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EMS Clubs 2018-19

Beyond the Books

This group is going to the readers' advisory group for Eastern, helping to choose books and to plan activities for the Media Center.   We will be working on activities for Greenwich Reads Together and the Nutmeg Bowl.  Beyond the Books will meet after school in the fiction area of the Media Center.  Club updates are available in Google Classroom.  (See Mrs. Ball for the join code.)

Chefs Club

Explore the world of culinary delights. Sponsored by Ms. Lehman.  (Meeting times:  2nd Tuesday of each month.). Class size is limited.  Register in Room 103.  

Debate Club

The EMS Debate Club is an after school activity for students who want to become competitive debaters. We will research a question, debate both sides of it, learn the forms of argument, and compete in tournaments. All students are welcome!  Sponsored by Mr. Johnson. 

Eastmen

Eastmen is a select, auditioned chorus made up of boys in grades 6 through 8.  They will sing in three evening concerts, attend a concert tour in December and attend a music festival in May.  Members must sing in their grade-level chorus.  Sponsored by Mr. Tracey.  (Every pattern 1 day from 7:10 - 7:50am in the auditorium.). 

Environmental Action/Recycling Club

Everyone has heard how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint and to go "GREEN."  The Environmental Action/Recycling Club is a service club designed to improve our environmental impact here at EMS.  We meet to participate in fun "GREEN" activities and to provide a service to our EMS community!  Sponsored by Ms. Bartlett and Ms. Shallcross.  (Meeting before or after school once or twice a month from November - March in room 101.). 

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is a national competition sponsored annually by the National Geographic Society. It is open to all Eastern students. The competition focuses on knowledge of world geography. To participate, students sign up outside Room 116 in November. The first and final rounds will be held in November. Practice questions are online at the National Geographic Geography Bee website.  Sponsored by Ms. Bleemer, room 116.

Knitting & Coloring Club

Looking for a relaxing activity after school? This year we will be combining two fun hobbies into one club. No experience required for either activity. Come every week or drop in when you can. Supplies provided.  Sponsored by Ms. Gardner, Ms. Harriman and Ms. Lattarulo.  (Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:00pm in room 203)

Literary Circle

The Literary Circle is a club that is responsible for publishing Fingerprints, Eastern’s literary magazine. The Club also sponsors and organizes various literary events throughout the year. Club members will also be engaged in a great deal of creative writing.  Sponsored by Mr. Reich (Mondays 2:50 - 3:50) Room 120

Math Club

The Math Club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students taking any level of math. The club will meet regularly after school to take part in mathematics related activities and challenges. In addition, eight active members will be selected to take part in MATHCOUNTS, a three level competition (chapter, state, national). Students who are enthusiastic about math, and/or enjoy math competition are encouraged to join.  Sponsored by Ms. Fitzgerald and Ms. Hoffman, room 211.  Dates will be announced.

Multicultural Club

Share your cultural heritage and explore other cultures through games, music, food, dance, arts and crafts. All students are welcome to join the Multicultural club!  Sponsored by Ms. Calderon and Ms. Desrouilleres.  (Will meet first or second Tuesday each month, listen for announcements.  Room 217.)

Newcomers Club

This club is designed to welcome new students to the EMS community. Its focus is on meeting new friends and adjusting to life at Eastern.  Sponsored by Mr. Duncan, Ms. Harriman and Ms. Roy.  (As needed during AB and after school - 2:50 - 4:00pm, listen to the announcements.)

SCI-FI Club

Do you like science fiction/fantasy?  Whether it's books, tv shows, movies, graphic novels, this is the club for you!  The Sci-Fi Club is open to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8.  Sci-Fi Club will meet two Tuesdays a month (3:00 - 4:00pm) in room 214.  

S.E.E. Club

Join S.E.E. in order to work with high school students involved in YNET - a youth activism club at GHS who partners with the YWCA to promote safe and healthy relationships.  S.E.E. is geared FOR middle school students to become an activist and leader and obtain community service hours.  Snacks are provided!  S.E.E. will meet the first Monday of every month beginning in October.  (Offered to 7th and 8th grade students.). Contact Teen Talk Counselor, Michelle Ebert with any questions:  Michelle_Ebert@greenwich.k12.ct.us.  

String Ensemble

String Ensemble is an auditioned extracurricular ensemble for high-achieving orchestra students in grades 6, 7 and 8, who demonstrate good playing position, left and right-hand technique, and facility on their instrument.  This is an exciting opportunity for students to collaborate with other highly motivated string students in the orchestra program at Eastern.  Sponsored by Ms. Jeraci.  (Mondays after school.  Room 1)

Treble Choir

Treble Choir is a select, auditioned chorus, for girls in grades 6-8.  They will sing in three evening concerts, participate in a concert tour in December and attend a music festival in May.  Members must sing in their grade level chorus.  Sponsored by Mr. Wasko.  (Every pattern 1 day from 7:20 - 7:50am in room 3.) 

World Travel Club

The World Travel Club is dedicated to experiential learning through travel.  Each year the club members travel to another country to experience life in another part of the world.  Sponsored by Mr. Johnson.  Once or twice a month starting in April.  Days and times to be announced.  

Yearbook

Yearbook is open to any student who is interested in creating, designing, and selling the Eastern Middle School yearbook. Artists, writers, and students with computer skills are welcome. Learn about graphic design, digital photography and journalism while creating memories.  Sponsored by Ms. Badillo, room 112.  (Meeting every other Tuesday after school beginning in October.)

YMCA Girls Circle

The YWCA of Greenwich is excited to bring this great program to Eastern for 6th grade girls where they will hang out and get real about "girl code."  Join us for crafts, games and other activities where we will develop leadership skills, learn to navigate relations with peers and become empowered to be the best girls we can be, all while letting loose and just having FUN!  Girls Circle creates an inclusive environment where girls feel comfortable to express their true selves while acknowledging personal strengths and supporting each other as a group.  Sponsored by the YMCA of Greenwich.  For more information, contact Michelle Ebert: michelle_ebert@greenwich.k12.ct.us.

Young Financiers

We meet on a monthly basis to check on our virtual portfolios and the simple investment practices we discuss.  Joining the Young Financiers Club is a fun way to learn about stocks and some of the philosophies behind building capital over time.  Sponsored by Mr. Walsh in room 207.  Dates will be announced in mid-December.