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Clubs and Activities Overview

AACMS offers a wide variety of after-school clubs and activities for students in every grade level, encouraging students to explore art forms, academic subjects and leadership opportunities outside of the regular school day.  

Unless otherwise specified, students and their families are responsible for providing prompt transportation home at the conclusion of an after-school activity or event.  AACMS does not currently provide after-program transportation or childcare services.  

This page is not a complete list of our 2018-19 student activities!  More activities will be added soon -- cbeck back for more information!

Clubs and Activities
  • After-School Math Help
    Meeting Times: Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30pm (7th grade) & Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30pm (8th grade) Students must be picked up from school no later than 5:00pm.
    Advisor: Miss Derhammer
    Grades: 7 (Mondays) & 8 (Wednesdays)

    Students who would like extra help in Math are welcome to participate in After-School Math Help for their grade level.  Time is spent reviewing classwork and participating in other math games and activities.  Students must have a signed permission form and prompt transportation arranged to participate.  

    After-School Math Help Permission Form - 7th Grade (PDF)
    After-School Math Help Permission Form - 8th Grade (PDF)

  • Student Council
    Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00pm (9/12/2018 - 5/15/2019)
    Advisors: Ms. Ondrovic, Mr. Aruanno

    Grades: 5-8

    This student-driven organization’s purpose is to do things that help others, whether in our own school or in the outside community.  Students will plan fun events for classmates, raise money for those in need, and make suggestions to make something better.  The students’ fresh ideas will help make our school a great place to be, one that we can all be proud of. 

    Student Council is open to all students in all grades.  Student Council members are expected to be models of STAR behavior and maintain passing grades in all subject areas.  This club meets every Wednesday from Sept. 12 to May 15.  Students are not required to attend all of the meetings to be a member.


    Student Council Member Application (PDF)

  • Spectrum: The LGBT-Straight Alliance
    Meeting Time: Every other Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00pm (begins Sept. 20)
    Advisors: Miss Stachina, Mr. Pope
    Grades: 5-8

    Open to all AACS students, this group advocates for an improved school climate by educating the larger school community about LGBT issues while supporting LGBT students and their allies.


    Spectrum Permission Form (PDF)

  • Drama Club
    Meeting Time: Wednesday, Sept. 19 (first meeting); Weekly Meeting Day TBA
    Advisors: Mrs. Pasquarella & Mrs. Anderson
    Grades: 5-8

    Drama Club will focus on all aspects of play production. Students will learn theater skills while attending meetings, rehearsing roles and designing costumes, sets, and props.  The club culminates in the public performance of a non-musical play in the Spring.


    Drama Club Permission Form (PDF)

  • A Novel Idea Book Club
    Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00pm (begins Sept. 19)
    Advisors: Miss McEnroe
    Grades: 7-8

    The AACMS Book Club's fall selection is The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.  The Fall session of the Book Club is open to students in grades 7 and 8 only.


    A Novel Idea Fall Permission Form (PDF)

  • The En L'Airs Dance Team
    Meeting Time: Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Advisor: Miss Gordon
    Grades: 5-8, by audition only

    Members of AACMs's dance team, selectede by audition, will work on technique and choreography throughout the year.  On the last Monday of each month, any AACMS student can attend the class (spots are limited).  This club will also have the opportunity to perform at a local dance competition and at the Dance Department's annual showcase, Innovations.

  • Homework Club
    Meeting Time: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm (beginning Sept. 27)
    Advisors: Mrs. Steager

    Grades: 5-8

    Homework Club offers students a quiet place to complete assignments after school.  Homework help will also be available.  



    Homework Club Permission Form (PDF)