Activities

Florence Sawyer School Clubs and Activities, 2020


The Florence Sawyer School has had a long history of offering a comprehensive menu of extracurricular, co-curricular, Intramural and Interscholastic activities clubs and teams.  This year, we find this menu reduced from previous offerings at least to start the 2020-2021 school year. Some points to be aware of...

  • All Clubs and Activities will be held virtually until such time as they can be moved onto campus.  

  • All activities are scheduled to provide opportunities for students in Remote and Hybrid models to participate. This has led to scheduling either before or after bus routes are completed or on fully remote Wednesdays which has created inevitable conflicts. 

  • Per the MIAA, Intramural and Interscholastic athletics will not be offered at the middle school level at this time.  

  • Extracurricular activities will be offered subject to participation levels. 



FSS Clubs and Activities Calendar

To participate, (Unless noted otherwise below) email the advisor for the activity and they will share the link with you and/or your child for the activity.  




ASL (American Sign Language) K-2

Advisor: K-2 Ms. Richards, Ms. Scudiere

Grade Levels: K-2

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 4 - 4:30 (1/26/21 - 4/13/21)

Location: Virtually


Students learn the basics of sign language through drills and activities.  



ASL (American Sign Language) 3 & 4

Advisor: 3-4  Mrs. Clericuzio, Mrs. Hendley

Grade Levels:3 & 4

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:00 (1/13/21 to 3/31)

Location: Virtually


Students learn the basics of sign language through drills and activities.  



ASL (American Sign Language) 5-8

Advisor:5-8 Mrs. Clericuzio 

Grade Levels: 5-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 4:30 (1/13/21 to 3/31)

Location: Virtually


Students will learn ASL beyond the basics.  






Chorus Elementary

Advisor: Mrs. Frederick

Grade Levels: 4-5

Meeting Times: 

Mondays (Cohort B & RLA) 3-3:30, Thursdays) Cohort A & RLA 3-3:30

Location: Virtually 


Grades 4-5 Chorus is open to students in 4th and 5th grade interested in singing.

For more information and to get the link to the Chorus Google Meet, please email Mrs. Frederick.



Chorus Middle

Advisor: Mrs. Frederick

Grade Levels: 6-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:30 (Oct-June)

Location: Virtually


Chorus is open to students in 6th through 8th grade interested in singing.

For more informationFor more information and to get the link to the Chorus Google Meet, please email Mrs. Frederick



GSA

Advisor: Mrs. Miller

Grade Levels: 6-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:15 am (October to June)

Location: Virtually

Website: GSA


GSA is a club that provides a place of support for LGBTQ+ students and their straight allies.  Any 6th-8th graders are welcome to join us virtually on Wednesday mornings at 7:30.  Drop by on Wednesday, October 21 to check out what we're all about!  If you're interested, email Mrs. Miller to get invited to our Google Classroom so you'll have the link to attend!" 



Intro. to Band

Advisor: Mr. Kelly

Grade Levels: 4

Meeting Times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8 - 8:40 am (remotely) Wed 3-3:45  

Location: Virtually


Intro. To Band provides 4th graders with the opportunity to learn the basics of playing an instrument, reading music and performing with an ensemble.  



Investors Club

Advisor: Mr. Caliguiri

Grade Levels: 5-8

Meeting Times: Wed 7:45 - 8:15 (October to April)

Location: Virtually


The Florence Sawyer School Stock Market Club is an investors’ club open to students in grades 5 to 8.  We will meet virtually this year.  Club members will work in teams or as solo investors as they play The Stock Market Game.  Each team or individual investor begins the season with $100,000 dollars of game money to invest in real time with real stocks.  As the season progresses, traders research new stocks, track their investments, and adjust their positions.  Each session will begin with a financial mini-lesson about stocks and investing.  Contact the advisor, Mr. Caligiuri, if you have any questions.



Jazz Band

Advisor: Mr. Kelly

Grade Levels: 6-8

Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesdays 3- 3:45 pm

Location: Virtually


Jazz Band allows musicians to come together virtually and challenge their skills with Jazz music. 



Kindness Club

Advisor: Ms. Richards and Ms. Scudiere 

Grade Levels: 3-8

Meeting Times: Wednesday 3-4 pm, 2/24/21- 5/26/21

Location: Virtually 


The Kindness Club, led by a group of Middle School peer leaders, work together to encourage and spread random acts of kindness throughout the Florence Sawyer School.  The activities done throughout the year lead to a school wide celebration during Kindness Week.





Lego Robotics (Closed for fall) (Restarting in Spring)

Advisor: Michelle Tuck

Grade Levels: 5-8

Meeting Times: 

Location: Virtually

Website: Lego Robotics

 

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.To learn more, email fssfll18300@gmail.com   New team members are welcome to join the team in the spring and parent involvement is required (for coaching, project work and/or fundraising, no experience necessary).



Math Olympiad-Elementary

Advisor: Mrs. Walsh-Fortin 

Grade Levels: 4-6

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm (October to April)         

Location: Virtually

Website: Math Olympiad


Math Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary grades 4-5 and Middle School grades 6-8 (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.



Math Olympiad-Middle School

Advisor: Mrs. Walsh-Fortin

Grade Levels: 7-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7:30 -8:15 am (October to April)

Location: Virtually

Website: Math Olympiad


Math Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary grades 4-5 and Middle School grades 6-8 (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.




Model UN

Advisor: Mr. Keaveney 

Grade Levels: 6-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 3:15-4 pm 

Location: Virtually

Link: Model UN Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/hezcqsq7qm?authuser=0&hs=179


Students from across the Nashoba Regional School District will participate in virtual simulations representing nations. Students will have the option to participate in one or two middle school conferences during the year.



Spanish Club 

Advisor: Mr. Breslau

Grade Levels: 7

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 2:50 -3:30 October - Mar

Location: Virtually

 

Come learn Spanish and have fun at the same time. (For 7th graders only.)




Student Council

Advisor: Mrs. Tully

Grade Levels: 6-8

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 3-4, October - June

Location: Virtually


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 have put on dances, organized special functions, raised 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 October/early October.