Clubs & Activities

NMS Clubs and Activities
 
There are many opportunities at Newton Middle School to participate in clubs and other school activities. Under NMS Clubs and Activities you will find helpful information regarding the various clubs our staff and students offer each year. The fee for all students participating in clubs is $20, which allows any student to participate in as many clubs as they choose to. If you do not find information regarding the club or activity that you are looking for, please contact the following Newton Staff members for more information. For all club meeting dates and times, please see individual clubs below or the calendar on Newton's homepage. If you want to start a club, contact a teacher willing to sponsor or Mrs. Sutton to help find a sponsor and for further information.
 
Newton Club Information
An important part of learning is to pursue other interests either before school or after school. This could be a hobby or a favorite activity that may not be offered during the school day as a class or opportunity during our intervention/enrichment periods during the school day. The following clubs are currently sponsored clubs by teachers at Newton Middle School. If you are interested in joining one of the following clubs, speak with the advisor of the club that you are interested in participating in or see Mrs. Sutton with questions.
 
If you would like to see a club that is not currently offered, there is always the opportunity to offer a new club at Newton. Follow a few simple steps to begin the process of being a recognized club at Newton.
  • Gather a list of students (minimum of twelve students) that would be interested in starting the club.
  • Find a teacher advisor to oversee the group of students for the club.
  • Arrange with the advisor all the meeting dates for the year. The Club Coordinator recommends you meet a minimum of ten times during the school year.
  • Contact the Club Coordinator or Mrs. Sutton to receive final approval for the club. E-mail Mrs. Sutton with all requests.
  • Club cost for all grade levels is $20 per year.
2015-2016 Clubs, Activities, and Opportunities! 
 
GREEN KNIGHTS CLUB
Adviser: Mrs. J. Andrews
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Art Room
Please join us for helping Newton become more green!  This club will focus on getting single stream recycling going in the cafeteria and improved throughout the building.  Bringing Terracycling to Newton is our first big project, which will allow students and families to significantly reduce what we send to landfills!! We look forward to seeing and making Newton an earth friendly Terracycling school!!  If you have any question, please contact Mrs. Silverman or Ms. J Andrews. If you have not already joined a club, please remember to bring your $20 club fee by the 3rd meeting.
 
STUDENT COUNCIL
Adviser: Mrs. Mack
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Room 1592
 
FANTASY FOOTBALL
Adviser: Mrs. DeSanits
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Room 1111
 
LEGO CLUB!
Lego club will meet on Thursdays in the art room after school this fall. 
The following dates are when we will meet 
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, and 10.
We will be creating various projects using legos.  No experience necessary! Don’t worry about bringing legos they will be provided, 
but you may also bring your own. 
Please email Ms. Silverman or Ms. J Andrews if you 
have any additional questions.  
 
 
ART CLUB!
Art club will meet on Thursdays in the art room after school this fall. 
The following dates are when we will meet 
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, and 10.
You will get to work with whatever medium you like, from 
drawing and painting to clay and wire….
We will also have a weekly project organized.
Please email Mrs. J Andrews or come to the art room if you 
have any additional questions.  
 
SOCCER CLUB
Adviser: Mrs. Swingler
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: At the flag pole in front of the school -Bring cleats and shinguards if you have them (okay if you don't). Bring soccer ball if you have one. Bring water. This is a student guided group. We can work on building soccer skills, doing drills and fun games, as well as just playing unstructured soccer. We are here to have fun and just play soccer!! Please come join us whether you have tons of soccer experience or none and just want to try it out!
 
 
COLOR GUARD
Adviser: Mrs. May
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Cafeteria
 
THE NEWTON SALSA SOCIETY
Adviser: Mr. Goodreau
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: 1112 
Have you been told the buzz? Whispered the word? Heard the hype? Are YOU ready to be a part of the Society? Don't miss out!
 
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Adviser: Mrs. Hissem and Mrs. Petrelli
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Mini Theatre
NJHS is an option for 7th and 8th grade students with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.7 for 7th grade and 3.5 for 8th grade. In January, students who meet this criteria are invited to apply. Students who are accepted into NJHS at Newton participate in an active program that reflects the NJHS values of service, character, leadership and scholarship.
 
JAZZ BAND
Adviser: Mrs. Bransgrove
Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
Location: Band Room
This club will be an auditioned group. Please see club sponsor for more information.
 
WEB
Advisers: Mrs. Ebel and Mrs. Cox
Meeting dates and times: Every Friday during Homeroom
Location: Report to your homeroom
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is a nationally recognized middle school transition program that welcomes sixth graders and helps them settle in to a new school. In this program, NMS eighth graders are selected to serve as positive role models and mentors to incoming sixth graders and current seventh graders. These eighth grade WEB leaders are selected at the end of their seventh grade year through an application process and must attend trainings to help develop their leadership skills. All current NMS students are eligible to apply to be a WEB leader for their eighth grade year. Applications open up to currently enrolled 7th grade students at the end of every Spring Semester. Announcements will be posted in the spring of each year regarding application deadlines.
 
Additional clubs will be added throughout the school year as the interest arises.

2015-2016 Club List

Please note: This list is subject to change. Descriptions can be found on the bottom of this page.
 
GREEN KNIGHTS CLUB
STUDENT COUNCIL
FANTASY FOOTBALL
LEGO STOP MOTION CLUB
SOCCER CLUB
ART CLUB
COLOR GUARD
THE NEWTON SALSA SOCIETY
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
JAZZ BAND
WEB