Clubs and Activities

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.

Breakfast Book Club

Who: 
Tuesdays - First Grade
Wednesdays - Second Grade
Thursdays - Third Grade
Where: Room 122, Ms. Furst
When: 7:25 AM

Want to hear a great story while eating your breakfast? Come to the Breakfast Bookclub.  Meet in room 122 at 7:25.  You can get breakfast from the cafeteria or bring your own from home.  After we read the book, we will have some time to share our ideas about the book and then you will be sent to class by 7:35.

What to Bring: Just your breakfast.  (If you ate at home but want to join the club, that is ok too.)

Math Counts

Who: 5th - 8th Graders
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Where: Room 111, Mr. Frew's Room

MathCounts is a club where students come for the challenge of working together to solve math puzzles, while doing so, they work toward higher levels of recognition by the national MathCounts organization.

MeriSTEM Garden Club

Who: 4th and 5th graders
Where: Room 105 1/2, Mrs. 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. We also meet during the summer to maintain the garden and to enjoy the delicious veggies!

4th/5th Grade Robotics

Who: 4th and 5th graders
Where: RM: 114 - 2 days per month

4th/5th grade robotics is a club to expose students to engineering of robotics as well as to empower students to become leaders and contributors of tomorrow in the STEM world. 

Robotics Competition Team

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

This team is a competition team competing in the First Lego League against other middle schools in the area.  It is open to 6th-8th grade students.  We will be utilizing EV3 programming software with EV3 robots.  The objective of this club is to introduce students to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies.  The team will involve students in the development, building, and programming of a LEGO EV3 robot.  Students will also work as a team to produce a project regarding this year's First Lego League project which changes year to year.

Students must have their own transportation at 3:30.  There will be no busing.

Safety Patrol

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

Safety Patrol is open to 5th graders and the Elite team. 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.

Student Council

Who: 5th - 8th Graders
When:  1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in Ms. Keller's room 110.
Where: Room 110,  Ms. Keller and Mrs. Jevremovic
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.

Tech­KNOW Kids

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

Tech-KNOW Kids Club is a technology maker's space where members consult with Mrs. Schiesher to develop a project that they love and are passionate about! Students can choose projects related to many STEM projects including internet coding, computer animation, robotics, 3-D printing, working with electrical circuits and much more! 

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

Yearbook Club

Who: 6th - 8th graders
When: Tuesday and Thursday 2:15 - 3:00 beginning after winter break
Where: Room 140, Mrs. Magallanes

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.