Activities & Clubs

Activities & Clubs

 

 

 

ASB

ASB stands for Associated Student Body. This means we are a student government who represent the entire student body of Tolt Middle School. ASB members are a group of students who have been selected and elected to represent our school. We also organize special events, oversee student-raised funds, promote student enterprises, develop high standards of school spirit and loyalty, and much more!

 

ASB Constitution

School Year 2021-2022
President: Kaitlyn Anderson

Vice President: Ava Hobbs

Secretary/Treasurer: Gunjan Jeewani

ASB Administrator: Karen Maguigad

ASB Secretary: Erin Wallace

ASB Advisor: Wes Pierce

Dungeons and Dragons Club

 

Go on adventures and tell great stories with your friends. We are looking for Dungeon Masters to run games. You can play Magic: The Gathering too! Email Mr. McFarland to sign-up form and for more information. No experience necessary.

 

When: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:45pm, starting in January

Where: Mr. McFarland's room (L911)

Mr. McFarland mcfarlande@rsd407.org

 

FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics is a fun, team-based, competitive, robotics and STEM project program for students looking for more challenge, competition, and career preparedness. As a small group, students build a Lego robot and program it to score points in an obstacle course. Students also research a problem related to the year's theme and design a real life solution (not out of Lego). Working with a team and project management are emphasized throughout. Take a look at the schedule of the program to get more of an idea of what we do in FIRST. For more information about FIRST Robotics, visit https://www.firstlegoleague.org/.

Students can apply each year in the fall for Tolt’s FIRST Robotics team. 

  • The program is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

  • FIRST Robotics: September 28th - December 15th on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:45PM & Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:55PM in room L911 (Mr. McFarland’s room)

  • There will be a competition in the King County area on a weekend day in December.

  • Students may ride the Club Bus home on Tuesdays

 

For more information see https://www.firstwa.org/ or https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc or email Mr. McFarland at mcfarlande@rsd407.org.

 

Tolt GSA

 

Tolt GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is open to all Tolt Middle School students (grades 6-8) who are interested in spreading LGBTQ+ awareness. At meetings, we do art and other creative measures to make sure we are noticed and respected by everyone at our school!

When: 3:00-4:45 PM on the Last Tuesday of every month. Updates posted in the GSA Teams Page.

Where: Mr. Mellander’s classroom

 

How to register for Tolt GSA:

Contact Mr. Mellander or Ms. Vander Vaart with your name, information, and any questions regarding the Tolt GSA Club.

Club Administrators:

Mr. Mellander mellandern@rsd407.org

Ms. Vander Vaart vandervaartt@rsd407.org

Math Team

Math Team is open to all Tolt Middle School students (grades 6-8) at all math levels who are interested in math enrichment and competition opportunities. The overall goal is to improve problem-solving skills, build friendships, have fun and make a positive difference in the community using math knowledge. There will be opportunities to participate in math competitions including solving challenging math problems independently as well as collaboratively.

Commitment:

  • Attend team meetings/practice sessions. Meetings typically take place once a week on Fridays at 7:25 AM in Ms. Cain's classroom, from October through May (exact schedule will be sent to registered members).

  • Participate as part of the school team in the Riverview School District math competition.

  • Potential travel to regional competitions is available based on qualification and interest.

Expenses:

  • School ASB fee (one time per year, school-wide fee for any students joining any school activities) and possible additional fees. Payment for the ASB fee will be completed online through the Tolt Middle School website. Registration is a two-step process. 

 

How to Register for Math Team:

  • Step 1: Pay $22 Tolt Middle School ASB fees online through E-funds under optional fees. ASB Fee is paid, per year, per child. It is a one-time fee for all school Clubs, Sports, and Music Programs.

  • Step 2: Email the team advisor with your student’s name, information and questions regarding Math Team.

 

Team Advisor: Carrie Cain, Tolt Middle School Math Teacher, cainc@rsd407.org

 

 

 

 

Music Programs

Choir

 

TMS Choirs welcome all levels of musicianship and interest; from beginning vocalists, to mixed intermediate and advanced ensembles. 6th and 7th Grade choirs are introduced to all genres of vocal music while 8th grade choirs refine their musicianship and travel to competitive festivals in the spring. Jazz Choir is an after-school activity where all ages can join by auditioning with the director. Jazz Choir meets from 3-4:15 PM on Tuesdays from late October to early April.  All choirs participate in after school performances and optional solo and small group festivals. TMS choirs perform at school assemblies, community celebrations where all students can showcase their talents.

Band

Beginning Band is for students who have never played an instrument, and Intermediate Band is for students who had band in the 5th grade. All grade levels of band students perform at least three evening concerts a year, and many enter an optional solo and small group festival.

Both 7th and 8th graders will march in local parades, play at judged band festivals, assemblies, and combine with the high school to perform in the all-district concert.  In addition to band during the school day, after-school band programs include Stage Band and Jazz Band.  Meeting once a week after school for specific amounts of time, these bands play jazz and rock songs and perform at concerts.

Choir at Tolt is an elective for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The choir performs at concerts, assemblies and local festivals as a way to showcase student talent.

 

Choir Director: Ms. Gibbs gibbsl@rsd407.org
Band Director: Mr. Stone stonem@rsd407.org

 

 

 

 

NJHS: Tolt Middle School Chapter

 

Natalie Page, Advisor

Kyle Brown, Advisor

 

 

How do I join Tolt Middle School's National Junior Honor Society?

 

Interested students can apply for membership each spring.

The Application Process:
 

  • Interested students turn in a completed application to the advisor

  • The Faculty Council reviews discipline and academic records for all applicants

  • Faculty Council measures each applicant against four characteristics of NJHS

  • Faculty Council then votes on each application

  • Successful applicants are directed to attend a meeting for information about next steps, including required service projects

  • Applicants who complete service projects are invited to be inducted at a June ceremony

 

When can I join NJHS?

 

Once each spring after the second quarter is complete.  This is the only time new members are welcomed.

 

What are the service (volunteering) requirements?

 

New members must complete two types of service projects. The first is the School Project that the advisor will set up.  All applicants must volunteer at this event to be inducted. The second type of service project must be planned by the applicants themselves and total six hours. (The advisor must approve this project ahead of time.)

Students who successfully complete the two types of volunteer projects and who are approved by the Faculty Council may be inducted in a June ceremony. The following year, members will have to attend monthly meetings and complete service projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEB Program

Where Everyone Belongs

 

Our WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Program offers leadership opportunities for 8th graders. WEB leaders help Tolt in a huge way by leading our 6th graders on their first day of school.

Interested 7th graders apply in the spring.

 

WEB Advisors:

Ms. Relei

Mr. Suchsland
Ms. Thompson 

Click here to check out the recruitment video!

Yarn Circle

Yarn Circle is open to all Tolt Middle School students (grades 6-8) who are interested in learning and practicing the arts with yarn and more! We crochet, knit, sew, and do fiber art while building friendships and connections with other Tolt students.

When: September-May. Tuesdays at 3:15PM-4:45PM (unless noted otherwise on the school calendar)

Where: Ms. Loewen’s classroom

How to Register for Yarn Circle:

Email the team advisor with your student’s name, information, and questions regarding Yarn Circle.

 

Team Advisor: Ms. Loewen, Tolt Middle School Science Teacher, loewena@rsd407.org

 
 
 
 
 
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