Academic Games have been an integral part of the District's after-school program for more than 20 years. The players become involved in problem-solving activities, critical thinking, quick recall, and research skills. Intraschool and interschool competition occurs on all levels from 5th grade through high school. Participants are expected to attend twice-a-week practices.
CodingGals meets after school once a week at the High School with the District Technology Director, Mr. Stengel. Students in grades 6-12 learn the joy of coding through exercises in tools like scratch as well as other fun programming apps and kits. We also try to organize field trips to local places of interest like Carnegie Mellon for learning and even coding competitions!
The JMS Gay Straight Alliance is kind, welcoming, and accepting for all who want to join. Any open-minded and non judgmental student is welcome! We will create a safe environment for LGBT, those who are questioning, and our straight allies who support us.
Math Club meets Wednesdays in room 020 from November to February. The sponsor prepares students for a series of competitions designed to produce high levels of math achievement. Math Club is more than a competition; it promotes logical thinking and helps students at all levels improve their problem-solving skills.
JMS Model Building Club sets a positive stage for students to be social and interact across grade levels through a constructive experience. Students will explore and create with resin cast cars, planes, trucks and military modelling kits. High quality model kits are provided by the Mt. Lebanon Police Association.
The start date for this club will vary from year to year.
Students meet weekly from October through February to prepare for the Western Pennsylvania Regional Middle School Science Bowl that takes place late in February. At the Science Bowl, they will work as a team of four students, with one alternate, to answer multiple choice and open-ended questions faster than their opponents. Topics include math, earth science, life science, physical science, and general science.
This club provides the opportunity to participate in a creative scientific environment. Students may attend one or two after-school meetings each month. Inquiry and problem-solving activities include topics not covered in the middle school science curriculum.
Interested students can also prepare a research project for presentation at the Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition held each February. The science club sponsor will work with individual students to develop and refine the presentation.
This is an opportunity for students who want to participate in the daily production of the morning broadcast. Sign-ups are held the first week of school, and a training session is required. Announcers and technical positions are assigned based upon student interest. Once trained, students are assigned to week-long broadcasting duties occasionally throughout the year.