Art Club - JoHannah Brawdy & Becky Burdette - firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Art Club provides students with the opportunity to improve
existing artistic skills and learn new processes in ceramics, painting, jewelry
Band - Chris Rodack - firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School band offerings include Beginning Band for Grade 7, Cadet Band for
Grade 7 students who participated in elementary band, Intermediate Band for
Grade 8 Students, Jazz Band and Marching Band for Grade 8 students.
Chorus - Renee Triscila - email@example.com
Grade 7 Chorus meets three days per week, and Grade 8 Chorus
meets daily. Both classes are full-year courses which involve preparation for
three scheduled evening concerts. Students who wish to sing more challenging
repertoire are invited to audition for the Concert Choir, which is open to all
middle school students. The Concert Choir meets three days per week for 20
minutes during homeroom and performs at various times throughout the school
year as well as at the High Note Festival held at Carnegie Mellon University
Drama Club - Lisa Marcellus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Club presents a musical production annually during the
last weekend in January. These musicals are shortened versions of full-scale
shows and are designed specifically for middle school voices. In addition to
the cast members performing on stage, a Tech Crew is selected as part of the
Drama Club to build set pieces and manage the behind-the-scenes aspects of the
show, such as scene changes, light and sound operation. Auditions are held for
the cast at the end of October.
French Club - Julie McKnight - email@example.com
French Club develops an awareness and appreciation for the
French culture through a variety of activities.
German Club - Beth Boro - firstname.lastname@example.org
German Club develops an awareness and appreciation for the
German culture through a variety of activities.
Intramurals - Franz Ratnavale - email@example.com
Intramurals affords the opportunity to all students to
participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sport activities
within the school and during the homeroom period. Participants will be provided
instruction for skills development, and no prior experience in the sports is
necessary, nor any athletic ability level is required. Students will learn
about rules, sportsmanship, physical conditioning, team building, recreation
planning and a variety of different intramural sports
Latin Club - Melanie Naugle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin Club provides cultural awareness and enrichment.
Literati Readers - Meghan Clark and Jill Brooks - email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Literati Readers is a club for any student in 7th and 8th grades. If you are interested in anything and everything about books, authors, and reading, Literati Readers is just the right club for you! While book discussion is always part of our activities, there is much more to do throughout the year. Special activities are available all week long during Teen Read Week in October. At another time during the year we take a field trip to meet national and world-renowned authors as well as participate in virtual author visits right in the Middle School library. In the spring, students can share their book smarts in our annual Battle of the Books, and we finish the year with the Summer Reading Kickoff celebration during which students have the opportunity to “shop” for books to borrow over the summer months.
Literati Writers - Nate Wilkinson - email@example.com
Literati Writers is a club that celebrates writing and gives students a chance to discover, practice, and enhance their skills. Students will write and publish in a variety of formats and will also have the opportunity to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), the Pittsburgh's City Theatre's Young Playwright's Contest, and a few other competitions throughout the year.
Orchestra - Len Lavelle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra members learn and rehearse music played in
concerts throughout the year. Performances also are given at community events
and school assemblies.
Service Club - Tina Norman/Melissa Baird - email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
As a member of Service Club, 7th and 8th grade students are given the opportunity to help others in their community. Students will organize and implement a variety of service projects throughout the school year. Projects they may participate in are: organize school-based activities for Unity Day, an anti-bullying campaign; conduct a food drive to provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in the immediate area; plan and facilitate a holiday party and Senior Prom for the residents at Vincentian Nursing Home; raise money for Reflections of Grace Foundation – a nonprofit organization that supports children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer; collaborate with North Hills Community Outreach to provide Easter baskets/meals to families in need; volunteer time at Animal Friends animal shelter. Service Club is a wonderful opportunity for students to not only give of themselves, but to improve their community as well.
Spanish Club - Rose Radovic - email@example.com
Spanish Club provides Spanish and Latin American cultural
awareness and enrichment to Spanish students.
Student Council - Franz Ratnavale & Joe Vozza - firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Student Council consists of four committees - Art, which
decorates the school; Service, which organizes school wide activities,
Community, which arranges the Holiday Food Drive and Spirit, which creates a
more positive atmosphere.
STEAM - Meg Ward/JoHannah Brawdy - firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses
Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for
guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. During STEAM club
students will be working on problem solving skills through inquiry based
learning and hands on projects
Teacher Helpers - Nate Wilkinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Helpers is a club that supports our teaching
staff and the various activities, events, and initiatives that are occurring in
our school. Students will help to promote upcoming events, decorate portions of
our building, and assist with a number of projects at our school, making it a
better and brighter place.
Yearbook Club - Franz Ratnavale/Joe Vozza - email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbook club participants will learn about the entire
process of putting a yearbook together. Students will learn some general/basic
photography skills, graphic layout, editing, computer and organizational
skills. Students will learn how to take photos, edit, and submit photographs
that will then be subject to editing by the Yearbook club. Additionally, they
will contribute to the design of the yearbook from cover to cover. No prior
photography, graphic, editing or computer skills are required. The club will
also encourage team building and collaboration due to the process of designing
and making a yearbook.
Slow Pitch Softball - Ed Vesely - email@example.com
Inline Roller Hockey - Mike Wiseman - firstname.lastname@example.org