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Co-curricular and Clubs

Eppler Junior High School

Co-Curricular Activities / Academic Teams


Builder’s Club


Builder’s Club is a service organization which falls under the guidance of the Kiwanis. Students meet to discuss and determine service oriented events they will sponsor to help their community and their school. Students are encouraged to develop leadership potential. The development of strong moral character is fostered and loyalty to school, community and nation are encouraged.


Sponsors: Ms. Blanchard



Chess Club (Eppler Elephants)


Chess Club meets on Monday mornings for chess practice. Mr. Burnham will teach you or give you tips on your chess game. There are team and individual tournaments on the weekends, and then the Eppler Elimination Tournament at Eppler at the end of the season. See Mrs. Byron for paperwork on Chess Club, or come see us in action Monday mornings at 7:00 in the media center!


Sponsor: Mrs. Byron



Cultural Diversity Club


More Information to come! 




Sponsor: Mrs. Daugherty



Eppler Student Advisory Board (ESAB)


Eppler Student Advisory Board (ESAB) is an appointed board of students whom had to apply for acceptance in this position. They meet to share the concerns of the student body with the principal. The focus of ESAB is to improve the school in every probable aspect.


Sponsor: Mr. Pantano



Homework Club


At Eppler Junior High School, we are interested in taking positive steps to help your child have a successful school year. In the fall, we will be offering students the opportunity to attend Homework Club which will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05pm to 4:00pm in the Eppler Media Center. This service is free of charge to Eppler students. Students can use this time to get academic assistance, complete assignments, work on projects, and/or study for tests.


Each child in attendance should bring all necessary materials and books to the media center by 3:05pm. Please be advised that if a student comes to Homework Club with nothing to work on, he/she will not be admitted to Homework Club that day. All students will be expected to remain in the Media Center until 4:00pm. Students will need to sign in each day that they participate. Students are to arrange for their own transportation home.


Sponsor: Ms. Ottaviano

                 Ms. Blanchard



National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)


The National Junior Honor Society is a co-curricular activity that actively supports the educational goals of Eppler Junior High School. The organization provides chapter members with opportunities for significant learning experiences, especially in the area of service. A minimum grade point average of 3.45 is required to apply for membership. Only 8th-grade and 9th-grade students may apply. The National Junior Honor Society is a nationally recognized program established in 1929 by NASSP and can currently be found in public and private schools in every state as well as in schools in more than 70 countries overseas.


Sponsor: Mrs. Byron

                 Mrs. Markus



Photo Club


Any student who is interested in continuing practice of both photography and Photoshop should join Photo Club. Photo Club is an opportunity for students to get extra help, learn to use a digital SLR camera, get new creative problems to solve through photography, have access to Photoshop to edit photos and learn new and more complex techniques used in Photoshop. If you have taken photo class before and want to continue to take and edit photos for the Scholastic Art Competition, for the Anton, or the UCS District Art Show, this is the best place to edit and submit work! We will meet on Mondays starting on September 25th from 3:00-4:00 in room 128. You do not have to attend every session to join.


Sponsor: Ms. Ottaviano



Project Unify


Become United at Eppler

Respect - Accept - Include


Project Unify is a club for ALL students with and without intellectual disability.


Together, Eppler students will lead and plan awareness and inclusive activities for sports, games, school events and more. This is a great opportunity to be involved with various school events and make new friends. Project Unify will meet once a month. Check out Special Olympics Project Unify for further details.


Sponsor: Mrs. Chene

                 Mrs. Bigham



Robotics Club


The Eppler Robo-TICS Team is a FIRST Tech Challenge team (grades 7-12) where members are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.


Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards.


Sponsor: Mrs. Suggs

                 Mrs. Markus



Rubik’s Cube Club


If you are interested in Rubik's Cubes and other similar puzzles, thenthis is a club for you. Anyone with an interest in solving, speed solving, or the variations of puzzles should come. No experience necessary! We meet approximately every three weeks after school.


Sponsor: Ms. Gissel

                 Mr. Gonzalez



Science Olympiad


The Science Olympiad Team increases a student’s awareness of science. It’s fun, competitive, and rewarding. Students who love science and challenges should join.


Students work in a team to compete in challenges that include lab events, tests and building events. Some events follow the format of popular board games, TV shows, and athletic games. These events are balanced with various science disciplines like biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, as well as computers and technology. Students compete each year with other students from Macomb County in competitions that include: bottle rocketry, identifying mystery powders, meteorology, and bridge building.


Sponsor: Mrs. Markus
                 Ms. Tafoya



Social Studies Olympiad


Social Studies Olympiad involves many events in which 7th, 8th, or 9th grade students compete individually or in teams. Competitions take place either “on site” at a designated school in April, or “mail-in” competitions that are sent to a designated location for scoring. Each year there is a different social studies topic such as regional or world geography, transportations, etc. Students use posters, poetry, quiz bowl competitions, essays, etc. to illustrate the topic.


The team begins to meet after the winter holiday break. Students who love social studies should join.


Sponsor: Mr. Collins





Students Taking Action Together In Christ (STATIC) is a student led Bible Study club. The group meets twice monthly to discuss biblical principles related to current events and their everyday lives.


Sponsor: Mrs. Worden



Student Council


Student Council is a service organization comprised of students from all three grade levels - 7th, 8th, and 9th. Its goal is to represent the student body and our neighboring communities in many ways.


Council members meet at least once a month before school to organize and sponsor a variety of student activities such as dances, spirit weeks, random acts of kindness, fundraisers, and other special events. They are also involved in charitable community projects such as the annual Utica Lions Club canned food drive, the Marines’ Toys for Tots Drive, etc. Funds raised by the Student Council benefit the school, students or charitable organizations.


To become a student council member, students must complete an application, have a teacher recommendation, and have good citizenship. If you have great leadership skills, use them to be a student council representative or student council officer. Get involved in your school!


Sponsor: Ms. Tafoya