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    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