Extra-Curricular Activities

In keeping with middle school philosophy in developing the unique talents of all students, Wood Oaks offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as:

  • Ted Ed Club
  • Drama Club
  • Student Leadership
  • Art Club
  • Yearbook
  • Go Green Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Honor Choir
  • Math Club

Academic Guidelines/Eligibility

Wood Oaks Junior High School's administration and teaching staff places a high priority on students' academic achievement and learning. Academic competency is a prerequisite for participation in any extracurricular activity, sport, or other related event. Students are expected to maintain a "C" average or better in all of their classes throughout the duration of the extracurricular activity. If a student's average in any class drops below the "C" level, he or she will not be permitted to continue in any extracurricular activity. The suspension will result in full removal from all extracurricular activities or events. For example, athletes will not be allowed to practice or travel with the team while on academic suspension. The sponsor/coach, administration, and/or teachers will notify parents and students if a grade drops below the "C" guideline. Extracurricular activity lists will be checked by the staff every Friday. If a student's grade falls below a "C" in any class at the end of that week, he or she will not be eligible to participate in the extracurricular activity for the entire following week, beginning on Monday. This list will only be checked on Friday and eligibility will be determined on a week by week basis. There shall be no probationary period. It is the student's responsibility to maintain grades that will enable him or her to remain eligible for participation each week. Students may continue to try out for any sport or activity, regardless of their academic status.

Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate behavior is expected during all extracurricular activities. Student behavior on the bus, in the locker room, on the court/field, on the stage, etc., should promote a positive image of Wood Oaks. Inappropriate behavior will not be accepted or tolerated. All extracurricular activities are extensions of the school day, so inappropriate behavior during the school day will affect participation in the before and after-school programs. The school administration will be directly involved in all disciplinary matters and will ultimately make decisions regarding unacceptable student actions during the school day. All District 27 due process procedures will be followed as outlined in the Board of Education Rules of Conduct.

Participation

If a student is not in attendance by 9:30 a.m. or leaves before the end of the school day, he/she will not be permitted to participate in any extracurricular activities unless special arrangements have been approved by the administration. If a student does not participate during P.E. due to a medical reason, the student cannot participate in athletic practices or games on that day. Students are expected to attend all clinics, tryouts, practices, games, performances, meetings, meets, etc. Good attendance allows the team/group to reach its full potential.

Physical Examinations

All students who will be participating in any interscholastic sport are required to have a sports physical exam by a licensed physician annually. The physical exam is good for only one year from the date of the exam and must be on file in the nurse's office prior to the first sports clinic or tryout. Wood Oaks complies with the health and physical examination guidelines established by the Illinois High School Association.