Clubs & Activities

Athletics, Intramurals and School Activities

ETR offers a variety of activities geared toward student interests and abilities. Sign-ups and informational meetings are set up by the advisor or coach. It is the responsibility of the student to listen to announcements regarding any after school activities. After school activities, unless otherwise specified, occur between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Students must arrange for a ride home after the activity. No bus transportation is available. After school activities are optional and participation may be suspended if disciplinary or academic expectations are not met. Clubs are run based upon the interest of students and the availability of adult volunteer sponsors.

Clubs

Brunner Bash

The Brunner Bash is held each year to honor the memory of Mr. Glen Brunner, a long-time teacher at Sabold Elementary School.  Mr. Brunner passed away on May 5, 2010 after a year long battle with cancer.  The money raised by the Brunner Bash will benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Springfield Area Educational Foundation (SAEF) to assist affected families in the Springfield/Morton community, and the Glenn Brunner Scholarship Fund. 

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BRUNNER BASH

Drama Club

Students in ETR’s Drama Club present a short play in the Spring. Mrs. Moluf is the faculty advisor.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA is an organization that will do the following for members: develop self-confidence; provide workshops for personal development, career planning and leadership training; allow for involvement in charitable activities; create opportunities to participate in field trips in order to learn more about a variety of occupations and industries; and provide an opportunity to develop new friendships. Students in grades 6 through 8 may join.

Geography Bee

The winner of ETR’s annual Geography Bee is eligible to compete in the next level of The National Geographic Bee, an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Mr Turturici is the faculty advisor.

Homework Club

ETR’s Homework Club is held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:45 – 3:45). Room assignments will be made once permission slips are returned. A teacher will facilitate each session. Students are expected to come to homework club fully prepared (planner, pen/pencil, books, assignments). Ms. DiGregorio and Ms. Ishak are faculty advisors.

Math Counts

Math Counts is the largest and most difficult mathematics competition for middle school students in the country. Its founding sponsors include the CNA Foundation, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Mr. Pizzica is the faculty advisor.

Pa Junior Academy of Science (PJAS)

Student participants in the PJAS program are encouraged to follow the scientific method to select a project, research the background, formulate a hypothesis, develop an experiment to prove or disprove the hypothesis, and to collect and analyze data from their experiment. The students then prepare an oral presentation with visuals (transparencies). Students present their findings to judges in early March at a Regional Meeting. Students that receive a first award at the regional meeting will be able to present their findings at the State Meeting in May. Students interested in this program should see Mr. Conlin.

Paw Print

ETR’s student newspaper publishes four issues each year. The staff includes all grade levels. The Paw Print has a variety of sections: school news, school sports, opinions, interviews, student reads (creative writing), a fun page (cartoons, games, trivia), and pictures. The group meets regularly to plan issues, work on submissions, set-up, and distribute the newspaper to students. Mrs. Naismith is the faculty advisor.

Reading Olympics

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read 40 - 50 books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved. Mr. Reynolds and Mrs. Mahoney are the faculty advisors.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad brings science to life, shows how science works, emphasizes problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts and fosters teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students. Science Olympiad strives to make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips. Science Olympiad promotes high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, and demonstrates that American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers. Science Olympiad hopes to attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.

Spelling Bee

This school-wide contest takes place in February. Toward the end of January, Language Arts teachers with either nominate students or select students from their classes who have expressed interest in participating in the bee. A preliminary round will be held, and the highest scorers will be the contestants in the actual Spelling Bee. The winner of the bee will continue to compete in the county-wide spelling bee which takes place in March. Mrs. Booth is the faculty coordinator.

Sports

Mr. Broome is the ETR Athletic Director, and can be contacted at Keith.Broome@ssdcougars.org

Information on intramural and inter-scholastic sports can be found on the Middle School Athletics webpage.

Stage Crew

The students who participate in Stage Crew assist in setting up audio and visual equipment for assemblies and other special events during the school day and occasionally in the evening. Mr. Conlin and Mr. Johnson are the faculty advisors.

Student Council

Student Council facilitates many ETR student events. Mrs. Jeantet is the faculty advisor.

Yearbook

-ETR’s Yearbook is designed and created by 8th grade students who work as writers, photographers, artists, layout designers, typesetters and editors. The staff meets from September to April to compile the yearbook, which is distributed in June each year. Mrs. Stewart is the faculty advisor.

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