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Student Clubs/Organizations 2020-2021

All clubs and organizations are on hold due to Covid -19.  Information will follow as it is received.

An important phase of student life at the middle school is the student’s social development. Throughout the year, school parties, picnics, dances, special assemblies, and class trips are scheduled. These functions are a privilege and the school discipline code applies.

Honor Society members are selected primarily on high academic achievement. To be considered for membership a student must make first honors for three consecutive trimesters in seventh and/or eighth grade. Beyond scholarship, inductees must also meet and maintain the standards of character, leadership, citizenship, and service that are stressed by the National Junior Honor Society. To continue membership in the Honor Society a student must achieve First Honors every subsequent trimester, be in good standing (behavior), and meet the criteria designed by the National Junior Honor Society. The Honor Society will be meeting the last Monday of every month in the library (unless otherwise noted) until 3:25 pm.  Alyssa Buzzelli is the Honor Society advisor.

Clubs

Name of club: Art Club

Advisor(s): Stephanie Goetz

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Name of club: Baroque Recorder Club

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Name of club: Clarinet Ensemble

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Name of club: Flute Ensemble

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Name of club: Garden Club 

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Name of club: Black Magic Robotics

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Name of club: Brass Ensemble

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Name of club: Bucket Band

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Name of club: Jazz Band

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Name of club: Leo Club

Advisor(s):Mrs.

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Criteria for being in this club: 6-8th grade students who want to give back to the community. Leo Club works in conjunction with the Watertown Lions Club "...to provide the youth of the world (with) an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community." Our Leo Club encourages members to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities. They volunteer, hold fundraisers and complete community service projects. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. 

Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Bracelets for Breast Cancer, Flower Sale, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Bingo with Senior Citizens


Name of club: Peace Pals

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Kindness Month and character-ed programs. Past presentations have been: Kindness Pass it on, Kindness never takes a vacation, What kind of swift do you want and a public service announcement produced with the Ind. Study film students at WHS.


Name of club: Peer Leaders

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Holiday Heroes- Movie fundraiser for Swift Students, Toy drives to benefit children’s hospital, Relay for Life, Smiles Walkathon. Peer Helpers conference and training day. Monthly training activities on communication: Verbal and non-verbal, problem solving, conflict resolution, mediation etc.


Name of club: Peer Helpers

Advisor(s): Janet Sweetland, 

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Held a sixth graded Pajama Drive for pediatric patients at St. Mary’s Hospital, made fleece blankets for The Neonatal Care Unit of St. Mary’s Hospital, made spring plates and candies for The Senior Center, Made spring plantings for Apple Rehab patients, provided peer tutoring to other sixth grade students.


Name of club: Percussion Ensemble

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: After school instrumental ensembles focus on techniques unique to each instrument. We spend time practicing rudiments & rhythms. We worked on advanced music that improves our music reading skills and practice playing in a harmonic setting with each player performing on a different percussion instrument. Each Ensemble will perform in our March Music in Our Schools Concert (date TDA).


Name of club: Saxophone Ensemble

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: After school instrumental ensembles focus on techniques unique to each instrument. We spend time mastering scales, and working on our intonation & articulation. We worked on advanced music that improves our music reading skills and practice playing in harmony. Each Ensemble will perform in our March Music in Our Schools Concert (date TDA).


Name of club: Soprano Recorder Club

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: This after school club spends time working on reading in the Treble Clef. We learn recorder fingerings and articulation. We perform songs in harmony and will perform in our March Music in Our Schools Concert (date TDA). Students MUST provide their own Soprano Recorder. These can be purchased online or at Westbury Music in Watertown.


Name of club: Swift Sign Language Club

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Our goal is to provide a fun environment in which students can express and share their interest in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture and to create a welcoming atmosphere for the development of signing skills as well as to promote and enrich cultural awareness of the Deaf community. All levels welcome from beginners to expert!


Name of club: Student Council

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Criteria for being in this club: 6-8th grade students who possess strong leadership skills. This is a yearlong commitment that requires exceptional organizational and time management skills. Student Council is an excellent opportunity for students to develop teamwork, work habits, responsibility, and citizenship. 

Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Spirit Days, Parties for Children, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


Name of club: WOAH

Advisor(s): Ms. Alexandra Computzzi

When this club meets:  First Meeting Nov. 4.


Criteria for being in this club: Please contact Ms. Computzzi

Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Be a Hero Program at Judson and Polk. Support of YSB Activities such as Project Purple. Partnership with CNVRAC


Name of club: Wood Shop Club

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Examples of projects: pencil holders, trebuchets, candy machines, key holders, holiday crafts, and school improvement projects were built in past years.


Name of club: World Language Club

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Examples of events/activities that this club has done in the past: Have had a salsa party, visited RI for a French Canadian experience in the "Quebec City of New England," celebrated Spanish Navidad and French Noel. In the New Year, we plan to play language games and celebrate more cultural holidays. There could be a treasure hunt of Swift and a visit to locations around Watertown.

Additional clubs are in the process of being finalized.