Clubs & Activities
- Art Club
- Diversity Club
- Drama Club
- Elite Voices
- Giraffe Club
- Jazz Band
- Jr. SWAT Team
- Marketing and Communications Group
- Math Olympiads
- Reading Club
- Ski Club
- Strategic Gaming Club
- Student Council
- Writing Club
Advisor: Mrs. Khawaja
Students in the Diversity Club will explore how to contribute to a kind school environment and will discuss similarities and differences when it comes to ethnic and cultural background, learning abilities, families, etc. We will have art projects, movie and book discussions, and create school wide events to promote diversity. The club meets every other Thursday.
The SMS Drama Club performs a play or musical every year in our auditorium. Students audition for parts, apply to work backstage, making props, or marketing.
Click here for details for the 2021-2022 performance of High School Musical, JR. including permission slip and calendar.
Advisor: Laura Noonan
Time Commitment: Rehearsals once/week on Wednesdays, more often during Drama Club production.
SMS Elite Voices is an auditioned choral group that performs at many events throughout the year, including the Winter and Spring Concerts, the Drama Club production and more.
The SMS Giraffe Club is a group of students willing to stick their necks out for others. Together, we perform various acts of community service throughout Suffield and surrounding towns.
This year, the SMS Giraffe Club will be partnering with the Suffield Emergency Aid Association on several exciting activities: The Election Day Food Drive, Holiday Gift/Meal Baskets, the Community Garden, and Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies Collection. The SMS Giraffe Club members will also be honoring local veterans, volunteer at a soup kitchen, and many other exciting activities.
Jazz Band meets weekly on Tuesday mornings from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.. Students explore a variety of jazz styles including swing, blues, and funk, and learn to improvise solos. Attendance at all rehearsals is required, and the group will perform in the winter and spring concerts. Auditions may be required.
In an effort to promote student leadership, address technology competencies, and encourage collaboration between teachers, students, and parents, Suffield Public Schools is excited to offer our innovative Students Working to Advance Technology program. S.W.A.T. members work closely with faculty, students, and staff to support district technology both in and out of the classroom. We act as liaisons to the Technology Committee as well as assist users in the District's increased emphasis on technology as a vital tool for learning and collaboration in today's educational environment.
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Noonan
Time Commitment: Meetings are on Mondays (Variety Show) and Wednesdays (Musical) until the show. Additional meetings may be required; see permission slip schedules for details.
This group provides marketing and communications support for the SMS Variety Show and Spring Musical.
Advisor: Ms. Cindy Davis
Suffield Middle School is excited to participate in the Math Olympiads program! This world-wide math competition is offered to students who enjoy solving challenging math problems, both by themselves and with others, and earning rewards for their efforts. By being selected to the Math Olympiad team, your child will participate in monthly contests and also participate in one monthly training session prior to each of the contests.
Advisor: Mrs. Khawaja
The Reading Club will meet every Thursday from mid-September through mid-May, unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. During meetings, students will relax while reading books of their choice, discuss them with their classmates and compete in trivia games.
Please contact Mrs. Khawaja via e-mail with any questions.
Advisor: Mr. Kadamus
Time Commitment: Fridays during ski season
Enjoy the ski slopes with your friends at Powder Ridge Mountain.
Advisor: Ms. Lori Hunt
Suffield Middle School Strategic Gaming Club has partnered with the Suffield Youth Center and Senior Center. Strategic Gaming will meet twice a month on Wednesday after school until 4:00. We will walk from the Middle School to the Youth Center on Bridge Street and partner with seniors to enjoy some snacks and games. You must have your own transportation home - the late bus will not be able to pick us up at the Youth Center.
Time Commitment: Various Meetings & School Functions
Student Council offers many school events for students @ SMS. (Ex: Tie-Dye Social, Dances, Spirit Month... and for students of McAlister School: TGIS,TGIF, Dinner & Variety Show; Dinner & a Play) Student council advisors encourage young leaders to: take initiative & step up to earn respect; draw others to follow their lead; Have compassion to build trust; Demonstrate understanding as a way to form meaningful interpersonal relationships within the group; Listening to issues of others in group & actually being involved in these issues serves as an inclusion tool.