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MS Clubs & Activities - Fall 2018

Our semester one After-School-Activities Programs are underway and most of these activities will end on December 2, 2018. This inclusive program includes a variety of activities based upon student interest. These activities help promote the learning of the “whole child” and enable our kids to build on their teamwork skills.

Important Information:

  • Please see the activities listed below to view activity titles, dates, and descriptions.
  • Please note that MS Sport Clubs run 2x per week for 5 weeks, not the usual 1x per week for 10 weeks.
  • At the end of each MS Sport Club, a competitive U14 team will be chosen from the group to compete in a local AAC tournament. Students must have been a part of the MS Sport Club in order to qualify for potential selection.
  • Registration for each activity begins on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:00pm.​ You will find the registration links below in the table of offerings.
  • Registration will close on Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00am. The following day, a list of names identifying participants in each respective activity will be sent to students, as well as posted outside the MS office.

Please choose your child’s after school activity with care. We want your child to have a wonderful experience, so please make sure that the chosen activity is one that your child shows some interest in. If a student misses two (2) sessions of any particular activity, they are removed from all Semester 1 activities and placed at the bottom of the list for Semester 2 activities the following semester.

Once participation is confirmed, please save the dates and remind your kids of their weekly obligations.

After School Activity Registration Timeline:

  • Registration begins on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:00pm.
    • You will find the registration links below in the table of offerings.
  • Registration is ongoing and closes Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00am.
  • Participant list emailed and posted before Sunday, September 30.

Please Note:

  • If your child is unable to attend his/her after school activity, please notify Jeffrey WIlusz at jwilusz@acsamman.edu.jo
  • The after school late bus leave promptly at 4:40pm.  Saturday sessions require parental transportation, NO BUSSES WILL BE PROVIDED ON SATURDAYS.
  • In the case of an emergency, please call the Middle School Office or Mr. Jeffrey WIlusz at 962 6 581 3944 ext. 292.

We are looking forward to seeing our students involved!

Jeffrey Wilusz
MS Activities Coordinator

Cross Country Running
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time / Date Registration Link
Boys & Girls Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. This activity culminates with a team meet at ICS on October 13.

Mrs. Ramberg

6 - 12 ACS Field & IAA Track

Monday
3:15-4:30pm

 Tuesday
4:15-4:30pm

 Friday
9-10:30am

*Starts Sept. 10*
First week at ACS, remaining time TBD

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Sunday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Days / Time Registration Link
Fencing

The Fencing club combines hard work, discipline, and technique into one. If you're interested in exploring a sport that has been around for thousands of years, please sign up!

Mr. Jaffar

6 - 8 Cafeteria

Sundays
3:15-4:30pm

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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 6 - 12 Pool

Sundays
3:15-4:15pm

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Meditation Club In this 30 minute mindfulness meditation session we will work on finding the right meditative posture, focus our attention on the breath and body and observe ourselves in time and space. Ms. Abu Alia 6 - 12 Quiet Room (LC) Sundays
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 Sundays
3:10-4:20pm
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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 Sundays
​3:10-4:20pm
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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 Sundays
​3:10-4:20pm
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Monday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Days / Time Registration Link
MS MUN

The MUN after school club is for students that are interested to learn about Model United Nations but are not able to take MUN as an elective. In MUN club you will learn about the UN and you will participate in various UN simulation activities. There is an MUN trip to Singapore scheduled in February, which is only open to grade 7 & 8 students that have successfully finished the MUN coursework. MUN is all about learning and understanding current events, problem solving, cooperation, research, resolution writing and public speaking.

Mrs. Niel

7 - 8 Room 404

Mondays
3:15-4:30pm

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MS Track Club Come and join in on the fun of getting into shape, preparing for Track & Field, and meeting new people! If you are a seasoned runner or just a beginner, you're welcome to participate. Mrs. Ramberg & Mrs. Yateman 6 - 8 Outside Field (Monday) IAA (Saturday)

Monday
3:15-4:30pm &
Saturday
8-9:30am 

* Oct 15 - Nov 19 

**Students will have to arrange their own transportation home for Saturday practices**

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Tuesday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time / Date Registration Link
Word Masters Looking for a challenge? Word Masters is an international competition that focuses on advancing vocabulary and critical and analytical thinking. Three times a year, we will compete, individually, and as a team, in challenges. Our results will be sent to the US where we compete against schools from around the world. Each week, during lunch, we will play games to help prepare for the challenges. Mrs. Lombard 6 - 8 Room 405 Tuesdays
Lunch
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Girls Volleyball Club

During this time, students learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**

Mrs. Rihani 6 - 8 Gym

Tuesday & Saturday

T: 3:15-4:30
SA: 10:30-12:00

*Starts Sept. 15*

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Boys Soccer Club

During this time, student's learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​

Mr. Levitt 6 - 8 Field

Tuesday & Saturday

T: 3:15-4:30
SA: 10:30-12:00

*Starts Oct. 2*

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Water Polo Club Students will participate in activities centered around skill development, offensive and 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 Tuesday
3:15-4:15pm
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Beginning Swim 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. Aquatic Staff 6 - 12 Pool Tuesday
3:15-4:15pm
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Memory Project (Art Club) Do you want to use your art skills to bring happiness to others? The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and art students to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. We will create these portraits to help children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to provide a special childhood memory in the future. It will help if you have good drawing skills, but if you have a willingness to learn and can dedicate time to practice, please come along too! https://www.memoryproject.org/about Ms. Mackenzie 6 - 8 Room 414 Tuesday (Oct. 9, 23, 30. Nov. 13. Dec. 4, 18)
3:15-4:30pm
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Wednesday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time / Date Registration Link
Boys Volleyball Club

During this time, students learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​ 

Mr. Wilusz 

6 - 8 Gym

Wednesday & Saturday

W: 3:15-4:30pm
SA: 9:00-10:30am

*Starts Sept. 12*

 

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Girls Soccer Club

During this time, student's learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​

Mr. Willett 6 - 8 Field

Wednesday & Saturday

W: 3:15-4:30pm
SA: 9:00-10:30am

*Starts Oct. 3*

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Dungeons and Dragons Club Dungeons and Dragons is the most popular tabletop role-playing game of all time. The game is played with about six players. One person takes the role of storyteller, AKA the Dungeon Master, and narrates the story in a medieval fantasy world filled with magic, monsters, romance, intrigue, and adventure. The rest of the players take on the roles of individual fictional characters and explore that world, often becoming heroes in the story. These are long-term adventures, and are not for the faint of heart: death and glory abounds. If you are a fan of fantasy fiction, the worlds of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, then this game is definitely for you. Mr. Loschi 6 - 8 Room 408 Wednesday
3:15-4:30pm
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MS Photography Club If you are interested in photography and/or want to help record Middle School events, then it might be worth your while to join us in Room 406 during lunch on Wednesdays. We will do some specific training on how to take photographs that are worth looking at, but most of the time we will be working to get great pictures of Middle School. At times, you will be given "assignments" (such as "take pictures of MS Intramurals on Wednesday"), but the primary goal is to talk photography and have a good time. A good camera is NOT a requirement to be part of this club. Mrs. Van Cleave 6 - 8 Room 406 Wednesday
Lunch
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Saturday Clubs/Activities
Activity Description Teacher Sponsor Grades Location Time / Date Registration Link
MS Track Club Come and join in on the fun of getting into shape, preparing for Track & Field, and meeting new people! If you are a seasoned runner or just a beginner, you're welcome to participate. Mrs. Ramberg & Mrs. Yateman 6 - 8 Outside Field (Monday) IAA (Saturday) Monday
3:15-4:30pm &
Saturday
8-9:30am 

* Oct 15 - Nov 19 
**Students will have to arrange their own transportation home for Friday practices
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Boys Volleyball Club

During this time, students learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​ 

Mr. Wilusz 

6 - 8 Gym

Wednesday & Saturday

W: 3:15-4:30
SA: 9:00-10:30

*Starts Sept. 12*

 

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Girls Volleyball Club

During this time, students learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**

Mrs. Rihani 6 - 8 Gym

Tuesday & Saturday

T: 3:15-4:30
SA: 10:30-12:00

*Starts Sept. 15*

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Boys Soccer Club

During this time, student's learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​

Mr. Levitt

6 - 8 Field

Tuesday & Saturday

T: 3:15-4:30
SA: 10:30-12:00

*Starts Oct. 2*

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Girls Soccer Club

During this time, student's learn and practice skills that will not only help them during the sessions, but also for independent training after the season is over. After the 5 weeks are completed, a competitive U14 team will be chosen to compete in the local AAC tournament.

**You need to have participated in the first 10 sessions in order to qualify for the opportunity to try-out for the competitive U14 team**​

Mr. Willett 6 - 8 Field

Wednesday & Saturday

W: 3:15-4:30
SA: 9:00-10:30

*Starts Oct. 3*

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