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Clubs & Activities

Clubs and Activities 2021-2022 School Year 

Student Council
Advisors:  Rachel Plitzuweit and Katelyn Erickson 
Purpose: This is a student leadership group for grades 5-8 who work to promote school spirit and student voices in decision making.   
Meeting Times: Varies
 
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
 Advisor:  Tricha Borland
Purpose:  The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, to encourage the development of character, and to foster active citizenship in students. 
Students Who Can Participate: NJHS is for students who are inducted in grades 7 and 8. 
Meeting Information:   Varies -dates will be announced on Morning Announcements 
Applications for candidacy will be available December 2021
 
National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)
Advisor:  Allison Hinojosa and Jamie Mullins 
Purpose:  The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, to encourage the development of character, and to foster active citizenship in students. 
Students Who Can Participate: NEHS is for students who are inducted in grades 4-6. 
​Meeting Information:   Varies -dates will be announced on Morning Announcements 

Art Club 
Advisor:  Erica Wolford and Karen Worthen 
Purpose:  A  art club with a focus on a new medium each week. The club will focus on creating pieces related to the season and curating creative minds by exposing young artists to new creative methods each week!
Students Who Can Participate: 3rd-5th Grade 
​Meeting Information:  Every Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 from September 29th- November 7th

Tinker Crew
Advisors:  Noelle Downs, Alicia Mullins
Purpose:   Students will use robotics, Legos,  and various other materials to solve problems and explore using STEM strategies.  
Students Who Can Participate: The crew is open to students in grades 1-6.
Meeting Information:  September 15- December 8,  Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00 (no meeting on October 13 or November 24 due to school holidays)

All Things Anime Club
Advisor: Ashlee Copper
Purpose:  To learn about  food, language, culture, art, manga, and anime.
Meeting Times: First meeting date tentatively set to Thursday, August 29th at 3:15pm in room 236. Meetings will be held in person 1-2 times per month.

Yearbook 
Advisors: Kimberly Tavaghoee
Purpose:   Help preserve our school memories by creating our school yearbook. In Yearbook, middle school students have the opportunity to design, take photographs for, promote, and sell the Asante yearbook. This is a year-long commitment.
Students Who Can Participate: 6th-8th grade 
Meeting Information: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15

KPop Club 
Purpose:  Welcome  to Kpop Club, everyone! For people who are unfamiliar with Kpop, it stands for Korean pop culture. Club members will explore a new culture, food, dances, songs, and the Korean language itself. Groups include, but not limited to, BTS and Blackpink. The club also provides a safe place and opportunity for people with similar interests to interact with each other and meet some new friends.
Students Who Can Participate: 3rd -8th grade
Meeting Information:   Varies

Science Olympiad 
Advisors: Erin Dodson 
Brief Description:  Students involved in the Science Olympiad will learn to work with a team, applying the knowledge they learn in various branches of science to create and compete against other teams.
Students Who Can Participate:  5th-8th grade
Dates:  September-March, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15-4:00 PM

Strategic Gaming Club 
Advisors: Kimberly Tavaghoee 
Brief Description: We will explore a variety of table-top games that focus on strategy and skill, such as Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, D&D, and more. The Strategic Gaming Club is a fun and interactive way to build confidence, social skills, and sportsmanship. Note: this is for table games only, not video games.
Students Who Can Participate:  6th-8th grade
Dates:  Every other Thursday starting September 2nd from 3:15-4:15

Robotics and STEM Club
Advisor:  Tracy Anderson 
Purpose:   Students will work and STEM challenges to solve real problems and will compete in a regional competition.
Students Who Can Participate: 5th-8th grade
Meeting Information: TBD

Walk it and Talk it
Advisors: Mikenna Radke and Vanessa Glueck 
Purpose: Holy Walkamolie you picked the right club to join! Come with us to get your walka walka on! Students will be engaging in physical activity and building friendships with peers through team building activities. 
Students Who Can Participate:  4th-8th grade 
Meeting Information: TBD

Asante Mentors
Advisors: Eva Rodriguez and Sarah Rosenthal 
Purpose: Students who want to help and assist our younger learners during the morning before school starts from 7:55-8:15.  They will get a chance to read with them or work on skills. 
Students Who Can Participate: 4th-8th grade 
Meeting Information: Check morning announcements  the week of 8/16 for applications.  Mentoring  runs through the year. 

Sports 

Pickleball Club 
Advisors:  Chad Plesko, Rachel Plitzuweit and Emily Dean 
Purpose:   Students will explore the game of Pickleball and work on skills and game competition.  
Students Who Can Participate: Grades 4th-8th 
Meeting Information: Weekly on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 from October 25th to December 7th (No meeting on November 25th.)

Cross Country 
Students Who Can Participate: Grades 3rd-8th
Tryouts & Practice starts October 4, 2021
Regular season starts October 30, 2021
District Meet - November 20, 2021
Coach: Erin Dodson 


Sports (Grades 6-8) 

Season 1:  Baseball and Softball 
Tryouts & Practice begin August 9, 2021
Regular season starts August 23, 2021
​Playoffs begin September 27, 2021
Baseball Coach: Lon Shears 
Softball Coaches: Trish Borgeson and Dana Choo


Season 2:  Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer  
Tryouts & Practice begin October 4, 2021
Regular season starts October 25, 2021
​Playoffs begin December 6, 2021
Volleyball Coaches: Natalie Neal and Mary Kellard

Season 3:  Boys Basketball, Cheer and Girls Soccer  
Tryouts & Practice begin December 13, 2021
Regular season starts January 17, 2022
​Playoffs begin February 21, 2022
Basketball Coach: Seth Lowry
Cheer Coach: Katelyn Erickson 
Soccer Coach: Natalie Neal 

Season 4:  Girls Basketball, Cheer and Flag Football
Tryouts & Practice begin March 7, 2022
Regular season starts March 28, 2022
Playoffs begin May 2, 2022
Basketball Coach: Rachel Plitzuweit
Cheer Coach: Katelyn Erickson and Je're Riggs 
Flag Football Coach: Seth Lowry