Club List - 2017-2018
Inza R. Wood Middle School
There are so many ways to get involved here at Wood Middle School. Find a club or
three to get involved, make friends, and have a fantastic time! If you can’t find a club that
interests you, you might be able to start your own with the support of a staff member.
Club Name: Advanced Choir
When we meet: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00am-9:00pm
Supervising teacher: Ms. Kaeli Porter
What we do: Advanced choir is for students who are motivated and passionate about singing!! All
students who are involved in a music class (band, choir or orchestra) are invited to audition for this
fantastic experience!! We will learn tons of music, go on field trips, and represent our school at concerts
and festivals around the state!!
Club Name: Science Fair Club
Supervising Teacher: Ms. Haefner & Ms. Hanthorn
What we do: In this club, we will explore and investigate the world around us, focusing on inquiry
driven work through problem solving and engineering. You will discover the basic concepts of the
inquiry and engineering processes and will create a science project that includes discussion, research,
experimentation, reading and teamwork. The knowledge that you gain will help you to be more
successful at problem solving and creating and carrying out a scientific experiment, investigating and/or
solving problems. This club does require a weekly commitment from November through March and will
involve work outside of club meeting times such as collecting data.
Club Name: Library Leads
When we meet: Meet as needed, year-round
Supervising teacher: Teacher-Librarian
What we do: Library Leads take the reins in the library! We help with everything! Shelving and
organizing... reviewing books and making recommendations... This year we are playing a lead role in
running the Book Fair in Fall and Spring, and we have other literacy projects in the works! Join us any
time at lunch...!
Club Name: ORCA - Oregon Reader's Choice Award
When we meet: 1 Spring Meeting - Date/Time TBA
Supervising teacher: Teacher-Librarian
What we do: Jump into reading excellent books with the ORCA group! Over the course of the school
year, we read all 8 middle level ORCA books and earn a place on our end of year field trip to Powell's
bookstore in downtown Portland and a pizza lunch! Also, we are eligible to vote for our favorite book in
a real-life democratic process, weighing in with students across Oregon about which book is the best!
ORCA IS AWESOME!
Club Name: Wood Reads
When we meet: Meetings begin in the spring, Date/Time TBA
Supervising teacher: Teacher - Librarian
What we do: We select one book each year to read as an entire school! Every student and teacher gets
their own personal copy, lessons and assemblies are designed around this book, and we always invite the
author to come and meet us in the spring! If you'd like to be a part of piloting, discussing and selecting
next year's Wood Reads book, then this group is for you!
Club Name: OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)
When we meet: October through Spring, Depends on team
Supervising parents: Ms. Tina Moore and Ms. Angie Gibson
What we do: Battle of the Books is an exciting statewide tournament of reading. Quiz style battles will
be hosted at our school to find the team that knows the 2017-18 OBOB books the best. At Wood, we are
promoting Oregon Battle of the Books to all of our students. Parent permission slips and team forms are
available in the library and are due by November 3rd. If you have questions please contact Tina Moore,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-539-0580.
Club Name: Track & Field
When we meet: April-May, Monday-Friday after school
Supervising teacher: Ms. Allison Bonn-Savage, Ms. Justine
Sutton, Ms. Ashley Hafner, and Mr. Jesse Skinner.
What we do: During this eight week season students will learn to compete in the sport of track and
field. Events include the long jump, high jump, discus, shot put, hurdles and various distance and sprint
events. This is a great way for students to enjoy the adventurous, Oregon spring weather.
Club Name: Cross Country
When we meet: September-October, Monday-Friday after school
Supervising teacher: Mr. Jason Rasco, Ms. Allison Bonn-Savage, and Ms. Hafner
What we do: During this seven week season students will train and compete in up to six different
meets. The goal of our program is to help to develop a joy and passion for running while fostering a
Club Name: Homework Club
When we meet: Thursdays, 3:50 pm-5:10pm after school, year-round
Supervising teacher: Mr. Bell, Ms. Haefner and various teachers
What we do: Students have the opportunity to come in for extra help from various teachers to support
their classes. Students are expected to come with enough work to keep them busy for the full hour and
20 mins. They sign in on the SW porch and are expected to stay in the classroom the entire time.
Club Name: Jr. Scoop
When we meet: Year round
We meet the first Monday of the month with all members before school from 8am to 9am.
We make ice cream on Thursdays (4pm to 6pm) and Saturdays (7am to 9am).
The Design Team meets from 4pm to 5pm on Thursdays.
The Marketing Team meets from 8am to 9am on Fridays
Supervising teacher: Mr. Jordan Scoggins
What we do: Jr. Scoop is a nonprofit company that donates their time to make amazing ice cream and
learn business skills.
Club Name: Chess Club
When we meet: Thursdays, 8:00am-9:00am in the cafeteria / commons area.
Supervising parent: Mr. Jim Fitch, Rotary Chess Club Parent Advocate
What we do: Looking to improve your focus, ability to plan, ability to dominate your parents and
siblings in a fun yet challenging game? Then Chess Club is for you! We are looking for chess advisors
as well - both new and old. Need more info please contact Jim Fitch at email@example.com . Hope
to see you out there!
Club Name: Student Equity Team
When we meet: Fridays after school from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Mrs. Tyler’s room
Supervising teacher: Ms. Mariela Tyler
What we do: We meet once a week to learn about issues of equity and work together to do projects
around the school to help increase equity. We want all students to feel welcome and safe at Inza R.
Wood Middle School.
Club Name: Wood Ambassadors
When we meet: Every other Friday morning from 8:00 am-9:00 am
Supervising teacher: Ms. Wilson & Ms. Block
What we do: Wood Ambassador's are student leaders who look for ways to make learning at Inza Wood
M.S. a great experience for all school members.
Club Name: Spanish Club
When we meet: Every other Wednesday, from 4:00pm-5:10pm
Supervising teacher: Spanish Teachers
What we do: We meet to learn about the Spanish language and to learn about and celebrate the many
different cultures and countries where Spanish is spoken. The club last year organized a fantastic after
Club Name: Friday Futbol / Friday Soccer
When we meet: Fridays, 4:00pm-5:10pm on the baseball field
Supervising teacher: TBA
What we do: A group of students and teachers meet to play soccer every Friday after school. All skill
levels and abilities are welcome! Come out and enjoy the best way to finish up a school week with peers
and teachers. Soccer club is sponsored by Ms. Wood and takes place on the baseball field.