Clubs and Activities

2018-2019 Options

Art Club

Experiment with Art Activities, Design Bristow Posters, Paint Bristow Banners, Cartooning, Sculpture, Clay.

Availability: Thursdays - 3:00-4:00 - open participation

Teacher Contact: Mrs. Smurthwaite

Bristow Big Band

Bristow Big Band is our select 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band.

Availability: Thursdays - 3:00-4:00 - must audition in September

Teacher Contact: Mr. Schofer

Bristow Bows

Bristow Bows is our select 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestra.

Availability: Tuesdays (3:00-4:15) and Friday (7:15-7:45) - must audition in September or January

Teacher Contact: Ms. McSweeney

Chess Club

Come challenge your peers in a game of chess, or join the group to learn how to play! 

Availability: Mondays (3:00-4:00) - open participation

Teacher Contact: Mrs. Colon

Coloring Club

Listen to music and color from a vast collection of coloring books.

Availability: Mondays - 3:00-4:00 - open participation

Teacher Contact: Ms. Ochman

Drama Club

Those involved work collaboratively to produce a musical. There are many opportunities for actors, dancers, and singers. Additionally, students who like to work on the technical side are encouraged to join.

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and some weekends (December-March) - must audition in November.

Click here for more detailed information: Bristow Players Website

Teacher Contacts: Ms. Williams, Ms. Omartian, Ms. Camargo, Ms. Serra

Homework Club

Do you have a big project coming up? Do you need a quiet space to work on homework? Come to homework club! Homework club is a quiet and structured setting for students to complete work after school. 

Availability: Mondays and Thursday 3-4, all year. Drop-ins welcome!

Teacher Contact: Rotating. Listen to announcements to hear who is hosting.

Intramural Sports

Students in all grades come together to play a variety of team sports including basketball, mat ball, soccer, handball, and more!

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 3:00-4:00 - open participation

Teacher Contact: Mr. Demonti

Kindness Club

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations club studies world issues and current events.  Students are assigned a certain world country and they research the issues as they relate to their country.  They attend an all day conference on a Saturday in March. Middle school.

Availability: TBD - 3:00-4:00 - must complete and application and demonstrate research skills

Teacher Contact: Mrs. Winslow

Morning Physical Education

Come play P.E. games on Tuesdays, or basketball on Fridays.

Availability: Tuesday and Fridays  - 7:10-7:55 - open participation

Teacher Contact: Mr. Leghorn

Running Club

Open to any students who wants to run with a group after school.  We go to Elizabeth park two or three days a week to prepare for Hartford Marathon Fit Kids Day.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 3:00-4:00 - must sign up and have a guardian signed permission slip.

Teacher Contact: Mr. Lachance

Science Club

For the curious...and for lovers of science! Students have an opportunity to work on projects, labs and activities that are not necessarily in the middle school curriculum. Also, participate in activities that might not be feasible for the large classroom environment. Students have a chance to choose areas of interest and have an active role in deciding what activities we should attempt over the year!

Availability: Thursdays (September-December &  March-May) - 3:00-4:00 - must sign up and have a guardian signed permission slip. 7th and 8th graders to begin, 6th graders can participate if there are open spots.

Teacher Contact: Mrs. LaVangie

True Equality Allies

True Equality Allies promotes kindness and acceptance at Bristow.

Availability: Thursday (room 220) 3:00-4:00 - open participation

Teacher Contacts: Mrs. Johnson & Ms. Ochman

Unified Theater

Unified Theater is  an all inclusive theater program that puts the spotlight on ability! Student leaders help the cast and crew write original scripts and create props/sets, for a fun one-of-a-kind performance filled with acting, singing, dancing, and more.

Availability: Monday and Friday (September-November)  - 3:00-4:00 (additional dates/times closer to performance) - must sign-up at interest meeting in September.

Unified Theater Website

Teacher Contact: Ms. Camargo, Ms. Fitzgerald

Voices of Bristow

Voices of Bristow is our select 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choir.

Availability: Monday 3:00-4:00 & Wednesday 7:15-7:45 - must audition in September

Teacher Contact: Dr. Frewen


W.E.B. stands for Where Everybody Belongs. 8th grade WEB leaders welcome and support 6th graders to the Bristow family by leading an orientation the day before school begins. Leaders will follow-up with 6th graders with lessons/activities in advisory throughout the school year.

Availability: various dates/times throughout the year - apply to be a leader in the Spring of 7th grade - 20 spots available.

Teacher Contacts: Mr. Jones and Ms. Fitzgerald