Clubs & Activities
Stay engaged. Get connected.
We offer a variety of clubs to help students connect with others around a common interest. Clubs are a great way to make friends, learn about new things, and explore passions.
Stillwater's Community Education Department also has a number of activities available for students in grades 6 through 8. Check them out!
- Art Club
- Book Club
- Builder Club
- Math League
- National Junior Honor Society
- Science Club
- After School Ski and Snowboard Club
- Stock Market Club
- Virtual Synergy: Design & Development Club
- Yearbook Committee
Art Club is designed to create an active interest in the Arts. It provides students with an opportunity to expand and strengthen their artistic skills. The students will complete a variety of art projects.
- Meeting Times: Mondays, after school until 3:30.
- To Join: Students should register at SmartSchoolK12 and can join anytime.
Book club meets once a week after school for any student interested in reading for pleasure. We have book discussions, guest speakers, activities, and conversations on all things literary. Members choose books to read based on availability and interest. We try to provide copies of books as often as possible.
Fee: No fee. Books are provided when possible.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman and Brendan Shusterman
BOOKS IN THE PAST:
- Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
- Bob the Book by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
- Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
- The Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by Alephonsion Deng
- Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
- The Doom Stone by Paul Zindel
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
- Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christe
- Quad by C.G. Watson
- Canning Season by Polly Horvath
- The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
- A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Another Brooklyn by Jacquelin Woodson
- Miracle's Boys by Jacquelin Woodson
SMS Builders Club is one of the many branches of the Builders Club service and leadership organization supported by Kiwanis. Builders Club and other Kiwanis groups can be found internationally. The club aims to create service-minded students and provide leadership opportunities for young people.
Builders Club meeting schedule is located on the Builders Club website under the tab, "Meeting Dates and Service Projects."
The Math League is designed for any student who is interested in completing math exercises. If there is enough interest, students may compete as a team against other schools. Club members learn faster ways to solve problems. They also discuss math application for the real world. Math League is not intended to provide homework help.
- Fee: $65
- Meeting Times: Begins in the fall and continues through February. Math League meets Mondays from 2:30-3:30 pm on practice days and 2:20-5:30 pm on competition days.
- To Join: Sign up with advisor.
NJHS was established to recognize outstanding achievement in high school and middle level students. Students who join demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, service, and character. Members participate in at least two service projects a year. To qualify for membership a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and exemplify the qualities listed above.
- Fee: None
- Meeting Times: Held the first Wednesday of each month during advisory.
- To Join: All students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 at the end of the first semester may apply for membership.
Science Club is for students on all grade who are inquisitive, fun-loving, hard-working, and interested in expanding their horizons and getting their hands into the science of the world.
- Fee: $65 co-curricular plus a $20 material fee
- Meeting Times: Science Club starts on March 5, 2019. The club typically meets on Tuesdays after school from 2:30-4:15 pm in room E150.
Stillwater Community Education is partnering with Afton Alps to provide an opportunity for non-competitive winter recreation for students in 6-8th grade. The Ski and Snowboard Club will leave SMS and OLMS at 3:00pm for Afton Alps and return to the schools at 8:00pm.
Dates are January 23, February 6, 13, 27, and March 6. Cost for Afton Alps season pass holders is $100 to cover transportation and non-season pass holders is $280 that covers transportation and a lift ticket. If you need to rent equipment ($32/session), contact Peter Heldstraub for instructions on how to get the form. Form must be filled out before we go to Afton Alps. Registration opens Monday, October 31, 2022 and closes Friday, January 13, 2023 (or until the buses fill up).
Place: Afton Alps
January 23, 2023
February 6, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 6, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Afton Alps)
Transportation: Buses will leave the SMS Pool Entrance and OLMS North Parking lot at 3:00 pm. They will return to SMS and OLMS in the same location at 8:00 pm. PARENTS MUST PICK UP STUDENTS AT 8:00 PM. Students do not have access to a phone.
Non-Season Pass Holders: $280.00 includes six lift tickets and bus transportation
Season Pass Holders: $100.00 includes bus transportation
Food: Food is NOT provided. Please pack a bag dinner or send money with your student.
Registration: Deadline is January 13th, 2023. Registration is first come first serve. There are limited spots for Ski Club.
Students are given an imaginary $100,000 to invest. The transactions that students make match the actual stock market values of the individual stocks. Students compete on teams in stock market clubs across the state. Stock Market Club provides a fun and entertaining experience for students while, at the same time, allows students to learn some important lessons about investing.
- Fee: $20 per team
- Meeting Times: Tuesday's from 2:20-3:15 pm in room E148.
- To Join: Sign up with Mr. Ardito in room E148
What is the Stock Market Game?
Students that participate in the Stock Market Game will be granted access to accounts that contain $100,000 (game $) that they can invest in the market. Over a period of approximately 14 weeks students will buy and sell stocks (or not!) and hopefully increase the value of their portfolio up from the original $100,000 (game $)
The Stock Market Game is a statewide competition that pits students of like ages against each other. Postings of rankings both regionally and by state are updated regularly so that participants can track how thier portfolio compares to their competition's. The top 3 teams with the most equity in their portfolio (sorted by grade, region and state) may earn prizes and be eligible for the annual rewards banquet.
*Stocks are purchased at real time prices (time at which the purchase/sale was executed).
What does it meet & how much does the Stock Market Game cost?
Checks should be made out to "BestPrep". Up to five players can be on a team and the cost can be divided up amongst the players. Example: if there are 2 people playing they will each pay $10.00 - with checks made out to "BestPrep".
*If there is any difficulty in payment in order to participate please notify Mr. Ardito
How to prepare for the Stock Market Game?
- Read the rules to the game
- Learn what a stock is
- Research potential stocks of interest
- Make a list of stocks you would like to purchase
- Congratulate yourself for engaging in lifelong learning!
The Yearbook Committee's primary purpose is to produce a 96-page book representing classes, staff, activities, and sports at SMS. Each year, yearbook students choose a theme, which is carried throughout the book in artwork, headlines and copy. They receive hands-on experience in photography, layout design, interviewing, writing copy, proofreading, and especially, in working together. The Committee also meets with the yearbook publishing company representative monthly to check deadlines.
- Fee: None
- Meeting Times: Meets through the entire school year. Announcements will be made for the first meeting time.
- To Join: Students should visit with the advisor for more information and to join.