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.
Baseball and Volleyball practices begin Wednesday, Aug. 8. Volleyball practice will end at 4:15 and baseball practice will end at 4:30. All athletes must use Register My Athlete to participate. Practice times will be determined by individual coaches. For more information, please email Mountainside Athletic Director Nick Pasco: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Athletics Page.
Middle School Sports Festival is Aug. 25, 2018at various locations. See athletic page for schedules.
Homework Club meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7-8 AM in computer lab 453. All students are welcome who may need class time, computer time or help with homework. Facilitated by a certified Mountainside Teacher. No fee or registration needed, although students must sign in at the Mountainside office.
The award -winning Mountainside VEX robotics team will begin meeting Thursday, Aug. 17 after school. 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 $200 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 will begin Tuesday, Aug. 29 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:
|Paragon Invitational||Nov. 4, 2017|
|Casteel Invitational||Jan. 20, 2018|
|Regional Tournament (Location TBD)||Feb. 17, 2018|
|State Tournament||April 7, 2018|
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).
Gym Club Meets Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during lunches for students who are interested in indoor physical activity and games. No fee or registration necessary. Facilitated by Coach Johnson.
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.
Art Club meets Fridays after school from 3-4:30 PM for students interested in exploring art and creating detailed art projects in varying media. Facilitated by Art Teacher Lisa Lapedes-Slovis. Session I begins Aug. 18 and runs through Oct. 27. Registration forms available from Ms. Lapedes-Slovis and in the Mountainside office. Fee is $90.00 and is non-refundable tax credit. Limited to 8 students per session.