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.
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.
Some students love math. Other students fear math. MATHCOUNTS is the place for both. We provide engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving.
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Project is sponsored by the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council, Inc.
Promote healthy living Respect myself Oppose negative influences Maintain a positive relationship with my family and friends Initiate change in the world Start with my community Encourage others to do the same
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.
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.