An important part of learning is to pursue other interests either before school or after school. This could be a hobby or a favorite activity that may not be offered during the school day as a class or opportunity during our intervention/enrichment opportunities during the school day. The following clubs are currently sponsored clubs by teachers at Newton Middle School. If you are interested in joining one of the following clubs speak with the advisor of the club that you are interested in participating in.
If you would like to see a club that is not currently offered there is always the opportunity to offer a new club at Newton. Follow a few simple steps to begin the process of being a recognized club at Newton.
□ Gather a list of students (minimum of fifteen students) that would be interested in starting the club.
□ Find a teacher advisor to oversee the group of students for the club
□ Arrange with the advisor all the meeting dates for the year. The Club Coordinator recommends you meet a minimum of ten times during the school year.
Contact the Club Coordinator, Mr. Atherton, to receive final approval for the club. Call 303-347-3922 or e-mail Mr. Atherton
with all requests.
2011-2012 Clubs, Activities and Opportunities!!
Meeting dates and times:
Location: Gazebo at the east end of the upper field
Archery club is for all students and teachers interested in the sport of Archery. We will meet from 3:00 – 4:00, unless there is bad weather. Archery Club is open to those who know how to shoot and those that are interested in learning. Participants will learn safety, technique, scoring and have time for social interaction. It’s a lot of fun and very casual. Students must have paid their club fees in order to participate.
Advisor: Mrs. J. Andrews
Meeting Dates: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 26, and Dec. 3.
Meeting Location: Art Room- Room 405
Art Club will be a chance for students to explore different art forms and experiment with various materials. The time will be self structured and students will be able to choose their own medium.
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Andrews or call 303-347-3931.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor: Mrs. Hissem and Mrs. Petrelli
Meeting dates and times: Tuesday Mornings: TIme: 7:15 am
Location: Mini Theatre
NJHS is an option for 7th and 8th grade students with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.7 for 7th grade and 3.5 for 8th grade. In January, students who meet this criteria are invited to apply. Students who are accepted into NJHS at Newton participate in an active program that reflects the NJHS values of service, character, leadership and scholarship.
ROCKIN' CLUB OF BABES
Advisor: Ms. Burns and Mrs. J. Andrews
Meeting dates: September 12 and
26, October 10 and 24, November 14 and 28, December 12,
January 16 and 30, February 13 and 20, March 13 and 20, April 10 and 24
Location and times: Art Room, Room 405/406, Meetings last from 2:45 to 4:15
The Rockin' Club of Babes is a Girls' Club (RCOB) open to any and all girls at Newton. The purpose of The Rockin' Club of Babes (named by the girls themselves) is to provide fun, supportive, healthy activities to middle school girls after school. It is a place where girls can feel safe in meeting new people while doing something fun. Activities have included: cooking/baking (including an end of the year dinner celebration in which the girls cooked a meal for the important women in their lives), sports, painting/pottery, dancing, pumpkin carving, movies, and spa day. The RCOB generally meets twice monthly and girls are welcome to come to as many or as few meetings as they would like. Healthy snacks are provided through donations.
ROUND TABLE EQUALITY CLUB
Adviser: Mr. Cohen
Meeting Dates and Times: Wednesdays starting September 12, 2012: 7:00 am to 7:45 am
The Newton Round Table Equality Club’s Mission: To encourage, endorse, and educate about equality and acceptance within the diverse population of Newton Middle School and our surrounding community.
Through our meetings and activities, we will promote speaking out against ALL FORMS OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION and changing behaviors which lead to hurting other people or denying them their civil rights. We believe that schools can be truly safe only when every student is assured access to an education without fear of harassment or violence.
We are the student coalition members for the No Place for Hate® initiative.
The Round Table room, its members and its adviser(s) also provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and their straight allies at Newton Middle School.
Activities, events, and initiatives include (but are not limited to):
- Cultural Awareness Days, Weeks, and Months
- Ally Week
- Youth Suicide Prevention Week
- Day of Silence
- No Name Calling Week
- The R-Word-Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign
- Mix-it Up at Lunch Day
- Banned Book Week
RUBIK'S CUBE CLUB
Advisor: Mrs. Skulan
Meeting dates and Times: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Room 304
Would you like to amaze friends and impress strangers? Are you interested in learning to master the Rubik's Cube? This activity will help you focus your attention and increase your concentration skills by learning to solve this challenging puzzle. Stop in and see Mrs. Skulan if you have any questions.
STUDENT COUNCIL (STUCO)-
Advisor: Mrs. Jenkins, and Mrs. J. Andrews
Meeting Place and Time: Room 405, 2:50 pm
Meeting Dates: September 20, October 25, November 29, December 17, January 24, February 21, March 18, April 18, May 16.
Do you like to organize events and activities to bring about school spirit and make individuals feel like a part of Newton? If so Student Council may be just the organization fro you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do we do?
Organize events and activities to bring about school spirit and make individuals feel like a part of Newton.
What events do we organize?
September ~ Newton Pride Day
October ~ Halloween Dance
November ~ Canned Food Drive with NJHS
December ~ Room Service for Newton Staff
January ~ Spirit Week
February ~ Val-O-Grams
March ~ CSAP Surprise
April ~ Continuation
May ~ Student Council Party
Who can join?
Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student can join Student Council.
Can I join student council and other acitivites?
Yes, you can work with us on our meeting days and take something home to work on for our club. We just want you to help us when you can. It is important to be able to come to at least one meeting a month.
Additional clubs will be added throughout the school year as the interest arises.