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. Cheer Information Flyer

Poms
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                                                                                                               

Mike Ryan, 6th/7th grade coach

Boys Basketball
Tom Buchholz, 8th grade coach
Mike Ryan, 6th/7th grade coach

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.

Intramurals

Jeremy Gabriel, contact coach

Kelly Hilden, contact coach

Intramurals will run on Tuesday mornings before school from 7:15-8:15 am.  Sessions will run in 8 week rotations.  Activities will change each 8 week rotation.   

 

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 small community of students experiencing conversation, community speakers, goodwill missions, student presentations, and more!

Interact Club
 Adviser(s): Angela Foley
Westfield’s Interact Club is a service organization supporting local causes and charitable organizations.

Stage Producations
 Adviser(s):  Breena Lanphier & Karen Taylor

  • Fall Play: Auditions held in September/October, performance held in late October/early November.
  •  Spring Play: Auditions are held in January/February, performance near the end of April.
  •  Talent Show: Scheduled for January, students audition for a performance spot in this annual event.

FACS Club
 Adviser: Jessica Power
 Westfield's Family & Consumer Science club is designed for students to practice necessary life skills in the kitchen and home, including sewing and cooking. 

Club Create
 Adviser: Deyana Matt
 Westfield’s Club Create is for students who want to get a scoop of the creative action by being engaged in the various things that interest artsy middle school students such as crafts, legos, DIY builds and more.

Book Club
 Advisers: Jessica Wetendorf

Book Club is a time for avid readers to discuss the books they love and participate in a Battle of the Books format. 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
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 Student Council Ambassador 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. 

Yearbook Club
 Advisers: Angela Foley and Tim Wojcicki                                                                                                          Yearbook begins in September and continues through March.  If you enjoy taking photographs or digitally organizing photographs, Yearbook is the club for you!
 

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