Clubs and Activities
MMS “ALL-VIRTUAL” CLUBS FOR 2020-2021
We hope you will choose to participate in clubs this year. There are many options. All clubs start after the school day between 2:15 & 2:30. You may choose as many as you wish, however, we are limiting each club to no more than 50 students. There is no charge to participate in clubs this year. You will need to fill out the below Google Form in order to sign up for the club.
This year’s Chorale will be meeting VIRTUALLY! Chorale is an auditioned group of singers and is only open to 7th and 8th grade members who have been in chorus previously. All Chorale members must also be enrolled in either the 7th or 8th grade chorus. Chorale rehearsals meet during the school day, along with an after school rehearsal every Wednesday starting at 2:15 pm. Rehearsal dates are November 18, December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28.
Advisor: Ms. Chandler
All students are eligible to join. Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination to create fun projects and crafts by repurposing recycled items. Students will learn creative ways to reuse and recycle materials. A general supply list will be shared at the first meeting for our future projects. Club members will gain the opportunity to make new friends with common interests. Scheduled meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows: December 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13. Meeting times are from 2:30- 3:30 pm via Zoom.
Advisors: Ms. Gil and Ms. Carinha
The Culinary Club is open to students of all grade levels who have an interest in cooking and/or baking.At our meetings we will share and discuss recipes, learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition, and discuss the science behind food. Additionally, students will be given optional opportunities to create simple recipes if they would like to participate. Not only will club members share their passion for cooking and/or baking, but it will be a fun experience to learn more about different cultures, nationalities and family traditions! It will be held virtually via Zoom, starting at 2:15pm on the following Tuesday afternoons: November 17, 24; December 8, 15; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9. 23; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18.
Advisor: Mrs. Benavides
This club is open to students of all grade levels who are enthusiastic and looking to improve their speaking and language arts skills while having fun. Debaters will work as a team to make and support assertions, conduct research to gather effective evidence, analyze and critique arguments, and conduct speeches. If you are outspoken, like to argue, or are looking to increase argumentative skills, this is a club for you! Nervous? This is the perfect year to try it out, since you will be in the comfort of your home, and speaking over zoom. Scheduled virtual meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows: November 18, 19, 25; December 3, 10, 17, 23; January 6, 7, 13, 14; February 4, 11; March 4, 11; April 8, 15; May 6,13; June 3. Meeting times are from 2:15-3:15 pm.
Advisor: Mrs. Scalici
DIGITAL ART CLUB
The digital art club will be focusing on how students can create amazing art, all from their computers. Focus will be on free and fun apps you can use to create art, as well as learning about the amazing possibilities available using the Adobe Creative Suite products. (Access to these products will be provided.) Students will have fun digital design tasks to accomplish each meeting, as well as opportunities to create school t-shirts, posters, and signs digitally. Meetings: Every Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm Dates: November 17, 24, December 8, 15, January 5, 12, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18. Potential Make-up meeting on May 25.
Advisors: Mrs. Farrington & Mr. Seibert
DIGITAL MEDIA CLUB
The club serves as a "pathway" to teach students about the many forms of Digital Media content creation and digital citizenship. Students will be free to explore: Production of HawkNews weekly news program, Digital music production/editing, Podcast production on the HawkCast Podcast Network (Spotify, etc.), Video production/editing, Green screens, Digital photography/editing (MMSMedia Ctr on Instagram), Stop motion film, Personal branding, Social Media marketing, And more! Scheduled virtual meeting dates for the 2020-20201 school year are as follows: 11/19, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6. Meeting times are from 2:30-3:30.
Advisor: Mr. Seibert
HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB
If you want to workout with friends and are looking for ways to stay active at home, then the Virtual Fitness Club is just right for You! We will do activities such as Daily Fitness Challenges, exercises through games such as scavenger hunts and fitness bingo, and also high intensity interval training. Each meeting will be 45 minutes, from 2:15 - 3:00 PM. Meeting dates are November: 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, December: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, January: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Vento at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Ms. Vento
Jazz Band is an advanced music ensemble available to 7th and 8th grade students who auditioned at the end of the previous school year. In this after-school ensemble, we learn the different styles of Jazz, including Rock, Latin, and Swing. Students will be given music to learn independently. During our weekly meetings, we will go over style, rehearse as large and small groups, and experiment with virtual recordings. Students are expected to work independently, as well as in a group. Jazz Band meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2:15-3:15 via Zoom. If you did not audition and are interested in participating, please reach out to Ms. Garibaldi at email@example.com.
Advisor: Ms. Garibaldi
MARLBORO GRIFFIN ORCHESTRA
This ensemble is for string orchestra students from both middle schools in grades 6-8 who have intermediate to advanced ability. Acceptance is through audition only. Students are only eligible to audition if they are enrolled in their grade level orchestra. Accepted students will rehearse on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-3:15pm after school from November through May.
Advisor: Mrs. Dokus
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLUB
Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment with kindness and curiosity. If you are looking for a way to deal with stress; to relax and enjoy yourself; to meet a group of peers who share your goal of becoming more mindful, then this club is for you! We will use a variety of mindful exercises, meditation, and imagery to deal with the stress that everyone is dealing with and free up that energy so you are able to be your best self! Come learn skills that you will be able to use anytime and anywhere! Meetings will be Wednesdays. November 18, December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 4, 17, 24, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 19, 26, June 2
Advisor: Dr. Asher-Shultz
Extra! Extra! Write all about it!!
The Hawker, Marlboro Middle School’s student-run digital newspaper, is back for the 2020-2021 school year, and WE NEED YOU to join!! If you enjoy writing, drawing, interviewing, making memes or other pictures, making movies, or another talent that can be displayed on a website, this is the club for you! We would love to have you join us—any and all experience is welcome. If you’ve never written for a Newspaper club or made content before, don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun with us! Check out last year’s final digital edition here! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. Casal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Maldonado (email@example.com). We hope to see you over Zoom and on our Google Classroom soon. We will meet on Thursdays over Zoom beginning on November 19th from 2:30-3:30. Meeting dates are November 19, December 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, April 15, 22, 29, May 13, 20, 27.
Advisors: Mr. Casal and Mr. Maldonado
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CLUB
This club will meet virtually from 2:15-3:15pm. Club members participate in the National History Day nationwide program which holds regional, state, and national competitions. Students will research a topic of their own choosing based on the 2020-21 theme and present their information as a historical paper, website, performance, documentary, or exhibit. For the last 18 years, club members have qualified for the national competition held every June. An NHD project teaches students to go beyond the initial facts, to explore why an event happened as well as its impact. If you want to know the “rest of the story” or are always asking the question “so what?”, this club is for you! The first meeting will take place on Thursday, November 12th. Scheduled meeting dates for the 20-21 school year are as follows: November 12th, 19th, 23rd; December 3rd, 10th, 17th; January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 30th; April 14th.
Advisor: Mr. Walsh
RAD: Responsible Actions & Decisions
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. Students will help the advisors decide what topics we should focus on in the club each year. They are also trained to provide peer-to-peer education within the school community, with a potential goal being an interactive presentation for elementary school students. R.A.D. is for all students who want to work on leadership skills and make a positive impact at MMS and our elementary schools. It is open to all students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. RAD will meet on Tuesday afternoons starting at 2:15. All meetings will be until 3:00 pm. This year, RAD will be all virtual, with club meetings taking place over Zoom. November 17, 24, December 8, 22, January 5, 12, 26, February 2, 16, 23, March 2, 16, 23, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25. June 1
Advisors: Dr. Asher-Shultz & Mrs. Attar
The STEM Club runs as a nationally recognized chapter of TSA, the Technology Student Association, in which students have the opportunity to submit projects to virtually compete in the NJ Middle School State Conference each spring. During virtual club meetings, students will use problem solving skills to design and create solutions for a wide variety of TSA approved projects in preparation for this virtual competition. Please note that there is an additional fee for your child to be registered at the state and national level as a Technology Student Association member (approximately $15 per child). The STEM Club (TSA) will meet virtually from 2:15 to 3:45 pm on the following dates: November 18th, December 2nd, December 16th, January 6th, January 20th, February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February, 17th, February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, April 7th, April 14th.
Advisor: Ms. Gallagher
Consider joining the Student Council this year! We will promote school spirit, plan events and spread kindness throughout our school community! If you are someone who wants to make a difference or be a leader, this is definitely the club for you! Our first meeting will be on Monday, November 16th at 2:45 via Zoom. We will be discussing elections and upcoming projects! Meeting dates are November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, January 11, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 17, June 7, 14. #GoHawks!
Advisor: Ms. Colabella
This year the Theater Club will meet virtually. We will expose students who have an interest in theatre to the basics of acting. They will learn about and practice key skills to prepare for auditions and performances. Besides learning these practical skills, (such as volume, expression, self-expressive skills, characterization and body language), students will also improve their self-expression and self-confidence through improvisation and drama activities. Exposure to all facets of theater will occur. These activities will lead up to a zoom showcase at the end of the year to present to family. Meetings will be on
Tuesdays from 2;15 – 3:30. Meeting dates will be as follows: December 1, 8, 15, 22. January 5. 12, 19 26. February 2, 9,16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, Showcase: March 23
Advisor: Mrs. Ross
The Writing Club is a warm and friendly environment for student writers to share their own original writing, workshop writing in progress, and provide feedback for fellow writers during the writing workshops. The goals of this club are to encourage writers at all levels that they have a writing voice worth sharing, allow experienced student writers a chance to encourage newer writers, try out new types of writing, and talk about writers that students know and what they can take away from those writers’ styles.
The Writing Club will meet virtually throughout the school year. We will meet on Wednesdays from 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
The Writing Club will meet on the following dates: November 18, December 9, December 16, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, April 7, April 14, April 28, and May 5.
Advisors: Mrs. Jacobi and Ms. Schifano
All students are invited to join this virtual club to work on the MMS Yearbook. The only requirements are enthusiasm, ambition, and the desire to work. Students will have an opportunity to learn the Yearbook Avenue Website to create layouts, upload pictures, write captions and edit pages. Additionally, students will help with advertising the yearbook. Students who are artistic and enjoy creative writing are encouraged to join! Yearbook Club will meet virtually from 2:15 to 3:45 pm on the following dates: November 17th, November 24th, December 1st, December 8th, December 15th, January 5th, January 12th, January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd, March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th.
Advisors: Ms. Gallagher & Ms. Nemeth