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Clubs & Activites 2018-19

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.

Jazz Band - Ms. Grady (Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00)

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).

Game Club - Mr. Wills (Tuesdays from 2:50 - 3:30)

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.

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

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 students develop, organize, and lead various service projects throughout the year, serving our school and local communities. We meet every Tuesday after school in the Glenbrook Library. All are welcome.

Math Counts - Mr. Zimora (Wednesdays from 2:50 - 3:30, starting October 11)

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.

Student Council - 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.

Yearbook Club - Mrs. Novak (Certain Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00)

Grades 6-8 meets after school on specific Wednesdays 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 2018-19 school year at Glenbrook! If you have questions, please stop by to see Mrs. Novak.

Oct. 3, 17 Nov. 14, 28 Dec. 19 Jan. 16, 30 Feb. 13 March 6, 20 April 3

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

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. The group will decide the production, but the most likely project is a variety show of skits and short films. As we get closer to a show, we will meet more than once per week. Whether you’re a ham or a wallflower, Drama is the club for you!

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

Intramurals will meet every Thursday morning from 7:45-8:25 AM all year long. 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 from 3:00-4:00 PM. Listen to morning announcements for sign-ups!

All are welcome :)

A Cappella - Ms. Grady (Thursday Mornings - 7:45 - 8:25)

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).

News Station Club - Mrs. Salvon (1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:50-3:30)

Grades 6-8: meets after school on the 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. Students are asked to ‘pitch’ their news ideas to other club members and Mrs. Salvon before spending any time gathering information for their news event.

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)

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!