- Acceptance Club
- Art Club
- Band Solo & Ensemble
- Battle of the Books
- Broadcasting/Morning News Team
- Chamber Orchestra
- Cricket Club
- Eagle Chorus
- Fishing Club
- Game Club
- Garden Club
- Jazz Band
- Math Team
- Newspaper Club
- Orchestra Solo and Ensemble
- Pep Club
- Scholastic Bowl
- Science Club
- Science Olympiad
- Sew What? Club
- Student Council
- Tech Club
- Yearbook Club
We will be having weekly meetings with students for their social-emotional needs. We will provide a safe space for middle schoolers to connect and socialize with each other. This club is meant to promote and discuss the acceptance of all people. Every single student is welcome to join us no matter what because “Life Gets Better Together.”
|Meets: Tuesdays 2:35 - 3:30 in Room 151|
We will be working on a large group project for the school. Students are encouraged to help but are also free to work on projects of their own that suit their own interests. I generally try and focus the group on one collaborative task and allow others to work independently that prefer a personal project.
|Band students have the opportunity to learn and perform a solo or small ensemble. Solo/Ensemble Contest performances take place in early March and Mrs. Plohr will meet with each performing group once a week to help guide and prepare you for performance. At the contest, each performing group receieves feedback and a medal for their high-level performance!|
|Meets: December - February, weekly times to fit your schedule after school|
|This is a competition where students in groups of 4-6 are asked a series of questions about a list of books from our official list. There are prizes for the top three teams, and the winning team from our school has a chance to win an even bigger prize when they compete against the winning team from Middle North.|
|Mrs. Duhig-Larson & Mr. Stubenvoll|
|Meets: Meetings are the second Friday of the month and they run throughout the year; the first competition is in March.|
Chamber Orchestra is an extracurricular orchestra for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who already plays a string instrument and who would like the challenge of playing more difficult music. Please email Ms. May at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or stop by the music suite before or after school.
|Meets: Wednesday and Friday mornings 7 a.m., all year|
Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders who are unable to fit Chorus in their schedule because of band, orchestra, or some other conflict.
|Meets: Monday after school from 2:50 - 3:30. (will meet until the last week prior to winter break - Monday, December 18th)|
This is a great opportunity for students to enjoy nature, camaraderie, and the great outdoors. Students will be utilizing Big Bear Lake in Century Park. Children will learn how to fish, improve their techniques, discover different lures, and catch fish! Fishing is for everyone! No fishing pole or experience required. Fishing will take place in the fall and spring. Please click here to sign up!
|Meets: Tues & Thur from 3:00 - 4:30pm (see URL for specifics)|
|Game club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who remains eligible. Any student interested in becoming a better chess player and participating in fun competitive games should join. The main focus of the club is to increase the problem solving and good sportsmanship of each member.|
Members stay after school and enjoy learning about annuals, perennials and soil. Be a part of the outside gardening events, help care for plants at MS, and have fun. We will build a garden bed and create seasonal projects based on the growing season in Illinois!
|Meets: Every Tuesday until 3:25 (starting the first week of October) in Room 138|
|The Jazz Band is made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We will work on Blues, Swing, Latin, and Rock styles as well as improvisation in this ensemble. Jazz Band is open to all students regardless of what instrument they play.|
|Meets: Tues/Thurs 7:00-7:30am (Late September-Early May)|
|Math Team is for students who love to think "out of the box" to tackle challenging math problems. High-level reasoning skills are part of the rigorous preparation for math team competitions. Top competitors will be selected to participate in the competitions.|
|Meets: Try-outs are tentatively scheduled for the week of September 18. Math Team meets Mondays from 2:45-3:30|
|Students involved in the spring musical will be singing and dancing on stage or working behind the scenes on props, costumes, set pieces, make up, lighting, or sound. The show this year is Matilda and will be performed on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.|
|Mrs. Duhig-Larson & Ms. Hatibovic|
|Meets: Auditions in late January/early February|
|Do you love to write? Are you ready for the next BIG story? We want you to be an editor for Middle South's very own Newspaper: The South Eagle Sentinel. Come join our club where we use our creative minds and put them to paper!|
Meets: Thursdays 2:50 to 3:30 on the FOLLOWING dates: 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/29, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23
|An interscholastic team competition similar to “Jeopardy”. It tests participant’s ability to answer questions from a general pool of knowledge. In brief, the game is played with buzzers between 2 teams of 5 players each. Each match has approximately 24 toss-up questions, which are read to all players. The first player to buzz-in correctly gets 10 points for the team and the opportunity for his/her team to hear a bonus question that they work together on and is worth up to 20 points.
Informational meetings will begin in December. Listen in December for information on the morning news. Everyone is welcome to join/try-out, as we need students knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas, including: literature, math, science, sports trivia, history, and geography.
Scholastic Bowl competition begins in March.
|In science club students will conduct fun and engaging scientific investigations. These activities will focus on increasing the students' knowledge in earth science, physics and biology, and deepen their science process skills.|
|Meets: Every other Tuesday after school starting 9/19 from 2:50-3:50 in room 204.|
Science Olympiad is a competitive team that introduces students to a wide-range of topics in Science in the hopes of sparking their interest. It is similar to a sports team, because it requires patience, dedication, and plenty of practice throughout the school year. Students will work closely with their coaches to competitively prepare for multiple (test or build) events.
|Mrs. Bindal & Mrs. Agrawal|
Please click here for informational slides.
Please click here to sign up for Science Olympiad. Sign ups will close September 29th.
|Student Council is made up of an executive board and student council advisory representatives. Students meet once a week to collaborate on school wide events or ideas from the feedback of their peers.|
|Ms. Prahl & Ms. Pacillas|
|Exec. Board will meet Wednesday mornings at 7:00 and Advisory Reps will meet Wednesday mornings at 7:25 AM|
|Do you love technology and exploring new tech tools? Tech Club members will have opportunities to explore software, devices or programs that they are interested in, or cannot have access to at home.|
|Let's make sure this year's memories are cherished forever. If you love taking pictures, organizing pages, creating collages, and having a good time, then Middle South's Yearbook Club is for you.|
|Meets: Thursdays from 2:50 to 3:30pm in room 212 on the following dates: 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21 Note: You may have to do some work at home closer to our deadline!|