Geisler Clubs & Activities
Geisler Middle School offers many clubs and activities that meet before, after, and during the school day. Joining a club is a great way for students to get more involved with their school community!
Future City -- Bill Leach and Leandra Brandel
Future City is about designing futuristic cities to solve a problem. Every year a new problem is given, and teams use their engineering, research, and collaborative skills to practice city design in SimCity, write an essay, construct a model, and present the model at the annual competition. For the 2018-2019 year, Future City will be meeting on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM, unless WLCSD has a half day or is off school. The club runs from the start of the school year until the end of January.
Social Justice – Brendan Lodge and Leandra Brandel
Social Justice is a club addressing different life situations. This year, the club will be reading the book Killers of the Flower Moon and have associated activities with learning about the history of the Native Americans. This club will meet monthly and will run all year. Social Justice will not start until October. Dates are to be determined.
Orchestra Ensemble -- MaryAnn Burdek
This club is available to anyone of any grade, and is an opportunity to come in after school to play music with a small group of friends or individually. Students receive guidance from Ms.Burdek, and music is generally more challenging than in class. This club meets every Thursday throughout the school year.
Orchestra Buddies – MaryAnn Burdek
The Jones Foundation Buddy Program will be coming to Geisler after school to provide free lessons to middle school orchestra students. These lessons are taught by Walled Lake Western students, and a great supplement to orchestra class. Lessons are arranged with high school teachers individually, but take place in the orchestra room after school.
Student Leadership -- Kathy Klotz
Do you have creative ideas and look for solutions to problems? Do you want to make Geisler the best school it can be? Do you like to work with others and have fun? Then join Student Leadership! We will work on projects like Spirit Week and the Canned Food Drive. See Mrs. Klotz in Room 224 if you have questions.
Jazz Band – Mike York
Jazz Band is an after school group made up of 7th and 8th grade band students who are interested in an introduction jazz music. We study several different styles of music, including swing, big band, latin, and rock. Often times, kids who want to try out a secondary instrument can do this in Jazz Band. Kids are allowed to be on sports teams and other after school activities at the same time as Jazz Band - we are really flexible with the schedule. We have a lot of fun rehearsing (during the second semester) and perform a few pieces at our Spring Collage Concert. If you have questions about Jazz Band, see Mr. York!
Homework Club – Matt McCarthy
Homework Club is for students who would like to attend after school sporting events. During this time, students will have an opportunity to finish work, and eat pizza. At game time, they will all go together to cheer on classmates.
Nature Walkers – Amy Rzeppa
Unplugged Club – Laura Schippa
Are you interested in learning how to play board or card games with your friends? Then consider joining the Unplugged Club. If you have games you would like to instruct others how to play, please bring them. Our first unplugged day will be meeting on October 2 3:00-4:00pm in Ms. Schippa’s room 103.
Coding Club – Amy Stasak
Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using code and computer science. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. Have your friends join too — the CS First Game Design club is social and fun! We will meet Thursday or Friday mornings each week 7:00-8:00am starting Friday, November 2!
NJHS – Cyrena Keating
Invitations to apply to the James R. Geisler Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are given to 7th grade students during the second semester. Below are the requirements for membership: 1) Minimum of 3.80 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). 2) No mark of "3" or greater in citizenship at any point during middle school 3) No discipline issues 4) No attendance issues 5) Must be a student at GMS for at least 2 semesters 6) Confidential rating by Staff on leadership, service, citizenship, and character 7) Review of application by the Faculty Council of NJHS.
- Service Projects to the school and community; listen to the morning announcements and your Core 1 Teacher to hear about our next meeting time.
- Volunteering as helpers at Sneak Peak and Geisler Get Going
- Volunteering at various elementary school events.
- Helping in our community.
Lady Wolves – Brendan Lodge
Select Men – Brendan Lodge
Musical – Brendan Lodge and Pam Helm
Talent Show – Brendan Lodge and Pam Helm
Peer Tutoring – Candice Abro
This after school club, sponsored by Ms. Abro, and supported by NJHS students, offers time for students to get help with their homework. This is not one-on-one tutoring, but additional support with homework completion.
Newspaper -- Torry Yu
The GMS Newspaper Club meets Thursdays after school, from 3-4pm, in the Computer Lab (Room 226). We write about different events happening around the school and other topics of interest to the GMS community to produce a monthly school newspaper. Some of our members also work as editors, comic artists, layout designers, and news reporters. New members are always welcome!
Robotics Club -- Bill Leach
Book Club -- Sarah Labourdette
Come share your knowledge or learn about your next favorite book! We will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 am in Mrs. Labourdette’s classroom (room 203).