Twenhofel’s FIRST LEGO LEAGUE is part of an international competition with a changing theme each year. The members of the team must design, build and program a robot that accomplishes a series of given tasks on a competition board filled with LEGO constructions within a 2 ½ minute time limit. The team is also in charge of researching a topic related to the theme, devising a solution and presenting it in an innovative way. Tryouts for the 6-7 spots available are tentatively set for the second week of September. Open to any student whose grades are in good standing and whose other extracurricular activities to not coincide with practice times.
This is for all three grade levels of all athletic abilities. The sports that will be played are bowling, basketball, karate and soccer. We will learn and play by the international rules and focus on sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation. Please see Ms. Fisher if interested.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that promotes creativity by challenging teams to solve divergent problems. If interested, please see Mr. Parrott.
If you enjoy drawing, painting or just creating, art club is for you! Every week, art club will meet and work on unique art projects while improving artistic skills. We will work with media and materials that may not be part of regular art class which will give us opportunities to try new and different techniques and art forms. Also, art club members will have the choice of participating in area art shows and competitions, along with exhibiting their work in the school environment. There will be a small fee to join art club in order to cover the cost of supplies. Come join art club, and let your creativity shine!
Future Problem Solving
FPS is a branch of the Academic Team. The students are given a problem that could occur in the future. They have to work through a series of steps to solve the problem. The team of students will then compete against other middle schools in the area. If they win districts (which we usually do), they advance on to regionals. The top two teams then advance on to state. Students who enjoy being able to think outside of the box to solve what could be real problems in the future enjoy FPS. It is group effort, not individual. Students who are also creative writers are successful with future problem solving. The team meets one day a week after school from Sept-Dec and usually 2 days a week in Jan. District competition is in late January. Regional competition is in late Feb.
Quick Recall/Academic Team
The Quick Recall/Academic team is a team event in which students participate in answering general knowledge to content-related questions. It is set up in the Jeopardy style of question/answer with a buzzer system. We hold our practices on Mondays and meets on Wednesdays, competing against schools in the local area. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader may tryout by taking a general knowledge test in September. Depending on numbers, we may fill a JV and Varsity team.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As the name suggests, the club centers around those athletes who are Christians. In the student led club, students will participate in Bible Studies, Community Service, Team/Character Building Activities, and Sporting Activities, etc. Although the club does have a sports emphasis, athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to become a part of FCA. If you like sports and love Jesus, you know you can’t miss out on an opportunity to meet with other Christians, learn about the Bible, play cool games and eat lots of snacks. Meetings are once weekly for an hour after school.
The Twenhofel book club is an informal gathering of students who enjoy reading and sharing books with others. We meet every other week after school until 3:30. In the past, we have had visits from the Kenton County Teen Librarian, we read to elementary students via Skype, and we worked on a blog. We would love to have you join us!
Ping Pong is offered after school, one day each week until 4pm. Once students have a permission slip on file, they are welcome to come and practice their skills! Please see Mr. Partin or Mrs. Barbour if you are interested.