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.
Advisors: L. Carroll
Iroquois Nisky Buddies is a friendship club that meets during lunches, Access and other times on days organized by the advisor. Students (sixth, seventh and eighth graders) with disabilities and their peers spend time conversing, completing work, playing, and spreading kindness. Friendship is the most valuable gift we can give one another. Please consider joining and offering the gift of friendship to others. Contact the Nisky Buddies Advisor, Laura Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Advisors: F. Adamo, L. Farina, W. Huntley and S. Wolfort
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.
Advisors: H. Johnston, W. Huntley and M. Lawton
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.
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.
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.
Advisors: K. Carroll and B. McAllister
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.
Advisors: F. Adamo and S. Wolfort
Advisor: L. Carroll and K. Skinner
The Positivity Project Club, or the P2 Club, focuses on empowering students to build positive relationships and become their best selves. The club engages in discussion and authentic student-drive activities centered around the 24 character strengths indicated in the Positivity Project, as well as educating students through positive education. We begin each activity with research from positive education, kindness and gratitude.
We meet after school as a group weekly to plan and complete projects. Students who can not meet after school are welcome to help with projects during lunch and Access. Contact Laura Carroll and Kateri Skinner for further information on how you can join this awesome group of students who aim to spread positive energy and kindness throughout the Iroquois Community.
SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Club
Advisors: D. Andersen and A. Rajmane
Advisors: F. Zhang, J. Lian and T. Fyvie
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.!
Advisors: A. Rizzi and J. Tambasco
Ski Club is designed for any interested skier or snowboarder. As a school club, we go to Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts. Students are able to take lessons or ski/snowboard with a buddy. Ski Club runs from January through February (Friday nights, the bus leaves at 3:30 p.m. and returns at 10:45 p.m.). It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the slopes!
Advisors: K. Caffrey and L. Stanziano
The Spanish Club explores various cultural topics (crafts, foods, movies, etc.) from the Spanish-speaking world. We usually meet twice a month from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Listen for club meeting dates on the daily announcements. Students may take the late bus home or get picked up by a parent.
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.
Advisor: K. Carroll
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.
Advisor: M. Hanchar