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Pacific Trails Middle School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
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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.
Academic Power Hour
     - Monday thru Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 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.
Book Club with Mrs. Richards, Learning Commons Tech
     - Tuesdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons
Chess Club with Ms. Honselaar
A group for those who share an affinity for Chess along with training members to progress in the strategy game plus developing their mental and critical thinking skills. Tournaments will be occasionally hosted and will be announced.
    - Fridays during the last 15 minutes of lunchtime in room C218
Cubing Club with Mr. Torkelson
A club where cubers or people who want to be cubers can come together to cube and have fun.
     - Tuesdays from 12:45 to 1:05 p.m. in room B224
Dance Club with Ms. Heath
For the love of dance! This is a club where everyone is welcome and able to express their creativity in a collaborative setting. Whether you have danced your whole life in a studio or competitive setting, are new to dance, or simply enjoy watching dance videos on YouTube or TikTok, this club is for you! We will discuss and explore different styles of dance and connect with the San Diego dance community!  Some events/activities include:  lunch time performances, guest performances at school showcases, trips to local competitions/shows.
     - Tuesdays during lunch in room B227
Improv Club with Mrs. Richards
A club where people of all acting skills can come together and practice quick-thinking, play improv games, improve public speaking and presentation skills, and have a good laugh along the way.  Improv show(s) out near the quad during lunch, monthly, focus on skills covered during the meetings.
    - Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons
Jr. Optimist International Club with Mrs. Reed
JOI has chapters all over the world. Our goal is to help people in need and solve problems in the community while learning to be leaders and work together.  Last year, we completed many community service projects including writing inspirational cards for seniors, a park and trail cleanup, making lasagnas for people in need, making hundreds of sack lunches for homeless people in Downtown San Diego, a recycling fundraiser, and a lagoon restoration. We will discuss project ideas during meetings and complete these projects outside of school.
    - Thursdays during lunch in room B119
Knitting, Crochet, and Sewing Club with Ms. Osbourne-Hall
Knitting, Crocheting, and Sewing club or KCS will be a place to chill, hangout, learn how to do different types of stitches or even learn how to knit, crochet, and sew. We welcome everyone from beginners to advanced, you can bring your own needles and yarn or we can lend some to you! When in the club chat with friends, or watch TV or play games. If you would like to become a Counselor, talk to the main person who runs the club. Join today!  Some events/activities include:  Fund Raiser (We sell items we made), Games or Auctions (we sell thing we make ) and mabye a crochet or knit off.
     - Tuesdays during lunch in room B223
Ordinary Philosophers Club with Mr. Copeland
Love philosophy and psychology? Want to have some deep conversations? Love analyzing shows, books, and anime with interesting and philosophical topics? This club is for you! This is where you can explore, talk, and express your opinion. Topics such as philosophies, life lessons, and more will be included. We will spend most of the time learning about the human mind, riddle-solving, debating, and sharing instead of reading boring articles. The best part is that this is a place where you can find a sense of community and learning, and most importantly to make friends with interesting people.  Some events/activities include:  bringing in a paradox (explain it and your point of view on it like show-and-tell) - MIT Moral Machine - TEDed riddles - Group discussions (on books, movies, TV, etc.).
    - Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room C210
Student Mentors Association (SMA) with Ms. Nybo
Everyone feels nervous sometimes and needs some extra help and comfort, so why not join the Student Mentors Association? Here, you can share your worries with other students at PTMS. Confidentiality will be maintained, and the people here are both wise and kind. You can also make perhaps life-long friends and bond with others! There will be many fun activities, and we will do monthly collabs with other clubs!  Some events/activities include:  Collaborative Bonding Activities & Partner Projects;  Real-World Discussions & Opinions;  Mentors Matching Day;  Telemachus Week (Sep. 27 - Oct. 1);  Collaboration w/the PB Club (once every 3 months, so 3 overall collabs);  Monthly Design Days;  (Optional) Monthly Homework Help & Review.
     - Mondays from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. in Room B110
Volleyball Lunch Club with Mr. Starr
If you love volleyball or want to learn it, come here to practice and compete with others!  Some events/activities include:  having a volleyball team competition where 2 teams compete during lunch. It will be beach volleyball styles with 2 people but with a setter (3 people). There will be a bracket for the competition as well! This will happen each Tuesday 1-2 weeks after the club begins.
     - Thursdays from12:40 to 1:05 p.m. in the gym