REMINDER – Activity Bus 2016

SPMS BOOK CLUB: All students in grades 6 through 8 are invited to join us for online book discussions, activities, and literary-themed events throughout the school year.  The purpose of the program is to inspire reading for pleasure and promote life-long reading habits by encouraging students to read, discuss, and enjoy quality, contemporary literature.  Online with occasional face-to-face meetings as announced. Media Center/Mrs. Thomas


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB: The students in this club will have fun while learning to promote the use of processes and skills of science. Students will participate in experiments, projects, and environmental issues.  Club members will be asked to assist with the Severna Park Earth Day Festival in April.  Club meets on announced Thursdays, 2:50-4:00 p.m. E101/Mr. Philip


INTRAMURALS /MORNING: This activity is offered to all students .There will be indoor soccer Tuesday mornings for all grade levels. Dodge ball is available on Wednesdays for 7th & 8th grade and Thursdays for grade 6 only.   P. E. uniforms are required to participate in intramurals. 7:00-7:45 am / Gym/Ms. Peterson, Mr. McPhail, Mr. Lentz.            


INTRAMURALS /AFTERNOON: This activity is offered to all students. There will be flag football, basketball, archery, bowling, and Bocce ball. Students are to be dressed in P.E. uniforms (required) and in the gym ready for activity by 3:00 p.m. If you are not taking a P.E. class, bring a P.E. uniform. Thursdays only – After school intramurals. Every Thursday, 2:50–4:00 p.m. /Gym/ Ms. Peterson, Mr. McPhail, Mr. Lentz


MATH CLUB: Looking for a fun challenge? Students who enjoy problem solving, competition, and math are invited to join the math club to meet other students and engage in friendly competitions while preparing to compete in the 24 Math Challenge and Math Counts. We will play games, solve complex puzzles and problems, engage in competitions, and stretch our math skills while having fun. Thursdays, 2:50-4:00 p.m. /RoomA121/Ms. Hughes


MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB: Members of the Model UN Club will meet to debate and research current affairs going on in our world. Our school will be assigned to represent a nation in the world. We will become familiar with global problems facing that nation and prepare to debate those problems at a county-wide conference. If you are interested in current events, social studies, and love to debate then this is the club for you!  This club will meet on designated Thursdays, at least once per month, 2:50 – 4:00 PM/ Mrs. Torelli C113


SURGE: The SPMS literary magazine, Surge, is an annual collection of short stories, poetry, photographs, and artwork from students in all grades. While some Surge staff chooses to submit items for consideration, students need not contribute their own work to be part of the staff, as they will be selecting, editing, and laying out submissions from other students. In the spring, students will oversee the printing, distribution, and promotion of the magazine. Alternating Thursdays, 2:50-4:00pm/ Mrs. Lane, Room C107


NEWS CLUB:                                           

Students will be involved with the new morning video announcements and the school newspaper, “The Spark”.  We are seeking students who will come up with news ideas for both the school paper and the morning news show.  Students will interview, write articles and news clips, design layouts and report the news for the video announcements.  We also need behind the scenes directing, design, and editing.  We are excited about this new club and welcome all SPMS students interested.  Thursdays 2:50-4:00 pm/ Mrs. Bollino, Mrs. Clements, Room B112


 SPRING MUSICAL: Open to all SPMS students. Auditions will take place early January.  Results will be posted shortly after.   Rehearsals will take place from January thru April on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school from 3:00-6:00 and the occasional weekend as needed.   Shows take place March 31 – April 2. The first rehearsal for students will be announced when the audition dates are posted.  Parents are required to attend a meeting on Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7:00 pm. The musical is a big event that can’t happen without volunteer effort.  Parent volunteers are needed and appreciated. An audition jitters workshop will be held on Monday, December 12 from 3:00-5:00.

Audition Requirements: Sing 16 measures from a musical of the student’s choice with CD accompaniment (no vocals on CD). Perform a small dance number taught and performed together in small groups.  Vocal audition dates are Jan. 6-7 and dance auditions are Jan. 8. See Mrs. Metcalfe / M105


ELITE CHORUS (formerly Pop Choir): Auditioned group that meets once a week. Participants must be registered for chorus class. Auditions will be held on Sept. 9-10 from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Results will be posted on September 12 on Blackboard.   The first rehearsal is Monday, September 21.  Performances include seasonal concerts and events and an overnight Music in the Parks trip.  Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 3:00-5:00.   For more information, permission form, audition form, and online audition sign up, please visit the Choral Music page on Blackboard.    See Mrs. Metcalfe / M105


 SGA: (Student Government Association) is an introduction to student government procedures and activities. Student delegates must be able to attend SGA meetings twice a month with the first meeting which will be announced. One meeting is during the school day and one meeting is after school. Delegates must want to be active members and future leaders. Students are involved in SGA at the school, county and state levels. Interested students should stay after school for the first meeting, TBD. This activity is of no cost to students, except for overnight stays. Thursdays, 2:50 – 4:00 p.m. /E-100/Mrs. DeLaet/Mrs. Chew


YEARBOOK: The yearbook is looking for an energetic staff of students and parents that is willing to put the effort into documenting the school year through photographs, interviews and computers. Our time at school is limited, so staff members must be willing to put in time at home, as well as during a school day, to create a memory. Thursdays, 2:50 – 4:00 P.M C105/Mrs. Campbell/Mrs. Beyer


 SPANISH ROSETTA STONE: We are offering a computer-based language club using Rosetta Stone software. Rosetta Stone Club is for anyone who would like to learn Spanish. It is open to all grades, and with Rosetta Stone no language background is necessary! Rosetta Stone Club will be held on Thursdays afterschool in the D-hall computer lab. Please see teacher for start dates. Thursdays, 2:50 – 4:00 P.M./ D104 Mr. Sneck/Mrs. Ynga


ART CLUB: Inviting All Interested ARTISTS!!! We will meet bi-weekly on Thursdays in Room E123.  The first meeting time will be announced. Please bring your enthusiastic ideas about what you would like to learn and work on to the first meeting.  Thursdays, 2:50 – 4:00 P.M. /E123/Mrs. Burns


 YOUTHRISE/LEO: Leo Clubs provide young people with an opportunity for development and contribution as responsible members of their local community. Leo Club provides members with the camaraderie and growth that comes from participation in community service projects, social functions, and leadership development.  Students who join Leo Club have fun, make new friends, and experience the rewards of serving others.  Meeting days will be announced/ G116/Mrs. Fowler/ Mrs. Beard


PEP CLUB: (Peers Educating Peers formally known as Peer Tutoring)

The PEP club is made up of 8th grade NJHS students and/or SPHS students who volunteer their time to act as peer tutors for current 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students who need a helping hand or need some extra help improving their grades. Tutors will need to attend a onetime training in media. NJHS students can use the service hours in tutoring as part of their commitment to NJHS.  See Miss Conrad for training details.  Students who would like to be tutored can attend tutoring sessions as often as they need them but do need to get parent permission.  PEP club will begin Thursday, October 22nd.   See Mrs. Conrad for details. Tutoring meets Thursdays from 2:50pm to 4:00pm in Room A124



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