Clubs & Activites 2019-20. INFO ON THIS YEAR'S CLUBS COMING SOON!

Clubs and activities are provided to give students a well rounded experience at Glenbrook Middle School. All clubs are open to all grade levels, and run all year long.

Glenbrook Middle School Club Offerings for the 2019-2020 School Year

Jazz Band - Mr. Ohannessian (Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00) Rm 36

Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble that meets after school on Tuesdays, from 3:00 - 4:00PM. During this hour you will learn what “Jazz” is, how it is important to the American culture, and how to perform in this style of music on your instrument. The jazz band performs at both the Winter and Spring Instrumental Concerts, and the Elementary Schools Tour. If you are interested in auditioning for jazz band, music and sign-ups can be found outside of Room 35 (Music Room). Woodwind and brass players must be enrolled in band class. Rhythm section players (drumset, guitar, bass, aux percussion) do not need to be enrolled in band class.

Game Club - Mr. Wills (Tuesdays from 2:50 - 3:50) Rm 27

Everyone is a winner at Game Club! Come to Mr. Wills’ room after school on Tuesdays and hang out, listen to music, and play games. You can enjoy one of the many board or card games we have or you can bring in your own and teach us how to play it. Come when you can. All grades are welcome.

REALITY Club - Mr. McGinley, Ms. Dudeck, & Mr. Knowles (Every other Tuesday, 3-3:45 PM)

REALITY stands for Recognizing Each Alternative Lifestyle In Today’s Youth. Its goal is to promote a greater understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) people at Glenbrook and in the greater community. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of sexual orientation and gender. Club sessions will include a mix of fun, social time as well as more directed activities, such as sharing information, discussing and working on school-related issues, and more. This will take place in the MakerSpace.

Builder’s Club - Ms. Ranahan & Ms. Yacovone (Tuesdays 2:50 - 3:30) Library

The Builder's Club is Glenbrook Middle School’s Community Service Club. We are sponsored by Kiwanis International, and supported by the Longmeadow High School Key Club.

Our members develop, organize, and lead various service projects throughout the year, as we serve our school and local communities. We meet every Tuesday after school in the Glenbrook Library. All are welcome.

Math Counts - Ms. Gallagher (Tuesdays from 2:50 - 3:30, starting October 11) Rm 26

Math Counts is a national Middle School program that encourages students to increase their math skills through learning and competition. Students meet weekly, Wednesdays after school for practice (If you are in Student Council, you will be given the questions and be able to meet Ms. Gallagher on Fridays after school that week).

A practice session includes working on unique problems with friends. Top students compete in regional, state and national competitions. Having math as your best subject is not required to join! All you have to have is a desire to learn and be willing to do what it takes to become better.

Student Council - Mrs. Barr (Every other-ish Wednesday from 2:50 - 3:30) Rm 16

Student Council is an organization made up of the student leaders of Glenbrook. Student Council organizes fundraisers, school citizenship activities, Spirit Days, and other fun activities for all the students at Glenbrook. Meetings are held every other(ish) Wednesday and anyone can attend - advisory representatives and others that are interested.

2019-2020 Student Council dates:

October 2nd, 16th and 30th

November 6th and 20th (10/30 and 11/6 are two weeks in a row)

December 4th and 18th

January 8th and 22nd

February 5th and 26th

March 11th and 25th

April 8th and 15th (two weeks in a row)

May 6th and 20th

June 3rd (this meeting is sometimes a morning meeting instead)

*Other dates may be added if we have a lot of events going on*

Drama Club - Mr. Brewster (Wednesdays from 2:50 to 4:00) Auditorium

All the world’s a stage and middle school isn’t any different. In fact, middle school aged kids star in television, movies, Broadway, and even the Youtube. Drama Club will help you to gain the confidence to reveal your inner performer. We will begin with drama games and acting exercises. We will move on to auditions and rehearsal for a public performance in March or April. As we get closer to a show, we will meet more than once per week. Regular attendance is required. Whether you’re a ham or a wallflower, Drama is the club for you!

Maker Club - Mr. Griffin & Mr. Wills (About every-other-Wednesday from 3:00-4:00) MakerSpace/Cafeteria

Do you like to make and build stuff? Do you need more designing and tinkering than just the monthly Maker Challenges? Trick question: of course you do. Well, you’re in luck, now there’s a club for that, too! Join us and other like-minded makers and explore your curiosity in a dynamic, self-directed, design-thinking environment. Let’s plan on meeting once per month in addition to the monthly Maker Challenges.

Science Olympiad - Mrs. Novak & Mr. Brunette (Certain Wednesdays approximately every other week starting September 18) Rm 21

Do you love science? Do you like to compete? Then Science Olympiad is for you! You will select an area or areas to focus on and learn about, with the goal being to compete in state competitions. Categories range from ones such as Anatomy/Physiology, Fossils, and Meteorology (which are test based competitions) to hands-on Boomilever, Elastic Launched Gliders, Roller Coasters, and Battery Buggy (in which you build something and test it out at the competition). Twenty-three categories in all to choose from.

News Station Club - Mrs. Salvon (1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month) Computer Lab: Rm 31

Reporters, photographers, creative writers and artists wanted for our News Station Club, where members will become Glenbrook’s Social Media Ambassadors! Students will assist in managing our school’s digital footprint by sharing real-time snapshots & short text descriptors of their middle school experiences, events, and classroom learning to be considered as posts for our school’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. Club members will learn how to build strong writing and communication skills as they attempt to capture the voice of our school while utilizing Social Media in a positive way for themselves, the Glenbrook family and the community.

Intramurals - Ms. Gallo (Thursday Mornings - 7:45 AM-8:25 AM) Gym

Intramurals will meet every Thursday morning from 7:45-8:25 AM all year long. Please enter through the gym doors in the morning. The sports played may or may not be sports covered in physical education class (flag football, soccer, basketball, handball, badminton, pickleball, volleyball, gaga ball, or baseball)

*Starting in November there will be afternoon sport leagues on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons every other week from 3:00-3:45 PM. Listen to morning announcements for sign-ups!

All are welcome :)

A Cappella - Ms. Grady (Thursday Mornings - 7:45 - 8:25) Auditorium/Rm 35

A Cappella is an unaccompanied, auditioned singing group that meets before school on Thursday mornings from 7:45 - 8:25 AM. Additional sectionals will be scheduled as needed outside of the regular Thursday morning rehearsal time. A Cappella sings mostly popular music chosen by the students. Students must prepare a song that they enjoy singing (or beatboxing) for the audition. Audition sign-ups will be posted outside of Room 35 (Music Room).

Yearbook Club - Mrs. Novak (Specific Thursdays from 2:50 to 4:00) Rm 21

Meets after school in room 21. If you are interested in photography, art, print and computer graphic design, or just helping to insure we have a fantastic yearbook this year, join the Yearbook Club! Come and help us capture the moments and memories of the 2019-20 school year at Glenbrook! If you have questions, please stop by to see Mrs. Novak.

Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 12, Mar. 26, Apr. 9, Apr. 16, plus a date in June to distribute yearbooks.

Art Club - Mr. Griffin (Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00)

Here at Glenbrook Middle School students are fortunate to have art embedded in their curriculum with each student taking art for 1/3 of each year. Despite this offering many students want more exposure to the arts and more opportunity to create art in a structured environment. Art Club will provide this by allowing students the opportunity to capitalize on the excitement they’ve experienced in their art classes. By increasing a student’s access to art, Art Club helps students develop a greater sense of who they are as artists and as members of their creative community.

Debate Club - Ms. Young (Thursdays from 2:50 - 3:30) Rm 12

Do you like to talk and argue? Are you one of those people that always has an opinion about everything? Then debate club might be just the place for you! In debate club you will have the opportunity to choose your own topics and team to debate with. You will be given time to research the pros and cons of your topic and learn how to prepare opening statements, arguments, rebuttals, and closing statements. You will have the chance to participate in several formal, judged debates over the course of the school year both as a participant and a judge. All are welcome!