Student Activities & Clubs
Students are encouraged to take part in the various activities that are held at WJJMS throughout the school year. Information on available activities are announced shortly after school starts in September. Some activities are not scheduled to take place until late in the school year and are announced at that time. Parents and Students can access all of our activities and program information in PowerSchool's School Bulletin. If you have an interest in an activity not offered, contact the Assistant Principal, Dr. Stacy Ewings at 860.537.2313. There are extra-curricular activities open to all students including band, chorus, sports teams as well as After School Clubs. Our PowerSchool Bulletin informs parents and students of upcoming meeting dates, events programs and deadlines. Informational packets and applications for activities, clubs and sports are included in our Digital Backpack at www.colchesterct.org. and as always, available in our front office.
After School Clubs
Students at the WJJMS have many opportunities to participate in after school activities that enrich their educational experience. Programs and clubs (inclusive of Homework Clubs) are usually offered in the Fall, and Spring from four to six weeks in addition to our regular after school opportunities. There is a fee for each After School Club and some clubs are limited in size, so please sign up early. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Bennett if you need financial assistance.
Cafe' on Broadway
Café on Broadway is brought to WJJMS Staff courtesy of our Life Skills class. Life Skills students along with their teachers offer healthy snacks, desserts and drinks while learning communications skills and how to handle money.
Club Cross Country
CCC is an after school club led by Steve Browning, that introduces middle school students to basic fitness running, fun activities and more advanced competitive opportunities. The program begins September 12th and ends in early November. Practices start at 2:15 pm. and end by 4:00 pm. All valid physical forms must date from October of the previous year or later. There is a fee of $125.00 for this activity.
Friday Forum Clubs
"Never Say Quit" Adventure Education
All students have the opportunity in the Fall and the Spring to participate in an instructional approach which incorporates the goals and techniques of Outward Bound and Project Adventure into a school setting. Develop balance, agility, coordination and a willingness to try and trust, within a supportive class atmosphere. The project is divided into three areas: Games and Initiatives, Low Ropes Course and High Ropes Course. The level of participation in the Adventure Education Course is completely up to the individual. As with all physical activities, there is a risk of injury which must be assumed by each participant. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Steve Petty or Jen Karcich, or arrange to come in and view our Local Operating Procedures and/or facilities.
Activities are offered after every quarter for Paws to Celebrate days in recognition of students achievements. We look forward to our upcoming school year with four awesome, pawsome days! Puma Pride!
Physical Education (P.E.)
There are e a variety of beneficial and rewarding experiences that will take place in P.E.! These experiences will include team sports, physical fitness, individual games and teamwork-based adventure activities. Click here for the Physical Education website!
Peer Mediation is alive and well at WJJMS! We are a group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders who believe in resolving conflict peacefully, and are capable of mediating issues between students. In doing so, we teach them ways to de-escalate anger and treat others with respect. New mediators attend two fun and educational trainings. This is our eighth year in existence at WJJMS! If you'd like to learn more, contact Mrs. Graber.
The School Store is open on Mondays and is run by Life Skills. We sell notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, markers, report covers, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, erasers, etc. We also sell novelties such as rings, bracelets, magnets, chapstick & tissues.
Ski & Snowboard Club
Ski Club's first informational meeting for students is held in late September or early October. Receive your Ski Club packet from your student or print it from the Digital Backpack. Packets are available in our front office as well. Completed paperwork and payment are due mid-October. Only the first 50 to register and pay are guaranteed a spot on the bus. Why only 50? 50 students are needed to pay for the cost of one coach bus. If we do not get an additional 50 students, then the cost of a second coach bus is much too expensive. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lavoie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our WJ Ski Club travels to Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT four Fridays during the month of January. See our WJJMS School Calendar page for the dates or refer to your Ski Club packet. Ski Sundown offers a large variety of terrain and traditionally has much better conditions than other Connecticut ski resorts. Helmets are mandatory to board the bus. Sign up, dress warmly and join the fun!
Each year during the cold winter months, our P.E. classes take on Snowshoeing. See the link for all of the snowshoeing details.
The Yearbook Club
See Ms. Gallucci or email her directly at email@example.com if you'd like to join The Yearbook Club!