Clubs at VFMS

 

Art Club

Art club projects are independent creations and based off of the interests of the students, but range from graphite drawing, to clay and paper maché.

Day(s): Monday for Grades 7&8, Tuesday for Grades 5&6

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: Room 107

Sponsor: Mrs. Maikits

Starting: September 19, 2016

 

Best Buddies

Intentional friendships and activities with students of all ability levels.

Day(s): Thursday

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: Room 610A

Sponsor: Mrs. Hagan

Starting: January, 2017

 
Chess Club

Chess club is a place where students review chess rules, learn strategies and tactics, and play in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Day(s): Monday

Time: 2:40-3:40

Grade(s): 5-8 

Location: Room 817

Sponsor: Mr. Prothero

Starting: January 23, 2017

 
Coding Club

Coding Club provides introductory opportunities to students in computer application coding.

Day(s): Wednesday or Fridays

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-6 

Location: Room 817

Sponsor: Mr. Prothero

Starting: January 18, 2017

 
Community Service

Community Service Club provides opportunities for students to work together in service to school & community, to develop leadership potential, and to foster development of strong moral character.

Day(s): Thursday for Grades 5&6, Tuesday for Grades 7&8

Time: Activity period for Grades 5&6, 2:40-3:10 for Grades 7&8

Grades: 5-8

Location: Room 811

Sponsor: Mrs. Hill

Starting: October 6, 2016

 

Forensics

Forensics, in the formal sense of the word, refers to public debates or formal argumentation suitable for a court of law. Forensics at the middle school level, provides an opportunity for students to be involved in various forms of public speaking and compete at the Chester County Forensics Tournament in the spring.

Day(s): Wednesday

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 6-8

Location: Room 615B

Sponsor: Mrs. Settle

Starting: January, 2017

 

Games Club

A club for students of all abilities to play board, cooperative, or outdoor games.

Day(s): Thursdays

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: Room 606

Sponsor: Mrs. King

Starting: October 6, 2016

 

GirlUp Club

The club is open to 6th-8th grade girls. It meets after school the first three Tuesdays of the month until 3:45 PM, and the last Monday of the month during 5th period for an Empowerment Lunch with guest speakers. Power is instilled in each and every one of us. Girls included. In other countries however, this is not the case. As girls living in and growing up in America we are fortunate to live in a place that encourages equality for girls and women. GirlUp! Club is sponsored by the United Nations Foundation and works to raise money and increase awareness about the power in a single unheard voice. Our goal is to empower VFMS girls’ and help to provide resources and encouragement for girls around the world.

Location: Room 615B

Sponsor: Mrs. Settle

Starting: March, 2017

 
Handbells

Handbells is a music ensemble where each student is responsible for 2 bells. The music looks like a piece of piano music, but no music reading skills are necessary to participate. You will be taught how to read the music, as well as ring the bells.

Day(s): Friday

Time: 7:15-7:55

Grade(s): 7-8

Location: Room 112

Sponsor: Ms. Johnson

Starting: September 9, 2016

 

Homework Club

Homework club provides an opportunity for students to do their work in the school environment with the support of a teacher and access to valuable resources for work completion.  

Day(s): Monday-Thursday

Time: 2:40-3:45

Grade(s): 5-8

Sponsors:        Monday, Mrs. King, Room 606

                        Tuesday, Rodriguez, Room 810

                        Wednesday, Mrs. Pettia, Room 808

                        Thursday, Ms. Sallade, Room 709

Starting: September 12, 2016

 

Junior Model UN

Junior Model UN is an academically challenging club that introduces students to the world of international relations and diplomacy. The application process begins in late-November and meetings for selected students will begin in December.

Day(s): Monday

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 6-8

Location: 613

Sponsors: Mr. Hampton, Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Settle

Starting: January, 2017

 

Mathcounts 6

Mathcounts is national middle school competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.

Day(s): Tuesday

Time: 2:45-3:45                                             

Grade(s): 6 

Location: Room 810

Sponsor: Mrs. Hill

Starting: November 8, 2016

 

Mathcounts 7/8

Mathcounts is national middle school competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.

Day(s): Thursday

Time: 2:45-3:45                                             

Grade(s): 7-8  

Location: Room 811                             

Sponsor: Mrs. Long

Starting: November 3, 2016, informational meeting October 6

 

Multicultural Club

Discussions and activities about culture and customs from around the world

Day(s): Wednesday (every other week)

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: 616

Sponsor: Mr. Ruggeri

Starting: January, 2017

 
Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club is open to any student with an interest in learning how to seek news stories, complete interviews, gather facts, and compose news articles to be published in our school newspaper, The Forger. Students are expected to, use multiple resources to write about school events as assigned, properly complete the editing, revising, and saving process, and meet all deadlines for rough and final drafts.

Day(s): Monday

Time: 2:40-3:30

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: Library

Sponsor: Mr. Eickhoff

Starting: September 26, 2016

 

Reading Olympics

Provides an opportunity for students in grades, 5,6,7, or 8, who enjoy reading to meet every other week with other avid readers. Students will read books in teams and represent Valley Forge Middle School in a country-wide competition where they will answer questions about the books they have read.

Day(s): Wednesday, every other

Time: 2:50-3:50

Grade(s): 5-8

Location: 616

Sponsor: Mr. Ruggeri

Starting: October 5, 2016

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