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West Middle

Events

  • Junior Pilot Summer Camp 2022

    Location
    Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation 2600 Expedition Court Sioux City IA 51111
    Audience
    Middle and High School Students
    Cost
    $160 members $180 non members
    RSVP
    July 10, 2022
    Contact
    Jennifer Taylor

    Information

    Two camps will run simultaneous: one for 6th – 8th graders and one for 9th – 12th graders.

    The high school group will have a half day on the first day during which they will learn the basics of flight and tour airport facilities (COVID protocol permitting). The second day will be reserved for flying in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk.

    The younger group will run two full days (9am-5pm) and be receiving instruction on the basics of flight, conducting hands-on experiments demonstrating the forces of flight, and have chances to win a Discovery Flight. This group will also tour airport facilities (COVID protocol permitting).

  • Westside Volleyball Registration

    Audience
    2nd-8th Grade Girls at West Feeder Schools
    Cost
    $90
    RSVP
    July 16, 2022
    Contact
    Paula Acero

    Information

    2022 SEASON INFORMATION
    Registration for 3rd-8th grade begins May 1, 2022. Early registration ends June 17, 2022. Late Registration ends July 16, 2022. If registration is submitted between 6/18/22 and 7/16/22 you will incur a $10 late fee.
    Register your player for the grade they will be in for the 22/23 school year.
    Must be registered by June 24, 2022 if your player wants to participate in competitive team evaluations. *6th-8th grade only
    Registration fees will be $90 and will only be available online this year. Fees must be paid up by the July 16, 2022 deadline.
    We will provide jerseys that need to be washed and returned at the end of the season. If the jersey that is checked out to your player is lost, stolen, damaged or not turned in you will be charged a $30 replacement fee.
    You must provide black spandex, black socks, volleyball kneepads and athletic shoes.
    All teams will be playing in the Arena Fall Volleyball League with doubleheaders scheduled on Sundays. League game dates will be August 28, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Information for the 2022-2023 Season

    Registration begins 5/1/22
    Registration ends 7/16/22
    Practice will begin the week of TBD
    First game will be on 8/29/22
    Parent Meeting TBD
    Picture Day TBD
    Competitive Tryouts 6/24/22

  • ISU Extension and Outreach Summer Camps

    Location
    Across Siouxland
    Audience
    Kids in grades K-12
    Cost
    Varies
    Organization
    Iowa State University

    Information

    Check out the fun and educational camps provided by Woodbury County Extension! Your children will be able to expand their horizons and have a great time at any of our summer camps.

  • Microstory Writing Contest

    Location
    Virtual
    Audience
    Grades 3-12
    Cost
    Free
    Contact
    Kate Sojka

    Information

    Keep your creative juices flowing this summer by entering a microstory contest. Your task will be to write a story using 100 words or less around a choice of two provided prompts that will be announced on Wednesday, July 6. Prizes will be awarded for each age group.

  • ARC Summer Camp

    Location
    Siouxland Christian School 6000 Gordan Ave. Sioux City, IA
    Audience
    All families with an IEP
    Cost
    $200.00
    RSVP
    May 01, 2022
    Contact
    Beth Armstrong

    Information

    ARC Summer Camp is s summer program that is geared for Special Ed (moderate to severe and profound) kids from 3-21.

    Please email icewoman79@msn.com to enroll your child.

  • Westside Football Registration

    Audience
    2nd-6th Graders at West Feeder Schools
    Cost
    $80
    RSVP
    July 24, 2022
    Contact
    Charlie Silvas

    Information

    2022 SEASON INFORMATION
    Registration for Tackle Football grades 3rd through 6th will begin 5/1/22 and close on 7/24/22.
    The registration fee will be $80, and we will only conduct online registrations this year.
    *Please register your player for the grade they will be entering for the 22/23 school year.*
    *2nd graders that played up on the 3rd-grade team last season must register for the 3rd-grade team again.*
    3rd-grade football is regular tackle football, not padded flag
    Registration will include the use of a game jersey, game pants, practice pants, helmet decal, and shoulder pads.
    You must provide a white helmet, cleats, practice jersey, and a mouthpiece.
    All Westside Connection home games will be held at Riverside Field.
    All teams will practice in front of WMS unless your player’s coach has moved it to another field at WHS.
    2nd graders may play up on the 3rd-grade team IF there is a need for numbers, and the Westside Connection coaches have evaluated your child for safety and readiness to compete at the 3rd-grade level.
    We will have a cookie dough fundraiser at the beginning of the season that everyone will participate in.
    All equipment checked out will need to be washed and returned at our end-of-the-season equipment check-in
    IMPORTANT DATES
    Registration begins 5/1/22
    Registration ends 7/24/22
    Equipment checkout will be the week of 7/25/22
    Practice will begin the week of 8/1/22
    First game will be on 9/10/22
    Equipment check-in will be the week of 10/17/22

  • Champions’ Challenge

    Location
    2201 W 19th Street
    Audience
    Children ages 5-12
    Cost
    FREE
    RSVP
    July 25, 2022
    Contact
    Pastor Tony or Pastor Gene

    Information

    Heartland Community Baptist Church will be hosting our annual VBS, Champions’ Challenge. Our event will be July 25-29th every evening starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. All children, ages 5-12, are welcome to join and admission is FREE! We will be doing different sport camps each night AND an option for arts and crafts if your child(ren) does not wish to participate in the nightly sport. Snacks will be given nightly to each child. Each child will have a chance to win a gift from our nightly prize drawings too!

    Thursday night is our water camp and obstacle course night, so make sure to bring your swimsuit, towel and dry clothes!!

    Friday night is our Family Fun Night where all family members are welcome! Friday will have a FREE dinner for all that attend with their child(ren) and we will be giving away grand prizes Friday night as well- 1 grand prize per age group and our Lisa Belk Award to the child that blew us away all week long by showing amazing sportsmanship, friendliness, kindness, and being respectful to everyone around them.

    So please, come join us this July!

    See you soon,
    Heartland Community Baptist Church

  • STEM Achievers

    Audience
    Students entering 6-8th grade
    Cost
    Free
    Contact
    Christina Brandon

    Information

    Every student deserves access to a better future. That’s why we’ve launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program – an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship. This program creates a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required.

    The program takes place over the course of two 3-week sessions.
    June 13 – July 1, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    and July 11 – July 29, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Club Genesis

    Location
    Cornerstone World Outreach, 1603 Glen Ellen Rd, Sioux City, IA 51106
    Audience
    Children ages 5-12
    Cost
    Free
    Contact
    Ciana Luna

    Information

    We are a children’s ministry in Sioux City that offers fun and adventure! During our service, kids assist the crew to triumph in the battle of good vs. evil! We meet Wednesdays at 7pm. Our location is 1603 Glen Ellen Rd., Sioux City, IA.

  • Volunteer with the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum!

    Contact
    Krimson Verdin

    Information

    LaunchPAD welcomes friendly volunteers, age 10 and older, who appreciate the power of play and enjoy interacting with children and families. LaunchPAD currently has both ongoing and special volunteer opportunities available. LaunchPAD is also a fun place for groups or organizations to volunteer together. Hours are available Monday-Sunday during museum hours.

    Launchpad offers a volunteer incentive program! Volunteer 100 hours in a calendar year and get a free membership to LaunchPAD for yourself or to give to someone!