Youth Enrichment

School Year Athletics & Activities

Athletics

Baseball

5th-6th 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-6th Grade Noncompetitive

5th and 6th grade boys and 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 (Boys) and Jefferson (Girls).  Parents MUST pick up your child at W-K (Boys) or Jefferson (Girls) at 5:15 PM.

  • Boys - No practice on Nov 13, Nov 21, and the week of Dec 17.
  • Girls - No practice on Nov 21, and the week of Dec 17.

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Cheerleading

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

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 game.  No experience is necessary.

*Cheerleading and dance will be combined for Winter 18/19.

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Cross Country

5th-6th Grade Noncompetitive

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 Clinic

Learn to dance with the Winona Senior High School Dance Team!  All participants attending the clinic, which begins Sept. 30, will learn a routine and perform at a Winhawk football game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Please wear comfy clothes you can move in. Fee includes clinic, performance, and a shirt. On the performance date (Oct 4.), students will meet at the Winona Area Learning Center (front door) located next to Paul Giel Field at 7:45 p.m. to perform at the football game. Participants get free admission to the game.

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Dance Team

5th-6th Grade Noncompetitive

We 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 performance for parents at season’s end to show off what participants have learned.

*Cheerleading and dance will be combined for Winter 18/19.

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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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Fitness Center

Boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade 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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Football

5th-6th Grade Noncompetitive Flag Football

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.

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Floor Hockey

5th-6th 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-6th 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-6th 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-6th 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-6th Grade Noncompetitive

Swimmers will learn new strokes or perfect the ones they already know. Our coaches are qualified instructors and lifeguards.  Grab your suit and towel and jump on in.

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Tennis

5th-6th 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-6th 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-6th Grade Noncompetitive

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.  

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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 water.

Friday, February 15

Activities

Archery

5th-8th Grade Noncompetitive

This program will be directed by the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) and DNR certified instructors.  It is available to beginner and experienced archers and will follow the NASP safety, instructional, and shooting format.   

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. 

All groups must attend an introductory class on January 15th at 4:15 p.m.  

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.  Beginners may do homework while waiting their turn to shoot.  You must be preregistered for this class.  For more information go to www.archeryintheschools.org.

Additional volunteer assistants are welcome with or without archery experience. 

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Art Club

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.

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Chess Club

This class is for both boys and girls of all chess playing skills!  It’s a great opportunity to get together with your friends and practice your chess skills. 

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Code Club

If you want to learn how to program using Python and Raspberry Pi, sign up for CODE Club!  Make games, websites, and animations using coding languages that are used to run Facebook & YouTube!

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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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Helping Hands

The Helping Hands Club offers students a great opportunity to make a difference in their community.  Join us 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.

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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. Don’t “Lego” your school year go by without some fun! 

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Learn More:

All students in grades 5-8 who participate in Athletics are required to have a sports physical on file. 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.

Summer Camps

Athletic Camps

Basketball

Boys Basketball Camp

The Winona Winhawk Boys Basketball Camp is an all-around skill development camp that provides athletes the opportunity to improve their ball handling, shooting, offensive skills, and defensive skills.  We are excited to have our current Winhawk basketball team be a part of this camp again this year.  Our camp offers a variety of different games and challenges for the boys to compete in.  New to this year, our final camp day will be called "Championship Friday".  Friday will consist of gameplay all day and awards to follow.  We hope to see you there!

Girls Basketball Camp

Focus will be on individual skill development.  All skill levels are encouraged to attend even if you are playing basketball for the first time.  We are excited to have current and past Winhawk basketball players helping with this camp.  Register now and become part of the Winhawk Team!

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Fencing

Community Education is working with the Youth Enrichment League (YEL) to bring fencing classes to Winona. Olympic Coach Ro Sobalvarro now heads up the curriculum, instructor training, and tournament consultation. Instructors bring knowledge, refined coaching skills, and favorite fencing games and arm bands. Safety is their first priority. The YEL will supply safety swords, protective masks, chest plates, and jackets in a high-octane, inclusive environment. They will keep it fun too!

  • Dates: July 9th - 12th (Mon - Thur)
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Winona Middle School Gym
  • Cost $110
  • Who: Students entering grades 3rd - 12th

 

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Football

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP — GRADES 9-12

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, JUNE 14.  Come and experience the exciting environment of Winhawk Football at its finest. Campers will be instructed on the fundamentals of the game of football by current Winhawk players and coaches. Along with the on-field teaching, campers will be introduced to the WINHAWK WAY character development program through daily lessons. There is no doubt that players will leave camp feeling further developed in their playing abilities as well as feeling excited about their future role in the Winhawk Football Family. Go Winhawks! Camp Features: Individual and Group Instruction; Position Specific Instruction; Empahsis on the FUNDAMENTALS; Individual and Team Competition; Camp T-Shirt; High School Coaches and Middle School Coaches.  End of camp grill out from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the last day!

Equipment handout for 9th - 12th graders: Monday, June 17 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Winona Senior High School Football Office. 

YOUTH/WMS FOOTBALL CAMP — GRADES 1-8

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, JULY 26.  Come and experience the exciting environment of Winhawk Football at its finest. Campers will be instructed on the fundamentals of the game of football by current Winhawk players and coaches. Along with the on-field teaching, campers will be introduced to the WINHAWK WAY character development program through daily lessons. There is no doubt that players will leave camp feeling further developed in their playing abilities as well as feeling excited about their future role in the Winhawk Football Family. Go Winhawks! Camp Features: Individual and Group Instruction; Position Specific Instruction; Emphasis on the FUNDAMENTALS; Individual and Team Competition; Camp T-Shirt; High School Coaches and Middle School Coaches.  

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Hawks Strength/Conditioning & Fitness

During Hawks Fitness Camp students will learn how to gain strength, build speed, and condition properly.  Students will also have gym/outdoor time to participate in a variety of group activities like basketball, dodge ball, etc. 

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Solospike

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29.  Multiple training levels makes Solospike appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  Athletes will train in a small group environment under the direction of a Certified Solospike Instructor.  Pre/post testing, digital video analysis and player evaluations are completed for each athlete.  With the use of video technology and Solospike's advanced hitting system, this program provides our staff and athletes with the tools to develop long term changes in dynamic hitting and ball control mechanics and the development of muscle memory through focused repetitions.  The program also includes live ball hitting on the net.  Each session is 90 minutes long.  The instructor will contact you for any make-up sessions.  

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Tennis

The 2018 Summer Tennis Camp is located at the Outdoor Winona Area Tennis Association tennis courts on the Cotter Campus. In the event of inclement weather, the indoor tennis courts will be used. All the classes are designed to help each student be successful at skill development and have fun while enjoying a great lifelong sport.

* For information on family discounts, scholarship needs, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact instructors.

Monica Sanvik /Tom Sanvik (507) 452-6260.

*Note: No sessions on the 4th and 5th of July and tennis rackets will be provided if needed!

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Little Hitters Tennis-Beginners K-3rd

Monday through Thursday: 9:00am – 10:00am

* This program is designed for beginners who would like to learn the fundamentals of tennis. The focus of this camp will be on tennis basics: forehand, backhands, serves, volleys, body movement, and game based drills, along with a lot of fun!!

Cost for June: $70.00 (June 11 – June 28) 3 weeks

Cost for July: $80.00 (July 2 – July 26) 4 weeks

*Cost for both June and July 7 weeks $145.00

Intermediate Hitters - 4th Grade

Monday through Thursday * Mon/Wed. from 9:30am to 10:30am

Tues/Thurs. from 9:30am to 11:00am

** This program will expand on basic tennis fundamentals, utilizing different types of spins and player preparation for better control and consistency. Introduction of single and doubles playing strategies through drills and some match play!!

Cost for June: $95.00 (June 11 – June 28) 3 weeks

Cost for July: $110.00 (July 2 – July 26) 4 weeks

*Cost for both June and July Camp 7 weeks $200.00

Competitive Camp 7th-12th Grade

Monday through Thursday 10:30am to 12:30pm 2 hours each day!

*** Geared for the serious competitive player ready to take their game to the next level. Focus on stroke dependability, ball placement/control, and advanced drills for tactical play and principles to increase level of play! Players in the High School/Junior Varsity Camp will be involved with competitive singles and doubles match play with other campers. Conditioning, mental toughness, developing patterns of play and court awareness, along with good sportsmanship will be emphasized.

* Possibility of match play with other towns.

**Cost for Camp $350 (June 11 through July 26) 7 weeks

Volleyball

This volleyball camp is offered to all students going into grades 7-12 for the upcoming school year.  Jackie Kiecker, Corey Phelps, and Chris Rohde will be running this year's camp.  Camp will be focusing on individual skills as well as team concepts.  Camp will run from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch will NOT be provided. 

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Winona Area Running

Kick off your summer running program!  Community Education is teaming up with local cross country coaches, track coaches, and runners to offer a four-day running camp.  Learn how to run from the best coaches and runners in our area.  Topics covered:  physical and mental aspects of running, goal setting, evaluate running form, training techniques, and guest speakers.  Students will meet at Saint Mary's University (Brother Jerome Rademacher Nordic Ski Center/back of Leopold Hall).  Go past main entrance and take a left on Gilmore Avenue.  Take a left into the orange parking lot.  The fee includes a camp t-shirt.

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Enrichment Camps

Child & Babysitting Safety Class

Learn the responsibilities of being a babysitter.  Topics include starting your own babysitting business, child development, proper feeding & diapering techniques, personal safety, medical emergencies, basic first aid care, and fire safety.  The CABS book (yours to keep) and the course were developed by the American Safety and Health Institute and approved by the American Pediatrics Association.  The instructor is Lori Hameister.  This class is for boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grade.

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Home Alone

Just mention the words "Home Alone," and children think of the excitement depicted in the movies of the same name.  The reality of being home alone can evoke fear and anxiety in many children.  Whether left alone for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, children should feel comfortable being alone. This workshop for children will address several topics related to being "Home Alone".  Topics include personal safety tips, stranger danger, basic first aid, fire safety, handling the unexpected, internet safety, dealing with loneliness and boredom, storm safety, dealing with siblings, as well as trust and honesty.  The instructor is Lori Hameister.  This class if for boys and girls entering 4th grade and older.

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Kool Aid & Canvas

Come and join the painting fun with Backyard Brushes.  Participants will paint a memorable creation on canvas.  Each picture will be unique.  Students will be instructed step-by-step so their picture turns out great.  Refreshments will be provided. 

  • Dates: 6/18 & 7/25 

 

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Pasitos-Spanish Language Immersion

Students who are enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Program have the opportunity to enrich their Spanish language skills over the summer.  During this camp students will learn about culture, science, art, music, and literature from around the world.  Teachers from the Rios Spanish Immersion Program will be leading the camp.   Registration deadline:  May 31, 2019.

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STEM Lego Camp

Community Education is working with Youth Enrichment League (YEL) to bring you STEM Enrichment using LEGO bricks for the 21st Century learner.  Each STEM class follows four basic components.  Teach It!...Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project.  Build It!...Students use LEGO bricks to build motorized windshield wipers, a piano player, and design their own catapult!  Explore It!...Then they use the project to explore basic engineering concepts - this session is focused on lever concepts.  Play It!...Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions, and have fun working with it.  This camp is available for students entering grades 2nd - 6th.

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Michelle Boelter

Secretary
Winona Middle School

Susanne McNally

K-8 Coordinator
Winona Middle School

High School

Driver Education

How do I sign up?

Sign up is done easily through EDI's Online Registration system at www.EnhancedDrivingInstitute.com. From the home page, click Winona link and you'll see the full class schedule and the option to register. $100 is needed to hold your seat for the class. You can pay this at the time of registration online or mail payment to our Rochester Office. Students and Parents will receive an email 2-3 days before class starts with information pertaining to the class.

Who is EDI?

EDI has been providing peace of mind to parents of Teen Drivers for over a decade and is the top driving school in SE Minnesota. Not only does EDI raise the bar in education, we also make it fun and interesting for teens. EDI's strength and success in building a new generation of safer driver's falls on our partnership with parents. We strongly encourage all parents to attend the final half of less 10 where we develop a game plan that will start the course to a safe, responsible and educated new driver. 

Who can take driver's ed?

You must be 14 and older to take the classroom course. However you cannot take your permit test until you are 15 so we recommend taking the course when you are 15 or close to.

What if I have questions? 

Please feel free to call the Community Education office at (507) 494-0900 with questions, or contact EDI directly at the information listed below.

EDI Founder/Instructor - Adam Newbloom - adam@enhancedrivinginstitute.com
EDI Lead Instructor & Behind the Wheel - Travis Mayer - travis@enhanceddrivinginstitute.com
EDI Office Admin - Janet Hernandez - janet@enhancedrivinginstitute.com
EDI Behind the Wheel - Deb Bauer - deb@edi-wi.com
EDI Behind the Wheel - Colleen Daddy - Coleen@enhanceddrivinginstitute.com 

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ACT Preparation

Be prepared for one of the most unique, challenging, and important tests you will ever take.  This six-hour workshop will help you earn higher scores on the ACT. With hands-on practice on each section, you will learn specific methods and strategies for the different types of questions found in each ACT section. The workshop also introduces students to an effective Reading test method, Science logic strategies, and a basic English review, as well as general test-taking strategies. The class fee is $64. For an additional $25, students may purchase an optional 600-plus page ACT review and practice book.  PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR REGISTRATION IF YOU PLAN ON PURCHASING A BOOK AT CLASS. Please bring a calculator to class.

Class dates are: 

  • Monday, Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 17: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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REGISTER FOR JAN. 17

Susanne McNally

K-8 Coordinator
Winona Middle School

Michelle Boelter

Secretary
Winona Middle School