MS Club Fair from Desk of Interim Principal Jennifer Imperiale
On September 23, 2021 was our Middle School Club Fair, outdoors on the basketball courts. The turnout was fabulous! I was thrilled to see so many students excited to find a club of interest and wanting to get involved.
School is so much more than what happens in the classroom, especially during the middle school years. And, so much of that learning occurs during extracurricular activities. It doesn’t matter if your child is an athlete, musician, actor, mathematician, scientist, or artist. Your child may love to write, learn about history, work for community service, engage with animal rights, enjoy French culture, or play Dungeons and Dragons. The benefits and joy they derive from exploring their passions are palpable.
When students are involved in extracurricular activities they develop personally. There is an increase in student engagement and the feeling of connectedness to their peers, adults, and their school. These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the value of teamwork, individual and group responsibility and a sense of culture and community. Students gain organizational, leadership, and interpersonal and conflict management skills in a real-world context.
Please encourage your child to try at least one club (and even more). Through extracurricular activities, students find their home outside the classroom at North Shore Middle School.