Youth Enrichment

Athletics

Archery

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

This program will be directed by the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) and DNR certified instructors. Experienced group will meet from 4:15-5:00 p.m. The beginner group will meet from 5:00-5:45 p.m. The experienced group is for anyone who has participated in the NASP instruction in physical education classes or participated in the club last year. Participants will use the Genesis bows and supplies provided by the club. Students may ride the bus to Ridgeway and MUST be picked up by parents when done. SPACE IS LIMITED (20 students per group).

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Baseball

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Do you play summer baseball? Are you a little rusty from the long winter? If so, this is your opportunity to get ready for summer or just enjoy the spring baseball season. Boys will work on the basics: hitting, throwing, pitching, catching, etc. They will have fun playing together as a team before summer rivals begin! Weekly intramural games will be played. Transportation will be provided from the Winona Middle School to Lake Park Ballfields. Parents MUST pick up your child at the practice site. In case of inclement weather, we may start this program indoors conditioning at Winona Middle School pool/fitness center.

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Basketball

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Slam dunk your way into a great basketball season! Students will practice skills, drills, and ball control. Teams will be formed and intramural games will be played. Emphasis will be on preparing participants for competitive play as 7th graders. Transportation will be provided from Winona Middle School to W-K. Parents MUST pick up your child at W-K at 5:15 p.m. There will be no practice the week of December 19th. Sign up now, it's time to get your game on!

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Cheerleading

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

It's time to "Bring It On"! Grab your tennis shoes, shorts, and get your best cheer moves ready. Cheerleaders will practice two times a week. They will work on cheers, kicks, formations, and above all, have FUN! Uniforms will be provided while they cheer at a 7th and an 8th grade home football game. No experience is necessary. Show your orange and black school spirit, and get ready to "Bring It On"!

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Cross Country

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

If you enjoy distance running and conditioning, then you have found the perfect fall sport for you. Students will run daily, short and long distances. They will run a 5K early on to test their time, and again at season’s end to gauge their improvement. They will encourage each other and learn to run as a team.

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Dance Team

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

It’s time to get dancing! Dance team will teach you the basics of hip hop, jazz, and high kick dance. Dance team is for dancers of all levels and experience. There will be a final show for the parents to show off what dancers have learned. Grab a friend and your dance shoes (tennis shoes are fine) and get moving to the music!

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Dodge Ball

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

It’s Dodge Ball time!! Grab a few friends, your tennis shoes, and get signed up now. Participants will learn several variations of the game of Dodge Ball and get some great exercise while doing it. This is for boys and girls of all levels.

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Football

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive Flag Football

Are you ready for some football? Do you love football, but tackle football isn't quite for you? Flag football might just be your calling. Students will learn the basics of football: throwing, receiving, kicking, etc. Teams will be formed and games will be played. Teams will develop plays with the help of their coach. Participants will have the opportunity to play and learn different positions. Sportsmanship is encouraged, but FUN is mandatory!

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Floor Hockey

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Get ready to face-off! Floor hockey is coming your way. Students will learn and play the game of true floor hockey. Teams will be formed for games. This is for boys and girls of all levels.

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Golf

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Let’s go golfing! This class is designed for students who possess basic golf skills and know the etiquette of the game. During this session, the goal will be to improve your skills. This class is not intended for beginners. Participants will be transported to Cedar Valley Golf Course via a route bus. Students will practice on the driving range, putting green, and play holes on the Monster course. Parents MUST pick up their child at the Golf Course. Participants must provide their own clubs and golf balls (which can be stored at Cedar Valley during this session).

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Soccer

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Are you a soccer fanatic, or are you just interested in learning the game? Either way, soccer is a great game to play. Students will be taught the basics of soccer and ball control. They will run drills, work on skills, and play games. Participants will play different positions so they can find their niche. Grab your shin guards and let the games begin!

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Softball

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Softball season will soon be here. It’s time to get your arm in shape. This is your opportunity to get ready for summer or just enjoy the spring softball season. Girls will work on the basics: pitching, hitting, throwing, catching, etc. They will have fun playing together as a team before summer rivals begin! Weekly intramural games will be played. Transportation will be provided from the Winona Middle School to Lake Park Ballfields. Parents MUST pick up your child at the practice site. In case of inclement weather, we may start this program indoors conditioning at the Winona Middle School pool/fitness center.

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Swimming

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Calling all swimmers! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, you are encouraged to join. Swimmers will learn new strokes or perfect the ones they already know. There will also be plenty of fun time as well. Our coaches are qualified instructors and lifeguards. Grab your suit and towel and jump on in. Michael Phelps had to get his start somewhere. Sign up now for swimming, you are certain to have a splashing good time!

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Tennis

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Calling all tennis players! Now is your chance to learn to play the game of tennis or improve your existing game. This program is for ALL tennis levels. Participants will work on new skills while perfecting their current ones. You will play intramural games against your friends, new and old. Transportation will be provided from the Winona Middle School to the Lake Park Tennis Courts. Parents will need to pick up your student from the practice site. Grab your racket and let’s hit the court!

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Track & Field

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

Are you good at running, jumping, and throwing? If so, track is the sport for you. There is an event for everyone in this sport. This event is open to all 5th and 6th grade boys and girls who want to learn about the variety of events track has to offer. This is also a great way to get in shape. Grab your tennis shoes and join the fun!

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Volleyball

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

It's time to get your bump, set, spike going! Volleyball players, whether you know the game or not, are encouraged to join. This popular girls sport will keep you moving while you learn and perfect your skills. If you hope to play Winhawk volleyball someday, this is the starting point for you. Sign up now, you may just have an "ace" in you!

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Middle School Fun Night!

Fun Nights for Winona Middle School students will offer music, open gym, swimming, and a snack bar. Fun Nights are a great opportunity for students to hang out with their friends after school hours. School dress code does apply at Fun Nights. The cost for Fun Night is $5 (payable at the door) which includes your admission, a piece of pizza, and a bottled water.

Friday, November 3rd and Friday, February 9th.

Activities

Art Club

Let the artist in you shine as you learn to express yourself through the world of art. Artists will meet once a week. This club is driven by the choices and the ideas of the kids. Supplies are furnished by the After School Activities Office. Sign up now and let the artist in you shine through!

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Chess Club

Join our winter chess club to improve your chess skills or to learn the basics of the game. This class is for boys and girls of all skill levels. Grab a friend and join now! It’s never to late to learn to “checkmate”.

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Drama Club

6th - 8th Grade

The goal of Drama Club is to have fun while we work as a team to increase stage comfort, enhance acting skills, improve vocal abilities and projection, and perform in front of family, friends, neighbors, and complete strangers! Auditions will be held in December; everyone who auditions will be given a part. More males are always needed and are strongly encouraged to join. Please note, required additional fall meeting dates will be announced on the website and at the start of the school year. The fall rehearsal dates build the foundation of the cast and the play. Not comfortable on stage? We have a place for Drama Club members who want to work backstage or in the light and sound booth. Students' rehearsal schedules will vary according to their character. Attendance at rehearsals is critical in order to produce a quality show and Drama Club takes a lot of time and commitment.

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Fitness Center

Fitness Center is an activity that is open to all 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Boys and girls are encouraged to come and prepare for a sport or develop a healthy lifestyle. All students must have a registration and parent permission slip turned into After School Activities, as well as a Sports Physical before they can participate. Students must sign up each day in the After School Activities Office to be able to attend.

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Fire Arm Safety

Firearm safety will be offered to students who will be 11 years old and older by the first day of class. The cost for this class is $13. You will be required to pay an online fee of $7.50 to the DNR after the class is finished to receive your certificate. The child/adult attending the class will need to bring a lunch. You must attend all classes to receive your certification! If you are under the age of 18, a parent must accompany the student to the first day of class (Saturday, September 9th) from 8:30-9 am to complete the DNR paperwork prior to your child starting class.

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Hawk Help Club

It’s time to get your “A” game on! After School Activities hosts an after school homework club for students to get help. The club is staffed by college students. Stay for a bit and get a start on your homework, or you can stay the entire time and keep working. Students must sign up daily in the After School Activities Office if you wish to attend. Don’t let that “A” slip away. Get some Hawk Help today!

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Helping Hands

The Helping Hands Club offers students a great opportunity to make a difference in their community. Join our instructor on Wednesdays as students decide, plan, and implement their commitment to our community. Students will build self-esteem and make new friends as they accomplish group goals. Sign up now, it’s never too late to lend a Helping Hand!

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Herkey's Tech Time

Are you tech savvy, or do you want to be? Media Club will teach you your way around the world of technology. Join our instructor as he/she will work with students to explore apps and different websites. The club meets once a week in the Media Center. Technology changes every day. Join now to stay on the cutting edge!

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Lego Club

Lego Club is student driven so the direction and/or creations will be decided upon by the participants. Legos will be supplied. Students may bring their own Legos to create with and will be kept separate. Don’t “Lego” your school year go by without some fun!

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Learn More:

Athletic physicals are good for three (3) years. Current physical dates are on file in the After School Activities Office at the Middle School or the High School Athletic Office.

Cancellation Line

For updated WMS After School Activities and the 7th & 8th grade athletics cancellation please call (507) 494-0970. The message will be updated daily around 2:00 p.m.

Susanne McNally

K-8 Coordinator
Winona Middle School, Central School

Michelle Boelter

Secretary
Winona Middle School
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