African-Caribbean Student Association (ASCA)
About: The African-Caribbean Student Association aims to be a social forum for all students of African and Caribbean descent, as well as all students who are interested in sharing the African/Caribbean experience. The Summerour Middle School ACSA strives to facilitate better communication and understanding between all racial and ethnic groups at SMS. We are dedicated to leading a community that can work together toward addressing the cultural, political, and social aspects of the African/Caribbean countries and any other countries around the world.
Days: Tuesdays (every other); 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
About: Summerour ambassadors train to be the leaders of our school. They learn how to welcome visitors in our building, represent our school in the community and serve as respectful, responsible role models in our classrooms. They serve as student representatives and liaisons with school leadership. They are committed to creating a culture of excellence by working hard and being nice.
Meetings: Training Summer, various events
About: Provide students with additional opportunity to work with art.
Meeting times: Wednesdays; 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Ms. Laura Sharpe
About: Broadcast Club allows students the experience of working with video recording, editing, and both live and pre-recorded broadcasting. Students will be exposed to basic professional tools and experience broadcast work in a safe, fun environment.
We meet daily to produce broadcasts, but students can work with Mr. Robertson to work out their schedule if they wish to join but are not available all week.
Meeting times: Monday - Friday, 8:15am
About: This is a boys' club which meets bi-weekly. Teachers serve as role models to young men in grades between 6th-8th grades. Mini-lessons are delivered to guide young men who need support inside and outside the classroom. Facilitators of this club teach boys ethics, health & hygiene, respect to girls and our teachers, using appropriate study habits and offering tutorial help to our rising young men
Meeting times: Fridays, during BDB Time
About: Eco-Team members will help make Summerour a “green school” by recycling, growing flowers and food in the garden, making the school campus more nature-friendly, and helping others learn about the environment!
Meeting times: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Engineer Girl Club is designed to bring attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls. Engineering and engineers are central to the process of innovation, and innovation drives economic growth. We want the creative problem-solvers of tomorrow to fully represent the world's population, because they will be the ones to ensure our health, happiness, and safety in years to come.
Meeting Times: Wednesdays (every other); 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Mrs. Janet Leahr
Game Design Club
About: The Summerour Game Design Club will be an exciting STEAM opportunity allowing students to learn the game development process by creating their own tabletop games. This club will focus on understanding the mechanical, thematic, and articstic elements that make games fun. Club members will critically evaluate the psychology behind games and apply what they've learned to their own creations. This will be a great opportunity for students who enjoy board games, or who are interested in careers in game design.
Days: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
GIFTS (Girls In Focus To Succeed; formerly Girl's Leadership Academy)
About: Girls in Focus to Succeed (G.I.F.T.S.) is a girls’ group focused on equipping girls to be young ladies. It is a place where a girl can gain the knowledge and confidence to become the person that they truly want to be. Our mission is to equip girls with the skills to express themselves like young ladies, understand their feelings, use the power of their voice and be a positive role model. We structure our work around four central values: Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity and Social awareness.
Meeting times: Fridays during BDB Time
Girls on the Run
About: Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a group of girls who get together to talk about the joys and challenges of being a girl, and who train to run the coolest 5K at the end of the season. Applications are available each Fall and Spring. 15 girls can be part of the team each season.
Meeting times: Mondays/Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm
About: Welcome to Math Club! This will be a fun filled hour where we play math games and try to solve interesting math problems. If you like math, if you hate math, if you're on the fence about math, it doesn't matter, just show up! Try something new! It'll be lots of fun.
Days: Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Room 2.184
Contacts: Ms. Franco
National History Day Club
About: National History Day Club invites all students who are interested in history, are creative, and who like competition. All students will select a historical topic related to the National History Day Club theme and develop a website, or documentary, or write a paper or play to compete in the Regional Competition in February, with the goal of making it to the State Competition in April. Dr. Riehm and Mr. Miller will help guide students through the process of identifying a topic that is related to the annual theme, assisting students in finding primary sources for their research about the topic and provide support in creating their projects.
Meeting times: Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
About: The goal of the peer leadership program is to develop the leadership skills of the students we work with. Students who have demonstrated above-average personal responsibility are given the opportunity to serve their school in ways which will allow them to develop their leadership skills.
Meeting times: Fridays (during Advisement)
Reading Boot Camp
About: Do you enjoy reading? Reading University is a no pressure book club that may be for you. This is not "Reader's Rally", which is another book club which competes against other schools, but this is a non-competitive readers' club.
Meeting times: Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Meeting Times: TBD
Coaches: Ms. Arielle Thompson
About: The SMS Student Council is committed to being a voice for all students. We will work to make our school and community a better place to learn and grow. We are devoted to using students’ ideas to make the school a better environment for all learners.
Meeting times: Fridays, 8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
LEARNING TO LEAD IN A TECHNICAL WORLD
Who are TSA Members?
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a
technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity
of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive
influence on their lives.
TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue
academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on
the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. Chapter organization develops leadership, as members may become
officers within their state and then run nationally. Our chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.
Meeting times: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. (attendance at 3 meetings per month required)
Location: Engineering Lab
Fee: $10 membership fee, plus travel to events
Sponsor: Ms. Janet Devaney-Denton
About: Focus is on the development of positive character traits using fun games that develop teamwork and social skills. Small-group time over snacks helps develop valuable friendships and real conversational skills. Student leaders will be facilitators
Meeting times: Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.