Wisdom Lane Clubs and Activities
The 6 th grade representatives participate in a variety of activities dealing with Wisdom Lane. Students attend the Homecoming Parade, help decorate for school dances, participate in Spirit Week, as well as immerse themselves in the day to day running of the school. Students sell tickets to dances, fundraise for various activities, plan and execute the overnight trip to Philadelphia, and help orchestrate any other 6 th grade event.
The 7 th grade representatives participate in a variety of activities dealing with Wisdom Lane. The students help organize events, dances, trips, and fundraisers for the entire 7 th grade class. These students are the liaisons between the entire 7 th grade class and the administrators.
Grade Class Representatives
The purpose of the 8 th Grade class officers and class representatives is to act as the decision making body for the 8 th grade. It is a place for students to voice their grievances and plan events and activities for the school. We are responsible for school dances, planning our graduation dance and the 8 th Grade trip to Washington D.C. Each year we also like to get involved in the community with various community service projects.
Art Club is open to all 6 th 7 th and 8 th grade students. They will work on individual projects as well as group projects. Students will utilize their imaginations and problem solving skills to create their art.
The Builders Club is open to all 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade students. These students carry out service projects for both the school and surrounding community.
The Wisdom "Chess Cats" welcome all 6th, 7th and 8th graders, beginners through advanced players. We teach teamwork, strategies and problem solving tactics. Chess players will form new friendships and maintain good sportsmanship. There are in-house tournaments, as well as rated tournaments in conjunction with The L.I. Chess Nuts Organization.
The Chamber Orchestra is open to selected 6 th , 7 th , or 8 th grade student that are in band or orchestra. This club rehearses the music to be performed at the Winter and Spring Concerts.
Provides a place where 6th, 7th and 8th grade computer science minded students can come together and have fun using coding programs to design projects and program a micro-bit and finch robot.
The purpose of the Wisdom Lane Cooking Club is to provide an environment for students to, socialize, be creative, learn cooking skills, and have fun. Cooking with kids is a great way to educate them about good nutrition and to encourage them to eat healthy foods. The Cooking Club will run for 3 sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring). Each session meets for 8 weeks on Thursdays immediately after school. The Cooking Club is open to students of 6th, 7th and 8th grade on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited kitchen space and the concern for safety, the club is limited to 18 students per session (6 per group).
Drama Club Cast
Drama Club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The Club rehearses and performs one musical per year. Drama Club's members will learn rehearsal techniques, stage terminology and staging techniques. All Drama Club members are expected to follow a strict code of conduct which is necessary for a successful and enjoyable club experience for all members.
Cast members are selected by voice audition with dance and/or reading callbacks. All cast members will be instructed on voice, acting and staging techniques appropriate for a stage production. Activities include voice and choral instruction, acting improvisation, group socialization exercises, stage fighting and extensive choreography. During Drama Club season, rehearsals run Monday - Friday after school until 4:30 with additional dress rehearsal time prior to show dates.
Earth and Space Club
This club is open to 8 th grade students. Members learn how to find constellations and also learn a little of the history behind the constellations' names. Students learn how to look for the planets in the night sky, as well as track the phases of the Moon. Members will also get the opportunity to learn how to properly use the club's solar telescope. Club members must contribute to the annual club project and regularly attend meetings in order to be eligible to attend "Space Camp", which is an evening of star gazing.
The purpose of the Wisdom Lane Fishing Club is to help students to become more competent in all aspects relating to fishing. This includes, but is not limited to basic rod and reel selection, knot tying, lure/hook and bait selection through hands-on and how-to sessions. Additionally, our members will become more environmental and conservation minded in regards to not only fishing but with respect to our local waterways and habitats.
Garden Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students who participate in Garden Club will assist with the beautification of the gardens at Wisdom Lane. This promotes learning about the various aspects involved in gardening, horticulture, the environment and nature. Some of the club activities include planning, developing and maintaining the vegetable gardens, utilizing the greenhouse for plant growth, and hosting a school wide plant sale. Students develop an appreciation and education of knowledge for the local landscape within the school environment.
The G.O. is comprised of 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade students who hold positions as Executive Board Officers, Class Officers, and Representatives. The G.O. is the official governing organization at Wisdom Lane. The class officers from each grade level represent the student body. These representatives make decisions that impact the school and learning environment. It is a place for students to voice their grievances and plan events and activities for the school. The executive officers of G.O. (a combination of 7 th and 8 th grade officers) regularly meet with school administration to discuss issues concerning the students of Wisdom Lane.
The National Junior Honor Society is an organization open to 7th, and 8th grade students. This organization promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and citizenship. NJHS is involved in many humanitarian activities throughout the school year. Students collect food for Wisdom Lane families. They sponsor the annual "Family Game Night" to raise money for local charities. Students lend a helping hand at the annual Senior Citizen's Prom, and they provide tutoring for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students experiencing academic difficulties. The NJHS students also help administration at Back to School Night, parent orientations, and award ceremonies.
National Junior Honor Society Criteria and Information
- Wisdom Lane World Language Honor Society Criteria and Information
Intramurals is open to 6 th grade students. It is an after school program where the students participate in athletic events such as soccer, football, wiffle ball, etc... Intramurals occurs outside and runs in both the fall and the spring as long as the weather is good.
The Jazz Band is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Members of the Jazz Bank include: alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, baritones, electric guitar, electric bass, drum set, and piano players. Students learn the art form of jazz. The club starts in the winter and meets once a week in the evenings.
Mathletes is open to 7 th and 8 th grade students. The purpose of Mathletes is to provide students with an opportunity to apply mathematics skills in a competitive atmosphere. Students meet on a regular basis in order to develop their skills and demonstrate different strategies for solving problems.
The Multicultural Club is open to all 6 th , 7th and 8 th grade students. Here, members will study and learn about the many different cultures of the world. We will also promote awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures. Members will have the opportunity to create projects based on each culture or tradition studied.
Peer Buddies is open to 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade students. It is an international organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships. A key component to our club is socialization. Each "buddy" is matched with a "Peer buddy", someone who shares similar interests.
The robotics club is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders who are interested in learning about and working with robots. The club is open to students with and without experience in engineering and programming. Teams within the club will design, build, and program functioning robots using a variety of resources and compete at (optional) competitions. Our mission is to motivate young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering.
School Store/Business Club
The business club at Wisdom Lane is open to 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade students. These students help run the school store. The store sells a variety of school supplies, school spirit merchandise, as well as apparel items to the entire student body. The students gain the experience of working together as a team. They also gain experience dealing with customers from behind the counter, dealing with money, helping stock inventory, and the responsibility that goes along with it. The school store is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during students' lunch periods.
Stage Crew is a voluntary after-school program where students will be assigned to a crew for the school play/musical. The crews include, but are not limited to: lighting, sound, scenery, props and house. Students must be available after school and on show days.
World Language Honor Society
This Honor Society is open to 8 th grade students. The World Language Honor Society is dedicated to recognizing outstanding students in their second language studies. Students will be selected for membership after the second quarter in 8 th grade.
The 360 Broadcast Club will highlight and film all of the great activities at Wisdom Lane. It will be largely student-centered, as club members will report on stories of interest, record school activities, write scripts, and edit photos and videos. Wisdom 360 will also work hand-in-hand with athletic teams and other clubs to give students and parents a broad perspective of everything that Wisdom Lane has to offer.
The yearbook committee is open to 8 th grade students. Students meet several times each month to design the current year's book. The students create the cover of the book, page layouts, as well as all page designs. They are also responsible for taking photographs at the various school functions as well as selecting all the photographs used throughout the book.