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Co-Curricular Program 2012-2013

INTRODUCTION
Dr. Allan King of Queen’s University in his landmark study The Good School identified a strong extra-curricular program as playing a key role in developing students’ sense of belonging and satisfaction. His findings showed that a broad well-delivered co-curricular program greatly enhances the atmosphere of a school and students’ sense of well being. As well, co-curricular activities help students to identify with their school, and participation encourages them to socialize and become friends with fellow students; all these factors contribute to good “school spirit”.

A. N. Myer’s extensive co-curricular program offers activities of interest to all students in the school. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the athletic, artistic, social and cultural life of the school. Involvement in the school’s co-curricular program will enable students to make new friends and develop talents and interests outside of the regular school curriculum. Coaching, leadership and supervision of our co-curricular program is provided voluntarily by members of our teaching staff as well as by interested members of our community.

The costs involved are obtained from the school budget, activity card sales, fund raisers and by the students themselves. All clubs and teams welcome current students, Grade 9 students, and students who are new to the school. Orientation sessions and the morning announcements keep students posted on club and team meetings.

Involvement in school activities is recorded for points toward the school pin, school letter, school plaque, and for consideration in the granting of awards and scholarships.

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Clubs/Activies

Ambassadors
Anime Club
Brick by Brick
Booster Club
Business Club
Casino Niagara Marathon
Christian Fellowship
Club Français
Courtyard Crew
Fashion Show
Interact Club
K.E.Y. Club
Math Club
M.S.A.I.D.
Santa Claus Parade Float
School Reach
Social Committee
Stair Climb for Cancer
Tech Crew
Think Bowl
Yearbook Club

Clubs Descriptions

Ambassadors
Myer ambassadors are volunteers of all grades who assist at a variety of Myer community events. All students are welcome to join.
ANIME Club
The ANIME Club runs throughout the year one time per week during lunchtime. Participants are those who are talented and/or interested in Japanese animation. Students come to relax, watch, discuss and share their favourite ANIME on a weekly basis. Each year the club organizes a Japanese Fair to fundraise for the ANIME North Convention in Toronto that takes place in May
Booster Club
All students are encouraged to join this club. It plans, advertises and puts on special activities for Myer students as a special committee of the Student’s Council. The club meets weekly and plans monthly spirit weeks for the student body
Brick by Brick
All students are encouraged to join this committee. Each year the committee plans events to bring awareness and monetary support for school building projects in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and rural China.
Business Club
This club works with other departments in the school on a wide range of business activities. They take part in organizing various marketing initiatives and work closely with community businesses as well. All students are encouraged to join. 
Casino Niagara Marathon
At the end of October, Myer students lend a hand at the Casino Niagara Marathon. They distribute water and gatorade to the runners and show their Myer spirit. After the marathon all students attend a free pasta party at Club Italia.
Christian Fellowship
This club is of interest to students who would like to meet and share their faith with fellow students and invited speakers. The club meets several times a month during lunch break
Club Français
The French club is open to all students who are interested in getting together on a regular basis to participate in social and recreational activities en français. Members will meet weekly to discuss issues, watch movies, hang out and of course eat. New ideas for activities are always encouraged.
Courtyard Crew
The goal of this club is to increase environmental awareness through activities and projects at A. N. Myer. We participate in Earth Day and school courtyard enhancements 
Fashion Show
Each year, Myer presents a Fashion Show featuring approximately 50 male and female students modelling clothes from area merchants. Each show has a central theme and complementary music and dance routines. Any student is welcome to try out for this event
Interact Club
This club is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Rotary Club. It is for students interested in taking part in community life and advancing goodwill. They organize and take part in all Rotary related activities. All students are welcome. 
K.E.Y. Club
The key club empowers high school students to lead and serve through the cultivation of leadership skills, development of friendships, and performance of service in their communities. Key Club members demonstrate a passion for helping others and develop excellent leadership skills that they will carry with them for a lifetime. 
Mathematics Competitions Club
Students in all grades at Myer have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Mathematics competitions. These include the Canadian Mathematics Competition from the University of Waterloo, and the Canadian National Mathematics League from the University of Windsor. Practice sessions are held weekly in the months prior to each contest.
M.S.A.I.D.
Myer Students Against Impaired Driving promotes the awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving. MSAID organizes such events as Project Red Ribbon in December and National Students Against Drunk Driving Day in October. MSAID is open to all students in every grade
Santa Claus Parade Float
Students begin planning the Myer Christmas float in October in order to participate in the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade. The parade takes place in November in downtown Niagara Falls. All students are welcome to participate
School Reach
School Reach is a Canada wide competition based on the television program “Reach for the Top”. Students meet once a week to practice answering questions based on high school curricula, current events and trivia and then inter- school competitions are held with the best teams advancing to provincial competition.
Social Committee
A special committee of the Student Council is open to all students, the Social Committee helps set up, organize, and run school dances and other activities for the Students’ Council.
Stair Climb for Cancer
Each April, over 100 students from Myer participate in the locally organized Skylon Climb for Cancer. In addition to climbing, Myer students also offer their time to help organize this worthy cause. For several years Myer students have been the most numerous participants in this fund raising activity.
Tech Crew
A group of communications students who provide technical set-up and assistance for school assemblies, musical events and other school related activities. All interested students are encouraged to join as the skills can easily be learned from senior members. 
Think Bowl (pending)
Creative Challenges – a problem solving competition held at Brock University involving high schools within the DSBN. At both the Junior (Gr. 9 and 10), and Senior (Gr. 11 and 12) levels, Myer has always done well.
Yearbook
The Yearbook Committee is responsible for creating a permanent record of the year’s activities. Students in all grade levels perform a variety of tasks including layout, photography, writing, editing and marketing. As well as meeting many new people