We encourage all students to participate in our programs. Students who participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities tend to enjoy school more. Participants must adhere to the Code of Conduct and may be required to pay an activity fee.
Open to all students
Activity Nights/Dances - Various groups sponsor Activity Nights/Dances about every 4 weeks. The events are generally held after school until about 5:15. Students need to qualify to attend by being on Honor Level One or Two and fulfilling other obligations such as library fines. Admissions and concessions raise money for the sponsoring group as well as providing students with an opportunity to socialize.
Art Club - Art Club is for students who enjoy artistic activities such as clay, jewelry, puppetry, etc. and like to work with others. There are eight sessions that meet weekly from mid-January through mid March.
Builders Club - Builders Club focuses on community service projects. Students choose from a variety of activities such as playing Bingo with senior citizens or making decorations for hospitals. Meetings are held after school as needed and the middle school Builders Club sometimes partners with the Winneconne High School Key Club on large projects. Both are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Building the W.A.Y. - Building the W.A.Y. is a community group of youth and adults “working to weave a network of relationships, opportunities, supports and experiences – developmental assets – that our youth need to thrive.” The organization includes students in grades 6-12 and adults from the area covered by the school district that focus on positive youth development. They meet about one evening per month.
Forensics - Forensics is a competitive activity that focuses on developing public speaking skills. Team members perform selections from various categories such as dramatic, humorous, etc. in front of judges at 3-4 meets. Forensics starts in mid-September and ends in November.
Geography Bee and Spelling Bee- Geography Bee and Spelling Bee are held during the spring semester. Competitions are held within school and against other schools.
Student Council - Student Council works to make the school and community a more pleasant place by promoting cooperation and good citizenship. They organize activities that bring together the student body and community, act as a median between classes and organizations within the school, and provide leadership and a unified voice for the student body. Student Council membership is open to all students. They must fill out an application and turn it in to a faculty advisor (Mrs. Borski) by June. They are expected to attend meetings at 7:00AM. Other students may participate in various projects and committees.
Yearbook - Yearbook is a collection of photos including all students’ individual pictures, faculty, extracurricular and co-curricular groups, and candids to create a memory book that all students can enjoy. Yearbook staff members participate in all phases of the creative process.
Open to 6th Grade Only
Intramurals involves students in athletic activities during the noon recess. They may sign up for the areas that interest them such as volleyball and basketball to compete against teams of classmates.
Open to 7th and 8th Graders
Basketball - Girls and Boys
Spirit Squad -Spirit Squad promotes school spirit, develops a sense of good sportsmanship among students, and builds better relationships between schools during athletic events. Cheering currently takes place during the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball games. Practices are held 2-3 times per week from 3:15-5:00 in addition to attending games. Spirit Squad members strive to have fun and make new friendships while representing WMS.
Track - Girls and Boys
Jazz Ensemble - Jazz Ensemble is a performing group open to 7th and 8th graders enrolled in Junior Band. Instrumentation consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drum set. Jazz Ensemble rehearses after eating lunch on even days from 12:20-12:45. The group performs jazz, swing, pop and rock style music.
Open to 8th Graders Only
Drama Troupe - Drama Troupe Peer Helpers have the opportunity to be selected as a Drama Troupe member. These students endure one day of training together with high school students. They create and present educational skits and role plays that deal with important youth issues such as drinking and driving, bullying, stress management, diversity, healthy relationships, and many more for students of all ages.
Peer Mediator/Helper Team - Peer Mediator/Helper Team members volunteer their services to try to encourage a more caring school climate. They attend monthly training sessions on topics like harassment, conflict resolution and crisis response in an effort to be helpful to students experiencing difficulty. They coordinate with the counselor in supporting students with serious issues and also in doing classroom presentations on social issues. The Peer Helper Team includes selected members in a Drama Troupe.
Quiz Bowl - Quiz Bowl allows interested students to participate in a competition against other schools in the area to test their knowledge of academic information. The event is generally held in late spring
More for Everyone
Other activities such as Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Skiing are available through local clubs who may distribute information at school. Listen for announcements and pick up information in the office.
Winneconne Middle School has a “no cut” philosophy in athletics so all may participate. Interscholastic sports require an athletic physical (every 2 years). Students should listen for announcements regarding team meetings at the start of the season or contact coaches to sign up.