Forest Park Activities
Registration for all Forest Park activities happens in person at the first meeting. Activities do not sign up online.
All clubs are open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Each club charges a $25 participate fee. This is added to the student's PowerSchool account 1-2 weeks after the club begins. This fee is expected to be paid within 1 week of being posted to your student's account. This can be paid online in PowerSchool or the student can drop off cash or check in the main office. Students that do not pay this fee on time will be temporarily suspended from the club until the fee is paid.
Once a student has paid for 3 sports/clubs (total of $75), any other $25 sport/club fees will be waived for that school year. Once a family has paid for $150 worth of athletic/activity fees, any additional sport/club fees would be waived for that year.
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Best Buddies
- Pop Singers
- Jazz Band
- Outdoor Club
- Ski and Snowboarding club
- Student Council
- 8-Bit Strings
Name of Club: Anime Club
Description of Club: Hello and Welcome to Forest Park’s Anime Club. What is Anime Club? It is a place for you to meet with other students who are interested in Japanese anime to socialize, read manga, watch anime shows, and create anime artwork. This is an opportunity for you to spend time with other students who love anime, just like you!
Advisor: Ellen Montenero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Start Date: October 10th, 2022
End Date: May 8th, 2023
Open To: All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
Link to Meeting Dates/ Calendar: We meet the 2nd Monday of each month. Families must complete this permission slip in order to participate in Anime Club. Here is the welcome letter with all meeting dates for the school year.
Name of Club: Art Club
Description of Club: Art Club is a place for you to create artwork for yourself, the school, and the community. This is an opportunity for you to learn how to make new things that you would not be able to in class. It is a place to create artwork for the school to view and also for you to make something and take it home with you. It is also a place to create artwork that the community can admire at different district events.
Start Date: October 4th, 2022
End Date: May 19th, 2023
Open To: The first 30 students in each grade (6th, 7th, and 8th) to sign up. There will be a Sign Up Genius link that parents/ students will use to sign up for Art Club. These links will go live on Monday, September 12 at noon. Links will be posted in the FPMS Newsletter and here! The first 30 kids to sign up at each grade level will be able to participate in Art Club this year.
Forms and Fees: To join art club, you will need to pay the $25 activity fee along with the $10 supply fee (total of $35). These will be added to your PowerSchool account approximately 2 weeks after the first meeting. It is expected that these fees are paid as soon as possible in order for the advisors to provide the needed materials for the club. If your fees are not paid by a certain date, you will be out of the club.
Attendance Policy: Like all activities, you may only miss two dates, otherwise, you will be considered out of the club.
Name of Club: Best Buddies
Description of Club: Forest Park's Best Buddies promotes creating friendships with peers and making connections within our school community. We facilitate friendships between people with and without developmental disabilities to improve the quality and level of inclusion in our building.
Start Date: October
End Date: May
Open To: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
Link to Meeting Dates/ Calendar: Coming soon!
Important Information: We will hold an after school informational meeting for students in October. Our Match Party is also in October, and is scheduled later in the evening as parents/guardians are encouraged to come and receive more information about Best Buddies Wisconsin. Our first official meeting will be in November. Dates coming once the school year begins!
See this video for more info on Best Buddies!
Name of Club: Drama Club
Description of Club: Students work together as cast and crew to present a performance at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts. Actors audition and then rehearse learning skills in performance, character development and team building. Tech Crew attends work days and technical rehearsals/performances learning skills in design, lights, sound, painting and stage management.
Advisor: Erika Navin (email@example.com)
Start Date: Actors Audition September 21
Crew Information Session October 26
End Date: Performances Friday, December 9
Open To: All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
Important Information: Please visit the Drama Club Website to find more detailed information about practices and tech crew.
Name of Club: Forensics
Description of Club: Forensics is a club focused on improving public speaking skills through fun individual or group competitions.
Start Date: December/January
End Date: March
Tournament Season is February-March with most meets on Saturdays.
Open To: All Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
Link to Meeting Dates/ Calendar: Coming Soon!
Other Information: There will be an informational meeting before the season begins.
Name of Club: Jazz Band
Description: Jazz Band students study traditional Jazz literature from Dixieland, swing, to contemporary styles. Beginning improvisational techniques are learned. Rehearsals are held once a week before school.
Advisor: Chris Dunmire (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: October through May. The first meeting will be on October 19. A schedule will be shared later.
If you are interested in joining Jazz Band, please join the Google Classroom using code drn2kgu.
Open To: Students playing traditional "Big Band" Instruments. Participants must be enrolled in Band, Orchestra or Choir. An audition is required.
Name of Club: Outdoor Club
Description: This club is for students who are interested in the outdoors. Topics may include: fishing, hunting, taxidermy, camping, biking, nature studies, environmental education, natural resources and conservation, community service, and other outdoor activities. Meetings will entail a variety of activities including: hands-on projects, discussions and demonstrations, videos, handouts, guest speakers, and field trips. This club will meet approximately twice per month and both boys and girls are welcome to join.
7th/ 8th Grade Advisor: Craig Adams (email@example.com)
When: October through June - Generally meets once a month after school until 4:30.
$25 club participation fee + $10 fee supply fee is required to join Outdoor Club.
Because of the types of projects completed in Outdoor Club, we need to limit the club to 20 7th graders and 20 8th graders. Sign up for Outdoor Club will open on September 12 at noon. Parents/ families will sign up for Outdoor Club using a Sign Up Genius link.
More information about meeting dates will be shared at a later date.
Name of Club: SAGE
Description: One of our goals at FPMS is to ensure that all students feel safe and connected. SAGE works to bring people of different sexual orientations and gender identities together in a safe environment to promote respect, friendship, and support. We will be planning activities that promote kindness and acceptance. Our mission is to create a safe space for students and staff. We are inviting ALL students to get involved in SAGE.
Advisors: Mindy Greco (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ellen Montenero (email@example.com), Bernadette Van Lith (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Sarah Giuliani (email@example.com)
List of Meeting Dates:
October: Wednesday 10/12, Tuesday 10/25
November: Thursday 11/10
December: Wednesday 12/7
January: Tuesday 1/10, Thursday 1/26
February: Wednesday 2/8, Thursday 2/23
March: Tuesday 3/14
April: Wednesday 4/12, Thursday 4/27
May: Tuesday 5/9, Wednesday 5/24
Name of Club: Ski and Snowboarding
Description of Club: Ski and snowboard at Alpine Valley for a discounted price.
Start Date: December 6, 2022
End Date: January 24, 2023
Open To: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their families
To find out more information about Ski and Snowboarding Club, check out this document!
Name of Club: Student Council
Description of Club: Student Council is a group of leaders in our school who organize and execute fundraisers, as well as complete service project.
Start Date: September 20, 2022
End Date: May 16, 2023
Open To: Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Here is the informational letter about Student Council. If you are interested in being part of Student Council, you must fill out the application link on the info letter. Applications close on September 9.
Name of Club: Yearbook
Description of Club: Our yearbook is a student production. Students take pictures, and learn how to layout and publish a school yearbook. They meet approximately once a week after school.
Advisor: Karisa Stiglitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Start Date: September 21, 2022
End Date: March 2023
Open To: Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Here is the informational letter about Yearbook Club. If you are interested in being part of Yearbook, you must fill out the application link on the info letter. Applications close on September 9.
Name of Club: 8-Bit Strings
Description of Club: 8-Bit Strings is an extracurricular activity open to any orchestra student looking to continue their musical journey! It’s a great way to meet new friends from other classes and to improve your skills on your instrument. 8-Bit Strings focuses on music from video games, movies, and popular artists.
Advisor: Samantha Amys (email@example.com)
Start Date: Tuesday October 4th
End Date: May 16th
Open To: Student currently enrolled in Orchestra 6, 7, or 8
Link to Meeting Dates/ Calendar: Concert and Meeting Dates
Other Information: Rehearsal starts at 7:00 am, so please arrive between 6:45 am and 6:55 am to ensure we start on time. Students arriving before 7:00 am may be dropped off outside of the music wing using the bus loop. Please use the entrance by the flagpole.
Please hold the following dates for concerts:
Wednesday, December 21st, 7PM- Saber Center- FPMS Winter Concert
Tuesday, May 16th, 7PM- Saber Center- FPMS Spring Concert
Jazz Cabaret/Jazz in the Park- Either Saturday, Feb 4th at FHS or June TBD outside at Forest Park