Sports and Clubs

Special Edition

Are you curious as to what clubs and teams Mountview has to offer? Are you looking for that opportunity to get your child involved? Well, check out some of the awesome clubs and teams currently running at Mountview!

Anime Club


Mountview will again be hosting an Anime Club. Last year's club voted new officers to carry it forward into its second year. Anime is Japanese animation used to tell a wide range of stories. The club members watch some short selections together, discuss their favorite characters and story lines, trade drawing tips (many are creating their own characters), have trivia contests and other fan fun. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 in Room C305.

Book Club: Confidence Code for Girls

The Confidence Code for Girls Book Club is up and running thanks to the Mountview PTA! Based on the #1 New York bestseller by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, our book club is a place for middle school girls to come together to read, develop friendships, and gain a greater acceptance of who they are. The club meets every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm for five-six weeks and is geared to groups of twelve - fourteen girls at a time. The club will begin again with a new group of girls in December. If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs. Swalec for a permission slip or email her at lisa_swalec@wrsd.net.

Football Season is in Full Swing - Players are Giving a Valiant Effort!

The Wachusett Regional Middle School football season is in full swing and this year’s squad is giving a valiant effort on the field. The captains for this years team are Spencer Conley, Brian Pupecki, Austin Fiske, while game captains have included; Ethan Bloomquist, Reid Williams, and Chris Smith.


The high-flying offense, led by the resolute Quarterback Steve Sambito has shown the ability to move the ball against even the toughest of competition. Twin-towers, Ethan Bloomquist and Grayson Baker, snag most all throws coming their way on the outside. Do everything running-back, Caulin Holmberg keeps defenses honest as he can score anytime he touches the ball, running or catching. Opening holes on the offensive line and trying to keep Sambito upright are the likes of Nick Honaker, Matt Vigeant, Austin Fiske, and Logan Quirk. The fearsome, yet opportunistic Mountaineer defense is spearheaded by hard-hitting linebackers Spencer Conley and Reid Williams. The defensive line is anchored by the formidable Erick Piedrasanta, Joe Hayes, and Ryan Tracey, while the sly Brian Pupecki is a constant disruption in the offensive backfield. The defensive-backs keeping opposing receivers from reaching pay-dirt are all-around athlete Vincent Cappabianca and the fearless Jacob Bujnowski-Rivera. Meanwhile, Hayden Jacobson mans a multitude of spots on both sides of the ball adding his dynamic play-making abilities where they may be needed. A special mention goes to Chris Smith. Running, catching, blocking, scoring on offense, then making key interceptions and touchdown saving tackles all over the field on defense, Chris is the heart of the Mountaineer squad.


Now in its ninth season, the Wachusett Regional Middle School team is coached, as it has been since its inception, by Mr. Turgeon. “As always, it’s a true pleasure working with the young men of the Wachusett District as we ready them for the next level of football, and more importantly, teach them how to face and overcome adversity on and off the field.”

Mountview's Unofficial Fishing Club (pictured at Streeter Pond)

The fishing club had six visits to various ponds around Holden, Rutland and Paxton throughout the end of summer and fall. The club will start again in the spring.

Creative Writing Club

Each year we spend our Friday mornings responding to a variety of creative prompts, as well as working on pieces to submit to writing contests. This group is welcoming and all inclusive, no matter what grade you're in. Love to write? You've found the WRITE place! Come check us out! For more information email caroline_ramian@wrsd.net

8th Graders Visit Monty Tech- You can still sign up for the 7th and 8th grade VIP!

On Monday October 21st, sixty 8th grade students visited Monty Tech. We were able to tour a handful of vocational-technical trades. These included the graphics design program where students learn animation, design graphics for t-shirts, print advertisements, etc. Monty tech offers a Veterinary track taught by two veterinarians who run an animal vet clinic at the school (a brand new building there). We also toured the child development track, cabinet making, masonry, and welding tracks where students were able to see current projects happening such as building a local home with Habitat for Humanity. There are many great options and so many more tracks to explore. See their website for more details: https://www.montytech.net/


Some helpful information for parents/guardians if you are considering Monty Tech:

  1. Monty Tech provides bus services to and from Monty Tech for Holden Students

  2. Most days there is a 4:15 pm and a 6:00 pm late bus from Monty Tech - so students who stay for extra help, a club or sports practice (or even home games) can take these buses to their home town's center

  3. There are no athletic fees if your child plays sports

  4. There is a VIP (Vocational Interest Program) coming up for 7th and 8th graders where students will get to try out 5 tracks at the school. Here’s a link to more information: https://www.montytech.net/Page/6178 Please register your student here: http://bit.ly/MTVIP2020Winter

Ukulele Club

Since the first week of October, Ukulele Club has been in full swing!

We've had about 20 students come and play, working with peers and learning the craft of the small string instrument.

Students have access to the instruments at all levels of ability and are having fun learning new songs and bonding with others who share a love of the instrument.

We still have over 10 spots available and open to anyone in the school who wants to come join in on the fun!

Soccer

The Mountview girls' soccer team continues to be a success even after making the transition to a new coach this year. The team of girls have had a great season thus far, only losing one tough game, and enjoy being a part of a team together! Their current record stands at 9-1! The boys' soccer team is having a great season with a record of 6-4. This week they'll take on Quabbin and Central Tree!

Model United Nations

Model UN Club officers attended a conference at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, October 25, in honor of United Nations Day. Students spent the day with other middle and high school students from across the state, debating solutions to the global issue of food security. The students had a great day, learned a lot, and in the end, several resolutions were passed.