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The Associated Student Body (ASB) proudly presents the following Clubs/Activities that have been established and are listed in alphabetical order.  For more on events and activities that the ASB has planned for our Wolves, check their website here.
 
Getting involved in extracurricular activities is a good way for students to meet new people, develop new skills, make a contribution and have some fun.  Why Join a Club?
 
8th Grade Debate Club
     - Tuesdays from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Mr. Gillette's room B225
A fun place where students will get to learn how to advocate for themselves in an organized and structured way.
 
Academic Power Hour
     - Monday thru Wednesday, 2:50-3:50 p.m. in the Learning Commons
 
After School Sports with the Boys & Girls Club
     - Check their website for seasonal tryouts, practice dates/times and game dates/times.
 
Art Club
     - Wednesdays from 11:45-12:20 p.m. in room M102 with Ms. Hynes
Improve students' confidence in their own art and provide an option to students who do not have art as their elective.  Provide activities to improve art skills.
 
Book Club
     - Thursdays from 2:50-3:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons with Mrs. Richards.
 
Chess Club
     - Thursdays from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Mr. Abelmann's room B119
Learn how to get better at chess by practicing chess games regularly! No matter the skill level, advanced or new to chess, we make sure that everyone learns something new, or improves their skills every meeting, whether it's by playing games, or learning tips and tricks. 
 
Coding Club
     - Tuesdays from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Mr. Jenkins' room C219
Have you ever wondered how to code? Join the Coding Club! Here you will learn how to code in a plethora of different languages!  No experience is required and both 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join.  Hope to see you there!
 
Cyber Security Club
     - Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 p.m. with Kevin Hare at CCA in room F106
Learn cybersecurity and ethical hacking. Compete in CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Program and various ethical hacking (CTF) competitions. For more info: https://sites.google.com/view/cca-cyberpatriot/
 
DIY Theatre
     - Thursdays from 2:45-3:20 p.m. in Ms. Provenzano's room C112
DIY Theatre is a fun, safe space for people to explore themselves and the world around them through writing, acting, blocking, and creating props/ sets for various skits.
 
eSports Club
     - Intermittent from 11:40-12:20 p.m. in Mr. Torkelson's room B224
Interested in playing games like Rocket League and Super Smash Bros with your peers and against other schools? Pacific Trails ESports Blub is founded with the idea to promote healthy competition, game planning, and school spirit. Whether you want to join to improve your game skills, or compete against others, please reach out for more information!  There may even be SDCOE eSports Competitions.
 
Future Doctors of America (FDA) Club
     - Wednesdays from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Ms. Griffen's room C220
Future Doctors of America is a club for students who are interested in learning about medicine. We will have guest speakers, and presentations which will educate us in specific fields of medicine, and many fun games and prizes!  Possibly a change in day depending on when guest speakers can present.
 
Garden Club
     - Mondays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Garden or Mrs. Memar's room B221 with Mrs. Memar and Ms. Goh.
This is a club of work, planning, and dedication, but the results are beyond imagining. We are currently growing multiple veggies to eat, pollinator plants that have pretty flowers and attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and a tropical plumeria plant. We learn each week about plants and how to care for them. Events include a salad party and a harvest party.
 
Lunch League
     - Wednesday/Friday - Soccer Lunch League from11:45-1:00 p.m. on the Field with PE Coaches
 
     - Fridays in the MPR from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
National History Day Club
     - Thursdays from 11:45-12:20 p.m. in Ms. Osbourn-Hall's room B223
     - Thursday from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Mr. Gillette's room B225
National History Day (NHD), established in 1974, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history. NHD provides a yearlong academic program for middle students that competes in a contest. Every year, more than 600,000 students around the world conduct original research on historical topics of their choosing and create projects to present their findings.
 
No Place For Hate Club
     - First Thursday of each month from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Ms. Nedresky's room B227
 
Podcast Club
     - Wednesdays from 11:45-12:20 p.m. in Mr. Torkelson's room B225
Are you looking to hone personal and professional skills like marketing, speaking, leadership, editing and scripting? If yes, our Podcast Club is for you. In this club, we aim to bring you a wealth of information, content relevant to middle schoolers through invited speakers in a casual, fun, interactive setting. Speakers will include but not be limited to alumni, high schoolers, us/fellow wolves). Some Podcasts may be created over Zoom or outdoors (within the school property) depending upon the content and speaker. We will also have a mini-celebration at the end of the year (In the same room where meetings will be).
 
Quiz Bowl Club
     - Thursday from 11:45-12:20 p.m. in Mrs. Davidson's room C110
Quiz Bowl is a Jeopardy-like trivia game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Interested members are also welcome to attend local/online tournaments that we participate in.  You can contact us at kriv.jhajhria@gmail.com. To sign-up, please click Sign-Up.
 
Science Bowl Club
     - Wednesdays in the MPR from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. coached by CCA students
Science Bowl (https://science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb) is a buzzer-based national competition where teams of students from different schools compete in head-to-head science competitions with questions in math, biology, the physical sciences, Earth/Space, Energy, and general science. Students will compete in a regional competition in late February or early March, and will compete in the national round if they win.  For questions, please email to ptmssciencebowl@gmail.com. To register, please click Register
 
Science Club
     - Tuesdays from 11:45-12:20 p.m. in Mrs. Chen's room C111
A fun science club where we do fun and easy experiments for 7th graders
 
 
Study of Biology & Ecology (SoBE) Club
     - Wednesdays from 12:25 to 1:00 p.m. in Mrs. Reed's room B119
Welcome to the SoBE Club! In the SoBE Club, everyone can be a scientist. Here, students can do fun science experiments, have better knowledge in science, and best of all, make friends! This semester, we have different experiments every week, such as: 1. Making ice cream 2. Creating dragon beard candy 3. Lunching rockets.  I hope to see you in the SoBE Club!
 
Swiftie Club
     - Thursdays from 12:25-1:00 p.m. in Ms. Hogelucht's room B228
This club will be a welcoming and fun space for Swifties to socialize and do fun activities that revolve around Taylor Swift.