Art Club is for students that are interested in having more time to work on their individual art ideas and explore materials they may not get to work with in Art class very much. Students can also use this club time to catch up on art projects they are behind on in Art class or to work on group activities with other club members.
Students interested in Art Club will be required to pay the Gavin South Middle School office a $30.00 club fee.
ELA / Book Club
This year, in order to promote reading, Stephanie Kaye and Sarah Lescher (along with the other ELA teachers and Librarian) are having monthly themed "Reading Challenges".
Who can join: ALL STUDENTS!
Meetings: Students who choose to participate will be invited to our monthly celebration! Dates TBD.
Cost: there is NO cost to participate!
September is Banned Books Month! In honor of Banned Books month, students were challenged to read at least three (3) commonly "challenged" or frequently "banned" books according to the American Library Association (ALA). You can find the lists and more information here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
Once a student reads three books, s/he needs to let his/her ELA teacher know. The ELA teacher will give the student options for a few activities to help with. These activities may include helping with the book display in the library, researching why some of these common books are challenged/banned, making a banner of their favorite "banned book", or taking "mug shots" of teachers who are "caught reading a banned book"!
Students will then be invited to our Banned Books Bash on October 2nd, after school!
In honor of the man of mystery, himself, we will be honoring Edgar Allan Poe. Please complete at least 5 of the activities, and then speak with your ELA teacher about attending the Murder Mystery Party!
November / December
Description: Homework Club is a quiet place where students can work and get help with their homework. Students are asked to gather all necessary materials before start of club. Computers are available to check grades and work on school projects only.
Who can join: Homework Club is free and open to all students grades 5-8th. Students will sign in at the start of the activity.
National Junior Honor Society
*Students will be invited and selected in the upcoming months. Please stay tuned!
Who can join - 7th and 8th graders - will be determined by GPA
Meetings - Wednesdays after school
Cost to join: $30
Members of Gavin’s poetry club are writers, readers, and supportive critics. We enjoy expression and telling our truths. At most meetings, members share their work and encourage constructive feedback. Students of every grade are encouraged to join, regardless of whether they have ever written a poem. Poetry club is a great place to meet people, appreciate language, and develop creativity!
Variety Show/Gavin's Got Talent
Each spring, Gavin South hosts its variety/talent show in which students perform for the community and school. Depending on the number on students who audition, will determine if there need to be “cuts” or not. Please encourage your student to audition with his/her talent and to start practicing now! More information to come after the Winter Break!
Who can join: 5th - 8th grade students & staff!
When we meet: Mondays after school, regardless of the weather. We will walk inside if the weather is bad.
What to bring: gym shoes, a water bottle, music/headphones if you want, and outdoor weather if needed
Please click the links below for our permission slips:
Description: Teachers and staff work collaboratively to give students a great yearbook each year. Yearbooks are on sale now – see the office or your homeroom teacher for an order form.
Who can join: Because of the time constraints and knowledge of computer programs, students are selected by teachers and staff to join Yearbook Club. If you / your student shows an interest, please have him/her speak to one of the sponsors.
Activity Dates: Depends on when student help is needed.
Sponsors: Kelley Kraus and Carrie Lieding