After School Academy:
ASA is a free after school activity that provides students a snack, homework help, physical activity, and a structured group project, Monday through Friday. The program begins immediately following school, and families may pick up students any time until 6pm. Pick up an application in the SMS Main Office, and you will be contacted to schedule a follow-up Family Orientation with the Site Director, Jeremy Haynes.
The Associated Student Body is built into the schedule as a Leadership class offered to 7th and 8th grade students. Going into 7th grade, students can apply to be part of the ASB Leadership Team. This group is responsible for planning and hosting school events such as WEB 6th Grade Orientation, Parent Nights, Fundraising Events, and School Dances.
Every Spring, SMS co-hosts a musical with the Paper Wing Theater Group. All students are invited to try-out. And, there are a variety of important roles both on and off the stage that make the event a success! In 2019, the group staged, Shrek: The Musical. The 2020 production will be announced in February.
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast offers programs at our campus that are primarily facilitated by teens, in keeping with their commitment that participating girls and young women are active partners in program design and service delivery. Teen graduates from Girls Inc. are confident, strong, and passionate about working in their communities as role models for younger girls – demonstrating a model for leadership that not only provides these young women with practical skills and experience, but also allows them to reach a broad spectrum of girls. The group meets after school and focuses on assertive communication, health choices, and valuing one another.
The Gay Straight Alliance at Seaside Middle School is a student-led club that strives to achieve an inclusive community where all genders and identities are respected and welcomed. The GSA is open to ALL students and provides them a safe place that is 100% free of judgement and built on the confidentiality of all who attend. All are welcome!
Harry Potter Club:
Do you like the Harry Potter books and Harry Potter movies? Or, are you curious to try on the sorting hat to find out your Hogwarts House? At HP club, we have a magical time competing in Hogwarts houses, making wands, watching and discussing the Harry Potter books and movies, exploring the world of Pottermore, and more! See you at platform 9 and ¾!
Interested in solving problems? Curious about how things work? Always asking, why? Join the SMS Robotics Club to explore team-based STEM projects. Group members will learn how robots work, build robots, and compete with their original designs.
Saturday STEM Academy:
Students enjoy spending time with peers and staff during our Saturday STEM Academy. This year, students can improve their attendance by making up for missed school days, but most important, they get to participate in additional academic support, structured physical activity, and project-based learning with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math. While special invites for students with absences go out prior to each Saturday session, any Seaside Middle School student is welcome to attend each session. Breakfast is served at 8:30am, and students are dismissed at 12:30pm.
SMArt Afternoon Art Program:
In conjunction with Monterey Museum of Art, we host a drop-in art program for students to learn about new techniques, access art supplies, and connect with other open-minded artists. After the initial ten-week program launch under the supervision of Monterey Museum of Art staff, students continue to meet on Wednesdays at 2:30pm.
The SOAR Team (Students Organized Against Racism) is for empowering our scholars to normalize the conversation about race, bias, and how these affect our learning community. We welcome interested members, who represent the rich diversity of our Seaside Middle student body, to share their perspectives on creating a welcoming, equitable learning community that values the inclusion and success of all. We meet quarterly to address the needs and concerns of students while empowering the members to sharing ideas for next steps.
Working in collaboration with our PTA, the Yearbook Club documents our year in pictures and text. This group meets every week to assign event coverage, design page layouts, and organize pictures for publication. The SMS Yearbook is available for sale in the Spring, and it is distributed at the end of the school year during 4th Quarter.
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Seaside Middle School are committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education and in employment. MPUSD and Seaside Middle School prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.