Clubs & Activities

At Waldron Mercy, we pride ourselves on offering a wide array of after school activities that give our students the opportunity to explore and discover new interests.  With after school academic programs, art groups, and just-for-fun clubs, there is something for everyone to enjoy!


After school clubs are offered on Mondays after school in two sessions: one in the spring and one in the fall. Run by faculty and staff members, clubs give K-8 students a fun opportunity to explore their interests such as art, science, baking, chess, legos, dolls and books. VISIT THE CLUB PAGE


Forensics, at the middle school level, provides an opportunity for students to be involved in various forms of public speaking. Debate, oral interpretation, original oratory, discussion, and extemporaneous speaking are included in the competition. Forensics practices and competition enable our students to become confident public speakers. It provides students the opportunity to develop and boost confidence in their ability to communicate ideas and points of view. Students also enhance their research and writing skills, and learn how to work together collaboratively through discussion and debate. Learn more about the different topics of Forensics in the National Speech & Debate Association's Middle School Competition Events Guide.


Toshiba/Exploravision is a nationwide K12 STEM contest in which students are asked to develop a new technology or improve upon an existing technology in order to solve a real world problem. Waldron Mercy Academy has participated in this contest for a number of years, often with great success. Waldron will be participating in the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision program again this year. Students meet with a coach for an hour a week after school for ten weeks The day that a group meets with their coach will be agreed upon in advance suitable for all involved The fee for this program will be $50 per child. This program fee helps to defray some of the costs of running the program including the payment of faculty coaches. Students should sign up for this program as a group, and should have a tentative idea about the technology they want to invent.


Rock Band is open to students in grades five through eight who have been studying guitar, bass, drums, brass, woodwind, keyboard or voice for at least a year. These students meet once a week after school and work on classic and modern rock. They perform at the Spring Concert and for a special end-of-the-year Community Gathering. Students have a great deal of input on the songs they work on and strive for a truly professional sound!


Each year, a team of eighth grade students work together to create the yearbook. Students draw the artwork, photograph school activities, and learn fundamental design principles during their time on the yearbook committee.


The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students in grades four through six collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. The group attends a county-wide competition at the end of the year. Students are assigned a minimum of six (6) books to read for their team and be the “expert” on their team for those books. They are encouraged to also read as many of the other books on the list as they can to help their team. They also will be reading a few of the novels in class. Students will be assigned a book to read at the first meeting.​ At the second meeting, they will answer questions about the first assigned book. They will then be assigned a second book to read. At the third meeting, they will again answer questions on the second assigned book. If both books were read and questions sufficiently answer about the book, the student will be invited to join Reading Olympics and registration will be opened. Please do not sign up for Reading Olympics unless you are committed to reading the books, and attending as many practices as possible, otherwise you will be ineligible to attend the competition. If you have a sports practice on one of the dates below, please tell Ms. Hymel and she will speak with Mr. Dickman to let him know you will be late for practice. LEARN MORE ABOUT READING OLYMPICS


Please contact a troop leader if your daughter is interested in being a Girl Scout: Daisies - Girls in grade 1 Troop Leader: Sharon O'Malley Brownies - Girls in grade 3 Leader: Katie Cooper Juniors - Girls in grade 4 and 5 Leader: Mary Jane Meconi Cadettes - Girls in grades 6 Leader: Beth O'Brien