FLEX CLUBS

 

 

Art Club--Half-year

 

In this club you will explore different art techniques and media such as colored pencils, tie dye, silk painting, and watercolor.  The members of this club will also have the opportunity to participate in various art contests.

 

Backcountry Club--Full year

 

Backcountry Club goes outside every day during Flex.  We go outside in the rain, snow, and freezing cold.  Students should be prepared with boots, jackets, gloves, and hats.  Outside we will explore the surrounding trails.  We will learn about camping, backpacking, hiking and nature.

 

Band--Full year

 

The SIS Viking Band performs regularly throughout the school year at concerts, festivals and parades.  We go to Lake Compounce every year!  This year we're also going to see the United States Coast Guard Band perform at their base in New London, CT.  The band is open to any student who plays one of the following instruments: Flute -Piccolo -Clarinet -Bass Clarinet -Oboe -Bassoon -Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) -English Horn -French Horn -Trumpet -Euphonium (baritone) -Trombone -Tuba -Bass -Percussion.  Students must be able to read music and have at least one year of experience playing in band either at Perry Hill or in another school district.  ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN BAND FOR THEIR ELECTIVE, MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS FLEX CLUB.

 

Beautification Club--Full year

 

Let's work together to keep the school grounds looking great.  A lot of work was done over the summer to improve the landscape at SIS.  We are looking for individuals who like to rake, plant, weed, pick-up garbage ...in other words keep the school property looking it's best!!

 

Board Games Club--Half year

 

What's your favorite board game?  Monopoly?  Perfection?  Battleship?  Taboo?  We've got them all!  Sign up for Board Games club to face off against your friends and learn some new games too!  Relieve childhood favorites and get up to speed on the newest games while engaging in some friendly competition.  You'll be anything but BORED!  We hope to see you there :) *1/2 Year Club*

 

Best Buddies--Full year

 

FULL YEAR CLUB Best Buddies is an international organization dedicated to establishing one-to-one friendships among students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Buddy pairs are required to have weekly contact with each other outside of school and attend meetings during Flex.  We will have a variety of after school activities as well throughout the year such as, going to SIS sporting events, bowling, and mini gold to name a few.  Please see Mrs. Birden or Miss Miller for more information.

 

Car Club--Half yea

 

From classics to tuners, this club will explore the automobile from the very beginning to now.  Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes, Toyotas, Mazda, Nissan, Vipers, Chevelles, and Road Runners will all be studied for their style and speed.  We'll also take a look at racing through the eyes of some of the best drivers in NASCAR and NHRA Drag Racing.

 

Caring About Kindness--Full year

 

This club performs acts of kindness for the school and for the community and has fun doing it.  Last year we put encouraging notes in students' lockers, we made Valentines for a nursing home, we wrote thank you letters to veterans, we made posters for the Geography Bee winners and we decorated team clusters for different seasons among other projects!  We like to socialize, listen to music and eat munchkins during our club meetings.  We are looking for new members with new ideas for our club!

 

Chess Club--Half-year

 

Come and play one of the world's oldest and most popular games!!  The chess club will give you the opportunity to learn about the game, challenge your peers, and participate in tournaments.  Everyone is welcome regardless of your experience (at bottom of club list, not in alphabetical order).

 

Color Guard--Full year

 

Learn to spin flag, work as a team, perform and feel comfortable in front of a crowd.  Students learn basic technique for spinning a flag.  They may choose to represent the school in the Memorial Day Parade only or, in the winter, join a performance group that practices at the High School Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from November through April.  This group travels to area schools to compete against other Winter Guard groups.  Students in this group will continue to learn and possibly spin a rifle and sabre!  FULL YEAR CLUB

 

Computer Club--Half-year

 

Computer Club members are given the opportunity to try a variety of software programs available on the school network and to explore the Internet.  Internet games that are available to the students are mainly educational games that the district has deemed appropriate for them to have access to.  Games such as Fun Brain, Math Playground, and National Geographic Games that combine aspects of language arts, math, and problem solving skills are encouraged.  members are also encouraged to bring any outstanding projects or assignments that they could work on.  The goal is to offer entertaining and educational activities to club members in a relaxed, social setting.

 

Community Choir--Full year

 

FULL YEAR CLUB Community Choir is for students in Jazz Choir as well as people who could not fit Jazz Choir into their schedules.  If you like to be in the spotlight, center stage, sing, dance, and be theatrical then this is the club for you.  Have fun with your friends at "Music in the Parks" Competition performing against other schools at Lake Compounce.  Also, if you are a musician and would like an opportunity to play, join the Community Choir as an accompanist.

 

Decoupage Club--Half-year

 

Do you like crafty projects?  Do you find yourself making gifts for your friends and family on holidays and birthdays?  Do you like to add a personal decorative touch to your bedroom or locker?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the club for you.  The decoupage club is a place where you can come to make collages on everyday items such as picture frames, cups, flower vases, mirrors, folders, and so much more!  We will use words and letters from magazines, colorful tissue paper, and even pages from recycled books to decorate each item you bring to club.  These items will create the perfect decorative piece, secret message to your best friend, or will give you the chance to express your personality.  When you join, consider contributing any old magazines, books, or tissue paper.  While we will have some items to decorate, look around your room for an old frame that needs to be "jazzed up" or peek in your locker for a mirror with that boring black rim.  Come transform these items into pieces of art in Decoupage Club!

 

Diversity Club--Half-year

 

This club is meant to bring positive attention to the differences in the people around us.  We're all different!  People in our world today need to learn how to respect and appreciate others no matter their background.  Accepting and embracing differences - this is what we want to promote.  We will complete diversity activities during our meetings, as well as promoting accepting behavior throughout the school.  We will also sponsor events and activities centered around helping people around the world.

 

Dungeons & Dragons Club--Full year

 

The class tabletop role-playing game is back at SIS!  Explore a world where dice determine the results of your actions - can you successfully tiptoe across a room without waking a giant?  Or convince those elves to let you and your teammates safely pass by?  Create a fantastic hero and let your imagination soar!  If you have always wanted to play or are looking for a unique and creative experience, then join the adventure with the Dungeons and Dragons Club!

 

Garden Club--Full year

 

If you want to learn more about gardening then this is the club for you.  We will be responsible for maintaining the SIS Community Garden.  We will meet outdoors in the school garden where we will plant vegetables and flowers, learn all things garden, harvest what we grow, and of course, weed and water.  We will also plan the details to expand the garden and then build the structures as needed.  If you like the getting your hands dirty, learning about growing your own vegetables, a little bit of hard work, then we look forward to seeing you in the garden.

 

GEMS Club

 

The goal of GEMS. AKA "Girls Excelling in Math and Science" is to increase interest in STEM for girls like you through fun and engaging activities.  As a Gems Club member, you will have opportunities to participate in a variety of hands-on activities such as t-shirt chromatography, learning and inventing with Little Bits modular electronics, disassembling a laptop to see how it works, building a hovercraft and more.  These activities are designed to help you develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Who knows, maybe this could lead to a stem career path for you.

 

Healthy Kids Cooking Club--Half-year

 

Have you ever though of becoming a chef?  Do you like to cook or would you just like to learn how to help around your kitchen.  Join the cooking club and learn the basics of food preparation, keeping your kitchen clean and safe, and most importantly how to cook great tasting and healthy food.  We will make foods from all of the food groups, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat & proteins and dairy.  We will learn how to follow recipes and will create some of our own.  The cooking club will meet during flex period in the cafeteria.  Parental permission is required.

 

History Through Film--Half-year

 

Moves are fun!  We all love to go see a good movie, and history provides us with some of the most thrilling and compelling story lines.  But sometimes movies can portray events in history inaccurately.  When this is the only reference to history people have, however, these movies can hurt instead of help.  Is it important that movies portray history accurately or is it more important that movies be entertaining?  Can movies distort people's view of history?  In this club, we will look at many different movies based on our surrounding historical events.  Together we will discuss how accurate the move was, and if the changes made to the actual story were a good or bad idea.  We will discuss the positive and negative effects the move may have on our society as a whole and see if it distorts or helps our view of history.

 

Paint By Numbers Club--Full year

 

Are you someone who really enjoys painting, but are not artistically inclined enough to create magnificence from a blank canvas?  If so, this is the club for you!  Create beautiful masterpieces with a little help from the numbers.  You will need to bring your own pain-by-numbers kit with you to participate in the club.  These kits can be purchased online or at any arts & crafts store. (e. Michael's or JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store)

 

Photography Club--Full year

 

Say Cheese!  Want the opportunity to learn how to take pictures not using a cell phone?  Learn how to take still life pictures, portraits, landscape and many more types.  Explore the area surrounding SIS and find a different way to look at it and take a picture.  Have the opportunity to enter your photos into a judged contest.  Let's see if you have the eye for taking pictures.  Please see Mrs. Albright or Mrs. Smith for an application.

 

Spanish Club--Half-year

 

 -Spanish -Computers -Movies!! In Spanish Club with Señor Mak you will use the internet to learn and practice Spanish.  You will learn how to use exciting phrases such as "El niño bebe leche." and "Los insectos beben agua."  The possibilities are endless!  Also, you will get to watch some of Señor Mak's favorite movies in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles.  So, if you like to use the internet, enjoy watching movies and want to learn some Spanish, sign up for Spanish Club today.

 

Study Hall--Half-year

 

The is a time to work on homework, long term assignments, receive extra help, make up missed work, or read silently.

 

Teen Corp--Full year

 

Full-YEAR CLUB--(Prefer 2 reps/team) Teen Corp works to benefit the community and is open to 7th and 8th grade students.  Teen Corp can be used for service hours for scouting or religion classes.  Some of the activities Teen Corp has sponsored in the past include walk-a-thons to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and the Shelton Historical Society.  This year, we will run the SIS Food Bank.  We have sent cards to wounded American soldiers and have had an emergency food drive to benefit the Spooner House, our local food bank.  We have also collected pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

 

The Book or the Movie Club--Half-year

 

Which was better, reading the book or watching the movie?  In The Book or the Movie club, you'll get the opportunity to do both.  We will read and discuss various titles that have been adapted to film, and then watch the movie.  We will discuss how closely the movie follows the events of the book, how well the actors portrayed the characters, and ultimately, which was better, the book or the movie?

 

ESPN Club--Half-year

 

Do you like sports?? If so, ESPN Club is where you want to be!!  We will talk sports, have sports quizzes, and play sports!  During the NFL Season we will have NFL Pick'em and during College Basketball you can fill our your own bracket!!  Come join us in the Wide World of Sports!

 

SIS Viking Digital Newspaper--Full year

 

FULL YEAR CLUB How's your web presence?  Become a voice for Shelton Intermediate School and exercise your First Amendment rights while learning about the basics of Journalism and Creative Writing.  The SIS Viking, Shelton Intermediate's digital newspaper, is looking for future writers of the on-line media generation interested in writing creatively and about activities, news stories, sports, music, and entertainment.  This website building club will develop an on-line publication that showcases a variety of student writing.  As a club member, you will have the opportunity to help in all aspects of digital newspaper -- writing, editing, video, evaluating, and publishing.  Parent permission and accepted application required for member.

 

Trivia Challenge--Half-year

 

If you participate in Trivia Challenge, you will have the opportunity to face off against other teams to showcase your knowledge on a wide range of topics.  Are you a sports fan?  There's a spot for you!  Music obsessed?  Perfect!  Expert on the capitals of the countries in Europe!  Even better!  No matter your interest, you can help your team to victory.  We will play several timed rounds throughout the hour with the winning team earning a prize.  Get ready for TRIVIA CHALLENGE! 1/2 year club

 

Walking Club--Half-year

 

Students will actively participate in a brisk 1-1.5 mile walk around the beautiful SIS/SHS campus.  Students must wear proper footwear (sneakers), and outer garments (jackets, gloves, etc.) appropriate for the weather.  During inclement weather, students will walk indoors.  Parental Permission Slip Required.

 

Yearbook--Full year

 

By application only.  This club provides the student with the opportunity to help create the yearbook.  Students will use concepts of yearbook involving layout and design, copy writing and photography to produce the school yearbook.  They must have a well-developed sense of responsibility and meet deadlines.  This club has limited enrollment: consideration for enrollment is based upon completion of hte yearbook application and recommendations of the student's teachers.

 

Youth-to-Youth--Full year

 

Peer Advocate- A youth who, through community service and representing others, tries to improve their community and spread awareness about important issues while maintaining a positive and helpful attitude.

 

The Four Components of Youth 2 Youth

 

Information and Education

 

Info- delivers life skills information such as peer pressure, bullying self-esteem, stress management and current alcohol, tobacco and other drug information to kids in a way that is relevant and fun.

 

Personal Growth

 

During personal growth meetings all participants are given the opportunity to explore and discuss a wide range of issues.  Other structural elements, encourage healthy relationship development with peers.

 

Environmental Change/Community Action:

 

Peer leadership and addressing school/community needs.

 

Youth- led community projects develop leadership and commitment to a project or goal, as well as give teens an opportunity to play an important role in impacting their community for change.

 

Drug Free Fun:

 

Social time provide healthy and drug free alternatives for teens to socialize and interact in an exciting and safe environment.

 

 

Created on 12/13/2013 - Last updated on 9/16/2015