Registration Now Open for Virtual Clubs

A variety of before- and after-school virtual clubs will provide lots of opportunities for Blue Jays to have fun and learn something new this semester. Most are free, and most are open to students in all grades. Note that online registration is required for all clubs except book club; click here to sign up.

Book Club (Ms. Dixon)
– Meets: Third Thursday of the month @ 8 AM.
– Open to all West End students and staff.
– All books provided.
– October’s book is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

To register:
Registration not required. Use the code KQBD-M6B3-FSHFZ to join the West End Book Club group on Schoology. Email ​ljdixon@mnps.org for more information.
Fee: None

Newspaper Club (Ms. Smith)
Join us on the newspaper staff to write articles, conduct interviews, and report on the happenings of our community! This is a newspaper written by students and for students, so we need you to make it great!
Meets: Last Tuesday of each month @ 8 AM

Maximum of 30 participants
Fee: None

Animation Club (Mr. Clark)
The Animation Club is for students who are interested in creating digital art, claymation/stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn animation software. The main software used is Flipaclip. Students can work in the multimedia lab/Zoom link and interact with other students with similar interests. Meeting times/frequency TBD.

Maximum of 15 participants

Recording Studio Lessons Club (Mr. Clark)
Pre-production, production, or post-production, this club covers it all when it comes to music recording. Students learn recording studio techniques utilizing DAW (Digital Audio Workstations). Software such as Garage Band, Logic Pro, and SoundTrap will be used to create, edit, and master music. Students will learn recording etiquette utilizing West End’s state-of-the-art recording studio, “Studio J.”
Meeting times TBD.

Maximum of 10 participants
Fee: $20 per month (4 lessons)

Multimedia/Yearbook Club (Mr. Clark)
This club gives students experience in print/digital media publishing. They will develop skills in photography, computer design, and writing creatively to create a yearbook that captures school year memories.
Meeting times/frequency TBD.

Maximum of 10 participants(grades 7 & 8 only)

Art Club (Mr. Baker)
Explore different art media and create unique pieces of your own!
Meeting times/frequency TBD.

Maximum of 10 participants

Debate Club (Mr. Covington)
Learn important public speaking/debate skills while learning from graduate/college students from the Rose Debate Institute. This club will make you more informed about political and global affairs while having fun collaborating with other students!
10 sessions; meeting times TBD

Fee: $15-45, depending on number of students participating (scholarships available!)
Maximum of 20 participantsGrades 7 & 8 only

Chess Club (Mr. Day & Mr. Stephens)
Weekly practices Tuesdays after school and bi-monthly Saturday morning tournaments
Meets: Tuesdays, 4-30-5:30, starting 9/29

Fee: None
Unlimited participants

Digital Makers Club (Mr. Sanford)
Students will learn computer science/coding basics and gain experience being tech creators, not just tech consumers. Our first project will be a crosstown chain reaction device made with Scratch.
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30, starting 10/14

Fee: None
Maximum of 12 participants

Here’s that registration link one more time.