Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40

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Art Club

Advisor: Ms. Gritton, Art Teacher

Art club is for students who are interested in working on independent art projects. Students are responsible for planning and selecting their own projects using materials that are available to the art club.
Any student may apply for art club and will be assigned a quarter in which to attend. There will be notice on the daily announcements for the application process.


Builder's Club
 
Advisor: Mrs. Suman
 
Builders Club is a student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. Builders Club is supported by the Moline Kiwanis Club. Some of the activities our group has completed in the past are: made fleece blankets for local organizations, ran an essentials donation drive for a local men's shelter, filled Easter eggs for the city of Moline, bought and built a bike with Mississippi Bend Trykes for a child with special needs, and painted kindness rocks. 

Chess Club
Advisor: Mr. Potter

Chess Club is open to all students interested in learning the game of Chess. We can teach the beginners and challenge the experts. Please stop by room 17 and see Mr. Potter for details.


First Lego League (FLL)

Advisor: Mrs. Epperly
 
The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a robotics program designed to get students excited about science and technology as well as teach valuable employment and life skills.  Students that earn a position on the team have the opportunity to work with teachers and mentor engineers from Deere and Company.  Every year FIRST develops a new challenge.  Throughout this experience, students operate under FLL's signature set of FLL's Core Values:  Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork and Fun.  For more information on this year's challenge, visit the FIRST LEGO League website at http://firstlegoleague.org.
 
Peer Mediators

Advisor: Mr. Blome

Peer Helpers: Peer Helpers is a group of students chosen by their fellow students because they have good listening skills and can be trusted with confidential issues. They attend a one day training session to improve their communication skills emphasizing confidentiality, learn how to assist with logical problem solving, and promote a positive, caring atmosphere at school. They are supervised and have monthly meetings with Mr. Blome.

Peer Mediators: Peer Mediators is a group of students chosen by student and staff to attend training for conflict resolution skills. Peer Mediators help students who are having problems getting along with each other. As they assist parties toward a resolution (win/win agreement), they follow a six step format and are monitored by an adult. new Peer Mediators attend training in October. They will also have monthly meetings with Mr. Blome.

Saturday Science and LEGO Sumo
 
Advisor: Mr. Chad Potter
 
Saturday Science and LEGO Sumo are Saturday engineering programs. Dates to be determined but generally start the first Saturday following students' return from winter break. Please see Mr. Potter with questions.

School Play

Advisor: Mrs. Beck

Production: There is one drama production in the spring of each year.

Tryouts: All students are eligible. Students must fill out an audition form and perform a scene in front of a panel of judges.

Positions Available: In addition to being an actor or actress in the play, stage crew members are also needed. Props, sets, lighting and sound are a few of the jobs done by stage crew.

Time Commitment: Participating in the play requires between six and seven weeks of dedication. Rehearsals are every day (except Wednesdays) after school from 3:20-4:20 pm. A student wishing to participate must have no after school conflicts. A schedule will be provided at the time of casting.

School Newspaper

Advisor: Ms. Young.

Publications: The newspaper is published four times per year--October, December, March and May.

Tryouts: We welcome all students to be part of the newspaper staff.

Positions Available: Jobs include editor, page editor, photographer, layout artist, artist and reporter.

Time Commitment: The newspaper staff meets on Friday mornings at 7:15 a.m.

Spelling Bee
 
Advisor: Mrs. Meier

The spelling bee is open to any 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and is held in January. For those students who would be interested they would would get a 2 week notice and would be provided with a list to study. The top six winners will move on to the regional championship usually held in March.

For more information, contact Mrs. Meier.

Student Council
 
Advisors: Mrs. Brutsche, Mr. Cross and Mrs. Zacharewicz

Students interested in joining Student Council are required to fill out an application and submit by the deadline as stated on the application. Students will be notified the following week whether or not they have been selected. 
 
Student Council meetings are held Wednesday mornings at 7:35 am in Room 204. The first Wednesday of the month is designated for officers only. Student Council is sponsored by Mrs. Brutsche, Mr. Cross, and Mrs. Zacharewicz. 
 
The purpose of Student Council is to allow students an opportunity to develop leadership through organizing events, carrying out school activities, and fundraising. Once students have completed the application process and have been selected, students will select their peers to become officers. Collectively, we work together to make great things happen in our school and community!!


W.E.B.

Advisors: Mrs. C. DeBlaey and Mrs. Kelly
 
WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from our 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.

Yearbook

The Spartan Image Yearbook Staff meets occasionally throughout the school year and more often close to deadlines. Most of the time, students work independently or in small groups. They sign up for at least one or two pages. They have to choose pictures, write stories and captions, and sketch a layout for each page to make everything fit.

The photographs are provided by Photographic Arts of Geneseo and Moline,Mrs. McCoy, other faculty members, and some students. The yearbook is printed by Taylor Publishing Company of Texas. It is distributed to students the last week of school following the Honors Assembly.

The cost of the year book is: 20.00

After December first, the cost is:25.00