Aerobic Club: Mrs. O'Neill
Aerobics Club description:
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 virtually once a month for an hour from the comfort of your own home using Zoom. We will do a variety of activities such as: mediation, 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.
Here is an introduction video link
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.
Arts and Crafts Club: Mr. Wehr
Arts and Crafts Club is a voluntary club that is a time for fun creative thinking and imaginative expression. Throughout art club, they will use a variety of art materials and resources as they create their artistic works.
Students will meet face to face in my art room once a month after school from 2:30 to 3:25. If a student needs the bus, they would get on the intermediate school bus at 3:25. They may also get picked up or walk home if that is their normal procedure. Arts and Crafts Club will run in two groups. The first four months, October, November, December and January are the BLUE GROUP and February, March, April, May are the GOLD GROUP.
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 7:40-8:00 am on Monday and Tuesday for the Blue group and Thursday and Friday for the Gold group.
Computer Club: Mrs. Kerl
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 from 2:30-3:25 on a monthly basis both at school and at home.
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 Drama Club welcomes all 6th-8th grade students by providing a creative outlet for actors, singers, dancers, artists, and technicians. Students learn and experience theatre arts, while also practicing public speaking skills, building self-confidence, and fostering teamwork. Drama Club members, in addition to a 4th and 5th grade ensemble, perform, promote, and participate in a full-scale musical production each Spring.
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. Mendez 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: Mr. Fazio
My name is Mr. Fazio and I will be in charge of Running Club this year. If you like to run, exercise, or get into shape, this club is for you. Once a month I will assign a fun run for you to complete! We will also be meeting on Zoom and talking about running. We’ll talk about things like stretching, warming up, and what you should be doing while you’re running.
Sign up here
Creativity Club: Mrs. Smith
In Creativity Club, students will participate in a variety of activities that challenge them to use creative thinking skills to complete challenges, solve puzzles, and design various items. Club members will explore what creativity is and what we can do to become more creative. So put your thinking caps on, keep your mind open, and get ready to tap into your creative self!
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.