Kaleidoscope Academy is proud to offer many co-curricular options. Athletics start for our 7th and 8th graders, while other clubs and extracurricular options are available for all students.

Athletics are a great way to connect with classmates and get involved with the Kaleidoscope community. Being part of a team also helps develop lifelong skills such as teamwork and time management.

Many athletic teams and clubs meet after school. To accommodate family and religious events all activities end before 5:30 on Wednesday evenings.

Fall Sports

Cross Country: Boys and Girls 7th and 8th Grade

Cross Country runs from August to October. There are six meets throughout the season.  Seventh graders race 2400M (1.5 miles) and eighth graders race 3200M (2.0 miles).
Coach: Mike Schroeder
Assistant Coach: Craig Morois
Cross Country Website

Football – 7th and 8th Grade boys

Kaleidoscope is part of the Appleton Youth Football Association which combines players from several schools. All questions about the team can be directed to coach Nick Salm. Find more information on the Appleton Youth Football Association here.
Coach: Nick Salm

Softball – 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Softball starts in August each year. More information will be forthcoming from the district about softball during the 2023-24 school year.

8th Grade Girls Volleyball

***Eighth grade volleyball begins before school starts and runs into October.

1st week of practice: August 21 - 25, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2nd week of practice: August 28 - September 1, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Please connect with coaches about getting on the team communication system.***

Volleyball at the middle school level is an excellent opportunity for young ladies to experience the game for the first time as well as continue developing their skills for the high school level. We look forward to working with student athletes of all abilities!

Coach: Gretchen Richards ([email protected]) and Jennifer Sartori ([email protected])

Winter Sports

Basketball – 7th and 8th Grade Students

Boys Basketball runs from October to December.
7th Grade Coaches – Brett Thyssen and Andrew Kratz
8th Grade Coaches – Scott Vieth and Sullivan Marrero
Questions, email Jake Larsh (Activities Director) at [email protected]

Girls Basketball runs from January to March.
Coaches – 7th Grade Girls –
8th Grade Girls –
Questions, email Jake Larsh (Activities Director) at [email protected]

Wrestling – 7th and 8th Grade

If you have what it takes to be a responsible, hardworking student athlete who pushes themselves and their teammates to be their best, then be a part of KA Wrestling. It’s an 8 week sport that runs from January - March with practices running from 3:40-5:30 p.m. every day except on meet days and Wednesdays. Wednesday’s practices will finish at 5:15 p.m. Student athletes with a good work ethic, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and do well are encouraged to come out.
Coach: Pheng Moua

Spring Sports

Track – Boys and Girls 7th and 8th Grade

Visit the Track and Field website here.

Track and Field is open to both boys and girls in 7th and 8th grade each spring beginning near the end of March and continuing through mid-May. Success for the track and field student athlete is measured by personal improvement from meet to meet and throughout the entire season.

Coaches stress proper fundamentals in all of the events. We encourage all athletes to try new events in practice and in meets because one never knows what they will enjoy. Athletes have the opportunity to participate in team and individual events such as long jump, high jump, shot put, and discus; running events include sprints, hurdles, medley relays and long distance (800, 1600 meters).

Coaches Girls Track: Gretchen Richards and Chris Apriesnig
Coaches Boys Track: Michael Schroeder and Doug Sunke

7th Grade Girls Volleyball

Seventh Grade Volleyball runs from March to May.
Coach Olivia Breckheimer and Coach Jen Sartori
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