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Northeast Extracurricular Activities:

Archery for Beginners: Students will be taught the following: safety strategies, archery equipment terminology, archery techniques, basic shooting form, archery rules, scoring procedure, archery etiquette & sportsmanship, archery history. Advisors: Mrs. Catherine Papagni, Ms. Rachel Shook

Chess Club: Chess Club provides an opportunity to begin homework after school with teacher supervision. Shortly after, students are welcome to engage in novice chess playing to competitive mini-tournaments with specialty chess boards and small life-size pieces. Students will learn the rules of chess, make mathematical connections, and demonstrate sportsmanship. In addition, the Liberty Chess Coach has asked to get more involved with the Northeast Chess Club! Meet and greets will be planned with Liberty. Advisor: Mr. Daniel Spieker

Clay Club: Join in on making a clay project from a variety of project ideas and using various building techniques. 6th, 7th, and 8th grader students are all welcome! Advisor: Mrs. Connie Klose

Dance Team: Students can audition to be part of the Hip Hop dance team and have a great time! We dance at pep rallies, talent shows, and other events! Try-outs will be held late September/ early October. Check the Daily Announcements for audition dates. Advisor: Mr. John Huie,  Dance Team: Blog

Debate Club: Would you like the opportunity to voice your opinions in a controlled environment? Please come and join the Debate Club. Debating involves: research, opinion formulating, and public speaking skills. Advisors: Mr. Jason Gross, Ms. Kelly Schenk

Drama – NEMS Theatre Company: The school musical is open to all students. Auditions will be held at the end of October/ early November, with rehearsals from November until March. Rehearsals are held after school. The musical will be performed for the public in early March. Director: Ms. Sarah Thomas, Music & Dance: Mrs. Denise Parker, Stage Crew: Mrs. Connie Klose, Drama: Blog Fall/Winter 2017/18 Rehearsal Schedule

Instrumental Music Ensembles: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, and Orchestra. Director: Mr. Brian Rupnik, Websites: Team Encore ArtsNEBOPO- Band/Orchestra Parent Organization

Knitting Club: Students will learn basic stitches to knit their own scarf and/or other knitted projects. Advisor: Ms. Courtney Ayre

Math Nerds & Brain Bashers: Students rotate around six stations completing tasks that are frustrating & challenging, yet addictive & fun! Stations change weekly and are intended to make students think and problem solve. There is a computer station, a hands-on brain teaser station (think Rubic’s Cube), two math puzzle stations and two  math puzzle stations. Come have some fun with frustration! Advisor: Ms. Catherine Papagni,

Rally 4 Peace: Can you sing? Rap? Are you a poet? Do you like to create videos or skits? Are you an artist or photographer? If you said yes to any of the above, then come join our club! Rally 4 Peace focuses on your personal thoughts and feelings about peace, and what gets in the way of it, but in a creative way! Be positive and express your ideas to overcome barriers to peace. All material must be original but don’t worry, we are here to help you create that piece! We meet twice a week Wednesday and Thursday from 3:10-4:10. Rally 4 Peace culminates in a school-wide assembly with students performing or displaying their original pieces. Additionally, we are currently working with The South Side Children’s Festival to develop collaborations with numerous community artists who will mentor our students and help prepare them for a performance at The Ice House that will be open to the community. We look forward to having creative, peace-minded students of all grade join us. We’re open for business, stop by and share some peace. Advisors: Mr. Christopher Bellman, Ms. Jennifer Doncsecz, Mrs. Denise Parker, Rally 4 Peace: Website

Reading Olympics: Club members gather during Activity Period in classroom A300. During that time, students update a database of books they have read, participate in discussions, and write question/answer sets for a book they have read. Students choose books from a set list, which was the NE summer reading list, and all books are available in our NE library.  We use Google Hang-out with other BASD middle schools to practice answering questions about the books, in preparation for the Spring Reading Challenge. The Spring Reading Challenge, held at Easton High School, brings together over 400 students from the Lehigh Valley and beyond to compete in a game show atmosphere using questions about the books on the book list. Middle School Reading Olympics Book List for 2018-19 High School Reading Olympics List for 2018-19 Advisors: Ms. Sheri Majczan, Mrs. Mary Roehrenbeck

Robotics Club: Students in Robotics Club will create thirteen different solar powered robots. Students will assemble robots by following instruction manuals, problem solve for themselves, work in teams, and learn through trial and error. Grade 6 students who participate will be allowed to participate in Advanced Robotics in grade 7 and 8. Advanced Robotics includes soldering circuit boards, team work, and an introduction to electricity. Advisors: Mr. John Gavronski, Mrs. Catherine Papagni

Rocket Club: Instructions on building and launching of Este Rockets with engines. We will be building, designing, and painting the rockets. This will be designated for 6th graders and previous rocket club members. Advisor: Mr. John Flok

Step Team: Stepping or step-dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Advisor: Ms. Felicia Bauder

Strategic Game Club: Students will engage in friendly competitive play as they are trained in various strategy games. Social skills such as camaraderie, patience, and sportsmanship as well as learning targets such as spatial sense and strategic planning will also be exercised. Students will have the opportunity to spend time strategizing through the games of Risk, Settler’s of Catan, Monopoly, and Ticket to Ride – as they will be presented and explained. Advisor: Mrs. Elisa Vanderstel

Student Leadership: Welcome to all students in grade 6, 7, and 8. This activity meets every Day 4 during activity period in our school library. Student Leadership is perfect for students who cannot commit time after school but want to be involved! Student Leadership members work on a variety of fundraisers for our school and charity projects for our community. Be a leader and join! Advisors: Mrs. Julie Braido, Ms. Beverly Nehilla, Ms. Toni Swavely

Superhero Research Club: Learn about, read about, and discuss Superheros & Villains by integrating methods of the writing process through debate and persuasive pieces. We will be watching short video clips, arguing points, and diving into the realm of Marvel and DC Comics, and other areas! Come join the club! Limited spots, only for 7th and 8th graders. Advisor: Mr. Daniel Spieker

Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Club: This biology-based survivors club will cover basic epidemiology. Students will track the origin of a fictitious virus, research common viruses that have had a significant impact on society, and work on an individual emergency preparedness plan. We will use the curriculum created by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Students will develop and increase vocabulary while working individually as well as in teams. Advisors: Ms. Catherine Papagni, Mr. Daniel Spieker

Vocal Music Ensembles: Curricular Choruses – Grade 6, 7, 8. No auditions required! These choruses rehearse during the school day. Curricular Choruses meet Days 1 & 4 during the Activity Period. Extra-curricular Vocal Music Ensembles: Boys Group, Girls Group, Northeast Singers. All three groups are auditioned and are for all grade levels. Members of the auditioned groups MUST be members of their grade level choruses. After school rehearsal schedule is on the Team Encore Arts website or on the Daily Announcements. We perform a variety of genres/styles of music, with concerts both in the Winter and Spring. Fall 2017 Rehearsal Schedule Director: Mrs. Denise Parker Websites: Team Encore Arts,  NEBOPO- Band/Orchestra Parents Organization Vocal Music Ensembles: Blog

World Language Club: World Language Club is open to all students. In this club, students will learn about different cultures, including the music, art, food, and holidays celebrated in Spanish-, German-, and French-speaking countries. Advisors: Ms. Kristen Danner, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Ms. Sarah Thomas

World Percussion Ensemble: The World Percussion Ensemble is a group of 8th grade students that love to jam! Most of the students do not have prior experience in playing the drums, however, they have all a fantastic sense of timing and rhythm. 8th graders audition for Mr. Huie, are selected, then are thrown into a year-long session of learning music, performing, and having a great time! Director: Mr. John Huie,Website: Team Encore Arts