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.
Sponsor: Michael Yazvac
Join Mrs. Martz in room 124 after school to relax and have fun playing some of your favorite board games!
Dates and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from January 9, 2017 - February 20, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Mrs. Martz
Do you like to write computer programs? If you have an interest join the BIT Code club, no experience is necessary.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kassup
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
MATHCOUNTS, which runs from November to February, is a program in which teachers prepare students for a series of competitions designed to produce high levels of math achievement. MATHCOUNTS is more than a competition; it promotes logical thinking and helps students at all levels improve their problem-solving skills.
Sponsor: Emilia Kenney
Sponsor: Mr. Frommeyer
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 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.
Get your stitches on with this intramural offering.
Sponsor: Mrs. Sullivan
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.