Clubs and Organizations

  • WMS CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Organized alphabetically.

    Please listen carefully to the daily announcements at school for cancellations or other changes to the clubs’ schedules below.

    ART CLUB: – Ms. Othmer (Wednesdays):

    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. .


    C.O.R.E will serve as a safe space for students of color and allies. The purpose of this club is to create a welcoming and affirming environment for all students. If you need a safe space to talk about your experiences in a non-judgmental environment, this is your club! 

    GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CLUB  - Mr. Clark and Mrs. Spears (Wednesday):

    GSA will be a safe space for LBTQAI+ students and allies to express their individuality and share out experiences. In addition, this club will focus on how to create a welcoming and affirming environment for all students. 

    GUITAR CLUB  - Mr. Schwartz (Monday & Thursday):

    The goal of guitar is to offer an alternative path to the learning of music that isn’t through the traditional means of Orchestra, Band or Chorus. Students will learn various techniques that go into playing guitar, such as picking, finger plucking, chords, and note reading. Music theory such as chord progressions, song structure and harmony will be a focus area. 

    JAZZ ENSEMBLE -  Ms. Beyer  (Wednesday):

    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 number 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 & Ms. Guzman:

    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):

    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.  

    MARCHING BAND CLUB - Ms Beyer (Thursday):

    This extracurricular is a stepping stone between middle school music and the High School Marching Band program. Students will meet after school once a week to work on stand-jams, parade music, and learn how to march. Additionally, there will be drumming-only days where students who want to learn how to play snare drum, bass drum, or quad drums can learn and play the drums. Students who consistently attend middle school rehearsals will be invited to join the high school marching band program prior to 9th grade. Opportunities include: performing at high school football games, performing in 2-3 parades in the spring, and any other in-school trips where the marching band performs. Prior experience on an instrument is required. 

    MULTIMEDIA CLUB - Mr. Putorti:

    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. This club will also be a platform for students to explore devices and write reviews specific to new technology and or troubleshooting tips and tricks. 

    NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY (8th Grade) - Mrs. Pryce:

    Eligibility is limited to those eighth-grade students who maintain a 93% or better cumulative average for both sixth and seventh grades. These students are sent an application which must be completed and returned by the deadline stated. Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Applicants must also receive three teacher recommendations from current middle school teachers. A committee of teachers, known as the Faculty Council, will review each application separately based on a scoring rubric. A majority vote will allow a candidate to be accepted into this organization. The criteria for acceptance are based on scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service. Please see the NJHS website for more specifics. Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 93% or equivalent standard of excellence, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship. Courses subject to change 31 Henry H. Wells Middle School. This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs. Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. Members are required to participate in monthly chapter meetings and service projects to benefit the school and community.


    Students will have an opportunity to collaborate with teachers and students to create and or revise our current reward system. Students will also have the opportunity to present at grade-level meetings on relevant middle school topics. 

    PRINCIPAL ROUNDTABLE - Mrs. Hernandez:

    Students will work with the principal on the vision of the school and are tasked to take part in conversations that help to steer culture and climate, students’ vision, Teacher Appreciation, and end-of-the-year activity planning.  

    ROBOTICS CLUB - Mrs. Golden:

    Do you like exploring how to build different robots and the coding that brings them to life?  Robotics club is the place for you! The goal and purpose of the club is to learn and create different aspects of computer coding to solve multi-dimensional computer problems.  It is here that our coding will lead to programming different robots as well as developing our own unique games and applications.  

    SAFE SCHOOLS AMBASSADORS - Mr. Gregorio (Wednesday &Thursday):

    THE SSA program was implemented at BHS and is now coming to WMS. This program provides training for middle school students to be equipped with the skills to build a climate and culture that centers on building peer to peer relationships that increase the number of upstanders in the school building.

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT - Mrs. Aulabaugh & Mrs. Grassia (Wednesday):

    Student Government is an active organization that seeks to promote a positive environment at H. H. Wells Middle School. The official student organization is called the CUBS. The President and Vice President of the Student Courses, subject to change 32 Henry H. Wells Middle School, 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. Monthly meetings include parliamentary procedure, discussion of upcoming events and effective leadership development. The Student Council is at the heart of all school activities, community service and fundraising. The major goal of the council is to involve the entire student body in the activities of school life and promote leadership skills. 

    VOCAL ENSEMBLE - Mr. Milici (Monday):

    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. 

    WMS KIDS AGAINST CANCER - Mrs. Holliday (Wednesday):

    If you are passionate about raising awareness about issues related to the prevention of cancer, this club is for you. If you are passionate about supporting the American Cancer Society and local organizations that provide support for individual families struggling with cancer and contribute to the Brewster Relay for Life event, join in the fight against cancer. 

    YEARBOOK CLUB - Mr. Cassidy (Wednesday):

    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. 


    Additional clubs may be considered based on student interest and staff availability, and will be announced at a later time.