45 Breakey Avenue
Monticello, NY 12701
& Activities 2016-17
YEARBOOK: The yearbook staff prepares the
layouts for yearbook pages, along with taking and selecting
photographs for the book. The staff members also assist in
identifying people in the various photographs. Join our club
and help capture memories from the year. (Advisor: Ms.
STUDENT COUNCIL: The Student Council
consists of representatives of each grade level team. They
bring the concerns of the students to the attention of the
principal. The Student Council sponsors activities for the
students such as School Spirit Days. (Advisor: Ms.
GUIDANCE GROUPS: All students will be
meeting with their counselors 4-6 times a year to discuss
the many issues affecting them today. Such discussions might
include team building, problem solving, community service,
healthy relationships, goal setting and leisure time usage.
The development of communication skills is also stressed.
JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY: The Junior Honor
Society is a club for students in grade 8 that have achieved
an over-all grade point average of 90 or higher by the end
of 7th grade. Students with a qualifying average may be
inducted at the end of 7th grade. (Advisor: Ms. Cahalan)
MIDDLE WRINKLE: The Middle Wrinkle is the
Middle School’s publication of writing and artwork. Students
submit their written material to their teachers and ask that
they be given for consideration in the Middle Wrinkle. Our
student editorial staff and art editors take on a lot of
responsibility in helping to create an incredible student
produced publication for all to share and enjoy. (Advisor:
MUSICAL: The Musical provides students with
the opportunity to experience all aspects of Musical
Theatre. Students can participate as Performers: Singers,
Actors and Dancers and Stage Crew. Opportunities for
Costumes and Make up experience may exist. Students must
audition for the Middle School musical as performers.
Students must be available for rehearsal two to four days
per week after school until 4:30. Students must be
available daily for the final month prior to the show. The
cast and crew present a matinee for the sixth grade.
(Advisor: Mr. Buckley and Ms. Cahalan)
EARTH GUARDIANS OF SULLIVAN: The Middle
School Environmental Care dedicated to keeping our earth
clean and healthy. The club is responsible for planting and
maintaining our community garden. Additional activities may
include participating in Earth Day, using recycled materials
to create ornaments, and inviting guest speakers to discuss
current environmental issues. Think globally, act locally.
We meet twice a month to research environmental issues
around the globe and locally. We create plans and
opportunities for the students of Monticello to have a
positive impact on the planet and our community! (Advisor:
EDIBLE GARDEN: Students work to cultivate,
plant and eat fresh foods from our garden. The Edible Garden
Club meets every Wednesday during the months of October,
April, May, and June (during full school days). We are a
group of land stewards. We plant, care for, and harvest
edible plants for our school kitchen. if you are interested
in growing food, this is the club for you! (Advisor: Ms.
MATH TEAM: The Middle School Math Team
includes students from 6th through 9th grade. The team
competes as part of Mid-Hudson Junior High Math League,
which includes 30 teams from fifteen different schools. The
teams are split into four divisions that compete in five
meets throughout the season. At the end of the regular
season, the four division winners, along with the four teams
with the next highest point total, advance to the playoffs.
The math team season runs from September to January. We
welcome all math “lovers”.
(Advisor: Ms. Cornelius)
BUILDER’S CLUB: The builder’s club is a
committee based help origination that is a Kiwanis lead.
To provide opportunities for working together in service to
school and community.
· To develop leadership potential.
· To foster the development of strong moral character.
· To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.
We work with the Heart a thon, the SNU unit at the hospital,
SPCA, Walk for hunger, The united way toy drive, we host the
6-8 Valentines dance @RJK. We meet 2 times a month on
Wednesdays from 2-3 in rm 17
(Advisor: Mr. Oefelein)
THE MEDIA CLUB:
Our media club gives students an opportunity to express
their creativity by producing presentations, music and
videos using numerous computer and iPad applications.
Students will also be charged with the duty of photographing
numerous school events, creating promotional slides and
videos for the school and assisting in the production and
delivery of the morning announcements program, The RJK
Konnection. The Media Club meets on Thursdays in room 207
about once every two weeks. Meetings last until 4:30.
Students should listen to the morning announcements to
determine which weeks will have meetings. (Advisor: Mr.
ARTiFACS: The ArtiFACS club will include
aspects of baking/cooking, sewing/ embroidery, and other
forms of “hands on” activities. Students would be engaged in
the art of nutrition, time management and finance while
having fun! (Advisor: Ms. Carmeci)