Clubs and school organizations are formed at Stonybrook Middle School as student interest develops. Listed below are current clubs and orgnizations with a brief description of each one. Students should listen for intercom announcements concerning organizational meetings.
Academic Pursuit is a competitive academic game that consists of two teams of at least five players on each team. Academic Pursuit is a mixture of trivia and The Brain Game on WTHR. The students are asked questions over several different categories such as science, history, bible, math, literature, grammar, current events and many more. The first contestant to buzz in with the correct answer earns a point for his or her team. Each grade level competes separately with its own coach. If you like trivia, then you will love Academic Pursuit!
Stonybrook's Robotics Club offers students the opportunity to learn about different types of robots and acquire knowledge in the design, building and programing of robots through LEGO and VEX design systems. We work hand-in-hand with the Walker Career Center/Warren Central High School Robotics Team and compete in local, regional, state and national competitions.
SMSTV is Stonybrook's premier television network open to 7th and 8th grade students. SMSTV's primary purpose is to provide our school with school news, sports, announcements and much more. Applications are submitted in the spring for the upcoming school year.
Speech/Debate Team prepare students to discuss and debate current controversial issues. Students research and explore both sides of an issue and prepare an argument for discussion. By examining both sides of an issue students will also learn tolerance.
National Junior Honor Society
What is National Junior Honor Society?
Established in 1929, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings.
Who is eligible for NJHS?
In accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. That means, students in 7th or 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on an 4.0 point scale will receive an invitation to fill out an information sheet. Students will then fill out the information sheet to give examples of their accomplishments in the remaining areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Therefore, just because a student qualifies based on their cumulative GPA (scholarship), they will not automatically be inducted into the NJHS.
What does an exemplary NJHS candidate look like?
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale), as established by the local school's Faculty Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character (and citizenship for NJHS).
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
What do you do in NJHS?
The goal of NJHS is to build leaders and do service. Other than that, the activities are up to the NJHS members. Things like car washes, fundraisers, leadership retreats, and team building activites are all ideas that have been discussed, but plans will not be made until our charter members are inducted this spring.
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