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EMS Clubs 2019-20

Arts and Crafts Club (formerly Knitting and Coloring Club)

 This year we will be expanding Knitting and Coloring Club to include other arts and crafts.  Join us for knitting, coloring and other creative activities.  No experience required.  Supplies provided. Sponsored by Ms. Harriman and Ms. Lattarulo.  (Alternating Tuesdays beginning October 22, 2019, 2:50-4:00 PM) - Room 203

Chess Club

In the Chess Club, you will get to play chess against other students with real boards.  You will also get a student taught lesson and improve at the game.  Sponsored by Ms. Ball and 8th graders: Jacob, Andrew and Dylan.  The club will meet twice a month on Thursdays. (3:00-4:00 PM) – Media Center

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. No experience necessary! Sponsored by Mr. Johnson. (Mondays after school, beginning September 23rd 3:00-4:00 PM) - Room 106

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 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 at 7:30-7:55 A.M. or 2:50-4:00 PM once a month from November-March) - 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 late October. The first round will be held on Thursday, November 7th and the finals on Thursday, November 14th. Practice questions are online at the National Geographic Geography Bee website.  Sponsored by Ms. Bleemer, room 116.

Hand and Paw Club

Our club will provide donations to animals in need and spread awareness about volunteer opportunities.  Our goal is to help animals in shelters and the shelters themselves.  In the club, we will organize donations and work with the high school on projects on animals.  Students can come to learn about animals and how we can help our local shelters. Sponsored by Mr. Lodato. (Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM) – Room 205

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

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 Ms. Harriman, Ms. Kelly and Ms. Roy. (As needed during AB and after school - 2:50-4:00 PM, listen to the announcements) - Media Center

SCA

The Student Council Association (SCA) chooses students from 7th and 8th grade level who want to be leaders in their school and their community.  The SCA is in charge of fundraising for the school as well as organizing activities and volunteer opportunities.  Sponsored by Ms. Cole and Ms. Wax. (Mondays during AB) – Room 109

SCI-FI Club

Do you like science fiction/fantasy?  Whether it’s books, t.v., movies, graphic novels, this is the club for you!  Sci-fi club is open to all student in grades 6, 7, 8.  Sci-fi club will meet 2 Tuesdays a month. First meeting Tuesday, November 12th. (3:00 – 4:00 PM) Room 214.

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 Middle School.  Sponsored by Ms. Jeraci. (Mondays after school 2:50-3:45PM) - Room 1

Treble Choir

Treble Choir is a select, auditioned chorus, for girls in grades 6-8. They will sing in three evening concerts this year, as well as go on 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 7:20-7:50 AM) - Room 3 

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. (Meeting every other Tuesday starting in October – Look for announcements) - Room 112

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.   

YWCA Girls Circle

The YWCA of Greenwich is excited to bring this great program back 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 confortable to express their true selves while acknowledging personal strengths and supporting each other as a group.  Sponsored by the YWCA of Greenwich.  For more information contact Michelle Friedman.  Date and location of meetings to be announced.