Clubs & Activities

Take a look at the clubs and activities offered at Jones!
Take a look at the clubs and activities offered at Jones!

6th Grade Camp

The objective of the 6th Grade Outdoor Camp Program is to assist our young people in developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment, which will result in informed decisions, responsible behavior and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends.

All sixth grade students are invited to attend the 6th grade Outdoor Camp Program. This is a resident outdoor camp program that will take place for three days at Camp Oty’Okwa.

View the 6th grade camp website: 

7th Grade Camp

Advisors: Mark Johnston and Mandy Eberly

View the 7th grade camp website:

Archery Club

Advisors: Jeffrey Watts
Our mission is to promote the sport of archery and have fun doing it.
Interested in Archery? Come check us out during any normal practice time – Mondays from 3:30-4pm. Prior experience is not required and we will provide equipment and training. You don't have to become a member right away either, so come try it out!

Book Club

Advisor: Michelle Lombardi 
Grade level book clubs meet once a month during the respective grade's lunch period in the Learning Center Conference Room. Students can sign up for book club in the Learning Center.

Chamber Orchestra

AdvisorGretchen Zunic

Chinese Club

Learn a Language, Open a New World!
Experiencing Safe, Challenging, Joyful Classroom!
Learning Chinese together and growing up together!
Exploring China and Our World Around Us!
Build a communication bridge with China, the people, the potential.
Connect yourself with the future...

We are pleased to present Chinese Club for students at Hastings/Jones Middle School. Chinese Club helps younger learners start to get to
know Chinese language learning and become more independent learners.

Giving Kids A CAN DO Attitude!
  • Students will be able to
    • greet people in a polite way.
    • understand some simple questions on familiar topics and stories.
    • identify pictures of Chinese food.
    • talk about Me & My Friends in Our World.
    • talk about likes and dislikes
    • answer questions about preferences using one or more words or memorized phrases.
    • ask friends what they like to eat.

Visit Chinese Club website for updated information: (after you provide your email address, you will be invited to be a member of Chinese Club and be able to visit this website)

Chinese Club Advisor
Xiaoli Doty
Upper Arlington Chinese Teacher

Dance Club

UA Junior Dance Club
The Junior Dance Club of Upper Arlington invites all 7th and 8th grade students of HMS and Jones to attend dance club this year. Registration is open and we are only accepting online payments this year. The Sign Up Genius will allow you to sign up your student, pay and volunteer for a chaperone spot if you wish. Please only sign up once, first come, first serve. This year's fee is $30 for 6 lessons. The SUG has info as well!

To sign up and pay please go to
For questions? [email protected]

For information 

Fall Production

Contact: Sarah Santilli at [email protected]

Canvas Page
All announcements, documents, and information will be posted on the JMS Fall Production Canvas page.  Please sign up for the JMS Fall Production Canvas page at this link:

Registration, Family Ads, and Business Ads:
Forms and payment are available under the “Fall Pro” tab on the JMS PTO website: 

Link to the ticket website available under the “Fall Pro” tab on the JMS PTO website:
Click the “Current Production” tab below to see performance dates and which students are in each cast (Black Cast or Gold Cast).
Learn More about about Fall Production

French Club

Advisor: Kim Johnson

French Club meets once a month and is sponsored by Madame Kim Johnson, 6th/7th/8th Grade French Teacher.  The activity will vary each month, but will be such things as doing Frenchy crafts, preparing Frenchy recipes, playing Frenchy games, and even collecting canned goods for a local food pantry in order to watch a Frenchy movie.  Most meetings are after school from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 306, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday.  Students can get further information from morning announcements and Schoology.  Any current 7th or 8th grade French student, along with ANY interested 6th grade student is welcome to attend French Club.

Gaming Club

Advisor: Gordon Gavin
Gaming Club is a social activity for all Jones Middle School students.  Once per week, Gaming Club participants gather after school to enjoy tabletop games and video games with friends.

Geography Bee

National Geographic Bee General Information
The National Geographic Bee is a competition open to all students in grades 3-8. Each state winner will go Washington DC to compete in the National Competition.

The Bee tests students’ knowledge in U.S. and world geography.

National Geographic runs a wonderful website that explains the general format of the Bee and provides practice test questions for students interested in participating. Students are encouraged to visit the site.

German Club

Advisor: Christy Charlton

Interested in learning more about the German language and culture? Join Deutsch AG/German Club!
Come join the fun!

Honor Choir

Honor Choir Jones Middle School
Advisor: Katie Widing
Jones Middle School's 7th and 8th Grade Auditioned Vocal Ensemble.

We represent Jones Middle School for various community functions. Contact us to perform at your event!

Interact Club

Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.


Math Counts

Advisor:  Karl Kirkpatrick
MathCounts meets every Tuesday morning until March in room 119 from 7:30 until 8:00. All students are welcome to attend.

There will be a competition in which 10 students will participate in February to represent Jones at Columbus State. 

Packing for the Streets

Advisor: Molly Miely

Packing for the Streets (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)  room 102
"Packing for the Streets" is in Mrs. Rankin’s room, room 102, right after school from 3:20-4:00. We’ll pack 100 meals for the homeless. No need to sign up; just show up!

Donations are always needed!  We use 100% of the items donated.  Bring donations labeled “Packing for the Streets” to the main office or to Mrs. Rankin’s room.

Items needed are:
Sandwich size Ziploc bags
Plastic spoons
Bottles of water
Individual size juice boxes or pouches
Fresh fruit or individual non-perishable fruit or applesauce cups
Individually wrapped packages of salty items--pretzels, crackers, chips
Individually wrapped sweet items--cookies, pudding cups and granola bars
Jelly or jam
Peanut or other type of non-perishable sandwich spread

Purple Project

Advisor: Adam Oliver
The Purple Project, a new club at Jones, is selling t-shirts to raise money for the Epilepsy Research Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The club meets once a week, on Wednesdays after school and is lead by two Upper Arlington High School sophomores and Mr. Oliver. The long-sleeved shirts can be purchased at and short-sleeved shirts can be purchased at

Robotics Club

Advisors: Steve Gdovin and John Kulina

Ski Club

Jones Middle School Ski Club
Advisor: Adam Oliver
Ski Club travels to Mad River Mountain for six Thursday or Friday evenings throughout the ski season.

For dates and more information, please contact Adam Oliver.

Spanish Club

Want to learn more about the culture and practices of Spanish-speaking people? Come to Spanish club! We will meet the third Thursday of each month after school on the 3rd floor. Come for food and fun! Spanish club will begin in September and is open to ALL students not just those studying Spanish.

For more information, please contact your child's Spanish teacher.
Senora Luce - [email protected]
Senora Mendoza - [email protected]
Senora VonHillebrandt - [email protected]

Spelling Bee

Advisors: Emily Fothergill and Michelle Lombardi

JMS Spelling Bee Qualifier:
December 11, 2019 at 3:30-4:30 in Jones Learning Center

UA District Spelling Bee:
January 8, 2020 at  Jones auditorium 

Practice sites:
"My Spell It" Word Study for Jones Qualifier
District Spelling Bee Word Study

Stock Club

 Advisor: Brian Shininger

Do you want to learn how to buy and sell stocks?  Students will participate in the "Stock Market Game,"  a statewide competition to try and make the largest profit using $100,000 of simulated money.  The Stock Club will typically meet from 7:30-8:00am on select days of the week.  Contact Mr. Shininger for more information!

Student Council

Advisors:  Laurie Sutherin & Nick Judy 
Student Council is open to current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Jones Middle School looking to plan and organize events for middle school students to participate in with a focus on service learning and giving back to the community. Student council members are responsible students who exhibit leadership skills. Council members are responsible for participating in at least one event during the year. 

  1. To provide opportunities for students to gain leadership skills and an appreciation for responsibility and accountability.
  2. To provide ways in which students may broaden their interests and develop new experiences.
  3. To foster healthy student-student, student-teacher, student-administration, and student-community interaction.
  4. To provide a channel of communication through which students can contribute to the school program.
  5. To develop an interest in current issues that involves all segments of the student population.
  6. To promote more student body involvement through pep assemblies, “information” assemblies and other whole-school events.

Talent Show

Every year, Jones Middle School presents a Talent Show to showcase our amazing students! We accept all kinds of performance skills, so get creative and have fun. :)

All students interested in performing in this year's Talent Show must audition and all members of an act must fill out the audition form. Students may also participate on the Tech Crew.

AUDITIONS: Students may audition for only ONE solo act, but may also participate in other group acts. Auditions must be "performance-ready" which means the act is fully learned, memorized, and realized, including what you are going to wear and how you want to use the stage. You must provide your own accompaniment, either live or in digital format (CD, USB drive, etc). Please, NO MP3 players (phones, iPods, etc.). You must also commit to the Audition, Dress Rehearsal and Performance  dates. No accomodations will be made for conflicts.

Performers: Mrs. Kathy Preston ([email protected])

Tech Crew: Ms. Luce ([email protected])

To join us on Schoology use the access code: 9KNVW-PXBRK

Washington D.C. Trip

8th Grade 
AdvisorAlice Aichele

Washington DC trip Information can be found here. It is also available on Schoology under the "Lunch" Course. Look for the "Washington DC Information" folder under Materials.

Please Note:  You must register by November 1 in order to go on the trip. 
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