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Clubs & Extra-curricular
Gardiner Regional Middle School offers students a variety of activities to participate in outside the regular school curriculum. Below are descriptions of the activities and the contact person for each group.
In order to establish the academic eligibility of students attending Gardiner Regional Middle School to participate in any extra-curricular activity, clubs, or organizations, the following policy will apply:
All activity advisors will put out a list of the participants in their activity as soon as the group is established.
A student should show a positive attitude toward academics, allied arts, classmates and school staff.
Students participating in any activities who are not meeting the above criteria may be brought up for review by the team leader/members, activity advisor or principal.
A student may be suspended from the activity for up to three school days upon review by the above people.
Chorus - Any student may participate in the Chorus. It meets as an elective class twice a week during Falcon Time. The chorus performs two to three times a year in public performances. Class attendance and performances determine the quarterly grades for chorus participants. Solos and festivals are offered as enrichment programs. Contact Person: Ken Bell
Concert Band - Any student who plays a band instrument may participate. To sign up for band you must meet with the band director during Falcon Time at the beginning of the year. Band meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during Falcon Time. All students in band are expected to be at each rehearsal and performance. They are expected to have their instrument with them and in good working order at all times. End of the year concerts include the Middle School Spring Concert and the All Bands Concert at the High School. Contact Person: David Walker
Student Service Organization - This group is open to all students. This is the major fund raising organization for the school. The group members then vote on how best to distribute the money to school clubs and organizations. This group meets periodically throughout the year both after school and during Falcon Time. Contact Person: Jeanne Lysobey or Stacey Brewer
Peer Mediation - This group is open to all students at GRMS. 6th graders may volunteer to become a peer mediator at the end of their conflict resolution unit and then 8-10 students are chosen by teachers from those who volunteer. Peer mediation meets every other week during silent reading period. Mediations take place during Falcon Times. Students must attend two days of training and must remain in good standing throughout the school year. The peer mediation team will consist of approximately 25 members. Students remain on the team once selected throughout their middle school years if they wish. As openings occur, other volunteers will be solicited. Contact Person: Kim Bell
Math Team - Students in any grade are welcomed to join the Math Team. Sign-ups are mid to late October. Practices are one to two afternoons each week. There are three math meets on Saturday mornings (usually in November, January and March). Requirements include an interest in math, problem solving, and teamwork. Competition rules are determined by Central Maine Math League.
Intramurals - Various intramural sports activities are offered throughout the school year. Students sign up at the beginning of each activity. Some activities have one homeroom competing against another. Others have students sign up as teams. Activities are during Falcon Times. In the past, intramurals have included 3 on 3 basketball, omniken, tiger ball, volleyball, and floor hockey. Contact Person: Paula Goodhue
Drama - All students are eligible to try out for a drama performance. Auditions are held to determine a cast for each performance. There are usually 2 performances each year - one in the fall/winter and one in the spring. Practices are either after school or in the evenings, either at the Middle School or the High School. Requirements for drama include, first of all, to have fun and then to reach inside yourself and to do what you didn't think possible. When given a part/task, you are asked to commit to it and attend all practices. Contact Person: Christina Rough
Yearbook - Any student may become part of the Yearbook Staff. Sign-ups occur in September. Meetings are after school until 3:00 or 3:30. The entire staff meets in October, then students are grouped into sections and will meet with their section for work sessions as needed. The majority of the work sessions are from January to Mid-March to meet the publication deadline. Students need to think about other commitments during this time when deciding whether to join the yearbook staff. Some students will be chosen as homeroom reps to collect sales money daily in October and pass out books at the end of the year. Contact Person: Lisa Foster
Falcon Favorites - All students are encouraged to participate in Falcon Favorites. To join you need to meet with Mrs. Mathews to discuss the books you've read and fill out a brief form for each book. There are no formal meetings. There will be a winter activity day and a spring one to recognized those students who have met the reading requirements. Students must read four books from the Falcon Favorites' List to participate in the activity days which in the past have included bowling, sundae parties, and movies. Contact Person: Sharon Mathews
Reflections - This program is sponsored by the National PTA and is open to al students. It offers students an opportunity to create pieces in musical composition, literature and poetry, photography and/or visual arts, based on a different theme each year. Local professionals from each field judge the works, and each participant receives comments and feedback from the judges. Each participant is recognized locally. GRMS winners receive prizes, and the winner in each category goes on to State and possibly National levels. Entry information is available in the office in late September and early October. Contact Person: Deborah Ladner