The Battle of the Books is a reading competition among the middle schools of Williamson County Schools.  To participate, students read the 8 pre-selected books and take the qualifying test the 2nd week of December.  The 6 students with the highest scores on the qualifying test make up the Battle of the Books team, along with a few alternates.  For more details contact Mrs. Caudle at juliec1@wcs.edu.

Contact Evan Burton  evanb@wcs.edu

Carol Strayer carol.strayer@wcs.edu

Katherine Aydelott katherine.aydelott@wcs.edu

The Page Middle School Band is made up of about 300 students who enjoy making music. The Page Band performs several concerts each year, as well as playing at Pep Rallies, school events, and one football game. The Page Band has several students each year that qualify for All Mid-State Band and the Williamson County Honor Band, and the Page Band consistently receives Superior ratings at the MTSBOA Concert Performance Assessment. Membership is open to any interested 6th grade students, with no experience required. 7th and 8th grade band is open to any student who has been in the band before.

Best Buddies is an organization that fosters one-to-one friendships between middle school students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  We provide opportunities for students to share interests, experiences, and activities. Best Buddies Middle Schools helps to create an inclusive middle school culture for all students early on in their educational development.

For more information contact Rebecca Wilson rebecca.wilson@wcs.edu 

Bag It and Book It! Book Club

Do you like books?  Do you like to talk about books?  Do you like to eat?  Then join us in the library every 3rd Thursday during your lunch to talk about books that you’ve read and liked, hear about books enjoyed by others, watch book trailers, make book recommendations for the library, maybe even possibly meet an author!

There are no sign ups.  Just come to the library with your lunch when your class goes to the cafeteria for lunch.

We’ll focus primarily on the Volunteer State Book Award nominees.  Read at least 3 of the VSBA nominees, and you get to vote on your favorite and come to a pizza party in April as you vote!  Voting for VSBA will be at our last Bag It and Book It meeting on the 3rd Thursday in April.

For more information contact Mrs. Caudle at juliec1@wcs.edu.

Molly Wineland molly.wineland@wcs.edu

The Page Middle Chorus offers students the opportunity to experience a wide range of music while learning the responsibilities and joys of singing in an ensemble with their peers. They will learn to sight-read and will perform both competitively and for school concerts. Students must audition to be a part of this ensemble which rehearses twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, until 3:45pm.  This is a year-long commitment! 

 Upcoming performance/appearance dates are as follows: 

 **Broadway Night at Page High Auditorium– February 14th at 7:00pm 

**Williamson County’s Fine Arts Festival at The Factory in Franklin– March 4th at 10:30am

**Spring Concert at Page Middle School– May 9th

 

Contact Bradley Brown  bradley.brown@wcs.edu

The Page Middle School Drama Department produces two main stage shows per season (typically a fall play and a spring musical) and offers other performance opportunities throughout the year.  The next show in the 2016-17 Season is this spring’s The Wizard of Oz. This will be the inaugural production in the brand-new Page Middle Auditorium (to be opened in April 2017).

Students in all grades are encouraged to audition for roles or interview for crew/design positions in our productions.

The Page Middle Drama Department website: http://edublogs.wcs.edu/pagemiddledrama/

Follow the department on Twitter: @wcsPageMSbb

 

Mr. Brown and Ms. Wineland will be holding Audition Workshops after school on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20 from 2:45 to 4:45 in the drama room. Students only need to attend one if they are interested in learning audition preparation and techniques before ‘The Wizard of Oz’ auditions. Attending the workshop does not guarantee a role in the production.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ auditions will take place on:

Tuesday, January 31
Thursday, February 2
Friday, February 3
2:40 – 5:00 all days

Students will be expected to learn 16-32 bars of a Broadway song of their choice or from resources we will provide (posted on the Page Middle Drama website and on a special Google Classroom for Wizard Auditions) as well as prepare a short monologue/scene from the script. It is possible students auditioning for Dorothy will also have to sing part of ‘Over the Rainbow’ (we will also provide sheet music/etc.).


Adult Oversight Donnie Clemons  donniec@wcs.edu 

The FCA student presidents are Paige Reschick and Jude Bowers.

The FCA Mission

To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

The members of the Page Middle School Gardening Club are dedicated to  beautifying our campus.  The students help clean up the school grounds, prune and weed flower beds, and plant new plants and flowers.  We also work closely with the Student Council to help with both paper and plastic recycling efforts.

Faculty supervisors:  Suzanne Wilcox, Whitney Jones, and Jackie Coughlin

Page Middle robotics program is joining FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL), an international organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math through innovative team projects and competition.

For more information contact Colleen Lowe colleen.lowe@wcs.edu

The competition happens once a year in January.  Students that are interested in competing should let their math teacher know.

Sponsor Daniel Purvis daniel.purvis@wcs.edu

Model UN: Consists of a preparation stage and a conference stage. Preparation consist of small groups of students preparing a Resolution for the country they have been chosen to represent addressing a pressing problem within that country along with a speech to present and defend the Resolution. The conference offers younger students an introduction to the United Nations General Assembly.

Sponsor Belinda Perry belindap@wcs.edu

Page Middle School participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  All students are given the opportunity to take a written qualifying test, and the top scorers then compete in the school bee.  The school champion moves on the regional bee to vie for a spot in the National spelling bee.

www.spellingbee.com

School Coordinator:  Jackie Coughlin

STARS stands for Students Taking A Right Stand and this is precisely the purpose of the STARS student leadership team. This group, consisting of roughly 25 students ranging in grade level, meets from 7:15-8:00 AM on the last power Monday of the month to create and implement positive leadership opportunities throughout Page Middle School. Previous leadership projects that past SEC groups have carried out include assisting teachers organize Red Ribbon Week (anti-drug and alcohol campaign), organizing holiday cards for heroes, carrying out canned food drives, organizing Toys 4 Tots, creating new student welcome packets, sending activity booklets to hospitalized children etc. STARS student leadership team applications are submitted at the beginning of the school year.

Contact info: Megan Hodge megan.hodge@wcs.edu

Sponsor  Elaine Capella elaine.capella@wcs.edu

Elections are held every year in September to form a new council of 12 students.  All students who run for election in August and early September are welcome to attend all meetings throughout the year, even if they are not elected into a specific seat on the council.  However, only elected members are permitted to vote on proposals.

Meetings are held every Power Monday from 7:05-7:50.

Our council focuses on making student initiated changes on campus based on student body feedback.

Sponsors:

Mrs. Whittum michelle.whittum@wcs.edu

Mrs. Purvis autumn.purvis@wcs.edu

Sponsor Daniel Purvis daniel.purvis@wcs.edu

Youth Legislature:  Consists of a preparation stage and a conference stage. Preparation consist of small groups of students preparing a Bill for the state of Tennessee along with a speech to present and defend the Bill.  The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference designed to offer high school and middle school students a hands-on experience with state government.