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red arrow bulletClubs & Activities 2016-17

YEARBOOK: The yearbook staff prepares the layouts for yearbook pages, along with taking and selecting photographs for the book. The staff members also assist in identifying people in the various photographs. Join our club and help capture memories from the year. (Advisor: Ms. Cahalan)

STUDENT COUNCIL: The Student Council consists of representatives of each grade level team. They bring the concerns of the students to the attention of the principal. The Student Council sponsors activities for the students such as School Spirit Days. (Advisor: Ms. Vanderbilt)

GUIDANCE GROUPS: All students will be meeting with their counselors 4-6 times a year to discuss the many issues affecting them today. Such discussions might include team building, problem solving, community service, healthy relationships, goal setting and leisure time usage. The development of communication skills is also stressed.

JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY: The Junior Honor Society is a club for students in grade 8 that have achieved an over-all grade point average of 90 or higher by the end of 7th grade. Students with a qualifying average may be inducted at the end of 7th grade. (Advisor: Ms. Cahalan)

MIDDLE WRINKLE: The Middle Wrinkle is the Middle School’s publication of writing and artwork. Students submit their written material to their teachers and ask that they be given for consideration in the Middle Wrinkle. Our student editorial staff and art editors take on a lot of responsibility in helping to create an incredible student produced publication for all to share and enjoy. (Advisor: Ms. Cabrera)

MUSICAL: The Musical provides students with the opportunity to experience all aspects of Musical Theatre.  Students can participate as Performers: Singers, Actors and Dancers and Stage Crew. Opportunities for Costumes and Make up experience may exist. Students must audition for the Middle School musical as performers.  Students must be available for rehearsal two to four days per week after school until 4:30.  Students must be available daily for the final month prior to the show. The cast and crew present a matinee for the sixth grade.  (Advisor: Mr. Buckley and Ms. Cahalan)

EARTH GUARDIANS OF SULLIVAN: The Middle School Environmental Care dedicated to keeping our earth clean and healthy. The club is responsible for planting and maintaining our community garden. Additional activities may include participating in Earth Day, using recycled materials to create ornaments, and inviting guest speakers to discuss current environmental issues. Think globally, act locally. We meet twice a month to research environmental issues around the globe and locally. We create plans and opportunities for the students of Monticello to have a positive impact on the planet and our community! (Advisor: Ms. Barasch)

EDIBLE GARDEN: Students work to cultivate, plant and eat fresh foods from our garden. The Edible Garden Club meets every Wednesday during the months of October, April, May, and June (during full school days). We are a group of land stewards. We plant, care for, and harvest edible plants for our school kitchen.  if you are interested in growing food, this is the club for you! (Advisor: Ms. Barasch)

MATH TEAM: The Middle School Math Team includes students from 6th through 9th grade. The team competes as part of Mid-Hudson Junior High Math League, which includes 30 teams from fifteen different schools. The teams are split into four divisions that compete in five meets throughout the season. At the end of the regular season, the four division winners, along with the four teams with the next highest point total, advance to the playoffs. The math team season runs from September to January. We welcome all math “lovers”.
(Advisor: Ms. Cornelius)

BUILDER’S CLUB: The builder’s club is a committee based help origination that is a Kiwanis lead.
To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
· To develop leadership potential.
· To foster the development of strong moral character.
· To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

We work with the Heart a thon, the SNU unit at the hospital, SPCA, Walk for hunger, The united way toy drive, we host the 6-8 Valentines dance @RJK. We meet 2 times a month on Wednesdays from 2-3 in rm 17
(Advisor: Mr. Oefelein)

Our media club gives students an opportunity to express their creativity by producing presentations, music and videos using numerous computer and iPad applications. Students will also be charged with the duty of photographing numerous school events, creating promotional slides and videos for the school and assisting in the production and delivery of the morning announcements program, The RJK Konnection. The Media Club meets on Thursdays in room 207 about once every two weeks. Meetings last until 4:30.  Students should listen to the morning announcements to determine which weeks will have meetings. (Advisor: Mr. Silverman)

ARTiFACS: The ArtiFACS club will include aspects of baking/cooking, sewing/ embroidery, and other forms of “hands on” activities. Students would be engaged in the art of nutrition, time management and finance while having fun! (Advisor: Ms. Carmeci)