Young Picasso Art Club
Young Picasso's meet every Wednesday to explore different mediums of art and art appreciation. Our topics cover basic skills and our projects are often driven by what the children want to learn most from the realm of art.
This STEM based club meets one to two times a month. We work in conjunction with the NASA Glenn Research and Development Center to complete challenges developed by NASA. We are also coding this year.
Middle school students of all grade levels meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM to participate in group gaming activities including Pokémon Go, chess, and other various board and card games. Students as a group decide which games will be played when, and can choose to bring in their own games to share with others.
Once a month 7th and 8th graders meet to debate various topics. The students research on their own and when they arrive to the club they randomly pick if they are for or against the topic. There are four rounds during the debate and at the end a winning team will be picked and the new topic will be assigned.
Power of the Pen
This is an Ohio award winning educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing with district, regional, and state competitions. Students attend competitions in which they are a part of a community of student writers. This group meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We have had both regional and state qualifiers as well as students who had their work published.
This is the student council group for Westpark Middle. We meet once a month on a Tuesday from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. The group plans and coordinates the monthly spirit assemblies and spirit weeks (Red Ribbon Week, Charter School Week, etc). We decorate lockers, the school, and school dances, contributing to the overall increase in positivity at Westpark. We also plan activities to raise money for outside organizations such as Childhood Cancer Awareness, Veterans, and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
The basketball season consists of 8 games plus playoffs, played on Saturdays against the other Constellation middle schools. Students develop perseverance, athletic ability, and sportsmanship.
Students meet at least twice a week to practice cheers and chants to promote school spirit, leading the crowd to cheer on the Westpark Warriors. The skills acquired improve teamwork and sportsmanship.
Girls on the Run (4th and 5th grade) and Girls on Track (6th - 8th grade)
This is a 10 week course that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs in the fall and spring. The core values strive to recognize power in decision making, embrace differences, nurture physical, emotional, and spiritual health, assume positive intentions, stand up for oneself and others. Learn. Dream. Live. Run
Students work together to plan, organize, and create the yearbook for staff and students to enjoy. It promotes creativity and collaboration.
Springboard Before & After School Program
The Springboard program provides activities based on academic research regarding student learning - academic skills, social-emotional development, physical well-being and healthy choices. Our programs deliver exciting, motivating and fun activities.