Clubs and Activities

Art Club

Art Club is open to all students who may be interested in creating extra Art after school. Art Club meets after school until 5pm. Students may create drawings, paintings, sculpture, splatter art, and even paper-craft art.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Mr. Corey Rauh -

Drama Club

Drama Club is open to students in all grades. Students can participate as an actor in the musical or join the tech crew. Musical auditions are held before Thanksgiving and the performances run until the third week of February.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Ms. Gretchen Siegfried -

Geo Bee

Every year, Sells participates in the Geography Bee. We have a preliminary competition in January to determine the top ten scores at Sells. We conduct a school-wide bee to determine our school champion. The champion will participate in an online test to qualify for the state-level bee. All grades can participate.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Mr. Tom McCauley -

Jazz Band

Jazz Band meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:15am (use parent drop-off: Door 12), and is open to all 7 & 8 grade band members. Guitarists may audition to join by emailing Mrs. Reeves. First meeting: SEP 13.

Grades: 7, 8

Sponsor: Mrs. Wendy Reeves -

Junior Teen Institute (Jr.TI)

This club is open to all students. Our focus is to create and promote a positive school climate and build leadership skills. We will meet after school once a month until 4:15pm. Our gathering provides opportunities throughout the year for students to have fun while promoting a lifestyle of healthy and positive choices.

Grade 6,7,8


Mrs. Dawn Wolf -

Ms. Heather DeWees -


MathCounts is an extracurricular group designed to increase interest and involvement in mathematics among all middle school students. MathCounts Foundation administers a nationwide math competition program. The school coaching/practice season begins in October. The competition season begins in January with the All Dublin Contest (every student who is a part of Mathcounts can participate). The top students are then selected to represent Sells at the Regional Competition in February. Students may then qualify for the State Competition, typically in early March. The top four students at the state competition earn the right to represent Ohio at the National Competition.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Ms. Jodi Van Vranken -

National History Day Club

National History Day Club is part of the largest history competition in the nation. NHD encourages more than half a million students around the globe to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland.

Grades: 6, 7, 8


Ms. Kathy Chitwood -

Ms. Kristen Bennett -

News Team

Students who participate on the News Team are responsible for compiling, editing, and sharing announcements with the students and staff at Sells Middle School during Home Base. In order to participate, students must be able to arrive at school at 7:45am each morning to collect, write, edit, and prepare the news for the school. An application process will take place during the first few weeks of the school year, in order to choose the members of the News Team.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Ryan Sebastian -

Office Helpers

Any interested student with a study center may volunteer to be an Office Helper. Please ask your School Counselor to be added to the sign-up list.

Grades: 6, 7, 8


6 Gr - Dawn Wolf - 614.718.8573;

7 Gr - Missy Fisher - 614.718.8586;

8 Gr - Juan Rolon - 614.718.8574;

Power of the Pen

Power of the Pen is a creative writing club, where narrative writing skills are reinforced and practiced in a casual setting. The club is open to all students. Students meet after school from 3:15-4pm, every other Monday. During meetings, there is a short mini-lesson that gives students a daily focus, substantial writing time, and then a volunteer share at the end.

For 7 & 8 Grade students, there is the option to compete with writers from other districts. Try-outs for the competition team are required; six (6) writers from each grade level are chosen. The competition team meets from 4-4:30pm, every other Monday, following the club meeting. Writers on the Competition Team could compete anywhere between one to three times throughout the year. Competitions occur on Saturdays, so there is travel and extra cost involved.

Grades: 6, 7, 8


Mrs. Melissa Voss (7 Gr Coach) -

Mrs. Rachel Polacek (8 Gr Coach) -

Sells Connections / Peer Buddies

Sells Connections is a club of students with and without special needs who get together during lunch to make connections with others through lessons on friendship, conversation and fun activities.

Grades: 6, 7, 8


Ms. Joanna Begley -

Mrs. Julie Moses -

Students can participate in the Peer Buddies mentor program.


Mrs. Julie Moses -

Mrs. Megan Tucker -

Ski Club

Ski Club welcomes all levels of skiers and snowboarders to join us on six (6) after-school trips to Mad River Mountain. The chartered bus trips begin in January and are planned through February, with make up trips as needed. We leave Sells around 3:25pm and arrive back around 9:30pm. Come join us for lots of snowy fun!

Grades: 6, 7, 8


Ms. Julie Moses -

Mr. Shaun Rice -

Spanish Club

Club activities are designed to promote the study of Spanish and to celebrate its related cultures in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Activities may include: cooking, salsa lessons, art projects, movies, group attendance to athletic events, etc. Spanish Club is open to all students currently enrolled in a Spanish class, as well as students who are heritage speakers.

Grades: 8, heritage speakers

Sponsor: Ms. Heather DeWees -

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club members are responsible for taking pictures of both school-day and after-school events for use in the Sells Middle School yearbook. Events to photograph include sports during all seasons, after-school clubs, lunchtimes, general school day activities, and many others. Students can use their own cameras, or cameras provided by the Yearbook Club. An application process will take place during the first few weeks of school.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Sponsor: Ryan Sebastian -
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