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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Parents who want to receive general information texts about IMS Activities can do so through the REMIND APP. or set up an account on Remind.com.  Please click here to sign up with the remind codes.

 

Art Club
Meets on the First and Third Wednesday of each month from 2:30 to 3:30. Must have a ride home or be permitted to walk. 
*The first meeting will be held on Sept. 22 in Room 135. 
Sponsor: Mrs. Whitaker ([email protected])

The Art Club allows students interested in the visual arts some added exposure and time to create some new artwork. Students will learn about an artist or technique and create a project in one to two sessions. Some of the projects will include watercolor pencils, printmaking and pencil drawing.

Art Club is open to seventh and eighth grade students. Please sign up using the Remind class code: @imsart 


 Bring A Smile To The Service
Sponsor: Mrs. Makel  ([email protected]org.)

Bring a Smile to the Service is a group of students who recognize the everyday heroes of our country. They realize that these men and women are dedicated and committed to their task at hand, defending our country and keeping us safe. The students volunteer their time to write letters and send packages to soldiers deployed overseas. Soldiers are selected two ways: recommendations (if there is a known BP soldier deployed or a family member of an IMS student, they will take priority). Or soldiers are selected using the website anysoldier.com. Depending on the soldier’s preferred contact, the students will email weekly or try to send written letters frequently. They send packages at least once a month, if not more. The items sent depend on the soldier’s needs.

If you would like to recommend a soldier/Marine or are interested in joining the group, please email [email protected]org.



Drama Club
Meets weekly
Sponsors: Mrs. Quinque, Miss Persi, Ms. Fontana and Mr. Schilling

([email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
 
The Drama Club meets to help students learn acting techniques, including but not limited to: stage positions, vocalization, presentation, stage presence and dramatization.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to audition for next year's performance.  All students are able to participate in the performance as actors, dancers, singers, choreographers, student-directors or crew, make-up, costume, publicity, and photography.

Once the show is cast, students will need to make a commitment to meet regularly to prepare for the performances, including Club Meetings, Auditions, Rehearsals and Practices and the Spring Performance.



Dungeons & Dragons
Meets the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month from 2:30pm-4:30pm
Sponsor:  Ms Windham   ([email protected])

Dungeons & Dragons, frequently abbreviated as D&D or DnD, is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) where you use your imagination and a roll of the dice to decide your character's fate! In this game, players create their own characters and work together with other players to solve dilemmas, engage in battles, explore the fantasy world, and to gather treasure and knowledge. 
Regardless if you are already an experienced player or if you would like to learn more about D&D, we invite you to join our group!


E-Newspaper
Meets weekly
Sponsor: TBA

The IMS eNewspaper is digitally published four or more times each school year.  Seasonal themes and student interest help determine publications' content and frequency. Weekly meetings include brainstorming and issue-design sessions, but much creative work will be done independently.  
 

FCCLA
Meets weekly
Sponsor:  Ms. Fontana ([email protected])

IMS FCCLA meets weekly on Mondays from 2:30-3:30pm. In addition, the FCCLA Competition Team meets on an additional day to work on projects for our state/national competitions. We volunteer for organizations like SHIM, the Rotary Club and Beverly's Birthdays. We also help to make our school look better, provide holiday baked goods for families in need, and work on the school grounds in the Spring. We participate in Homecoming and Community Day. We also hold fundraisers throughout the year to help defray the cost of our competition fees and transportation fees. 

Overall, our purpose is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. 



Handbell Choir
Meets once a week after school until 3:30 PM
Sponsor: Mr. McDowell  ([email protected])  
 
The IMS Handbell Choir meets weekly after school until 3:30 PM.  Regular meetings will begin in January, due to scheduling conflicts in the fall.  Because a majority of its members participate in other after school activities, rehearsal times are adjusted as needed to give all students the opportunity to explore multiple extra-curricular options.

Handbell Choir provides an opportunity for students to experience a small, unique music ensemble.  The Choir is comprised of 10-15 students who each have an assigned part.  Some of these parts work together to create one melodic line, while other parts provide a harmonic accompaniment.  Because the success of a piece depends on how well all of the individual parts merge together, this type of performing forces the students to rely a great deal on others and also to take personal responsibility for his/her own role.  In addition to learning various playing techniques and reinforcing the concepts of rhythm and dynamics, students learn teamwork and build working relationships through making beautiful music.

Handbell Choir performances may vary from year to year but may include all 7th and 8th grade concerts as well as outside performing opportunities.



HOTT
Meets twice a week
Sponsors: Mr. Volcano and Ms. Fonda  ([email protected], [email protected])
                       
HOTT stands for Homework Over Time Team.  This is an after school program that meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 4 PM and is designed to help students who are having difficulty completing their homework.  Items addressed during the sessions include: helping students to stay on task, completing their assignments and using agendas to get organized.  While not a tutoring program, assistance is provided with work when needed. Transportation is provided home.

Students are placed in the program based on referrals from staff members, parent requests and student self-referrals.  Once enrolled, regular attendance and proper behavior are mandatory.


Interact Club
General Membership Meetings: First and third Wednesday of the month, from 2:45 - 4 p.m. in the High School LGI.  
Sponsors:  Kelsey Chapin  and Rachel Dodson ( [email protected], [email protected])

Bethel Park School District's Interact Club is a community service-focused club that works to improve domestic and international communities. In partnership with local Rotary Clubs, the Interact organization also works to assist other entities in their service endeavors.            

All IMS and High School students are welcome. 

 


Science Club
Meets Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Mrs. Evans ([email protected])
 
The Science Club provides students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of science competitions held throughout the Pittsburgh region during the school year.

Some of the activities include:

•PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition)
•Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair
•Science Fair
•PJAS State Competition


Stage Band
Sponsor: Mr.Cable ([email protected])

The Stage Band meets weekly.  It is open to students who would like to play various musical styles, including jazz, pop, rock, Latin and funk. Students will learn how to play in different musical styles, including how to swing and improvise. The ensemble has the instrumentation of the sax family, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass and drums.

The Stage Band has multiple performance opportunities throughout the school year.


Stage Crew
Meets monthly and as needed
Sponsor:  Mr. Schilling ([email protected])
 
The Stage Crew introduces students to the workings of the stage from the back of the house.  Students will learn the intricate workings of the backstage area, including the aspects of sound and lighting.  Hands-on training will occur in the areas of set design, set construction and backdrop manipulation. Students will also have the opportunity to work backstage at the various events that take place in the IMS auditorium, including the yearly IMS Drama Club production.



STAND

Sponsors: Ms. Heasley ([email protected]), Ms. Persi ( [email protected]), and Mr. McDowell ([email protected] )


STAND supports those who feel disrespected or misunderstood, celebrates differences of cultures and communities, offers a safe space, and reaches out to inform our fellow students and staff members of the beauty and value of all. STAND will strive to incorporate ideas from BPSD's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. This will include a new mentor program with the elementary schools and focus on DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity) Days where students organize and plan school-wide activities celebrating food, dance, music art, and community speakers from historically underrepresented groups. 


 
Student Council
Meets twice a month for the entire Council and every day (homeroom) for the officers
Sponsor: Mr. Walters ([email protected])


Student Council provides opportunities for students to obtain and demonstrate leadership/responsibility qualities.  Students participate in a variety of activities:

•  Membership to the PASC (Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils)
•  Attending Leadership Conferences
•  Involvement with Community (Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon, guest speakers, visiting nursing homes, reading to the elementary schools, etc.)
•  Organizing fundraisers (dances, candy grams, etc.) to benefit student activities at IMS and other charities


Ukulele Club

Sponsor:  Mr. Stang  (stang[email protected])


Whether you are brand new to playing an instrument or already have some practice, you are welcome to join! We will learn over the course of the year different chords, some basic songs, and practice together to get better at learning a new instrument!



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Yearbook
Meets twice a week
Sponsors: Mrs. Campagna and Mr. Connolly  ([email protected], [email protected])
 
Students on the yearbook staff will help to design the yearbook cover and pages.  They will incorporate a theme throughout the pages.  The students will learn to use the web program, Walsworth Yearbooks.  Students must attend school functions and take photographs.  Other activities planned include:

•Take photographs throughout the school year
•Meet with the representative from Walsworth Yearbooks
•Learn the new Walsworth pages
•Advertise for the club
•Advertise for cover drawings
•Have cover submitted by October 31