Clubs & Activities
- Student Council
- SWAT Team
- International Club
- STEM Girls
- Lunch Bunch
- Banana Splits
- Ski Club
- Blue Notes
- Blues Devils
Advisor: Kevin Dougherty
The purpose of the Haldane Middle School Student Council is to collaborate with teachers and administrators to improve student life and provide students with valuable learning experiences. Student Council gives students a voice in determining school issues and exploring ideas for solutions. We strive to unite the student body, get students involved, and foster a positive climate throughout the school.
Advisors: Andrea McCue & Jenna Isabella
Advisor: Ryan McConville
Advisor: Bruno Ribeiro
Haldane Middle School International Student Club serves as a platform to connect people from all backgrounds, nationalities and ethnicities. The club welcomes all students who have an interest in learning about our differences and what we have in common.
Through activities and events, the club seeks to involve the community in a multicultural environment. Haldane International Club also seeks to create a community which celebrates diversity and embraces unity where everyone is respected for their differences and where these cultural differences can be shared and accepted in a tranquil setting.
MS Yearbook is open to students in grades 6-8. Students raise funds, promote sales, design, and create a 24+ page yearbook for the Middle School. Student take photographs, survey students, and work closely with the Student Council, clubs, intramurals, modified sports, and the music and art departments to represent student activities and events at the Middle School level.
The Lunch Bunch provides an alternative setting for lunch and recess for students grades 6-8. Students are free to come during their lunch period to eat, do homework, or hangout with their friends in an environment that is quieter and more relaxing than the cafeteria or outdoors. The Lunch Bunch can be a safe place for any student to come if they feel uncomfortable in the lunchroom, or need somewhere less stimulating to unwind between classes. The prevention educator at Haldane observes and supervises the lunch bunch, and is also available as a counselor for students to talk to in an informal setting if they need. The Lunch Bunch has become a great alternative to the typical cafeteria lunch of most middle schools.
Advisor: Lisa Kahan
Banana Splits is a peer group experience and is offered to any middle school student managing their living situations with families that are separated, divorced, and/ or in conflict.
This confidential group provides students with opportunities to share concerns, express emotions, and learn ways in which they may address any concerns. Mrs. Storey, the school counselor, moderates the weekly sessions.
Typical topics include positive communication, resolving conflict, managing stress, understanding emotions, handling the holidays, visitation schedules, and school and weekend life. Students may bring up other areas of discussion.
Students may attend meetings as desired and they are generally held during the school day.
Sixth graders and new students learn about Banana Splits in the beginning of each school year.
Advisor: Steve Graff
Advisor: Martha Mechalakos
Blue Notes is a small choral ensemble for female singers, grades 8-12. Directed by Martha Mechalakos, admission is by audition. Auditions are held annually. This group is primarily an a cappella ensemble and sings music of all styles, from medieval to contemporary, including classical, jazz and pop rock. Blue Notes had the honor of singing the national anthem in the spring of 2016 at CItifield for a Mets' baseball game.
Advisor: Christian Hoolan
Blues Devils is Haldane's own in-house rock and roll band. Students play all of the instruments and sing, typically playing songs that span various genres such as classic rock, funk, metal, punk, and anything else the students enjoy. Blues Devils perform at the school concerts, talent shows, and other school-held events, and can provide a great outlet for students that are into these genres of music.
Advisors: Tony Caldiero & Ed Crowe
The Middle School Intramural Program takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays during 10th period (2:15 – 2:55). Throughout the year, activities include, but are not limited to; ultimate frisbee, flag football, floor hockey, team handball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. The program will take place in the large gym, athletic fields, or blacktop. Students will not be required to change, but must wear sneakers. If students are not in proper attire they will not be able to participate in the activity.
Intramurals are not be available for Middle School students participate in modified, junior varsity, or varsity sports.