• Wendell Middle Club Options 

    Chess Club

    Advisor: Craig Adams

    Chess Club gives students an opportunity to learn the game of chess, improve their chess skills, and to enjoy competition against their peers. Novice players will be taught the basic rules, the value of pieces, and how to checkmate. More experienced players will learn different opening and defense strategies, various tactics, and will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves by solving chess puzzles. While students will have the chance to measure their progress through wins and losses against their peers, our main focus will be on encouraging good sportsmanship and on having fun.

    Dance Club

    Advisor: Ms. St. Louis

    This club of diverse students gathers weekly to learn about cultural dances, interact socially, use physical movement. and most importantly, have fun!

    Dungeons and Dragons

    Advisors: Olivia Barnes and Linda Dextre
    obarnes@wcpss.net and ldextre@wcpss.net

    If you love storytelling, have a wild imagination, enjoy math problems, and want to have lots of fun, join our Dungeons and Dragons Club. We meet every-other Wednesday after school from 3:15-5:00pm. All students and staff are welcomed to attend this club!

    FIRST LEGO League Robotics

    Coaches: Linda Dextre' and Ann Patterson-Schmitt
    ldextre@wcpss.net and apatterson-schmitt@wcpss.net

    Application required. FLL meets once weekly after school during competition season (through December). Students work as a team to complete a research project to problem-solve a real-world issue connected to the theme. They design, build, and program an EV3 robot to navigate a mission board for points. They work as a team to develop FIRST Core Values of Discovery, Innovation, Inclusion, Impact, Teamwork, and Fun! They work within firm deadlines, meets regularly, displays professionalism and thinks innovatively and critically. 

    Requires parent/guardian participation for transportation and volunteer help. Some fees are associated with team membership. Competition may be out of town on a weekend. 

    First Priority Club

    Advisors: Magan Keith and Catherine Patterson
    mkeith@wcpss.net and cpatterson@wcpss.net

    First Priority is a student led club established to encourage friends to understand the importance of living in relationship with God; serve as a resource to help students enhance their spiritual lives and provide an opportunity to integrate beliefs of the Bible into daily living. We expect this club to begin later in the fall.

    Jazz Band

    Catherine Slade
    cslade@wcpss.net

    Jazz Band is an ensemble that performs jazz, funk, and rock music and meets during the school day.  They perform several times throughout the school year.  Students must have at least one year on their instrument and audition during the second week of school.  Please see Mrs. Slade for audition music.
     
    Jazz Band instruments include Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass, Piano, and Vibraphone/Auxillary instruments.

    Library Leaders

    Linda Dextre'
    ldextre@wcpss.net

    This club requires an application process. 
    Library Leaders is a student club that teaches leadership skills, organizational skills, independent task completion, proactive and creative problem solving and reading engagement. Applications are available for all students in the first three weeks of school. Interested students may fill out an application and get three teacher references. No applications will be considered after the due date. Selected Library Leaders are notified through their homeroom teacher during the fourth week of school.

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

    Advisor: Rebekah Sanderson
    rsanderson@wcpss.net

    NJHS is a service club made up of some of the most high-achieving students in Wendell Middle School. By applying to and being selected to be in NJHS, students are promising to uphold a high standard of scholarship, leadership, and service both here at WMS and in our community.

    NewsFlash!

    Advisor: Linda Dextre'
    ldextre@wcpss.net

    Budding journalists learn how to gather information, write stories, navigate bias, and produce videos to tell their community stories. The club meets daily during IMPACT time and occasionally after school on Fridays. Application and teacher references are required. 

     

    Stage Crew

    Advisors: Linda Dextre' and Burgandy Trimmer
    ldextre@wcpss.net and btrimmer@wcpss.net

    This club requires an application process. 
    Students interested in Stage Crew should have an interest in audiovisual and computer hardware technology. This team sets up and breaks down equipment in the auditorium during performances and assemblys. They assist the media/tech team in setting up classroom technology, such as projectors, computers, and document cameras. Due to the nature of production work, students applying for this club will need to stay after school for seasonal band and drama performances. (therefore cannot be a band or theatre member) Applications are available for all students in the first three weeks of school. Interested students may fill out an application and get three teacher references. No applications will be considered after the due date. Selected team members are notified through their homeroom teacher during the fourth week of school.

     

    Student Council

    Advisor: TBA

    To instill and practice leadership skills in students. Assist the school in leading and planning community service projects, school dances, recycling, Student council members are student ambassadors for our school and community during open house, 6th grade orientation, assemblies and other projects as assigned by the school.

     Yearbook

    Andrea Mack
    amack@wcpss.net

    Students interested in graphic design and photography and have a knack for attention to detail are encouraged to sign up for participation in yearbook. A group of students will be selected to participate. This is an after-school activity.