Clubs

Clubs

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 2017/2018 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.

Club Meeting Day Time Sponsor Room
Art Club Friday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Mr. Niwa 156
Community Service Club Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ms. Palukaitis 137
Drama Club M, W, F 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ms. Blair/ Ms. Galaty Cafeteria
Homework Club * Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ms. Bork Media Center
Intramurals * Friday 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Mr. Doyle Large Gym
Journalism Club Monday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ms. Larson 207/229
Math Club Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mr. St. Yves 109
Robotics Club Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mr. St. Yves 109
Student Council * Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mr. Berard/ Ms. Johnson Media Center
Yearbook * Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mr. Pilch 160

*Denotes that fee is not necessary for participation

 

 

Art Club

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:

  • Drawing, Painting and 2-D Design
  • Sculpture and 3-D Design
  • Printmaking
  • End of the Year All Student Art Show

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 and 30 minutes.  Art Club is currently full.  If you are interested in joining see Mr. Niwa to be added to the wait list.

 

Community Service Club
Ira Jones' Community Service 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 Tuesday in Miss Palukaitis' room from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Drama Club

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. The drama club website is http://www.irajonesdrama.weebly.com/

 

Homework Club

Homework Club (also known as HOT Club for Homework Or Tutoring Club) is held after school every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m. HOT Club provides students with a quiet and productive work time to complete assignments, absent work, or make up tests. During HOT Club students will have access to computers and tutoring from peers/teachers.

 

Intramurals

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

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.

 

Math Club

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.

 

Robotics Club

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.

 

Student Council

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.

 

Yearbook

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 Wednesdays throughout the year as deadlines dictate.