Clubs & Activities

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

Anime Club

Anime club is a student-led club where all types of anime lovers come together and do all things anime! Whether you would like to discuss your favorite shows, play some anime kahoots, or watch anime together, there is something for everyone. If you love anime, this is the place to be!

Sponsor:  Justin Mazza (Irving PE Teacher) and Gayle Ogletree (Irving Instructional Assistant)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is September 30th!

 

Animal Club

This is a student led club where members explore all things related to animals! If you love animals and learning more about them, this club is for you!

Sponsor:  Mark Grant (Irving MS History Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 pm.  First meeting is November 10th!

 

Animation Social Hour

Do you like to make animations? Come hang out with like-minded peers and share your favorite animations, tips, and tricks!

Sponsor:  Mrs. Bolton (South County Art Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 21st!

 

Apple Club

The Apple Club is a technology club that talks about Apple News, Products, Software, Hardware, and more! We do not only talk about Apple here, we talk about technology outside of Apple too. You do not have to know a lot about technology to join, as we will be sharing our opinions with each other. We welcome your great ideas! Think different.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Theresa Gregory (Frost MS Instructional Assistant)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 7th!

 

Art Club

Art Club 2.0! These live, interactive classes are designed to give students a break from school, creating a virtual art studio that is a more relaxed and creative environment. Art Club is a safe space where students are encouraged to engage with each other, have fun and share in collaborative art projects! We meet every other week in a “webinar” style with minimal prep or supplies necessary.

Sponsor:  Elizzabeth Beil (Irving MS Art Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.  First meeting is 11/9!

 

Bingo Club

Come play some virtual Bingo for weekly prizes!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Patrick Clark & Meagan Tubbs (Lake Braddock Teachers)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 5th!

 

Book Club (Region 4)

Virtual Book Club will play book-related games, chat all things books, and periodically read books together!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Colleen Conwell (Robinson Librarian), Emily Howard (South County Librarian) & Margaret Wickham (South County Teacher).

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Carpe Dîner!

Cooking with the French & Romans will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month. Join Chef Jones (Frost FACS teacher) and Magistra Miller (Lake Braddock teacher of Latin and sometimes French) to explore the cultures of Modern Day France and Ancient Rome. What better way to get to know a culture than through its food?! In this virtual cooking club, expect authentic recipes, step-by-step instructions and help, and fascinating cultural topics. For instance, did you know that wealthy Romans ate peacocks at extravagant feasts? Not on our watch! But we will get to make things like crepes, real chocolat chaud, and ancient Roman dormice (well, our variation of it). 

Please note:  The FCPS Office of Risk Management and the Office of Safety and Security concur that an adult should be present while a student performs food preparation skills and uses residential kitchen equipment. 

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Brittany Jones (Frost MS Teacher) & Cheri Miller (Lake Braddock Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 13th!

 

Citizen Gals Social Club

Citizen Gals Social Club is an elite opportunity for outstanding young women. CGSC is designed to promote conversations, idea sharing, and action around issues that are important to young women as members of the community and citizens of the world! We will explore issues, discuss possible solutions, learn how to communicate through differences, and try different ways of sharing our voices, including writing, pod-casts, organizing, community meetings, etc. And of course, have loads of fun! Each member has a unique voice, and we want to help explore different ways to be heard and have meaningful connections with other like-minded (and different!) citizen gals!

Sponsor:  Meghan Snell (Irving MS Foreign Language Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.  First meeting is 11/9!

 

Coding Club

Interesting in coding?  Students will learn JAVA in the Fall & Python in the Spring.  Students will work through problem sets and learn real-world coding applications.  This club is best for students who have some prior experience with coding.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Jennifer Marshall (Irving MS Technology Education Teacher) & Thomas Jefferson High School Students

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 5th!

 

Coding For Beginners

This club is for beginning coders! We will be learning JAVA in the fall and Python in the spring. We will learn coding concepts and working on problem sets. We will also play some coding games!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Jennifer Marshall (Irving MS Technology Education Teacher) & Amanda Gittens (Irving MS Special Education Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is November 12th! 

 

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:  Beau Buchanan & Dave Frenck (Irving MS Counselors)

Meeting Day/Time:  Last Tuesday of every month from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is September 29th!

 

Enviro Club

Join us in doing more to help the environment! Create projects that support a green school and community, and learn more about how we can protect planet Earth.

Sponsor:  Morgan Miciak (Irving MS English Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is November 12th!

 

Full Body Fitness (Thursday)

Come join us on Thursdays for a full body workout! We will explore a variety of cardio, HIIT, and strength-based exercises. Stretching and yoga will also be incorporated into these workouts. Let's get your body moving after a long day in front of the computer screen!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Emily Geary (Irving MS After School Specialist), Jamaal Hines (Lake Braddock After School Specialist), McKenzie McLeod (South County MS Teacher), and Chris Woodby (South County MS After School Specialist)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

Game Club (Among Us)

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!! The Among Us Club is here! Students will compete against staff members and other students. We will start with Among Us and build to other games.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Various staff members from South County MS, Lake Braddock MS and Irving MS.

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is November 10th!

Garden Entrepreneurship Club

Students will work with representatives from Arcadia Farms and FCPS staff to create a small business plan, prepare a budget, maintain good fiscal records, and create promotional marketing materials for their plant or business idea. The program will include special guest speakers, virtual visits to farms/gardens, cooking classes and more!

*The club is open to students from Irving MS, Key MS, Sandburg MS, and Whitman MS. Space is limited, so sign up is required.

Sponsor:  Mr. Echevarria (Arcadia Farms) & Ms. Morgan (Whitman MS)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 3:00 – 3:45 pm.  First meeting is October 21st!

 

Let’s Bake!

Do you like to bake? If you do, then this is the club for you. Each week we will make a different dessert, from cookies, to cake, pie, muffins and more. The recipe will be posted each Saturday for the following week's tasty dessert, which will give you several days to get your ingredients.

Please note:  The FCPS Office of Risk Management and the Office of Safety and Security concur that an adult should be present while a student performs food preparation skills and uses residential kitchen equipment. 

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Debbie Metzker (Frost MS After School Specialist) & Theresa Gregory (Frost MS Instructional Assistant)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Lens Photography Club

Are you interested in photography? Want to learn how to take cool photos, edit, and create meaning through images? All Cameras & experience levels welcome!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Alyssa Hard (Robinson MS) & Michelle Ciancarelli (Irving MS Art Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is November 4th!

 

Movie Club

Do you love to watch movies? Then this is the club for you! Join us once a month to relax and watch a movie together. We will meet on the following dates: 10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/12, and 5/10.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Julia Little (Frost MS Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Once a month on Monday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 19th!

 

National Math Club

A national math program that gives middle school students the opportunity to play fun math games, engage in math explorations, and complete problem set challenges.

Sponsor:  Jarrett Cowgill (Irving MS Mathematics Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Okay Boomer Talk Show

This talk show will be hosted by an All-Star cast of staff members from Region 4. Students will have the opportunity to guide the show by submitting topics in a Google form. This is the show where we talk about everything and nothing at the same time. There will be fun trivia, fun polls, and Kahoot games. This show promises not to disappoint!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Mr. Christ, Mr. McCormick, Mr. McLeod, Ms. Pybus, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Woodby (South County MS), Mr. Hines (Lake Braddock After School Specialist), & various Region4 FCPS Staff

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is 10/22!

 

Origami Club

The Origami Club is a club dedicated to the craft of origami. Students will learn and teach others how to fold origami and share this unique form of art. Students will discover a new or already enjoyed leisure activity that can also improve spatial learning.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Boram Lee (Frost MS Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 7th!

 

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 students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

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

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  First meeting is October 6th!

 

Read-Alouds

A Read-Aloud Group is a fun way to read books with other students and teachers online. Current book offering is:  The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon.

Sponsor:  Susan Frenck (Irving MS English Teacher) 

Meeting Day/Time:  Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Current book runs from 10/20 to 11/12!

 

Readers Unite!

“Readers Unite” is a new name for Irving’s book club in this new year. Students will meet virtually after school to connect with other students who are passionate about reading. Come meet new friends, read a new book, and enjoy discussions and activities about the book!

Sponsor:  Diane Gawalt & Mary Ann Monk (Irving MS Librarians)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is September 30th!

 

Region 4 Soccer Academy

If you enjoy playing soccer whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years, this club is perfect for you! The staff members facilitating this club are experienced soccer coaches and bring extensive soccer knowledge to the club. Students will participate in skills & drills challenges, discuss all professional soccer leagues and players, play soccer Kahoots, and other soccer related discussions.

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Mr. Bernedo (South County MS) & Ms. Benner (South County MS)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is November 9th!

 

Rising Spartans Football

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:  Elizzabeth Beil (Irving MS Art Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  1st & 3rd Monday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.  Interest meeting is November 10th!

 

Rock Report (School Newspaper)

Interested in playing football in high school? Come check out Rising Spartans Football! We will learn West Springfield High School football schemes and complete workouts. This club will prepare players physically and mentally for freshman football next year. Open to both 7th and 8th graders.  

Sponsor:  Dave Dachille (Irving MS Civics Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 27th!

 

Strategic Board Games Club

Do you enjoy playing board games? Do you like to strategize, plan, and plot your next move against your opponent? Or maybe you just like hanging out with friends to play games and chat? Try the Strategic Board Games Club! You don't have to know how to play – come and learn. Let us know what you are interested in, but some options include Settlers of Catan, Stratego, chess, and more! Bring other suggestions and teach us something new!

Sponsor:  Alexander Cohn (Irving MS Science Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 22nd!

 

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:  Dave Dachille (Irving MS Civics Teacher) & Emily Geary (Irving MS After School Specialist)

Meeting Day/Time:  2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Teen Chefs Cooking Club

Every Friday, you get to cook dinner for your family! We will make a variety of dishes for dinner, breakfast and sides. The recipe will be posted each Saturday for the following week's menu, which gives you several days to get your ingredients.

Please note:  The FCPS Office of Risk Management and the Office of Safety and Security concur that an adult should be present while a student performs food preparation skills and uses residential kitchen equipment. 

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Debbie Metzker (Frost MS After School Specialist) & Theresa Gregory (Frost MS Instructional Assistant)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 9th!

 

Theatresports

Interested in Theatre and Improv? Come check this club out!  We will play theatre activities, perform, design and practice for Theatre Sports Competitions!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Tim King (Irving MS Drama Teacher), Larry McCormick (South County MS Drama Teacher), & Stacey Mitchell (Lake Braddock Drama Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 6th!

 

Trivia

Come test your knowledge on a variety of topics for weekly prizes!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Patrick Clark & Meagan Tubbs (Lake Braddock Teachers)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 6th!

 

Volleyball Club

Volleyball club is open to anyone interested in learning or improving volleyball skills. If you are planning to tryout for volleyball in high school, this is a great opportunity to learn from the high school coaches and players.

Sponsor:  Stephanie Noriega (West Springfield High School Head Volleyball Coach) & other WSHS coaches/varsity players

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Walk & Talk

Tired of sitting in front of the computer all day? Join us for Walk & Talk! Sign in, connect your headphones and voice chat with us while we move around and talk about different topics. We may even have special guests join us from time to time!

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Dolores Malloy (Robinson Counselor) & Ashlee Nelson (Irving MS Counselor)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Whisk Takers!

Do you want to learn your way around the kitchen? Join Ms. Wilson and Ms. Jones on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm to “take some whisks!” Each session we’ll learn how to create new snacks, meals, and treats.

Please note:  The FCPS Office of Risk Management and the Office of Safety and Security concur that an adult should be present while a student performs food preparation skills and uses residential kitchen equipment. 

*This club is open to students at Frost MS, Irving MS, Lake Braddock MS, Robinson MS, and South County MS.

Sponsor:  Heather Jones (South County MS Teacher) & Roz Wilson (Irving MS FACS Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  First meeting is October 6th!

 

Washington Irving Theatre Society (WITS)

Acting, singing, dancing, playing games, doing Improv, being silly, having fun... This is what WITS is all about! Whether you like to be the center of attention, be part of a group, or cheer from the audience, WITS has a spot for you… in a virtual theatrical world.

Sponsor:  Tim King (Irving MS Drama Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 8th!

 

Workout Wednesday

Are you tired of sitting and staring at the computer screen?! If so, then join Mrs. Roberts on Wednesday’s to get moving! We will do different types of workouts that require little space and no equipment. Don’t let that fool you though. You will still be sure to get your heart rate pumping. Wear comfortable clothes, grab your water, and bring lots of energy!

Sponsor:  Amanda Roberts (Irving MS Physical Education Teacher)

Meeting Day/Time:  Every Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  First meeting is October 7th!

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