Student Activities and Clubs
There are several types of after school activities that
occur in the Middle School as well as a few lunch time activities. This directory lists many, but
not all, activities (we are adding to the list all the time!).
Students who want more information about any
activity should ask the teacher in charge or ask in the
office. If a student misses the sign-up for an activity, it
is often still possible to participate.
expected to arrange for rides home at the end of these
activities and wait in the front lobby. Students cannot stay after
school without permission from and direct supervision by a staff
Academic Help- There are two ways students can get help from a teacher
- Individual (or small group) help from a teacher
- Homework Club
Teacher Help: Teachers often ask students to stay
with them for individual help because homework is incomplete
or because a student is struggling with the course content.
This help is set up directly with the teacher and usually
goes until 3:15 p.m. Teachers generally designate which days
are available for this help.
Homework Club: There is a 6th grade
Homework Club, a 7th grade Homework Club, and an 8th grade Homework
Club. Students use HW Club to complete assignments, get extra help,
make up work, or just have a quiet place to study. All students staying
for HW Club report at 2:30 and are expected to stay until 3:30.*
Arrangements can be made to work in the library or the computer lab.
Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack and drink. Students
who need rides should make arrangements to be picked up no later than
3:45. (HW Club usually meets twice each week on Tuesday and Thursday.)
The rooms will be announced.
request to leave before 3:30 when their homework is done; however we
need your permission to have your child leave early. If your child
needs to leave the club early, please send a note informing the homework
club proctor of the early dismissal. This helps in ensuring your
Sports - There
are two after school sports programs: intramurals and
Intramurals: Our intramural program
at the Middle School is open to all students. There are different
modules offered throughout the year. Sports options may include: touch
football, climbing, yoga, soccer, archery, field hockey, basketball,
badminton, volleyball, hockey and others. Students attend as many days
as they wish. (See Mr. Cavanaugh for more information)
program in the Middle School is open to 7th and 8th graders. The fall
teams consist of boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey, and cross
country track. Practice and/or games are every day but Wednesday and
students are expected to attend every day. (There is an interscholastic
sports participation fee of $100/sport.) Prior to tryouts, all
students must ensure that they have a physical within the last 13
months. If one is not on file at the school, a physical form must be
provided prior to the tryouts.
Clubs & Musical Activities- There are a variety of after-school
clubs and musical activities that meet each year depending
on student interest and the availability of a faculty
advisor. These clubs usually meet one day per week although
some meet more often. Attendance for the clubs is optional.
Examples of this year's offerings include the following:
Earth Science Club: This club is run by our Earth
Science teachers for 8th grade students. It conducts sky
watch several nights a week in the fall, winter or spring.
Rocket Club: Students will build
and launch model rockets.
Science Olympiad: This club meets
from October through March. Students compete in a
variety of activities that encourage competitive teamwork in science and
engineering fields. Examples of activities from past Science Olympiads
are egg drop, building projectile devices, astronomy and chemistry
events, etc. The team competes in regional events during the year and
the state competition in the spring.
Math Team: The Math Team meets once a
week. The Math Team competes with other local schools five times a
year. Participation is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
Yearbook Photography Club: Students
generally after school and utilize digital cameras to
photograph school events. Additionally, members learn
photocomposition, selection, and layout skills in creating our yearbook.
Yearbook Crew meets on Tuesdays in the Library from 2:30-3:15. See Ms Hagan or Ms Gavani for more information.
School and Community Service Club:
This club meets throughout the year both during the school day and
afternoons and/or evenings depending on each project. Recent examples
of student efforts include: recycling, serving meals in a shelter,
working in the community garden, and making sandwiches for a local soup
kitchen, to name just a few. Listen to the announcements for
opportunities to be involved.
Open Art Studio: This relaxing yet busy
studio time is an opportunity for students to work on a project of their
choice, experience media of their choice or to have more time to work
on a project they are currently creating in their Art Class. A perfect
opportunity to have extra time practicing their artistic skills and
Jazz Band: The Jazz Band meets
twice a week on Tuesday afternoons (2:30 - 3:30) and
mornings (6:45 - 7:30 a.m.) and performs primarily big
arrangements of standard swing and Latin tunes. This is
travel group and is open, by audition, to those who play
band instruments. Students must be a member of a flex
music group to be eligible for a jazz group (except guitar and piano
players). (For more information, see Ms
Stage Band: The Stage Band meets
afternoons (2:30 - 3:15) or some Thursday mornings (6:45 -
7:30 a.m.) rehearsals. This performance group is open, by
audition, to any musician (on any instrument) who would
to learn to play jazz. Students must be a member of a flex
music group to be eligible for a jazz group (except guitar and piano
Select Chorus: Select Chorus meets
after school on Thursday (2:30 - 3:30) and Wednesday mornings (6:45 -
7:30 a.m.). This chorus provides an opportunity for singers to learn
more challenging repertoire, including the Junior District audition
pieces. It also provides an opportunity for band and orchestra members
to sing chorus music. Students are selected by audition and must be
members of school-day Chorus, Band, or Orchestra to be eligible.
Honors Chamber Orchestra: The Honors
Chamber Orchestra (HCO) is a select ensemble consisting of auditioned
students in grades 6-8 of outstanding performance ability. The group
rehearses on Mondays from 2:30 – 3:30. In addition to performing at
each orchestra concert, HCO performs on a tour of the elementary
schools, at local functions such as the Wayland Public Schools
Foundation annual fundraiser and the Wayland Chinese New Year
Celebration, as well as a competitive festival each spring. HCO is a
fantastic way to challenge yourself on your instrument while making new
friends and learning great music!
Sound, Recording and Tech Crew: This group of students learn about digital recording
techniques, how to handle microphones and other sound
equipment and then records concerts during the year.
Students also learn to run the tech systems in the theatre
and it is from this group that students are chosen to work
sound and lights for our drama productions The team members
work toward certification in various areas (sound
reinforcement, equipment, theatre sound, editing, etc) and
then are able to be in charge on particular aspects of our
work. Enrollment is limited due to limited equipment;
students should enjoy computers and be reliable and
After School Plays: The spring musical production is open to all
interested students. Contact Mr.
Large for further information.
Tech Crew (see Sound, Recording
and Tech Crew above)
The Base Program combines homework time with recreational activities such as gym/outdoor
games, computer lab, cooking, and arts and crafts. Taught by a highly
qualified and dedicated staff who attend workshops, conferences and
in-service training sessions to promote professional development, the
students participate in after school age-appropriate activities designed
for their enjoyment and academic enrichment. Students also often attend
or participate in middle school sporting events, club meetings, and
special activities like the Science Olympiad or Math Team. During a
homework period, all students focus on academic work, although some
choose to begin homework as a free choice activity during the
recreational period. As one BASE student proclaimed, "You do fun things
at BASE. The teachers are nice and are cool to hang out with!"
Please contact Brian Jones, Director of Wayland School Community Programs, at (508) 655-6404 or at Brian_Jones@wayland.k12.ma.us for more information and fees.
After-school Detention - There are two kinds of after-school
detention: teacher detention and general detention. Both are used when
a student has violated a teacher or school policy. Both are served on
the day of the detention or 24 hours later depending on whether a
student needs to arrange for transportation home. Both are served from
2:30 - 3:10 p.m. A teacher detention is served in the teacher's own
classroom, and a general detention is served in a room to be announced
by the office.
Teacher Detention:Teachers give
students detention for violating previously explained class rules
ranging from acting inappropriately to failure to do required homework.
General Detention: A student serves a
general detention for failing to show up for a teacher detention
without permission from the principal or assistant principal. (The
student is still expected to serve the teacher detention.) A student
can also be given a general detention for breaking a previously
explained school rule outside of the classrooms such as in the hallways,
bathrooms, lunchroom, study hall, or being late to school without
Juggling Club meets during
8th grade lunch on B and D days. All levels of jugglers are welcome. We
hope to get started soon. Listen to announcements for startup times.
See Mr. Montwieler for more information.
Unicycle Club is getting ready to roll for the year. We hope to get started soon. Listen to announcements for startup times. See Mr. Longnecker for more information, lunch passes, and meeting location.
Everyone is welcome to give unicycling a try. No prior experience or long-term commitment required. Come join us for some fun.