Clubs and Activities

Student Council

Who: 5th - 8th Graders
When:  1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in Mrs. Petrov's room 110.
Where: Room 110,  Mrs. Petrov and Mr. Holt
Website: https://sites.google.com/district100.com/wastudentcouncil

Student Council is open to 5th-­8th grades. There are officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster) and classroom reps from each 5th-­8th grade classroom.

Student Council provides students with an opportunity to discuss issues of school, promote school spirit, and serve the school and community with service projects. Students also learn parliamentary procedures during student council meetings.

Some events Student Council have planned and/or participated in are...Winter food drive for Community Cupboard, Salvation Army bell ringing, Pasta for Pennies fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, school­wide events such as Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, Teacher Appreciation week, Barnes & Noble fundraiser and Applebee's Pancake fundraiser for our Reading department and many more.

Students are required to follow rules and expectations. These include:
• Attend all student council meetings
• Maintain a “C” average in each subject
• Expected to have appropriate behavior during student council meetings and in the classroom
• Expected to bring ideas to each meeting and participate appropriately

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00. There will be no busing.

Safety Patrol

Who: 5th graders
When: Before and/or after school Meetings are twice a month on Wednesdays
Where: Room 108, Mr. Patterson

Safety Patrol is open to 5th graders. Patrollers must be available before and/or after school and have the year­round responsibility for crossing students safely across streets. As thanks for their commitment, the Belvidere Police Department sponsors a picnic at the end of the school year in their honor.

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

Tech­KNOW Kids

Who: 5th -­ 8th graders
When: Every other Monday 2:15 - 3:00
Where: Mrs. Schiesher's room

Do you love technology and computers? Are you interested in digital photography, video editing, computer animation or web 2.0 tools? Then join the Tech­KNOW Technology Club! 3D Printing Club

WA is partnering with 3DP Unlimited to create our very own 3D printer! Come learn how to create a printer and then create some cool projects!

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00. There will be no busing.

Robotics Club

Who: 6th - 8th graders
Where: Room 114, Mrs. Jevremovic and Mrs. Cruz

This club is a beginning club in Robotics and is open to 6th ­-8th grade students. We will be utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits, Lego Mindstorm NXT programming software and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this club is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This club will involve students in the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorm robot. Students will work hands ­on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in an obstacle course created by the students.

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

Chess Club

Who: 4th - 8th graders
When: The 1st and 3rd Monday each month 2:15 - 3:00
Where:  STEM Lab (when available) and Mrs. Magallanes' Room (140)

4th-­8th grade students are invited to participate each week in our Chess Club. This year we will be holding chess club twice per month.

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00. There will be no busing.
 

Treble Makers

Who: 5th­-8th graders 
When: Every other Thursdays starting January12th, 2017
Where: Room 101, Mrs. Medearis

Treble Makers is a group of musicians who want to play ukuleles, drums, and body percussion.

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

Goggles And Girls

Who: Girls in 1st and 2nd grade
When: Every other Thursday
Where: Maker's Space with Ms. Furst and Mrs. Frew

Goggles and Girls is a club for first and second grade girls having fun in STEM! Each meeting the girls will enjoy hands ­on experiences. The girls will explore different themes each week using math, science, technology and engineering. 
First Session: 10/13 - 12/15 
Second Session: 2/9 - 4/20

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

Agriculture Book Club

Who: 5th graders

Open to students in 5th grade. Watch for more details in the Spring for this interactive book discussion that combines agriculture topics with the book, The Thing About Luck.

Yearbook Club

Who: 6th - 8th graders
When: Tuesday and Thursday 2:15 - 3:00
Where: Room 140, Mrs. Magalanes

6th-­8th grade students are invited to participate each week in our Yearbook Club. This year we will be holding Yearbook Club twice a week (one day being an optional lab day).

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing. 

Running Club

Who: 6th - 8th graders
When: Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:00
Where: Room 113, Mr. Nickolas, Ms. Reid, Ms. Clark

6th-­8th graders meet once a week after school (typically on Tuesdays) to run. We begin slowly and build up our stamina over the year. Along with running, we work on building our core strength and learning how to run smartly. We welcome any level of runner, from beginners to those with years of experience. Come have fun and run!!

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

MeriSTEM Garden Club

Who: 4th and 5th graders
Where: Room 117, Roberts

The MeriSTEM Garden club installed three raised beds at Washington Academy during the spring of 2016. Club is open to grades 4­-5. Some of the club activities include composting, starting seedlings with heirloom seeds and practicing organic gardening techniques. Club members work with a master gardener to make the most of our garden beds. We also meet during the summer to maintain the garden and to enjoy the delicious veggies!

Fit Club 

Who: K-3rd graders
When: Every Tuesday from 2:15 – 3:00 until May 1st
Where:  WA Gymnasium with Mrs. Frisch and Ms. Baird

Fit Club is a club where students can work off some of their energy after school through fun games with their peers while learning about healthy lifestyle choices!

Students must have their own transportation at 3:00.  There will be no busing.

 

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