Attea Middle School – More Than Meets the Eye

Last week my son started sixth grade at Attea Middle School right here in The Glen.  And when I say “right here” I mean that it’s smack dab in the middle of our wonderful Glen community.  It resides adjacent to Gallery Park and Lake Glenview.  It is across the street from two of our wonderful neighborhoods, Chapel Crossing (single family detached homes) and Tower Crossing (luxury row homes).  It is also walking distance from the Southgate, Landings, Cambridge, Patriot Commons and Regency neighborhoods.

Like many schools on the North Shore, Attea is thought of as an excellent school.  But what sets it apart is its rich offerings of voluntary activities for kids with all kinds of interests.  There are music clubs such as the Flute/Clarinet Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Band (in addition to the regular curriculum of vocal choir, band and orchestra).  My goodness, Attea even has a Ukulele Club.  Yes, you read that correctly…a ukulele club!

There are endless sports opportunities.  Intramural flag football, golf, fitness & conditioning, basketball, volleyball, softball, badminton,  and soccer are open to all Attea students.   The Art Club, Drama Club, and Set Design Club are available for students with creative interests.  And for those with more academic interests Attea kids can join Science Olympiad, Fantasy Math, Peer Tutoring, and Computer Programming clubs.  Other volunteer organizations include Builders Club, Green Club, and even…my son’s favorite…the LEGO Club.  Whatever a student’s interest, there is a club to enjoy!

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