Department of Defense Education Activity

At Yokota Middle School, we have created a co-curricular program that is student-centered and therefore one that kids want to be a part of. Activities are driven by student interest and may change yearly. To identify varying interests, we are constantly soliciting recommendations from students. Participation rates are extremely high and hopefully there is an activity to suit each student. By keeping students involved after school, we are choosing to lead our school toward a happier and healthier learning environment.

Academic Eligibility Requirement for Grades 5-8

Students in grades 5-8 must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities:

  • Maintain a "C" or higher in each class
  • Attend school with at least a 95% attendance rate.

Running Club

YMS will be starting the running club if your student is interested. It's for all
grade levels 6-8th grade. Please have your student stop by Mr.Heino class 125 to pick up a
permission slip - Running club will be Monday-Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 pm. Students will
meet in the gym, then go outside. For any questions please email Mr.Heino.

Term: Fall

Meeting Time: 1445 - 1615

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Thursday

Open To: All middle school students

Robotics

Students assemble Lego EV3 robots, perform programming through trial-and-error coding and as well as
logic/mechanical data-based programming. Saturday competitions may happen with
teams from Yokosuka and Zama Middle Schools with possible competition at Yokota
Middle School. These competitions are subject to change based on COVID-19
precautions. Students work with other team members to build and code robots
Expectations of the robotics club are: 1. Your ability to work hard as part of a team to
complete whatever task needs to be addressed is essential – you must be flexible. 2.
Regular attendance at the club is vital – you must be reliable. 3. Some work outside of
club hours will be required (research, preparation, competitions) – you must be
committed. 4. Students do all the work at the robotics club, so you will be expected to
multi-task and take on responsibilities outside of your comfort zone – you must be
willing to grow.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1440-1600

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All students

Japanese Culture Club

Students learn Japanese cultures and literature for lifelong enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. First meeting is 18 Nov.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1440 - 1540

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: Yokota Middle School and Yokota High School students who have Japanese communication skills equivalent to or above Japanese II level. Students will meet in room 141.

Homework Center

This is for any students who would like help with their homework.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1445 - 1600

Meeting Days: Monday,Thursday

Open To: Middle school students

Game Club

Come join the Order of Gamers, Rogues, and Epics! We will play all types of games
including board games and card games. We will be meeting after school on Thursdays until
4pm, starting September 16th in the Library. For more information, please see Ms. Cravens or
Ms. Holladay.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1445 - 1600

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 6-8 grade students

Strings Club

Are you interested in learning to play violin? The music department is starting an after-school strings class for interested students. No previous experience on the violin is necessary. Space is limited due to the number of instruments, so don’t wait. Mr. Forbes will take the first 10 students that sign up in room 144.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1445 - 1530

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 6-8 grade students

Math Tutoring

Do you need or want some extra help with math… whether it's homework, studying for a test, or just a quiet place to work? Come to Ms. Cravens’ room 121 on Monday’s and Wednesday’s after school until 3:30pm, starting September 13th . This is available for all students 6t to 8th grade, including those taking Geometry at the high school.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1445 - 1530

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: All middle school students, including those taking geometry

Student Ambassadors

Meeting days are subject to change. A schedule will be provided.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1445-1600

Meeting Days: Friday

Open To: Students in ambassadors

Additional Info: 3rd Friday of Each Month