Academic Clubs

STEM Club
Advisor: Ms. Danielle Purciello (dpurciello @westex.org)

The STEM club offers students an opportunity to create, invent, compete, and play in challenges and activities that use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There will be a new challenge every meeting such as building towers from spaghetti and marshmallows, creating mummifies, or designing a container to keep ice from melting. The club meets in Room 118.


Math Counts
Advisor: Ms. Nicolette Culkin (nculkin@westex.org)

Math Counts is a club for 7th & 8th grade students who are interested in Math. It meets once a week from the end of October thru the beginning of February. The main objective is to prepare for a regional competition that takes place early in February.


Rogate
Advisor: Ms. Catherine Spinella (cspinell@westex.org)

Rogate (Resources Offered in Gifted and Talented Education) is a project of the National Talent Network, which offers programs in gifted and talented education. Members develop personal research and communication skills, have the opportunity to take the SAT, receive copies of the periodical News Net etc. Students are selected for Rogate based on their MAP scores. (They must score above the 90th percentile in both Math and Language Arts).



West Essex Middle School Book Club
Advisor: Mrs. Catherine Spinella (cspinell@westex.org)

The Middle School Book Club meets monthly to discuss a common novel selected by members of the club. The club reads popular, well-reviewed books of all genres. Club members read the book independently and then meet for a “book chat.” During the meeting, club members also discuss books they have read and give reading recommendations to the group. If you like to read and discuss books, this is the club for you!