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.

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

Fit Club 

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

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.

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!

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
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.

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 Mrs. Jevremovic

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
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. 

Zumba Club

Who: 1-5th graders
When: Every Friday from 2:20 – 3:05 
Where:  WA Maker Space 1 with Ms.Alcala and Mrs. Holder

Las Zumba Divas is a club where girls can come to dance and enjoy time with other girls while learning about healthy, fun ways to stay fit! Girls will need to bring water bottles, towels, and a change of clothes (sports attire)  

Students must have their own transportation at 3:05.  There will be no busing.

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