the Health Office. Student volunteers staff the store. All proceeds benefit a child-centered organization or charity.

Science Olympiad

Students prepare for the Science Olympiad competition. The team consists of 15 students from grades 7–9 who are chosen through a rigorous selection process. Practices begin in November and continue through the competition (April or May).

Ski Club

Downhill skiing or snowboarding. Open for all grades. Ski club dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Feb. 5 and 12.

Slime Club

Students of any grade are welcome to create different kinds of slime with us. Space is limited to 10. We will meet on Wednesdays in room 201.

Ski Club

Downhill skiing or snowboarding. Open for all grades. Ski Club dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4 and 11.

Stewardship Club

Stewardship is the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. The Wellwood Stewardship Club (formerly Courtyard Club) will continue to maintain the courtyard, and will also target issues that need consideration – helping lost items find their owners, collecting abandoned pencils. Students from all grades are welcome! Wednesday dates to be announced.

Student Council

Show your leadership and school spirit by serving on the Wellwood Student council (grades 5-8). This organization will focus on service and leadership as well as make decisions that will help to make our school an even better place. Among many other things, Student Council raises money for various organizations and promotes school spirit. Wellwood is looking for at least one Student Council representative from each homeroom. Stay tuned to the announcements for more information.

Technology Club

Technology Club gives those students who want to make projects time to do so after school in a supervised environment. Many possibilities exist to design and build for self-interest and/or local competitions. Students can suggest projects for the group to consider and may wish to bring materials in to personalize their projects. Leather working projects will require a purchase from the Tandy Leather projects catalogue. Other possible “project” activities: Lego design and building, spaghetti tower designing and building designing and printing club t-shirts, lamp construction, leather working. Open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. We’ll meet on Tuesdays in Technology rooms 116 and 118.

Word Games Club

Do you enjoy games like Hangman, Scrabble, Dictionary, Word Around, and Apples to Apples? If so, come join other language fans (“wordies”) and play these games and more in Room 202 on Thursdays. All grade levels are welcome.

VOICES

VOICES is a select grade 5 and 6 chorus open to boys and girls who desire to sing in a choral setting. Multiple types of repertoire will be performed including choral pieces from other countries and languages. There are three performance opportunities throughout the school year. VOICES will meet on Monday during Enrichment Period in Dr. Popow’s room, #03. Any additional questions, please see Dr. Popow or email her at kpopow@fmschools.org.

The Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club is for all grade levels. Students plan and create the Wellwood yearbook, take photographs and make decisions on artwork, cover, photos and design. The club meets on most Thursdays.