Extracurriculars at Mountain Sage include school-day clubs, afterschool clubs, and athletics. These take on a new shape each school year, depending on the skills and expertise of our staff and family community, but they are always focused on community, connection, and having fun. This page is updated as programs become available, so please check back often.
Chess Club (by Chessmates)
Registration now open!
When: Wednesdays, 4-5pm (see flyer or registration for exact dates)
Who: Grades 1-8, run by Chessmates with faculty advisors Annie Addington and Kaye Hokamp
From Chessmates: Our chess instructors teach lesson plans each week about Openings, Middle Games and Endgames. Players will learn how to think ahead, play smart and beat their parents at chess!
In Chess Club, we work to create an environment where the kids enjoy learning and playing chess, incorporating fun activities, prizes and time for 1 on 1 chess. Our Chess Club works for all skill levels.
Art Club is a group that allows students to focus on creating their own artwork in a supportive and creative environment. If you are very interested in art and want to be around others who share your passion, then Art Club is for you!
Our primary goal this year in our Art Club is to give students a chance to work beside other students interested in art and to receive feedback from their peers and mentor. Art Club is endlessly involved in making fun artworks and learning new techniques.
We will enjoy activities like working on a large group project for the school. Students are encouraged to help but are also free to work on projects of their own that suit their own interests. I generally try to focus the group on one collaborative task and allow others to work independently that prefer a personal project.
All 6th through 8th grade students are welcome. However, space in Art club is limited and will be determined based on returned registration forms. There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $100 to participate in this club. MSCS Art Club registration forms and fee should be turned in to the MSCS front desk.
Calling aspiring photographers, journalists, and graphic designers!
- Learn how to create realistic deadlines and to truly run the creative process.
- Learn new methods of getting meaningful quotes and writing articulate captions.
- develop an effective content editing process with a Student Yearbook Editor, and Staff Editor in Chief.
- Structure the format of the yearbook around seasonal cycles of the year, connecting content to the vision and mission of our school.
All 6th through 8th grade students are welcome. However, space in the club is limited and will be determined based on returned registration forms. There is a one time, non-refundable fee of $100 to participate in this club. MSCS Yearbook Club registration forms and fee should be turned in to the MSCS front desk.
Students are expected to attend at least 3 club meetings per month. Club participants will receive a free yearbook at the end of the year.
Middle School Cross Country
Absolutely no experience is needed to join our team. Just an open mind and heart and a decent pair of shoes. The goal of our team will be to have fun and build a solid foundation of technique and teamwork to support a lifetime of running.
Registration: All participants must complete and return these forms in order to participate on the Cross Country Team.
Required Gear: Running shoes, plain black or dark blue shorts or tights, moisture wicking socks, and a water bottle. Jerseys will be provided and are kept by the athlete at the end of the season.
Cost: $100 participation fee.
Sample Practice Day
Thursday, August 17th
Tuesday, August 22nd
This is open to all students. Come and TRY running to see if you’d like to join the team!
First Official Season Practice
Wednesday, August 23rd
Mandatory Parent Meeting/Forms and Payment Due
Tuesday, August 22nd directly after practice
Practice will occur every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Meet Schedule Coming Soon!
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Who: Grades 6th-8th, facilitated by Mr. Roberts and Ms. Vanderleek
The gender and sexuality alliance, or GSA, is a middle school group that meets weekly, to learn, share, and discuss the stories, experiences, and issues of the LGBTQ+ community. Students are welcome to attend the entire session, and/or part of it.
Learn more about the importance of GSA's here.