• 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!


  • 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).

    Sponsors: Mr. Pincus, Ms. Timms

Science Olympiad

  • Science Olympiad is an academic competition consisting of 23 team events relating to science and engineering. Events change every year but focus on genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Practice is held after school on Tuesday’s beginning in October. Applications are available in the office.

    Sponsors: Mr. Reinhart, Ms. Stahl

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 begins in November and meets 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.

    Sponsor: Mr. Winans  


  • MMS robotics is now accepting applications for new club members!  We compete in the VEX EDR Robotics league and this year’s game is AWESOME (think of a cross between battle bots and frisbee golf). We meet one day each week (usually Monday’s) from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.  The first meeting will be Monday, October 3rd.  No experience with Robotics and/or programming is necessary, enthusiasm and a positive attitude is all that 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 and advanced students may act as mentors or apply to be part of our traveling competitive team.  Applications can be picked up in the front office or room 505.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Reinhart (dreinhart@susd.org) with any questions or concerns.

    Sponsor: Mr. Reinhart