Woodbury Student Clubs

Woodbury staff acts as advisors for lunchtime and after school activities. Parental involvement opportunities are available. Lunchtime activities begin in September. After-School activities begin once late buses are scheduled, also in September. Late buses depart at 4 p.m. and are available for bus riders on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Dates and times for clubs and activities are subject to change.

African American Scholars (Female & Male)

Advisors: Mr. Lyndon Brooks – brooks_l@shaker.org – 5th grade boys
Mr. Nathaniel Reese – reese_n@shaker.org – 6th grade boys
Ms. Darlene Garrison – garrison_d@shaker.org – 6th grade girls
Mrs. Thomas-Taylor – Thomas_c@shaker.org – 5th grade girls
Mrs. Darlene Lipovic – lipovic_d@shaker.org – 6th grade girls

Days/Time: Meets one day a week after school

Profile: Specific requirements must be met

5th & 6th grade minority students may be selected to participate in the African-American Female or Male Scholars programs based on academic requirements, demonstration of leadership potential and staff recommendation. Students must submit a personal statement and return a permission slip signed by a parent. Students will participate in leadership activities, family events and community service projects. Parental involvement is encouraged to share knowledge, experiences and accomplishments as well as facilitating social events.

Art Club

Advisors: Mrs. Deanna Clemente Milne – clemente_d@shaker.org
Mr. Robert Bognar – bognar_r@shaker.org

Days/Time: Fall & Spring Sessions - Meets one day a week after school

Profile: Do you like to create and use lots of different materials? This may be the club for you. Art Club is looking for enthusiastic students who enjoy art and working with their hands! We will experiment with clay, paint, collage, sculpture, and drawing. If you are interested in joining Wednesday Art Club, please complete this permission slip or Thursday Art Club, please complete this permission slip, including parent signature before 3 pm Thursday, September 28. At 3 pm on Thursday, Mr. Bognar and Mrs. Clemente will pull 20 names out of a hat (lottery style) from all of the turned-in permission slips. Students who are in Art Club will be notified Monday, October 2.


Advisor: Mr. Tom Deep – deep_t@shaker.org
Days/Time: Various days during lunch
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students practice and rehearse once a week during their scheduled lunch period to prepare for concerts. If students are absent or unable to attend a lunch time rehearsal due to a prior commitment, they may attend practice during another scheduled time to make-up their missed session. Schedules are posted at www.shakerbands.org

Character in Action

Advisors: Mr. Richard Hicks – hicks_r@shaker.org
Mr. John Dober – dober_j@shaker.org – 5th grade boys
Mr. Lyndon Brooks – brooks_l@shaker.org – 5th grade boys
Mr. Nathaniel Reese – reese_n@shaker.org – 6th grade boys
Mr. Todd Keitlen – keitlen_t@shaker.org – 6th grade boys

5th Grade Meeting - Wednesday during lunch
6th Grade Meeting - Thursday during lunch
5th Grade Basketball - Thursday after school
6th Grade Basketball -Wednesday after school

Profile: Invitation by 5th Grade or 6th Grade Principal. 5th & 6th grade boys are invited by an administrator to participate in discussions to explore issues that affect their lives today as well as making future choices. The discussion group meets during lunch to assist them with developing and maintaining positive social interactions and decision-making skills. Basketball sessions are held after school and boys may only attend this session if they have attended the prior weeks’ discussion session.

Chess Club

Advisor: Mrs. Gwendolyn Lewis - lewis_g@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday through Thursday at lunchtime
Profile: 6th grade students have the opportunity to engage in friendly matches of chess. Any level player is welcome. All materials are provided.

Chinese Club

Advisor: Ms. Peggy Li – li_p@shaker.org
Days/Time: Every other Thursday (Week A) after school
Profile: 5th and 6th grade students will learn Origami, Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Painting. Students will also be taught how to cook simple Chinese food

Coders Club

Advisor: Mr. Jason Bednar
Days/Time: Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school
Profile:  Learn to code and create games.
Crazy Puzzles

Advisor: Ms. Bethamie Portner – portner_b@shaker.org
Days/Time: Monday through Friday during lunch
Profile: 6th grade students have the opportunity to challenge their problem solving and visual reasoning skills by completing puzzles.

 Advisor: Dan Farinacci
2017-18 production: The Lion King
Profile: The Drama Club informational meetings have taken place and the completed permission forms are due by Friday, September 15th. The audition sign up forms are posted outside of the Science Lab. Students interested in acting roles only, need to sign up for an audition by September 19.
Set Design Advisor: Jim Carter 
Days/Time: Wednesdays in the auditorium
Profile: Paint sets for the Woodbury play. 
Fiddle Factory 
Profile: Please review this information sheet. Fiddle Factory will begin on Tuesday, September 19 in the Orchestra Room. Students are eligible to participate if they are experienced violin, viola, cello and bass players with knowledge of the D, G, and C Major Scales. Fiddle Factory will explore music from many genre's: Some styles include but not are not limited to: Irish, Scottish, Celtic and American Fiddle Tunes, bluegrass, jazz and pop tunes.
 Game Club

Advisor: Mrs. Heather Pincoe – pincoe_h@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday during lunch
Profile: 6th grade students can enjoy lunch with their friends while playing UNO, 24, Boggle and more!

Geography Bee

Advisors: Ms. Jessica Stephens – stephens_j@shaker.org and Mr. Lloyd Brooks - brooks_lo@shaker.org
Days/Time: January during lunch
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students. Individual Classroom Bees take place in December where the top two finishers from each Classroom Bee’s compete in a semi-finalist Grade Level Bee in January. Once the semi-finalists from each grade level are chosen, a final All School Bee is held where both 5th and 6th grade finalists compete against one another. The Grade Level Bee’s as well as the All School Bee’s are held during lunch periods and parents are invited to attend. The top Woodbury finisher will complete a 50 question multiple choice state qualifier test for the opportunity to compete as a state semi-finalist.

Homework Collaboration Club (Also homework Buddy Club/ Homework Club/ Homework helpers/ Homework Help)

Advisor: Contact Main Office
Days/Time: Monday – Friday during lunch
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students will have the opportunity to work on homework, projects, etc., with partners, independently or with teacher support. (check Lunch Bunch for specific grades and time)

Jazz Band

Advisor: Mr. Tom Deep – deep_t@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday after school
Profile: Audition required

5th & 6th grade students learn and play various jazz styles. Students must audition by picking up music from the band office. Auditions are held during student’s lunch period. Jazz band members perform with the 6th grade band at both the fall and spring concerts as well as performing at the Shaker Middle School Jazz Band competition.

Woodbury Volleyball Team

Advisor: Mrs. O'Leary-Stark and Ms. Lipovic
Days/Time: Wednesday after school
Profile: Girls only. Fundamental skills for Volleyball Club, team development, sportsmanship and motor skills/eye-hand coordination. Girls will participate in two local tournaments.

Lego Club

Advisor: Ms. Ruth Heide – heide_r@shaker.org
Days/Time: Thursday during lunch
Profile: 6th grade students may come during their recess time to build with Lego blocks that are provided.

Mindful Moment Oasis Room

Days/Time: 6th grade lunch, Monday-Friday
Model UN

Advisors: Mr. Robert Kaminski – kaminski_r@shaker.org
Mrs. Ruth Heide – heide_r@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday after school
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students become delegates of a selected nation in order to write, present and debate issues affecting the nations and peoples of the world. Students who want to serve as delegates at the Ohio Conference will travel to Columbus once during the year. The Model U.N. informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19 in the Woodbury Auditorium.

Mug Club

Advisor: Ms. Ruth Heide – heide_r@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday during lunch
Profile: 6th grade students enjoy a hot or cold beverage while enjoying being read to aloud.

Open Computer

Advisor: Mr. Jason Bednar – bednar_j@shaker.org
Days/Time: Monday through Friday during lunch
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students may work on projects or engage in supervised computer activities.

Open Library

Advisor: Mr. Robert Kaminski – kaminski_r@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesday through Friday during lunch
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students may come to the library to work on specific classroom assignments, complete projects, work on the computer, check out books or enjoy silent reading time.

Operation Beautiful (Girls Discussion Group)

Days/Time: 5th grade girls – Week A on Wednesday after school
Advisor: Ms. Michelle Ayers – ayers_m@shaker.org
6th grade girls – Week B on Wednesday after school
Profile: The girls will meet once a week to explore topics related to becoming educated independent young ladies. Once a month, our high school girls will meet with our girls to discuss how to develop a healthy self-image and make positive choices.

Reading and Succeeding

Days/Time: Monday, week A
Profile: A chance for students to have the library resources and Mr. Kaminski's help all to themselves. Students will explore ways to find books that interest them through games and online tools.
Robotics Club

Days/Time: Wednesday after school
Profile: 5th and 6th grade students will build and program Lego Robots with motors and gears that can move cans! Participants will work in teams and compete against each other.

Running Club

Advisors: Mrs. Libby Dang – dang_l@shaker.org
Mrs. Kristina Hayward – hayward_k@shaker.org
Days/Time: Begins in Spring – Tuesday and Wednesday after school
Profile: 5th and 6th grade students. The emphasis is on fitness and creating a positive attitude towards exercise. Students may participate and prepare for a marathon relay in May. Practice is held outside unless there are severe weather conditions so students need to be prepared with proper attire. A permission slip signed by a parent must be returned. Parent volunteers are encouraged to participate in Running Club to assist with the multiple fitness levels.

Science Club

Days/Times: Fall & Spring sessions – Thursdays after school
(Limited space- members chosen by lottery)
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students will explore various areas of science through hands-on experiments and projects over the course of nine weeks. Science Club begins after Science Olympiad tryouts are complete (in October). Student who are interested in participating in Science Club must read and return a signed Information/Interest Form (available online and outside the Science & Design Lab). Returned forms will be entered into the drawing of names for each session.

Science Olympiad

Advisor: Mrs. Jackie Scanlon – scanlon_j@shaker.org
Days/Time: One day per week after school
Profile: Permission slip required – limited space
5th & 6th grade students will try-out to earn a space on the Science Olympiad team, which competes in the Northeast Ohio Science Olympiad Competition in February or March. Informational flyers are available from the Woodbury Science Specialist. An information meeting for students is held once during the 5th and 6th grade lunch periods. Students should listen to morning announcement for meeting time. Students will select 5 events to try out for from an informational packet and are given up to two weeks to prepare for tryouts. Students set their own try out schedule during their lunch period or after school and should listen to announcements for further information. At the completion of tryouts, coaches score the events and team selection is based on point performance. Team selections are completed by the end of October and students are placed in events based on preference, performance, and event schedule the day of the Olympiad. The team meets once per week, unless additional practices are needed prior to competition. Information is available on the Woodbury homepage.

Sketchbook Committee

Advisor: Mrs. Deanna Clemente Milne – clemente_d@shaker.org
Days/Time: Every other Tuesday After School (Week B) – Begins by October 28th
Profile: Sketchbook Committee is looking for 6th graders who have an immense passion for drawing! This club organizes the monthly drawing contests for all of Woodbury! Students will determine the monthly drawing themes, judge the artworks, and create a digital video (that incorporates voice, visual imagery, and music) to showcase the student winners' artworks. Permission slips are available outside the art room doors and online. This club meets every other Tuesday (Tuesdays of Week B) after school (3-3:50 p.m.) and late buses are available. Permission Slips must be turned in by 3 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017.  To ensure fairness, a lottery system will be used. For any questions, please contact Deanna Clemente Milne

Ski/Snow Board Club

Advisors: Mrs. Darlene Lipovic – lipovic_d@shaker.org
Mrs. Sherri Jarvie – jarvie_s@shaker.org
Days/Time: Monday after school – Begins in January
Profile: Registration Required – limited space. 5th & 6th grade students will ride a charter bus to ski/snowboard at Boston Mills Ski Resort for six Mondays beginning in January. This club offers students the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard through a lesson based program. There will be a cost associated with this club. Registration begins during in October and is on a first come, first serve basis to the first 100 students. Payment is required at the time of registration. There will be an additional fee for the bus.

Softball Club

Advisor: Sean Harnish and Todd Keitlen 
Days/Times: Tuesdays after school, Woodbury front lawn
Profile: 5th and 6th grade girls are invited to work on hitting, throwing, pitching and fielding. No experience necessary. Participants only need a glove.
Student Council

Advisors: Mrs. Heather Pincoe – pincoe_h@shaker.org
Mrs. Val Libman – libman_v@shaker.org
Mrs. Betsy Brindza – brindza_b@shaker.org
Days/Time: Meet once a month during school year.
Profile: 5th and 6th grade students have the opportunity to serve as a member of Student Council. Student representatives are selected by peers from each classroom. Classroom Reps attend monthly meetings and report the proceedings back to classrooms. Representatives will assist with various service projects throughout the year. 5th grade students have the opportunity to run for an elected office on the Student Council Leadership Team for the following school year. Students campaign, prepare and present a speech to the 5th grade body and an election is held in May during the lunch period.

 Tennis Club 

Advisor: Al Slawson 
Days/Time: Tuesdays after school, Woodbury upper gym
Profile: Improve tennis skills through instruction and practice
Woodbury Coders
Advisor: Mr. Jason Bednar – bednar_j@shaker.org
Days/Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students will learn about different coding skills, both drag and drop and written. They will work through different programs that will teach the basics of coding, as well as providing challenges for more experienced coders.

Woodbury Orchestra Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Advisor: Mr. Michael McDonough – mcdonough_m@shaker.com
Days/Time: Wednesdays after school. Will start in November.
Profile: 5th & 6th grade orchestra members are invited to join. You will play music side by side with orchestra members from the High School, make new friends, help others and get great practice tips from orchestra mentors. Begins Wednesday, September 20 in the Orchestra Room. Please complete this permission form

Woodbury Wavemakers

Advisors: Mr. Todd Keitlen – keitlen_t@shaker.org
Mrs. Christine Farren – farren_c@shaker.org
Days/Time: Monday through Friday during lunch
Profile: 6th grade students raise awareness and knowledge in the area of water scarcity all over the world. This program will include fundraising to help build wells in Uganda. It will empower students to help both their local community and worldwide.

Woodbury Woodshed

Advisor: Mr. Daniel DeJohn – dejohn_d@shaker.org
Days/Time: Thursday after school
Profile: 5th & 6th grade students with an interest in “rock” instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums), and to get together and make music. Students will learn how to “jam” with fellow musicians. The students will take time to learn about some of the most influential Rock “n” Roll musicians. Additionally, students will learn to play songs of their choice, as well as scales/chord formations needed to improvise with classmates. Begins Thursday, September 14. Please bring your own guitar.

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