Clubs and Activities
ART SCENERY - Grades 7-8 - During meetings, students will work together to create the set design and props for the school musical. Construction, painting, and scenery are some of the activities involved. Additionally, applications will be available for 8th grade students to assist backstage during performances with props and scenery. The first meeting will be in October. The club will run from October through February. October 20, 27; November 10,17; December 1, 15; January 12, 19, 26; Feb 2. Meeting times are from 2:30 - 4pm.
Advisor: Jessica Data
CRAFT CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10. Meeting times are from 2:20- 3:45 pm. 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. Projects will include mixed media art as well as learning how to knit. Club members will gain the opportunity to make new friends with common interests.
Advisors: Mrs. Domzalski and Ms. Carinha
COMPUTER CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: September 29; October 13 and 20; November 3 and 17; December 1 and 15; January 5 and 19; February 2 and 16; March 2, 16 and 30; April 6 and 13; May 4,18 and 25. Meeting times are from 2:20-3:45 pm. The Computer Club enables students of all grade levels to explore the computer in an open setting. Students will use a variety of software to engage in diverse activities such as desktop publishing, web-page design, gaming and the exploration of coding software. Additionally, it is also an open lab for students to conduct research, and complete homework/projects. Please be aware that we will be using the Internet.
Advisor: Mrs. Moskowitz
DEBATE CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: September 23; October 14, 21; November 11, 18; December 2,16; January 6,13; February 3,10; March 3, 10; April 7,14; May 5,12; June 2. Meeting times are from 2:30-3:45 pm. 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 assertion, 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 the club for you!
Advisor: Mrs. Scalici
DIGITAL ART CLUB - Scheduled meetings for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: October 14, 21; November 11, 18; December 2, 16; January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17; March 3, 10, 31; April 7; May 5, 12. Potential Make-up Meeting dates: May 19 & 26. Meetings are 2:30-3:45 in Room 255, unless otherwise specified before the meeting. In the digital art club, students will be invited to learn ways to create engaging and fun art using digital platforms, including having access to Adobe Creative Suites. Students will have opportunities to design school posters and promotional media while learning about potential opportunities and careers in digital art and design.
Advisor: Mrs. Farrington
AUDIO VISUAL CLUB (DIGITAL MEDIA) - Scheduled meetings for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: October 5, 19; November 2, 23, 30; December 14; January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 3, 17, 31. Meetings are from 2:30-3:45 pm. In Digital Media Club, students will have the opportunity to learn about digital media in a fun environment. Students will be able to use their creativity to imagine and produce media products to document school events, while learning about terminology, equipment management and maintenance, and jobs associated with live production.
Advisor: Mrs. Marrella
THEATRE CLUB - Scheduled dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: Oct. 1, 15, 29 , Nov.12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17 Jan. 7, 21 Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 18, April 1, 8, 25, 26, 27, 28(showcase). Meeting times are from 2:30 - 3:30. The last meeting will be a showcase for parents: date to be announced. This club will expose students who have an interest in theatre to the basics of acting and to all facets of theater. 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. This will culminate in a showcase presenting monologues and parts of scenes.
Advisor: Mrs. Ross
FITNESS CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28. Meeting times are from 2:30-4:00pm. Students who join the fitness club will enjoy working out with friends and achieving their fitness goals. Activities will vary based on student interest. Examples are fitness stations, high cardio activities, and team/individual based games. This club will meet after school in the main gym. Sports physicals are required.
Advisor: Ms. Vento
MATH CLUB - Math club is open to all grades and levels. Students will have the opportunity to build their math skills through playing math games and compete in different math competitions. During the math games, students will be able to compete through online platforms, such as Prodigy. There will be plenty of awesome interactive games that will help students master math skills while having fun! Students that are up for a challenge can try out for the math teams that will compete in MATHCOUNTS and the CBA Math Tournament. On these teams students will compete against students from other schools across the state (and potentially country!) to test their math skills. All members of the Math Club will strengthen their math skills and take their abilities to the next level!
Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are on Tuesdays as follows from 2:30-3:30: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 6 (Monday), 14, 21, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 31 (Monday). A math team informative meeting will be held in October (date TBD). MATHCOUNTS tryouts will be held in December and practices for the team will be in January and February (dates TBD). The MATHCOUNTS competition will be held on a Saturday in February. The rounds for the CBA tournament will be held once a month at MMS starting in October with the final round being at CBA in February.
Advisors: Mr. Accisano and Mrs. Morgan
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-22 school year are as follows: October: 5, 12, 19, 26 ; November: 9,16,30 ; December: 14 ; January: 4, 11, 18, 25 ; February: 15, 22 ; March: 1,8,15. The club meets from 2:30-3:45pm. 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 2021-22 theme and present their information as a historical paper, website, performance, documentary, or exhibit. For the last several years, club members have qualified for the national competition held every June at the University of Maryland. 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.
Advisor: Mr. Walsh
PING PONG CLUB - Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-22 school year are as follows: September: 30; October: 7, 14, 27; November: 11, 18 ; December: 2, 16 ; January: 6, 13, 20, 27 ; February: 3, 10, 17, 24 ; March: 3, 10. Meeting times are from 2:30-4:00pm. This club meets to have fun, learn ping pong game strategies, and participate in a tournament during each scheduled session. This club is open to all interested students.
Advisor: Coach Walsh
RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS & DECISIONS (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. 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, their primary goal being an interactive presentation for 5th grade 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 and is open to all students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.This club meets after school approximately twice a month. The co-advisors are Dr. Asher-Shultz and Mrs.Stark. Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year will be from 2:30- 3:15 pm (please note: meeting dates are subject to change based on presentation preparation and delivery): September 28,; October 12, and 26; November 9, 23; December 14, 21; January 11, 18, and 25; February 8, 15, and 22; March 8, 15, 22; April 5, 12, May 3, 17.
Advisor: Dr. Asher-Shultz and Mrs. Stark
RUNNING CLUB - This spring program is open to all students. Students will learn about the sport of running, including proper technique. Schedule to be announced. Sports physicals are required at the first meeting.
Coach: Ms. Deissler
SCHOOL NEWSPAPER CLUB - All students are eligible to join. Students work independently or in groups to write articles on a wide variety of topics--school news, sports, art, world news, television and movies, the internet, and much more. All topic ideas are welcome. We will publish three online editions of our student developed newspaper called "The Hawker." The meeting dates are as follows: 9/23, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, 11/18, 12/16, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12. Meeting times are from 2:20–3:30 PM.
Advisors: Mr. Casal and Mr. Maldonado
SCHOOL MUSICAL - Singing, Acting and Dancing auditions are September 27 and 29. Students must attend both auditions. Callback auditions are October 4th and 6th Students who are called back will be asked to attend one of those dates. Rehearsals will generally be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30-4pm. Rehearsals begin in early October culminating with a production held in mid- February. All students are encouraged to come try out for this exciting activity. We are looking for actors, dancers and singers. The dates of the school musical are Friday, February 11th at 7:00 pm and 2 performances on Saturday, February 12th at 12:00 pm. and 4:00 pm.
Advisors: Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Hyres, Ms. Vento, and Mrs. Jay
STUDENT COUNCIL - The Student Council promotes school spirit, plans important events and spreads kindness throughout the school community! All students of all grades are welcomed to participate and represent the student body. Our officers, such as the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, are elected by the entire school. Last year, some of the events we coordinated were the Thanksgiving food drive, the Toys for Tots collection, spirit weeks, the virtual drive-in movie, and Friday music with DJ Oz! If you are someone who wants to make a difference, this is the club for you! We meet from 2:20 to 3:15. Scheduled meeting dates for the 2021-2020 school year are as follows: September 20, 27; October 12, 25; November 8, 22, 29; December 13, 20; January 10, 24; February 7, 28; March 14, 28; April 4, 25; May 9, 23; June 6.
Advisor: Ms. Colabella
ULTIMATE FRISBEE - The Ultimate Frisbee Club provides an opportunity for students to develop sportsmanship and fair play while promoting physical fitness and healthy lifestyle. Small sided games and skill challenges are some of the activities the club engages in. Tentative scheduled meeting dates for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows. The club will begin September 21,22,23,28,29,30 October 5,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,26,27,28,29. We will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sports physicals are required.
Coach: Mr. Collins
YOUNG AUTHORS’ CLUB (Writing Club) - Our Writing Club brings together students of all writing abilities who have an interest in creating fiction, nonfiction, scripts, poetry, and other creative pieces of work. Our warm and friendly environment provides a collaborative workspace for members to write, share ideas, and provide feedback for each other's work. Our goal is to encourage writers at all levels that their writing voice is worth sharing! You will have opportunities to learn new skills, styles, and tips from famous writers and even your fellow students here at MMS! Meetings are held on Tuesdays in Room 239 from 2:30-3:15 on the following days: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16; February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 26.
Advisors: Ms. Schifano and Mrs. Jacobi
YEARBOOK CLUB - All students are invited to join this club and 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! Meetings are held from 2:30-4:00pm on the following days: September 28th, October 12th, October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th, November 23rd, December 14th, December 21, January 4th, January 11th, January 18th, January 25th, February 8th, February 15th, February 22nd, March 1, March 8, March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, June 7th
Advisors: Ms. DiSalvo and Ms. DiSanti
STEM TECHNOLOGY CLUB -
- Grade 6 - Scheduled meetings for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: September 29; October 13, 27; November 10, 17; December 1, 15; January 5, 19; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13. Meetings are from 2:30-3:45 pm. The Technology Club for grade 6 gives students the opportunity to explore the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math by competing in various hands-on challenges and online competitions throughout the school year. During weekly club meetings, students will work collaboratively to complete engineering design challenges and to design projects based on their personal interests to meet the specific criteria required for the online competitions that they choose to enter.
Advisor: Ms. Gallagher
- Grades 7 & 8 - Scheduled meetings for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: September 29; October 13, 27; November 10, 17; December 1, 15; January 5, 19; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13. Meetings are from 2:30-3:45 pm. The Technology Club for grades 7 and 8 runs as a nationally recognized chapter of TSA, the Technology Student Association, in which students have the opportunity to submit projects and participate in the NJ Middle School State Conference each spring. During 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 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).
Advisor: Mrs. Marrella