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Clubs and Activities

After school activities letter and schedule for the 2019-2020 school year

After School Activities for the 2019 - 2020 School Year:

Animal Welfare Club

Meets on on Tuesdays in room B-208 starting December 2019

Advisory - Mrs. Pennock

Arts & Crafts Club

Meets every Wednesday in room B-200

Advisor - Mrs. Drake-Hollingsworth/Mrs. Caruso

Art & Literary Magazine

Meets on Mondays in the library.
Creates, collects and publishes creative writing, drawing, painting, and other art in a magazine once a year.

Advisor - Mrs. Silverstein

Best Buddies

Fosters one-to-one friendships between middle school students with and without IDD (Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities), in which they share interests, experiences, and activities. Students with IDD are often isolated and left out of social activities. Best Buddies Middle Schools helps to create an inclusive middle school culture for all students early on in their educational development.

Meets on Fridays in room A-111/A-113 during Advisory

Advisors - Mrs. Giletto/Mrs. Davis/Mrs. Thurman


Meets on Monday & Wednesday after-school beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019 thru Wednesday, May 27, 2020. High School students volunteer to serve as a "Bridge" between high school & middle school. Each "Bridge" student works with individuals or small groups of 6th-8th graders as a tutor/mentor.

Advisors - Madame Farkas/Madame Bittout
Rooms - B-101, B-102, B-110 and B-112

Bridge Tutoring Cover Letter
Bridge Tutoring FAQ

Chess & Board Game Club

Meets weekly on Wednesday in room B-110
Every chess player is welcome to play.

Advisor - Mrs. Sanchez

Dance Club

Meets on Monday in Room B-203.  Students will learn a variety of different types of dances led by 7th and 8th grade students. Hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, jazz are a few types of dance that we will explore.  All are invited attend.

Advisor - Mrs. Trocola/Mrs. Caruso

Drama Club

Meets weekly on Wednesday from 3:00PM - 4:25PM in the cafeteria. Enjoy singing, dancing and acting? From drama games to a full Broadway Jr. musical performance - drama club has a stage for you. This years production is Footloose.

Advisor - Mr. Murtha/Mrs. Poller/Mrs. Raditz

Drama Crew

Meets on alternating Fridays in the cafeteria.

Advisors - Mr. Murtha/Mrs. Poller/Mrs. Raditz

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Meets every other Thursday in room B-205.

Advisor - Mrs. Drake-Hollingsworth

Harry Potter Club

Meets every other Wednesday in room TBD.

Advisor - Mrs. Fargo

Independent Homework Club

AM Homework Club, begins at 7:15 every morning in the Media Center with Mrs. Silverstein & Mrs. Brooks.

After School Homework Club, Monday-Thursday (not held on Fridays) in the Room A-109 on Monday and A-103 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Juggling Club

Meets every Wednesday in Room B-114

Advisor - Mr. Kaiblinger

Kiwanis Builders Club

Meets every other Friday in Room B-200

Advisors - Mrs. Trocola/Mrs. Drake-Hollingsworth

Lego Club

Come and build your own Lego creation or follow detailed instructions and build a masterpiece!

LEGO Club meets on Thursday in room B-105.

Advisor - Mrs. Fargo/Mrs. Caruso

Library Ambassadors

The Library Ambassadors of Rosa is a new student leadership organization at Rosa that supports initiatives of our school library. The group will support our library's initiatives by promoting books, authors and library resources for the school community. They will lead community service efforts related to the library, help plan and host library events and may be called upon to serve as a liaison between the library and our partners.

Meets monthly on Thursday in the Media Center

Advisor - Ms. Silverstein

Math Counts

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

MATHCOUNTS will meet weekly on Monday in room A-103 starting on Monday, October 7, 2019

Advisor - Mrs. Saddel

Model United Nations Club/Debate Club

Will meet on Tuesdays in room B-210

Advisor - Mrs. Barry

Multicultural Club

Rosa Multicultural Club celebrates our cultural diversity. Our members meet every Tuesday in room B-100.

Advisors - Madame Bittout/Madame Farkas

National History Day

Wednesdays thru Fridays in Room B-103

Advisor - Mrs. Marrella-Davis

Newspaper "The Raptors Roar"

Meets on Thursday in the Room B-107.

Advisor - Mrs. Halden/Mrs. Mark

Orff Ensemble

Meets on Thursdays in room C-108. Enjoy percussion instruments? From Latin grooves to pop standards you're in for a rhythmic good time!

Advisor - Mr. Murtha

Peer Leaders

Meets weekly on Tuesday in room B-107

Provide school-based support through Peer-to-Peer interventions as we take a stand against use of drugs, alcohol, bullying and high-risk issues.

Advisors - Mrs. Halden/Ms. DeMonte

Ping Pong Club

Meets on alternating Fridays in room B-100

Advisory - Madame Bittout/Madame Farkas

Puppet Club

Meets weekly on Monday in room C-108.

Advisor - Mr. Murtha

Recorder Ensemble

Meets weekly on Tuesday in room C-108.

Advisor - Mr. Murtha


Meets weekly on Wednesday in room A-108

Advisors - Mr. Cieslik/Mr. Zografos

Sign Language Club

Meets on alternating Friday in room B-200

Sign Language Club is a "hands on" Club focused on learning American Sign Language including the Alphabet Songs, common words and phrases--we play games and have fun by learning this unique language.

Standards Club

Language Acquisition (Spanish & French), Grades 6-8 - Thursday in Room B-100 with Mrs. Bittout/Mrs. Farkas

6th Grade Standards Club - Tuesday with Mrs. Albuquerque in room TBD

6th Grade Math Standards Club - Tuesday with Ms. Farrell in room A-103

7th Grade ELA Standards Club - Thursday with Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Pistone room B-210

7th Grade Math Standards Club - TBD (with Bridge as an alternative on Monday and Wednesday)

8th Grade Math Standards Club -  TBD (with Bridge as an alternative on Monday and Wednesday)

Video Game Club

6th Grade meet on Monday in room B-213

7th & 8th Grade meet on Tuesday in room B-213

During Video Game Club students play on the computers, chat with friends (communication is an intrical part of this club), have snack and play video games. Students are encouraged to bring in their own portable gaming system such as a DS. If they do have one there are plenty of games I provide for the club.

In addition, we play social games such as Apples to Apples, Simon Says and Four Corners. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe place for the students to go where they can play games, meet other students and have fun.

Advisor - Mrs. Fargo/Mrs. Calabrese

Zesty Pickles Band

Meets on Friday in room C-108

Advisor - Mr. Murtha