Clubs and Activities

 

           

ART CLUB

Art club provides students with the opportunity to improve their skills in the areas of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Both individual and group projects help create an atmosphere in which students can take charge of their own learning together. Students are encouraged to try new things and experiment with many materials that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about. Club is a mini artists' community where students with similar interests can gather and enjoy learning in the area of visual arts. 
 

 

START DATE:  Mon. 9/15 (brief meeting)
Then 9/22 & 9/23

TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

ROOM: 119

CLUB COST:  $40.00 plus $50.00 for replacement of materials used.

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Ballard


GRADES:  6, 7 & 8

THURSDAY JAZZ  BAND

Thursday Jazz Band is an after school enrichment activity for band members in grades 7 & 8 who are interested in playing jazz music. Students in this ensemble should have three or more years of playing experience.  Students in this ensemble should have one or two years of experience in beginning jazz band or permission from Miss Titus to join.  Students who play guitar, bass guitar or piano may audition for jazz band if they are currently taking private lessons in the jazz idiom.  This ensemble will meet Thursdays from 2:30-4:15 p.m. in the band room.  Thursday Jazz Band is a great place for grade 8 students to prepare for high school jazz band. The fee for this ensemble is $50- payable to TMS SAA due Friday, Sept. 13th.  The first rehearsal will be Thursday, Sept. 26th.  There are two performances: January TBD, 2014 at Tolland High School and April 10, 2014 at Tolland Middle School.  Jazz Band will not meet December 12, 19 and the remaining January dates following the January TBD performance.  The ensemble rehearsal schedule will either end with the April 10 performance or continue 6 more Thursdays if there is significant interest in playing at the May 28 band concert.  If your child needs special accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Miss Titus at (860) 614-0183 or email htitus@tolland.k12.ct.us.

START DATE: TBD

WHEN:  Thursdays

TIME:  2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

ROOM:  Band Room

CLUB COST:  $40.00 due by 2nd meeting

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Titus

GRADES:  7 & 8

BEGINNING JAZZ BAND

 
Tuesday Beginning Jazz Band is an after school enrichment activity for members of the TMS band program.  Beginning Jazz Band is for students who are in grades 6, 7 & 8 and have been playing their instrument in the band program for two years or more.  Students who play guitar, bass guitar or piano may audition for jazz band.  Students who play guitar, bass guitar or piano should take private lessons with a music teacher who teaches in the jazz idiom.  This ensemble will meet Tuesdays from 2:30– 4:15 p.m. in the band room. Beginning Jazz Band is a great place for students to prepare for Thursday Jazz Band.  The fee for this ensemble is $50- payable to TMS SAA due Friday, Sept. 13th.  The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, Sept. 24th.  There are two performances: January TBD, 2014 at Tolland High School and April 10, 2014 at Tolland Middle School.  Tuesday beginning Jazz Band will not meet December 17 and the remaining January dates following the January TBD performance.  The ensemble rehearsal schedule will end with the April 10 performance.  If your child needs special accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Miss Titus at (860) 614-0183 or email htitus@tolland.k12.ct.us.

 

 


START DATE: TBD

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME:  2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

ROOM:  Band Room

CLUB COST:  $40.00 due by 2nd. Meeting

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms.Titus

GRADE:  6 

FALCON NEWS CLUB

 

Falcon New Club is a club in which students in grades 6-8 will help create the digital newsletter to inform everyone about what's going on at TMS.  Click on the link to see the most recent edition of the Falcon News. You will be able to work with desktop publishing programs to create this exciting online publication.   Mrs. R is looking forward to meeting and working with you!



START DATE:  TBD

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:05 p.m.

ROOM:  103

CLUB COST: $40.00 per student

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs.  Rosenzweig

GRADE: 6, 7 & 8

GAMES CLUB

 

Games Club allows students a structured time and place to enjoy strategy games such as Chess, Checkers, Battleship and a variety of other board games with their peers.

START DATE:  9/18 (only until 3:15)

WHEN:  Thursdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:05 p.m.

ROOM:  Rm. 119

CLUB COST: $40.00 per student

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Ballard

GRADE: 6, 7 & 8

MATH OLYMPIAD   

 

Math Olympiad club is for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader.  We compete against Math Oympians all over the country in monthly contests.  When we are not competing, we have practices involving sample contests, games and activities.  The club runs from the end of October through March.

START DATE:   10/30

WHEN:  Thursdays

TIME:  2:30 - 3:10

ROOM:   101

CLUB COST:  $40.00 due by 2nd meeting

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Erikson

GRADES: 6- 8

 

                             MODEL UN

Tolland Middle School's award winning Model UN program is now a club!  Over the last two years, TMS students have won awards for their performance at the Model UN conference in March. If you are interested in other global 
communities role playing and debating important issues the Model UN Club might be for you.  Students will meet after school once a month through December, twice a month in January, and weekly through February and March, then back to once a month from April through June. The club involves participation in a full-day Model UN conference on a Saturday in late March.


 

START DATE:   


WHEN:  
Mondays

TIME:  2:30 - 3:30 

ROOM:   105

CLUB COST: $40.00 

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mr. Polun and Ms. Reynolds

GRADES: 6- 8

 

PEP BAND  

 

Pep Band is comprised of students of all grades who play band instruments.  Pep Band plays at our home basketball games after school, and at the Hoops Challenge game between the student and TMS staff.  Rehearsals are held in Mrs. Marchesani’s room.

START DATE: November TBD

WHEN:  TBD

TIME:  2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

ROOM:  120

CLUB COST:  $40.00 due by 2nd meeting

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Marchesani

STUDENT COUNCIL 

Student Council consists of seventh and eighth grade students who are looking to make a difference both in and outside of the TMS school community. We host four dances during the year for seventh and eighth graders, and the majority of all money earned goes towards different charities of the council members' choice. One example of this is our participation in the We are the Children program, a Christmas event run by Gary Craig and 96.5TIC FM. This year, we will focus on community as we work against bullying in the school setting. We meet on Mondays during the school year from 2:30 to 3:10.

 

 

START DATE:  9/22

WHEN:  Mondays

TIME:  2:30- 3:10 p.m.

ROOM:   101

CLUB COST:  No Cost

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Erikson & Mrs. DeGuire

GRADES: 7 - 8

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

 

The Tolland Middle School 6th Grade Student Government empowers our young adolescents to take leadership roles.  Students will participate in team, school, community, and local government activities.  Being proud of TMS and brainstorming ideas and solutions for various events allows our students to grow and respond to our changing world.  

START DATE:  9/22

WHEN: Mondays  Schedule of meeting dates is attached to permission slip.

TIME:  2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

ROOM:  213

CLUB COST: None

ADVISORS: Mrs. J. Bouley & Mrs. C. Markow

T.M.S. NEWS AND MEDIA CLUB

 

The TMS News & Media Club meet once a week on Mondays, from 2:30-4:00, in the Library Media Center. The purpose of this club is to create a multimedia student news organization that will report on the great things going on at TMS. Students involved in the program will have the opportunity to write about school events and learn how to use camcorders and digital cameras to capture the action. The club will work as a team to collect information and report on the school’s events. As multimedia projects are completed, they will be posted on the TMS News Wiki. The web address for the wiki is: TMSNews.wikispaces.com.

 

All students are expected to follow the Acceptable Use Policy for Technology set forth in the student handbook.

 

Due to the nature of the club, there may be days when students may choose to stay after school to interview students in other clubs or document school events.  Students are required to follow the Student After-school Policy and obtain permission from a parent and the school. In the event of a club cancellation announcement, students are to take their regular buses home

 

START DATE:  9/22

WHEN:  Mondays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

ROOM:  Library

CLUB COST
: $40.00

ADVISOR
:  Ms. Estevez

GRADES: 6-8

T.M.S. TEEN LEADERSHIP SERVICE CORP

 

Learn leadership skills, practice public speaking, build relationships and self confidence - and share your best "you" with the greater community,  This program will teach you to express yourself well, to take responsibility and to approach challenges and decisions effectively.  As you become more in-tune with yourself and others, you will take your skills outside of the school and into the real world.  Expect to grow as a person and to help the community at the same time!  In addition to service field trips like the Special Olympics Penguin Plunge we also take trips to the Tolland Senior Center and other excursions.  
Bring a snack and your positive attitude.  

 

 

START DATE:  9/30

WHEN:  Tuesdays (see schedule)

TIME: 2:30 - 3:30

ROOM:  201

CLUB COST
: No Cost

ADVISOR
:  Mrs. Reilly

GRADES: 6-8

WRITING CLUB

 

It’s for you if …

·         You love to write.  You’re a poet or a storyteller.  You have dozens of memoirs that you want to write.

·         You can benefit from feedback and can help other writers with your suggestions.

·         You want to reach a wider audience via print, contests, podcasts, poetry slams, and other modes of expression.

 

START DATE:  TBD

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:00

ROOM:  108

CLUB COST: $40.00 per student

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Kukucka

GRADE: 6, 7, 8

YEARBOOK CLUB

 

This group is responsible for designing and constructing the Yearbook. The club meets weekly from the end of September until the beginning of April. We meet again at the beginning of June to organize the yearbooks for distribution. The fee for this club is $40.00 - payable to TMS SAA due at the second meeting or before.

 


START DATE:  TBD

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:00

ROOM:  103

CLUB COST: 40.00 per student

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Rosenzweig

GRADE: 8