Afterschool Clubs

LAWTON C. JOHNSON

SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL

2018-2019 CLUB OFFERINGS


Club Name Sponsor Rm Description         
 A-3 AllianceMs. Branco
Ms. Kropa 
Ms. Kaczka 
Ms. Simandl 
216 or 237 A-3 Alliance means "after 3pm friendships."  The program will be facilitated by LCJSMS teachers and run by peer mentors from 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade, giving every student an opportunity to interact in a safe, positive and engaging way.  Weekly meetings will include cooperative games, structured activities, Smartboard/computer-based activities, and board games.  The goal of the A-3 Alliance is to increase the social interaction between 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants, promote leadership, and increase mentor-like relationships - all while having fun at the end of the day.  A-3 Alliance will meet Tuesday and Thursdays.
Bel Canto      Mrs. Rhodes 

Bel Canto is the premier choral ensemble at LCJ SMS and it is open to any student in Band, Orchestra or Chorus.  This ensemble is made up of 30-40 treble voices and students must audition in order to gain acceptance into the group.  Students in Bel Canto perform at various assemblies, concerts and other functions throughout the year, including a festival at Dorney Park in May.  Rehearsals take place every Wednesday night from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra      Mrs. Manhardt      Orchestra 
Room    
Chamber Orchestra is the select orchestra ensemble  at LCJSMS and is open by audition to any orchestra student.  Auditions take place in early October.  Chamber Orchestra performs at concerts and other functions throughout the year, including a festival at Dorney Park in May.  Rehearsals take place every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 Drama ClubMrs.Raven   234
The purpose of the Drama Club is to provide an outlet for students who want to learn about theatre and the dramatic arts. Members are encouraged to attend workshops that will help build the skills necessary to be a part of a production. The club will meet to view, discuss, create, improvise, and enact a variety of techniques and genres in an enjoyable and professional atmosphere. Drama Club will also be assist the publicity crew for the fall play and spring musical. Meetings will be held one Thursday of every month from about 2:45-3:30 PM.
Dungeons & Dragons    Mr. Lodziato  

The purpose of the Dungeons and Dragons Club (D&D Club) is to provide an outlet for students at LCJSMS to participate in a classic tabletop role-playing game.  To play Dungeons and Dragons, players join groups, create stories, "battle" monsters and complete tasks by rolling various numbered dice.  Additionally, playing Dungeons and Dragons allows students to practice skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and build social skills while having fun in an imaginary world.  Dungeons and Dragons will meet every Wednesday, or every other Wednesday, depending on interest from 2:45-4:00 pm.

ECO - Club    Ms. Wysoczynski
Ms. Corall 
 202 The ECO-Club is for students who want to get involved in environmental and ecological science projects in our community! We will be raising awareness, working with animals, designing projects, and bringing the science community together.  Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in room 202.
 ESL SupportMrs. Aguiar
Mrs. Nacimiento 
 108ESL Support meets from Tuesday-Thursday 3:00-4:00pm in room 108.  During this time students are provided assistance with content area assignments using instruction that is both differentiated and cognizant of student cultural needs.  Students also focus on building long lasting friendships with peers who have experienced the same linguistic barriers as them. 
 French Club
Venez Nombreux!
 Mrs. Loriot-Apruzzese
Mrs. Le Minez
 238The French Club is open to all middle school students currently enrolled in a French class.  Students will be able to reinforce the use of the French language through different kinds of fun activities, such as games, plays, cartoons, music, movies and drinks.  Come meet other French enthusiasts at LCJSMS! The club will meet once a month from 2:45-4:00.
 Summit Step Team
(GENESIS)
 Ms. Simandl     SHS 
History
Hall
 GENESIS is a MS and HS Step Team, which is a performance group who incorporates stepping, drilling, dancing and drama within all local and regional performances.  The Step team is available for 7th and 8th graders along with high school students.  The team performs at local community events and step show competitions.  Practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm primarily at the HS on the 2nd floor in the History hallway or the LCJSMS cafeteria.
GLOW    Mrs. Le Minez
Mrs. Luftig
Mrs. Mason
Mr. Ramstedt 
 232G.L.O.W. stands for Gay, Lesbian, Or Whomever. As a club we will be a meeting/support place for LGBTQ+ members and allies.  The club is open to ALL middle school students.  We will explore relevant topics, trends and celebrate milestones. We meet every other Wednesday in room 232.  Check out the bulletin board and announcements for specific dates.
INSPIRE Ms. Macias 226 The INSPIRE Creative Arts Magazine is an online digital magazine.  All students are welcome to participate as editors, staff members, and/or contributors.  Any medium that can be viewed online can be submitted to INSPIRE (eg. videos, writing, photographs, music).  Meetings will be held every Wednesday from 2:45-3:330pm  
Jazz Lab Band    Ms. Hoffler Band Rm
135 
Jazz Lab band is an ensemble open to any student who plays an instrument in school or out of school and is in the band, orchestra or chorus programs here at LCJSMS.  At Jazz Lab students will learn and develop the concepts and techniques of jazz music.  Students will also be able to experiment with improvisation and explore their creative sides, with several opportunities to perform solos on their instruments. 
Latin Club
Forum Romanum 
Ms. Chupela
Mrs. Appell 
252  Forum Romanum is a club for any middle school student who wants to learn more about Ancient Roman history, culture and daily life.  Latin not required!  We will be reenacting Roman religion, clothes, food, festivals, military and city life, and more through fun activities (and tasty snacks).  Meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month from 2:45-3:30pm.
Math Team  Mr. Breivogel154 The LCJSMS  Math Team provides students with the opportunity to explore advanced math topics in a fun and competitive environment.  The team participates in the Math Counts competition.  The school wide competition is held in December with the top students continuing on to the regional competition in late January or February.  Practices will be held Wednesday before school and Thursday after school starting in late September and continuing throughout the school year.
 Not Just For KnittersMrs. Silagi
Mrs. P. Kennedy 
 203 Students and teachers who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and other yarn crafts are invited to meet every other Tuesday.  Opportunities and supplies ti complete gifts for personal use as well as for charities will be provided. No experience necessary.  Great for stress reduction.
 SpotlightMrs. Ettinger
Mrs. Jurista   
 225 The Spotlight Yearbook Club meets throughout the year on Wednesdays after school in room 225.  Open to all grade levels, this club offers opportunities for writers, photographers, layout design staff. and yearbook sales teams. Leadership positions will be determined based on performance, knowledge and reliability.
Speech & Debate Club Mrs. Martin
Mr. Wannamaker 
 221The Speech and Debate Club is two awesome clubs in one! Students can perfect various types of public speaking such as interpretive reading, original oratory, and impromptu speaking.  Students can also learn how to debate in an effective manner.  We meet Tuesday and Thursdays in room 221
Stage BandMr. Piepoli  135 Are you In The Mood to experience jazz, swing, big band, rock, improvisation and more? The LCJSMS Jazz Fusion Ensemble is an audition group open to any student who is in the band, orchestra or chorus programs and plays a jazz instrument.  Auditions take place in early October.  Students will meet every Wednesday after school from 3:00-4:00pm.  Rehearsal and performance dates will be distributed to all members upon acceptance into the ensemble.  This ensemble will perform at various assemblies, concerts and venues during the course of the year, including a festival at Dorney Park in May.  Don't miss out on this exciting musical opportunity! Please see Mr. Piepoli with any questions.
 Student Council Mr. Burns 132 The Student Council serves the entire school and is run by an Executive Board consisting of four elected officers.  In addition, there are approximately 20-24 additional council members comprising the entire Executive Board.  Meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am in room 132. 
 TEDxMr. Wallock
Ms. Wysoczynski
Mr. Carapezza
Ms. Guella 
  TEDx is an annual convention that brings together the greatest minds of our time and provides them with a stage to present their ideas to the entire world.  Speeches cover a wide range of topics including science, technology, philanthropy and philosophy.  Regardless of the subject matter, all TEDx talks share a common thread, a passion for the topic.  We here at LCJSMS are fortunate enough to have been licensed by TEDx to produce our own independently organized event,  TEDx LCJSMS.  A group of ten student presenters will be chosen and three producers will become totally responsible for the development and presentation of this event.  Presenter will spend the year researching a topic of interest.  The findings and conclusions yielded from this research will be presented in June through the delivery of a ten-minute speech.  Producers will handle every aspect of putting on the presentation.  Their responsibilities include stage design, audio and visual setups, advertising and program design.  We look forward to meeting interested students at our initial meeting in mid October.  Meetings will be on Friday afternoons 3:00-4:00 pm.