United for Change Community Service Club
Advisor: Ms. Kim Labbe- Svoboda
Contact: LABBK002@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Monday
Meeting Time: 2:30- 3:30pm
Location: room309
Description: This club stems from the Connecticut Forum. It is a student driven club dedicated to providing service to the community. There will be some field trips.

Ice Hockey Club
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Michaels
Contact: bmichaels@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): weekends
Meeting Time: Saturday 7:30am-9:00am; until March
Sunday 7:30-9AM
Location: Trinity College Ice Rink
Description: Learn-to-skate/Learn-to-play ice hockey leading to competitive play in and around the State of Connecticut.  Student participation based on clearance from school nurse. See Mr. Michael’s for all forms.

Middle School Year Book
Advisor: Ms. Cherry Rodriguez-Chan
Contact: RODRC003@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Monday
Meeting Time: 2:15- 3:15pm
Location: SMSA room 162
Description: Seeking middle school student photographers, writers, creative and artistic individuals who are willing to create a spectacular yearbook. Experience not necessary but the desire to work hard and have fun are most important.

Movie Club- high school
Advisor: Ms. Caryn Baseler
Contact: Basec001@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Beginning October 18, 2010
Meeting Time:  2:30-4:00pm
Location: SMSA room 317
Description: Come de-stress and enjoy movies and conversation with friends. Each month there will be a themed movie. October is scary movie month, November- Superheroes, December- Holidays, January- National Reach Your Potential Month, February- Black History Month, March- Musicals, April- Save the Earth, May National Pet month,
DATES: Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 31, Feb 21, March 21, April 18

Movie Club- middleschool
Advisor: Ms. Caryn Baseler
Meeting Date(s): Beginning November 1st;
Meeting Time: 2:30- 4pm
Location: SMSA room 317
Description: see High school. Movies will be G, PG, or PG-13
Dates:  Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7, April 4, May 16

Mountain Climbers Club
Advisor: Dr. Joshua Beebe
Meeting Date(s): Thursdays
Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30
Location: SMSA room 219
Description: Learn the safe, proper methods to become an experienced mountain climber. Club participants will practice on the SMSA climbing wall to gain fitness and skills prior to actually attempting more strenuous climbs. Field trips will be an important component of this club.

National Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Debra Carlson
Contact: DCarlson@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Begins in November
Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30
Location: TBD
Description: National Honor Society is a prestigious organization that recognizes student achievement in scholarship, service, leadership and character. Membership is by special invitation by faculty committee.

Naturalist’s Club
Advisor: Ms. Raka Sunderland
Contact: SUNDR001@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Tuesday (Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 14, Jan 18 spring dates to be announced)
Meeting Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: beginning at SMSA room 217
Description: This club emphasizes enjoying and learning about wildlife and plants in the area. We will be hiking, identifying trees and wildlife, camping and photographing nature.  Transportation to hiking sites by SMSA van. Transportation home from club activity is the responsibility of the family. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of return to SMSA.  Requires medical emergency release forms.

Olympic Fever on Ice
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Michaels
Contact: bmichaels@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s)/Times: Saturdays 11am-noon and Sundays 3:15-4:14pm
Location: Trinity College Ice Rink
Description: students in grades 6 to 8 Learn to skate with Olympic champions. Application is required. See Mr. Michaels for details.

Odyssey of the Mind
Advisor: Mrs. Joan Taraskiewicz
Contact: TARAJ001@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Thursday
Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30
Location: SMSA room 233
Description: come and explore the many challenges in science, math and literature. Draws upon students natural curiosity.

Pep Band
Advisor: Mr. Julius Prescod
Contact: presj002@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s):
Meeting Time:
Location: SMSA room 176
Description: Learn and/or improve your instrumental musical talents. Join the SMSA pep band.

Public Service Club
Advisor: Mr. Patrick Cone
Contact: CONEP001@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Thursday
Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: SMSA room 333
Description: The Public Service Club is for students who are from 14 to 18 years old. Students will be required to join a local fire, police or ems explorer program. This club is designed to allow students to learn more about the field of public safety. They will learn about career options in law enforcement, fire service as well as emergency medicine. Students will meet and hear from speakers who work or have extensive public safety experience. Field trips or off-site visits for further observation is possible.

Spanish Club
Advisor: Sr. William Rivera
Contact:  wrivera@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time: 2:15- 3:30pm
Location: SMSA room 216
Description: The Spanish club allows students to be further exposed to the Spanish language and culture through guest speakers, field trips, school projects and social activities. Students enrolled in High School Spanish classes are eligible to join.

Ski Club
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Michaels
Contact: 860-695-6936 bmichaels@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): TBD when MT Southington opens An informational meeting will be held in October.
Meeting Time: see below** (4-8pm)
Location: MT Southington, Southington, CT
COST: amount will be determined based on cost of lift tickets, rentals etc.
Description: Ski club is open to all members of the SMSA school community who are academically in good standing. Transportation will be provided by SMSA van to and from MT Southington. Transportation home from SMSA is the responsibility of the family. All students must be picked up within 15 minutes of arrival back at SMSA. **tentative dates: Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 15 or Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 6, Feb 14

Women’s Book Club
Advisor: Ms. Elka Finkenstein & Ms. Alyce Roberts
Contact: 860-695-6986/860-695-7029
Meeting Date(s): Monday
Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: SMSA room 210 or Library
Description: The purpose of this club is for young women in 10th through 12th grades who enjoy reading to meet and discuss novels that they have chosen as a group. It offers an opportunity for these students to meet in an informal setting and examine books that they enjoy in-depth.

Video Production Club
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Michaels & Mr. Dan Erickson
Contact: bmichaels@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): Friday production meeting
Meeting Time: based on events
Location: SMSA room 160 & TV studio
Description: SMSA students grades 6 – 12. Schedule will be based on SMS athletic events. Students will learn how to shoot video footage properly. You will use professional editing machines and studio enhancement computers to develop sport videos. Coaches, shows and student news programs for SMSA and Fox 61. The program will begin to use the SMSA TV studio to present student based educational programming. 

Drill Team
Advisor: Ms. Tandra Price
Meeting Date(s): Saturday
Location: SMSA fieldhouse
Description: If you enjoy stomping, marching and keeping time to music, this may be the club for you! Come join the newly formed SMSA Drill Team and learn new moves and have fun!

Student Council- high school
Advisor:  Ms. Joan Taraskiewicz
Contact: TARAJ001@harfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s): weekly day to be announced
Location: SMSA  room 233
Description: Become involved planning high school activities

Student Council – middle school
Advisor: Ms.  Kate McCoy
Contact: MCCOK001@hartfordschools.org
Meeting Date(s):  weekly day to be announced
Location: SMSA room 262
Description: Become involved planning middle school activities.