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    The development of the Staunton City Schools budget is a complex process and we appreciate your willingness to provide input.  All survey responses must be submitted by February 11, 2019. To lend your voice to the conversation please complete the survey by visiting the Budget Survey page.


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  • After School Activities for Fall

    Shelburne has many clubs, sports, fine arts groups, and other activities for students to be involved with.  While some groups are already meeting, several more will begin this month. Talk to the sponsor for more information:


    B.O.B. - Battle of the Books is an after school book group for students who LOVE books. Students will read a selected set of books, and in December will participate as a team in tournaments with other middle schools.  This club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who enjoy books, and wants to hang out with others who also love books. BOB is sponsored by Librarian Morris and meets each Wednesday in the library.


    Board Games Club - Board Game Club is a weekly meeting for kids who enjoy socializing and playing games! We will play classics such as Yahtzee, Pay Day, and Monopoly and learn many new games!  This club will begin October 3rd in Ms. Haynes’ room, B-11.


    Creative Writing Club - Creative Writing Club is open to all students. Sponsored by Dr. Turner in Room A-10, It is an opportunity for students to share their voice through their writing, often choosing the format and topic of their pieces. As a part of the club, students will be contributing to a club blog where they can post their writing and respond to other's writing to form a community of writers.


    Crochet Club - Do you like being creative? Enjoy making things? Then come try your hand at crochet. No knowledge or skills needed, Mrs. Thorne will teach you. Already know how to crochet? Awesome, then come to improve your skills and help others learn. No supplies needed, as there are plenty to choose from. The crochet club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in room B15.


    Cross Country -  Various running  routes are planned around Shelburne, the neighborhood, and Gypsy Hill Park by Coach Bennett and Coach Smith to condition members and prepare for meets. Shelburne Cross Country will participate in approximately eight regional meets.  Participants must have a VHSL physical and there is a $25 fee to cover uniforms and entry fees. Returning members are running together this week. New members are invited to begin August 20th.


    FCCLA - Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month with Ms. Folks,  FCCLA is a national youth leadership organization that works with Family and Consumer Sciences. FCCLA encourages young people to take the lead, build strong relationships and communities, and take control of their futures.

    History Club -  History:  The Civil Rights Movement, World War II, Native Americans, Archeology.  These are only some of things that we will explore in the History Club.  Join Mr. Ciszek and Ms. Jones in learning, reading, writing, and living history. The Club’s main goal is to bring together students and teachers with a real passion for history, helping them learn from each other's ideas, experiences, and stories.  Meetings are 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month.


    Lego League -  Lego League is a club that engages kids in a scientific and real-world challenge, as well as a robotics competition. Students work together to research, develop, and present a solution to the real-world challenge. The competition will take place at JMU in November.  Maximum number of members: 10. Sponsored by Ms. Ilnitzki.


    Logic Puzzles - Do you like solving different kinds of puzzles and having fun? Come join the Ms. Spielman and the Logic Puzzles club every Tuesday and learn how to do new things or share your experience with others. We'll do mazes, grid puzzles, sudoku, dot puzzles, rebus puzzles, hidden pictures and many more.


    MusicalShelburne has a long history of excellence in the Fine Arts.  Each fall, the drama department offers students a chance to stage a musical production.  This year, the show is “Annie, Jr.” Auditions were early in August and rehearsals are underway.  The show will be directed by Missy Maynard, with music director Jon Wilson, choreography by Mary Faye Browning, Shelburne’s Drama Mama Dawn Davis,  and a host of other staff working on sets, costumes and more.


    NJHS - National Junior Honor Society is an organization dedicated to service, scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and character. Seventh graders with a GPA of 3.75 were invited to apply at the end of their seventh grade year. Throughout the year, we work on service projects that enrich our school and community.


    VolleyballShelburne Volleyball is entering their second year as a team with higher expectations than ever. Try-outs were held before school started so we could start preparing for our first games.  We hosted our own tournament already on August 25th. More importantly, we aim to create school leaders who also contribute to the community around us! Support the team by coming to games and showing your school spirit!!


    Woodwind Ensemble - The Woodwind Ensemble is open to all 7th and 8th grade Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Saxophones, Bassoons, and French Horns. We learn Christmas songs after school and in December we take a field trip to play at all of the elementary schools. We also stop by Cici's for Lunch! Additional information available from Mr. Nesmith.


    Yearbook Club - The main purpose of the Yearbook Club is to produce the school's annual yearbook. To accomplish this, members who join the Yearbook club with Ms. Cooper will be taught basic lessons in photography, writing, editing and electronic layouts.



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