Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Students at Crestwood Middle School participate in a variety of extracurricular activities
to enrich and enhance their overall school experience.

Description of Clubs and Activities at CWM
Group Description Activities
Art Club
Ms. Yancey
Art club allows the students to explore the use of  various art media. Create drawings, paintings, ceramics, plaster  sculptures and crafts.
AVID
Mrs. Rew
The purpose of this club is to promote participation  of the AVID program and provide support during  and after school. The club will provide support for all AVID students for  the many AVID strategies they work on throughout the  year, promote community service, organize school wide  social functions and activities, and provide  leadership training through guest speakers or field  trips.
Chess Club
Mr. Linke
Students will learn to play chess or strengthen  their game-play through friendly competition. Informal tournament. Timed and alternate rule games for advanced players.
Debate Team
Mr. Riberdy
Researches and debates a national policy topic. (Requires try-out) Participates in City Debate tournament.
Forensics Team
Mrs. Madu and Mrs. Viola
Students interested in public speaking. (Requires try-out) Competes in poetry, prose, and original oratory.  Participates in City Forensics Tournament.
Junior Student to Student Program
Mrs. Windley
This group is comprised of volunteer students who  are trained to assist inbound and outbound  transitioning students with academics,  relationships, and just finding their way in a new  school environment.  The goal is to make new students feel welcomed,
comfortable, included and accepted into their new  school community as well as to help outbound students better prepare for transitioning to another school.
National Jr. Honor Society
Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Viola
Crestwood Middle School has a charter for this  prestigious national organization. Students must  have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be considered for  membership. The Faculty Council selects  members based on the pillars of Scholarship,
Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character.
Community service is a hallmark of the NJHS.  Members do the morning announcements, serve as  library assistants, help with the canned food drive, and
collect money for breast cancer research.
Sport Teams
Mrs. Burr and Mr. Kauffman
Students have the opportunity to try out for  various sports teams. Crestwood teams compete in the Chesapeake Middle  School League.
Steel Drum Band
Mr. Johnson
Students interested in playing steel drums. (Requires try-out) Performs at many school and community events.
STEM Robotics Club
Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Roy, and Mr. Scanlin
STEM Robotics Club introduces robotics to youth  ages 11 to 14 and develops interests in the fields  of science, technology, engineering, and math.  Members will cultivate decision-making, teambuilding, critical thinking, and communication skills while implementing an understanding of the scientific and engineering design processes. Robots will be designed, built, and programmed to perform assigned tasks.
Step Team
Ms. Barney, Mrs. Collaso-Whidbee, and Mrs. Crawley
The “Falcon Steppers” are a competition based group that performs the routines that are mostly based on the African art of stepping. Students will be required to act, sing and dance using all genres  of music. (Requires try-out) Performs at athletic events, pep rallies, assemblies, community events, and competitions.
Student Ambassadors
Mr. Purpora and Mrs. Windley
Strives to eliminate bullying at CWM by showing respect, bully-proofing bystanders, and sharing
coping strategies and problem solving techniques.
Criteria:
1. Good academic standing= 2.0 GPA
2. Good citizenship= no discipline referrals
3. Positive peer relationships
4. Teacher recommendations
Bullying Awareness Task Force
#Teean Living Rocks
Ms. Peak
Teen Living students who are interested in community service will have that opportunity as
club members.
CWM community service activities include an annual
Coat & Jeans Drive and keeping the flower garden by the  gymnasium entrance attractive and welcoming.  Additionally, students create items to donate to various charities like  sewing dog scarves for the animal shelter.

Last edited on 09/05/2017