Art/Anime Club

Advisor: B. Colby

Iroquois Middle School’s Art Club and Anime Club are run on alternating weeks beginning in October each year.  The clubs also meet on Friday mornings, and Wednesdays after school to accommodate students with conflicts in their schedule.  Both clubs have open enrollment for all students, and there is no attendance requirement.  The Art Club is responsible for set design for the school play, and various visual arts projects around the school. We occasionally complete our own projects as well.  Anime Club is for students interested in Manga and Anime.  During club meetings we watch Anime films, draw, and discuss both the animation, style, and narratives involved in Anime.

Best Buddies

Advisor: L. Depken – Carroll

Iroquois Best Buddies is a friendship club that meets from 8:40-9:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Students, (sixth, seventh and eighth graders) with disabilities and their non-disabled peers spend time conversing over breakfast and lunch, complete school assignments together, play, and spread kindness.  They support a Friendship Week during the year, collect items for non-profit organizations in need, and participate in the Best Buddies Walk to support this great organization.  Iroquois Best Buddies currently boasts 50 members and is continuously growing.  Contact the Best Buddies Advisor, Laura Carroll at lcarroll@niskyschools.org for more information.

Broadcasting/WIRO

(8th grade students only)

Advisors: Steve Wolfort, F. Adamo, and L. Farina

WIRO or Wired IROquois, is a student-run television station that provides the school with the morning announcements as well as other topical information, mixed with a good dose of middle school humor. ​ Students are the on-air talent, run all equipment and write and produce taped segments as well as the daily, live shows. WIRO was started in 1998 by teachers Patrick McGrath and Steve Hanchar and has been dedicated to providing its student participants with a daily job that mirrors real-world expectations. WIRO has routinely graduated many students who, after their eighth grade WIRO experience, go on to college programs in broadcasting or production. 

Class of 2022

Advisor: D. Frank

The Class of 2022 Iroquois Middle School is a club established to coordinate all of the eighth grade activities that occur during this special year for our students.  Such activities include fundraisers, field trips and various in school activities. 

Drama Club

Advisor: M. Jesep

Drama Club draws students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to put on one show in the spring.  The play changes each year.  Auditions begin in November, rehearsals are December through March (including some Saturdays) and the performances occur on a Friday and Saturday evening, usually in late March.

EPIC

Advisor: K. Leto

EPIC stands for Empower Peers Inspire Change. This club is for any student who wants to make good choices and helps spread the word to others.  In the past we have been a part of Red Ribbon Week, we have done trips to the Regional Food Bank and we have gone rock climbing.

French Club

Advisor: L. Macko

French Club  meets monthly on “third Thursdays” for French cultural exploration including food, games, crafts, videos, etc.  All French students are welcome. Visit the French Club website.

Game Club

Advisors: M. Bonczkowski and V. Maxwell

The Iroquois Middle School Game Club is open to all students in sixth through eighth grade. It is a drop-in based club where students are not required to come on a weekly basis, but can attend when they are interested. Students can socialize through individual and group based game activities including board games, cards, puzzles, and video games.  Students are invited to join on Thursday afternoons from 3:15-4 p.m. in room 203. 

Homework Club

Advisors: B. McAllister and K. Carroll

Homework Club meets on Monday in the Counseling Center.  This is a quiet place available for students to come after school and complete homework.  Snacks are provided.

Makerspace Club

Advisor: S. Wolfort

Makerspace Club is about encouraging exploration, building creative confidence, and developing grit through passion projects and design challenges.  Activities range from coding and electronics to 3D printing and inventing solutions using recycled materials.

Newspaper Club

Advisor: L. Stanziano

Newspaper Club produces a quarterly newspaper for Iroquois Middle School. It includes articles, interviews, comics, random trivia, etc.  Meetings are held weekly.

Recycling Club

Advisor: D. Ackley

 

Science Bowl

Advisors: M. Judd and K. Postlethwait

Students compete regionally in early March by answering jeopardy-style questions about science and math.  They also build a race car that is powered by clean technology (dropping weight, solar or hydrogen fuel cell). Qualification exam is in November.  The winning team goes to nationals in Washington, D.C.!

Spanish Club

Advisor: K. Caffrey

The Spanish Club will be meets once a month from 3:15 – 4 p.m.  Students may take the late bus home or get picked up by a parent.  All Iroquois students grades 6-8 are welcome to attend.

If any parents are of Hispanic heritage and would like to attend a club meeting to share information about their country of origin, we would love to have you as a guest speaker! Please email Sra. Yetto at cyetto@niskyschools.org or Sra. Caffrey at KCaffrey@niskyschools.org to set up an appointment.

Student Council

Advisors: H. Miller and J. Tambasco

Iroquois Student Council is a club to give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. Student Council members help plan school events that contribute to Iroquois community and school spirit. Visit the Student Council website.

Survivor Book Club

Advisor: L. Farina

Survivor Book Club is for Iroquois students, parents, faculty and staff. We meet in a casual atmosphere so that students and adults can discuss young adult literature. Survivor meets every month from 7-8 p.m. in the Iroquois Media Center. Read the book we are reading that month and come to the meeting ready to discuss! Also, bring the titles of more young adult novels so that you can recommend them to others! Visit the Survivor Book Club website.

Visibility

Advisor: A. Malone

Visibility meets as a group to provide a safe, supportive, inclusive environment both within the club and in the larger school community for students who identify as LGBTQI+ or as Allies. Students will participate in activities that educate themselves, their peers, and staff on issues that affect individuals who identify as LGBTQI+. Club members will be challenged to confront bullying and homophobic slurs/statements in order to create a safer middle school environment for all students.