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Middle School clubs and organizations typically meet twice a week during “X” block, times specifically carved out of the week for groups to get together. Through these groups, Nobles students pursue longstanding passions, test out budding interests and forge friendships with peers and faculty.

Please note that the list of clubs available varies year to year based on the interests and needs of students.

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Middle School Clubs and Organizations

Click below to learn more about Middle School offerings:  

Golden Lion Book Club
Middle School a cappella
Middle School Jazz Band
Middle School Multicultural Student Association (MSMSA)
Middle School Service Committee
Middle School Student Life Committee
Middle School Improv
Chess Team
Middle School Debate and Current Events
Middle School Literary Arts Publication
Middle School Engineering
Junior Classical League
Mathletes
Media Makers

 


 

Golden Lion Book Club
Contact: Erin Twohig

The MS Book Club promotes reading for pleasure as well as developing both a good taste in reading selections and a lifelong interest in literature. We also strive to broaden our members’ reading interests and erudition through discussions of literary classics and works by international authors in translation. In addition to discussing what we read, we try teas and chocolates from around the world. 


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Middle School a cappella
Contact: Alexi Paraschos

MS a cappella is a selected a cappella vocal group comprised of members of the Middle School. The group rehearses weekly and performs at Nobles' Choral Concerts. They also give occasional performances outside of school.


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Middle School Jazz Band
Contact: Doc Chanonhouse

Middle School Jazz Band is designed to introduce musicians to the language of jazz notation and improvisation. Students should have at least a year of study on their instrument. The band meets two days a week following the afternoon program for one-hour rehearsals. The band performs in the Jazz, Blues and Percussion concerts twice a year.


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Middle School Multicultural Student Association (MSMSA)
Contact: Erica Pernell

The Middle School Multicultural Student Association (MSMSA) provides a nurturing environment in which students can discuss issues of social justice while they explore their own identities. We seek to celebrate our diversity of experience and to educate our community as we work to create a safe environment for students of all backgrounds. MSMSA is open to all students.


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Middle School Service Committee
Contact: Thomas Forteith and Laura Yamartino

The Middle School Service Board is made up of Middle School student volunteers. Anyone is welcome to participate, and students may attend as their workloads permit. The Board creates and implements community service activities on behalf of the Middle School community. The success of this program relies on locating organizations, which will help foster and nurture students' sense of social responsibility. 


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Middle School Student Life Committee
Contact: Fred Hollister and Maryanne MacDonald

 Student Life Committee (SLC) is comprised of twelve middle school students—three boys and three girls from both Class V and VI. SSLC members are elected by their classmates and oversee Middle School Assemblies in addition to organizing Middle School social activities throughout the year. The Class V students who are SLC members also serve as Middle School Prefects and meet with Mr. Gifford twice a month to discuss issues of tone and culture.


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Middle School Improv
Contact: Todd Morton

Middle School Improv Club provides the opportunity for students to think on their feet, improve their acting abilities, experience a range of characters and learn how to perform on the spot through different games and exercises. With fun games and group activities, students will learn the art of moving, acting, thinking and performing in the moment.


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Chess Team
Contact: Christine Pasterczyk

The Nobles Chess Club provides an opportunity for students interested in playing chess to either learn the fundamentals or hone their strategic and tactical skills. Players gather weekly for camaraderie and gentle competition. For those interested in interscholastic competition, a traveling team competes in the South Shore Interscholastic Chess League (SSICL) in a series of 9-10 dual matches during the winter term.


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Middle School Debate and Current Events
Contact: Don Allard

The Middle School Debate and Current Events Club seeks to provide a forum for intellectual discussion among students with diverse perspectives. We meet regularly to discuss local, national and international events that are significant to our world.


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Middle School Literary Arts Publication
Contact: Kate Blake

We publish and celebrate writing and art work of middle school students throughout the year.


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Middle School Engineering
Contact: Colette Finley and Ross Henderson

Engineering club is for those who want to build and create various objects to test their creativity and problem solving skills. Some projects include making rockets, hovercrafts, and bridges.


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Junior Classical League
Contact: Meghan Glenn

In this club we would like to create a sense of awareness, interest, and appreciation of the Classics (ie: ancient Greece and Rome). We will accomplish this through creative activities, movie viewings, and discussions. Some of our ideas include: making Roman curse tablets, re-creating and playing Roman games, building (miniature) catapults, and cooking Roman cuisine.


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Mathletes
Contact: Kelly Overbye

Mathletes is a club who uses the Math Counts program to work on problem solving skills. Our goal is to not only solve difficult problems, but to see multiple ways in which to solve.


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Media Makers
Contact: Alycia Scott-Hiser

Media Makers is a club for students who enjoy using technology in creative, expressive ways. Self-directed projects may include digital photography and video, animation and web site design.

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