Greenfield is pleased to pilot a 10-week Chess Club for 5th – 8th Graders.
It will be offered on Tuesdays from 3:10-4:10pm
Start date: October 2, 2018
The Debate Team is for 7th and 8th grade students and is led by Mr. Staab, Middle School Social Studies teacher.
Students will learn important skills that will help them with gathering research, crafting & defending arguments, and understanding the implications of their arguments. Additionally, students will be exposed to a variety of current events and perhaps most importantly gain confidence in themselves and their speaking.
Interested 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend an informational meeting, which will be announced by Mr. Staab.
2018-2019 Team Practice – Tuesdays | 3:00 – 4:00 or 4:30 PM | Late September – Early April
2017-2018 Debate Team – Congratulations to Nick Werner, Matilda Brewe and Mia Castro-Diephouse, who went undefeated in all 3 debate rounds and accumulated the highest speaker points, earning them 1st place; and to Sasha Mannino and Iris Peron-Ames, who took home 1st place in the October Tournament and finished with a 2-1 record for the December Tournament.
“Debate had an impact on me by shaping me, teaching me, and guiding me. Most of the time you are researching, writing, and perfecting your arguments, preparing for the competition. You sculpt relationships with your partners, learning one another’s strengths and weaknesses to the point that you are able to build off of them. You learn to rely on each other, as well as communicate together, knowing that it is only when you work together that you can accomplish your goals. This journey also teaches you to work with confidence, not backing down at the first mention of a threat or difficulty. In addition, at the actual competition, you master the ability to work under pressure, even creating major components of your argument on the spot. In the end, it does not matter if you win the debate, but that you have made progress and have had fun.” – Seventh Grade student
Each Winter/Spring, Middle School students have the opportunity to perform in a Middle School musical that is performed in late Spring. Auditions are held in the Fall. For more information, contact Capt. Kurk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the amazing 2016 performance of GREASE LIGHTNING below!
Grease is the Word!
School Newspaper Club – Greenfield Gazette
Students will learn how to write about topics of interest and importance. How to research information, how to set up and conduct interviews, meet deadlines, edit, and design a newspaper layout.
Meeting Times for 2018-2019: Thursdays | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.| Ms. Carney’s Room Session 1 – September to December | Session 2 – January to May
This club is for 6th -8th grades.
In this club, students will have the chance to lead community service projects and engage in community building. Students will learn about leadership, project planning and execution, and teamwork.
Meeting Times for 2018-2019: Mondays | 3:00-4:00 PM
September – May | Teacher: Mr. Neary | Room 310
FIRST PROJECT: WORLD OF CHANGE CAMPAIGN.