Activities

Band/Orchestra

Each grade level has their own band and orchestra. They can see their teacher with any concerns or for extra help after school.
Open to all grade levels.  Meets during school in elective classes.
Faculty Advisor: Rachel Smithson

Chorus

This is an activity for students interested in singing and learning more about music. It is part of creative arts.
Open to all grade levels.
Faculty Advisor: Ben Gryk

Family and STEM Nights

These nights are designed to help families of our students come together to see what the school offers and be apart of the school community. Some nights include Basket Bonanza and STEM night.
Open to everyone.

Field Day

Field day is something that both grades can enjoy towards the end of the year. There are games and much more.
Grades six and seven.

Holiday Hill

The 8th grade Field Day takes place all day at the Holiday Hill resort with swimming, all you can eat food, and many indoor and outdoor activities.
Grade 8 only.

School Wide Activities

These are activities that the staff come up with that takes place once a month during the school day such as, dodgeball tournament, basketball tournament, dances, movies and more.
Open to everyone.

Washington DC trip

The trip is designed for our 8th graders to explore Washington DC and see the different monuments. It is an activity that takes place for a few days.
Grade 8 only.


 

Clubs

Aquaculture

Aquaculture learns about water testing for raising fish, some schools raise trout and we all go to release them at Sleeping Giant in the Mill River. We learn about water pollution and what can be done about it and we visit Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.
Afterschool program open to students in grades 7 and 8.
Faculty Advisor:  Frances Creem

Art Club

Art Club focuses on activities not covered in Art Class, along with building a school community and friendships between artits. We create murals and artworks around the school with the intention to create a positive atmosphere for our fellow students! After school program is open to all students. Meets first and second Monday of the month.
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Young 

Builders Club

Builders Club is a service organization. We volunteer at the Soup Kitchen, help with the mayor’s clean up in the city, collect supplies for the Humane Society, and collect Children’s books for Head Start to bring and read to the children.
Open to all students.
Faculty Advisors:  James Christensen and Brian Papallo

CPEP: CT Pre-engineering program

Students work collaboratively with hands-on , minds on activities that take them through the engineering process. Students construct projects where they will compete them against other students around the state Attendance is critical for good quality work.
Afterschool program for students in grades 7 and 8.  Meets every Tuesday.
Faculty Advisors:  Frances Creem and Rochelle Purcell

Drama Club

The TEMS drama club meets throughout the year to learn the art of acting and theater production. Students will need to audition. Auditions begin in December.
Afterschool program for all students chosen through audition process.
Faculty Advisor:  Ian Ally-Seals

Gay Straight Alliance

GSA is a student-run club, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
Open to all students.  Meets every other Wednesday.
Faculty Advisor: Amy Stinton

Kids Fueling the Future ( KFF)

This Club deals with alternative energy. We experiment with circuits, build wind turbines, and go to the CT Science Center.
Afterschool program for students in grades 7 and 8. 
Faculty Advisor:  Frances Creem

National Junior Honor Society

The NJHS promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
Students in grade 7 may apply after trimester 2 and active members in 8th grade.
Faculty Advisors: Michelle Gray and Lesley Henry

Scrabble Club

Join the fun while creating words, improving spelling and vocabulary as well as developing spacial relation skills.  Open to all students, meets every other Monday in the Media Center.
Faculty Advisors: Marsha Perry and Julie Fidrych

Student Council

Student Council is responsible for organizing school spirit days, certain fundraisers, and school dances.
Afterschool program for students in grades 6 - 8.  Meets every other Wednesday.
Faculty Advisors:  Miguelina Rivera and Xiomara Morales

Yearbook Club

Students participate in taking pictures and picking pictures that will go into the yearbook during the school year. It is a good way to bond and have some insight on what students want to see in the yearbook.
Open to students in grades 6 - 8.
Faculty Advisor: Jacqueline Dandio-Harris


 

Sports

Boys and Girls Basketball

The teams travel to compete against other middle school teams. The team focuses on developing and improving basketball skills. Teamwork and sportsmanship is a consistent expectation.
Open to all grade levels based on tryouts.  Practice and game times TBD by coaches.
Girls Coach:  Courtney Hatt
Boys Coach:  TBD

Boys and Girls Cross Country

The season goes from September to October. The students compete against other middle school teams. It is a running team that runs on nearby outdoor trails. Practices and meets always consist of at least 2 mile workouts.
Open to all grade levels based on tryouts.  Practice and game times TBD by coaches.
Girls Coach:  Amy Stinton
Boys Coach:  James Christensen

Boys and Girls Cross Soccer

The soccer team travels around central CT competing against other middle schools. The team focuses on improving soccer skills and having a positive and focused mental attitude.
Open to all grade levels based on tryouts.  Practice and game times TBD by coaches.
Girls Coach:  Courtney Hatt
Boys Coach:  Jason Betz

Boys and Girls Volleyball

Travels to compete against other middle schools. The team focuses on developing and improving Volleyball skills. Teamwork and sportsmanship is a consistent expectation
Open to all grade levels based on tryouts.  Practice and game times TBD by coaches.
Girls Coach:  Courtney Hatt
Boys Coach:  Britten Rolston

Ultimate Frisbee

Open to all grade levels.
Faculty Advisor:  James Christensen