The Robotics Club works as a team to build a robot for Vex Competitions. Each year the competition is different, providing new challenges for teams to earn points. Students must design, build, program, and pilot a robot to meet those challenges and earn as many points as possible. The club goes head to head with other teams on competition day and has fun putting their robot to the test.Book ClubThe SMS Book Club is a student-run club. We meet once a month after school, usually on Fridays, in the Library Classroom. We read and discuss books of all genres. At the Book Club, any member can recommend a book, and everyone has a chance to vote for his or her favorite. The book with the most votes will be chosen for the next month's book. If you like to read and are eager to meet others who love books, then sign up and come to one of our meetings! We would love to see you there!Scrapbooking ClubThis scrapbooking club provides students in grades 6-8 with opportunities to create scrapbook pages, projects, cards, wall displays, or remembrances to share with friends and families in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a drop-in club, so students are welcome to come when they can. The teacher shares techniques and materials, and the hour flies by as we "scrap" together. In addition, students learn and share techniques with one another other. Finally, there are several special scrapbooking events that may draw a variety of students from around the school: Halloween, Thanksgiving, December holidays, Valentine's Day, Mothers & Fathers’ Day. We meet in room B128 on Thursdays with Mrs. Fitzgerald (Mrs. Fitz).Investment ClubStudents will examine the core aspects of the stock market and how it functions. Various websites (yahoo finance, smartmoney, bloomberg, etc.) will be utilized to assist students in gathering key information that will be helpful in making investment decisions. Students will participate in the a stock market game that is sponsored by the New York Times. The stock market game will provide students with an imaginary $100,000 that will be invested and monitored throughout an eight month period. Continuously updated standings will provide students with their investment ranking, and the highest earning teams will be awarded prizes at the conclusion.Vocal Music ClubVocal Music Club is an after-school club for all students that enjoy singing. Whether you sign up for Chorus, Band, Orchestra or Exploring Music, being in this club will give you the opportunity to sing many different styles of music, either alone or as part of an ensemble, on a weekly basis.The World Culture ClubThe World Culture Club explores different types of food, dance, music, styles and art. Please come share your experiences with the World Culture Club after school on the first Wednesday of each month in room T109. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Lipton or Mrs. Barron.Student OrganizationPlease see our webpage https://www.scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/408Science OlympiadScience Olympiad is an exciting competitive team that involves innovative STEM content, and is committed to:
- Developing hands-on, standards-aligned STEM content with industry and education partners
- Creating opportunities for student teamwork, problem solving and collaboration
- Recognizing outstanding achievement by students and teachers
- Building a strong STEM workforcePlease click here https://www.scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/409Garden ClubStudents participate in garden projects on a drop-in basis. Projects include: preparing garden beds for planting, planting seeds and seedlings, watering, maintaining the compost pile, weeding and harvesting.Art ClubIn Art Club we make bowls, mugs, plaques, and other sculptures all of which are glazed and fired in the kiln. All grades are welcome. You do not have to be in art to join the art club. Come down and see what it is all about! Due to safety concerns, Art Club is limited to 18 students.Young Women in LeadershipYoung Women in Leadership is a program designed to provide 7th and 8th grade girls an opportunity to connect with their peers, as well as, learn and practice leadership skills in a safe and comfortable environment. Activities include: team-building, community service, discussion groups, yoga, guest speakers, and a girl's day out on Broadway. Young Women In Leadership is facilitated by Sima Cass and Leah Hurst. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 2:36-3:20.Young Men in LeadershipYoung Men in Leadership is a program of positive youth development specifically designed for boys in grades 7 & 8. YMIL meets on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 at the Scarsdale Teen Center.Through group discussion, recreational activities and pizza dinner YMIL enhances the development of leadership and emphasizes belonging,commitment and responsibility. Discussions often include topics such as bullying, stress, competition and social pressures. One off-site trip will be planned for each session. For more information, please contact Emily Vallario, LCSW at 721-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.orgScratch Programming ClubWhether you are new to Scratch or have been programming for years, join your friends on Thursdays in T119 to create and share your own interactive stories, games and animations.Mosaic Maniacs ClubA mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of glass tiles. We make frames, trivets, birdhouses, bowls and trays. All grade level students are welcome. We meet on Tuesdays in T116. Ms. Carmen will help you design and create a mosaic project. Join us and be a Mosaic Maniac!
Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact team sport. Points are scored by passing the frisbee to a teammate in the opposing end zone. New teams are chosen weekly to ensure fair and fun games.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
If you are interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons, this club is for you! No experience is necessary to join the club. This is a student-led club that meets in room T102 on Fridays from 2:36 to 3:30.
SMS Press: School Newspaper ClubThe SMS Press is Scarsdale Middle School's newspaper club. Writers, artists, editors, and designers get together once a week to create a print version of The SMS Press, the SMS newspaper. Reach out to Ms. Castaldo or Ms. Fass if you are interested in joining us. We are excited to get started this year! Meetings: Tuesdays after school in the Butler computer lab.First Meeting: Tuesday, October 8th
Helping Hands ClubA new club has been formed called Helping Hands. The mission for this club is to support local charities and organizations that need our help! This club is open to students in grades 6-8 and we will be holding our first interest meeting after school on Wednesday, December 4th in Room T-114 (Mrs. Tenzer's room). Please request to join the Schoology Group called, Helping Hands, if you are interested in joining us.