Clubs

Clubs are for any student interested in being involved in a variety of after school activities. Clubs may last for a few months or the entire school year. Clubs are open to students in all grades except where noted. Most clubs meet after school from 2:40pm - 4:10pm.

Fees

There is a required Student Activity Fee for the school year that covers all Afterschool Enrichment Clubs/Activities. This does not however cover Intramural or Team Athletic Fees. The Student Activity Fee is $60 per student per academic year ( $100 if participating in drama).

Sign-ups and Logistics

All activities are supervised by teachers. Information about clubs will be posted throughout the school, on our morning video announcements, as well as on this website. Students will sign up using Family ID. Although clubs are "drop-in", students who do show up for a club should plan to stay for the duration of the club. Students may take take the late bus or plan with a family member for pick up. Club cancellations will be announced over the intercom and students should plan to take their regularly scheduled transportion home.

New Club Offerings and Suggestions

The creation of new clubs are always encouraged. Day prides itself that students are empowered to create clubs to help them and others create a stronger community with in our school. To create a club there needs to be a minimum of five students and a teacher advisor. Students can contact us in person or via email if they need help finding an advisor or getting the word out to students.

If you have any questions please contact the club advisors directly or the Afterschool Enrichment co-Directors Andy Comings and Mark Murphy: day_triple_e@newton.k12.ma.us


List of Clubs

Click here to find a list of clubs by day of the week

2019-2020 List

Anime Club- Advisors: Hoermann - Room 102 on Thursday *first meeting 10/10

Students gather to watch Japanese Animation together, as a way to make friends with similar interests, and use popular culture as a jumping off point to learn about Japanese culture

Day Diversity Club- Advisors: Ms. Wong & Ms. Bernier - Room 205 C (in the Library) on Thursday *first meeting 10/3

This club acknowledges and values the richness of our cultural backgrounds and identities. Meetings will include activities that bring different communities together through discussions, guest speakers, pot luck dinners, field trips, and participation in events that acknowledges and celebrates cultural diversity in our school community.

Day Student Council- Advisors: Ms. Besse & Ms. Armstrong - Room 312 *Info Session Thursday 9/19

Be a leader and make a positive difference in our ay Middle School community and beyond. Open to all Grades. Lets make this a great year at Day Middle School!

Girls Who Code - Advisors: Ms. Carlin & Ms. Kerner - Room 104 on Mondays

Girls Who Code Club meets after school Mondays in room 104 and is open to girls in all grade levels. Did you know that less than a quarter of technology jobs go to women? Let's start changing this in middle school! In this club girls work together to learn coding by having fun, eating snacks, and completing a project that helps the community.

Go Club - Advisor: Ms. Mao - Room 213 on Mondays

Go Club runs from 2:35PM to 4:00PM on Mondays. In this club, we will play Go while having fun, laughing and playing other fun Chinese games with each other. As well, we have Chinese candy provided in the club!

GSA-Advisor- Advisor: Mr. Landau- See Mr. Landau for more information.

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a national organization focused on creating inclusive school environments. This club will provide a safe space to discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Homework Club- Advisors: TBA - Library - Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

This club is for students who want a quite place to do their homework, read, work on projects, or use the computer. Their is no user fee for this club.

Improv Club - Advisor: Mr. Barr - Room 314 on Thursdays *first meeting 10/3

Calling all improvisers! This is a club for students who want to learn how to do improv comedy. We'll learn different improv skills throughout the year and have a showcase at the end. To join this club, you need a good sense of humor, a comfort level performing in front of others, and a willingness to learn the techniques of good improvisation. In order to build a strong club community, any new students need to join by the end of October and commit to coming at least twice a month.

Jazz Band - Advisor: Mr. Brown- room 222 on Mondays

Band students interested in Jazz band should see Mr. Brown to sign up. The first Jazz reading will take place on Monday, October 7th. Students who wish to participate must be able to commit to each rehearsal.

Lettering Club - Advisor: Ms. Marx - Room 229 on Mondays

Come learn creative lettering/calligraphy, work on your personal bullet journal, draw, or bring another craft--friendship bracelets, knitting, whatever you're working on.

Magic the Gathering Club - Advisor: Mr. Lynch - Room 214 on Thursdays

In this club, the members play games of their choice using their Magic deck cards. We welcome all skill levels and members are willing to train new players. Bring your deck and join in the fun!

Morning Gym- Mr. Powell, Ms. Teague, Mr. Wachtelhausen, Ms. Church- M,T, W, TH

Day students are welcome to participate in morning open gym from 7:30-7:50 AM.

Robot Fighting Club- Ms. Rossier/Mr. Landfear- Room 318 on Thursdays

Students have a chance to watch online robot combat battles, practice driving robots, work on building their own robots (either RC or programmable), and engage in combat battles.

The FA Day Snowsports club is open to 6, 7, and 8 grade with a capped enrollment of 95 students. The club takes six trips to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area every Wednesday leaving Day at 3:00 PM and returning at 8:30 PM. This club requires additional fees to cover transportation, lift tickets, and rentals/lessons when applicable. Transportation is provided by coach bus. Snowsports club, chaperoned by Day faculty, provides opportunity for a lot of freedom and teaches/requires reciprocal amounts of responsibility as students are not always under direct supervision from the chaperones. The club is open to all level alpine skiers and snowboarders. About 20% of club members take a lesson. Lessons are required for all beginners. Club members drop off gear Wednesday mornings in a storage room and retrieve it after school on the way to the bus.

Tenacity Challenge- Ms. Brennan and multiple staff- Room 317 on Wednesdays

Our club prepares African American and Latino 8th graders to participate in a Boston area academic competition on Sat March 7, 2020. This club will run from November-March.