North Metro Academy Clubs & Activities
Should I join a club at the North Metro Academy of Performing Arts?
YES!!! NMAPA has a variety of clubs and activities for our students. We encourage all students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Not only do you get to learn something new or explore something you are interested in, but you also get to make new friends! Students can gain skills like commitment, communication, leadership, and how to work effectively in a group. Enhance your school experience - join a club today!
How do I join a club or activity?
Some clubs allow you to show up and join, while others require an application process. Club meeting dates and information about sign-ups are advertised on our news show in the mornings, as well as in our weekly email newsletter. If you have specific questions about clubs, please contact the club sponsor.
Description: After school Art Club will offer students who love visual arts an opportunity to focus on improving their artistic skills and learn a wider variety of mediums. Art Club will also offer students a place to learn important skills such as patience, time management and goal setting. Students will work to create finished artworks and present them with confidence, along with learning how to constructively critique the work of their peers. Students in Art Club will display their work in art shows at the school and at local community events.
Sponsor: Ms. Cyprien
Open to: Grades 2 & 3 Mondays
Grades 4 & 5 Tuesdays
4:20pm to 5:20pm
Description: Students will learn the foundational skills to be a vital members of a chorus. Skills will include posture, vocal placement for elementary arranged music. Students will also explore various genres, including classical, popular music, music of the African Diaspora, and arrangements from other historical periods and genres. This is open to third, fourth and fifth grade students. Note: each grade level will participate in choral activities and signing in their individual, scheduled music class.
Sponsor: Mr. Bryant
Open to: 3rd-5th grades by audition
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:20pm - 5:20pm
Cypher Hip-Hop Group
Description: Students who want to rap, write songs, produce in the hip-hop genre style learn more about this and contribute to the school culture and climate; songs and recordings will be based on educational topics, PBIS and social emotional learning.
Sponsor: Mr. Bryant
Open To: Grades 2-5
Every OTHER Friday from 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Description: We believe the Dance Ensemble will encourage our students to live an active lifestyle, establish new friendships, and learn how to set goals. We will work towards discipline, widening perspectives, and a high-caliber demonstration within the art of dance. The Dance Ensemble will serve as the dance leaders for our entire school. We will be rehearsing to participate in the in school productions as well as local community events.
Sponsors: Mr. Givan
- K-2nd Mondays
- 3rd-5th Wednesdays
Description: Students will explore different methods of gardening and learn about plants and insects. We will identify plants on our school grounds and grow fruits and vegetables in our school garden while learning how to work hard, safe, and respectfully in the garden environment! Limited to 15 students to ensure a hands-on experience that will extend students' knowledge of plant and insect life! Students must maintain A's and B's as well as have no behavior violations.
Sponsors: Coach Jones
Open to: Grades 2-5
Wednesdays from 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Students will learn the beginning and foundational techniques for playing the guitar. We will begin by learning individual notes and will progress to chords by the end of the year. Students will enjoy learning familiar melodies and songs. This club will be limited to 12 students, due to the amount of guitars available at the school. Mr. Snyder will provide guitars and books (guitars may not be taken home).
Sponsors: Mr. Snyder
Open to: 4th-5th graders
Mondays from 4:15 - 5:15
Junior Beta Club
Description:National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others
Sponsors: Mr. Bryant & Ms. Scott
Open to: 4th & 5th Grade Students
Description: Students will learn the beginning and foundational playing techniques for string instruments; topics/skills include music theory, playing technique and music history. Students can choose between violin, viola or cello. Instruments are not provided, but can be rented at music instrument stores including Ronald Sachs Violin, Music & Arts and other stores. Required materials include: chosen instrument measured for student, Essential Elements Book I (for student’s specific instrument), music stand, rosin and shoulder rest. Beginning Orchestra will begin Monday, October 4.
Sponsor: Mr. Bryant
Open to: 4th & 5th Grade Students
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:20pm - 5:20pm
Description: In Robotics Club, students will work together in teams to construct various Lego Robots such as the Lego WeD0 2.0 and Lego Spark PRIME. Students will be able to channel their creativity and problem-solving skills to code the robots to perform numerous functions using a computer/iPad. The students will eventually be able to participate in Robotics Competiton's that are hosted by the district to showcase their designs and coding skills.
Sponsors: Mrs. Ludy, Ms. Parson, and Mr. Callaway
Open to: K-5th Grade Students
Description: NMAPA Running Eagles Club will begin in the spring semester and run until April 2022. Students will be working on goal setting and working towards running a full 5k race at the end of the season. Those interested should have a desire to improve fitness levels through running/jogging and must be goal-oriented. Students participating must keep all A’s and B’s, and must meet the behavioral expectations of our school at all times. I look forward to a great 2nd season with our NMAPA Running Eagles!
Sponsors: Ms. Vanterpool & Coach Jones
Open to: All 2nd-5th Grade Students
Description: Stomping Eagles
The purpose of the step team is to foster an active interest in the historical African-American art of stepping, create an atmosphere of unity and diversification through stepping and group creativity. The group’s primary responsibility is to entertain, develop a sense of pride, gain leadership skills, and develop a camaraderie between their teammates.The purpose of the step team program is to encourage, motivate, and enlighten the youth with rhythmic beats that they are able to use with their hands and feet. We are also building a community that will be encouraging our youth to have pride in themselves, with leadership, perseverance, and determination.
Sponsor: Ms. Daniels
Open to: All 3rd-5th grade
Young Men's Leadership (YML) of NMAPA
Description: This group promotes self-awareness, critical thinking, life skills, anger management, and community service in grades three through five. We will meet weekly from 4-5 pm on Tuesdays. Meetings will be primarily in person. Virtual meetings may also be conducted based on the group’s progression and guidance from the CDC regarding the latest COVID 19 rules and regulations.
Sponsors: Mr. Callaway
Open to: 3rd-5th Grade