JAMS Activities

  • Jams Theatre Company!

    After-School Enrichment Program

    A comprehensive extracurricular theatre program, JAMS-SMASH Theatre Company is designed to teach students the fundamentals of theatre performance and production, as well as to rehearse for and stage a full-length musical each spring. Taught by Chad Scheppner, our fall workshop introduces 6th graders and other newcomers to the basics of song, dance, acting, and audition skills. Previous spring musicals include Into the Woods, Grease, Seussical, Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Wonka, and Singin' in the Rain. There is no participation fee and everyone who auditions for the musical is cast.

    For information about meetings and December auditions for the spring musical, please visit our website jamstheatrecompany.com and like our JAMS Theatre Facebook page. Email jamstheatre@gmail.com for more information and to join the mailing list.

    Boys and Girls Club

    The Boys and Girls of Santa Monica has a satellite station at John Adams Middle School. Activities, after school tutoring, athletics, and special events are sponsored on campus every day after school. Membership is $25 per year and scholorships are available. No student is turned away! See your counselor or community liaison for membership application.

    California Junior Scholarship Federation - CJSF

    The California Junior Scholarship Federation is one of 620 chapters of an organization that fosters high standards of scholarship, community service, and citizenship in public and private schools in the state. CJSF is for 7th and 8th graders. More information >

    CREST - Child Care - Recreation - Enrichment - Sports - Together!

    Boys and girls in grades 6 to 8 participate in traditional sports leagues with two practices per week and a weekly game on Saturdays. Practices are structured to teach participants sportsmanship and the basic skills of basketball in preparation for upcoming league games. No playoffs. http://www.smgov.net/hsd/CREST/


    CrossCurrents is a literary magazine published each semester that includes short stories, poems, essays, photos and drawings created by John Adams students. The club meets after school and is open to any John Adams student. Contact Mr. Saling in Room 95 (x195) for more info.

    National Junior Honor Society

    The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage excellent citizenship. Members must have C's or better and excellent citizenship in their classes. Members must attend all meetings and participate in the service projects. Meetings ae held on Thursdays during lunch. More information >