Art Club members work on creating art projects involving a variety of materials chosen by the student. This club is open to all students. No art skills are needed. Art Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday's after school from 3:00-4:00. See the bulletin board outside the Art Rooms for upcoming meeting dates. The club is sponsored by Mr. Everson and Mrs. Briski.
Plank Citizenship Club
is a very special opportunity for Plank Pirates at all grade levels to work with students at Churchill Elementary and Brokaw Early Learning Center. Students leave school during the school day to go onsite at Churchill and/or Brokaw. Because students will miss class to work as mentors with younger students, they must be responsible for making up missed classwork. We also do community service projects of various kinds.
Plank Productions is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who enjoy putting on plays and musicals. This is an auditioned group, and has one performance during second semester.
Student Council is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th guys and girls who are interested in getting involved in their school and community. Members will be active in running the school store as well as planning dances, spirit weeks, food drives and many other school or community related activities.
is open to all 6th
, and 8th
grade students who enjoy legos, robotics, and teamwork! The Robotics Club at Plank is part of a larger group called First Lego League. Students will work together to compete against other schools in a competition that includes robotics, teamwork, and a presentation. The Robotics Club meets Tuesdays after school.
provides students an opportunity to use the school computer lab for Internet-based video games. The content is structured around school-appropriate video games (for example, Funbrain, www.theworlds-hardestgame.com, Google Earth Flight Simulator, etc.). The club also has a collection of video game systems (e.g., Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 64, and Playstation 3), and students are also encouraged to bring their portable video games (i.e., GameCube, PSP, etc.). Students can also research and explore video gaming summer camps, careers associated with the gaming industry, video game programming, and/or other technology related interests. Click on this link Tech Club
to check meeting dates/times and to download a permission slip.
Yearbook Club involves taking pictures of the events around the school and creatively putting together a "Treasure Chest" full of memories for the school year. If you would like to be part of the fun in creating our school’s yearbook, then this is the club for you! Yearbook Club is sponsored by Ms. Thill. Drama Club is where students can learn production skills, as well as expression, tone, and public speaking. It's a fun, safe environment for students to "come out of their shell" and learn improvisational skills as well. We also do a final production!
Plank Video Club
students will create/edit videos using Adobe Elements Premiere or other editing software like iMovie. We will also take digital pictures, explore pod casts, and select music for projects. Students will learn to use Animoto, Voicethread, Audacity and other web based online programs. Students will create using digital tools such as iPads, iPods, digital cameras and editing programs. The focus will be on creating book trailers, but not limited to this activity. Many of the club activities will focus on recording school events and life at Plank Junior High. We will meet on Tuesdays in the LRC lab from 3:00-4:00 pm. The club is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer. Click here for the Pirate Video Club website.