Clubs 2020-2021

VIRTUAL CLUBS/ACTIVITIES

Below are descriptions of clubs and activities offered after school, remotely. If you have any questions about a club, please contact the club advisor.

DRAMA
– The Buzz Drama Club is excited and ready for our 2020-2021 school year! If you enjoy dancing, singing, acting, and “seeing” old friends and making new ones, this club is waiting for YOU!
We will begin our club virtually and cannot wait.
If you would like to join please email Ms. Kaelin-Panico at kpanico@mpsdnj.us and you will be added to the Drama Club/Musical Google Classroom where you will find more information.


MODEL CONGRESS/MODEL UN – Are you passionate about an issue that has local, national or global impact? Do you want to learn more about how our government works? Do you enjoy debating? At Model Congress and Model UN students learn debating techniques associated with Parliamentary procedure. Model Congress is held in the Fall/Winter with a concentration on Congressional issues, and Model UN is held in the Spring, with a concentration on world issues. Students may participate in either or both. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6th. Please use the following zoom meeting information. Email Mr. Turner at jturner@montclair.k12.nj.us if you have any questions.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://mpsdnj.zoom.us/j/86533180114
Meeting ID: 865 3318 0114 Passcode: 215215


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD IS HAPPENING! Science Olympiad will be running this year in a format that has yet to be determined. NJ Science Olympiad is currently analyzing surveys and data from coaches all over the state of NJ to see what type of tournament they will host. Once the format is determined, I will be able to share that information with all of you. Tryouts will be happening in the next week or so and details for those tryouts will be shared by the science teachers very soon!
Club Advisor: Jeff Lawton


GSA – The GSA is an inclusive and confidential group that allows members of any gender or sexuality (allies encouraged!) to come together to discuss the LGBTQIA+ community. This club provides a safe space for students to share their experiences, concerns, and questions regarding gender and sexuality. Please come join us to talk about your week, make new friends, and be a part of a larger cause!
Please email Mr. Turner: jturner@mpsdnj.us or Ms. Grassi: dgrassi@mpsdnj.us for more information.


YEARBOOK – Are you interested in taking pictures or working with a computer program for the Buzz Aldrin Middle School 2020-2021 yearbook! Then please join the Yearbook Club! We will meet biweekly throughout April.
Please email Mrs. Mintz at jmintz@montclair.k12.nj.us for more information.


BUZZ ALDRIN NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY – NJHS is a national organization that recognizes and honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Students are invited to participate in the Buzz Aldrin Chapter of the NJHS based on their report card grades. In order to be inducted into NJHS, students must complete community service hours and receive letters of recommendation from teachers and community leaders. The induction ceremony is held every year in May.
NJHS advisors: Kate Megdanis and Christin Perillo


POTTERHEADS – Do you need a little magic right now? Potterheads, a club dedicated to the wonders of the critically-acclaimed Harry Potter series, is back.
Come and chat with like-minded people as you get sorted into a house, participate in trivia, share fan theories, and create friendships that will last a lifetime. This club meets every other Thursday at 2:30 PM. Our first meeting will be October 8th. Join us at meet.google.com and use the meeting code: BAMSPotterheads. Accio!
Club Advisor: Ms. Diana Grassi


INSIDE THE EAGLE’S NEST: BUZZ ALDRIN SCHOOL NEWSPAPER CLUB
An announcement from the Buzz Aldrin Eagle: Do you enjoy writing about the world around you? Would you like to inform the Buzz Aldrin community about topics that are of interest to middle schoolers? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then the school newspaper club is for you! The first club meeting of the year will occur on Monday, October 12th. Please send an email to Ms. Norat at knorat@montclair.k12.nj.us with your interest in order to receive a Google Classroom invitation. Here is a link to our school newspaper website for your viewing pleasure, https://sites.google.com/mpsdnj.us/thebuzzaldrineagle/home.

As highlighted by one former club member, “...the newspaper club experience has been incredible! Getting to be a part of a larger group effort has made me look forward to group work, instead of dreading it. Seeing our club grow from an idea to an established organization that has more “staff” then some local New Jersey newspapers and probably close to 100 articles published has been pretty cool and humbling.”
Advisor: Ms. Kristine Norat


START WITH HELLO – We are excited to continue “Start with Hello” this school year at Buzz. Thanks to your continued support, this program has been very successful and we are now beginning our fourth year of Start with Hello (SWH). This is a group that works together to promote a positive school culture by spreading kindness and positivity to make sure everyone feels included. We are currently looking for students who want to do just that. SWH will meet virtually after school every other Thursday and will include activities and opportunities for students throughout the school year. If students are interested in joining SWH, there was a Google Form emailed to their mpsdnj.us email account. We are offering community service hours for those who participate. We look forward to our students’ support and their great new ideas for our school!
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Kosuda


POETRY CLUB – Poetry CafeĢ is back! Attention students! Do you enjoy writing with a poetic twist? Are you looking for a place to write, share and express your ideas? Then, the Poetry Club is the perfect place for you. To start the year, this club will meet virtually after school every other Thursday. This will be a space to write, discuss and share poetry and spoken word. There will be other related activities, such as “Open Mic” nights, throughout the year as well. If students are interested there was a Google Form emailed to them this week. During that time, interested students will be able to sign up. We can’t wait to hear our students’ amazing voices!
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Kosuda


STAGE CREW – Do you love theatre and productions, but would rather work behind the scenes? Our Stage Crew students learn about (and become responsible for) controlling the sound and lights for all plays, assemblies, chorus, and band events in the auditorium. Our Stage Crew kids are the backbone of our productions! Returning members of our Stage Crew will be invited to regular “meet ups” soon. Sign-ups for new members will occur when we return to BAMS. Advisor: Brian Lacivita


We are still waiting on information about the possibility of our ROBOTICS CLUB starting up this year..... please stay tuned.


REVISED: 10/2/20

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