After School Activities for 2018-19

 

  • Clubs meet immediately after school each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. The activity ends at 4:05 p.m. Bus transportation available for resident students. Students must get a bus pass from their club or activity sponsor in order to board the bus.
  • If you are in ISS, have a 1-hr, 2-hr, or are absent on that day, you may NOT attend an after-school activity.
  • Each student must pay a $20 After School Activity Fee and have a signed parent permission form turned in before they are eligible to participate

 

Yearbook TBD begins meeting during 2nd Grading Period

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Activity Descriptions

Art Club
ART CLUB is open to 6th-8th grade students. If you like to create independent art pieces, ART CLUB is for you! Come prepared with ideas. An application is required and you must hear back from Mrs. Walsh to attend. We will meet most Thursdays in room 112.

Sponsor: Ms. Walsh


Book Battle
Attention avid readers:
Join the Book Battle Club to discuss this year's Area-Wide Book Battle books & prepare for the January tryouts for our Heights' team. Meetings will be held in the Library on Tuesdays beginning 2nd grading period.

Sponsor: Ms. Zoltanski


Book Club
This after school activity is designed to help you choose books to read, give you a chance to share book recommendations with the group, and give you a quiet place to settle in with a good book, or maybe even read a book with a small group! Sign up in the front office at Mrs. Lynch's desk on Tuesdays by 2:00pm! We will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Sponsor: Ms. E. Weber


Electronic Gaming Club
In the spirit of helping all students feeling connected to their school environment and form relationships, which have proven to be a key component of academic success, this type of club with a staff member sponsor is beneficial to students. The club will focus heavily on playing games, writing reviews, gaming tips, and summaries of many top rated (appropriate) games (Rated Teen or Below) to be submitted to the Eye-on-Heights. Information related to video game ratings can be found at: http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp .

Sign-up for Electronic Gaming Club here.

Sponsor: Mr. Seibert


Heights Band Club
Band Club is a time for students to practice with their friends, use the band iPads to access SmartMusic, receive help from Ms. Hall and work on solo and small ensemble music from the band room library. Band Club is open to all Heights Band members in all three grade levels. Students may attend when they wish - they do not have to commit to coming to every Wednesday club. Also, there is no advance sign-up. Please just make sure that you have gotten permission to stay after from your parents before coming to school on Wednesdays.

Sponsor: Ms. Hall


Homework Club
Grades 6,7,8
Meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday thru May 1st. You must sign-up on with the grade level Homework Club sponsor on each day of attendance. Students MUST bring homework with them to complete during the afterschool club.

8th Grade Homework Cub Sign-Up

Tuesday

6th - Huber (1st & 3rd Tuesdays), Weber (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)

7th - Slane

8th - Benoist

Wednesday

6th - McCain

7th - Slane/Rice

8th - Zoltanski

Thursday

6th - Carr

7th - Rice

8th - Robin


 

 

8th Grade Intramurals
Intramurals is a time for students to come together and play a variety of sports in a more relaxed atmosphere than organized sports. Activities will vary weekly, and will include such sports as: capture the football, football, soccer, matball, team handball, and hockey. Sign up sheets will be located in grade level hallways

Sponsor: Mr. Brown


Jazz Band
Jazz band is an audition based group for 7th and 8th grade students that will rehearse on Mondays from 3:00-4:30 PM.  We perform multiple times throughout the school year at concerts and events around the community.  In order to be in jazz band, you must already play an instrument (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Vibes, Piano) in band, orchestra, or be a member in the choir.  For more information, please see Mr. Smith  (band teacher) in room 242.

Sponsor: Mr. Smith


Leaping Lizards
Leaping Lizards is a club for environmentally-minded students who like to combine community service activities with environmental issues and events. Students promote ecological awareness here at the Heights by recycling paper, "red-barrel" plastics/bottles, ink-jet cartridges, and by publicizing community-wide electronic waste collection days. We will meet Thursdays after school in the 6th grade large-group room!

Sponsor: Ms. McCain


Makerspace Club
Is it fun for you tinker with robots and electronics? How about creating things like marble mazes? Do you like to experiment with computer coding? What about building things? Or are you the crafty type who likes to come up with your own creations? Then Makerspace Club is for you. We will meet three times per month. The first 20 students who sign up to stay after school in the library will get to explore a variety of Makerspace stations that week.

Meeting Dates: Most Wednesdays

Sponsors: Ms. Harder and Ms. Sallee


Middle School Sports

Fall
Cross Country –Coach Payne
Girls Volleyball - Coach Franken & Coach Gilbert

Spring
Boys Volleyball - Coach Franken
Track & Field –Coach Franken & Coach Sepanski
Girls Field Hockey - Coach Dalton & Coach Ross


Watch for specific announcements throughout the year pertaining to the various sports.


Math Tutoring
Math tutoring is open to all students grades 6-8 for the first 15 students that sign up.

Tuesday - room 211 with Ms. Jordan

Wednesday - room 302 with Ms. Rasmussen

Thursday - room 331 with Mr. Smith

Sign up in the front office.

 

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness means paying attention to what is going on in the present moment. Research shows that it improves focus, helps us to deal with stress anxiety, improves relationships, and helps us work with difficult emotions. Meditation is one element of mindfulness, but you can practice mindfulness at any time during any activity. Come and check it out!

Sponsor: Ms. Hall


Chain Links
Looking for an afterschool club where you can help promote kindness at Heights and in our community? Chain Links could be the club for you! Open to all 7th and 8th graders that complete an application. Pick up an application in the Information Center and turn in to Ms. Osman in the Counselor's Office.

Sponsor: Ms. Osman


Renaissance Club
Are you interested in helping to make our school a better place? Would you like to have a say in what happens at Heights? In preparing for school dances, tournaments, and other after school events? In continuing to make sure we have fun, entertaining, and informative episodes of Eye on Heights? Would you like to be part of a focus group that helps to decide how to make our school more friendly and inviting? If your answer was ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions, be sure to join after school on Thursdays. Listen to the announcements weekly to see what we will be working on that week, or just ask Mr. Winship. (Will meet in room 338.)


Sponsors: Mr. Winship and Mr. Brown


Pattonville Junior Honor Society
School-wide honors club that recognizes 7th and 8th grade students for their academic achievement and involves them in service activities within the school and community. Students MUST fill out the PJHS application and need to have qualifying grades and conduct at school to be considered.Students that are selected by this application process will remain in PJHS their entire time at Pattonville Heights as long as they remain in good standing with grades and conduct. PJHS students have a ten dollar fee and meet twice a month.

Sponsors: Ms. Gibson & Ms. Robin


STEMin Women
We will explore STEM careers and the importance of jobs in those fields.  We'll conduct fun, collaborative STEM activities.  We'll learn about STEM corporations in our region, and hear from women who are employed there.  Meetings in room 306 the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Sign ups are on the Heights Activities webpage and are limited to 20 students.

Sponsor: Ms. K. Weber


Step Club
The Heights Step Club is the place to learn choreographed movements, steps and chants to perform as a team. You will learn and develop new step routines and express creativity with enthusiasm and precision. Heights Step Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month beginning in October.

Sponsor: Ms. McCain


Yearbook Club
Be a part of the 2018-2019 yearbook staff! We are looking for representation from each grade level and each team. You need to be able to attend after-school events such as dances and tournaments. We will meet on selected days. If interested, pick up an application in office.

Sponsor: Ms. Hartsock