Photography Club meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Each week we learn a new photo technique and focus on using that technique to learn how to take visually interesting and artistic photographs. We also use a photo editing software to learn basic editing skills as well as how to create unique and creative images.
Art club for 3rd and 4th grade students meets on Thursdays from 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM. The students focus on independent art activities as well as crafts where they learn to make things they can make at home with common materials or functional things that are considered Art as well as serving a purpose.
Pep Band Club
Pep band includes all band instruments. It is a band that works mainly on "pep" tunes, which are used at pep rallies and events such as these. It is very similar to marching band, but plays at indoor events and members don't march a halftime show. The 6th-8th grade students are allowed to participate in this club.
Students watch and discuss anime, a stylized Japanese form of animation.
Girls on the Run
Girls are inspired to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. Practice starts on March 6th and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM.
The basketball season consists of 8 games plus playoffs, played on Saturdays against the other Constellation middle schools. Practices are held 3 days a week during the fall with a skills camp on Mondays during the winter and spring. Students develop perseverance, athletic ability, and sportsmanship.
The volleyball season consists of 9 games plus playoffs, played on Saturdays against the other Constellation middle schools.
The WCSA Cheerleading program is tailored to every ability level in grades 6th-8th. Concentration is on the development of each individual in a positive, fun-filled atmosphere. Whether a beginner or experienced, this program will offer the opportunity to learn new cheers and develop new skills in the areas of jumps, dance, teamwork and coordination, while at the same time building self-confidence and encouraging the development of outgoing personality and leadership skills.
Cheerleading tryouts are held in the spring for the following season since the cheerleaders attend cheer camp for three days each summer. At camp they learn from current and former collegiate cheerleaders. A comprehensive evaluation will be completed by teachers to make sure they have the character and work ethic required to be a WCSA cheerleader. The cheerleaders are role models for our whole school and are expected to take their position of leadership seriously.
Students receive training to promote safety for their peers throughout the school day.
Students prepare for competition at their school fair, the All Constellation Science Fair, and the Charter School Fair. They learn about competition, science theory, and sportsmanship.
Students participate in their school spelling bee with the opportunity to advance to the All Constellation Spelling Bee. They learn about competition, spelling strategies, and sportsmanship.
Student Council is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Students participating in all levels of the Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Council members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behavior through their words and actions. Members will participate in activities which serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behavioral environment of school.
This club will help to develop positive attitudes and to practice good citizenship; promote harmonious relations throughout the entire school; improve student/faculty relationships; improve school morale; provide a forum for student expression; and plan special events or projects. The objectives of student council are to provide a democratic form in which students can address those school related issues, which affect their lives; create and maintain open communication between students and school staff; and train students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship. Meetings are monthly on Mondays, after school until 5:00 PM.
Celine R. - President
Reina N. - Vice President
Danielle M. - Secretary
Taylor W. - Treasurer
Power of the Pen
Power of the Pen is an interscholastic writing program that is offered to 7th and 8th graders throughout the state of Ohio. Within the comprehensive program, students spend 40 minutes writing to a prompt that is given to them on the day of the competition; they repeat this cycle several times throughout the day, eventually receiving awards at the end if they have shown amazing writing skill. PoP is more concerned with the elements of good writing, rather than the mechanics.
This program is useful for helping young writers find their creative voice and can teach them how to sharpen their minds as well. We practice every other Friday from 3:45 PM to 4:50 PM, and use the time for writing to prompts, critiquing others' writing, and learning what will make or break a great essay. Our goals for this year are to have at least 2 students place highly at the competition and to grow as writers, both in and out of the regular classroom.