Students have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as football, cross-country, volleyball, tennis, basketball, wrestling, track, and softball. Additionally, programs such as Power of the Pen, Honor Society, Student Council, Spelling Team, Geography Club, the annual Talent Show, Spirit Rallies, and Activity nights sponsored by the PTO offer students to grow academically as well as socially. Power of the Pen is available to 7th and 8th grades, and Honor Society is only for 8th grade students.
The Renaissance program offers recognition to students who achieve academically, have good attendance, and remain discipline free. Last year, almost 45% of the school participated in the program. Other incentive programs include Honor Roll, Citizen of the Month, and various classroom-based incentive programs.
Renaissance Advisors for 2013-2014: Miss Clark and Mrs. Clay
Gahanna Middle School West enjoys strong parental support and involvement both from its parents as a whole and parents who form the PTO. The school also participates in community activities and serves as a location where many parent and community organizations meet.
GMSW Clubs and Activities for 2013-2014 (subject to change)|
Band - Jazz (7th & 8th grade) - Mr. Miller
Band - Solo/Ensemble - Mr. Miller
Band - Woodwind Choir (7th & 8th grade) - Mr. Miller
Battle of the Books Book Club - Mrs. Gregory
Drama Club - Miss Shotts and Mrs. Kelley
Friends of Rachel Group - Miss Steffen
Geography Bee - Mr. Hunt
Guitar Club - Mr. Marette
Honor Society - Miss Sterl
Math Club - Mrs. Wolfe and Miss Cummings
Newspaper Club - Mrs. Dickey and Mrs. Roberts
Power of the Pen - Miss Magers and Mrs. Forster
Spelling Bee - Miss Micheli and Mrs. Goodburn
Student Council - Miss Clark and Mrs. Clay
Talent Show - Mrs. Harding
Wake Up West - Mrs. Gregory
Wellness AM & PM - Miss Cummings
West Buds - Mrs. Turner