Middle School Clubs & Organizations
Cryptography is the science of sending secret messages. It has long been used by spies and military personnel to send top secret information. Kids have used it for fun when sending messages to their friends. Today, people use cryptography in their everyday lives – sometimes without even knowing it – as they shop on the Internet, use ATMs, and watch cable TV. Cryptography is an important part of our modern world.
CryptoClub is an afterschool activity designed by professors at University of Illinois at Chicago. We use the materials they have developed during our club meetings. The purpose of CryptoClub is to introduce students to several ciphers they can use in games and activities at our meetings. We hope that students from grades 5 through 8 will enjoy learning about cryptography and using mathematics.
For more information, contact the faculty sponsors, Jeanel Hoagland or Rebecca Bernhardt.
First LEGO League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students will:
- Design, build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
- Apply real-world math and science concepts.
- Research challenges facing today’s scientists.
- Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills.
- Participate in tournaments and celebrations.
What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
If you have any questions please contact Jill Scott at email@example.com.
Student Council is an after school club available to all students in the Middle School. It’s purpose is to give kids the opportunity to become leaders by planning and organizing Middle School events such as; community service events, 7th and 8th grade dances, and 5th and 6th grade socials. Meetings are held every Wednesday in room 224 from 3:10 – 4:00pm. All Middle School students are welcome to each meeting.
Students may choose to run for election for a Leadership Position (President, Speaker, Secretary, Skit Coordinator, or Communications coordinator) or a Grade Level Representative (one for each grade). The President may be either a 7th or 8th Grader and the Speaker must be an 8th Grader.
The faculty advisors for Student Council for the 2012-13 academic year are Hallie Mueller and Alex Holwerda.