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NGMS Clubs

NGMS 2022-2023 Club Information:

Maker Club: Maker Club will be using all the maker equipment we have and will be getting to participate
in challenges, be the first to try new items, and learn how to use our maker items in order to help others
use them. If you participated in 3D printing club last year, this is the club you’ll want to join to have
access to the 3D printers and all the other fun items we’ll be getting throughout the year. Maker Clubs
will meet on Mondays (Maker Monday) after school until 4:50. Complete the form linked on the library
website. You cannot stay without completing the form. Meetings will start on Oct. 3.

Battle of the Books: Battle of the Books is a club that will culminate in a competition with other schools
in the district. In order to be a part of this club you need to be a reader, willing to read 16 books, know
the title and author of all 16 books, and be able to answer comprehension questions about all 16 books.
The final team can only consist of 12 students, so cuts will be made throughout the year to make the
final team. BoB will meet on Thursdays after school until 4:50. Other meeting times may be added or
changed based on the needs of the team. Please complete the interest form on the library website or
see Mrs. Huff no later than Wednesday, September 28.

Publications Club: “Are you creative? Do you like to take pictures? Do you want to be a part of a
group that works together for a common goal? Are you interested in layout design and have
good computer skills? Then The Publications Club might be the place for you! This club designs
and publishes our school yearbook and creates the weekly TV PowerPoint show. If you would
like to apply to be in this club, please see Mrs. Bowie in room 602 or Mrs. Cunningham in room
813 for an application. Applications can be picked up through September 8th and are due no
later than September 9th! If you have any questions regarding this club, please see Mrs. Bowie
or Mrs. Cunningham.

NGMS Writers Club: The NGMS Writers Club’s mission is to develop a welcoming and
supportive environment that fosters creativity among adolescent-aged students with an avid
interest in poetry and all types of creative fiction writing. Everyone is welcome! The NGMS
Writers Club will be co-chaired by 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Erik Pupillo, and 8
th grade
Social Studies teacher, Dan Hanlon. The NGMS Writers Club will meet every Monday after
school from 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. We look forward to working with aspiring writers of all abilities.
Dream big...Write bold.

Chess Club:
October 2022-May 2023
Monday afternoons: 3:35 pm-4:30 pm
(No meeting Oct. 10th, Nov. 7th, or Nov. 21st )
Mrs. Thomas’ Room 614
Students must be picked up at 4:30 pm.
• No knowledge of chess needed. We will teach you how to play.

• Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills:
o Logical reasoning
o Strategic and tactical thinking
o Planning and preparation
o Problem-solving
• Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships,
while building skills at the same time.

Letters of the Lost Art
Meeting Time: Thursdays on A weeks from 3:45 to 4:30pm
The first meeting: October 20, 2022
Requirements: fees for crafts (always less than $5)
Description: The first 15 minutes of each session will be spent learning how to write cursive lettering, as
well as reading it. The remainder of the time will be spent learning how to do other small crafts the club
members are interested in doing. Some examples include “lost arts” like cross stitch or crocheting,
other crafts could be more current, like painting wall decor and other “Etsy”ish crafts. We will also be
completing some small service projects.


Meetings every other Wednesday after school until 4:45