CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
MOMS Sports and Activities Coordinator: Ms. Ashley Lopez
Mount Olive Middle School offers several clubs that spark student engagement and interest, from Robotics to Ski Club and more! Our clubs house over 100 students daily, providing them with opportunities to extend their learning past the school day, and grow as individuals. Our club offerings vary from year to year, and may take place during certain seasons or trimesters.
Transportation is provided for students Monday through Thursday at 4:15pm. Students are provided with late bus passes from coaches and advisors. Any student not picked by 4:20pm will need to take a late bus.
The Mt.Olive Middle School GSA welcomes all students, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or gender. The MOMS GSA seeks to first provide students with a safe space, then to bring together students and allies to educate the campus and bring awareness to more inclusive language and behavior
This club is designed for students interested in gaining exposure and experience through various mediums and techniques used in art. As a group, students will collaborate and decide what projects they would like to work on. Students will also work on some projects that have themes. Students will be able to take their passion for Art to the next level. Art club meets every other week and is grouped by grade level.
Students with a desire to serve the interest of their community should consider joining this club. Community Service assists organizations in need of help. Trips include St. Francis Elderly Residential Center, Mt. Olive Child Learning Center, and more.
The purpose of creative writing club is to motivate, inspire, and foster the creative development of poets and writers at the middle school, and to promote a union between the creative writing club and the school’s Literary Magazine Club. It’s so important for students to have an environment in which literature can be appreciated in all forms!
Students will learn a variety of dance styles (ballet/lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop) through choreographed dance routines. Students will also have an opportunity to choreograph their own routines after learning routines from the Dance Club Advisor. Each style of dance will rotate each week so students can pick and choose which style they would like to learn.
This club provides students with the opportunity to learn correct debate form, as well as research skills and delivery. Topics are researched and speeches are written and delivered to an audience. High scoring teams are entered in the Morris County Debate Competition.
The club begins to meet in late December/early January, and runs until the middle of May. Students have been recognized by the Bucks County Playhouse as Best Ensemble for the past two years, performing parts of both Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. Students' efforts are top-notch and really give them something to be proud of in their school.
New Jersey Fire Information and Rescue Education Bowl, is an annual statewide competition testing seventh and eighth graders' knowledge of fire safety. Students in the 7th and 8th grade learn about fire safety and prepare to compete with other schools in the area.
Come join us for games, competition, and camaraderie. Throughout the year students will take part in organized tournaments of different games, be introduced to new games, and have an opportunity to hang out with their friends in a fun and energetic environment. Games include classic board games, video games, and card games. Various games will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring their favorite games.
Homework Club: Team Teachers
Students who are struggling to meet the demands of their academic classes have the opportunity to receive support and assistance with their homework during these after school sessions. Most Homework Clubs are facilitated by one of the teachers on the child's team. Contact team leaders for more information.
Mount Olive Middle School offers an extensive intramural program for both boys and girls. Boys' and girls' intramurals are conducted as co-ed. Activities include: basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, kickball, wiffle ball, ping pong, etc. Students wishing to participate in a fun and pleasurable sports activity are encouraged to attend any or all activities. To participate in Intramural Sports, students must get a sports physical. The school doctor will perform physicals for students interested in joining an intramural sport at various times throughout the year. Please refer to information sent home by our school nurse for specifics.
MOMS Jazz Band is an auditioned instrumental group that meets weekly. We participate in local music festivals, competitions, work with clinicians and play standard jazz repertoire. This is a year-long commitment with auditions held in September.
*Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society
Junior Tri-M is a Music Honors Society that is run by NAfME (National Association for Music Educators). Students must apply in September for consideration and must be a member of good standing in either Band, Choir, or Orchestra with exceptional GPA.
MOMS Junior Winds is an auditioned instrumental group that meets weekly. We participate in local music festivals, competitions, work with clinicians and are granted the opportunities to perform more difficult repertoire in special concert settings. Students must be a part of the curricular concert band to be considered for the group. This is a year-long commitment with auditions held in September.
The Literary Magazine brings together students in a friendly and creative fashion to express themselves through art, photography, computer graphics, and creative writing. Students will be able to volunteer to serve in pivotal roles in the magazine’s publishing process such as: editor, assistant editor, and assistant art director. This club serves as a forum to encourage student appreciation and pursuit of imaginative writing through poetry, fiction, and many other types of creative works and genres.
This club is for those students who enjoy the challenge of math. Members are trained to be "Mathletes" and prepare for a mathematical competition called "Math Counts", sponsored by the Association of American Engineers.
The vision of the Media Center Club is to be a safe and welcoming learning community hub that provides both traditional and technological services in an attractive and accessible setting. Students can gather in the Media Center Club in order to work on long term assignments and projects, expand their study skills and habits, and work in a quiet setting before leaving school.
Mt. Olive Mountain Team (Ski Club)
Ski Club takes place between December and February on Fridays after school. Students ride at Shawnee Mountain in East Stroudsburg, PA. Last year about 40% of our club had no previous riding experience and by the end of the season all participants were able to make it down Shawnee's trails. There are various packages available for purchase through our club at a discounted rate. **Transportation is a separate cost.
*National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society is an organization which recognizes excellence. The purpose of the Mount Olive Middle School chapter of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of our school. Membership is open to those 7th and 8th grade students whose completed portfolios have been judged excellent by the 5 members of the Mount Olive Middle School NJHS Faculty council.
Students involved in Robotics Club will be building and programming LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots to complete a variety of tasks. The club is broken up into 4 eight week sessions (advanced, intermediate, and 2 beginner groups). Students should register for a group based on their experience level. To register, students can sign up outside of room C151 (by the main office). The two beginner groups will meet during the months of February-June with sign ups for these groups posted in January.
*Rock & Roll Academy
This program is designed to hone the skills of students that play instruments not typically found in traditional school ensembles (e.g., concert band, orchestra, chorus). In the program, students will learn a variety of songs that span the 50 years of rock music, both classic and contemporary. The MOMS Rock 'n' Roll Academy is a partner program to the Rock 'n' Roll Academy began at the high school that takes advantage of the new audio production studio there. MOMS rock 'n' rollers will have a chance to record a few songs in the studio later in the school year.
SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere)
SAVE Promise Clubs educate students about the effects and consequences of violence as well as safe activities for students, parents, and the community. SAVE club is a place for students to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence BEFORE it happens.
The purpose of the science club is to ask questions and find solutions through experimentation. By doing so, young scientists can discover new science skills while improving on the tools they already possess. To make things even better, club members will engage in resolving community based scientific problems, making the world a better place.
MOMS Select Choir is an auditioned choir of 35 students that meets weekly. We participate in local Choral Festivals, competitions, and are granted the opportunities to sing more difficult repertoire in special concert settings. Students must be a part of the curricular, grade-level choir to be considered for the group. Auditions are held in September and this is a year-long commitment.
The Student Council is a service club that works to provide the student body with activities and events throughout the year. School elections, dances, spirit days, leadership training, community service and fund-raising are all activities sponsored by our Student Council.
Technology & Broadcasting
The Technology and Broadcasting Club uses cutting-edge camera equipment and video editing software to create short films and video production projects. The program selects a video to compete at the Teen Arts Festival Film Competition.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
The Technology Student Association (TSA) at Mt. Olive Middle School gives the students involved an opportunity to solve real world problems with creative thinking, enhance their leadership skills, compete against other schools in design and engineering competitions, and explore career options in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. As part of the club, the students will travel to The College of New Jersey to participate in the NJ TSA State Conference. For more information on TSA as a national organization, please visit www.tsaweb.org.
Theatre Sound Lighting Technicians
Students participating in this club will be exposed to all facets of theatrical productions. They will learn to operate some of the most sophisticated sound and lighting equipment in the field. Students will also be responsible for supporting the annual middle school production in the areas of sound and lighting.
Unified Club Sports Club
The Unified Club is an integral part of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. Unified Club is a way to build social inclusion and tolerance in schools through shared sports training and competition experiences.
Yearbook Layout & Photo
Students will participate in creating and promoting the school's yearbook. Students will learn photography techniques (composition/lighting)a nd how to use DSLR Cameras in order to capture memorable moments throughout the school year. Students will also create advertisements to help sell the yearbooks to students.
*Clubs that require an audition, or application
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498 Sandshore Rd
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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
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Mt. Olive Middle School
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828