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. 

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Art Club Mrs. Matarazzo
Mr. Chauvette
Thursdays - alternating grade groups A-2 You should LOVE art and be willing to try!
Updated 9/20/2017: Do you love art? Then Art Club is for you! Open to all grades, we will have meetings on Thursdays with 6th grade one week and then 7th/8th grade the next (alternating). Dates will be posted outside the Art Room (A-2) and be announced in the PM announcements each week. Projects may include individual artwork or a group project to help beautify our school.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Astronomy Club Mrs. DeStefano
Ms. Gerber
Wednesdays C-9 Open to all, limit of 30 students for mission
Updated 9/20/2017: The Astronomy Club studies aspects of astronomy such as constellations, planets, moons, the International Space Station, black holes, galaxies, stars, space travel, living in space, and much more! Students also study and prepare to take part in a simulation of a space mission at the Buehler Challenger and Science Center.  Meetings are open to all, but the "mission" at Buehler Challenger and Science Center is limited to 30 students.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Book Club Mrs. Franz
Ms. Maier
Mrs. Hernandez
Ms. Rego
Fridays C-6 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:In the Book Club, students will be reading material chosen by the English department based on reading levels and appropriate subject matter. There will be a weekly reading assignment (can be from your SSN) and a discussion held based on the reading for the week. Hope to see you there!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Builders' Club Ms. Gerber
Mrs. DeStefano
Wednesdays C-3 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017: The Builders Club is a community service club; we do fundraisers such as teacher for a day where the money raised goes to a charity of the club’s choice. We decorate pumpkins in the fall to promote anti-bullying and they are displayed around the courtyard. In the spring, we plant flowers at the local fire department. We encourage you to join to give back to your community.
 
CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Cartoon & Humor Club Ms. Gillen Tuesdays C-9 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Chess Club Mr. Wilkie Tuesdays B-27 Maximum 32 students
Updated 9/20/2017:  Are you any good at chess? Do you want to learn to play chess? The Chess Club is the perfect place for all players, from beginners to nationally ranked tournament champions. Come by B-27 and learn how to play, improve your skills, or participate in one of our tournaments! All are welcome throughout the year!
  
CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Dramatics -
Fall Drama
Mrs. Fasciana
Mrs. Schifano
Mrs. Franz
As announced in September-October A-5, Cafe None
Updated 9/20/2017:  The 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.
 
CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Dramatics -
Spring Musical
Mrs. Fasciana
Mrs. Schifano
As announced in January-April
A-5, Cafe Auditions held in December, performances in April
Updated 9/20/2017: 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 Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, Annie, and more. Students in all grades are eligible to audition for the spring musical, with these auditions typically taking place in December or early January.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Flag Club Mr. Weinstein Thursdays B-12 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:  The Flag Club brings pride and honor to our greatest national symbol; the American Flag. Come be a part of the responsible young adults who will take care of Brooklawn's flag every morning and afternoon. Learn how to properly display the flag for all situations, how to fold it, and the proper presentation while flying it on our new flagpole in the Upper Courtyard. All are welcome throughout the year. See Mr. Weinstein or email him at jweinstein@pthsd.net for information or to sign up!
 
CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
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 9/19/2017:  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!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
French Club Ms. Kralik Tuesdays B-10 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:  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! Weekly attendance is required for participation in our end of the year activity.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Homework Club Ms. Keller Tuesdays C-12 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Italian Club Mrs. Ricciulli Thursdays B-9 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Jazz Band Mr. Stella As announced A-6 Must play Jazz band instrument
Updated 9/15/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Knight Life
(newspaper)
Mrs. K. Andersen Tuesdays D-23 Open to all
Updated 9/20/2017: 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. We also celebrate with a pizza party after every issue!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Lighting & Sound T.B.D.
Coincide with Fall Drama, Spring Musical

Cafe/Stage

Limited to 10 members
Updated 9/25/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
MathCounts Mrs. Mroz Fridays B-17 Open to all
Updated 9/19/2017: MathCounts is open to any student (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.
 
CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Peer Leaders Mrs. Penna
Ms. Lane
As announced Media Center
Selection process each Spring for the following school year
Updated 9/19/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Pit Orchestra Mr. Stella As announced A-6 Must be enrolled in Band or be able to play an appropriate instrument
Updated 9/15/2017:  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 and more. Students in all grades are eligible to audition for the Pit Orchestra, with these auditons typically taking place in January or early February

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Region Band Mr. Stella
Mrs Sack
As announced A-6 Must be enrolled in Band (grades 6, 7, 8) or String ensemble, and complete an audition.
Updated 9/15/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Region Chorus Mrs. Schifano As announced A-5 Must be enrolled in 7th/8th grade Chorus and complete an audition.
Updated 9/20/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Ski Club Mr. Walek Wednesday evenings in Jan.-Feb.

C-21

Limited enrollment with fee of about $300
Updated 9/19/2017:  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 2017-2018 - https://sites.google.com/a/pthsd.net/bms-ski-club/

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Smart Money Club Ms. Kralik Thursdays
B-10 Open to all!
Updated 9/20/2017: The Smart Money Club is a new club that will teach you what it means to be "smart" with money. With videos, activities and discussions, you will learn about saving, budgeting, investing, career options, credit and debt. It's never too early to make good decisions that will set you up for your financial future. We look forward to seeing YOU there!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Spanish Club Mrs. Basile
Mrs. Sudak
Thursdays
C-14 Open to all!
Updated 9/19/2017: 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!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Stage Crew
Mrs. Sobieski Coincides with Plays
Cafeteria/Stage Approximately 25 members allowed
Updated 9/19/2017:  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!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Trivia Time! Mrs. Matarazzo
Ms. Fazzini
Alternate Mondays
A-1 All are welcome; bring a cell phone if you have one!
Updated 9/20/2017:  This new 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!

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Variety Show Mrs. Ferentinos (PTSA) Nov.-Jan. Cafetorium Register in October, practices begin November
Updated 9/20/2017:  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.

CLUB/ACTIVITY: ADVISOR(S): MEETINGS: ROOM: LIMITATIONS:
Yearbook Club Mrs. Suppa
Mrs. N. Andersen
Thursdays C-7 or D-23 Open to all
Updated 9/19/2017: 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".

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.