Jenkins Clubs 2018-2018 - Fall
Battle of the Books
6th grade Coach: Mrs. Connors - firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade Coach: Mrs. Wilson - email@example.com
8th grade Coach: Mrs. Connors and Mr. Phillips - firstname.lastname@example.org
Battle of the books is a club for students who love to read! We read a total of 15 books each year from the Battle of the Books District 11 list and attend a competition in May against other D11 middle schools. We meet every Tuesday at lunch to discuss the books, read, and prepare for the competition. There is a 6th, 7th and 8th grade team. Below is the list for 2018-2019.
Chess Club - (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Wednesdays)
Sponsor: Eddie Faires
Chess Club will meeting on Wednesday’s starting on 12 September. We will meet at 3:45-4:45 in room A-165 (Mr. Kirk Miller’s room). Students will learn and improve their Chess abilities.
Disney Trivia and Animation Film Club - (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Wednesdays)
Sponsor: Lynda Singmaster
The Disney Trivia and Animation Club is a fun club to join! We will play Disney Trivia, Name that Disney Tune, explore behind scenes actions of select Disney movies, explore making our own animation film, and other fun activities. Come join the fun!
Drama Club - (7:30 am to 8:30 am Thursdays)
Sponsor: Bruce Phillips
Drama Club is an opportunity for theatrically minded students to practice improvisation and other dramatic skills in a fun and supportive environment. Drama Club meets Thursdays at 7:30 am.
First Lego League – (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursdays)
Sponsors: Cari McKamey and Julene Zizza
If you are interested in building and programming robots, then this is the club for you! In First Lego League, teams work together to build and program a robot and even participate in a real, live robot tournament!
Forensics – (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Mondays)
Coaches: Bruce Phillips and America Salkeld
Forensics is a competitive activity for public speaking and drama. Students develop, practice and perform in a variety of events including Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation, Original Oratory, Storytelling, Duet Acting (humorous and serious), and Reader’s Theater, as well as others. Practices are Tuesdays after school and the competitions will be on selected Saturdays in December, January, and February.
The Leeroy Jenkins Middle School Adventure League (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Thursdays)
Sponsor: Suzanne Anderson
The LJMSAL is an adventure gaming club, primarily playing Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop adventure games. We do not play computer games during this time. We focus on the creative and social aspects of these games and encourage the players to imagine and communicate their own worlds of adventure.
Tentatively - The Scenariodrome (4:00pm to 5:00 pm - Mondays)
Sponsor: Suzanne Anderson
This is a creative writing club where students will write projects of their own design and take advantage of tools and resources available through the Young Writers' Program. Students will be encouraged to participate in National Novel Writing Month in November, and Camp NaNo in April. These are online initiatives designed to support and celebrate young writers.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Sponsors: Rose Tinucci and Sandra Kuster
National Junior Honor Society is an organization that focuses on serving others, doing volunteer work, maintaining excellent grades, high behavior standards and learning leadership skills throughout the year. It is for current 7th and 8th grade students and is by invitation only, which includes an application process that happens every spring.
Unity Club - (3:45 pm to 4:30 pm - Fridays)
Sponsor: Sarah Rittel
The Unity Club celebrates diversity in our school and community. At Unity Club, we have student-led discussions and activities surrounding cultural differences so that we can learn from each other and grow ourselves, our school, and our society. Unity Club is for all people, so come join the conversation!