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September 24, 2015

Middle School Activities and Clubs

Importance Of Extracurricular Activities

Research shows that students who are involved in school activities are academically more successful. Participation allows students and teachers to interact on a more personal level than the classroom allows.

Available Clubs and Activities at GMS:

Advisor: Marissa Izykowski

Builders Club:
Advisor: Greg Heroth

Environmental Club
Advisor: Jessie George

Junior National Honor Society:
Advisor: Trish Bobowski

Drama Club (Spring musical)
Advisor: Jennifer Flynn

Lifetime Sports Club (6th grade only)
Advisors: Traci Grant and Janice Defino-Jost

Student Government Association
Advisors: TBA

Advisor: Kayla Dolder-Belknap

Advantage After School Program

The Gloversville Middle School Advantage After- School Program strives to provide parents with a safe after-school environment for their children to improve their social, emotional and academic competencies, as well as reduce negative youth behavior. The program is held Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. each day that school is in session until 2:30 p.m. Students are provided a meal and time to complete homework with staff assistance before participation in other activities. All activities take place in the school building or on school grounds.

The program seeks to work closely with parents so that students feel supported and encouraged by family and staff. Parents attend meetings and complete written surveys to provide input for the continuous development of the program. Parents are always welcome to visit and urged to volunteer. Parents and family members are invited to events that range from playing games, making crafts and discussing topics of interest.

Students are presented with a wide variety of activities and experiences, which focus on the development of middle school youth. These include recreational activities presented as various “clubs” such as cooking, science, math, journalism, computer, etc. These activities are designed to be fun and interesting while providing opportunities for your child to socialize with their peers, improve grades, make good decisions, set goals, and feel better about themselves. Youth eligible for the Gloversville Middle School Advantage After- School Program must attend the middle school, transportation is not provided.

For more information on this program please call Program Coordinator Melissa Geier at 775-5720 ext. 9007.

Teen Town

Teen Town is for all Gloversville Middle School students who meet the criteria of the event. The criteria and list of eligible students are released prior to the event. The goal is to provide a safe, fun, atmosphere for students to get together socially. It is held on select Friday nights and offers food, a DJ, and activities such as basketball.

Only students presently attending Gloversville Middle School will be admitted to Teen Town. Teen Towns are scheduled periodically during the school year, dates and times to be announced. Students may not leave the building during that time unless accompanied by a parent. No student arriving more than 30 minutes after the start time will be admitted unless a note is brought from home. Any chaperone, with permission from the school administrator, may turn away or eject a student displaying inappropriate or disorderly conduct. Parents will be contacted and the students will not be allowed to attend Teen Town for the rest of the year. Students who are suspended or who are absent the day of a Teen Town function are not allowed to attend.