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.

Here are our current sport offerings by season –

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 - click here

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.  You can also find more information on the Appleton Youth Football Association website by clicking here.

Coach: Nick Salm

Softball – 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Softball starts in August each year. 

8th Grade Girls Volleyball

Eighth grade begins in August ending in October (seventh grade runs from March to May). 

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: Karissa Williams ( and Jennifer Sartori (

Winter Sports

Basketball – 7th and 8th Grade Students

Boys Basketball runs from October to December.
7th Grade Coaches –  Shane Knudsen and David Wilcox
8th Grade Coaches – Willie Tucker and Brandon Holmes

Girls Basketball runs from January to March.
Coaches – 7th Grade Girls – Gina Wordell and TBA
8th Grade Girls – Daniel Kastner and Brian Garvey

Wrestling – 7th and 8th Grade

If you got 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 every day except on meet days and Wednesdays.  Wednesday’s practices will finish at 5:15.  Student athletes that have 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

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 – 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Seventh Grade Volleyball runs from March to May.

Coach: Abby Jolma and Courtney Harvancik

Schedules for all Appleton Area School District Middle School Competitions.

Looking for athletic forms? Click here.