Extracurricular Activities

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.

The 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.


Student Council
STUCO is open to any interested students who enjoy volunteering for various activities and events. 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, Be Responsible.  STUCO will begin the middle of September.

Art/Honors Art Club
Open to 30 students who have creative interests in art. Students will create individual and group projects beyond those offered in a regular art classroom setting.

Choir Club
Students 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.  Choir Club begins the month of September.

Book Club
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 students.  Book Club will begin in October.

Digital Media Club
Digital Media Club will focus on daily school activities, hallway interviews with students, polls, and faculty interviews.  Media Club will meet Tuesdays from 3 - 4PM.  Students interested in news reporting, equipment management, and video editing should consider joining the Digital Media Club.

Chess Club
Chess Club involves students in learning skill levels which range from just learning how to play chess to students that play pretty well.  In the club, you will play against other students, learn new strategies and practice skills.  Chess Club begins early September.

Gardening Club
The Gardening Club will plant, maintain, and grow the WMS garden for this school year.  As a group, we will identify what we want to plant and what we need to grow the garden we want.  All tools and gloves will be provided, but specialized seeds may need to be brought in.  The students will probably get dirty, so they need to be prepared!  The Garden Club will begin early September.

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.  The program educates, equips, and inspires girls with the computing skills they'll need to pursue 21st century opportunities.  We will meet one day a week after school throughout the school year.

Coding Club
We will be using many different computer languages and websites to create fun activities for students.  We will use www.code.org, csfirst, withgoogle.com, scratch, and many more.

Color Guard
Color Guard introduces the fundamentals of flag spinning and incorporates these skills into routines choreographed to music.  Color Guard members are encouraged to participate with the MHS and WMS Band Members in the Mehlville High School Homecoming Parade, as well as the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Color Guard is open to all students:  Color Guard Members need not be Band Members.

Cross Country
Cross Country is for students who are interested in running and enjoy being outside in the fresh air.  Cross Country begins early September. Athletes will work on race strategy, conditioning, and form running.  The distance that you will work towards is 1.5 miles.  At the end of the season, there will be a girls' race a a boys' race between the Mehlville middle schools.  Cross Country begins practice in early September.

Volleyball
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 April.

National Junior Honor Society
The 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.

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