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Clubs and Activities - 2018-2019
There is a $100.00 student activity fee for participation in one or more extra-curricular activities.


ANNOUNCEMENT CREW
 

The announcement crew meets to review announcements to be made on the public announcement system. They conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, read announcements, and recognize the birthdays of students each day. This club is for 8th graders only.

Advisor:  Dr. Kashmanian (Principal)
 Meeting Dates & Location:  Daily at 7:45 am in the Main Office

BRAIN BUSTERS 

Are you interested in testing your knowledge in a competitive team environment? If the answer is YES, then Brain Busters is for you! Brain Busters is a club activity where teams of 7th and 8th grade students compete against other Middle School teams from Bergen County, such as Cresskill, Waldwick and BF!  Our team will meet from 3:00 to 4:00 about once per week to practice answering questions and working with the buzzer system. Meets are held at other schools about once per month. 7th and 8th grade Students only

Advisor:  Mr. Pfeiffer (Monroe Guidance Counselor)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Practice is Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday in Room 320


CAMBODIA CLUB
Did you know that our fundraising built a middle school in rural Cambodia in 2008? Join the Cambodia Club and learn about all the students who attend our sister school and the students in other programs we also support in Cambodia. During our meetings we learn about Cambodia culture, customs, language and even write letter to our Pen Pals! We are hoping to SKYPE to be able to speak to our new friends! We also need fund raising support to keep the program going. Join your friends in creating and running the best fundraising events! We meet once a month and snacks are provided!


Advisor: Mrs. Handy (Monroe 6 SS)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 224


CHESS CLUB
Black And White Pawns.pngDo you enjoy critical thinking, problem solving, and strategy?  Do you enjoy games that challenge you to think quickly while you are playing them?  Join the Chess Club!  Whether you are a novice or an expert, this club will teach you how to play the game better.

Advisor:  Mr. Couch
Meeting Dates & Location:  Tuesdays, in Room 329



DEBATE CLUB
Are you making an argument, or just being contrary? 
There's a difference, and the GW Debate Club is here for students who want to discover that difference, and learn techniques for effective and persuasive speech.  Like any sport, argumentative skills can be developed, practiced, and refined.  The debate club will be a safe space to grow your public speaking and argumentative skills.

Advisor:  Mr. Lutz (English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined and room 323


FREE FUN CLUB
Let your son/daughter stay after school or come early one day a week and just play outside (weather permitting) or in the gym, like we used to do in the "good old days".  An adult will be around in case of emergency, but kids are basically on their own to make up games, have fun, and just be kids without someone telling them what to do and how to do it.

Advisor: Ms. Vasquez (Physical Therapist)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Tuesdays in the New Gym


FRENCH CLUB
Parlez-vous Francais?  Join the French Club!
We meet once to twice per month and discuss French culture, people, foods, movies, etc...  All students are welcome!



Advisor: Madame Riley (French Teacher)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 327

GW/BF FILM FESTIVAL CLUB


This club is open to all students who are interested in producing their own movies.  Students will learn basic filmmaking techniques, use of digital video cameras, and then edit their work using iMovie.  Students who are interested in making a film for the “GW FILM FESTIVAL” may use GW’s equipment and edit their work.  Students may also bring in previously shot footage to edit.  Upon completion, movies can be saved on a DVD for home viewing and/or submission to other film competitions.

Advisor:  Mr. Luts (English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 114

GREAT CREATORS WORKSHOP/ART CLUB
Join the Art Club if you wish to pursue creative ideas and further explore the amazing world of visual art.  Explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects through a wide variety of materials.  Specific topics will be listed for each meeting.  Work on your own or as a group.  Individual instructions are available.

Advisor:  Mrs. Manke (Art Teacher)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Specific Wednesdays (some Tuesdays possible) & Art Studio

MATH COUNTS
 
Math Counts is a series of competitions designed to produce high levels of math achievement. It is an opportunity for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to be involved in an enriched, challenging experience that promotes a strong and mature interest in math. Students are welcome to compete for a place on the team which will compete against other local and state teams.

Advisor: Mr. Pepe (Godwin 7 Math)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 322

PRISMS LITERARY MAGAZINE


GW’s Prisms Literary Magazine provides an opportunity for students with an interest in art and writing throughout the year on a school publication.  This is open to all grades and will meet approximately one day a week.

Advisor: Mrs. Cannon (Monroe 6 English)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Fridays 3:00-4:00 & Room 223

SKATEBOARD CLUB
This club is for both new and experienced skateboarders!  This is an opportunity for skateboarders to teach and learn different types of tricks and techniques using our skateboards.
You must provide your own skateboard and helmet.

Advisor:  Mr. Ransom (Physical Education)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & GW Gym


SPANISH CLUB
The Spanish Club is open to any middle school student. We will be meeting twice per month. Join us in “traveling” to various Spanish-speaking countries to explore their unique people, music, and food as well as working on interactive, cultural projects!  We hope to see you there!

Advisor: Senora Kaplysh (Spanish Teacher)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 328


SPIRIT AND SERVICE CLUB
 

The Spirit and Service Club is a wonderful opportunity for all students to share their enthusiasm for helping others. We coordinate various school-wide drives and efforts during the year to assist local nonprofit organizations. For example, our Thanksgiving food drive, is one of our major projects. It has been very successful in the past thanks to the support of the club members and the student body. Another major event is our annual "Souper" Bowl. We have also held other drives, collections, and bake sales to benefit the community.

Advisors:  Mrs. McKinnon (Godwin 6 English) and Ms. Shine (Godwin 6 Special Ed.)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 124


S.T.E.M. CLUB

S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In our club, we learn about robotics, programming, science experiments, 3D printing and anything else STEM related!.   

Advisor: Mrs. Kuiken (Godwin 7 Science)
Meeting Dates & Location:  Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 & Room 104 or Cafeteria


STUDENT COUNCIL
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The Council officers are 8th grade only and are elected in the previous Spring.
The GW Student Council is the student government organization of the school and is composed of all three grade levels. Students work toward the betterment of the school and on several yearly community service projects, school dances, and school-wide spirit activities. Delegates meet regularly with the advisors and Principal to plan these activities. Homeroom representatives are elected in homeroom.

Advisors: Mr. Kadus (Godwin 8 SS) & Ms. Simone (Monroe 8 Special Ed.)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & Room 320


TRACK AND FIELD
  This is a spring activity open to all grades and genders.  It is a “learning the sport” program that will meet approximately 2 times per week and have 2 to 3 track meets against other teams.

Advisor: Mr. Mullin (Godwin Guidance Counselor)
Meeting Dates & Location:  SPRING SEASON



VOLLEYBALL CLUB (Girls only)

The volleyball club provides girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade an opportunity to learn basic volleyball skills and practice those skills. It also provides girls in 7th and 8th grade a chance to compete against other schools in game situations. The club runs as a clinic on Mondays for 6th grade girls and as a team for 7th and 8th grade girls from the middle of February until approximately April 1st, Tuesdays through Fridays after school. If you are involved in other clubs, do not worry, we will work out the times! First meeting will be in November and you can sign up at the meeting!!

Advisor:  Ms. Tucker (Health & Physical Education)
Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined & GW Gym


YEARBOOK CLUB

8th Grade Students Only!!
THIS IS A YEARLONG COMMITMENT AND YOU MUST BE WILLING TO MAKE THIS COMMITMENT!! Come help us preserve your GW memories!! We need your help with fundraising, taking pictures, editing and layout. You will have your yearbook forever, so become part of the process and help make it special!

Advisors: Mrs. Dodd & Ms. Simone (Monroe 8 Special Ed.)
Meeting Dates and Location:  to Be Determined




YU-GI-OH CLUB

Do you enjoy playing games? Cards? In our club you can duel other players, trade cards and complete in an end of the year tournament! Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Don't have any cards? We have loaners available! Come join us for fun!!

Advisor: Ms. Vasquez
Meeting Dates & Location:  Tuesdays in the New Gym

 

** Please note: There are many activities in addition to our clubs, such as Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra, School Play etc... Keep an eye out for these exciting opportunities!!