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Art Club - 6th Grade

Art Club is a wonderful way to brush up on your art skills and to be involved in many community service opportunities. We will be participating in a variety of poster contest as well as helping to create artwork for school events such as Earth Day, Autism Speaks, and Bullying Prevention week, to name a few. But don’t worry you will also have the opportunity to be expressive in your own personal interests in art as well!

Sepia-tone artwork of a man created using a mystery medium

We even experiment with new art materials! Can you take a guess as to what the above portrait is made out of? (Hint: You may have it in your refrigerator.)
Come to Art Club to find out the answer!

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Art Club - 7th & 8th Grade

Do you enjoy drawing or creating art, or perhaps doodling in class? Then this is the club for you! Art Club is the perfect way to put your love of drawing, painting, and other artistic media into a positive use! It is a place to get involved with community service opportunities by helping create artwork for school events such as Earth Day, Autism Speaks, and Bullying Prevention week, to name a few. We also get involved with the School Musical Production by creating the Set Design for the play! But don’t worry you will have plenty of time and the opportunity to be expressive in your own personal interests in art as well!

To learn more, visit the Art Club website.

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Buddy Club

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join the JHS Buddy Club! This club is designed to help those students who are interested in meeting new people create new friendships all while having fun! Members participate in engaging activities that often focus on teamwork and communication. Students who are interested in making new friends, as well as those who are interested in helping others are encouraged to join!

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Critics Club

Critics Club members watch a part of a movie each week and upon completion may participate in writing a critique which will be published in the Eagle Eye Newspaper.

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Garden Club

Join us to help weed, plant and harvest the crops in the Blue and Gold Go Green Garden. All students and staff are welcome! Listen to morning announcements for the late Summer and early Autumn schedule! We look forward to seeing you!

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Mathletes

We will explore the fun world of mathematics via computers, puzzles and games. It is open to anyone who is looking for an exciting math challenge, as well as learning the strategic game of chess to complete in our end of year chess tournament.

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Morning Challenge

Morning Challenge is an enrichment program designed for students in grades 6-8 to develop their critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills by using a variety of interesting and fun techniques including participation in simulated mock trials. Students learn basic court procedure and act out the roles of prosecution and defense lawyers and witnesses. Students learn to work together, build leadership skills and gain confidence in public speaking and even hone their acting abilities during the ten session program.

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Mock Trial

The Morning Challenge/Mock Trial program uses criminal and civil law case scenarios to teach students leadership, cooperative learning, critical thinking skills and public speaking. The team is comprised of students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who compete in an annual Mock Trial Tournament at Dowling College. The Mock Trial team has successfully won all their matches at the Dowling College Tournament  in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

 

GAVEL PASSING CEREMONY

At its final meeting, the Mock Trial team began a tradition of selecting new captains for the upcoming school year. The captains of the current team meet and choose team members to replace them who show outstanding leadership and a strong dedication to the program.

To symbolize this event, each captain is given a gavel that was presented to them by a former captain from the year before. During course of the year the captains work throughout the Morning Challenge program training 6th grade students and helping in any way they can. During the practice leading up to the Mock Trial tournament, the captains are looked upon to help their teammates prepare for what can be an intense tournament.

At the conclusion of the tournament, the captains begin to consider their replacements for the following year. They take into consideration many factors and take the selection of their replacements very seriously. The captains then address the team and in their final act as captain pass their gavel to the students they select as the new captains for the following year.

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National Junior Honor Society

Students are eligible for induction after the 2nd quarter of 7th and 8th grade. Students must maintain an average of 90.0 for the previous five quarters in order to be eligible. An eligibility list is posted, and students interested in pursuing membership must attend a mandatory meeting. Students who choose to continue with this process must complete an "application" which is then evaluated by a committee of faculty members. The induction of accepted members is held in March. Meetings: Meetings are held on an as needed basis in Eagle Hall and are announced in advance.

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Newspaper Club

The student staff of Newspaper Club meets weekly to work on its final product: *The Eagle Eye!*

*The Eagle Eye* is the West Babylon JHS's newspaper that is published biannually to report on the various events that occur throughout the school year. The student staff of *The Eagle Eye* experiences the entire writing process where they first compile the information for the featured articles and then write and edit the articles. The students also take the photographs to accompany the articles, as well as use their artistic abilities in drawing many of the illustrations for the paper and creating comics, puzzles, and other fun features.

New members are always welcome.

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Science Olympiads

Science Olympiad is a team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The Science Olympiad Team is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in September and October. After October, please see the team's coaches to determine if there are openings on the team.

Try these websites for additional information to research the Science Olympiad competition and events:

If you find additional links that you find useful, please let the coach know so it can be added to this list.
Remember: we are Division B!

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Student Council

Student Council is a club for all students interested in making a change!

 

Elections

The president must be an 8th grader and is elected by the entire school. 6th, 7th and 8th grade holds elections for the following offices:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Historian/public relations

There are also homeroom representative positions for those who want to help!

 

Student Council Events

Students are actively involved in planning events that benefit the West Babylon community. A popular event is "The Homeroom challenge" food drive, where the homeroom with the most items brought in wins a breakfast with the Principal and Assistant Principal. Students also get involved with battle of the classes, autism awareness, anti-bullying campaign and other school-wide events to bring awareness to the JHS community.

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Yearbook

Yearbook Club is opened to all students during the school year. Meeting reminders can be seen by students on their homeroom SharpBoard morning announcements.

Yearbook Sign-up Link

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