With Christmas Break almost over and students getting set to return to school we are preparing to begin a new journey at SCMS. In December students were given a handout about our newest endeavor to increase student participation, clubs. Students were given a wide variety of clubs to select from, 47 in all. Starting in January students and staff will participate in clubs. Club Days will be held during the morning of every early release day, the first being January 24. The addition of a Club Day to our school will get more students involved in things that they are interested in and allow students and staff to get to know one another in a different setting. The staff and students are excited about the addition to our school. The staff who are sponsoring the clubs have taken their time to select clubs that not only interest them but also will be of interest to the students. The sponsors of the club have worked hard to prepare activities for the students to participate in during the club meeting time. We have planned the addition of a Club Day to our early release schedule but as with any new venture problems may arise and we will need to adjust. We decided to pursue clubs beginning in January as a trial run for next school year, to iron out problems and fine-tune for 07-08.