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School Closed Friday

Derryfield will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to forecasted snowy conditions throughout the state. 
  
As a reminder, delays and closings will be posted on WMUR-TV channel 9 and www.derryfield.org; emailed to students, parents, and employees; and recorded on the school phone message. 
 
Stay safe and warm, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Community Life
Activities

Middle School Activities

Academic challenge, personal growth. What happens in the classroom is only the beginning.

List of 13 items.

  • Art Club

    Art Club is an opportunity for students who LOVE to create art projects. Students use the entire art room, and all the tools, to make fine work. The best Art Club participants are eager to work outside of the curriculum, on projects they select. Ms. Roberts and Ms. Karp provide the materials and support so you can make your dreams reality.
    (advisors: Mrs. Roberts)
  • Babysitters' Club

    Students will receive the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate upon completion. To complete the certification, attendance will be important on both days (Tuesdays & Fridays).
    (advisor: Mrs. Leclerc)
  • Chess/Board Game Club

    If Ms. Roberts can learn how to play chess, ANYONE can! My team of minions invites you to learn and/or play chess (and various other board games) with us every Tuesday and Thursday. Chess is a game of skill, strategy and forethought that will either expand your mind or turn it into complete mush! We are looking for many worthy opponents…
    (advisor: Ms. Roberts)
  • Community Service Club

    This is a committee dedicated to community service both within and outside of the school itself. We volunteer time at a local elementary school as well as organize full community-based service initiatives like food and book drives.  (advisor: Mrs. Robichaud)
  • Computer Club

    OK, techies! This will be a great opportunity to learn some basic programming as well as some new programs and apps. Classes will alternate between learning days and days in which students can explore and share stuff that interests them.  (advisor: Mrs. Ek)
  • Digital Derryfield

    Using our iPads, we will document Derryfield and your lives in a variety of ways.  Creating a collage of Country Fair, a video of recess on a beautiful autumn day, a slide-show of athletic games on any given afternoon, an Animoto on rain or shine…...the list goes on.  
    (advisor: Mr. Zeller)
  • Diversity Club

    The Diversity Club encourages students to take ownership of their school and help to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for everyone. It provides students a safe space to discuss diversity topics, learn leadership skills, and express themselves in creative and productive ways. Club members also plan activities for the school, learn how to start and lead conversations with their peers, and have the opportunity to participate in relevant conferences on diversity. Together with faculty, students discuss inclusion topics, peer issues, current events, and diverse cultures and traditions of people and their viewpoints.
    (advisor: Ms. Karp and Mrs. Byron)
  • Magic & Performance

    This activity, as the name suggests, teaches the art of magic and performance.  From closeup card, coin and rope magic to giant illusions, students will learn to perform the impossible!
    (advisor: Mr. Speigel)
  • Model United Nations

    Do you like to role play? to negotiate? to research? Model UN is a simulation where you and a partner represent a country on an important global issue, such as ISIS, the rights of disabled people, or child labor, and then you negotiate with kids from other schools to solve the issue. You would have the opportunity to travel to up to two Model UN simulations in Boston (Sat, November 18 and possibly Sat/Sun, January 27 & 28). No experience is necessary!
    (advisor: Mrs. Russell)
  • One Song Club

    “Give me one song. One song only, that means a lot to you. I will listen to it. Then I will know you better.” In the One Song Club, we will share our favorite music, talk about how it makes us feel, analyze lyrics and song structure, and get to know each other in the process. We also will experiment with song-writing, recording, and live music performance, if students are interested!
    (advisor: Mrs. Coombes)
  • Puzzletime

    If you buy a rooster for the purpose of laying eggs and you expect to get three eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after three weeks? None - Roosters don’t lay eggs! Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you like brain games? Do you like to solve puzzles? Would you like to create puzzles? We spend PuzzleTime thinking creatively and playing with all types of puzzles - block puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles and more. We may even create our own!
    (advisor:Mrs. Blaisdell)
  • Rain or Shine

    Rain or Shine – we go outdoors year round – rain or shine – sleet or freezing rain... snow or sun... hike the trails, ski the fields, hunt for Sasquatch... it's fun, fun, fun! We will also periodically beautify our trails by clearing both natural and man-made debris.
    (advisors: Mr. Hastings, Mr. Hettler)
  • Writing Club

    If you want to get your creative juices flowing, this club is for you! We will take the time needed to draft poetry, short stories, and maybe even the start of your bestselling novel -- all at your own page! Each week, we’ll workshop each other’s writing, giving suggestions, making edits, and sharing our tricks of the trade. We’ll also consider submitting writing to contests and magazines.
    (advisor:Ms. Desmond)

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