2023 GMS After School Fall Clubs
Club Selection Google Form is Now Open
CLUB SELECTIONS DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
2023 Fall After School Clubs
We are excited to launch our 2023 GMS Fall After School Clubs! Below you will find descriptions for all of our club offerings. Our advisors have put together a wide array of selections for you to choose from and our hope is that you'll find a club that matches your interests and passions!
Don't be afraid to try something new and have fun!
GMS After School Fall Clubs
STUDENT NEWS ORGANIZATION - Mr. Shaughnessy (RM E144)
MONDAYS 3-4 p.m. (Will be rescheduled to a different day on some weeks)
Student News Organization is a club founded by Grover students who wish to create a newsletter for the school. In this club, students will generate ideas for articles, and will help each other research their ideas, report on school happenings, edit the articles, and publish them as a digital newsletter. This club meets on Mondays in room E-144, but it will be rescheduled to a different day if there is a conflict with a scheduled TGMS faculty meeting.
HANDS ACROSS THE WATER - Mrs. Chiocca (RM D135)
If you like helping others and you want to make the world a better place, then this is the club for you. Hands Across the Water is a fundraising club where all the money raised will benefit orphaned students in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This country does not provide public education for its children and the only way that they can attend school is through private donations. In this club you will brainstorm what kind of fundraisers you would like to host. You will create items to sell. You will help out at the fundraising events, etc. Most importantly, you will walk away knowing that you will have helped those less fortunate than you and your peers.
MUSLIM STUDENT ALLIANCE - Ms. Haggag (RM A208)
Welcome to Grover’s Muslim Student Association (MSA)! As we know, Grover is a diverse place where different backgrounds and religions are recognized and embraced. The purpose of this club is to bring students together to connect with one another and bring unity among Muslim students from different cultural backgrounds. Additionally, this club is open to students who have an interest in learning about the Islamic faith and want to be an ally in fighting Islamophobia. Together, we will build friendships as well as help organize events to raise awareness to the Islamic community. The MSA meets every Tuesday from 3-4 in room A208!
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB - Mrs. Tummillo & Mrs. Kinney (A233)
TUESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to create an awareness of environmental issues with an emphasis on educating and empowering students to make our school and world a better place. Members will be active in a variety of hands-on activities including beautifying our grounds, reducing, reusing and recycling waste, composting, and much, much more. Students will have the opportunity to identify problems within our school and local community and will take action to promote environmentally conscious behaviors. Students who are interested in environmental advocacy and awareness are encouraged to join.
STOCK MARKET CLUB - Mrs. Pacifico (RM A230)
What would you do if you were given $100,000? Would you spend it all at once? Would you think about putting some of it in the bank? We’d like to teach you how to invest it, so you might grow it. Through The Stock Market Game (SMG), you will gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how you might get your money to work for you.
DISNEY CLUB - Ms. McGrath (RM A157)
Calling all Disney Lovers! A welcoming community for students to have fun and make friends while getting in touch with their inner “Disney heart”. A few activities to include Disney trivia, crafts, and much more! The club will focus on multiple park attractions at each club meeting, and the goal is to pick rides/attractions that have movies that follow along with them. Attractions include Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Toy Story Mania, Star Wars, just to name a few.
DEBATE CLUB - Ms. O'Grady (RM A120)
TUESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Learn the protocols and practice the skills of formal debate. Students select topics to research and develop pro and con arguments. After a few weeks of debate boot camp, it will be time to debate! We will aruge it out at least three times this 'season' and learn the rules of formal debate and of judging debate too!
SCROLL SAW - Ms. Gandy (RM B102)
Join your fellow Jag craftsmen in Ms. Gandy’s shop to create wood artworks such as your favorite sports team logo, jigsaw puzzle, or a design of your own! With a safety first motto, you will learn the features of the scroll saw and many other tools!
FILM APPRECIATION CLUB - Mr. Ricciardi (RM A118)
TUESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
In this club we will discuss different elements of filmmaking, share movie recommendations, and talk about movie news, box office numbers, and movie trivia. We will also vote on and watch several movies to watch together in our club meetings. If you enjoy watching and talking about movies, this is the club for you!
MURAL ART CLUB - Ms. Wisniewski (RM D131)
TUESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Students would work together to develop murals with meaning behind them. We will study how murals have improved neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York. They will discuss what types of messages would be important to convey to our middle school community and evaluate where in the school it would best be suited. We will be writing proposals and developing images depicting our final product. Students should learn how to advocate for the arts and understand the process taken by contemporary mural artists. The end product will be achieved by us working together to trace our mural idea on a wall in GMS and paint in small groups. The mural will become a permanent installation on Grover's walls!
CRICKET CLUB - Ms. Maggipinto (Location TBD)
WEDNEDSAYS 3-4 p.m
Join your fellow Grover classmates to develop team building skills and practice the game of Cricket. Students will have the opportunity to teach each other strategies and join in weekly competitions, all while having fun! All skills levels welcome.
SOLAR CAR CLUB - Dr. Per (RM E142)
Become an ambassador as part of our "Empowered" Solar Energy club. We will have fun and keep you really busy as we get an idea of the basics about energy and electricity, with the help of our partners at PSE&G. Our first "hands on" task will be to survey our entire school to see where and how we use energy in every classrooom and the common spaces. You will be busy using high tech equipment to collect real data and do energy audits of our power usage. You will be challenged to come up with solutions to help us save energy right here at GMS. We will also discover future green jobs that someday you may even choose for your own career! To really test your design skills, you will hone your STEM skills as you design prototypes and work cooperatively towards problem solving to build model cars that use solar panels and are powered by free energy! Teams will focus on craftsmanship and engineering design, race their cars at Grover, share ideas to better engineer their designs, and tie this back to ways we can all reduce energy usage.
HENNA CLUB - Ms. Ali (RM E103)
WEDNESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Join us to learn all about henna! We will learn about the history of henna, the process of making, the after care tips, techniques and tricks of applying. A hands on opportunity to practice different styles of henna including Indian, Pakistani, Moroccan, Arabic, African, Jewels and mandalas. All skill levels are welcomed!
SHAKESPEARE IN THE HALLS - Ms. Wachtin (RM F205)
WEDNESDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Do you like to act? How about direct? In this club we will learn a little about Shakespeare and his plays. Then participants will read scenes from an assortment of plays. Eventually students will break up into groups, and with student directors they will workshop their favorite scenes. Meetings will be Wednesdays from 3-4.
**Please note - if you were in a prior Shakespeare club at GMS, this one will run differently, so be sure to read the write-up!**
BOOK CLUB - Ms. Martinez (RM E129)
This club is for any readers out there! Club members will get the chance to read short stories, poems, articles, and a novel or two. The club is based on student choice (so you will have a say in what we read!). Together we will read, discuss, and share our thoughts, ideas, and feelings about our reading.
BOARD GAMES CLUB - Mr. Shaughnessy (RM E144)
In Board games club, students will build social and strategic skills by playing different games with other students. Each meeting will include time wherein we discuss strategies and game play. Students will also have a chance to create, develop, and play their own board games. This club is meant to bring all of the fun, socializing, and strategizing that we love about board games into an in-school setting. Students can bring board games they would like to play with others, and the club will have some games available to play each week. Student Fee will be applied to purchasing new board games, or to purchase pieces needed for developing student-created board game ideas. Students will decide as a group which new games or materials will be purchased.
24 CLUB - Ms. Mann (RM A108)
THURSDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Do you have a love for math? Do you like numbers? 24 is a game where contestants are shown a card that has 4 numbers on it. Players can add, subtract, multiply or divide with these numbers to create an ultimate answer of 24. Players win points by being the first to correctly identify how the four numbers on the card can be manipulated using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to arrive at the number 24. This club is great for all levels and abilities. The cards have three levels of difficulty. Come join the 24 game club and have a math-tastic time!
DANCE CLUB - Ms. Wilson (RM TBD)
THURSDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Are you always finding yourself moving and grooving to the sound of music? Do you like to express yourself through movement? Join Dance Club where you will learn foundational steps and choreography to today's top hit songs in various dance styles with your friends. You will even get an opportunity to perform choreographed dances within your own style for your family and friends to see.
MINDS MATTER CLUB - Ms. Santangelo (RM F201)
THURSDAYS 3-4 p.m.
Are you interested in meeting new people and being a part of a new community? Or learning a bit of basic psychology? Or spreading awareness regarding mental wellness? Or do you just need a place to relax? If so, this club is a perfect fit for you! Middle school is stressful, so this club will create a space where we can get to know each other and de-stress. Joining this club means being a part of the change to wreck the stigma around mental health through education and conversation.
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SPECTRUM - Ms. Martinez & Ms. Massih (RM E129)
MEETS ALL YEAR
Grover Spectrum was made to connect and empower students of all races, gender identities/expressions and sexual orientations to provide an equal and inclusive space based on acceptance, advocacy and action. We are mainly focused on LGBTQIA+ issues but also discuss race and disability related issues.
*SPRING ONLY* Black Student Union - Mr. Johnson (RM 109)
Are you interested in making Grover a better place? The Black Student Union is looking for members this Spring. The BSU is a service club designed to offer leadership opportunities through community outreach. (Let’s make this world better!) The best part about BSU are the friends (and allies) you will gain. This club is not only for African American students. We encourage all students to join. Reach out to Mr. Johnson in A109 for more information.
THOMAS R. GROVER MIDDLE SCHOOL
CLUB SELECTIONS DUE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m.
Location: Thomas R. Grover Middle School, Southfield Road, West Windsor Township, NJ, USA
Phone: (609) 716-5250