The Middle School offers numerous clubs to suit a wide variety of student interests. New clubs are organized to meet the changing needs and interests of the student body. Following is a sample list of clubs available to students:
Performances, workshops, and field trips are some of the activities available to Drama Club members. An annual fall production is presented for elementary and Middle School audiences. Students learn about the technical aspects of theatre as well as the value of team work.
The Junior FFA is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. FFA is a national student leadership organization with roots in agriculture. Students participating in the Junior FFA will take part in conducting monthly meetings and learning the role of an officer. They will have the opportunity to learn from the FFA animal project, agriculture equipment, greenhouse, agriculture shop, and land laboratory. Activities include feeding and care of animals, operation of tractors and equipment, propagating plants, welding, and woodworking. The highlight each year is our winter weekend retreat to Camp Oswegatchie.
The FCCLA Club is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. FCCLA Club is an organization which provides unique student leadership opportunities. FCCLA Club is an integral part of the Family and Consumer Science Program. Students have the opportunity to elect officers, follow parliamentary procedures in conducting meetings, plus work on community service projects both during class and at club meetings.
In the past, FCS Club members have worked on Senior Citizen breakfasts, participated in Jr. Iron Chef, lunches and/or hosted dinners, made pillows for Noyes Manor as part of the Bears Project, and Family Fun Night. We fundraise several times throughout the year to go on field trips and make food!
A social club for students interested in board games, card games, and video games, the Gamers Club meets to provide a venue for students to connect and compete with their peers.
National Junior Honor Society
The faculty council for admission into the National Junior Honor Society, a chartered organization, selects eighth grade students who demonstrate strengths in scholarship, leadership, citizenship, service, and character.
Since it is a service-based society, the activities consist of fundraisers and member participation for the benefit of the school and the community.
In order to qualify for application, a student must achieve an overall weighted GPA for 7th grade of 89.5%. **Students meeting this baseline requirement are then asked to fill out an application detailing experience in leadership, citizenship, service and character. The faculty council reviews these applications and will then notify students of acceptance. It is important to note that not all students are accepted into National Junior Honor Society. They need to exhibit all of the qualities that are stated above.
**NOTE: GPA is weighted as follows:
Courses taken all year, such as ELA, math, science, and social studies are given a weight of 1. Courses taken half of the year such as computer or health OR taken every other day such as PE, band, chorus and orchestra are given a weight of .5. Courses taken for one marking period such as music, art, technology and family and consumer science are given a weight of .25.
The Student Council is an organization of the whole population at the Middle School. It is an effective voice for students, faculty, and administration. There are no limits to the contributions that students can make to their education by participation in the Student Council.
The Student Council has numerous responsibilities. It assists in organizing all student extracurricular activities. Dances, activity nights, special days and events are planned and organized by the council. Members of the Student Council will have responsibility for announcements, assembly programs, etc.
The yearbook staff is responsible for developing the Middle School Yearbook. Students serve in various ways: cover art selection; yearbook layout; interior designs; photo identification; sales; advertising. Members work with advisory time teachers on ordering and end-of-year distribution of yearbooks.