Middle School Student Government and Clubs
Student Government (ASB)
Associated Student Body (ASB): Serves as the student government in the Middle School. Students are elected in the fall to serve their fellow classmates. The ASB's goal is to engender a sense of MS community through activities that enhance students' lives. The executive council includes the president, vice-president, secretary, communications commissioner, events commissioner, and two grade level representatives from each grade. Each advisory also elects a representative to the ASB.
Advisors: Mr. Hulsey and Dan Lang
Middle School Clubs
6th Grade Mathletes
Meetings: Once a week
6th Grade Mathletes is for students who love math and are ready for a challenge. We meet once each week during the school day beginning in mid-October, and all competitions take place during this regular practice time. All 6th graders who are interested are welcome to join. Membership is capped at a total of 20 students each year, so there will be a qualifying round if interest is greater than our limit. Listen in math for more information to be announced in early October.
Advisor: Ms. Robak
7th and 8th Grade Math Team
Meetings: Once a week
This team is a venue for students who enjoy math and love a challenge. We meet weekly, sometimes twice weekly, to practice problem-solving skills and prepare for math competition. Meetings will be held at lunch time. Students participate in math challenges, Math Field Day and MathCounts. Some students will be invited at the beginning of the year but all interested students are encouraged to attend the meetings. We are looking for competitive, serious problem solvers!
Advisors: 7th Grade - Mr. Hulsey and Miss Cole
8th Grade - Mrs. Towers and Miss Cole
Meetings: 1-2 times per week
Have fun in Dance Club creating new choreography, or practice dance projects you are designing in Dance class for the upcoming performances. Boys and girls sixth through eighth grade are welcome to join. The Club will meet 1 or 2 times a week, from 2:30-3:15 on rotating days (to be announced). A minimum of 8 students is required to start the club. Please sign up with Ms Stern if you are interested.
Advisor: Ms. Stern
Meetings: 2-3 times per week
The Drama Club is first and foremost a CLUB: it is not about just performing in productions. The club brings together a group of people that share an interest and a passion for theater both backstage and on stage. We will do various shows throughout the year (at the end of October, in November or December and in the Spring) and we expect the club members to participate in some capacity (as crew members and cast members) in at least one of the productions. The point of the club is about collaboration and camaraderie. It is much more than just putting on a show. Students will also learn improvisation and audition techniques.
Advisors: Ms. Marinkovich and Mr. Skrzypek
Earthlings - An Animal Advocacy Club
Meetings: twice per month
This club invites middle schoolers to join our group of students who want to devote time together looking out for the little guy...or furry guy...or slimy guy...actually, animal... We will learn about issues that affect animals, will advocate on behalf of animals everywhere, and we will work with organizations to help animals in our
community. Do you have to be a vegetarian, vegan, or hard-core animal rights expert? No. We welcome any middle schooler who simply likes animals and wants to do something to help them. Earthlings will meet twice per month after school in Ms. Robak's room. The day is yet to be determined. Listen for upcoming announcements or see Ms. Robak if you're interested in leadership in this club.
Advisor: Ms. Robak
Meetings: about once a month
This is an environmental club open to all grade levels. The club explores environmental issues on campus, including recycling, composting, and e-waste, to name a few. The group will also be responsible for campus education and information distribution about these topics. Meetings are as needed and will be announced through the daily bulletin.
Advisor: Mrs. Ritchie
Meetings: individual schedule
This club is an opportunity for serious history buffs to hone their research, writing, and creative skills while preparing papers, exhibits, documentaries, web sites and performances for the San Diego County History Day competition. We meet after school by appointment. Because of the time commitment involved, students must meet academic requirements in order to participate.
Advisors: Parents - Mrs. Anklesaria and Ms. Behling
Science Olympiad is a national competition that is comprised of 23 different events ranging from building towers to studying about chemistry and bugs. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th may join this challenging club. Students work with partners on 3 or 4 events. Meetings are held on Saturdays - about 6 leading up to the competition the first week in February. A team consists of 15 students. Students who are interested should pick up a packet from the office no later than October 10.
Advisors: Mrs. Ritchie and Miss Cole
Technology and Robotics Programming Club
Meeting: Mondays 2:30-3:30
Students will have an opportunity to discuss computer applications, explore programing options. And work with the Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotic kits. This club is designed to give students exposure to a variety of technology applications so that they can move to the next level of programing or robotic competition in the middle school or high school level. 6-8th grade students are welcome to participate no matter what their technology knowledge or experience.
Advisor: Ms. Bach
Meetings: Mon/Wed 2:40-3:30
Middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are invited to join the yearbook club, which meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:40-3:30. Students in the club enjoy opportunities to collaborate throughout the year to create the middle school yearbook using an online design program. Students will also develop competence in other areas, including layout design, caption and print writing, editing, interviewing, and even photography. Embedded in this club is a strong focus on teamwork, decision-making, and time management, as students are asked to work together on a consistent basis to produce quality work under the pressure of tight deadlines. This club can also be a wonderful opportunity for students to work with individuals from various grade levels.
Advisor: Mrs. Kristy Keith