Clubs and Organizations
WMS CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Organized by the day(s) they meet
Please listen carefully to the daily announcements at school for cancellations or other changes to the the clubs’ schedules below.
MULTIMEDIA CLUB: – Mr. Putorti (Every other Thursday- room 308):
The purpose of this club is for students to have a space to engage in creative writing, working toward a final product called “The Quill". Students also have the opportunity to learn about digital platforms to engage in multimedia projects.
JAZZ BAND - Ms. Beyer (Wednesdays - room 333):
This extracurricular will prepare students to perform as a part of the Wells Jazz Band. No prior experience in jazz is necessary but band experience on an instrument is required. Rhythm section instruments including the piano, the upright/electric bass, drumset, and guitar are also accepted instruments in the jazz band (auditions for these may be required depending on the amount of students interested). This extracurricular will serve as an introduction to the rich history of jazz music. Through after school ensemble rehearsal, individual practice, and a variety of performance opportunities, the student will gain an understanding and appreciation for this great art form. Emphasis will be placed on rudimentary improvisational skills, a sense of personal accountability, and musicianship as well as performance techniques. Members will study and perform different forms of music including jazz, funk, and blues. Each student is expected to show musical and technical growth through participation in this ensemble. The jazz band will put on at least two performances during the school year. Attendance is mandatory for the performances.
KINDNESS KLUB - Mrs. Biagi and Ms. Guzman (Monthly - Dates will be announced - Library or room 123):
Kindness Klub is not new to Wells but we’re finally “official” this year! Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We will work together to strengthen the Wells community in the spirit of unity, respect, and most of all, KINDNESS. Students will meet monthly to collaborate on ideas on how to spread kindness to each other and to the whole Brewster community. If you like painting kindness rocks, planning ways to spread kindness, and you like to put smiles on your fellow students' faces, this is the club for you.
LEADERSHIP CLUB - Mrs. Gargano and Mrs. Miller (Every other Thursday - room 207):
The purpose of the club is to foster service activities within Henry H. Wells Middle School, the town of Brewster and within the global community. Through collaboration, middle school students learn the importance of social responsibility, civics, empathy and service to others. This club is open to all students in grades 6-8 and meets every other week. Some initiatives the Leadership Club has completed in the past include a collection drive for enlisted service men and women, baking dog and cat treats for rescues at the Putnam Humane Society, toy drive for sick children at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Autism Awareness initiative to support Anderson Center for Autism and collecting change to partner with Heifer International to help end hunger and poverty in third world nations.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT- Mrs. Grassia (Monthly as needed - Library):
Student Government is an active organization that seeks to promote a positive environment at the H. H. Wells Middle School. The official student organization is called the CUBS. The President and Vice President of the Student Government are elected in school-wide balloting. Each grade elects a Chairperson to sit on the Executive Committee of the Student Government and each grade elects a Representative and Alternate Representative to the Student Government. The Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer are selected from among those nominated to run for the Student Government.
YEARBOOK COMMITTEE - Mrs. Spreter (Mondays - room 123):
Do you like photography? Do you want to learn about design? The Yearbook Club is open to all grades for students who want to participate in the production of the yearbook. Students will take photographs, help design the yearbook, help promote the book, as well as make decisions about content. Meetings will occur once a week from October to April, depending on deadlines.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY: 8th Grade – Mrs. Pryce (4th Tuesday of the month - Auditorium):
Eligibility is limited to those eighth grade students who maintain a 93% or better cumulative average for both 6th and 7th grades. These students are sent an application towards the end of 7th grade, which must be completed and returned by the deadline stated. Applicants must also receive three teacher recommendations from current or previous middle school teachers. A committee of teachers, known as the faculty committee, will review each application separately based on a scoring rubric. A majority vote will allow a candidate to be accepted as a member of this organization. The criteria for acceptance are based on scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service. Please see the NJHS website for more specifics.
ART CLUB - Mrs. Othmer and Mrs. Spreter (Wednesdays - room 123 or 122):
Are you a 6th grader who enjoys art? The Art Club meets once a week to give this grade more opportunities to create art and develop artistic skills. Many different materials and techniques are explored, and projects are completed in one or two sessions.
VOCAL ENSEMBLE: TBA:
If you love Chorus and you can’t get enough, this club is for you. The purpose of this club is to have time and space to work on your vocal range and skills. All students are welcome to join. Mrs. Barrow will fill you in on the rest.
Robotics, Architecture & Design Club - Mr Forte (Thursdays - room 251):
Come create and program any robot you'd like using the Lego EV3 and the Mindstorms program or use an architectural computer program to build a scale model of your architectural design.
OTHER CO-CURRICULAR CLUBS:
Additional clubs may be considered based on student interest and staff availability, and will be announced at a later time.