Arts & Activities

North Arts and Activities

North Middle School offers a multitude of enriching extra-curricular opportunities that build leadership, conflict resolution and creative skills. Our arts and activities offerings are geared towards providing children the opportunity to explore their passions.

NEW FOR 2019-20! ONLINE CLUB/ ACTIVITY REGISTRATION

Q: Who all needs to register?
A: EVERY STUDENT INVOLVED in any co-curricular activity including: Clubs, student council, play/ musical participants including crew. The following activities do NOT require registration: Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, WEB Leaders.

Q: How much does it cost the student?
A: The activity fee remains the same as the last several years at $20 per student per school year. Each family will pay the $20 online with each of their children's first activity registration. They are then free to register for anything else online at no extra charge for the remainder of the school year.

Q: Is this the same online registration that MFHS and NMS already use for athletics?
A: So glad you asked! Yes. Families will have ONE account to use for all sports and clubs for all the children in the household. If the student registering for a club has ever done a sport here at MFHS or last year at North, they already have an account and all the demographic info will auto-fill.

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Activities

AVID

Advisors: Mrs. Close and Ms. Mariscal

Description: AVID is a program designed to help bright kids in the academic middle get on the path to college by learning new organizational and note-taking strategies while strengthening writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading skills.

Objectives:
  • Provide students the academic instruction, skills and other support to prepare them for college eligibility and success; workforce readiness
  • Give students the pride that comes with challenging and succeeding
  • Increase school “coping skills”
  • Increase the student’s level of career awareness
  • Enhance citizenship
  • Motivate and inspire students

Best Buddies

FBLA

Advisors: Mr. Nitz & Mrs. Frafjord

Meet: After school the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2:30-3 p.m. in Lab 141.

Description: FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. It is a national organization for students with an interest in developing their professional and leadership skills. It is an extremely popular club at our high school in Menomonee Falls, and well known state-wide and nationally. More and more schools have been starting chapters at the middle school level.

FBLA operates the school store and students will have the opportunity to compete in business-related subjects at the regional and state level against students from other middle schools. The regional competition will be at Madison College in February. Students who do well at regionals can qualify for the state competition, in LaCrosse, in April. We will also be involved with some community service projects throughout the year and will work collaboratively with the high school chapter on various projects.
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FIRST Lego League

Advisor: Mr. Park

Description: First Lego League introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. First Lego League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students get to:

  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS© technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations

What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills students learn will last a lifetime.

Get Fit Club

Advisors: Mrs. Fuiten and Mr. Tischer
Description: This club promotes healthy living and provides opportunities for students to exercise in a fun and relaxed setting outside of the school day and/or organized sports. Get Fit Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40 – 3:40 pm from November through March. Students participate in a variety of physical activities including but not limited to swimming, pickle ball, running, weight lifting, basketball and volleyball. Each student activity is led and supervised by a physical education teacher. Students are welcome to participate in the program as many times as they wish during the course of the year.

Geography Bee

Advisor: Mr. Cox

Meet: Typically it is one day after school, usually in mid-January from around 3:00-4:15. The Geography Bee will take place in Mr. Cox’s room at North. The qualifying test will take place during flex in the beginning of January to determine the top 25 who qualify for the Geography Bee.

Description: The Geography Bee is a great challenge for any 6th, 7th, or 8th graders who want to test their geography skills and knowledge. The school level competition is an oral format. The winner of the school-level competition then takes the written qualifying test and if they place in the top 100 scores in the state, they then move on to the state level competition. The state winner then advances to the national level competition.

LINK Information: After School Study Hall

LINK INFORMATION

WHAT: LINK is an afterschool, supervised study hall that is available to students who need extra time for homework.

WHEN: LINK is generally held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:35 – 4:00.

SCHEDULE: 2019-2020 Schedule

WHERE: Lab 238

Other Information:

  • Students are to report promptly to Lab 238 right after school
  • Students arriving late to LINK must have a pass from a teacher
  • Students arriving after 2:45pm (without a pass from a teacher) will NOT be admitted
  • Students will sign in at the LINK binder upon arrival
  • Students should bring all the materials they will need, along with anything that they are bringing home after LINK
  • Students are required to stay for the entire time – until 4:00 (they are not allowed to come and go throughout LINK)
  • Students leaving early from LINK must have pre-arranged written permission from a parent/guardian
  • Students will sit as assigned
  • Students may use the computers ONLY for school work
  • LINK is a silent work time for students; students will not be allowed to work together during LINK
  • Students may use personal listening devices as long as they continue to work….if that means a cell phone for a student, he or she may use it as long as it is ONLY used for listening to music
  • One teacher will be available to help provide support for students in completing their work.

Mountain Biking

North Middle School students are invited to join the high school mountain bike club. Please click here for more information on the club.

North's Student Leaders

Advisors: Mrs. Boehler and Mrs. Theis

Our meetings: will be held 1-2 Mondays per month after school from 2:35-3:30 p.m.in Room 117.

Description: Builders Club + Student Council = North’s Student Leaders is a very active service organization that serves North Middle School activities as well as community events connected with the Kiwanis Club. It is a student group which plans many of the events geared for students and staff during the school year. It raises money for organizations of the students’ choosing and it allows students to be involved outside of school with some Kiwanis Club events.

Some of the activities planned throughout the year include: Spirit Days, CRUSH Soda sales, Pop tab collections, CAPS of LOVE and community-based service projects as well as several intergenerational activities. Anyone can join at any time during the school year- all are welcome. Students should listen to daily announcements for more information about meetings and activities.

Spelling Bee

WEB Leaders

Coordinators: Mrs. Riefel & Mr. Nitz
Meet: Eighth grade leaders meet during Flex on the first Wednesday of every month.
Description: WEB is a middle school transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. WEB, an acronym for Where Everybody Belongs, is built on the belief that students want to and can help other students succeed. The WEB middle school transition program trains selected members of the 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders; as positive role models, WEB Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school.


Arts

6th Grade Arts Club

Advisor: Ms. Mariscal

Meets: Thursdays Sept-May, 2:35-3:35, Art Room #217 (Please stop in for a schedule as 6th grade club meetings alternate with grade 7 & 8)

Description: The Art Club is both a service organization and a self-directed creative activity. As a service club, the group may make decorations or posters for school activities, participate in Empty Bowls, make ornaments for the Menomonee Falls Festival of Trees, create artwork to display at the Spring Art Festival and participate in a Design Challenge. The self-directed activities may include a variety of make-it and take-it art projects. Art club will sponsor a Spring Art Festival in the NMS auditorium lobby in May. Please come to our first meeting in September to find out what art club is all about; if you enjoy being creative in a relaxed social environment this club is for YOU! Membership in art club is open throughout the school year, stop in the art rooms for a permission slip and schedule. You do not need to be in an art class to join art club, everyone is welcome! See bulletin boards and the North newsletter for sign up information and our first meeting date.

7th & 8th Grade Arts Club

Advisor:Ms.Mariscal

Meets: Thursdays Sept-May, 2:35-3:35, Art Room #229 (Please stop in for a schedule as 7/8 art club meetings will alternate with grade 6 meetings)

Description: The Art Club is both a service organization and a self-directed creative activity. As a service club, the group may design and print posters for school activities, participate in Empty Bowls, make ornaments for the Festival of Trees, actively help with the Youth Art Month Art Exhibition, paint school murals, sponsor field trips to community galleries/museums, create artwork to display at the Spring Art Festival and participate in a Design Challenge.

The self-directed activities may include a variety of make-it and take-it art projects. Art club will sponsor a Spring Art Festival to be held in the NMS auditorium lobby in May. Please come to our first meeting in September to find out what art club is all about; if you enjoy being creative in a relaxed social environment this club is for YOU!

Membership in art club is open throughout the school year, stop in the art rooms for a permission slip and schedule. You do not need to be in an art class to join art club, everyone is welcome! See bulletin boards and the North newsletter for sign up information and our first meeting date.

7th & 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble

Advisor:Mrs. Schickert

Meet: Monday evenings 5-6 p.m.

Description: Jazz Ensemble is a performing group open to 7th/8th grade students. The Jazz Ensemble performs at school concerts and at a special Jazz event in May. The standard instruments in this group include saxes, trumpets, trombones (baritones), tubas, electric bass, keyboard/piano, guitar and drumset. If you are not in the band program see Mrs. Schickert in late September to discuss skill level and participation opportunities.

Drama Club

Advisor: Mrs. Hake

Description : The Drama Club is a group for those interested in the theatrical arts.

This club will inspire the love of musical theater under the guidance of directors who are educators and have years of experience directing students and working in local community theaters.

This year's production is Madagascar, Jr. Please click here for more information regarding pre-audition meetings and audition dates.

Falls Creative

Advisors: Mrs. Tess and Mr. Tamas

Meet: Thursday from 2:40 -3:30

Mission: To help students who are interested in the multimedia field, learn more about the dynamics of media: writing, producing, editing and directing in studio broadcasting.

Description: In Falls Creative VPC, students will work in small groups to create productions during the school year. The club will guide students through all aspects of production. It will provide an opportunity to create, collaborate and communicate using our studio, computers, digital video cameras, and Final Cut Pro. Students will learn how to plan, shoot, edit and publish their videos.

Any student interested in being part of this amazing club see Mrs. Tess in the LMC or Mr. Tamas.