Art

Art Club is an after school activity for students to express themselves creatively, develop their art skills through individual projects, try projects with unique materials, and work alongside other students to learn from one another. In addition to creating their own artwork, students also have opportunities to volunteer in local community arts events.

Coordinator: Sr. Ameena Khan

American Sign Language (ASL) Meets Scrabble

The purpose of the American Sign Language (ASL) Club is to teach ASL in order to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the Muslim community. Al Hamdullilah, Sr. Sheryl, our UAF parent, was the instructor, and Ms. Anna, and Ms. Jucinda were her interpreters. In Sha'Allah, ASL teaches our students another language, as well as how to be inclusive of others regardless of their differences. 

We incorporated Scrabble, to promote an interest in learning, and spelling words.The ASL alphabet was used in Scrabble for students to fingerspell  words. Later, students would also learn to sign some of the words from the Scrabble board...Al Hamdullilah, last Saturday, Sr. Sheryl had an ASL E-Learning session for children. In Sha'Allah, I hope that we can continue having the ASL Club, and Scrabble Club for the next school year.

Coordinator: Sr. Dhuha Craft

Public Speaking/Debate

In debate club students learn critical thinking and they exercise creativity and implement different ways of knowing. They gain a better perspective of diverse opinions that help them make up and shape their own opinion. It enhances the students ability to organize their thoughts, help them base their opinion on facts and information that is gained from research. It also improves their ability to form a balanced arguments by using evidence and reasoning. Students learn the pros and cons of a topic which help them develop a strong and effective speech. It also builds the students confidence in public speaking and it teaches strong teamwork as well.

Coordinator: Sr. Eman Alshurafa (Elementary)

Coordinator: Br. Mohammed Judeh (Secondary)

English Drama

Students have fun choosing a play, learning all kinds of stage directions and collaborating ideas for raising money for costumes, props and future events. The kids have so much fun expressing themselves and they use their talents in so many wonderful ways. Drama Club allows the students to bond, share and create. Drama Club also helps the students to unwind after a long day of school by giving them an exciting outlet. It gives them a chance to have fun in a creative light. 

Coordinator: Sr. Wijdan Mustafa

Photography

The goal and purpose of our photography club at UAF is to allow students to express themselves through the lens of a camera, and to involve students who have an interest in photography in an active, fun-filled approach to photography. Students learn to appreciate what photography is all about by experiencing it hands-on. Our club members are able to learn from each other and gain experience constructing light boxes, photographing various things, including school activities, using proper photographing techniques.

Coordinator: Mustafa Babaa

STEM & Robotics

Our junior robotics club uses educational kits like LEGO® WeDo™ Robots to create a perfect mixture of fun and imagination that can help expand your young child’s creative mind. We introduce students to robot design and computer programming using basic machine principles to create robots capable of performing simple tasks.

Coordinators: Br. Adam Mustafa and Br. Nassir Amin

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements, it is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games. Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone.

Coordinator: Br. Mohammed Judeh