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    Enrichment Activities
    Posted on 10/22/2020

    Enrichment activities are offered during Enrichment times:
    Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 12:40 pm or 3:15 pm
    Wed: 11:20 am or 1:45 pm

    Students that are interested in joining an activity should email the leader for the Teams link. The descriptions for the classes are below the grid.

    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    ASB Podcast
    (3:15 pm)
    Poort
    Library Club – Read Aloud
    (3:15 pm)
    Sterling
    Unified Lunch Group
    (11:20 am)
    Gedansky
    3D Modeling/Sculpture Club
    (12:40 pm)
    Ewald
    Library Club – Read Aloud
    (3:15 pm)
    Sterling
      Rainbow Club
    (3 :15 pm) Deskin
    Dirt Bike Club
    (11:20 am)
    Fischer
    Scientific Illustrations Semester 1 – Plants
    (12:40 pm)
    Fischer
    Novels & Films Club
    (3:15 pm)
    Clark
      ASB HR Rep meeting (3 :15 once a month) Poort What’s Up Wednesdays
    (1:45 pm)
    Sterling
    Game Club
    (3 :15 pm)
    Riedeman
     Chess Club (3:15 pm)
    Davies
      Novels & Films Club
    (3:15 pm)
    Clark
    Film Making
    (1:45 pm)
    Detering
    Beads Around the World
    (3:15 pm) Gedansky/Paris
     
          Library Club – Read Aloud
    (3:15 pm)
    Sterling
     
        Junior Jazz Club
    (3:15 pm)
    Escobedo
     
       
    Library Club – Read Aloud
    (3:15 pm)
    Sterling
     
        TALONS
    (1:45 pm)
    de Normandie
     

    DESCRIPTIONS

    LUNCH ENRICHMENT TIME OFFERINGS

    3D Modeling/Sculpture Club
    Time: Thursdays @ 12: 40 pm
    Leader: Ms. Ewald
    Email Ms. Ewald for the link: reewald@seattleschools.org
    In this club you can use almost anything to make 3D models of things, places, and people. If you like making paper sculptures, Minecraft, Legos, clay, anything, and everything, this is the place to be Thursdays during lunch. There will be plenty of opportunities to share what you know and the cool things you've making! All students are welcome!

    Dirt Bike Club
    Time: Wednesdays @ 11:20 am
    Leader: Ms. Fischer
    Email Ms. Fischer for the Teams link: mmfischer@seattleschools.org
    At Eckstein Middle School, we encourage students to be creative and pursue their interests. The Dirt Bike Club provides students with an outlet to discuss their love of motorcycles and of the connections this sport has with their education; from PE to STEAM, there are so many ways that this sport can expand your horizons, in an open, friendly environment with peers who share the same interests. We’ll learn about everything from safety, maintenance and costs, to star athletes in the sport. Overall, this will be a place to both have fun and make new friends. This club is for anyone who rides dirt bikes, who wants to ride, or is just interested in motorcycles and wants so share and learn about the dirt bike culture!

    Library Club What’s Up Wednesdays?
    Time: Wednesdays @ 11:20 am
    Leader: Ms. Sterling
    Email Ms. Sterling for the link: emsterling@seattleschools.org
    Join a social afternoon with the library where we will do things such as discuss genres of books, play trivia games, bake together, make things, and more! Students get to choose what they want to do for the next week. Student-directed social opportunity.

    Unified Lunch Group
    Time: Wednesdays @ 11:20 am
    Leader: Ms. Gedansky
    Email Ms. Gedansky for Teams Link: 
    jlgedansky@seattleschools.org
    The goal for Unified Lunch club is to spread inclusion and acceptance while celebrating everyone’s awesome uniqueness. We’ll eat our lunches, have fun conversations and play some virtual games. You can drop in or attend every week.

    AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT TIME

    Beads Around the World
    Time: 
    Thursdays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Ms. Gedansky
    Email Ms. Gedansky for Teams Link: 
    jlgedansky@seattleschools.org
    At Eckstein Middle School, we encourage students to be creative and pursue their interests. The Beads Around the World Club provides students with an opportunity to create beads and beadwork according to their interests in open, friendly environment with peers who share the same interests. The group will choose a region of the world and learn about how beads are used in the region both historically and culturally while also experimenting with different beading techniques. Staff will provide starter beading kits and accommodations so that everyone can participate. Overall, this will be a place to both have fun and make new friends.

    Novels & Films Club
    Time: Tuesdays & Fridays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Ms. Clark
    Email Ms. Clark for the link: ttclark@seattleschools.org
    At Eckstein Middle School, we encourage students to be creative and pursue their interests. The Novels and Films Club provides students with an outlet to discuss their love of books, short stories, and movies in an open, friendly environment with peers who share the same interests. The group will choose a book or short story to read and discuss, determine a pacing guide for reading, and view and discuss the film adaptation. Overall, this will be a place to both have fun and make new friends.

    Film Making Club
    Time: Wednesdays @ 1:45 pm
    Leader: Ms. Detering
    Email Ms. Detering for the link: jrdetering@seattleschools.org
    Learn about the film making process from film maker, August Detering. We will start with idea development and screenwriting. We discuss scene scouting and actor recruitment. Then we will move into filming using a smartphone.

    Library Club Read-a-loud
    Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Ms. Sterling
    Email Ms. Sterling for the link: emsterling@seattleschools.org
    Want a cozy end to your day? Listen to Ms. Sterling read parts of a book – no need for cameras or staring at screens! Library Club has already finished reading the book Free Lunch by Rex Ogle and has now started on the book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, chosen by students. 3:15pm every day but Wednesday and if you have to miss a day, no worries! The readaloud will be recorded and posted so you can catch up another day.

    Rainbow Club
    Time: Tuesdays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Mr. Deskin
    Email Mr. Deskin for Teams link: wjdeskin@seattleschools.org
    Do you identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you want to make some friends and have some social time after school? Then Rainbow Club may be for you! Rainbow Club is an inclusive social group that meets every Tuesday from 3:15-3:45. At Rainbow Club, students enjoy their time together by having conversations, playing games, and discussing topics related to the LGBTQ+ community. Identifying members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies are welcome!

    Game Club
    Time: Thursdays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Mr. Riedeman
    Email Mr. Riedeman for the Teams link: sjriedeman@seattleschools.org
    Game Club is a safe space for all students to come together to enjoy the finer things in life: games in all their glory. While this club used to focus solely on board and card games, we will be expanding our interests this year, attempting to bridge the technology gap through interactive groupings. Past students enjoyed Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering (Mr. Riedeman’s personal favorite), Yugio, Pokémon, Exploding Kittens, Chess and many other classics. Steam, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch and other devices will be acceptable ways to engage with your peers in this ever evolving club.

    TALONS
    Time: Wednesdays @ 1:45 pm
    Leader: Ms. de Normandie & Ms. Evans
    Email Ms. de Normandie for the Teams link: bfdenormandi@seattleschools.org
    TALONS is a new club at Eckstein for Students of Color providing a safe space where all opinions are respected. TALONS stands for: Tenacity, Academics, Leadership, Optimism, Nobility, and Service. Check out TALONS if you’re interested in finding ways to take control of your life inside and outside of school, have some fun, and build lasting friendships.

    Chess Club
    Time: Fridays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader: Mr. Davis
    Email Mr. Davis for the Teams link: dwdavis@seattleschools.org
    Join Eckstein’s Chess Club! Join us Virtually Every Friday at 3:15pm for an opportunity to play with other Eckstein players! All skill levels are welcome!

    Junior Jazz Club 
    Time:
    Thursdays @ 3:15 pm
    Leader:
    Mr. Escobedo
    Email Mr. Escobedo for the Teams link: 
    cuescobedo@seattleschools.org