Clubs & Activities
Clubs and Activities - 2020-2021
There is a $100.00 student activity fee for participation in one or more extra-curricular activities.

Did you know that our fundraising built a middle school in rural Cambodia in 2008? Join the Cambodia Club and learn about all the students who attend our sister school and the students in other programs we also support in Cambodia. During our meetings, we learn about Cambodia culture, customs, language and even write letters to our Pen Pals! We are hoping to SKYPE to be able to speak to our new friends! We also need fundraising support to keep the program going. Join your friends in creating and running the best fundraising events! We meet once a month and snacks are provided!
Advisor: Mrs. Handy (Monroe 6 SS)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Tuesdays or Thursdays, twice a month 3:15-4pm, Virtual.

Black And White Pawns.pngDo you enjoy critical thinking, problem-solving, and strategy?  Do you enjoy games that challenge you to think quickly while you are playing them?  Join the Chess Club!  Whether you are a novice or an expert, this club will teach you how to play the game better.

Advisor:  Mr. Couch
Meeting Dates & Location:  1st & 3rd Thursday, each month starting Oct. 15, 3-4pm, Virtual.


This club is open to all students who are interested in producing their own movies.  Students will learn basic filmmaking techniques, use of digital video cameras, and then edit their work using iMovie.  Students who are interested in making a film for the “GW FILM FESTIVAL” may use GW’s equipment and edit their work.  Students may also bring in previously shot footage to edit.  Upon completion, movies can be saved on a DVD for home viewing and/or submission to other film competitions.

Advisor:  Mr. Luts (English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 114

GW Production/Stage Crew

Lights, Camera, Action!  The GW Spring Production is a theatrical event that takes place in the Spring.  Our productions range from Broadway Inspired Plays to Talent Showcases to Original Student Written Productions.  Students are taken through the theatre process from tryouts and rehearsals, culminating in a show in our GW Auditorium.  We aim to teach our cast the various aspects of acting and musical production as well as stage design and light/sound.  All grades are welcome!

Advisors: Mrs. DeGroat, Mr. Kadus, Mrs. McKinnon
Meeting Dates & Location:  Starts in late January for Spring production.  Dates to be determined.

Math Counts is a series of competitions designed to produce high levels of math achievement. It is an opportunity for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students to be involved in an enriched, challenging experience that promotes a strong and mature interest in math. Students are welcome to compete for a place on the team which will compete against other local and state teams.

Advisor: Mr. Pepe (Godwin 7 Math)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Will meet weekly, dates to be determined.


GW’s Prisms Literary Magazine provides an opportunity for students with an interest in art and writing throughout the year on a school publication.  This is open to all grades and will meet approximately one day a week.

Advisor: Mrs. Cannon (Monroe 6 English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  First meeting will be Friday Oct. 16, 3-4 pm.  Dats to be determined after 1st meeting.  Virtual meetings. 


The Spirit and Service Club is a wonderful opportunity for all students to share their enthusiasm for helping others. We coordinate various school-wide drives and efforts during the year to assist local nonprofit organizations. For example, our Thanksgiving food drive is one of our major projects. It has been very successful in the past thanks to the support of the club members and the student body. Another major event is our annual "Souper" Bowl. We have also held other drives, collections, and bake sales to benefit the community.

Advisors:  Mrs. McKinnon (Godwin 6 English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Mondays after school.  Listen to announcements for start date.  Meetings will generally be virtual with some activities live, if possible.

STEM CLUB - 7th & 8th grade ONLY

S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In our club, we learn about robotics, programming, science experiments, 3D printing and anything else STEM-related!.   

Advisor: Mrs. Abbatiello (Godwin 7 Science)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm.  Location to be determined.  Some live and some virtual.


The Council officers are 8th grade only and are elected in the previous Spring.
The GW Student Council is the student government organization of the school and is composed of all three grade levels. Students work toward the betterment of the school and on several yearly community service projects, school dances, and school-wide spirit activities. Delegates meet regularly with the advisors and Principal to plan these activities. Homeroom representatives are elected in homeroom.

Advisors: Mr. Kadus (Godwin 8 SS) & Ms. Simone (Monroe 8 Special Ed.)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Usually on Tuesdays varying between lunchtime & after school.  Starting out virtual.


Unified Club strives to build an inclusive environment among youth as well as empower them to be leaders & agents for change.  Unified works in 3 ways: Inclusive Sports, Youth Leadership & Advocacy and Whole-School Engagement.  Most importantly, the goal is to have fun and meet friends at school.

Advisors: Ms. Alfuso, Ms. Padykula, Ms. Vasquez
Meeting Dates & Location: Thursdays, 3-4 pm every other week.  Meeting will be virtual on Google Classroom.


8th Grade Students Only!!
THIS IS A YEARLONG COMMITMENT AND YOU MUST BE WILLING TO MAKE THIS COMMITMENT!! Come help us preserve your GW memories!! We need your help with fundraising, taking pictures, editing, and layout. You will have your yearbook forever, so become part of the process and help make it special!

Advisors: Mrs. Dodd
Meeting Dates and Location: Meeting dates to be determined.

** Please note: There are many activities in addition to our clubs, such as Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra, School Play, etc... Keep an eye out for these exciting opportunities!!