Sponsor: Girls: Kathy Grimler  — Boys:  Jeremy McGoldrick

6th-8th grade Cross country is a fall sport open to any 6th through 8th grade male or female student at Grimmer. This sport is about running. Many of our beginning runners can’t do even a mile at the start of the season, but by season’s end, it is no big deal to go out and cover five miles with ease. The season goes from August to early October. We practice five to six days a week. You must have an up-to-date physical on file and must have drug testing form on file to participate. Students are expected to be in good behavioral and academic standing in order to join and/or remain on the team. There is also a participation fee.

Sponsor: Jason Putman

Sponsor: Jason Putman


The Kindness Club is a fun club that promotes kindness both in the school and community. Students will help with various activities such as the new student breakfast, anti-bullying month, random acts of kindness week, and a community activity to help a group in need. Meetings occur before school, and all are welcome to attend!

7th & 8th grade Grimmer poms perform both pom and jazz routines. Our season is from tryouts in May through mid February. We practice about 3 hours per week after school. We also have practices and dance camps throughout the summer months to work on technique and improve skill. We perform at the home football and basketball half-times. We also compete locally in January and February. Grimmer poms are expected to follow all Lake Central rule and guidelines. They are to model the best practices in academics as well as behavior. All girls must keep a “B” or better grade in all subjects to perform. While previous dance experience is not required, it may be beneficial. Any seventh or eighth grade girl may tryout.

Sponsors: Ann Downey and Jordyn Ludwig

Grimmer offers volleyball to 7th and 8th grade girls. There is a call-out meeting in May. Tryouts last one week and they take place the week right before school starts. Practice begins as soon as school begins and our season lasts until the first week of October. Any questions, please contact Coach Downey or Coach Ludwig.

Sponsor: Nick Meyer

6th-8th grade Wrestling begins in mid October with practices after school until 5:30pm. Transportation will be provided for away meets. Wrestlers will compete according to weight divisions. Schedules of wrestling meets and tournaments will be given during practice.

Sponsor: Boys: Jeremy McGoldrick — Girls: Kathy Grimler

6th-8th Grade Track & Field: Track is open to any 6th through 8th grader here at Grimmer. There are eleven different events that cover a wide range of athletic abilities (sprints, jumps, throws, distance & relays). We start in late March to early April and the season goes into mid-May. Grimmer does not cut athletes for track, but some of the events have limited entry numbers. We expect everyone to be in good enough shape to run a mile at a time of under 9:30 (a very reasonable time) before you can compete in a meet. We practice five days a week. You must have an up-to-date physical on file and must have drug testing form on file to participate in track. Students are expected to be in good behavioral and academic standing in order to join and/or remain on the team. There is a participation fee of around $40. Coaches are Mrs. Grimler (girls’ team) and Mr. McGoldrick (boys’ team).

Sponsor: Michele Mikrut

Cheerleading Requirements: Cheerleading tryouts are usually held in March the week before spring break. The cheerleading squads consist of 8 – 7th grade girls and 8 – 8th grade girls. For tryouts girls are required to perform 1 chant, 1 cheer, a 4 8-count dance, 3 jumps, and best tumbling skill. Grades are the number 1 priority. To maintain an academic focus, all cheerleaders are expected to achieve mastery (B- or better) in all classes. Squad members must attend practices before or after school for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Practice are 2-3 times a week. Please be aware that there are scheduled practices during the summer. Cheerleading season begins April through December. Squad members MUST attend every scheduled football and basketball home and away games. Football games are on Wednesdays; basketball games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Football season begins the end of August through the 2nd week of October. Basketball season runs from November through December. Camp is mandatory for every cheerleader. It is usually scheduled in June after school is dismissed for one week. Cheerleaders attend one competition during the season. The Indiana Cheer Association Competition is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in October.


Student Council is a student run organization dedicated to providing fun and meaningful activities for Grimmer Middle School students.