CLUB SCHEDULES Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday ART CLUB Grade 7/8 Rm 107 Mrs. Maikits ART CLUB Grade 5/6 Rm 107 Mrs. Maikits Builders/Community Serivce Club 2:40-3:10 815 Mrs. Wilson Multicultural Club 2:40-3:30, Rm 615 Mr. Ruggeri and Ms. Kapadia Handbells, Friday, 7:15-7:55, Gr 6-8, Rm 112 Ms Daniel Math Madness, 2:40-3:30, Gr 6-8, Rm 610 Mr. Gratton
2:45 - 3:45 Rm 115, Mrs. Axtmayer
Math Counts Starting 11/7, 2:33-3:45, Mrs. Long French Club Every other Thursday, 2:40-3:45 Gr 5-8, Room 809, Mme Braun, Mme Roth Next mtng 10/25 African American Culture Club 3rd Friday of Every Mont 7:20am Audion Mr. Weeks Newspaper Club, 2:40-3:45, Gr 5-8, Library, Mr. Eickhoff Science Olympiad 2:33-3:30, Rm 717, Mr. Viviani Reading Olympics, every other Thursday, 2:50-3:50, Gr 5-8, Rm 616, Mr. Ruggeri Homework Club 2:40-3:45pm RM 811 Kapadia Homework Club 2:40-3:45pm RM 808 Mrs. Pettia Homework Club 2:40-3:45pm RM 611 Peffle Homework Club 2:40-3:45pm RM 700 Perry
Valley Forge Positive (YANA - You are not Alone) 2:30-3:30, Gr 5-8, Rm 612, Mr. DiMarino
2:24 - 3:40, Rm 817, Mr. Prothero
GSA 2:33-3:30, Rm 613, Mr. Hampton Speech and Debate Club Room 615B 2:34 until 3:30 PM
African American Culture Club
The African American Culture Club is open to all students interested in learning more about historical and contemporary topics regarding African American students.
Day(s): Third Friday of the month
Sponsor: Mr. Weeks
Students will work independently and collaboratively on projects using a variety of media and techniques. Art Club will be available to the first 20 students who sign up outside of Room 107 every art club day. You must sign up every week to stay. If school is closed, art club will be made up on Wednesday the same week.
Day(s): Tuesday for Grades 5&6, Monday for Grades 7&8
Location: Room 107
Sponsor: Mrs. Maikits
Chess club is a place where students review chess rules, learn strategies and tactics, and play in a relaxed atmosphere.
Location: Room 817
Sponsor: Mr. Prothero
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.
Location: Room 815
Sponsor: Mrs. Wilson
French club is open to all students interested in learning more about French culture and language in a relaxed environment.
Day(s): Thursday, every other
Location: Room 818
Sponsor: Mme. Braun and Mme. Roth
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
All students are welcome to support and discuss issues related to gender identify and sexual orientation.
Location: Room 613
Sponsor: Mr. Hampton
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.
Location: Room 112
Sponsor: Ms. Daniel
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.
See the main office for locations
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): Per Jr Model UN schedule
Sponsor: Mrs. Settle, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Holmes
Mathcounts is national middle school competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.
Sponsor: Mrs. A. Long
Math Madness will meet once per week between 9/23-12/15 to compete online in a math contest against other middle schools across the country.
Sponsor: Mr. Gratton
The Multicultural Club provides an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to meet every other week with other students who are interested in promoting awareness of and appreciation for different cultures.
Day(s): Thursday, every other
Sponsor: Mr. Ruggeri and Ms. Kapadia
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.
Sponsor: Mr. Eickhoff
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): Thursday, every other
Sponsor: Mr. Ruggeri
Running Club is open to any student in grades 6-8 with an interest in running. No previous experience is needed and all ability levels are welcome. Students should bring a change of clothes and sneakers for each club meeting.
Day(s): Monday and Wednesday (September-October and April-May)
Sponsor: Mrs. Lacon and Ms. Young
Science Olympiad Club
Team competition in which students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Location: Room 717
Sponsor: Mr. D. Viviani
French club is open to 8th grade students interested in reviewing and refining their Spanish grammar and conversation skills.
Location: Room 115
Sponsor: Sra. Axtmayer
Speech and Debate Club
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.
Location: Room 615B
Sponsor: Mrs. Settle
Valley Forge Positive
Students meet to discuss current school topics and to support a positive school climate at VFMS.
Location: Room 612