Middle School Clubs & Activities

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Expanding Student Minds

Middle School clubs and activities are design to both inspire and expand the minds of students.

Club Period

The Middle School offers a club rotation three times per year to coincide with the Athletic cycle. Clubs meet every Thursday after recess. Below is a sample list of club offerings:

  • Yearbook
  • MS MBS
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Open Art Studio
  • Walking in the Arboretum Club
  • Finance/Investing Club
  • Invention
  • Coding
  • Fantasy Football
  • March Madness

Middle School Clubs

GLOW-Girls Leadership Outreach and Worth

Student Leaders: J. Papas

Faculty Advisor: S. Sweeney and S. Tassinari

 

Girls Leadership Group is dedicated to supporting girls and inspiring them. The group also organizes educational forums that promote an understanding of the role of women in society. The group works with our Upper School girls leadership group GLOW.

 

Middle School Leadership

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Swanson

Middle School Leadership collaborates with our Dean of Students to run the weekly Morning Meeting, plan student events, and represent the student body.

Ski Club

Faculty Advisor: Rob Mead

Snowboarders and skiers head for Ski Shawnee during the season on Fridays. The club makes seven trips, weather permitting, in January and February.

New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Program

Faculty Advisor: Soni Dougherty

MBS students engage in a variety of events hosted by Consortium member schools. Annual activities include spelling bees, chess tournaments, World Culture Day, Problem Solving, Debate, and many more.

Crimson Ambassadors

Faculty Advisor: Meg Ahern

Crimson Ambassador Program invites students to represent the Middle School at Admission events. Students host, give tours, and work to introduce new students to the school.

Middle School House System

Faculty Advisor: Susan Glover

The Middle School House System dates back to the Miss Beard School for Girls and the Morristown School for Boys. The Athenians and the Spartans were Houses from Miss Beard School and the Whippanies and Shogums were from the Morristown School for Boys. Under the direction of former Headmaster Dr. Curtis, the four houses were reestablished in the eighth grade. Since then, the eighth grade class participates in a series of team building competitions that promote school spirit. The sixth and seventh grades join the eighth grade twice a year between sports seasons to participate in a series of fun competitions.

In the spring members of the twelfth grade who were in the Middle School join the eighth grade houses to which they were members and compete against one another for the Legacy Cup.

The culmination of the competitions is the awarding of the House Cup during the Moving Up Breakfast.

Math Buddies

Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Dubeck

Eighth grade Math Buddies provide extra help in math to sixth grade students. Students meet during recess in the sixth grade classroom.

Boys & Girls Workshop

Faculty Advisor: Sam Tuttle, Sara Alders, and Suzanne Sweeney

The Boys and Girls Workshops are organized twice per year by the school counselor and the Girls Leadership Coordinators. The aim of the program is to dedicate time during the school year to have in-depth conversations on relevant topics such as girl’s body image, portrayals in the media of manhood, the concept of gratitude, and self-image. All students and teachers participate in the workshops.