Mountainside Extracurricular Programs
The Mountainside athletic program is available for both boys and girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The sports that are offered at Mountainside are: Baseball, Volleyball, Softball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Flag Football, Cross Country Track, Boys and Girls Basketball, Track & Field, and Spirit Line. Mountainside Athletic Director: Tamara Johnson
Please visit the District Athletic Page for registration, schedules and rules.
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, Mrs. Kelly Finnigan. No fee or registration needed, although students must sign in at the Mountainside office.
The award -winning Mountainside VEX robotics team meets Thursdays after school in Mr. Reinhart's room. The team meets one day a week (usually Thursdays) from 3-4:30 PM in room 505. No experience with robotics is needed, just enthusiasm and a positive attitude! Beginning students will be grouped in teams and learn skills necessary to prepare for VEX IQ tournaments. Experienced students may act as mentors or apply to be part of our VEX EDR competition team. Please contact coach Daniel Reinhart or coach Susan Butler with any questions or concerns.
There is a $250 non-refundable tax credit fee which includes weekly meetings and weekend competitions and covers all materials. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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:
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The $150 fee covers transportation and entry fees. Please complete the application here and return to the Mountainside office with the $150 fee.
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.
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!
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.
Advanced Art Studio meets Fridays after school from 3-4:30 PM for students interested in exploring art and creating detailed art projects in varying media. Multiple techniques will be studied as well as proper proportion and advanced use of value and attention to detail in a further study of realism. Facilitated by Art Teacher Lisa Lapedes-Slovis. Art Club meets in Ms. Slovis' room. Fee is $65.00 each semester or $125.00 for the year and is non-refundable tax credit. Limited to 8 students per session.