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Clubs 5-8

Art Club
Contact: Jackie Farina  farina@avesnj.org
The Art Club is a working studio where students learn through authentic art making. Control shifts from teacher to learner as students explore ideas and interests in the art media of their choice.  The art studio is a space where young artist can harness their creativity and thrive. The club allows students of any ability level to direct their own artistic expression.  Students who are interested in what they are creating will be students who are invested in their own learning.

Band
Contact: Cathy Bridge bridge@avesnj.org
Band club is also offered usually beginning in February.  It meets from 8am to 8:45 am before school begins.  It is for those students who want to take their playing to the next level.  These students will play more difficult band arrangements and will be performing in our spring concert with the Stone Harbor School.

Ceramic Club
Contact: Jackie Farina farina @avesnj.org
The art club and ceramic clubs are based on a choice based learning format.  Students are given the opportunity to take ownership over their own processes. The art clubs are working studios where students learn through authentic art making.

Choir
Contact: Julia Henrich henrich@avesnj.org
Avalon choir is available for those interested, in grades 5-8, afterschool on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on the season. Choir sings a variety of age appropriate repertoire and performs at field trips and concerts throughout the year.

Drama Club
Contact: Julia Henrich henrich@avesnj.org
Drama club presents a spring musical.  Practices, leading up to the musical, are held after school.  The schedule is given in the fall for after school commitment.  Rehearsals either take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  Drama club builds stage skills and confidence in preparation for their show.

Homework Club
Contact: Catherine Krause  Krause@avesnj.org
Homework Club is for students to get help with homework and to assist students in organizational skills to help with completing homework. Students also attend homework club to get extra help or to have a quiet place to study a couple of days a week.

Junior National Honor Society
Contact: Patti Fottrell  fottrell@avesnj.org
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, the Avalon NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Citizenship, Leadership, and Character.  Avalon’s NJHS members are the ambassadors of the school; participating in many school-wide and community events throughout their 8th grade year.   

Student Council
Contact: Kelly McCorristin   mccorristin@avesnj.org
Student Council is an extracurricular activity comprised of a group of students elected by their peers to help share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns within the school and community. Avalon School’s Student Council sponsors school wide social events, community outreach programs, and service projects throughout the year. School activities include spirit days, dances, game nights, special celebrations, and student and staff appreciation days. Our community outreach and service projects impact our community in a positive way. Student Council strives to make our school a better place, foster a school-community relationship, and engage student leaders.

Technology Club
Contact: Tony Tomasello  tomasello@avesnj.org
In Technology Club we discuss and explore aspects of computers and other technology which don't fit into the curriculum. It's a time and place for students to talk about the tech that really interests them and understand the things they use on a daily basis. Past projects have included building a desktop computer from parts, cleaning and preparing computers for donation and experimenting with programming tools.

MakerSpace
Contact: Catherine Krause  Krause@avesnj.org
A MakerSpace is a place where people learn to use tools and materials and can develop creative projects. MakerSpaces are adaptable and can be shaped by common goals or individuals’ interests. MakerSpaces Inspire Creativity and Confidence, Promote Community and Collaboration and Emphasizes Process over Product.

STEM
Contat: Catherine Kruase  Krause@avesnj.org
Choice Based Learning - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
In STEM CBL students are able to pursue projects based on their own passions and interests from their own designs. Anything related to science, technology, engineering and/or math is an option. Students are encouraged to pursue something with which they are not already familiar so as to expand their horizons and extend their knowledge.

Avalon Home & School Association
Kelly McCorristin: mccorristin@avesnj.org
The Stone Harbor Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) and Avalon Home and School Association (H&SA) are committed to fostering the family-school relationship in our districts. PTC and H&SA provide our students with program enhancements, student activities, family events, and supplemental educational material. Both groups thrive on the support and dedication of our families. As we continue to build a strong partnership between the PTC and H&SA, we are excited to expand our reach to all district students and families, as well as branch out into the community.
President: Kelly McCorristin
Vice President: open
Secretary: Megan DiPasquale
Treasurer: Alanna Smallwood