Student Life


Middle Division Clubs, Fall 2016

Middle Division Clubs at The School are designed to give students in Grades 6-8 enrichment and leadership opportunities, as well as new ways to collaborate across grades. Two out of every three Middle Division students participate in at least one club, and many participate in several. In addition, The School hosts clubs for younger grades, including Chess Team.

Throughout the year, many of these clubs and teams attend events throughout the tri-state area, where they present their work to peers from other schools and often receive accolades. 

List of 7 items.

  • Dance Club

    Dance Club
    Tuesday and Thursday Morning
    Faculty Advisor: Debbie Cheatham

    Dance Club is dedicated to providing choreographic opportunities for Middle Division students. Through dance, participants learn how to express themselves as artists. Through their own choreography, they learn to express their unique voices.  
  • Debate Team

    Wednesday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisors: Jazmin Sherwood

    Members of the TSC Debate Team improve their persuasive, communication, and fluency skills. Debating enables critical thinking and opens minds to new ideas. When advocating for ideas contrary to their own beliefs, team members grow to better respect the perspectives and opinions of others. The skills honed in debate can be used in everyday lives.
  • Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (GSTA)

    Tuesday Morning
    Faculty Advisors: Vanessa D'EgidioJessica FreedmanDena Rothstein

    The GSTA is a group of dedicated Middle Division students united to make The School a safe, inclusive place. The School’s first Alliance was initiated two years ago and continues to plan fun and meaningful events that promote the message that it’s okay to be who you are. The GSTA is proud to support and celebrate the LGBTQ community, as well as raise awareness in the TSC community.
  • Maker Club

    Monday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisor: Dylan Ryder    

    Members of the Maker Club seek new ways to design and engineer solutions, through the use of computing and hands-on technical skills. The Club promotes the practice of using design, making, and coding in order to grow individually while bettering the world around us.
  • Model United Nations

    Friday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisor: Damien Ragsdale

    Participants in the Model U.N. Club improve their public speaking, organizational, and diplomacy skills. Students role play as diplomats representing countries from around the world. They research and debate major issues while developing the understanding necessary to negotiate realistic solutions. Students from different alliances collaborate in order to advance their countries’ interests. Model U.N. participants develop a deeper global understanding while exploring ways to advocate for peace.
  • Portfolio Preparation Club

    Thursday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisor: Katelin O'Hare

    The Portfolio Preparation Club provides art education and related opportunities for dedicated Middle Division art students, supporting their growth as artists, learners, and citizens. Participants build a visual art portfolio that may be used in the high school application process. The Portfolio Preparation Club is not just for those applying to high school; it is also a valuable opportunity for committed young artists to master new drawing and painting techniques.
  • Robotics, Advanced

    Friday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisor: Lisbeth Uribe

    Members of the Advanced Robotics Club have a passion for building and programming technology solutions to real-world problems. They are self-motivated, hardworking students committed to supporting their peers and other members of the robotics community. Advanced Robotics provides opportunities for members to pick their own challenges and collaborate with other robotics enthusiasts. Prior experience with robotics is preferred.

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