Clubs and Activities
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Art Scenery Students may volunteer to develop stage sets for the school play. Construction, painting, and scenery arrangement are some of the activities involved. Students may also assist backstage during the performances.
Audio/Visual Club Students learn 21st Century techniques for filming, video production, and broadcast for live school announcements, filming school events, and broadcasting web videos. Club members will learn proper terminology, equipment management and maintenance, and jobs associated with live production.
Builders Club The mission of the Builder’s Club is to help our student members become school leaders through community service projects. The members of the club choose projects and then make plans on how to carry out the projects in our middle school. Members use their creativity to make their chosen projects successful. Some of the projects we have chosen are Pennies for Patients, Toys for Tots, and Book Donations to Bridge of Books.
Chess Club The Chess Club provides opportunities for students to learn and play chess in a friendly atmosphere with other students. Students of all levels of play are invited to join. Students learn and develop skills from other students.
Computer Club The Computer Club enables students of all grade levels to explore the computer in an open setting. Students use a variety of software applications to engage in diverse activities such as computer programming, desktop publishing, animation, and gaming.
Craft Club Craft Club members will have the opportunity to use their imaginations to create fun projects and crafts by re-purposing recycled items. Projects will range from mixed media art to learning how to knit. In addition, students who are interested in artistic photography will learn strategies for improving their techniques, editing their photos, and create unique crafts to display their photos.
Students can refine their skills as creative writers, poets, artists and photographers. Students will work on creating a digital magazine for school-wide distribution.
Drama Club Auditions for the fall play are announced early in the school year, with the performance taking place in November. Auditions for the spring musical are later in the year, with the performance taking place in March. All students are encouraged to try out as actors, singers, dancers, or musicians. Rehearsals are held after school.
Difference Makers This leadership club has no participation fee and is open to all students who want to make a positive difference in our school. Our mission is to create an atmosphere for acceptance and to work together to promote respect and kindness within our school community. Meetings take place during student lunch at each grade level. Information regarding sign-ups and meeting dates will be announced on the club bulletin board and in the Lion's Roar.
Health & Fitness Club This club meets once per week and focuses on overall wellness and lifetime fitness activities.
R.A.D. (formerly known as H.O.T. club)
In this after-school club, Responsible Actions and Decisions, students participate in lively, fun activities that explore effective decision-making and strategies of appropriate choice-making. Students explore challenging scenarios, establish guidelines and discuss safe plans of execution for various real-life situations that students may find themselves facing. Members will have the opportunity to influence the direction of topics and areas of focus for the year. They are also trained to provide peer-to-peer education within the school community, their primary goal being an interactive presentation for elementary school students. R.A.D. is open to students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
Math Club In the Math Club, 7th and 8th-grade high-achieving math students compete in local, state and national competitions to demonstrate excellence in problem-solving, Algebra and Geometry. Practice and training sessions are held twice a month after school. Students are urged to listen to in-school announcements for more information.
Music 7th and 8th grade students audition for and are selected to participate in jazz band, select orchestra, and select choir.
National History Day Club The National History Day Club members meet to research, design and develop an entry for the National History Day competition. Students conduct historical research under the guidance of the advisor and present their results at the regional competition. The projects categories include performance, exhibit, documentary, website, and paper. If selected, participants may continue to the state or national level competitions.
Newspaper Students report on school events, sports, and news. Students will work on creating a digital newspaper for school-wide distribution.
Ping Pong Club This activity is open to all students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Ping Pong is not an interscholastic program. Participants will not compete against other schools but will compete in intramural style play. Ping Pong Club occurs at various times throughout the school year.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Club The focus of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Club will be brainstorming and researching to create proposals for innovative technologies. When possible, hands-on activities will be integrated.
Student Council The Student Council plays an important role in organizing and running events for the student body to enjoy. Members are chosen by their peers and are responsible for attending all meetings and events. Some events in the past have included the talent show, movie nights, spirit weeks, and music and general trivia, but we are always looking for new things to do to build school spirit.
Yoga Club Club members have the opportunity to be part of a healthy, non-competitive group while improving flexibility, muscle strength and tone, coordination, athletic performance and cardiovascular health.
Yearbook All students are welcome to work on the yearbook. The only requirements are enthusiasm, ambition, and the desire to work. Alphabetizing, writing captions, planning layouts, and taking pictures are the activities involved. Students who like to draw and are artistic are especially encouraged to participate.
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