Club Descriptions

Sandburg After Two:Fifteen

Basketball: Mr. LaBue

Meeting Day: Wednesday (Both Sessions)

Description: If you want to learn how to play the game of basketball or just play some pick-up games, come on out!

BE Club: Ms. Watson

Meeting Day: Thursday (Both Sessions)

Description: The purpose of The Book Buddies Club is to improve student’s attitude toward reading and to work towards improving their literacy skills. Students will work in small groups with a trained, supportive mentor to help boost reading skills such as fluency and comprehension.   

Capitol One Coders: Ms. Price

Meeting Day: Wednesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Technologists at Capital One will introduce two coding languages used frequently in web development. You will learn about HTML, the skeleton of a web site. Then, you will learn about CSS, the code that makes a website look great. Each week, you will break up into a small team to code, working together with a Capital One mentor. On the last day, your team will use the skills you learned about HTML and CSS to create your own website! Never coded before? Don’t worry, our Capital One mentors are here to help each team learn and create!                                      

Chess Club: Mr. Schmeelcke

Meeting Day: TBD

Description: Chess Club provides students with a fun opportunity to develop important mental skills such as abstract reasoning, problem solving and visualization, which will carry over into their academic subjects.

Crafty Cooks: Ms. Ummen & Mr. Donlon

Meeting Days: Wednesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Crafty Cooks is an after school cooking club which educates students about nutrition and healthy food preparation skills. Students participate in afterschool cooking classes on how to prepare healthy snacks and meals.

Creative Writing: Ms. Gary

Description: Free your mind and let your pencil be your mouthpiece. We will explore writing from all aspects. This club is for anyone who has an interest in writing and/or learning to write creatively and without boundaries.

Crochet Club: Ms. Wheeler

Description: The Society of Scholars Who Carry Yarn! To Knit, or knot to knit after school? That is the question (technically we crochet which is a little different)! All supplies are provided for students.

Debate Club: Mr. Schmeelcke

Meeting Day: TBD

Description: Like discuss and debate news stories of today? This club is for you! Come learn how to organize a debate and how to win!

Drama: Ms. Tunstall

Meeting Day: Tuesday & Thursday (Both Sessions)

Description: Come join Drama Club to learn about the world of theatre. This club is for all students, you don't have to be taking a drama class to join. Are you interested in acting, improv, the work behind the scenes (costumes, makeup, lights, sound, publicity)? Come join us for games, activities, and sessions with artists to help build our skills. The Drama Club will also be an essential part in putting on the Winter and Spring shows here at Sandburg.

Extended Day Program

Meeting Day: Friday

Description: This program is in place five days a week Friday 2:25-4:45 PARENT PICK-UP ONLY. Students will participate in academic enrichment.

FCCLA: Ms. Ummen

Meetings day: Tuesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Consumer Science Students and those interested more in learning about FACS. This club is a great way for students to learn leadership and citizenship skills, demonstrate what they are learning in FACS classes and fun at the same time working on various after school projects.

Gaming: Mr. Tyborowski & Ms. Mackey

Meeting Day: Tuesday (Both Sessions)

Description: There’s nothing like sitting with your friends, chatting about the day and enjoying an engaging board or video game.  If this is the way you feel, then you’ve found the right club!  We have an array of games ready to be played.  Come out and bring your friends.  Join us for an afternoon of just talking with your friends and enjoy playing your favorite game.

Girls in STEM: Mr. Uygur

Meeting Day: Tuesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Provides young ladies with an outlet and discuss topics such as be a friend first and free being me. The club will also teach young ladies how to do robotics works and Girls in the real-world engineering careers. The club will also teach young ladies how to do Coding.

Library Media Center: Ms. Price

Meeting Day: Tuesday, Thursday (A Session Only)

Description: A place for students to complete assignments using computers and books; and a quiet place for students wanting to read.

Math Club: Mrs. Mead

Meeting Day: Wednesday (A Session Only)

Description: This club is designed to increase enthusiasm for and enhance the achievement in middle school math.

National Junior Honor Society: Mrs. Clemons & Mrs. Mead

Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of every month

Description: The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Panther Peers: Ms. Otoyo & Mrs. Clemons

Description: The Sandburg Ambassadors will meet weekly and cover topics related to social leadership, advocacy, time management, organization, relationship building, academic success and attaining future goals. Committed club members will help give new student tours throughout the year and at events like 6th grade tours, Back to School Night, Orientation and other school wide events.

Pawsitivity Helpful Squad: Ms. Omniewski

Meeting Day: Tuesday (A Session Only)

Description: We are a support group for our spectacular teachers! Throughout the day teachers have so much on their plates they just can’t complete every task. The Helping Hands Club helps teachers by organizing their desks and books, hanging posters and bulletin boards, filing papers and many other small tasks that teachers never have the opportunity to complete.

PRIDE: Wednesday (A Session Only)

Meeting Day: Wednesday (A Session Only)

Description: The club will provide a safe environment for students to build community, self-confidence, and resiliency while further developing social/emotional wellness. This will be a support group for students that identify as LGBTQ and/or students that wish to be a part of this community of support.

Pounding Paws Drum Circle: Mr. Rodriguez

Meeting Day: Thursday (A Session Only)

Description: This drum circle is an informal group of students who gather together to make music with percussion instruments. Participants in the drum circle sit in chairs arranged in a circle. Drum circles have ancient roots in cultures with strong drumming traditions. In places like Asia, Africa, and also Native American cultures drumming had played an important role in each culture. The drum circle could be free-form, without a firm beginning or end to the music, or organized and layered like an orchestra. However, this drum circle is not about perfection but rather participation. Many drum circle participants play hand drums, while others may use small hand-held percussion like bells, shakers, and rattles. Participants don't need previous musical experience, and the action of drumming can feel good. This is why drum circles can be used in settings like counseling and therapy. When everyone is playing together, and in the groove, they're relaxing and relieving stress.

Running Club: Ms. Watkins

Meeting Day: Starts 2nd Quarter on Wednesdays (A Session Only)

Description: Students that love to run or want to get into running will run thru the neighborhood and school.  We will also have discussions about being a middle school student.

Student Council Association: Ms. Mackey & Ms. Tourtellotte

Meeting Day: Wednesday (A Session Only)

Description: Students who organize fundraising campaigns, awareness initiatives, and school spirit throughout the school year.

Soccer: Mr. Ruelas

Meeting Day: Tuesday & Thursday (Both Sessions)

Description: If you’re interested in showing off your soccer skills or simply want to come out and play a friendly game of “pick-up” soccer, then come on out and join us!

Sandburg Soothsayers - Spoken Word: Mr. Hicklin

Meeting Day: Tuesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Spoken-word poetry allows artists involved to find comfort through expressing themselves in their community. Each week we will be tackling various issues and reflecting on poems and performances. The students will be encouraged to drive the topics, with guidance and support from the facilitator.

Volleyball: Coach Clark

Meeting Day: Tuesday (Both Sessions)

Descriptions: The plan is to teach the basics and advanced skills, based on the abilities of the kids. After skills sessions we will play games, put the skills to practice, including the sponsors.

Weight Training: Mr. Loyde & Mr. Wilkerson

Meeting Day: Tuesday & Wednesday (Both Sessions)

Description: Students are encouraged to come to the weight room to improve or maintain their muscular endurance, cardio and flexibility. This club is designed for students who are interested in lifting or biking the entire time for pleasure or to make up for a missed PE class. (to attend this activity for missing assignments, you must be recommended by your H/PE teachers).

Young Scholars, AAP, & After-School Program

Meeting Day: One a month

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide a place for Sandburg’s large AAP and YS population to seek support both academically and socially. We plan to provide a place where students help students to achieve in the classroom and find new friends outside or it. The participants will find a place to discuss their favorite books; get help with homework; look at high school, college and career options, engage in exciting STEM based enrichment.