Clubs and Activities

Extracurricular activities are a great way for students to meet new friends, learn new things or give something back to their community.

If you have a question, please contact your Guidance Counselor or Club Advisor.

Art Club

Advisor Rachel Stockbridge
rstockbridge@schalmont.net

Art club features specialized studio projects that give students the opportunity to work creatively beyond what is offered in the regular classroom. Areas of interest include plaster and clay sculpture, origami and other paper constructions, painting and drawing, 2D and 3D paper constructions and so much more. Specific dates and activities will be announced and advanced sign-up is required. (Grades 6-8)

Bowling Intramurals

Advisors Thomas Borkowski and Christina Muzio
tborkowski@schalmont.net and cmuzio@schalmont.net

Students can bowl two games at Sportsman’s Bowl every Thursday afternoon from November to March. No equipment is needed. Information provided during PE classes in October. (Grades 6-8)

Chef’s Club

Advisor Regina Hanson
rhanson@schalmont.net

Chef’s Club is a food preparation club that allows students to continue to learn and grow their culinary skills.  Students will be preparing dishes that each contain a shared ingredient.  Students compete for the award-winning dish! (Grades 7 and 8)

Coding Club

Advisor Kacie Rea
krea@schalmont.net

Students who have an interest in programming can learn about the basics of coding in order to compete in club competitions. Students also get the opportunity to experience pair programming while working on projects for coding competitions. Students learn how to code apps for mobile devices, make animated videos, and create games.

Craft Club

Advisor Lorinda Gandrow
lgandrow@schalmont.net

This is an exciting club for creative students. Students learn how to make crafts that can be given as gifts or kept to enjoy. The Craft Club meets once a month after school. (Grades 6-8)

Engineering Club

Advisor Brandy Pedinotti
bpedinotti@schalmont.net

Engineering Club is an academic club that focuses on the Future Cities competition. This is a project-based competition where teams are given a theme and must design a city 100 years in the future that addresses that theme. Students must consider the various aspects of planning and developing a city to successfully complete various deliverables. Students must set teamwork goals and create a project plan, write an essay, build a virtual city, build a model of their city, and present their model/city concept on competition day. (Grades 6-8)

Environmental Club

Advisors Cornelius Bradt and Rachel Stockbridge
cbradt@schalmont.net and rstockbridge@schalmont.net

This student-run group meets one to two times per month. Members are dedicated to finding ways to preserve our natural resources and to make others aware of the need to recycle and reuse. Previous club activities included adopting a whale, the Middle School recycling program, building bluebird houses, recycling ink cartridges, making informational posters, planting a bird and butterfly garden, and making pads out of used paper.

Golf Intramurals

Advisors Laurie Macken and Christine Muzio
lmacken@schalmont.net and cmuzio@schalmont.net

Golf begins in March and students visit the Golden Bear Indoor Driving Range once a week. In April, students begin playing outside at the Briar Creek Golf Course one to two times per week. Participating students must be able to golf and bring their own clubs and golf balls. Parents must pick up their child between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m. at the golf course. (Grades 6-8)

Makerspace

Advisor Cornelius Bradt
cbradt@schalmont.net and rstockbridge@schalmont.net

Makerspace is an opportunity to exercise your creativity, build your problem solving skills, and make things! Learn to be an engineer in Makerspace! Take place Monday afterschool in the library.

Modified Sports

Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics Kathleen Russell
krussell@schalmont.net

Students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to try out for Modified Sports. Students must have a physical exam and proper paperwork to participate. Sports included are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. (Grades 7, 8)

National Junior Honor Society

Advisor Kate Sinnott
ksinnott@schalmont.net

National Junior Honor Society consists of students in grade 7 or 8 who are selected by a faculty council to become members. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 90.0 and demonstrate outstanding performance in the five NJHS pillars of scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service. Interested students should keep track of their grades, clubs, activities, and community service, starting in 6th grade! (Grades 7, 8)

Sabre Nation

Advisor Christina Romano
cromano@schalmont.net

Sabre Nation helps students develop leadership qualities through experiences in community service. Students have the chance to make a personal contribution to their school, community, and peers. The goal of the club is to build a better world for students and others. Some previous activities include adopting a family, helping at the food pantry, collecting “coats for kids,” School Clean-Up Day, volunteering for various elementary school activities, and participating in nursing home visits. The Sabre Service Club meets about once a month. Members also sign up for various service activities throughout the school year. (Grades 6-8)

Science Club

Advisor LuAnn Duxbury
lduxbury@schalmont.net

Science Club provides members the opportunity to participate in a variety of science-related activities. Some members of the Science Club will prepare for and participate in the Science Olympiad, a statewide interscholastic competition process. Its goals include improving science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for achievement in science. The Science Olympiad employs the team concept for collaboration and problem-solving. (Grades 7, 8)

Spelling Bee

Open to all students in grades 5-8. Sign-ups occur in November with the Spelling Bee taking place in December. (Grades 5-8)

Student Council

Advisors Laurie Macken and Melissa Pierson
lmacken@schalmont.net and mperson@schalmont.net

Student Council members are elected by Middle School students to promote and plan school activities, represent the interests of the students to the faculty and administration, and perform a leadership role in the school. The Student Council Officers are all 8th graders elected by the entire student body. Student Council Representatives are elected from and represent each social studies class. Representatives attend all meetings, collect ideas for council meetings, propose and discuss motions before the Student Council, report back to their constituents, and undertake an annual fund drive to raise money for the Middle School clubs and activities. (Grade 8)

Yearbook Club

Advisors Jean D’Alessandro and LuAnn Duxbury
jdalessandro@schalmont.net and lduxbury@schalmont.net

This club is open to 7th and 8th graders but has a limited number of staff members. Students who have worked on the yearbook in previous years are given first consideration. Skills needed to work on the yearbook include good organization, attention to details and willingness to attend meetings regularly. (Grades 7, 8)

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