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Name of Your ClubClub AdvisorStart DateA Short Description of Your ClubWhat Day(s) and Time Will Your Club Meet?What Room Will Your Club Meet In?
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Art ClubMrs. Podgorski10.1.18Art Club is for students in Grades, 6, 7, and 8. Students will be able to create art crafts and artwork in an after school social setting. Supplies are provided and the projects vary year to year. Limit 20 students. Students who decide to sign-up will meet every Monday 3:00-3:50. A meeting calendar for the 2018-2019 school year has been provided to the Art Club members. This is not a drop-in club.Art Room
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Bellas ClubMiss Bocola9/5/2018Kellapella is made up of two smaller groups - the Fellaz and the Bellas - and consists of 25-30 students. It is an audition-only a cappella group that meets once a week after school. Students perform a cappella music at a higher level than is offered in the general choirs, and represent the MKMS community by participating in annual events such as the "Lighting on Main" and the Relay for Life, among others. Students recieve instruciton in advanced choral technique such as improv, ear training, music literacy, as well as gain experience and confidence as independent singers.Fellaz: Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 Bellas: Thursday, 3:00-3:50 Some combined rehearsals throughout the school yearChorus Room
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Chamber Ensemble ClubMr. Bell12/2018Students prepare and perform challenging music in small groups of 4 to 5 students of similar instrumentation (i.e. Flute Choir, Clarinet Quartet, Brass Quintet, etc.). Ensembles are more student-driven with a focus on musical self-analysis and teamwork. Students may choose to arrange a musical composition for their group and perform at Winter and Spring Concerts.After school until 3:50 -- Once a week per group on day that works for all group membersBand Room
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Fellaz ClubMs. Bocola 9/5/2018Kellapella is made up of two smaller groups - the Fellaz and the Bellas - and consists of 25-30 students. It is an audition-only a cappella group that meets once a week after school. Students perform a cappella music at a higher level than is offered in the general choirs, and represent the MKMS community by participating in annual events such as the "Lighting on Main" and the Relay for Life, among others. Students recieve instruciton in advanced choral technique such as improv, ear training, music literacy, as well as gain experience and confidence as independent singers.Fellaz: Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 Bellas: Thursday, 3:00-3:50 Some combined rehearsals throughout the school yearChorus Room
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Fox 61 Student NewsMrs. Baylock9/20/17Jorunalism, Video Production, chance to get feedback from real world producers2x per monthRoom 204
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Fuel Up to Play 60
https://sites.google.com/npsct.org/mkmsfutp60
Mrs. Leslie10.04.18The Fuel Up to Play 60 Club is an after school program that is designed to provide an opportunity for school adults to work with student leaders to improve school nutrition programs in the cafeteria, and to encourage students to select healthy foods and get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Students meet weekly with staff leaders to have an opportunity to engage in a variety of tasks needed for planning physical activity and healthy eating events that the whole school can participate in. We also play a variety of games, and are physically active at each meeting. Occasionally, we go on field trips, or create healthy snacks after school.Our first meeting will be on October 4th, 2018. We generally meet each Thursday after school from 2:50 to 3:50. 113 or the gym. Meeting site is posted weekly
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Geo Bee ClubMr. Jaksina and Mrs. Schoolcraft10.25.18The Geobee club is an afterschool club offered to 7th grade students interested in geography. We will be working on geography concepts and skills and preparing to compete in the National Geobee. Our club will begin on Thursday October 25th. We will meet twice a month on alternating Thurdays.room 201
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Golf ClubMr. Richard Condon10.3.18Golf Club is for 6th to 8th grade boys and girls that would like to learn golf skills and practice those skills.1x per week after school and will run until the late bus arrives.Meeting and practices will be at MKMS. Some sessions will be outdoors when the weather permits and the other sessions will be in the auxilliary gym.
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Homework ClubMr. Jeff Jaksina10.1.18Students in all grades are welcome to come to Homework Club on a drop-in basis. The media center offers a quiet place to complete homework, use school computers, and have access to the media center's other resources. Students should bring all homework, materials, and a free reading book with them to Homework Club. Homework Club will begin on Monday October 1st. It meets Monday through Thursday, from 2:55 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. on dates that the late bus is available. Media Center
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Intramural Sports ClubMr. Jaksina and Mr. Jarvis10.5.18Intramural Sport Club is an opportunity for 8th grade students to play various sports afterschool.Some of the sport we will play are flag football, Basketball, ultimate frisbee, kickball, and dodgeball. Our first meeting will be Friday, October 5th from 3:00 - 3:50. We are limited to 30 spots, please sign up outside of room 216.Everyother Friday starting Octorber 5th from 3:00-3:50Room 212
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Jazz Band ClubMr. Bell10/15/2018My advanced jazz ensemble. Students will continue to develop skills in playing jazz and improvisation. This will be a performance based ensemble and the goal will be to perform two concerts and area festivalsMondays after school starting in October, and additional days as needed.Band Room
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Jazz ClubMr. Bell2/7/2019This is an introductory level group that will teach the basics of playing jazz and improvising on the blues scale.
This is a training ensemble but will also perform at the spring concert if ready
Thursdays after school beginning in February and continuing through June.Band Room
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Kellogg Community HelpersMrs Hale10.15.18Kellogg Community Helpers will allow students to take informed action in their community by planning and participating in a variety of community service projects within both the school and in the town of Newington. Previous executed projects have included the Veteran's Day Chalk Walk., the Soup-Off, May 4th, and a booth at Relay for Life.Mondays from 2:50 - 3:50 1 meeting per month from March-JuneRm 105
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8th Grade Memory Book ClubMr. CucinellaJanuary, 2019(Max: 10-12) Students design, organize and create the grade 8 yearbook. Students organize photos of events, staff
interviews for quotes, advertisement and sales of the yearbook.
Accomplishments: Production and sales of Grade 8 Yearbook. Requirements: Students need to be 100% self-motivated and organized (especially time management). Students apply and develope leadership skills and decission making, while managing a Budget Plan. Mr.Cucinella will be holding an Informational meeting on Monday 11/19th. Interested candidates will be assigned an Application for a Yearbook Club Position "Task/Job". Students prepare the assigned Task/Job for a follow-up meeting on Monday 12/17th.
Mondays after school starting in Jan. (an Official Schedule for meeting dates will be distributed).Room 219
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NewsClub - Kellogg Kurrent Mrs. Baylock & Mrs. MaslakSeptember 20Students work on covering stories, events, interviews, and more for our school digital newspaper. We are always looking for writers, photographers, video creators, reporters, cartoonists and more to make our newspaper awesome. We put out 3-4 editions each year. Wednesdays, 2X per month and much communication on Google Classroom.Room 204
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Rocketry ClubMrs. PetersonJanuary6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will build and fly model rockets. Students will purchase their own rockets. Tuesdays,2X per month starting in January.
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Sewing ClubMiss Yukna10.3.18Students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade interested in signing up for Sewing Club should sign up on the Art Room door. Limit is 20 students.WednesdaysArt Room
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STEM ClubMr. MachenSTEM Club is for any and every students who enjoys building, designing, using computers, robotics, machines, Legos © or K’nex©. Participating students will take part in activities that are both fun and challenging that build STEM skills (problem solving, critical thinking, analyzing, communication and collaboration) while also being fun and engaging. Activities include building scale models of real life bridges, designing and building your own Lego creations, working with other students to design and program robots using Lego NXT Mindstorms, and other fun and unique challenges. We will also be running Connecticut Invention Convention through the club this year during the second and third marking periods, check out their website for more information (https://ctinventionconvention.org/).Thursdays 3:00 - 3:50 pmRoom 321 (STEM Room)
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Talent ShowMr. PilzApril, 2018Provide opportunities for students (and teachers) to perform in front of an audience.auditorium
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Unified SportsMr. Schuman/Mrs. McGowan10.8.18Unified Sports is a club that pairs athletes with special needs with typical partners to compete in a safe, friendly environment promoting sportsmanship and friendshp. The club meets two times per month for one hour. Our Unified Sports Team will also participate in one or more tournaments with other middle school Unified teams from CT.Mondays, two times per monthLarge Gym
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Yoga ClubMs. Laccone10.15.18Yoga Club will provide students with the opportunity to engage in a weekly yoga practice with their peers. Yoga may help students improve their strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Many yoga practitioners enjoy the added benefits of improved focus and stress relief. Wear or bring comfortable clothes to change into. Yoga mats will be provided.Most Mondays from 2:50 - 3:50 not sure yet
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