DMS Gamers



gamers

WHAT WE DO:  We play games and host planned activities.  Some examples of games we may play are Dungeons and Dragons, Pokémon (using cards and/or DS), Lego activities (free play, specific building projects and occasional special outings to MOA Lego Store).  We also allow the students to play app games that are rated Teen and under.  We also have good old-fashioned parlor games like checkers and chess.

 WHEN WE DO IT:  October thru May, Friday afternoons in room 139

 WHAT TO BRING:  your student may want to bring personal gaming supplies depending on what they are playing.  Chances are that they already have these supplies, but if not and there is a hardship getting them, let us know---we have other gamers who can probably lend them a hand.   See the Gaming Group Schoology page for a description of gaming activities and necessary supplies.

 OTHER THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW:  On special occasions we collaborate with the high school gaming group, SAGE, who host student led tournaments with games such as Mario Kart, Dance Revolution, Smash Bros and other T/PG-13 rated games.

 Students from FHS provide mentorship and instruction to our members.  Snacks and beverages are served (usually popcorn and lemonade), or your student may bring their own snack.  Announcements for special activities are on our Schoology page.   

 DMS GAMERS is a great gateway group to students that may be shy about joining other groups.   The main goal of our group is social.  We may indirectly give students practical experience in academic areas, such as:  

·      leadership (teaching and mentoring others)
·      management (organizing, planning and leading games)
·      social (making friends in one-to-one and group settings)
·      Math (dice/statistics and working with numbers)
·      Writing (creative composition/elements of fiction/game scenarios)
·      Media Tech/ computer skills (software and hardware)

 More information about our activities can be found on our Gamers Group Schoology page.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  

 Sincerely,

Mrs. Boogerd and Mrs. Hummel
Your Gamers Group Advisors

Mandi Boogerd: aboogerd@farmington.k12.mn.us
Tanni Hummel: 
thummel@farmington.k12.mn.us

 Room 139 phone:  651-460-1551