Afterschool Clubs

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We offer a variety of before-school clubs, after-school clubs and activities for students. These include:

National Junior Honor Society - Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who have demonstrated excellence in five key areas: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. To be eligible, selected students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 during previous and current school years. Sixth-graders are invited during the second quarter of school, and must have a 3.8 grade point average. More information including meeting dates and times is available on the NJHS board in the library.

Adviser:  Jana Arredondo


Student Council - Officers are selected by their peers each year. Each participant will experience the following:

  • Leadership training
  • Providing student activities
  • Sharing in the management of the school
  • Developing high ideals of personal conduct
  • Helping solve problems
  • Seeking to interest students in school affairs


Yearbook Club -  Meeting dates are determined monthly, and are held from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the library. Students will receive photography assignments at the meetings.

Adviser:  Valerie Ruiz


FireBird Make Change Happen Club: Sponsored by ASU and Cisco Global Problem Solvers Middle School Program - Students learn how to become global problem solvers through a seven step program. Once students understand the steps, they are then challenged to pick a problem to solve in their own community. The program teaches student to use technical and entrepreneurial skills to solve community challenges. Students have to include an Internet of Things device to their solution. They learn how to complete a business plan and create a pitch to present at the Sky Song Competition in the spring.

We are one of only 10 schools in Phoenix in this program. We took third place last year!


Yarn Club (Knitting and Crochet Club) - Meets on Wednesday mornings in G-1. (7:45 - 8:10 a.m.). All students and staff are welcome, and no experience is required. No fee to join, however, students may want to purchase their own yarn and/ or needles after they learn the basics. This club creates personal items for themselves and their families, or they may decide to make something for the disadvantaged or a nursing home.


Chess Club - Afterschool activity, held every other Wednesday, designed to give kids the opportunity to learn the game of chess, improve their chess skills and enjoy competition against their peers. Novice players will be taught basic rules, the value of pieces and how to checkmate. More experienced players will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves by solving chess puzzles. While students will have the chance to measure their progress through wins and losses against their peers, the main focus will be on encouraging good sportsmanship and having fun.