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AMS Clubs and Academic Teams

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Builder’s Club

Erin Bettazza

6, 7, 8 Students learn about community service and leadership

Cyclone Leadership Club 

Lisa Kirsch

Sara Knutson

6, 7, 8 Student government body whose objective is to convey the wishes of the student body and the co-presidents’ plans to the administration.

Drama Club

Emily Young 

6, 7, 8

Learn about theater and try out for the school play.



Dagney Paskach


6, 7, 8

International robotics competition that gives students the opportunity to build and program a LEGO EV3 robot and design an innovative solution to a real-world problem.

Math Counts 

Robert Alden

Lauren Booten

6, 7, 8 Math problem solving and critical thinking.

Math Olympiad

Steve McCrea

6 “Explore mathematical concepts while developing flexibility in solving non-routine problems with multiple solution paths” (MOEMS).

Mock Trial

Peggy Michelotti

6, 7, 8

Interscholastic competition that teaches about the legal process, critical thinking and public speaking by studying a case provided by the Iowa Bar Association and competing regionally with other schools to try the case in front of judges.

National History Day

Steph Schares

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6, 7, 8 Annual project-based contest allowing students to read, analyze, and synthesize historical information.

National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS)

Cappie Dobyns


7, 8

Provides visual artists with opportunities to explore personal artistic and creative passions while utilizing their talents to serve the community, within a fellowship of creative peers.


Steph Schares

Megan Fought

6, 7, 8

A place to support, connect, and advocate within the LGBTQIA+ community. Weekly digital meetings open to all grades. 

Science Bowl

Jordan DiLorenzo

6, 7, 8 Science Trivia challenge that promotes. scientific reasoning, teamwork and collaborative academic strategies.

Science Olympiad

Mary Glenn

Kerri Marsh

6, 7, 8 Interscholastic academic science team of 15 students competes in pairs in 23 different events for all disciplines of science and engineering.

Student Ambassadors 

Jennifer Haglund

Rachel Krofta

6, 7, 8 Help new students feel welcome. Ambassadors receive training each year to develop skills that help them connect with new students.

Writer’s Den

Steph Schares

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6, 7, 8 A place to connect with other creators. Share your writing, read others’ writing, and meet new friends! Most interactions will be held asynchronously.
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