Clubs and Afterschool Programs

Art Club

Art club at Garfield Middle School is designed for students who wish to spend additional time on art by pursuing independent studies, work on team projects with other students, or to have increased time to complete class work. I will be using Teams to send updates of group meetings. Any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Gaboury at [email protected] Cost: $10 yearly fee for supplies use.

Meets Wednesdays @ 2:40 PM to 3:25 PM in Art room B-221 

Advised by Mrs. Gaboury

Kemps Club

Kemps is a card game of two teams of two players each, where each player must secretly communicate to their partner when they have four matching cards in their hand. The club is organized as a tournament with interplay between all teams, and all three grade levels.  Prizes are given at the end of each tournament to the winning 1st and 2nd place team.   

Meets Wednesdays @ 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM in Large Group Room 

Advised by Mr. Leonard 

Book Club

Students decide on a book that we can all access through Open eBooks or some other online platform. We decide each week how many chapters we will read and then discuss the reading in an online book club meeting on TEAMS. It is an informal meeting where we talk about our favorite parts, what we think will happen next etc..

Meets Virtually Fridays @ 3:30PM on TEAMS 

Advised by Ms. Marx, Librarian


Students will accompany the Chorus Class in performing the Spring Concert and Graduation Ceremony, as well as other occasions that may be scheduled throughout the semester.   

Meets Wednesdays @ 2:50 PM to 3:45 PM in Chorus Room, C-104

Advised by Ms. Francica

Mural Club

The Mural Club with Mr. Roberts is a club for aspiring artists that wish to have a long-lasting fingerprint within our school and community. With an emphasis on collaborative work and group art-making we design, draw and paint large scale murals throughout the school. 

Meets Tuesdays @ 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM in Art room B-217

Advised by Mr. Roberts

Tech Club(STEAM)

Tech club allows students to explore developing topics in the growing global tech community in a supportive sandbox environment. Students can create web app, tinker with 3D printing, and engage in discussion of emerging concepts such as the Metaverse and Web 3.0.

Meets Wednesdays @ 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM in Computer Room, C1-02

Advised by Mr.Stevenson

Anime Club

Love anime? Come to anime club where we will explore different anime genres and contemporary anime animators and discover an appreciation of the foundation of modern anime.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM in Computer Room, C1-02

Advised by Mr.Stevenson

Student Council

Student Council is a group that will make a positive impact on the school and community. They will do this through leadership, citizenship and service. They host various activities throughout the school year by promoting different causes they find interesting.

Meetings Vary, Meets in room A-313

Advised by Mrs. Vallese-Bower

Open Library

Play Oculus Virtual Reality, Jenga, Connect 4, Uno, coloring and other games in the library. We have 25 Oculus headsets available for students to use. Students sign-out a headset and can usually play for 45 minutes, depending on how many students are waiting to play. Students can also read and take out books. Appropriate dress is required: no stomachs showing, no open back shoes. Students can only leave early with a call from a guardian/parent. All students are released at 8pm. 

Meets Wednesdays @ 6:00PM to 8:00PM  in Library

Advised by Ms. Marx and Ms. Jankuloski

Blue Star Kids

The Blue Star Kids is a club for students with an immediate family member on active duty in any brach of the U.S. military. This includes mom, dad, brother, sister and step parents or siblings. At GMS we understand that the entire family sacrifices when a member is in service. We want to support our military families and build a community for students to serve as a support system. We meet for breakfast a few times a year, and work with the Garfield VFW on community service projects. We try to incorporate at least one trip during the year. Past trips included: The Intrepid, 9/11 Museum, Grammy Awards Museum, Revolutionary War Museum, Statue of Liberty, Joint Base Mc Guire-Dix. 

Meetings TBD, Starts Usually @ 9:00AM in Library

Advised by Ms. Marx, Ms. Dunker, and Ms. Morrow

PBJ Club 

Meets Thursdays @ 2:40PM to 3:25PM  in Life Skills room

Advised by Mrs. Barbieri, Mrs. Dunker, and Mrs. Kaur

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