Hampton Bays Middle School Clubs

Effective education for the middle school child also includes opportunities for exploration and activity beyond the classroom.  A full club program enables early adolescents to channel their enthusiasm, talents, and energy in a positive direction and provides them with an opportunity for both students and teachers to work in a more informal, casual setting.  A sense of identity with the school is fostered for those who do not desire to participate in interscholastic sports, but who nevertheless want to become involved in extracurricular activities.  Born out of such activities is a greater self-esteem and sense of belonging.

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Art Club
Builder's Club [Kiwanis]
Chess & Games Club
Drama Club
E.A.R.T.H. Club [Green Club]
FIRST LEGO League [MS-Robotics]
Foreign Language Club
GREEN Craft Club
Homework Club
Let's Move
Mathletes
National Junior Honor Society
Newspaper/Literary Magazine Club
OWL Leadership Club [Organization of Willing leaders]
"Puttin on the Hits"
Scrabble Club
Science Takes Action Club
Science Aquarium Club
Stage Band/Marching Band
SADD [Students Against Destructive Decisions]
Student Council

 

Art Club (Grades 5-8)   

Students with a keen interest in visual arts are invited to join. Art Club members work on projects in all types of mediums including clay, acrylic paint, papier-mâché , printmaking, and collage under the supervision of Mrs. Dayton. In addition, members will work with the drama club to create the backdrop for the annual production.  
 

Builder's Club (Kiwanis)

Builders Club for middle school students was launched in 1975 after middle school and junior high students started showing interest in organizing to serve their home, school and community. With constant support from Kiwanis, Circle K, and Key Club, Builders Club has grown to a membership of 44,000 middle school students in 1,500 clubs in 13 nations.

Chess & Games Club (Grades 5-8)

This club meets to have fun and make friends while playing chess and other games of skill.

 

Drama Club (Grades 5-8)  

The Drama Club serves as an introduction to the dramatic arts. The Club will explore the practices and procedures involved with producing a Middle School play. Students will also have the opportunity to learn scene study, improvisation, and monologue techniques. Members of the Club will have the opportunity to audition for the school play, which will be performed in the spring.

E.A.R.T.H. Club (Grades 5-8)  

EARTH [Everybody Advocating Resourcefulness Through Helping Hands] is the Hampton Bays Middle School's environmental "green" club. Our mission is to nurture an increased awareness of our environment and encourage people to reduce, reuse, and recycle our resources to provide for a more sustainable future.

FIRST LEGO League (Grades 5-8)

Introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. After constructing Lego robots students will have to opportunity to compete in competitions against other Lego robots.
 

Foreign Language Club (Grades 5-8)

"Foreign Language Club offers an exciting way to experience other cultures without having to leave the country. All students in the Middle School are welcome to join, particularly those who wish to immerse themselves in foreign language and culture beyond a regular class period. Typical activities often include celebrations of holidays around the world, trivia games and contests, foreign films and food, and much more."
 

Green Craft Club (Grades 5-8)

Don’t throw it out, put excess items in our environment to good use.

 

 The Green Craft Club’s goal is to utilize common items we generally throw out to create new, useable, and useful items. The concept of sustainability is not new, crafters and sewers since the earliest settlers in our country have created new items from old ones. In the Green Craft Club you will learn to recycle even the oldest and most moth eaten wool sweater, a forgotten dress shirt, an old pair of jeans, even empty juice containers into new and useable items.

 

Homework Club (Grades 5-8)

The Homework Club is a place to do homework assignments under the supervision and help of a teacher. Students may sign up daily. Homework Club is open Monday - Thursday, from 2:30pm - 3:10pm. There is a late bus available at 3:15pm.

Let's Move (Grades 5-8)

Physical Activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle.  In combination with healthy eating it can help prevent a range of illnesses.  The mission of the "Let's Move" Club is to encourage students to be physically active, educate them in regard to health and wellness, and to give them a wide variety of activities to engage in throughout the year.

Mathletes (Grades 7-8) 

The Math Team is for 7th and 8th grade students that enjoy the challenge of mathematical problem solving. The Team participates in 5 meets, one afternoon a month, from October through February. The Suffolk County Math League sponsors the program; therefore the competitions involve schools throughout all of Suffolk County. Several of the meets take place at other schools and involve travel.

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization that recognizes outstanding Middle School students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. The standards for selection are established by the National Junior Honor Society of the United States and by the Hampton Bays Middle School by-laws. Participation in NJHS is by selection process. Criteria for membership details and an explanation of the application process may be requested from the Counseling Department

Newspaper/Literary Magazine Club (Grades 5-8) 

The Newspaper Club for 5th through 8th graders will write and publish the Hampton Bays Middle School Newspaper, which will consist of feature writing, hard and soft news, poetry, essays, short stories, photography, and illustrations. Students will learn about editing, writing, and layout through a hands on approach.

OWL Leadership Club (Organization of Willing Leaders) (Grades 5-8)

The club's main objective is to support and encourage leadership skills in students.  This is accomplished through a number of school programs.  Club members run the Welcome Wagon Program that provides "buddies" and orientation to new students entering the Middle School.  Select OWL members are trained in peer mediation and are the team members of the Middle School Peer Mediation Program.  The club is also involved in various the community service projects throughout the year. Tutoring assistance for Homework Club is one of the service opportunities the club provides.

"Puttin`on the Hits" (Grade 5)

An annual "lip sync" show open to all 5th graders. Students organize groups, select songs, costumes, and dance routines under the guidance of the show's director.  It is an opportunity for the students to gain stage presence and demonstrate their talents. A memorable stage show presented to the community is the culminating activity.

Scrabble Club (Grades 5-8) 

Since 2001, students in Hampton Bays Schools participated in the School SCRABBLE Program. The students play in teams of two and learn to score big with words like AA, QWERTY and ZA while learning strategy, rack balancing, time management and sportsmanship.
    
 
INTRO TO SCHOOL SCRABBLE
is for students who have little (1 year or less) or no School SCRABBLE experience.  This is a 6-week after-school activity that meets in the Fall and covers the basics of playing this classic game with a teammate, introduces COOL WORDS TO KNOW and explores tournament rules.  This group is perfect for seeing what School SCRABBLE is all about.  
 
SCHOOL SCRABBLE CLUB
meets once a week after-school from January until May.  The focus of the club is to improve word knowledge, strategies and teamwork.  After a few weeks of "refreshing", students will compete in an intra-club tournament to determine which two teams will represent the Middle School at the National School SCRABBLE Championship in Providence RI. There is also an intra-club tournament to determine the Middle School SCRABBLE Champs.

Science Aquarium Club (Grades 5-8) 

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 Students in grades 5-8 explore the wonders of science, take care of resident animals and do experiments. The aquarists are responsible for setting up and maintaining Hampton Bays Middle School's 220-gallon salt-water tank.

Science Takes Action Club (Grades 5-8)

The Science Takes Action Club is designed to allow students to take informed and effected action on science-related issues.  Students choose a science related issue of interest, research the problem, select an action to take, plan their action, and finally take action!  Last year students participated in the East End Clean Up & volunteered their time to work with animals as well as raise money for the local animal shelter.
 

Stage Band/Marching Band

Stage Band is a group of 7th and 8th grade band students.  Students are selected after each student auditions for the band director.  All students in this group perform mostly jazz music for the Winter and Spring concerts.  These students are selected during the year to perform for other events as well.    These students are also responsible to meet for a sectional once a week.  The students in this group march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hampton Bays and the Homecoming Parade.  Students may qualify for participation in the Middle School Hampton Festival, Suffolk County Music Festival, and NYSSMA Solo Festival.

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Founded as Students Against Drunk Driving in 1981, SADD has grown to become the nation's peer-to-peer youth prevention organization, with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and name, and now sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. This legacy is one of caring and action, empowering youth to empower each other. It is in that spirit that SADD will continue to thrive, grow, and further harness the optimism and energy of youth in creating meaningful change in lives, schools, and communities across the country.  Hampton Bays Middle School SADD is proud to be among the first chapters formed in the United States.

Student Council

Student Council is the primary student leadership organization for Middle School activities.  The Council coordinates activities that include all grade levels and provides community service opportunities for all students.   The Council is lead by Student Council Officers (Grade 8 students) who apply for office at the end of 7th grade and are then voted in by their entire school faculty.  The officers represent 10% of the entire class and meet every day in advisory.  Student Council serves as the representative organization for the student body.  Once a month, student representatives, elected by each Advisory, meet with Student Council officers and Advisors to discuss and decide on new school-wide projects