Welcome to our Middle School Clubs page. Research shows the value of student participation in extracurricular activities, particularly clubs, and the profound impact it has on their overall development.

Engagement in extracurricular clubs isn't merely an optional add-on to the school experience; it's a vital component that enhances students' social, emotional, and academic growth.

Here's why:

  • Social and Emotional Health: Participating in clubs offers students opportunities to interact with peers who share similar interests and passions. Through these interactions, students develop crucial social skills such as communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Moreover, belonging to a club provides a sense of identity and belonging, fostering self-confidence and emotional well-being.

  • Increased Academic Performance: Contrary to the misconception that extracurricular activities detract from academic success, research consistently shows that involved students tend to perform better academically. By managing their time effectively to balance academics and club responsibilities, students learn valuable time management and organizational skills. Furthermore, the sense of purpose and motivation derived from pursuing their interests outside the classroom often translates into improved academic performance.

  • Sense of Belongingness: Middle school can be a challenging time as students navigate through various social and academic pressures. Participation in clubs offers a sense of belonging and community within the school environment. Whether it's a debate team, science club, or art society, clubs provide a supportive space where students can connect with like-minded peers, form meaningful relationships, and feel valued for their unique talents and contributions.

In East Moriches, we recognize the significance of extracurricular involvement in shaping well-rounded individuals. That's why we offer a diverse range of clubs spanning academic, artistic, athletic, and community service interests. We encourage all students to explore these opportunities, discover their passions, and enrich their middle school experience.

Joining a club isn't just about what students do outside of class; it's about who they become as individuals—confident, resilient, and connected to their school community. Embrace the journey of discovery and growth through extracurricular activities, and unlock your full potential at the East Moriches Middle School.