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Rock 'n’ Roll Electric Bass Club

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm – Ms. Potoroka, Rm 421D

The bass player is a very important partner to the drummer because the two of them form the rhythm section of the band. In addition to learning to play the electric bass, you will also learn how to properly take care of the instrument and other music equipment and accessories. You will also learn how to read simple music and even write your own song! 


Art Club

Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:45pm - 4:15pm – Ms. Rho, Rm 311

Art Club is a chance for students to make arts and crafts that are not part of the regular art curriculum. Students will have a chance to work with clay, papier-mâché, paint and textile.  They will get to bring their projects home.


Student Government

Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Ms. Lee Rm 425

Students must be nominated by grade level teachers to represent their classes. Nominees will accept their nomination in writing and create a speech.


Computer Resource Room

Tuesdays 2:40pm - 3:15pm – Mr. Alex Pérez, Rm 411
Come use our newest APPLE computers equipped lab to research for your homework and all student printing purposes. 


Morning News Club

Wednesdays 2:40pm - 3:45pm – Mr. Gansa and Mr. Alex Pérez, Rm 411

Students will collaborate together and share responsibilities in writing, editing and publishing steps to create content for our online news broadcast to our school's website. Topics will range from schools news to reviews of music and movies. Students will be working together on google docs as shared documents while the teacher will facilitate and guide students on the processes of creating web content.


M.S.131 Repertory Dance Company

Fridays 3:00pm - 4:30 – Ms. Plaza, Rm 106-Dance Studio

Students engage in learning dance tools to develop choreography collaboratively with classmates inspired by their ideas, feelings, personal experiences, music, and exploration of diverse movement in space.


Chess Club

Fridays 2:45pm - 4:45pm – Mr. Zhao,  Rm 324B

Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play chess and learn new strategies in a friendly environment.  Chess Club also offers club tournaments, trophies and prizes.


Having Fun with English

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Ms. Pantazatos, Rm 321A

This club is especially designed for our ESL/bilingual students who want to practice in conversational speaking.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to speak in different situations, both formal and social. 


MOCA Club

Thursdays and Fridays 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Ms. Lidan Zhou and Ms. Wong, Rm 304B

Working in a partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America, the club’s essential question is “How did the Chinese influence American culture?”  Students analyze Chinatown’s history and compare and contrast its culture to other cultures. Students also learn about famous Chinese Americans and their contributions to American society. 


Homework Help

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:50pm - 4:30pm, Ms. Zhu and Mr. Dado room 414

Students will be given quiet and dedicated space to complete and understand their homework requirements as well as they will have access to a knowledgeable teacher for assistance.