Middle Level JET – Grades 6-8
Weekly – Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:20 PM
American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
Location: The Satellite Room
Facilitator: Natalie Ruecker
Participation by invitation
Practice: Thursdays during Exploratory November, December, and January
Competition in January
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. Eligible students will be invited to attend weekly practice sessions in preparation for the competition held virtually in January.
Location: The Lab
Facilitator: Natalie Ruecker & Rachel Warren
Art Studio explores various 2D and 3D art forms including origami, free drawing, watercolor, anime, and more. Students are able to learn new techniques, be creative, and share their own artwork with others.
Facilitator: Jenna Beer
Baking Jet explores the science and art of desserts. Students use math and science skills to adapt recipes, create new recipes, and explore their creativity. Cupcake and cookie decorating, working with icing and fondant, and trying new recipes are only a part of the fun.
Location: The Lounge
Facilitator: Bryan Salagovic
Strategy, planning, logic, and fun are all a part of the Board Games JET. Students learn collaboration and communication skills as they enjoy the competition and camaraderie of game play. Games may vary from week to week.
Dungeons & Dragons
Location: The Hangar
Facilitators: Alex Hilborn & Bryan Salagovic
Dungeons and Dragons encourages team-building, creative thinking, basic math, and storytelling as students take part in a fantasy adventure where their choices shape the game.
Location: JK8 Makerspace
Facilitators: Natalie Ruecker
The JK8 Makerspace allows students to create and design using various materials and tools. The Makerspace has a sewing machine, Cricut, and 3D printer.
Magic the Gathering
Location: The Commons
Facilitator: Aaron Anderson
Providing a safe space to work on social interactions, executive functioning skills, language arts, mathematics, and critical thinking, students explore different tactics to claim victory over their opponent. Using their own decks to play in different formats, to the school provided Commander decks for 4-person fun, students will get an opportunity to prove whose deck is constructed better and which strategy is best suited for the competition.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Location: The Hub
Facilitator: Kristen Morin
Participation by invitation – 7th & 8th Grade students
First Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship and helps middle-level students develop the knowledge and skills to become well-rounded student leaders in their school, community, and beyond. 7th and 8th grade students with a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the start of the school year will be invited to apply for membership.
Elementary JET – Grades K-5
Bi-Weekly – Mondays, 8:45 – 9:30 AM
Location: The Launchpad
Facilitator: Kaylynn Johnson
JET is an opportunity for K-2 students to attend a virtual, fun event with Mrs. Johnson and students’ classmates once or twice a month. The events will be different each time and simply provide a time for students to explore fun and different activities with their classmates. Students may do some guided drawing activities while wearing pajamas [AA1] [JC2] or go on virtual field trips to zoos around the world!
Location: The Lab
Facilitators: Leni Schlieper
Family friendly games that emphasize fun, planning versus luck, and the art of strategy.
Location: The Forum
Facilitator: Jackie Parry
Coding through apps appropriate for the elementary grades helps students learn basic digital literacy along with communication skills, while applying creativity, math, writing, and expanding their own confidence. Students will learn the basics of coding and eventually be on a path to creating their own games and apps.
Location: The Hangar
Facilitator: Emily Stephens
Guided drawing helps students learn the building blocks of basic artistic structures that students can build on using their own creativity. Guided drawing helps give students foundational skills in drawing knowledge but also helps to build confidence in their artistic abilities.