Clubs and Activities
Middle School Clubs & Activities  
Club information for 2017-2018
 
Art History Club

Description: Art History Club will be a place for curious students with an interest in fine art to learn the history and cultures that have influenced today's art world. Students learn stories from the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Impressionist, Expressionist, Surrealist, and Modernist (and so many more!) art periods. Students will make connections between northwestern and western cultures, the foundations of art and where art is headed, as well as the art of master vs. their own work.

Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring

Grades: 6-8

Chess Club

Time of year: January - April

Meetings: Thursday mornings, Room 212

Grades: 6-8

Sponsor: Mr. Thirkell (brian.thirkell@asd20.org)

Girls Science Club:  FLASH (Females Learning About Science Here)

Description: Female students in grades 6-12 meet once a month and do labs/activities, or have guest speakers.  In the past we have also taken a few field trips.  If you love science, this is just the place for you!

Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring

 Grades: 3-12

 Club Website: FLASH

 

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Jazz Band 

Description: Class meets from 7:15am - 8 15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This course focuses on building fundamental skills throughout the semester as students learn to refine their musicianship and produce a mature sound in a jazz band setting. Class activities will emphasize the development of jazz style, listening, improvisation, theory, and performance at community events throughout the year. Must participate in either band or orchestra at DCC Middle.
Time of year: year-round

Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays before school

Grades: 7-8 

Sponsor: Mr. Mathews (charles.mathews@asd20.org)

 

 

Math Olympiad - 6th Grade
 

Description: Students will be working on creative problem solving, brainteasers, and higher-level thinking skills in preparation for monthly contests, November through March, sponsored by the National Math Olympiad Committee.

Time of year: October - March

Meetings: Tuesdays

Grades: 6

Sponsor: Mrs. Gould (sharil.gould@asd20.org)


 

Math Olympiad - 7th & 8th Grades

Description:  Students will meet to discuss interesting math problems, participate in the national Math Olympiad contests, and prepare for the regional and state MathCounts competitions. The club is open to all 7th and 8th grade ​students who enjoy mathematics; 6th graders who are enrolled in Advanced Compact Linear Algebra at DCC are also welcome.

 

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:25-4:30 pm, Room 302

Contest Dates (* denotes contest date): October 4, 11, 25; November 1, 8, 15,* 29; December 6, 13*; January 10, 17, 24**, 31; February 7, 14*, 21, 28; March 7*, 14; April 14, 11, 18,*** 25; May 2

Time of Year: Fall, Winter, Spring

Grades: 7, 8, 6th graders in ACLA

 

Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring

Grades: 8

Application 2016-2017: https://goo.gl/forms/HusU13MJlivdgcVK2

*To access application form, students must be logged in to their student google accounts.

 

Robotics: ​​
Time of year: Fall
Grades: 6-8 
Rubik's Cube Club
​Description: Students in grades K-12 meet and race one another to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Club members participate in local competitions in which teams of 8 students solve 25 cubes as quickly as possible. Beginners are always welcome!
Time of year: year-round
Meetings: Tuesdays from 3:20 to 4:20 in Room 305
Grades: K-12
Sponsor: Ms. Camarano (laurel.camarano@asd20.org)
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Science Olympiad
Time of year: January-April
Meetings: once per month, Thursday
Grades: 6-8

 
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Sponsor: Mrs. Lundberg (christa.lundberg@asd20.org)
 
Sea Perch Club: Underwater Robotics
Description: Sixth and seventh grade students, in teams of three, build an underwater robot during the months January through April and then compete in two challenges: 1) Obstacle and 2) Challenge Course. Eighth graders interested in Sea Perch will build a robot in Mr. O'Toole's Gateway to Technology class. Winners of these events also have the opportunity to compete nationally.  During the club students will develop the following skills: 1) soldering a circuit board; 2) drilling and cutting; 3) leadership and team-building skills; 4) engineering and innovation skills. Students will also have the opportunity for unbridled FUN!
Time of year: January - April
Meetings: Thursdays
Grades: 6, 7
Sponsor: Mr. O'Toole (shawn.otoole@asd20.org)

 

Sea Perch Competition​ 2016

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Sea Perch, the DCMS underwater robotics club, had its final competition event last Saturday, May 14, 2016. ​​Congratulations the following winners from Discovery Canyon Middle:
  • The Narwals (Isaac Edson, Luke Leahy, and Coby Vick) for their first place victory with a scathingly fast 1 min and 22 second time in the Obstacle Course.
  • Jabawakiz for their 2nd place victory (Jonathan Reiter, Zach Rodgers, and Windler Volmar
  • Crystal Waters for their 3rd place victory (Devyn Hammett, Sydney Torbit, and Kadence Grimm)
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Student Council
Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring
Grades: 6-8
Writing Club (Thunderquills):
​Description: Students who enjoy writing in some creative form (fiction, non-fiction, or poetry) gather to learn about and improve their writing. Activities include guest speakers from the local pool of authors, poets, and publishers, as well as Skype interviews with authors outside of Colorado.  The club maintains a yearly club website, offers constructive critique of work, and holds an annual poetry slam contest open to all students.
Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring
Grades: 5-12
World Choir
​Description: DCC students and adults alike meet to make beautiful music from all over the world!  No audition is required.  Past music selections have included French, Spanish, Hawaiian, African, Japanese, American Folk, among others!  This year, the group is made up of 80 students from all three levels at DCC.  The directors of World Choir include: Ms. Ford (elementary), Mrs. Miller (middle), Ms. Reiff (high).  Come join us for the concert on December 13th at 6:00pm in the High School Theater for a wonderful concert full of beautiful music!
Time of year: Fall
Grades: 3-12 
Yearbook: 
​Description: Yearbook club is for all middle school students, 6th – 8th grade who are interested in helping to create the DCC Middle School Yearbook. Students attend meetings on Mondays and Fridays from August to March in Ms. Filbert's room. In addition to weekly meetings, participants are expected to attend school events, dances, and athletics in order to take pictures for the yearbook as well as help pass out yearbooks at the end of the school year.
Time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring
Grades: 6-8