Clubs are based on student interest. If you don't find a club that piques your interest, please see Ms. Kasuyama about creating a club.
Act It Out Club
The "Act It Out" club provides students the opportunity to develop skills in public speaking and performing. The objective of the club is to showcase the creative skills of its members and promote self-confidence and artistic expression. Contact Ms. Zamora for more information.
Art Club is a fun and casual place to create art projects together at each meeting. We sketch, watercolor, fold origami, use air dry clay, make holiday crafts, and more! No artistic experience is necessary to join this club, as we aim to grow in our artistic abilities together. *A small donation is requested at the beginning of the year to help purchase art supplies.
The Builders Club is a community service-based organization where the objectives are to provide opportunities for working together in service to the school and community, to develop leadership potential, to foster the development of strong moral character, and to encourage loyalty to the school, community, and nation. We teach and spread our core values through community service: caring, character-building, inclusiveness, and leadership. Together, members of this club can learn how to become competent, capable, and caring leaders through the acts of kindness they perform to help their community, Anyone who is dedicated to helping and providing service out of the kindness of their hearts is more than welcome to join. Contact Ms. Ho for more information.
This student-led organization aims to help spread an understanding and love of calligraphy. Each week students in the club learn new lettering methods and perform exercises to help make them calligraphy experts. All are welcome to join at any time. Please contact Mrs. Shifter if you have any questions.
Oak's chess club is a place where players from all levels are welcome. The chess club helps students develop discipline, analytical skills, and strategic thinking. This club is a great way for students to have fun, improve their chess playing skills, and socialize!
Have you ever wanted to learn crochet? Do you already know how to crochet and need to finish a project? Want to make your very own cute little stuffed animal? If you answered yes to any of those questions, join us at Crochet Club on Friday afternoons! We provide a space for you to learn, be creative, and hang out with friends while playing with a yarn and hook. Come and arumigurumi it up!
JSA is a political club where you can learn debate and public speaking skills in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to provide students a safe forum to discuss important issues and ideas facing our world today while teaching respect for opposing views. JSA is open to all students and there are no tryouts or dues to join. Club meetings and debates are after school on either Thursdays or Fridays.
Math Club provides fun, supportive and educational math-based activities to broaden and foster the skill sets and critical thinking abilities for those interested in and passionate about math. Participants in Math Club have the option to participate in the Math Olympiad program. Math Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at lunch. Contact Ms. Kasuyama for more details.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative international competition that uses STEAM-related concepts and out of the box thinking to solve problems and develop life skills. Teams of 5-7 students compete in Regional, State, and Worldwide levels presenting their solutions to their problem in an 8-minute performance. Contact Ms. Johnson for more information.
The Oak Ave. Robotics Team competes through FIRST Lego League using SPIKE Prime robotics. Students design, construct, and program a robot to complete a variety of tasks based on the year's theme. Students also research the year's topic and invent a new solution for a design challenge. Themes of years past include building better package delivery systems, inventing new ways to utilize clean energy, and building transportation designs for a mission to Mars. You must try out for the Robotics team. Tryouts are in August. Robotics practices are on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm in Room 105. Please contact Mrs. Shifter with any questions.
Rubik’s Cube Club
The purpose of this club is to teach students various algorithms for solving the Rubik’s cube. When possible, the club will plan on competing in local, regional, national, and international competitions. Fundraising and/or donations will be necessary for these types of events. This club meets on Thursdays after school, unless otherwise noted by the club president or advisor. If there is a change in meeting times, students will be notified. For questions or concerns, please contact the club advisor Ms Zamora.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a team of 15 competing in a series of 23 events, covering everything from genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. You must try-out for the Science Olympiad team. Tryouts are in September. The team meets on Monday in room 104 from 3-4:30 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Reina or Ms. Joe for any questions.
Unidos is a student-led club that embraces and celebrates Latino Culture. Our goal is to explore and educate club members and others who are interested in learning more about the richness of the Latin Culture and Heritage. All are welcome. Ask Ms. Zamora or Ms. Arrighi for more information.
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
The purpose of WEB is to welcome and assist new students to Oak Avenue School while developing leadership skills. 8th-grade students serve as mentors for 7th-grade students. Activities: lunchtime and after-school events, student taught character education lessons. WEB meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at lunch in room 401. Students are selected to participate in this program based upon teacher recommendations.