Co-Curricular

 

Key Club

Co-Sponsors: Dr. Nancy Hilbun, Mrs. Suzanne Winter, Mrs. Keli Myers, and Mr. Thomas Walton

Sponsor Email: 

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: Key Club is the primary Community Service Club for our school.  Students commit to participating and leading various service opportunities both on and off-campus.

Expectations of Students: Have to commit to a minimum of 30 service hours and at least 4 Key Club/School Sponsored Service events. To participate and have it count as a co-curricular students must commit to a minimum of 50 service hours and at least 4 Key Club/School Sponsored Service events. Each month a list of Key Club events is posted and offered as well as other various opportunities that come up for students to participate in. Students are encouraged to find their own areas to serve and support local nonprofits/charities.

Honor Council

Sponsor: Brent Daugherty

Sponsor Email: bdaugherty@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12, elected position

Overview: Student representatives elected to promote honesty and integrity.

Expectations of Students: Promote honesty and integrity among students

Student Government Association & Class Officers

Sponsor: Mrs. Tiffany Chapman

Sponsor Email: tchapman@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: These groups are elected student representatives which provides services to the school and community and organizes most student events.

Expectations of Students: Complete elected process in the Spring. Must meet criteria to run for a position. Must be active in completing duties presented by the SGA officers and adviser.

Student Bulldog Ambassadors

Sponsor: Dr. Kristin Odom and Mrs. Anne Stabeler

Sponsor Email: kodom@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 11-12

Overview: The Student Bulldog Ambassadors is an elite group of 11th and 12th grade students who represent the ideals and spirit of UMS-Wright. Mainly supporting the Admissions and College Counseling Offices, the Ambassadors act as liaisons for visitors to campus and lead rising freshmen in their transition to the upper school. In addition, they assist with on and off campus events, representing UMS-Wright and strengthening the bond within the school and our community. Students will have the opportunity to polish their interpersonal skills, advance communication skills, and have a lasting impact on students and families at UMS-Wright. Interviews and selection for the new class of Ambassadors typically takes place in mid spring.

Expectations of Students: Students must attend a required training and attend all assigned events. Students are responsible for making up any required work assigned by their teacher(s).

Peer Tutoring Program

Sponsor: Mrs. Meridy Jones

Sponsor Email: mjones@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: Pairing students in different subject areas across grade levels for extra help.

Expectations of Students: 50 hours of tutoring per year

Youth Judicial

Sponsor: Mr. Peter Wilson

Sponsor Email: PWilson@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: A mock trial program coordinated by the YMCA of Greater Montgomery with a statewide competition in Montgomery sometime in the late fall. Students work on a team made up of six members (3 attorneys, 3 witnesses), either for the prosecution/plaintiff or defense (determined by the YMCA, not UMS-Wright). To prepare for the mock trial competition in Montgomery, they will work largely on their own time, outside of school hours to prepare their case.

Expectations of Students: Students work mostly on their own time outside of school hours to prepare individually and as a team. Students required to attend the following meetings: (1) a program overview meeting in August for interested students; (2) an after-school meeting to read through the case and to register for the program and hotel rooms; (3) the district meeting sponsored by the YMCA, usually a Sunday afternoon in late September, where officials with the YMCA as well as youth judges explain the program, trial procedures, and courtroom decorum. Students encouraged to work with a local attorney - family member or friend - to prepare their case. I'm also available to work with teams after school. The school expects our teams to follow the program's rules and prepare to the best of their ability. The YMCA allots each school a certain number of slots in either the Premier or Major league. We may have to have tryouts if the number of teams signing up is greater than the slots we've been allotted. Should that be the case, students need to plan to try out in front of me and other faculty members.

Scholars’ Bowl

Sponsors: Mrs. Meredith Cullen, Mrs. Jana Price, and Mrs. Elizabeth Offerle

Sponsor Emails: mcullen@ums-wright.org, jprice@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Junior Varsity: 9-10 & Varsity: 11-12

Overview: Test your trivia knowledge of all academic areas of study by competing in teams at regional scholars’ bowl competitions against other area schools.

Expectations of Students: Weekly lunch time meetings and fields trips for meets.

Chess Team

Sponsors: Ms. Mary Franklin King & Mr. Paul Nager

Sponsor Emails: making@ums-wright.org & Paul.nager@austalusa.com

Grade Levels: 6-12

Overview: The UMS- Wright Chess Team is an excellent experience for students of many ages to learn, practice and master the rules and nuances of chess play. There are four matches throughout the year with two invitation-only Championship games. Feel free to contact him to set up additional work times.

Expectations Students: Weekly practice every Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, unless school is out for a holiday, or we are at a league match instead! Mandatory attendance at ALL league matches. Payment due by November 1st. Make a check payable to UMS-Wright, write “Chess Team Dues” on the “For” line, and submit to Ms. King so she can record who has paid. All players are expected to do some individual chess work/study/game play on their own. Good behavior is expected at practice and especially at matches. Take care of and help keep track of all UMS chess equipment. Experienced players are expected to take notation of their competitive games for review with their coach. New players will be taught how to take notation in due time.

The Spanish Circle

Sponsor: Mrs. Chelsea Lawrence

Sponsor Email: clawrence@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Enrollment in a Spanish course is not required

Overview: Provide students unique opportunities in order to enhance their studies of the Spanish language and cultures while simultaneously making a positive and lasting impact on UMS-Wright and the Spanish-speaking communities in our area.

Expectations of Students: $25 fee. Students must log at least 50 hours of involvement during the year to earn their pin. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during the school year both during the week after school and on weekends. Weekly opportunities include La mesa de español (Spanish conversation group) and Spanish Peer Tutoring. On a quarterly or semester basis we will engage with guest speakers, local events, and service opportunities within the UMS-Wright and local Mobile-area Spanish-speaking communities, and much more!

French Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Savannah Bryant

Sponsor Email: sbryant@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: Are you enrolled in a French class? Fascinated by French and Francophone culture? Excited by unique learning experiences? Interested in our connections to countries around the world? If you answered OUI to any of the above, then French Club is the group for you!

Expectations of Students: Meet once a month to engage in culturally enriching activities with roots in French and Francophone societies. You do not have to be enrolled in a French class to join.

Sign Language Club

Sponsor: Sra. Mary King and Sra. Chelsea Lawrence

Sponsor Email: making@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: By learning how to sign, members will learn a strong appreciation and understanding for deaf culture, along with promoting the understanding and appreciation of the language among others. We will discuss specific topics, play games, or learn about ASL in our community.

Expectations of Students: Biweekly meetings during lunch in either Señora Lawrence or Señora King’s classrooms to discuss a particular topic in ASL.

Sports Information Department

Sponsor: Mr. Brent Daugherty

Sponsor Email: bdaugherty@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 8-12

Overview: Students participate in digital production for sports teams. Students operate cameras and video equipment for the football digital scoreboard; record games and make videos for teams; take pictures at games.

Expectations of Students: Students may choose to work individual events for service hours. To receive co-curricular credit, students must work 30 hours throughout the year.

All UMS-Wright Boys and Girls Athletic Teams count as a Co-Curricular

Club Lacrosse

Sponsor: Mr. Brent Daugherty

Sponsor Email: bdaugherty@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: Lacrosse Athletic Team

Expectations of Students: Spring Sport; practice four nights a week, 5:00-8:00pm; games during the week or weekend; weekend games are often overnight trips

Fishing Team

Sponsor: Mr. Mike Blaylock

Sponsor Email: mblaylock@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: Tournament style fishing with two-man teams and up to six-man teams, Each team must have a vessel and a captain of the vessel who is a parent of participant or family member of participant 25 years or older no exceptions, must have vessel license and insurance for vessel.

Expectations of Students: Participants/teams must take care of tournament fees and all paperwork for each tournament, must enter in two or more tournaments to qualify for state, practice as much as possible with team, must let teachers know prior to any school absences as well as upper school office, must have team jerseys with Bass Nation approved sponsorship, UMS-Wright Logo and approved markings.

Dance Team

Sponsor: Mrs. Shay Owen

Sponsor Email: sowen@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: Competition dance

Expectations of Students: must enroll in after school dance and compete in two dance competitions

The Spirit Pack

Sponsor: Mrs. Christin Skidmore

Sponsor Email: cskidmore@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: This is a co-curricular for students to support and encourage other students representing UMS-Wright on the field, court, and stage!

Expectations of Students: Meetings will be held every other Thursday during lunch to make signs for events or for members to ask questions

Upper School Theatre Guild

Sponsor: Mrs. Margaret Delaney

Sponsor Email: mdelaney@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12

Overview: All students are eligible to audition to be cast members or sign up to be crew members for both the fall show and the spring show. We do not turn anyone away and have room for all who are interested. For this year, the fall show is a musical and the spring show is a non-musical.

Expectations of Students: Students audition approximately 8-10 weeks prior to show dates (audition dates will be announced when students start school). Students attend rehearsals according to the size of their role (larger role means more rehearsals) and crew members commit to one full week of rehearsals during the early blocking phase and then attend all run-throughs, dress rehearsals, and performances.

Fall/Spring Chorale

Sponsor: Mrs. Michelle McCormick

Sponsor Email: mmccorkmick@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: Fall/Spring Chorale welcomes all students who enjoy singing or want to explore their musical side. Most opportunities involve singing in groups, but there are opportunities for solos if interested. We conclude our time together with a performance in December/April. Some students will be eligible for trips off-campus. Mrs. McCormick can work around athletic schedules.

Expectations of Students: Students must attend all required rehearsals and practices and must participate in winter/spring performance.

Marching Band

Sponsor: Mrs. Melissa Jokerst

Sponsor Email: mjokerst@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12, must be enrolled in Advanced Band

Overview: Students fine-tune their skills as musicians, practice regularly, and perform in halftime shows throughout the fall.

Expectations of Students: Students must take the band class during the school day, play or be learning to play a wind or percussion instrument, and attend band camp in the summer. All after school rehearsals and all performances must be attended.

Concert Band

Sponsor: Mrs. Melissa Jokerst

Sponsor Email: mjokerst@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels: 9-12, must be enrolled in Advanced Band

Overview: Students set the stage for a fine performance with instrumental music from genres of classical, pop, movies, musicals, video games, jazz, and more.

Expectations of Students: Students must take the band class during the school day, play or be learning to play a wind or a percussion instrument, and attend all after school rehearsals and all performances.

Crimson & Grey

Sponsor: Mrs. Vickie White

Sponsor Email: vwhite@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: The Crimson and Grey is the school newspaper published by the students

Expectations of Students:

Mind’s Eye

Sponsor: Mrs. Ashley Hill and Mrs. Catherine Helmsing

Sponsor Email: ahill@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: 6 editors chosen by teachers; The UMS-Wright literary magazine

Expectations of Students: Create together the Mind’s Eye, which is our student literary and arts magazine. This is released once a year.

Yearbook Section Editors & Editors in Chief

Sponsor: Mrs. Tiffany Chapman

Sponsor Email: tchapman@ums-wright.org

Grade Levels:

Overview: 11-12 appointed positions by staff

Expectations of Students: work put forth/ time spent outside of class time; approved co-curricular per advisers’ approval

Photography Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Catherine Helmsing

Sponsor Email: chemlsing@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: Weekly photography challenge, involved in different charity projects throughout the year, and participates in photography activities with lower school students

Expectation of Students: Meet once a week during lunch

WOW Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Catherine Helmsing

Sponsor Email: chelmsing@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: Makes inspirational signs to hang around campus, and run donation drives throughout the year for different places that need it (Ronald McDonald House, Angel Tree, etc.)

Expectations of Students: Meet every Tuesday at break

Book Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Janna Corley

Sponsor Email: jcorley@ums-wright.org

Grades: 9-12

Overview: Every month, our club will meet and discuss a book of a particular topic. Not only discussing books, but also partaking in many great opportunities around the school (ie. reading to lower school classes, creating a Free Little Library, book drives, etc.) The books we will read will be proposed, voted on, and chosen within the group.

Expectations of Students: Meetings on Tuesdays during lunch in the library. Students are to participate in meetings, activities, etc.

Robotics Team-Coming Soon

Jobs, Outside Service Organizations, Outside Sports, Azalea Trail Maids, Oakleigh Belles, and Distinguished Young Women are examples of activities that can count as a co-curricular but must have individual approval by Ms. West.

Astronomy Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Cullen
Sponsor Email: mcullen@ums-wright.org
Grades: 9-12
Overview: Interested in space and the universe? Come join the Astronomy Club. The Astronomy Club is devoted to studying stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, etc. Here we will discuss current or upcoming astronomical events and recent discoveries. Anything space related is a possible topic of interest or discussion
Expectations of Students: Meet once a week during lunch
 
Investment Club
Sponsor: Mr. Wilson
Sponsor Email: pwilson@ums-wright.org
Grades: 9-12
Overview: Invest in a small portfolio together. Would meet and discuss what to invest in or sell. - Guest speakers. Trading contests between members.
Expectations of Students: Meet every week to two weeks during lunch.
Disc Golf
Sponsor: Mrs. Vickie White
Sponsor Email: vwhite@ums-wright.org
Grades: 9-12
Overview: To have fun and learn how to play disc golf.
Expectations of Students: Meetings are during lunch on Tuesdays in Mrs. White's room. We will play during the week and on the weekends depending on peoples' schedules.
 
Worldly Discussions Club
Sponsor: Mr. David Peebles
Sponsor Email: dpeebles@ums-wright.org
Grades: 9-12
Overview: The purpose of this club is to dive into the social, political, and economic currents of our world and discuss how these concepts shape current events. We will each express our opinions on how a current event occurred and find out what larger developments caused it to occur. We hope that students gain a deeper understanding of current events and of how thousands of years of history shape these events.
Expectations of Students: A member must attend the meeting times during lunch. Each member must attend a minimum of 10 hours throughout the school year (30 min a session).
 
Sailing Team
 Sponsor: Lanee Gautier
Sponsor Email: 
Grades: 9-12
Overview: The sailing team practices once a week, and we have regattas on the weekends. The team sails in the fall and spring seasons
Expectations of Students: Attend meetings at school and attend at least one regatta each year.
 

 

 

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