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Opportunities on Campus

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Opportunities on Campus


After School Library Program – This drop-in program runs from 3:05 until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. All textbooks are available.

Before School Library Program - This drop-in program runs from 7:30 am until school starts daily.

CJSF (California Junior Scholarship Federation) - This program is a statewide honor society that fosters pride in scholastic achievement and service to the community. Membership, which is neither automatic nor compulsory, is limited to 8th graders and second semester 7th graders. Eligibility is based upon previous semester’s grades. Students must take the initiative to apply during the sign-up period that is announced at the beginning of each semester. Meetings are Thursdays during 5th period lunch in room 213. Advisor: Leni Seymon

Geography Bee - This activity is held each fall in conjunction with the state and nationwide Bees sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Each student takes a qualifying quiz in their history class and the top scorers advance to our school Bee. The winner of the school Bee then takes the written exam to advance to the statewide Bee.
Advisors: Carla Boerman and Amanda Deen

Got Panther Spirit? – Come join us for lunchtime games and more! All Panthers are welcome!

Diversity Day - Diversity Day at Pleasanton Middle School celebrates the unique lives of our students which may include nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. It is a day to celebrate and promote acceptance among all groups represented in our school community. Through an interactive classroom activity and film, a professional group presentation, and a school-wide multicultural talent show, students and staff reflect on and learn about different cultures and traditions. Diversity Day is also the culmination of our Spring Spirit Week, which includes daily lunch activities, cultural foods, and music. The date for this year's celebration is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2016. For more information or to get involved, please contact Christine Helmer.

Panther Players - This drama troupe is open to all grade level students who are chosen by audition to perform children’s theater at our local elementary schools. Watch the daily bulletin for audition dates. Rehearsals are held weekly prior to the performances. Students involved will be excused from classes on two performance days in March. Advisors: Katie Orenberg and Johnny Orenberg

School Site Council - This important organization helps decide how state funded money is used to achieve school improvement goals. The council consists of teachers, staff, parents and students. The meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. Watch the daily bulletin for meeting announcements.

Spelling Bee - As part of our annual Spelling Bee, in December students are selected in their language arts classes to take part in grade level competitions. Grade level winners participate in the final competition, with the winner going on to represent our school in the Chronicle Bee in February. Contact Kim Phirman for more information.

Student Council Representatives - Students meet monthly to discuss activities and dollars spent at our school. They then report back with the information to their advisement classes.

Talent Show - This activity is an opportunity for students and staff to display their performance skills. Multicultural acts are highly encouraged and enjoyed by the audience. Previous shows have included dance, gymnastics, vocal performances, individual and group instrumentals, and magic acts. Auditions are held approximately six weeks before the show. Performances are scheduled for daytime assemblies and also in the evening for parents. All grade levels and staff are encouraged to audition. Advisor: Kirstyn Eppler

YMCA - The YMCA Youth On-Campus Program is more than just after school child care. It’s fun activities and games, social and emotional learning, community service opportunities, character development and time for homework. It’s flexible and open 3:10-5:30 pm everyday. Mix and match your days to meet your family’s busy schedule. Call 263-4444 for more information or to request a registration packet. 

(All of our extra curricular programs are subject to having an advisor)