Extracurricular Activities for Students at WMS
WMS strives to offer extracurricular opportunities for a wide range of student interests. If you are interested in an activity, information on meetings or tryout opportunities for our various clubs and teams, or interested in starting a club, please contact Mr. Morrow in the Computer Lab.
Sponsor(s): Ms. Erwin
Best Buddies is an international, non-profit organization that fosters meaningful one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit https://www.bestbuddies.org/tennessee/.
The Beta Club will tutor students every Thursday afternoon in room 302 from 3:00-4:00. If you need information about after school tutoring, please stop by Mrs. Fall’s room. There are forms outside her door.
We have many Beta Club members available to tutor in all subject areas for grades 6-8. Please come and join us if you want a quiet place to do homework, need a little extra help in a subject, or need help preparing for a test.
Director: Ms. Chaney
The Woodland Middle School Chorus is available for all three grade levels.
The 6th and 7th grade performance chorus is an extra-curricular activity, and meets in the mornings before school. Students are taught the proper technique for singing, learn to sing a varied repertoire of choral music, and have several opportunities to perform throughout the year.
The 8th grade performance chorus is a year-long class, where students quickly advance to three and four-part music, successfully achieving high school level material. Music reading, sight-singing, ear-training, and blended choral singing are all emphasized in this advanced level class. The 8th grade chorus competes in a music festival in the spring, and performs at the 8th Grade Recognition Day Ceremony.
All three grade level choirs, 6th, 7th, and 8th participate in the many performances during the year, including Veterans Day, the Winter Concert, the Talent Show, and Broadway Night.
Sponsor(s): Mrs. Hall
Woodland has a strong history of success when it comes to our Forensics Team. Students compete in tournaments held throughout the year in Tennessee and Kentucky, often bringing home top sweepstakes awards. Many students win trophies in their own categories after several rounds of competition. Forensics, a term rooted in the history of building cases for defense (debate), is a Speech and competitive Drama team. Our students compete with memorized solo or duet pieces to include recitation, interpretation, acting, improvisation, and also traditional categories of oratory, declamation, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking. The Woodland Team is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) and is one of only 3 Tennessee middle schools to regularly compete at the national level. Woodland also has a strong relationship with the Ravenwood High School Forensics team which produces national champions in both Individual Event and Debate categories.
Sponsor(s): Mr. Riefenberg (Email)
Math Club normally meets close to competition events to prepare for those events.
The Woodland Algebra and Geometry Math Teams will have four contests associated with the Interscholastic Math League. They will compete against other middle and high school teams in Williamson and Davidson County. Math Teams will also compete each year at the State High School Competition on the David Lipscomb Campus and at Middle Tennessee State University for the Middle School State competition.
In addition to these contests, 6th through 8th grade students may also choose to participate in the American Math Competition (AMC) in the fall and the Math Counts Competition, at the school level, held in January. Finalists of these competitions may advance to local, state and national competitions.
6th -8th grade students may also participate in the Math Olympiad and Rocket City Math Competitions throughout the year.
United Nations (UN)
Sponsor(s): Ms. Davis
Model UN will meet every Tuesday until 4:00 PM in the library. Students may now pay the MUN fees in the Online Payment system available on the Woodland website under Resources.
The YMCA of Middle Tennessee holds a Model UN Conference for middle school students. The conference offers younger students an introduction to the United Nations General Assembly. While the conference is simplified compared to the larger-scale high school versions, the students benefit from the same valuable educational opportunities when drafting and debating proposals.
Sponsor(s): Ms. Kinnard
Students participating in the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held at MTSU came in 3rd place overall and pedaled in 14 of the 23 events. They qualified for the State Science Olympiad which will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on March 25.
Sponsor(s): Ms. Burnette and Ms. Cardwell
Student Council is an important group of students who meet every other week (on Tuesdays) to organize and carry out projects to help the school and the community during the school year. The group is comprised of homeroom representatives and at-large members. The homeroom representatives are elected or selected by the homeroom to represent the homeroom class, so these students report back their homerooms and help lead their homerooms during competitions. The at-large members are full-fledged STUCO members, but they are not required to be spokespeople for their homerooms. The at-large members may come and go, as their after-school schedules allow. Some of the projects the Student Council has conducted in the past have been the collection of canned food for the needy of Williamson County, collection of funds to aid the victims of disasters, fund-raising projects to purchase special items for the school, sponsoring dances for 7th and 8th Graders, and organizing “Spirit Week” to foster school spirit for the whole student body.
The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government is an annual conference designed to offer high school and middle school students a hands-on experience with state government. Each year, some 1,600 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials. Middle school participants can serve as senators or representatives.