Each school year we are pleased to offer your child(ren) opportunities outside of the classroom to get involved with the various clubs we have to offer here at Ira Jones Middle School. We are very excited about our club offerings for the current 2019/2020 school year and look forward to having your children get involved in our school activities.
This year the district is implementing a one-time unlimited participation fee of $10 for any or all clubs. Fees will be collected in the front office. Please include the student’s name and identification number with the fee.
*Denotes that fee is not necessary for participation
Art Club is a year-long opportunity for all students at Ira Jones to expand their Art skills, knowledge, and appreciation beyond the classroom. Art Club is a collaborative environment that fosters student creativity and an individual’s ideas. Not only will there be extensions on class material, but there will also be new topics discussed within Art History and Art technique. Some of the topics and activities will include:
The ultimate goal for the Art Club is to build a larger appreciation for the Visual Arts and to promote creative/abstract thought. Art Club will meet on Fridays during the school year, unless otherwise noted on the monthly club schedule. Students who participate in the club will responsible for obtaining a meeting schedule from Mr. Niwa. Each session will last approximately 1 hour. Art Club is currently full. If you are interested in joining see Mr. Niwa to be added to the wait list.
Drama Club is open to all 6th 7th and 8th grade students who audition to be part of the school musical that will be performed at Plainfield North High School. Practices start in October and run through January. Click here for further information.
Intramurals meets every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. until 7:40 a.m. Students play a variety of games including dodgeball, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, Spikeball, and ping pong throughout the school year.
Journalism Club pubishes the school newspaper, The Eagle's Eye. This is a quarterly club that students an join at the beginning of each quarter their schedule allows. Journalism Club meets on Mondays afterschool - see Ms. Larson for specific dates.
In Math Club, students work individually as teams to solve challenging problems for fun and in preparation for a math competition on January. Meetins are held every other Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. See Mr. St. Yves for a schedule.
In Robotics Club, students learn how to design, assemble, and program Lego Mindstorm Robot in order to participate in the 4-H Regional Robotics Competition. Last year the theme was HealthBots (the robots had to make healthy choices). Meetings are held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. See Mr. St. Yves for a schedule.
The Ira Jones Student Council is an after school club that allows students to share ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals. The purpose of Student Council is to build unity among the students, provide leadership opportunities for students, and plan events and activities that promote PRIDE. Student Council also helps raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need, and school reform.
Video Game Club is a fun and interactive club where students can gather and explore the history of video games by having hands-on experiences with a wide array of vintage and modern console video game systems. From sports games, strategy games, and team games, students will have access to console systems going all the way back to the Atari 2600 (1977 release date) to the cutting-edge technology fo the latest generation fo consoles of today in the Xbox One S. Ten (or more); different console systems and hundreds of video games are available at each meeting. Video Game Club will meet from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and from 3:05 to 3:45 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
WE Act Club is open to any student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Our club's activities are driven by our members, and our goal is to do good things for our school, local, and global community. Some of the ways in which we serve our community are through raising money for charitable organizations, collecting food and clothing items for various causes, running a blood drive for the American Red Cross, and building up our members as philanthropists. Students may join this club at any point throughout the year, the more the merrier! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Mrs. Swanson's room from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m OR 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The main focus of the yearbook group is to assist in the creation of a school yearbook that represents the diverse student population of Ira Jones Middle School. Students in the yearbook group learn about basic photography, writing skills, design layout, computer software programs, and working successfully together as a production team. The yearbook group will meet on Tuesdays throughout the year as deadlines dictate.
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