Athletics and Activities

Athletics and Activities

Athletics and Activities

 

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ELIGIBILITY
We offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of after-school sports and activities. We consider each involvement to be an integral part of what we offer, and urge all students to get into one or more activities. Beginning in middle school, some activities will conflict with other activities and students will have to make choices about what to do. Students with a GPA of 1.5 or lower from the previous quarter are excluded until they correct their academic standing. Additionally, Westfield Middle School participates in the Northwest DuPage Valley Athletic Conference (NWDVAC) and abides by the standard of eligible participation as stated below:

The NWDVAC recognizes that participation in school extracurricular activities is a privilege. Students participating in athletics and extracurricular activities are expected to be in good academic standing along with being an honorable representative of their middle school. Because participation is a privilege and not a right, students are held responsible for their academic levels of achievement and overall school success.

Academic success must be adhered to as a minimum standard for participation in extracurricular activities or athletics. The NWDVAC Middle School administrators are responsible to see that only eligible students represent the school in competition. Students choosing to enroll in extracurricular activities or athletics must be passing all classes to have the opportunity to participate in these after school activities. Each conference middle school may have additional requirements, but they may not be less stringent than the conference. Article IV – Eligibility, Section C

DANCES
Two evening school dances are scheduled each year. A professional disc jockey will play music in the gym. Snacks and soft drinks are served by the PTO. Tickets are usually $5.00 at the door. Only eligible Westfield students may attend the dances. The 8th Grade Graduation Dance is free for all 8th graders in May. All participating students must be in “good standing” both academically and with behavior.

PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES/ATHLETICS
Any student absent from school for a half day or more may not participate in any school/extracurricular related activity for that day.

SPORTS PHYSICALS
By law, students who wish to try out (including clinics) for any sport including cheerleading and poms, must have a yearly sports physical on file in the Health Office.

Click here for a copy of the IHSA/IESA Sports Physical Form. 

ATHLETICS
At Westfield, there are a variety of athletic activities scheduled throughout the year. Practices are held daily after school from approximately 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. Listed below are the athletic activities with the season times they encompass:

Cheerleading
TBD, contact coach 
TBD
, contact coach
Tryouts are held in the fall. The season runs from December into February.

Pom Pon
Jessica Wilmes, contact coach
Tryouts are held in September and practices begin in October/November. The season runs through the beginning of February.

Cross Country
 Tom Buchholz, contact coach
Mark Stamatakos, contact coach
Karl Volkman, contact coach
Tryouts for both boys and girls begin in August. The season ends in early October.

Girls Basketball

Tom Buchholz, 8th grade coach                                                                                                               

Nick Cikesh, 6th/7th grade coach

Jeremy Gabriel, 6th grade intramurals

Kelly Hilden, 6th grade intramurals 

Tryouts begin in October.  The season ends in early December.

Boys Basketball
Tom Buchholz, 8th grade coach
Mike Ryan, 6th/7th grade coach
Jeremy Gabriel, 6th grade intramurals                                                                                                       Kelly Hilden, 6th grade intramurals
Tryouts begin in December. The season ends in early February.

Volleyball
Tom Buchholz
 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys coach                                                                                                                         

Brittany Miller8th grade girls coach

Mike Ryan 6th & 7th grade girls coach  

Tryouts for boys and girls begin in February. The season ends in late March.  

Track & Field
Justin Kastory, contact coach
Mark Stamatakos, contact coach                                                                                                                     Karl Volkman, contact coach                                                                                                                     Mike Ryan, contact coach
Tryouts for boys and girls begin in April. The season runs to the end of May.

 

MUSIC PROGRAMS
Band
Susan Metzger, Band director

Cadet Band is primarily 6th grade and rehearses before school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Concert Band is primarily 7th grade and rehearses before school on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Jazz Band is mixed grade levels and rehearses after school on Wednesdays. Parents provide transportation to the before-school rehearsals, and from the after-school rehearsals. All band performance groups meet all school year long and have periodic concerts throughout the school year.

Concert Choir
Karma Krzysiak, Choir teacher

Concert Choir is a class that meets daily during the lunch hour. Students register for the course at the beginning of the year. Show Choir meets twice each week before school at 7:30 a.m. Students involved in this group must be registered in Concert Choir as well. Both groups have several performance opportunities throughout the year.
 

ACTIVITIES
Culture Club
Adviser: Caryn Ocuto
Culture Club is a smaller community of students experiencing conversation, community speakers, goodwill missions, student presentations, and more!

Club Hype
Advisers: Deyana Matt and Tiffany Denning
Westfield’s Club Hype is a club for students who want to get a scoop of the action by being active and engaged in various things that interest middle school students. Becoming a member of this club lets you join other students in playing popular board games, watching movies, cooking feasts, playing group sports, creating crafts, homework help, and even some after school field trips. Club Hype is a club designed for students to have fun and express their unique personalities in a safe and open environment. Club Hype meets once a week on every Tuesday after school in either the Art or Health room with Ms. Matt and Mrs. Denning. Students can join at anytime, so stop by if you are interested in becoming a part of the Hype!

Homework Lab
Adviser:  Carri Chesler

Homework Lab will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays to those students who need work on homework and ask questions, work with a group on a project, organize binders or study for a test. There is a limit of 20 students each session. Students are required to have a parent sign the permission slip.

Stage Producations
Advisers:  Cyndi BringerPatti EdwardsEmily Fiedlerand Caitlin Shah

  • Fall Play: Auditions held in September, play is performed at the end of October.
  • Spring Play: Auditions are held in January. Practices are held from January through April with play performed at the end of April.
  • Talent Show: Scheduled for January, students audition for a performance spot in this annual event.

Foodies Club
Adviser: Deyana Matt
Westfield’s Foodies Club is a new cooking club designed for students to practice necessary life skills in the kitchen and experiment with the process of cooking and tasting different foods. Students involved in the Foodies Club will also learn how to read recipes, gather ingredients and tweak their tasting palettes! Becoming a Westfield Foodie means that you will not only discover the joys of food and cooking, but also the importance of team work and following instructions. Foodies will meets once a week after school in the Art room with Ms. Matt. Students can join at anytime, so stop by the Art Room if you are interested in becoming a Westfield Foodie!

Lego Club
Adviser: Deyana Matt
Westfield’s Lego Club is made up of Legos, Legos and more Legos! We have hundreds of Lego figures, animals, houses, gears, sensors, motors, etc. If you like to build things, make things move on their own or make stop animation movies, or just love Legos, come join in on the problem solving, team building and fun we have. Lego Club meets once a week on every Monday after school in the art room with Ms. Matt. New members are always welcome so drop into the art room to see what we are creating!

Literary Blog
Advisers: Caitlin Shah and Mariela Siegert
Westfield’s Literary Blog is a place for staff and students to showcase their artistic talents. The blog is a place to post artwork, poetry, short stories, or original videos. Since we appreciate all things literary, we also accept any book reviews or discussion of any literary work. All submissions must be turned in to Mrs. Siegert in the library or Mrs. McDonald in room 206 prior to publication.

LTC Club
Advisers: Mariela Siegert and Kelly Ordoqui                                                                                              

LTC stands for Library Tech Club, where all things tech are welcomed. Join others and create videos, podcasts, mini-movies, book trailers, stop motion videos, or whatever else you can think of, as long as it involves technology! LTC meets on Fridays after school.

Book Club
Advisers: Jodi Gaffey and Mariela Siegert

Book Club is  a time for avid readers to discuss the books they love. There are no required books for discussion, so participants can just show up and talk about texts they have already read! All students have the opportunity to join and attend.

Student Council
Advisers: Kelly Hilden, Justin Kastory, Deyana Matt, Lauren McDonald
Westfield’s Student Council is a selective group of students from each grade who become centrally involved in the activities of the school by working with fellow students and teachers to help share the ideas, interests, and concerns that students have. Student Council also assists with fundraising for social events, community projects, and school reform. Becoming a member of Student Council enables students to be involved in many important decision making processes such as spirit days, dance themes, after school activities, and much more, as well as the opportunity to take part in special member only school functions. Westfield’s Student Council meets on Wednesday mornings in the Art Room, so feel free to show up on only of our bi-weekly meetings. For more information, check out the Westfield Student Council Website.

Yearbook Club
Advisers: Nick Cikesh and Tim Wojcicki                                                                                                          Yearbook begins in September and continues through March. Meetings are held on various Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:35 - 4:50p.m. Yearbook begins in September and continues through March. Meetings are held on various Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:35 - 4:50p.m. I f you enjoy taking photographs or digitally organizing photographs, Yearbook is the club for you!

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