At Wayland, students explore their interests, from baking to chess, ecology, dance, media, and more, through a wide variety of special interest clubs.
Some clubs, such as the Forensics and the Model United Nations travel and compete against other schools. Other student organizations focus on student interests on campus, such as the Baking Club, Chess Club, Ping Pong Club, Dance Club, and Thespian Society. New clubs may be created when students want to share their interests and passions with other students.
- Admission Ambassadors
- Art Club
- Athletic Council
- Baking Club
- Black Student Union
- Chess Club
- Finance and Economic Club (FEC)
- Ecology Club
- Kaleidoscope Literary Magazine
- Library Swans
- Math Club
- Model United Nations (UN)
- Ping Pong Club
- Thespian Society
Wayland’s Admission Ambassadors assist the Admission Office with various recruitment strategies. This includes guiding campus tours for prospective students and families, hosting prospective students in classes, assisting with Open House events, and ensuring visiting students gain a true Wayland experience during their visit.
The mission of the Wayland Academy Athletic Council is to support the unique student athlete that is committed to the classroom, community, and athletic program. We do this by cultivating a respectful and positive environment with encourages the development of a competitive athlete.
Cody Schultz, CAA
Passionate about baking delicious cookies, pastries, breads, cakes, pies, and more? If so, this is the club for you. Meet as a group to bake and learn more about the art of baking (and taste testing, of course).
Glen Richards `84
The Finance and Economic Club (FEC) is dedicated to facilitating comprehensive learning experiences for students in the fields of finance and economics. We achieve this by organizing engaging meetings and webinars led by industry experts. Our mission is to disseminate knowledge in finance and economics to students in a manner that fosters comprehension and practical application. We aim to equip students with the skills necessary for financial success in their adult lives, ensuring they can navigate the complexities of economic matters with confidence and avoid financial hardship.
David M. Armstrong, CPA
Forensics allows students to build their confidence in public speaking and performance. Students may choose among 16 different categories of competition, from original speeches to performance of literature. Each year, over 6,000 students across Wisconsin participate in the forensics festival series, culminating in the state tournament.
The Ecology Club works to raise awareness about environmental issues and to support student interest in ecology, conservation biology, and environmental biology, and to participate in community and campus service that promotes sound ecological practices.
Kaleidoscope is Wayland’s literary magazine, published each spring. Students and faculty/staff submit their own poetry, short stories, and essays for publication, along with other artistic expressions such as photography, sketches, or photos of other works of art. The student-led Kaleidoscope team, along with their faculty advisor, selects which submissions to include and edits the magazine. This club offers students the opportunity to be part of a team and to build some excellent editing skills!
The Library Swans is a fun and low-commitment advisory group for those interested in helping with library resources, displays, and projects.
The Math Club at Wayland is an opportunity for students who are passionate about math to work on challenging, in-depth problems that stretch their brains. It is a great way for students to demonstrate their love for mathematics outside of the classroom. The main focus of the math club is participation in math competitions such as Wisconsin Math League.
Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student “delegates” make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure—all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
Through public speaking, critical thinking, and in-depth research, the Model UN experience allows students to cultivate skills and enrich their global affairs knowledge.
P.E.A.C.E. stands for People Existing And Communicating Equally and is a space for students and faculty to discuss various topics, share opinions, and learn from each other in a space where learning and varying perspectives are encouraged. PEACE originally began as a space where primarily LGBTQ+ topics were the focus, last year we broadened the scope to include multicultural topics and more. Students submit topics and questions that they want to talk about like laws passed, how to ask someone their pronouns without offending them, how to support BIPOC students on campus, and is a hot dog a sandwich.
Ping Pong Club is a place to get together with friends and classmates, to have fun with a simple game, and to see if you can improve at something with a little practice! We will host a weekend ping pong tournament every so often in Heaton’s Union or Lindsay Gym and invite the entire Wayland community to participate. This club is for everyone, whether you have never played ping pong or consider yourself to be an excellent player. Join us!
The Thespian Society is a club devoted to the theater and to performance. Any student can participate in our activities, which can range from a Coffee House involving many performers, to a Readers Theater. To become an actual member of the Thespian Society you need to accumulate some time spent working on the musical and/or the dramatic play. This can involve being one of the actors, working on the set, organizing props, or other work related to theater/performance.
The UNICEF Club program is a youth-led initiative that partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to educate, advocate and fundraise to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work.
It is a growing movement rooted in a belief that students have a vital role to play in helping the world’s children survive. The initiative supports UNICEF’s work in more than 190 countries and territories, because students have a unique opportunity to involve members of their community in global humanitarian issues