Memorial Park Middle School Activities

After School Activities

Activity Sponsor When Where
Academic Spell Bowl Mrs. Jauregui Tuesdays and Thursdays through November Room 216
Academic Teams by teacher After Winter Break Various
eCybermission Science Team  Mr. Lesh Various Various
Chess Club Mr. Whitlock Tuesdays 2:30-4:15 Room 114
Brothers to Brothers Mr. Thomas Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:15 Cafeteria
Sisters to Sisters Mrs. Ayers Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:15 Cafeteria
Art Club Ms. Clark/Ms. Keeslar Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:25-4:00 Room 55
Festival of Trees Ms. Clark/Ms. Keeslar Wednesdays until 4:30 before Winter Break Room 55
Yearbook Club Mrs. Jauregui TBD Room 216
Dance Troupe (Audition Only) Mrs. Coughlin Thursdays 2:30-4:15 Auxiliary Gym
Pom Squad Mrs. Ayers Monday through Thursday 2:30-4:15 Gym
Fall Play (Audition Only) Mrs. Frisk September-November Room 218/Gym
Spring Musical (Audition only) Ms. Folley February-April Room 60/Gym
Show Choir (Audition Only) Ms. Folley Wednesdays 2:30-4:15 Room 60 
7th Grade Jazz Combo Mr. Maack Mondays 2:30-4:15 Room 64
8th Grade Jazz Combo Mr. Maack Tuesdays 2:30-4:15 Room 64
Any Day Jazz Band Mr. Maack Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:15 Room 64
Big Noise! Jazz Band (Audition Only)  Mr. Maack Thursdays 2:30-4:30 Room 64
Now is the Moment Service Group  Mr. Bienz Mondays 3:15-4:30 Room 115
Future City  Mr. Ragon Wednesdays 2:30-4:15 After Winter Break Room 212
Winter Running  Ms. Ryan TBD Room 119
Speech and Debate Ms. Ryan Tuesdays 2:30-4:15 Room 119 


We offer two (2) after school activity buses- 1 north and 1 south. Each bus departs at 4:30. This service is offered Monday through Thursday. There is NO activity bus available on Fridays. For an activity bus routing schedule, please call 467-5300 or stop by the front office. 

Art Class

COURSE ELECTIVES

6th Grade

Technology Education

An introductory activity-based course in which students are introduced to the importance of technology and the principles used to develop, produce, use, and assess it.

Visual Art

Students will explore a variety of art media including but not limited to: pencil drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, and other forms of three dimensional arts. This class may be chosen as an alternating day course or as a single semester course.

Physical Education

In 6th grade, the Physical Education program will provide each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead-up games, team sports, and physical fitness activities.

Beginning Band

Students will learn the fundamental skills of their instruments. Concentrated areas of instruction will include basic tone production, basic rhythms, notes, and key signatures. Time outside of class is required for 2-3 performances per year.

Engineering and Robotics

Students will build useful articles out of wood, construct, test, and modify model rockets. Students will also participate in the Future City Competition.

Intro to Speech and Drama

Students will be introduced to drama and speech principles. They will be learning about the areas of theatre: stagecraft, acting, costumes, props, and production team.

Business Technology

Students will learn to type using a standard computer keyboard. They will learn the basic rules of digital citizenship and internet use. Students will also use Microsoft Office to complete short projects that are related to their own core subjects.

Orchestra

This class is for a student who has never played a string instrument. Students will learn the fundamentals of the string instrument such as the parts of the instrument, bowing, plucking, and fingering. Students will also learn to read music.

Intermediate Band

This class is for a student who has been playing for 1-4 years. Students who are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade may be in this class. Students will continue to learn techniques, scales, and methods to enhance their playing. They will learn 4-6 pieces of music.

Choir

This choir is for 6th grade students only. This group works on the fundamentals of singing, breathing, projection, and vowel pronunciation. This group will also learn the fundamentals of music notation: note names, basic rhythms and basic notations.

World Language

Exploratory world language is an introductory class which aims to give students a foundation for foreign language study. The class is meant to serve as an overview of languages in general, specifically of French, Spanish, German, and Latin. This is an alternating day class.

7th and 8th Grade

Language Lab: Magnet Enrichment Elective

Students explore language arts through completion of projects that focus on self, authors, artists, and historical events such as the Holocaust.

Spanish I & II (HS Credit)

Students will read, write, speak, and listen in the target language. Students will learn about the geography, history, and culture of the Hispanic-speaking world. Students will have the opportunity to receive high school credit after successfully completing Spanish I & II.

French 1 & II (HS Credit)

Students will read, write, speak, and listen in the target language. Students will learn about the geography, history, and culture of the French-speaking world. Students will have the opportunity to receive high school credit after successfully completing French I & II.

Exploratory Music

Students will study the basic principles of piano and guitar, and will add African drumming in the fourth quarter.

Visual Art

Students will explore a variety of art media including but not limited to: pencil drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, and other forms of three dimensional art. This class may be chosen as an alternate day or an alternative semester course.

7th Grade Advanced Art

Students will work with photography, printmaking, sculpture, collage, ceramics, drawing, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic painting, and watercolor. Students will critically analyze and discuss historical and contemporary artwork. An artist statement for the student’s unified body of work will be required. Students will create and submit artwork into Scholastics.

8th Grade Advanced Art

Students will design and create one or more Scholastic worthy pieces. Students will continue their exploration of photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, drawing, and painting. Students will discuss and analyze both their work and the works of professional artists. Students will create portfolios of their finished work over the course of the year

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing elective will focus on developing students’ skills in writing fiction and non-fiction short narratives as well as poetry.   Students will be expected to write several creative texts and share those texts for peer reviews.

Communication Technology

Students will explore the application of tools, materials, and energy in designing, producing, using, and assessing communication systems. Students will produce graphic and electronic media as they explore techniques used to apply technology in communicating information and ideas.

Training Band

This class is for 7th or 8th graders wishing to learn another instrument, or wishing to learn a first instrument.

Intermediate Band

This class is for 7th or 8th graders with at least one year of playing experience. Students will continue learning their instruments, focusing on improving their skills and playing more difficult music.

Advanced Band

This class is for 7th and 8th graders who are advanced in skill level and chosen by the director. Students will continue learning their instruments, focusing on improving their skills and playing more difficult music.

Intermediate Strings

Students will continue to learn techniques, scales, and methods to enhance their playing. Students will learn 4-6 pieces of music and have two performances.

Advanced Strings

This class is for students that have been playing for over 4 years. Students will learn over 10 selections of music and will perfect their string skills, as well as have performances in and out of school.

Concert Choir

This choir is for 7th and 8th graders who want to perform in a mixed choir. This choir works on the fundamentals of singing and music notation, along with more advanced concepts of singing.

Girls Ensemble

This choir is for 7th and 8th grade girls who have been in choir as 6th/7th graders and understand the fundamentals of singing and music notation.

Advanced/Show Choir

This group is an audition only group of 7th and 8th graders. Auditions for this select group are held in the spring of the previous year and students must have the director’s signature, as well as be passing all subject areas with a C or higher.

Physical Education

The Physical Education program will provide each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead-up games, team sports, and physical fitness activities.