CLUB & ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONS
- ART & MURAL CLUB
The Art & Mural Club is for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who have a special interest in the visual arts. Regular attendance is recommended in order to complete all art work. Planned art enrichment activities include sculpture, printmaking, painting and creative crafts. The Art & Mural Club will also paint one permanent school mural as well as banners for special school events.
- CHINESE YO-YO
For students who want to learn how to use the Chinese Yo-Yo, which is also known as Chinese Diabolo. It is a game of balance, timing and creativity.
- EARTH KEEPERS CLUB
Do you care about the environment? Concerned about the future of this planet? Looking to go “green”? Then Earth Keepers is the club for you! Activities include: Caps contest, community cleanup, nature walk, field trip, movies. Hopefully, we will also bring composting to South Middle.
- GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE – GSA
If you envision a world free of bias, hate and homophobia, join this club. All students, regardless of sexual orientation and identity deserve a safe, accepting school. We will spread this message while engaging in fun activities, holding fund raisers, and having great snacks. We hope you will check out this new and exciting club!
- GREENHOUSE CLUB
Go Green!!! If you love to grow plants, then the Greenhouse Club is for you! We’ll be planting and growing flowers, vegetables, and other plants all year inside our two beautiful new greenhouses, and performing experiments to see what hydroponic organic practices work best.
- GTV MOVIE CLUB
GTV is a club designed to focus on teen issues, concerns and needs. Videos, movies, music videos, film clips and TV shows will be presented and discussions will follow each program. The members of this club will see firsthand, contemporary scenarios dealing with drugs, peer pressure, bullying, self-esteem, harassment and much more. Members will increase their awareness of these important issues and the discussions will help them deal with their concerns.
- HOMEWORK CENTER
For students interested in a place to work on their homework assignments after school under the supervision and assistance by staff.
AM—For students interested in sports activities held in Gym I before school each morning. (7:25am – 8:15am) PM—For students interested in sports activities held after school (3:00pm – 4:00pm) in gym and out-of-door areas.
- JKD (J-POP/K-POP DANCE CLUB)
JKD (J-Pop/K-Pop Dance) is a dance club that teaches and performs dances to Japanese and Korean pop music, such as Vocaloid, Arsmagna, BTS and more. The goal is to teach members dances that they will enjoy and have fun performing. Members will occasionally get a chance to choreograph their own dances. Absolutely NO prior dance experience is required. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun!
- LEGO CLUB
This club is for anyone who loves building with Legos. Please bring Legos for us to share. We will be working on projects as a group or you can build as an individual. We will also create seasonal displays.
- LITERARY MAGAZINE, "REBEL PEN"
For students interested in contributing to the school literary magazine. In addition to their own creative writing or art work, students will get involved in editing, production, and distribution of the magazine.
- MAG-LEV CLUB
Students learn the relevance of magnetism when it is used for transportation. Their goal is to design and build a car that will compete at the Cradle of Aviation, mid March of each school year, for the fastest time down a magnetized track. Schools from across the Island compete to have the fastest cars.
There are multiple categories that students can enter and compete:
1. Self propelled with a motor, propeller and battery pack
2. Balloon powered vehicle
3. Electrified track where cars have a motor and a propeller but power comes from feelers touching the sides of the electrified track.
4. Gravity track where cars float down an inclined track under their own power.
5. Futuristic Design
6. Scale Model Design
- MATH OLYMPIADS
Math Olympiads is a specially designed contest held once a month in sixth grade Math EP classrooms. The purpose of the Olympiads is to challenge Math EP students in a math based series of 5 questions dealing with real life situations, patterns, projections, mathematical application questions, etc. The children look forward to the contest and enjoy the challenging questions they are faced with each month.
- MATH TEAM
For 7th and 8th grade students only who are interested in competing in math contests with students in other schools.
- MINDFULNESS CLUB
Do you feel nervous before a test or a sporting competition? Do you feel overwhelmed with homework, projects, your family or friends? If so, learn how to practice mindfulness! Mindfulness has the potential to help you handle the everyday stresses of middle school without anyone noticing. You will learn a variety of mindful activities that will make you more aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment. You will also have the opportunity to teach the new strategies you learn to your peers during "Mindful Monday" on HTV News!
- MOVIE MAKING CLUB
Is there a film maker inside you? Do you have stories that need to be told? Come join the Movie Making Club and learn to write, direct, and act in your own creation! Learn camera operation, shot composition, story structure; and editing will be taught as you learn the craft of Film Making!
- MULTI CULTURAL CLUB
The purpose of this club is to teach the students about dance and music from other countries. They will be prepared to perform at the Cultural Heritage Celebration at South Middle School. This club is open to all students from 6th to 8th grade.
- PING PONG CLUB
Do you want to improve your athletic ability, explosiveness, balance, hand-eye-coordination, spacial judgment, overall motivation and concentration? Maybe you just want to have some fun with a paddle and ball? If the answer is yes to any one of or maybe all the questions, then the Ping Pong club may be the place for you. From novices to "pros" we will work on skills, get to know the official rules & regulations, and even organize tournaments. Please join us for some terrific table tennis!
- REBEL POPS
For students interested in playing in a small orchestra. Open to grade 6-8 students. Enrollment by audition with Mr. Schwartz.
- RIBBON DANCE
Students will learn graceful, elegant dances using silk ribbons.
- ROBOTICS CLUB
The Robotics Club will focus on exploration of the robotics industry, mainly utilizing Lego programmable robotics kits as a foundation. The club will compete at the FIRST robotics competition at the middle school level. Students will construct different robots to perform different task as efficiently as possible.
- SADD CLUB (STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS)
For students interested in increasing their involvement in activities and in broadening their understanding of the harmful effects of poor decision making and substance abuse.
- SCHOOL MUSICAL
All students are invited to participate in the school musical. Information will be presented in September and additional grade-level meetings will be held in October. Tryouts are held in November. Rehearsals begin in January. Students are invited to participate in any of the following activities: Acting, Stage Crew, Construction, Design & Lighting.
- SCHOOL NEWSPAPER, "MIDDLEVIEW"
For students interested in working for the school newspaper. Students learn to edit, produce, research and write articles. They also distribute the school newspaper.
- SCIENCE COMPETITION CLUB
For students who are especially interested in science exercises and problems. Students will be involved in science competitions.
- SCIENCE CONGRESS (SCIENCE OLYMPIADS)
For students interested in developing science projects and in participating in the Nassau County Science Congress.
- SEW CRAFTY CLUB
Do you love FACS class and wish you could stay all day? Do you love a creative project and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary? Then the Sew Crafty Club is for you! Create unique sewing projects using new, repurposed, and recycled materials. Bring in your unused materials, and give household items and clothing creative new lives! Projects will include items such as t-shirt tote bags, coin purses, phone cases, bottle cap accessories, service projects, and jewelry.
- SIGHTSINGING CLUB (Between the Lines: from Bach to Lady Gaga)
Learn to read music and develop your vocal technique. Perform award-winning songs as you prepare for your spring vocal NYSSMA audition.
- S.O. COMMUNITY ACTION
For students interested in participation in community improvements, projects, including fundraising for established charitable causes and organizations and visits to orphanages, hospitals, and senior citizen centers.
- S.O. SERVICE
For students who wish to be aides in the classroom or in other parts of the building. Students can volunteer to be guides during Open House. We run a peer tutoring program and also offer tutoring from members of Great Neck South High’s Academic Outreach Program. Students also assist in fundraising events.
- S.O. STUDENT GOVERNMENT
For students interested in school service, school government activities, and fundraising. Some of the activities will take place during the school day and others after school. Information concerning meetings and activities are announced through the daily bulletins and the PA system.
- TESL YEARBOOK
For English as a Second Language students who are interested in putting together a yearbook which reflects the experiences of all ESL students at South Middle School.
- THEATRE WORKSHOP
A forum for students who are interested in acting (but not necessarily dancing or singing.) Theatre Workshop meets in the fall and spring. Student actors have a chance to develop their techniques through improvisation in the fall and through improvisation and scene work in the spring. Theatre Workshop presents a short play festival in June.
- YEARBOOK "GENESIS"
For students interested in developing the annual South Middle School yearbook.
- YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY
For students interested in developing the collection of photographs for inclusion in the annual issue of the school's yearbook.
- ART & MURAL CLUB