Clubs & Activities

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.

7th Grade Camp

Advisor: Mark Johnston

Ambassadors for Change

Book Club

 
Book Club meets once a month during flex in the Learning Center. See Ms. Lombardi in the LC to sign up for Book Club and for more info.
 

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: http://chineseclub2014.wikispaces.com/. (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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cacac23a5fc1-uajunior
For questions? [email protected]

For information www.uadanceclub.com 

Fall Production

Contact: Sarah Santilli at [email protected] and Chris Lape at [email protected] 


CANVAS PAGE

Current Jones students and their families should email Sarah Santilli at [email protected] to gain access to our Fall Pro 2021 Canvas page.  All announcements, documents, and information will be posted to the Canvas page.  Students not involved in Matilda Jr. will be removed from the Canvas page.  All others interested in Fall Production should browse the information listed here on the Jones school website.


Registration, Family Ads, and Business Ads:

Forms and payment are available under the “Fall Pro” tab on the JMS PTO website: www.jonespto.com 

These forms are available from late August until early October.


Tickets and Donations:

A link to the ticket website is available under the “Fall Pro” tab on the JMS PTO website: www.jonespto.com 

This information is available during October each year.

Click the “Current Production” tab below to see performance dates.

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.  Any current 7th or 8th grade French student, along with ANY interested 6th grade student is welcome to attend French Club.

Gaming Club

Advisor: Alice Speegle
 
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.

nationalgeographic.com/geobee/

German Club

Advisor: Christy Charlton

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

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

 
MathCounts meets every Tuesday morning until March in room 246 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

Packing for the Streets (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)  room 102
 
"Packing for the Streets" is in 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 room 102.

Items needed are:
Sandwich size Ziploc bags
Napkins
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
Bread

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 www.booster.com/jmspurpleproject and short-sleeved shirts can be purchased at www.booster.com/jmspurpleproject0

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]

Spelling Bee


JMS Spelling Bee Qualifier:
December 8, 2021 at 3:30-4:30 in Jones Learning Center

UA District Spelling Bee:
January 12, 2022 at 9:00 in the Hastings auditorium 

Practice sites:

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. 

Goals:
  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.

Sustainability Club

Talent Show

Coordinators: Chris Lape & Julia Gomez

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.

Washington D.C. Trip

8th Grade 
Advisor:  Christy Charlton

Washington DC trip Information can be found here.

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