IB World School

    Club Contact: Henry Lefler, Assistant Head of School/AP for Administration henry.lefler@hcps.net 

    Walker students and families: club information is also shared on the main page in CANVAS 


    • Club Volleyball - Mr. Sumner bart.sumner@hcps.net
      • The Walker Volleyball club is open to all students that are interested in learning about and playing the sport of Volleyball.  All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Students can learn about volleyball, enhance and improve their skills, and participate in an environment that teaches sportsmanship and teamwork.
        Club will meet on Wednesdays after school 3:30-4:30 pm


    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - Mr. Makinster joseph.makinster@hcps.net
      •  A club open to students of all faiths.  As the largest Christian sports organization in the world, FCA focuses on Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, and Excellence and provides a powerful medium for athletes and students to impact the world and grow mentally, spiritually and physically. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference.

        We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:30-4:30 in the gym. The students will be picked up in the front circle following the meetings.

        Our meetings will include:

        • Guest speakers 
        • Devotions
        • Worship music
        • Games and activities


      • Do you want to exhibit kindness, compassion, and be an inclusive IB learner? Join Friendship Club! 
      • We meet monthly to promote meaningful friendships between students in general education and ACCESS classes through games, crafts, and fun. Students are matched with a 1-1 peer.
              Members include:
      • 6-8th graders on ACCESS Points Curriculum (Teachers: Durden, Belanger, DeLeon)
      • 6th -8th grade students on a standard curriculum (limit 33)
      • Applications were distributed to 8th grade students in their homerooms on September 12th. 6th & 7th graders will receive applications through their homeroom teachers on September 20th and are due on September 28th . Please return your completed application to the orange box on the stage in the cafeteria during your lunch period. Additional blank applications are available on the stage as well. You will be notified via Canvas if your application to become  member was approved, due to the capacity limit of 33 students.
                           Meeting Dates:
        • October 5th
        • November 2nd
        • December 7th
        • January 11th
        • February 1st
        • March 7th
        • April 4th
        • May 2nd 
                           *All meetings are on campus, after school from 3:30-4:30*


    • Future Business Leaders of America - Ms. Voigt melissa.voigt@hcps.net  Ms. Norlin elizabeth.norlin@hcps.net  Ms. Prescott carla.prescott@hcps.net  
      • FBLA is the largest Career and Technical Organization in the country. The goal of FBLA is to develop the skills necessary to become successful business leaders. Students will participate in a variety of leadership and teambuilding activities during the General Business Meetings every other Wednesday. Competitions take place at the district, state, and national levels throughout the year. Members must be in 7th and 8th grade and be enrolled in or have taken a business technology or computer science class. Dues must be paid at the beginning of each school year. 


    • Girls Who Code - Ms. Voigt melissa.voigt@hcps.net
      • Girls Who Code is a club for 6th-8th grade students to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Club members build coding skills and community as they complete coding projects. It is completely free and offers fun activities through a flexible curriculum that adapts to our students’ unique needs. It will take place every other Wednesday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.  





    • Robotics - Mr. Nelson blake.nelson@hcps.net  & Ms.Strano jennifer.strano@hcps.net 
      • We compete in FIRST Lego League Challenge where students design and code student created robots that must complete challenges in a specific time frame. The competition also includes researching real world applications of robots and brainstorming modern solutions to modern problems that students then get to prototype and test.
      • Thursday after school 3:30-5:30 plus weekend competition dates. Students are picked up in front of the office after meetings are over.


    • Spectrum (GSA) - Ms. Carey kayla.carey2@hcps.net  & Mrs. Desharnais catherine.desharnais@hcps.net
      • The Spectrum club is open to all students of all backgrounds to create a welcoming atmosphere that works towards a more accepting environment for all at Walker, no matter who you are! We focus on building a non-judgmental community where students can feel safe through advocacy, education, and support.  If you're an ally or part of the LGBTQ community yourself, this club is for you! :)   Stop by room 239 to get a sign up sheet! 

        The Spectrum Club meets on the third Thursday of the month, 3:30pm to 4:45pm in room 239. 



    • The Midnight Society – Mrs. McNamara – Elizabeth.McNamara@hcps.net
      • A book club dedicated to the love of ghostly and macabre literature. We gather during lunch to read books from the horror genre and analyze how authors build suspense in their writing. We read a new pre-approved spooky book each month. Our members also participate in creative responses to those books such as creating book trailers, illustrations, and writing letters to authors. The only requirement to join is a signed permission slip from parents for each book each month.
      • We meet during 7th grade lunch 2-3 days a week.
      • Students have passes and Mrs. McNamara picks them up from lunch


    Walker Middle Magnet Math Competitions: 

    It is the time of year to start our annual math competitions. Please see the information below describing each competition. ALL STUDENTS may seek answers from their math teacher and/or see Mrs. Daer (8th grade math teacher/Subject Area Leader) for further details.  

    Competition #1: Perennial Math  

    Overview of competition: An on-campus virtual competition between all SDHC middle school competitors using grade level benchmarks through a team and individual competition.  

    Try-out date: Wednesday, 11/29, during all lunches 

    Who can tryout: All grade levels, all math courses 

    Who will participate 20 students per grade level – top scores on try-out test 

    Registration Fee: No 

    Competition Date(s) and location: 

    Individual Tests: 2/5/24 - 2/14/24 at Walker Middle Magnet during the school day 

    Team Competition: 2/20/24 at Walker Middle Magnet during the school day 

    Practices: All practices will be held weekly starting the week of 12/4/23 until competition date (during lunches). 


    Competition #2: MATHCOUNTS 

    Overview: MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. It is run/created by engineers. It is an off-campus competition and consists of a team of 10 students who are challenged during team and individual events.  

    Try-out date:  

    Thursday, 11/30/24, during lunches  

    Registration Fee:  

    Yes, $35 

    An email will be sent to team members after the try-outs regarding HOW TO PAY for the registration fee 

    Who can tryout: 

    Any interested 7th or 8th grade math student currently enrolled in Algebra, Algebra Honors or Geometry Honors  

    (Students should only tryout IF student is able to compete on Sat., 2/17/24, at the USF, St. Pete Campus, and has parental/guardian transportation to the all-day event). 

    Who will participate:  

    10 students TOTAL at Walker Middle Magnet – top scores on tryout test  

    Competition Date/Location:   

    2/17/24 USF, St. Pete Campus 

    Practices: All practices will be held weekly starting the week of 12/4/23 until competition date (during lunches, as well as, POSSIBLE before/after school practices as needed). 


    Competition #3: AMC 8  


    The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice on-campus examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students will apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. 

    Try-out date: No tryout 

    Registration Fee: Yes -$5 

    Who can tryout: All grade levels, all math courses 

    Who will participate: Any interested student who pays the registration fee and completes the online survey (will be sent week of 11/13/23).  

    Competition Date/Location: 1/23/24 at Walker Middle Magnet (during school day/lunches) 

    Practices: TBD (practice materials will be sent home, in addition to any possible on-campus practices that will be held after-school).