Clubs have started for 2023-24
Please check back regularly for updates.
All-District Jazz Band (6th grade) - 3:30-4:45pm - Interested in making more music? Want to learn some jazz? Join the fun All-District Jazz Band! NO jazz experience needed! - visit our website for more details.
Art Club - Tuesday T17 - Ms. Cassano - firstname.lastname@example.org
In Art Club, we will be working with clay this year! No experience required! This club is open to all students.Art-Scie Club: Wednesdays. Begins 10/4
Members of the Art-Scie club will examine the wonders of the natural world while nurturing and developing artistic skills. Check out the Art-Scie Club WEBSITE for more details!
Q: Do I need to be an artist to attend?
A: No, however, please be willing to make art & respect materials.
Q: Do I need to be science-confident in order to join?
A: Not at all, but please bring resilience— some problems we encounter may not easily be solved.
This club is open to all students. We will meet in Choice 2 (bus ramp hallway) to blend our creativity and curiosity. Join us on Wednesdays, beginning 10/4! Materials will be provided; however, you may wish to bring your own sketchbook to document your ideas, doodles, and project notes. You will also be asked to contribute recyclable/reusable items for projects.
Chamber Wind Ensemble - Monday - Mr. Lieto - email@example.com
If you play a Woodwind or Brass Instrument, Come Join Us! This Club is Open for All Grades! We meet on Monday Mornings at 7:20 A.M. and will perform in The Spring And Winter concerts this year!! The group will be playing Classical Duets, Trios, and Quartets and will also be playing some Jazz. If you are interested, please see Mr. Lieto
The Dungeons and Dragons club will continue for its fifth year. New and experienced players are welcome to join us and all grade levels are invited to attend the club. The first several sessions will be used to organize the quests, DM's, create characters, and decide on materials needed to play. After that, the group will divide up into different campaigns and start on their campaigns.Fantasy Makers Club. T112 (Mr. Calvert). Begins 10/10 firstname.lastname@example.orgDescription:Love reading Fantasy Novels? Enjoy playing RPGs? Like to make stuff? Then this is the club for you. In Fantasy Makers, we will design, fabricate, and paint your fantasy creations. We will meet every Tuesday in T112 after school starting October 11th.
Garden Club - Tuesday garden - Ms. Forray - email@example.com and Ms. Tenzer - firstname.lastname@example.orgJoin us on a drop in basis on Tuesday afternoons to get our garden growing. Activities include planning, planting, harvesting and of course, tasting.
Investment Club - P83 Wednesday check Mr. Saya's page. Mr. Saya - email@example.com Begins 10/11
**Last day to sign up is Nov 15th**
Students 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 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.
Jazz Band 7th & 8th - Band Room Thursday - Mr. Lieto - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you play an instrument and wish to learn about and how to play Jazz, Come Join us! This club is open for grades 7 & 8. The group will be learning and performing many styles within the Jazz idiom, including Swing, Bebop, Funk and Latin. We will perform many times throughout the year, including the spring and winter concerts!
Knitting Club- Ms. Adu-Krow- First Tuesday of every month-B127
Interested in knitting or learning to knit? Join the knitting club! No experience required! This club is open to all students of all skill levels! If interested please see Ms. Adu-Krow with any questions or to learn more! Tuesdays- B127
LEAD (Leadership through Empowerment Advocacy and Development). Begins 10/3. Meets in Faculty Lounge.
The club will meet every Tuesday from @240-3:20 starting October 3rd. This club will be led by Sima Cass, Ari Goldstein, and Ashley Sirna. This club is open to all 7th and 8th graders. LEAD will focus on developing leadership skills. Meetings will include the introduction of a topic, an activity, and a discussion about the application of the skill. LEAD will investigate opportunities to engage members in community service projects.
LEGO CLUB - Tuesday C58 - Mr. Turner - email@example.com
(THIS CLUB IS TENTATIVE FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR 23-24)
Attention all Master Builders! It’s time to dust off your LEGOs. Don’t let them just sit in the Bin of Stor-age. Come join your fellow brick-heads. We’ll talk all things LEGO and compete in some friendly build challenges. Join us at LEGO Club where everything is awesome!
MATHCOUNTS 6 - Tuesday P188 - Mr. Goss firstname.lastname@example.org Begins 9/26
MATHCOUNTS 7 & 8 - Tuesday P191. Ms. Vella. Begins 9/26 email@example.com.
Mathcounts is the SMS math club. It is a national organization that provides materials for students to do non-routine problems that go above and beyond the level of work we see in the regular curriculum. Select students go on to compete in a local chapter competition. The Scarsdale team regularly earns a spot in the NY State competition and has had several students qualify for nationals. All students are welcome but a strong interest and ability in math are recommended. Sign up here
Mosaic Maniacs Club - Tuesday T116 - Ms. Freedman-Carmen - firstname.lastname@example.org. Begins, Oct 3rd.
A traditional mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of glass.
Percussion Ensemble - Monday Band Room - Dr. Slotwinski - email@example.com
Percussion Ensemble - 7:20-8:00am - Beginning in January (for SMS Percussionists), this ensemble focuses on percussion-specific interesting and unique music! Percussionists will play various percussion instruments and have more independent and sometimes complex parts.
Update: PRISM club will meet monthly (on a Wednesday) as needed to promote school wide events. Stay tuned for announcements and flyers with further details throughout the school year.
(People Respecting Individuality and Sexuality in Middle school) This club is for anyone at SMS who believes equality and inclusion are important no matter gender or sexuality. This is a safe space for self expression and to connect with others, including LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies. PRISM club has an important role in coordinating school wide events such as kindness grams, wear rainbow day, etc. We also connect with the SHS Glow Club. Our hope is to educate, advocate and have fun while doing so!
Robotics Club and Coding Club - 7th and 8th Grade, Wednesdays C159. Begins 9/27
Mr. Cannone - firstname.lastname@example.org.This club is open to 7th and 8th grade students. They will have the option of working on coding projects and/or building and coding robots using VEX kits. Students can work individually or collaborate on their projects. They will have the opportunity to share progress on their work with the rest of the group. This is a great place for students to continue any coding projects they have previously begun or learn something new. No prior experience required.Intro to Robotics Club - 6th Grade, C159. Meets on Tuesdays beginning 10/3. Ms. Cronk - email@example.comMeets Every Other Week - TuesdaysThis club is open to 6th grade students where they will learn the basics of writing and testing code for Sphere robots. Students will work individually and collaborate to solve challenges using the robots. This is a fun environment to learn more about coding and robots. No prior experience required.
Science Olympiad - Mr. Gandelman
Please see our webpage SMS Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is an exciting competitive team that involves innovative STEM content in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Engineering. We are committed to creating opportunities for student teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration as well as recognizing outstanding achievement by students. Competitions will be from September through April.
School Newspaper Club (SMS Press) - Tuesday T117 - Ms. Castaldo - firstname.lastname@example.org. and Ms. Fass - email@example.com. First meeting 10/3 in the Auditorium. All future meetings in B128
The SMS Press is Scarsdale Middle School's school newspaper. We are looking for talented writers, reporters, editors, artists, and designers that are committed to meeting regularly in order to produce a high quality newspaper for the SMS community.
Sinfonietta Strings - Friday Orchestra room - Dr. Rotjan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinfonietta strings is designed to provide a unique opportunity for string students in the 7th and 8h grades. with the idea of a chamber ensemble in mind, students in sinfonietta participate in artistic decision-making together, often rehearsing and performing without a conductor. Team building and cultivating student leadership are important parts of this process. The ensemble performs advanced repertoire ranging from traditional classical to modern. Sinfonietta strings meets once a week for rehearsals on select Fridays at 7:20am and has many performance opportunities in addition to scheduled school concerts. Often, additional rehearsals are added as we approach important events. Students interested in participating in sinfonietta strings should feel free to contact Dr. Rotjan at email@example.com for any additional information and with any questions.
Social Justice Book Club - Library Classroom - 2nd & 4th Thursdays (2:45-3:25). Begins 9/28
Shana Frazin - firstname.lastname@example.org
The John Lewis Institute for Social Justice defines social justice as “a communal effort dedicated to creating and sustaining a fair and equal society in which each person and all groups are valued and affirmed.”
The purpose of the Social Justice Book Club is to read and discuss texts that facilitate our SMS goal of leading with character, compassion, and effort. The texts we read address topics like racism and sexism, homophobia and transphobia, ableism and ageism. We believe that by reading, thinking and talking together, we can be a part of making our communities more inclusive, more equitable, and more just.
Everyone is welcome.
Vocal music club is an afterschool club for all students that enjoy singing. Whether you are in Chorus, Band, Exploring Music or Orchestra, being in this club will give you the opportunity to sing many different styles of music and perform several times throughout the year.
The Wellness Club is a student-centered club offered to students in grades 6-8 that promotes and raises awareness of various aspects of student wellness at our school. The areas of wellness that will be discussed include emotional wellness, physical wellness, social wellness, and intellectual wellness. Students will learn about and participate in activities focused on stress resilience, self-care, mindfulness, healthy relationships, time management/organization, school/life balance, and self-esteem building. Club members will work together to promote and implement school-wide activities that promote student wellness and provide information to the school community on resources and wellness opportunities.
World Culture Club - T109. Begins 10/4. First Wednesday of each month - Ms. Lipton - email@example.com and Ms. Barron - firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Culture Club explores different cultures through food, dance, music, art, and literature.
Young Women in Leadership - Wednesday faculty lounge - Ms. Cass - email@example.com and Ms. Ansler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Young 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, and guest speakers.