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Art Club – 5th Grade

Jeff Zurawski

jzurawski@zcs.k12.in.us

5th

2:45 - 3:45

Announce Club: October 24

Sign-up slips due: November 3

Meeting Dates:

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5

The purpose of Art Club will be to give those students who have a passion for Art more time to practice their skills and learn new processes.  It will also give them a chance to work together with other students that have their same passion in order to foster new knowledge and friendships.

Art Club – 6th Grade

Jeff Zurawski

jzurawski@zcs.k12.in.us

6th

2:45 - 3:45

Announce Club: August 29


Sign-up Slips Due: September 8


Meeting Dates: September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 10

The purpose of Art Club will be to give those students who have a passion for Art more time to practice their skills and learn new processes.  It will also give them a chance to work together with other students that have their same passion in order to foster new knowledge and friendships.

Art Club 7th & 8th Grade

Lauren Heath

lheath@zcs.k12.in.us

7th, 8th

2:45-3:45

Wednesdays:

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

The 7th and 8th grade art club will be formed to allow students who enjoy art to create and explore projects with other students who share similar interests beyond the art classroom curriculum.  Students will have the opportunity to expand on their talent and knowledge of art. Age appropriate activities and a variety of media will be chosen by both the teacher and the students.

Cadet Indoor Percussion

Jeff King

zband.jeffking@yahoo.com

6th, 7th, 8th

6:00 – 8:00pm

ZIPcadet stands for Zionsville Indoor Percussion Cadet. This group will be the younger sibling similar to ZIP (Zionsville Indoor Percussion) out of the HS. Essentially this will be a non-movement version of the drumline and front ensemble you see performing with the HS marching band and HS indoor percussion group.

It is a team sport in which everyone that joins will participate in every event. It will be an opportunity to experience more of the world of percussion. From there, the student takes it where they want to go with it. Our hope is that they will enjoy it and want to continue into the high school program and perhaps beyond.

The program would be open to all instrumental music students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades from Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School.

 

Cadet Winter Guard

Jeff King

zband.jeffking@yahoo.com

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

6:00-8:30pm

Winter Guard is a pageantry activity that gives students the opportunity to combine sport and art together in a competitive arena. Essentially, it is an indoor, winter version of the flags, rifles and dancers that perform with the marching band in the summer/fall.

It is a team sport in which everyone that joins will participate in every event. Pre-learned skills are not needed, as part of our job is to teach you those skills. From there, the student takes it where they want to go with it. Our hope is that they will enjoy it and want to continue into the high school program.

The program is open to all students in 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades from Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School.

 

Campus Life

 

 

All

6:53-7:30

Every Friday, First Meeting is September 9th 6:53am-7:30am

Christian Ministry for all students.  There will be donuts, games and fellowship every Friday morning.

Chess Club

Michael

Johnson  

duffpawn2005@sbcglobal.net

All

2:50-3:20

First meeting is Friday, Sept. 16.

It will offer opportunities for both weekly casual players as well, as players interested in competitive, scholastic tournaments.

Cross Country Club

Darren Hale

dhale@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th

3:00-4:00

9/12, 9/15, 9/19, 9/22, 9/26, 9/29, 10/3, 10/6, 10/10, 10/13

The Cross Country Club is available to fifth and sixth grade ZWMS students.  We're hoping to introduce the students to the sport and develop an enjoyment of distance running.  We will be running a marked course around the school that is approximately 1.8 miles. We will often practice with the Cross Country Team of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who will help us with pacing.

Destination Imagination

Michelle Ulmer

zvilledi@indy.rr.com

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

n/a

Specific meeting times, locations, and frequency (typically once or twice weekly from October through May) are dependent on the team and will need to be determined once teams are established in the fall.

 

Drama Club

Lynne Manning

lynnemanning@hotmail.com

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

3:00-4:00 p.m.

ZWMS Drama Club - Acting Up! - will meet every Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. starting onSeptember 14th.

All students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Acting Up! - the ZWMS Drama Club. The club will meet each week on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in Room 708. Acting Up! creates opportunities for student leadership, student ownership, instructional and performance opportunities, and recognition of student excellence. Club members will have the opportunity to participate in an evening of student-written monologues on October 28. Auditions for our all-school production of "Shrek Jr." will take place on December 8, 10, and 11. Rehearsals will begin the week of January 4. Performance dates are March 11-12, 2016, and student excellence will be recognized at an Awards Night on April 20.

G’STEM

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

7:00-7:30am

 

G'STEM is a club for GIRLS, grades 5-8, who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  These girls will work together, using their creativity and skill, to solve problems.  What problems could be solved, discoveries made, or diseases cured when more girls and women are working on our world’s challenges? G'STEM clubs address the concerns of our society and encourage girls to
explore the world of STEM and reach their dreams.

   

Indiana Academic Junior Super Bowl

Libby Rease

lrease@zcs.k12.in.us

6th, 7th, 8th

2:40-4:00 or 7:00-7:40

Practices will begin in December, 2017 and will continue through April.  It is at the discretion of each academic coach to decide how many practices will be held.  Students may have practice sessions 1-2 days a week before or after school.  The competition is Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Please check your calendar for any conflicts especially with spring sports.  Since there is only one competition, it is important that you be there on April 29, 2017

Academic Super Bowl consists of one competition in the spring semester. The date for the 2016 - 2017 school year will be Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Zionsville West will host the academic junior super bowl competition.It is a quiz game and all questions come from a specific time period in history.  Any student enrolled full-time in grades6th-8th is eligible to compete.  Which time period does this year’s competition cover?

The 2017 Indiana Academic Super Bowl theme will be “The French Revolution.”

Jazz Band

Amanda Gardier

agardier@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

3:00-4:15pm

·         09/21 and 09/22 @ 2:50-3:30 pm: Jazz Band auditions in the Band Room (225)

·         09/23: Jazz Band audition forms due.

Advanced Jazz Band

·         Rehearses every Monday and Wednesday 2:45-3:45 pm in the Jazz Band Room (207). Rehearsals begin on 09/26/16 and end on 05/22/17.

·         11/10/16 @ 7 pm: Fall Concert in West Hall

·         02/11/17 (time TBA): Pendleton Heights Jazz Festival

·         02/24/17 @ 7 pm: Jazz Café in West Hall

·         05/16/17 @ 7:45 pm: Spring Concert in West Hall

 

Eagle Jazz Band

·         Rehearses every Tuesday 2:45-3:45 pm in the Jazz Band Room (207). Rehearsals begin on 09/27/16 and end on 05/23/17.

·         02/24/17 @7 pm: Jazz Café in West Hall

·         05/16/17 @ 6:30 pm: Spring Concert in West Hall

In Jazz Band students will explore various styles of jazz including rock, blues, Latin and swing.  Additionally these students will have the opportunity to exercise their creativity through improvisation.  All interested students should contact Miss Leatherberry for more information.  

 

Knitting Ninjas

Julie Breuninger

jbreuninger@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

2:45 - 4:00

September 13, 27  October 4, 11, 25   November1,15,29 

December6,13  

Januage 10, 17, 31

Febraury 7, 14, 28 March 7, 21, 28   

April 11, 18  

Open to students interested in all things to do with yarn: knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, etc. We will be learning new skills from one another and perfecting our craft. Students may decide to work on a charity project together.  All grades and all ability levels welcome.

Lacrosse

Girls 7/8

 

Michelle Roberts

mroberts@cs.iupui.edu

7th, 8th

March 1, 2104 - June 1 2014

We will meet 4 times per week for the spring sport season from March 1 2014 to June 1, 2014

 

Lego Club

Sarah Livengood

slivengood@zcs.k12.in.us

All

Lunch

Every Friday in Room 205

 

National Junior Art Honor Society

Lauren Heath

lheath@zcs.k12.in.us

6th, 7th, 8th

2:45-3:45pm

National Junior Art Honor Society dates will be combined with the Art Club dates, but will be continued alternating in the morning and afternoon weekly on Wednesdays throughout the year.

1/18, 1/25 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1,3/8, 3/15, and 3/22.

The spring semester will be reserved for 6th - 8th grade students who apply and receive National Junior Art Honor Society membership. Why join NJAHS?

1. These students become members of a distinguished group of over 46,000 NAHS/NJAHS art students.

2. Students gain peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and an unmatched sense of camaraderie. 

3. Students receive opportunities for publication in the NAHS News (semi-annual, digital publication), and the National Art Honor Societies Online Gallery powered by Artsonia.

4. Impress them! Institutions of higher education view the NJAHS as a mark of accomplishment.

The mission of the National Junior Art Honor Society is to further creative abilities and talents of the Society's members, to increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school’s curriculum, and to bring art to the attention of the school and community.

National Junior Honor Society – 7th Grade

7th

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Sept. 23 - Induction Ceremony
Oct. 1 - Meeting - Welcome and overview
Nov. 5 Meeting - Trustworthiness
Dec. 3 Meeting - Respect
Jan. 7 Meeting - Responsibility
Feb. 4 Meeting - Caring
March 3 Meeting - Fairness
April 14 Meeting - Citizenship
May 5 Meeting - Character Counts Wrap-up
Wednesday, May 18 - Honor Ceremony

The purpose of NJHS for the students at Zionsville West Middle School includes:
1. Creating enthusiasm for scholarship
2. Stimulating a desire to render service
3. Promoting leadership
4. Developing character
5. Encouraging citizenship 
The types of activities the members of NJHS will participate in throughout the year:
1. “Character Counts” lessons taught at each regular chapter meeting through interactive lessons, video clips, and/or discussions.  
2. Participation in a chapter community service project during the school year.
3. Student leadership opportunities to help our school during activities and events.
4. Optional “off campus” events for fun with other NJHS members.

 

   

National Junior Honor Society – 8th Grade

8th

7:00 - 7:30 am

Sept. 3 - 8th Grade members 
Sept. 23 - Induction Ceremony
Oct. 1 - Meeting - Welcome and overview
Nov. 5 Meeting - Trustworthiness
Dec. 3 Meeting - Respect
Jan. 7 Meeting - Responsibility
Feb. 4 Meeting - Caring
March 3 Meeting - Fairness
April 14 Meeting - Citizenship
May 5 Meeting - Character Counts Wrap-up
Wednesday, May 18 - Honor Ceremony

The purpose of NJHS for the students at Zionsville West Middle School includes:
1. Creating enthusiasm for scholarship
2. Stimulating a desire to render service
3. Promoting leadership
4. Developing character
5. Encouraging citizenship 
The types of activities the members of NJHS will participate in throughout the year:
1. “Character Counts” lessons taught at each regular chapter meeting through interactive lessons, video clips, and/or discussions.  
2. Participation in a chapter community service project during the school year.
3. Student leadership opportunities to help our school during activities and events.
4. Optional “off campus” events for fun with other NJHS members.

 

   

Robotics Club

Eric Noble

enoble@zcs.k12.in.us

7th & 8th graders

 

Wednesday, September 7th 3:30pm-5:30pm at the High School in Room 41.

 

Spring Arts Festival

Breezey Fox

bfox@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

n/a

 

 

Student Athletic Leaders

Kelly Antcliff, Andy Knueven

kantcliff@zcs.k12.in.us

aknueven@zcs.k12.in.us

8th

7:00-7:30am

Aug. 17

Sept. 7

Sept. 28

Oct. 12

Nov. 9

Dec. 14

Jan. 11

Feb. 1

Feb. 22

Mar. 15

Apr. 12

May 3

 

Student Athletic Leaders is a club designed to enhance our student-athletes' leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.

 

Student Council

Liz Ferrand

lferrand@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

In the LGI

August 30

September 13, 27

October 11, 25

November 15

December 20

January 17, 31

February 14, 28

March 21

April 11, 25

May 9

 

Student Council will be part of the student government of ZWMS.  Students will actively participate in fundraising for the school philanthropy, develop leadership skills, and help provide feedback for change with in the school.  ZWMS student council representatives will elect a President, Vice President, and Treasurer/Secretary to run the meetings along with the sponsor.  All representatives need to attend as many meetings as possible and if he/she misses more than 2 meetings, then the representative will be removed.

Swing Choir

Andy Kistner

akistner@zcs.k12.in.us

7th, 8th

Mondays 2:50-3:30pm & Thursdays 7-7:28am

Every Monday after school and Thursday before school as stated above beginning approximately September 19 and continuing through May 22 (minus holiday breaks)

Students will be part of a small auditioned choral ensemble focusing mainly on jazz and popular music, but with other styles as well.  We will perform in all 7/8 choral concerts as well as ISSMA Solo & Ensemble contest in January and Jazz Café in February.

Teen Library Council (ZTLC)

Cathy Sutton

csutton@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

3:00-3:30

September – 8 & 22

October – 6 & 27

November – 10

December – 1 & 15

January – 12 & 26

February – 9 & 23

March – 9 & 23

April – 13 & 27

May – 11 

 

Track Club

5th and 6thGrade

Darren Hale

dhale@zcs.k12.in.us

5th, 6th

3:00-4:00

4/10/17; 4/13/17; 4/17/17; 4/20/17; 4/24/17; 4/27/17; 5/1/17; 5/4/17; 5/8/17; 5/11/17

The Track Club allows 5th and 6th grade athletes to learn the fundamentals of track as well as good sportsmanship and team cooperation in a fun yet competitive environment. Each athlete will have the ability to try a variety of events including sprints, distance, relays, and long jump.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Elizabeth Leatherberry

eleatherberry@zcs.k12.in.us

7th, 8th

2:50-4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 8th: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Tuesday, November 15th: 6:45 PM

Tuesday, Dec 6th: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 10th: 7:00-8:30 PM

Friday, Jan 27th: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Tuesday, Feb 7th: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 7th: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Friday, March 10th: 7:00 AM

Tuesday, April 11th: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Friday, April 21st: 6:30-8:00PM

Tuesday, May 2nd: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Saturday, May 13th: Time TBA

 Zionsville West Middle School is proud to have a junior division chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society to recognize our finest 7th and 8th grade student musicians.  Candidates earn consideration for membership based on their music participation, character, and academic accomplishment.  If you are interested in applying to be a member of Tri-M please contact Miss Leatherberry for more information.

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl – 5th Grade

Sally Mann. Jane Green,

smann@zcs.k12.in.us

jgreen@zcs.k12.in.us

5th

n/a

We will put teams together in January and practice to compete in April. We have disks to practice that Mo put on the computers in 516 and 616. The actual competition is in April 2014 TBA.

 

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl – 6th Grade

Diane Aurand & Monica Soel

daurand@zcs.k12.in.us

msoel@zcs.k12.in.us

6th

N/A

Practice is usually in December and the competition is in the Spring, typically mid April.

 

Zeek Squad

Kyle Beimfohr

kbeimfohr@zcs.k12.in.us

All

 

 Recommendations and permission slips are due by Monday, September 12! 

Are you interested in computers, coding, new technology gadgets?  Consider joining The Zeek Squad!  The Zeek Squad is a technology student leadership team that meets every two weeks during their lunch/SRT.  You determine what we study and learn about.  If you are interested in joining the group, you will need to ask one of your present or former teachers to submit a recommendation form on your behalf.  This includes students who were members last year.  Once your recommendation has been received, you will need to have a parent permission slip signed and turned in to Mr. Beimfohr in the office.  Recommendations and permission slips are due by Monday, September 12!  We look forward to another great year of exploration!  Don’t miss out!