Forensics - All grades - Fee
Participation in forensics will help improve student’s communication skills, could help improve grades and will introduce them to new friends. It encourages speaking to audiences, rewards for participationin speech activities and offers recognition for communication achievements. Students present material to be judged three times during a forensics meet. They attend an invitational as well as a statequalifying and state level meet. Topics range from speech, to interpretive pieces such as poetry, prose, storytelling, solo and group acting, and group topics. They have the opportunity to earn a forensicsmedal through their performance and meet attendance. The season ends with a parent night and medal award ceremony.
Odyssey of the Mind – All grades - Fee
Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is a fun, hands-on, problem-solving activity that gives students opportunities to be creative. Students work in a number of mediums to help solve a problem that they are given. Students eventually compete against other OM teams from around the region.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – All grades held on Wednesday – No Fee
Mentor Program – All grades – No Fee
Students from the Teacher Preparation program through UWEC help students with their school work.
National Junior Honor Society – 8th Grade Students – No Fee
The purpose of the NJHS shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render services, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship in students of South Middle School. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a majority vote of the faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be enrolled as a member of the 8th grade class. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school for one semester. Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least a 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence. Students who qualify academically and wish to be considered for NJHS must complete an information sheet as well as provide three completed recommendation forms.
Science Fair – All grades – No Fee
Students use the scientific method to explore a problem of their choice. Project areas include Inventions, Technology/Computers, Earth Science, Life Science, Mathematics, and Physical Science which aredisplayed and judged. Students are encouraged to work in groups.
Student Council – All grades – No Fee
Student Council is open to any student at South. Students must be in good standing, both academically and behaviorally. Student Council hopes to develop leadership skills, promote social activities, set goodexamples for the entire student body, improve student-faculty relations, and promote school spirit. South’s Student Council has an Executive Board that consists of 7th and 8th grade students. Resource Room Representatives are elected by peers from their respective resource room near the beginning of the school year.
The Tailfeather (Student Newspaper) – All grades – No Fee
Any South student can participate in layout, photography, articles, writing or distribution of our monthly newspaper.
Mathcounts – All grades – No Fee
Mathcounts is a national organization sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers. It s open to students in grades 6 to 8 who enjoy math and are looking for interesting, challengingproblems to solve. We meet once a week starting in October, and ending with our Regional Competition in February. All Mathcounts participants will have the opportunity to compete against students fromother area middle schools during the Mathcounts season. No matter what grade or level of math you are in, you are guaranteed to improve your math skills in Mathcounts!
Ski Club – All grades - Fee
It is a great opportunity to experience downhill skiing and snowboarding. We travel to Christie Mountain or Afton Alps. Our ski trips are always after school on a Friday evening. Trips are planned January through March of each school year. All students are welcome who are on Honor Level 1 or 2.
Special Olympics – All grades (special needs)
Variety Show – All grades – No Fee
Students perform a variety of acts during three shows, one evening to the public and two daytime shows to their peers. Students are encouraged to audition with an act (music, comedy, etc.) or as an emcee. Students are also needed for behind the scenes as the Tech Crew.
School Play – All grades – No Fee
Yearbook – All grades – No Fee
Jazz Club – 7th and 8th grade – No Fee
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Tech Club – All grades – No Fee
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Library CREW – All grades – No Fee
W.E.B – 8th grade – No Fee
WEB is a middle school transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. WEB is an acronym for Where Everybody Belongsand is formerly known as Welcome Every Body. Built on the belief that students want to and can help other students succeed, the WEB middle school transition program trains members of the 8th grade class tobe WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide 6th/7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. WEB's goal is to provide astructure in which students make real connections with each other. Through this program students learn that people at school care about them and their success.