Academic Games

Academic Games have been an integral part of the District's after-school program for more than 20 years. The players become involved in problem-solving activities, critical thinking, quick recall, and research skills. Intraschool and interschool competition occurs on all levels from 5th grade through high school. Participants are expected to attend twice-a-week practices.

What is Academic Games?

Sponsors: Jen Marnik and Brad Kavo

Board Games Club

Join Mrs. Martz in room 124 after school to relax and have fun playing some of your favorite board games!

Dates and Times: TBA

Sponsor: Mrs. Martz

Coding Gals

CodingGals meets after school once a week at the High School with the District Technology Director, Mr. Stengel. Students in grades 6-12 learn the joy of coding through exercises in tools like scratch as well as other fun programming apps and kits. We also try to organize field trips to local places of interest like Carnegie Mellon for learning and even coding competitions!

Sponsor: Chris Stengel


Forensic competition gives middle schoolers a chance to work as a team to contest other teams in various argument and advocacy skills.

Sponsor: Mrs. Martz

Gay/Straight Alliance

The JMS Gay Straight Alliance is kind, welcoming, and accepting for all who want to join. Any open-minded and non judgmental student is welcome! We will create a safe environment for LGBT, those who are questioning, and our straight allies who support us.

International Club

This club, which studies and celebrates cultures from around the world, hosts the annual International Night in January and multiple cultural activities throughout the year after school.

Sponsors: Ms. Beckett, Mrs. Hertzog, and Mrs. Wetmore

Math Club

Math Club meets Wednesdays in room 020 from November to February. The sponsor prepares students for a series of competitions designed to produce high levels of math achievement. Math Club is more than a competition; it promotes logical thinking and helps students at all levels improve their problem-solving skills.

Sponsor: Jay Blount

Model Building Club

JMS Model Building Club sets a positive stage for students to be social and interact across grade levels through a constructive experience. Students will explore and create with resin cast cars, planes, trucks and military modelling kits. High quality model kits are provided by the Mt. Lebanon Police Association.

Sponsor: Mr. Frommeyer

Running Club

This club meets after school in the fall and spring to run together. Students wear safety vests and are supervised as they run in the vicinity of JMS.

Sponsor: Mrs. Hertzog

Science Club

This club provides the opportunity to participate in a creative scientific environment. Students may attend one or two after-school meetings each month. Inquiry and problem-solving activities include topics not covered in the middle school science curriculum.

Interested students can also prepare a research project for presentation at the Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition held each February. The science club sponsor will work with individual students to develop and refine the presentation.

Sponsor: Mr. Petsko

Seventh Grade Book Club

Seventh grade students are invited to join Mrs. Miller and Mr. Young at their monthly Seventh Grade Book Club meetings! Books titles will be announced each month on the morning announcements and on the JMS website. Stop by and ask Mr. Young (room 223) or Mrs. Miller (room 215) for more information about the club and where to find a copy of what they are reading.

Sponsors: Mrs. Miller and Mr. Young

Sewing Club

Please come and join the JMS Sewing Intramural Club and learn hand sewing basics. The club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the FCS room. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12.

Sponsor: Mrs. Sullivan

TJMSTV Broadcast Crew

This is an opportunity for students who want to participate in the daily production of the morning broadcast. Sign-ups are held the first week of school, and a training session is required. Announcers and technical positions are assigned based upon student interest. Once trained, students are assigned to week-long broadcasting duties occasionally throughout the year.

Sponsors: Mr. Bluemling and Mrs. Anstandig


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