The Academic Challenge is a competitive event that several eighth graders participate in each year by competing with other academically gifted students in the city and state. Each school, public or private, designates a team of five members. The object of the challenge is to take a written test of 120 questions and finish in 60 minutes. The test is comprised of questions taken from the spheres of mathematics, social studies, English, science, literature, etc. The school groups are ranked in numerical order based on the test scores. Woodrow Wilson students have entered the city-wide competition since its inception. Woodrow Wilson students have also entered the N.J. Quiz Bowl. The students worked hard and placed in several competitions.
Our Varsity and Junior Varsity squads practice many hours to prepare for their season. The uniform shirts are white and blue. Teamwork and sportsmanship is emphasized. Students must meet academic and behavioral eligibility requirements to participate and are monitored for these standards throughout the season.
The main goal of cheerleading is to strive for team support and promote school spirit. Students in grades five through eight audition for the Cheerleading Squad and practice after school. The squad participates in cheerleading competitions. The squad placed 3rd in the city finals.
Many Woodrow Wilson students are members of the Chess Club and meet after school to learn the intricacies of the game. Our School participates in the Board of Education Chess Tournament for grades seven and eight which is held at Bayonne High School. Our team in the 1999-2000 school season won first place in the city and placed second in the county. In the 2000-2001 season, Woodrow Wilson placed second in the city finals.
Cleaner and Greener
One of the many community related activities that Woodrow Wilson School actively participates in is Bayonne's Cleaner and Greener Program. Woodrow Wilson has been involved in Cleaner and Greener since its inception. The students of Woodrow Wilson School are responsible for all the restoration that has occurred on West 56th St. They have also planted seedlings throughout the Woodrow Wilson neighborhood for private citizens. The students of Woodrow Wilson continue to maintain a career environment by their monthly "Clean Sweep" of the immediate vicinity of the school building. Individual classes have adopted a tree outside of the school building and will maintain the area surrounding the tree. We continue to pledge to make Bayonne a "Cleaner and Greener" city.
During the 2001-2002 school year, we expanded our Cleaner and Greener Program by designing and building our own geometric garden. Two hexagonal gardens containing various shrubs and greenery were completed in the spring. Mrs. Geary along with the 7th and 8th grade students created an attractive vista for the neighborhood to enjoy all year long
The Color Guard is comprised of 7th Grade students who during assemblies bring the audience to order, lead them in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of the National Anthem. They also participate in community parades proudly displaying flags as well as school banner.
Our varsity squad practiced many hours to prepare for their session. Their uniform shirt colors are blue and gold. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized while developing a finer understanding of the sport. Students must meet academic eligibility requirements to participate and are monitored for these standards throughout the season.
Forensics Academic Challenge Geography Bee Beginning Band Choir Concert Band National Honor Society Student of the Month Halloween Pumpkin Contest Cheerleading Science Fair Cleaner and Greener Spelling Bee Peer Math Olympiad Art Club Fire Bowl Girl's Softball Yearbook