Student Life

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MS 51 provides the opportunity for students to develop self-awareness and begin making choices about the areas they wish to explore.

After School Clubs

  • VIRTUAL CODING CLUB with Ms. Best: Monday from 5-6:00 pm Virtual coding is an opportunity for students of all levels to learn and develop their coding skills by high school students. This club partners with a National non-profit organization called Steel City Code. This is our second year with the program.

  • CHESS with Ms. Terranova: Tuesdays 3-4:00 pm. Learn to play or just play chess in Room 102

  • CULTURE CLUB with Mr. Fisherman: Tuesdays 3-4:00 pm Identifies with and celebrates inclusivity at MS51. The club’s goal aligns with the D15 vision on DUET. Room 231.

  • URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE with Ms. Dupont: Tuesdays 3-4:00pm Debate club. Room 338

  • LIBRARY SQUAD with Ms. Barrer: Tuesdays 3-4:pm Students will assist with activities to promote reading. Room 333

  • PRETTY COMMITTEE with Ms. Fournier: Tuesdays 3-4:00 pm Students will decorate extra bulletin boards, post inspirational messages around the school building. Room 303

  • BOARD GAME CLUB with Ms. Lippolis: Tuesdays 3-4:00pm (November 22) Students relax and unwind with board games. Room 316

  • GLAM with Ms. Cunningham & Mr. Mercier: Tuesdays 3-4:00 pm & Fridays LGBTQ and Allies club Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Room 340

  • GUITAR CLUB with Mr. Cohen: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:00 pm Learning new chords and rocking out. Also building community amongst students from all grade levels. All are welcomed! Room 209

  • INTRO TO FILM STUDY with Ms. Jones-Walker Tuesdays 3-4 Beginning Nov 1, 2022.  Differential teaching is the goal as an educator to meet the needs of each of our students. Regardless of what we teach, we need to re-introduce the concept in a different way. Film study does that. This class will introduce literary skills through the analysis of t.v. shows and films. We will address the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure and help students develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoy film as an art all while being entertained.

  • SPANISH TRADITIONS AND CULTURE with Ms. Gutierrez: Tuesdays 3-4:00 pm We will watch short videos, taste food from different countries, play games in Spanish. Make crafts that represent a tradition from one or more of the 21 countries that speak Spanish, and learn to dance. Room 226.

  • CLUB TV MS51 NEWS with Ms. Myrick & Ms. Best: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4:00pm Lights, camera, action! Club TV is an opportunity for students to create our school’s news show! Come learn about the field of media and build skills of collaboration and communication to share global, local and school community news. While we film, students will also develop skills in recording and editing videos, writing (news stories) and news production (on-air talent, stage presence, lighting, staging, etc). Room 201

  • PUBLIC SPEAKING CLUB with Ms. Deleo: Thursdays 3-4:00 pm Public speaking would include developing self confidence, learning how to regulate tone, volume, learning to have fun with speaking around peers in “public.” Room 324

  • ROBOTICS with Ms. Pleskova: Thursdays 3-4:00 pm Develop understanding robotics and create models of different systems. Room 340

  • COOKING CLASS with Ms. Jones Walker: Virtual Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Teaching students basic culinary skills, how to cook as well as how to cook on a budget.

  • DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS with Mr. Gari: Fridays 3:430 pm Students will set up characters and campaigns and launch for another fun year. Room 218.

LEAP After School Program

LEAP, (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program), hosts a free after-school program at MS 51. LEAP provides an educational arts based curriculum that is hands-on, interdisciplinary, and project based. Students will participate in Arts, Technology, and Athletic activities. LEAP’s Teaching Artists and Activity Specialists value a diverse educational experience and have special skills and expertise in their respective disciplines. Your child can take advantage of the wide range of both recreational and enrichment activities that we have to offer, including but not limited to: Theater, Dance, Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Arts, DJ Mixing, Basketball, Soccer, and various other club choices.

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After School Academic Support

For the 2022-23 school year, we are offering extra academic support on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00pm-5:00pm in ELA, Math, reading, and Living Environment. Email Assistant Principal Capasso for more information.