Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton Middle School Clubs and Organizations


Sponsor: Ms. O‘Connor (

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of each Month from 7:30-8:20 in the Main 110

Criteria: All girls Welcome

DescriptionAlton Middle School Girls Empowered by Math and Science, (AMS GEMS) invites 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade girls to make friends with engineering, math, science, and technology. Activities include demonstrations, experiments, field trips, and guest speakers.  



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AMS Youth Group (Bible Study)


Sponsor: Mrs. Reeves (

Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of the Month in Room 116

Criteria: Needs Transportation Home

Description: We read and discuss books from the Bible, watch music videos/clips, and play games.


Anime Club


Sponsor: Ms. Holland (

Meeting Time: Second Thursday from 3:20-4:00 in Room 202 in Main

Criteria: Needs Transportation Home



Chess Club

SponsorMs. Campbell (

Meeting Time: Wednesday from 3:20-4:00 in Room 550

Criteria: Any Students are welcome to attend

Description: The Chess Club will give students an opportunity to learn the basics of chess and practice the game.  Newcomers, as well as experienced players are welcome.


Distinguished Gentleman’s Club for Males

Sponsor: Ms. Rush-Taylor (


Meeting Time: Monday until 5 in Room 523 of EN

Criteria: Application and Interview Process, Students can retrieve applications in the AP's office in their house

Description: This program’s main focus is to provide opportunities for male students to enhance self-esteem and self-image.  Participants in this program will also learn the importance of appropriate outer appearance and how to set goals and work towards success. 



National Junior Honors Society

Sponsor: Ms. Cotton (

                 Ms. Campbell (

Meeting TimeThe easiest way to stay informed is to join the Google Classroom page. The code is: 5saq9a

Criteria: 8th grade, 3.8 GPA and no points

Description: The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.


Power of Peers

Sponsor: Ms. Scavatto (

Meeting Times: TBA

Criteria: See School Social Worker for Details

Description: Students involved will do various activities to promote drug, alcohol, and tobacco free living.  Students also do leadership activities both on campus and in the community


Redbird Garden Group

Sponsor: Mr. Utgaard (

Meeting Time: Tuesdays after school until 5 in room 541 in the Annex (SEASONAL)

Criteria: Needs Transportation Home

Description: Students learn to plan, plant and maintain both kitchen and landscape gardens. Students work with garden tools in a hands-on learning experience and often enjoy the fruits of their labor.


Schumann Chamber Orchestra

Sponsor: Ms. Pierce (

Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays Morning 7:45-8:25

Criteria: Members must audition in September

Description: This orchestra plays in the community to represent ACUSD #11.  Made up of exceptional players


Science Olympiad

Sponsor: Mrs. Allen (

                Mrs. Keith (

                Mr. Nelson (

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 in room 309 (Main)

Criteria: Signed Permission Slip / Needs Transportation Home

Description: SCIENCE OLYMPIAD has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.  To be a part of the team you have to have a strong interest in science, enjoy doing hands-on activities, and like experiments


Student Council

Sponsor: Ms. Greenwood (

                 Mr. Winkelman (

Meeting Time: Committees meet on Wed from 3:15-4:00 in Rm 530.  All student council meets the third Friday of the month from 7:45-8:15 in the Main Library

Criteria: Members must be petitioned in by 20 of their peers, a parent/guardian, and/or a staff member

Description: Our goal is to create student leaders who promote school spirit.  Members will be involved on campus and give back to the community through fundraisers and volunteer work.







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Yearbook Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Alexander (


Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 8:00 in Room 215

Criteria: 7th and 8th graders

Description: Students will learn how to create pages, edit text, and photography.


Young Men’s Choir

Sponsor: Ms. Sharpe 

Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday starting in February 3:30-4:30

Criteria: All Young Men are Welcome

Description: This is a new group offered to male students who have an interested in singing songs from different genres.  Times are subject to change.


Alton Middle School Theater Arts Program:

Sponsor: Mr. Pitts 

Meeting TimesAll rehearsals and auditions are held after school from 3:30pm-5:45pm for the productions.Every Tuesday after school, we have Theater Workshop Classes. Here students are taught audition, musical theater, dance, and acting techniques.

Criteria: All Middle School Students

DescriptionAlton Middle School Theater Arts , is an after school theater program designed to educate middle school students on developing acting, dancing, singing, technical design, costumes, and theater marketing skills for their productions throughout the year.The Theater Arts program provides opportunities throughout the school year for students to explore theater and musical theater.We do three productions a year. A musical in the fall, a children's theater show in the winter, and a musical in the spring. 





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Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton Middle School: 2200 College Ave., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2200 Fax: 618-463-2028