7th Grade advisors
Organize and plan the 8th grade Washington DC fieldtrip. This includes fundraising opportunities as well as trip specific events.
8th Grade advisors
8th Grade advisors plan and chaperone all 8th Grade sponsored dances as well as plan the end-of-year 8th Grade activities including the Moving Up Ceremony and Dinner Dance.
This club is about students having fun with intellectual risk-taking and challenges. Student teams compete with other area middle school students to answer difficult academic questions in a team-meet format.
We practice every week or so, attend three "away" meets and host one here at EIMS during the December-March "season". "Winning" is about enjoying the challenge and interacting with peers for the fun of developing our minds... we celebrate our victories and laugh off but learn from our mistakes.... great life lessons. Come join the fun!
Meetings are after school. We do scavenger hunts and other cooperative group activities. We have 5-6 outings outside of school. Some of our outings- archery at Camp Arrowhead, hikes at Mendon Ponds, fencing at Rochester Fencing Club, trampoline at Altitude, scuba at the Rochester Aquatics Center and kayaking at the Genesse Valley Waterways. Parents help with transporting kids from school.
In Builder's Club we work to build connections and promote positive behavior. Seventh and eighth grade middle school students went to Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School once a week to work with third graders. They practiced what to do when someone is being bullied or feeling hopeless.
Ecology Club (Green Team)
This club focuses on the environment and improving green initiatives at the middle school.
- We started a recycling program at the middle school in which members of the Green Team go to all of the classroom in the building several times a month to collect and dispose of recyclables.
- Planting trees at the middle school. We planted 4 last year and are planning on planting another 3-5 this year.
- Vegetable and flower sale: students planted seeds and tended plants which were then sold to staff members as a fundraiser.
- Working with buildings and grounds to plant vegetation around the middle school pond to create a better functioning ecosystem.
- Plant flowers and bushes around the flag pole/seating area at EIMS.
- Work with local organizations to educate students on green initiatives in Monroe county, including the Youth Climate Leaders Organization, Solar Liberty and Community Choice Aggregation.
Gaming Club is a group that meets twice a month. There are approximately 8-10 students who participate in this club. The students involved in this club experience academic as well as social challenges. When they meet, they are able to work on their social skills through games. They play board games, arts and crafts, and also play the Wii. It fosters opportunities for them to interact, practice turn taking, problem solving skills, and social interaction with each other. They really enjoy it and look forward to each time we get together!
This is actually our Small Ensemble Club & consists of Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, & Brass Ensemble. The students in these groups should have all their band & lesson music learned before considering these ensembles. The music for these groups is challenging & they have numerous performances throughout the community. They perform at the Barnes & Noble PTSA fund raiser & Cranberry Landing Assisted Living Complex among other opportunities throughout the community.
NJHS is comprised of approximately 30 students who have demonstrated and exemplify the five characters of this organization - scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. Students are selected to submit an application based upon achieving high honor roll for the first two marking periods of 7th or 8th grade. The faculty council then takes the applications and determines which students should be inducted. After induction, members meet two or more times per month to discuss school/community activities that they can either support or host fundraisers for. Some of these activities have included a "Senior" Prom at Cranberry Landing; "Troupons" for troops overseas; Foodlink; Salvation Army bell ringing; PB&J Factory at the Open Door Mission; Lollipop; Flag Day; Products for Puerto Rico, Irondequoit Food Cupboard, and Golisano Children's Hospital.
The middle school jazz ensemble is based on the standard instrumentation of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and rhythm section (Guitar, Bass, Piano and Drum Set) to perform in the genres of swing, blues, Latin and rock. Auditions are held in late in October of each school year. Any EIMS student may audition, but preference is given to those students enrolled in one of the regular concert band classes. The Jazz Band performs at school concerts, community events and at festivals. This club meets after school on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Select Choir is an auditioned extracurricular choir for 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled in Chorus. Select Choir meets after school and learns advanced a cappella repertoire as a way to expand their vocal music skill set. Select Choir performs 2-3 times a year at school and community events.
The EIMS Ski and Snowboard club just celebrated our 16th season of winter fun! The same adults have been facilitating this group since day one. Each year, the majority of our members are beginners who are developing skills they can use for a lifetime; the least of which are self-confidence, peer-interaction and enjoyment of winter! We take 6 regular season trips to Bristol Mountain in the winter evenings and usually are able to do a "bonus" trip at the end of the season. Students enjoy the activity as well as the group dinner, the fun bus rides and the time with each other and EIMS as well as ERHS students and faculty. Students usually continue throughout their years here and in high school and beyond.
Check out the "coolest" club around!
Student government is a group of students that are charged with managing a wide range of events, activities, programs, and initiatives around school. Some members are elected by the student body, and others may be appointed by the elected officials to help with specific tasks or areas of interest.
Organizes the yearbook for the entire EIMS. Students can upload candid pictures and participate in the organization of the yearbook. The end product is a piece of memorabilia to treasure for years to come.
WEB stands for 'Where Everyone Belongs'. The WEB Leader program uses 8th grade students to act as ambassadors for our incoming 6th grade students as well as any new transfers to our middle school. WEB Leaders help with orientation, social events- such as the first 6th grade dance and act as volunteers for other community service events throughout the school year. Chosen WEB leaders are trained over the summer to support students at our orientation and through out the school year.
EIMS Morning Show
This club is for kids interested in TV Production and anchoring- reading the announcements while “on air.” We meet every morning from 7:20-7:45. Kids should be solid readers to be able to be on the air. Students will also learn other aspects & technology for broadcasting the announcements.