Activities & Clubs
During the 2023-24 school year, many of our club and activity meetings take place on Thursdays during the Flex Time period. The list below includes clubs that are currently offered at SIS:
Students challenge themselves to learn the classic game and hone their strategic thinking.
Advisor: Mrs. Steiner
7th and 8th grade student groups meet bi-weekly to participate in structured discussions and reflections about novels, covering approximately 12 titles throughout the year.
Advisors: Mrs. Haber and Ms. Damm
Students socialize and collaborate to learn about various cooking techniques and use what they have learned to prepare items that cultivate their skills and learned recipes.
Advisors: Mrs. Stridde and Ms. Berenschot
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Students form an adventuring party to explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on quests through collaborative play; interactive storytelling through the form of a game.
Advisors: Mr. Brown and Mrs. Nagle
The Environmental Club supports our school's initiatives to compost cafeteria food waste and to sort and recycle trash. Field trips allow students to learn from naturalists in state parks. Students who are interested in finding ways to help reduce litter, the use of plastic, or other environmentally focused activities should join this student-run club!
Advisor: Mrs. Kopplin
GEOGRAPHY, SPELLING, AND HISTORY BEES
All students take part in local competitions; winners move on to regional, state, and national levels.
INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE STUDIO
Instrument Practice Studio is available to students who play any instrument to have time and space to practice their choice of music (jazz, pop, rock, funk, movie themes, musicals, classical, concert band, etc.) in groups of 5 or fewer.
Advisors: Mr. Olson and Mrs. Honigman
Any student who plays an instrument may participate. Rehearsals are once a week before school. The group performs at least twice a year, including the annual Swing With SEED fundraising event.
Advisor: Mr. Olson
LANGUAGE ARTS CHALLENGE
7th and 8th grade students participate in an online course through The Center for Advanced Academics. This course replaces the student's regular Language Arts course for one quarter of the school year, and students must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate.
7th and 8th grade students meet at least every two weeks to cover new and interesting math topics in preparation for middle school math competitions. All students who are interested in math are welcome to attend.
Advisor: Ms. Damm
A space for reading, studying, homework, or just a little quiet time during the loud school day.
Advisor: Mrs. Miller
STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCILStudent Advisory Council is composed of responsible students who attend weekly meetings, participate in fundraisers and service projects, promote school spirit, and plan, organize, and execute activities for the student body (i.e. themed dances, outings to sporting events and movies, etc.). Student Advisory Council builds community and helps students to develop leadership skills.
Advisor: Mrs. Bernatz
Extra time to play active games such as capture the flag, basketball, soccer, or dodgeball, inside or outside depending on the weather.
Advisors: Mrs. McDowell, Profe Anton, and Ms. Kaphingst
VIDEO GAMES CLUB
A place to play video games with friends and have fun.
Advisors: Mr. Slusser and Mrs. Alcorta
VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIOThis student group explores video making techniques and various film offerings, and hosts our own Film Festival at the end of the year!
Advisor: Ms. Marquardt, SIS Library Aide
Yearbook Club is a great opportunity for students to stretch and explore as photographers and designers. Student photographers will use the Art Department's Nikon cameras (purchased through a SEED Grant in 2015) to document a variety of events throughout the school year such as Show Circle, sports, school dances, assemblies, and field trips such as Winter Experience and Outdoor Education. In the spring our Yearbook Club focuses on selecting and curating images to be used in the final publication made available for purchase to all students at SIS.
Advisors: Mrs. McDowell and Ms. Palmisano
OTHER CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Students are encouraged to promote their areas of personal interest and develop new clubs with their peers. In recent years SIS has offered these additional clubs and activities when there has been student interest and staff capacity:
- ALLY CLUB
- BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
- BEST BUDDIES
- BUILDERS CLUB
- DRAMA CLUB
- MENTORING 4 LEADERSHIP
- REDgen STUDENT GROUP
- RUBIK’S CUBE CLUB
- SCIENCE FAIR
- SCIENCE OLYMPIAD