Clubs & Activities


Paul Ruskamp

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.

Michele Mulder

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

Christina Snyder

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.

Patricia Harris

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.  


Matthew Moore

African American 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 student interested. 


Ruth Sitzman

Book Blasters:  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 times vary.

Student Council:  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 times vary.

Scott Bleyhl and Trevor Shearer

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  Below is a link to a 5 minute video that explains a little more in depth what DnD is.  Meets on Friday's from 3:15-4:30 p.m.


Mr. Shrum 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!  Meets in room 104 on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:30 p.m.


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.


Nichole Kriegler

School Play:  Students audition for, practice, and perform a play.  Meets on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 3:15-4:45 p.m.