Aerobic Club: Mrs. O'Neill
Aerobics Club is a fun club to join if you want to move your body and to learn how to best care for yourself. We will be meeting once a month on Thursdays, from 3:40 pm - 4:20 pm. We will do a variety of activities such as: meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Tabata workouts, and other ways to get our heart rates up. We will also learn about what foods are best to fuel our bodies.
To sign up for Aerobics club monthly meetings see the signup sheet outside of Mrs. O'Neill's room 242.
Cooking Club: Mrs. Zelasko
Cooking Club is a middle school club that is open to all boys and girls in grades 6-8. This club is run by student guest chefs. Cooking club meet one time per month. Audience size is limited to 12 students. The “blue group” of students will meet for the first four months and the “gold group” of students will meet for the last four months of school. Students will take home a letter and have it signed by a parent/guardian so they can participate. Club members will sign up to be a “guest chef” or an audience member that will have the opportunity to sample the food that was made during cooking club.
Art Club: Miss Dusza
Art Club is a voluntary club in which students will be able to explore their creative side! Art Club will run once a month on Friday morning from 7:45 am - 8:40 am. Students can walk or be dropped off at 7:45 am for Art Club if that is their normal procedure. If they have an intermediate school sibling, they can ride on the intermediate school morning bus.
Students will be using a variety of materials to create hands-on projects while learning what it means to curate and present their art! I hope tp see you there. Sign-ups will be posted on the art room door, Room 142 at the Middle School.
Book Store Club: Mrs. Kerl
Students can purchase various school supplies and snacks at the Middle School Book Store located near room 345. Book Store Club will meet from 8:30-9:00 am.
Computer Club: Mrs. Laraba
The Computer Club enables students of all grade levels to explore the computer in an open setting. Students use a variety of software applications to engage in diverse activities such as desktop publishing, website design, gaming, and computer programming. Students will meet on a Wednesday from 3:40 pm - 4:20 pm on a monthly basis in Room 250.
Spanish Club: Mrs. Santiago
Mission: Spanish Club gives 6th, 7th, and 8th graders an opportunity to learn more about Spanish language, culture, and society. Throughout the year we will study Spanish with hands on projects, crafts, food, and music. Club meetings are held once a month. Meetings will be held in person for the gold cohort in October, November, December, and January. Meetings will be held for the blue cohort in February, March, April, and May. Students will sign up using Forms. The activities will be limited to 14 students, please watch your emails, and sign up for those items you are interested in.
Health Club: Mrs. Szablewski
The Health Club meets one day per month in the Middle School Fitness Center. Members engage in a variety of different work out styles in the hopes that one of these styles (or all of them) will promote a desire for continued pursuit of health and wellness. These workouts include traditional and non-traditional stations, exercise bands, hand weights, kettle bells, circuit training, cardio equipment and rock wall.
Yearbook Club: Mrs. La Bar
Together we create a yearbook for the Middle School that is published towards the final weeks in June. We will meet ( only with yearbook officers) virtually, on a monthly basis, to plan, design and publish a yearbook
Drama Club: Mrs. Stotz
The Middle School Drama Club welcomes all 6th – 8th grade students who are willing to contribute to the success of the theater program. Drama Club members serve as producers of the musical. Officers and other members create promotional materials and approve any expenses needed for the middle school musical. In the spring, Drama Club members create presentations to propose ideas for the selection of next year’s musical.
Alden Bulldog Council: Mrs. Laraba
ABC stands for Alden Bulldog Council. ABC is our student government at the middle school. We are responsible for many things in the building such as the morning and afternoon announcements, planning school wide events (Fun Nights, Holiday Follies, etc...) fundraising for charity, maintaining some of the bulletin boards throughout the building, recognizing administration and staff and so on. We meet monthly to plan these events and also to take part in team building activities to have some fun and remind everyone that we are all on the same team and there for each other.Some events we will be participating in this year are Socktober, writing thank you's to Veterans, decorating ornaments to send to people in the community, virtual sessions with younger grade levels, Blue vs. Gold spirit days and a variety of fundraising for charity.We will be meeting twice a month. If you signed up, please watch for emails with information.
Junior Honor Society: Mrs. Tryka and Mrs. Smith
National Junior Honor Society is a club that is nationwide and done by most schools in the United States. The club is designed for students who exhibit character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship.
Robotic Club: Mr. Erhardt
The robotics club is offered to 6th grade students throughout the school year. The first 4 months (Oct thru Jan) club will be offered to Blue Cohort students, the last 4 months Gold cohort students will have the opportunity. Students will actively participate in constructing a programmable robot using Lego Mindstorm hardware and software. Students will be using their imagination and creativity while working within the constraints of the given tasks. Each of the sections will consist of 4 different meeting dates taken place after school in the middle school technology lab room 2149. Students are expected to attend all four meetings. The club Advisor will be Mr.Erhardt the middle school technology teacher. Those students interested will be instructed to sign up with Mr.Erhardt, club size will be limited to 12 students each session.
Running Club: Mrs. Kaderli
STEAM Club: Mrs. O'Neill
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. STEAM focuses on using our imagination and creativity to produce a result. Whether it is making Rube Goldberg machines, painting a picture, developing a dance, using online applications to make graphic designs, or applying our knowledge of mathematics to solve a problem we will touch upon it all in STEAM club. STEAM club will meet monthly on Wednesdays, from 3:40 pm - 4:20 pm.
To sign up for STEAM clubs monthly meetings see the signup sheet outside of Mrs. O'Neill's room 242.
Writers of the World Club: Mrs. Tryka
Alden Middle School's Writing Club is, Just, WOW! Students who love writing everything from poetry, to fictional stories and non-fiction articles are welcome to attend WOW Club each month this year. Students will actively engage in virtual Zoom brainstorm sessions with ELA teacher, Mrs. Tryka. Next, students will write original pieces inspired by that day's discussion. Once the pieces have been written, students will submit them to Schoology, if desired, where Mrs. Tryka will edit them for publication in our hometown newspaper, The Alden Advertiser. If you LOVE writing, in any of its forms, please sign up with Mrs. Tryka by joining the Schoology page with the code she sent out via school email. The community is going to truly enjoying reading pieces from our talented 6, 7 & 8 grade students.