Intermediate Extracurricular Guide

2021-2022 Intermediate Clubs and Activities Handbook

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Getting involved in Intermediate School extracurricular clubs and activities

Dear Intermediate Students and Families:


We are excited to share our 2021-2022 Intermediate School Clubs and Activities Handbook! The correlation between involvement in extracurricular activities and improved student achievement is supported by many years of educational research. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities tend to have better grades, show better social-emotional development, and feel more connected to their school community. Simply put, involvement in afterschool activities is one of the best things you can do to improve your success in school!


We encourage you to explore the clubs and afterschool activities we offer our Intermediate Spartans by reading the descriptions in this handbook. Each description also includes the meeting pattern and staff member(s) along with their contact information. If you have any questions about how to get more involved in afterschool activities, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Michelle Bucenec

School Counselor

mbucenec@soduscsd.org


Gene Hoskins

Principal School Counselor

ehoskins@soduscsd.org

Gaming Club - Advisor Ms. Miller

The goal of Intermediate Gaming Club is to create a space for gamers in grades 4-6 to engage in friendly competition while playing video, board, and card games. In addition to monthly meetings, we may attend field trips to the Roc Game Fest and Strong Museum of Play.


Gaming Club meets once per month starting in October. Meetings will be held in Ms. Miller's room, 150, in the JSHS. Students may bring their own games and handheld consoles (like Nintendo Switch, Pokémon cards, their phones, etc.), or they can share available games and consoles.


Meeting Dates: 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/3, 2/14. 3/28, 4/25, 5/23


For more information on Gaming Club, please email cmiller@soduscsd.org.

Garden Club - Advisor Mrs. Hyland-Haak

Gardening Club:


Gardening Club will meet with the purpose of learning about plants, trees, and flowers. We will study habitats and our relationships with nature. Young gardeners will have an opportunity to learn about topics such as propagating plants, butterflies, maple sugaring, flora, and much more. Members will also be involved in planning our activities based on personal interests and curiosities!


Gardening Club will meet once per month and will be in Mrs. Hyland-Haak’s room (332).


Meeting Dates: 10/22, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/16, 4/6, 5/6, and 6/15




For more information on Garden Club, please email Mrs. Hyland-Haak at jhyland@soduscsd.org

Literacy Club - Advisor Mrs. Hyland-Haak

Literacy Club will meet with the purpose of celebrating, enjoying, and learning about new topics through the reading of both fictional and informational books. We will read a variety of genres including mysteries, science-fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, plays, and fantasy. We will also read informational text. Some of the topics will include the seasons, holidays, cultures, games, toys, and languages. Members will also be involved in choosing our books based on personal interests and curiosities!


Literacy Club will meet once per month and will be in Mrs. Hyland-Haak’s room (332).


Meeting Dates: 10/29, 11/8, 12/8, 1/12, 2/4, 3/30, 4/25, 5/18, and 6/15


For more information on Literacy Club, please email Mrs. Hyland-Haak at jhyland@soduscsd.org

Reptile Club - Advisor Mrs. Molnar

The goals/purpose of Intermediate Reptile Club is to educate students on caring for and handling exotic reptiles, explore the habitats and origins of the reptiles, and to expose students to animals/reptiles they may have never had the chance to see, touch, and hold in real life.


No one will be forced to touch or experience any animal/reptile they are fearful of. Students can observe and learn about these amazing animals and see that many of them, though they look scary, are very friendly.


Meetings: Meetings will be once a month on Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, October 27 in Mrs. Molnar's classroom.


For more information on Reptile Club, please email Mrs. Molnar at rmolnar@soduscsd.org.

Science Club - Advisor Mrs. Reiber

This year the science club is back in person! I am so excited to welcome back all the interested scientists. My hope for this year is to meet once a month on Wednesdays in room 310 in the intermediate school. The goals of this club are to engage our minds to think about scientific ideas, generate hypotheses, test our experiments, and try to understand the world around us. Some of the activities I hope to complete this year are volcanoes, density jars, moon dough, studying the cells of eggs, fingerprint science, and many other STEAM activities. I am always open as well to the ever-curious minds of my fellow scientists and encourage them to bring new and fun ideas to me! I hope to see you there!


Meeting dates: 11/10, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, and 6/8.


For more information on Science Club, please contact Mrs. Reiber at jreiber@soduscsd.org.

Ski Club - Advisor Mrs. Cincinello

The Intermediate and Elementary Ski Club is a program that works with our local ski slope to provide students with the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard. During the winter, the club meets weekly at Brantling Ski Slopes on Saturday mornings from 9am until 1pm with a lesson from 10am to 11am. The program is usually 5 Saturdays starting after the first of the year. This club is a parent transporting club. We hope to bring back our last-day race this year. This Ski Club is a great way to get the kids outside during some of the longest days of winter!


For more information on Ski Club, please email Mrs. Cincinello at tcincinello@soduscsd.org.

Student Council - Advisors Mrs. Brunswick and Mrs. Bucenec

Intermediate School Student Council (ISSC) - Finding the voices of young people and changing the world for the better. Our group of dedicated and hard-working advocates represent every homeroom in our school. The responsibility of a Council Representative is to share events, activities, and changes happening within our school with their homeroom, as well as bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Council. Student Council portrays the core values of Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness. Every member plays an integral part of setting the culture of our school by being the voice of the student body.


Each month of the school year, we have something going on - Activity Nights, Movie Night, 6th Grade Semi-Formal, Spartan-ation Sale, etc. We also hold events to raise money for the club and local community interests. For example, we hold a Spirit Wear Sale, a Together We Can Food Drive, and collect Pop Tabs. We also sponsor events and activities such as Spirit Days, Campus Clean up, and Celebration Assemblies.


ISSC meets 1-2 Wednesdays a month, during the 10th period after typical school hours. There are plenty of opportunities for leadership and helping out around our school. We typically participate in a Youth Leadership Forum each year. If you are a “mover and a shaker,” have ideas for improving our school, want to join in creating a safe, fun, and innovative place to learn - then Student Council might be for you! The call for applicants goes out in September, with elections held in October. Students receive a list of meetings and events for the year, as well as reminders on morning announcements, because member attendance is crucial to our success.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


For more information on Student Council, please contact Mrs. Brunswick at mbrunswick@soduscsd.org or Mrs. Bucenec at mbucenec@soduscsd.org.

21st Century Afterschool Program Enrichment Activities - Grant Director Mrs. Fanning

The Sodus Intermediate School is pleased to offer a free program for students outside of the regular school day, called 21st Century. The program is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.


Mission Statement:

The Sodus Central School 21st Century Learning Community project is a multidimensional afterschool program designed to provide students with opportunities for social growth, academic enrichment and college and career readiness.



Our programs are designed to help students increase academic performance, provide a host of enrichment activities, and help families support their children. Activities include homework support, S.T.E.M., physical fitness, the arts, mentoring, karate, book clubs, community service, math games and much more. Visit our site to learn more at: 21st Century Community Learning Center Site


Program Schedule: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 4th Graders attend Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 5th & 6th Graders attend Tuesdays and Thursdays

Students must be registered to attend


For more information, contact Valerie Fanning, Project Director, at

315-483-5238, vfanning@soduscsd.org or Shelly Foisy, Lead Teacher, sfoisy@soduscsd.org


21st Century Community Learning Center at Sodus Intermediate School

Grades 4, 5, 6

Monday-Thursday

Homework Club


Fall Enrichment Activities:


Mondays


  • Book Club
  • Artist Hub
  • Active Games



Tuesdays


  • Drama Club
  • Running Club
  • Math Games
  • Video Gaming
  • Blast from the Past Club



Wednesdays


  • STEAM
  • Book Club
  • Karate
  • Artist Hub




Thursdays


  • 4H Club
  • Stitching Club
  • Dance/Yoga
  • STEAM
  • Book Club