FLEX CLUBS

Apples to Apples -Students in this club will have the opportunity to play the popular comparison card game, Apples to Apples. This hour will serve as a time to reinforce descriptive, creative thinking skills while in a relaxed, social setting. Requirements are a strong knowledge of adjectives and nouns, a good sense of humor, and the ability to work well with others. Get ready to make new friends and have fun!

Art Club - 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.

Band -- Band students only 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) –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. 

Best Buddies-- 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 golf to name a few. 

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! Relive 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 :) 

Brain Busters-  If you like to use logic and at times, to think outside the box – Brain Busters is the club for you. Our club will engage your mind by giving you brain teasers, minute to win-it challenges, escape the room activities and logic based puzzles. Join us for strategy based thinking, timed challenges, team work based activities, and lots of fun!

Car Club-- 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.

Chess Club - Come and play one 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

Color Guard-- 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! 

Coloring and Word Search Club (and a little drama...)--Do you like to color? Do you enjoy word search puzzles? How about a little bit of both? If you want to relax and enjoy some word searching or color blending, join the Coloring and Word Search Club!

Community Choir-- 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.

Computer Club--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.

Computer Programming -- This club provides introductory, self-paced courses for programming drawings, animations and games using JavaScript. Students can also learn how to create webpages with HTML. In addition, students can learn Python and many other computer programming strategies and concepts! You choose! Work at your own pace and learn how to program computers!

Crochet & Knitting Club-  Student will learn how to crochet and we will work on projects together. Students can make blankets, hats, and scarves that we can donate to cancer patients or homeless shelters or may make projects of their choice. Students may also knit if they know how. Students will eventually need their own hook and yarn.

Door Decorating Club--In this club, we will design and create dazzling decorations that can be displayed on classroom doors throughout the school building. We will make door decorations based on seasons of the year, holidays, or customize them to fit a teacher's subject or interest. We will take requests from teachers who would like us to "bling out" their door in a creative and fun way. We will have a variety of materials available for students to use including bulletin board paper, cut out letters, paint, scissors, glue, glitter, etc. If you like arts and crafts and are excited about adding a decorative touch to a classroom door, then this is the club for you.

Dungeons & Dragons Club -- The classic role-playing game returns for another year! Create a fantastic hero and experience a world built around your imagination. You'll work with teammates and their unique skills to solve fiendish puzzles, uncover lost artifacts, and defeat wicked monsters...all on paper of course! Please see Mr. Monaco for an application - experience is not a perquisite! So whether you're an actor looking for a different type of stage, or you've just got a mind for creativity, then sign up for the Dungeons & Dragons club!

El Coqui - Do you want to learn and appreciate the Spanish culture through language, food, music, traditions, games, and dances? This club will explore all that and more!

ESPN Club--In this club you will have the opportunity to talk about sports, watch highlights and sports-related movies. The members of this club will also get a chance to be active and engage in sports, such as basketball, in an open gym style activity.

FarmBot Club - must fill out an application Calling all Engineers, Coders, Designers, and Farmers! Do you have a passion for engineering? Are you into computer coding? Do you want like to grow your own plants? Maybe you just think the FarmBot is the coolest thing you have seen lately. In the Farmbot club you will be able to combine all of these interests. SIS is receiving our very own FarmBot. Look it up, it's awesome, or click on the description for the video. This is the club that will be responsible for building, designing, and maintaining the FarmBot hardware and software. This club will need members who are committed to making it every FLEX and are willing to work hard and learn all about some amazing futuristic technologies. 

Horticulture, Aquaculture and Macramé Club Looking for a group of dedicated students interested in engineering, art and/or science willing and able to verbally collaborate and physically work together. If you want to learn more about gardening, aquaponics and dabble in macramé then this is the club for you. We will use the SIS Community Garden and Tilapia system as well as other resources. We will meet both indoors and outdoors where we will learn from each other. We will design systems and build structures as needed. Many of our plants need new homes and artistic presentation, if interested, we need you.

History Through Film-- Movies 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 or surrounding historical events. Together we will discuss how accurate the movie 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 movie may have on our society as a whole and see if it distorts or helps our view of history.

Kindness Club --  If you like to perform kind acts for others and also enjoy arts & crafts & nature then this club is for you! 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 occasionally enjoy some delicious snacks during our club meetings.

Kindness Club -- If you like to perform kind acts for others and also enjoy arts & crafts & nature then this club is for you! 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 occasionally enjoy some delicious snacks during our club meetings.

Kindness Rock Painting Club-- Kindness Rock Painting Club: Join us to spread a little kindness and cheer throughout the town. In this club, we will paint rocks with inspirational quotes, messages, pictures, and symbols; we will share them by placing each rock out in our community. Throughout this process, our goal is to brighten someone's day and to add beauty and creativity to our environment! :)

Paint By Numbers Club-- 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 paint-by-numbers kit with you to participate in the club. These kits can be purchased online or at any arts & crafts store. (ex. Michael’s or JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store)

Photography Club--must fill out an application 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. 

Reading for Fun Club- Reading should be fun so let's make sure this flex club is 100% fun. Each week, we'll meet in Mrs. Zhitomi's room 231 and be sure to bring your latest JRB. With comfy seats and weekly snacks, the emphasis is on a quiet environment to enjoy your book!

Recycle Club - This club will collect recyclables from the teams and bring them to a centralized location for recycling.

Relaxation Yoga Club-- (Yoga, meditation, Relaxation Strategies) Feeling stressed or overwhelmed with homework, school, friends, and/or extracurricular activities??? Then this club is for you! This hour will serve as time to relax, de-stress, and help activate your mind. Forget all your worries while you mediate, participate in yoga class, or learn relaxation strategies to use outside of this club! Soon enough you'll have less stress, better sleeping habits, and a happier lifestyle. Get ready to meet new friends and feel relaxed!!!

SIS School Store - Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Do you want to uncover the big secrets to having a successful business? If so, then becoming a member of the school store is the place for you! You will be in charge of setting up and running the store. Imagine all of the communication, job, and organization skills you can get during our time together every FLEX period!

SIS Viking Digital Newspaper

Teen Corp--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 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--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?

Trivia Challenge--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. 

Walking Club-- 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--Students will use their creativity to produce a creative, innovative yearbook which records school memories and events. They will complete layouts and take pictures to highlight the 2017-2018 school year.

Zen Coloring & Drawing Club--If you’re a student that loves to draw or color to relax, then join us! In this club you will choose from different designs or quotes to draw and/or color, while listening to relaxing music and learning about different strategies to relax and relieve stress to use at school and/or home.

Youth-to-Youth-- 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.