• Mountainside Clubs


    Mountainside's many clubs are a fantastic way to connect with your fellow classmates over topics you love! Or maybe try something new to see if it appeals to you. Either way, you will be enriching your Cougar experience!

Homework Club

  • Meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7-8 AM in computer lab 501. All students are welcome who may need class time, computer time or help with homework.  Facilitated by certified Mountainside Teacher, Ms. Linda Timms and Ms. Kate Hillman-Harrison.  No fee or registration needed, although students must sign in at the Mountainside office.  

Jazz Band

  • Jazz Band meets before school and is directed by Mountainside band director Mark Winans.  There are three bands; one each for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.   Jazz Band will begin in November and meet weekly through April.  There will be several performance opportunities including the Pie Social and Jazz on the Mountainside.  Please see Mr. Winans for more information and fees.

Math Olympiad

  • Math Olympiad provides students opportunitites to flex their math muscles with fun games and competitions.  Students compete with students around the US to solve puzzles and equations.  Math Olympiad meets Tuesdays after school in Ms. Laahs' room 350.  NO fee!  No registration.  Contact Ms. Laahs with questions!


  • The Mountainside Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization for 8th graders. To be considered for the honor of membership applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service and scholarship. Requirements include maintaining a high grade point average of 3.75, participation in National History Day Contest and various essay contests and becoming good citizens (by participating in service projects). Sponsor is Liz Cottrell.


  • The MMS robotics team is forming now.  The club is open to all students in grades 6-12 who enjoy engineering and/or coding.  Applications are available in the front office.  See Mr. Reinhart if you have questions!  We meet Tuesday’s after school from 3:00-4:30, first meeting is September 14th.  No experience is necessary to be a part of the team. Beginning students will be grouped in teams and learn skills necessary to prepare for school and local competitions. Continuing students may apply to compete on the VEX IQ teams. Advanced students may act as mentorsor apply to be part of our VEX EDR competition team. Application

Science Olympiad

  • The Mountainside Science Olympiad team meets Tuesdays from 2:50-3:50 PM in room 507.

    Ms. Batson and Mr. Reinhart are the team coaches.  The coaches want to assure students that they are willing to work around other commitments and will do their best to make Science Olympiad work for YOU!

    The Science Olympiad team competes in regional and state tournaments on Saturdays November through April as follows: 

    Event Date
    Paragon Invitational TBD
    Casteel Invitational TBD
    Regional Tournament (Location TBD) TBD
    State Tournament TBD

    The $150 fee covers transportation and entry fees.   Please complete the application here and return to the Mountainside office with the $150 fee.