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Announcers - PA

(8th graders only)

Ms. Salpek/

Mr. Smalley

Open to 8th grade students.  Responsible for daily morning announcements.

Battle of the Books

(7th and 8th grade only)

 

 
 

Ms. Cummings

Runs (generally) from late November to late February.  Students form teams and read books for Sewickley Public Library’s Battle of the Books.  We meet periodically during activity periods and have one after school cram session on the day of the Battle.  

Book Club

(6th grade only)

Ms. Cummings

Meets during lunch.  First semester is devoted to Mock Newbery.  Second semester, TBA.

Chamber Orchestra

Mrs. Leasure

Chamber Orchestra is a by-audition extra curricular orchestra comprised of violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists from all grade levels who must also participate in either orchestra, band, or chorus.  The ensemble performs additional literature after school for one hour each week.  The Chamber Orchestra intends to further enrich the music program at MMS by providing talented/hard working students the opportunity to pursue the in-depth study and performance of diverse orchestral literature.

   

Chess Club

Mr. Soxman

Students of all levels are welcome to attend.  This club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment during activity periods.

 

Choral Ensemble

Mr. Furlong

Choral Ensemble is a by-audition group comprised of singers from all grades and music ensembles.  We meet activity periods and occasionally before school.   Although the main focus is on jazz and popular music, this versatile group also performs Renaissance Madrigals and everything in-between.  

Counseling Office Helpers (7th grade only)


Ms. Salpek/

Mr. Smalley

Open to 7th grade students.  Responsible for delivering passes along with other tasks.

Flag Crew


Mr. Smalley

Open to all students.  Responsible for raising and lowering the flag.

Forensics Club (Debate)

Mr. Williams

Open to all MMS students.  Students learn the intricacies of speech and debate.

FComputer Club

computer club

Mrs. Steele

Open to all MMS students.  Computer club meets after school either Wednesday or Fridays in the computer lab.  Students will learn computer coding from high school students and parents in computer science fields.







Homework Club

Ms. Salpek/

Mr. Knorr





The After School Achievement Program (Homework Club) meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15 PM in the Marshall Middle School Library.  This is a voluntary program, and parent permission is required to participate.  Please see Ms. Connor’s website for more information.

Jazz Band (6th, 7th, 8th)

Mrs. Granite

Jazz Band is a by-audition extra-curricular band comprised of students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum set, guitar, bass and piano. The group is selected from all grade levels, among students who are in band, orchestra or chorus. The ensemble performs traditional jazz band music, before school once each week. Auditions will be held during the first week of October. Additional details, including audition requirements, are available on Mrs. Granite's website, in the "Jazz Band" tab.

Jr. Classical League

Mrs. Byrnes

Open to all current Latin students in grades 8-12.  Encourages exploration of the language, literature and arts/culture of ancient Rome and the understanding of how those civilizations influence our own society.  Active members are permitted to join NA at the Penn State Latin Convention in May.

Library Helpers

(8th grade)



Ms. Cummings

Students must apply for position.  See Mr. Prince for application.  Meet during activity period to help with managerial aspects of library: shelving books, stamping due date cards, neatening stacks, etc.












Marshall Buddy Program


Mr. Smalley

Open to all students.  Purpose is to build meaningful relationships between students with and without disabilities.






Marshall Players (Drama)


Ms. Mayer

Open to all students.  This club studies all aspects of theater with a focus on acting.  Students will gain skills in design, creative expression, and problem solving as they work individually and as a team as they work toward a performance.  





Math Counts

Ms. Coulter

Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  MATHCOUNTS is an opportunity to engage in a fun and challenging math program.  Students are able to practice their math skills to prepare themselves for the end of season MATHCOUNTS competition, competing against neighboring schools in the county and possibly the state.  Students work individually, in groups and in teams during the competition.

Media Arts club

 

Ms. Mayer

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Media are tools we use to communicate. Studio art is a way to visually communicate and express creativity. Combine the two and you have Media Art & Design Club. Media art and design is for students who enjoy using technology in a creative and expressive way, as well as use traditional studio art techniques. This club will explore the world of graphic design and typography, explore and use various forms of media including photography, videography, and print media, and explore how to combine traditional studio art projects in conjunction with technology. Students will have the opportunity to communicate about school events, MMS yearbook, and MMS school wide projects while using cameras, computers, digital programs, and hands on studio art tools.

Popcorn and Paperbacks

(7th and 8th grade)

Mr. Prince

Meets during lunch, activity period, and after school 3x a year. We read a novel and watch the film adaptation, comparing and contrasting the two.

Science Bowl Club

Mr. Williams

Open to all MMS students. Students will prepare for the national science bowl competition and hone their general science knowledge.

SRunners Club

 

 

Runner

 

 

Mr. Williams

Students will have the chance to stay in shape and train through the tough winter months with MMS Runners club. Meeting dates TBD outside the gym, 3:00-4:00. Starts late October through February.

SPAMM – Student Newspaper

Mrs. Moschetta

SP@MM is the Student Paper at Marshall Middle School. It is written by students for students.  Various articles relating to the interests and activities throughout MMS are the focus.  It is another way students at Marshall can express their creativity and diversity.  Any student in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade is able to be a member.    



Stage Crew

Mr. Furlong

The Stage Crew at MMS is responsible for helping out with the technical and stage-oriented elements of activities taking place in the auditorium, including assemblies, concerts, performances, etc.  Duties range from light and sound board operation to spotlight to stage hands to general setup and takedown of stage materials.  It is open to students in grades 6-8, and no previous experience is necessary.

Student Council

Ms. DeStefano

MMS Student Council is an organization of five elected eighth grade officers and representatives of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who meet on a regular basis to address and meet the needs of the student body, school, and community.  This occurs by doing projects, activities, programs and fundraisers to promote leadership, service, citizenship, school improvement, and fun.

Talent Show

Mr. Soxman

The is an opportunity for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to showcase their talents to their peers.  Students practice after school during January and February to prepare for their final show in early March.  Talents of ALL kinds are welcome!

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Mr. Kohler/

Mr.Vorrasi

This is an international organization that operates at Marshall Middle School as a club for students with an interest in technology activities: computer aided drafting/design, Delta Dart design and gliding, radio controlled transportation, etc. Club sessions are organized to prepare for competition in these areas at local, state and national levels.









Kids for Wish Kids Club

(Make-a-Wish)

Make-a-Wish MMS Logo.PNG

Mr. Mascari

This club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Students fundraise for the Western PA Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Meetings occur twice a month, during activity period, after school or before school.  Students are responsible for advertising, organizing, and carrying out various fundraisers throughout the year.

 6th Grade Futspong

Futspong

 

 

 Mrs. Ruiz  Open to boys and girls in 6th grade.  Runs from mid-November until mid-March.

 Powder Puff Football

Powder Puff

 Mrs. Ruiz Open  to 8th grade girls and 8th grade Football players who would like to help assistant coach. Runs from September through November

Walking Club

Walking Club

 Mrs Datillo

Get some mild exercise and enjoy nature on MMS campus.  From 3:00-4:00; days of week to be determined by the group; some walks may occur before school if interest is there.

 

Robotics Club
 Robotics
 Mr. Kohler

Open to all students see Mr. Kohler for more information.

VEX IQ Club

Vex IQ

 Mr. Vorrasi  Open to all Students see Mr. Vorrasi For more information. 

 Art Club

 

Art Club

 Mrs Sell

Open to 6th, 7th, & 8th graders who are interested in creating collaborative art beyond their normal art classes. Students will work together to beautify their school, community, and households. Art Club will meet once a week, on Thursdays, during the activity periods.