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Clubs & Activities

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Check back soon to find out information about the extracurricular activities available for students at MVS for the school year 2020-2021.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the teacher sponsor(s) listed by clicking on their names to send an email.  If you are interested in athletics, please visit the District Middle Level Sports page.

Clubs

Student Council

Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Brown sponsor Student Council for students in grades 5 through 8. Representatives are elected to Student Council by their peers and they work together to manage the Student Activities funds and plan activities for the MVS student body.

Monica Rodriguez & Christina Brown
Open to: Students in 5th-8th grade by election only


SkillsUSA Career & Technical Student Organization

Mrs. O’Donnell and Mrs. Lopez are leading the SkillsUSA team for grades 7-8. This is the second year for the middle school level Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) focused on student, chapter, and community development. This will be accomplished through leadership activities and practices, community service projects, promotional and fundraising activities, and competitive events at the regional, state, and possibly national level. The goal is to prepare students for high school CTE programs through career exploration and exposure to professional settings and competitions.

Jennifer O'DonnellRoxanne Lopez
Open to: Students in 7th and 8th grade
 

Activities

MVS Student Ambassadors

TBD
 

Choirs

Choir is open to all 3rd - 8th graders who love to sing. We have two choirs - an elementary choir that has 3-5 graders and Jr. High choir that has 6th- 8th graders. We sing together and perform in various events such as the Dysart District Festival of Choirs, Dysart Festival of the Arts, and even at the AZ Coyotes Sing for Santa Event.

Heather Featherstone
Meeting Dates: TBD
Open to: Students in 3rd-8th grade
 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Mrs. Perry sponsors NJHS for students in 7th and 8th grade. NJHS focuses on acts of service within our school and neighborhood community. Student members exhibit the 7 pillars of character, uphold high standards for academics, and are examples of leadership on our campus. Students must be nominated by a teacher annually to join.

Leah Perry
Open to: Students in 7th-8th grade by invitation
 

Yearbook

Ms. Featherstone leads the Yearbook team for students in grades 6-8. Yearbook Club is all about making memories last! In this club, students in 6-8th grade take pictures of school events and classroom activities as well as create the annual Yearbook for the year. This is a completely student generated product that is available for purchase by students and families of MVS.

Heather Featherstone
Open to: Students in 6th-8th grade
 

STEAM Activities

Science Olympiad

Mrs. Strahota leads Science Olympiad for students in grades 7-8. Science Olympiad is a National Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program that allows Middle School (7th and 8th grade) students to apply what they know in a competitive setting, competing against other students from across the state of Arizona.

Cassie Strahota
Meeting Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Open to: Students in 7th & 8th grade

Chief Science Officer Program & STEAM Lion Leaders Team

Students apply for STEAM Leadership roles and work as student leaders on campus supporting their peers, classroom teachers, and campus in supporting our STEAM initiative at MVS. These students are trained to be technology and STEAM gurus, and help teach mini lessons on various skills, including the engineering design process, design thinking, and technology problem solving. There is no limit to the collaborative work these student leaders are able to learn as we explore and develop leadership skills

Stacey Plonski
Open to: Students in 5th-8th grade

Little Learner Lab

Roxanne Lopez
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: iExplore Lab
Open to: Students in 1st and 2nd grade

Keva Planks - Engineering & Architecture

Ms. Plonski leads the Keva Team. In our program we build using Keva Planks. Keva Planks are a center for design thinking and engineering. Students, each week, are given different challenges. Some challenges will be GIANT towers made of almost all of our Keva block collection. While others will be focused on architectural structures that needed to be stable and have symmetry. Students will also be able to create a Keva City, amusement park, or other multi-building construction. Students could build anything they want. After building it, students will need to describe what the structure is and who would visit it, use it, or want it. These challenges and activities inspire deeper thought and meaningful conversation among students. Keva Planks really tap into each child’s unique potential and creativity. The Keva planks are a great exposure to modern architecture and engineering! Who knows... maybe they will inspire future careers!

Stacey Plonski
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: Students in Kinder through 8th grade

Robotics, Drones, and Coding Club


Michelle Haslam & Jennifer Welsh
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: TBD


Tinker Crew

Monica Rodriguez
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: TBD

Google CS Program

Norma Nieto
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: TBD

Math Challenge (Mathletes)

Mrs. Rose helps lead the Math Challenge team, or Mathletes. Mathlete teams are made up of students who have an innate desire and creative spirit when it comes to mathematics. Teams from schools across the district compete in math facts, problem solving, and a final challenge round to see which team can “math it up” the best! The season starts in late January or early February. The competition event is the first week in May. All meeting dates and times will be determined by the Mathlete coaches closer to the start of the season. More information will come out from classroom teachers and coaches in early January.

Becky Rose
Meeting Dates: Will set schedule in January
Time: TBD
Open to: Students in 1st-8th grade

Putting the A in STEAM - Craft Club

Tina Watts
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: TBD

Clay Club

Tina Watts
Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Open to: TBD


History Club/Geo Team

Mr. Roberts and Ms. Lewellen lead the History Club/Geo Team for students in grades 4-8. The Geography team is designed to help students gain knowledge of the world around them. Students will play trivia, explore unique countries and places. Each year, the students compete in a school Geography Bee. The winners can compete at the District level, and can go on to compete at the state or national level in the National Geographic GeoBee. This is a great opportunity to learn geography in a fun way!

Daniel Roberts and Lisa Lewellen
Meeting Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Open to: TBD

Mid Level Debate 

Sara Taylor
Meeting Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Open to: TBD

Kindness Club

Julie Phelan
Meeting Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Open to: All students