CLUB LISTINGS 2018-2019
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS 2018 - 2019
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CLUBADVISOR(S)DESCRIPTIONGRADES
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All County Band: ElementaryLee ComptonElementary band students (Grades 5 & 6) will rehearse the required audition materials and scales for the Winter audition. Auditions will be at a seperate location in January. The Elementary All County Band festival is a two day festival that will be held in April, at a high school in Orange County. Students will continue to prepare the selected pieces that will be performed at the festival5-6
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All County Band: Junior HighLee ComptonJr High band students (Grades 7 & 8) will rehearse the required audition materials and scales for the Winter audition. Auditions will be at a separate location in February. The Jr High All County Band festival is a two day festival, that will be held in April at a high school in Orange County. Students will continue to prepare the selected pieces that will be performed at the festival.7-8
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All County Chorus: ElementaryLaura KrollGrade 6 students will audition on a piece of music that they are already familiar with. A number of students will be selected, based on the number received from OCMEA. New music will be distributed and rehearsals will begin that will lead to 3 county wide rehearsals and culminating in the Elementary All County Music Festival6
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All County Chorus: Junior HighLaura KrollGrade 7 & 8 choral students will receive a piece of new music required for an audition. If they are selected, they will be given new music and begin rehearsals to learn the music. The end product will culminate in 2 rehearsals and the Junior High All County Music Festival7-8
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Anti Bullying and KindnessHeather GreenbergStudents in this club will work collaboratively to stomp-out bullying, learn how to be an upstander and promote kindness throughout our school. The weekly meeting agenda will include generating ideas for fun, creative schoolwide activities to educate kids on empathy, kindness, acceptance and equality. All Grades
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ArcheryVictor Pignataro & Alex VinelliStudents learn and practice various archery skills. Having fun and safety will be our goals. 6-8
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Bowling ClubBill CronStudents will participate in recreational bowling events at Colonial Lanes in Chester, NY. The club is open to all levels of expertise5-8
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Coding ClubVictor Pignataro During club meetings, the students will engage in activities both on and off the computer to learn about what it means to code a program. The students will write beginning computer codes. Students will also write code to control a programmable drone.4-8
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Cooking ClubAimee Bellantone Students will enjoy creating food recipes of their choosing. While preparing their food choices, wellness, nutrition, life skills and safety will be part of the process. Cooking will help reinforce subjects like science, language, math and creativity while cooking! 4-8
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Drama ProductionMusical Director, Lee ComptonStudents will prepare for the school musical. The purpose of the Drama Club is to learn about acting, play production, and stage work culminating with two play performances.4-8
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Director, Victor Pignataro
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Set Design, Alex Vinelli
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Environmental ClubStacy Shepard & Allison ChapmanJoin the Environmental Club to make an impact in the school and in your community. One of the club's goals is to bring recycling to our school. Work to encourage others so we can all do our part for a better Greenwood Lake, Orange County, and beyond. Help develop projects in our community which will make a difference and provide for a cleaner Earth. This club is open to grades 4-8. 4 - 8
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Fishing ClubBill CronLearn the basics of fishing. Tie a knot, touch a worm, catch and release. Fun for everyone in a relaxed atmosphere. Fishing is done on Greenwood Lake by the church. 5th-8th
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Garden ClubStacy Shepard This club is for students who enjoy gardening and would like to take part in monitoring and maintaining the GWL Middle School garden, as well as learn gardening skills and create garden designs.4-8
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History and DebateAllison ChapmanThis club is for students who enjoy talking about history, have an interest in the law, like watching movies and debating current events.  During the meetings students will have debates, participate in mock trials, discuss/argue current event topics and watch movies involving history (or at least clips of these movies!)4-8
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IntramuralsTerri Verbovski (FALL/WINTER/ and Crystal Sanchez (WINTER/SPRING) The purpose of Intramurals is to provide students with extra physical activity and exercise after school. Intramurals also serves as extra practice and help in athletics for students who do not have the opportunity to play in youth leagues outside of the school.4-8
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Jazz ClubLee ComptonLearn to play your favorite instrument; perform with the hippest cats in school; looks great on your transcript. "Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of Life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph." Dr. Martin Luther King6-8
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Laker KidsMaureen Joseph & Ellen CollinsThe Laker Kids is a group of students dedicated to raising money for worthwhile organizations. Started by a Group of 5th Graders in the 2017-2018 school year, this club will continue researching which organizations could benefit most from the students’ fundraising.5-8
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Lego Robotics ClubVictor PignataroThe students in this club will be using Lego Robotics kits to construct robots. Students will learn how to program the robots using computer programming skills. Each team of students will need to direct the robot to solve various tasks. No previous robotics skills are necessary. We will also learn about and program a rolling and flying drone.4-8
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Meditation and MindfulnessHeather GreenbergStudents will learn and practice how to use their 5 senses to be mindful and ground themselves in the present. Activities will include mindful breathing, stretching, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery to reduce stress while increasing focus, attention and confidence. 4-8
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National Jr. Honor SocietyAllison Chapman & Tori RasmasonStudents will be encouraged to assume leadership roles; run weekly peer tutoring sessions; actively fund raise for a charity of their choosing; formulate activities centered around fundraising activities for that charity; keep track of school events, initiatives, and other school related happenings and provide a monthly update at the BOE public meetings; students will also plan and implement civic- oriented projects to carry out within the community.This club is only open to inducted members of the NJHS.
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Newspaper ClubKate Hejnas The function of the newspaper club is to produce a newspaper from the student's perspective and to share happenings around the building. The further function is to foster confidence in students when they interview subjects, to encourage social skills through their interactions in the building and to develop students' writing skills both through story development and use of technology. 4-8
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Select ChorusLaura KrollOpen by an audition process only. Music selected will be at a higher level. Performances in and out of school building.6-8
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Sewing ClubRosemarie DiBernardiStudents will learn basic sewing skills. They will create projects using these skills. 4-8
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Ski ClubAnita Mayfield & Alex VinelliStudents will participate in ski/snowboarding at various ski areas (TBD). Open to all levels of expertise.6-8
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Student CouncilAllison ChapmanStudent Council is a club that networks with the community for the betterment of the school and the public. We promote responsible student leaders who are positive role models, uphold the school’s spirit, and encourage all to participate.4-8
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Whole Band RehearsalLee ComptonAfter school band club rehearsals will begin in September and will run through mid-June. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays starting at 2:30 (dismissal) and ending at 3:50 pm. The band experience is very important for your child’s instrumental music education, and it is often what children enjoy most about playing an instrument. During extra band rehearsals, we will be preparing for our concerts and enhancing instrumental skills. 4-5
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Whole Band RehearsalLee ComptonBefore school band club rehearsals will begin in September and will run through mid-June. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 am and ending at 7:50 am. Breakfast will be provided!! The band experience is very important for your child’s instrumental music education, and it is often what children enjoy most about playing an instrument. During extra band rehearsals, we will be preparing for our concerts and enhancing instrumental skills.6-8
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YearbookChris FerryYearbook club provides students the opportunity to assist in designing the pages of the yearbook, taking the pictures for the yearbook, and for yearbook sales. Students will help promote sales by making posters and distributing yearbook information. Students will be taking the majority of pictures for the yearbook while learning new camera skills. It's a great experience for middle school students to take pride in their school and help cature some amazing memories. 6-8
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