Middle School Clubs

Here is the list of  clubs at SMS 

 

Math Counts -

Contact Person:  Kim Reik (ext. 4612)  - (reikk@salineschools.org)

When: Mondays October - February from 3-4pm

Where: Ms. Reik's Room (B205) in the 8th grade pod

Who: Any 6th - 8th graders who enjoy fun math challenges & puzzles

Students are welcome to attend any and all meetings!  

MathCounts is a national program for middle schoolers.  It meets weekly to go through fun problems and talk about strategies and approaches!  We will be gearing up for our county competition held annually in February.

Builders Club - Builders Club website

Contact Person: Laura Odom (ext. 4682) - odoml@salineschools.org

                           Kirsten Zemaitis (4687) - zemaitik@salineschools.org

Meeting Times:  7:15-7:45am Everyother Thursday in the SMS Hotspot  (First meeting - Sept 5th)

Who: any 6th - 8th graders with a desire to make a positive difference in their community. 

 

Science Olympiad 

External Link Science Olympiad

Contact Person: Karyn Bloch (ext. 4752) - blochk@salineschools.org

Meeting Times:  Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 pm (sometimes until 6:00 pm) and Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 pm

Location - Fanning/Fiske Science Rooms - G106/G104 

Fees:  $50 registration 

Purpose of club: Team based participation in Science Olympiad, with invitational competitions leading to regional and hopefully state level participation.  We are encouraging the exploration and learning of many different science and engineering concepts while bringing team enthusiasm and pride.

Robotics Club 

External LinkRobotics Club

Contact Person: Jeroen Spitael, Ash Embil (ext 4647) embila1@salineschools.org

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Fees: $65 (payable to Saline Area Schools with SMS Robotics in the memo line)

Purpose of club: Explore the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming and operating robots to play a floor game in an alliance format.   Practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

Boys Choir

Contact Person:   Eric Floetke (4625) - floetkee@salineschools.org

Meeting Times: Friday 7:10-7:50am in choir room

Purpose:  This choir for boys only sings at four concerts during the year.  They sing fun choral music of varying styles in two-part harmony.  New members join in September and mid-December.

Girls Choir

Contact Person: Eric Floetke (4625) - floetkee@salineschools.org 

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:10-7:50 a.m. 

Purpose:  Girls Choir membership is by audition.  Auditions are open to girls enrolled in band, choir or orchestra during the day.  Girls Choir sings advanced music of varying styles in unison or two- or three-part harmony.  Girls Choir performs at four evening concerts during the year and one weekend choir festival in early March.
 

Drama Club -

Contact Person:  Kristen Glatz (4644) - glatzk@salineschools.org

Meeting Times: Fridays at 3:00-4:15 pm - No drama club when school is not in session.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome. Can't come to the meeting this week? No problem. We meet every Friday. No signing up necessary, just show up when you can, ready to have fun, play games, and learn about drama. Contact Ms. Glatz with any questions.

External LinkWebsite:  Drama Club

Fiddle Club

Group for students in grades 6th 7th or 8th who play violin, viola, cello or bass to learn how to play and perform folk fiddling music. The emphasis will be on learning how to play folk fiddling music from all over the world as well as each of the regional American styles. Please see the Community Education Program Guide for more information and to sign up

Community Education, 734-401-4020  Participation fee required.

Jazz Band

Do you like to play jazz, swing, funk, blues and rock music? Then, you'll love the Jazz Band.  Please see the Community Education Program Guide for specifics and to sign up

Community Education, 734-401-4020  Participation fee required.

Hornet Council - 19/20

Hornet Council Website

Contact Person:  Mrs. Hensley (Ext: 4670) - hensleym@salineschools.org or Mrs. Corie (Ext: 4715) corieb@salineschools.org

Meeting Times:  Meeting times vary.  All meeting times and locations will be posted on the website (link above) Meetings are held in the Hot Spot

Purpose of the club:  To provide student leadership opportunities and to serve the student body, the school, and the community.

Quiz Bowl -  Starts Jan 8th

Contact Person:  Kirsten Zemaitis - zemaitik@salineschools.org - 734-401-4687

                            Kristen Schwartzenberger - schzartk@salineschools.org - 734401-4664

The purpose of quiz bowl is to provide students a fun and competitive outlet to test their knowledge against their peers.

More information to come - Quiz bowls starts in January - ending on February 20th with a competition including students from other schools.

 

Debate Club

Contact: Stacie Nazareth (x4686) - nazarets@salineschools.org (Teacher Advisor)

Coach: Mrinalini Iyer - iyer.mili@gmail.com

Meeting Times: Wednesday-Fridays 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Location: Ms. Nazareth's room - R303

Girls on the Run/Heart and Sole

Contact: Valerie Alexander - alexandv@salineschools.org

Meeting Times: Monday & Wednesday 3:05-4:30 pm

Location: P102 (Mrs. Smeltzer's room)

The season runs through December 6th, with a mock 5k taking place in November around our school and local community. There will be a real 5k on Sunday, November 24th on the St. Joe's Hospital grounds.