Clubs

Activities Night
Actor's Workshop
6th Grade Art Club
Art Club
All School Musical
Best Buddies
Bowling Club
Comic Book Club
Community Club
Cooking Club
Create Club
Cross Country
6th Grade Intramural Touch Football
6th Grade Floor Hockey
Ford Focus - TV Studio
Ford Frenzy Club
French Club

Gaming Club
Geography Bee
Gold Team
Golf
Harry Potter Club
Homework Club
Ice Cream Club
Indoor Soccer - 6th Grade
Intramural Field Hockey - 6th/7th Grades
Kids R.U.L.E.
Competition Math Club
Math Help Club - 6th
Math Help Club - 7th
Math Help Club - 8th
Music
Music Club
Musical Theater Club

Opera Club
Paranormal Studies Club
Photography Club
Quiz Bowl
Reading Olympics
Set Design
STEM Science Club
Student Activities - Potter Cup
Student Council
Theater Tech Crew
Tennis Club
Ukulele and Keyboard Club
Writing Club
Yearbook
Yoga Club
Young Minds Change Lives

 

Activities Night

Sponsors: Mr. Mike Huth and Mrs. Trish Young
Run Dates: October through March as announced
Open to all HMS students
Location: Gym A/B, Gym D and cafeteria
Cost: $5.00 per night
Information: Activities Night is a chance for students to hang out with friends and make some new ones, too! From 7-8:30pm, there is a DJ for dancing, an open gym with basketball, ping-pong, and board games. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the week of Activities Night. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Actor's Workshop

Sponsor: Mr. Jason Langin
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 - 6th Grade

Sponsor: Mrs. Sue Hoffmann
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 - 7th and 8th Grades

Sponsor: Mr. Silvino Alexander
Run Dates: October 8th - March 17
Open to: All 7th and 8th grade students at any time
Location: Room 050
Permission Slip
Information: Join us as we explore fun art activities after school.

All School Musical 

Sponsors: Mrs. Kristina Koltsaklis and Ms. Rebecca Stump
Run Dates: Auditions will be held in December and the show will go off in March. 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

Sponsors: Mrs. Alicia Courtney and Mrs. Tara Sable / Mrs. Mariann DeMaria
Run Dates: September - June
Open to: All Students
Location: Room 103
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.
Sign Up Information
FAQs
For additional information please visit: www.bestbuddiesonline.org

Bowling Club

Sponsors Names: Mrs. Alice Datner and Mrs. Kaitlin Lisowski
Run Dates: December - February
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Wynnewood Lanes (meet in room 165 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. 

Comic Book Club

Sponsor: Ms. Sheli Hay
Run Dates: 10/16, 10/24, 10/30, 11/6, 11/14, 12/4, 12/18, 1/2, 1/8, 1/16
Open to all HMS students
Location: Room 256
Cost: N/A
Information: Comic Book Club is our laid-back, twice a month club for all of our comic book fans out there. Whether you like new comics or classics, or enjoy shonen or shojo, we think you should take a chance on this club!

Community Club - MLK Day of Service

Sponsor: Mrs. Kaitlin Lisowski
Run Dates: 
Open to: 
Location: 
Permission Slip
Information: 

Cooking Club

Sponsor: Ms. Jackie Gualtieri and Ms. Ricki White
Run Dates: 5 week sessions -  October 1st - October 29th , November 12th through December 10th , January 14th through February 11th, March 3rd through the 31st.
Open to: All Studnets
Location: Room 133
Permission Slip
Information: Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who likes to cook is welcome to join our cooking club this year! Together we will have an hour to create and taste delicious treats. Due to the high interest in cooking club last year, there will be 4 different sections of the club which will run for 5 weeks each on Tuesdays. Permission slips will be provided. Positions are filled on a first come first serve basis so make sure you get your permission slip signed and returned to the 7th grade office asap.  

Create Club

Sponsor: Ms. Sheli Hay
Run Dates: mornings beginning in October
Open to: all students
Location: Library
Information: Create Club is looking for all of the inspired HMSers out there. If you want to work more seriously towards your creative goals, this is the club for you.
We'll meet once a month and share progress on our various projects. It doesn't matter how you create, just that you want to! Each month we'll check in on how much we've accomplished.

Cross Country

Sponsors: Mrs. Trish Young, Mrs. Gina Brocklesby and Mr. Rich Considine
Run Dates: September - November
Open to all students
Location: outdoors
Permission Slip
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.

Community Club (MLK)

Touch Football - 6th Grade

Sponsor: Mr. Ed Brocklesby
Run Dates: 
Open to:  
Location: 
Permission Slip
Information: 

Floor Hockey - 6th Grade

Sponsor: Mrs. Devin Schmidt
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
Permission Slip
More Information
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

Sponsors: Mrs. Laurie VanTrieste
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: Ms. Jackie Gualtieri
Run dates: Once a month
Location: HMS- varies with 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 139
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

Sponsor: Mr. Mike Huth
Run dates: November through February.
Open to all students at any time.
Location: Room 252
Permission Slip
Looking for something to do in the afternoon?  Gaming Club will start in November right after school in room 252.  Bring a game, bring a friend, or come by yourself and use the games that Mr. Huth provides.  You need a signed permission slip to stay.

Geography Bee Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Mary Clouse
Run Dates: Middle of November-Beginning of January
Open to:: All students at HMS
Location: Room 286
Permission Slip
Information: Usually meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December; practice questions and maps for the school-wide bee in January

Gold Team

Sponsors: Mr. Ed Brocklesby, Mr. Tallon, Mr. Miglionico, and Ms. Rebecca Stump
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 Ms. Stump, in room 188, Mr. Brocklesby, in room 011, Mr. Migs or Mr. Tallon in the boys' gym office with any questions. 

Golf

Sponsor: Mr. Nate Oxman
Run Dates: April-June
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Room 240
Permission Slip
Information: The HMS Golf Club begins in the spring and runs until the end of the school year. We meet in Mr. Oxman's room. That's room 240 and, depending on the day, will venture out to the turf, the athletic fields, the wrestling room, or gym for both games and instruction. Players of all abilities are welcome. You do not need to have previous golf experience in order to participate. We'll teach you! For more information, see Mr. Oxman in room 240 or send him an email at noxman@haverfordsd.net.

Harry Potter Club

Sponsor: Ms.Ricki White
Run Dates: Wednesdays  (Starting Week of Oct 16)
Open To: All Students! Old fans and new fans! Muggles and Wizards alike :) 
Location: TBD
Permission Slip
Information: Hi, Welcome to the Harry Potter Club!  In the HPC we will not only elect a Ministry of Magic to govern the rules and order of the club, but we will also sort students into houses who have not found a home in Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Those teams will have the opportunity to gain house points through various competitions - like a Horcrux scavenger hunt, perhaps?  We will make "potions" and wands and OF COURSE, we have to watch the film and read the books! 
Looking forward to a magical year!

Homework Club

Sponsors: Mr. Tim Finnegan and Mrs. Sue Gerber
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
Parent Permission Slip
Information: This is an opportunity for students who are in need of extra support to receive assistance in homework, studying, projects, and organizational skills. 

Ice Cream Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Devin Schmidt and Ms. Steph Viola
Run Dates: first week of each month starting in October
Open to all students at any time
Location: Meet in HMS Courtyard, walk to Koffmeyer's as a group
Permission Slip
Information: See our flyer!

Indoor Soccer - 6th Grade

Sponsor Names:  Mr. William Whitney
Run Dates: 
Open to: 
Location: 
Permission Slip;
Information:

Intramural Field Hockey - 6th and 7th Grade

Sponsor Names: Mrs. Sandy Johnston
Run Dates: November 2019
Open to: 6th and 7th Grade Students
Location: HMS Fields
Permission Slip
Information: Please see the attached schedule for the 2019 season game play

Kids R.U.L.E (RESPONDING with UNDERSTANDING, LEADERSHIP and EMPATHY)

Sponsor Names: Mrs. Lindsey HughesMrs. Colleen Malczynski, Ms. Jackie Gualtieri
Run Dates - Beginning of January - Beginning of March
Open to:  all grades
Location - to be determined 
Permission Slip
Information:  Our mission is to help our students make positive relationships, improve school climate and get the most out of middle school.  We will provide an opportunity to engage in discussions and school-wide projects related to responding with understanding, leadership, and empathy

Competition Math Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Teresa Riley
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 - 6th Grade

Sponsor: Mrs. Danielle Johnson / Ms. Jennifer Blischok and Mrs. Natalie Barber
Run Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:35 - 3:20, October 18th - May 24th
Open to all 6th grade students at any time.
Location: MS Library
Math Club Flyer
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.

Math Help Club - 7th Grade

Run Dates: Wednesdays and Thursday from 2:35 - 3:20, October - May
Open to all 7th grade students at any time.
Location: Wednesday in room 190, Thursday in room 262
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.
 

Math Help Club - 8th Grade

Run Dates: 2:35-3:35 Tuesdays and Thursdays
Open to all 8th grade students at any time.
Location: Room 279
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.

Brass Ensemble

Mr. Alex Gittelman

6th Grade Chamber Choir

Sponsor Name: Mrs. Julie Reyes
Run Dates: Auditions, 9/9-9/18; Rehearsals run from the last week of September until the first week in June
Open to: 6th grade students currently enrolled in chorus
Location: Room #242, Choral Music Room
Permission Slip (don't forget to send this as an attachment!): No permission slip required, audition sheet upon arrival to audition time slot
Information: Students must earn the required score to qualify for Chamber Choir.  Students will have rehearsals Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7am-7:40am in the chorus room from the end of September to June.  Students in Chamber Choir will have multiple performances throughout the year. 

The Fordettes Womens' Choir (7th and 8th Grades)

Sponsor Name: Ms. Emily Szal 
Run Dates: 9/9-9/20 Round 1 auditions, 9/23-9/27 Round 2 Auditions, Rehearsals (for students that qualify) will begin the week of October 1st
Open to:: 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled into chorus. This chorus is for alto/soprano voices.
Location: Auditorium (If weather is bad, then downstairs in Room 20.)
Permission Slip: No slip, audition sheet upon arrival of audition time slot
Information: Students must earn the required score to qualify for Fordettes.  Students will have rehearsals Wednesday mornings from 7am-7:40am in the auditorium from October to May.  Students in Fordettes will have multiple performances throughout the year. 

The Fordtissimos Mens' Choir (7th and 8th Grades)

Sponsor Name: Ms. Emily Szal 
Run Dates: 9/9-9/20 Round 1 auditions, 9/23-9/27 Round 2 Auditions, Rehearsals (for students that qualify) will begin the week of October 1st
Open to:: 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled into chorus. This chorus is for tenor/bass voices. 
Location: Auditorium (If weather is bad, then downstairs in Room 20.)
Permission Slip: No slip, audition sheet upon arrival of audition time slot
Information: Students must earn the required score to qualify for Fordtissimos.  Students will have rehearsals Monday mornings from 7am-7:40am in the auditorium from October to May.  Students in Fordtissimos will have multiple performances throughout the year. 

Jazz Ensemble

Mr. Alex Gittelman and Mr. Chic Sperell

Jazz Fords

Mr. Tony DeSantis

Percussion Ensemble

 

Seventh Heaven (7th and 8th Grades)

Sponsor Name: Mrs. Jacqueline Langley
Run Dates: 9/9-9/20 Round 1 auditions, 9/23-9/27 Round 2 Auditions, Rehearsals (for students that qualify) will begin the week of October 1st
Open to:: 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled into chorus 
Location: 242 Chorus Room
Audition sheet upon arrival of audition time slot
Information: Students must score superior scores in both Round 1 and Round 2 auditions to qualify into 7th Heaven.  Students will have rehearsals Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 7am-7:40am in the chorus room from October to June.  Students in 7th Heaven will have multiple performances throughout the year.  The schedule for 7th Heaven is located on Mrs. Langley's website here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/ms-teacher-page/details/~board/middle-school-teacher-pages-jacqueline-langley-board/post/seventh-heaven

String Ensemble

Mr. Joe Brennan

Woodwind Ensemble

Mr. Alex Gittelman

Music Club

Sponsor: Mr. Michael Huth
Run Dates: January - June
Open to all students at any time. No experience necessary.
Location: Room 156
Permission Slip
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.

Musical Theater Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kristina Koltsaklis and Ms. Rebecca Stump
Run Dates:
Open to all students at any time
Location:
Permission Slip
information: Musical Theater Club is an audition prep club where students will learn what is expected from them at auditions. We will be singing, dancing, and having fun! This club is meant for anyone who loves all things musical theater and who hopes to pursue theater at the middle school, or just wants to improve their dancing and acting skills. Questions? Please ask Ms. Stump room 171 or Ms. Psitos room 284

Opera Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Jeanmarie Alls and Mrs. Kim Cox
Run Dates: March 22nd - April 26th
Open to all students. Students must attend at least 3 club meetings to attend the performance. Limited tickets available for the Opera so first come, first to go!
Location: Room 139 and The Academy of Music
Cost: $10.00 for bus fee
Information: to follow in the spring

Paranormal Studies Club

Sponsor Name: Mrs. Lindsey Smith 
Run Dates: Every Tuesday starting in October (October 1st)
Open to:: All grades
Location: Room 270
Permission Slip
Information: Do you believe in ghosts?  Have you ever seen a ghost?  Do you want to learn more about paranormal activities? Then this is the club for you!

Photography Club 

Sponsor: Ms. Jackie Gualtieri
Run Dates:  January - April
Location:  
Permission Slip
Info:  Experience or no experience photography club is for you if you like to take pictures.  We will be using our phones and digital cameras to create pictures/images that express ourselves. Each week we will explore a different aspect of photography  - images, shapes, lines, light, etc.

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

Sponsors: Mrs. Alice DatnerMrs. Jay Witzel and Ms. Sheli Hay
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
Permission Slip
Information: 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! 

Set Design

Sponsor: Mrs. Janiene Andreoni-Kwoczak
Run Dates: 
Open to: 
Location: Room
Permission Slip
Information:

Stem Science Club

Sponsor: Ms. Jennifer Blischok
Run Dates: October - May
Open to: 
Location: Room 213
Permission Slip
Information: There will be an informational meeting on October 2nd after-school in room 213. More information will follow.

Student Activities - Potter Cup

Sponsors: Mrs. Michelle D'Avella, Mrs. Sandra Johnston and Mrs. Jackie Eppolito
Run Dates: Friday, January 24, 2020
Open to all students
Location: 2020 - Haverford High School
Permission Slip: See Potter Cup Website closer to event
Information 

Student Council

Sponsor: Mr. Jason Langin
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.

Tennis Club

Sponsor: Mr. Kevin Patterson
Run Dates: Fall Season (Spring Season TBD)
Open to: All HMS students
Location: Middle School/High School tennis courts
Permission Slip
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 Tech Crew

Sponsor: Mrs. Kristina Koltsaklis
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

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!

Writing Club - 6th Grade

Sponsor: Mrs. Alice Datner
Run date: 
Open to: 
Location: 
Permission Slip
Information: 

Yearbook

Sponsor: Ms. Gualtieri 
Run date: Starting January 9th continuing every other Thursday. 
Open to: All HMS students
Location: to be announced 
Permission Slip
Information:  You're about to embark on an extraordinary adventure! Students who are in yearbook club have the opportunity to make lasting memories, connect with peers, experience what it’s like to work on a publishing team, take photographs at events and create designs to be published in the yearbook.

Yoga Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Julia Donofry
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.

Young Minds Change Lives

Sponsor: Ms. Rebecca Stump
Run Dates: Tuesday mornings beginning in September
Open to: all students and staff
Location: MS Library
Permission Slip
Information: Do you want to make a difference in your school? Do you want your voice to be heard? Then YMCL is for you! YMCL, or Young Minds Change Lives, is a student advocacy club that focus on various topics and issues throughout the school year. We are open to all who are interested, and meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:15am in the Library.