Clubs & After School Activities

STUDENTS: You must return a permission slip signed by your parent/guardian in order to participate in after school activities. See the Club/Activity sponsor for a permission slip.


Art Club- Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Snyder
Art Club is different than NJAHS.
Meetings are held on Thursdays from 310-4:10.
These meetings are a way for creative students at Stricker to come together with other creative students to explore art techniques and projects.

Boys' & Girls Basketball- 
Boys Coach- Mr. Yeager, Girl's Coach-
Details: See a coach

- Coach:
Details:  See a coach
Try-outs:  First week in November. 
Physical forms will be distributed.  Students must have a physical form completed by a doctor to be able to try-out. 

Broadcasting & TV Club - Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Muffoletto
Details: contact Mr. Muffoletto

Faculty Sponsors: Ms. Pritchard, Mrs. Mellott, and Ms. Zang
Cheerleading tryouts will be held on October 25 and 26 from 3:10-4:10 in the activity room. Participants must come to both dates in order to try out. Every cheerleader must have a physical within the last year in order to participate. Once students have made it onto the Cheerleading Squad, practices will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10 in the Activity Room with optional practices on Fridays (for students who participate in other clubs). The late bus will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays only

Cross Country & Track - Faculty Sponsor:
Contact Ms. Kalbskopf for more information

Drama Club -Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Jones
Details: meetings as announced
Drama Club is an opportunity for students to learn about acting through theater games, improvisations, and scenes.

Future Educators of America (FEA) - Faculty Sponsors: 
Meetings: Room 46 as announced
The FEA is a club for students who enjoy school, like helping teachers, or have an interest in becoming a teacher or working in a school one day. 
This club will meet with Mrs. Hernandez on Wednesdays to plan activities and field trips related to education.  We also create teacher appreciation gifts and act as teacher helpers.  Applications will be available in homerooms or students can pick up one from Mrs. Hernandez in Room 46.

GSA (Gay / Straight Alliance)- Faculty Sponsors:
Room 50 every other Wednesday 3:15 – 4pm (to include 9/27, 10/11, etc.)
The GSA is a new club this school year! 
We will focus on three areas:
Safety: This is a safe space where all students are welcome
Dialogue: We will discuss topics related to identity, friendships, self-expression and confidence.
Education: We will learn about current laws / rights, the meaning and use of current terminology, and how to support and receive support from others.
Any student is welcome and does not have to commit to being a formal member of the group – it is drop-in in nature.  We strive to promote safety and positivity within our school environment.

Literary Club: Faculty Sponsor- Mr. Kuppler

Math 24 Challenge - Faculty Sponsor:  
Meetings: TBA
Students can be found in Mrs. Filling’s room hovering in teams of three or four members over challenge 24 math cards. Each card, ranging in difficulty, has 4 numbers that can be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided to find a solution that equals 24. Students are fiercely competing against their teammates to find the solution as quickly as possible, since the solution must be given in under 3 seconds to win the card. The students look for patterns and manipulate the numbers to make 24. One candidate will represent General John Stricker Middle at the county competition in the spring. Good luck to all of our 24 Math Challenge Club members!

National Junior Art Honor Society- Faculty Sponsors:
Meetings: Room 18 (every Wednesday) 
The NJAHS provides avenues for recognition of artistic talents and opportunities for leadership roles for visual art students, while spotlighting the success and community work of our school’s art program.  Members will be able to run for office within the society and will have opportunities to earn service learning hours.  Members are expected to have a B average or higher in Art. 

National Junior Honor Society - Faculty Sponsor:
as announced
Membership into the National Junior Honor Society is an honor conferred upon students at General John Stricker Middle School by the faculty in recognition of outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship. The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student:  one who excels in all those areas.  Students are selected upon careful consideration of these qualities, and no student is inducted simply because of a high academic average.  Membership is more than an honor.  Induction into the National Junior Honor Society carries with it more than certain privileges.  It incurs a responsibility and an obligation to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that resulted in the selection.

Students cannot join.  They must be selected for membership.  Once a student becomes a member, he/she must continually earn the right to remain a member by meeting standards established by the Society.  The Induction Ceremony takes place each spring and at that time students become members of NJHS.  During the course of the next school year, students attend meetings where they plan and organize service learning projects.  The main goal of the projects is to help others and make a difference in the community.  Examples of a few projects include a donation drive for hurricane victims, card fundraiser to improve the courtyard, donation drive for the local pet shelter.

Newspaper - Faculty Sponsor:
This year, Stricker will have a newspaper for the students and by the students! Issues will be published monthly and will feature a range of content for the Stricker community, including news stories, student opinion pieces, teacher profiles, cartoons, polls, and more. Every part of the paper, including its name, will be the work of Stricker students. Look out for the first issue in early December! 

Physical Education Intramurals- Faculty Sponsors:  Mr. Yeager
 See below
Physical Education Intramurals is an after school activity program for all students.  The information form will be given to students during their first PE class. 
Depending on the units of study, afternoon intramurals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 3:05-4:00PM.
AM Intramurals will also be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:10 .
Specific days and activities will be announced weekly during the morning announcements.  Parents with further questions may call 410-887-7040.

Quiz Bowl - Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Silvernail   
Room 50 as announced
Quiz Bowl is an exciting after school activity open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Quiz Bowl is a trivia game covering a wide range of topics, including current events, history, sports, government, and pop culture.  Practices are held once a week in Room 50.  Each month, our team plays a match against another middle school in the county.  All students are welcome to join and it is a fun and educational activity.

SADD - Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Okehie
Meetings: as announced
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is an after school activity opened to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  The mission of SADD is to empower young people to live a healthy lifestyle and to make safe, healthy, responsible lifestyle choices.  SADD is action-oriented; it confronts the issues here and now!  Students are invited to join and bring their ideas to inform their peers of the consequences of destructive choices (such as smoking or taking drugs) and the benefits of making healthy choices.  Members will also enjoy activities such as Red Ribbon Week in October, visiting our senior citizens during the holiday season, and participating in SADD after school movies.  The movies will always carry a positive message which will lead students in thought provoking discussions.  Please listen to the morning announcements for meeting days and times.  Do you want to make a difference?  Then join SADD this year.  

School Store - Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Jennings & Mr. Brown
Before school at the General Store
The School Store is open every morning before school.  Students who work at the School Store sell school supplies to teachers and students before homeroom.  This provides students with job related skills such as handling money, taking inventory and working with others.  Students interested in participating can see Ms. Jennings at the School Store in the morning to receive an application.

STEM Club - Faculty Sponsor: 
Meetings: Room 26 as announced
Meets on Tuesdays.
Students in STEM Club work in groups to solve problems using science, math, engineering and technology.  In the spring students compete against other middle schools in the STEM Fair Challenge.

Student Council -Faculty Sponsor:
Meetings: Every Thursday Afternoon.  Listen to announcements in event of a meeting being canceled.
Members of the Student Council will participate in school wide initiatives to promote student pride in their school.  Student Advisory Council members are the voice of the student body through their communication with the administration and guidance department.

Yearbook -Faculty Sponsors: