After School Clubs

  • Thank you for your interest in after-school fee based clubs at Williams Middle Magnet, in sponsorship with the PTSA. We are excited to offer these opportunities for your child that enrich their experience at Williams!


  • Coding & Computer Games (46 total spots available)

    Students will gather to play computer games like Minecraft, Microsoft Games, CoolMath, NitroType, Typing Club, Typing.com, and other available computer-based games. Students who are interested can also create their own games, animations, and interactive applications using Scratch, Tynker, and Code.org. Light snacks will be provided. 

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Tuesday 3:45 pm- 4:45pm

    The first meeting for Quarter 1 is Tuesday, September 6th and the last meeting for the quarter will be Tuesday, October 11th. 

    Club Fee: $60 per quarter, paid to PTSA through MemberHub

    Contact: TeShanna Rayner – teshanna.rayner@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


    CyberPatriots

    Want to learn Cybersecurity? This field is growing every day and this club opens future possibilities as well as helps yourself, your family, and your friends to avoid being hacked. You will learn some basics of Cybersecurity and if you make the team you will compete in the National AFA CyberPatriot competitions, where finalist could advance to Washington DC. (the costs for this are mostly underwritten but would be made available at the time of qualification). You can participate in the club without being on the competitive team.

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Tuesday and Friday 3:45 – 4:45      

    Club Fee: $75 (includes $50 club feel plus a $25 materials fee) per year, paid to PTSA through MemberHub (use QR code)

    *Scholarships to cover club/material fees are available for students in need. Please see Dr. Von Staden for more information**

    Materials to bring:  positive attitude, a willingness to work through frustration and struggle while working as a team

    Contact:  Laura Von Staden – laura.vonstaden@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


    FBLA- Future Business Leaders of America

    FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) introduces middle and junior high school students to the world of business through exploring careers and delving into business principles with real-world activities. FBLA helps students to develop 21st century skills focused on leadership, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and creativity through competitive events, community service, and fundraising.

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    2nd and 4th Wednesdays: after school from 3:45-4:45pm

    The first meeting is Wednesday, September 28th

    Club Fee: $80 per year (Due September 23rd), paid to PTSA through MemberHub

    Membership/Registration Dues: $70 one-time fee (Due September 23rd), paid to Williams FBLA Account through MyPaymentsPlus

    *Additional cost will be needed later for students who qualify for State and National Competitions*

    Both, the club and the membership fees are due no later than Friday, September 23rd. 

    Materials students will need to bring to your club: Pencil/Pen and spiral notebook for notes

    Contact: TeShanna Rayner – teshanna.rayner@hcps.net

     

    Pay Club Fee through MemberHub  |   Pay Membership/Registration Fee through MyPaymentsPlus


    HOSA- Future Health Professionals

    The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. All HOSA members will select one out of the 15 possible health-related event categories to compete in. They will then participate in the Winter Leadership Conference in January. Qualifying individuals will go on to participate in State Leadership Conference in April (Located in Orlando, FL) and then International Leadership Conference in June (Located in Dallas, TX).                                                                        

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Thursdays before school: 7:20 am - 8:20 am in the Media Center

    The first meeting is Thursday, September 8th

    Club Requirements:

    • Application REQUIRED by September 8th:   
    • Club Fee:   $120 per semester  (Due September 14th & January 19th), paid to PTSA through MemberHub
    • Membership/Registration Fee: $60 one-time fee (Due September 14th), paid to Williams HOSA Account through MyPaymentsPlus to cover district, state, national registration fees; HOSA t-shirt; and Winter Leadership Conference fee

     *Additional cost will be needed later for students who qualify for State and International Competitions*

    Both, the club and the membership fees are due no later than Wednesday, September 14th

    Contact:  Michelle Weedon-Zimmerman – michelle.weedon-zimmerman@hcps.net

     

    HOSA Application  |  Pay Club Fee through MemberHub  |   Pay Membership/Registration Fee through MyPaymentsPlus


     Jazz Band

    Jazz Band is an outlet for our 3rd year students (8th grade) ONLY to explore other musical styles not found in a concert band setting such as rock, jazz, blues, funk and other musical styles.

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Tuesday 3:30 – 4:45 in Band Room

    The first meeting is Tuesday, October 25th

    Club Fee:  $60 per semester, paid to PTSA through MemberHub

    Materials to bring:  Instrument used in band class 

    Contact:  Mike Garcia – michael.garcia@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub (LINK COMING SOON...)


    Jr. Thespians Club – Troupe 89717 

    Attention all drama buffs, theatre people, and lovers of performance! Are you a performer, a behind-the-scenes person, an actor, a singer, or a creator? Williams needs more chances to learn about the exciting opportunities that Jr. Thespians can bring to the stage. Williams has a Jr. Thespians Troupe, Troupe #89717, and now we need to prepare for the 2022 season! The district competition is coming up quickly on Saturday,  November 19th. You can compete in  Costume DesignDuet ActingDuet Musical TheatreEnsemble ActingImprovisationMake-Up DesignMonologueLarge Group MusicalPublicity DesignPantomimeScene WritingSet DesignSolo Musical Theatre, and Small Group Musical. Opportunities during this nine weeks will include finding competition pieces and preparing for the competition! All of you who are performers and behind the scenes creators need to join Troupe 89717 so that Williams can continue to represent the best that District 5 has to offer! 

    Please be aware that the State Finals are on January 12th-14th in Orlando. Extra costs are also possible for those who want to participate in both district and state competitions. Information will be shared as soon as prices are given. If the club decides to do a fund raiser at a dance, some costs could be defrayed. 

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Thursday 3:45 – 4:45 in Room 201  

    Rehearsal dates: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

      • District Competition at Black High School: Saturday, November 19th. 
      • State Jr. Thespian Competition: in Orlando, January 12th-14th. 

    Club Fee:  $110.00 per semester, paid to PTSA through MemberHub (*preferred) however, you can pay cash/check as well. We will need to meet to discuss procedures for money collection if you choose cash/check option.

    Competitions do have other charges that will be discussed with those interested in competing. 

    Materials to bring:  A great attitude and a willingness to learn something new 

    Contact:  Michael Vokoun – michael.vokoun@hcps.net. 

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


    Model United Nations (Tryout Required by September 2nd)

    Model UN is a simulation of United Nations procedures. Students role-play as UN delegates and engage in negotiation, discussions, and lively debates. Model UN educates students about current events, international relations, and diplomacy. Students develop many skills such as public speaking, persuasion, research, and critical thinking. All MUN members participate in an international conference in New York City in the spring. 

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays: after school until 4:30pm
    Fridays before school: 7:15am-8:15am

    Club Fee:   $120 per semester, paid to PTSA through MemberHub

    Contact:  Monica Dutzar -- monica.dutzar@hcps.net; Peyton Dunn -- peyton.dunn@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


    Orchestra ( Pop Ensemble)

    This ensemble is open to all 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled in orchestra. In this ensemble, orchestra students will learn how to play pop music by ear while also learning how to collaborate with other musicians to create arrangements and full orchestra compositions by ear. The purpose of this ensemble is to supplement what is being taught in class by introducing students to a modern and challenging approach to music performance. This is a semester-long club that will end with a performance in the Williams Middle School Fall Orchestra Concert. 

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Date and time for club meetings: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45pm

    Rehearsal dates: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

    Club Fee: $70 per semester, paid to PTSA through MemberHub (*preferred) however, you can pay cash/check as well. We will need to meet to discuss procedures for money collection if you choose cash/check option.

    Materials to bring: Instrument that is used in orchestra class

    Contact:  AnnMarie Abraham – annmarie.abraham@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


    Orchestra (Advance Chamber Ensemble)

    This audition-based performing group is open to any 8th grader who completed the Advanced Chamber Ensemble audition process and was accepted into the ensemble based on a scored evaluation of the submitted audition. The Advanced Chamber Ensemble will serve as Williams Middle School's top performing ensemble and will perform for school events, orchestra concerts, Music Performance Assessment, and various events. This is a year-long club and the quarterly fee will be used to cover a variety of expenses, including busses for MPA, food for after school performances, and new music purchases.

    Meeting Location, Dates, & Times:

    Date and time for club meetings: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45pm

    Rehearsal dates: Rehearsal dates: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

    Club Fee: $50 per semester paid to PTSA through MemberHub (*preferred) however, you can pay cash/check as well. We will need to meet to discuss procedures for money collection if you choose cash/check option.

    Materials to bring: Instrument that is used in orchestra class

    Contact:  AnnMarie Abraham – annmarie.abraham@hcps.net

     

    Register and pay through MemberHub


  • Clubs Coming Soon: 

    • Robotics
    • Jazz Band

    Once we have information available for these clubs, we will post here! 


  • Club Coordinator / Contact: 

    Mrs. Michelle Weedon-Zimmerman
    IB Coordinator / Lead Magnet Teacher
    Michelle.Weedon-Zimmerman@hcps.net | 813-744-8600 ext. 236