Clubs
 
Activities Night
Run Dates:
Open to all HMS students
Location: Gym A/B, Gym D and cafeteria
Cost: $5.00 per night
Information: 
 
Actor's Workshop
Run Dates: November - June
Open to all students until Spring Break.
Location: Cafeteria
Permission Slip
Information: Actor's Workshop is a club designed for fun! The group focuses on improvisational skills typically in the comedic arena. For half the year, the group functions as a club open to all students. After spring break, a select group rehearses for a June showcase.
Art Club
Run Dates: Tuesdays from 2:40- 3:30, October through May
Open to all students at any time
Location: Room 056
Permission Slip
Information: Every week we will work with specific materials so you can come when you like what we are doing, you can come and go if you join a sport for a season or do the school musical or whenever you are able! No monetary cost, just bring your ideas and creativity!
Art Club - 6th Grade
Run Dates: October through January
Open to 6th grade students at any time
Location: Room 052
Permission Slip
Information: Join us as we explore fun art activities after school.
Art Club - The Fab 8
Sponsor: Ms. Sue Stein
Run Dates: November - May, designated Thursdays, 2:45 - 3:30
Open to 8th grade students at any time
Location: Room 261
Information: Expand your knowledge and skills about art, media and techniques.
 
All School Musical
Sponsors: Ms. Kristina Psitos and Ms. Rebecca Stump
Run Dates: Auditions will be held in December and the show will go off March 24th and 25th. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday-Thursday (2:30-5:00), but not every student will be needed at every rehearsal.
Open To: All HMS students
Location: Auditorium
Permission Slip
Information: See the Theater web page for more information
Best Buddies
Run Dates: September - June
Open to: All Students
Location: Room 104
Permission Slip
Information: In the middle school Best Buddies operates a student-run friendship club, which creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. The students involved in Best Buddies here at HMS are committed to creating an inclusive school environment. Students will develop relationships that to help navigate the middle school years and move with them as they transition to high school and into their adult lives. Not all students will have one-to-one buddies. Associate members will have a huge responsibility planning events, fundraising and working with the club sponsors to make school more enjoyable for everyone.
FAQs
For additional information please visit: www.bestbuddiesonline.org
 
Bowling Club
Run Dates: December - February
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Wynnewood Lanes (meet in room 279 after school).
Cost: $6.00, which includes bowling and shoe rental. May bring additional money for snack.
Permission Slip
Information: Have you ever gone bowling?  If you would like to try bowling for the first time, or if you are an experienced bowler, the Haverford Bowling Club is for you. 
Chekhov Lizardbrain - Great Books Club
Sponsor: Dr. Jason Finn
Run Dates: 11/1-5/31
Open to all students
Location: Room 035
Permission Slip
Information: Read & talk about great classic books and discuss them with other interested souls. We will meet several times a quarter after school
Community Service Club
Run Dates: October - June
Open to all students at any time
Location: Room 104
Permission Slip
Information: Students will be offered the opportunity to participate in community service activities, which will benefit a wide variety of community members and groups. Activities will range from organizing fundraising activities and taking monthly trips to service locations, to cooking and serving meals, and organizing a Martin Luther King day of service! Come on out an give back to your community! Remember, "To whom much is given, much is expected!"
Cooking Club
Run Dates: 11/1 through 12/15 (and probably again in the spring) Students will be assigned (3) days to attend during one week.
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Room 133
Information: The club will cook a variety of recipes throughout the year as determined by student interest. 
Cross Country
Run Dates: September - November
Open to all students
Location: outdoors
Information: Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who likes to run is invited to attend the cross country informational meeting on Wednesday, September 14th, in the auditorium right after school. Permission slips and meet schedules will be distributed. Since cross country is considered a club, 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to participate. If you are unable to attend the meeting please see Mrs Young in room 202 or Mr Wagner in room 22.
6th Grade Intramural Field Hockey
Sponsor: Mrs. Sue O'Grady and Mrs. Kerns-Phillips
Run Dates: Nov. 2, 3, 7 and 10
Open to: 6th grade girls
Location: Meet in gym A/B on the girls’ side
Permission Slip
Information: Learn the game of Field Hockey. We will supply what you need, but bring your own equipment if you have it. You will need a mouth guard, but we have those, too. Wear sneakers or cleats and comfortable clothes. Dress for the weather and bring water. All are welcome, even if you haven’t played before.
6th Grade Intramural Flag Football
Sponsor: Ed Brocklesby
Run Dates: October 6th - November 17th
Open to:  all 6th grade students
Location: Football practice field behind the Middle School
Permission Slip: needed with emergency contact information
Information: 6th grade students are invited to take part in an intramural touch football league.
- Students will be randomly assigned a team.
- Games will be once a week from 2:45 – 4:15.
- Games will be on the football PRACTICE field (behind the Middle School)
- Students are responsible for their own transportation home.
- Cleats or sneakers are OK.
- Players should bring a water bottle to all games.
- Teams will randomly be assigned a color, and the players will make up the team name.
2016 Schedule of Games
Wednesday, October 5th, Game 1; Thursday, October 13th, Game 2; Tuesday, October 18th, Game 3; Tuesday, October 25th, Game 4; Wednesday, November 2th, Game 5; Wednesday, November 9th, Playoff 1; Tuesday, November 15th, Championship Week
Floor Hockey - 6th Grade
Run Dates: Fall and Spring
Open to all 6th grade students at any time
Location: Gym D
Students must wear sneakers and a mouth guard
Information: 6th Grade Floor Hockey is open to any 6th grader that is interested in having some fun after school.  No experience is necessary.  All students that sign up will have a team that they play for.  Two games are played each day and each run for about 30 minutes each.  Come out and have a great time!  
Ford Focus - TV Studio
Run Dates: 7:20am - 8:00am, September through June. Training sessions Mondays or Wednesdays after school.
Open to all students through October
Location: Technology Office, room 119
Permission Slip
Information: Haverford Middle School broadcasts the morning announcements to the classrooms, as well as other school wide activities or information. Students participate as directors, camera operators, teleprompters, editors and anchors. Students must be able to arrive at school at 7:20am to participate in the morning broadcast.
Ford Frenzy Club
Sponsors: Mrs. Gannon
Run dates: all school year
Location: depends upon the location of the game/event
Permission Slip
Information: The Ford Frenzy Spirit Club is open to all students who want to cheer on fellow Fords at home games and events. Students will make signs and cheer at selected home sporting events for each season. Students are responsible for getting to the sites of the games as transportation is not provided.
French Club
Sponsors: Mrs. Jeanmarie Alls and Mrs. Kim Cox
Run Dates: Monthly, September through May. 2:45 - 3:45
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 165
Permission Slip
Information: French Club is a group of students who share an interest in French culture, travel and cuisine. The meetings include learning about holidays and traditions in France, sharing French food, music and activities relating to French culture. No prior experience necessary. 
Gaming Club
Run dates: November through February.
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 279
Permission Slip
Looking for something to do in the afternoon?  Gaming Club will start in November right after school in room 279.  Bring a game, bring a friend, or come by yourself and use the games that Mrs. O'Grady provides.  You need a signed permission slip to stay.
Geography Bee Club
Run dates: December
Open to all students.
Location: Room 286
Permission Slip
This year the geography bee club will be held mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of December. For each session, the students will practice reading all types of maps, learn common vocabulary, and use games, mental maps, and videos to practice current knowledge of the world. Your child does not have to attend each practice session to qualify for the school wide bee. See Mrs. Clouse's website for more information.
Girls R.U.L.E (RESPONDING with UNDERSTANDING, LEADERSHIP and EMPATHY)
Sponsor Names: Ms. Kim Alexander and Mrs. Nancy Naylor and Ms. Lindsey McKee
Run Dates: Once a week on Thursdays, beginning February 2 through March 23
Open to: all HMS 6th Grade girls
Location: 011
Information: Each week we will promote a different theme with different activities including: Making Connections in Middle School and Beyond; Stress Management and Yoga; Self-Esteem~clarifying interest, values and goals with Angela Marchesani from Women’s Resource Center; Take a Stand, Lend a Hand- being an ally; When I Grow Up.......interest and career exploration with Sue Kaiden, professional career counselor; film making; identifying, understanding and preventing relational aggression and empathy and leadership: Hand-In-Hand. Girls from HHS will be joining us as mentors and healthy snacks will be provided.
Gold Team
Run Dates: September - June
Open to 8th Grade Students
Permission Slip
Information: This club is open to 8th grade students who meet certain physical education and service requirements. The teachers of the Physical Education Department will provide information about this club. See Mr. Tallon or Mr. Miglianico in the boys gym office, Mr. Trabosh, in room 274, or Mr. Brocklesby, in room 050, with any questions. 
Golf
Run Dates: October - June
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Room 224
Information: Beginners, experienced golfers and anyone in between may join us as we learn golf's fundamental skills and rules and what makes it the greatest game there is!
History Day Club
Run Dates: September - May
Open to: all students at any time
Location: Lab 019
Permission Slip
Information: Do you think learning about the past is cool? Would you like to find out more about a favorite historic event, person, or time period? Then the National History Day Club or "NHD" is for you!
Haverford Middle School is looking for students to participate in National History Day. NHD is an opportunity for you to work with other students on projects that will be entered into competitions. These start as local competitions, with the possibility of making it to nationals in June at the University of Maryland.
Homework Club
Run Dates: Monday through Thursday, from 2:40 until 3:20, October through early May
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 155 or Room 278
Information: This is an opportunity for students who are in need of extra support to receive assistance in homework, studying, projects, and organizational skills. 
Indoor Soccer
Run Dates: December - February
Open to boys and girls at any time.
Location: Gym D
Information: Keep in shape this winter playing pickup games of indoor soccer.
Kick Out The Jams
Sponsor: Dr. Jason Finn
Run Dates: 11/1 - 5/31
Open to all students
Location: Room 035
Permission Slip
Information: A club where we listen and talk about cool & influential music - play your favorite songs and albums and songs that shaped the world. We will meet several times a quarter after school.
Knitting Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Sue Ellen Gerber
Run Dates: Mondays and Thursdays from 2:35-3:35, December through January
Open to all students
Location: Room 278
Permission Slip
Information: If you are an experienced knitter, come and knit with us. If you have never knit, but would like to learn a life long skill that you can use to make a variety of projects, then this club is for you. We will learn to knit and then knit a simple project. There will be a one time cost involved for the needles and yarn. There is a limit of 8 students.
Math Competition Club
Run Dates: September - May
Open to all students at any time
Location: Room 182
Permission Slip
Information: The goal of the club is to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics through collaboration, computation, and competition.
Math Help Club
Run Dates: 6th grade - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:35 - 3:20, October 18th - May 24th
           7th and 8th grades - Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 - 3:20, October19th - May 25th
Open to all students at any time.
Location: MS Library
Information: Bring your questions about the math you're working on, your homework and textbook. Students do not need to sign up and can drop in when needed. Remember to arrange transportation home.
Music
There are many musical clubs available at the Middle School. Please see the Music website for more information.
Jazz Ensemble with Mr. Alex Gittelman
Men's Choir with Mrs. Jackie Langley
Chamber with Ms. Julie Reyes
Seventh Heaven with Mrs. Jackie Langley
Woman's Choir with Mrs. Jackie Langley
Opera Club
Run Dates: March 22nd - April 26th, Opera on April 26th at 2:00pm
Open to all students. Students must attend at least 3 club meetings to attend the performance. Limited tickets availabile for the Opera so first come, first to go!
Location: Room 165 and The Academy of Music
Cost: $10.00 for bus fee
Information: The Sounds of Learning sponsored by Opera Philadelphia invites Middle School and High School students to attend the dress rehearsal of the opera performances through out the year. Generally each school involved gets to go to one performance per year. In 2017 we are seeing The Marriage of Figaro. The students must attend training classes to learn about the story and what to expect at the opera. They are held here at the Middle School prior to attending the performance. The classes are after school. The performance sometimes is during the school day or in the evening. We don't always know too far in advance. We travel by school bus, for which there is a charge. There is no charge for the performance. It is a great opportunity to be introduced to the fascinating cultural experience of going to the opera.
Photography Club 
Sponsor: Ms. Sue Stein
Run Dates: Thursday, Bi-Weekly, November - May, 2:45 - 3:30
Open to all students at any time
Location: Room 261
Information: Learn about the camera, different photography techniques, editing and printing of photos. Bring your own camera if you have one, or cameras are available for students.
Quiz Bowl
Sponsor: Mr. Jason Langin
Run Dates: October - May
Open to all registered teams
Location: Room 152
Permission Slip
Information: Quiz Bowl is an academic team challenge game where teams of five are pitted against one another in the ultimate battle of knowledge! Records are kept throughout the year for a final champion to be crowned in May!
Reading Olympics
Run Dates: All year. Meeting once a week to start, then more frequently as competition approaches in the spring
Open to all students until January, when teams are be formed for competition.
Location: HMS Library
The ever-popular Reading Olympics is held every year. All HMS students that love reading and fancy a friendly county-wide competition are welcome to check it out. HMS hasn't failed to bring blue ribbons home yet! If you want to be part of this raucous time, just come prepared with a permission slip. If you have questions, feel free to stop by the library and ask Ms. Hay for information.
Can't wait to meet you, future Olympians! 
Run dates:
Open to all students
Location: Room 255
Please visit the Science Olympiad webpages for more information
Set Design
Run Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in January and February until play dates. Fridays could also be included if necessary. Weekend practices could be necessary close to show time. We usually meet from 2:45- 3:30 most days until we get closer to show dates when we will be working directly with the cast.
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 056
Permission Slip
Information:
Ski and Snowboard Club
Run Dates: January - February: Safety Meeting for all members
Open to all students. Applications are completed in December for each school year. 
Location: Big Boulder, Poconos
Cost: $65.00 -$75.00. Students may rent equipment or bring their own on the ski trips.
Information: Everyone is welcome to join ski club, no prior ski experience is necessary. Students sign up online by deadline and are accepted to Ski Club (space permitting). Students are then provided with a permission/payment form at ski club meetings. Ski club meetings are mandatory and include safety instructions from the Mountain Ski Patrol.  Meetings will be held after school. Visit the ski club website to register and up-to-date information about the annual HMS ski trips.
Stem Science Club
Run Dates: Mondays, October - December
Open to students in all grades
Location: Room 226
Information: Club activities will include exploration in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Student Council
Run Dates: September through June
Open to students in all grades. Applications are completed in September for each school year. This club is currently closed to new applicants.
Location: Room 152
Permission Slip
Cost: May be additional cost for trips
Information: Student Council is a student leadership organization dedicated to service in our school and surrounding community. Students work throughout the year on a variety of service projects.
Talent/Variety Show
Run Dates: January - June
Open to all students at any time. No experience necessary.
Location: Room 156
Information: A place for musicians to meet in the hopes of forming bands to play in an end of year talent showcase.
Bring your own Guitar/Bass/Drum Pad, Small amplifier.
Tech Crew
Run Dates: January - March
Open to all students at any time.
Location: MS Auditorium
Permission Slip
Information: Support the Middle School theater by learning to operate lighting, microphones, and sound equipment for the school performance. No experience necessary
Tennis Club
Run Dates: Fall Season (Spring Season TBD)
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Middle School/High School tennis courts
Information: Intramural tennis is open to players of all levels; newer player will learn the basics, and experienced players can sharpen their skills. The format will emphasize play and fun.
Theater Club:
Run Dates: Every Wednesday; all year (except during the Musical) 2:45-3:30pm
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Auditorium
Information: This club is open to anyone and everyone who loves singing, acting, and dancing. The club involves theater games, reading scripts and monologues, learn dances to Broadway songs, creating skits, and participating in movement activities. It is not mandatory to make every meeting; it is a "come when you can" club!
Ukulele and Keyboard Club
Sponsor: Ms. Sarah Smith
Run Dates: Thursdays, 2:35 - 3:20, December - April
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 20/24
Permission Slip
Information: Ukulele and Keyboard club is welcoming to students new to the ukulele and piano! Students will have the opportunity to learn ukulele and piano techniques and skills by learning songs on both instruments, playing solo and as a group, and experimenting with various sound effects. For those already familiar with the ukulele or piano, this club is the perfect opportunity to practice or to learn new skills and songs!
Yearbook
Run date: Mid fall through publication date in early April
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 013
Information:  Haverford Middle School publishes its own yearbook, which is professionally printed and distributed at the end of the school year. Students participate as editors, reporters, photographers and artists to assemble the yearbook before its submission to the printer.
Yoga/Namaste Club
Sponsor: Ms. Licia Nelson
Run Dates: Wednesdays in April and May (dates will be announced on Ford Focus)
Open to: all students and staff
Location: Wrestling Room
Permission Slip
Info: Yoga is a non-competitive way to get fit through challenging postures that build strength, flexibility, and confidence. We will also focus on breathing and other relaxation techniques that can be used to alleviate stress. No prior experience needed; all levels are welcome. A mat (available at 5 Below), and "workout" clothing recommended. Permission slip is required.
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