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Clubs and Afterschool Activities

  • Art — Fridays from 3:15 – 4:30p in room 406
  • Chess – Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 313
  • Drama – every other Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 306
  • Fix-It – new for Fall 2017 TBD
  • Girl Scouts — Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30p in the Cafeteria, Door 9
  • MakerSpace – new for Fall 2017 TBD
  • Math – Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 411
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) — every other Wednesday from 7:20 – 7:50a in Room 413
  • Newspaper – Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00p in Room 412
  • PeaceJam – Fridays from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • Reading – every other Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • STEM – every other Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • Student Council – Tuesdays from 7:20 – 7:50a in Ms. Kroculik’s Office
  • Yearbook – every other Tuesday from 3:15 – 4:00p

 

Art Club

Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. The Art Club is a place for practicing artists to hone their skills, develop their techniques and collaborate with other artists like themselves, create bonds with the community through the arts, and learn how to work together through group projects.
Chess Club — This is an exciting club that allows students to improve skills such as problem solving, mental agility, concentration, and foresight through the game of chess.

 

Coding Club (Middle School, 6-8)

Coding Club is a new after-school activity hosted at FRMA focusing on technology. Held during the winter months, this club involves students and staff working together to explore interests and develop some really cool tech-based ideas. More info to come!

 

Elementary Drama Club

Students stretch their imagination and learn to work together as they explore basic drama principles. Drama improvisation games, scenes and short skits become part of the year-long activities.

 

Fix-It

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Join the Fixit Club to dismantle and re-imagine discarded toys and technology.
Girl Scouts — At Girl Scouts, you’ll get to lead your own adventure (it’s your world!), and work with other girls to pick and choose the exciting, hands-on activities you want to do. The idea is to learn by doing, and at Girl Scouts, you’ll do lots of it.

 

MakerSpace

Students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Makers might focus on electronics, robotics, construction, 3D printing, papercraft, coding, music, movie making, junkyard building and textiles.

 

Math

Math Team made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who meet once a week. During the meetings, the participants work out various math problems and learn strategies from each other on how to approach different problems. The meetings are used to prepare the students for a regional competition against other schools that takes place in February. Typically, eight students from the club are chosen based on a school competition to attend the regional competition. There are three rounds to each competition: individual, team and sprint. During our team meetings, the students practice the best strategies for each of these rounds.

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students in NJHS volunteer to better the community and themselves.

 

Newspaper

This club features articles about the school and the students’ interests. The Newspaper is for grades 6-8. The articles are decided upon and created by the students themselves! The newspaper is online and accessible to students, staff and families.

 

Reading

Reading, writing, and illustrating activities are designed to encourage students to read more frequently, improve their reading skills, and provide the opportunity for book talks which will improve comprehension skills.

 

STEM

Participating in STEM Club can provide students with an opportunity to gain practical, teamwork and leadership skills and increase confidence in the STEM subjects, engaging them with further study of STEM subjects and the opportunity to discover STEM related careers.

 

Student Council

Student Council membership is by application. Students complete an application and are notified by the Club Sponsor. Representatives from all grade levels are involved with several major projects throughout the school year.

 

Yearbook

This is a fun club for students interested in photography, design, and digital layouts. Club members work together throughout the year to design, publish, and sell their school’s yearbook.

 

Afterschool Enrichment

Lexia allows students to work at their own pace to reinforce fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Homework Clubs offer an after school study time designed for any student who may need access to school resources, complete late or absent work, or may need a quiet place to complete daily assignments. Students are supervised by a classroom teacher.

 

Aurora City of Lights Middle School Tournaments

In partnership with local school districts and the Fox Valley Park District, the Aurora “City of Lights” Middle School Tournaments are an opportunity for Aurora’s middle school athletes to compete among their peers while encouraging sportsmanship, teamwork, and achieving team goals. The Tournament provides competition among private, parochial, and school districts 129, 131, 204 and 308 student athletes and crown a city champion at the 7th and 8th grade level.

 

Band 1

Band is an ensemble that provides students with learning and performance opportunities on wind and percussion instruments. The primary focus is on the development, continuation, and expansion of basic skills begun the previous year that are necessary for effective instrumental music performance.

 

Choir

Choir is a performing group that will present several performances during the school year.

 

History Fair

Students choose their own topic based on what’s important to them that is related to Chicago or Illinois history. Students go to places outside the school to do research with actual sources and can interview scholars, experts, and participants or witnesses. Students decide on their own interpretations–they don’t just “report back” what others have written.

Students may choose how to present their historical arguments through real projects just as real historians do: writing papers, producing a play or documentary, or building a website or exhibit.

 

National Walk to School Day

Walk and Bike to School Day provide opportunities for communities to commit to creating safe environments for youth to walk and bicycle.

 

PeaceJam

The Mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
Spelling Bee – The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

 

Clubs and Afterschool Activities

  • Art — Fridays from 3:15 – 4:30p in room 406
  • Chess – Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 313
  • Drama – every other Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 306
  • Fix-It – new for Fall 2017 TBD
  • Girl Scouts — Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30p in the Cafeteria, Door 9
  • MakerSpace – new for Fall 2017 TBD
  • Math – Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:00p in Room 411
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) — every other Wednesday from 7:20 – 7:50a in Room 413
  • Newspaper – Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00p in Room 412
  • PeaceJam – Fridays from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • Reading – every other Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • STEM – every other Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:00p
  • Student Council – Tuesdays from 7:20 – 7:50a in Ms. Kroculik’s Office
  • Yearbook – every other Tuesday from 3:15 – 4:00p

 

Art Club

Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. The Art Club is a place for practicing artists to hone their skills, develop their techniques and collaborate with other artists like themselves, create bonds with the community through the arts, and learn how to work together through group projects.
Chess Club — This is an exciting club that allows students to improve skills such as problem solving, mental agility, concentration, and foresight through the game of chess.

 

Coding Club (Middle School, 6-8)

Coding Club is a new after-school activity hosted at FRMA focusing on technology. Held during the winter months, this club involves students and staff working together to explore interests and develop some really cool tech-based ideas. More info to come!

 

Elementary Drama Club

Students stretch their imagination and learn to work together as they explore basic drama principles. Drama improvisation games, scenes and short skits become part of the year-long activities.

 

Fix-It

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Join the Fixit Club to dismantle and re-imagine discarded toys and technology.
Girl Scouts — At Girl Scouts, you’ll get to lead your own adventure (it’s your world!), and work with other girls to pick and choose the exciting, hands-on activities you want to do. The idea is to learn by doing, and at Girl Scouts, you’ll do lots of it.

 

MakerSpace

Students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Makers might focus on electronics, robotics, construction, 3D printing, papercraft, coding, music, movie making, junkyard building and textiles.

 

Math

Math Team made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who meet once a week. During the meetings, the participants work out various math problems and learn strategies from each other on how to approach different problems. The meetings are used to prepare the students for a regional competition against other schools that takes place in February. Typically, eight students from the club are chosen based on a school competition to attend the regional competition. There are three rounds to each competition: individual, team and sprint. During our team meetings, the students practice the best strategies for each of these rounds.

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students in NJHS volunteer to better the community and themselves.

 

Newspaper

This club features articles about the school and the students’ interests. The Newspaper is for grades 6-8. The articles are decided upon and created by the students themselves! The newspaper is online and accessible to students, staff and families.

 

Reading

Reading, writing, and illustrating activities are designed to encourage students to read more frequently, improve their reading skills, and provide the opportunity for book talks which will improve comprehension skills.

 

STEM

Participating in STEM Club can provide students with an opportunity to gain practical, teamwork and leadership skills and increase confidence in the STEM subjects, engaging them with further study of STEM subjects and the opportunity to discover STEM related careers.

 

Student Council

Student Council membership is by application. Students complete an application and are notified by the Club Sponsor. Representatives from all grade levels are involved with several major projects throughout the school year.

 

Yearbook

This is a fun club for students interested in photography, design, and digital layouts. Club members work together throughout the year to design, publish, and sell their school’s yearbook.

 

Afterschool Enrichment

Lexia allows students to work at their own pace to reinforce fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Homework Clubs offer an after school study time designed for any student who may need access to school resources, complete late or absent work, or may need a quiet place to complete daily assignments. Students are supervised by a classroom teacher.

 

Aurora City of Lights Middle School Tournaments

In partnership with local school districts and the Fox Valley Park District, the Aurora “City of Lights” Middle School Tournaments are an opportunity for Aurora’s middle school athletes to compete among their peers while encouraging sportsmanship, teamwork, and achieving team goals. The Tournament provides competition among private, parochial, and school districts 129, 131, 204 and 308 student athletes and crown a city champion at the 7th and 8th grade level.

 

Band 1

Band is an ensemble that provides students with learning and performance opportunities on wind and percussion instruments. The primary focus is on the development, continuation, and expansion of basic skills begun the previous year that are necessary for effective instrumental music performance.

 

Choir

Choir is a performing group that will present several performances during the school year.

 

History Fair

Students choose their own topic based on what’s important to them that is related to Chicago or Illinois history. Students go to places outside the school to do research with actual sources and can interview scholars, experts, and participants or witnesses. Students decide on their own interpretations–they don’t just “report back” what others have written.

Students may choose how to present their historical arguments through real projects just as real historians do: writing papers, producing a play or documentary, or building a website or exhibit.

 

National Walk to School Day

Walk and Bike to School Day provide opportunities for communities to commit to creating safe environments for youth to walk and bicycle.

 

PeaceJam

The Mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
Spelling Bee – The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.