Middle School Clubs and Activities

The Middle School offers several co-curricular activities for students in grades 6-8. Students are encouraged to become involved in as many activities as possible to encourage the development of social and leadership skills.

Art Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Mr. Winslow & Mrs. DeJoseph
  • Room 257 at the high school
  • The Middle School Art Club is open to any student interested in creating artwork. Work can be independent, group-oriented (collaborations) or specific projects, such as pottery, digital photography, murals, fundraisers, etc. Students will have an opportunity to experience art mediums they might not have a chance to use in regular school day classes, and to bring art to the school and community.

Book Club

  • Open to students in grades 6-8
  • Advisor: Mrs. Dunbar
  • Book Club is devoted to connecting students to books in an effort to expose middle school-level readers to a wide variety of literature and to create lifelong readers. Students, the advisor and guest readers will discuss literary plots, themes and conflicts. An emphasis will be placed on learning to analyze content for the deeper meaning in selected works. In addition to lively book discussions, members create and participate in activities that promote reading and literacy within the Middle School and the community.

Drama Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Ms. Rechak
  • Drama Club provides theatrical experiences in an exciting, challenging and fun atmosphere. Students are encouraged to participate in roles on stage and behind the scenes.

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisors: Mrs. Cahan
  • Future Farmers of America members compete in contests such as speech, FFA creed, parliamentary procedures, Ag communications, Ag sales and talent. Each year, participants attend the National FFA Convention in October. A chapter banquet is held the first Wednesday in June to culminate the year’s activities.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

  • Open to students in grades 6-8
  • Advisor: Mrs. O’Brien & Mrs. Welch
  • Future Business Leaders of America club gives students an opportunity to work with peers on various activities that benefit the school community as well as our district community. Students explore the skills that all good business leaders need while running a school-based business. FBLA also sponsors the Ronald McDonald snack replenishment drive, the Holiday Bash, flower bulb sale/fundraiser and an annual trip to Great Escape.

Gay Straight Alliance

  • Advisor: Mrs. Lewis
  • Our Gay Straight Alliance is open to all students and staff interested in supporting each other and creating a school climate which is inclusive and accepting of all students.  We strive to be inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identity/expression of students and staff.  Allies of the LGBT community are welcome and include family members and friends who want to learn more about how to create a safe and accepting environment for all.

Individual Class Representation

  • Open to students in grades 6, 7 & 8
  • Mr. Jorgenson
  • The Middle School class officers are elected by their peers as representatives for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade student body. The officers organize three school events throughout the year in efforts to encourage social interaction among the Middle School classes. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.

Jazz Band

  • Open to students in grades 7 & 8
  • Advisor: Mrs. Koch
  • Students who play an instrument are encouraged to join and attend our regular weekly rehearsals, every Thursday during 10th period in the band room. This ensemble will learn about various jazz styles including swing, bossa nova, funk and fusion, as well as exploring concepts in jazz improvisation. Students are expected to be a member of the 7/8 Band class and auditions may be held for drum set, piano, bass, and guitar.

MathCounts

  • Open to students in grades 6-8
  • Advisor: Mr. Leonard
  • MathCounts is a national non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest level in fun, challenging math programs in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. At Schuylerville, members generally meet once a week during 10th period starting early in the school year until the members compete in the local competition and possibly the state competition. During these meetings, we work on math problems that are not typical of a standard math curriculum. Members are taught new material, provided insight and shortcuts to become better problem-solvers. Overall, it’s a time for students to get together to share a common interest in math at a level not seen on a daily basis.

Middle School Green Team

  • Open to students in grades 6-8
  • Advisor: Laurie Guyon
  • The Middle School Green Team is a chance for students to develop and demonstrate their skills as young leaders, supporting the cornerstone priorities of the Schuylerville School District Green Ribbon School Project. Students help envision, plan, and manage projects (Lost and Found, school-wide recycling, etc) as well as special events (Family Earth Night, America Recycles Day and more). Students who join the MSGT gain valuable experience in organizing, working together, communicating, and making a difference in their environment. These skills will help them in the future in many ways, including increasingly critical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.

National Jr. Honor Society

  • Open to students in grades 8 & 9
  • Advisor: Mrs. McKinley
  • NJHS is an organization that recognizes outstanding students in grades 8-9. It honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Our Space Art & Literary Journal

  • Open to students in grades 7 & 8
  • Advisors: Mrs. Brennan & Mrs. Reville
  • Our Space creates a middle school literary and art magazine and organizes the Java Jive coffee house experience. The magazine is a compilation of original artwork and literature that middle school students submit to the club. Students are encouraged to present their work at Java Jive, which is a live “coffee house” where students read and share their work with peers. Content must be appropriate for a middle school audience.

SADD Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisors: Mrs. Kline
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions participants plan activities to send positive messages. Activities include red ribbons at Christmas, signing of the prom promise, letters to prom attendees from elementary students encouraging them to have a safe time, Make-A-Wish, Safe Spring at Skidmore speakers to students from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

Ski & Snowboard Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Mrs. Vallee
  • Ski and Snowboard Club is an exciting opportunity for people of all abilities. The club makes six trips to Willard Mountain, leaving school at 3 p.m. and returning by 7:30 p.m. The first organizational meeting is held at the end of November.

Student Council

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisors: TBD
  • The purpose of the Student Council is to contribute in the life of the school, work for the school and always work with the students by providing support, aid and service for the benefit of both the school and the students. Student Council is a leadership organization that is involved in many aspects of school and community on the local, state, regional and national levels.

Women’s Chorus

  • Open to students in grades 7-12 to audition
  • Mrs. Leight
  • The purpose for the Women’s Chorus is to provide opportunities for exceptional singers to expand their vocal talents. They will do this by studying vocal literature and performing in the June Ensemble Concert. Auditions will be held in October. Students must be in chorus in order to audition for this group.