ACTIVITIES [Clubs & Sports]
Please read the Daily AnnouNcements or Schoology for updated information on meeting times and clubs. Not all clubs have meeting times yet or are meeting this Trimester. The clubs that are on the Daily AnnouNcements or Schoology will provide you up-to date information about clubs that are meeting.
Clubs and Study Halls
Clubs and Study Halls will begin on Monday. August 21st. The clubs and study halls run from 2:30 PM-3:15 PM. Students do not need to sign up for clubs or study halls. Please check announcements for updated club meeting dates.
There will be buses available for students who qualify for bussing during the school year. If students are NOT a bus rider to and from school, they are unable to take the activity bus.
Please note that the office closes at 3:30 PM every day.
Be sure to know where study hall will be meeting that day! [Study Hall Locations]
CURRENT CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Acceptance Club: Come join our student-led club and be part of creating a safe, welcoming, and accepting space for our LGBTQ+ peers and allies! Everyone is welcome! We will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Pinta’s room 242 from 2:30-3:15. Start date August 23rd.
After School Sports: In after school sports students will participate and experience a number of sports and games. We will work collaboratively to choose which activities we will participate in on a weekly basis. Students looking to join this club will learn about how to be a good teammate, rules to various games, and a variety of important sport specific skills. Come to after school sports to have fun and play games with your friends and meet new people! This club is open to all grades. We will meet Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15 starting August 30th.
Art Fair Club: This club is for 7th and 8th grade students. The club is similar to an open studio time where students work independently. Students will get to choose their own materials and projects. The goal of the club is for students to create 3-4 pieces of art for display at a Twin Groves art show in March. We will meet on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:15 in the art room #41. Students do not need to attend both days or every week but must be able to complete at least 3-4 projects. Start date is August 30th.
Authors and Artists: **This is not a doodling club.** If you like to write and/or draw, come to Authors and Artists Club! Meetings will showcase different types of creative writing to try, or you can work on something you’ve already started. We will meet every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:15 in Mrs. Huberty’s room 227. All grades are welcome, and you are not required to attend every week. Start date is Wednesday, August 23rd.
Board Game Club: The Board Game Club will be a chance for you to get together with friends to play some classic board games. We will also have a featured game each meeting which will be a chance to play something you probably never have before. The club will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in room 208 with Mr. Siemsen. Start date is September 6th.
Catalyst Club: This is our drug prevention club. Students can come and learn more about making positive decisions that will affect our community. Help build school spirit the drug free way. Meetings typically meet once a month on Wednesdays beginning in September. See Mr. Leven in room 201 with any questions.
Chorus: Do you love to sing with your friends?! Now is your chance to find your voice and join Twin’s very own Colts Choir! We will have 2-3 performances throughout the year in the large gym. All grades are welcome! 6th Grade singers will meet every week on Thursdays, starting August 31st, from 2:30 to 3:15 and 7th/8th Grade singers will meet on Wednesdays, starting August 30th, from 2:30 to 3:15 in Mr. Barrett’s Music room 43. Email Mr. Barrett if you have any questions! [email protected]
Coding Club: Coding Club will introduce students to the basics of coding while developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students will also get the opportunity to show off their creativity. Meetings will take place in Mrs. Grutza’s room 124 on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15. Start date is Wednesday, August 30th.
Craft Club: Enjoy doing arts & crafts? Craft club is for you! We will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Maier’s Room 241 (Spanish Hallway) from September - December. Students will enjoy making crafts, origami, jewelry, and more! Check the announcements weekly to sign up for each craft so we have enough supplies prepared.
Cricket Club: Join this new club at Twin Groves! We will learn to play the game of Cricket. No equipment is needed as we have everything you will need to play this sport. We will begin in TBD. See Mr. Leven for details.
Culture Club: Do you like learning about different cultures and traditions? Culture club is for you and is open to all students. We will meet Mondays from 2:30-3:15. We explore different cultures through crafts, games and food. Contact Mrs. Papson with any questions. Our first meeting will be on Monday, September 18th.
Dance Club: Be a part of the Twin Groves Dance Team and perform at halftime of the boys’ basketball games. All seventh and eighth graders can try out. Practices are Mondays - Thursdays from 3:15-4:30. We typically have two games a week. Season runs from late October until mid-December. Everyone MUST have a sports physical on file in order to participate. See the sports page for more information.
Debate Club: Debate Club will empower students to tactfully argue and debate matters in a structured setting against their peers. We will prepare to defend both sides of topics, even if one does not agree with the stance. Debates will be one team against another team. During practices, students will learn how to complete scholarly research, cooperate and work together, use quality evidence to back up claims, how to speak persuasively, learn debating steps and process, and how to use arguments in a logical and convincing manner. This is only a club, not a competition such as the Debate Team at SHS. At this level it’s not so much about “winning” but rather obtaining critical skills that will serve students well into their future. Daily announcements will inform when meetings will take place. See or contact Mr. Dahlstrom or Mrs. Kopacz with any questions. Start date is September 14th.
FACS Club: Who loves to cook! Join us for FACS club in the TASOL room. We will be trying out new recipes and learning different cooking techniques. Club for 7/8th grade will be on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15 starting on 8/30. Sixth grade will start after Winter Break.
Fall Play: Calling all actors! We will start with an informational meeting on August 28th from 2:30-3:15 in Ms. Tristano’s room 244. Come play some drama games and practice reading lines before auditions start on August 31st and September 7th. The Fall play is open to all grade levels and acting abilities.
Guitar Club: Do you play guitar? Are you interested in learning the basics? Come jam with guitar club from 2:30 to 3:15 in the tech lab starting in September (dates TBD)! You do not need to bring a guitar and ANY experience level is welcome! See Mr. Maddox for more information. Start date is September 11th.
History Fair: Become a student historian this year by joining History Fair. This year's theme is Turning Points in History. This year’s theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance. Students can work independently or in groups to create an inquiry project to compete in the regional fair in the spring. We will meet once a week on Mondays starting August 28th. We will meet from 2:30-3:15 in room 105. Hope to see you there.
Lego Club: If you like to use your imagination and build with Legos, this club is for you! We meet every Monday from 2:30-3:15 in Mrs. Huberty’s room 227. Students can join at any time during the year, and all grades are welcome to attend. Start date is August 28th.
Math Club: The Purpose of Math Club is to develop students’ level of Math skills and knowledge. Students will cooperatively work to complete Logic and Math Puzzles. Math Club will support classroom learning, enrich their skills with higher order thinking, and prepare students for future Math Competitions. Math Competitions include AMC 8, Mathcounts, and a Stevenson Consortium tests. Math Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested and we will meet every other Monday starting in the middle of September.
Meteorology, Weather and Astronomy Club: New after school club! Do you enjoy or like to explore weather, weather patterns, satellite images, cloud formations, radar, or forecast maps? How about hurricanes and other severe weather events? Maybe earthquakes or oceanography? Perhaps vulcanism? Amazing space science and astronomy discoveries and images? Look up your Sky View forecast! We will explore, share, and “show and tell” a variety of fascinating links, information, resources, and Apps, including events in the news or other current happenings. This club will meet on alternating Wednesdays or Thursdays. Drop in anytime. Follow the announcements for meeting dates, or check in with Mr. Dahlstrom, room 203, with any questions! [email protected]
Newspaper Club: Newspaper Club will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:15 in the Tech Lab. Our goal is to publish the Twin Groves Times three times a year. Students in The Newspaper Club are responsible for choosing the topics of the articles, creating all of the content, collecting photos and videos to add and also editing everything before we publish. The Newspaper is in a digital format, so all work is done using the collaborative site Canva. Come join us starting Monday, September 11th to learn more!
Peer Buddies Club: Attention 7th graders! Come join us in participating in the Peer Buddy Program. This program is an opportunity for you to assist students with disabilities in building social skills, fitness skills, team-building skills, and friendships! What is a peer buddy? A peer buddy is a role model, friend, leader, and responsible peer. Come join us in creating a more inclusive community! This program will take place once a week during 7th grade FLEX. First meeting will be September 17th. See Mrs. Gustin in PE with questions.
Pickleball Club: Pickleball club is an opportunity to practice playing pickleball just for fun with other students in the building. Students of any grade level will learn the rules of the game, practice skills, and start playing the game with others. Please listen to the announcements as we will be alternating club days between Wednesdays and Thursdays and there will be directions for sign ups. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Williams or Mrs. Koulentes. Start date is Wednesday, August 30th.
Scholastic Bowl: Interested in showing off your trivia knowledge? We want YOU on OUR team! Scholastic Bowl is a quiz-based team competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts, and a section for miscellaneous questions. Our season runs mid-February through May, with tryouts at the end of January. Tryouts are by subject area and will include both a written test and a practice round. Stay on the lookout for updates!
Science Club: Are you curious about the secrets of the universe? Do you love conducting experiments and uncovering the mysteries of the natural world? If so, The Science Club is the perfect place for you! Embark on a thrilling journey of exploration, where you'll dive into the exciting realms of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and more! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into captivating hands-on experiments with a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for science. Collaborate with new friends on exciting projects and develop teamwork skills that will benefit you in any field. You will also be able to design, test, and present your OWN experiment that you will work on throughout the year! We will meet twice a month on the first and last Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:15 in room 122. First meeting will be September 26th. So, if you're ready to explore, experiment, and ignite your love for science, join the Middle School Science Club today! For more information reach out to Mrs. Herrmann and be on the lookout for any updates to come!
Science Olympiad: The Science Olympiad team is composed of students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade that are interested in a wide range of scientific and engineering fields. The team competes in 23 different events. Event topics include the following content areas: Life, Personal and Social Science; Earth and Space Science; Physical Science and Chemistry; Technology and Engineering; and Inquiry and Nature of Science. Event competitions include knowledge tests, laboratory experiments, and demonstration of prebuilt machines. Tryouts will begin in October, please stay on the lookout for updates. Students will train for their events from October through March. The regional competition is held in March and the State Competition is held in April at the University of Illinois.
Service Learning Club: If you would like to help others and give back to the community and world around you, this may be the club for you! We will have different focuses throughout the year based on student interests. We will meet on Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the school year. We may also meet on the weekends at various locations to volunteer with parent permission slips. Please watch the announcements to learn about meetings. It will start the week of September 5th. See Mrs. Koulentes with questions. [email protected]
Ski Club: Here is your chance to spend some time on the ski slopes in Southern Wisconsin. We will take a total of three trips this ski season for an afternoon and evening filled with skiing/snowboarding, fun, and laughs. Hang out with your friends from school and enjoy the weather. Whether you are a beginner or expert, come out and enjoy the fun. Ski season begins early January and is held on a Friday from 2:30-11pm. Messages will begin to appear in Schoology in December.
Spanish Club: All Twin students are welcome to join us for a weekly Spanish club. We will participate in cultural & language-focused activities such as making Papel Picado, tasting foods from Spanish-Speaking countries like horchata or pan dulce, listening to Spanish music, playing games in Spanish, watching videos/movies in Spanish, and furthering our Spanish knowledge through fun conversational practice activities. Meetings will take place in Señorita Tristano’s room 244 on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15. Start date is Wednesday, August 23rd.
Spirit Club: This club will be based on teacher recommendations. Students will be asked to participate to help plan games, events, and assemblies which promote a positive culture and community at Twin Groves. We are looking for students with strong leadership and organizational skills, creative ideas, and integrity. Sponsors are Mr. Williams, Ms. Baker and Mrs. Koulentes.
Spring Musical: Have you ever wanted to perform on Broadway? Do you like to sing and dance? Come audition for the next best thing, the Twin Groves Spring Musical, tryout date TBD(watch the announcements after winter break! Starting in March, rehearsals will be in Mr. Barrett’s room 43. The show opens the first weekend in May, so we better see you all there. Be on the lookout for more information about auditions later this school year! We will be giving out hints about the show every week in Choir!
Stock Market Club: Come join this club and learn about corporations and companies and how they make money for their shareholders. This club will look at charts/data and historical trends in order to see when a good time to buy and sell stocks/mutual funds are. You will also be competing in a virtual competition in which you get $100,000 to invest in stock and mutual funds. This is a nationwide competition. First meeting is Wednesday, August 30, and we will meet every other week. Meeting time is 2:30-3:15 on Wednesday. Sponsor is Mr. Leven, room 201.
Student Leadership-6th Grade: We are looking for sixth graders interested in peer tutoring other students during Flex, as well as planning and teaching SEL lessons. YLP members must attend two meetings per month on Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 and maintain eligibility requirements. There will be an application in the announcements in October. Sponsor is Mrs. Didech, room 224.
Student Leadership-7th Grade: We are looking for seventh graders interested in peer tutoring other students during Flex, as well as planning and teaching SEL lessons. YLP members must attend two meetings per month on Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 and maintain eligibility requirements. There will be an application in the announcements throughout September. First meeting will be on October 5th. Sponsor Ms. O'Rourke, Learning Center.
Student Leadership-8th Grade: Eighth graders interested in helping others should join YLP. There will be opportunities to tutor fellow students and participate in community service to strengthen our Twin Groves community. We will meet once a week on Wednesday from 2:30-3:15 in room 105. Check morning announcements for application information. Sponsor is Ms. Leone, room 105.
Variety Show: At the end of the school year, students are given the opportunity to share their talent with the school by submitting a video clip to the sponsors which is then added to the All-School Variety Show. We have such a talented group of students! In the past acts have included: art, singing, musical instruments, dance, magic, acting, etc. Variety show will start at the end of April. Please reach out to the sponsors if you have any questions. Mrs. Didech, Mr. Williams and Mrs. Koulentes.
Yearbook: Come be a part of the yearbook committee. This is your chance to create your student-run yearbook for Twin Groves. You will be responsible for taking pictures, creating pages in the yearbook, and editing your pages. We will begin meeting on Mondays starting the end of August once a week until the end of February. See Mr. Leven for details.
Yoga & Mindfulness Club: Please join us to relax, de-stress, have fun, and practice your yoga skills! We will meet once per week from 2:30-3:15pm when we return from winter break (beginning in January 2024 until the end of the school year). You may join us at any point! Start date is January 11th.
- To obtain a Work Permit for a student, please contact the front office at (847) 821-8946 or email [email protected]
- Please have the following paperwork ready: Letter of intent from employer and a current health physical
- Parent Permission Required Consent Form
- Formulario de permiso de los padres para que su estudiante participe en actividades atleticas y deportes
- Concussion Info/Parent Sign-Off Form [Informacion sobre la Conmoncion Cerebral]
- Driving Directions to Area Middle Schools
To try-out/participate, students are required to have a current year physical on file with the nurse.
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|Boys Soccer (fall) Cross Country (fall)|
|Wrestling (winter)||Boys Volleyball (spring)||7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball (winter)|
Scholastic Bowl (late fall)
|7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball (winter)|
|Dance Club (winter)||Track and Field (spring)|