Clubs and Activities

NRSD Extracurricular Activity Registration Form
Parents are responsible for completing and returning to the school a Student Emergency and Health Record annually, an Extracurricular Activity Registration Form each session, and, if their child has a medical condition, providing medication orders and a health care plan to the school nurse. Parents are also responsible for ensuring that their child brings/carries his/her emergency medications to all extracurricular activities, or must provide a supply to the activity advisor.
Art Club with Miss Scudiere starts in Jan. meets on Thursdays except for 1st of the month 3:05- 4:30.
6th- 8th graders can enjoy a variety of art opportunities at Art Club. A place to get creative and have a blast expressing through art! Meets from after school until 4:30.
Destination ImagiNation with Mrs. Caligiuri starts in Oct. Dates TBA
Destination Imagination is a creative problem- solving program for participants from kindergarten through college levels. Each year, the DI Program develops stimulating Team Challenges. Teams create their own, kid-driven solutions and present them in a regional meet in the spring. DI fosters creative and critical thinking and develops teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills in its members.
Drama with Mrs. Zayka
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FSTV with Ms. Fitch starts in Oct. and meets TH & F 7:45-8:25AM in rm 201

The Florence Sawyer TV Club's Mission is to document the events of the Florence Sawyer School to share with the school and extended Bolton Community.  Students in this club broadcast weekly video announcements, create public service announcements, and film our school's assemblies and enrichment activities using the school’s television studio equipment.

Participants will be instructed in the aspects of TV production, on air etiquette, and general theory and application for multi-media creation.

Club members learn news production roles such as: producer, writer, editor, reporter, anchor and newscaster and how to run different types of broadcasting equipment ranging from teleprompters, to video and editing applications.  

As new technologies emerge, we are constantly expanding our facilities with new techniques and applications. Devices, equipment and applications currently in use are digital cameras and video recorders, iMovie, Google Apps, Touchcast App for iPad,  green screen, projectors, iRig microphones, HP and MAC editing software, and YouTube. Game Club with Ms. Kaplan - meets Tuesdays 3:05-4:30pm in the FSS Library
Game Club is open to students in grades 5-8 who love video games, role-playing games, board games, or all of the above! Come play games in a fun, social setting, learn new games or even make up your own! (First meeting is October 11th.) Website
Geography Bee with Mr. Breslau, Mrs. Tully and Mr. Kozloski Dates TBA
The Geography Bee is open to students at FSS who have an interest in competing in the school level of the National Geographic Bee.
Knitting Club with Mrs. Gothie starts Oct. 26th and meets Weds. 7:45 AM Emerson rm 7
Come join the Knitting Club!   You do not have to know how to knit to join.  We welcome all students in grades 3-8 with a desire to knit. We only have 20 spots open, so act fast!
Lego Robotics meets weekly in the Tech Ed Rooms
FIRST Lego League is a robotics club for students in grades 5-8. FIRST stands for “for inspiration and recognition of science and technology.”  It is a worldwide robotics competition for elementary to high school students. The task is to design, build and program a fully autonomous robot to complete missions in a competition. Students are also required to complete a research project on the game theme which changes every year.  The project involves innovating with an existing technology or coming up with a new idea and presenting the idea to a group. Look online for this year’s challenge: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll To learn more, email fssfll18300@gmail.com   New team members are welcome to join the team in the winter and parent involvement is required (for coaching, project work and/or fundraising, no experience necessary).
Math Olympiad with Mrs. Carpenter and Mrs. Walsh Fortin starts Oct. and meets Tuesday mornings from  7:30 - 8:25 am/rm. 233
Math Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary grades 4-6 (MOEMS) is a program that provides opportunities for students to engage in creative problem solving activities which develop a student's ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious. Each week students will be preparing for five monthly Olympiad contests. MOEMS awards for individuals and teams will be distributed at the end of the year.
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Model United Nations
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Committees and topics include but are not limited to: Protecting the Arctic (UNEP), Access to Clean Water and Sanitation (ESC), the Future of Nuclear Power (IAEA) and more. We are inviting students in 6th grade to come and join us – for exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials and to develop fundamental skills such as substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Once again, the FSS team is planning to participate in the Annual International Middle School Model UN Conference.  It takes place in New York City in March/April.  The Annual International Middle School Model UN Conference, sponsored by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, features a three-day schedule which includes opening ceremonies at the UN headquarters followed by committee sessions at the Grand Hyatt hotel in midtown Manhattan.  The Conference provides the framework for an authentic simulation of the UN in a highly professional setting and the chance for delegates to debate with hundreds of students from across the country and around the globe.
There are a limited number of spaces.  If you are interested, please contact FSS Model UN Club Organizers and coaches:
Sharon Klein 508-308-6346 (rondejambe@comcast.net)
Qi Jiang (phone: 978 779 0104. qijiang_email@yahoo.com)
Please reach out to Qi or Sharon if you are interested in coaching 7 and 8th graders.  If we identify a coach, we will offer the program to that group of students as well. Mural Club with Miss Scudiere starts in Oct. meets Tuesdays 3:05-5:00.
The 8th Grade Mural Group is set! First meeting is on 10/13/ 15, directly after school until 5 pm! The muralists collaborate on where the mural will be, and they will design the whole concept of the mural from start to finish!
Punk Rope with Miss Richards meets Fall & Spring T & Th 7:45-8:20/FSS Gym
Open to students in grades 4 – 8, the morning Punk Rope is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the FSS Gym from 7:45 – 8:20 am.  Fall Sessions run Oct-Dec; Spring Sessions run Feb-Apr.  Punk Rope is a playful cross between the fun of recess and interval training.  We jump rope and do a variety of activities such as relay races, solo and partner drills, and other activities to give the body a complete workout!!  And we do it to some great music mixing both old and new bands to keep us moving!!!
There is no cost for this program and ropes are provided.  Dates and forms can be found on Miss Richards’ Website
Running Club with Ms. Gurley meets Fall & Spring, B & E Days 7:55-8:25/Sawyer Field
Running Club is available to for students in grades 3-5.  Students run a variety of distances from sprints to the mile, learn the importance of pacing, and work on improving form.  The goal is to increase both speed and endurance throughout the year.  Running Club meets rain or shine.
There are sessions in both Fall and Spring.
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Snow Shoe Club with Ms. Gurley meets B & E Days 7:45-8:25
Snow Shoe Club is available to students in grades 3-5.  Students must provide their own gear (including snowshoes) and we'll trek around the woods behind Sawyer school.  We will also break into small groups and send the students on orienteering-like scavenger hunts.   Snowshoe Club meets snow or dirt.
Select Chorus with Ms. Coates meets Mon. & Wed. 7:45-8:30/rm 166
Select Chorus is open to students in 6th through 8th grade interested in singing more challenging material in a small-group setting. Students do not need to be in school day chorus to participate.  All students must schedule a time to audition, and prepare audition materials ahead of time.  Students may audition in September and January. 
For more information, please visit Ms. Coates’ classroom website.
Spanish Club with Mr. Breslau starts in Oct. meets Tuesdays 3:15-4:00/rm223
Come learn Spanish and have fun at the same time. (For 7th graders only.)
Student Council with Mrs. Tully meets Mon. 3:00-4:00/rm 211
The Student Council is involved in many activities that help both the members of our school community and the community at-large. As an active organization we put on dances, organize special functions, raise funds to benefit FSS as well as other worthy charities, and we promote student involvement in the issues that affect our school. Students are elected to positions and elections are held in late September/early October.
Yearbook Club with Mrs. Sprague and Mrs. Sullivan starts in Oct. meets Mon. 3:15-4:00/rm 201
The YEARBOOK Club is charged with the task of creating a middle school yearbook to be completed and distributed by the last day of the school year. The committee is comprised of grade 8 students who work together in a variety of roles.