Clubs and Activities

  • Art Club, Mrs. Mascolo: Art Club is a group of students that meets after school twice a month on Thursday, to learn about art and artistic media, create artwork, and discover the new and creative ideas within.
  • Book Club(s), Mrs. Kelly & Ms. Sive: Book Club meets monthly, during lunch periods, to discuss a book chosen by the group. There will also be a group meeting after school.
  • Chess Club, Mr. Manarel: Chess Club will meet every other Tuesday to teach the basic rules and strategies of the game. There will be a focus on etiquette and sportsmanship as well.
  • DC Club, Mrs. Marotta: The goal of the DC Club is to successfully plan and implement a yearly trip to Washington, DC for students during their 8th-grade year. Every student in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade is a member of this club. It is a student-based organization that plans and implements fundraisers throughout the year. Students earn points that will result in a reduction in the cost of their trip. The more students participate, the more points they earn. Please see Mrs. Marotta in Room 311 for more information or visit the club website: https://sites.google.com/ichabodcrane.org/icms-dcclub
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Mr. Madison: The D & D/Games club will provide space and create a place where students can interact, learn and play games, meet, and relax. Games include Dungeons and Dragons, Onitama, Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts, and more! The club will meet every other Monday from 2:30-3:30.
  • Elementary Robotics Club: Mrs. Cook &Mrs. Mallery: I will meet with 4th-grade students once a week after school from about November to March. The purpose is to allow students time to explore stem activities using critical thinking.
  • Five/Six Pops, Ms. Giammattei: The goal of Five-Six Pops is to provide a select instrumental performance group for 5th and 6th graders. Students are chosen by audition or invitation by the band director. Five-Six Pops performs pop music at the winter and spring concerts and rehearses on Tuesdays after school.
  • Friends of Rachel (FOR), Mrs. Middleton & Mrs. Purificato: Open to students in grades 6-8, the goal of FOR is to continue Rachel Scott’s chain reaction of kindness, compassion, and acceptance in the Middle School. Activities include Random Acts of Kindness, Chain of Kindness, food drives, and possibly an activity night.
  • Garden Club: Mrs. Colton: Our goal is to promote the joy of gardening while enriching our lives as we reconnect to the natural world outdoors. Our primary focus will be on the garden by the main entrance, the MS sign area, and the butterfly gardens, all located in front of our school. Learn how to grow and maintain a flower garden, plant seeds, and flowers, identify the current plants from weeds, how to attract pollinators, and there’s so much more! We will be meeting weekly during the Fall and Spring as weather allows and occasionally indoors over the Winter months. Open to students in grades 6-8.
  • Garden Club (Vegetable): Mrs. Geiger: This club focuses on cultivating and upkeep on the vegetable garden in the back of the school.
  • Jazz Band, Ms. Shellard: The goal of the Jazz Band is to provide a select instrumental performance group for the students in the Middle School Band Program. Jazz Band is open to 7-8th graders by audition or invitation by the band director. Special events will include winter and spring concerts.
  • Jr. SAVE (Students Against Violating the Earth) Mrs. Mascolo: The goal of SAVE is to educate the Ichabod Crane community about local and global environmental issues. Additional activities that may be included will involve social activities, fund-raising activities as well as community service activities. Additionally, the Group operates the Middle School can, plastics, and paper recycling programs.
  • National Jr. Honor Society, Ms. Zorzi & Ms. Meyers: The NJHS strives to recognize the total eighth-grade student while focusing on the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character & Citizenship.
  • Newspaper/Media Club, Mrs. McNeil & Mrs. Milot: The goal of the Newspaper Club is to provide an opportunity for Middle School students to have experience in journalism and to provide the student body with information on events in their school.
  • Odyssey of the Mind, Mrs. Laura Michell Regan: is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities. Students work together to apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to the competition each March. On average, teams meet weekly from October – March.
  • Pawsitive Peers, Mrs. Sarno: A club designed to help students develop an awareness of kindness and compassion for all living creatures, to teach relationship responsibility, to plan, create and implement fundraisers for our dog program & to build academic skills and confidence by reading/working with a dog partner.
  • Peer Mediation, Mrs. Colton & Mrs. Purificato: Mediation is an opportunity for students in conflict to sit face to face and talk without being interrupted so that both sides of the dispute can be heard. It is a problem-solving approach where an agreement is reached by both students involved in the dispute. Student
    mediators are trained to conduct the mediation meeting and to ensure that the session is helpful and fair.
  • School Store, Mrs. McNeil & Mrs. Middleton: The goal of the MS school store is to provide students an opportunity to learn how to inventory and order and learn basic bookkeeping skills. Students will also learn customer service skills and learn how to advertise the school store supplies. This club also provides inexpensive supplies to students in the morning during homeroom.
  • Sing Swing, Ms. Rempe: The goal of Sing Swing is to provide a select vocal jazz/pop chorus for the students in the Middle School Chorale Program. Special events will include a winter concert as well as a spring concert.
  • Ski/Snowboard Club, Mrs. McNeil: The goal of the Ski/Snowboard Club is to provide an opportunity for High School and Middle School students to participate in the exhilarating winter sports of alpine skiing and snowboarding.
  • STEM Club, Mrs. Gecewicz: Do you like to identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test, retest and build, and share ideas? Are you interested in Science – Technology – Engineering – Math? If you do, join us in STEM Club! We will complete various project-based learning activities to engage in the world of STEM! This club is open to students in grades 7 & 8 and has limited availability.
  • Student Council, Mr. Montague: A student-run organization that is in charge of fund-raising opportunities and providing extra-curricular activities for Middle School Students. Student activities include field trips, service projects, activity nights, and character-building presentations. The students help build school spirit and are encouraged to participate in many different events. Officers are elected into office in the spring of the previous school year with homeroom representatives elected in the fall.
  • Yearbook, Mrs. Mascolo, Mrs. Moon: The goal of the Yearbook Committee is to involve Middle School students in the development of a yearbook that is a record of events and accomplishments of the Middle School community. Additional activities that may be included will involve social activities, fundraising activities as well as community service activities. The yearbook committee will meet as needed throughout the school year.
  • Walking Club: Mrs. Cotsonas: The Walking Club is an opportunity for students to exercise, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoor environment. We meet one day a week after school in the fall and in the spring.