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DMS CLUBS 2018-2019


We are pleased to offer the following club options this year to our students.  The sponsors have listed the organizational meeting date and the months each club will meet.  Please keep in mind that each club must have a minimum of ten students in order to run. At the organizational meeting the sponsors will further explain the club’s purpose, enroll the students, and determine the meeting dates.  Clubs may meet either before or after school.


MathCounts Club


Location- Room 214

Date- Thursday, October 4th

Sponsor- Mrs. Wright 


Craft Club

Time: 8:00 am – 8:50 am

Location:  IMC

Dates: 9/11(Informational), 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/10, 12/11, 12/13, 12/14, 12/17, 12/18, 12/20,12/21, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 5/7

Sponsor:  Mrs. White/ Mrs. Emeigh


If you are interested in making inexpensive crafts then this is the club for you.  Christmas ornaments, tie-dye t-shirts, decorated flip-flops, and potato bead bracelets are just a few of the crafts we’ll be making.  We meet various Tuesdays throughout the year.


IMC Club

Time:  8:00 am-8:50 am

Dates:  9/13(Informational), 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/20, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

Location:  IMC                                

Sponsor:  Mrs .White


Students in this club help organize two book fairs, help with the shelving of books and materials, help with the processing of library materials, decorate the IMC throughout the year, and various other jobs.


Student Leadership Club

Times: 8:15 am -8:50 am

Organization Meeting:  Wednesday, September 19

Dates:  Meet every Wednesday morning at 8:15am

Location: IMC

Sponsor: Mrs. White/Mrs. Emeigh


The Student Leadership Club is a service organization designed to promote better understanding and relationship between faculty, students, and community. The organization seeks to develop leadership among the students.  Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be representatives for the student body of Discovery Middle School. In addition, each interested student will be required to meet certain criteria before taking on this important responsibility.  Applications must be completed to join club.


Archer Voices/Archer Bellas

Auditions:  TBA

Dates and Times:  TBA

Location: Choir Room

Sponsor: Mrs. Graybill


Archer Voices is an advanced Choir for 7th and 8th graders.  We meet on Fridays mornings(Archer Voices) and Wednesday mornings(Archer Bellas)  in the fall, winter and spring. There is an audition for males and females in Choir.  Limited to 24 members.


Ski Club

Organizational Mtg:  10/5 @ 8:30 am in the LGI      

Dates:  12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

Location:  Cafeteria/Swiss Valley

Sponsor:  Mrs. White


Discovery Ski Club is open to all DMS students regardless of previous ski experience.  In fact, it’s a great way to learn to ski. We ski every Wednesday night after winter break.  Free lessons are offered on our first three visits. No minimum enrollment.


Yearbook Club

Times:8:10 am - 8:50 am

Dates:  Thursdays beginning 9/13

Location:  IMC

Sponsor:  Mrs. Ward


The Yearbook staff members help with sales in the fall, take pictures during school events, choose content and layout the yearbook pages, and help distribute the books to students in the spring. Meetings will be before school on Mondays.


Archer Orchestra

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Location: Orchestra Room

Sponsor: Mrs.  Oppenheim


Archer Orchestra is open to all string players who wish to play challenging, high school level string classical music, perform at Solo and Ensemble, learn jazz string music, play the electric Zeta instruments, and perform at the Pops concert, University Park Mall and Discovery Coffee House Showcase.  


Drama Club

The DMS Drama Club will be open to all 7th and 8th graders.  This club will culminate in a One Act play on Friday, Nov. 2.  The club will be for students who would like to gain extra acting experience, try their hand at performing without signing, and continue to work on techniques or skills related to theater production


Sign Ups:  9/6- 9/8

Rehearsals:  See Mrs. Graybill for rehearsal dates and times

Sponsor:  Mrs. Graybill


DMS Mural Club

Dates & Times:  TBA

Sponsor: Ms. Napoli


The DMS Mural Club will meet to create mural designs requested for DMS hallways.  Students will learn painting techniques and techniques specific to mural creation.


Intermediate Jazz Band

Times:  8:00am-8:50am

Dates:  TBA

Location:  Band Room



Intermediate Jazz Band is open to any 7th grade band student as well as students who have experience with guitar, bass or piano.  In this Jazz Band, students learn the fundamentals of jazz styles such as Swing, Bossa Nova, and Funk and perform several selections at the Discovery Coffeehouse performance on April 26th.  If you have any questions about the ensemble, please contact Mr. Weaver or Mr. Brinberg.


Advanced Jazz Band

Times:  7:45am -8:50am

Dates:  TBA

Location:  Band Room



Advanced Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble open to 7th and 8th graders, preferably to those who already have some jazz experience.  The Advanced Jazz Band performs four times during the school year, including performances at the Jazz at the Palace event at Penn and at the ISSMA Jazz Contest.  If you have any questions about the ensemble or about auditioning for the group, please contact Mr. Weaver or Mr. Brinberg.


Bible Study

Times:  8:00am-8:50am

Dates: TBA

Location:  Room 219

Sponsor:  Mrs. Cobb


This Bible Study will be a time for Christians to be able to talk about the Bible and pray with other students at Discovery.  This will be a student-led club.


Art Club

Times:  4:00pm – 6:00pm

Dates:  9/10, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17, 1/22, 2/11

Location:  Room 112

Sponsor:  Ms. Napoli


Art Club will give interested students an opportunity to further their art skills.  They will be able to explore a variety of media to expand and deepen their expertise in the media they enjoy.


Comic Book Club

Time:  7:50 am - 8:50 am

Dates:  9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Location:  Room 204

Sponsor:  Mr. Howard


Comic Book Club gives students  interested in comic books and graphic novels the opportunity to read, share, talk about movies and superheroes, learn about collecting, and Comic Book  Day.


Tabletop Game Club

Time:  7:50 am – 8:50 am

Dates:  9/13, 20, 27, 10/4, 11, 18, 25, 11/1 ,11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Location:  Room 204

Sponsor:  Mr. Howard


Tabletop game club is an opportunity for gamers to gather together. If you play all sorts of games, from board games to collectible card games, come and join the fun. Bring a game from home to share, or play the games that we have.


Readers and Writers

Time:  8:00 am - 8:50 am

Dates:  9/14, 21, 28, 10/5, 12, 19, 11/2, 9, 16 ,30, 12/7,14, 1/11, 1/, 25, 2/1, 8, 22, 3/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4/12, 26, 5/3

Location:  Library

Sponsor:  Mrs. Emeigh


The Readers and Writers club is a club for all grades where students can express themselves through writing fictional stories of their own.  In addition, stories from different genres are read.


411 Club

Time:  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dates:  Every Wednesday beginning on 9/19

Location:  Room 214

Sponsor:  Miss Wright


A peer to peer mentoring program that offers positive weekly meetings for middle school girls.  Led by high school girls who serve as mentors. The mission is to build self-esteem and leadership skills.