Crittenden Middle School

6158 Jefferson Avenue  •  Newport News, VA 23605  •  Phone: (757) 591-4900  •  Fax: (757) 838-8261

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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

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Clubs meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school.

In order for a student to stay for a club meeting or activity, the student must have a note by a parent stating which club the student will be staying for after school.  A student must have a note each day he/she plans to attend.

All clubs begin at approximately 3:15 pm and end at 4:30 pm.  Students are to report directly to the meeting room when they are dismissed and remain with the club sponsor at all times.

Students will be dismissed at 4:30 pm and may either ride the activity bus home or be picked up by a parent.  Students who are not picked up at the appropriate time will not be allowed to participate in after-school activities for the remainder of the semester.

For safety reasons, students who remain after school must be supervised at all times.  Students who are found out of their designated area without supervision or who fail to follow the rules of the club sponsor will lose the right to participate in any after school activity for the remainder of the semester.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stamm at 591-4900.


   

21st Century Program

Students are invited to join the 21st Century program based on academic need and school recommendation.  The 21st Century program provide students with academic support and encouragement in mathematics, language arts and writing using a combination of tutoring, small group instruction, interactive technologies, recreational activities, mentoring and field trips.
Place: Variety of classrooms
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 5:30pm
Sponsor/Coach: Ms. Lynch

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Art Club

Members of this club will work on sculptures and other recyclable art with an environmental beautification project.
All grades are invited.
Place: Room 108
Date: Every other Tuesday
Sponsor/Coach: Ms. Husch

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Archery

This club will meet to learn the skill of archery and practice components of the game.
Place: Gym / Football Field
Time: Thursdays
Sponsors: Coach Maine

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Cheerleading

Members of this club will learn the basic of cheerleading and practice cheers and routines.
Place: Auditorium
Date: Thursdays
Sponsor/Coach: Ms. Hill

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Chess

Members of this club will learn about the game of chess and participate in chess matches.
Place: Room 806
Time: Thursdays
Sponsors: Mr. Rind

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Chorus

Members of chorus will rehearse for upcoming performances.
Place: 101
Time: As Announced
Sponsors: Ms Harmon

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CNU Math Tutors workshop

Selected students partner with CNU Math Tutors to work on their math skills as well as learn more about the college experience
Place: Library
Time: Tuesday and Thursday
Tuesday- Math 8, Algebra, Geometry
Thursday- Math 6, Math 7
Sponsors: Ms Icenhour and Mrs McGraw

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Debate

Students meet to learn the art of debate and rhetorical argument
Place: Room 807
Time: Tuesday
Sponsors: Mr. Biondolillo and Ms Carnesi

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Delta Academy

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Place: Room 625
Time: Third Thursday
Sponsors: Mrs Patrick, Mrs Bell and Ms Murray

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FCCLA

This club emphasizes consumer education, homemaking, and family life.  This club is only for students who are taking a Living Skills class.
Place: Room 302
Time: Every other Tuesday
Sponsors: Ms. Slade

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Gardening

This club will meet to assist the school beautification committee.  The members will work outside to make Crittenden a beautiful place to be.
Place: TBA
Time: Thursday/Spring

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Geek Squad

Selected students will learn how to troubleshoot and maintain computer equipment, as well as challenge themselves with innovative computing tasks
Place: Library
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Sponsors: Ms Carnesi, Mrs Adams, Mr Carter

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Interscholatic Athletics

All students in good standing may try out for an athletic team.  Each sport will have both a boy’s and a girl’s team.  Practice and games are held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s after school.  Transportation from practice and to and from games is provided.Sport Teams will be as follows:
Fall: Track-  Coaches Baker, Carter Icenhour, Lovett, Venable
Winter: Volleyball- Coaches Gilbert and Diggs
Spring: Basketball- Coaches Diggs and Nicholson

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Intramurals

Students have the opportunity to participate in team sports after school.  Three sessions will focus on different team sports.  More information about dates, times, and activities will go home through PE classes.
Place: Gym and Fields
Time: Fall, Winter, Spring Sessions
Sponsors: Ms. Maine, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Gosman

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Knitting4Life

Students who love to knit or want to learn to knit have to opportunity to create knitting projects for premature infants in local hospitals
Place: Library
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sponsors: Ms. Carnesi

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National Junior Honor Society

Members of this organization are selected each year.  Members will perform community service projects, and participate in other various school activities.
Place: Room 804
Time: As Announced
Sponsors: Ms. Pauker

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Newspaper

Members of this club will write, edit, and publish the Purple Press, the online Crittenden school newspaper. 
Place: Computer Lab
Time: Thursdays
Sponsors: Ms. Rice

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Odyssey of the Mind

This is a club for highly creative students to perform problem solving activities.  There is a competition at the local, state, and national level. 
Place: Various Rooms
Time: Tuesday
Sponsors: Mrs. Bell

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Principal's Advisory Committee

The Principal's Advisory Committee is a cross section of the student population that meets monthly with Ms Barnett to discuss ideas and concerns of the CMS students.  The PAC also selects a yearly community service project, such as the CMS Cafeteria beautification project and 'Jeans for Teens' campaign to provide clothing for needy teens
Place: Various Rooms
Time: Monthly
Sponsors: Mrs. Barnett

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P.E.A.R.L.S

P.E.A.R.L.S. is sponsored by Mrs Toombs and the Hampton University Gamma Theta chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 
Place: Various Rooms
Time: Monthly
Sponsors: Mrs Toombs

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Project Discovery

This is a club that emphasizes improving self esteem, social skills, and goal setting.  The main focus of the club is to motivate students to attend college.  Students participate in such activities as workshops, college visitations, and community service projects.  Students must apply and be accepted to attend Project Discovery.
Place: Red Kiva
Time: Thursday
Sponsors: Mrs. Campbell

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Robotics

Students create robots that do what they want!  Members of this club will compete in robotics competitions throughout the year.
Place: Room 300  
Time: Tuesdays
Sponsors: Mr. Banks

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SCA

SCA is the Crittenden Middle School Student Government.  Students elect officers and homeroom representatives.
Place: 828
Time: Thurs and every other Tues
Sponsors: Ms. Treiber, Mr. Diggs

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Spanish Club

Students will be learning about cultural products, perspectives and practices in the Spanish / Latino culture. 
Meets once a month on the first Thursday, beginning November 7th.  Fee:  $10.  Limited to 15 students.
 
Place: Room 112
Time: First Thursday
Sponsors: Ms Padilla

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Student Ambassadors

Selected students serve as Cougar Ambassadors, serving to guide guests through the school or act as hosts
Place: As needed
Time: As needed
Sponsors: Ms Byrd, Ms Owens and Ms Lovett

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Yearbook

Selected students meet to take pictures and prepare the school yearbook for publication.
Place: Room 625
Time: Thursday
Sponsors: Mrs. Bell

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Writing Studio workshop

Selected students partner with English majors from Hampton University to work on their writing skills as well as learn more about the college experience
Place: Blue Kiva
Time: Tuesday and Thursday
Sponsors: Ms Merritt

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