Clubs and Activities

Cross Country

There will be a Sedgwick Cross Country Team in the fall that will be part of the intramural system. Teams will train 2-3 afternoons a week and compete in local and state meets after school and on select Saturday mornings.

Cycling Club

Location and time: Gym with Mr. Benyei, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, 3-4:15 p.m. Thursday

Auditions for the annual Spring musical are held right after Thanksgiving, the casts are posted before the December holiday break, and rehearsals begin when we return from the December break.  Rehearsals are held after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays.

Drama Club

Location: Auditorium with Mrs. Stemmer

This club gives student a setting in which to learn the technical skills needed to put on a production. In addition, students design and construct scenery, learn and implement lighting and sound design. The club meets after school in the fall and weekends in the winter.

Check the Drama Website for additional info.

Intramural Athletics

Mr. Celio

This popular program is open to students of every grade and ability level. Intramural sessions are held on most afternoons. The program is from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and late buses are available. The following seasonal activities are offered:

Sept./Oct. Flag Football, Soccer, Cross Country

Nov./Dec. Advisory Volleyball 

Jan./Feb. Basketball; Boys and Girls Fitness Center (7th and 8th Grade)

Mar./Apr. Matball, Ultimateball; Boys and Girls Fitness Center (7th and 8th Grade)

Apr./May Tennis Baseball

Kids' Lit Quiz

Wednesday at lunch with Ms. Moore, Mrs. McNeice, and Dr. Tamborello, Coach's room

Kids’ Lit is an international literature competition for children ages 10 – 13. Participants are avid readers of children’s and young adult literature who compete in teams of four. The contest to represent the United States is held at Central Connecticut State University in late January, and the winning team attends the World Final. Meetings are once or twice a week during lunch from mid-October through January.

Math Counts

3-4pm with Ms. Tauro in Room 227

This nationwide math coaching program concludes in February with a regional competition held at the University of Hartford. All students interested in strengthening their “mathleticism” may sign up in room 227. Weekly practice sessions are held from October through December. A school competition is held to select a team to participate in the regional competition.

Minecraft

Tuesdays from 3:00-4:15 with Mrs. McNeice

Come to the library media center to play Minecraft on our school server. Quest, build and compete! Work together in world creation. Explore maps. Sometimes we play in creative mode, other times in survival!

Mock Trial

3:00-4:00 with Ms. Hartunian in Room 315

Students analyze a mock court case and present both sides of the case in a regional competition held in late January. All students interested in the law should sign up. The team consults with a local lawyer, prepares the case and practices after school. Students can take on the roles of either attorneys or witnesses. 

Music First String

Monday from 3:00-4:00 and Thursday from 7:15am - 7:55 am with Mr. Hopko

Admission is by audition. First String provides the most dedicated string players an opportunity to perform advanced orchestral literature.

Music Jazz Band

Fridays from 7:15am - 7:55 am and Tuesdays and every 2nd Monday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Admission is by audition. This ensemble gives advanced middle school students in the opportunity to perform various styles of jazz music.

Music Stage Band

Thursdays from 3:00-4:15 with Ms. Wattel

Admission is by audition. This ensemble gives intermediate-advanced middle school students in the opportunity to perform various styles of jazz music. It is open to students who play non-traditional jazz instruments (french horn, tuba, clarinet, etc.) and rhythm section instruments (piano, guitar, bass & drum set).

Music Sounds

Tuesdays from 7:15am - 7:55am and Thursdays from 3:00-4:15pm with Mrs. Day

Admission is by audition in the spring. This is a select choral group for grades 7 & 8.

Music Top of the Sixes

Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm and Thursdays from 7:15am-7:55am with Mrs. Dzen

Admission is by audition in September. The 6th grade select choir allows talented students the opportunity to participate musically outside of school time.

Robotics

Thursdays from 3:00-4:15 with Ms. Kane in Room 120

Students will be building VEX and Seaperch (Underwater) robots. The students will be competing against other robotics teams across the state, and potentially the country. The students learn how to design, build and program different types of robots with varying robotics programming software.

Step Team

Mondays from 3:00-4:00 with Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Legenza in the Cafe

Students on the Step Team learn and create exciting, synchronized and rhythmic step routines that are performed both at Sedgwick events and within the community. This activity teaches students the merits of teamwork, practice, perseverance and cooperative learning. It also provides them with the opportunity to display their creativity and refine their leadership skills. There is a Fall and Spring season and 1-2 school performances. Students are expected to commit to weekly practices on either Mondays or Tuesdays from 3-4.

Student Council

Mondays from 3:00-4:00 with Mrs. Liseo, Ms. Goffin, and Mrs. Casillas in Room 229

Student Council Representatives are elected by each homeroom. The Student Council is the formal means by which students communicate their ideas and concerns to the faculty. Student Council works to benefit the community at Sedgwick and beyond by organizing student activities throughout the year as well as participating in community outreach projects such as food, clothing, and money drives. Students who are not elected as homeroom representatives and wish to participate may join one of the Student Council committees.

Unified Sports Soccer

Sundays from 5:00-6:30pm through October with Bowie, Garneau, and Brezinski

Unified Sports is a program which combines approximately equal numbers of special needs students with regular education partners for instruction and competition in a variety of sports. Unified Sports teams are placed in competitive divisions based on their skill abilities and range from training divisions to high-level competition.

Unified Sports Basketball

Sundays from 5:30-7:00pm from January through March with Bowie, Garneau, and Brezinski

Unified Sports is a program which combines approximately equal numbers of special needs students with regular education partners for instruction and competition in a variety of sports. Unified Sports teams are placed in competitive divisions based on their skill abilities and range from training divisions to high-level competition.

Unified Theater

Fridays (September - November) from 3:00-5:00 with ms. Bates and Miss Pelkey in the Cafe

The mission of the Unified Theater is to create a theatrical production equally featuring the talents of individuals with and without special needs. There are opportunities for students on stage and behind the scenes. Rehearsals start in September, and run through November. Meets Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Performances will be held November 15 & 16, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Yearbook

Mondays from 3:00-4:00 with Ms. Nagler in Room 119

Eighth grade students design and create the Sedgwick yearbook.  

hallway art
exterior of Sedgwick Middle School