Description of after-school programs
Glasgow Middle School
Descriptions of Activities and Clubs
Math Counts offers a forum for students to compete showcase their math skills on a local, state, and national level. Math Counts provides structure for an after-school club, a competition, and video challenges. National and local sponsors of the program include Raytheon, DODSTEM, Texas Instruments. This is a great program for the Thomas Jefferson Entrance Exam.
On behalf of the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, welcome to the 2022-2023 VEX IQ Competition Slapshot season, presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation. We are very excited to offer our robotics community a fun and action-packed season!
The REC Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs. Through remote and in-person activities, students increase their innovative thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, enhancing their academic journey to build a talented workforce in various STEM-related professions.
Some of the world's technologically advanced companies are eager to hire the next generation of innovators from REC Foundation programs. It’s our goal to leverage competitive robotics to see students increase technical abilities while learning workforce skills and having fun with their team.
The REC Foundation is dedicated to providing the guidance and resources to ensure that the season and competitions run smoothly so that all participants, coaches, and volunteers have a rewarding experience. We encourage you to explore resources here in the Digital Welcome Kit including VEX IQ Competition Slapshot information, VEX IQ STEM Labs (with free curriculum), VEX IQ Educator Certifications, free software downloads, and much more.
Capital One Coders
Students receive instruction on how to code and apply it to real-world applications.
Students will learn the basics of prepping, cooking and making delicious food selections in a fun, safe environment. Students will be expected to listen and follow directions of the kitchen to ensure safety!
Rm. E 210-B
Female students will engage in dialogue to promote personal development, increase leadership skills, and support their peers.
G.E.M.S (Glasgow in Engineering, Math and Science)
Hey Glasgow! Are you interested in STEM? Do you want to work with TJ students to do fun experiments and lessons? Come to GEMS on Wednesdays during the academic block to learn more about STEM-related topics. Some of our past lessons include airbags, density, as well as math games. We also offer homework help in all school subjects. Feel free to stop by and get help in math, science, English, and another language (if we have a tutor available).
Students are put together into a controlled study hall group where they can receive homework help, project assistance, and further academic support.
Science Olympiad is a very fun school based organization where schools from all across the United States learn STEM-based subjects, compete and have fun. There are 22 events, with 3 event types: study events, where you have to learn about a topic such as the weather or electricity; lab events, where you have to use different properties of chemicals in a lab setting; and build events, where you build something like a car before the event and run it at the event. Each school gets 2 teams of 15 people, so if enough people are interested, everyone can do 3-4 events with partners. Glasgow hopes to compete in the competitions this year!
Digital Art Club
This club is for beginners to experienced digital artist. Club members with be exposed and learn about various digital art platforms, share their illustrations and creations digitally, and hear from experts in the field.
Goal of the club is for students to share their love of anime with other members. Discuss the latest trends in anime and watch and enjoy anime with fellow club goers. Students will also participate in Anime trivia
In Journalism Club students write a variety of articles that could be found in our online newspaper, the Panther Post. Various jobs include: staff writers, website curators, photographers, researchers, editors and more! This newspaper is to keep students and staff informed about relevant events happening in the world, our community, and on our campus. We will be learning about the writing process, podcasts, interviews, surveys/research, and will be doing broadcast journalism as well! If you love to write, seek truth, and want to share the news with the world, this is the club for you!
Glasgow Identity Club
Ms. Gamboa/Ms. McClanahan
Our mission is to work towards a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Rm. Aux Gym
Do you like table tennis? Are you interested in learning? This game improves concentration, hand/eye coordination and provides physical fitness.
In Chicas Poderosas, students will:
- Empower one another to learn new life skills
- Participate in Community Service Activities
- Develop Character education/leadership skills
- have discussions about family, school and native countries' culture
- Arts & Crafts
- Guest Speakers
Ms. Nafisa/Ms. Khalil
Arabic Club's mission it to improve our students' self-confidence and communication regardless of primary language. We promote caring and respecting one another regardless of birthplace. Our activities will include:
- Learning about Arab countries
- Learning about cooking Arab food
- Learning Arabic calligraphy
- Arab music appreciation
SGA(Student Government Association)
Students who participate in SGA will learn how to represent student opinions, addressing school needs through targeted programs and maintenance of tradition, and providing opportunities for leadership development in order to enrich the quality of student life.
Gaming Club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games. Students will have an opportunity to play multi- and single player games, spend time discussing stategies and preferences.
A club for anyone who just loves to dance! We will be learning about different dance styles, trying a few of them out, and hopefully putting together a dance that we can perform as a group. No experience is required, you just have to like moving around, listening to music and having fun!
Engineering Coding Using Scratch
Ms. Guessos (HG)
Play for Impact! - This year during our Tech Tuesdays after school, we will have a new club that allows students to compete with other students nationwide by completing a team project using Scratch! In this project, students will design, develop, and test a Game with Purpose using block-based coding in Scratch, which is a free platform to create games and stories by snapping together visual code blocks. Learners do not need previous programming experience to get started! Games with Purpose are digital games designed for the players’ entertainment and to teach others about a specific social issue that is chosen by each team. We welcome anyone to sign up! There are only 20 spots available. Once the club is full - you must be committed to the club for the rest of the year. Thank you!
Want to work with a High school student on your orchestra music? This will take place on Wednesdays during Activity Block.
WRITE BRAIN BOOKS
Ms. Hughes/Ms. McCarthy
Develop creativity and build your writing skills with fun group activities. Become an author! Your writing will be printed as a real book with your name. Write Brain is for English learners who love to write OR just get better at writing. Everyone will grow, learn and make new friends.