Madison offers a variety of after-school clubs and activities for students.
ANIMAL LOVERS CLUB: Mrs. Jeanne Malgioglio, Advisor
Do you love animals? Do you want to learn about ways to help and support animals in a variety of ways? Then come and join the Animal Lovers Club.
ANIME CLUB – Mr. Ben Anderson, Advisor
Attention all Anime fans! Do you enjoy watching, talking about, or taking part in anime-inspired activities. Make sure to come prepared with a Chromebook and Chromebook charger. Please see Mr. Anderson in Room 229 if you have any questions.
ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB – Ms. Elissa Na, Advisor
Students will be creating individual and group art projects as well as murals around the school. You don’t need to be artistic to join. Just be passionate about art! Art club will meet twice a month.
BROADWAY BABIES – Mrs. Deana Ebert, Director, Mrs. Lisa Cerulli, Producer
Madison’s Drama Club is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Auditions are required. Rehearsals will be weekly mostly Thursdays (some Fridays and Saturdays as we get closer to the date of the show in March). Students will receive a rehearsal schedule with dates and times for their scenes. Parents who wish to help, please contact the advisors. An informational meeting will be held for interested students prior to auditions. Listen to announcements for more information.
CARTOONING CLUB – Mr. Congdon, Advisor
Attention all Cartoon/Comic fans! After school on alternating Mondays in Room 102, there is a club especially for you! We will read, draw, create, and discuss cartoons and comics. Whether you enjoy writing or drawing or just reading…this is a safe place for you!
CHESS CLUB – Mrs. Nicole Daly, Advisor
Madison Chess club will be meeting on select days.
CODE CLUB – Mr. Joe Guerra, Advisor
Students compete in the CoderZ league virtual robotics competition. No previous coding experience is necessary to join! Email Mr. Guerra (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an invite to the Code Club Google Classroom.
DEBATE CLUB – Mrs. Lisa Cerulli, Advisor
Students will learn skills of effective argument, using evidence to defend a position, and the ability to recognize and understand opposing viewpoints. Students choose the debate topics and compete in teams against each other a few times during the school year. The Debate club is open to all MMS students in grades 6-8. We meet approximately twice a month.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB – Mrs. Doyle, Advisor
Are you interested in going on an epic journey, become characters you create, battle deadly foes, uncover secrets, find treasure, and make memories that last a lifetime? Come to the Dungeons & Dragons club on Wednesdays, beginning September 27 in room 226.
ESPORTS – Mrs. Durand & Mr. O’Keefe, Co-Advisors
We will be playing Rocket League this Fall! For more information and to register click here.
FRENCH CLUB: Mr. Neji Sakly, Advisor
The French club meets every other Wednesday after school in room 204. It is an occasion for all students (6-8) to improve their language skills and explore various aspects of the French-speaking world through music, sports, cultural celebrations, culinary arts and leisure-time activities. Our first meeting is scheduled for September 20th. Be part of the French club and enjoy “un bon voyage” not only to France or Canada but also to other French-speaking countries!!
GAMER CLUB: - Mr. Ryan O’Keefe, Advisor
The Gamer Club will meet Thursdays after school. Members are invited to play games from various consoles. Members will share information about classic and current games, characters and gaming related events. Members can take part in gaming tournaments. This year we will be starting eSports tournaments for Rocket League!
HARRY POTTER CLUB – Mr. John Congdon, Advisor
Attention all Harry Potter fans! After school on alternating Mondays in Room 102, there is a club especially for you! We will read, discuss, and binge-watch the wondrous adventures of the wizarding world!
JAZZ BAND – Mr. Rob Thornton, Advisor
The Jazz Band usually meets once a week after school. Auditions are held in September. Interested students should see Mr. Thornton.
KARE (Kids & Adults Reaching Everybody) –Mrs. Jeanne Malgioglio and Mrs. Nancy Yarmosh, Co-Advisors
Madison’s Service Club meets regularly during the year to plan activities for the less fortunate in the community.
LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE – ______________, Advisor
Once Upon a Word and Canvas is Madison Middle School’s Literary Arts magazine, which is connected to the club Madison Writes! The literary and arts magazine comes out twice a year and features writing and art work by our students. All are welcome to submit art and writing. Throughout the year, students can attend the Madison Writes club to get tips on writing, enter competitions, share stories, and hear authors speak.
MADISON MAKEOVER CLUB – Ms. Nancy Yarmosh and Ms. Elissa Na, Advisors
“If you are creative, like to draw or paint, then this club is for you. Madison Makeover Club targets areas in the school where it can use some color, design, or subject area logos. We meet weekly and take on 2-3 projects a year. Take a walk around the school and notice the art work that lines the walls both upstairs and downstairs to get a better idea.”
MAD ABOUT STRINGS – Mr. Justin Elkins, Advisor
A group for interested string players to experience different repertoire and have opportunities for additional performances throughout the year. Interested students should talk with Mr. Elkins for more information.
MADISON SINGERS – Mrs. Ebert, Advisor
Auditions in early September for 7th and 8th graders only. Auditions are based on tone, range, aptitude and interest. The Singers have mandatory rehearsals on Thursdays from September through to the December concert. Spring rehearsal days TBA. Madison Singers perform at both December and May concerts as well as attend possible outside performances and field trips. Audition form and information is in the Madison Singers google classroom.
MATHCOUNTS – Mr. Dylan DeNuzzo, Advisor
Students are welcome to join MathCounts, Madison’s math club which will begin in October and meets in Mr. DeNuzzo's room (room 110) and sometimes via google meet. Four to Ten students from the club will be selected to represent Madison in competition against other schools from across the county, state, and even nation. The mission of MathCounts is to increase enthusiasm for the enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. The founding sponsors of MathCounts are the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the CNA Foundation.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY – Mrs. Staci Pacelli - Advisor
NJHS meets every other month in the media center, dates to be announced. There will be ongoing activities.
NEWSPAPER CLUB – _________________, Advisor
The Panther Press will meet on select days after school in room 230. Students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics as we write, edit, and publish each issue.
PANTHER CHAT: MADISON’S PODCASTING CLUB – Ms. Corey Dwyer, Advisor
Students will join the other casters to record their episodes. All episodes are posted on the Pantherchat website, and Pantherchat episodes also live stream during the year.
PING PONG CLUB – Mr. Dylan DeNuzzo, Advisor
Students play friendly matches of ping pong on two regulation tables. Paddles and ping pong balls will be provided but students may bring their own. One table is usually doubles while the other table is for singles. Games are typically short and to either 7 or 11 with the winner staying on for up to 3 games in a row. Different formats may occur!
PEER MEDIATORS – _________________, Advisor
Peer Mediation is a voluntary form of conflict resolution in which trained student leaders help their peers work together to resolve disputes. All matters discussed in mediation remain confidential with the exception of matters that may require administration involvement. Peer mediators will meet twice a month and mediation amongst peers is available through the school year.
PERIOD 8 CLUB - Ms. Corey Dwyer – Advisor
Provide students with a quiet and productive place to complete homework and receive organizational support. Period 8 Club will meet Mondays after school in the Learning Commons.
POKÉMON CLUB – Mrs. Daly, Advisor
Join us for Pokémon Club every other Thursday starting on September 28th after school in room 122. Bring your cards and get ready to trade and battle!
PUZZLE CLUB – Mrs. Lisa Cerulli, Advisor
Do you like to do puzzles and chat with friends? Then, this club is for you. Come and join us for a relaxed atmosphere where students can work alone or in groups to do puzzles from 100 pieces to 1500 pieces. Open to all students in grades 6-8. Puzzles are provided, but feel free to bring your own to share.
READ AND ROAR – MADISON’S BOOK CLUB – Ms. Corey Dwyer, Advisor
Students meet during lunch once a month to discuss and blog about their favorite books.
ROBOTICS CLUB – Mrs. Carrie Rullo, Advisor
Interested in how robots work? Join us after school on Thursdays in Room 215. We’ll program robots to follow commands, eventually building our own robots to complete “missions”. See Mrs. Rullo or email (email@example.com) with any questions.
RUBIK’S CUBE CLUB – Mr. Congdon, Advisor
Hey there all Rubik’s Cube fans… come challenge others to see who can solve the Cube fastest, learn new algorithms, or just hang out with new friends. Every other Thursday after school in Room 102.
RUN CLUB (March to June) – Mr. Ben Anderson, Mrs. Lisa Cerulli and Jody D’Addario - Advisors
Students can run with us three (3) days a week after school. We use the outside track and cross-country course. We play games that include running, etc.
SCIENCE CLUB – Ms. Tammy Baillargeon, Advisor
Do you love Science? Doing experiments? The Science Club is open to all students and will take place on Wednesdays in Room 217. Space is limited due to lab safety rules. Therefore, there will be a signup sheet on Room 217 door for each Science Club meeting.
SHADES CLUB – Mr. Chaves and Ms. Exantus, Advisors
The SHADES Club is a student-run club formed to give a diverse group of students a voice to advocate for students who feel isolated and alone and to bring awareness to the issues that center around injustice. The SHADES Club aims to inspire, educate, and encourage while promoting cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence within our community. We are open to any who share in this vision and want to work together towards positive change! We meet every Wednesday from 2:35 until 3:15 in Mr. Chaves's room (116). Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20. We look forward to seeing you there.
SPORTS CLUBS – Mr. Phil Pacelli and Mr. Michael Presser, Co-Advisors
Seasonal activities take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school. Late buses at 3:20 are provided. Students are notified via morning announcements what the upcoming activity is and when it begins. Students sign up in physical education classes and permission slips are given to them. Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one is allowed to play without a signed permission slip by a parent or guardian.
SPORTS CARD CLUB – Mr. Jim Pjura, Advisor
Madison Sports Card Club will feature trending topics in the world of sports and collectibles. Club members can discuss, debate, everything happening in the world of sports, as well as, trade sports cards. Students will learn more about the history of sports collectibles, trending topics in the hobby of collecting, and the collectibles sports market. The club will meet once a week on a day to be determined by the club.
STAR WARS CLUB – Mrs. Cerulli, Advisor
This club is for the Star Wars enthusiast in grades 6-8. Students will have the opportunity watch some content, play trivia games, share their Star Wars knowledge, and participate in other fun activities related to the Star Wars Universe. No prior Stars Wars experience is necessary. All are welcome, and may the Force be with you!
STOCK MARKET CLUB –Mr. John Cappello, Advisor
What would you do with $100,000? Join the Stock Market club in the SPRING and test your skills as a Wall Street portfolio manager. This 10-week simulated financial experience is designed to put students on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Students will have the opportunity to invest funds and watch their strategies in action, speculating and calculating as they sharpen their critical thinking and research skills. Student investors will use the news, technology and other media to recognize business trends while experiencing real life lessons in math, economics, business and team work. So, if you are up for this challenging and rewarding experience, please see Mr. Cappello in room 203 for more information.
STUDENTS AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE (S.A.V.E.) CLUB – Mrs. Durand & Ms. Mancini – Co-Advisors
This club is the student leadership initiative of Sandy Hook Promise. This club encourages students to take charge of creating a safe environment for all staff and students at Madison. Email Mrs. Durand (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Mancini email@example.com) for an invite to the S.A.V.E. Google Classroom.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT – Ben Anderson and Jody D’Addario, Co-Advisors
Elections are held in September for representatives from grades 6, 7 & 8. They meet regularly after school
to plan community and social events for the school year. The Student Government represents the voice of all the students at Madison!
YEARBOOK – Mrs. Daly, Advisor
Students will have the opportunity to sign up with Mrs. Daly to take on roles and responsibilities in the areas of photography and sales. New members are always welcome. Attendance will depend on what role a student takes on with the Yearbook Club.