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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: Ms. Papagni, Mr. Detwiler

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 Wynn

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. Advisor: Ms. Michele Anderson

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

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

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 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