Interest Group Descriptions

All About ME (Make a Book)

If you like to draw, write in a journal, or write stories, come join this interest group. We will focus on writing and creating a book specifically about you! It will either be on paper or digitally; your own personalized creation!

American Sign Language

Come learn a little about the deaf community and how to communicate without the use of your voice.

Andy Griffith Character Education

Explore the character building themes of The Andy Griffith Show.

Apples to Apples

The party game Apples to Apples consists of Things and Descriptions cards. Each round, players match the Thing card in their hands that they believe best matches the Description card. These cards are then revealed and the active player chooses the Thing card that, in his opinion, best matches the Description card, which he awards to whoever played that Thing card. This player becomes the new active player for the next round.

ArtSpace

In the ArtSpace group, you can draw whatever you like on your own or get help and instruction from Mrs. Maltba. I love to draw and to help others work on improving or developing their skills. I will be working on a visual journal during this time, and you are welcome to join me. I hope it will be as relaxing for you as it will be for me!!!

1/2 Court Basketball

Work on your skills by practicing your craft.

Birdhouse Builders

Measuring, marking, and cutting boards to build a home for our feathered friends.

Board Games

Chess, checkers, Jenga, Battleship, Sorry, Connect Four, Mandala, Uno, and more!

Bookend Beautification

Participants will create designs and paint them on bookends for display and use in the GMS Media Center.

Card Games

Discover the fun you can have with just a deck of cards. Do you have a favorite card game? Well, show the group your game, and we'll try some others, too!

Chess & Checkers

Have you ever tried playing chess? Are you interested in the strategy of checkers? Come join us as we play these games and work on strategy for both.

Coding

Do you have an itch to "Scratch"? Join this interest group to learn or improve Scratch programming language to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Coloring Club

Would you like to tap into your inner child? Come join the Coloring Club. We will enjoy a peaceful time of coloring and creativity as we create beautiful pictures. Club members will be able to choose a picture to color from a variety of possibilities. Coloring is a great way to relieve stress and an excellent way to exercise your mind.

Comic Conversations

Calling all comic fans! In this group, we will debate the pros and cons of our favorite comic book heroes and villains and watch them in action.

Digital Zone

A place to explore the fun you can have on computers and other electronic devices.

Incredibox

With this great digital tool, anyone can become a musician. Come explore your musicality. Headphones required - bring your own!

Karaoke

Come and sing your favorite song! No judging allowed! Just fun times!

Ladies Basketball

Girls only! Come work on basketball technique and basic skills.

Make your Own Mandala

Come learn how to design your own personal mandala! These beautiful artwork designs represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality.

MiniSTEAM Challenges

Use science, technology, engineering, and math to compete in design challenges with other students. Learn about what an engineer does and follow the steps of the engineering design process to create index card towers, spaghetti/marshmallow towers and more!

Minute to Win It!

Challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million Your pride on the line. Think you can do it? You've got a Minute to Win It. People are playing these deceptively difficult games at home, at work and at parties. Everyday GMS students - just like YOU -competing in 60-second challenges with household objects that will have viewers shouting, "Did you see that?!"

Model Cars & Tanks

Participants will work together to explore the basics of this popular hobby.

Origami

Learn the ancient art of paper folding. We’ll create a flapping bird and maybe even a rocket!

Readers' Theater

Come join us for Reader's Theater. Be involved in a drama that doesn't need costumes, props, stage, or memorization. It is done in the classroom by students who become the cast. You will employ oral reading skills, creative expression, and dramatic voice to communicate the mood and the meaning of the script. Hope to see you there.

Reading Rocks, DEAR!

Bring your pillows and come join us in the library!! There's nothing better than starting your day curled up with your favorite book! Enjoy a quiet space while escaping to another world. Help GMS reach their goal of having over 50 students appear on the "Million Word Wall", too! So, catch onto the trend that #readingreallyrocks!

Recycling

Did you know that recycling 1 ton of paper can save 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 2 barrels of oil? The Recycling Club will help GMS preserve our community by promoting recycling in our school. Club members will create posters, and travel the school to dispose of recycling weekly. Due to the nature of our club, members must be trustworthy. If that sounds like you, then come out and join the Recycling Club.

Spanish

Spanish Club will be focusing on Spanish language, but will also focus on cultural aspects such as dance, music and food. We will gauge the interest of group members, then explore what the group is interested in.

Sports Flix

Kick back, relax, and watch some sports- centered videos.

STEP

"Stepping" or "step-dancing" is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Though stepping may be performed by an individual, it is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations. So come join our group and try it out for yourself!

Storybird

Are you a writer? Does art speak to you? Then this group is for you! Write. Your words. Our art. Amazing stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write. You can also find books from other authors posted on the site to read and inspire your own work.

Tangrams

If you like puzzles and art, you will enjoy TANGRAMS. The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. Complete puzzles by moving and rotating the seven shapes. A fun way to work with shapes.

Uno, you know, and Other Card Games

Come ready to play Uno and other card games with friends and meet new people.

Word Puzzles & Dot to Dots

Are you a puzzle person? Does a word search just take you away from the world? Do you like to play with words? Do you enjoy seeing a picture coming together from a series of seemingly random dots? Then this is the place for you!

Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, & Beyblade Bonanza

Do you like to play Pokeman, Beyblade, or Yu--Gi-Oh? If so, then this is the group for you. Bring you cards and other materials and come play these games with and against your friends.

Zumba

Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Come ready to sweat!