Clubs & Activities

Get involved after school at Brooklawn!

Get InvolvedCo-curricular Clubs & Activities are an important part of the overall Middle School experience, where students grow socially as well as academically. We encourage ALL students to take advantage of the opportunity and join one or more of these Clubs & Activities!

Most of our Clubs & Activities meet from 3:00-3:45, with a 4:00 bus provided for transportation each day. Specific meeting times and places are usually part of the daily morning or afternoon announcements; students should carefully listen each day. 


A list of our current Clubs & Activities is provided below; for more specific information about a particular Club or Activity, please contact the listed Advisor. 

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Art Club Mrs. Matarazzo
Thursdays A-2 Open to 7th/8th grade; you should love art & be willing to try!
Updated 9/6/2019: Do you LOVE art? Then Art Club is for you! Open to 7th & 8th graders, projects may include individual artwork or a group project to help beautify our school.

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Builders' Club Mrs. Vicari
Mr. Archer
Thursdays B-12 Open to all
Updated 9/6/2019: The Builders' Club is a service-based club open to all students who have a desire to inspire, lead, and encourage others to get involved in their community. Members will develop serviced based projects for their community and school through fundraising and service.
   
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Cartoon & Humor Club Ms. Gillen Tuesdays C-9 Open to all
Updated 9/13/2019:  Do you like to laugh, smile, and or draw? The Cartoon & Humor Club allows like minded humorists to come and share their latest and favorite jokes and riddles. Have a beloved comic or graphic novel? Bring your comics to share, or have an open discussion with other students about the wild world of comedy.

  
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Dramatics -
Fall Drama
Mrs. Franz
Ms. Fazzini
Daily rehearsals in Sep-Oct. A-5, Cafe By audition only, limited to 7th/8th graders
Updated 9/6/2019:  The annual Fall Drama holds auditions in September with performances the following month. The plays use simple sets, smaller casts and quick dialogue to weave together themes that affect students in middle school. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to try out their acting skills, build self-confidence and work together for a common goal.
 
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Dramatics -
Spring Musical
Ms. Fazzini
Mrs. Matarazzo
Mrs. Schifano
As announced in January-April
A-5, Cafe Auditions; after school & evening availability required
Updated 9/10/2019: The Spring Musical gives students a chance to shine on stage and in life. In the past we’ve performed a variety of Broadway shows, such as Guys and Dolls, Little Mermaid, Willy Wonka and Grease.  Students in all grades are eligible to audition for the spring musical, with these auditions typically taking place in December or early January.
 
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Environmental Club Ms. Skinner Alternate Tuesdays
C-11 Open to all
Updated 9/18/2019: The Environmental Club is open to all students who are passionate about protecting the environment!  This club provides a space for students to discuss environmental issues and develop solutions to solve them, so come check out the Environmental Club and help protect this amazing planet we live on!  This club will meet every other Tuesday.
 
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Flag Football
(girls & boys)
Mr. DiGiacomo Daily in May-June Boys Large Gym & Upper Field Must have physical forms and be cleared by nurse
Updated 9/6/2019:  Flag Football is open to all students at Brooklawn. The club is split into a boys and girls division for both groups to enjoy playing flag football in the spring. This club is an introduction to the world of football and anyone looking for a good work-out or just wants to learn a little more about this fast and fun game can come out and play!

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French Club Ms. Kralik Thursdays B-12 Open to all
Updated 9/16/2019:  The French Club is open to all students (even if they don’t take French) who want to learn more about the French language and culture. We play games, watch movies and have a good time!

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Homework Club Ms. Keller Tuesdays C-7 Open to all
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Homework Club is open to ALL students and weekly attendance is not required. Students may attend Homework Club on an as needed basis. If students are looking for a quiet place to do homework, a space to work on projects with partners, or need some assistance, then Homework Club is the perfect place. We will meet from 2:55-3:30; students may bring a snack.

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Italian Club T.B.D. T.B.D. T.B.D. Open to all
Updated 9/13/2019:  The Italian Club is open to all students who take Italian as their World Language. Students will learn more about the Italian culture and language. In this club, there will be authentic Italian games, movies and other great activities. Extra help for Italian will also be available.

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Jazz Band Mr. Stella As announced A-6 By audition only; must play Jazz band instrument
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Jazz Band studies and performs repertoire from the Big Band era through today's songs. Included is Swing, Rock, and Dance music with an occasional vocal added.

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Knight Life
(newspaper)
Mrs. Andersen Tuesdays D-23 Open to all
Updated 9/13/2019: Are you interested in writing, advertising, critiquing or formatting? If so, join the Newspaper Club where you can write stories about school news, current events, stories of student interest, recipes, fun facts, poems, interviews, short stories, or review current movies and games. Even if you aren’t the best at writing there is still a place for you! We need people with creative ideas and a visual eye to layout the news. The newspaper club puts out about five issues a year that we send out electronically to students.

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KnightREAD
Mrs. Smay Thursdays Media Center Open to all
Updated 10/1/2019: At our new PTSA-sponsored KnightREAD club, students are invited to use the Media Center's resources after school on Thursday afternoons until 3:45 p.m. for school projects, reading or book clubs. Students do not have to attend every week; they are invited to come one week or all to take advantage of our new extended-hours Media Center opportunity!

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Lighting & Sound Ms. Fazzini Coincide with Fall Drama, Spring Musical

Cafe/Stage

Limited to 10 members
Updated 9/6/2019:  In the Lighting & Sound Club students learn how to supply lighting and sound for the school plays.  A serious commitment to attend practices and the plays are a must.  Students will learn how to operate the sound board, lighting board and spotlights.

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MathCounts Mrs. Mroz Fridays B-17 Open to 7th & 8th grade only
Updated 9/6/2019: MathCounts is open to 7th & 8th graders (no prerequisites to participate), meeting each Friday after school.  It offers a variety of higher level thinking type math problems to students who have an interest in math or who would just like to improve their math skills.  There are no tests or quizzes; students work at their own pace on worksheets that become progressively harder.  Many students come with their friends and work together. There is a competition on a Saturday in February, where Brooklawn competes against other schools in northern New Jersey.  If successful there, we can go on to compete at the state and possibly even national level.  In December, there is a test given to all who are interested in competing and top scoring students are chosen for the team.  Brooklawn has historically done well in the competition, and the students who participate enjoy the experience. Being part of the team is NOT a requirement for participating in the club.  Students not interested in being in the competition are still welcome to come all year, enjoy some fun, and fine tune their math skills.

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Muslim American Club Mr. Tocci First Wednesday of each month B-10
Open to all
Updated 11/12/2019:  The purpose of the Muslim American Club is to create an environment where Muslims and non-Muslim students can learn and build community through education and service to the community. This club will spread awareness of the Islamic faith and culture within our school community and provide a welcoming environment for all to learn about the faith and culture.

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Peer Leaders Ms. Penna
Mrs. Fasciana
As announced Media Center
Selection process each Spring for the following school year
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Peer Leaders are part of the fabric of our school, and help students on a day-to-day basis. They give peer support and help to organize events in and out of the building. They’re an invaluable part of our school, and participate in many different activities such as Brooklawn Bridges and Back to School night, to name a few. They are trained in leadership techniques and model good character as part of our character education program.

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Pit Orchestra Mr. Stella As announced A-6 Must be enrolled in Band or be able to play an appropriate instrument
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Pit Orchestra gives students a unique opportunity to provide musical accompaniment to the actors and actresses on stage in the Spring Musical by performing in a Broadway style ensemble. In past years, the Pit Orchestra has performed a variety of Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, Annie, Guys & Dolls, and more. Students in all grades are eligible to audition for the Pit Orchestra, with these auditions typically taking place in January or early February

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Region Band Mr. Stella
Mrs Sack
As announced A-6 Must be enrolled in Band or String ensemble, and complete an audition.
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Region Band and Orchestra provides a special opportunity for Brooklawn instrumentalists to participate in a highly selective band and orchestral music program with other students from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren counties. Students interested in auditioning for Region Band or Orchestra will need to complete an audition form and begin to prepare for the auditions as soon as October. The actual auditions will take place in February. If selected, students need to attend rehearsals and perform in a March (7th-8th grade) or May (6th grade) concert.

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Region Chorus Mrs. Schifano As announced A-5 Must be enrolled in 7th/8th grade Chorus and complete an audition.
Updated 9/13/2019:  The Region Chorus provides an opportunity for Brooklawn Chorus members to participate in a highly selective choral music program with other students from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties.  Students interested in auditioning for Region Chorus will register and begin to prepare for the auditions in October.  Auditions will take place in February.  If selected, students will attend rehearsals and perform at concerts in February and March.  Region Chorus is open to all 7th and 8th Grade students who are currently enrolled in the Brooklawn Chorus.

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Ski Club Mr. Walek
Ms. Clark
Ms. Jaheriss
Wednesday evenings in
Jan.-Feb.

C-21

Limited (first come, first serve) enrollment with fee about $300
Updated 9/6/2019:  The Ski Club takes six after school trips each winter to Shawnee Ski Area in the Poconos, where its' members can ski or snowboard. There are slopes available for a variety of experience levels, and equipment can be rented. There is a limited enrollment, which takes place in October, and a fee which covers transportation, lift tickets, lessons and rentals.

LINK TO REGISTER FOR 2019-2020: https://sites.google.com/a/pthsd.net/bms-ski-club/

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Spanish Club Mrs. Sudak
Mrs. Marra
Every other Thursday
B-9 Open to all!
Updated 9/6/2019: The Spanish Club is open to all students who want to learn more about the Spanish language and culture. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will explore Spanish beyond the classroom. See Señora Basile in B-7 or Señora Sudak in C-14 for more details. ¡Nos vemos!

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Stage Crew
Mrs. Sobieski Coincides with Plays
Cafeteria/Stage Approximately 25 members allowed
Updated 9/6/2019:  Stage Crew members perform a variety of tasks which help make our BMS productions possible.  Some of our responsibilities leading up to performances include designing and making sets and props, fundraising and advertising.  During performances, we assist with lighting and sound, set changes and attend to cast needs related to wardrobes and props.  Stage Crew is a perfect match for students interested in working together as a team!

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Trivia Time! Mrs. Matarazzo
Ms. Fazzini
Alternate Tuesdays
A-1 All are welcome; bring a cell phone if you have one!
Updated 10/2/2019: This club will be meeting every other week to play trivia games!  The theme will be announced ahead of time, and students may choose to only attend on weeks that are a topic that interests them. Stop by to compete and see if you can be a Trivia Master! Topics may include Music and Bands, Movies, Harry Potter, Superheroes, General Knowledge, Sports, Video Games...or even a few surprises!

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Variety Show Brooklawn PTSA Nov.-Jan. Cafetorium Register in October, practices begin November
Updated 9/6/2019:  Each year the Brooklawn PTSA organizes and conducts a Variety Show in which students can show off their talents in song, dance, or whatever. Auditions are in late October and there are practices several days after school in December prior to the show, which is in January. Parent volunteers direct this event, and all proceeds from it help to support the Brooklawn PTSA in their works throughout the year.

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Yearbook Club Mrs. Suppa
Mrs. N. Andersen
Thursdays C-7 Open to all
Updated 9/6/2019: The Yearbook Club is open to any interested and responsible student. The club is responsible for creating the annual Brooklawn yearbook now being generated online, designing pages, entering data, creating collage pages, advertising sale dates by creating student made posters, money collection, and issuing yearbook receipts. At the end of the year, the Yearbook Club staff helps with distribution of our yearbooks. The club generally meets on Thursdays with additional days added during "deadline time".

 

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