McCool ES/MS: School Activities


Boys Basketball

 

Boys Basketball - 4th Quarter Sport -

- 4th Quarter sport

- Meets Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

- Practice's start on March 11th, 2019 from 1515 - 1630.

Open To: Middle School




Cross-Country

Cross Country

McCool has a great tradition in Cross Country!

It is a 2nd Quarter sport, is Co-Ed and is structured in a way that it is appropriate for runners of all levels.

POC Info:

Robert.Kranz@pac.dodea.edu




Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball - 1st Quarter Sport -

- 1st Quarter sport

- Meets Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

- Practices were held from August 27th, 2018 - October 19, 2018 from 1515 - 1630.

Coaches:

Mr. Siguenza - E-204

Ms. Morton - E-109

 

Open To: Middle School




Tennis Club

Dates: Every Tuesday 3/5/2019 to 6/11/2018, during 4th quarter

 

Times: 1:45-3:45

 

Description:

Tennis is easy, fun, healthy, and a sport for all. Tennis Club is a non-competitive learning format for students of all abilities to learn and practice the skills of tennis.

 

Contact Information:

Coach Ken Ebler

Kenneth.ebler@pac.dodea.edu

leona-marie.ebler@pac.dodea.edu

Open To: 6th-8th




Volleyball

Volleyball

Girls Team

Boys Team

POC:

Raymond.Siguenza@pac.dodea.edu




Anchored 4 Life

Anchored 4 Life

1. Mentorship program that builds leadership skills in students and their classrooms. Students are trained to teach lessons to their classmates with my assistance. They distribute welcome kits to new students and do school tours, also distribute PCS kits for children who are leaving. Students are selected by their teachers since they do miss class to come to trainings and such.

2. We met weekly on Mondays but now into Q3 we are meeting once a month.

Term: All Year




Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club

 

The McCool Astronomy Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mr. Miller's room during the middle school lunch/recess. We study the night sky, learn how to use a telescope, and by the end of the year, organize and put on the annual McCool Astronomy night. This year we are attempting to build and launch a model rocket. The club meets all year. Mr. Miller may be contacted at erik.miller@student.dodea.edu

Astronomy Club

 

The McCool Astronomy Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mr. Miller's room during the middle school lunch/recess. We study the night sky, learn how to use a telescope, and by the end of the year, organize and put on the annual McCool Astronomy night. This year we are attempting to build and launch a model rocket. The club meets all year. Mr. Miller may be contacted at erik.miller@student.dodea.edu

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: Middle School Students




AVID

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students in the middle, with academic potential, for success in advanced high school classes and in college. AVID combines rigor with support that includes each student’s own individual determination and support of teachers, other AVID students, family members, the AVID teacher(s), and tutors.

 

The AVID recruitment occurs either in mid-year (after 1st Semester) or towards the end of 3rd Quarter for the next SY. The recruitment involves student's quantitative assessment data, teacher recommendations, application submission, and an interview process.

 

What are the expectations for an AVID student?

• Maintain average of C or above

• Show great citizenship and attendance

• Maintain an organized binder

• Take notes every day, in every class

• Participate in weekly tutorials

• Write, Question, Collaborate, Read

• Take PSAT, SAT, ACT tests

• Remain in program through graduation from high school

• Be a well-rounded student

• Apply to several four-­?year colleges

 

What happens in the AVID program?

  1. Students receive academic instruction in writing, note-­?taking, studying, test taking, and organizing.
  2. Students receive academic support from teachers and tutors through collaborative tutorial groups and peer counseling.
  3. Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through goal setting, rigorous classes, cultural and collegiate field trips, classroom speakers, and AVID team building.

 

Term: All Year

Open To: Middle School




Band/Choir

Book Club

Book Club (Wednesdays); K-2.

1. Wednesdays Book Club was created to foster the enjoyment of reading as a leisure activity with other readers. We hope to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for early readers. Our purpose is to encourage students to reach their potential as independent readers and to grow into life-long readers.

2. Meeting on Wednesdays for Q2 and Q3

3. Contact info: lornamae.gonzalez@pac.dodea.edu Contact School- 339-8676

 

Term: Spring

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: K-2




CYB-MFLC

Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor Program

  • Masters or Doctorate-level licensed counselors spcializing in child and youth behavioral issues.
  • Available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents, family members and staff of child and youth programs.
  • Available to provide short-term, non-medical counseling support.

Services are private and confidential with the exception of child abuse/neglect, domestic abuse and other duty-to-warn situations.

Typically, School MFLC services are only available during the regular school year.

Here are some of the services available:

  • School adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief and loss

 

 

Term: All Year

Open To: Active Duty Members and Dependents



eCYBERMISSION

eCYBERMISSION Club:

 

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition that is free to students grade 6 through 9 that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real –life applications of STEM. Students compete for state, regional, and national awards. Prizes are awarded at the state, regional, and national levels by grade level. The main goal of this eCYBERMISSION is for students to identify, build and create a mission challenge that requires inquiry skills. The objectives are to identify a mission to target a specific problem, to build a prototype using the Engineering Design Process or Experimental Design Process, and provide possible solutions to benefit certain community. All work is submitted online.

 

eCYBERMISSION Club is from Q1 to Q3 and students only meet three times a week. Virtual Judging Completion starts on March.

 

POC:

Dr. Gina A. Gonzales

7th Grade Science/AVID/Creative Thinking:STEM CDR McCool E/M School

(671) 339-8676

gina.gonzales@pac.dodea.edu

gina.gonzales@student.dodea.edu

Open To: 6th-8th




Garden Club

Garden Club aims to empower students of Middle School students to engage in important environmental activities and events in school and in the community. Green Club is active in promoting good environmental citizenships to their fellow students. Green Club supports the school curriculum by actively supporting healthy living and sustainability projects. Garden Club Advisor will supervise Garden Club students / 6th grade students to prepare and maintain the Middle School Garden. Garden Club meets weekly - during Science class periods.

Term: All Year

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Open To: 6th Grade Students.

Additional Info: Weekly - during Science class periods




Geography Bee

Geography Bee

 

Mr. Miller organizes the McCool Geography Bee during 2nd/3rd Quarter. Students in grades 4-8 are given the opportunity to compete in a preliminary round in their classroom. The two highest scoring students then compete in the McCool Geography bee. Finally, the winter of the schoolwide bee competes at the "state" level by taking a series of online test to determine if the student qualifies for the national bee.

Open To: 4th-8th




J2S2

JS2S:

This group welcomes all new students to McCool and provides a friend who gives the school tour, answers questions, and introduces them to others. We meet every first Wednesday of the month, and all middle schoolers are allowed to participate. Email address is fine.

Open To: 6th-8th




Math Club

We changed Math Counts into Math Club: Baking with Fractions. We are meeting every Wednesday in third quarter to apply fractions in everyday life. The students multiply and divide the recipes according to the amount of ingredients available. Then they measure out their calculations and have a taste. We may not always have a palatable result but we always learn along the way. Any middle schooler can participate.

 

 

 

Term: Spring

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 6th-8th




Music Elementary

Recorder Karate

4th and 5th Graders Q1-Q2 and 3rd during Q4 Mondays 2:45-4:30 Students learn and master recorder music from beginners to advanced level and test for leveled "Karate Belts".

 

Guitar Club

5th Graders Q1-Q4

Wednesdays 2:45-3:30

Students learn to tune, strum and play the guitar as they learn chords and strumming techniques.

 

Holiday Choir

3rd, 4th and 5th graders Q1- Holiday Break Thursdays 2:45 - 4:30 Students learn holiday music and sing at different holiday venues.

 

Performing Choir

3rd, 4th and 5th graders Q3-Q4

Thursdays 2:45 - 4:30

Students learn repertoire appropriate for venue performing at such as: change of command and retirement ceremonies, ship welcoming, Veteran's and Memorial Day programs.

 

POC:
Dlorah.Puckett@pac.dodea.edu




NJHS

NJHS meets 2 times a month (1st meeting for officers, 2nd meeting - membership).

We participate in all PTO activities as well as activities put on by Stu-Co.

We have one big induction at the end of Q3 to induct new members into the society.

Adviser monitors grades, behavior, service by membership.

Members are head of student committees and part of the faculty committees as well (SAF and CSI SII)

 

Open To: 6th-8th




Safety Patrol Program

The Safety Patrol Program consists of 6th-8th grade students monitoring three areas of the campus, 15 minutes before and after school. At the main entrance, bus depot, and neighborhood crosswalk, patrollers ensure students are being safe, respectful, and responsible while waiting to enter the building and as they exit the building. All concerns are reported to an administrator.

1st period teachers, Mrs. Norberg, or Mrs. Holsopple oversee the concerns of safety patrollers as they arise.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 8:00a.m.-8:15; 2:45-3:00p.m.

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Open To: Middle School 6th-8th Grade Students.




Special Olympics

Student Council

1) The 6th through 8th grade Middle School Student Government is a certified National Student Council organization with elected student officers. Together with class representatives, the officers try and address concerns of their peers and plan activities or events to boost morale or service the community. Examples of events are hallway decorating competitions, pep rallies, food drives, and dances.

 

2) Executive (officers) meetings are every third Wednesdays of the month; general meetings (with representatives) are every third Thursdays. Emergency meetings are Scheduled as needed

 

3) Contact info: deeann.norberg@pac.dodea.edu

 

Open To: 6th-8th