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Clubs and Activities - 2021-2022
There is a $100.00 student activity fee for participation in as many clubs you want to join.  Only a $100 fee for one or more clubs
NOT $100 FOR EACH CLUB

GWMS Clubs 2021 - 2022

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

Meeting Dates & Location:  Daily @ 7:45 am in the Main Office

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ART CLUB

Be a Great Creator! Join the Art Club if you wish to pursue creative ideas and explore a variety of artistic concepts and materials. Explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects through a variety of different materials. Each session will focus on a specific concept or art medium.  Some sessions will be “student choice” meetings.

Advisor: Mrs. Manke

Meeting Dates & Location: 10 sessions, mostly Tuesdays, from October through January/February.  Art Studio, room 112.
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The B.E.E CLUB

B.E.E. Club stands for Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Monahan is the advisor to the club and he is really looking forward to working with the students. This club is open to any students who are interested in learning about these topics. In this club, students will participate in the following activities: 

  • Playing the Stock Market Game (year-long) in a competition against other Middle School students. 

    Learning about entrepreneurship through the Trep$ program and starting your own micro-business. 

    Having guest speakers teach the club about educational opportunities and careers in economics.

For more information, see the B.E.E. Club Google Classroom page. (Join Code: ylq2sxh)

Advisor: Mr. Monahan 

Meeting Dates & Location: TBD
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BRAINBUSTERS

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 two or three times a month to practice answering questions and working with the buzzer system. Meets are held at other schools once per month.

7th and 8th-grade students only

Advisor:  Mrs. Scrudato

Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined in Room 320
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 CAMBODIA CLUB

Did you know that our fundraising efforts 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 Cambodian culture, customs, language and even write letters to our Pen Pals!  We are hoping to SKYPE to be able to speak to our new friends!  We also need fundraising 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  

Meeting Dates & Location:  Tuesdays or Thursdays & Room 224
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CHESS CLUB
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Do 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: Rotates between Tuesday and Wednesday, Room 329
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GW E-SPORTS (GWEST)

GWEST Club stands for GW E-Sports Team. Mr. Monahan is the advisor to the club and he is really looking forward to working with the students. This club is open to any students who are interested in E Sports the Middle School Esports League. The Middle School Esports League aims to harness middle school students’ passion for video games through organized competition in a safe and secure format. MSEL is an integral part of teaching important skills that students will be able to take with them into high school, college, and beyond.

For more information, see the GWEST Club Google Classroom page. (Join Code:dxchdzf)

Advisor: Mr. Monahan

Meeting Dates & Location 
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FISHING CLUB

Interested in fishing? Join the fishing club! We go fishing in local streams and ponds as well as winter dryland practice. We share our fishing tips and strategies.  We will meet at local fishing holes and have some fun!

Advisor: Mr. Ransom

Meeting Dates & Location: TBD (once per week) location will vary depending on which local fishing hole we are using
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GREEN TEAM

GW Green Team Club is open to all students and teachers who want to promote environmentally sustainable practices at the local level here at GWMS.


For more information, see the Green Team Club Google Classroom page. (Join Code:4s5xh3w)

Advisor: Mrs. Feit

Meeting Dates & Location: TBD

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GW FILM FESTIVAL CLUB

This club is open to all students who are interested in making movies.  Students will learn basic film-making techniques and edit their work using WeVideo.  Student films created in the club may be entered in the annual GW/BF FILM FESTIVAL which plays for a live audience in June.  

Advisor: Mr. Luts

Meeting Dates & Location: To Be Determined (once a month) & Room 312
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MATHCOUNTS CLUB

The MATHCOUNTS Competition is a national middle school coaching and competitive

mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and

engaging "bee" style contests. The program exists in all 50 states. Practices from

October through December are open to everyone and will be conducted after school in

Room 322. In early January anyone that is interested in trying out for the GW team will

take part in the school competition. The twelve high scorers will make up our 2021-2022

team. Students are coached in everything from basic arithmetic skills to math logic,

probability, and statistics, linear algebra, and polynomials.

The MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition (Bergen/Hudson Chapter) will take place in

February 2022. If we do well enough there, we could advance to the State Competition in

March 2022.

Please listen for announcements as we plan on starting during the second full week of

October.

Advisor: Mr. Pepe

Meeting Dates & Location: Wednesdays/Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm Room 322
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PRISMS LITERARY MAGAZINE

GW’s Prisms literary magazine provides an opportunity for students with an interest in art and writing to work together throughout the year on a school publication.  This is open to all grades and will meet approximately one day a week from October through April.

Advisor:  Mrs. Cannon

Meeting Dates & Location:  Fridays 3:00-4:00 & Room 223
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SKI CLUB

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Advisor: Dr. Melucci 

Meeting Dates & Location:

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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 non-profit organizations. Our Thanksgiving and “Soup-er-Bowl” food drives are some of our major projects. We also run a book/gift/hat drive during the winter holidays and collect hygiene and snack items for deployed US soldiers.  During virtual school, we created signs of encouragement for essential workers. 

Advisors:  Mrs. McKinnon

Meeting Dates & Location: every other Wednesday, room 313
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SEXUALITY AND GENDER ALLIANCE

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is open to Middle School students who want to:

• work toward a more inclusive community

• learn about gender and sexuality diversity in an affirming group

• support all of their peers with compassion, confidentiality, and action

There are no requirements to attend and no formal membership roster. Every student is welcome to attend as frequently, or infrequently, as their schedule and interest level allows.

Advisors: Dr. Melucci and Ms. Kabash

Meeting Dates & Location: TBD
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STUDENT COUNCIL

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. The Council officers are 8th grade only and are elected in the Spring.

Advisors:  Mr. Kadus and Ms. Simone

Meeting Dates & Location:  To Be Determined and Room 116
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UNIFIED CLUB

Unified Club is a club sponsored by Special Olympics to bring all students together to promote inclusion and promote disability awareness. We work on fun activities, running school-wide events, and community activities such as Paint Night, Yoga Night, Unified walk, and an End of Year Field Day!

Advisors: Mr. Ransom & Mrs. Padykula

Meeting Dates & Location: Tuesdays every other week from 3-4 in the cafeteria.
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WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB 

The Weight Training club will take place in the fitness center on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all students who are interested in improving their fitness. Students will be able to use all of the equipment in the Fitness center including weight machines, dumbbells, medicine balls, and cardio machines. 

Advisor: Ms. Tucker

Meeting Dates & Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fitness Center
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YEARBOOK CLUB

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!

8th Grade Students Only!!

THIS IS A YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT AND YOU MUST BE WILLING TO MAKE THIS COMMITMENT!!

 Advisor: Mrs. Dodd

Meeting Dates & Location: To Be Determined
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** Please note: There are many activities in addition to our clubs, such as George Rockington, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra, School Play, etc… Keep an eye out for these exciting opportunities!!


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