Middle School Clubs

6th Grade Rocks 6th Grade Club

ADVISOR: Mr. Jock

6th Grade Club elects officers through an election and conducts a very successful Yankee Candle Fundraiser during the fall. The officers and I organize a 6th grade 10th Period Fun Time and later in the spring we organize a Family Fun Night with activities, games, and pizza for dinner. Our fund-raising helps with the cost of these activities as well as buying middle school tee-shirts for the 6th grade track meet. This club is open to 6th graders only.

Art Club

ADVISOR: Mrs. Brown

Art Club meets every other Monday in the art room, G106. We do a variety of projects in different mediums. The club discusses what they want to do and we try to work on individual projects as well as group projects. The first art club meeting will be September 29th. This is open to grades 6-8.

Student Council

ADVISOR: Mrs. Brown

The goals of this organization include: promoting a good student-teacher relationship, providing an opportunity for student expression, developing attitudes of and practice in good citizenship, and promoting harmonious relations throughout the entire year. In addition, student council hosts several dances throughout the year and we discuss what other activities the students want to do. Student council is open to grades 6-8. 

Yearbook

ADVISOR: Mrs. Grow

Interested 8th grade students work tenth period to produce the middle school yearbook. Students are involved in all aspects of the production process: photography, layout, typing, and proofreading.

Library ClubLibrary Club

ADVISOR: Mrs. Roberts

We meet once a month usually on a Wednesday for library-related activities. We discuss ways to find a good book, a favorite author, or a new book series. Library Club is for students who enjoy reading and wish to learn more about ways to find great books! Members also learn about caring for books and to promote stewardship of the library. We play board games and do simple craft activities, as well as season appropriate celebrations. Last year we took a field trip to our local Erwin Library and hope to make this an annual event.

French Club Club

ADVISOR:

French club is an organization open to all 8th grade French students. We meet once a month to participate in cultural activities which are beyond those that can be included in class time. Those activities will come from various countries around the world where French is spoken. In the spring, the group may choose to prepare and serve a traditional French dinner as a fund-raiser.

Spanish ClubSpanish Club

ADVISOR: Mrs. Nieman

 Spanish club is for 8th grade students taking Spanish. In Spanish club we will be doing cultural activities to supplement what we do in class. 

FFA F.F.A.

ADVISOR: Mrs. Sweeney

Jr. FFA is open to all 6th through 8th graders with an interest in agriculture. We meet approximately 1 time per month, more frequently as needed. Members participate in team-building and leadership activities around the topic of agriculture. 7th and 8th grade students can participate in FFA contests and activities that will prepare them for full FFA involvement in High School. Jr. High members can also start earning fund raising and participation credit toward trips and award activities in their first years in High School FFA.


National Junior Honor Society
Advisors: Mrs. Allen / Mr. Cotton 

What is National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, N.J.H.S. serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginning in 1929. www.njhs.us

Criteria for Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character (N.J.H.S. Handbook)

The student who exercises leadership:

ü Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principals, and making suggestions

ü Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities

ü Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals

ü Is able to delegate responsibilities

ü Exemplifies positive attitudes

ü Demonstrates academic initiative

ü Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability

ü Is a leader in the classroom, at work and in other school or community activities

ü Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted

ü Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.

The student who serves:

ü Volunteers and provides dependable and well organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance

ü Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities

ü Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school

ü Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition

ü Does committee and staff work without complaint 

ü Participates in some activity outside of school, for example, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, religious groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged

ü Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools

ü Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.

The student who demonstrates citizenship:

ü Understands the importance of civic involvement

ü Has a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect of the American form of government

ü Demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as Scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.

The student of character:

ü Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously

ü Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)

ü Upholds principles of morality and ethics

ü Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etcetera

ü Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability

ü Regularly shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others

ü Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom

ü Has powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies

ü Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others

ü Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment.

Who gets invited to apply for membership?

Students in grades 7 and 8 who have a cumulative grade point average of 94.5.

What do NJHS members do?

The goal of Adirondack Central School District's N.J.H.S. is to build leaders and provide community service. The members work throughout the school year to help provide much needed resources such as organizing a food drive to benefit our local food pantry and participating in the Pennies for Patients Program by collecting spare change. Twice a year, N.J.H.S. members make it possible for the middle school students to enjoy the Scholastic Bookfair. The bookfair is a great opportunity for students to build their own libraries as well as providing the middle school library and teacher classrooms with a variety of titles. N.J.H.S. also provides an entertainment opportunity for elementary students and their families by sponsoring the Billy Martin Cole All Star Circus. In addition, the members sell carnations for Valentine's Day, sell refreshments at dances, and spend 10th periods assisting students with homework. 

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