MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Technology Mash-Up: Students will create games, apps, avatars,
and many more technology-related activities. 3-D printing! Robots! Ozobots!
Drones? Join us Wednesdays after school and see what we can do with technology!
Sponsored by the AIM Institute. Meets on Wednesday’s from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in
computer lab 219B.
Chess Club: Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you
are welcome at Chess Club! Don’t even know how to play? Come to Chess Club and
learn the timeless game of Kings and Queens! Meets on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from
3:15-4:15 in room 209.
Manga Club: Students who enjoy Manga or Anime get together to create Manga style content, watch Anime and experience community with others who love this genre. Meets during Homeroom on Weds &/or Thursdays in the Library
Art Club: Students work on arts
and crafts, painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpture. There are opportunities for participation in
scholastics and gallery shows. Meets on Wednesdays from 3:25-5:25 p.m. in room 217.
Sewing Club: In Monroe's Sewing
Club, participants learn some basic sewing skills as well as do some Arts &
Crafts activities. Participants are also encouraged to develop a sense of
Community and Sharing by recognizing Staff during a few holidays and/or Special
Staff Days. Meets on Wednesday’s 3:20-4:30 p.m. in room 210.
History Challenge: African American History Challenge (AAHC) is
a national education competition to enhance the study and appreciation of
African American history and culture. The competition is held each February
during Black History Month and presented by the 100 Black Men of Omaha.
Students who join Monroe's AAHC undertake hours of studying to learn more about
African American history. Meets in room
211 every Wednesday starting in September; this applies to any 7th or 8th grade
A district-wide competition that involves a team of students who read
approximately 12 selected novels and compete in application activities. Meeting times vary. Coach: Michele Mulder
Poetry SLAMS: Each fall and spring student
poets from each middle school take the stage and share their writing with their
peers. Meeting times vary.
Quiz Bowl: Quiz
Bowl is an academic competition. A four-member team competes against the clock
answering questions from various disciplines.
Meeting times vary.
Think Tank: Think
Tank is a competitive problem-solving event for 7th and 8th graders held on the
UNO campus. This day-long event features a game that involves creative problem
solving. Meeting times vary
History Day: Students have the opportunity to participate
in the National History Day Contest. Each year there is a theme that presents
students with many fascinating opportunities to explore history. Meeting times vary.
Geography Bee: National Geographic sponsors a competition on
physical and social geography. All students at Monroe participate in the first
round with the top students advancing to the next round. Meeting times vary
Spelling Bee: The
Omaha World Herald sponsors the Spelling Bee. This competition is open to all
students. Students participate in school spelling bees with the top advancing
to the District Spelling Bee at TAC. Meeting
A student leadership group who focuses on activities for the benefit of
the school as a whole including recycling, library celebrations, and 8th grade
prom. Any student may apply. There are
no elections. Students must maintain passing grades in all classes and not
receive any suspensions or SSC. Meeting
Scott Bleyhl and
Dungeons and Dragons
Club: Dungeons and Dragons is a dice
rolling Role Playing game where students will have the opportunity to create
fantasy styled characters to go on adventures hunting dragons, saving villages,
and thwarting evil. Educationally this game allows for students to learn new
vocabulary, build key social skills, problem solve, act, and it even sprinkles
in some quick calculations. This is also a club that students can participate
in even while social distancing as long as they can connect to the internet. If
your child is interested or if you have any other questions on how to get
started feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a link to a 5
minute video that explains a little more in depth what DnD is.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgvHNlgmKro. Meets on Friday's from 3:15-4:30
and Mr. Bahr
Robotics Club: This is not
"Battlebots". In Robotics Club,
students design, build, program, test, redesign, rebuild, retest, and compete
with custom VEX V5 robots throughout the school year. Competitions take place
Saturdays and transportation is provided. If you want to see the game
that we will be building our robots to compete in, follow the link below!
https://youtu.be/Hxs0q9UoMDQ. Meets in room 104 on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain
Science Club: Science
club is all about taking our STEM knowledge to another level by doing experiments.
You will learn about robotics, coding, biology, physics, chemistry, ecology,
microbiology, forensic science, virtual reality, and many other different
branches of science that are not normally covered in class. Meeting days
are Tuesday’s from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Play: Students audition for, practice, and
perform a play. Meets on Tuesday’s
and Wednesday’s from 3:15-4:45 p.m.