Come One, Come All...
The following is a list of clubs and organizations
available to students in grades 6-8.
Advisors: Mr. Dan Chaize, 765-3314 - ext. 434; Ms.
Mary Jude Maxwell, ext. 315
Blackbird TV produces the morning announcements that are shown to all
middle school students, every day, throughout the school year.
Students write, film, and assist in editing each day's announcements,
which are then streamed to classrooms. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th
grade are welcome to join, but spots are limited and dependent on
students' schedules. Even though the announcements are produced
every day, our schedule rotates so that each student contributes only
once per week. Most of the work is done during the school day, so
students will rarely need to stay after school.
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Spadinger,
765-3314, ext. 701
The Middle School Builder’s Club meets twice a month and
more often, if needed. The purpose of the club is to serve others and
have fun while doing it. Members can look forward to service projects
and working with Kiwanis. Meetings are announced on the P.A. All middle
school students are welcome to join. Builder’s Club is looking for
members who are leaders, demonstrate commitment and possess the desire
through with projects.
Advisor: Mr. Jon Glisson, 765-3314, ext. 368
All middle school students are welcome to join MS Drama Club. A series of after school theater
workshops will occur before actual auditions begin for the school play.
Students will learn a variety of theater terms, techniques and games
that will include topics such as pantomime, voice projection and stage
presence. Meetings will occur once a week and more often when production
time is near.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is comprised of student teams who participate in a
creative, problem-solving competition.
National Honor Society (Junior)
Advisor: Jeanne Young, 765-3314, ext. 334
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, NJHS serves to honor those students who
have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership,
Service, Character, and Citizenship. Chapter membership not only
recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to
develop further through active involvement in school activities and
community service (source: NJHS website)
Advisor: Ms. Barbara Blumberg (765-3314, ext. 420)
Planned activities: Six weekend/holiday ski trips
for students in grades 7-12 and a spring trip to Six Flags amusement
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at one of the
mandatory orientation meetings held after school during October,
submission of all required forms and permission slips and payment of $20
annual dues is due by OCTOBER 31.
COST: Varies by trip depending on destination and package desired.
Students may participate in any/all trips after meeting membership
requirements. The club will not accept students who have not met membership
deadlines for meeting attendance and submission of membership forms.
Average Costs for a trip: Bus: $20; Lift tickets: $30; Lessons: $15; Ski Rental:
$25. Students sign up for individual trips the week prior to the trip
***Sixth graders may attend trips if accompanied by a parent.***
To view the Ski Club page,
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Bradshaw, 765-3314, ext. 343
The Middle School Student Council discusses issues of concern to
students in grades 6-8. They will also be planning some service
activities, which are open to all students in grades 6-8.
Officers, representatives and alternates are elected. Representatives
and alternates are elected from their social studies classes.
Teen Book Club
Advisor: Mrs. Christina Menetti, 765-3314, ext. 313
The Teen Book Club is a program sponsored by the Voorheesville Public
Library and held monthly in the Middle School Library. For
additional information, please visit the Voorheesville Public Library
Teen Website at <
Web-Based Writing Club
Advisors: Christina Menetti and
The Voorheesville MS/HS Writing Club is a community of writers working
together to improve their writing, thinking, and learning. The
writing club brings together students in grades 6-12 and faculty to
engage in writing, the study of writing, and to create opportunities for
publication. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday
of each month.
Advisor: Mr. Dan Calhoun, 765-3314, ext.
Yearbook club is responsible for producing the Middle School yearbook.
As the year progresses members will be involved in the organization and
layout of the yearbook, as well as editing and taking of pictures for
the book. Students will use the computer and related software to
manage the organization and editing of each aspect of the yearbook.
Meetings will be held twice a month, and more often as the time of
publication draws near.
Additional Opportunities to Get Involved In at VMS:
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