After School Clubs & Activities

See Our After School Program in Action!

These are our current club offerings.  Please note that additional clubs will be added and offered throughout the school year.

Anime Club

A place for students who enjoy anime, manga, drawing, games, and Japanese culture.

Sponsor:  Ms. Pareja

Meeting Day/Time:  Alternating Tuesdays, first block

 

Art Club

A place for practicing artists to hone their skills and work together on projects to beautify the school and community.

Sponsor:  Ms. Ciancarelli

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays, first block

 

After School with a Teacher

Prearranged after school during teacher's office hours. This is highly encouraged for students that need additional help.

Meeting Day/Time:  Pre-arranged with teacher

 

Book Club

A journey through different themes and series, guided by our wonderful librarians.

Sponsors: Ms. Gawalt and Ms. Monk

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays, first block

 

College Partnership Program (CPP)

The College & Career Exploration Program’s mission is to expose students to a variety of knowledge, speakers, opportunities, and activities associated with high school and post-secondary options in order to encourage life-long learning and success. Students can expect to participate in a variety of activities such as guest speakers, virtual visits to the FCPS Academy classrooms, CPP Day, and virtual college campus tours.

Sponsor:  Mr. Buchanan & Mr. Frenck

Meeting Day/Time:  Last Tuesday of each month, first block

 

Debate Club

Students of all abilities will develop their oracy skills by discussing current affairs.

Sponsor:   Ms. Boltuch

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays, first block starting after Spring Break

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Members will go on adventures, fight monsters, discover treasure and explore a mystical world.

Sponsor:  Ms. Wilson 

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block

 

Enviro Club

Care strongly about the environment? Or want to raise environmental awareness in our school community? This is the club for you. 

Sponsor:  Ms. Miciak

Meeting Day/Time:  Alternating Thursdays, first block

 

Football Club

Gor rising 9th grade students interested in developing their skills to play at the next level. 

Sponsor:  Mr. Dachille

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, first block

 

Harry Potter Club

Do you consider yourself a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin? Calling all Harry Potter fans...this club is for you! Club activities will include trivia games and other Harry Potter related activities. Come cast spells, play Quidditch, and celebrate your love for the characters! Where will the Sorting Hat put you?

Sponsor:  Mr. Cowgill

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block

 

Hollow Lounge

A place to socialize with friends, play games and listen to music.

Sponsor:  Ms. Knizner

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block

 

Homework Club

An opportunity for students to complete their homework, study or get started early on a project in a quiet space.

Sponsor:  Various sponsors

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, first and second blocks!

 

Humanity Club

A safe space to celebrate your own identities and support others.

Sponsor:  Ms. Sakas

Meeting Day/Time:  Alternating Mondays, first block

 

Intramurals

Future Steph, Nneka, KD, Messi, Ronaldo, Tom or Kiraly? Let's see your skills. Participation form required.

Sponsor:  Mr. Lee

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays and Thursdays, first block

 

Lego Masters

A different theme each week, where participants will have 45 minutes to build, and compete towards being crowned Lego Master.

Sponsor:  Ms. Conley

Meeting Day/Time:  Twice a month on Mondays, first block

 

Makerspace

Hands-on STEM, with a focus on design, robotics and computer technologies. 

Sponsors:  Mr. Brown and Ms. Marshall

Meeting Day/Time:  1st and 3rd Monday of each month, first block

 

Marvelous Mondays

A close look into Marvel Cinematic Universe, exploring origin stories, villains and the intricacies of the multiverse.

Sponsor:  Ms. Brambila and Mr. Simpson

Meeting Day/Time:  1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, first block

 

Megamind Club

In this club we will watch movies, make friends, and play games based on Megamind. This club is great if you're looking for a fun group and fun activities.

Sponsor:  Ms. Patchan

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block

 

Meme Club

Students will learn how to create their own memes based on the weekly topic.

Sponsor:  Ms. McGuire

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, first block

 

Minecraft Club

This club will discuss new snapshots, watch livestreams, play Kahoot! and play Minecraft.

Sponsor:  Ms. Sakas

Meeting Day/Time:  Alternating Thurdays, first block

 

NASA Sparx

Students will learn about the moon and its exploration and build a prototype of a lunar module that could be lived in for 2 people for 2 weeks on the moon. This is a six-week program.

Sponsor:  Ms. Baez, Ms. Conley, Ms. Mossburg

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block

 

Ping Pong Club

Smashing group of students who compete in the stimulating sport of table tennis.

Sponsor:  Mr. Esposito

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays starting March 8, first block

 

Play Games!

A chance to burn off energy by participating in outdoor games!

Sponsor:  Mr. Cohn

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, first block

 

131 Poetry Club

If you love language

If you've ever been moved by sounds

Try Poetry Club

No pressure to read

No pressure to come perform

No pressure to write

You just need an itch

An urge to swim with syllables

To make words come alive

*This club is open to virtually to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS. Search for the Group in Schoology (132 Poetry Club).

Sponsor:  Michael Verbicar & Theresa Gregory (Frost MS Instructional Assistants)

Meeting Day/Time:  Virtual, every Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Rock Report (School Newspaper)

The Rock Report is a student-written and published digital newsletter that features a wide variety of stories including; Irving school & community events, Horsemen Heroes, student polls & questionnaires, short stories, Student Spotlights, entertainment reviews and much more! We are a team of committed, creative, enthusiastic authors & reporters; come join our team and spread the R.O.C.K.-Star spirit!

Sponsor:  Mx. Beil

Meeting Day/Time:  In-person meetings the 1st Monday of each month, first block. Virtual meetings the remaining Mondays, first block.

 

Smash Bros Club

Enjoy playing Smash Bros? Join this group of gamers.

Sponsor:  Ms. Wilson

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, second block

 

Star Wars Club

In a middle school far, far away... Jedi vs. Sith, Republic vs. Separatists, Rebellion vs. Empire.

Sponsor:  Mr. Simpson

Meeting Day/Time:  2nd and 4th Mondays, first block

 

Student Council Association (SCA)

The SCA fosters student leadership and promotes participation within the Irving community. SCA members are responsible for the planning and implementation of school-wide events including spirit weeks, dances, and service projects

Sponsor:  Ms. Sommers and Mr. Esposito

Meeting Day/Time:  Meets twice per month, meeting days vary

 

T.R.I.B.E.

To build leadership qualities in young men, through sports, community and belonging.

Sponsor:  Mr. Dachille and Mr. Toothaker

Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays, first block

 

Volleyball Club

All levels are welcomed, from beginner to AAU. Participants will enhance their skills and work on their goals.

Sponsor:  Coach Noriega

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, second block (ends March 29)

 

Weight Training

An opportunity for students to learn the equipment and the muscle groups to achieve their goals.

Sponsor:  Mr. Brown and Ms. Thompson

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, first block

 

Whisk Takers!

Do you want to learn your way around the kitchen? Join Ms. Wilson on the first and third Tuesday of the month during both blocks (2:35-4:35pm) to “take some whisks!” Each session we’ll learn how to create new snacks, meals, and treats.

Sponsor:  Ms. Wilson 

Meeting Day/Time:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, both blocks

 

WITS

A club for our future performers and/or technicians working behind the scenes.

Sponsor:  Mr. King

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesdays, first block

 

Yarnworks Knitting Club

Knitters of all skill levels are welcomed!

Sponsor:  Ms. Gawalt

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursdays, first block