Jefferson Clubs 2018-19

Jefferson Clubs 2018-19 Last Updated: 1/3/2019 3:23 PM

Listed below are the Clubs/Plays/Musicals for the 2018-19 School Year.


This is a staff picked club by application only and is done in the Fall.  Contact is Ms. Stanifer ( or Ms. Kellett (


This is done Mid-March.  Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs are the contacts.  ( or (

Needle Arts and Crafts

This club has an open membership.  Students help decide the projects.  There is a google classroom site for announcements.  Ms. Lee is the contact. (

Jazz Band

This is for 7th and 8th grade band members or by invitation.  Meets Thursday after school in the band room.  Ms. Bruski is the contact. (

Jefferson Car Club

This club meets on Mondays from 2:45 – 3:45 in Room 321.  Everyone is welcome.  Mr. Naffie is the contact.        

Chess Club

Everyone is welcome.  Meets on Thursdays after school in room 324.  Mr. Lombardo is the contact.

Young Writers Studio

This is a middle school writing club in partnership with the Alden B Dow Home and Studio.  They meet one Tuesday a month at the Home and Studio.  Currently has almost 50 Jefferson members and is full for this year.  Registration forms for next year start in August 2019.  Contact Mrs. Zeitler at

Environmental Club

This club is for 6th graders only and meets every Wednesday in Mrs. Streeter’s room – 225.  Bring your lunch!  Mrs. Streeter is the contact

Rubiks Cube Club

This club is open to anyone and meets on Mondays at 2:45 – 3:25.  Mrs. Staley is the contact.

Culture Club

Anyone can join, but an application needs to be completed.  This club meets on Fridays from 2:45 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.  Mrs. Staley is the contact.

Science Olympiad

A S.T.E.M team of students from grades 6th -8th meet from October until beginning of March (unless team earns a state invitation then continues until end of April).  There are 23 events to prepare for at a regional tournament at Delta College at the end of February. Events include a variety of S.T.E.M areas such as Anatomy and Physiology, Battery buggy, Circuits Lab, Herpetology, Dynamic Planet, Crime busters, Thermodynamics, Road Scholar and more. Some events change every year. Club is open to all students yet only 15 students can compete in the regional tournament.  Practices for 2018-19 are on Tuesday from 3-4:30 in room 305. JMS Coach Mrs. Christine Brillhart (

You Be The Chemist

This is a competition for students in grades 5th -8th to demonstrate knowledge in Chemistry. A school qualifier test is administered to place the top two students to compete YBTC Local Challenge Competition is scheduled for February 27th after school at SVSU. Informational meetings are held in November. Jefferson School Qualifier is scheduled for January 16th or 17th, 2019 in room 305.

Optional practices days are on Thursday- Dec 13th, Dec 20th, Jan 3rd and Jan 10th.

JMS School Coordinator: Mrs. Christine Brillhart (

MDOT Bridge Building Teams

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Program teaches secondary students how to apply a variety of math and science concepts to common engineering problems occurring in transportation systems. This event is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop a truss bridge that will be tested for strength-to-weight ratio. Student teams from grades 7 and 8 will be competing against other TRAC student teams from across Michigan. Applications for teams are due early November. Student teams research, build, test and prepare a presentation to share their design at the 2019 Michigan Design & Build Bridge Challenge on April 16, 2019. Practices for teams are on Fridays from 3-4:30 in room 305. JMS Adviser: Mrs. Christine Brillhart.

Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. Play

Pre-audition meeting is on January 3 from 3:00 pm – 4 pm in Mr. Jacobs room 319.  Auditions will be on January 7 and January 9 at 3:00 p.m.  Contact Mr. or Mrs. Jacobs for more information. or

Head to Head

This is a fun and exciting program in which 6th, 7th and 8th grade students compete in:

  • written tests in eight subject areas
  • a live quiz show-style event
  • black & white and color art performance events
  • vocal music solos and ensembles
  • instrumental music solos and ensembles
  • public speaking individual and group events

With 17 different events at each meet, every student has an opportunity to shine – no matter what their interests! Science?  Art?  Sports? Math?  Music?  Trivia? Yes, yes and more yesses!  Every kid deserves to hear cheering.

Listen to announcements for our first meeting in January!

Practices will be in February

Jefferson VS NE        Thursday, March 7th       Jefferson Host

Jefferson VS St B      Tuesday, March 12th       St. B Host

Finals                         Thursday, March 21st     

Please contact Ms. Schloff for more information.