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    CAMPUS LIFE

    Experience All That UMS-Wright Has to Offer.

    Life outside the classroom is an integral part of the UMS-Wright educational experience. Students of all ages are presented with numerous opportunities to interact with each other and with their teachers in one-on-one and group settings. In addition, students are encouraged to be active in local, state, national, and world communities with specific emphasis being placed upon our obligation to serve others.

    Campus Highlights

    The UMS-Wright campus consists of several best-in-class facilities, academic environments, and athletic fields. When you set foot on the UMS-Wright campus, opportunity awaits.

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      Swimming

      Lubel Pool

      Our on-campus pool is available to students of all ages for swim meets, physical education classes, intramural swimming, and summer camps. From beginner swimming to championship training, our pool is an invaluable asset to campus life.

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      Arts

      Fine and Performing Arts Center

      The Arts Center fosters creative growth with Dunlap Auditorium, Huckabee-Foster Amphitheater, and four state-of-the-art classrooms including a band room, a choral room, a studio art room, and a drama lab as well as four rehearsal rooms shared by all performance groups.

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      Athletics

      Fields and courts fit for champions

      Throughout campus, there are various athletics facilities, including Wilson Gym, Ervin S. Cooper Stadium, Urquhart Field, R. H. Radcliff Baseball Field, Gerald Reid Field, and Martha B. Matre Softball Field. These areas are critical to the training and competition that our sports teams endure.

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      DINING

      Healthy & Nutritious

      All students have the opportunity to dine at our on-campus cafeteria daily. The fresh food that we serve provided by Lexington Independents is carefully selected to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. The monthly lunch menus can be found by clicking the buttons below.

    Co-Curriculars & Clubs

    • American Sign Language Club

      Overview

      By learning how to sign, members will learn a strong appreciation and understanding for deaf culture, along with promoting the understanding and appreciation of the language among others. We will discuss specific topics, play games, or learn about ASL in our community.

      Expectations of Students:

      Biweekly meetings during lunch in either Señora Lawrence or Mrs. Bailey’s classrooms to discuss a particular topic in ASL.

    • Book Club

      Overview

      Every month, our club will meet and discuss a book of a particular topic. Not only discussing books, but also partaking in many great opportunities around the school (ie. reading to lower school classes, creating a Free Little Library, book drives, etc.) The books we will read will be proposed, voted on, and chosen within the group.

      Expectations of Students:

      Meetings on Tuesdays during lunch in the library. Students are to participate in meetings, activities, etc.

    • Chess Team

      Overview

      The UMS- Wright Chess Team is an excellent experience for students of many ages to learn, practice and master the rules and nuances of chess play. There are four matches throughout the year with two invitation-only Championship games. Feel free to contact him to set up additional work times.

      Expectations of Students:

      Weekly practice every Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, unless school is out for a holiday, or we are at a league match instead! Mandatory attendance at ALL league matches. All players are expected to do some individual chess work/study/game play on their own. Good behavior is expected at practice and especially at matches. Take care of and help keep track of all UMS chess equipment. Experienced players are expected to take notation of their competitive games for review with their coach. New players will be taught how to take notation in due time.

    • Competitive Dance

      • Sponsor

        Mrs. Shay Owen

      • Sponsor Email:
      • Grades

        9-12

      Overview

      Competition dance

      Expectations of Students:

      Must enroll in after school dance and compete in two dance competitions.

    • Concert Band

      • Sponsor

        Mrs. Melissa Jokerst

      • Sponsor Email: mjokerst@ums-wright.org
      • Grades

        9-12 (must be enrolled in Advanced Band)

      Overview

      Students set the stage for a fine performance with instrumental music from genres of classical, pop, movies, musicals, video games, jazz, and more.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students must take the band class during the school day, play or be learning to play a wind or a percussion instrument, and attend all after school rehearsals and all performances.

    • Fall/Spring Chorale

      Overview

      Fall/Spring Chorale welcomes all students who enjoy singing or want to explore their musical side. Most opportunities involve singing in groups, but there are opportunities for solos if interested. We conclude our time together with a performance in December/April. Some students will be eligible for trips off-campus. Mrs. McCormick can work around athletic schedules.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students must attend all required rehearsals and practices and must participate in winter/spring performance.

    • French Club

      • Sponsor
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      • Grades

        9-12

      Overview

      Are you enrolled in a French class? Fascinated by French and Francophone culture? Excited by unique learning experiences? Interested in our connections to countries around the world? If you answered OUI to any of the above, then French Club is the group for you!

      Expectations of Students:

      Meet once a month to engage in culturally enriching activities with roots in French and Francophone societies. You do not have to be enrolled in a French class to join.

    • Honor Council

      Overview

      Student representatives elected to promote honesty and integrity.

      Expectations of Students:

      Promote honesty and integrity among students.

    • Investment Club

      Overview

      Invest in a small portfolio together. Would meet and discuss what to invest in or sell. - Guest speakers. Trading contests between members.

      Expectations of Students:

      Meet every week to two weeks during lunch.

    • Key Club

      • Sponsor

        Dr. Nancy Hilbun, Mrs. Keli Myers, and Mr. Thomas Walton

      • Sponsor Email: nhilbun@ums-wright.org
      • Grades

        9-12

      Overview

      Key Club is the primary Community Service Club for our school. Students commit to participating and leading various service opportunities both on and off-campus.

      Expectations of Students:

      Have to commit to a minimum of 30 service hours and at least 4 Key Club/School Sponsored Service events. To participate and have it count as a co-curricular students must commit to a minimum of 50 service hours and at least 4 Key Club/School Sponsored Service events. Each month a list of Key Club events is posted and offered as well as other various opportunities that come up for students to participate in. Students are encouraged to find their own areas to serve and support local nonprofits/charities.

    • LEO Club

      • Sponsor

        Mrs. Dana Stewart & Mrs. Courtney Peak (MS) & Dr. Kristin Odom, Mrs. Ashley Hill, & Mrs. Chassidy Fulton (US)

      • Sponsor Email: kodom@ums-wright.org
      • Grades

        7-12

      Overview

      “Leadership, Experience, Opportunity.” Students in the LEO Club at UMS-Wright partner with the Lions Club of Mobile to gain valuable community engagement experiences while developing leadership skills.

      Expectations of Students:

      Quarterly Meetings during the school day at lunch, 30 hours of service per school year

    • Marching Band

      • Sponsor

        Mrs. Melissa Jokerst

      • Sponsor Email: mjokerst@ums-wright.org
      • Grades

        9-12 (must be enrolled in Advanced Band)

      Overview

      Students fine-tune their skills as musicians, practice regularly, and perform in halftime shows throughout the fall.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students must take the band class during the school day, play or be learning to play a wind or percussion instrument, and attend band camp in the summer. All after school rehearsals and all performances must be attended.

    • Mind's Eye

      Overview

      6 editors chosen by teachers; The UMS-Wright literary magazine.

      Expectations of Students:

      Create together the Mind’s Eye, which is our student literary and arts magazine. This is released once a year.

    • Peer Tutoring Program

      Overview

      Pairing students in different subject areas across grade levels for extra help.

      Expectations of Students:

      50 hours of tutoring per year.

    • Photography Club

      Overview

      Weekly photography challenge, involved in different charity projects throughout the year, and participates in photography activities with lower school students.

      Expectations of Students:

      Meet once a week during lunch.

    • Sailing Team

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      • Grades

        9-12

      Overview

      The sailing team practices once a week, and we have regattas on the weekends. The team sails in the fall and spring seasons

      Expectations of Students:

      Attend practices after school and attend at least one regatta each year. Members of the Sailing Team have to be junior members of the Mobile Yacht Club in order to participate on the team. Members use their own equipment.

    • Scholars’ Bowl

      • Sponsor

        Mrs. Meredith Cullen, Mrs. Jana Price, and Mrs. Elizabeth Offerle

      • Sponsor Email: mcullen@ums-wright.org
      • Grades

        Junior Varsity: 9-10 Varsity: 11-12

      Overview

      Test your trivia knowledge of all academic areas of study by competing in teams at regional scholars’ bowl competitions against other area schools.

      Expectations of Students:

      Weekly lunch time meetings and fields trips for meets.

    • Scrub Club

      Overview

      A medical professional will come speak with the participants of the club during lunch once a month.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students will meet once a month during lunch to listen to medical professionals.

    • Sports Information Department

      Overview

      Students participate in digital production for sports teams. Students operate cameras and video equipment for the football digital scoreboard; record games and make videos for teams; take pictures at games.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students may choose to work individual events for service hours. To receive co-curricular credit, students must work 30 hours throughout the year. All UMS-Wright Boys and Girls Athletic Teams count as a Co-Curricular

    • Student Bulldog Ambassadors

      Overview

      The Student Bulldog Ambassadors is an elite group of 11th and 12th grade students who represent the ideals and spirit of UMS-Wright. Mainly supporting the Admissions and College Counseling Offices, the Ambassadors act as liaisons for visitors to campus and lead rising freshmen in their transition to the upper school. In addition, they assist with on and off campus events, representing UMS-Wright and strengthening the bond within the school and our community. Students will have the opportunity to polish their interpersonal skills, advance communication skills, and have a lasting impact on students and families at UMS-Wright. Interviews and selection for the new class of Ambassadors typically takes place in mid spring.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students must attend a required training and attend all assigned events. Students are responsible for making up any required work assigned by their teacher(s).

    • Student Government Association & Class Officers

      Overview

      These groups are elected student representatives which provides services to the school and community and organizes most student events.

      Expectations of Students:

      Complete elected process in the Spring. Must meet criteria to run for a position. Must be active in completing duties presented by the SGA officers and adviser.

    • The Spanish Circle

      Overview

      Provide students unique opportunities in order to enhance their studies of the Spanish language and cultures while simultaneously making a positive and lasting impact on UMS-Wright and the Spanish-speaking communities in our area.

      Expectations of Students:

      $25 fee. Students must log at least 50 hours of involvement during the year to earn their pin. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during the school year both during the week after school and on weekends. Weekly opportunities include La mesa de español (Spanish conversation group) and Spanish Peer Tutoring. On a quarterly or semester basis we will engage with guest speakers, local events, and service opportunities within the UMS-Wright and local Mobile-area Spanish-speaking communities, and much more!

    • The Spirit Pack

      Overview

      This is a co-curricular for students to support and encourage other students representing UMS-Wright on the field, court, and stage!

      Expectations of Students:

      Meetings will be held every other Thursday during lunch to make signs for events or for members to ask questions

    • Upper School Theatre Guild

      Overview

      All students are eligible to audition to be cast members or sign up to be crew members for both the fall show and the spring show. We do not turn anyone away and have room for all who are interested. For this year, the fall show is a musical and the spring show is a non-musical.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students audition approximately 8-10 weeks prior to show dates (audition dates will be announced when students start school). Students attend rehearsals according to the size of their role (larger role means more rehearsals) and crew members commit to one full week of rehearsals during the early blocking phase and then attend all run-throughs, dress rehearsals, and performances.

    • WOW Club

      Overview

      Makes inspirational signs to hang around campus, and run donation drives throughout the year for different places that need it (Ronald McDonald House, Angel Tree, etc.).

      Expectations of Students:

      Meet every Tuesday at break.

    • Yearbook Section Editors & Editors in Chief

      Overview

      11-12 appointed positions by staff

      Expectations of Students:

      Work put forth/ time spent outside of class time; approved co-curricular per advisers’ approval.

    • Youth Judicial

      Overview

      A mock trial program coordinated by the YMCA of Greater Montgomery with a statewide competition in Montgomery sometime in the late fall. Students work on a team made up of six members (3 attorneys, 3 witnesses), either for the prosecution/plaintiff or defense (determined by the YMCA, not UMS-Wright). To prepare for the mock trial competition in Montgomery, they will work largely on their own time, outside of school hours to prepare their case.

      Expectations of Students:

      Students work mostly on their own time outside of school hours to prepare individually and as a team. Students required to attend the following meetings: (1) a program overview meeting in August for interested students; (2) an after-school meeting to read through the case and to register for the program and hotel rooms; (3) the district meeting sponsored by the YMCA, usually a Sunday afternoon in late September, where officials with the YMCA as well as youth judges explain the program, trial procedures, and courtroom decorum. Students are encouraged to work with a local attorney - family member or friend - to prepare their case. I'm also available to work with teams after school. The school expects our teams to follow the program's rules and prepare to the best of their ability. The YMCA allots each school a certain number of slots in either the Premier or Major league. We may have to have tryouts if the number of teams signing up is greater than the slots we've been allotted. Should that be the case, students need to plan to try out in front of me and other faculty members. Note: This co-curricular is for select students only, and students are invited to participate.

    • Worldly Discussions Club

      Overview

      The purpose of this club is to dive into the social, political, and economic currents of our world and discuss how these concepts shape current events. We will each express our opinions on how a current event occurred and find out what larger developments caused it to occur. We hope that students gain a deeper understanding of current events and of how thousands of years of history shape these events.

      Expectations of Students:

      A member must attend the meeting times during lunch. Each member must attend a minimum of 10 hours throughout the school year (30 min a session).

    LIFE ON CAMPUS

    Together, we grow in mind, body, spirit, and character.

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