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Leadership & Clubs

Leadership Opportunities 

Student Leadership
As WISH Middle’s student body voice and government, our young leaders participate in weekly meetings during Leadership through the Arts to discuss campus events, spirit weeks, dances, socials and campus culture.  Elections for president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer are held every fall. Our Leadership also consists of other 7th and 8th graders who have demonstrated leadership throughout their earlier years and have applied at the end end of the year with a resume, outstanding academics, and recommendations from their teachers. 

Student Ambassadors
Our WISH Student Ambassadors assist with our Campus Tours and other public events throughout the year. Potential Ambassadors must participate in an orientation that will take place after school shortly after the start of the school year.  They are required to maintain a minimal GPA of 2.5 and can receive no more than 2 “U” (unsatisfactory) Citizenship marks on their semester report card. 

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
WEB is a program that assists with the transition from elementary school to middle school by connecting incoming 6th graders with 8th graders. WEB Leaders are 8th grade role models who have been successful throughout middle school, available to guide the younger students through their new experience. WEB Leaders demonstrate stellar communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility, and personality, all of which have helped them succeed in the middle school environment.

Honor Roll
Students who achieve academic excellence are honored each semester at an Awards Assembly. We are extremely proud of many of scholars who work hard and strive to be on honor roll throughout their middle school experience.
Gold Honor Roll: 4.0 GPA
Silver Honor Roll: 3.51-3.99 GPA
Bronze Honor Roll: 3.0-3.5 GPA
Lunch and Enrichment Clubs

Anime Club
In Anime Club, students meet once-a-week to watch Ghibli Studio films created by the famous Miyazaki Hayao. Japanese people revere these films in much the same way that Americans celebrate Disney movies. Each one of Miyazaki’s films are known to be hand drawn, which he believes deeply adds to the life of the animation. Movies shown during Anime club are presented true to this vision and thus are viewed using the original Japanese language, with English subtitle translations.
Math Club
If you enjoy working with numbers and problem-solving then this club is for you! A place to delve more deeply into the mysteries of math and fine-tune their math skills, students participate in hands-on learning experiences and math-challenge activities. 
Model United Nations (MUN)
WISH partners with the Westchester YMCA to implement this highly engaging program. MUN allows students to learn more about current affairs, politics, economics and diplomacy through weekly meetings with other partnering schools. This is also an opportunity for students to collaborate with one another across California at a conference that involves public speaking, debating international issues, and participating in committee meetings. Students interested in joining Youth and Government in high school are highly recommended to participate in this program in middle school to prepare.   

Humans United
The Humans United Club at WISH Middle is a student created organization that meets weekly to discuss various real-world matters, guided by one of the counselors here at WISH. The Humans United Club allows student voices to be heard and to come together for constructive conversations about societal relations, politics, inclusion, diversity, cultural similarities and differences, and ways to positively impact our school community and the community at large.

Circle Of Friends
Circle of Friends (CoF) is a social and language skills inclusion program that provides valuable social support to students with disabilities. Students with and without disabilities interact meaningfully in the natural environment through lunch meet ups, phone calls, and after school hours activities (on and off campus). As a result, students develop an appreciation for one another as human beings desiring connection, and become models of social justice and inclusivity.
And More! If there is a club that you would like to start, please contact your principal with your proposal.