Art Club meets virtually at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. All students are welcome to come and join us during Art Club. Students can work on creating art, sharing ideas, or playing drawing games. Please email Ms. Touhey for the link. Advised by Meghan Touhey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club meets virtually every Monday from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. This club is for anyone who likes reading, and wants to hang out and talk about great books! Each meeting, anyone who’d like to share can tell the group about a book they are currently reading, just finished, or really any book they want to recommend to the group. We don’t all have to read the same book (although, that is an option if you’d like to read with friends!) We’ll also do crafts or other fun activities whenever we have extra time. Please email Ms. Hunter for the Meet link. Advised by Christine Hunter, email@example.com and Katie Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB
Dungeons and Dragons club meets virtually on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:00 p.m. Join us to create characters and complete campaigns with a fun group of people. We have everything from spell-casting wizards to level 1 barbarians. Please email Ms. Hatton for the Meet link. No experience necessary. Advised by Lenore Hatton, email@example.com.
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 virtually at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, please email Ms. Wineke or Ms. Ripp for the meet link. Advised by Katy Wineke, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Pernille Ripp, email@example.com.
LITERAL PEOPLE (Creative Writing)
This club is for students interested in writing poetry, short stories, or essays; drawing; photography; and contributing to a literary magazine. We meet virtually every Friday from 12:00-12:45 p.m. to work, get feedback, and have fun! Please email Ms. Hatton for the Meet link. Advised by Lenore Hatton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 judgement. Meetings will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays during lunch from 12:15-1:00 p.m. Send an email to Ms. Laibly to sign up and have the meeting link sent to you. Advised by Bonnie Burton, 8th Grade Teacher email@example.com and Kit Laibly, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMS Live is our school-wide news show that airs every Friday during Connections. It is run by Ms. Anderson, Administrative Intern email@example.com. Students have the opportunity to co-anchor, operate the camera, or run the slideshow and soundboard (responsibilities may vary due to virtual learning) for one semester. Interested students should fill out an OMS Live Application and return it to Ms. Anderson. New ideas and feedback on exciting ideas and programming are always welcome.
PANTHER PRIDE TEAM (PBIS Student Group)
The 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 to be determined and may vary due to virtual learning. Please contact Ms. Anderson and/or Mr. Zurawik for an application. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Restorative Justice is the process of making things right when harm has been done by taking accountability for one’s actions and repairing the harm. In schools, we use RJ as a way to solve conflicts, resolve behavior issues, offer support, and build community through circles. Students are trained as circle keepers to help facilitate RJ work. 8th grade students have already been trained and 7th grade students nominated by their Connections teachers will be participating in training in addition to the lunch meetings. Meeting times will be used to problem solve and advance skills and will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays during lunch from 12:15-1:00 p.m. Students will receive an invite to Google Classroom with the meeting link. Advised by Kit Laibly, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Council provides students an opportunity to work to improve both the school and outside of school community through the organization of events such as food drives, fundraisers and volunteering. Student Council is a great opportunity for students who wish to hold a leadership role in the school community to make their voices heard and see their hard work create a better school and community environment. See TBD if you are interested in joining. Advised by TBD.
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 virtual meetings based on students’ availability. Please email Ms. Touhey if you are interested in helping with the Yearbook this year. Advised by Meghan Touhey, email@example.com.