Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.
Beginning Band: The Beginning Band at Walter C. Young is comprised of students in their first year of playing an instrument. The Beginner Band performs at the winter and end-of-year concerts. No previous instrument experience is required.
Concert Band: The Concert Band is comprised of all eligible 2nd-year band students. Students in this ensemble have at least one year on their instrument. The Concert Band performs at the winter and end-of-year in-house concerts and may attend the Music Performance Festival in March.
Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is Walter C. Young's premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of 7th and 8th-grade students who consistently display instrumental excellence. In very rare circumstances, a 6th-grade student may be selected to perform with this ensemble. Members of the Symphonic Band are chosen through an audition process and are held to strict attendance requirements. Students in this ensemble are expected to be available for sectional work and rehearsals before and/or after school. Symphonic Band members audition for the Florida All-State Band and the Broward County Honor Band and participate in the Broward Solo & Ensemble Festival. The Symphonic Band performs at the spring and end-of-year concerts, special performances with Flanagan High School Bands, and performs at the Music Performance Festival in March.
Best BuddiesSponsor: Ms. BoosBi-Monthly Activities on Fridays throughout the school year.Best Buddies is open to all students in grades 6-8 who apply online to be part of the program and complete the training sessions. We will hold at least two activities per month with additional opportunities, if interested. The school will be part of the local Best Buddies Walk.
Our chess team is an open club for all students in Grades 6 through 8 who want to learn the game of chess, compete in school and at-large tournaments, and hold a 2.0-grade point average.
Sponsor: Ms. Williams
Meeting Time: TBA in Room 709
The goal of the First Priority Club is to connect the church to reach the campus for Christ! Student-led clubs meet every week on public middle and high school campuses and the Gospel is shared each month. First Priority builds a bridge from the campus to the church, where students can be disciplined and nurtured in a local body of believers.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA]
The Walter C. Young Middle School Chapter of Florida Educators of America is a club designed for aspiring educators and students who want to make a difference in their school and community. Students work together on service projects designed to make the school and the world a better place.
MEMBERSHIP: Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join. Active members are those who have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate satisfactory conduct.
The chapter plans and coordinates school and community projects that will enable active members to earn service hours.
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.)
Sponsor: Mrs. Goulet
Meeting Time: Monthly every 1st Thursday of the month for all members. Officers will meet every 4th Thursday. (Beginning 10/12)
Meeting Location: 513
NJHS is one of the nation’s premier organizations that recognize outstanding middle school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Students get involved in community service projects such as beach cleanups, food drives, walk-a-thons for cancer, or tree planting for environmental improvement. To become a member, students must maintain a 3.5-grade point average and complete 30 hours of community service before May 1 in order to participate in an induction ceremony. The organization is open to 7th and 8th graders who plan to meet the criteria. Sixth graders are invited to attend the meetings after the first term.
Sponsor: Ms. Bernard-Mark
The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. It is to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, and aid the civic community with its comprehension of science. It is to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.
Sponsor: Ms. Kosarowicz
Welcome to Scrabble clubs, an after-school activity growing in popularity with educators and students. The goal of Scrabble Clubs is to engage students in a co-curricular activity that is fun and that builds important academics such as vocabulary, language, and math skills. Principals and teachers like that playing Scrabble builds spelling, vocabulary, and social skills, and can give students a chance to compete against other schools.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Sponsor: Ms. Kolsch
S.G.A. is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable experiences for every student at WCYMS. By encouraging involvement, we provide a medium for all students to become active in the workings of our community. This includes hosting a number of inclusive activities such as Spirit Week, pep rallies, and much much more. Not only do we bridge the gap between students and administration, but we are also involved members of our community. On an annual basis, WCYMS SGA participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our participants to service and learning. Every year our goal is to improve the lives of our student and faculty population by implementing creative and fun ideas to make each year unforgettable!