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Activities List & Directory

(As of 2/22/2017)  

For information on co-curricular programs, athletics, activities and clubs, please select from the options below. For webpages on specific programs underway during the school year, choose from the options on the left.

 

Important Requirement for All Students

All students interested in participating in an extracurricular activity and/or athletic program must complete and return the Tryout Permission Form to the coach or supervisor.

 

Important Athletics Requirement

All students wishing to participate in any sport must have a completed physical form on file with the school nurse prior to the start of tryouts. A completed form is valid for 395 days from the date of examination. The physical can be completed on either:

Additional details, dates and schedules are provided on the Athletics webpage provided by the Daniel Wright Athletic Director, Kristine Rickert.

 

Activities

Co-Curricular activities are an integral part of the educational process and include any organized activity for students that occurs outside of the regular school day, such as clubs, athletic teams, and academic teams. By participating in these extracurricular activities, students gain a sense of responsibility, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Additional details are provided in the options below.

FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

CROSS COUNTRY

Grades: 6, 7, & 8                     Season: August – October                              Members: Boys & Girls

This sport is open to all students interested in long distance running. Emphasis is placed on conditioning and running on different types of terrain. Competitive meets will be held with schools from the area along with any invitational being hosted by area schools.  Practices begin in late August; there are no tryouts.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: August – October                              Members: Girls Only

This sport is open to all girls who want to participate in a competitive team sport that teaches basketball skills and strategies, with an emphasis on the value of teamwork.  Tryouts begin in late August.

SOCCER

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: August – October                              Members: Co-Ed Teams

This sport is open to all interested students in the seventh and eighth grades. The purpose of the team is to develop and improve soccer skills. Students will compete against teams in our area.  Tryouts are held in late August.

COMPLETE THIS FORM BY AUGUST 29, 2016, TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST.

WINTER INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: November – January                          Members: Boys only

Boys participating in basketball will develop skills, sportsmanship, and team concept. Boys will play a competitive schedule including games and tournaments with schools from the surrounding area.  Tryouts are held in late October.

CHEERLEADING

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: November – January                          Members: Girls only

This sport is open to all girls who enjoy creating school spirit with skills in basic gymnastics, “loud” voice, clarity, and precision of movement. Students will cheer at home basketball games and competitions.  Tryouts are held in late October. 

POM PONS

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: November – January                          Members: Girls only

This sport is open to girls who enjoy creating school spirit with skills in precision of movement, dance, and imaginative routines. Students perform at home basketball games and competitions.  Tryouts are held in late October.

WRESTLING

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: January – March                                Members: Boys & Girls

Students will develop skills, which will allow them to wrestle other students in the same weight class. Wrestlers will participate in the IESA State Wrestling series in early March as well as individual/dual meets.  Wrestling practices begin in early December; there are no tryouts.

SPRING INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: January - April                                  Members: Boys & Girls

This team combines trivia and academic know-how to compete with schools in matches of the mind. Students apply their math, language, science, and social studies knowledge to answer questions and solve problems in a competitive format.  Tryouts are held in December.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: January – March                                Members: Girls only

This sport is open to all girls interested in improving their volleyball skills and participating in a competitive atmosphere against schools in our area. Emphasis is placed on team play.  Tryouts are held in mid-January.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: April – May                                      Members: Boys only

This sport is open to all boys interested in improving their volleyball skills. Emphasis is placed on team play. Competitive games will be held with schools from the area.  Tryouts are held in mid-March.

TRACK & FIELD

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: April – May                                      Members: Boys & Girls

This is an individual sport for students interested in running sprints, middle or long distances, or competing in field events (high jump, long jump, shot put, or discus). Students have an opportunity to develop skills in various events. There will be track meets scheduled against schools in our area with Stevenson High School hosting a meet at the end of the season. Qualifiers may participate in the IESA regional, sectional, and state meets.  Practices begin after Spring Break; there are no tryouts.

DANIEL WRIGHT ACTIVITIES

ART CLUB 

Grades 7 & 8                       Season:  January – March                                 Members:  Boys & Girls

A 7th and 8th Grade Art Club will be offered to students as an enrichment opportunity for them to develop their skills. Students will explore new media and materials in creating self-directed projects. The club will be limited to 24 students and will be held on Mondays after school.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Grades 5, 6, 7, 8                       Season:  January – April                                 Members:  Boys & Girls

Students read current Rebecca Caudill award-nominated books and participate in a reading competition with area schools.  An informational meeting is typically held in November for interested students with tryouts scheduled for January. Additional information can be found on the Daniel Wright Library webpage.

CHESS TEAM

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                      Season:  December - February                                  Members: Boys & Girls

The Chess Team at Daniel Wright will take place after school on Mondays, 3:00-4:15 p.m., beginning on December 12, 2016. The final week will be during the IESA State Chess Tournament (optional) in late February.

DEBATE CLUB

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season:  November - May                                  Members: Boys & Girls

The Debate Club is offered to interested students at Daniel Wright as an after school extracurricular program on Wednesdays. Meetings are held at Daniel Wright Junior High School from 4:00-5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Stevenson High School Debate Team members help to lead the activities. 

GAME CLUB

Grades 5 & 6                       Season:  October for 8 Weeks                                 Members:  Boys & Girls

Students enjoy playing new and classic board games. The focus is on playing and having fun with others, not on winning. The Club meets after school on Mondays from 2:55-4:15 p.m. Registration is limited to 24 students.

HISTORY BEE

Grades 5, 6, 7, 8                       Season:  December - January                            Members:  Boys & Girls

The National History Bee is an annual academic competition. The first round is open to all students in grades 5-8. The student with the top score, and students with the top two scores from each grade level will advance to the Regional Qualifying Exam. The top qualifying students from our region will be invited to attend the Chicago North Regional History Bee Oral Competition, typically in the spring.

JAZZ BAND

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season:  October - May                                  Members: Boys & Girls

Jazz band is open to students in the band program who can demonstrate a comfortable level of proficiency, through an audition, to fill the necessary instrumentation. We will play several evening concerts and occasional school gigs. Jazz band meets Mondays after school from 2:55-4:00 pm.

MASTORS

Grade:  6                                 Season:  Sept. – Dec.,  March – May             Members:  Boys & Girls

MASTORS is a robotics club that is open to all 6th grade students, up to a maximum of 24 per session.  Students will work in pairs to build Lego Mindstorms robots, and then learn to create complex programs to complete a series of moves using multiple different sensors.  This club does not compete.  There will be two sessions of MASTORS:  September – December, and March – May.                                            

MATH TEAM - 6th

Grade: 6                                  Season: October – March                               Members: Boys & Girls

This team is open to students who want to participate in team and individual mathematic contests. We will spend time practicing math skills, solving problems, and participating in a variety of competitions. The team practices will be designated in September.

MATH TEAM – 7th & 8th

Grades:  7 & 8                                    Season: October – March                               Members: Boys & Girls

This team is open to students who want to participate in team and individual mathematic contests. We will spend time practicing math skills, solving problems, and participating in a variety of competitions.  The team practices will be designated in September.

MUSIC – Band, Orchestra, & Chorus

Grades:  5, 6, 7, 8                    Season:  September – May                             Members:  Boys & Girls

The music groups are open to all students who are interested in working together in an ensemble, using teamwork, discipline, and concentration, to advance their personal achievement  and expression through music.  Students learn the skills necessary for independent music reading, discover various genres of music, and enjoy a positive, meaningful ensemble experience.

MUSICAL

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: February – May
                               Members:  Boys & Girls

Students act, sing, and dance their way to a production of a school musical.  Auditions are held in January.                                             

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY (NJHS)

Grade: 8                                  Season: Yearlong                                             Members: Boys & Girls

This organization is open to all 8th-grade students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the end of their 7th grade 3rd quarter. Membership is based on the student's ability to demonstrate the qualities of character, citizenship, leadership, service and academic scholarship. Students will perform service projects inside the school and in the community.  Applications are submitted in the spring.

NEWSPAPER

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: Yearlong                                             Members: Boys & Girls

Students serve as reporters, creative writers, illustrators, designers, and editors to produce a quarterly edition of a school newspaper.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: January - April                                  Members: Boys & Girls

This team combines trivia and academic know-how to compete with schools in matches of the mind. Students apply their math, language, science, and social studies knowledge to answer questions and solve problems in a competitive format.  Tryouts are held in December.

SCIENCE BOWL

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: October – April                                 Members: Boys & Girls

Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, consists of two parts: academic and car design. The academic competition is a fast-paced question and answer session with math and science questions.  A regional academic meet is held in February, and the winning team advances to the National Tournament. The second part is car design and racing. Students follow parameters for their car design. The Regional competition is usually held in March.  Tryouts are held in September, with team selection in October.

SCIENCE FAIR

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: September – May                              Members: Boys & Girls

Students create projects demonstrating scientific ideas through experimentation.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: September - May                               Members: Boys & Girls

Science Olympiad consists of 23 events that incorporate academic and hands-on challenges in engineering, technology, biology, earth science, physical science, astronomy, and more. Students will participate in Varsity and Junior Varsity interscholastic competitions.  Tryouts are held in September.

SHOW CHOIR

Grades: 6, 7 & 8                      Season: September – March                           Members: Boys & Girls

Open to Grade 6 students enrolled in chorus and all Grade 7 and 8 students. This is a performing ensemble with singing and dancing to pop and show tunes. Students learn the value of hard work and performance skills in an ensemble group.  Auditions are held early in September.

STUDENT COUNCIL

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: Yearlong                                             Members: Boys & Girls

This organization acts as student government. Representatives plan school-wide charitable activities and student functions. such as Lighted Schoolhouse.

WRIGHT WAY CLUB

Grades: 7 & 8                          Season: October – May                                  Members: Boys & Girls

The Wright Way Club is for 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in helping to create programs for Grade 5th and 6th grade students about friendships, anti-bullying, and promoting tolerance and acceptance for all students.

YEARBOOK

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: Yearlong                                             Members: Boys & Girls

This activity is open to all girls and boys who would like to help create the yearbook. Students learn the basics of layout and design, take photographs, create captions, and proof final copy as they make a memory book for our school year.


YOU BE THE CHEMIST

Grades: 5, 6, 7 & 8                  Season: February-March                                             Members: Boys & Girls

This academic competition is open to students (under the age of 15 years before July 1). The first round involves a written test, and students with the top three scores advance to Regional competition.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs from candid sessions during 2016-2017 extracurricular programs are made available by the school photographer.


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  • 1370 N. RIVERWOODS ROAD
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
  • ASK103@D103.ORG
  • PHONE: 847.295.1560
  • FAX: 847.295.7136
  • TRANSPORTATION: 847.295.8258
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