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After School Clubs

Student s at New Springs School may participate after school clubs after student dismissal time.
After school clubs will be free of charge and student must maintain good attendance to join clubs.

 

 

 

 

NSS 2013-2014 Middle School Club Descriptions

Boys Basketball:


 

    

Students interested in the sport of basketball can join this club. Here they can practice their basketball skills by playing organized games against fellow students. These games will be held during club time. Due to the expected high volume of applicants only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

 

Club Day: Thursday

Club Sponsor:  Ms. Broderick,  Room 106

 

 

 

Boys Soccer Club

 

    

Students interested in the sport of soccer can join this club. This club will be open to all boys in grades 6 - 8. Here they can practice their soccer skills by playing organized games against fellow students. Due to the limited size of the area, only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

 

 Club Day: Tuesday
 Club Sponsor: Mr. Omay,  Accountant,  Room 104

 Community Service Club


 


"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi. This club will impress upon students the idea that thinking globally and acting locally drives our world! With that in mind, this necessary club will introduce students to a variety of local opportunities for which they can donate their time. It will help place the students in long-term projects where they can build knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to their local neighborhood. NSS currently has some current connections, but this year, we are looking to expand options and ensure that participating students are well-rounded and college-ready! There is no fee for this club.

 

Club Day: Wednesday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Muniz,  Room 206

Culture Club/ Art Club

 

The mission of Culture Club is to spread understanding of people of all cultures at NSS. Today’s world revolves around different persons therefore it is pertinent that students understand that a person's culture shapes the way they see themselves and the world around them.

Students will get to work with a variety of different mediums. Some of the projects will be group work and others will be individual work.

Activity Examples:

Painting

Evaluating art and meaning in artworks

Various Crafts

Fee: $10 per student

 

Club Day: Tuesday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Alexander,  Room 223

Science Expo



Students will be learning and practicing cool science demonstrations and experiments. They are being master about demos or experiments by practicing and searching. Students are getting ready to present. They should be ready to present anytime.

Club Day: Thursday

Club Sponsor: Mr. Ak,  Room 217

 

Girls’ Basketball Club


 

The students that join this club will find a fun sporty environment. As we did last year, we will follow a routine consisting on warm up games, basketball techniques, basketball game and stretching. We will ask PVO if they can help us to get jerseys that can be used just by the girls. This because normally, we have to share with those that are used by the boys and the smell sometimes is strong.

Club Day: Friday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Custer,  Room 213

Math Club 

 




 


Students who apply for this club will be assessed, and then Mr.Tran will determine 5 or 6 students from each grade as a mathlete. Students will compete in several Math competitions throughout the year such as Mathcounts, AMC 8, and Math League etc.

 

Club Day:  Friday   

Club Sponsor: Mr. Tran,  Room 214

 


Newspaper Club



 

This club is for students interested in writing, interviewing, researching, and creating page designs. Students will learn all of these skills and more as a part of our weekly newspaper meetings. The student needs to be willing to research and write during club time, as well spend time outside of the club itself. Students will write about a variety of topics including a wide range of interests.  The newspaper staff will be expected to produce a newspaper each quarter focusing on topics which might include school happenings, music, current events, ongoing features, sports, and other student interests.

 

Club Day: Friday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Muniz,  Room 206

 

 

Scrabble &  Chess Club

 

Scrabble is a mentally stimulating game that builds a players vocabulary base. Although it is very simple to learn, it takes a lifetime to master. Various strategies and techniques are necessary for a player to be successful at a competitive level, or you could just brag to your friend how much better you are than them. Come join the Scrabble Club and become a master of words.
Chess clubs in schools can be one of the most important extracurricular programs for developing many positive benefits for the students. We are going to provide an atmosphere where students can just come in to relax and enjoy the game of chess. NSS’s goal is to build awareness of chess and this will be accomplished through chess workshops, tournaments, chess matches, etc. In addition, we are planning to create a chess team in our school to attend chess tournaments


 Club Day: Wednesday
 Club Sponsor: Ms. Garcia,  Room 204

Spirit Club


School spirit club promotes school pride & encourages unity in our student body. We will be creating artwork for the hallways, encouragement posters for math & science competitions and creating a yearbook.

 

 Club Day: Wednesday
 Club Sponsor: Ms. Alexander,  Room 223

 

FIRST LEGO League

  

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

Elementary and middle-school students get to:

  Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
  Apply real-world math and science concepts
  Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills 
  Participate in tournaments and celebrations
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.

 Club Day: Wednesday club time, Saturday’s 2 hours study, time will be announced
 Club Sponsor: Mr. Kaya,  Room 207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSS 2013-2014 Elementary Club Descriptions

 

Kindergarten

Puzzles and Games

Puzzles and Games will allow students to play a variety games. Students will be able to master puzzles and compete with their friends. This club is open only to Kindergarten.

Club Day: Friday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Richards, Room 125

Jr. Lego League

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, LEGO League is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. This club is open to grades K through 2.

Club Day: Wednesday
Club Sponsor: Mrs. Bresnahan, Room 124

PE Games

Students interested in athletic activities can join this club. This club is open to all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Here they will be playing a variety of different sports and games. Only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

Club Day: Wednesday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Broderick, Room 106

1st Grade

Soccer

Students interested in the sport of soccer can join this club. This club will be open to all 1st grade students.  Here they can practice their soccer skills by learning the rules of the game and playing games against fellow students. Only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

 
 Club Day and Sponsor: Friday - Mrs. Akers,  Room 123

Music and Dance

Students who love music and dance will be interested in this club.  Students will be exposed to a variety of music and dances.    This clubs is open to 1st graders only.

 

Club Day and Sponsor: Wednesday - Ms. Wudyka,  Room 122

Board games

Board games will allow students to play a variety games.  Students will be able to master games and compete with their friends.  This club is open only to 1st Grade.


 Club Day and Sponsor: Friday - Ms. Bussiculo,  Room 121

Arts and Crafts

Students interested in tapping in to their creative side will be interested in this club.  Students will be creating various artistic pieces using different mediums.  This club is open up to 1st grade students only.


 Club Day and  Sponsor: Wednesday - Ms. Bussiculo,  Room 121

Lego League

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, LEGO League is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.  This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination.  This club is open to grades K through 2.


 Club Day and Sponsor: Wednesday - Mrs. Bresnahan,  Room 124

PE Games

Students interested in athletic activities can join this club.  This club is open to all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students.  Here they will be playing a variety of different sports and games.  Only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

 

Club Sponsor: Wednesday -  Ms. Broderick,  Room 106

2nd Grade

Puzzles and Games

Puzzles and Games will allow students to play a variety games. Students will be able to master puzzles and compete with their friends. This club is open only to 2nd grade.

Club Day and Sponsor: Wednesday - Ms. Farmer,   Room 120

Art

Students interested in tapping in to their creative side will be interested in this club. Students will be creating various artistic pieces using different mediums. This club is open up to 2nd grade students only.


Club Day and Sponsor: Friday - Mrs. Runyon,   Room 119

Math Games

Math is fun! In this club students will play different games that will utilize math skills. Extra math practice and fun all in one club! This club is open to 2nd grade students only.

Club Day and Sponsor: Wednesday - Ms. Palmer,   Room 108

Writing Club

Students who love to write, or need extra help writing, will be interested in this club.   Students will have to opportunity to practice writing stories and poems. Basic writing skills will be addressed if needed.

Club Day and Sponsor: Friday - Ms. Palmer,   Room 108

Lego League

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, LEGO League is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. This club is open to grades K through 2.


Club Day and Sponsor: Wednesday - Mrs. Bresnahan, Room 124

PE Games

Students interested in athletic activities can join this club. This club is open to all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Here they will be playing a variety of different sports and games. Only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club. Students are also required to dress back into their school clothes after the club is over.

Club Sponsor: Wednesday - Ms. Broderick, Room 106

Grades 3-5

Battle of the Books Club
$5 fee




This club is open to students in grade 4. The purpose of this club is to read novels in order to gain a deep understanding of the novel. We will compete in a Battle of the Books competition against other students from other schools in the spring. During the year, the team will be composed of ten students and then the top six students will be selected to compete in the final competition. The top six students will be determined by monthly quizzes that take place during the club to prep our team for the questions they will face at the competition. Students will be given club time to read the novels and question each other about the novels.

Fee: $5 per student

Club Day: Wednesday

Club Sponsor: Ms. McCollum, Room 203

Science Olympiad

    

Science club participates in competitions and occasionally sponsors other activities that promote science and science education. Our biggest competition is Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is a science competition that involves a team of 15 students competing in 23 events that cover a range of science and engineering topics. There are general knowledge events, lab centered events, events involve pencil and paper tests and events require that students build something ahead of time and bring it to the competition. Along with chemistry, physics, and biology, events will also test earth science, ecology and astronomy.

Club Day: Wednesday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Banala, Room 200

Science Expo/ Math Club



The purpose of our club is to involve students in math and science activities that will keep their interest peaked. The students are involved in activities that engage them in the math and science in the world around them. Students will be learning and practicing cool science demonstrations and experiments. They are becoming master about demos or experiments by practicing and searching. This club helps to foster a love for mathematics and problem solving.

Club Day: Friday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Peters, Room 209

Girls Club

Onetime $5 fee

       Hey, 3rd -5th girls! Do want a club where you can have fun and be yourself? Then this is the club for you! Crafts, games, and team building activities are some of what we will be doing. Come and join and make some new friends, and even build up your current friendships. We talk, laugh, cry, and have a blast!

Fee: $5 per student ( To buy craft materials and activity materials)

Club Day: Friday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Giddings, Room202

Art Club

Onetime $5 fee



            Art Club is for students who are interested in the arts; they do not need to be an artist or enrolled in an art class.

In the art club, Students are introduced to various forms of art, including pottery, watercolor painting, and print making also we do community art projects, such as face painting, murals, making items for fund raisers, teaching younger children art in the elementary schools, participating in school-wide projects, art contest, etc.

Club Day: Wednesday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Riordan, Room 205

Spanish Club
        

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote the use of the Spanish language, culture, and history, and fellowship among club members. The Spanish Club fosters enthusiasm for learning about Spanish culture and lifestyle. It encourages students to take a more active role in Spanish studies.

Club Day: Friday
Club Sponsor: Ms. Jackson, Room 201

Sports Club

     Students interested in the sports can join this club. Here they can practice their sport skills by playing organized games against fellow students. These games will be held during club time. Due to the expected high volume of applicants only a certain amount of students will be able to join this club.

Club Day: Friday

Club Sponsor: Ms. Broderick, Room 106

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