Clubs and Activities

King Philip Middle School has a wide variety of clubs and activities for students to participate in before and after school! 

Activity calendar

Art Club

Teacher/Advisor: Megan Cassidy, Stacy Grindle, Eina Rieger

Day/Time: Tuesdays 3-4 PM

Availability: Begins the end of September Open participation

Description: Students with a variety of artistic ideas and ability levels will be drawing, painting, and sculpting projects for the school.

Book Club

Teacher/Advisor: Kim Harrell, David St.Germain

Day/Time: Once a month on Thursday, 3-4 PM

Availability: Open participation begins September

Description: The KP Book Club provides an opportunity for students to come together to enthusiastically discuss books.  Students will help choose the books we read and will lead their own discussions.

Debate Team

Teacher/Advisor: Josh Satlof

Availability: Open participation begins September 19

Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM, Room 213

Description: Hall High Debate Team will coach KP students in public forum debate that focuses on researching current issues, crafting arguments, improving elocution and collaborating in teams.

Drama Musical

Teacher/Advisor: Mark Faticoni and Doreen Oshinskie

Availability: Auditions for the Spring Musical will begin in January

Day/Time: Will be posted on Drama board. 3-4 PM

Description: Spring Musical – opportunity to participate in a stage production; acting, singing and technical skill opportunities

Drama Workshop Club

Teacher/Advisor: Nancy Moses and Doreen Oshinskie

Availability: Open participation September-December

Day/Time: Tuesdays/Fridays Small cafeteria 3-4 PM

Description: Students learn new acting skills, how to improvise and put on a Coffeehouse production.

GSA

Teacher/Advisor: Melissa Hawkins and Jess Kerelejza

Availability: Open participation

Day/Time: Tuesday/Thursday Room 220, 3-4 PM

Description: LGBTQ+ students and straight allies coming together at KP to create a safe and non-judgmental space.

Intramurals

Teacher/Advisor: Bobbi Schilberg and Paula Dombek

Availability: Open participation

Day/Time: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 PM

Description: Sports, activities, and events that change by the season. Please see the KP website for details.

KP Cares

Teacher/Advisor: Katie Pearson and Maria Marchese

Availability: Open participation

Day/Time: Tuesdays Room 213, 3-4 PM

Description: At KP, we strive to be respectful, responsible and good citizens. KP Cares is a community service club open to students from all grade levels who want to help give back and do good for others. We will be doing service projects such as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, a holiday gift drive, penguin plunge and more.

Kids Lit

Teacher/Advisor: Kim Harrell, Jen Sansoucy, Maggie Sullivan, and David St.Germain

Availability: Open participation Mondays between October and January.

Day/Time: Mondays, 3-4 PM

Description: Welcome to the sport of reading! The KP Kids Lit Club brings students together to compete in a national Kids' Lit Quiz.  Students will form teams and compete in the national competition in January. More information about the competition

KP Changemakers/Student Government Advisors

Teacher/Advisor: Carl Fleming and Heather Gaunt

Availability: Open participation starting October 2nd

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3-4 PM

Description: Any young person can follow steps to take action and make change in their community.KP Changemakers/ Student Government Advisors will guide students to identify and empathize with an existing problem within their school community and beyond, empower them to make effective changes and become positive role models for their peers.  This group will encompass leadership, service, student voice, and engagement. Let’s change our school and community for the better!

MathCounts

Teacher/Advisor: Sarah Chouinard and Jasmine Wendehack

Availability: Open participation

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3-4 PM

Description: MathCounts is a club for students of all math ability and levels.  Students who enjoy math are welcome to come challenge themselves to solve problems they may not see in their regular math class.  An optional competition will be attended by some members in early February.

Science Club

Teacher/Advisor: Robert Felekey

Availability: Limited each session to the first 24 students who come

Day/Time: Every other Friday, Room 122, 3-4 PM

Description: Can’t get enough of Science? This year we will explore magnetism, electric circuits and robotics. Focus will be on science and engineering solutions for problems in our world.

TSA (Technology Student Association)

Teacher/Advisor: Cathy Lukas

Availability: Open participation

Day/Time: Fridays, 3-4 PM

Description: Students are challenged with a variety of technology & engineering related activities including research, design and modeling projects such as CO2 dragsters, gliders, bridges, digital photograph, designing video games, websites and more.

Unified Theater

Teacher/Advisor: Abigail Condon

Availability: Open Participation Begins September 17th, Final performance Friday

Day/Time: Mondays/Thursdays, 3-4 PM

Description: Unified Theater is a group of students with and without disabilities who come together as equals to put on a production that is organized, written, and directed by themselves. It incorporates acting, dancing, and a song in sign language. The concept is simple: let teens lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability.

VEX (Robotics)

Teacher/Advisor: Carey Poetzsch

Availability: Open participation, Begins late Fall with Competition in April

Day/Time: Every other week, Room 207, 3-4 PM

Description: VEX IQ Robotics with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. Students also learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and cooperation.

Yearbook

Teacher/Advisor: Stacey Grindle

Availability: Open participation, Begins October

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3-4 PM

Description: Yearbook club is an opportunity for students to be a part of the decision making process about their school yearbook! All grade levels are encouraged to participate! Activities include taking candid pictures of students and teachers with “press passes”, choosing the cover, fonts, page styles and pictures for the yearbook.

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