Girl Up Club
This holiday season, The Gregory School Girl Up Club is raising funds to pay for school supplies and uniforms for ten girls in Uganda by having a penny jar fundraiser. The penny jars will be located in Zeskind Hall during the day and in the gym during basketball games. The fundraiser will run from November 28 to December 16.
Every year, the Math Club assembles a team to compete in a national inter-school math league. This year they had an impressive record in the pre-season games but lost in the first elimination round by one point to the Haverford School in Pennsylvania.
Science Olympiad has been using Friday Explorations as preparation time for their projects. Despite the official meetings on a weekly basis, all team members are doing work on an individual basis outside of meetings. They hope to place well in the all-state Science Olympiad in Phoenix this March.
Current Events Club
The Current Events club, led by Oliver Bates and Kai Morfín, is a recently established club that hopes to lead discussions on hot issues. Tired of mass-media political propaganda, they hope to include a variety of student voices and perspectives in the discussions. Meetings will be held on a weekly basis during Friday Explorations.
The French Club continued their annual tradition of selling crepes at Homecoming. It was a successful sale. This fall, they have been working on this year’s design of t-shirts. They will be ready to sell at the beginning of the second semester. Right now, the French Club is preparing for their yearly winter service project. In past years, they have sponsored local French-speaking families in need. The volunteering experience has been very rewarding.
This year, the International Club has been offering Chinese lectures during Friday Explorations to promote understanding of Asian culture. They also had a dumpling sale at Homecoming, which turned out to be very successful.
This year’s Mock Trial topics include Murder and Environmental protectionism. The Mock Trial Club has begun their after-school practices to prepare for the state competition.
The Robotics Club has been preparing for the new game season since the beginning of the school year. This year’s technical challenge features autonomous navigation, shooting balls, and raising a yoga ball above a certain height. They held an overnight party and built a functioning robot. They are looking forward to the first regional qualifying tournament at the Sonoran Science Academy on Dec. 10.
The Gregory Muse began a new prompt system this year. It consists of submitting a response to a monthly word prompt. The magazine still accepts submissions of all kinds, but the monthly winners are only chosen among those who respond to the prompt. The most recent prompt, for November, is the word “home,” and the winner has yet to be announced.
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