Clubs & Activities

Pelham Middle School Clubs and Activities

2021-2022

 

Pelham Middle School offers students a variety of opportunities to become involved in school life and to contribute to the overall Middle School program. While these activities are not required, our students are encouraged to participate. Activities offered may change year to year based on student interest. Orchestra, Jazz Band, Band and Chorus are formal academic courses.  Students are graded in these classes as they are scheduled during the school day. The following are offered to students as extracurricular and after-school clubs and activities:


Access Creates Equity (A.C.E.) Club

This club is an extension of the district’s work in cultural competence. The group will explore topics including, but not limited to, prejudice, race, equity, class, and microaggressions. Many of the lessons and discussions will be guided by the book This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell to help start the journey in the big work of anti-racism. The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. It is our hope that by participating in A.C.E. students will become active participants in a diverse democracy. You can apply by emailing Mrs. Levi at her email below.

Advisors: Ms. Archer and Mrs. Levi   garcher@pelhamschools.org     clevi@pelhamschools.org
Meetings are Thursdays in Room 117 from 3:15 to 4:00

 

24 Club

The 24 Club is a fun, math problem-solving club where students devise strategies for manipulating numbers to get to 24. Introduced by Mr. Friel at the elementary level many years ago, this is the Club’s 12th year in the Middle School. Participants are required to use the four mathematical operations and complete the sequence as quickly as possible. Our club limit is 24, so first-come-first-served! The 24 Club meets Tuesdays in a Google Meet after school from 3:15-4:00 starting in October. You will get an invite a few days before each Meet. This Club is only for 6th graders. You can apply by emailing Mr Friel at his email below. 

Meeting Days: Tuesdays starting October 5
Advisor: Mr. Friel - dfriel@pelhamschools.org

 

8th Grade Book Club

In the 8th grade Book Club, 8th grade students will read Young Adult books using Audible! We will discuss plot and character development. The club will meet at 3:15  twice a month. Check our Google Classroom 8th Grade Book Club page for announcements! To join the class use the following class code: p727anp 

Meeting Dates: 

  • October 19, 26
  • November 23, 30
  • December 7, 21
  • January 4, 11
  • February 8, 22
  • March 22, 29
  • April 12, 26
  • May 10, 24

Advisor: Mrs. Fiorelli - pfiorelli@pelhamschools.org 

 

Art Club

The PMS Art Club is a relaxed after-school environment for students to create fun art projects that are beyond what we do in the art classroom. The club is open to all Middle School Students but space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Please click this link to sign up. You will be asked to rank your preference for Fall, Winter or Spring sessions.  https://forms.gle/ggpA8BksSM8NzDC1A      

Meetings are Mondays in Room 056 from 3:15 to 4:00.

  • Fall Session Dates: October 4, 16, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20 
  • Winter Session Dates: January 3, 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21 
  • Spring Session Dates: March 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13  

Advisor: Ms. Amer  lamer@pelhamschools.org

 

The Common Sense Project

The Common Sense Project is a group of students who discuss issues they see happening around them and figure out ways to make positive change. Our meetings are a safe, kind space to talk about anything on your mind from personal to public events. We will work together to create the change we would like to see in our world. Meetings are student-run under the guidance of Mrs. Levi. You can apply by emailing Mrs. Levi at her email below.

Advisor: Mrs. Levi     clevi@pelhamschools.org

Meetings are Mondays in Room 117 from 3:15 to 4:00.

 

Forensics Speech Club

Middle School Forensics Speech Club is a wonderful extra curricular activity for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. It gives students the opportunity to develop their speaking abilities and have fun! Categories are numerous and students can perform in groups or individually. 

Meeting Dates:   Mondays from 3:15 to 4 pm in Chorus Room
Advisor:  Mr. Beck    tbeck@pelhamschools.org

Join our google classroom!  Code = sie5zzg

 

Game Club

Come hone your strategic skills! Come play chess, classic and modern stratego, classic and castle risk, Among Us, and other games that exercise the mind.  

Meeting Dates:  Meetings are from 3:15 to 4:00.

  • October 15, 29
  • November 12
  • December 3, 17
  • New Year TBD

Advisor: Mr. Brown - sbrown@pelhamschools.org

 

GSA Club (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)

The GSA Club provides a safe space and warm community for our LGBTQ students and allies. Our mission is to build community and organize around issues impacting LGBTQ students. Fun and engaging activities will be planned throughout the year to promote LGBTQ pride and advocacy.  

Advisor: Ms. Schwarz - rschwarz@pelhamschools.org
Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00
Meeting Dates:  

  • September 28
  • October 5, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14, 21
  • January 4, 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
  • April 5, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24

To join the club, please email Ms. Schwarz at rschwarz@pelhamschools.org.

 

Makerspace (Technology/Engineering/Robotics Club)

In Makerspace club, students will have the opportunity to explore different areas of engineering and technology. Topics may include computer programming, robotics, building structures, animation, podcasting, game design, 3D modeling and other topics students may find interest in. This club is now a combination of Technology Club, Computer Coding Club and Robotics Club. Google Classroom Code: gx5hpv5

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00 in Room 063
Advisor: Ms. Williamson - swilliamson@pelhamschools.org

 

Mandarin Club

In the Mandarin Club, students will learn about various traditional Chinese handicrafts, arts, foods and culture. Students will experience an introduction to the Chinese martial art Taiji and various traditions celebrated in Chinese Culture. The club will meet on Mondays, once a month, from 3:15-3:45 in Room 114. 

Meeting Dates:

  • November 15, 2021
  • December 13, 2021
  • January 10, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 18, 2022

Advisor:  Ms. Zhu -czhu@pelhamschools.org

 

Newspaper Club (The Pelham Post)

A Pelham Middle School Publication

 

The Newspaper Club gives Middle School students the opportunity to publish their original writing in The Pelham Post - an electronic newspaper. Contributors can write articles about school, local, and world news; can create original fiction or poetry; and can even contribute photography or art. We have rolling deadlines for electronic submissions. 

www.thepelhampostpms.org

Meeting Dates: 

General interest meeting - October 5th in the library, following dates TBD

Advisor:  Mrs. Rosenberg - lrosenberg@pelhamschools.org

 

Pelham Together

Pelham Together helps others through community service, volunteering, advocacy, and mindfulness. In this club, students promote service learning opportunities for the entire middle school and engage in volunteer work throughout the community. Participation earns hours towards the Community Service graduation requirement for middle school and high school. Meetings will be on the first Monday of every month and additional meetings will be announced for community service. 

Google Meeting Dates: 

  • October 4 
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2

Advisor:  Mrs. Kitay - jkitay@pelhamschools.org

 

PMS Spelling Bee 

Every year over 11 million students participate in Spelling Bees through their schools. Students at PMS will have the opportunity to participate in a school-wide Bee during second semester which could qualify them for the District-wide Bee held later in the spring.  Students will receive Spelling Bee packets to study in the early fall through their English Language Arts teachers. Stay tuned for school-wide announcements about registering to participate in the PMS Bee. Registration by the soon to be announced deadline is mandatory in order for students to participate.  Preparing for the Bee is voluntary and self-guided.  Participation in a Spelling Bee can improve spelling in general, foster correct English usage, and increase student vocabularies that will positively affect their lives.

Contact: Dr. Maria Thompson, Director of Humanities - mthompson@pelhamschools.org 

Advisor:  Mr. William Chimento - wchimento@pelhamschools.org

 

School Garden Army

The U.S. School Garden Army was a 1917 program of the U.S. Bureau of Education that taught agricultural skills to students in an attempt to prevent food shortages with local, sustainable produce. This club will help support the annual eighth grade World War I victory garden by having students enlist in the P.M.S. School Garden Army to assist in readying the soil and greenhouse, planting, watering, weeding, and trimming. 

Meeting Dates:  Maintenance of the garden (club meetings) will take place every day after school when it is not raining from approximately late March/early April through early June. Students may attend any day they are available and as often as they like. 

Advisor:  Mr. Acocella - dacocella@pelhamschools.org - Room 150

 

Spanish Club

¡Bienvenidos al Club de Español! All MS Spanish students are welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture outside the classroom.  We will be exploring holidays, cuisine, traditions and much more while connecting with our Spanish-speaking neighbors around the globe.  One of our most popular events is our authentic bracelet sale. Meetings will generally be on the first Monday of every month and will be announced. We will meet in the MS Library. 

Meeting Dates:

  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  •  January 3
  • February 7
  • March 1
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6

Advisor: Mrs. Morovic - jmorovic@pelhamschools.org 

If meetings days need to be virtual please go to Google Meet.com and enter: jmorovicspanishclub

 

STEAM Research Club

STEAM Research Club allows children to use their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics to create, design and conduct experiments. This club offers students the opportunity to explore and be innovative while investigating any area that they find interesting. Meetings will be held on select Mondays beginning in October and ending in April. If the Tri-County Science Fair occurs at White Plains High School this year, select students will have the opportunity to compete in a local competition at the end of April.

Meeting Dates:

  • October 18, 25
  • November 8, 15
  • December 6, 13, 20
  • January 3, 10, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April - These dates will be decided once the Tri-County Science Fair date has been decided.

Tri-County Science Fair - Will be held on a select date on a Saturday in April at White Plains High School. The dates will be announced when they are finalized.

Advisor: Mrs. Buckley - mbuckley@pelhamschools.org

 

Student Council

The Student Council is the students’ governing body. Six elected officers and the faculty advisor run school fundraisers and other activities (magazine/treats sale, dances, food drives, spirit gear sale, charity funds, bake sales, etc.).  The club will meet from 3:15-3:45 on Google Meet in the Student Council Google Classroom page for open meetings, and officer meetings will take place in room 268 following academy. The Google classroom class code is nojfi3n.

Meeting Dates:

TBA after elections.
Advisor: Mrs. Horn - shorn@pelhamschools.org 

 

Writers' Corner 

Writers' Corner provides a welcoming and safe environment for students to creatively use writing as an expressive tool. Students will have the opportunity to hone their writing skills, participate in writing contests of personal choice, engage in the process of publishing, and much more. With complete choice in style, students will have the opportunity to develop their interests into works of powerful and authentic writing. Writers' Corner is open to all students in grades 6-8. Please join our Google Classroom to access the Google Meet link. For meeting dates, please join the club’s Google Classroom: h7o2fyf. The location/time of each meeting will be posted on Google Classroom. 

Meeting Dates: 
TBA starting in October - join Google Classroom using the class code (h7o2fyf)  for specific dates.
Advisor: Ms. Pinsker - spinsker@pelhamschools.org

 

Yearbook

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join the PMS Yearbook Club. The PMS Yearbook is a yearly compilation of Middle School memories. Students assist in the creation of the PMS Yearbook and creating theme ideas for layouts and pages in the PMS Yearbook.  They will also learn what makes a good photograph, and how to document the happenings around Pelham Middle School. Meetings will be held once a month on Monday afternoons beginning in October in room 168 (Meeting dates will be announced each month). Please join our Google Classroom for more information and updates on scheduled meetings.  The class code is 4hml72k.

Advisor: Mrs. Salman -  jsalman@pelhamschools.org


 

MS Math Olympiad 

“A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm, fostering creativity, and strengthening intuition in mathematical problem solving.” - https://www.moems.org/

The Math Olympiad team will participate in monthly 30 minute contests starting in November.  The team will meet multiple times a month to practice and complete.   All are welcome to participate.  Meetings will be held in room 271 starting in October on Mondays from 3:15- 3:45.  Dates tbd. 

Advisor: Ms. Brennan - mbrennan@pelhamschools.org