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HS Clubs & Activities - Fall 2018

Please use the links below to register for the HS Clubs/Activities. You will receive an email by Thursday, September 27th confirming your enrollment in the club(s) that you have signed up for. Please make note that by signing up for a club you are committed to attending all sessions.

In an aim to develop long lasting memories, build relationship and learn about cultures and as part of your commitment, please make note that all students who are members of a Scorpion athletic team or any club activity will be required to host a minimum of two visiting students during the two SAISA tournaments hosted by ACS: SAISA Swimming - Oct. 25-27, 2018 - SAISA Girls Basketball - Feb. 2019.

Registration Timeline:

  • Registration for each activity will open on Wednesday, September 19th. You will find the registration links below in the table of offerings.
  • Registration is ongoing and closes on Wednesday, September 26th at 8am.
  • Club assignments will be emailed on Thursday, September 27th.
  • Club activities will start on Sunday, September 30th.
Sunday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time Registration link
Swim Conditioning Students will be given a swim conditioning workout. A workout will be made available to the students that is self-paced. Prerequisites: students should be able to (and want to) swim continuously for the purpose of aerobic conditioning. Mr. Harvey 9 - 12 Pool

3:15-4:15pm

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Beginner Saxophone and Clarinet Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group sax and clarinet music lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near-beginners only.

Note: The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons costs 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

Ms. Helena Lloyd 5 - 9 Band Room 3:10-4:20pm click here
Beginner Flute Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group flute music lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near-beginners only.

Note: The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons costs 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

Ms. Helena Lloyd 5 - 9 Band Room 3:10-4:20pm click here
Beginner Percussion Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group percussion music lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near-beginners only.

Note: The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons costs 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

Ms. Helena Lloyd 5 - 9 Band Room 3:10-4:20pm click here
Monday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time Registration Link
Introduction to Criminal Law

"How can you defend people that you know are guilty?"

This is the most often asked question to any criminal defense lawyer, and since I used to be a criminal defense lawyer, I have heard it a lot.

This club will give you my full answer to that question.

Although my experience is specific to Canada, the principles of criminal law are consistent worldwide. We will look at particular situations, learn what the law says, and learn how the courts interpret what the law says.

For example:
Mr. X. was at a party and had too much to drink. He left the party, got into his car, and went to sleep. The police were called to a disturbance at the party and noticed our client, asleep. They woke him, talked to him, and charged him under s.253 of the Criminal Code (impaired operation). Will he be convicted? What are the penalties for impaired driving?

For example:
Mr. Y. was driving and was pulled over by police, who then discovered that the back of his van was full of illegal drugs. He was charged under s.4.1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (possession) as well as s.5.2 (possession for the purpose of trafficking). What's the difference between those charges? Will he be convicted? Will he go to jail?

Mr. Thomlinson 9 -12 Room 326 3:15-4:30pm click here
Gardening Club Are you interested in puttering around a greenhouse, watching things grow, helping to run a sustainable space for plants to thrive, or experiment with gardening? I will be hosting open greenhouse hours for high school students who are into botany and gardening. Bring some gloves. We will get dirty. Ms. Honor McElroy 9 - 12 The Green House 3:15-4:15pm click here
Peer Tutoring Need a little boost in reading, writing, speaking, math, social studies, or science? Join one of the best ACS after school activities! In Peer Tutoring you will be partnered with a High School student who is interested in you and your success. It’s a lot more fun to do your homework or extra practice with a HS student than with your parents! Ms. Levitt & Ms. Kelly 9 -12 LC 3:15-4:15pm click here
Tuesday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description

Teacher Sponsor

Grades Location Time Registration Link
Digital Art, Video Production, Music Production & Photography Digital Art, Video Production, Music Production & Photography (club)
Work on your own self-directed media arts projects in the computer lab and recording studio. This is a great place for photographers, artists, instrumentalists, songwriters, vocalists, producers, and rappers to collaborate and produce projects. Note: Yearbook club takes place at the same time and place.
Ms. Zeine 9 -12 HS Computer Lab 3:15-4:30pm click here
Yearbook Club If you have taken Photography or Digital Art, this is a great opportunity to put your skills to use and work on projects with the yearbook team. Work produced in this club will be used this year’s yearbook. Note: Digital Art, Music Production & Photography goes on in the same time and place as Yearbook. The Yearbook activity will be led by the Yearbook Team. Ms. Zeine 9 - 12 HS Computer Lab 3:15-4:30pm click here
Water Polo Students will participate in activities centered around conditioning, skill development, offensive strategies, defensive strategies, game play and the rules of water polo. Prerequisites: students should be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, & breaststroke.
 
Mr. James 6 - 12 Pool 3:15-4:15pm click here
Beginning Swimming Students will learn how to improve their swimming technique in the 4 competitive strokes as well as 2 non-competitive strokes (elementary backstroke and side-stroke). Prerequisites: students should be okay learning to swim. Mr. Harvey 6 - 12 Pool 3:15-4:15pm click here
Taekwondo The club will focus on the basic movements of Taekwondo skills, and develop the discipline and self-esteem. Students will learn Pomsae, all the basic kicks and defenses. Ms. Kamal 9 - 12 ES Basement 3:15-4:15pm click here
STEM Club A club meant for passionate students to explore, design, and build projects related to the subject of STEM, along with students who are looking for more rigorous and complicated projects. With this being such a new club, we will interview each student to see if you are a good fit for the club. Adam Burris & Ms. Nadine Zeine 9 - 12 HS Computer Lab 3:15-4:15pm click here

 

Wednesday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time Registration Link
Crocheting & Knitting Club Learn the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet! You can make a scarf, a beanie hat, a phone case, socks,etc. The club is aimed at students with no previous knowledge of knitting and crochet and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging projects. Mrs. Tiina Harkonen 9 - 12 Room 327 3:15 - 4:15pm click here
Jazz Band Mr. Kelly will be leading ACS's experienced musicians in the ACS Jazz Band. Learn to swing, improvise solos, and improve your music reading skill ass the band explores interesting genres such as swing, cool jazz, and funk. Rehearsals will be in the band room. Mr. Kelly 9 - 12 Band Room 3:15-4:15pm click here
Spanish Culture Club The Spanish club is a super fun cultural exploratory! Our activities will include:
  1. Organizing and leading Spanish-language conversations tables at lunch time and promoting Spanish language at ACS.
  2. Art and painting activities
  3. Tapas and cooking
  4. Spanish-language film events
  5. Guest speakers from the community who use Spanish in their everyday lives and work
  6. Dance lessons
  7. T-shirt design
  8. Spanish-language song learning
Ms. Suleiman 9 - 12 Room 303 3:15-4:15pm click here
Investment Club Are you interested in investments and trading stocks? The investment club will teach you all you need to learn about stocks and options. The club will include trading real stock on a platform, with guidance. We will meet 2 times a week to catch up on your investments and for lessons. Mr. Thomlinson 9 - 12 Room 326


3:15-4:15pm

*Twice a week at lunchtimes, and once after school.

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Scorpion Daily Newspaper Club Being part of the ACS community with all its offerings that amassed over the years, I personally feel that a key component is missing from our school which is a place for all students to showcase their talents, talk about important issues that our generation faces, and high school life with all that comes with it. The Scorpion daily will be a safe place for us as students to come together and express ourselves in multiple ways and means. We will be writing different styles, displaying pictures, and other art. As students, we need to have a common ground for us to come as one and express our talents. ACS students are diverse and all have different experiences and perspectives and by that measure, we can have a newspaper filled with diverse experiences of all types of students who all come from different backgrounds and corners of our globe. I further propose that this after school club proposal could take place every Wednesday from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm for those who want to be part of this coming together to further excel, express and belong. Maha Ismail & Zein Fakhoury 9 - 12 TBD 3:15-4:15pm click here