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:  
9/21 and 9/22

WHEN:  
Grades 7 & 8 - Mon.
Grade 6 - Tues.

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

ROOM: 119

CLUB COST:  $40.00 plus $60.00 for replacement of materials used.

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Ballard


GRADES:  6, 7 & 8
 

MONDAY BEGINNER JAZZ BAND

 
Monday Beginner Jazz Band is an after school enrichment activity for band members currently enrolled in the grades 6, 7 & 8 band program. This Jazz Band is for band students who have been playing their instrument in the band program for two years or more.   Interested students who play guitar, bass guitar or piano should take private lessons with a music teacher who teaches in the jazz idiom and may audition for jazz band.    This ensemble will meet Mondays from 2:30– 4:15 p.m. in the band room. The first rehearsal will be October 5  There are two performances: January 14 at Tolland High School (no snow date available) and March 30 at Tolland Middle School.  There will be two combined jazz band dress rehearsals on March 28 and 29.   The ensemble’s rehearsal schedule will end with the March 30 performance.  The fee for this ensemble is $40.00 payable to TMS SAA due Friday, Sept. 18th.   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: 10/5

WHEN:  Mondays

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, 7, 8

 

TUESDAY JAZZ BAND

Jazz Band is an after school enrichment activity for band members currently enrolled in the grades 7 & 8 band program. Students in this ensemble should have three or more years of playing experience, and one or two years of experience in the beginner jazz band or permission from Miss Titus.


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 Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:15 p.m. in the band room.  

Jazz Band is a great place for 8th grade students to prepare for high school jazz band. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, Oct. 6.
  There are two performances: Thursday, January 14, at Tolland High School and Wednesday, March 30 at Tolland Middle School. There will be two combined jazz band dress rehearsals on March 28 and 29.  The ensemble’s rehearsal schedule will end with the March 30 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: 10/6

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME:  2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

ROOM:  Band Room

CLUB COST:  $40.00 due by 9/18

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Ms. Titus

GRADES:  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:  9/24

WHEN:  Wednesdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:05

ROOM:  119

CLUB COST: $55.00 (participation fee and supplies)

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  
Ms. Ballard

GRADES:  6 - 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:  
10/28

WHEN: Wednesdays

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 will run again this year!  Over the last three years, several TMS students have won awards for their performance at the Model UN conference in March. If you are interested in global communities, role playing and/or 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: 9/23  


WHEN:  
Wednesday

TIME:  2:30 - 3:30 

ROOM:   117

CLUB COST: $40.00 

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Connelly and Ms. Reynolds

GRADES: 6- 8

                             
SCHOOL STORE


Students plan sales, take inventory, order supplies, count money, make signs, plan advertisements on posters and morning announcements, create a showcase display, organize the store, and socialize with other members.

The School Store is open for business every morning during homeroom period.

Three to four store workers sell to other students and work the cash register. It's a fun group of students who enjoy the process of working at a store in a school setting.

 


START DATE:
 9/28 


WHEN:  
Mondays

TIME:  2:30 - 4:00 

ROOM:   103

CLUB COST: $40.00 

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Rosenzweig

GRADES: 6- 8

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:
  9/21

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:  9/28

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 meets once a week on Wednesdays, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.,
 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, conduct interviews 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 and create a weekly news broadcast for the school community that 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:  9/23

WHEN:  Wednesdays

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

ROOM:  Library

CLUB COST
: $40.00

ADVISOR
:  Ms. Estevez & 
Mr. Fay

GRADES: 6-8

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:  9/29

WHEN:  Tuesdays

TIME: 2:30 - 4:00

ROOM:  103

CLUB COST: 40.00 per student

Checks to TMS SAA

ADVISOR:  Mrs. Rosenzweig

GRADE: 8