“Clubs are an important part of the holistic approach here at Stanbridge,” said Director of Admissions Susan Coyne. “Clubs support the social development of our students in a very natural setting, while providing the opportunity for them to experience being part of a team.”
More than 60 Stanbridge Academy students participated in the nine-week term, engaging in such activities as theater, cooking, and LEGO. The most popular club was Minecraft.
“Minecraft combines the creativity of LEGOs with the interactivity of video games,” said Minecraft Club Sponsor Travis Callan.
Another extremely popular club this session was the Dodgeball Club, sponsored by Computer Technology Teacher Erik Tom. The Dodgeball Club will be competing against the team from Sterne School on Monday, November 23rd. All Stanbridge students and parents are encouraged to come out and support the team.
“I thought this would be a great opportunity for our kids to meet other students at different schools,” said Erik.
Athletic Director Mark Kelley organized the game with Craig Brewer, a former Stanbridge staff member who now works at Sterne.
“This will be our first time in history that Stanbridge will be hosting a school for a athletic competition,” said Erik.
Unlike the regular school day, clubs are comprised of students from across the three divisions.
“I like getting to interact with students from all grade levels,” said Travis, who also sponsors the Games Club. “I get to be a kid with [the students] in both of the clubs that I run."
Session II clubs will be announced December 14th—the last week of classes before Winter Break—and begin the week of January 11th.