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Clubs and Activities during Remote Learning

Club Description Sponsor Name and Email Meeting Days and Times Link to Join
Math Club: Join Mrs. Sinwelski for Virtual Math Club! A time when you can explore all the fun things math has to offer! We will play games, work on projects, and go on virtual field trips. Hope to see you all there! Mrs. Alysia Sinwelski, asinwelski@d131.org Thursdays at 2:45 PM starting January 21 http://meet.google.com/lookup/MathClubMonday 
Technology Club/IMSA Fusion: Explore! Investigate! Create! In the Technology Club, we’ll discover the amazing world of science, technology, engineering and math. (Yes, even math!). We’ll work together to create, design and experiment using hands on activities and computer technology.  Mrs. DelFiacco, kdelfiacco@d131.org and Mrs. Danos, adanos@d131.org Wednesdays at 2:30 PM starting January 13 https://meet.google.com/lookup/aojmkoveee
Drama Club: Learn how to perform drama games online and also learn how to act through scenes and sketches.  We may have a performance or two if all are interested in performing in front of a virtual audience.   Mr. Eric Curtis, ecurtis@d131.org Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45 – 4:00 PM starting January 12. We may add more days if necessary.   https://meet.google.com/lookup/ea6v4oyyca?authuser=0&hs=179
Acceptance Club: Y’all means y’all. An LGBTQ friendly club that focuses on sharing resources/literature/news/discussion for middle school students. Everyone is welcome. Ms. Andres, candres@d131.org Every other Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Begins January 14. https://meet.google.com/lookup/acceptanceclub
Robotics and Engineering Club: In this club we explore engineering design concepts and learn how to program a robot! We will do other online programming activities as well. We can also look at how to design video games. Leslie Ward, LWard@d131.org Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 PM starting January 12. https://meet.google.com/lookup/avlx5h7qgr
Art Club: If you enjoy art and want to work with other students doing projects and having fun, art club is for you! Mr. Mueller, kmueller@d131.org Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 starting January 13. https://meet.google.com/lookup/fn5dzdacvv?authuser=0&hs=179
Poetry Club: This is a creative writing club that publishes students’ creative writing at the end of the year. Poetry, short stories, fan fiction, rap. Be ready to write! Everyone is welcome. Ms. Andres, candres@d131.org Tuesdays each week 2:45 – 4:00 PM, starting January 12.   https://meet.google.com/lookup/poetryclub
Guitar Club: Hang out and jam with other students in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Experienced and beginning players are welcome!  If you don’t have a guitar, some are available at Simmons to pick up.  Mr. Stade, estade@d131.org Wednesdays 2:45 – 3:45 PM (starts Wednesday, January 12 at 2:45 PM) https://meet.google.com/lookup/c4wypqd3gb?authuser=0&hs=179
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS): NJHS is a society that works together to learn leadership skills and give back to the neighboring and school community.  Students are eligible to join based on their academic GPA, a completed application, and a faculty recommendation.  The next round of open applications will be in April of 2021. Erik Toman, etoman@d131.org Every other Wednesday at 1:30 PM – Starting January 13 https://meet.google.com/lookup/fuf7546vdj
Library Book Clubs: We will read a different book together every month and discuss it. Read cool new books with your friends! Ms. Murphy, jmurphy01@d131.org We will meet every two weeks starting the week of January 11. Join the google classroom to vote on a meeting time! 6th Grade: HERE 

7th Grade: HERE 

8th Grade: HERE 

Student Council COVID Style: Join us to spread kindness and positivity throughout our school and community; additionally a gathering place to chat and come up with creative ideas to improve our school and help others! Sherri Cornelissen, scornelissen@d131.org and Christine Gear, cgear@d131.org once or twice a month on Wednesdays at 2:30, but will be changing to Mondays opposite faculty meetings once established. https://meet.google.com/lookup/csnvlg4pwe?authuser=0&hs=179
Peace Jam: We will meet weekly to learn about people that have worked or are still working to make this world a better place and have won the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of their hard work.  We will do some of our own service projects so we can make our part of the world a little better as well! Amy Johnson, ajohnson03@d131.org Tuesdays at 2:45 – 4:00 PM. Starting Jan 19. https://meet.google.com/lookup/gqtjtifi5r
Cheer: We will meet weekly to practice essential cheer moves and watch videos that will help us practice our cheer moves safely at home. Let’s get ready for next year! Rosa Huerta, rhuerta@d131.org and Sandra Monarrez, smonarrez@d131.org  Wednesdays at 2:30 PM https://meet.google.com/lookup/d6wy6a3qcf

Clubs during the regular school year when students and teachers are in the building

Band (6th, 7th, 8th)

A full year course, which consists of daily rehearsals, home practice, playing quizzes, and performances. In Band, students learn to make music together by listening to each other and developing their own musical skill. Students improve their skills by playing scales, breathing properly, articulating, and counting correctly. Students in Band will develop their skills as a musician, as a music reader, and learn about musical styles, composers and cultures. The bands performs throughout the school year at Simmons and other district events.

Jazz Band

An extra curricular ensemble open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students. Jazz band rehearses Monday and Thursday mornings at 7 A.M. Jazz Band performs at school concerts, and other district events. In Jazz Band students be exposed to swing, rock, Latin jazz, and other styles of music through listening and playing. Students will also be exposed to improvisation through listening and playing.

Guitar Club

Meets after school on Wednesdays and is open all Simmons students. Students at any level of experience are welcome to participate. Students will be exposed to playing rock, classical, Latin and other styles of music. Students whom don’t own a guitar may be able to rent/borrow a guitar a from Triple Threat Mentoring.

Acceptance Club

Acceptance Club meets every other Tuesday after school in Ms. Andres’ room, 315, from 3:15 – 5:00pm. This club focuses on creating a safe, welcoming and supportive learning environment for all genders and sexualities. Everyone is welcome.

Robotics Club

The Robotics and Engineering Club encourages students to problem solve and work together as they design and build Lego Mindstorms robots. Students also learn beginning programming skills as they program the robots to perform various tasks. The club competed in a regional robotics showcase the past two years, with our 6th grade team winning a Rookie Award in 2017.

Drama Club

A process-oriented after-school theater oriented activity in which students learn the tools of imaginative play, listening and observation skills and self confidence. This culminates in creating sketches, and rehearsing a play as well as multiple performance opportunities.

Art Club

Art club allows students to develop their creative side. Exploring different mediums, learning new skills and having fun with friends. Art club meets once a week from 3:15-4:15 PM. Club teacher: Mr. Mueller

Eco Club

Eco Club is and after school club for Simmons staff or students interested in caring for the earth. We will garden and work toward creating earth-friendly practices at Simmons. Eco Club meets every other Thursday in Room 315 from 3:15 – 5 PM. Ms. Andres is the sponsor. 

Poetry Club

Are you interested in writing stories, poetry, fan fiction, rap?  Poetry Club is a club for all creative writers. Come join us every Wednesday after school in Ms. Andres’ room 315, from 3:15 – 5pm.

Student Council

Student Council is a student-based organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Students participating in all levels of the Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. We do a variety of philanthropic activities, as well as supporting the community and school. Our main goal each year is to “give back” and help students understand the rewards of doing things for others.

Clubs and Activities during Remote Learning

Club Description Sponsor Name and Email Meeting Days and Times Link to Join
Math Club: Join Mrs. Sinwelski for Virtual Math Club! A time when you can explore all the fun things math has to offer! We will play games, work on projects, and go on virtual field trips. Hope to see you all there! Mrs. Alysia Sinwelski, asinwelski@d131.org Thursdays at 2:45 PM starting January 21 http://meet.google.com/lookup/MathClubMonday 
Technology Club/IMSA Fusion: Explore! Investigate! Create! In the Technology Club, we’ll discover the amazing world of science, technology, engineering and math. (Yes, even math!). We’ll work together to create, design and experiment using hands on activities and computer technology.  Mrs. DelFiacco, kdelfiacco@d131.org and Mrs. Danos, adanos@d131.org Wednesdays at 2:30 PM starting January 13 https://meet.google.com/lookup/aojmkoveee
Drama Club: Learn how to perform drama games online and also learn how to act through scenes and sketches.  We may have a performance or two if all are interested in performing in front of a virtual audience.   Mr. Eric Curtis, ecurtis@d131.org Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45 – 4:00 PM starting January 12. We may add more days if necessary.   https://meet.google.com/lookup/ea6v4oyyca?authuser=0&hs=179
Acceptance Club: Y’all means y’all. An LGBTQ friendly club that focuses on sharing resources/literature/news/discussion for middle school students. Everyone is welcome. Ms. Andres, candres@d131.org Every other Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Begins January 14. https://meet.google.com/lookup/acceptanceclub
Robotics and Engineering Club: In this club we explore engineering design concepts and learn how to program a robot! We will do other online programming activities as well. We can also look at how to design video games. Leslie Ward, LWard@d131.org Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 PM starting January 12. https://meet.google.com/lookup/avlx5h7qgr
Art Club: If you enjoy art and want to work with other students doing projects and having fun, art club is for you! Mr. Mueller, kmueller@d131.org Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 starting January 13. https://meet.google.com/lookup/fn5dzdacvv?authuser=0&hs=179
Poetry Club: This is a creative writing club that publishes students’ creative writing at the end of the year. Poetry, short stories, fan fiction, rap. Be ready to write! Everyone is welcome. Ms. Andres, candres@d131.org Tuesdays each week 2:45 – 4:00 PM, starting January 12.   https://meet.google.com/lookup/poetryclub
Guitar Club: Hang out and jam with other students in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Experienced and beginning players are welcome!  If you don’t have a guitar, some are available at Simmons to pick up.  Mr. Stade, estade@d131.org Wednesdays 2:45 – 3:45 PM (starts Wednesday, January 12 at 2:45 PM) https://meet.google.com/lookup/c4wypqd3gb?authuser=0&hs=179
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS): NJHS is a society that works together to learn leadership skills and give back to the neighboring and school community.  Students are eligible to join based on their academic GPA, a completed application, and a faculty recommendation.  The next round of open applications will be in April of 2021. Erik Toman, etoman@d131.org Every other Wednesday at 1:30 PM – Starting January 13 https://meet.google.com/lookup/fuf7546vdj
Library Book Clubs: We will read a different book together every month and discuss it. Read cool new books with your friends! Ms. Murphy, jmurphy01@d131.org We will meet every two weeks starting the week of January 11. Join the google classroom to vote on a meeting time! 6th Grade: HERE 

7th Grade: HERE 

8th Grade: HERE 

Student Council COVID Style: Join us to spread kindness and positivity throughout our school and community; additionally a gathering place to chat and come up with creative ideas to improve our school and help others! Sherri Cornelissen, scornelissen@d131.org and Christine Gear, cgear@d131.org once or twice a month on Wednesdays at 2:30, but will be changing to Mondays opposite faculty meetings once established. https://meet.google.com/lookup/csnvlg4pwe?authuser=0&hs=179
Peace Jam: We will meet weekly to learn about people that have worked or are still working to make this world a better place and have won the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of their hard work.  We will do some of our own service projects so we can make our part of the world a little better as well! Amy Johnson, ajohnson03@d131.org Tuesdays at 2:45 – 4:00 PM. Starting Jan 19. https://meet.google.com/lookup/gqtjtifi5r
Cheer: We will meet weekly to practice essential cheer moves and watch videos that will help us practice our cheer moves safely at home. Let’s get ready for next year! Rosa Huerta, rhuerta@d131.org and Sandra Monarrez, smonarrez@d131.org  Wednesdays at 2:30 PM https://meet.google.com/lookup/d6wy6a3qcf

Clubs during the regular school year when students and teachers are in the building

Band (6th, 7th, 8th)

A full year course, which consists of daily rehearsals, home practice, playing quizzes, and performances. In Band, students learn to make music together by listening to each other and developing their own musical skill. Students improve their skills by playing scales, breathing properly, articulating, and counting correctly. Students in Band will develop their skills as a musician, as a music reader, and learn about musical styles, composers and cultures. The bands performs throughout the school year at Simmons and other district events.

Jazz Band

An extra curricular ensemble open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students. Jazz band rehearses Monday and Thursday mornings at 7 A.M. Jazz Band performs at school concerts, and other district events. In Jazz Band students be exposed to swing, rock, Latin jazz, and other styles of music through listening and playing. Students will also be exposed to improvisation through listening and playing.

Guitar Club

Meets after school on Wednesdays and is open all Simmons students. Students at any level of experience are welcome to participate. Students will be exposed to playing rock, classical, Latin and other styles of music. Students whom don’t own a guitar may be able to rent/borrow a guitar a from Triple Threat Mentoring.

Acceptance Club

Acceptance Club meets every other Tuesday after school in Ms. Andres’ room, 315, from 3:15 – 5:00pm. This club focuses on creating a safe, welcoming and supportive learning environment for all genders and sexualities. Everyone is welcome.

Robotics Club

The Robotics and Engineering Club encourages students to problem solve and work together as they design and build Lego Mindstorms robots. Students also learn beginning programming skills as they program the robots to perform various tasks. The club competed in a regional robotics showcase the past two years, with our 6th grade team winning a Rookie Award in 2017.

Drama Club

A process-oriented after-school theater oriented activity in which students learn the tools of imaginative play, listening and observation skills and self confidence. This culminates in creating sketches, and rehearsing a play as well as multiple performance opportunities.

Art Club

Art club allows students to develop their creative side. Exploring different mediums, learning new skills and having fun with friends. Art club meets once a week from 3:15-4:15 PM. Club teacher: Mr. Mueller

Eco Club

Eco Club is and after school club for Simmons staff or students interested in caring for the earth. We will garden and work toward creating earth-friendly practices at Simmons. Eco Club meets every other Thursday in Room 315 from 3:15 – 5 PM. Ms. Andres is the sponsor. 

Poetry Club

Are you interested in writing stories, poetry, fan fiction, rap?  Poetry Club is a club for all creative writers. Come join us every Wednesday after school in Ms. Andres’ room 315, from 3:15 – 5pm.

Student Council

Student Council is a student-based organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Students participating in all levels of the Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. We do a variety of philanthropic activities, as well as supporting the community and school. Our main goal each year is to “give back” and help students understand the rewards of doing things for others.