8th Grade

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8th Grade Clubs/Activities 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. 
Advisor:  Karen Dallman KDallman@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

Broadway Express ($21 Fee)

Broadway Express is a club for all grade levels for those 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@mcpasd.k12.wi.us, Phil Nelson PNelson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us, or Michelle Schreier MSchreier@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 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 after school once a month from October – May. 
Advisors:  Nicole Hanson   NHanson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

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 have fun. 
Advisor: Jessica Gomez JGomez@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

Journalism Club ($21 Fee)

Journalism  Club meets approximately twice  a month.    Meetings start at the beginning of 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
Advisor: Teresa Lien TLien@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 2015-2016 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 (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. Students will also meet as a large group periodically. Students need to make 80% of the meetings.  The club meets after school from October – May.
Advisor: TBD

Future Problem Solvers (FPS)

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

7th/8th graders - Students in these two grades who would like to participate in FPS this year will be invited to attend meetings twice per week during the Extended Learning time during the months of October, 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 will be available to those students who choose to participate. If you have questions about FPS, please contact Ruth Frawley, advanced learning specialist at Glacier Creek and Kromrey at RFrawley@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

7th & 8th Grade Sports

Students joining an after school activity will be required to turn in the following before the first meeting: 

1.     Completed physical card or alternate year card needed to participate in WIAA sports

2.     Completed Emergency Card

3.     Concussion Sign-off for Sports/Intramurals AND Downhill Ski

Physical Cards

A student may not participate in interscholastic sports without a physical form on file.  A physical examination taken April 1 and thereafter is valid for the following two school years.  If a student had a physical last year, a signed alternate year card will be required for the second year. Physical forms are available in the main office.

Interscholastic Sports (7th & 8th grade only)

This involves competition with schools in the middle level Badger Conference and is open to 7th/8th grade students.  No student will be allowed to participate without a current physical card. A student must participate in a minimum number of practices before he/she can participate in a game according to WIAA rule.  The fee is $36.00 per sport. 

Cross Country ($36 Fee)

Cross Country is an interscholastic sport for 7th and 8th graders and is considered an intramural sport for 6th graders; the difference being that the 6th graders do not travel and compete against other schools.  This sport involves training for long distance.
Coaches:  Brett Batura  BBatura@mcpasd.k12.wi.us  and Charles Murphree  CMurphree@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

Track and Field ($36 Fee)

This is an interscholastic sport for 7th and 8th graders.  Participants are allowed to compete in four events per meet: 2 track/2 field, 3 track/1field, or 3 field/1 track.  The running events include short and long distance races plus relays.  Field events include shot put, discus, long jump, and high jump.  We have meets with other area schools.  Track is held Aril – May.
Caoches:  Kelly Wasmund  KWasmund@mcpasd.k12.wi.us  and Brett Batura   BBatura@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


Intramural Volleyball ($21 Fee) No physical is needed to participate

Volleyball is offered as an intramural sport for 7th and 8th graders.  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.  Seventh and eighth grade runs the month of October.
Coach:  Brenda Ziegler   BZiegler@mcpasd.k12.wi.us