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Clubs on Campus


Printed for the 2018– 19 School Year


Students are encouraged to listen to the announcements on PMTV. For a printed copy of the daily bulletin, you may check the posting in the information case in front of the Attendance Office or read it daily on our website. Please check our school website at http://pleasantonmiddle.pleasantonusd.net/ for club dates and times under Pleasanton Club Calendar.

Clubs on Our Campus


Around Your Imagination: The purpose of this club is to have an hour of creativity and fun while recharging your brain. We meet every other Friday, September 21, 2018, from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. in the PMS Library. Advisor: Ms. Ready

ACE Coding Club – Come learn Java programming. This club meets every Thursday in room 204 from 3:15 – 4:15 pm. Students from AVHS will be leading the instructional groups starting October 4th through March 28th. Advisor: David Fischer
Art Club – Creative thinkers and makers UNITE! Come and DROP-IN on this club after school on the first and second Wednesdays of the month from 3:05 – 4:00 p.m. Starting on September 12  in Room 804 Bring your personal art projects or invent some new ones. Advisor: Tiffany Douzart (Mtg Dates as follows: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19, 01/9, 01/23, 02/6, 02/20, 03/6, 03/20, 04/10, 04/24, 05/01, 05/22.
Chess Club: Chess is a game of skill and planning that anyone can master; come to room 703 after school on Wednesdays, starting on September 19 from 3:10 to 3:45 to play.  Our advisor is Mr. Gose.
D-n-D Club: Come learn how to play one of the most popular and influential Role Playing Games ever made. Learn to become a hero, laugh with friends, and become immersed in a fantastic world that you help to create. Learn to improvise and use creative problem solving through a fun and engaging game. Club meets every Tuesday in Room 204, beginning October 2nd from 3:10 to 4:00. Advisor:  David Fischer
Futsal Club  The Futsal Club is a drop-in club held weekly during 4th period lunch. Futsal is a game played with a ball similar to soccer. Come out for some non competitive fun and see what it’s all about. Advisor: Christine Helmer
Garden/Campus Beautification Club – To cultivate and grow not only a beautiful garden of various plants and vegetable, but to also cultivate and grow a school culture and a safe, relaxing place on campus for students, staff and parents.  Ongoing beautification of campus through Go Green projects and campus clean-up. Advisor Mr. O’Brien
GSA Club  The Pleasanton Middle School’s GSA Club provides a sense of community and a space for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to build a social network where their identity is respected. The group provides students a safe place to express themselves. This student-run club encourages acceptance and tolerance within the diverse population of our school. Meets every Thursday at 5° lunch and 4° Lunch TBA.  Advisors: Dale Pauly, Karen Cobb, and Christine Helmer
Improv Club  This is a drop-in club for anyone who wants to play theatre games or hone their acting skills in a friendly environment with fellow drama lovers. We meet after school the first and third Friday of the month in room 310. Advisor:  Katie Orenberg  
MathCounts  This drop-in math program meets every Wednesday from 3:10-4:10 p.m. in room 204. MathCounts participates in competitions in the spring. Advisor: David Fischer
Model United Nations – This club is for students who are interested in international affairs and current events. While acting as representatives of various nations in the real United Nations, students will develop their public speaking, debate, and critical thinking skills. Possibilities exist to compete with or observe our award-winning sponsor club from Foothill High School in regional, state-wide, and national Model UN conferences. Club meets Wednesdays, beginning on September 19th from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. in Room 613.  Advisor Susie Robinson
   Panther Book Club - Come and read and discuss books and have fun playing book related games! We meet the first Tuesday of every month starting on October 2nd from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. in room 605.  Advisors Linda Teitell & Emily Ready
 Panther Press Magazine – Panther Press Magazine is looking for new members.  All writers and artist welcome. Our first meeting will be October 3nd and then every first and third Wednesday after school from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. in Room 309.  Advisor: Pearl Woo
   Rock-N-Roll Club Bring your guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums and come rock-n-roll with Mr. Krier, Mr. Ragg, Mrs. Kondrick, Mr. Pauly and fellow students on Friday mornings at 7:30 am. They enjoy playing all types of popular music: blues, rock, rhythm & blues, funk and whatever is happening! Advisors: Jim Krier, Chris Ragg, Dale Pauly, Melissa Kondrick
  Opportunities on Our Campus
 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. 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.  Refer to Mrs. Orenberg’s classroom web site for detailed information.
 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 Linda Teitell or Susie Robinson for more information.
 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’s Bee. The winner of the school Bee then takes the written exam to advance to the statewide Bee.  Advisor Jim Krier
   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.  Tentative first meeting scheduled for October 24, 2018
 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 or compulsory, is limited to 8th graders and second semester 7th graders.  Eligibility is based upon previous semester's grades.  Student must take the initiative to apply during the sign-up period that is announced at the beginning of each semester.  Meets are held during 5th period lunch. Advisor Needed  
 French Club  Everyone with an interest in French language and culture is welcome at our club. You will have an opportunity to promote and participate in school and cultural events such as National French Week, our Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake) decorating and Mardi Gras.  
 Girls’ Engineering & Technology Club  In coordination with Amador Valley HS PLTW students, the club gives young girls an opportunity to get involved in engineering, technology, and science activities in a fun, nurturing, and interactive environment. The club’s goal is to increase one’s self-confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Advisor Needed  

Girls Who CodeJoin the Girls Who Code Club! Learn to design, build, and create in a supportive environment surrounded by other young women. You’ll discover new skills that can take you wherever you want to go, and hey, if that doesn’t sound good already, there’ll be snacks every meeting! No experience is required, and the club will be taught by high school seniors.  Advisors Needed

 Technology Club  Learn about the different sectors of technology: building trades and construction, engineering and design, energy and utilities, manufacturing/product development and transportation.  If you like robotics, woodworking or electronics, this is the club for you. Advisor needed