Important Note to Parents and Students
Extra curricular activities enrich a student's education, growth and
development. We offer a wide variety of these activities so that our
students can explore new areas of study, have challenging new
experiences, and compete in intramural sporting events.
extra curricular activities offered at Washington Middle School are
optional. Most of these activities meet immediately after school,
however, some do have evening and weekend events. Students are
responsible for arranging transportation for these activities. Some
activities may require a parental permission form or student permission
form to become a member or to participate. Contact the the main office
if you have any questions.
These sports, clubs and
organizations will announce their first meeting time and date during
announcements each day. SINCE MEMBERSHIP IS LIMITED IN SOME ACTIVITIES,
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND THE FIRST MEETING IF YOU THINK YOU ARE
INTERESTED IN JOINING. The first meeting will usually discuss meeting
times, days and frequency, and other requirements to be a member as well
as club activities. Flyers are posted in the school distribution center
outside the main office regarding club activities. Students will be
notified of cancellations during school announcements and will be posted
to our website.
The Academic Olympics are open to all WMS students. Students have the
opportunity to compete in an annual district-wide Academic Olympics Day.
Areas of competition at the Middle School level include Mathematics,
Oratory, Spelling, Writing, and Scholar Quiz. Tryouts and teams are
formed at the beginning of 2nd semester. The Olympics are carried out by
various faculty sponsors.
STUCO is open to any interested students who enjoy volunteering for
various activities and events. The council elects their own officers.
Student Council members take leadership roles in various events
throughout the year, promote school spirit and pride. They are
responsible for hosting and assisting with various events and creating
projects to show gratitude to our teachers. STUCO members conduct fund
raising activities for various charities and assist with school events.
Members are role-models to their peers and the leaders of the school,
they are expected to follow the Washington Way: Be Ready, Be Respectful,
responsible for designing and creating the WMS yearbook. Students will
receive training and be an active part of creating each page of the book
by writing headlines and captions. Students must obtain and fill out an
application to join.
If you enjoy cooking, or
would like to learn, consider joining the FACS Club. This club gives
students the opportunity to cook a variety of recipes. There will be
monthly meetings for 6th/7th/8th grade. Students will collaborate on
what items will be cooked up for each meeting.
Open to all students who have creative interests in art. Students will
create individual and group projects beyond those offered in a regular
art classroom setting.
will engage themselves through technology in learning to read rhythm,
music and movement. All music genres are covered and through singing
students find an outlet to express themselves.
If you have a passion for reading and a keen understanding of the
English language, then consider the Book Club. Students in this club
read books from a specified list of various genres and reading levels
throughout the school year. The club will meet monthly to prepare for
the Area-Wide Middle School Book Battle. trivia-style questions will be
asked at the competition, held during the school day to test
understanding and comprehension of the books. This club is open to all
Cross Country is for
students who are interested in running and enjoy being outside in the
fresh air. Cross Conroy begins late August-early September. Runners need
to be able to run 1 1/2 miles without stopping. Students will compete
with the other Mehlville middle schools at a meet in Jefferson Barracks
Park late September.
Volleyball tryouts begin in November and is open to all students. Teams will compete with each other, and an in-house tournament that will culminate in playing for the "championship". The "champions" will get a change to play with a team of teachers as well.
Track and Field
Students who like to be physically active, enjoy running, jumping, and
friendly competition is in their blood, need to join track & field.
Track will begin in the spring and is open to all students. Students may
compete in up to four events at the Middle School Field Day the end of
Wrestling is available for
boys and girls. Try-outs and practices begin the first part of the year
and take place at Mehlville High School. Members are transported by
district bus. The tournament is a competition between the four middle
National Junior Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize
outstanding high school and middle level students. NJHS is an
organization that recognizes and encourages academic achievement while
also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a
democracy. NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated
excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and
Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been
associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in
1921 and 1929. Recruitment and the selection process for new NJHS
members begin in January after the 1st semester grades. A minimum GPA of
3.70 is required to be considered for the organization.