6th Grade Activities, Clubs and Sports 2017-2018
Sign up for most activities will take place during lunches prior to the planned start date for the activity. Start dates and meeting schedules will be posted on the GCMS calendar and daily announcements.
Art Club ($21 Fee)
Art Club is open to all grade levels. It meets after school during the months of October thru March. Club activities enrich and extend the school curriculum. The club meets once or twice a month from 3:45 – 4:45
Advisor: Karen Dallman KDallman@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Broadway Express ($21 Fee)
Broadway Express is a club for all grade levels for students who like to perform through singing and dancing. The club meets after school to prepare “pop” music and/or music from Broadway shows. Our choreography/movements will be simple so no previous experience is necessary. Broadway Express is open to any student at Glacier Creek. There will be approximately 10 rehearsals during the months of October-December with a performance at the winter choral concert. Prior to the first rehearsal, a permission slip with more information and specific rehearsal and performance dates will be made available. Practices will be held after school and usually last about 1 hour.
Advisor: Tim Barsness TBarsness@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Downhill Ski Club (Fees Vary)
This club schedules four (4) chaperoned trips to Devil’s Head Lodge for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, on Friday nights in January. Transportation will be provided to and from Devil’s Head from Glacier Creek’s parking lot. The buses will leave at 5:00 p.m. and return around 10:45 p.m. All students wishing to attend any of the trips must pre-register. A mandatory parent meeting will be held in December to sign up and pay fees. Contact: Marilyn Sharrow, MSharrow@mcpad.k12.wi.us, Phil Nelson PNelson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us, or Michelle Schreier MSchreir@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Forensics Club ($21 Fee)
Forensics is the art of speaking. This club is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Participants select one or more categories in which they wish to compete. Speaking areas are storytelling, radio, T.V. broadcasting, play acting, and others. Participants are judged and awarded ribbons. Club meets after school from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. during the months of November – January. Meets are held on Saturday mornings.
Advisors: Marlene Feinstein MFeinstein@mcpasd.k12.wi.us and Melanie Cochems Mcochems@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Foreign Language Club ($21 Fee)
Foreign Language Club meets one time per month after school and is open to all grade levels. The club focuses on various cultures through hands on activities like cooking or arts and crafts. Students DO NOT need to be enrolled in a foreign language to participate in this club. This club meets once a month from October – May.
Advisor: Nicole Hanson NHanson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Future Problem Solvers (FPS) (No Fee)
Future Problem Solvers is an international, competitive problem solving program. FPS stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. Students who participate in FPS will study the topics for the year and work on learning the FPS problem solving process. The topics for this year are “Social Media”, “Processed Food”, “Propaganda” and “Enhancing Human Potential”. Students who are good candidates for FPS are strong readers and writers who will enjoy a competitive challenge.
5th/6th graders - Students in these two grades will have the opportunity to apply to participate in a Future Problem Solvers Introductory Day Away in October. During this day, they will have a chance to learn about the FPS problem solving process, study one of the topics and work with a team. After that experience, they can choose to continue in the program and compete for this year. For 5th and 6th graders, that will involve 3-4 more meetings during the school day at school. Students will be pulled out from their other classes to do FPS in November, December and January.
In early February, teams will complete their entries for the State Bowl to be held in Green Lake, Wisconsin in April. More details about that event will be available to those students we choose to continue after October. If you have any questions about FPS, please Contact Ruth Frawley, advanced learning specialist at Glacier Creek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Glacier Creek Allies Club (no fee)
“The Glacier Creek Alliance is a club dedicated to promoting equality, acceptance and respect and ensuring that Glacier Creek is a safe and welcoming school for all.” The club focuses on three main areas: promoting our mission of acceptance and respect within the school, working with other organizations outside of the school and enjoying each other’s company and having fun. The group meets once a week and plans activities to promote equality and acceptance for ALL students within the school. In the past we have made educational videos, arranged a community discussion night, held a t-shirt fundraiser, participated in a community “safe Schools” walk, and distributed equality ribbons to the students of GCMS.
Advisor: Jessica Gomez JGomez@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Journalism Club ($21 Fee)
Journalism Club meets approximately twice per month. Meetings start sometime in September and run through the middle of May. Four to six issues of The Saber Tooth Times are published each school year. The school newspaper staff will be open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Students who want to join should fill out an application for the positions in which they are interested. Students on the newspaper staff should be willing to make a year-long commitment. More information is provided to students during the first quarter of the school year. Meetings will be held after school from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Advisor: Teresa Lien TLien@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Math 24 ($21 Fee)
Math 24 is a fast-paced mathematics program which builds strong mental mathematics and problem-solving skills for students in 5th and 6th grade. The challenge is to create equations that total 24 by using all numbers on each card and any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Date and time will be announced at a later date.
Advisor: Jay Larson JLarson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
STEM CLUB (No FEE)
Do you like science? Engineering? Math? Then join the STEM Club!!! You will have the opportunity to design and implement an experiment of your choosing and then will participate in the STEM Fair in the spring. All grade levels at GCMS are welcomed. STEM Club takes place in the spring approximately from early March to early May.
Advisor: Kelly Chadesh KChadesh@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Student Council (Elected Position)
Students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th have an opportunity to be selected to the Student Council by writing an essay on what they could do to contribute positively to Glacier Creek. Students who were not elected this year will have an opportunity to be on Student Council next year. See Ms. Schreier in 7th grade to see what you need to do for the 2017-2018 school year. Student Council members are involved in contributing to the “5 S’s”, Students, Staff, Senior Citizens, Service (community) and Student Council throughout the year.
Advisor: Michelle Schreier MSchreier@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Yearbook Club (No Fee)
Yearbook club is open to all grade levels. Students work with an advisor to produce the yearbook. Writing, photography, layout and typing are activities involved with the yearbook production. Student groups meet as appropriate to complete tasks before deadlines and needs to make 80% of the meetings. Students will also meet as a large group periodically. Meetings are held after school from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m
6TH Grade Sports 2017-2018
Cross Country ($21 Fee)
Cross Country is an is considered an intramural sport for 6th graders but is a interscholastic sport for 7th/8th graders, the difference being that the 6th graders do not travel and compete against other schools. This sport involves training for long distance running. Cross-country runs from September – October.
Coach: Brett Batura BBatura@mcpasd.k12.wi.us and Charles Murphree CMurphree@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Intramural Volleyball ($21 Fee)
Volleyball is offered as an intramural sport for 6th grade. Students have the opportunity to develop basic fundamental skills of the game and develop team work necessary for competition. Sixth grade runs the month of September, Monday – Thursday from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Coach: Michelle Schreier MSchreier@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Wrestling ($36 Fee)
Wrestling is an interscholastic sport for 7th and 8th graders with the 6th graders participating as an intramural (6th graders do not wrestle at meets unless agreed upon by both schools). It is coached through the wrestling program at Middleton High School. Wrestling runs October, November. December.
Coach: Joe Miller