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Fifth and sixth-grade students have the opportunity to join the band or orchestra. Band students may learn the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion instruments. Orchestra students may learn violin, viola or cello. Students attend small group lessons during the school day as part of their weekly UA schedule. Full-band and full-orchestra rehearsals take place outside of the school day so that students may learn to rehearse as an ensemble as well.

Click here to download the Windham Center School Instrumental Program Handbook


Instrumental Teachers:

Michaela Kosta [email protected] (5th and 6th)

Amy Buonpane [email protected] (6th)

Nancy Fothergill [email protected] (5th)


Students in 5th and 6th grade have the opportunity to join the Bowling Club which runs from November to January. The club will take a bus from WCS to Lakeside Lanes in Manchester, NH.    Information, forms, sign ups and cost come out in the fall.

Club Leaders: 

Tracey Lamb: [email protected]

Patti Pratte: [email protected]

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination (previously Odyssey of the Mind) is an international creative problem-solving program for students in elementary school through college. Its purpose is to foster the development of creative thinking and creative problem-solving skills among young students.


Teams of 2 to 7 students form in September and meet weekly from October through March to create and present their skit and creative solution to their chosen team challenge. Teams have the opportunity to advance to a state competition and possibly to the annual Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri each May.

Information & Registration

Club Leader: Joel Burdette [email protected]

Drama Club

Students audition for acting and singing performance roles in a selected play during the :school year.  This club provides many opportunities for students to assume the roles associated with assembling a live performance.

Director: Janessa Murphy [email protected]
Assistant: Michaela Kosta [email protected]

Games Club

Students who enjoy working with puzzles, board games, forming new friendships and making new connections thrive in this club hosted by our school counselor..

Club Leader: Kristen Phillips [email protected]

Floor Hockey

At Center School, all students have an opportunity to play Intramural Floor Hockey after school. The program has been in place for many years and participation has increased each year. Students have the opportunity to play against peers after school in the winter/spring months.

Club Leaders: 

Cheyanne Nevers [email protected]

Joel Burdette [email protected]


Homework Club

Students have the opportunity to join this club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday where the club advisor supports students with homework and organizational assistance. If you would like to join please see the parent newsletter for the signup link (Google Form).

Jordan Lemay [email protected]

Intramural Sports Club

Students who enjoy non-competitive physical activities have the opportunity to join this club.  Games that are played during physical education classes serve as the foundation of this club.  


The WCS Intramural Sports Club allows students to participate in a variety of sports outside of their school day, including pickleball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, floor hockey, kickball, and wiffle ball.  Students are welcome to participate in any or all sports units that they are interested in, on the day(s) of the week that work with their schedule. If a student can only come 1 of the 2 days out of the week, that is fine. Students may be experienced at a sport already, or try out multiple new activities. Meeting Days: Mondays and Thursdays.

Club Leader: Joel Burdette [email protected]

Club Leader: Cheyanne Nevers [email protected]

Jr. Book Beat Club

Students who enjoy reading and book discussions excel in this club where literary analysis and authors' craft are a major focal point. This book discussion group is open to interested 5th and 6th grade students, who will select books together, read on their own, and regroup to discuss them.

Club Leader: Joel Burdette [email protected]

Math Olympiads

Students who enjoy solving complex mathematical problems have the opportunity to try out for this club and compete against other members from different communities, states, and countries. Students will participate in weekly math school meetings as well as the opportunity to compete in five challenging Math Olympiads paper contests. Our 2023-2024 team consists of twenty-five 5th and 6th grade students within Division E. 


Club Leader:

Alex Krish [email protected]


Math Olympiads Information:


Robotics Group

Students with a strong inclination toward mathematics, science, and engineering have the opportunity to try out for this group.  Students work to solve common engineering problems, using teamwork, learning mechanics, and computer programming.

Select Chorus

Students who are interested in singing are encouraged to join this club.  A live musical performance is scheduled as a culminating experience for choral students.


The WCS Ski Club is open for any 5th or 6th-grade student to register. On average, we take 80 students to the Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, New Hampshire. The club meets for five weeks, usually every Tuesday in January. The program offers a chance for new skiers and snowboarders to take lessons or for intermediate riders to enhance their skills. The students have lessons from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then free skiing and snowboarding from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It's important to note that this club leaves Windham Center School at 1:30 p.m., and students are responsible for any missed work. The club arrives back at the school at 8:00 p.m. Please contact Jordan Lemay at [email protected] with any questions.

Student Council

In the fall of each year, the students elect Student Council Representatives. Two students from each homeroom class are selected by their peers. The council's mission is to continue to make Center School a safe environment in which all are welcomed and included as part of the school community. The Student Council holds monthly meetings where they discuss activities. These may include spirit days, holiday drives, Valentine's Day candy grams, bake sales, and teacher appreciation days. The council is a non-profit organization and donates profits to special causes.

Katie Ditolla [email protected] 

Ashley Chopelas [email protected]