• OREGON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    2022-2023

    Clubs and Activities

    (This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.)

     

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    ART CLUB

     

    All students are welcome to come and join us during Art Club.  Students can work on creating art in an open studio format. Meets Mondays 4:00-5:00 in room 207.  Advised by Meghan Touhey, mstouhey@oregonsd.net

     

    GENDERS & SEXUALITIES ALLIANCE

     

    Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club that provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.  GSA works to end homophobia and transphobia.  Our goal is to provide support, build community, educate, and take action to create change.   This group meets during lunch on Tuesdays. Students should see Ms. Wineke (190B) or Ms. St. Clair (230) for a pass.  Advised by Katy Wineke, kmwineke@oregonsd.net, and Kami St. Clair, krs@oregonsd.net.  

     

    GERMAN CLUB

    Deutschklub is for current German students who wish to expand their understanding of culture in German-speaking countries (i.e. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Belgium). There will be a variety of activities at our monthly meetings, and a semester celebration in January and June.

    This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month after school in room 212c. The first meeting will be October 22, 2022 (revised). Please see Frau Wochenske for more information.

     

    HOMEWORK CLUB (HWClub)

     

    Oregon Middle School has an after school opportunity called "Homework Club".  HWClub meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 4:00pm to 5:00pm., and our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6.  When students sign in, they are expected to stay until 5:00pm unless a parent/guardian communicates with the HWClub supervisor (Ms. Gilbert- sog@oregonsd.net) that they can leave early. At HWClub, students will have access to teachers, tutors, technology and a quiet work environment. It is a place where students can get extra help or just a quiet place to work after school.  Homework Club is voluntary and any student can attend without appointment, whenever necessary.  The Late Bus is available for students who attend Homework Club at 5:15pm to allow transportation home if necessary.

     

    HOPE SQUAD 

    The primary goal of our middle school Hope Squad is mental health awareness through educating others on mental health/ wellness and destigmatizing mental health issues. The Hope Squad currently consists of 8th graders who expressed interest last May and/or were nominated by their peers. Advised by Janet Pliner / SEL Coach, jmpliner@oregonsd.net, Dr. Rachael Hansen / school psychologist rahansen@oregonsd.net and Ashley Harjung / paraprofessional arharjung@oregonsd.net, the group meets monthly during Thursday Connections, and there are also options to work on projects between meetings. First informational meeting is Thursday, October 13th, 2022, in the cafeteria.

     

    LITERAL PEOPLE (Creative Writing)

     

    Literal People is for 8th grade students interested in creative writing, drawing, and contributing to a digital literary magazine.  This is a supportive space where we share and celebrate our work and have a lot of fun!  We meet on Wednesdays during 8th grade lunch. Stop by Ms. Hatton's classroom (184D in the 8M team area) for a pass.  Advised by Lenore Hatton, lmhatton@oregonsd.net.

     

    MULTICULTURAL STUDENT UNION (MCSU)

    MCSU is a place for all identities, cultures, and backgrounds to come together, acknowledge the diversity of OMS, and work to transform that diversity into inclusion. By interacting and learning from each other, and hearing from guest speakers, we will promote an appreciation of ourselves and others, while broadening our understanding of the world and the diverse cultures and identities within it. MCSU is an energetic, peaceful, and safe environment for all to come together and learn without judgment.  Meetings will take place on Tuesdays  during 8th grade lunch in room 184b (Walker’s room).  We will look at adding a 7th grade option in the near future! Advised by Ms. Burton, 8th Grade Teacher bbburton@oregonsd.net and Kim Walker, 8th grade Teacher kbw@oregensd.net.

     

     PANTHER PRESS (OMS NEWS SHOW)

    OMS’s News Show, Panther Press, is our school-wide news show that airs every Friday during Connections. It is run by Administrative Intern, Mrs. Craker at jecraker@oregonsd.net. Students have the opportunity to co-anchor, produce content, or run the help with final production (for one semester). New ideas and feedback on exciting ideas and programming are always welcome. 

     

    PANTHER PRIDE TEAM (PBIS Student Group)

    Students on this team are given the opportunity to help make decisions for our school and express their opinions on a variety of school-related initiatives and issues. They work with staff on assembly and/or special event planning, school-wide Connections lessons, and also give feedback/problem solve around issues with the overall goal of improving the school climate. Meeting time will be 1 or 2 times per month during Connections.  Please contact Mrs. Craker and/or Mr. Zurawik at jecraker@oregonsd.net or jtzurawik@oregonsd.net if you are interested.

     

    YEARBOOK CLUB 

    Yearbook Club designs, creates, and edits the middle school yearbook. Students can create the yearbook anywhere there is internet access, at a convenient time for them. Yearbook Club will also have some optional meetings afterschool on Thursdays.  Please email Ms. Touhey if you are interested in helping with the Yearbook this year. Advised by Meghan Touhey, mstouhey@oregonsd.net.