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Clubs & Activites
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.
Ms. Grady (Thursday Mornings - 7:45 - 8:25)
A Cappella is an auditioned singing group that meets once a week before school. We sing popular music chosen by the students without the use of instruments. A Cappella is only about 20 members and has 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Auditions will be held after school on Tuesday 9/27 and Thursday 9/29! Students must prepare a song that they enjoy singing (or beatboxing) and come to one of the audition dates. More information will be heard in the announcements.
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.
Ms. Ranahan and Ms. Yacovone (Tuesdays 2:50 - 3:30)
The Builder's Club is a group of students who provide community service to Glenbrook and local community projects. It is a great way for students to give back to Glenbrook and their community.
Mr. Wills (Tuesdays from 2:50 - 3:40)
Grades 6-8: Meet in Mr. Wills room and enjoy a game of chess, your choice of board games, or card games. Learn new games and teach others your favorite games. All are welcome.
Ms. Crandall and Ms. Grader (Wednesdays from 2:50 - 3:30)
First meeting Wed. Sept. 20th at 3:00 pm. Meet in the auditorium. All are welcome for a fun after school activity to practice your acting skills or behind the scenes work on a play that will be performed in school and for the community in the evening. Performance dates to be determined.
Field Day - Mrs. Nash and Ms. Gallo
Field Day Captain (Read to 8th Graders Only)
In order to be considered for field day captain a student must meet the following requirements:
-Be an 8th grader
-Be able to attend after school meetings
-Be able to assist with set up and clean up on Field Day.
-Be a student of good standing at Glenbrook
A notice will go out to all 8th graders in a few weeks about signing up to be a field day captain. The notice requires your parent’s signature to allow you to be a captain. It also requires the signature of two teachers who will sign it to show you are a student of good standing. You will also be required to write a short explanation about why you would be a good field day captain.
Ms. Gallo (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Intramurals are twice a week after school from 2:50-3:45 in the gym. This year 6th graders will have intramurals on Tuesdays while 7th and 8th graders will have intramurals on Thursdays. In intramurals we play sports and games that are covered in PE but in a more competitive atmosphere. Each month we will switch the activity that we will be doing.
Mr. Murphy (Tuesday from 2:50-3:45)
The Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble that meets after school on Tuesdays, from 2:50 - 3:45 PM. 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. Of all the ensembles at GMS, the Jazz Band performs the most. These performances include the Winter and Spring Concerts, Longmeadow Days, & the Elementary Schools Tour. If you are interested in auditioning for jazz band, music can be found outside of Room 36 (Band Room).
Mr. Zimora (Wednesdays from 2:50 - 3:30)
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 Mr. Zimora 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.
News Station Club
Mrs. Salvon (2nd & 4th Mondays of the month)
Grades 6-8: meets after school on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month in Computer Lab, Room 31. Reporters, photographers, creative writers and artists wanted for our online Glenbrook News Network: WGNN! We will complete at least one NewsFlash (newscast) per trimester. News Station Club members will brainstorm what they would like to investigate and report in the newscast. Students will be responsible for creating a calendar of school wide events and will be assigned to investigate school club news & activities at all grade levels.
Ms. Lajoie (Every other Wednesday from 2:50 - 3:30)
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 Wednesday and anyone can attend - advisory representatives and others that are interested.
Mrs. Siegel. (Variety Show will be Friday, Feb 16th, 2018 at 1:30pm)
Calling all musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers and other performers: The Variety Show is a school wide performance that usually takes place at the end of February. Student performers of all types audition for a spot in the show. We hold auditions in January and rehearse together after school. The show is during the school day and all students and teachers are present to enjoy the show.
- Mrs. Novak and Mr. McGinley (Wednesdays, see calendar for exact dates)
Grades 6-8: meets after school on Wednesdays twice a month in the Glenbrook Library. 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 2017-18 school year at Glenbrook! If you have questions, please stop by to see Mr. McGinley or Mrs. Novak.
The 2017-2018 Yearbook Club meeting dates are: